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Crew of the Aloha Oe / Team BBPnote 


    In General 
  • Butt-Monkey / The Chew Toy: The universe seems to have it out for them, making sure that they never have a successful job while having some of the worst luck ever seen. It's all Played for Laughs though.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: The crew will always hilariously fail at their jobs and will never be paid, likely due to their incompetence.
  • Loser Protagonist: They're perpetually poor or flat-out broke and severely terrible at their jobs.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: The crew has been killed several times throughout the series. Whether it be through explosions, zombies, being swallowed whole by giant monsters or causing the destruction of the universe. Thankfully, the Negative Continuity of the show always resets everything back to normal.
  • True Companions: Sometimes. A few instances show that they do occasionally care about each other.
    • In episode 4, Dandy and QT trying to rescue Meow who is trapped inside the zombie-swarmed hospital.
      • Also in this episode, Dandy feels legitmately sorry for abandoning his now zombified friends and promises them that he will never forget them.
    • In episode 6, Dandy saves Meow from the Earth-Shattering Kaboom despite fighting to the death just a few minutes prior.
    • In episode 15, Dandy is absolutely angered at the Ukelele Man for killing Meow and QT claiming that they're his friends.
      • In the same episode, Past!Meow and QT holding onto Past!Dandy from being captured by the Ukelele Man.
    • In episode 19, Dandy deciding to rescue Meow (along with Scarlet) when Gentle's cloud is about to be destroyed.
  • With Friends Like These...: More often than not. The crew are willing to ditch each other during dangerous situations out of either spite, cowardice or personal-gain.
    • In episode 2, Dandy (almost) throwing Meow out of the airlock just because he ate his ramen.
    • In episode 3, Dandy leaves Meow trapped inside the stomach of the Deathgerian and completely forgets about him after neturalizing the alien.
    • In episode 4, Dandy uses QT as a meelee weapon against the zombie horde, QT is clearly heartbroken over this.
    • In episode 7, Dandy purposefully throws QT out of the airlock just to increase the speed of their ship.
    • In episode 12, Meow and QT consider taking in the Imposter!Dandy over the regular Dandy due to him being a lot more nicer and calm than the real Jerkass Dandy.
    • In episode 18, Moew and QT show a ton of ambivalance over the possibility that Dandy might've drowned to death, with QT nonchalantly asking if they should get him.

    Space Dandy

Voiced by: Jun'ichi Suwabe (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)

The titular "dandy guy in space", Dandy is a young man with a sweet pompadour, a junk bucket spaceship, and no greater aim in life than to make money identifying unknown alien species so he can spend it at every BooBies restaurant in the galaxy.

  • Ambiguously Human: Revealed in episode 25 "Dandy's Day in Court, Baby" that he does not have human DNA. At all.
  • Amusingly Awful Aim: A Running Gag throughout the show is that Dandy almost never hits anything he shoots at with his Ray Gun, and in the rare occasion he does it ends up being ineffective.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: His survival from this is short-lived in episode 4.
  • Anything That Moves: If it has a nice booty and isn't trying to kill him, Dandy will fall for it, regardless of species or the placement of those coveted features. Even those features are negotiable. He even once dated a female tesseract.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence:
    • In episode 7 "A Race in Space is Dangerous, Baby", he enters a realm faster than thought, outside of time. Five billion years later, he discovers that he is revered as a god. Given the nature of the series it's not permanent, of course.
    • Defied in the Season 2 finale, which has the narrator, who is revealed to be God, offer Dandy to become the new God of all the universe. Dandy decides that he'd rather live as a mortal instead, and resets the universe back to episode 1, with some changes. The most shocking of which being that in doing so, he creates a world without gods.
    • In episode 22 "We're All Fools, So Let's All Dance, Baby", Dandy and Tohn Jravolta (an alien Expy of John Travolta) become so synchronized and consumed by their dancing that they ascend and become one with the universe, causing an AKIRA-esque big bang that eradicates everything in that particular timeline and resets it. Again, due to the nature of the series, it isn't permanent.
  • A-Team Firing: Dandy always misses his shot, be it with raygun or fishing rod. However, he proves to be a decent shot when he's piloting the Little Aloha.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a deep voice in the English dub, but his Japanese voice is even deeper.
  • Badass Driver: In episode 7 "A Race in Space is Dangerous, Baby". To make up for his vehicle's shortcomings, he's more than willing to use a combination of Explosion Propulsion and Macross Missile Massacre for a speed boost.
  • Baldness Angst: In a war-torn galaxy filled with ravenous aliens, bizarre and dangerous timespace anomalies, and a huge, powerful shadow empire after his head, what does Dandy fear most? Baldness.
    • To the point where he avoids using the Aloha Oe's warp drive whenever possible because he's heard rumors that frequent warping leads to hair loss. And cheerfully faces imminent death by Planet-Shattering Kaboom because, hey, at least he gets to die with a full head of hair.
  • Berserk Button: Trying to stop him from getting free food is tantamount to suicide. Eating his ramen? Scores you a free trip out of the airlock. In episode 2 "The Search for the Phantom Space Ramen, Baby", he becomes absolutely furious when he discovers Meow ate up all of his emergency ramen reserves and would've chucked him out of his ship permanently if Meow hadn't mentioned the aforementioned Phantom Ramen at the last minute.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Despite his boasting and seeming shallowness, there's more to him than just "perverted young guy".
  • Book Dumb: He can't even spell his own name.
  • Bounty Hunter: Of a sort. Instead of criminals, he hunts for rare and unidentified aliens, hoping to be paid big by the Alien Registration Center for discovering them.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Played With. Dandy doesn't mind putting in massive amounts of effort when trying to capture aliens for registration but outside of that he is almost habitually against doing anything other than having a good time. His alien registering is also an example as he is clearly qualified for a variety of different jobs but sticks with hunting down aliens so he can get a massive payout for little work and indulge his vices as much as he pleases.
  • Butt-Monkey: The entire universe seems to delight in humiliating him and beating him up. Though it is not to the extent of Meow.
    • In Season Two, he is injured/humiliated much, much more often.
  • Big Brother Instinct: The longer he travels with Adélie, the more protective he becomes of her.
  • Camp: Bouffant hairdo? Check!... 50's greaser vibe? Check!... Pimped-out ship? Check!... Pill-shaped ray-gun? Check!... Shoulder-padded spacesuit? Check! The guy is such a character even within the show that Honey even expresses that she wants to save him from his ultimate fate just because he is the way he is.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: In episode 23 "Lovers are Trendy, Baby", Dandy doesn't try his usual antics with Scarlet, making only a token effort at the very beginning. At the start it comes from Scarlet enforcing this, but it eventually becomes genuine on his part.
  • Captain Space, Defender of Earth!: Space Dandy is basically a caricature of many old-school space heroes like Buck Rogers.
  • Catchphrase: "....and that's the Dandy way to live, baby!"
  • Character Title: He's the Space Dandy the show is named after.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Every other thing he says has to be a proclamation while posing to a proverbial (and literal) camera.
  • Child Hater:
    • Claims to be one early on in episode 5, to an actual child (Adelie). Averted later on, where he not only tracks down the girl's grandfather, but lets them go live their life in peace rather than taking her to the alien registry.
    • On the flip side, when Adelie tells him why she thinks adults are terrible, Dandy doesn't rebuke that notion, implying that he agrees with her on that front despite being an adult himself.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Despite how much Dandy loves the women, he claims he doesn't look at porn. and in episode 19 he went after the Cloudian who took Scarlet when he hears that Cloudians 'seduce then ditch' from QT.
  • Cloning Blues:
    • Temporarily has a Heroic BSoD in episode 12 "Nobody Knows the Chameleon Alien, Baby", when he thinks that he's a shape shifting alien that's posed as Dandy for so long that he's forgotten about it. He gets over it almost immediately, though Meow and QT are still bothered by the possibility.
    • In episode 24 "An Other-Dimensional Tale, Baby", he's also rather serene about the way warping guarantees that he isn't the original Dandy. A fact that Catherine couldn't deal with when they were dating.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He has a... rather unique mindset based around boobies and his personal appearance. It's the Dandy way.
  • The Constant: In the Season 2 finale, the narrator explains that wherever universe he's in, he's still the same Dandy.
  • Crazy-Prepared: By virtue of owning a planet-destroying bomb and a Transforming Mecha doubling as an Escape Pod in case of dire emergencies. Unfortunately, he doesn't really think beyond the point where he'll have to use such desperate measures. Episode 26 "Never-ending Dandy, Baby" makes brilliant use for them.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He is actually very agile, good at hand-to-hand combat, and an expert mecha pilot, but he seems to only use these skills for self-defense, and even then largely reflexively.
  • The Dandy: Space Dandy isn't just a dandy guy. He's a dandy guy...IN SPAAAAACE!!! He's damn proud to be a good-looking, smooth-talking ladies man. He wouldn't be named "Space Dandy" if he wasn't one. Downplayed in that he'll be more concerned with getting the job done than he is with keeping his good looks... but when he's not working, he's all about the good looks and the ladies.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Being who he is, Dandy has several "Last Resort" tactics and he uses them immediately.
  • Dead All Along: Episode 21 "A World With No Sadness, Baby!" revolves around this happening to him. Luckily, the status quo turns everything back to normal just like every other episode.
  • Death Glare: In "The Search for the Phantom Space Ramen, Baby", after Dandy discovered who ate up his entire stash of emergency ramen. He was pissed, to say the least.
  • Decoy Protagonist: The first Dandy introduced in the show is replaced by an identical copy of himself from another universe after Meow activates the Warp Drive. Then after that one dies, the story follows the exploits of different Dandies. Though this detail doesn't really emerge until near the end of the second season. Until then, it seems more like Negative Continuity.
  • Delinquent Hair: A Regent pompadour, of the type popularly sported by Japanese Delinquents. It's his pride and joy.
  • Determinator: No matter what the universe throws at him (which is plenty, by the way), Dandy doesn't give up on life, or boobs, for that matter.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Very often, such as in episode 1 "Live with the Flow, Baby" where his actions lead to him, Meow, QT, and an entire planet all blowing up.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Yes. Yes he did. He kicked the seat, and it was all for boobies.
  • Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: At the end of episode 21 "A World With No Sadness, Baby", he is still on/he returns to Planet Limbo and wearing a white tuxedo. Poe, the humanoid personification of Planet Limbo, is wearing a dress for the first time since her flashback.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In episode 2 "The Search for the Phantom Space Ramen, Baby", he tried chucking Meow through the airlock for eating his ramen (though in that case it's more understandable since the ramen was said to be emergency food supplies that Dandy was storing).
  • Distracted by the Sexy:
    • Space Dandy is prone to lose focus if a hot babe walks by.
    • It saves his (un)life in episode 4 "Sometimes You Can't Live with Dying, Baby", where turning to look at a female zombie causes the assassin sniping him to miss.
  • Distressed Dude: In the finale, he gets kidnapped by DR. Gel
  • Dumbass Has a Point: His inane ramblings and tall tales often become relevant to the narrative.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Mercenary and ruthless as he is, Dandy isn't entirely heartless. He was particularly disgusted when the Ukulele Man turned his crew into statues.
    • When QT suggests looking for unregistered aliens at a mixer, Dandy refuses. He says that finding love is hard as it is, he doesn't want to be the one to drag someone's potential soulmate through the door.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: In episode 7 "A Race in Space is Dangerous, Baby", Prince falls for him when he manages to prove himself a credible threat during their race.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: If it's feminine, has boobs and a nice butt (regardless of location), he'll hit on it; curiously, he barely does anything beyond flirting and he doesn't dwell on the ensuing rejection.
  • Friend to All Children: Even though he gets a rocky start with them, he's shown to grow rather fond of the kids he adventures with as shown with Erssime, 033H, and Adelie.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Punches out the Super Hulkider nude.
  • Genius Ditz: Sure, he's prone to forgetting what his objective is and isn't the most perceptive individual, but he has moments of brilliance that seem to suggest he's more competent than he appears. Most notably, he figures out the mechanics of warping all by himself, something that his ex-girlfriend Catherine was not surprised by.
  • Guns Akimbo: In promotional materials and while piloting Hawaii Yankee.
  • Greaser Delinquents: He has elements of this, with his 50's hairstyle and leather jacket.
  • Handsome Lech: He puts the moves on nearly every attractive woman he meets and fancies himself a ladies man, but other than being a favorite customer for Honey at BooBies, he doesn't have much luck. He isn't notably bothered by a lack of results however as he seems to enjoy the process of flirting even if he fails at impressing women.
  • The Hedonist: He lives to eat food, ogle women and otherwise "go with the flow". His job as an alien hunter allows him to enjoy all of these vices while (occasionally) getting some money for it.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: He is surprisingly affectionate with the dog Laika, who he named "Pup". And is very torn when she dies.
  • Hidden Depths: Basically, this is his hat. He's lazy, selfish, stupid, and cowardly...except when he isn't, and at those times, he's basically the supercompetent space hero he claims he is. Among other things, Dandy has been shown to be genuinely skilled at: surfing, piloting, making back-up plans, running away, singing, shooting (from vehicles - never on foot), and, yes, hunting aliens.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Evidently his name really is Space Dandy as in episode 15 "There's Music in the Darkness, Baby", he receives a message addressed to "Mr. Space Dandy".
  • Hot-Blooded: Has a tendency to get really charged up during adventures.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: He sports a pair of impressive ones and tends to act on impulse.
  • The Hunter Becomes the Hunted: Because they're from a different dimension, Dandy and his crew are mistaken for exotic aliens by the versions of them in one of the new universes from the season two premiere.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Don't make him take out his bazooka.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Every time Dandy says or does something, he does the exact opposite - one example would be his claims in one episode that he doesn't look at porn, yet in the pilot episode he was reading a porn magazine. But since this is Dandy, it's all Played for Laughs.
  • Idiot Hero: Even chalking up all the times he' gotten himself killed or nearly killed to debonair recklessness, Dandy just isn't very bright. He took over a hundred trips through a "Groundhog Day" Loop without noticing anything was wrong, and even then needed the narrator to tell him what was going on.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: A rare heroic example when Dandy unloads several shots in the direction of an alien and misses every single one, and then twirls his ray gun around and tries to put it back in its holster and misses that too.
  • It's All About Me: Partially justified because it kind of is, just not in the way he thinks.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Such as his perma-slouch and the loud interior decor in his ship.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he may seem like a sleazebag, Dandy is not that bad of a guy. In episode 5 "A Merry Companion Is a Wagon in Space, Baby", not only does he bond with the alien girl (Adélie) that he captures, he also tracks down her grandfather under the guise of going to BooBies and reunites the two rather than taking her to the registry and collecting the massive bounty. In addition there's his reaction in Episode 15 "There's Music in the Darkness, Baby" after the Ukulele Man turned Meow and QT into statues.
  • Ladykiller in Love: It's heavily implied, if not confirmed, that he fell in love with Scarlet.
  • Large Ham: He tends to have exceptionally dramatic freak-outs when BooBies, woolongs, or his life is on the line. And that's nothing compared to his propensity for randomly going off on a monologue of some sort, sometimes unprovoked, complete with dramatic flourishes of his hands and background scenery and music for emphasis.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!:
    • Whenever he brings out the Hawaii Yankee, his competence skyrockets. He's managed to go one-on-one with a Kaiju and bring it back for registration, outmaneuver two other mecha pilots before kicking their asses, and assembled a working rocket out of nothing but scrap.
    • He's also perhaps one of the best surfers in the galaxy, having managed to surf off of an exploding planet and through the resulting debris field, and surfing a literal river of time where a wipeout could very well erase him from the time stream. Ironically, his claim to have been an amazing surfer is the one part of his Multiple-Choice Past that he outright admitted he made up.
    • When Scarlet is legitimately in danger in episode 23, he legitimately mans up and doesn't screw around.
  • Likes Older Women: Older women are perfectly fine in his eyes.
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: The few times that Dandy has had feelings for women that go beyond his usual Handsome Lech tendencies have not worked out for him.
  • Loveable Rogue: With a very heavy emphasis on the "rogue" aspect. There's little to love about this guy.
  • Mad Bomber: He uses explosives to get ahead in episode 7 "A Race in Space is Dangerous, Baby".
  • Made of Phlebotinum: It's revealed in episode 25 "Dandy's Day in Court, Baby" that his entire body is made of Pyonium, which is why the Gogol Empire want him so badly.
  • The McCoy: Driven entirely by carnal instinct.
  • Mistaken for Badass: The Gogol Empire views him as a credible threat. If he was ever a threat, it was usually due to dumb luck. This gets some extra evidence when the Jaicro Empire's leading general sees him as an ordinary guy, meaning Gogol horribly overestimated Dandy.
  • Mr. Fanservice:
    • Shockingly provides quite a bit of Fanservice in episode 6 "The War of the Undies and Vests, Baby", which he spends most of in his underwear.
    • Even more so in episode 8 "The Lonely Pooch Planet, Baby", which features several close shots of his bare ass and has him spending half the episode in only a towel.
  • Multiple-Choice Past:
    • He'll give you the specifics regardless of any actual authenticity.
    • It's implied during the Season 2 premiere that his many claimed ludicrous exploits are a result of him remembering the adventures of parallel universe versions of himself.
  • The Münchausen: Some of the daring feats he boasts about are outright lies. Few of them are true, and many of the ones that are were done by other versions of himself from across the multiverse.
  • Only in It for the Money: Less so than QT though, as he's willing to do the honorable thing on occasion in lieu of getting paid.
  • The Only One: Dandy is the only being in the entire Dandy multiverse to retain his identity, which makes him the ideal candidate to restart reality with him as God; as this implies that he will not have a physical body that could feel or enjoy boobs, he refuses to become God and restarts the universe just as it was.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In episode 23 "Lovers are Trendy, Baby", Dandy turns down an opportunity to visit BooBies and splurge his latest haul of money, because of his growing romantic feelings for Scarlet.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: So far he's managed to destroy and/or kill at least three planets, one of which turned into a black hole.
  • Pet the Dog: It's revealed in episode 13 "Even Vacuum Cleaners Fall in Love, Baby" that he actually treats QT a lot better than most of the universe treats robots in general, keeping him around despite his astounding level of self-awareness when anyone else would've discarded QT in an instant if he showed even an inkling of thought and/or emotion. This makes any of their interactions before and after the episode heartwarming in hindsight.
    • He also does this to an actual dog in episode 8 "The Lonely Pooch Planet, Baby" giving said dog the happiest moments of its life before it passes away.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Dandy can be counted on to do what is right in lieu of a rather sizable paycheck, even if he has invested extensive amounts of time and resources into obtaining aliens for registration.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: In episode 21 "A World with No Sadness, Baby" and episode 17 "The Transfer Student is Dandy, Baby", he dresses up in a white tuxedo.
  • Skewed Priorities: Can be roughly summed up as 1.) Find aliens, 2.) Get money, 3.) Look at boobs or butts. Never mind the overwhelmingly powerful space fleet pursuing him (not that he's even aware he's being chased). In episode 3, he places boobs as a higher priority than eating.
  • Spanner in the Works: According to Dr. Bea, Dandy tends to "ruin everything".
  • Spit Take: Does this along with Meow in episode 2 "The Search for the Phantom Space Ramen, Baby" after QT informs them they don't have money for the food bills.
  • Stepford Smiler: He's far more morose and silent when he doesn't have an "audience" to perform for.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Whenever he warps he turns into a different, yet highly similar, Dandy. It's partially why Catherine broke up with him.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Dumb, corny, lazy, prone to accidents and a terrible marksman, by all means Dandy should definitely not be a space-faring alien hunter; his belief in himself has literally killed him and his crew several times.
  • The Name Is Bond, James Bond: He likes to introduce himself in this fashion. No one ever calls him by that complete title to his face.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Episode 23 "Lovers are Trendy, Baby" has him and Scarlet bonding with each other while warding off her stalker ex-boyfriend. Finding some rare aliens and collecting their bounties during their time together probably helped.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Compare the entry for Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist below to his actions in episode 15, where Meow and QT are Taken for Granite and he proceeds to perform an incredibly risky stunt to try and save them both.
  • The Unfettered: The kind that is devoted to a specific goal and that goal is boobs; he even gave up godhood for the sake of boobs.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Is this in episode 21 "A World Without Sadness, Baby". Even after not having eaten, slept or bathed for several days, Dandy still looks good. To quote the man himself: "Even when I'm dead, I'm still pretty dandy."
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Ultimately doesn't seem to care about anyone but himself, as he's ready to abandon Meow to an Extreme Omnivore alien in episode 3 (he goes back only because Meow still has his Boobies points card and ultimately forgets to rescue him anyway), and has to be goaded to taking Meow to a hospital in episode 4 when he starts acting strangely. He has no problem abandoning QT either.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Possibly due to his "go with the flow" philosophy, he's easily manipulated by Dr. H and the book aliens to further their respective ends.
  • Vague Age: The 24th episode "An Other-Dimensional Tale, Baby" makes Dandy's age... confusing to say the least. Seeing as how ten years ago he looked the same as he does now, he's possibly 30, 40, or even older. And yet in episode 17 "The Transfer Student is Dandy, Baby", he's somehow able to pass off as a high school student. Things only get more complicated by the possibility that he's not even be human, as well as the potential effects warping has on him.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Towards the end of episode 22 "We're All Fools, So Let's All Dance, Baby", he forgoes any top wear in favor of just wearing pants and shoes while dancing off with Tom Travolta.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: The Aloha Beam.
  • Worthy Opponent: In episode 7 "A Race in Space is Dangerous, Baby", racing champion Prince starts seeing him as one once he starts being a credible threat in a galactic space race, to the point of falling in love with Dandy.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Genial as he seems, Dandy has no qualms about ditching his companions if they prove to be useless or bothersome. Averted in episode 19 where he goes back to the Cloudian ship to save Meow and Scarlet.


Voiced by: Uki Satake (JP), Alison Viktorin (EN)

Dandy's long-suffering robot companion who operates as a vacuum cleaner. QT is considerably more intelligent and reasonable than the blockheaded Dandy and Meow, but is often woefully brought down to their level of incompetency thanks in no small part to out-of-date hardware.
  • Acrofatic: For a portly and outdated robot, QT is surprisingly agile.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 13 "Even Vacuum Cleaners Fall in Love, Baby" has him falling in love with a female coffeemaker and dealing with a robotic cash register who is angry over the universe's appalling treatment of robots and wants to wreak havoc in revenge.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Has great contempt for the foolishness of "meat puppets", but he doesn't really want to kill or overthrow them if it can be helped.
  • Ambiguous Gender: After some confusion, QT is finally confirmed as male. Besides being referred to as "he" several times in the dub, episode 13 also refers to him as "he" in the original Japanese as well by the female coffee-maker.
  • Auto-Tune: QT's voice is processed through a digital modulator to sound more like a robot, though it's more evident in the English dub as intonation is a lot more important in Japanese.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Has no choice but to follow/help Dandy even though he treats QT like crap.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: QT cheerfully abandons Dandy and Meow to almost certain death a little too frequently. Although considering how the two of them act, he has some good reason for doing it.
  • Butt-Monkey: Less than Dandy and Meow, but he still has his moments.
  • Cute Machines: QT's rounded, sunny-yellow body with its Twiki-style extendo-arms and retractable plug in the back resembles nothing so much as a Fisher-Price vacuum cleaner.
  • Extreme Doormat: Frequently gets exasperated at Dandy's antics, but remains patient, reliable, and loyal to him, and never really lashes out at him.
  • Geeky Turn-On:
    • QT is unexpectedly giddy about the prospect of sport fishing.
    • In episode 8, when the Aloha Oe lands on a planet that appears to be made out of old machine parts and junk from old spacecraft, he immediately gets spazzy about musing over what all of it could be used for, and even exclaims that his "circuits rarely get this aroused".
    • This is much better shown in episode 13 where he falls in love for the first time with a coffeemaker named Maker. Much to his dismay, she likes the cash register - Register - over him, but he does the right choice for her.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: In episode 13 "Even Vacuum Cleaners Fall in Love, Baby", the only thing Dandy and Meow notice about his exploits in the first season finale is that there's a lot more coffee in the ship.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Not as Dandy's crewmate per se, but QT vastly prefers fulfilling his primary function as a vacuum cleaner robot instead of living the chaotic and dangerous lifestyle of a space-faring Alien Hunter. The level of autonomy and respect Dandy grants to him is actually rather remarkable as there aren't many robots seen wandering free like QT; there are also some societies that would dispose of such appliances if they showed even an inkling of QT's levels of thought and emotion.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Clearly the most competent member of the Aloha Oe's crew, but exclusively works as the ship's engineer and appears useless in battle, making QT and Dandy two halves of a pretty equal partnership.
  • The Immune: In episode 4 "Sometimes You Can't Live with Dying, Baby", Dandy's logic says that zombie bites can't turn QT into a zombie, being a robot and all. This is completely wrong in that particular universe.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He falls in love with a female coffeemaker named "Maker" in episode 13 "Even Vacuum Cleaners Fall in Love, Baby", but once he discovers she's in love with someone else, he decides to dedicate every second of his robot life to making her happy. He even beats up a fellow robot Maker had a crush on when his Kill All Humans rampage breaks her heart.
  • Lethal Chef: Doesn't seem to understand that the food ordered through the mail has been expired for 10,000 years, and still expects Dandy and Meow to eat it.
  • Meaningful Name: Is a cute machine, named QT, which sounds like "cutie."
  • Neat Freak: When not working with Dandy and Meow to capture aliens, QT is thoroughly cleaning the ship. Justified with QT being part vacuum cleaner but Meow's room is beyond help.
  • Not so Above It All: QT is the sane and competent member of the crew, and, sometimes, it becomes apparent that that's not the same thing as being the smart member.
  • Only in It for the Money: He has even fewer scruples than Dandy and Meow when it comes to hunting for aliens.
  • Only Sane Robot: Has the unenviable task of being the voice of reason among the Aloha Oe gang.
  • Out of Focus: Season 2 onward sees both him and Meow sidelined in favor of focusing more on Dandy's relationship with that episode's new character.
  • Robot Buddy: To Dandy, but seems to serve as a punching bag from time to time as well.
  • Robot Maid: Part of QT's job is to keep the ship clean. Being a vacuum cleaner certainly helps.
  • "Second Law" My Ass!: QT is by no means compelled to obey Dandy. He'll leave him for dead despite his orders to the contrary.
  • Servile Snarker: Albeit a milder example than most but still willing to point out all the idiocies that Dandy does, such as all his hijinks during The Space Race.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: He's just as attracted to Agnes Lum as the rest of the crew.
  • The Spock: The only logical thinker on the team and the one with the fewest scruples about hunting aliens.
  • Super Strength: The strongest of the crew in terms of raw physical might.
  • Those Two Guys: Becomes this with Meow when neither are important to the episode's plot.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Well-organized data and coffee. The latter makes him short-circuit.


Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (JP), Joel McDonald (EN)

Nicknamed by Dandy because of his catlike appearance and unpronounceable real name (pronounced "Nynyamo", captioned as "Me#$%"), Meow is a Betelgeusian. Misidentified as a rare new species of alien by an out-of-it QT in the first episode, they're dismayed to find that Betelgeusians are way too common to be worth any money, but he has enough leads on the locations of potential alien catches that they decide to bring him along.
  • Action Survivor: Always accompanies Dandy onto planets, despite having no survival skills at all.
  • Affectionate Nickname: His parents call him "Mew".
  • Alien Blood: Meow's blood is purple, as can be seen when he gets a nosebleed during a fight with Dandy,
  • Basement-Dweller: Meow spends his private time sitting alone in his pitch-black room surrounded by glowing monitors and discarded trash. He's portrayed as something of a freeloader.
  • Big Eater: In the second episode, he's managed to devour Dandy's sizeable instant ramen stash, and if Dandy is to be believed, he's the reason why they're out of food at all times.
  • Book Dumb: Implied. In the second season premiere, he's disappointed that some of the jobs require a college degree.
  • Buffoonish Tomcat: He's catlike in appearance and just as prone to holding the Idiot Ball as Dandy. In one episode, he allows the Gogols to track them by posting selfies everytime they make port. He's also just as likely to suffer slapstick as Dandy.
  • Butt-Monkey: Meow has been on the receiving end of more than his fair share of Amusing Injuries. In the second episode alone, he gets ejected into space a couple times, smacked around by Dandy, and ultimately missed out on the greatest bowl of ramen to ever exist in this dimension or any other. Granted, some of his Amusing Injuries were brought upon himself.
  • Cat Folk: Betelgeusians in general are these though he will deny it every time.
  • Cat Smile: The little yellow logo on his hat has one.
  • Chainsaw Good: In episode 10 "There's Always Tomorrow, Baby", he pulled one of these out of nowhere to cut up the calendar causing a Ground Hog Day Loop.
  • Characterization Marches On: We're introduced to Meow in episode 1 "Live with the Flow, Baby" as he's taking creepshots of the waitresses, marking him as a shameless pervert and immoral. This trait is phased out fairly quickly since then as his laziness, otaku tendencies and role as the Butt-Monkey take center stage. Most future appearances at Boobies he's just distracted by his phone, and when Dandy reveals his point card with a holographic Honey, Meow's obsession is more akin to a cat swiping at a laser than any form of lust.
  • Covert Pervert: You wouldn't guess from his cute design that he'd be introduced on the show as a leering customer at BooBies taking creepshots of the waitresses.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He manages to fight Dandy to a standstill in episode 6 "The War of the Undies and Vests, Baby". Granted, Dandy's not the most competent guy around, but he's shown to be a skilled fighter whereas up to that point Meow was essentially a Non-Action Guy so it's still impressive.
  • A Day in the Spotlight: Episode 10 takes place on his home planet and with his family. It's a very, very, very long day.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He seems to have taken up this role nowadays, snarking on everything Dandy does.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Due to having already been on the Death World the team visits during the premiere, Meow's comparatively calm about its dangers, even going so far as to laugh at Dandy when they're both drowning.
  • The Drag-Along: He starts out his tenure on the Aloha Oe's crew as this since episode 1 "Live with the Flow, Baby", since he was originally one more captured alien.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Meow to his crewmates, Mew to his family. The cat can't catch a break.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: In episode 3 where Dandy forgets to rescue him.
  • Furry Reminder: As much as Meow will deny that he's a cat, he does many cat related things like drinking water from a cup like a cat drinks water, his love of fish related foods, licking himself to clean himself, and the fact that he always perfectly lands on all 4's from great heights.
  • Glowing Eyes: When Meow is shown sitting alone in his dark room in Episode 6, his eyes glow green. Not surprising considering how catlike he is.
  • I Am Not Weasel: Though looking an awful lot like a cat, grooming himself like a cat, batting at Dandy's holographic BooBies card like a cat would, and eating a diet mainly consisting of fish, Meow is very insistent he isn't a space cat. Dandy still refers to him regularly as if he was a cat.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: Twice in episode 1 "Live with the Flow, Baby". QT and Dandy are concerned about Meow's claims of knowing a lot about unregistered aliens, so they discuss whether they should let him stay... within earshot of Meow. Then shortly after Meow protests being called "Meow", Dandy calls him a "space cat"... while still within earshot.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Besides how boring his town was, it's implied that the reason he gave up on being a metal worker like his father is that he was pretty terrible at it. Even practicing for several time loops fails to improve his performance.
  • Interspecies Romance: Attractive human females are irresistible to him, even though he's a Betelgeusian.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Just when Meow is getting used to being in a time loop on his home planet, deciding that this is a good opportunity to settle down and marry Katie, he gets hit with this when Katie reveals she's gay (and dating Lil' Mama). Cue Meow screaming and revving up a chainsaw to get out of the time loop ASAP.
  • Informed Attribute: Supposedly a pervert, at least according to Dandy, but outside of his introductory scene in episode 1 he never does anything perverted and doesn't even show much interest in women in general at all, outside of minor cases. In the first episode, he said he'd never creep on the waitresses again, so justified.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he's generally more relaxed and reasonable than Dandy, he's still a lazy, useless pervert who clearly takes Dandy and QT's generosity of letting him stay on the ship for granted. He additionally seems to get along QT and his family pretty well, he also secretly loves dogs.
  • The Kirk: Significantly more rational than Dandy, but still more likely to act irrationally than QT.
  • Licked by the Dog: Despite how he ditched them all to go bumming around the galaxy and his generally unpleasant nature, Meow's family and friends on Betelgeuse still love him and are more than willing to help him out when he's in trouble.
  • The Load: Meow is often the one who finds out about rare aliens, but it's usually through rather standard means available to anyone and he doesn't do much to actually help catch them.
  • Non-Action Guy: Save for his fight with Dandy in episode 6, Meow tends to just hide behind Dandy or stay out of conflict entirely when things get ugly.
  • Nothing Exciting Ever Happens Here: His reason for leaving his home planet. Ironically, a freak accident causes a time loop when he comes back to visit.
  • Off-Model: Of all the characters, Meow is the one who differs in appearance the most from animator to animatornote , with his proportions and face being generally inconsistent. Sometimes how he's drawn changes even within the same episode. And his hands constantly change from being claws to stubs to human hands.
  • Otaku:
    • Meow's got a collection of manga, anime figurines, and body pillows big enough to start his own museum. His dorky sarong/crocs ensemble also fits the look, though episode 10 "There's Always Tomorrow, Baby" shows that it's a common Betelgeusian outfit.
    • He decides in episode 13 "Even Vacuum Cleaners Fall in Love, Baby" that he's going to stop trying to get with real women, and instead go for 2D girls, which means plenty of anime dating sims.
  • Out of Focus: Season 2 sees both him and QT sidelined in favor of focusing on Dandy's interactions with that episode's new character.
  • Small Town Boredom: His reason for leaving his home planet.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Understands dog.
  • Spit Take: Does this along with Dandy in "The Search for the Phantom Space Ramen, Baby" after QT informs them they don't have money for the food bills.
  • Thrown Out the Airlock: Thrice in episode 2 "The Search for the Phantom Space Ramen, Baby". Once with Dandy (by Scarlet) and twice by Dandy.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After episode 10, Meow seems to fare much more better. Him and Dandy's relationship is less antagonistic and now more of a Vitriolic Best Buds type, his deaths have become very uncommon and his Butt-Monkey status has been toned down.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Ever since episode 1 "Live with the Flow, Baby", Meow has become a permanent resident of the Aloha Oe, mooching off of Dandy and QT (his knowledge of the locations of unregistered aliens notwithstanding). At one point, he nearly earned himself a permanent expulsion from the crew by Dandy, who was furious over having his entire emergency stash of ramen devoured in one go and by that point was getting fed up with Meow's constant freeloading.
  • The Unpronounceable: "Nynyamo", his real name, is actually quite a common name for Betelgeusians, but neither Dandy nor QT can understand how he's pronouncing it, so they just call him Meow because he looks like a space cat. Meow isn't amused by this. In the Funimation English dub, his name somewhat consistently sounds like "Myehmyehmyur" slurred, but in the original Japanese his name is incomprehensible and seems to change every time it's said.
  • Those Two Guys: Becomes this with QT when neither are important to the episode's plot.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: The first alternate version of himself that he meets in Season 2, despite still having a really thin and lean "cat's stomach".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Ramen and Fish Flakes.
  • Trash of the Titans: Meow's room is filled with piles upon piles of garbage, to the point that not even QT (who is part vacuum cleaner) has any confidence that it can be cleaned.
  • Tsundere: Toward Laika. He's the only one that wants to ditch her and return to the ship, but he's the only one that openly cries after she dies
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Kati because she's lesbian.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Dandy don't really get along at all, to the point of frequently mocking and even leaving each other to die on a regular basis. Despite this, they work together well (If Meow decides to work at all).


Supporting Characters


A specimen inspector at the Alien Registration Bureau, where alien hunters like Dandy come to cash in their rare finds (or, in Dandy's case, fail to do so). Although she may look like an ordinary clerk, her calm demeanor hides her able hand-to-hand combat skills.
  • Advertised Extra: Despite appearing in the opening titles with the rest of the cast, she's only played any major part in only a handful of episodes, otherwise, She appears in nearly every episode, but these scenes are generally incredibly brief and give her a handful of lines at most. She is given much more focus in the 2nd season.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: As a specimen inspector, she takes no crap from any of the professional hunters that come to her desk.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: She fights while still wearing her business suit.
  • Christmas Cake: She's worried she won't find a husband.
  • Combat Stilettos: Though in her fight scene she wears a more practical pair of high heels, the pair that she wears for work look like they would hurt.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Her character interaction with Dandy throughout episode 23 is built entirely on this trope. She begins to show jealously when he flirts with other women and gets upset as he fails to take their fake date seriously. Eventually she discovers a shared interest with Dandy, leading them to sincerely enjoy each other's company. By the end of the episode it's pretty clear Scarlet fell in love with him.
  • Fiery Redhead: Tries to be calm and professional, but circumstances (and Dandy) force her into this role more often than not. It's also worth noting that she's looking for a man who's kind and DANDY.
  • Implied Love Interest: Episode 23 basically shows that she's the closest Dandy has to a Love Interest.
  • Kick Chick: The better to show off her Zettai Ryouiki with.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: When dating someone she lets her hair and emotional guard down. Dandy comments how much a difference it makes on her beauty. It also makes her look younger.
  • Lost Food Grievance: She single-handedly wipes out an entire gang of armed Gogol Empire mooks barehanded because they spilled her ramen.
  • Not so Above It All: Gentle's debut episode shows her to be significantly wackier when off duty.
  • Not So Stoic: She loses her cool in episode 11, which shows even she has limits to dealing with the Dandy Crew.
  • Only Sane Woman: Appears to be the most serious and straight laced person in the cast.
  • Pet the Dog: In the second season premiere, after the crew's latest failure, she doesn't yell at them as usual and instead calmly suggests different opportunities.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Her work attire includes this and it fits her stoic personality.
  • Shaking Her Hair Loose: After pulling out her pin to use as a weapon.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She's looking for someone "dandy and gentle" and falls for a Cloudian gentleman. She later falls for Dandy when he helps her against a stalker.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: Her hair falls easily after fighting the Gogol Empire mooks.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Is always cool, calm and collected when dealing with Dandy at the Alien Registration Bureau.
  • Tsundere: Implied. While she's generally very cold and almost hostile towards Dandy, she blushes when he carries her off of Gentle's exploding ship. It should also be noted that her ideal guy is someone "gentle and dandy."


Voiced by: Yurin (JP), Alexis Tipton (EN)

A Bubbly Waitress at the branch of BooBies "breastaurant" that Dandy frequents.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Strikes up a conversation with Dandy, only to go running off in the middle of it after a dance party starts up in the middle of the restaurant. She still manages to remember his drink order. Maybe she was just getting bored of him boasting about himself. This is an enforced personality trait while working at BooBies; at breastertainment restaurants, the girls have to act super cheery and participate in whatever gimmick is going on. Just ask any ex or current waiter who's been forced to participate in clapping and singing "Happy Birthday" on the job.
  • Badass Biker: Her primary mode of transportation is an old fashioned bike. She joined a race advertised as a death race and was one of three that reached the end.
  • Badass Driver:
    • She randomly shows up in the space race episode, and does pretty well.
    • We later learn that she rides her motorcycle everywhere.
    • The finale has her piloting the Aloha Oe with amazing skill.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Kind of comes with the territory of being a sexy waitress.
  • Blush Stickers: Although often her cheeks have a more natural blushed look, she's still seen with these occasionally. It's particularly noticeable in the manga.
  • Bubbly Waitress: The bubbliest. It's part of her job as a waitress to provide service with a smile, but her outgoing personality lends her to enjoy her work and she doesn't mind being ogled by all the customers.
  • Buxom Is Better: She works at a place called BooBies for a reason.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The few instances we see her outside of BooBies she proves to be significantly more competent than the bulk of the cast.
  • Damsel out of Distress: After being captured by Dr. Gel, she tries to charm them into simply letting her go. When Admiral Perry makes it clear that they can't let someone who knows all their military secrets live, she simply beats up Gel and escapes on her own.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: She ignores Dandy when Prince enters the room.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: The way light reflects in her irises makes it look like she's got glowing white stars twinkling in the corners of her eyes.
  • Fanservice with a Smile: This is literally her job as a waitress at a restaurant known more for its girls than its food.
  • Genki Girl: Her status as a Brainless Beauty is debatable, but she's certainly energetic.
  • Girly Bruiser: This pretty and bubbly waitress can punch out and then powerslam you without difficulty.
  • Gold Digger: She shows signs of this in episode 24 when she wonders how Dandy's ex-girlfriend Catherine could break up with a prince, then stows away on Dandy's ship when they go to meet said prince, hoping that she might be able to get with him. When QT points out that Paul is probably a fair bit older than she is, she looks upset at first, but then says she has no problem dating an older man.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Honey is half-Cloudian.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: One of the alternate versions of her that Dandy encounters during the start of season two is a cute redhead that seems to be rather close with her iteration of Dandy.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Surprisingly good at space-drag racing.
    • She was able to easily read some "ancient alien writing" that QT claimed she would need to get an upgrade just to support the upgrade to read.
    • She apparently is tech-savvy enough to figure out why Dr. Gel's brain-reading machine got fried, as well as to develop a trap to catch Dandy and Gentle with full confidence that they'd get out of it.
    • She can also perform a flawless wrestling powerslam, which she picked up just by watching her favorite sport. She performs it on Dr. Gel, who is almost twice her size.
  • Just Friends: Though superficially attracted to Honey, Dandy doesn't pursue her nor does he leer at her much, and as for Honey, she appreciates Dandy's visits to Boobies and seems to enjoy his patronage enough to warrant leading his rescue from the Gogol Empire, arguing that she does not want a man like him to die in such a way.
  • Meaningful Name: Her real name is Lady Nobra.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Wears a Stripperiffic outfit in every scene she's in? Check. Works at a place named after a sexually appealing body part? Check. Has about three fanservice tropes on her? Check.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Seemingly a Brainless Beauty at first, hints are repeatedly dropped that it's an act. While she might not be a genius, she shows quite often that she's smarter than she lets on. As noted above, she's able to accurately remember orders despite apparent distractions. When Dandy asks her to guess his job, and states that it starts with an A, her answer is "asteroid belt.", the original dub script calling for her to guess "ass" in the same cheery tone. The Japanese dialog has Dandy say that he's something that starts with a "U", Honey responds by saying "A maggot (ujimushi)?". She's also a rather competent racer and able to easily read alien writing that even QT could not. Though that last one ended up being an illusion created by a book-like alien with mind-control powers, the book also stated that actions taken by mind-control are dependent on the intelligence of the one being controlled, and also states that working that way with Dandy and his crew was a pain. So the book used Honey's "smarter brain" to read the text. Turns out she's half-Cloudian...Go figure.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name is Lady Nobra, but only her Cloudian half-brother calls her that.
  • Stripperific: Her standard work attire is a bikini. Unusually for this trope, her footwear isn't the standard issue high heels, but sensible flats like an actual waitress might wear.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: She's a fan of pro wrestling and is capable of performing a powerslam on Dr. Gel despite being at least half his size.


Gogol Empire

    Dr. Gel

Voiced by: Unshō Ishizuka (JP), J. Michael Tatum (EN)

A high-ranking member of the Gogol Empire, who has been ordered to capture Dandy to settle a large intergalactic war for reasons unknown.
  • Affably Evil: Gel is usually very polite and avoids collateral damage. In general his evil only extends to Dandy, and even then he considers him a Worthy Opponent.
  • Apes in Space: He looks like a circus gorilla.
  • Benevolent Boss: Upon realizing Bea is under stress, Gel goes to remarkable efforts to make him calm down.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Big guy to Bea. Gel can squeeze his whole body in one hand.
  • Bling of War: The huge scepter that he sometimes carries.
  • Blood Knight: Towards the end of the second season, he begins craving the thrill of the battle, probably as a result of so many deaths.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": His eye patch is made to a resemble the letter G.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's guaranteed to die in every episode he's in and has yet to even confront Dandy in person. When the Gogol Empire fleet finally does attack Dandy, Dr. Gel is too caught up in calculating how to defeat Dandy to notice.
  • The Comically Serious: Tries to present himself as a Knight of Cerebus, but is always foiled by something or other.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Doctor Gel can prove to be competent from time to time, though fate usually finds a way to screw with him. In the finale, he also shrugs off several bullets and squashes Bea with a single hand, while being shot in the face.
  • Ditzy Genius: He is a doctor after all, and is said to be the Gogol Empire's greatest scientist. He's even shown performing complex calculations to back this claim. When it comes to pursuing Dandy, however, he's hopelessly incompetent.
  • The Dragon: Appears to be this to Admiral Perry, directly taking orders from him.
  • Electronic Eyes: He's either sporting one of these or the thing over one of his eyes is a fancy Eye Patch Of Power
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Gel's deeply wounded by Bea's sudden betrayal.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Dr. Gel is reflecting upon a photo of his mother and him as a child at the beginning of episode 15, saying how her loving influence made him the man he is.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Meow of all people. Both are the long suffering humanoid animal sidekicks to an abusive boss and the two primary Butt Monkeys of the show.
  • Expy: Looks like Jet Black if he were a gorilla.
  • Face Death with Dignity: As the universe is disintegrating into dust due to the Gogol Empire's superweapon, he doesn't lament his passing or panic. He merely looks at the result of all of his research into Pyonium and says "It's glorious..."
  • The Heavy: The primary villain of Dandy's story but clearly not the one in charge.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being betrayed and shot by Bea, and the Golgol Empire's super weapon is about to go off, it's up to Dandy to stop it, but he's got no ship. Dr. Gel then offers Dandy the opportunity to use his ship.
  • Heroic Willpower: Temporarily shrugs off severe wounds to kill Bea.
  • Informed Ability: While Honey is sweet talking him he claims that he can "hold his own". In that same episode, Honey effortlessly suplexes him unconscious while he fails to even land an attack on her. Though on the finale he kills Bea easily.
  • Gratuitous French: Refers to his mother as Maman in episode 15.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain:
    • He attempts to capture Dandy throughout the whole series, and not once does Dandy notice. Until the finale.
    • The alternate universe version of Dr. Gel has somehow managed to present himself as a threat to Kid Dandy, even though this Dr. Gel and Bea appear to be even less competent then their regular counterparts.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His clumsiness in the first season's conclusion gives QT the power to save the day.
  • Not so Above It All:
    • While pursuing Dandy in episode 7, he winds up forgetting about capturing him and becomes more intent on beating him in the race.
    • Episode 8 shows that he's not all doom and gloom either. He was trying to hide from Admiral Perry the fact that he was enjoying a new music player that Bea installed into the ship.
  • Pimp Duds: Dresses like a pimp, but doesn't act like one.
  • Sanity Slippage: Much like his repeated deaths, it resets each episode, but twice so far he's lost his sanity. Once when writing down a formula to capture Dandy, and another when trying to determine if he was really Dr. Gel or just the Chameleonian. Both instances resulted in a Room Full of Crazy.
  • They Killed Kenny Again:
    • Dr. Gel (and Bea) have died the most in series. Mainly through their ship exploding. To count, they have died 12 times over the course of the series.
    • He even lampshades it in the preview for Episode 9.
    Dr. Gel: My name is Dr. Gel. They don't give me very much screen time and for some reason I keep dying. I am officially very dissatisfied.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Inverted. He assumes every single thing Dandy does is an ingenious ploy to foil him, and while Dandy probably is capable of doing such a thing, it's always purely a coincidence.
  • Unknown Rival: His life's goal is to capture Dandy. Dandy is completely unaware of his existence until the finale.
  • Villainous Friendship: Bea and him seem to develop one as the show goes by. Which only makes more depressing when Bea backstabs him.
  • Your Size May Vary: Sometimes he's a giant in comparison to Bea, and sometimes he's merely twice as tall.


Voiced by: Kosuke Hatakeyama (JP), Micah Solusod (EN)

Dr. Gel's meek right-hand man. He's a green-skinned alien who resembles a humanoid pickle/green banana.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: While his boss isn't incompetent, it's still his job to solve the many problems that arise.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The Little guy to Dr. Gel. He's so small compared to Gel he's squishable.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While generally meek and mellow, he turns out to be this in the finale.
  • Brainy Brunette: He has brown hair (complete with a topknot), and his job requires a certain amount of intelligence.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He reveals himself as a Jaicro mole in the finale, only to screw them over so that he can hijack Dandy to become a god.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When Dr. Gel becomes too focused on calculating Dandy's weakness, Bea takes command over the fleet and actually manages to engage Dandy in combat, something Dr. Gel has yet to do.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: He doesn't appear to be wearing shoes, as his tiny feet are the same color as his skin.
  • Evil Counterpart: To QT. Both are soft-spoken, rational assistants to highly emotional Large Hams.
  • Eyes Always Shut: They're rarely ever seen open, only when shocked or zombified.
  • A God Am I: In the finale, he betrays everyone and reveals his god complex. "I am the king of all things! I am a god!"
  • Hidden Depths: Considering the revelations about him in the season 2 finale...
  • High Collar of Doom: His labcoat becomes this when he betrays the Golgol and Jaicro Empires.
  • Knight of Cerebus: After shooting Dr. Gel in cold blood in the finale, and double crossing both the Gogol and Jaicro Empires to gain access to Dandy's pyonium and become a god, his actions throughout the series get cast in a much darker light.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: His standard attire, barefoot.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Rare villainous example. Combined with the rest of his face, it makes him look like a pickle. The first episode of Season 2 implies that he may actually be a pickle, since the only alternate dimension version of him that we see apparently has a carrot for a head.
  • The Mole: He was a spy working for the Jaicro Empire the whole time, though he ends up betraying them as well in order to gain godlike power.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: When given command of the Seventh Fleet during the assault on the library planet, Bea shows some competence in the field. When an opportunity presents itself for Dandy's capture they actually manage to make Dandy not only notice their efforts, but engage them, and they might have even won if the planet hadn't stepped in to help. His reveal at the end of the series does cement him as one of the most competent antagonists, playing Dr. Gel, Admiral Perry and the Jaicro Empire for fools.
  • The Starscream: He betrays Dr. Gel and Admiral Perry, as he was a spy for the Jaicro Empire, but then he betrays them as well in order to control the universe.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: If Dr. Gel dies, Bea likely follows.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Invoked against Admiral Perry.
    Perry: You weren't speaking ill of me, were you?
    Dr. Gel: No, sir, not me!
    Bea: And he definitely didn't call you cheap!
  • Your Size May Vary:
    • Bea is always smaller than Dr. Gel, but how much smaller is another story. Sometime's he's about half Dr. Gel's height (Episode 4), and sometimes he looks like a mouse in comparison (Episode 8).
    • The finale really pushes this to the limit, as he is at one point small enough to be gripped in Dr. Gel's hand, though that might actually be Dr. Gel becoming giant due to rage and pyonium exposure.

    Admiral Perry
Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (JP), Kent Williams (EN)

The ruler of the Gogol Empire under whose command Dr. Gel is pursuing Dandy.
  • Bad Boss: He treats Dr. Gel and Bea like crap, blowing them up at the slightest failure, or even if he's simply annoyed by them.
  • Big Bad: He's the one ordering around Dr. Gel to capture Dandy.
  • The Comically Serious: Whenever he appears, he tends to play the straight man to the shenanigans of the universe.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: His real form bears a strong resemblance to Google CEO, Larry Page
  • Cool Crown: Wears one. There's also planets floating around his head, though it isn't clear of this is connected to the crown.
  • Dem Bones: Not only does he have a skull head, but he has bony arms as well, as shown in episode 8.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Dandy due to him being a fiery cheapskate decked out in star motifs who is all too willing to dispose of underlings when they prove to be troublesome or useless. The two of them are also hunting highly elusive prey across the cosmos.
    • He's also one to Johnny, although it might be more appropriate to say Johnny is the Good Counterpart to him (given that Johnny was introduced later and didn't appear as often).
  • Flash Step: How he emerges behind Johnny.
  • Flaming Hair: His head is entirely engulfed in flames.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Despite his power, he has even less impact on the plot than Dr. Gel has.
  • Human All Along: The finale reveals that his giant skeletal form was merely a hologram, and he uses his real human form to sneak up behind Johnny and strangle him.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Probably Commodore Matthew C. Perry, who forcibly opened Japan to trade with the West in the 19th century. Or maybe his brother, Oliver Hazard Perry, who was a hero of the War of 1812 and ultimately had an entire class of frigates named after him.
  • The Man Behind the Curtain: The finale reveals that the giant flaming skeletal figure we've seen all this time was simply a hologram. Johnny then confronts what is apparently the real Perry, which is just a human-sized version of theskeletal figure. Then that turns out to be a hologram, and the real Admiral Perry is revealed to be an old, normal looking man. Not that this stops him from strangling Johnny.
  • Near-Villain Victory: Perry (in his own conception, at least) succeeds in destroying the entire universe, but Dandy's action undoes his victory at the final moment.
  • Nightmare Face: The reveal of his true form, complete with creepy lighting and Slasher Smile.
  • Not so Above It All: Perry is so cheap that he would rather invade Planet Legato (the library planet) than pay the late fee for the book he borrowed.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Perry and his forces are treated as total chumps throughout the show until the finale when he succeeds in capturing Dandy and reveals to have constructed a superweapon capable of conquering all reality. He also manages to get the jump on Johnny and nearly strangles him to death.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: As reality is close to being undone, he brags he's about to win.
  • Orcus on His Throne: As mentioned above, he hasn't directly interacted with Dandy.
  • Skull for a Head: Possibly a Flying Face as well; he looks to be made up of a skull hovering above some sort of energy void wearing badass epaulettes.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Of the epaulet variety.
  • Slasher Smile: Wears one while he's strangling Johnny.
  • Space Navy: He has the rank of admiral.
  • You Have Failed Me: Blows up Dr. Gel's ship whenever he fails to capture Dandy. Given the show's Negative Continuity, it doesn't take.


    The Narrator 
Voiced by: Masaaki Yajima (JP), R. Bruce Elliott (EN)

The shows deadpan, frequently sarcastic voice-over.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Since the Dandy Crew are complete nitwits, he has to inform them that they're stuck in a time-loop in episode 10 himself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Never misses an opportunity to insult Dandy.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even he was heartbroken over Laika's death.
  • God Is Good: The Narrator seems to be fairly benign, all in all.
  • God is Dead: In the finale, Dandy refuses the Narrator's offer to take over for him as God of the universe, and restarts the universe, only there is no God.
  • Lemony Narrator: He's a tad lazy, and he regularly insults the limited intelligence of Blockhead/Baka(Dandy), Bonehead/Bonkura(Meow) and Pinhead/Ponkotsu(QT), BBP for short.
  • Moment Killer: Interrupts a nice moment between Scarlet and Gentle by reading off facts about his species. It gets him a glare from the both of them.

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (JP), Jad Saxton (EN)

An orphaned Gentooan girl that Dandy captures on a mission but, due to the Aloha Oé being impounded, he is temporarily stuck with.
  • Badass Adorable: She looks like a cute and harmless little girl but Dandy is not the first alien hunter that's tried to capture her. The others met grisly ends.
  • Broken Bird: An orphaned girl with a chip on her shoulder, Adélie has trouble sympathizing with adults; due to her powers, Adélie has gone through the cracks practically unimpeded while earning a considerable bounty on her head until she met Dandy, which is the only Alien Hunter who has successfully challenged her.
  • Child Hater: Inverted to Adult Hater. She claims that all adults are jerks because their age makes them arrogant and they blame their problems on the world.
  • Cute Monster Girl: In her case, cute alien girl.
  • Damsel out of Distress: She's captured twice in her first episode and both times she is capable of escape by exploiting public attention and her sharp teeth.
  • Defiant Captive: She's guaranteed to give her captor a hard time, as Dandy finds out.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially hates Dandy, but as they travel together, she warms up to him and asks to join his crew.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Everything from her name to her species name to her stuffed toy has a penguin theme.
  • Expy: Of Hatchin from Michiko & Hatchin. Both are blond girls set out to reunite with their families while being subject to the cruelty of the world, must bond with an aloof and childish adult who's at best trying to keep them safe but at worst nearly getting them killed, constantly bickering with said adult... They both are even voiced by the same English voice actor.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She carries around a large stuffed penguin wherever she goes. Part of the reason is because she stores the consciousness of her victims in it.
  • Humanoid Alien: She's virtually human by all superficial appearances. Besides her usually hidden twin stingers her fingernails more closely resemble miniature hooves over the tips. Her pupils are inhuman, appearing to be slit and horizontal, and her hairstyle seems to be biological (shared with her grandfather). She also lacks visible ears.
  • Meaningful Name: She is named Adélie, which is a type of penguin, and she carries a penguin stuffed animal everywhere which she uses to temporarily trap the consciousness of her victims.
  • Precocious Crush: At the end of Episode 5, she thinks the following with a Luminescent Blush: "I'll grow up quick and when I do, I'll be the one hunting you."
  • Tsundere: A typical mellowed out Type A (Tsun-Tsun). She starts out using her powers on him in anger when she thinks he's going to abandon her and then stomps off to cry. Like any good tsundere of this type, she affectionately calls him an idiot.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Her main facial features; a pair of big, round, green and piercing orbs.

Prince and his team.

Voiced by: Yūki Kaji (JP), Eric Vale (EN)

A famous human space-drag racer whose popularity with the ladies at Boobies makes him a rival to Dandy.
  • Affectionate Parody: He's a walking parody of generic pretty boy rivals, right down to having a very similar team to the hero's. However, the writers decided to cut out the middleman and remove any inevitable subtext in favor of making him straight up gay for Dandy.
  • Amoral Attorney: Squeak is stated to be a lawyer, threatens to sue Meow, and even rigs the race by placing a bomb on Dandy's ship.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Emits them at all times, at least until he gets flustered. He somehow has the ability to emit even more when he really gets into it. His sparkles can even get physically dirty, causing him to emit black smudges instead.
  • Challenge Seeker: When unexpected obstacles appear, he's happy because it means he won't win as easily. He falls for Dandy because Dandy is the first person to push him to his limits.
  • Chick Magnet: Everyone around Prince begins gushing over him, but his one true love is in fact Dandy.
  • '80s Hair: As if to compete with Dandy's pompadour.
  • Expy:
    • You really can't help but think of Griffith when you see him.
    • He's also one of Takuto of Star Driver, which shares the same animation studio - he even has a suspiciously similar nickname.
    • His rat sidekick Squeak is clearly meant to resemble a washed-up Mickey Mouse.
    Squeak: Watch what you say, or I'll sue you. Defamation of character, now why don't you shut your mouth and go find some smelly fish to eat, you dirty cat bastard.
    • He's also one of Macross' ace pilot Max Jenius.
  • Foil: To Dandy. He even has a robot and a furry sidekick (a rat) to foil QT and Meow.
  • The Psycho Rangers: He has his own robot and animal-esque alien (a rat this time) sidekick. They're more Jerkasses than flat-out evil, though (except for Squeak, who rigs the Little Ahola with explosives during a race pit stop.)
  • The Rival: To Dandy. It's because Dandy is worthy of being his rival that he falls in love with him.
  • Spirited Competitor: He says that races are not about winning, they're about fun. He becomes very spirited indeed when Dandy proves capable of keeping up with him.

Voiced by: Keiko Han (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN)

A lonely dog stranded on the planet Machinia.

    Doctor H
Voiced by: Mugihito (JP), Chuck Huber (EN)

A cerebral plant from the planet Planta, he is surprised to meet Dandy since he had never encountered an organism that was neither plant nor microbe. He is very introspective and wants to use Dandy's non-plant nature to remove Code D, which causes plants to become ginormous, which he sees as dangerous.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: He has some odd ideas. He seems to be proud of his daughter, but he doesn't object to her putting herself in danger. He also strongly believes that the Vegims should return to being ordinary plants, and embraces becoming a vegetable again as a new beginning, an idea that other scientist plants do not share.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: He was expelled from the Code D Investigative Group because the rest of the scientists didn't want to revert to basic plant-life, effectively ending their civilization and ideological divides. He is successful in the end.
  • Flowers for Algernon Syndrome: No pun intended.note  Purposely invoked. The plants of Planet Planta were granted high intelligence by Code D, but Dr. H didn't think this was totally a good thing, and missed the simple life of a regular plant. So he has Dandy destroy Code D without telling him what will happen.
  • Mr. Exposition: He explains all mechanics and history of his planet to Dandy except the fact that Code D is the factor responsible for the rapid plant evolution and removing it would caused them to revert to insentience.
  • The Stoic: He shows some emotions, but he's pretty hard to read.

Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (JP), Felecia Angelle (EN)

Doctor H's adorable daughter, she is quite keen on her new friend Dandy, whom she just knows as Human, and wants to help him.

    Meow's Family 

Meow's family who lives back home in a planet that closely resembles than of a typical 20th century planet.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: All of Meow's little brothers are annoying squirts.
  • Cool Old Guy: Meow's dad is a grizzled blue-collar metalworker who takes Dandy's house-crashing in stride and shows nothing but pride for his kids.
  • Dirty Old Man: Meow's dad also doesn't keep any secrets.
    Dandy: Oh yes. If you like boobs, [Boobie's] is the only place to be.
    Meow's Dad: (wistfully) I love boobs...
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Meow is the oldest of six kids.
  • My Beloved Smother: Meow's mom is a mild case - she's happy with him living his own life but drowns him in affection whenever he's around.
  • No Name Given: None of the family is named. Even Dandy just refers to them as "Meow's dad," "Meow's mom," etc.

    The Chameleonian 
Voiced by: Various

An enigmatic and elusive shapeshifting alien that has never been caught or properly studied. It's 100 million wulong bounty entices many an alien hunter, but few have every come across. Given what it can do, that's hardly surprising.
  • Copy Cat Sue: Invoked. He transforms into an equally boorish, but somewhat nicer version of Dandy to get QT and Meow on its side.
  • Friendly Enemy: Once it fails to drive Dandy crazy, it decides to amicably coexist with him, albeit completely in sync.
  • God in Human Form: He's actually God (who's also the narrator) in Dandy's form, and takes it just to mess with Dandy.
  • Master of Disguise: Shapeshifting alien so good that he can make his victims believe that they themselves are the Chameleonian.
  • Screw Yourself: It's attracted to what it imitates and will shower lots of compliments on both parties involved.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: It supposedly has one, but no one, not even the creature itself, has seen it.
  • Shapeshifter Identity Crisis: It can make those it imitates experience this if it doesn't merely confuse them to the point of catatonia; the unlucky target will begin to question whether he or she was the genuine article at all, and may end up believing that they themselves are Chameleonians. The narration implies that Chameleonians suffer from identity crises themselves as they have never seen their "true" forms. Given that the narrator gives absolutely no hints whatsoever that he's really the Chameleonian until the final episode, he was telling the truth.
  • The Sixth Ranger: Considers itself a part of the crew instead of its prisoner.
  • The Starscream: It tries to usurp Dandy as the ship's captain and well...Dandy.
  • Stop Copying Me: It will insist that you stop copying it.
  • Troll: It escapes Dandy in the Alien Registration Center, only to stick around to mess with them more and steal Dandy's crew for himself.

Voiced by: Akio Ōtsuka (JP), Brandon Potter (EN)

A resident of Dream Island, the dumping ground for the "defective" robots of Deathroid City. Despite his mismatched and decrepit exterior, he is a rather charismatic machine that helps QT find Miss Maker and holds sway over the many robots who were likewise exiled there. Unfortunately, his plan to achieve his benevolent desire to free his brethren from oppression reveals that his appearance isn't the only thing about him that's grotesquely warped.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Like the other robots of Dream Island, his developing emotions impaired his ability to do his job, culminating in his exile.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The giant robot that he creates.
  • Combining Mecha: Puts himself and every robot on Dream Island sans QT and Miss Maker into one so that they can destroy Deathroid City and everyone in it.
  • Combat Tentacles: They're part of the giant robot.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: Aside from his voice, he's a dead ringer for The Brave Little Toaster, and befitting the Surprise Creepy nature of the movie he's a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
  • Cute Machines: He would be if he wasn't so heavily scarred and disfigured.
  • Energy Weapon: are the main weapon of the giant robot.
  • Evil Counterpart: QT. In contrast to QT's abrasive personality, contempt for emotions, whole and round body, bright color scheme, and exceptional mobility, Toaster is rather cheerful, is in tune with his feelings, angular, darkly colored, and due to his mismatched parts he can barely manage to limp to places. In addition, the two of them are both considered to be old robots, though it's much more apparent with Toaster.
  • Freudian Excuse: Being tossed away and left to rot for years didn't do his fondness for his creators any favors.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He's seen some tear and misuse, resulting in something like this. He's an anti-villain.
  • Hypocrite: He talks at length about how robots have the right to think for themselves, but the moment QT disagrees with his plan to kill the residents of Deathroid, he casually tries to murder him in cold blood and leaves him to die.
  • Kill All Humans and aliens and anything organic really.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: It involves wrecking the town with a Humongous Mecha.
  • Robot War: He wants to wage one on the entire universe because of the way robots have been mistreated.

    Alternate Dandy and Crew 
Alternate Universe versions of Dandy and his Crew.
  • The Ace: The first alternate Dandy is the most successful alien hunter in his universe.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Kid Dandy, who's one of the smartest of all the Dandys.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Big Dandy is a bushy-haired, sunglasses wearing TITAN with a blue trucker's cap.
  • Alternate Universe: All of them are the Dandy, QT and Meow of their respective universes who end up in Main!Dandy's universe due to him constantly pulling the cosmic string.
  • Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: All of the alternate Dandies are this to Dandy Prime with the sole exception of Emo Dandy.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Ace-verse Dandy's suit is missing a section.
  • Beast Man: One of the Dandys that appears in the background appears to be a dog with a top hat and suit.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Triangle Dandy.
  • Bookworm: Kid Dandy's ship is lined with shelves filled to the brim with books.
  • Cat Girl: The Meow of Trucker-verse Dandy's crew is one, although her voice just sounds like Meow pretending to be a girl.
  • Char Clone: One Dandy is specifically stated to be a Mobile Suit pilot... Except he looks like Cosmo from Space Runaway Ideon instead. The one that looks like Char is a space ninja, funnily enough.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: The Dragon Ball styled Dandy acts like Michael Jackson would in such a situation.
  • Cyborg: Ace-verse Meow appears to be one, as he has a massive robot body.
  • Death Seeker: Emo Dandy because his version of Meow and QT are so depressing.
  • Dem Bones: One version of QT is a skeleton robot.
  • Deus Angst Machina: One Dandy's universe sucks so much, that his version of Meow is a psychotic looking humanoid robot who only screeches "MEOW" in a shrill mechanical voice. He walks around carrying a helmet under his arm, but Dandy has never seen him put it on. His translator doesn't even know what Meow is saying. QT happens to be this short old man walking around in a pink space suit, but he's completely incompetent in doing anything other than sneezing against his own space helmet. Emo Dandy's life sucks THAT MUCH, that the Narrator claims that all future episodes will feature this Dandy instead.
  • Distaff Counterpart: There are female versions of the characters, with one purple-haired female Dandy and a Cat Girl Meow who still has a masculine voice.
  • The Eeyore: Emo Dandy. He's depressed because his Meow and QT are so bizarre and useless.
  • The Exotic Detective: Space Inspector Dandy handles aline crimes as opposed to Prime Dandy being a hunter.
  • Expy: Many of the alternate universes are references to other anime. Comic-verse Dandy rides around on a cloud and searches for magic balls a la Dragon Ball, Big Dandy is clearly supposed to be a nod to Attack on Titan (he's even shown crashing through a massive concrete wall), and another universe has Dandy and crew act as Highly-Visible Ninja similar to Naruto.
  • Gender Flip: Trucker-verse's Meow, as well as at least one other Dandy.
  • Gonk: Mascot Dandy looks like a funky alien.
  • Leotard of Power: Trucker-verse Dandy and Meow. The former wears a vest over it.
  • Ninja Log: Ninja-verse QT constantly changes form with his substitution jutsu. He changes into a cat statue, a kappa, a tanooki, but no log.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Comic-verse Dandy is basically the result of putting Dandy in a blender with Michael Jackson and Goku.
  • No Indoor Voice: Comic-verse Dandy is never not-yelling his dialogue.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: Though the original crew likes some of the alternate counterparts, they eventually get tired of them all when they get stuck into the same spaceship and have to spend time together until they find a solution to return them back to their dimensions. Once Emo Dandy comes into the picture, everyone is freaked out from the sheer horror of his crew members.
  • Pokémon Speak: The Dr. Gel of Kid Dandy's universe can only say "Gel." Similarly, his Bea only says "Bebebebebe."
  • Product Placement: Bearbrick Dandy.
  • Sixth Ranger: Several of the alternate universes have Honey tagging along as the fourth member of Dandy's crew.
  • Space Trucker: The second alternate Dandy and his crew, Trucker Dandy. They haul cargo from planet to planet after planet.
  • Underboobs: Honey in Ace-verse Dandy's universe is a sexy huge-chested fangirl, sporting underboob that would give Nelliel and Harribel a run for their money.
  • The Unintelligible: Emo Dandy's Meow only speaks in a creepy, guttural "meow" sound, and his alien translator does nothing to help.
  • Verbal Tic: Trucker-verse Meow often spits out puns on the word "Meow."

    Ukulele Man 
Voiced by: Toshio Furukawa (JP), Bryce Papenbrook (EN)

A rare and singular example of his kind, the Ukulele Man is an alien musician and self-proclaimed "smile aficionado" that resembles a skeleton marionette with a tribal mask for a face. He resents his static facial features and desires to better express himself. To that end, he has lured Dandy to his mansion on a hostile jungle world as he covets his smile above all others and believes it to be the key to achieving his goals.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Dandy. Or to be specific, Dandy's smile. He wants it for himself.
  • Collector of the Strange: Collects "smiles" and not via photos.
  • Critical Existence Failure: Tries to invoke this with the Dandy who is opposing him by pulling a past version of Space Dandy from the River of Time.
  • Dem Bones: His entire body is a small skeleton.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Though he claims to feel a variety of emotions, his immovable face and constant tone of voice make him seem perpetually calm no matter the situation. This is played straight after Dandy mortally wounds him.
  • Frozen Face: His face doesn't allow for facial expressions of any kind, which frustrates him to no end since he wants to sincerely express joy. It's why he steals smiles in the first place.
  • Grand Theft Me: His Evil Plan is to steal the body of the "best smile in the universe."
  • Happy Dance: Since he can't smile, he breaks into one when he meets Dandy, although due to the limitations of his puppet body Dandy assumes that he's angry instead.
  • Implacable Man: Going into space isn't enough to escape him.
  • Instrument of Murder: His ukelele is dangerous.
  • Loners Are Freaks: His infatuation with Dandy's smile and his garden of petrified victims support this.
  • Marionette Motion: The third factor keeping him from expressing joy like he wants to after his face and voice; the jerky motions of his body make it hard for others to judge what emotion he's conveying at any time.
  • Musical Assassin: Uses his music to petrify his victims, looking for the perfect smile.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: You wouldn't expect the darkest villain in the whole series to be sympathetic, but Ukulele Man's nonetheless tortured by the fact that he can't sincerely express joy and how that drives people away.
  • Yandere: For Dandy's smile. He loves it so much he wants to steal it.

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)

  • Cassandra Truth: His species wouldn't believe him about the star destroying their planet.
  • Driven to Suicide: After finding out what his people have become the years he's been gone he ran into the intense heat of the very star he tried to save them from.
  • Fish People: He's a fish that walks on his own hind fins.
  • Furry Confusion: Despite Carpaccio being an alien with fully-human sapience, Meow wants to eat him badly and he and Dandy eventually do since his corpse is too cooked to be of any use for registration.
  • Kick the Dog: He only planned to get back to Planet Girlfriend on his own and abandons Dandy and Meow to fall back to Planet Pushy Boyfriend the moment the opportunity presents itself.
  • Save the Villain: Meow attempts this, but it was probably for the potential bounty getting Carpaccio registered would net him... or to eat him.

Voiced by: Yui Makino (JP), Ashly Burch (EN)

An Ordinary High-School Student from Baberly Hills High. Unlike the most popular students — experts at dancing and singing — she's at the lowest of the pecking order, along with the anime freaks and teacher's pets.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: Dandy believes that she's one of those types whose inner beauty is hiding behind the nerd glasses, but sadly behind those glasses are comically-shut eyes.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Inverted; Freckles certainly wanted Dandy, but it's very unclear if Dandy felt the same way.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: It's impossible to see her eyes because of them. It leads Dandy to suspect that she's "secret hot". She's not.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: By the show's standards she's a normal student despite being an alien with a sprout on top of her head and the alien Dandy and his crew were initially going to capture but forgot about it.
  • Redheads Are Uncool: Again she's at the lowest of the pecking order and she also has carrot-colored hair.
  • Shaking the Rump: When the cheerleader rival mocks her, Dandy bursts into song and dance to denounce that Freckles has a rather great butt; unpredictably, she joins in the dancing.
  • Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: As part of the final act of the episode, Dandy exalts in song that Freckles, while lacking in social standing, has the derriere in the school.

Voiced by: Seiran Kobayashi (JP), Maxey Whitehead (EN)

A young and cheerful fisherman kid whom becomes Dandy's guide in the planet with a legendary fish alien. Loves her grandpa a lot.

Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura (JP), Vic Mignogna (EN)

A gentlemanly Cloudian bounty hunter.
  • Actual Pacifist: His cloud lacks any sort of on-board weaponry due to it not being properly gentlemanly.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Honey, who turns out to be his half-sister. He dropped everything to rescue her from Gel.
  • The Charmer: It's a natural Cloudian ability to charm people, but Gentle seems to particularly capitalize on it.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He claims he wants to "make women happy" as a defense when Scarlet mentions that his species is known for having one-night stands with lonely women. Given that he picked her up when she was feeling particularly lonely, it seems as if he's every bit the lech that she thinks he is, no matter he says.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He mentions that his cloud has no weaponry but when Dr. Gel kidnapped Honey he flies in to save her. He's able to grip the enemy ship and run electricity through it, destroying it without much effort. The trope is then turned on him when the seventh fleet shows up and annihilates his Cloud.
  • Fisher King: His cloud actively reacts to his mood, so it rains when he's sad and will let out a thunderstorm when he's angry. It gets destroyed by the Gogol Empire by the end, making him worthless to Dandy. There's not much use for a king without a kingdom.
  • Foil: In the one episode where he appears, he's this for Dandy, being just as perverted as Dandy (but skillfully denying it while Dandy obnoxiously owns up to it), wealthy while Dandy is perpetually poor, and pacifistic while Dandy is aggressive and often irritable. Interestingly, Scarlet says more than once in the ep that her ideal guy is a man gentle and dandy, lampshading this.
  • Human Alien: Were it not for his ears, he'd otherwise look like a handsome young human man. It ends up being a problem for Dandy when, after Gentle loses his cloud, Scarlet claims he's more or less just a human and no longer a rare alien.
  • Meaningful Name: He's a gentleman named Gentle.
  • Nice Guy: While he may have had more... perverse intentions when he took Scarlet in, he proves to be nothing but kind, polite and gentle to all of his guests, Dandy included.
  • Non-Action Guy: Despite being an alien hunter, he carries no weapons with him at all due to violence being against his gentleman's code.
  • Princely Young Man: A refined gentleman in a immaculate white suit. Scarlet certainly found him charming.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: His main strategy for capturing aliens is, due to his Cloudian nature, charming them into submission.

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (JP), Johnny Yong Bosch (EN)

The Leader of the Jaicro Empire who dreams of becoming a rock star.

  • Anti-Hero: He's too selfish to be called a hero, but seeing as the Gogol Empire is thoroughly evil, while the Jaicro Empire is not, he qualifies.
  • Back for the Finale: Comes back for the series finale to prevent the Gogol Empire from using Dandy's massive amount of Pyonium in him, and starts a war in the progress.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a black coat with stars in it when acting as the Leader of the Jaicro Empire.
  • Big Damn Heroes: To save Dropkix's concert in a Humongous Mecha.
  • Big Good: By nature of leading the empire in opposition of the Gogol Empire and being friends with Dandy. The finale hints that he and Perry have something of a history with one another.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Watching his behavior makes you forget that he leads an empire technologically advanced enough to defeat the Gogol Empire's most powerful weapon in seconds.
  • The Cavalry: He leads an all-out assault on the Gogol Empire homeworld at the finale to rescue Dandy.
  • Female Gaze: At the Debut Concert, he bends down so his face is real close to the viewers before he turns around, gets down on his knees, and shakes his butt at the audience, along with the viewers of the show too.
  • Meta Casting: A character named Johnny who's in a rock band and pilots a Zord is played by a guy named Johnny who's in a rock band and pilots a Zord.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Criticizes Dandy for not washing his hands, which is doubly ironic because he rushed him before he had a chance to do so and didn't even flush the toilet he was using seconds before.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He and Dandy tend to start beating each other up on a moment's notice, but he also proves to be one of the best friends Dandy has ever had.
  • King Incognito: Hides his identity to start a band with Dandy. It turns out he didn't need to, since Dandy doesn't even know what the Jaicro Empire is.
  • Large Ham: Delivers every one of his lines like he's saying something profound.
  • Modest Royalty: Would much rather be a rock star than run an empire and never wears flashy clothes when out in public.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Parodied during his concert with Dandy, where they each take turns at getting angry at the other one's sex appeal.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: He can eat any high-grade fancy food he wants, but seems to enjoy Boobies' fries.
  • Space Elves: He's humanoid and has pointy ears.
  • Status Quo Is God: Played With. Despite the good chemistry he and Dandy share (outside drop kicking each other in the face over trivial things), and how well he would fit in with the rest of the cast, the two part ways without either saying good bye to the other by the end of the episode. However, unlike many of the other one-off characters Johnny does come back later, though he remains independent.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Dandy fight over absolutely everything, but he clearly understands Dandy far more than any other character in the series has. This gets to the point Honey notices and suggests the band name "Dropkix" because they always kept doing it to each other.

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (JP), Kyle Hebert (EN)

One of the many strange residents of Planet Limbo.
  • Creepy Good: He's absolutely terrifying in appearance and mannerisms at first, but Dandy soon realizes he wants nothing but to help.
  • Creepy Monotone: Part of his Creepy Good nature is the sound of his voice.
  • Dead All Along: Just like everyone else in the planet.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Ferdinand displays several supernatural abilities and nature in general (like being summoned by the mention of the word "someone"), but just what exactly is he is never addressed.
  • Magical Guide: For Dandy in Planet Limbo.
  • Speak of the Devil: In a way. Dandy shouts if there's someone out there, and Ferdinand instantly materializes, claiming to be Dandy's "someone".

Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (JP), Elizabeth Maxwell (EN)

A quiet young woman who is in fact the personification of Planet Limbo.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of Planet Limbo.
  • Distant Finale: Reuniting with Dandy in the genuine afterlife.
  • Green Thumb: Though at first it's impossible to tell she's related to this, the fact she's a humanoid living being (in a planet of the dead) that's the planet itself makes her this.
  • Heroic Sacrifice She turns Planet Limbo, i.e. herself, into energy so she can revive Dandy.
  • Last Girl Wins: You can't push this trope any more than hooking up with your love interest when the two of you are dead.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is a reference to Edgar Allan Poe, a writer of short stories that often feature a beloved dead woman, among other horror and/or supernatural elements. She's a woman Dandy meets on Planet Limbo after he dies and hooks up with her, only for her to perform a Heroic Sacrifice just to revive him from death. Her name can also refer to the ghostly Poe enemies from The Legend of Zelda, referring to her ghostly nature. Though in her case, she's a friendly person Dandy meets while dead (at first).
  • Mysterious Waif: She keeps appearing in front of Dandy or just watching the scenery until he gets to talk to her. Then he learns that she is the personification of the planet he's standing on.
  • Together in Death: Her last scene is either a date or something more permanent with Dandy, when they're both in the genuine afterlife.

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Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (JP), Major Attaway (EN)

A "Dancingian" who shows up to the planet Grease for the revival of the centennial dance-off.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: He and Dandy become so synchronized and consumed by their dancing that they ascend and become one with the universe, causing an AKIRA-esque big bang that eradicates everything in that particular timeline and resets it. Due to the nature of the series, it isn't permanent.
  • Disco Dan: Somewhat averted in that he isn't seen as out of style (except by Dandy) and is treated as a genuinely cool and hip guy. But he looks like it.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Dandy's dancing rival. Like all his other rivals to date, they end up as friends.
  • Funny Afro: Sports a blue and pink one.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Unashamedly inspired by John Travolta and his performance in Saturday Night Fever. The planet he hails from is called Grease, which John Travolta also starred in.

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (JP), Bryan Massey (EN)

Scarlet's ex-boyfriend who continues to stalk her after their relationship ended.

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (JP), Morgan Garrett (EN)

An ex-girlfriend from Dandy's past. Who happens to be a fourth-dimensional being resembling a tessaract with a heart.
  • Amicable Exes: She and Dandy become this during the end of her episode, but it's knowingly one-sided on Dandy's part since she considers the Dandy she fell in love with to be long dead vis-a-vis warping.
  • Bizarre Alien Senses: How she's able to recognize how warping truly works.
  • Informed Deformity: Believes that she's getting on in years, though anyone who isn't a fourth-dimensional being like her probably couldn't tell.
  • Interspecies Romance: More like interdimensional romance. She is a fourth-dimensional being represented by a tessaract. Dandy is a garden-variety human.
  • Loving a Shadow: Averted. Her being unable to do this is why she broke up with Dandy, as he wasn't the same person he was before warping.
  • Not so Above It All: Despite her casual claims of being above trivial concerns, she does in fact remember how long it's been since she and Dandy broke up, is unable to think of a good way to infiltrate her ex's 2D universe, and declines confronting Paul directly because she thinks she's gotten old and wants him to remember her the way she was. Finally, while the frequently callow Dandy is able to make peace with what warping actually does, she is ultimately unable to.
  • Working with the Ex: What her episode amounts to. Though in her perspective, this technically isn't the case, as the Dandy she worked with is not the Dandy she dated via space-warping.