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    Rob Walker/The Other Guy 
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A fictionalized version of Doug's brother and Channel Awesome VP, Rob Walker. Older brother to the Critic and Ask That Guy. He is sometimes a dinosaur. Has a monthly show called "Fanscription" where he and Walter will Fix Fic a movie.


  • Affectionate Parody: Dark Rob is a parody of Dark Nella, he has the look but he's actually far more pathetic and weak than his usual Manipulative Bastard self.
  • The Alcoholic: In the “Awesome Comics” promo, he orders coffee with six shots of bourbon.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Although when your little brothers are insane, you can't really blame him.
  • Alter-Ego Acting: Rob in real life isn't a controlling Evil Overlord, as much as he likes to joke that he's a dick.
  • Bad Boss:
    • He'll always bring the Critic back when he tries to get away from a review, sometimes violently, and he gives Todd's feminist thesis to the "more intelligent" 90s Kid.
    • His boss, Mike "M" Michaud, is a shadowy, malevolent figure who kidnapped Rob to get him to work for him.
  • Big Brother Bully: Played for Laughs. He even shot the Critic in the head at one point, although accidentally. And even though in reboot he Took a Level in Kindness, he still wants Doug as a sidekick so he can be free to abuse him. Also alluded to in Small Soldiers as a Played for Laughs Noodle Incident when Critic says that leaving a younger sibling tied up is typical sibling response.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Scooby-Doo gets in a sweet moment by having Rob tell Critic he's been trying determinator-like for five years to get him to join a poker game. Critic finally accepts.
  • Butt-Monkey: Dark Rob gets his ass kicked by the Critic for no reason.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm a dinosaur."
  • The Casanova: After getting spooned by Spoony in SWS3, his main reaction is “I have done way better than you”.
  • Cooldown Hug: When Critic works himself up into a state about Surf Ninjas, he pushes him gently back down on the bed.
  • Cosplay: Once dressed up as The Emperor in the review for the other animated Titanic movie. Rob has stated that the Emperor is one of his favourite characters in any movie ever. And guess which role he's spoofing in To Boldly Flee?
  • Determinator: He tried for five years to get Critic out of his funk and into a poker game with friends. What would have been the Bittersweet Ending of the series is Critic at long last joining in, being told he was always welcome.
  • Dull Surprise/Unusually Uninteresting Sight: "Hey. I'm a dinosaur."
  • Evil Makeover: Dark Rob looks a lot like Edward Scissorhands. Funnily enough, Elisa (who plays the Makeover Fairy) said on a stream that she was impressed by how well the boys did his make-up. In The Force Awakens behind the scenes, Rob brings “Evil Rob” up when he's bitching about having to wear make-up for the second time (in contrast to Doug, who only complains about having to get all of it off otherwise the comment sections insult him).
  • Evil Overlord: When he dresses up like Palpatine, he says he's the dark, controlling overlord in real life too.
  • Facial Dialogue: How he shows in Hyper's second vlog that he holds vast amounts of scorn and disgust for her.
  • Fat and Skinny: While playing Analyst 1, his being the “fat” one to Doug's skinny was lampshaded in The Monster Squad review, as he says he's of considerable girth.
  • Fetish: In the beginning of Jurassic Park III, he's seen randomly reading Cthulhu Sex Magazine.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to the Nostalgia Critic's foolish.
    • He's the calm brother who's fine with being a dinosaur randomly.
  • Genuine Human Hide: Reboot continues the Darker and Edgier-fying of every character by having Dinosaur!Rob admit casually in HFG's second vlog that he wears human skin around his crotch.
  • Going Commando: According to Hyper's second vlog, he doesn't wear boxers or briefs. Her camera immediately goes down to see.
  • Heroic BSoD: When he sees the Critic dead and bloody in the shower at the end of IT.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold:
    • He's only shown concern for the Critic twice when he was conscious. The other times he was dead, too drunk to recognize anyone or passed out.
    • The beginning of Jurassic Park III has him sitting by Critic while he's sleeping, assuming nightmares (and Critic said later that those happen a lot), although he still complains when Critic wakes up and interrupts his porn.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: As well as being Critic's Bad Boss who controls him, according to the Speed Racer deleted scenes he's also the one to cover Critic's fuck-ups with bribes to the police.
  • Lack of Empathy: When Doug fucks Walter up for revealing that he's a Manchild, Rob comes in on the heap and steals the latter's hat.
  • Man Behind the Man: In the Other Titanic Movie, he in Palpatine gear calls Critic his Darth Vader, and brags that he controls him, "just like in real life".
  • Manipulative Bastard: In his own words, he's the dark, shadowy puppet-master who controls the Critic.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He's the only person who wants to soak up the meteor's powers for good in the Fantastic Four (2005) review, and ends up just being able to play a game well.
  • Only Sane Man: In the reboot. Complains about Critic wanting to recreate his Glory Days in such a half-assed fashion, doesn't pretend to like Hyper but doesn't give her the attention she wants like Critic, and keeps trying to tell Critic/Tamara/Malcolm in Fantastic Four (2005) review that they're acting like dicks.
  • Pet the Dog: He looks after the Critic whenever he's really upset.
    • Scooby-Doo reveals that he's been trying "every night for five years" to get the Critic out of his shell and join in a poker game, but he never listened.
  • Poisonous Friend: In Mamma Mia!, Critic's worried about saying what he actually thinks of the audience because he doesn't want to lose them, and it's Rob calling him a pussy and giving him a Dope Slap that makes him do it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Rob and his characters are blues to Doug's reds.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to the Nostalgia Critic's Sensitive Guy.
  • Split Personality: Hyper's second vlog establishes that dino!Rob and Rob think they're two separate people.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Both in-universe and real life, he's a lot more masculine, calm and has his brain in gear better than Critic and Doug.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Played for laughs in the Top 11 Christmas Specials, as Critic calls him a jackass and says he has trouble being free of him.
  • Token Good Teammate: Gets A Day in the Limelight in the Fantastic Four (2005) review, as Critic, Tamara and Malcolm get superpowers that even when they do use them, they get used for bad, and he tries to tell them they have responsibility to the world.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In prime, he bragged about being Critic's controlling Evil Overlord. In reboot's Fantastic Four review, when Critic and co are unrepentant about being dicks, he becomes the Token Good Teammate. He's still not all good though, the in-universe vlogs having him abuse Doug and punishing Critic for making him deal with all the legal shit.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting, Involuntary Shapeshifting or Baleful Polymorph: Its unclear which, but he's a dinosaur.
  • The Unfavorite: Inverted, as both Critic and Ask That Guy are his brothers and got tons of abuse from their parents, but as he's not the main character of anything, has no issues and so can be assumed to be the favorite.
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    Santa Christ 

Santa Christ

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What you get when you fuse Santa Claus and Jesus Christ together into a divine mix of awesome. Santa Christ first appeared in The Nostalgia Critic's review of The Star Wars Holiday Special to erase his memories of ever having seen the Special and cure his undiagnosed diabetes. He has since made appearances in Kickassia, the You're a Rotten Dirty Bastard holiday special, and the review of the 1980's Santa Claus. Santa Christ is played by Doug's brother, Rob Walker.

  • Advertised Extra: One of the Characters shown in the 2017 intro but rarely shows up anymore.
  • The Alcoholic: He likes his eggnog a bit too much. Tamara even asks Rob in a behind the scenes if Santa Christ has a drinking problem because she assumes he does. In The Passion of the Christ, he tells the Devil that he was up drinking so much the previous night he can't even remember his own name.
  • Alien Blood: Befitting his obsession with pancakes, he bleeds maple syrup instead of actual blood.
  • Badass Beard: Though Rob doesn't seem to think so, as it gets in his mouth and makes him sound like he's coughing up a hairball in the Rotten Dirty Bastard bloopers.
  • Badass Santa/Kung-Fu Jesus: Both!
  • Beneath the Mask: In "Real Thoughts" of Devil, Rob talks about how Santa Christ is human and the mask of niceness drops whenever Critic is around.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In a commentary, Rob calls him a tad messed up when he's been pushed too far. And while understandable, shoot him and he'll hold a hell of a grudge.
  • Big Damn Hero: When Critic is begging to be saved from the Star Wars Special, Santa Christ comes in to erase his memory, cure his diabetes and give him a hug.
    • Subverted in the Son of the Mask review; Critic calls Santa Christ for help, but Santa Christ himself isn't powerful enough to stop that movie. He does pull a Big Damn Heroes moment, but it fails.
  • Big Good: Up until To Boldly Flee. Then he was like the very sweet delivery man for Critic's present to his still living friends (while Critic became the Big Good). And then that sweetness ebbed off when Critic came back, being replaced with Fallen Hero.
  • Blood Knight: Even in the situation that Devil put them in, quite a few lines of his suggest that he just really wants to stab Critic until he bleeds.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: What originally spurred his creation.
    Critic: Help me, Santa! Help me, Jesus Christ! Help me...Santa Christ!
  • Break the Haughty: He gets tortured to death in The Passion of the Christ, and it's his past treatment of Critic that sets off Critic betraying him.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Rob calls him human in the real thoughts on Devil, and Devil Boner blows him away without a second thought in Freddy vs Jason.
  • Covert Pervert: Rob decided to use the Santa Christ voice for the pervy Santa call in the first commercials, squicking out Critic intensely.
  • Demoted to Extra: He used to be the most seen side character but after Malcolm and Rachel (and later Tamara) joined in he rarely shows up anymore.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: His theme song. He also likes pancakes.
  • Evil Laugh: Turns his affectionately hammy "ho ho ho!" Catchphrase into one when he tricks Critic into accepting a burning hot DVD with his bare hands.
  • Fallen Hero: Ever since the events of Kickassia, he's become more and more of an asshole with every appearence, from the not so subtle implication that he's an alcoholic, to his constant manipulative and trollish attitude towards others, especially Critic. It comes to a head in Son of Mask, where he says without a hint of irony that he would gladly use the satanic DVD's power for evil if it wasn't taken from him. Its amazing how much getting shot can change a man.
  • The Fog of Ages: According to Rob, Santa Christ is over 2000 years old, and started losing his memory around 1200.
  • Foil: For Critic in reboot, to highlight just how bad they've both fallen from being big goods. The Mexican Standoff in Devil sums it up, with Santa Christ wasting no time at all with turning his candy cane thing into a spear and wanting to stab Critic, while Critic just as quickly takes out his gun and doesn't trust Santa Christ at all.
  • Friend to All Children: Even when he's an asshole to everyone else, the children look up to him because he gives them Sega Genesis consoles.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He saved puppies from a fire and reads to sick orphans.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: He actually acts dumber the more levels of jerkass he takes, by Devil he's as Trigger Happy as Critic.
  • Glass Cannon/ Squishy Wizard: Despite having great powers, Santa Christ can be killed by a single bullet.
  • Healing Hands: Uses these to cure the Critic's undiagnosed diabetes.
  • Hidden Depths: When he appears in the show after Kickassia, he's not quite so warm to the Critic.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: In The Passion of the Christ, he arrogantly assumes that neither Snob or Critic would betray him. Critic, who he's treated badly for a few years, is a Dirty Coward anyway and wouldn't want to be tortured for him.
  • Large Ham: Complete with mugging of the camera.
  • Lead Bassist: He played bass for Aerosmith.
  • Leitmotif: A rock remix of The First Noel. "Santa Christ, Santa Christ, we all love Santa Christ..."
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Despite being one half Jesus Christ, turns out he doesn't actually know if there is a God or not.
    Mario: That was a stupid joke he just said!
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: "He is Santa and Jesus, goddammit he's Santa Christ!"
  • Not So Omniscient After All: In Christmas Story II, Santa Christ tells Critic that “last [he] heard, Hyper was flying through the air completely set on fire, and isn't that punishment enough”, but the way Hyper tells it she just had a nice trip and will never learn her lesson.
  • No Sympathy: Given their history, he's not exactly the best person for Critic to talk to when Critic feels guilty for giving Hyper "The Reason You Suck" Speech and indeed he makes Critic think that he's the bad guy in all this. It doesn't help that Critic glosses over the actual bad Hyper's done.
  • Only in It for the Money: In the promo for Brad's Jesus, Bro! film, he admits he's only in it to get paid.
  • Pet the Dog: He's still snarky and bitter in Christmas With The Kranks, but he puts a reassuring hand on 2007 Critic's shoulder at the end when he's taking him back to his own time.
  • Raised by Wolves: As a baby, his basket was found by the Coca Cola bears and they taught him how to sled and ride with penguins.
  • Really Gets Around: In an Obligatory Joke during the Christmas Story II behind the scenes, he likes his “hoes hoes hoes”.
  • Reality Warper: Rob confirmed in the Scooby-Doo commentary that Santa Christ had warped the events of "You're A Dirty Rotten Bastard" into existence because he was still mad at Kickassia, swinging a perfect Author's Saving Throw for why everyone (especially Critic) was so mean in that special.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Unlike other examples, Santa Christ must wait three days to revive.
  • Sugary Malice: He tells Critic he was meant to suffer in the most comforting dad voice possible. It comes off especially cruel that way, even if Critic was immeasurably stupid in coming down from being God.
  • Sword Cane: He smashes his literal candy cane in Devil to reveal there's a jagged spear inside, and that he's more than happy to poke Critic full of holes.
  • Team Dad: He takes care of the Critic (to a point) and firmly but kindly tells the TGWTG crew in Kickassia that they're being idiots.
  • Took A Level In Cynicism: He's a lot colder in reboot than he was in To Boldly Flee and previously. In the TMNT crossover, he ends up wanting to make Critic and Nerd Merchandise-Driven because that's the heart of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: As he turns into more of a jerkass, his intelligence decreases. When even Rita Repulsa is yelling at you for a stupid screenplay, it's a long way down from his old talent of knowing exactly how to comfort people.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Presumably starting from when he found out his efforts to bring the Critic a(nother) Sega Genesis, which included struggling through multiple harsh weathers, was All for Nothing.
    • In Son Of The Mask. Aside from burning Critic's hands just for giggles, we also find out that he's good friends with Satan. Rob has actually said (in a Midwest Media Expo panel) that he enjoys episodes like Devil better than Santa Christ's old characterization because acting the prick is fun. He's also called the still of using Doug's tie as Necktie Leash one of his favorites.
    • He's not exactly nice in the review, but in the Christmas Story II behind the scenes he doesn't even let Critic tell him about the horrible things Hyper has done to him, interrupting every few seconds to call him a douche.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He really likes likes pancakes. He also makes really good fondue.
  • Troll: The behind the scenes for A Christmas Story 2 give off the impression that he isn't actually on Hyper's side, just wants to screw with the Critic, as in-character (if played for laughs) he says he's so used to her being a douche, tells her to watch Home Alone as it'll cure her of her douchery, and that there's no excuse for her in general.
  • We Used to Be Friends: They made up for the Kickassia shooting in To Boldly Flee, as Critic became god to Santa Christ's Jesus and asked him both to bring Spoony Back from the Dead and make sure everyone else was okay, but Critic fucked it all up again when he came down, so by Son of the Mask Santa Christ is openly telling him he deserves to suffer.
  • White-Dwarf Starlet: Essentially. The only reason he likes Hyper Fangirl (and thus is on her side against Critic) is because she squees enraptured over him like all the other producers used to. He also likes Critic and Nerd calling him "master" in the TMNT crossover.

    Impractical Joe 

Impractical Joe

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A parody of Immortan Joe from Mad Max: Fury Road. Pursues the Critic after finding out he likes Beyond Thunderdome better:

  • Awesome, but Impractical: Basically any thing Joe's men-including Devil Boner-do during the chase.
  • Fanboy: Impractical Joe and his men, along with Devil Boner, are fanboys of the film.
  • Fastball Special: Joe launches his men onto the Critic and Curiosa's car.
  • Lighter and Softer: While there's plenty of misogyny, Testosterone Poisoning being treated as a bad thing, Impractical Joe is not a rapist like the character he is a parody of. Most likely for the best.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Weird Ass Guitar Guy's reaction (through strumming his guitar to make an "uh-oh"-like sound) when he realizes Joe is going to use him as ammunition.
    • Joe also has this reaction when he's about to crash right into Weird Ass Guitar Guy as well.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Obvious considering who he's based on, but he also calls Curiosa a whore and it's just as satisfying when she sets up killing him.
  • Shout-Out: Devil Boner calls him "Skelatrucker" as a reference to Skelator from Masters of the Universe.
  • Subverted Catch-Phrase: Constantly says "Mediocre", except during the based of the one where Immortan Joe did, where he says "grossly inadequate for the task at hand".
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Impractical Joe along with his war-boys only love the film because of that and react Faux Horrific to Pitch Perfect 2 beating it.
  • Villain Ball: Joe launching all his men at the Critic not only does nothing of use and leaves him without any Mooks, but it also lead to a Hoist by His Own Petard moment when Weird Ass Guitar Guy accidentally kills him after being launched out.
  • We Have Reserves, Joe launching his men at the Critic, but subverted when he has no more left.

    Chart Guy 

Chart Guy

A corporate stooge who speaks in constant monotone and rarely ever shows emotion. Has devoted his life to making hit movies by going strictly by the numbers as his precious charts dictate.

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Rachel Tietz’s Characters

After Demo Reel ended, Malcolm Ray and Rachel Tietz started to perform in The Nostalgia Critic's skits and storylines, playing different characters. Unlike Malcolm, Rachel only acted regularly on the show from 2013 to early 2014.

    In General 

In General

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Rachel as herself.

  • The Alcoholic: According to The Christmas Tree review, she drinks right from the bottle in her spare time.
  • All Women Are Lustful: In Dawn of the Commercials, Rachel's Wicked Witch of the West is trying to seduce a henchman, the Critic and Marknote  from The Room and none of them catch on.
  • Attention Whore: When it comes to singing at least. During her and Malcolm's song in the Les Misérables review, she keeps trying to hide him from Critic's view with her fan.
  • Berserk Button: She'll put up with almost anything, but don't condescend to her. During The Shining review phone call, when Critic is being disgusting, she goes from guilt over 'abandoning' him to meta-ing that he's a horrible person. Of course she goes right back to “it's not his fault!” after he hangs up on her.
  • Brainless Beauty:
    • Kim Kardashian, who attempts to cut an apple with a pizza slicer.
    • Also Tina A. from the Pearl Harbor review, the one flipping her hair in Dog's face all the time.
    • Because Doug admitted Put on a Bus to Hell, Rachel herself in the original Face/Off review.
    Rachel: I don't think this is what I signed up for. I mean, you have to act, remember lines, and create new characters every week.
    Tamara: That is what you signed up for. That is acting.
  • Break the Cutie: There was a trend to have her or her characters abused until tears or humiliated in some way, and the original Face/Off review had her tell Tamara this isn't what she signed up for.
  • Broken Bird: Working with Critic gave her some issues, as shown by her willingness to kill him in Master Of Disguise and how quickly she becomes a real Hysterical Woman in The Shining. Thankfully she gets better once she's free of him, and is more relaxed when it's just her and Malcolm.
  • The Bus Came Back: Aside from cameos as Evilina in the Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Ghostbusters (2016) reviews, she would make appearances in the Nutcracker 3D and Con Air reviews
  • Catchphrase: Tietz out.
  • The Chew Toy: Critic liked to dominate and toy with her the most while she was around, and when she left, moved onto Malcolm. (He fucks with Tamara too, but that's more of a Combat Sadomasochist thing.)
  • Characterization Marches On: She went from a Broken Bird to a lot more... Donnie Dupre-ish when she returns in the Nutcracker 3D. She was more herself again in a brief cameo in the Con Air review.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: As the Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman for the Catwoman (2004) review.
  • Converted Fangirl: In real life, Rachel didn't have much clue of Doug's work before Demo Reel, and in a vlog asked for entertaining Critic reviews. Signs became her favorite.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: Not shown as much as Malcolm (who was only allowed to make it a clear character trait when RL!Malcolm improv'd in the vlogs), but she really wanted a “Happy Birthday” from Critic, and needed his attention in the Les Misérables review. She didn't get either.
  • Distressed Damsel: Given Malcolm is apparently only with Critic because he's been held hostage, it's safe to assume that she was with him for the same reason. Would explain the Break the Cutie and Sanity Strengthening when she got away from him.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: When Critic is locked in another room and Malcolm's around, she pretends that she was fine all along. But when Critic is scaring her again and Malcolm's gone, she goes back to a panic fit, and then switches to being in control when Malcolm comes in again.
  • Doting Parent: Kim Kardashian showed her little girl "age appropriate programming".
  • Drunk with Power: Justified reasons aside, she enjoys the ability to torture Critic with bloodbending way too much.
  • Dull Surprise: As Tara Reid.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Hyper Fangirl is a Female Misogynist who would rather bother all the men than have anything to do with Tamara, but thinks Rachel is beautiful and gets an interview with her.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She really tries to let Critic prove himself as the hero for the majority of The Last Airbender, but when his answer to saving the franchise is “do nothing”, she gives up and admits he's useless.
  • Forgotten Birthday: Ticks her off during the Master of Disguise review, and she tries to kill Critic several times.
  • Gag Boobs: Exaggerated with Tina A.
  • Girl in a Box: The original ending had Critic sending her off to California in literal shipping.
  • Guilt Complex: Even when she gets treated like shit in The Shining, she still calls Critic to make amends, feeling really bad for “abandoning” him.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Her big problem. Even in the Shining review, while she knows at heart that Critic is a horrible person, she keeps having faith in him, even saying it's not his fault after their abusive phone call, and he keeps failing her.
  • Hysterical Woman: In The Shining she's terrified to the point of tears and huddles in a corner having a panic attack while he tries to get in. It says something about the episode though that she still manages to be the Only Sane Woman too.
  • Informed Flaw: Doug in The Wicker Man (2006) commentary said he wrote her as very mean and brainless, but for the most part she was sensible and the Token Good Teammate, just had to play bitchy beauties in Critic's sketches.
  • Identical Stranger: In his review of The Uncanny Valley, Critic wonders what her character's job is (as it's never mentioned) and assumes she works as a Maggie Gyllenhaal stand-in.
  • Innocent Bigot: She has no idea what happens to black guys in movies and doesn't much care.
  • Large Ham: Given the website is home to both Diamanda Hagan and Team NChick, her overacting is in good company.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Was cast as a Hysterical Woman or a little girl personality a lot of the time, and usually had Girlish Pigtails coding to hammer it in.
  • Love Martyr: To less extent than Malcolm (who also knows at heart that Critic is awful and deserves to suffer) but it's notable how she immediately goes to “something must be hurting Critic” in The Shining review after he's abusive to her.
  • McLeaned: Critic's invoked “great idea” for her goodbye was to kill her gruesomely. For obvious reasons she doesn't want to come back and reshoot that.
  • Morality Pet: For Malcolm. She's nicer and more sensible than he is, so following her lead ends up in him doing the right thing, whereas with Tamara he shows off more a darker, more cynical side.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Even the child character (Evilina) is sexualized with her bust accentuated.
    • In the Cat in the Hat review commentary, Doug explained that he had a lot of problems finding a dress for Rachel to wear as Evilina, seeing how most women's costumes he could find were of the "slutty [character name]" kind.
    • Rachel talked about this in her vlog with Tamara, saying Doug was genuinely upset that they couldn't find any decent clothes for her and always asked if she was okay.
  • Nerd Nanny: She never got to be a fangirl of anyone or anything (not even RL!Rachel's love of JR Tolkien came through), mostly because she was having a horrible time, but Malcolm and Tamara have a bad time as well and they at least get to fanboy/fangirl occasionally.
  • Never My Fault: Being the Token Good Teammate she doesn't have a lot to feel bad for, but she blames Malcolm and Shyamalan for her torturing Critic with blood-bending, and her trying to kill Critic in Master Of Disguise on less that he's broken her and more that he just forgot her birthday. Speaking of breaking though, between The Last Airbender and The Shining, this trait was eroded and she has a well-trained Guilt Complex instead.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: She wanted to help Critic in The Shining because she was positive that it wasn't actually his fault that he was acting so awful (even though he's been abusive to her before) and all she gets is abused even more.
  • Only Sane Man: Gets this role in The Shining, insisting that the Critic find something the miniseries did better than the Kubrick movie, as well as pointing out that his craziness is satirizing the movie rather than the miniseries.
  • People Puppets: As Katara, she uses bloodbending to make the Critic review The Last Airbender.
    • Her abilities didn't work on Shyamalan, thought. His logic-defy was stronger than her blood-bending.
    • Sometimes she made the Critic hit himself just for fun.
  • Prima Donna Director: When she returns from California in The Nutcracker in 3D review, she's become an egotistical director who convinces the Critic and crew to star in her interpretation of Home Alone with famous real-life serial killers and doesn't listen to any criticism.
  • Put on a Bus: As of the Face/Off review, when Rachel moved back to California.
    • Put on a Bus to Hell: Her original send-off, with Doug saying later that he'd written her as "being very mean and brainless" and is still upset that they had to do something else nicer because he'd deleted it accidentally. Also, the Ghost Dad-starting credits only have scenes of her being abused and crying, and not even Malcolm mentions her after she's gone.
  • Sanity Has Advantages: She's the only one who can see how Jack is far better in the mini-series than the Kubrick film, because she has enough empathy to see the tragic progression of a man who wanted to be good but was doomed to fail.
  • Sanity Strengthening: She's a lot better away from Critic, as when she's in California resting in the sun, she's able to not bow down to his demands to come back. In a later behind the scenes, Doug admitted to actually being jealous of how healthy and relaxed she looked in that footage.
  • Servile Snarker: Occasionally when she's reached the end of her patience with Critic. She mostly does it in The Shining review, which might tie in with how badly she gets treated later.
  • Sleeping with the Boss: Implied with her and Critic in a not particularly healthy way, as they slip extremely easy into abusive husband/abused wife whenever they're alone together, and she's both relieved and hiding her real pain feelings whenever Malcolm is in the picture.
  • Team Mom: Deconstructed. Plays Katara in The Last Airbender with a vengeful side, is Malcolm's Morality Pet but is also an Innocent Bigot, and doesn't want Critic to hurt himself even when that's not the case and he's just hurting her.
  • Territorial Smurfette: As shown in the Face/Off recreation, originally she would have tried to sabotage best friend Tamara being in another review because she wanted Critic for herself.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Every time she tries to kill Critic in Master Of Disguise, until he yells at her and she's just awkward.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • After suffering a lot of abuse from Critic (The Shining review in particular) and wanting to leave by Bridge to Terabithia, she gets to escape to California and due to Reality Subtext doesn't give into his demands of coming back and reshooting her sexist farewell.
    • Speaking of The Shining, while she has to deal with a lot of shit, she gets to deliver the speech at the end, and she and Malcolm are free from Critic for a while.
  • Token Good Teammate: She has her own issues and a vengeful side, but compared to Critic's Villain Protagonist, Malcolm being Weak-Willed and Tamara's sadism, she's the nicest and most willing to see the good in people.
  • Unfortunate Names/Never Heard That One Before: Yes, she's aware of her last name being like boobs thank you.
  • Valley Girl: Voices Kim Kardashian like this.

    Evilina 

Evilina

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Satan's spawn of Hell. Outside of that, she's like any other little girl who enjoys My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic a little too much.
  • Affably Evil: She is, basically, a happy-go-lucky adorable child. It would probably be easy to get along with her in a conversation if you didn't know she were a spawn of Satan and ignored her creepier comments.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Spends a lot of time staring into space with a vacant-eyed grin while her parents talk about her and while she's had some Cruel Mercy manipulation moments, doesn't have a whole lot of intelligence in her brain.
  • Anti-Villain: She's the Devil's daughter who knows how to hurt people, especially when it's Cruel Mercy, but she also gets lonely, cries when she's hit by the Critic, and isn't immune to just wanting to see women like her in a movie.
  • The Bus Came Back: She comes back for one scene during the Ghost Rider 2 review. Apparently, the Devil sent her off to Texas, where she learned to cause suffering to others through her mind. Which she demonstrates by dropping a jet onto Angry Joe.
    • She comes back again for the Ghost Busters 2016 review to tell the meninists how much she loved the movie.
  • The Cameo: In the review of Ghost Rider 2 she makes a brief appearance to cause Angry Joe some trouble.
  • Cool Crown: Wears a tiara.
  • Creepy Child: Can sound nice and innocent, then say something really disturbing, in the exact same tone as before.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Her response to seeing an evil worse than Hasbro is an excited "ooh!".
  • Perpetual Smiler: Aside from when she's with Critic, she always has a happy face and perky voice no matter if she's being creepy or not.
  • Princess Phase: Yes, even the Spawn of Satan can go through this.
  • Put on a Bus: Possibly averted; apparently Rachel took the costume with her when she moved to California, and in commentaries Doug has mentioned the possibility of her still making appearances.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While still cutesy and Ambiguous Disorder, time away from Daddy (and Critic's abusive babysitting) has got her being able to torture people with Mind Rape, specifically Joe.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Was never all that bright, but at least got to be a Meta Girl Manipulative Bitch at the end of Son of the Mask. After that her intelligence steadily decreased.
  • True Blue Femininity: Wears a blue dress.
  • Vague Age: Doug has been unclear whether she's meant to be a little girl and Rachel is Dawson Casting it, or she's an actual grown woman who just acts like a young girl. The latter would make the Male Gaze slightly less creepy and would at least explain why she gets abused by others so much. Ghostbusters confirms she's supposed to be a young child around the same age as the little girls they show in the pictures.
  • Villain Decay: She definitely has a lot less agency in The Cat in the Hat than she did in Son of the Mask, and in Devil, where she started to play with the buttons instead of letting Critic and her dad leave the elevator.

    Rita Repulsa 

Rita Repulsa

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The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers villain who seeks to make the world suffer by airing Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie over the airwaves. She's played by Rachel, with Doug (badly) dubbing her voice.
  • Acceptable Targets: invoked The entire review is her trying to remind the world how stupid the show was.
  • D-Cup Distress: For a throwaway gag in Devil, she looks insulted when Santa Christ keeps taking pictures of her chest.
  • Disposable Woman: Double Subverted. She dies first in Devil and the three men (Santa Christ, Critic and Shyamalan) who have all seen and done horrible things are disgusted by her dead body, but The Stinger has her alive and really Cthulhu in disguise.
  • Fan Disservice: Rachel wearing an outrageously pointed version of Rita's spiral-cone breastplate.
  • Hong Kong Dub: Parodied to a ridiculous extent. Doug doesn't even try to match Rachel's lip movements. Which is kinda the point, since for the original first season Rita was a Japanese actress dubbed in English.
  • Large Ham: Just like the original, just exaggerated.
  • The Scrappy: In-universe. Zordon tells the Critic that Rita is their most embarrassing and pathetic enemy.

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Heather Reusz

Along with Aiyanna Wade, Heather Reusz came from Awesome Comics and plays either a Town Girls group with her and Tamara, or her main role as Doe, Chester's girlfriend.

    Doe 

  • Distaff Counterpart: To Chester A. Bum.
  • Good Parents: To Bum Jr.
  • Nice Girl: She's a total sweetie.
  • Internalized Categorism: Despite her family being homeless, she ends up arguing that homeless people shouldn't get any support from the government.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: She and Chester are obviously the liberals to Aunt Despair/Uncle Lies’ Republicans, but the latter are the ones who think homeless people should get support.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Chester. Enough that he cries when she calls him the handsomest man in the world just because she usually says "in the universe."

Orlando Belisle Jr.'s Characters

Orlando Belisle Jr. is one of the recurring guest actors for the show, better known as Roger the Guardian Angel and Malachite from Suburban Knights.

    In General 

In General

    Roger 

Roger

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An angel-in-training that "helps" the Nostalgia Critic in the 2010 Christmas Special, officially called "You're a Rotten Dirty Bastard", and returns in the review of Scooby-Doo.

  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: His attitude tends to change depending on how Critic is acting like. In Santa-Christ-created "Rotten Dirty Bastard", Critic is being a prick so Roger thinks it'd be best to kill him. In Scooby-Doo, he grudgingly praises Critic for saving the world, and in Scooby-Doo 2, where Critic has got dumber and meaner, it's back to murder.
  • Light Is Not Good: Unless God Is Evil, killing the guy he's supposed to be looking after would have immediately made him "fall".
  • Parody: Of Clarence from It's a Wonderful Life
  • Took a Level in Badass: He explodes into a ninja costume and proceeds to whup the Critic's ass once he realizes that he would become God's number one man and buddy if the Critic did not exist.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Returned back to life in the second Scooby-Doo review, as per tradition, nobody gives a damn about him, or how he got out of purgatory in the first place.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: And he still fails.

    Peter Soulless 

Peter Soulless

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A studio executive who purchased the film rights to Dr. Seuss' books, and highlighted Michael Bay's previous films in the 90's. Appears in the review of Pearl Harbor and The Cat in the Hat.

    The Angst 

The Angst

A parody of 90s and early 2000s film superheroes who repeatedly invokes and lampshades the expected tropes of the genre at the time. Appears in the Daredevil review.

  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Has a giant "A" emblazoned on his mask and chest.
  • Closest Thing We Got: Meta-example. The role was written for Malcolm, but he was going to be unavailable, and thus Orlando stepped in. Even when Malcolm got to stick around after all, Orlando played the part.
  • Dramatic Thunder: It strikes whenever he says his name.
  • Handicapped Badass: Parodied in reference to Daredevil being blind but having supersenses to the point he might as well be able to see. The Angst is deaf, but his superpowers include superhearing.
  • I Have the High Ground: He loves to pose dramatically on rooftops.
  • Large Ham: Orlando leaves no scenery unchewed; he's constantly grandstanding and talking in a dramatic fashion.
  • '90s Anti-Hero: A parody of them.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: And purple.
  • Wangst: invoked Per his insistence, he has to angst and brood all the time, even if he has nothing to angst and brood over.

Jim Jarosz's Characters

    In General 

Also known as the Ghost of Christmas Future, and Quinn from Demo Reel, Jim also does the photoshop tricks for the show and minor characters for the sketches.

  • The Ace: He's cast as the cool kid in The Monster Squad review, and in the Truthful Preview at the start of Planet of the Apes (2001), gets called “that one guy who's better than everyone else”.
  • Distressed Dude: In the Pop Quiz Hotshot pilot, while he's not seen after that point, he's kidnapped to design the game show set.
  • Fair Cop: In the Demolition Man review, he's the guard that “arrests” Tamara. More clear in the behind the scenes where they jokingly flirt together regarding those pink handcuffs.
  • Gun Nut: According to Doug in behind the scenes, all the guns on the Wall of Weapons are his.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He's meant to be the coolest one in The Monster Squad, and the Lock-and-Load Montage has him unsheathe a katana.
  • Hunk: He's Doug's go-to guy in clipless reviews for a eye-candy male character, like Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens, or Kevin in Ghostbusters (2016).
  • Identical Stranger: Tamara in her review of Army Of Darkness asks if him and Jim Carrey have ever been seen in the same room.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Like Hyper Fangirl and Malcolm he's got a crush on the Critic, unlike those two he's fine with keeping it a secret and just enjoying the eye candy.
  • In the Hood: As Ghost of Future Christmas.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: You can't help feeling sorry for Ghost of Future Christmas for not succeeding to scare the Critic, even Critic himself offers to review any movie he wants, even if it was How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He wears a lot of tight t-shirts in The Hyper Fangirl vlogs and she loves him showing off his amazing muscular arms. Plus in The Force Awakens, he plays Kylo Ren to prove Critic's point that the character is really pretty.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He takes zumba dance classes, and says they have more twists than Shyamalan does. In real life, he's the prop designer, set designer and make up artist.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: In the Rise Of The Commercials behind the scenes, Doug tells him he wears suits really well.
  • Those Two Guys: He's generally the second silent guy in the sketches and usually accompanies Doug or Rob.
  • Trans Equals Gay: Averted. He told Malcolm he was a trans guy, and he let Hyper know he had a crush on Critic, but they're treated as two different things.

    Harvey Levin 

Harvey Levin

The editor of TMZ.

  • Da Editor: For the TMZ sketch.
  • Jerkass: As the Chief editor of TMZ, the way he tries to dig up people's secrets.
  • Large Ham: As Harvey Levin in the A.I. review.

    Malachai 

Malachai

Issac's dragon.

Walter Banasiak characters

    Father Venkman 

Father Venkman

A man who's so obsessed with Ghostbusters he built a religion around it.

    Zack Snyder 
  • Adaptational Wimp: The Snyder in this version is a nasal voiced dweeb obsessed with pandering and embelishment.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Along with Michael Bay, they both have a fascination for Female Fanservice, and the trailer narrator suggests that this is a way to overcompensate... while showing clips from both their movies showcasing even more Female Gaze on muscular men.
  • Bad Boss: He has to have a Christmas Carol parody to get him to be nicer to his underlings.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Michael Bay, since both love explosions, loose source material, slow motion, poor representation of military forces and overuse of Fanservice.
  • Camp Gay: He's bi, but he's completely the jaunty scarf and nasal voice stereotype.
  • Effeminate Misogynistic Guy: When he notices that Aiyanna is a girl, he makes her cry by instantly switching her from Captain America to a skimpy Wonder Woman outfit.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He and Bay love explosions and fighting, but would never actually fight each other.
  • Giftedly Bad: He's completely naïve about what makes decent film-making, but thinks he's amazing.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: In his Q&A, he clearly loves Bay but squirrely denies that they're together.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He really wants you to reassure him that he's cool.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: To him, Batman and Superman have been stone cold killers for years.

Groups

    The Meninists 
A group of mens rights' activists that debuted in Mad Max: Fury Road who do nothing but rant about the feminist agenda in movies.

  • Hate Sink: They have no redeeming qualities and annoy everyone they come across.
  • Nerds Are Virgins: This may be why they're so bitter about strong women in films.
  • No Social Skills: For all their tough guy talk, they're incapable of speaking coherently to an actual woman.

    "Aww" Girls 
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Debuted in the Alvin and the Chipmunks review, they only watch the Chipmunk movies because they're addicted to all things cute. Alvin and Tthe Chipmunks: The Squeakquel introduced the "D'aww" Girls, who are the exact same characters.

Recurring Actors

    Jori and Jason Laws 

Jori and Jason Laws

Better known as the crazy family from Demo Reel and the Adventure Time VLOGS co-hosts, they also contribute as background characters for the sketches. Their daughter Brianna also participates in some of the sketches as well. The two of them also maintain their own movie review site, Forced Viewing.

  • Audience Surrogate: In the AT vlogs, whether it's confused, irritated or uncomfortable, Jason's reaction to Doug's behavior will usually mirror the person watching.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Doug says in “Root Beer Guy” that Jori's got the curves of Mrs Incredible and means that as a compliment, but she doesn't like the comparison.
  • Disposable Woman: Jori juices herself at the end of “Too Old” and Doug/Jason act like she's dead (or that her laughing is another voice of Jason's) in a joke that they both admit got milked dry really fast.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Played for Laughs in “Betty”, as Jason says while he hates kids and old people, Doug is a horrible person for not wanting to take care of his wife if she was mentally sick.
    • As he says, he'll rag on Doug because it's fun to see him defensively rant for ages, but will stop and reassure him about whatever when he needs it.
  • Female Misogynist: Jori isn't really, but the Adventure Time vlogs have Doug and Jason mock her for it whenever she Ron The Death Eaters Princess Bubblegum, or when she called Flame Princess the creepy stalker while Finn was just "lovestruck".
  • Happily Adopted: Jason talks about it in The Visitor, saying also he's met his birth mom and they get on, he considers his adoptive family his real family.
  • Hysterical Woman: Jori (with plenty of helpful mocking from Doug) plays this up a lot in the vlogs, especially with her hatred of Bubblegum that she says in "Lady And Peebles" isn't completely genuine.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Bri's (Jason and Jori's daughter) a teenage girl who (good-naturedly of course) teases Doug for his memory issues, and crows to her mom about everyone else liking Bubblegum in “The Suitor”.
  • Mama Bear: In contrast to her Demo Reel counterpart, Jori's an awesome one. In "Princess Cookie", she says that if Bri were one of the hostages, she'd slit Cookie's throat in front of Bubblegum.
  • Nice Guy: Jason was asked once why he did the vlogs when he doesn't get paid, and replied he just wanted to help out a friend who needed it. There's also all the times when Doug will apologize for something minor (like even just a different opinion) and Jason will reassure him that it's okay.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: At the end of "Lady And Peebles", Jason reminds Jori that, like PB, she's nice but also knows how to defend herself. Jori then leaves upset at the realization that she and Bubblegum have something in common. She also joke-pouts when Jason calls her Bubblegum for correcting Doug on sciencey things in "Jake The Dad".
  • Obsessed with Food: Jason's role as the “Fat Kid” in The Monster Squad review is to eat as much as humanly possible.
  • Parental Substitute: Both of them act like it to Doug in the Adventure Time vlogs, with Jason calming him down a few times by telling him he's still cute and Jori grounding him in "Hitman" and "Too Young".
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: In the Monster Squad Review, "Fat Kid" is a South Confederate.
  • Ron the Death Eater: invoked Jori is so willing to blame Bubblegum for every little thing and act like all the problems are her fault that in "Burning Low" she actually gets pissed off when PB is in the right the whole time.
    • Doug has a rant at her when she doesn't know why Ice King likes Betty in the first place because she's apparently “not sweet enough”.
  • Single-Issue Wonk: invoked Jori explains in “The Tower” that she wants Bubblegum to be a nice sweet princess, and feels like that's how she's supposed to be (even when everything in the show says she's actually Good Is Not Nice), and so that's why she's so against the character normally. It's basically a case of Black-and-White Morality goggles.
  • The Smurfette Principle: From "Lady And Peebles", Doug likes to tease Jori by saying she's only there in vlogs to "represent all women's opinions".
  • Straight Man: In Web Weirdos, Jason points out that Doug's the animated workaholic cloudcuckoolander of the two of them and he's just there to listen, help with the vlogs and reel him back when "[he's] all over the place".
  • Token Good Teammate: Jason lampshades in "Who Would Win" that he's the one in vlogs that fans want to kick the least, as Jori gets both sexism and complaints about her "Bubblegum is the devil" Single-Issue Wonk, and Doug/fandom issues don't need to be documented any further.
  • Tough Love: Jason's specialty. As he said in “Jake The Dog” and other episodes, Doug's a good guy who should be allowed to rant about whatever he wants without being mocked or feeling the need to apologize, but needs to brought back to reality and called out whenever he acts stupid.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Jason is frequently seen drinking Mountain Dew in the vlogs.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Jason's secondary purpose on the Adventure Time vlogs, after helping Doug analyze the show, seems to be bringing him back (or at least trying) whenever he acts too crazy or jerkish.
    • Notably in “Holly Jolly Secrets 2”, when Doug is obsessing over the glasses and not the big reveal; Jason notes that as the show goes on he's less making himself get upset over the deep things in the comedy (like in "Donny") and more trying to hide in focusing on things like fries and glasses.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: The boys want it too, but Jori is the first one to ask for Slash Fic of Jason and Doug, and enjoys a particularly clingy hug between the two of them at the end of "Hug Wolf".
    • In "BMO Lost", she wants Jason to "hit Doug sexy-like", and Robin (Doug's wife) agrees with her that should happen.
  • Yes-Man: Both of them as the TMZ reporters for the Chief Editor.

    Barney Walker 

Barney Walker

Doug and Rob's father. He does many of the behind scenes work (instrumentals, costumes and props) and some extras.
  • Ascended Extra: Lately, he is very prominent in commentaries and background characters in both the show and the anniversary specials.
  • Cool Old Guy: Malcolm and Tamara love him, and he's very nice to them.
    • Half his contributions to the commentary on the Disney Afternoon is trivia about the history of Disney, some of the voice actors, and previous inspirations for the shows. He's pretty interesting to listen to.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly at Doug in behind the scenes for various reasons, but there's a nice moment in Midwest Media Expo 2015 talking about the Troubled Production of Pop Quiz Hotshot and how “benevolent overlord” Michaud just ordered a set built.
  • Dirty Old Man: Clearly not in real life, but he's supposed to be a bit creepy when in the fifth hyper vlog he tells her he's applauding her stalking efforts and he's her biggest fan.
  • Papa Wolf: According to Doug in The Christmas Tree review, he joined the navy to help support his family.
  • Super OCD: Doug apparently inherited it from him, as he says in a panel that he likes the way comic panels are set up because it soothes his OCD.
  • So Proud of You: Inverted for laughs in the Fantastic Four making of, when Doug is wearing his costume, he says “you know fathers always want to be proud of their sons, but what can I say about Doug?”
  • Team Dad: Literally. When he's on set and Doug/Rob get into bratty fights with each other, he'll yell at them and they'll stop.
  • Troll: In the Last Jedi behind the scenes, he puts a rebel sign on Malcolm's imperial hat to see if anyone would notice. Rob and Doug complain that they get enough shit for "getting things wrong" as it is.

Real people as themselves

    Mara Wilson 

Mara Wilson

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"Well, so long, Critic. I'm sure now the that the public have seen your brilliant choices as a child, they'll be just as accepting as you were of mine."

A former child actress who started in such films and Matilda and A Simple Wish, playing herself in a... rather different persona than the roles she's known for. She is currently the The Nostalgia Chick's neighbor.

  • Antagonist in Mourning: She's genuinely saddened after the Chick breaks the news that the Critic died in To Boldly Flee. Averted when she sees Critic again in the “Monster Mash” review, where she's just disgusted with him and wants him gone.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Her reaction upon hearing about the Critic's demise.
  • Came Back Wrong: IMDB.com mistakenly claimed that she died a few years ago... or so we thought. In fact, she did die, only to come back to life with the power to make her eyes glow and an insatiable desire for revenge. Not against anything in particular, just revenge in general, though the Nostalgia Critic is her target of choice.
  • The Cameo: The site's first celebrity cameo, at that.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Catches the Critic in a rather cruel Batman Gambit to ruin part of his reputation.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Her Critic appearance makes nothing of her adult looks, but the Nostalgia Chick and Nella notice her boobs rather happily.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considers her escapades with the Critic to be "organic".

    Dante Basco 

Dante Basco

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"The time has come to reclaim my honor you dishonorably dishonored by honorably honoring my honorable honor!"

The voice actor of Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender, he attacks the Critic in his countdown of the Top 11 Best Episodes of the show.

  • Adam Westing: Plays himself as a delusional nutcase that thinks he's his character, and plays said character as an over-the-top parody of the show's version.
  • Berserk Button: Two. Dishonoring the Avatar franchise, and, even when he think he's his character, being confused for another role he's played.
  • Be Yourself: The Lesson the Critic teaches him. It doesn't stick.
  • Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: "You man! You stupid, stupid man!"
  • Calling Your Attacks: Shouts "HONOR!" as he shoots his fireballs.
  • Catchphrase: "HONOR!"
  • Composite Character: In-universe, of a sort. Though Dante is quite obviously playing like he thinks he's Zuko, there's a bit of Rufio in his behavior too, and at the end of the review he starts to think he's Jake Long instead of Zuko. Additionally, his portrayal of Zuko is heavily taken from the Ember Island Players in-universe portrayal of Zuko as an honor-obsessed Emo Teen.
  • Determinator: No matter how much the Critic keeps running, he keeps up the pursuit.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's only attacking the Critic for dishonoring the Avatar franchise with his previous Top 11 Worst Episodes list. The Critic eventually talks him down and they settle things peacefully. And when he's not attacking the Critic, he seems perfectly nice to other people as long as they aren't in his way. He's certainly nicer to Malcolm and Tamara than Critic is, sympathizing with the former while Critic's a coward, and telling Tamara that dressing up like a ninja is a nice try while Critic condescends to her.
  • No-Sell: The Critic's firebending in the form of Mario-like fireballs didn't hurt him at all.
  • Playing with Fire: He can firebend.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Takes a time-out from attacking the Critic to read an Avatar comic and enjoys it.

    Don Bluth 

Don Bluth

  • As Himself
  • Cool Old Guy He can beckon people to the computer through Dragon's Lair symbols and take over TV channels, though it's not quite explained yet how.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He pulls no punches in mocking the Critic while playing 'Dragon's Lair'. Goes into Shut Up And Talk as well, as he sarcastically (but affectionately) praises Doug for “not staying on any image longer than a nano second”.
  • Death Glare: Intimidates the Critic throughout Conquest of the Commercials with nothing but a hard, piercing gaze.
  • The Quiet One: The only time he speaks in Conquest of the Commercials is him saying he's waiting for the Critic to make his move.

    Michael Salvatori 

Michael Salvatori

  • As Himself: He appears to talk about his real-life work on the Flintstones gummies theme.
  • The Bore: Subverted. Critic tries to get rid of him because his story about the Flintstones gummies jingle is so boring, but everybody else in the univese finds the story fascinating. It's also revealed that he's a beloved composer for several well-known video games, so even Critic wants to talk to him after that.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: No matter what Critic does to get rid of him, he always manages to return to the couch.

Other Characters

    Superman 

Superman

Played by Rob Scallon and Angry Joe.

    Ghost Pony Rider 

Ghost Pony Rider

A pony-fied version of the Ghost Rider, a skeletal unicorn with a leather jacket and flaming skull who appears for related jokes.

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    Zack the Psycho Maniac 

Zack the Psycho Maniac

A grown-up version of "Zack the Lego Maniac" from the old Lego commercials of the '90s. He still lives with his grandmother and has graduated from building Lego sculptures to building bombs, which he uses to take revenge on anyone who's slighted him. Played by Jay Chapman.

    Ma-Ti 

Ma-Ti

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The TGWTG version of the Captain Planet character with the power of heart (or at least someone CLAIMING to be him), as played by Doug's friend Bhargav Dronamraju. Appears in the Nostalgia Critic's Captain Planet review, the anniversary brawl video, NC's Battlefield Earth review, Kickassia, and Suburban Knights. Might actually just be a delusional Indian guy with a mysterious grudge against Ted Turner and a completely unrelated magic ring, nobody's quite sure. Sadly, his actor has left the series.

  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • "SUCK MY BIG FAT FUCKING HEART!!! ...I'm so alone!"
    • After nearly getting raped by Ask That Guy, he gives a You Bastard! to the audience before raping ATG himself. Because that's what we all want to see, right?
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • In the one-year anniversary video. Everyone tried to kick his ass.
    • Again in the third-year anniversary, Suburban Knights. He wants to join the team's quest, but the Critic continuously sends him away on increasingly ridiculous snipe hunts just to get rid of him.
    • All of this treatment REALLY turns out to bite the Critic and the rest of the site's reviewers collective asses in To Boldly Flee when, having had his conciousness merge with the Plot Hole giving him powers over the Awesomeverses' "Plot" means he resents the world so much he wants to destroy it.
  • Catchphrase: "Heart!", to the point that it's basically a Verbal Tic for the character.
  • Classically Trained Extra: After invoking the "Heart!" gag a few times in his Inspector Gadget review and getting no response, the Critic runs off to find him. Ma-ti is sipping tea and reading Jane Austen.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Raping Ask That Guy in "Ask That Guy VIOLATES Ma-Ti".
  • Dynamic Character: Originally just a one-note joke, the three specials really fleshed him out.
  • Everything Is Racist: His theory as for why he got the short end of the stick is that Ted Turner is prejudiced against Indians. This immediately raises suspicion, since Ma-Ti is Brazilian on the show…
  • Granola Boy: In "Ask That Guy VIOLATES Ma-Ti", he comes to the house with a leaflet on how to save the environment.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: As of Suburban Knights.
  • Hidden Depths: As of the Inspector Gadget review, it's apparent that he enjoys drinking tea while reading (and praising) Jane Austen while The Dance Of the Hours plays.


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