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Yet another favorite of the creator, this place got its fair share of guys after the portal incident. And that's not even counting a certain in-universe favorite dragon of the fans...

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    Gumball Watterson 

Gumball Watterson

The main character of this show and the son of Meta-Ridley.


  • Aerith and Bob: Now that the whole 'Richard' name is out of the equation, this is more prominent.
  • Arm Cannon: Directly cribbed from Megaman, but still an effective weapon. It lacks the power absorbing abilities of the original, though.
  • Badass Normal: Despite who his parents are, he's got no powers to speak of. Yet, he's gone up against some pretty big odds.
  • Battle Couple: At least one time, he and Penny fought side-by-side.
  • Berserk Button: Harming his friends, but especially Darwin. Chi-Chi was on the top of his list due to this reason.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Shares this with his mother.
  • Cowardly Lion: Not by too much, but he will step up, even if the circumstances are understandably out of his control.
  • Deadpan Snarker: With everything that goes on around him, how could he not be?
  • Falling into the Cockpit: Ends up being the one semi-controlling M.O.G.U.E.R.A against Dagon Darwin. It lasts for a good while before the monster gets the upper hand.
  • Hero with a Unique Name: It's right there in the show's title!
  • Hero-Worshipper: To Hit when he arrives.
  • Heroic Bsod: Falls into one when Darwin is shot out, injured, into the sea and everyone is struggling to find him. Anais advises him not to fall into In-Universe Wangst, which would have failed as he just turns on sad music. Thankfully, this doesn't last long.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Penny, a shape-shifting fairy.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: He displays a few fourth-wall-breaking traits and can be a bit vicious against his foes. However, most of his traits could probably be attributed to Ridley's old self before he went insane. He also shares a few key traits with his mother.
  • Official Couple: By the time of the fanfic series, he and Penny are in a steady relationship.
  • Seen It All: Almost nothing fazes him now. Almost.
  • Shipper on Deck: He's on board for his brother and Carrie.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The moment he gets behind the controls of M.O.G.U.E.R.A and especially when he acquires his Arm Cannon.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Though he has his moments, he's generally more serious than his dad. Then again, that's not saying much.

    Darwin Watterson 

Darwin Watterson

Gumball's adopted brother and the unfortunate antagonist of 'The Cruise'. Yeah, things get crazy here...


  • Adorkable: Even more so than his brother.
  • Ax-Crazy: As Dagon Darwin, he loses all sense of reason and goes on a rampage.
  • Beta Couple: While Gumball has Penny, he's got Carrie.
  • Beyond the Impossible: As Dagon Darwin, he can even harm ghosts with his physical body.
  • Body Horror: His transformation into Dagon Darwin is NOT a pleasant one.
  • Combat Tentacles: Gains sharpened versions of these as Dagon Darwin.
  • Disney Death: Twice in the same episode! First, he's shot by Chi-Chi, but that just mutates him into a monster. Then, Nicole seemingly puts him down when he goes out of control. That just turns him back to normal.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Invoked when his involuntary Super Mode is named Dagon Darwin.
  • The End... Or Is It?: It's implied at the end of The Cruise that his Dagon Darwin mutation might happen again...
  • Eye Scream: He's briefly blinded by M.O.G.U.E.R.A as Dagon Darwin during their fight.
  • Face–Monster Turn: Thanks to Chi-Chi and a bullet filled with Kakavantharan DNA, he's transformed into a massive Kaiju called Dagon Darwin. It lasts for the entire episode of 'The Cruise' before he turns back after being beaten down to size.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He's got some pretty big ones as Dagon Darwin.
  • Fish out of Water: Literally. As Dagon Darwin, though, he stays in the water.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Often the foolish one to Gumball, but it depends.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: He can fire these from the palms of his claws as Dagon Darwin.
  • Happily Adopted: He's Gumball's pet fish who became the way he was due to the power of love.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: After Gumball is teleported away to face off against Mother Brain and Chi Chi, Dagon Darwin is nearly talked down by the others, especially Nicole and Carrie. However, a large beam of purple energy (most likely sent by Mother Brain) causes him to go berserk again and slam Nicole into the sea. He gets better, though, but only after one more fight.
  • Interspecies Romance: He's in a relationship with Carrie, who is a ghost.
  • LEGO Genetics: Being injected with Kakavantharan DNA? Instant monster.
  • Meaningful Name: Aside from the obvious Charles Darwin joke, his brief tenure as Dagon Darwin makes sense, considering Dagon was a prominent sea-dwelling monstrosity from H.P Lovecraft. The very title of the second part, The Shadow Over Elmore, hammers it right in.
  • Overly Long Name: He's got one of these. Go watch the show (we're too lazy to list it).
  • Sea Monster: Dagon Darwin.
  • Tender Tears: He has these as his memories come back when he's Dagon Darwin. These moments, however, are brief and serve only to Yank the Dog's Chain.
  • Tragic Monster: He never asked to be mutated into a horrific creature of mass destruction when he became Dagon Darwin. Heck, there are several moments where he's reduced to a crying mess as his past memories flood his head.
  • The Worf Effect: Once Nicole turns into a dragon, Dagon Darwin's screwed, but he does give it his all.

    Anais Watterson 

Anais Watterson

Gumball's sister, despite what his father is. Yeah, not even the fanfic can offer an explanation.


    Nicole Watterson 

Nicole Watterson

Meta-Ridley's wife and a damn good fighter at that. Useful, given what fanfic this is taking place in.


     Meta-Ridley 

Meta Ridley

"Well, gotta go! I think Nicole's makin' chimichangas!"

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GAAAHHH!!! WHAT THE HELL MASTEROFNINTENDO?!

Well, this is going to be long.You may notice that a pre-existing character from the Metroid series is here? Well, this version of the main nemesis of Samus Aran has gone off in a completely different direction. Born on the Planet Kakavanthara, he was jetisonned into space by his parents as the planet was scheduled to be devoured by the God of Cartoon Network (the universe where he was born). Raised by Space Pirates, he rose up the ranks until he had to go to school under the care of a rabbit named Josephine. You can see where this is going, as he grew to like his new home, Elmore. Eventually, he met and, eventually, fell in love with Nicole Waterson. The years passed and they got married, but, due to a terminal disease, Ridley needed to be upgraded. The process was successful, but he ended up going insane because of it. He still lives happily with his family, despite his insanity and the typical trouble that Elmore throws at them. WHEW!


  • Alternate Universe: The canon in the Review Team officially retconned Richard's existence and replaced him with this guy.
  • Anti-Hero: He's willing to save the day and even more so in taking care of his family, but usually he's in for the money and the havoc.
  • Beast and Beauty: With his wife.
  • Bi the Way: Though he's mostly interested in girls, he kissed Gwonam Looney Tunes style at one point. This was a joke, though.
  • Black Comedy: Par for the course as he shoots and blows his way through the competition.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: He may strive to be a good family man, but his tendency to kill is a bit much.
  • Body Horror: Look at him and compare him to the usual depictions of Ridley. He just looks...wrong.
  • Captain Ersatz: Though the story has long since been deleted, there was a fan character (who is still active, but radically altered) on the DeviantArt page named Rick who acted in a few ways the same.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He and Nicole knew each-other since they were children.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Try to read ANY bit of his dialogue and deny this.
  • Creepy Good: Oh dear GOD, look at him!
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: More like 'Cybernetics Eat Your Sanity'! From what we get, Ridley was very much sane until his upgrade. Now, he has voices in his head and his need to kill has been magnified. Still a devoted husband, though.
  • Expy: Sigh...changed by circumstances, breaks the fourth wall, has voices in his head, violent and gun happy, VOICED BY NOLAN NORTH...Who do you think? Also, he fits the bill of the one he replaced, Richard, in terms of his marriage.
  • Friend to All Children: We know he loves his kids very much.
  • Funny Schizophrenia: Those voices in his head sell it.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Unless Kakavantharian technology and heavy objects are put into the mix. The latter will just slow him down.
  • Healing Factor: See above for why.
  • Hearing Voices: Much like the one he's based one, he has a serious voice and a gleeful, yet ignorant, voice in his head. They provide comic relief.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Proven to be this even when he's saving the earth.
  • Hot Wailord On Skitty Action: If the games and how tall he is compared to Squidward all come to mind, Meta-Ridley is freakin' HUGE compared to Nicole. And he has 2 biological children (Darwin is adopted and Anais...well, even he doesn't know).
  • Interspecies Romance: With Nicole.
  • Large Ham: He is voiced by Nolan North. Enough said.
  • Leitmotif: Do we even have to say it?
    • However, this was radically changed to...this.
    • And then it got changed back to the original. Just who's getting that other theme, then?
  • Lethal Joke Character: Just because he's a funnier version of the original Ridley doesn't mean he's any less dangerous.
  • Meaningful Name: Well, his middle one is Ripentear.
    "Because talent."
  • Motor Mouth: It's nigh impossible to get him to stop talking when he starts.
  • Narrating the Present: Does this 24/7 whenever he can.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: It seems only jerks get the receiving end of his power.
  • Opposites Attract: Though he was sane to begin with (making it easy to see why Nicole married him), his present insanity would normally make it impossible to see him with a motherly, if not stressed to the breaking point, wife. Their marriage still works.
  • Psycho for Hire: How he got recruited for a brief moment by Sir in the first place.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He has signs of this, as he values pinkie swears, throws tantrums at times, and even carries a lunchbox to his work. He's also very much violent.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: His two voices. The blue one is even represented by his past self, which, judging by his attitude, has just given up on Ridley.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Without all those upgrades (and his loss of sanity), the disease that was ravaging his body would have killed him.
  • Talkative Loon: To be expected from a guy like this.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: His teammates are VERY uncomfortable with him around. Even the God of Cartoon Network is uneasy around him.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chimichangas, judging by his bio page.
  • Trigger Happy: In the presence of guns, of course.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: You thought Richard was ugly? Just replace him with a monstrous metal dragon who's lost more marbles than we can count! His wife is still the adorable, yet temperamental, cat girl we know.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Not too bad, but he tends to fall into this. It takes his sane voice to set him straight.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Though formidable, he usually has his wings overpowered and he's not exactly durable.

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    Firefly 

Firefly

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Gumball doesn't have the only dad that's been altered.

Penny's father, Patrick, and an enemy of the Wattersons turned good as of the fanfic series.


  • Arch-Nemesis: Once was this to Meta-Ridley (and, by extension, all Wattersons).
  • Badass Family: Whenever he and Penny team-up.
  • Benevolent Boss: Even when he was out for revenge, he's a great guy to have around in his job as a construction worker.
  • Captain Ersatz: Not really. One would think he's cribbing off of a certain Batman villain of the same name, but he's actually one of Gumball's canon characters, just with different origins and abilities.
  • Cerberus Retcon: Patrick's hatred for the Wattersons? Holy crap, this applies.
  • Character Development: Carries over into the fanfic series, where, ever since Gumball and Penny became an item, he's been nothing but nice and supportive.
  • Cool Helmet: Complete with multiple eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past / Freudian Excuse: Oh, lordy! First, burned horrifically by Ridley by accident, loses Nicole's interest beforehand, has to be nursed to health as he develops an affinity for fire, until he finally starts a family...until he's captured and experimented on by a rogue Space Pirate and turned into what you see before you. It's surprising he's let go of whatever hate is in his heart after that!
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: His arm-flamethrowers and even an attachment that fires bullets made out of fire!
  • Foil: To Meta-Ridley. Both are heavily altered from their canon selves (Firefly-Patrick and Ridley-Richard), loved Nicole, were altered by Space-Pirates, and are utterly crazy. However, Patrick is the same character as him but with a different backstory, Nicole dumped him for being a Jerk Jock, the Space Pirate was experimenting on him not for his own good, and he eventually grew out of his insanity to be a more sane father. He also uses tech tailor-made to kill Kakavantharans.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He was burned horrifically by Ridley back in high school in a terrible accident.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Ever since he realized how empty his vengeance was, he's become a reliable ally to the Wattersons, as well as all of Elmore.
  • Ironic Fear: He's deathly afraid of water.
    • Weaksauce Weakness: I mean, yeah. Still, this was a result of the horrible experimentation done to him. Even drinking water has to be forced into him!
  • Jerk Jock: Was this in High School.
  • Jet Pack: Part of his look. It even shooting out more fire!
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has four arms.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Notice how he's barely called Patrick Fitzgerald by everyone. He doesn't mind at all, though.
  • Overprotective Dad: Once to Penny.
  • Powered Armor: The new modifications done to him.
  • Pyro Maniac: He gets a bit too into using his flames at times.
  • Rescue Romance: He met his wife when he was found in a landfill after his terrible accident. She nursed him back to health and things went from there.
  • Revenge: His main goal after all he went through against the Wattersons. He's grown out of it.
  • Shipper on Deck: Subverted, but then played straight, as listed above.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: One of the reasons behind his Heel–Face Turn.

    V 

V

A Vastatosaurus Rex that attends school with Gumball.


  • Aloof Big Brother: He's pretty aloof, but he's always there for his little adopted brother, Ian.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting his or somebody else's brother.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Harm his brother or another's...
  • Birds of a Feather: Both he and Tina are tyranids and they're both pretty rough and somewhat mean. They enjoy each-others company.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite looking more ferocious, and he kinda is on his worst days, he's actually okay to be around. Just not exactly friendly.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: A possible reason as to why he was included.
  • Loners Are Freaks: He's even more anti-social than Tina and more ferocious looking.
  • Noble Demon: Despite being somewhat unpleasent due to his temper, he has a sense of honor, as he agrees to find the one who shot Darwin due to him understanding Gumball's pain. Nobody should have to lose a brother, after all.
  • Pair the Spares: He's with Tina, for obvious reasons.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Ian's blue, though he usually keeps calm.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He's more belligerent and hostile between he and Ian.
  • Those Two Guys: He and Ian are rarely seen apart.

    Ian 

Ian

A Cherufe and V's adopted little brother.


    Barricade and Frenzy 

Barricade and Frenzy

Bayformers that found themselves in Elmore and, later, became the best law-enforcers around.


  • Ax-Crazy: Frenzy, in battle. His name is rather appropriate.
  • Blood Knight: When Nicole starts showing her aggression against Barricade, he's quite impressed.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: They're both hacked into staying in vehicle mode and chasing Gumball and company, thanks to Chi-Chi, due to Bayformers being easy to hack. Thankfully, this doesn't last long. He's also not crazy during so. Just aware that he's not the one behind the wheel.
  • Cool Car: Barricade's alt-mode is a rather fancy police car.
  • Covert Pervert: Frenzy tries to look under Nicole's skirt, only to be kicked away for his troubles.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: The reason Barricade decided to become a police officer in Elmore was that, when he was cut off from Mars, he thought he lost his purpose.
  • Epic Flail: Barricade's got one of these, usually attached to one of his wheels.
  • Fragile Speedster: Frenzy may be agile, but he's not exactly durable.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: Usually the bad cops, compared to Elmore's police force, but they're actually competent.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Once Martian Bayformers that were quite hostile towards everyone, they've actually made a living here with a new purpose.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Frenzy.
  • Rabid Cop: Barricade's become less of this as he's spent more time in Elmore, but Frenzy sure is.
  • Stock Ninja Weaponary: Frenzy, befitting of his infiltrator nature, uses alien shurikens as weapons.
  • Those Two Guys: They're usually never seen apart, due to Frenzy being Barricade's minicon.
  • The Unintelligble: Frenzy, most of the time.
  • Villainous Bsod: They fall into a hard one when they're left behind in Elmore. Thankfully, Meta-Ridley brings them out of it by suggesting getting a new job.

    Sky-Byte 

Sky-Byte

A decepticon that found himself in Elmore and adjusted rather quickly.


  • Beware the Silly Ones: Say what you will, but he's still very efficient in the battlefield.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "TSUNAMI BLASTER!"
  • Chest Blaster: See above for his signature weapon.
  • Flying Seafood Special: His shark mode can fly.
  • Friend to All Children: He loves children and usually hangs out with them, especially Anais.
  • Going Native: Much like Barricade, this happens to him in Elmore.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Granted, he wasn't too bad to begin with, but when he settles down in Elmore, he's hardly a bad guy anymore.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Anais.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: He and his fellow Decepticons (Gas Skunk, Dark Scream, and Slapper) aren't as big as they say they are. Still, Sky-Byte is efficient in some respect.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: When he was a bad guy, he showed signs of this, as he got easily flustered and ending up crying like a child at the end.
  • Ship Tease: He shows some attraction towards Nicole, but it might not go anywhere.
    • Actually, in The Cruise, it's stated he has a small crush on her.
  • Threatening Shark: He transforms into one that can fly and shoot missiles.
  • Villainous Bsod: A pretty teary one when he realizes he's been abandoned on Elmore. He gets over it with Nicole and the Watterson's help.
  • Warrior Poet: He thinks of himself as this, as he'll usually come up with a haiku to talk about the situation. They're not too bad, per say.

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    M.O.G.U.E.R.A 

M.O.G.U.E.R.A

A Global Defense Force mech sent by Sir to assist Gumball against Dagon Darwin.


  • An Arm and a Leg: One of his arms is torn out by Dagon Darwin during their fight.
  • Behemoth Battle: His one notable scene is him battling Dagon Darwin and almost winning until he's nearly destroyed.
  • Berserk Button: Don't compare him to a Pokemon. Not even if you're the pilot.
  • Chest Blaster: He can fire such a thing.
  • Combining Mecha: Though he doesn't show this in his appearance due to a lack of more pilots, he can detach into a drill tank and flying machine.
  • Falling into the Cockpit: How Gumball ends up controlling him.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: From his eyes, he can fire rapid-fire blasts of plasma. He can also fire thin purple beams from the tips of his hands.
  • Fun with Acronyms: M.oblie O.peration G.odzilla U.niversal E.xpert R.obot A.ero-type.
  • It Can Think: He visibly takes offense to being called a Pokemon, showing signs of sentience.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: From his cone-shaped hands, he can fire powerful missiles.
  • Tank Goodness: He uses treads on his feet to get around.
  • This Is a Drill: His 'beak' functions as this.
  • Pokémon Speak: Lampshaded by Gumball, due to the robot being only to say his name over and over again. He's not exactly amused.

    Mother Brain 

Mother Brain

''"ME?! DEFECTIVE?! YOU, A MISERABLE SON OF A WHORE, ARE CALLING ME A DEFECTIVE LIFE-FORM?!"

The boss of Meta-Ridley. Mentally unstable and with a desire to mate with her subordinate, she played into Chi-Chi's hands quite well.


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