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     Sir Cinemacus 

Sir Cinemacus

"And for what reason did you call upon me?"

Before reviewing PONY.MOV, Z Squared made the, as he quotes, HORRIBLE mistake of bringing his brother back from hibernation. This knight's motive is to stop "a great evil" by preserving films. To do this he has taken, by forced contract, 10 pop culture characters to review said films. He does some reviewing himself, but only on youtube. He is the most powerful member of the team, being able to use magic and withstand just about anything. However, this is starting to change as time goes on. And something about him feels a bit...off...

Post-reboot and, as of Season 4, it's revealed he's in a long-running battle with his brother, the Great Evil known as Ahnil. Currently, he's been reduced to his orb form thanks to one of Bagan's attacks.


  • Accidental Hero: His portals do have a tendency to cause good, as one fanfic shows.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Occasional, his creations will fail in disastrous ways.
  • All a Part of the Job: He really enjoys his work and...well, it seems to be his only job.
  • Anti-Antichrist: Dedicated to good, despite being Nyarlathotep's spawn.
  • Ambiguously Evil: If his actions as of late are anything to go by, he's slowly slipping into this.
  • Author Avatar: He's actually one of the anonymous creators of the series.
    • Self-Deprecation: If that's the case (and given how the story and the characters treat him), then this was apparently in mind.
  • Badass Baritone: He has one, as the brief web-series shows.
  • Bad Boss: Or at least an incompetent one. From holding a bunch of characters against their will (to be fair, the payment is good) to, during the Golus arc, not helping due to him having to finish his pizza bagels. It is no question that he was beaten up for that latter bit.
    • Seems to be getting more pronounced as time goes on, with him acting stupider or a bit less lenient. The Portal Incident is a major example that affects the whole series, simply because he refused to take Twilight's advice.
  • Berzerk Button: Don't show him 2 Girls 1 Cup anytime soon...
    • Or try to prove he's wrong when he tries to convince you his toys are cool.
  • Beware the Nice Ones / Beware the Silly Ones
  • Big Fun: Can be this.
  • BFS: He actually manages to wield one against Sin to okay effect. Other than that, it rarely comes out.
  • Cain and Abel: So far, he's winding up to the be the Cain to Z-Squared's Abel, albeit of the more idiotic and kinda harmless variation. So far, at least.
    • As well as Z-Squared, he's apparently the Abel to Ahnil's Cain. This is more pronounced, as they want to kill each-other due to their goals.
  • The Captain
  • Captain Ersatz: Gee, looking at his armor, I wonder where he got it.
  • Character as Himself
  • Characterization Marches On: He's MUCH more incompetent in the reboot and later works, to the point of almost looking like he's doing it on purpose.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Loses against Azazel despite cheating.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: "Good news! I caught a Plankton!" and he just kept going from there (and a bit before).
  • Cool Sword: Not that he sues it often.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He might look menacing, but he's as nice as the next guy.
    • And a bit of an idiot.
  • Deal with the Devil: He once did this unintentionally.
  • Dirty Coward: Several moments. One particular instance is when he retreats when Sin unleashes his full power and decimates the team.
  • Eccentric Mentor
  • Eldritch Abomination: Really, what he is, along with Z-Squared and Ahnil, being the spawn of Nyarlathotep.
  • Fair Weather Friend: Quite a few occasions have this. He gets punished for it, though.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish one compared to Z-Squared. And he's supposed to be the older brother.
  • Idiot Hero: Shows signs of this. On more than one occasion.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: This is slowly fading away as time goes on.
  • Leitmotif: Knight of the wind from Sonic and the Black Knight.
  • Magic Knight
  • Mysterious Past: A lot of it.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: In any given situation, he's managed to pull this off.
    • Thankfully, this has lessened.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: As of now, NO-THING can at the very least put a dent in him. Godzilla didn't even get a chance to fight him before having second thoughts.
    • This trope, however, is becoming moot as he was reduced to floating around in his orb form when his members beat him up for understandable reasons. Also, Snippit showed us when he impaled his helmet, the same thing would happen.
    • As of the re-writes, it's pretty much gone.
  • Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: With Necrosan, but this has been lessening.
  • Not So Stoic: Sometimes in his reviews, he'll freak out at the imagery before him. Outside of the reviews, he's less hard to shake.
    • But as the fanfics progress, he's becoming a bit more looney.
  • Skewed Priorities: Whenever there are pizza bagels, expect this to happen.
    • And don't get us started on the Alternate Equestria incident...
  • Shock and Awe: He can summon lightning from his fingertips.
  • Small Roll Big Impact: During the 'War is Magic' arc, he's only got a few lines, though he is shown prominently at the very start. What does he do? Convince Twilight to go through with her personal portal project and, for the series as a whole, cause the whole portal crisis that spans for the rest of the series and even way back!
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pizza Bagels, oh so much.
    • So much so that's it's becoming problematic.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: The reboot. Dear god. Everyone notices this, thankfully.
  • Useless Protagonist: So far, he has had no victories at all. Lampshaded, of course.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Played with during the 'War is Magic' arc. On one hand, he's an idiot and he simply didn't think ahead when he caused a portal maelstrom to occur all over the multiverse. On the other hand, he refused to listen to reason outright. So...hmmmm...
  • Vocal Evolution: During his Frankenstein (1910) review, his voice got deeper and better to understand. All it took was a glass of water, though.
    • Later, it sounded like Z-Squared. That isn't his real voice, though.
    • Finally, in his review of 'White Zombie' (1932), he went right back to the deep voice.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite being able to manhandle Godzilla in the first episode, he's shown to be incredibly weak against other enemies. It comes to a head in the fourth season, where Bagan's breath attack destroys his armor for good.

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     Z-Squared/Shadow-Squared 

Z-Squared

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This horrible art-style is INTENTIONAL. Ouch.

Z-Squared is Sir Cinemacus' younger brother and, essentially, the main character. He is almost the polar opposite of his sibling. Unlike Sir, Z is more sarcastic and isn't as prone to using formal speech. He personally thinks his brother is completely insane, and he finds his little Review Team thing to be equally as crazy. Nevertheless, he's a part of it, and he isn't too proud to admit it. He's mellowed out as time went on.


  • Affectionate Nickname: For Marceline, it's "Marce".
  • Amazon Chaser: If the interactions between him and Marceline are any indication.
  • Anti-Antichrist: Much like Sir, he's the son of Nyarlathotep, but he's nothing like his old man at all.
  • Arch-Enemy: Necrosan, due to the dragon's obsession with his death. They even have a final fight before Z-Squared dies!
  • Badass Grandpa: When you think about it, he's 1000 years old. And he can still kick ass.
  • Beauty = Goodness: Averted. He's quite...deformed looking. Still, he's one of the most heroic of the original main cast. Massively averted with his true form which, while not exactly the worst-looking, is demonic but benevolent.
  • Berserk Button: Anything that has to do with modern Spongebob episodes or Double Rainboom will set him off for sure. This has been dialed back a notch to the point where it never comes up again.
    • Hurting his allies is also a sure-fire way to get wrecked.
  • Big "NO!": Near the end of his Biodome review.
  • Blood from the Mouth: How he figures out he's going to die by degeneration in Season 4. It happens occasionally to hammer it in.
  • Butt-Monkey: Powerful or not, nothing goes his way. Well, sorta. He's gotten better...until, during Season 4, when he learned he was DYING. Oh, and he actually does die eventually.
  • Cain and Abel: He's winding up to be the the Abel to Sir's Cain, as he's much more responsible and sensible.
  • Caustic Critic: He slips into this at times, but he has the will to find the good in bad things as well. As of late, he's stopped reviewing all-together.
  • Character as Himself
  • Cool Sword
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Earned the ire of Necrosan this way. And there's a chance he's going up the ladder...
  • Duet Bonding: He and Marceline do this with the song 'Just a Friend' for the fun of it.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Since Shadow-Squared is his true form, coupled with his mysterious past...turns out, he's the son of Nyarlathotep. Yeah. THAT one.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: His greatest source of power is when he meditates and focuses his rage. Forming that balance gives him greater control and, eventually, access to his true form.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Sometimes.
  • Everyone Can See It: His budding relationship with Marceline was this, no matter how they wished to deny it.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: He, Marceline, and Princess Bubblegum. Too bad this happens when he learns that he's going to die at the end of one of their own session...
  • Heroes Prefer Swords
  • Just Friends: With Marceline. He's mature in this department. Of course, this is starting to slip. Eventually, they become an Official Couple...kinda.
  • Killed Off for Real: Finally dies due to his degeneration in Episode 93, but not without a final fight with Ahnil and Necrosan.
  • Last Request: Writes a bucket list before he dies that he and the team manage to finish.
    • Last Dance: He and Marceline have this, with him transforming into Shadow-Squared in the process.
  • Leitmotif: Rebellion from BlazBlue.
  • Mysterious Past: He's lived through history, 1000 years of it, but his own past is all a blur.
    • Eventually, in Season 4, he's revealed to be a spawn of Nyarlathotep. The youngest even, considering his brothers are thousands of years old.
  • New Super Power: This came up as a major plot point in Season 2. It eventually led to him unlocking his true form.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his powers and such, he's quite humble and a great ally.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He sticks out like a sore thumb, even after the art reboot.
  • One True Threesome: She and Marceline are together in Season 4, but she's in a committed relationship with Princess Bubblegum. Thankfully, they've worked around this.
  • Only Sane Man: He's shaping out to be this in the fanfics.
  • Put on a Bus: Before Season 3 gets into its first arc, him becoming Shadow Squared a second time puts him in a coma that lasts for the rest of the season. It's stated at the ending arc that he'll soon recover for Season 4. Sure enough, he does, but...
  • Red Scare: During the Cold War era, he fashioned a noise-proof helmet to block out Communist messages that might have turned up.
  • Sanity Slippage: This happens in his Little Cars review. And don't get us started on how he handles the non-logic in the second arc.
  • Ship Tease: He's treated to this with Marceline. As of now, they're officially dating to see where it goes.
    • He's now officially the third wheel in Marceline and Bubblegum's relationship. So, it's now Official Couple...sorta.
  • Spartan Sibling: Downplayed a ton, as he still fights to protect him, but he does find some catharsis in seeing Sir get his due.
  • Stylistic Suck: In every drawing he's in, he's poorly drawn in comparison to everyone else. We have a series with advanced-looking creature and people of various animations styles. This guy now sticks out like a sore thumb among them all. Averted with his true form, which is drawn to the same standards as the series proper.
  • Super Mode: Shadow-Squared, though it's really his true form.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Come Season 2 and he appears to go into this, causing his power to spike up. However, in the reboot, he meditates to better control this.
    • And then he achieves a super form. However, this only achieved through achieving a balance between rage and peace.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: In Season 4, he starts to degenerate, leading to this.


Shadow-Squared

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Remember. He's still the good guy.

''"I may look scary and imposing now...But I'm going to do what you won't. Be a friend. You got yourself a heaping ton of power, but that's not satisfying, is it? You just will continue to take and take until life itself loses all meaning to you. Me? I'll focus on helping people smile. To imagine a brighter day. To give hope."

Z-Squared's true form. After episode upon episode of holding it all back, the death of Tafeli triggers this mighty transformation. One that can be seen beyond the milky way. A string of good events happen on Earth as a response. It is this form that allows Sin to be pummeled into submission. However, the form is taxing, so it's recommended this be for only last resort moments.


     Godzilla 2000 

Godzilla 2000

Hailing from the Toho universe, this rather grumpy kaiju is like the other members. Namely, he didn't ask to be here and be shrunk down most of the time, but the food he gets paid is nice. It is likely he serves as the main character, aside from Z-Squared, due to how much screen-time he gets. The incarnation used is his millennium one, with major changes to his timeline as well.


  • A Day in the Limelight: He's got two arcs dedicated to he and his co-stars.
  • Adaptational Heroism: His film incarnation was a definite Wild Card. Here, he takes after his 'Unleashed' counterpart as a protector of the Earth. Even then, he's fairly apathetic to humanity. That said, he's been known to go on rampages. Something that he's not proud of, but still pretty apathetic to.
  • Anti-Hero: A bit more on the heroic side this time, but he still fits the bill.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Pulls this one Destroyah in the sixth arc. He goes further by breaking it off.
  • Behemoth Battle: Occasionally, when he's allowed to return to his full size.
  • Berserk Button: Birds, considering his hatred of Giant Condors. Doubles as a Mythology Gag.
  • Breath Weapon: But, of course.
  • Broken Ace: Only against Destroyah, which, for a while, acts as a living Trauma Button. Considering that he was the kaiju that KILLED him to begin with...
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Heart, considering they're both adoptive single fathers, value strength, and (most of all) have a HUGE beef with Destroyah. They even look a bit alike.
  • Bootstrapped Leitmotif: Surprisingly, his classic theme is used sparingly.
  • Canon Character All Along: Sure, Godzilla 2000 is canon, but this one is actually Godzilla Jr. Just grown up and with all the trauma that came involving Destroyah.
  • Composite Character: He shares many traits with Showa Godzilla, down to a few moves and having a son in Minya, as well as being Godzilla Jr. himself.
    • Heck, when battling Megalon during the sixth arc, he even does the infamous flying kick move!
  • Declaration of Protection: When Destroyah menaces he and all the rest of Egg Island, he strives to prevent anyone from suffering his pain.
  • Did Not Want To Go On An Adventure: Especially in his own arc. He would rather laze away than have to put up with the Review Team's antics.
  • Dramatic Entrance: He makes a point to do these while giant.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He's more morally ambiguous, but he truly does love his adoptive human mother, Gojo. When they reunite (long story), he's crying tears of joy.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: He's a mutated Godzillasaurus.
  • Explosive Overclocking: He can use the nuclear pulse move, but he's not a fan of it.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Aside from his fellow kaijus (especially Anguirus and Rodan), he becomes this with Heart during the sixth arc.
  • Grumpy Bear: He's mostly this, especially given the stuff he has to deal with.
  • Kaiju: Kaiju Alpha, that is.
  • My Greatest Failure: He's not over his loss to Destroyah, which kinda resulted in his father's death. He gets over it after the evil kaiju is defeated.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Averted for the most part. He can take a lot of damage, but he's not invincible.
  • Nightmare Face: YIKES.
  • Power Glows: Seeing his spines glow is a surefire sign to run.
  • Red Baron: King of the Monsters, Kaiju Alpha, and so forth.
  • Seen It All: Sometimes, he has this sediment, such as when he walks through Tokyo. He's used to the opposition and terror. By the end of Season 3, this applies to his portal adventures.
  • Ship Tease: With Mothra.
  • Sink-or-Swim Fatherhood: Due to Minya's unexpected arrival, he's mostly resorted to this.
  • Super Mode: When the Legendary Kaiju sacrificed themselves, they gave their power to Godzilla in order for him to defeat Bagan. Thus, Super Godzilla made his debut. From the looks of it, he hasn't used this form again.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: It lessens as time goes on, but he sometimes feels this way.
  • Trauma Button: Destroyah. Enough said. That said, defeating him for real calms him.
  • True Companions: Say what you will, but he really does hold his fellow kaiju in high regard. Harming them is a quick way to an early grave.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Beware if you piss him off enough. In fact, the kaijus in Legend of Kaiju learn this the HARD way after he's had one heck of a bad day.
  • The Worf Effect: Undergoes this at times, usually to show the audience how powerful a new foe is.

     Twilight Sparkle 

Twilight Sparkle

The studious unicorn protagonist of Equestria. The one notable thing is that she is in her pre-Season 3 finale appearance, having not become a princess yet. Due to Sir's idiocy, she and her friends often have to deal with their own troubles back at home or even in other universes. She currently has a daughter named Hope, which she sired with Rick.


  • Action Mom: She's stopping calamity on the regular and still making time to take care of her kid, Hope.
    • Mama Bear: Don't even think of harming Hope, by extension.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: She made a portal machine of her own due to this. It resulted in the War is Magic arc.
  • Anti-Magic / Barrier Warrior: Her force-fields cancel out most spells.
  • Badass Bookworm
  • Badass in Distress: Ends up captured along with many other Equestrians during the Red Planet arc.
  • Beam Spam: Her preferred method of magic attacks is to rapid-fire her enemies away.
  • Berserk Button: Upon seeing that her alternate counterpart has married her own brother, she just can't take it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's fairly rational, but beware her wrath.
  • Born Winner: Being born with massive magical potential? Yep. Even though she's not an alicorn in this continuity, she certainly didn't need that when dealing with what she has to deal with.
  • Official Couple: With Rick the Chaos Dimensioner.
  • Canon Discontinuity: In this canon, at least. Nothing during and after the Season 3 finale is accounted for. Her appearance remains the same because of it.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Becomes the leader figure in War is Magic. She manages it quite well.
  • Fantastic Science: We can now add portal tech to the list, but even she knows that it's quite...unpredictable.
  • Foil: To Alternate Twilight. Despite being the same pony and having great power, Twilight humbly uses it to help people. Alternate Twilight is a spoiled bully who would rather destroy everything than be ignored.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Go ahead. Threaten all she holds dear. She won't hold back.
  • Hot Librarian: Just ask Rick.
  • Humble Hero: This trait is played up more. Justified, considering she's a mom now. Being laid back comes with that territory.
  • Innocent Prodigy: Highly praised by Celestia and destined for greater things, but she's still doing it for others.
  • The Leader: Basically for the Mane Six.
  • Lovable Nerd
  • Minored In Ass Kicking: That magic of hers can be put to VERY good use. Rapid-fire attacks are her favorite.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Or, really, "My Alternate Universe doth protest much about how I'm dating a discriminated species." Specifically, her relationship with Rick is looked down upon in Alternate Ponyville.
  • Only Sane Man: She could count, but especially when she's trying to corral everyone in Ponyville Pandemonium despite the growing chaos.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Combine this with her Super Mode...
  • Seen It All: While it doesn't stop her from being surprised as many turns, she's got combat experience against these threats.
  • The Smart Guy: Serves this role, as well as trying to be the mediator during certain conflicts.
  • Squishy Wizard: Not too bad, but physical attacks are quite damaging to her.
  • Super Mode: Thanks to being blasted with a full dose of Maelstrom energy, she has (or maybe just had) the ability to transform into a draconic creature named Maelstrom Twilight.
  • True Companions: With the rest of the Mane 6.

     Finn the Human 

Finn the Human

The hero of Ooo.

     Marceline Abadeer 

Marceline Abadeer

The rock-loving vampire of Ooo. Really, she's only here for the amusement, though she's slowly getting used to life in the team.


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     Mothra 

Mothra

The goddess of Infant Island and the most recent in a long line of Mothras. She currently resides on Monster Island with her child, Fairy Mothra.

  • Action Mom: Despite mother Fairy to be a good person, she can still kick your ass.
    • Mama Bear: God help you if you laid a hand on her.
  • Back from the Dead: This is the same Mothra from Tokyo S.O.S, but the Shobijin sacrificed the larvae there to resurrect her for the Final Wars. She wasn't too happy about this.
  • Badass Adorable: She may be a giant moth, but she's quite powerful.
  • Behemoth Battle: Whenever she grows to giant size, she dominates the skies.
  • Kaiju
  • Berserk Button: Don't harm her daughter. Please.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's very sweet and easily flustered, but she's still a powerful kaiju.
  • Calling Your Attacks: As Armor Mothra.
  • Composite Character: She has abilities from her Heisei incarnation, but retains her Tokyo S.O.S appearance. She also gains the Armor Mothra form from the Rebirth of Mothra series.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: She can fire these from her antennae.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Averted, as she's willing to barrel-roll her opponents. As Armor Mothra, there is no worse move she can use on you than Transcending Fade.
  • Lady of War: When she's at her most serious, she gives off this vibe.
  • Legacy Character: Actually, she's a resurrected Mothra that was brought back through necromancy by the Shobijin. She wasn't happy about that, due to the means (the death of two Mothra larvae).
  • Moth Menace: To her enemies.
  • Physical God
  • Rage Breaking Point: In Legends of Kaiju, she...obviously doesn't take it well when she realizes her race was wiped out on the basis of a lie, namely Destiny.
    • Much earlier in the series, she utterly snaps at Godzilla for his treatment of Minya.
  • Ship Tease: With Godzilla.
  • Super Mode: Thanks to Kumasogami, she gains her Armor Mothra form from the Rebirth of Mothra series.
  • Technical Pacifist: She dislikes combat, but she won't hesitate to protect all she loves.
  • True Companions: With Godzilla, as shown whenever they fight together. Bagan learned this the hard way.

     Basil 

Basil

An otherwise minor dragon from Equestria that managed to become a major character. The very same dragon that nearly smoked Ponyville up, he has changed his ways and even got into a relationship with Fluttershy along the way.


  • A Day in the Limelight: The Red Planet arc casts him as a main character.
  • Adaptation Expansion: His whole existence counts.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: His middle name is "Ravenclaw".
  • Bash Brothers: On his way to becoming this with Sharko. Eventually, he's this with both him and Predaking.
  • Birds of a Feather: Needless to say, he and Sharko find themselves finding a lot of common ground.
  • The Brute: His preferred way of fighting.
  • For Want of a Nail: What would happen if the dragon from Dragonshy happened to fall in love withe one who calmed him and took action?
  • Fusion Dance: Thanks to Cybertronium, he ends up fusing with Sharko and Predaking into a robotic dragon at the end of the Red Planet arc, only to turn back in the end.
  • Heartbroken Badass: When it seems that Fluttershy died in the Red Planet arc, he's inconsolable until his spirits are lifted up.
    • Heroic Bsod: Basically this until Predaking snapped him out of it in his own way.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Arguably, he was never a bad guy to begin with.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He's been de-sized and he still towers over Fluttershy.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Fluttershy.
  • It's Personal: After what The Director puts him and everybody else through in the Red Planet arc, he's more than a bit pissed.
  • Meaningful Name: In Italy, the name Basil means love. In ancient Rome, however, it is associated with hatred, which is what he nearly gave into.
  • Nice Guy: All things considered, though he can be fairly belligerent.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: He's a more traditional looking dragon compared to the many examples of this trope around here, but his claws stand out.
  • Power Trio: Forms with with Predaking and Sharko during the Red Planet Arc. They even end up going to Mars before everybody else to fight The Director!
  • Red Is Heroic: His scales are crimson.
  • Wolverine Claws: Kinda. His claws can extend if the situation calls for it.

     Fluttershy 

Fluttershy

The Element of Kindness. Mostly here for moral support.


  • Adorkable: Pronounced as she tries t comprehend what's going on.
  • All-Loving Hero: This doesn't really extend to most of the villains they face, but mostly, it's because they're absolute monsters or she's just not there. That said, she reached out to Golus and would have succeeded in tempering him had it not been for certain circumstances.
  • Badass Adorable: When she does step-up...
    • Badass Pacifist: She managed to stare down Basil when he was at his worst, for starters.
    • Badass in Distress: Surprisingly, when kidnapped by The Director, she takes the first opportunity to derail his plans however she can.
  • Beauty And Beast: Shares this dynamic with Basil, but he's civilized enough.
  • Berserk Button: Seeing her alternate self burn bunnies pissed her right the hell off.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As a few foes figured out too late.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She's this with Discord, alongside Twilight.
  • Demoted to Extra: Even worse than Finn. Likewise, she's no longer part of the team as of this writing, preferring to spend time at home.
  • Disney Death: It seems like she was the only real causality of The Director's invasion of Equestria, but she was just kidnapped like all the rest. Bad move on his part.
  • Friend to All Living Things: For the most part. Golus was, needless to say, happy to meet her.
  • The Heart: Of the Mane Six.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Basil. Basically, an Official Couple.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Being around her alternate self caused her to snap a few times, though these moments were brief.
  • Satellite Character: Let's face it. Whenever Basil is around, expect this. There are a few exceptions, like during the Noseratu incident, War is Magic, and Red Planet.
  • Spanner in the Works: When kidnapped by The Director, along with Marina, she puts a stop to his plans by calling out the Dinobots and generally messing things up from within.
  • Super Mode: Her Flutterbat mode, but only if certain requirements are met.

     Megatron 

Megatron

The leader of the Decepticons. Currently still traveling through space along with his minions on board the Nemesis.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Aside from his canon backstory, his relationship with Tyr'Rhanee prevented him from going too far...for now.
    • As of the Red Planet arc, he's completed his Heel–Face Turn, but not without reason.
  • Aliens are Bastards: Downplayed, but still there.
  • All for Nothing: As it turns out, his own men are keeping him in the dark that they never got to Earth and have been traveling aimlessly while the Autobots have found a home. He figures out the awful truth in the Red Planet arc and, of course, he doesn't take it well at first.
  • Amazon Chaser: He was impressed by Tyr'Rhanee's skill in battle and being able to keep up with him.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Looking forward to his dreams of conquest, he is.
  • Arm Cannon / Bfg: You'd be hard-pressed to see him without his fusion cannon.
  • Badass Baritone
  • Berserk Button: Humiliate him in combat or show him anything related to the Micheal Bay movies. Oh, and don't impersonate Optimus Prime. Scourge and M-Optimus learned this the hard way.
  • Boxed Crook: Whenever he's around the team. As of now, this is no longer the case.
  • Blood Knight: You bet! Even after his Heel–Face Turn, he still hungers for battle.
  • Composite Character: Not much, but he does have the "Instruments of Destruction" theme that G1 Megatron had in the movie. Also, him getting put in a diagnostic droid's body hearkens back to a lesser known series.
    • Later, his IDW traits and even backstory come into play.
  • Cool Starship: The Nemesis.
  • Dark And Trouble Past: Let's just say that Cybertron's caste system did a number on him. Not only that, but he was subject to slight Shadowplay during the war, feeding him delusions that the Decepticons had to work around.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally. He describes Celestia's place as "Quaint".
  • Demonic Possession: On the receiving end from the Hands of Fate.
  • Doomed Hometown: Cybertron, as of The Director, has been destroyed.
  • Fantastic Racism: After spending time in the Warner Bros. version of Mars, this is dialed down. When he's slightly off his rocker at the start of the Red Planet arc, he thinks of Equestria with nothing but scorn for their pacifistic ways.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Whenever he's acting civil with the heroes.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: What he amounts to. His interactions with Tyr'Rhanee and his whole standing the Review Team is all paltry compared to his true cause being tainted by his ego and greed. He realizes this when he does a Heel–Face Turn, realizing that he's accomplished nothing at all this way.
  • He’s Back: Upon recovering from his Villainous Bsod, he returns dynamically to the Nemesis, regaining his leadership position with a new lease on life.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Fully completes this after the awful truth about his cause is revealed, a little soul-searching, and a call with Tyr'Rhanee.
  • Humiliation Conga: Needless to say, when Duck Dodgers put him in a diagnostic droid body, his sanity and body was put to the test.
    • Trauma Conga Line: The starting parts of the Red Planet arc do NOT go well for him. Cybertron is destroyed and his quest is revealed to be a sham that's already failed.
  • Klingons Love Shakespeare: He sometimes watches Audrey Hepburn material.
  • Love Redeems: Not exactly. It certainly made him more sane, though. His love for Tyr'Rhanee is what brings him out of his funk when he learns his cause was for naught.
  • Official Couple: With Queen Tyr'Rhanee.
  • Only in It for the Money: The only reason Megatron puts up with this Review Team thing is because Sir supplies him with fresh energon. Now, it's to make sure a threat like The Director doesn't happen again.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: What appealed him to the Warner Bros. Martians.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Duck Dodgers causes him to reach this when he, in the body of a diagnostic droid, labels him a jellybean in the papers. His blow-up is something to behold.
    • At the start of Season 4 and around the Red Planet arc, he's hit this already, having grown sick of never progressing in his quest against the Autobots. It goes downhill from there and then uphill.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: Despite his full recent Heel–Face Turn, he's still intent on dealing with his foes the old-fashioned brutal way. It's a start, honestly.
  • Sanity Slippage: During the start of the Red Planet arc, he's hellbent on conquering the universe to regain his pride, damn the consequences. He finally snaps when he realizes the truth of what's become of his cause, descending into a Laughing Mad fit and even singing a mangled version of the Transformers theme song.
  • Satisfied Street Rat: He's quite proud to be reminded of his time in the Pits.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Working with Discord is something he'd rather not do.
  • Tranquil Fury: During Season 1, some members play a prank on him involving his favorite show. He lets them have it with nary a yell or even a sound...
  • True Companions: Of course, with Soundwave. Seeing his friend be so secretive is what clues him in that something's wrong with his cause.
  • The Unfettered: So far, he's shown no remorse for what went down at Cybertron.
    • The Fettered: Until he figures out what's become of his cause.
  • Villainous Bsod: Suffers one after he learns what became of his cause. It's enough to get him to leave the Nemesis and exile himself temporarily.
  • Villainous Valor: No matter what, he'll never give in, even when nearly deactivated.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Much like his IDW counterpart, he really wanted the best for Cybertron. He's just...you know. Eventually, he grows into just protecting the universe in his own brutal way.

     Discord 

Discord

The resident chaotic being of Equestria. Here for the fun of it, though he's quickly finding himself enemies out of his league.


  • And I Must Scream: He still remembers that time he was stone, but it's not too bad on his psyche.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: He's grown into the embodiment of pure chaos in his world.
  • Badass Finger Snap: Whenever he gets serious.
  • Beast and Beauty: ONCE was this with Luna. A non-romantic example is with him and Fluttershy.
  • Berserk Button: Mind Rape him to remind him of his past? Lucifer got away with that. He's still bitter over that.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Keep in mind. He's still a reality warping beast.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: Does this constantly to fit the mood.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Let's see...born to pony parents with a father that utterly hated him, treated like an outcast except by the budding royalty, lost his love due to a misunderstanding, haunted by nightmares involving a monstrous entity, and eventually snapped when his mother died. He got better after so long, but geez.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: His mother was really the only one that unconditionally loved him before her death.
  • He’s Back: Returns dynamically with Lunala at his side near the end of the Red Planet arc, his powers back and moderated.
  • Heroic Bsod: When he thinks his Poewer Incontinence got Fluttershy killed, he's so despondent that he exiles himself and even almost takes his own life.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Mostly, people want to keep him in check.
  • Friendship Moment: Has this with Lunala when he regains his power.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Nightmareus, whom tormented him for all his life until he pushed him to become the way he is now.
  • Power Incontinence: Suffers this hard in the Red Planet arc. His powers are now random and not very useful, which would be bad already, but he then sees this as why Fluttershy seemingly died in the middle of the arc.
  • The Prankster: The Headquarters is frequently beset by his humor.
  • Reality Warper: So much so that he's basically the most overpowered member. The foes he does fight either are very powerful or focus on depowering him.
  • Ship Tease: With Lunala. Makes sense, given she's a Lunar Legendary Pokemon and just helped him get back his powers.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Luna. Oh, damn, did that friendship end badly.
    • Amicable Exes: Nowadays, Luna's not adverse to talking to him. She just doesn't have the same feelings for him, unlike him.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Given this by Lunala when he thinks he's worthless after his powers seemingly fade.

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     Mr. Freeze 

Mr.Freeze

The one from Batman and Robin. Yes, really.


     Z-Squared's Pets 

Fofo, Cerberus, and Aslan

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A shame we don't see them as often.

A Harpy Eagle, a mutant Pug, and a Great Pyrenees. They serve as the rather odd choices for pets Z-Squared has and they serve a large role in The Rise of Golus.


     Gwonam 

Gwonam

A temporary member during the Golus arc hailing from the CDI era of Zelda games. Called upon to help stop Golus, he reluctantly assists if only to see justice done and, perhaps, find purpose.


  • Birds of a Feather: Once he and Squidward get to know each-other, they begin to enjoy each-other's company due to their loser status.
  • Broken Ace: He's a good magic user, but he's painfully aware of his memetic status. Still, it's a downplayed example, as he's still doing all he can to help.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's a pretty good ally to have around.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally, usually at Sir's expense.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Seems this way when Golus unexpectedly smashes him with his fist, but he survives for a while more.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: He spends his last amounts of magic to empower Squidward to defeat Golus.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He refuses to use toilet water as part of his magic.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He accepts his end with grace.
  • Joke Character: Averted. He can pull his weight quite well.
    • Lethal Joke Character: For those of you who can't get over the memes about him, prepare to be corrected.
  • Killed Off for Real: Sadly, by Golus' fist.
  • The Leader: As close as one gets to the team assigned against Golus.
  • Making a Splash: He is extremely proficient in water magic. So much so, that a full surge of his magic can amplify other sea creatures.
  • Magic Carpet: He has one of these, but it's destroyed later on.
  • Mythology Gag: All over the place, considering he's from the infamous CDI Zelda games.
  • Noodle Incident: The details behind he and Sir's relationship are vague, but it's obvious it caused some strain.
  • Squishy Wizard: Physical combat isn't his strongsuit...and this trope is in full-force when he's crushed.
  • Training from Hell: He gained his knowledge of water magic through keeping himself underwater for extended periods of time.

     Starscream 

Starscream

A temporary member during the Golus arc. Usually, he's the traitorous second-in-command to Megatron. However, his time in the arc forces him to help out.


  • Ace Pilot: This saves his hide at several points.
  • Arm Cannon: On the ground, he usually does this.
  • Aliens are Bastards: He's a prominent Decepticon.
  • Berserk Button: He'd like it if you'd stop talking about his "heels", thanks.
    • He also is very patriotic towards his planet, wishing death on The Director when he blows it up.
  • Butt-Monkey: It carries over all the way to here.
  • Combat Stilettos: To the surprise of no-one, a frequent joke about him.
  • Cool Plane: His vehicle mode.
  • Cosmic Plaything: He briefly considers that the universe really does want his head on a pike.
  • Cowardly Lion: Despite being a bit skittish and weak-willed, his ambition and skills in battle are nothing to brag about.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Given his grumpy attitude, he's given plenty to work with.
  • Death from Above: One of his battle strategies.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: No thanks to his "heels".
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Meta-Ridley doesn't exactly endear himself to this robot because of this.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards organics, though this lessens.
  • Handicapped Badass: His cog is damaged at one point, but he keeps on going.
  • Klingons Love Shakespeare: Aside from internet searches, he takes a liking to Frank Sinatra.
  • Large Ham: Especially when he thinks he's killing Golus, dubbing the team the Starscream Brigade.
  • Lean and Mean
  • Mythology Gag: He makes an unintentional G1 joke when he refers to his team as the Starscream Brigade. It didn't work for the Combaticons and it won't work here.
  • Not Bad: As much praise as he gives to non-Cybertronians.
  • Not So Above It All: He actually engages in the temporary team's singing of Fly Me to the Moon. Probably to relieve tension.
  • Refusal of the Call: He initially blows off Gwonam and Cinemacus until he sees Megatron in danger.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Occasionally.
  • The Starscream: Despite being the Trope Namer, he goes through Hell to save Megatron, not that he doesn't show some signs of resentment. He also keeps it together (to the bet of his effort) with his temporary team.
    • Averted completely in the Red Planet arc. He's loyal to his master no matter what.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Out of all the temporary members during the Golus arc, he is the most sinister. Or, at least, rude.
  • Undying Loyalty: He only joins into this whole farce because his master is trapped by Golus. That loyalty carries over into faking battles against the Autobots when his master demands it.
  • Was It Really Worth It?: When Megatron exiles himself temporarily, he's anything but happy. He wanted to EARN leadership of the Decepticons. Not have it handed over to him! Still, he's happy to give the throne back when Megatron returns.

     Squidward 

Squidward

A temporary member during the Golus arc, hailing from Bikini Bottom. Despite not bringing much to the table, he still managed to save the day in a rather large way.


     Doc 

Doc

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Not your typical butler.

The butler of the Headquarters.


     Tafeli 

Tafeli

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''"I'm not an alien! I'm a proud Kinclocloptian citizen!"

An intergalactic mailman from the planet Kincloclop. A plucky and modest fellow, he usually visits from time to time. The moment he go in the spotlight was when he, along with 3 members of the Review Team, was sent to kill Orlok the Nosferatu.


     Robo-Lincoln 

Robo-Lincoln

Built by Sir Cinemacus by use of nanites, this robot was built to be the ultimate fighter and bodyguard of the Review Team. However, Sir made the mistake of bragging about it and saying it was better than Megatron. Searching for proof, Sir made the mistake of having Azazel, King of Equestria, fight the mech. Needless to say, despite Sir intervening, the machine was obliterated.


     Lady Liberbot 

Lady Liberbot

Yet another machine inspired by an American property, but this one actually goes on a rampage through Equestria. Thankfully, she is destroyed by Rick.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: She takes her job way too seriously.
  • Black and White Morality: Anything slightly chaotic is enough to set her off.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Robo-Lincoln.
  • Foil: To Robo-Lincoln. While he was a mindless shell to be controlled by Sir, she has artificial intelligence and goes haywire rather quickly.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: She can fire these from each point of her crown. Her torch also fires a larger variant.
  • History Repeats: Once again, one of Sir's robotic creations menaces Equestria, but this one is out of his control.
  • Killed Off for Real: Rick utterly destroys her to the last nanomachine.
  • Knight Templar: She is designed to destroy evil...a very narrow definition actually.
  • Nanomachines: Destroy her? She's just break apart into a violent mass of these. They can also come together to form shapes like giant fists, as well as superheat themselves for maximum efficiency.
  • Rasputinian Death: Rick utterly dismantles her until she's reduced to nanites. Then, he annihilates the rest.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She gets more and more violent and erratic as the fight goes on.

     Xander Crews/Awesome X 

Xander Crews/Awesome X

One of the newest members introduced in Season 4...kinda. A spoiled and slightly psychotic rich-boy/superhero, he's currently the ruler of the imperialistic Albinians, where he spends most of his time partying and supplying weapons to the Review Team on the promise on fighting his old nemesis, Killface, once more.


  • Alien Abduction: Allowed himself to be kidnapped by Killface's people and even managed to become their king...somehow.
  • Arms Dealer: Essentially, he's giving Sir Cinemacus new tech for destructive purposes.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Right down in the name of his superhero identity.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's the ruler of an advanced alien race, but he'd rather party than do much of anything.
  • Jerkass: Even with Sir, he's not that curt.
  • What's Up, King Dude?: He's rather casual, given his new position of power.

     Drogon 

Drogon

Daenerys Targaryen's eldest dragon and, by extension, the last dragon in Westeros. After the finale of his series, he went into exile with his mother's corpse, but Sir Cinemacus found him and got him into a contract, forcing him to become a member. He's not very social, as you might guess.


  • Adaptational Intelligence: Thanks to Sir, he has a voice and more ability to show his personality.
  • The Aloner: His favorite home at Sir's new home? The Bus Graveyard.
  • The Big Guy: Out of the new Season 4 fighters.
  • The Cynic: At his best, arguably.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: At least, as of now. He's more than the sum of his crimes, as it turns out.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Anybody's who's watched his series to the contentious ending will know what's gone down for him. He's feeling obvious guilt for what he's done, too.
  • Death from Above: The main strategy of himself.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Pun aside, the only reason he agrees to fight Ahnil (aside from being forced to do it) is because of his habit of enslaving others. His mother's goal was to eradicate slavery, so he's going to comply.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Despite his threatening nature and propensity for destruction, he loved his mother unconditionally. Granted, it led to him raining fire down upon King's Landing, which is something not even he enjoyed.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: He does his best to adjust to a more modern time, growing used to his surroundings rather well. Mainly because he just wants to be alone.
  • Foil: To Basil the dragon. While Basil's arguably on his level of power, if not more, he's a kind and sociable soul. Drogon is far more melancholic and has a bodycount to his name.
    • Same goes for Necrosan, who's far more evil and has zero remorse for his actions, unlike Drogon.
  • I Am a Monster: His reaction to being praised? Panic and fly away.
  • Kill It with Fire: No matter what, this is his favorite strategy.
  • Last of His Kind: After the death of his brothers and family, he's basically the last dragon AND Targaryen.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's quick as the wind in the air, but he's also quicker on his feet than one could realize.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He's obviously reeling from the King's Landing incident.
  • Odd Friendship: He gets along well with Eric Feeble, of all people. Mostly because they've been through a lot, but in differing circumstances. He even lets him ride him, but not without discomfort on both ends.
  • Precision F-Strike: Does this when Necrosan joins the team. F&$@ my life, indeed.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Thanks to Sir Cinemacus, he's voiced by Keith David. Rather fitting, given his large frame.
  • Sympathetic Murderer: He may have caused many a horrific massacre against his mother's foes and even innocent victims, but he's got nothing but remorse to show, mostly given that it resulted in his mother's death.

     Eric Feeble 

Eric Feeble

Yes, we're not even kidding. The perpetually stressed British working man/single father found himself in Sir's employ for reasons nobody can explain. Despite the danger of the job, he's arguably in a better position than he is now.


  • Butt-Monkey: He's not really regarded as useful in combat (for obvious reasons) and his many torments carry over somewhat.
  • Cross-Popping Veins: So far, this hasn't happened to the point where his own stress vein strangles him as usual. Good thing, too...
  • Determinator: Being put through the wringer almost every single day may be upsetting to him, but he's got children to feed! Drogon hears him out on this.
  • Failure Hero: In terms of battling the forces of evil, yes. However, he does land a lot of good hits with an alien gun against the Cleaner when it arrives.
  • Lighter and Softer: His treatment is nowhere near as oppressive as it was in his home series.
  • Nice Guy: All in all, there's not a bad bone in his body.
  • Odd Friendship: With Drogon, as discussed in his bio.
  • Seen It All: After he gets over the weirdness of his situation, he gets used to his surroundings due to a surprise lack of stress that it gives.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Ray Perfect, of course. When he realizes he can get a leg-up on him through the job of saving the world, he joins with new resolve.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After having his ass handed to him in his series ALL THE TIME, he's finally in a position in which people are nice to him and the pay is good.
  • Token Human: Now that Finn's gone, he fills this gap.

     SPOILERS 

Necrosan

See The Review Team Major Villains for his entry.


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