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The Revenge Society

A group organized by Phantom Limb during his opposition to the Guild of Calamitous Intent. It was originally Limb, a coffee mug, a toaster, and one of Dr. Mrs. the Monarch's Ferragamo pumps (all actually operated by Phantom Limb's prior missing limbs), but after regaining his sanity, he collected several other "disenfranchised" supervillains, including Richard Impossible following his divorce. After the destruction of Gargantua-2, with Zero dead, Impossible rejoining his wife, Radical Left and Phantom Limb joining the Guild, and the whereabouts of Underbheit and Fat Chance unknown, the Society was disbanded.

    Baron Underbheit 
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Voiced by: T.Rider Smith

Dr. Venture's "other" Arch-Enemy, Werner Underbheit is the tyrannical ruler of Underland (pronounced oon-derland) who lost his jaw back in college - he blames Rusty for this, although it might have been the result of The Monarch's first attempt to kill Rusty. Ousted as ruler in Season 2. Now the muscle for the Revenge Society.


  • Arch-Enemy: Considered himself Rusty Venture's arch enemy, but The Monarch completely eclipsed him during the show's run.
  • The Bluebeard: Has killed his seven former wives.
  • The Brute: For the Revenge Society.
  • The Bus Came Back: Love Bheits was intended to be the last appearance of the character in the series, as Doc and Jackson didn't find him interesting enough to write for. Until season 4 that is, and the formation of the Revenge Society.
  • Captain Ersatz: A very blatant one of Doctor Doom, with The Monarch even making the comparison. This makes his recent team up with Dr. Impossible amusing - especially since Dr. Doom and Mr. Fantastic also become allies in the Future Foundation for a time.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Subverted. He disappeared after season two, and then twenty-nine episodes later, he makes a couple cameos and becomes a member of the Revenge Society not soon after.
  • Evil Overlord: Of Ünderland until his deposition in Season 2.
  • Expy: Monarch himself calls him a "dime-store Doctor Doom". Although the resemblance is little more than skin deep: beyond ruling a Ruritania with an iron fist and blaming an old colleague for a disfiguring accident, they don't really share anything in common.
  • If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: Underbheit anticipated this in he re-introduction in season four, providing an immediate demonstration. Turns out he was Wrong Genre Savvy and Leeroy Jenkins about it. They only need him to sign a contract.
  • Knight of Cerebus: From his early appearances and the promotion of him in the show's first opening, it appears that the original plan for Underbheit was that he would act as Rusty's "real," serious Arch-Enemy while the Monarch would remain an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain. However, the writers quickly found Underbheit too one-dimensional to fill that role.
  • Red Right Hand: Has a prosthetic metal jaw.
  • Ruritania: Underland. Subversion: it's located near Michigan.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Has these on his armour
  • Sweet on Polly Oliver: Tried to marry the captive Dean Venture (who was dressed as Princess Leia for a fancy dress party), mistaking him for a girl.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In "All This and Gargantua-2", he is last seen arguing with Phantom Limb in the self-destructing space station. Phantom Limb and Radical Left are shown to have escaped via one of Fat Chance's enigma holes, but Underbheit is not with them.
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    Fat Chance 
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Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch

A new recruit to the Revenge Society, Fat Chance was forever changed by a botched scientific experiment, which left him obese. However, it also gave him an "Enigma Hole" in his belly, which he can pull random (and occasionally useful) items from.


  • Cool Gate: His Enigma Hole, even if he has no idea what's on the other side.
  • Captain Ersatz: Possibly one to Chunk, a supporting character of The Flash. He also was a scientist who, due to a mishap, was rendered obese and with the power to send objects to and from a parallel universe through his body. Not a very well known character, but it'd hardly be the most obscure reference Venture Bros has made.
  • Fat Idiot: To an extent.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Uses his name to create these.
  • Took a Level in Badass: With a little training from Killinger, he eliminates the randomness that comes with his Enigma Hole, and becomes "Fat Choice" instead.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In "All This and Gargantua-2", he is last seen lying unconscious in the self-destructing space station. Phantom Limb and Radical Left use one of his enigma holes to escape, but it's unknown if Fat Chance escaped or not.

    Lyndon-Bee and Lady-Hawk Johnson 
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A pair of married supervillains who were inducted into the Revenge Society alongside Fat Chance. He is cursed to transform into a bee during the day, and she is cursed to transform into a hawk at night.

    Henchman #1/Scott Hall/Zero 
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Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch

''"Henchman #1 is dead! I am Zero!

A by-the-book henchman that was a stark contrast to #21 and #24. He followed all the old cliches, for which he was fiercely mocked by the Genre Savvy duo. He did go up in one final showdown with Brock that apparently ended with his death. He later came back as a centurion named Zero who used Captain Sunshine's butler Desmond (disguised as the Greek god Zeus) to kidnap Henchman and Sidekicks to fight to the death. He's later found out by 21, who distracts him while an army of supervillains attack. He somehow survives and joins the Revenge Society.


  • And This Is for...: Just before attempting to shoot Brock, he begins to say it's for every henchman Brock has killed. Unfortunately for him he gets distracted by Hank's entrance, causing Brock to kill him for real this time.
  • Back for the Dead: Re-appears as a new member of the Revenge Society in All This And Gargantua 2, only to finally have his neck brutally snapped by Brock. And if that didn't kill him, the exploding Gargantua-2 certainly did.
  • The Caligula: He makes supervillains and super scientists fight for next to no reason other than as penitence and for his amusement.
  • The Comically Serious: His stern hyper-professionalism definitely makes him this in the show's universe - especially since "professionalism" and "actual skill" don't always go together.
  • Evil Counterpart: To 21. Both changed after a big event, both got a large number of minions. Both Took a Level in Badass. But while 21 was largely unmotivated before, Scott was already motivated. Whereas 21 has avoided becoming a villain on his own but is slowly growing into one, Scott immediately became one. Whereas 21 is fully willing to rely on dirty tactics when the situation calls for it, Scott fights with honor.
  • Genre Blind: Falls into all of the old henchman cliches in his first appearance. He's mocked mercilessly by #21 and #24 for it.
  • Knight Templar: His scheme is revenge on what he believes to be the problem with superheroes and villains.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Zeus is actually a holographic puppet used to inspire fear and confusion. He's the real one behind the Super Death Camp
  • Mauve Shirt: Starts off as an exploration of the classic Red Shirt. He survives and makes two more appearances, first as his own villain and then as a member of the Revenge Society
  • Meaningful Name: His name Zero is because he used to be a henchman. It's how 21 guesses his secret identity.
  • My Hero Zero: Serves not only as the Big Bad of the episode, but he turns out to be Scott Hall / Number 1, a henchman from a previous episode. Thus, while he may not be a hero, he survives not only being a henchman in a superhero/villain world, whose death is portented and lampshaded, but FIGHTING BROCK SAMSON, which counts as a superpower in its own right.
  • Neck Snap: How Brock kills him in All This and Gargantua-2.
  • Never Found the Body: Becomes a plot point in season four when he turns out to be the villain of "Every Which Way But Zeus". Comes up again in All This and Gargantua-2 when he is revealed to have survived once again and has joined the Revenge Society. Subverted when he dies for good by Neck Snap
  • Nominal Importance: A Deconstruction of this trope.
  • Red Shirt: Again, Deconstructed.
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guys: To #21 and #24. invoked
  • That Man Is Dead: Says it word-to-word when it's revealed that he is Zero.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: He is seriously pissed off at people who disregard the lives of their henchmen.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: After his return, he shifts into thinking the world is a lot more serious and he's a lot more important than he actually is.
  • You Bastard!: Gives this to #21

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The Fraternity of Torment

Enemies to the original Team Venture.
    Scaramantula 
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Voiced by: Toby Huss

An elderly Italian ex-villain, and former archenemy of the original Team Venture. In his retirement, he's become pretty mellow and well-adjusted by the standards of the show.


  • Affably Evil: Very much so. The only reason he even offers to aid Brainulo in his revenge is because he hates how cheesy the museum pieces have made the decor, and even then his revenge amounts to nothing more than some harmless trolling.
  • Animal Motifs: Spiders.
  • Expy: Of Scaramanga.
  • Old Retainer: Very spry and fit for his age, delightedly taking the stairs two at a time while his old foes lag behind.
  • Poke the Poodle: Unlike Brainulo he doesn't seem to hold any serious grudges against Team Venture, and his only form of "vengeance" is deliberately annoying them by getting a longer line of fans seeking autographs.
  • Red Right Hand: Or, hairy eight-fingered right hand.

    Brainulo 
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Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch

A villain from 1000 years in the future, brought back by Jonas Venture Sr. Now elderly and (apparently) senile, he seeks vengeance against the original Team Venture.


    The Mighty Manotaur 
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A villain first apparently made up by The Monarch when he first seduced Lady Etheria (Dr. Girlfriend) away from Phantom Limb. However, the Manotaur is a real super villain who had retired years before, only to be murdered by Phantom Limb in a case of mistaken identity.

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    Stars and Garters 
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Voiced by: Mark Gagliardi

The leader of the team, a Captain Patriotic who wears garterbelts. His civilian identity is Tosh Tompkins, a professor at Stuyvesant University and otherwise rival to Jared (Brown Widow).


  • Ambiguously Gay: Aside from the fact that his hero outfit includes a garter-belt and stockings, in "The High Cost of Loathing", he is caught by Hank doing a serenade to the comatose Think Tank by his hospital bed with an acoustic guitar.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Captain America and Spider-Man's Flash Thompson.
  • Jerk Jock: How he treats Brown Widow (in his civilian identity).
  • Pet the Dog: He's a Smug Super in costume and a Jerk Jock in civvies, but Stars and Garters is the only person we see visiting Think Tank in the hospital, and is even crying about it.

    Warriana 
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Voiced by: Kate McKinnon

An Amazon who develops a sexual relationship with Brock. Her civilian identity is Alexis Warrington, host of a current affairs television show in New York City.


  • All Amazons Want Hercules: Given that she's both a figurative and literal Amazon, and Brock Sampson is her type. At several points she references the Trope Namer directly by literally referring to him as Hercules.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Despite the fact that she's tall, muscular and seems to have one of her breasts cut off, Brock is still crazy about her.
  • Captain Ersatz: She's an obvious parody of Wonder Woman. Though Warriana seems to be more an ancient idea of an Amazon.
  • Handicapped Badass: Appears to have only one breast. Maybe a case of Shown Their Work on the writers part as this is part of the mythological tradition of the Amazon warriors, as the right breast was thought to interfere with the use of a spear or bow and arrow.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: She becomes aggressively protective of Brock after starting a relationship with him. She even helped him defeat the supervillain, Think Tank, because he was fighting Brock.

    Fallen Archer 
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Voiced by: Larry Murphy
An Archer Archetype whose arrows all have human feet on them instead of arrowheads.

    Night Dick 
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Voiced by: James Adomian
A murdered cop named Richard Knight turned Badass Biker after being resurrected through unknown means. Everyone laughs at his heroic name.

The Peril Partnership

    Peril Partnership 
A supervillain licensing union in a rivalry with the Guild of Calamitous Intent. Their reputation preceeds them.
  • Canada, Eh?: Based out of Canada, although all we see of this is Tiger Shark who has a grudge against Brock for sleeping with his wife.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: They're initially presented as very small fish in supervillainy. A pie chart comparing villain organizations had them making up less than a tenth and Brock was incredulous that they ranked enough concern for anyone of their members to be kidnapped by Zeus. Come Season 7 they have massively stepped up their game, being a big enough problem that Wide Whale, a powerful mafioso in his own right, opts for paying them off instead of a head on fight and they've been able to turn at least one Guild operative to function as The Mole. It's implied that they've done this in response to the Guild being weakened by the Sovereign's attack on Gargantua-2 and the aftereffects.
  • Noodle Incident: Something has made the Peril Partnership anathema to the general idea of organized crime and government sanctioned crimefighting, as both the Guild and the OSI have it out for them. It was enough for OSI Agent Kimberly McManus to break off her affair with Guild Stranger S-464 when she saw he had a Peril Partnership belt buckle. The next time they meet, she's ready to tear him a new one for joining in with the "honorless scum".
  • Renegade Splinter Faction: The mainstream Peril Partnership isn't an enemy of the Guild but the ones currently muscling in on Guild territory are a splinter faction led by a rogue villain named the Creep who was thrown out of the O.S.I for killing a troop of boy scouts and refused to join the Guild because he didn't like the rules and regulations.

     The Creep 
A former OSI operative turned supervillain turned Peril Partnership splinter faction leader. He's an absolute lunatic.

Others

    Action Johnny 
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Voiced by: Brendon Small

"Fathers are loving and caring and protective men, and I don't have one of those! But who cares, man? (breaking down) Who cares, who cares, who cares!? Maybe I did kill the dog! Maybe I was the Lizard Man who stole your precious serum! You loved that serum more than you loved me!! (falling to his knees) FATHER!!!! FATHER!!!!!"

You might know him from Jonny Quest. He's picked up a few drug addictions and rage issues since then.


  • Berserk Button: Do NOT mention his father. Surprising him with Dr. Z is also a bad idea. Seems to be getting better about this in later seasons, at least.
  • Hidden Badass: Johnny's a wiry, wild-eyed drug addict and a pitifully broken man, but he can still Judo throw a biker and hold his own in a seedy bar fight. Considering his childhood, it makes sense he would have picked up some skills and experience.
  • Properly Paranoid: Delusional as he is, he winds up being completely right about Dr. Z still being an active villain.
  • Wangst: Deliberately invoked in as dramatic a way as possible.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: The writers are no longer allowed to call him "Jonny Quest" so that he doesn't do too much damage to the brand name. He still plainly is Jonny Quest, they just don't/can't call him that.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's actually older than Rusty, a fact he likes to poke fun at during therapy.

    Mrs. Fictel 
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Voiced by: Kate McKinnon

Dermott Fictel's mother. Unknown to him, Mrs. Fictel is actually Dermott's maternal grandmother. Dermott's "sister" Nikki is his real mother.


  • Mama Bear: While we haven't seen it with Dermott, even if he's not really her son, she was damn mad at Rusty for getting her daughter pregnant and made sure he gave her money and left, then there's raising her daughter's son as her own.

    Nikki Fictel 
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Voiced by: Kate McKinnon

Dermott Fictel's sister. Actually his mother.


  • Cool Big Sis: Or at least the role she plays.
  • Fangirl: Of the Rusty Venture cartoon.
  • Femme Fatale: Is introduced in this fashion during Hank's Film Noir fantasy.
    • Fille Fatale: Downplayed ,but she still managed to successfully seduce Rusty when she was only fifteen, although this does mean that he's guilty of statutory rape.
  • More Than Meets the Eye: In true Femme Fatale fashion.
  • Mrs. Robinson: She is nearly twice Hank's age.
  • Older Than They Look: The timeline means she is at least in her early 30's, but she doesn't really appear to be that much older than Hank or Dermott.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Nikki was a Fangirl of Rusty Venture growing up. After getting impregnated by him, she learned that the real Rusty was far from being anything like he was on TV. Fifteen+ years later she meets Rusty's son Hank, who actually has the qualities of the person she idolized.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Dermott being the product of said pregnancy.
  • Younger Than They Look: Back when she actually 'was' not much older than Hank or Dermott, she still looked old enough that Rusty thought she was over the age of consent.

    Kim 
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Voiced by: Nina Helman

Triana's once best friend. Has gained quite the fan following despite appearing for all of two episodes in season two.


  • Apathetic Citizens: Is not fazed in the slightest by Phantom Limb's lack of arms. Or being the offered the chance to become a supervillain.
  • Mistaken for Subculture: Is mistaken for a supervillain by both Hank and Doctor Girlfriend due to her outfit and hair. She decides just to roll with it.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: Was revealed to have fallen in with preppies, then addicted to drugs before becoming a born-again Christian. Now resides in Florida.
  • Stripperiffic: Her outfit in "Victor. Echo. November.".
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: Her reaction to being offered membership into the Guild of Calamitous Intent.

    Princess Tinyfeet 
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Sgt.Hatred's wife and later ex-wife.


  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Her attire is deliberately stereotypical.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She usually goes barefoot, although she might do so to indulge Sgt. Hatred's foot fetish.
  • My Girl Is a Slut: She apparently left Hatred for not being sensitive to her very kinky needs and was seen having a bizarre threesome with some of his former men. Hatred later gladly took her back and was fine with playing rough... but then turns out to have shacked up with another man.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: When the Monarch kidnaps her as a bargaining chip with Hatred, he and Doctor Mrs. The Monarch don't even have to tie her up; she was already in bondage. She even ASKED to be put in the trunk.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Spends "Operation P.R.O.M." in bondage with a ball gag in her mouth, and still manages to win Prom Queen.
  • The Voiceless: Says only one word in the entire series, in her first appearance:
    Princess Tinyfeet: Maize.

    The Outrider 
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Voiced by: Doc Hammer

A necromancer who married Byron Orpheus' ex-wife. The Outrider is Triana's stepfather, and she currently lives with him.


  • Always Someone Better: To Orpheus at first, being able to access the second world easily and stealing his wife (sort of). Later subverted as he took shortcuts to get that power that ended up backfiring horribly.
  • Berserk Button: The only time he's been seen angry at all is when he attacked what he thought was a KKK member burning a cross on his lawn (it was just Dean in a ghost costume).
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Played with. To achieve his level of power, he had to take shortcuts, unlike Orpheus who worked his way there. While this did back-fire when he fought Torrid, his personal life is better than Orpheus' because The Outrider had more time for his loved ones, and other people, while Orpheus focused exclusively on his job.
  • Irony: It hasn't been brought up in the show yet, but according to the DVD commentary for season 4, his wife has grown tired of him the same way she had with Orpheus (she likewise has a bored expression when we first see her, when Outrider is seeing Triana off). He's clueless about it.
  • Nice Guy: Although like JJ he can be condescending.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: One example was when he tried to explain to Dean, that Trianna had moved on and found someone else. He also said that their relationship was over, and Dean had to accept that if he wanted her to be happy. Dean's response was a Fuck You!
  • Shadow Archetype: To Orpheus. Both are necromancers, both are incredibly powerful, but while Orpheus is more skilled due to all of his training, the Outrider had to get there through shortcuts. While Orpheus speaks in a grandiose manner and is so immersed in his work he and his wife drifted apart, the Outrider is fairly personable, has no trouble interacting with people, and is now married to Orpheus' ex-wife.

    Raven 
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A handsome goth guy, he has something wrong with his legs and uses two crutches. He is also dating Triana.


    Col. Bud Manstrong 
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Voiced by: Terrence Fleming

An astronaut that resided on the space station, Gargantua-1 (which was built by Jonas Venture), along with Anna. A very chaste fellow which isn't helped with both being the only two people on the station. He later reappears in the series when the station goes down and he somehow manages to pilot it into a terrorist camp, for which he receives a medal from the president.


  • Accidental Hero: Celebrated as a hero, but actually blacked out from a handjob while piloting the crashing Gargantua-1 back to Earth.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Rusty calls him a "repressed masturbater" during the episode Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner?
  • Celibate Hero: It reaches the point of deconstruction. (His girlfriend cheats on him with Brock and he blacks out during a hand job from her when they're about to die.)
  • Momma's Boy: Very devoted to his mother partly due to her mind-controlling him.
  • My Beloved Smother: Even without the mind control, his mother is very controlling and manipulative of him.

    Lt. Anna Baldavich 
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Voiced by: Nina Helman

The other astronaut on Gargantua-1, she and Bud were supposely in a relationship but Bud's resistance to her advances put a strain on that which wasn't helped when the Venture clan visited and she made out with Brock. She dies later in the series when then space station crashes back on Earth but not before trying to get into Bud's pants one more time as a final request. He blacks out midway through. She always shown from behind and her face is apparently not the most pleasant thing to look at.


    Captain Sunshine 
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Voiced by: Kevin Conroy

One of the few superheroes in the Venture universe, Chuck Scarsdale is gifted with incredible solar powers by day, and works as a news anchor by night, alongside the other members of his super-team. The loss of his sidekick Wonderboy at the hands of the Monarch left him... kind-of messed up.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: Despite thinking it was a trick at first, he actually sobbed uncontrollably at his and presumably, the first Captain Sunshine's villain, Clue Clown's, funeral upon seeing the corpse as the "jack in the box" as the punchline for one last gag.
  • Ascended Extra: First mentioned in passing by the Monarch in "Spider Skull Island", as sending the hero the charred corpse of Wonderboy III is on his list of evil tasks for his henchmen, and mentioned again in "Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny" when a younger Monarch is trying to impress Queen Etheria; it isn't until Season 4 that he finally appears in person, and he gets a lot of screentime.
  • Batman Parody: Despite his superpowers and colorful costume, he has many parallels with the Dark Knight: he has a British butler, a young sidekick (whose death traumatized him), a stately manor with an underground lair, and he's played by Kevin Conroy. Even his (deceased) nemesis, Clue Clown, is Practically Joker with a bit of The Riddler thrown in for good measure.
  • Dysfunction Junction: The Monarch killed the third Wonderboy, leaving him terrified that it'll happen again.
  • Expy:
    • In addition to being a Batman Parody and a Superman Substitute, he's got superpowers vaguely similar to those of The Ray — his super-team being heavily based on the rest of the Freedom Fighters — and he takes a bit from Birdman (his powers depend on exposure to sunlight) as well.
    • As mentioned below in No Celebrities Were Harmed, he also has elements of Michael Jackson's public persona: his mostly-white costume, light-based abilities, and name all echo Captain EO. As the trope page for that film points out, "EO is so named to evoke the Greek root word meaning 'dawn'."
  • Get Out!: Said to Hank when he asks if he knew Batman.
    Capt. Sunshine: Get out of my Sanctum Solarium!
  • Legacy Character: He's the second Captain Sunshine. His butler Desmond was the first, and has the same power-set.
  • Light 'em Up: His main superpower is channeling light.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: According to Jackson, he's not a pedophile, just REALLY emotionally scarred.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Lives in a Neverland Ranch-style mansion, and has a slightly creepy devotion to his young sidekick.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: The Action News team that Scarsdale is a part of is very blatantly the superteam that Captain Sunshine is a part of.
  • The Power of the Sun: His gimmick is that he's powered by direct sunlight.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Desperately tries to make Hank into his new Wonderboy, as a way of coping with the previous Wonderboy's death at the hands of the Monarch.
  • Superman Substitute: Like the Man of Steel, Captain Sunshine's Secret Identity is a journalist, and he gets his superpowers from exposure to direct sunlight.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: If Desmond's aka: the original Captain Sunshine snarking is any indication, the poor guy had a lot to deal with growing up.

    Ben 
Voiced by: J. K. Simmons

A geneticist living in a house on the edge of the Venture Compound who apparently helped both Dr. Ventures create the cloning technology that was later used for the boys. He also tells Dean he's a clone and helps the boy cope with the information.


  • Cool Old Guy: Helps Dean cope with the fact he's a clone and gives him some beer and there's owning a pet monkey(?).
  • Cool Pet: His monkey(?) Rico.
  • Remember the New Guy?: He worked with both Jonas and Rusty to create cloning technology and has lived on the compound for years, yet he was never hinted at or mentioned before "A Very Venture Halloween". This may be justified since Dr. Venture told his sons to stay away from his house, apparently because Ben has no problem with telling the boys that they're clones. Oh, and there's a mass grave in front of the house - and we mean a mass grave.

    Thalia 
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Voiced by: Kate McKinnon

Introduced in the Season 5 premiere, she is a university student who befriends a downtrodden Dean while applying for one of Dr. Venture's projects. She, along with the other applicants, mutate into a race of superhumans after being exposed to high levels of radiation. She reverts back to normal when given an antidote.


  • Brought Down to Normal: Reverts back to being human after being exposed to an antidote.
  • Fantastically Indifferent: You wouldn't guess that something was wrong with her before she showed her new set of arms to Dr. Venture, and she only shows some mild irritation when she has to point out that they're new.
  • Hollywood Nerd
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: Being exposed to radiation mutates her into a superhuman with telepathic powers, and an extra set of arms.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: When reverted back to normal with the rest of those exposed, she and the others appear to lose their memories about their time at the Venture Compound.
  • Nerd Glasses: Wears them most of the time.
  • We Can Rule Together: Wanted Dean to become chief so that they could be King and Queen of the new age.

    Venturestein 
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Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch

A nameless Monarch mook who had the misfortune to run into Brock during a raid on the Venture compound resulting in getting his neck snapped. Rusty re-animated his corpse in the hopes of selling the Military an undead soldier program, and during the course of the episode he made peace with Brock. He shows up again in Season 5 having defected from the army when he recognized a friend of Rusty's during a raid on some strikers. Thanks to said friend's help his intellect improved greatly and he started a guerrilla force to stop any mad scientists in the Amazon jungles, liberating their experiments along the way to join his cause.


  • Frankenstein's Monster: He's actually kind of scrawny, but he's got the requisite Hulk Speak, stitched-together head, and neck bolts.
  • Hulk Speak: In his second appearance. Though unlike most examples, he is actually quite intelligent in most areas, able to perfectly understand concepts like communism, rebellion, the internet, and guerilla warfare. It's just his language skills that are lacking.
  • Neck Snap: How he originally died.
  • Technical Pacifist: He has army training, has strength that comes with being a Frankenstein, and leads a well-organized milita. But he tries to avoid needless violence if he can help it. He even lets Hank, Rusty, and Hatred go free when his science experiment soldiers caught them (since after all, they're technically family). In fact his whole plan revolved around a Shaming the Mob speech toward all the scientists and their experiments of the jungle to live in harmony. Which surprisingly enough works!
  • Took a Level in Badass: Was mostly a dumb brute when he started off. Some army training and teachings from Che Guevara made him much more formidable.
  • The Undead: A "Frankestein" created by Rusty Venture from two dead Monarch henchmen.

    Dr. Dugong 

Dr. Douglas Ong/Dr. Dugong

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A super scientist who was briefly assigned to the Monarch as an arch. He has had his DNA spliced with many benign sea creatures. His younger brother is Chester Ong, the supervillain Wide Wale.


  • Aloof Big Brother: All his brother ever wanted to do was make him proud of him and help him however he could.
  • The Bus Came Back: The 2nd episode of the Morphic Trilogy in season 7 reveals that he survived his encounter with the Monarch due to the starfish DNA he had spliced into his genome.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He is seemingly killed off in his debut appearance by the Monarch who blows his head right off. Three seasons later and we meet Wide Wale, a supervillain with a similar sea creature mutation. The OSI knows that both men are brothers. When Wide Wale finally captures the Monarch as the Blue Morpho in the season 7 premiere episodes, he threatens to kill the Monarch for killing his older brother Doug. It takes Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, Red Death, and 21 attacking an OSI Dummy Corp. building to find out where Dr. Dugong has been held in witness protection to defuse the situation, reuniting the Ong brothers.

    Rose 

Rose Whalen/Triple Threat

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Click here to see her in the 1960s... 
Voiced by: Doc Hammer

Billy's elderly mother. Originally living in an old folks home in Boca Raton, she shacks up with the Action Man and moves to Manhattan to live with him and Colonel Gentleman at the end of season 5. In the 1960s she was a masked heroine known as Triple Threat and ally to Team Venture.


  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Still treats her grown son like a boy.
  • Mama Bear: As St. Cloud discovers, she doesn't like anyone messing with her little boy.
    Rose: I'll let you take the first swing. And if you don't put me down, I'll beat the living shit out of you till my arthritis kicks in. And I just took my Humira.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Turns out the old bird picked up a thing or two in her youth, and is still a fully capable ass-kicker. It seems she was something more than a "dancer", way back when. Season 7 shows she's still got it when she kicks St. Cloud's ass.
    • It's heavily hinted that she was the Triple Threat, an ally to the 1960s Team Venture and Action Man's crush. Triple Threat's mask matches Rose's glasses frames, both wear a rose brooch, and Triple Threat's hair in the 60s is the same color as Billy's in the present. The most damning evidence is after a flashback in "The Devil's Grip" introducing Triple Threat as a character and mentioning she was Action Man's crush, Action Man confides in Hank that he has been trying to pursue Rose romantically for the past 40 years.
  • Official Couple: With The Action Man.
  • Punny Name: A triple threat is an entertainer who excels at acting, singing, and dancing. Rose is a skilled in physical combat and who knows what else.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She both looks and sounds like her son, albeit with normal human proportions.

    Brown Widow 

Jared/Brown Widow

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Voiced by: Nathan Fillion

A superhero from New York whom Dean first meets when he is interning for Dr. Impossible. He was formerly a super science Ph.D student who got bitten by an irradiated spider while working on his thesis.


  • Blessed with Suck: Rather than the artificial web shooters on his wrists like his obvious inspiration, he has an anatomically accurate mutant spinneret located in his lower back, meaning that if it activates while he's wearing pants it looks like he's shit himself. In "The High Cost of Loathing", he's using a cotton swab to clean out his spinnerets when Brock moves Dean into the dorms to be his roommate. He also has two extra pairs of eyes (the ones on his costume are functional) and he looks much older than he should for a Ph.D student, possibly due to the spider DNA affecting his lifespan or the stresses of protecting New York City.
  • The Bus Came Back: He first appeared in season 4, then we don't see him again till season 6, where he becomes more prominent as a local New York superhero.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Spider-Man.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Despite his Large Ham tendencies mentioned below, the Brown Widow takes care to introduce himself only after he's already disarmed the bad guys with a sneak attack, usually involving his webs.
  • Large Ham: He can't help but sing to Rusty's attempt at writing a Broadway musical about himself, clinching the lead role had the Revenge Society not destroyed the script.
    • He also makes grand proclamations whenever he stops some evil-doers as the Brown Widow, like this :
      Brown Widow: This bank is protected by... THE BROWN WIDOW!
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Besides the aforementioned placement of where he fires his webs and his advanced age, Brown Widow is a very straightforward Spider-Man pastiche, lacking any of the freakish deficiencies or crippling neuroses of his fellow parodies. As such, while the Monarch is one of the more dangerous characters in the setting, he's easily trounced by Brown Widow when he tries to rob a bank.
  • Spider-Man Send-Up: Very deliberately so.
  • Younger Than They Look: His concept art states his age is 30, but looks quite a bit older from stress.

    Professor Victor Von Helping 
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Voiced by: Gary Cole

Dean of sciences at Stuyvesant University, and Dean Venture's unexpected academic advisor after Dr. Venture signs him up for several super-science classes against his will. Professor Von Helping convinces Dean to follow his own path in "regular" science, rather than the super-science of his father, having come out of his own father's shadow and made a name for himself. He also becomes the Monarch's new archenemy at the same time.


  • "Awesome McCool" Name: His true name, Victor Von Hellfire.
  • Balls of Steel: The Monarch tries kicking in the groin only to injure his foot since Victor's entire body seems to be made of metal.
  • Chrome Champion: He's made of some really hard metal under his latex exterior. It's probably one of the reasons he remains so passive until the Monarch starts threatening his students, since he knows there is little chance that the villain could actually hurt him.
  • Cool Teacher: He is fully understanding of Dean's predicament and encourages him to try one of his safer science courses in the process. While he shrugged off any attempts at aggression Monarch and 21 tried to do against him, he completely loses his cool and nearly kills them when they threaten Sirena.
  • Expy: Thematically, of Doctor Doom, as he is a scientist of dubious European descent and made of metal with fiery powers, and visually of Carl Sagan.
  • Foil: He is one to Red Death. Both of them are very affable outside of their job and care a lot for their family and students, even going berserk and terrifying anyone who puts their loved ones in danger. They also lack a true face and can vaporize people with their powers, though Victor uses fake skin to hide his body. However, Red Death enjoys the super villain life and relishes in killing people whereas Victor loves to help people and seems inexperienced about how arching works.
  • Game Face: He wears a disguise to fit in with society but if he's sufficiently angry he'll show Black Eyes of Crazy and melt his fake skin off to reveal his true face.
  • Latex Perfection: Dr. Von Helping wears some sort of flexible plastic over his nearly featureless metallic body to blend in with the rest of humanity in spite of his actual appearance.
  • Meaningful Rename: Odds are he purposely changes his name from the villainous "Von Hellfire" to the less threatening "Von Helping" to distance himself from his super villain lineage.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Averted, unlike most of the series' super scientists. In fact, of all science courses a super scientist would teach, he teaches botany at Stuyvesant University, rides his bike between classrooms, and is an active member of both Greenpeace and Doctors Without Borders.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: A striking resemblance to astrophysicist Carl Sagan, in addition to his optimism towards the sciences.
  • Papa Wolf: When the Monarch attacks his lab Victor is patient and passive with him but when the Monarch has 21 grab his student Sirena he reveals his true appearance and nearly incinerates the poor bastard before Dean intervenes.
  • Playing with Fire: His abilities as his true identity Victor Von Hellfire.
  • Scars Are Forever: An accident caused by his father led to scarring over 80% of his body, resulting in a nearly entirely metallic body in its place.
  • The Von Trope Family: Dr. Von Helping is the son of Vigo Von Hellfire, an infamous Guild member.

    Scare Bear 
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*Audible Breathing*

A scary man in a bear suit (probably). First made his appearance trying out for the Revenge Society. Later on, he helps out Hank during a blizzard in New York.


  • The Dreaded: He doesn't seem to be notorious, but the sheer fact that he can scare Phantom Limb, Baron Underbeit and Mr. Impossible really says something about him.
  • Knife Nut: As Mr. Impossible puts it, "He has a knife! ... super... power."
  • Shout-Out: He was inspired by an art piece entitled Sleeper by artist Mark Wallinger. Jackson Publick came across it while searching for images of bear costumes.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: His main (probable) purpose is to stand there and be creepy. But he's the one who reveals to Hank that Sirena has been cheating on him.

Alternative Title(s): The Venture Bros Others

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