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The Weird Trade Union governing nearly all super-villains in the United States.

Due to the sheer number of Walking and Late Arrival Spoilers (including some characters' placement and, in a few cases, their very name), Spoilers Are Off for these pages. You have been warned.

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  • 13 Is Unlucky: Their ruling body is called the Council of Thirteen, signifying that they are in charge of a powerful organization of supervillains. In Season 7, however, it is revealed that this is just one of the little changes made by the Sovereign; the Council doesn't need thirteen members, and the difficulties they have finding new members lead them to abandon the numerical significance altogether. So in the end, it is Subverted.
  • Affably Evil: The vast majority of Guild members seen, including leadership, are rather friendly and tend to treat arching as a sort of "day job" while genuinely enjoying hanging out with each other "outside of work". (The Monarch with his genuine hatred for Dr. Venture comes across as a full blown outlier, and even he will still attend Guild parties and functions.) It is important to remember not to piss them off, however, as these guys are still supervillains.
  • Ape Shall Never Kill Ape: One of the Guild rules is that a Villain can't kill another villain.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The Council of 13 are the leaders of the Guild and by extension the heads of supervillainy. The newest incarnation specifically takes prominence in Season 6, whereas the incarnation at the start of the show were mostly unimportant Greater Scope Villains who, in any case, were Co-Dragons to the Sovereign and had a majority of their membership killed off by him once they were properly introduced.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: The Guild funds itself by taking generous cuts from the crimes of its affiliated villains, with various incentives put in place to encourage its members to earn more for them.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Zig-Zagged. The Guild is a Weird Trade Union/Nebulous Evil Organization for supervillains that might otherwise wreak havoc on a whim, but it resents its members being referred to as "villains" by the OSI, preferring the term "antagonist." Internally, however, they embrace the label and generally encourage villainous behavior among their members within reason.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first season, Brock describes the Guild as quick, efficient, and no-nonsense. He famously calls them "The only organization [he] still respects". As we see more of the Guild's operations and leadership in the following seasons, it is shown to be almost comically incapable and filled with red tape (though the individual villains themselves can still be very dangerous). The Council of 13 bickers amongst themselves about everything, the red tape proves to be even worse than initially thought, and even their shape-shifting leader can't keep his (assumed) identity secret from his minions. There are implications during "All That and Gargantua-2" and the following seasons that the Sovereign was somewhat intentionally allowing the Guild to fall apart to get out of his deal with the Investors.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Zig-zagged. The Guild has laws against villains outright murdering other villains as the retaliations and infighting would cripple the organization. But non-lethal methods of backstabbing, such as legal trickery, frame jobs, and exploiting loopholes within the system are not only allowed but encouraged among members.
  • Contractual Genre Blindness: Played straight and inverted. For the most part the Guild literally suffers from this. They operate in a very bureaucratic manner and thus have various codes and guidelines on how villains and their "arches" must operate. On the other hand, they expect their heroic counterparts to act in good faith, and when a protagonist oversteps the retribution can be quite brutal.
  • Drugs Are Bad: One of the common conditions in the deals they've made with various government agencies is that their members are not allowed to deal in illegal narcotics. When Dr. Z is arrested in Singapore for possession of cocaine, the rest of the Guild leaves him to escape prison on his own due to the nature of the crime he was arrested for.
  • Enemy Civil War: A very brief one in "All This and Gargantua-2," between the Sovereign and what's left of the Council. Recovering from this is one of the main plot points of the Guild in Seasons 6 and 7.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: The Guild is open to seemingly anyone interested in being a villain. Men and women are seen throughout it's ranks, it includes people of color (and "people of color"), and is particularly open to victims of For Science! gone awry who are now Ambiguously Human at best.
  • Evil Power Vacuum: The deaths of the Sovereign, most of the old Council of 13, and the Investors effectively cripple the Guild, forcing it to regroup and make concessions to avoid fracturing entirely while also letting the Peril Partnership think that they can muscle in on the Guild's turf. Getting past this is the main focus of Sheila's Season 6 and 7 plotlines.
  • The Fettered: The Guild and its villains could be far more destructive than they currently are, but have put rules in place restricting what they're allowed to do while "arching" to avoid an Escalating War with the O.S.I.
  • Insistent Terminology: The GCI prefer the terms "Antagonist" and "Protagonist" over Villains and Heroes respectively.
  • Interservice Rivalry: After a long, bloody history with the O.S.I., they and the Guild eventually worked out a begrudging peace between them, having agreed to a long series of interagency agreements and amendments to control the classic narrative of "protagonist vs. antagonist" between their members, thus organizing the havoc and mayhem their antics cause into a controlled system.
    • In "Arrears of Science", it is revealed that the Guild framed fellow supervillain organization S.P.H.I.N.X. for the "death" of Jonas Venture so that O.S.I. would step in and eliminate them, thus leaving the Guild with a monopoly on all villainous activity in North America.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: A big reason why the OSI tolerates them is that the Guild puts careful restrictions on supervillainy and cracks down hard on rulebreakers. Without the GCI, the world would be left with a bunch of aimless lunatics running around in laser-eyed octopus tanks wreaking havoc.
  • Milkman Conspiracy: Inverted. The villainous version of the Guild was "founded" by Fantomas when he kidnapped and imprisoned (and sometimes faked the demises of) various musicians to fulfill his mad dream of fronting a "rock and roll orchestra" with his sousaphone. From there, the likes of Dragoon and Red Mantle stuck around and used their newfound anonymity as dead men and Fantomas' leftover resources to form a supervillain criminal cabal.
  • Mooks: The Guild maintains "Blackout" teams of assassins who also act as guards or muscle. As per usual, they tend to die fairly easily.
    Dragoon: Dangerous idiots. They don't even make minimum wage.
  • My Rules Are Not Your Rules: Naturally, their system is heavily biased towards the prosperity and protection of villains, with the Monarch getting away with killing several super scientists the Guild tried to set him up with when Rusty was the official arch of Sgt. Hatred at the time.
  • Nebulous Evil Organization: For all of their silliness they are still a dangerous criminal organization.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: The Guild as a whole is this. While they may be a bunch of costumed freaks running around causing trouble for assorted heroes, the O.S.I tolerates this because the Guild puts strict rules on arching. Without an outlet for them to do so, they would be a bunch of pissed-off nutjobs with exotic weapons and no compunction against causing massive collateral damage.
    • Even despite being played for laughs in later seasons, they are still shown to be highly competent. Examples include having a high-ranked mole within the O.S.I before they were well known; having a super-majority stake in villainy before Season 6; and manipulating the O.S.I into believing S.P.H.I.N.X was responsible for the Movie Night Massacre, effectively eliminating their main competition cleanly while removing blame from them.
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: The Council of 13, which for the first five seasons (and implied to be for decades prior) serves as a council to the Sovereign. They can somehow produce video of nearly any event dating back to at least as far as the Monarch's henchman days. After the Sovereign is killed in "All This and Gargantua-2", the Council, with significant new membership, takes over as Guild leaders. They Downplay the trope however, coming across as much less "omniscient" and less "vague", appearing in person before their assembled membership at several meetings.
  • The Order: The Guild adopts the trappings of a chivalric order as part of its mystique, including the presence of a "sovereign" at least until "All This and Gargantua-2", robes, and swords in their rituals. They generally embrace more antiquated aesthetics in contrast to the futuristic military aesthetic of the OSI. They also trace their descent back to Late Antiquity, claiming the real-life Gothic warlords Saphrax and Alatheus as the first supervillain and first henchman, respectively.
  • Power Level: Guild Members are measured on an "Equally Matched Aggression" ranking system on a "1-10" scale that serves as a rough estimate of their threat level (a combination of personal threat and resources at their disposal) as well as aggression (meaning dangerous but inactive figures can get lower rankings) and is meant to ensure that villains find a nemesis of equal footing and don't get themselves or their enemies killed in a one-sided battle. Even then the system can be easily gamed by either dangerous individuals deliberately avoiding conflict to lower their ranking or less dangerous ones simply doing jobs and paying the Guild to move up.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: They are a dangerous and evil organization but every one of their regulations is a compromise with the OSI so they can keep committing evil, and at the same time keep their members safe, without the risk of escalating aggression into an all-out war.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Given the nature of the Guild, it operates less like a Legion of Doom out for world conquest and more like a business providing for super-criminals in an international cops-and-robbers game, working with O.S.I. to keep the classic "heroes vs. villains" narrative balanced and safe for the participants (or at least as safe as such a life can be).
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: One of the forms of protection that the Guild supposedly guarantees to those who fight their members is that villains affiliated with them will not engage in untoward sexual behavior to heroes they have at their mercy. Subverted in that Sgt. Hatred managed to get away with touching Hank and Dean inappropriately after he got them drunk from a bit of wine, in addition to being a well-known pedophile by the OSI and the Guild. King Gorilla was also a known rapist before prison, but remains in standing with the Guild. It seems the Guild will prevent rape between villain and hero, but don't care about civilians unless it publicly embarrasses the brand.
  • Super Registration Act: They function as a version of this for the bad guys.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Downplayed: The Guild discourage the villains from killing their heroes, at least early in their career, and killing other villains, but it can be acceptable in certain situations. A major reason is to avoid escalating conflicts to extreme levels.
  • Weird Trade Union: While superficially wearing the trappings of a Nebulous Evil Organization, in practice, the Guild is simply one of these for supervillains and their henchmen.

    Original Incarnation 
The Guild of Calamitous Intent was not always such. It was originally an organization of Victorian-era geniuses headed by Colonel Lloyd Venture. It was Fantômas who ultimately created the Guild as it is today.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Fantômas usurped the guild Leadership and remade it into the villainous organization. He also ironically renamed it after a statement Oscar Wilde made decrying the path the guild was on.
    "For shame! This guild was founded to protect and serve humanity's best. Not to be a guild of...calamitous intent."
  • Generation Xerox: The original Guild membership mirrors that of the current cast. Lloyd Venture and bodyguard Eugen Sandow show that the OSI has constantly had a Venture protected by one of their ranks as a bodyguard. Steven Rattazzi uses his same voice for Dr. Orpheus as he does for Crowley. And Fantômas is explicitly stated to be Phantom Limb's grandfather
  • Historical Domain Character: Aside from Colonel Venture, other members of the guild were occultist Aleister Crowley, authors Samuel Clemens and Oscar Wilde, and Colonel Venture's bodyguard is "Father of Bodybuilding" Eugen Sandow. Their rivals include inventor Nikola Tesla and his army of Avon Ladies.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Colonel Venture is based in appearance, voice, and military rank on Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Public Domain Character: Fantômas is the only non-original fictional character amongst the original Guild's members.


    The Sovereign 

"David Bowie" (The Sovereign)
Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch (As the Sovereign Head), James Urbaniak (As Bowie)
"Pay no attention to the handsome and ageless rock star hiding behind the couch! I am the mighty Sovereign!"

The enigmatic leader of the Guild, who just happens to be none other than David Bowie. Or really, a shapeshifter impersonating Bowie.

  • Actually a Doombot: Turns out he's not David Bowie, but a shapeshifter impersonating him.
  • Affably Evil: Running the biggest supervillain organization in the world, but was pretty much always a decent chap up to "All This and Gargantua-2."
  • Arc Villain: In the Extra-Long Episode "All This and Gargantua-2".
  • Bait the Dog: Comes off just as affable and quirky as any other villain on the show despite being the head of a global evil organization. Then All This and Gargantua-2 comes along and he tries to murder most of his own allies and a lot of innocent civilians just to welch out on a Deal with the Devil he made with the Investors. He even lampshades it to Doctor Girlfriend, pointing out that it's hardly a surprise that the leader of the biggest supervillain syndicate in the world would be, you know, evil.
  • Big Bad: He spent most of his presence in the series as an odd mix of this and Big Good, being the leader of the most powerful global evil organization, but whose main job seems to be keeping said organization from being too evil, and only showed up in person to pull Enemy Mine situations with the heroes. He swerves hard to Big Bad when he arranges the events of All This and Gargantua-2, but even then it's with the motivation of killing the Investors.
  • Big Good: He spent most of his presence in the series as an odd mix of this and Big Bad, being the leader of the most powerful global evil organization, but whose main job seems to be keeping said organization from being too evil, and only showed up in person to pull Enemy Mine situations with the heroes. He swerves hard to Big Bad when he arranges the events of All This and Gargantua-2, but even then it's with the motivation of killing the Investors.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Admits it in his own snarky way.
    "Right, the heir to the global evil organization is a bad man, who'd've guessed? Total shocker."
  • Celebrity Impersonator: James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture, Phantom Limb, etc). Allegedly, they tried to get the real Bowie, but he declined. This is also lampshaded with Sovereign's first appearance as Bowie.
    • And according to Monstroso, he isn't the real Bowie at all, merely a former shape-shifting super-villain who uses Bowie as his favorite public persona. Though apparently the two did meet and collaborate back in the '70s (the shapeshifter posed for the cover of Diamond Dogs). Granted, this does explain a few things and allows the show to keep using him as often as it does.
  • The Chessmaster: In the conflicts he has been featured in, he has demonstrated an aptitude for thinking a few steps ahead of his opposition. Proves to be in over his head against the Investors and Killinger, however.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder:
    • Noticeably avoids this until the fifth season, where he tries to pull a three-way backstab in events culminating in All This and Gargantua-2. He has most of the Guild's Council of Thirteen killed, promises Phantom Limb and the Revenge Society the open seats, then leaves them to die on the exploding Gargantua-2 while at the same time trying to have the Investors killed to get out of a deal he made with them. He almost gets away with it if not for an accidental shot from Head Shot...
    • Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart reveals that he personally killed and usurped the previous Sovereign, supervillain Force Majeure.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has shades of this.
  • Deal with the Devil: It turns out that he rose to the position of Sovereign thanks to a deal with the Investors. He tries to have them killed in All This and Gargantua-2 before they collect on their end of the deal.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Headshot accidentally kills him when he fires randomly into the air, killing him in his eagle form.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": "Sovereign" is his title rather than his actual name, but it's also what everyone calls him aside from "David Bowie," which is his disguise.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He may be pleasant and charming, but he reveals his true colors in All This and Gargantua-2 when he tries killing off the Council of Thirteen to cover his own ass and nearly kills every innocent aboard Gargantua-2 to get out of paying back the Investors.
    The Soverign: Right, the head of a global evil organization is a bad man? Who'd have guessed it? Total shocker.
  • Frame-Up: After the Movie Night incident, he quickly used his powers to impersonate SPHINX Commander and pinned the entire thing on SPHINX. Kicking off the Pyramid Wars and wiping out their biggest source of competition.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Even though he's not the real David Bowie, he's still the head of a major criminal organization thanks to a deal with the Investors.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of sorts. He finally takes center stage in the special, All This and Gargantua-2, where he's in a Big Bad Ensemble with the Investors.
  • Huge Holographic Head: The majority of his public appearances.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: His deal with The Investors turns out to have been mainly for the shapeshifting abilities. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch calls him out as a loser who just acts like important people. He doesn't disagree.
    Dr. Mrs. The Monarch: So, who are you really?
    Sovereign: Oh, no one. Just someone who wanted to be anyone but himself.
  • I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: Ends up a victim of this when Headshot's rifle goes off as his hideout explodes. By some inexplicable turn of bad luck, it shoots him out of the sky.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Very little is known about him besides his shapeshifting powers. The start of season 6 reveals he got his powers thanks to a deal with The Investors.
  • Karmic Death: As pointed out by 21 in the recap of season 5, it's poetic that a chump who wanted to be somebody died a chump's death of accidentally being killed by Headshot in his bird form.
  • Killed Off for Real: Accidentally taken out by Headshot. ...Maybe.
    • And confirmed by Dr. Mrs The Monarch in Hostile Makeover.
  • Klingon Promotion: "Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart" reveals that he killed his predecessor, Force Majeure, to take over as Guild Sovereign.
  • Leitmotif: A soft rock guitar riff plays whenever he first appears and often after he shapeshifts, as well.
  • Mysterious Past: He has shapeshifting powers, and that is all that is known about him. All that is known about his past is that he made a deal with the Investors to get his current position.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Seems to shrug off that which would outright destroy an ordinary person. But even if he can shrug off Phantom Limb's death touch, he's not immune to bullets. Maybe.
  • Noble Demon: When you're in charge of an organization that enforces Even Evil Has Standards on the supervillain community, you can't avoid being this trope. Except that he dropped the "Noble" bit by ''All This And Gargantua-2''.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: David Bowie, though not explicitly mentioned as much as before, it's still obvious.
  • No Name Given: Eventually, it revealed he is not Davie Bowie. His real name is never revealed.
  • Noodle Incident: What did he pull on Brock in Berlin? And was that even him or the real David Bowie? Brock does claim to have met both...
  • Open Secret: The true identity of The Sovereign is a carefully guarded Guild secret... but everyone already knows he is David Bowie...
    • ...or so it appeared until Season 5, where he is revealed to be a shapeshifter impersonating David Bowie.
  • Pet the Dog: He genuinely wanted to help Sheila and The Monarch get married, he's quite polite to Dean and even Rusty, and even takes time to offer Phantom Limb himself a chance to return to the Guild for medical treatment after the Sovereign's Diamond Dogs catch Limb robbing State University. He had to do none of that.
  • Rotoscoping: His appearance as the Sovereign has extremely naturalistic animation.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: He's a shapeshifter who prefers to resemble David Bowie's Thin White Duke character.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: In his "default" form as "Thin White Duke"-era Bowie, he wears a very classy outfit.
  • Underestimating Badassery: That said, it's fairly clear that Sovereign underestimates Phantom Limb's abilities, as Limb has escaped Sovereign himself and several Guild ambushes, the latter with ease.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: His primary power.

    The Investors
Voiced by: Doc Hammer, John Hodgman and T.Ryder Smith

Three amazingly creepy men in suits. They exist to make deals with people. The deals frequently end badly for the person who makes them.

  • Ambiguously Human: Are they magically empowered humans, vampires, demons, or some other malevolent entities? The Silent Partners reveals that despite Billy's suspicions, they're defintely not vampires. As of All This and Gargantua-2, they are revealed to be some form of a higher being, of the same order as Dr. Killinger. Whether alien or demonic is still not revealed, although they have the same names as the three Greek gods of the Southwest, Northeast, and Northwest winds, strongly hinting they may be literal Physical Gods.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: They all wear snazzy suits, and they're not people anyone should pick a fight with.
  • Bald of Evil: Lips has a bald head and is just as dangerous as his brothers.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Their lightsaber battle with Dr. Killinger is revealed to be one of these once outsiders enter the room to witness it. Skeiron and Lips are shown to be dead after having been slain during the psychic contest, leaving Caicias and Killinger staring at each other in a Pstandard Psychic Pstance.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With the Sovereign in All This and Gargantua-2, the Sovereign arranging for the destruction of the titular ship to kill them.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: They appear to be equals in power, with none being in charge of the others.
  • Cain and Abel: Killinger reveals them all to be brothers, making them the three Cains to his Antivillainous Abel.
  • Classy Cane: Lips carries a cane. It appears to be purely aesthetic since he hovers above the ground instead of walking and therefore doesn't actually need it.
  • Deal with the Devil: And according to Brock, only Billy and White have "Borrowed money from them, and lived to panic about it". The Sovereign made one with them to become the leader of the Guild of Calamitous Intent, and his plan to destroy Gargantua-2 is an effort to kill them before they can collect on his part of the bargain.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Almost nothing is known about who or what these men are or where they came from. Their names imply they are Greek Gods, but this is never confirmed.
  • The Dreaded: When they come to collect on your end of whatever deal you made with them. Even the 10-foot tall supervillain lawyer, Monstroso, is scared out of his mind when they show up for him in "O.S.I. Love You."
  • Early-Bird Cameo: They first appeared in the background behind the speakers at the state university in the episode "Pomp & Circuitry." They were said to be there representing the General Consolidated Insurance company...
  • Fat Bastard: Lips is more heavyset than his brothers, and the large size certainly helps his intimidation factor.
  • Fallen Hero: In the Radiance commentary, Publick and Hammer boil them down to this, saying that whatever they had been, be it Greek gods or Ancient Astronauts, they were supposed to be here to help people and had fallen away from it.
  • For the Evulz: The only motive they appear to have. They will commit horrific acts of villainy and cut deals with the intent of betraying their clients for no reason other than because they can.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Skiron and Caecius wear red-tinted glasses that help add to their sinister look.
  • Ghostly Glide: They never walk, instead gliding smoothly from place to place but also have the habit of entering or leaving a room by levitating out of/into the floor.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: In All This and Gargantua-2, they're revealed to be the true power behind the Guild of Calamitous Intent, the Sovereign having made a Deal with the Devil with them to gain his power.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Their primary powers are the ability to turn themselves and whatever they touch intangible. While not that impressive in paper, this both makes them invincible from harm and they have used it to kill, ranging from turning Monstroso intangible and make him fall to his death out of O.S.I.'s helicarrier, to reaching into King Gorilla's chest and ripping his heart out.
  • Humanoid Abomination: All three of them. It was previously hinted that they weren't humans, and confirmed in All This and Gargantua-2 where they're revealed to be the same kind of higher life form as Dr. Killinger. What that life form is, though, is never explained. It's possible, for example, that they are the Greek gods of the Southwest, Northeast, and Northwest winds - because why not.
  • Humans Are Insects: They seem to view everyone else — The Guild, O.S.I. and their various members and politics — as mere pawns in a game that they're winning.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Almost nothing is known about them other than they are evil and extremely powerful, with the only hint about what they are is that they might be Greek gods.
  • Intangible Men: Bullets and knives just pass right through them. They can also walk through walls and floors. And reach inside peoples chests, and phase them through walls.
  • Invincible Villain: As the Investors can become intangible at will, there is no chance of hurting, let alone stopping them, in most of their appearances. Even when The Sovereign tries to kill them by ensuring they are on Gargantua-2, despite his careful planning, his scheme is shown to have no chance of success as The Investors did not need to set foot on the station. It took Dr. Killinger to stop them for good.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Dr. Killinger in All This and Gargantua-2.
  • Knights Of Cerebus: Funny things happen around them but unlike such villains as The Monarch, their actions and presence are NEVER played for laughs. The most jokes they get is how extremely creepy they are.
  • Lean and Mean: Caecius is much thinner than his brothers but is no less dangerous or intimidating for it.
  • The Man Behind the Man: They are pulling the strings behind many of the arcs in seasons four and five before moving into a Big Bad Ensemble role in "All This and Gargantua-2".
  • Masters Of Disguise: As shown during "O.S.I. Love You" then can perfectly impersonate two O.S.I. agents, and a nonexistent third rookie agent.
  • Missing Reflection: They either don't show up on film or have selective invisibility; when they approach Brock in "All This and Gargantua-2," none of them are visible on the OSI's camera feed even though Brock himself can see them clear as day.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: The Investors mostly display intangibility and levitation powers. On occasion, they also use Voluntary Shapeshifting. In their final appearance, they also show psychic powers and are revealed to have given The Sovereign his powers. Given they are the same type of being as Killinger, there is likely little limit on what they can do.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Who are these men? What are they, and what is the full extent of their powers? It is all a mystery, and it all makes them more terrifying. They don't even talk in most of their appearances. They simply commit acts of evil.
  • Not So Above It All: While almost everything else about them is played dead serious, they're not above being as ridiculous as the other characters in the show. Lips has a habit of waving to observers as he departs from whatever nightmarish thing the Investors have just done and all three of them choose lightsaber combat as their form of psychic warfare.
  • Not So Invincible After All: After appearing unstoppable throughout all of their appearances, they are finally killed by Dr. Killinger in All This and Gargantua-2.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Brock and Shore Leave may be some of the deadliest fighters in the world, but they can't hold a candle to The Investors. Absolutely nothing in their arsenal can even touch these guys and in fact they almost get each other killed just trying to bring them down. In the end, it takes another Outside-Context Problem in the form of Dr. Henry Killinger to kill them.
  • Power Floats: We rarely see them walk when not shape-shifted, which adds to their creepiness.
  • Psychic Nosebleed: Caicias suffers one at the tail end of the Battle in the Center of the Mind with Killinger after his brothers are slain, showing how Killinger has the upper hand.
  • Psychic Powers: The Investors generally don't actually directly interact with the people around them, but rather use mental projections. It's why they don't show up on camera. When it looks like they're taking Killinger on in an epic lightsaber duel, that turns out to be a Battle in the Center of the Mind.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Their evil nature is belied by their color scheme: all three wear black business suits with red pinstripes, Caecius and Skiron wear red glasses, Caecius has black hair while Skiron had dark red, and the three wield Sith-style red lightsabers during their duel with Henry Killinger.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: As revealed in All This and Gargantua-2, they are named Lips, Caicias, and Skeiron after the Greek gods of the southwest, northeast, and northwest winds, respectively.
  • Reverse Arm-Fold: Caecius tends to hold his hands behind his back when he's the one doing the talking, which gives him a shady-yet-professional edge.
  • The Runt at the End: Inverted. Lips, the biggest of the group, is always the last to phase out whenever they make an exit; usually he takes this chance to give a faux-friendly wave to anyone watching.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: They each wear black pin-stripe suits.
  • Siblings in Crime: They're brothers.
  • Sinister Schnoz: Caecius has a prominent nose accentuated by his pencil-thin mustache.
  • Smug Super: When Brock and Shore-Leave both try to fight the Investors, the trio walks away without fighting back, not considering either man a threat since neither has any way to hurt them. The start of season 6 reveals they consider all humanity inferior to them.
  • Takes One to Kill One: Implied. While it's never made clear that this is the only way to kill them, absolutely nothing else in the series even scratches them until Killinger, who they call "brother" and has a similar power set, takes them out via Battle in the Center of the Mind.
  • Unexplained Accent: For some reason, they speak with Hungarian accents.
  • Villainous Widow's Peak: Skiron has short, slicked hair with a widow's peak clearly visible.
  • The Voiceless: Until "O.S.I. Love You" when disguised as the O.S.I. company men. Later, in All This and Gargantua-2, they speak in their own voices for the first time.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: One of their powers, as seen in "O.S.I. Love You" when they perfectly impersonate the O.S.I. agents.

    Force Majeure (Unmarked Spoilers)

The leader of the Guild of Calamitous Intent before the Sovereign and an enemy of Jonas Venture Sr.

  • Arch-Enemy: To Jonas Venture Senior. The fact that Jonas is technically the Big Good of this universe immediately implies how big of a threat this guy was.
  • Bald of Evil: He's bald underneath his helmet.
  • Connected All Along: It turns out that he was the father of Mantilla and husband of Hank and Dean's supposed mother Bobbi St. Simone, technically making him a relative of the Venture family by extension.
  • Death by Origin Story: He was killed by the Sovereign in Mantilla's backstory.
  • Expy:
    • The cape and helmet are dead-ringers for Magneto, a major Marvel supervillain. The asteroid base that the Guild currently operates out of was confirmed to have originally been his, which is a reference to Magneto's go-to lair, Asteroid M.
    • The bald head, the image of him sitting at the head of a round-table for supervillains, and his position as the undisputed Arch-Enemy for this universe's Big Good position him as the Venture 'verse's version of Lex Luthor, specifically the Superfriends version.
  • Klingon Promotion: Fell victim to one; The Sovereign ascended to power in the Guild by killing him, in standard Supervillain fashion.
  • Meaningful Name: "Force Majeure" is a term in contract law wherein an extreme, extraordinary event outside the control of both parties stops one or more of them from fulfilling their legal obligations.
  • Posthumous Character: Has been dead for decades when he's first mentioned.
  • Unseen No More: He finally makes a physical appearance in Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart after having been mentioned twice in the show.

Council of Thirteen

    Dr. Mrs. The Monarch 
See her entry on the Monarch and Cohorts page.

    Phantom Limb 

Dr. Hamilton G. Fantomas (Phantom Limb, Revenge)
Voiced by: James Urbaniak
"No one retires from the Phantom Limb's shit list!"

Hamilton Fantomas is the grandson of the adventurer and Guild founder Fantômas. Born with atrophied limbs, his attempts to speed up their muscle growth instead gave him invisible hands that could kill with a touch. He eventually worked his way up in the Guild, always with an eye on the Sovereign's position. Dr. Girlfriend used to work with him and date him as Queen Etherea before meeting the Monarch; she goes back to him in season two, securing his position as the Big Bad of that season. After she leaves him and marries the Monarch, Phantom Limb loses his grip on reality and forms his own rival supervillain group known as the Revenge Society, while also trying to take over the Guild regardless. After taking more people into the Revenge Society, he tries to eliminate the Investors for the Sovereign to gain entry onto the Council of Thirteen but is double- or perhaps triple-crossed. In the end, Dr. Killinger makes him a member of the new Council of Thirteen after the Sovereign's death.

  • Affably Evil: Before his mental breakdown and then again after recovering. He's a refined villain who enjoys the finer things, will be perfectly cordial to those around him, and even dabbles in stolen art. He can also kill you by touching you... if he's not too busy yachting or drinking wine.
  • All Men Are Perverts: He really, really likes making Dr. Girlfriend wear her Queen Etherea costume.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Possibly some sort of ethnicity unless that's just a tan.
    • The Monarch states that Phantom Limb "wears an awful lot of purple for a white guy," but that's about it for ethnic information.
    • His appearances in season 4 show him with lighter skin than previously, meaning that it was a tan.
    • His appearance is specifically modeled on that of Fantômas as played in 1960s films by a blue-cowled Jean Marais, who generally was very darkly tanned.
    • Flashbacks in the first episode of season 3 show him with fair skin.
  • An Arm and a Leg: He literally loses an arm and leg after his altercation with the Sovereign ended with his airship crashing. Impossible later reconstructed his machine and Limb's arm and leg have been restored.
  • Arc Villain: He's the biggest antagonistic force of season 2. Afterwards he never reaches the same level of villainy again.
  • Big Bad: Mutual enemy to Dr. Venture and The Monarch in season 2.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: In Seasons 4 and 5. He spends the latter half of season 4 recovering and slowly building a team of his own and is absent in season 5 apart from a cameo in Bot Seeks Bot, which shows that the Revenge Society has been watching the council meetings. Then we find out that he is being manipulated by the Sovereign as part of an elaborate scheme to kill the Investors by destroying Gargantua 2.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He makes a lot of grand speeches about how awesome it is to be evil.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: After getting kicked out of the Guild, he gets a little...batty.
  • Companion Cube: In season 4, he now has a new Guild consisting of a toaster, a mug and one of Dr. Girlfriend's shoes. Turns out they're not so harmless, as he manipulates them with his detached invisible limbs to use in combat.
  • Death Touch: He can kill people simply by touching them. He does seem to have some manner of control over it, however, and can use a lower-powered version to simply stun people (as he does to Dean at one point).
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Wicked Cultured Man of Wealth and Taste Villain. He comes across as charming, handsome and Faux Affably Evil. He is educated, well-spoken has a taste for foreign and exotic food, has refined and excellent taste in decor and is a competent villain, capable of earning Brock Samson's respect. As time goes on, however, he is shown to actually be a foppish, misogynistic, narcissistic Wicked Pretentious Big Bad Wannabe who seems to think that he's special for appreciating serrated knives and struggles to function as an effective villain when he is no longer backed by the Guild.
  • Detachment Combat: He can still control and re-attach his invisible limbs after they have been cut off.
  • The Dragon: Actually averted. When first introduced, he implies that he is second-in-command after The Sovereign, and is clearly in place to usurp him... but then the Council is introduced properly, and we learn he is not second-in-command, but fifteenth at most, and the Sovereign never actually trusted him at all. It's played straight in All This and Gargantua-2, where Phantom Limb has the Revenge Society attack the Gargantua-2 on behalf of the Sovereign, in exchange for seats on the Council of Thirteen—though the Sovereign backstabs him in the end.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Hunter Gathers. Both were originally archenemies, and both left their respective organizations (Hunter, because he was fed up with "hot bureaucracy, poured in [his] lap", Phantom Limb because of a failed coup to take over the Guild) and formed their own groups to be/fight evil on their own terms. Interestingly, despite SPHINX's purpose being fighting villains who don't sign up with the Guild, their respective organizations never clashed onscreen.
  • Eviler than Thou: Averted. He's by far the vilest and most experienced member of the Revenge Society, having years of Guild membership under his belt, but when he tries to pull this on folks outside his weight class he winds up soundly defeated. After this gets him kicked out the guild and he flops around as a failure without their support, he learns to stay in his lane once he's allowed back in.
  • Face–Heel Turn: A former boy adventurer turned amoral university professor cum supervillain.
  • Famous Ancestor: He is the grandson of Fantômas.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Especially during season 4.
    • Averted with his second Revenge Society. While he's short and impatient with them, he attempts to cut a deal with the Sovereign to keep them alive and replace the Council. When they die anyway, he's genuinely remorseful and feels he's no longer worthy of being on the Council himself.
    • He manages to become genuinely Affably Evil following All This and Gargantua-2, seemingly losing his more unpleasant qualities such as selfishness and sexism in seasons 6 and 7.
  • Freudian Excuse: Cites being born without fully functional limbs and spending most of his youth and adulthood from the Boy's Brigade to the halls of academia surrounded by able-bodied geniuses as his core reason for reaching out to the Guild and murdering one of his own students to create the atomic device he hoped would fix his arms and legs.
  • Fog Feet: His legs (as well as his arms and, apparently, penis) are invisible as a result of the super-science incident that gave him his powers.
  • Freak Lab Accident: Attempting to fix his malformed limbs with the help of Billy (who didn't actually write the paper on the subject) causes them to turn invisible and gives him a Death Touch superpower. Unlike most examples in the series, we actually see this play out in the Flashback Episode "The Invisible Hand of Fate".
  • Handicapped Badass: After the events of the season two finale, he has just one arm, one leg, and has become completely unhinged as "Revenge". He is still able to, first, break into the Guild to kidnap two council members and later, break out of the Guild's prison.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sort of. While he never joins the heroes, Post-All This And Gargantua 2 he's rejoined the Guild as part of the reformed Council of 13 and is much more of a team player. Notably, he seems to have dropped any misogynist attitude towards Dr. Girlfriend, being very respectful of her ability as a fellow Council member.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Successfully disables a series of Guild death-traps using a common household toaster and later disarms a group of Guild soldiers using a high-heeled shoe as a boomerang in the episode The Revenge Society.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Comes far closer to killing the Venture family than anyone else has in Victor. Echo. November.. Even certified badass Brock realizes that they "might not make it this time" when he realizes it's the Guild Strangers they're up against instead of the usual henchmen rabble.
  • Large Ham: He's very fond of dramatic hand motions. Not that the viewer can see them.
    "I'm wringing my hands.........MENACINGLY!"
  • Legacy Character: He is the grandson of Fantômas.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Has a very sophisticated, aristocratic manner about him, likes fine cheeses and wines, lives in a home based on the Frank Lloyd Wright "Storer House," and sells stolen artwork as his brand of supervillainy.
  • Mask of Sanity: The Invisible Hand of Fate depicts him as rather unhinged even before becoming a supervillain, which informs his mentally unstable actions that vary in manicness and lucidity for the next two seasons.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Once he realizes that the Sovereign betrayed him and the Revenge Society to die on Gargantua-2 after going behind the backs of his teammates to make a deal with him. He gets hit with this so badly that he genuinely considers himself unworthy of a place in the new Council of 13, a position he fiercely coveted until that point.
  • Never My Fault: Believes Billy Quizboy owes him for the near-death lab accident that gave him his powers when he refused to listen to Billy's confession that his super science expertise was bogus.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Phantom Limb's powers continue to change. In Season 1 his hands caused veins to pop up on people when he uses his touch of death, and they don't seem to glow (he was wearing a heavy coat, but no light came out of the disconnect between gloves and sleeves). All other appearances neglect the veins and have his arms glow green and red for the touch of death. Season 4 shows he can detach and control his limbs. His limbs glow blue now and his powers seem to be electricity based, as he stunned Dean instead of killing him, and it seems he can regulate how much charge they give.
  • Not Quite Dead: Wisdom, the coffee cup, who has been put back together after Limb accused him of being the Sovereign.
    • Ironically, Chuck (the toaster) and Lady Nightshade (the shoe) "perished" in the scuffle that occurred after his escape.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • Despite his Wicked Cultured status, "The Inamorta Consequence" reveals that he has an apparent fondness for the old James Bond films, and even fanboys a bit about the Cool Gun on the poster of From Russia with Love ("the one that looked like the old Princess Leia gun"), being visibly saddened when Shore Leave tells him it was a BB gun repurposed as a prop.
    • His current high-ranking Wicked Cultured status is a smoke-screen; he started out as a nobody in the Guild and worked his way up by playing the game and kissing ass, and is now deeply ashamed of his humble beginnings. A brief exchange with Dr. Mrs. The Monarch mentions that his early days as a supervillain were fueled by "a diet of ramen noodles and Sphagetti-Os, driving around in a Honda Accord with a ghost on the hood."
  • Obfuscating Insanity/He's Back!: In "Pomp and Circuitry", it's revealed that he was waiting for the perfect time to strike. He then proceeds to launch his plan to form a new team with failures of superheroes and villains, and so far it's working.
    • And despite some initial pitfalls due to Professor Impossible's inexperience, he manages to nearly kill Doctor Venture, if not for Fat Chance accidentally tripping onto him.
  • Older Than They Look: Given that he was a full professor when Rusty, Malcolm and Shelia were all college kids, Phantom Limb must be in his late sixties by now, yet he has a youthful body. It is implied that his limb enhancer machine also imparts youth, as he aged rapidly when he didn't have access to it in The Revenge Society.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Phantom Limb is showy and ruthless to anyone he sees as beneath him (which is just about everyone), but he changes his tone the second he's addressing one of his bosses. Whenever addressing figures like The Soverign, the Council of 13, or the Investors, he lavishes them with praise and compliments, while giving himself insincere put-downs. Of course, being The Starscream, this is all a painfully transparent act he only keeps up until he thinks he can get away with stabbing them in the back.
  • Punny Name: Phantom limb syndrome
  • Put on a Bus: Disappears after the end of season 2 (save for the flashbacks and The Stinger of the season 3 opener), but...
  • Red Right Hand: Invisible limbs that can kill with a touch.
  • Romantic False Lead: His initial role.
  • Rule of Funny: The only possible explanation for all of the things that he manages to do (without his prosthetics) with just one arm and one leg...
  • Shoe Slap: Uses a high-heeled shoe like a boomerang in The Revenge Society.
  • Shout-Out: To pulp hero The Phantom, between the names and similar costumes (though his outfit is also intended to vaguely resemble that of Steve Ditko's Shade, the Changing Man).
  • Small Reference Pools: Want to know just how well this show averts this? One of its major villains is a descendent of Fantômas, a French character who is largely unknown in the US. The trope itself is, fittingly, one of his pet peeves, as seen when he tried to sell a Rembrandt to a Mafioso who only wanted the Mona Lisa.
  • Smug Snake: His overconfidence almost always leads to his downfall.
  • The Starscream: To the Guild Sovereign.
  • Start My Own: In the second half of season four, he tells the Sovereign he's going to start his own guild with Wisdom, Professor Impossible, Baron Underbheit, Lady Hawke Johnson/Lyndon Bee and Fat Chance.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: A thoroughly unsympathetic example. There is no misguided chivalry at work here, just plain old misogyny. Dr. Girlfriend ends up leaving him for the Monarch twice because he insists on reducing her to arm candy.
    (After Dr. Girlfriend calls him out on crashing her wedding.) Sweet girl, you're being irrational, and such is the curse of your sex. I forgive you.
  • Stock Unsolved Mysteries: He at one point tries making a black market sale of "Storm on the Sea Of Galilee" to a Mafioso. The painting is a Rembrandt and one of 13 works of art that were stolen during the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft of 1990.
  • Straw Misogynist: He seduces and hires Dr. Girlfriend as his Number Two (who is established to be a fully-capable Gadgeteer Genius) as nothing more than arm-candy, complete with a super-revealing outfit. This has led to Dr. Girlfriend breaking up with him twice for the Monarch who, when his Hair-Trigger Temper does not get the better of him, respects her as an equal.
  • Super Power Lottery: "I can kill a man by simply touching him. Now what were your special powers again?"
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In seasons 6 and 7, following the events of All This and Gargantua-2 he becomes markedly less of an asshole, treating Dr. Mrs. The Monarch with a lot more respect compared to his sexist attitude from earlier, and overall he acts like much more of a team player with the guild.
  • Touch of Death: Though it's been shown in "Bright Lights, Dean City" he can control it to merely knock out his foe if necessary.
  • Villainous Breakdown: By season four has gone completely off his rocker. See Companion Cube.
  • Villainous Friendship: By the time of All This and Gargantua-2, he does actually feel some affection for the other members of the Revenge Society. He doesn't want Sovereign to kill them after they have outlived their usefulness and feels remorse for "betraying" the Revenge Society, even though he tried to justify it to them by saying he was doing it so they could all be on the Council of Thirteen.
  • Visible Invisibility: His limbs avert the trope, which is an occasional source of humor - such as when he tried "wringing [his] hands - menacingly!", only for nobody to know what he was doing.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Subverted. In his first appearance, his only visible power is having invisible limbs. Later, it turns out that his limbs can instantly kill by touch, deflect projectiles, become electrified, and can be detached and remotely operated.
  • Wicked Cultured: A definite example. once called out for having sold out his villainous principles for high culture accoutrements such as dealing in stolen art instead of 'the old stuff'. (In the same episode, he laments how many of his fellow art thieves want to steal the Mona Lisa, for no other reason than it's a famous painting, and not because they appreciate it as art.)

    Red Mantle & Dragoon
Red Mantle voiced by: Doc Hammer
Dragoon voiced by: Christopher McCulloch

Red Mantle: Two heads are better than one!
Dragoon: What does that have to do with anything?
Red Mantle: Nothing, I've just been wanting to say that all day. I got sick of waiting for an opportunity.

Two members of the Guild's Council of Thirteen, they moved into the spotlight in season four. They have spent decades in the Guild headquarters, leaving both of them out-of-touch with the outside world. After a near-fatal encounter with Phantom Limb, Dragoon's life was saved when Billy Quizboy attached his head to Red Mantle's shoulder.

  • Angst? What Angst?: They apparently suffer no trauma from being stitched together beyond lamenting casual inconveniences. Upon realizing it had happened, Dragoon is horrified for only a moment before moving on, while Red Mantle merely declares it a stupid thing to have done.
  • Ascended Extra: They were originally just two of many voices on the Council, but became recurring players after "The Revenge Society."
    Doc Hammer: We took silhouettes and gave them an episode.
  • Bling of War: Dragoon's outfit appeared to be a 19th century ceremonial Prussian military uniform.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Dragoon is credited for overseeing the execution of the Iron Infidels, something he doesn't even remember. Though that might be less because it was Tuesday and more because Dragoon is partly senile.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Dragoon's mind is starting to be lost to senility, leading to moments like this. In particular he confuses the cartoon show "Wacky Races" with events from his own life.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: If a throwaway line in the season 5 Halloween special is to be believed, Red Mantle's magical powers come from, surprise surprise, his red mantle.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Red Mantle's apparent power (or at least one of them,) as seen in the season 5 episode "Bot Seeks Bot" when he uses this power to move dirt onto the grave of the deceased Councilman #4.
  • Enemy Mine: Pulls this along with Dr. Z in All this and Gargantua 2, defecting to the OSI in return for protection from the Sovereign.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Dragoon.
  • Hellish Pupils: Dragoon has slit pupils. He might be a very very mild case of Draconic Humanoid, to go with the usual pop-cultural dragon/dragoon thing, but it's kind of a mystery.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: It is made very clear that they are actually Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper, with the plane crash that killed both musicians merely a cover for their induction into the Guild's Council.
  • Magic is Evil: Dragoon's views on sorcery are extremely backwards and judgemental, especially for a supervillain. He calls all displays of magic "blasphemous" and "dark-sided", which makes his attachment to Red Mantle, a spellcaster himself, rather awkward.
  • Multiple Head Case: They had to spend some time adjusting and coordinating to this arrangement. Dragoon insists that he will eventually take over the whole body.
    Dragoon: I've been standing here all day with my dick in my hand!
    Red Mantle: That was MY dick.
  • Nominal Villain: They've been retired for so long that they've completely lost whatever villainous edge they once held. The most hostile action they've ever taken on their own is probably throwing a pen at Snoopy.
  • Racist Grandpa: The only way Dragoon will attend Orpheus' gathering of mystics and mages in "A Very Venture Halloween" is in costume, so they dress as The Thing with Two Heads, complete with Dragoon in blackface as Rosey Grier. Jefferson is horrified, while Red Mantle is just embarrassed.
  • Retired Badass: The two are guild masterminds and Dragoon still had some fight in him before losing his body. In fact, they have been retired for so long that they never get a final arch, as they outlived every protagonist they could call an archenemy.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Dragoon appears to be going mildly senile. Whether it's just him or a side effect of his head transplant is unclear.
  • Silence, You Fool!: Dragoon hung several lampshades on this during the Council's first appearance.
  • Stout Strength: Dragoon, before their merging, was able to throw Phantom Limb around the Council Chamber like a ragdoll.
  • Those Two Guys: Not like they have much of a choice.
  • Villainous Friendship: Red Mantle is revealed to have been on very good terms with Councilman #4, going so far as to mourn at the latter's funeral. The sentiment is not shared by Dragoon, who never cared for him.

    Dr. Z 
Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch

Much like Action Johnny, Dr. Z is an obvious stand-in for Jonny Quest's Dr. Zin. However, 40 years on, Dr. Z has retired from professional supervillainy and no longer arches Action Johnny. He has since settled down and married, and he even adopts the permanently young boy adventurer Ro-Boy. However, he is still an active member of the Guild of Calamitous Intent, serving as one of the Council of 13.

  • Affably Evil: He definitely comes across as this when a group of washed-up boy adventurers threaten him in his own home, and he and his wife invite them in, sit them down and try to help them let go of the past that's haunting them.
  • Alter Kocker: Hammer and Publick have commented occasionally on how his accent tends to skew vaguely Yiddish just because he's old and that's a thing.
  • Ambiguously Bi: When Dr. Z comments on how much he loves his wife, Mrs. Z makes a comment that she thought she was his "beard", meaning he allegedly married her to claim to the world that he was straight. He also slept with the Blue Morpho, although he was under the impression that he had seduced tennis champion and lesbian Billie Jean King.
  • Bad Boss: Years of being Surrounded by Idiots caused him to adopt a "zero bungle tolerance" policy in regards to his minions, to who he insultingly refers to as "bunglers" by default.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: The episode The High Cost of Loathing shows that he carries an Assassin's Creed-style concealed wristblade.
  • Buffy Speak: Lapses into this as English isn't his first language, such as describing a "cyborg" as a "super cool robot" who "had parts of a real live guy".
  • Cool Old Guy: Despite being a villain, he shows up to Dr. Venture's day camp to put on a show for the kids. He also provides therapy to the boy adventure's therapy group.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: After finding out that Venturion (whom he would, later on, reprogram into being Vendata) was actually a cyborg and was thrown out. A part of him contemplated on putting him out of his misery before ultimately turning him into a weapon against Jonas, which says a smidge more about his moral and ethical boundaries for being a Super Scientist when compared to the former.
  • Evil Knockoff: Enjoyed commandeering or replicating Jonas Venture's creations so he could use them against him.
  • Expy: As previously stated, a parody and then obviously hinted as being the original Dr. Zin from Jonny Quest.
  • Happily Married: One of his regrets is that he never married his wife earlier before she became barren.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Like with "Action Johnny" he's clearly meant to be Dr. Zin from Jonny Quest, but Cartoon Network wouldn't let them actually say it's the same character. This leads to a few clever write-arounds, like his Scatterbrained Senior moment listed below.
  • Like a Son to Me: He's come to view Johnny as the son he never had and fondly recalls his time with him as an arch. When he is forced to retire as an active villain, his final arch is Johnny and he offers to let him move into his home and help get Johnny's life back together. Johnny decides that he might take the offer, but he's going to need time to think on it and maybe he can just borrow a few bucks from Dr. Z for now. In exchange, Johnny says he'll run and hide from the Dr. so that the man can relive his nostalgia.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: When he meets up with Johnny in rehab, he awkwardly clarifies that his conflict with Johnny and his father was strictly an Arch relationship shortly after he gets caught up in the minutiae of how the word "platonic" (which is how he initially described said rivalry) is derived from Plato who himself promoted pederasty.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: He revels in over-the-top classic cartoonish villainy (Evil Laugh, dramatic speeches, Milking the Giant Cow, etc.) and will still put on a show to entertain younger villains or children.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: When on the Council of Thirteen telescreens, he wears fake ears and a fake mustache to hide his identity. Since he survived the purge of the Council, it seems to have worked.
    • When on the run from the Sovereign, dresses as a rabbi. He's still clearly an Asian man.
  • Parental Substitute: He has come to love Johnny as his own, and Z wants him to move in with him and his wife since they're actually in better health than him and can take care of him.
  • Retired Monster: Subverted. Acts like one in public or when talking with retired boy adventurers like Rusty or Action Johnny, while he is in fact one of the leaders of the Guild of Calamitous Intent.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: For the most part he's on the ball, but this still shows occasionally. When he tries to remember one of his adventures from Jonny Quest he gets most of the details wrong; Hadji is a Native American instead of an Indian, Bandit is called Buddy, and Dr. Quest and Race Bannon are the same person.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: His view of his henchmen during his younger years. Given that they saw an Anubis statue moving the floor because a dog carried it and thought it was the real Anubis, it's hard to blame him.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Partly due to the public believing he's retired, they at least regard him as a classic professional villain. He is a genuinely decent guy outside of the whole "supervillain" thing, though.
  • Yellow Peril: As an Affably Evil, Lawyer Friendly parody of Jonny Quest's "Dr. Zin", whose origin was steeped in the trope. He's an indeterminate east Asian supervillain.

    Radical Left
Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch

A former inmate at Dunwich Asylum, and former member of the Revenge Society. After the destruction of Gargantua-2, and the dissolution of the Society, he joined the Guild as a member of the Council of Thirteen.

  • Deep South: Both he and Right Wing have very thick accents (Left's being more blustering and guttural, Right's more drawling and snide), and the shot of their American Townhouse-style duplex suggests he lives in New Orleans.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: First appeared in Momma's Boys as an inmate at the Dunwich Asylum before joining the Revenge Society in All This and Gargantua-2.
  • Expy: A pretty obvious one of Two-Face, in every way but flipping a coin. "The Terminus Mandate" reveals that he even lives in a duplex done up in stereotypical Two-Face lair fashion — brightly painted, exactingly-maintained suburban home on the right, dilapidated crust-punk house on the left.
  • Fusion Dance: Season 7 revealed that his right side actually used to be his arch, Right Wing, until something happened that had Radical Left absorb him. They still maintain their mental autonomy, enough so that the two sides can play a game of Cluedo, with only Right knowing who the killer is and Left managing to beat him the normal way.
  • His Own Worst Enemy: Played with. While his primary arch is Right Wing (his right side), the two apparently used to be separate people.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: After joining the society.
  • Two-Faced: His left side wants anarchy! His right side wants a nice home in the suburbs.

    Dr. Phineas Phage
Voiced by: Bill Hader (Season 4-5), James Adomian (Season 6)

A virus-themed villain and former arch for Professor Impossible. Also an on-again-off-again member of the Council.

    Red Death 
Voiced by: Clancy Brown

Another of Wide Wale's subcontracting archvillains for Dr. Venture. He's infamous within the Guild for his powers and viciousness, but that's simply his public persona. The rest of the time, he's a normal family man. One who appears to be a red skeleton with the ability to vaporize anyone in his way. By Season 7, he's gained a seat on the Council.

  • The Ace: Red Death has so much success and professionalism about his work that Hunter Gathers respects him as a fellow veteran in the Hero-Villain community. While the both the O.S.I and G.C.I are currently at wits' end trying to track down the Blue Morpho and learn his identity, Red Death tracks down his secret base and identifies him as the Monarch within the space of a few hours.
  • Affably Evil: They don't come any more affable. When not in-character, he's incredibly friendly and wholesome, which only makes it more terrifying when he gets in-character. As Season 6 proves, even on the job, he can be a very charming, sardonic kind of guy among colleagues, provided he doesn't turn on the voice.
    [21 and Girlfriend exit the elevator to reveal Red Death already there, surrounded by the bodies of security guards, holding a dead man aloft and screaming in triumph]
    Red Death: [Noticing them, cheerfully] Oh! Hi! The room is secure.
  • Almighty Janitor: He's a veteran villain who's stuck under the employ of the significantly junior (relative to him) Wide Wale, a position he can't shirk because he's been unable to fulfill his villainous obligations to the Guild due to declining health and his commitment to his family. Season 7 has him reveal that he's hoping to get out from under Ong by scheming his way into the Council of Thirteen.
    • After "The Terminus Mandate" he has a seat at the council.
  • Always Someone Better: An unusual example for the show in that he's a fairly sincere example whose life hasn't imploded yet. He's positioned as a counterpart to much of the main cast, especially The Monarch, in that he has almost everything they don't. He has a relatively healthy work-life balance that doesn't drive away his family and friends, unlike The Monarch in particular. His past doesn't seem to control him in the same way as Doc or The Monarch, and he's making an active effort to gain retirement money so he can put it behind him more effectively. The comparison is driven home between him and the Monarch, in that he also had a super-scientist arch who he then killed, allowing him to finally move on after a period where he realized he'd done "Terrible things" and get to this point.
  • Ambiguously Human: It is mentioned by various characters that Red Death is considered a veteran of the villain business, being referred to as "a legend" by Hunter Gathers and "an old man" by the Monarch. Despite this, he has a fairly young wife and a daughter still in grade school and shows no signs typical of a middle-aged or elderly man. If he ever was human, he clearly is not now, his whole body a deep shade of red and his head looking similar to a skull, able to turn his eyes yellow when feeling blood-thirsty. Whether or not he was human at one point and was transformed by magic or Weird Science or if he is something else entirely is never established. Whatever he is, it's apparently genetic as his daughter shares his skeletal appearance.
  • Ax-Crazy: Don't let his Affably Evil nature fool you — Red Death is incredibly bloodthirsty, and in fact seems to use the Guild specifically as an outlet for his killing instincts. He only mellowed out in the first place because he murdered his original archenemy, burned his house down, and butchered his entire family with his bare hands, which left him aimless enough to have an epiphany about his unhealthy lifestyle. He later offers to brutally murder the deranged Maestro Wave for Monarch and 21, entirely to satiate his pent-up bloodlust after chasing the two of them down earlier.
    Dr. Mrs. The Monarch: If I can get you that seat and save the Monarch without killing another villain, will ya help us?
    Red Death: [gracious, but disappointed] Wellll... I very much like to kill.
    Dr. Mrs. The Monarch: We get to break into an O.S.I. Dummy Corp.
    Red Death: And kill?
  • Berserk Button: After seeing what he did to Blind Rage, it appears that chauvinism and boorish behavior is something that gets under his skin.
  • Been There, Shaped History: He was on Gargantua-1 during the infamous "Movie Night". He can still describe in graphic detail what happened to those not lucky enough to have their spacesuit helmets on.
  • Broke the Rating Scale: Given an EMA Level of 10, the highest possible ranking, but other Level 10 villains are rightfully intimidated by or terrified of him, suggesting that this is only the most the Guild can give him. He's established to have slowed down a little with age, which begs the question of just how unstoppable he was in his prime.
  • The Comically Serious: He can switch from being a kindly gentleman to a terrifying Large Ham on a dime, leading to a hilarious contrast within the same scene.
  • Consummate Professional: By villain standards, anyways. While he's a bloodthirsty psychopath, he keeps his bloodlust restrained when not being a villain because he killed his own Arch-Enemy long ago.
    Red Death: "We're all villains, Monarch. With rules, we get to spill blood and taste victory! Heck, I really wanted to kill something tonight, you know? But... rules. They help us hate."
    • Subverted in The Terminus Mandate. Told to go on one last arching and volunteering to give the Peril Partnership their payout, he instead throws away the letter containing the profile of his final arch, and gives Blind Rage a humiliating death, spiting the Partnership AND the Guild decision to pay.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He apparently hurt his loved ones when he was arching a long time ago. Also, he was at the Movie Night Massacre. He claims that it wasn't him who did it, but when he talks about it, it's unclear whether he is having a PTSD flashback or a fond reminiscence of the event. That's how messed up he is.
  • Dented Iron: Season 7 opens with him revealing that he's getting on in years and that with arching getting harder and harder for him and very few career opportunities outside of being a supervillain, he wants a seat on the Council of Thirteen so he can support his family through the office's generous pension plan.
  • Do Wrong, Right:
    • Because his family weren't in any real danger, he forgives Monarch for trying to blackmail him and steps down from arching Rusty, but encourages the villain to get his rivalry over with and kill his archenemy or he's just going to keep lashing out and hurting the people close to him.
    • His lecture to Blind Rage has shades of this, emphasizing his respect for gentlemanly Dastardly Whiplash villainy in stark contrast to Blind Rage's Politically Incorrect Villain boorishness.
  • The Dreaded: One of the most feared figures in the community, bar none, by both heroes and villains alike. When talking with Dr. Mrs. The Monarch in Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart, Shore Leave bluffs that Brock could easily beat him in a one-on-one fight; after she and Red Death leave, he blurts out that "he scares the crap out of me". Even the uber-macho badass Brock reluctantly admits that he's "a little... just a little bit scary".
  • Establishing Character Moment: When we first meet him, he quickly disarms the Monarch with his affable nature, even praising his human puppet trick from a previous episode. Then he puts his Game Face on as he recounts the importance of a good work-life balance, all while nearly making the Monarch piss himself in fear.
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: He has a loving wife and daughter. Part of his epiphany regarding his work-life balance was realizing how badly his unrestrained bloodlust was hurting those he actually cared about, and spurred his decision to restrain in his villainy to a profession for the sake of his family.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Killing people and plotting global dominance is part of the supervillain gig, but being a boorish prick and sexually harassing a female colleague? Red Death does not take to that lightly.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's over 80 years old and has been a supervillain for most of that time.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His sonorous baritone makes him all the more intimidating, though it also sounds quite smooth when he's not in character.
  • Expy: He's essentially the Red Skull as the Horseman of Death. His costume is also extremely similar to that of the obscure Batman villain Reaper.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: He allowed his daughter to name his Hellish Horse "Daisy".
  • Foil: Shares Brock's bloodthirst, killing efficiency, and hidden nice guy personality.
  • Game Face: When he gets in-character (or lapses into his Ax-Crazy habits), his eyes brighten to have yellow sclera and red irises, his voice becomes more guttural, and his skin darkens to a more pronounced shade of red.
  • Good Old Ways: Reminisces about how old-school arching had elegance and class, like how tying someone to the train tracks is simple, inexpensive, personal, deadly, and gives the victim a little (cruel, false) hope that they might escape — as he's done exactly that to Blind Rage.
  • Grim Reaper: He looks and dresses like one, and even wields a scythe.
  • Guttural Growler: When he's putting his Game Face on.
  • Happily Married: He adores his wife and she (evidently knowledgeable about the nature of his work) obviously does so likewise, calling him little nicknames and making sure he has his dinner as he likes it if she has to pack it up so he can go on an arching. It's hinted they do have disputes about his work life, but this is understandable, as his wife worries about his safety and what consequences might happen if Red Death brings his work home with him.
  • Hero Killer: He killed his original arch-enemy long ago, and is implied to have killed several other heroes since then.
  • Kick the Dog: Reveals to Brock that Sphinx was not really behind the "Movie Night" on Gargantua-1 and rubs it in his face that OSI fighting the Pyramid Wars was removing the Guild's competition, just to be a jerk.
  • Large Ham: He is of course voiced by Clancy Brown.
  • Last Episode, New Character: He first appears in the season 6 finale before becoming a recurring character in season 7.
  • Lean and Mean: As you'd expect from someone who is literally a skeleton from the neck up. His muscular appearance when he's on the job is due to his padded costume, not that this makes him any less dangerous. That said, he is only mean when "on the clock," and otherwise is genuinely nice.
  • Like Father Unlike Daughter: Continuing what is a central theme of the series, Red Death's daughter inherited his terrifying visage, but she doesn't seem to know her father is a supervillain and acts as a standard pre-teen, going as far as to mistake Dr. Mrs. the Monarch for a princess. She does, however, seem to have inherited at least some of his evil attitude, evidenced by her bullying another girl at the playground.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: He's been a supervillain since the 1940s. His wife looks to be in her 30s at most.
  • Mood-Swinger: A (mostly) voluntary example. He can easily switch back and forth between a reasonable, friendly demeanor and full-on nightmare-from-hell supervillainy.
    Red Death: [pleasantly] Kate! Can you refrigerate my dinner in a Ziplock? I've an arching tonight — it's a special one.
    Kate: Sure, lambchop. You want the roll in there with it?
    Red Death: No, no, it gets all mushy in the gravy.
    [His wife winks to say "you got it" and leaves; Red Death pulls up his hood and looks in the mirror, eyes blazing yellow]
    Red Death: [growling] Showtime!
    Kate: You want your brownie in there, too, Cuddles?
    Red Death: [delighted] Brownies?! Yes, thank you!
  • Mugging the Monster: Monarch and 21 try to threaten Red Death by lying that they kidnapped his wife and daughter. Red Death counter-threatens that he will come and kill them if they don't release his family. He then proceeds to effortlessly locate their hideout, and they're reduced to pathetically begging for mercy until he relents.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Any plan of his own or any plan trying to involve has to result in him killing somebody in some way. He only goes along with Sheila's mostly non-lethal way to resolve the crisis in the Season 7 premiere when it's implied that he'll get to kill some OSI agents instead of the Blue Morpho.
  • Mysterious Past: From a narrative perspective. Red Death is a known, highly respected and feared villain with almost a century of terror under his belt, introduced as the worst person the Monarch could ever hope to piss off — and also one of the most established characters in the show to have little to no information revealed about his origin. What little tidbits we do find out (his original arches, or his activities in the '80s aboard Gargantua-1) are supplied by Red Death himself.
  • Noisy Shut-Up: He manages to get the attention of an entire room of villains by noisily crushing a styrofoam cup. Amusingly right beside him was chalkboard.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: He may have a flair for the dramatic, but only because he is sure he's going to win, and you're not going to escape. When he decides to get serious, he is terrifyingly efficient and effective, as evidenced when he receives a phone call that his wife and child have been kidnapped, the 'kidnappers' (Monarch and 21 as Blue Morpho and Kato) barely get their demands out of the way before Red Death goes full-on Liam Neeson on them, stuffing their threats and easily hunting them down.
  • Noodle Incident: He only realized he had "lost his way" after he did "terrible things". Based on the speech he later gives Monarch, it's implied that he might've regretted killing Dr. Cadmium the way he did, or at least realized he went too far, but given the kind of villain he is, it could've easily been something else, too.
  • Papa Wolf: When Monarch tries to trick him into thinking that the Blue Morpho has kidnapped his wife and daughter, Red Death paraphrases Brian Mill's speech and immediately tracks them down. When they prove that his family is safe, however, he calms down.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: By necessity. Originally, when he was arching Dr. Cadmium, he became fixated on how much he hated the hero and made up his mind to "deal with it"; it was only after he crushed Cadmium's skull between his hands, burned down the guy's house and massacred his family that he realized the real problem was his own rage and obsession, which would follow him around wherever he went. Now, by compartmentalizing his work life (arching one day a year to sate his unstoppable bloodlust) and leaving his issues at the office, he's able to live as a pleasant, good-natured family man off the clock.
  • Refreshingly Normal Life-Choice: Red Death had found being a supervillain full-time to be an unhealthy way to live his life and wound up finding domestic bliss with a wife and kid, choosing to keep his work life and personal life separate.
  • Retired Badass: With the other council members, he retires from active arching. Possibly subverted, since he throws away his final arch and murders Blind Rage rather than follow the guild's vote. He seemingly has no plans to stop his villainy.
  • Retired Monster: He's largely retired prior to joining the Council, is also a genuinely friendly guy, but God help you if you give him an excuse to go full evil again.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When he's "in character" (as a supervillain), his eyes turn yellow, and his pupils red.
  • Shout-Out: His armor is borrowed from Bram Stoker's Dracula, and his name (and some of his thematics) are from the Edgar Allan Poe story Masque of the Red Death.
  • Skull for a Head: He's a Red Skull parody, so it comes with the territory.
  • Sinister Scythe: To fit his Grim Reaper look, he wields a scythe that glows red and shoots out a Sword Beam that can disintegrate anything.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Despite looking like a skinless Red Skull, he has a very attractive wife. His daughter however looks exactly like him.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: His civilian clothes don't even bother with hiding his nightmarish, inhuman face, but nobody ever seems to notice. The same goes for his daughter as well.
  • Vague Age: He's been a supervillain since the '40s, and the only noticeable difference between him in the current day and the eighties is his very prominent mohawk. The lack of any concrete information or change in his facial features makes it very difficult to tell exactly how old he is.
    • It's implied that he ages slower than the typical person, or even not at all. Back in '81, when he would have presumably been in his 40s, he was found kicking it with the "new meat" of the Guild during their raid on Gargantua-1.
    • When mentioning him in Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart, Brock says "he's, like, 73" in an uncertain, ballpark-estimate sort of way, neither confirming nor denying whether his true age is known. The film being set post-2013note  doesn't narrow it down much.
  • Villain Cred: Has great respect for Vendata, calling him a tactical genius.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: He tells Monarch that his obsession with exclusively arching one person is a self-destructive and self-feeding issue, and that he would be much better off killing Rusty and moving on to bigger things, just as Red Death himself had done.
  • Worthy Opponent: He's highly respected not just by the Guild but by the OSI, Brock in particular.

Former Council Members

Wild Fop, Don Hell, Steppenwolf, and The Nerve voiced by: Christopher McCulloch
Mommy Longlegs voiced by: Paget Brewster
Monseñor voiced by: Larry Murphy

The other former members of the Council of Thirteen before the Sovereign's purge, most of whom were killed in the process. Membership:

Councilman 1: Vendata
Councilman 2: Wild Fop
Councilman 3: Red Mantle (See above)
Councilman 4: Boggles the Clue Clown
Councilman 5: Dr. Z (See above)
Councilman 6: Monseñor
Councilman 7: Don Hell
Councilman 8: Dragoon (See above)
Councilman 9: Steppenwolf
Councilman 10: Unnamed
Councilman 11: Mommy Longlegs
Councilman 12: The Nerve
Councilman 13: The Sovereign (See above)

Voiced by: Doc Hammer

Previously, Councilman 1 of the Guild, Brock Samson and the OSI try to manipulate him into giving up information on the Guild. His whereabouts afterwards were unknown and his seat on the Council was given away. For more information, see The Blue Morpho.

  • Ambiguous Situation: He has no memory of what happened on the night of the Movie Night Massacre, so it's unclear if he killed Jonas Venture Sr. or not.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns for "Arrears in Science", after having been presumed dead since the events of "Bot Seeks Bot".
  • Butt-Monkey: He's openly disrespected by his fellow Councilmembers, who think of him as a "stick in the mud" and a "killjoy," and his date with Ghost Robot is really just a setup so the OSI can tap him for information. It isn't even initially clear if he survives afterwards since the Sovereign immediately asks Doctor Mrs. The Monarch if she wants his seat on the Council. It turns out he survived, and his life may have been even worse before becoming a cyborg.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Originally Vendata just seems like a throwaway character who would only have importance in the episode "Bot Seeks Bot." Then "Arrears in Science" comes along and it's revealed he's the original Blue Morpho and the long lost father of the Monarch, in addition to possibly being responsible for the Movie Night Massacre and therefore the death of Jonas Venture Sr.
  • The Comically Serious: Due to being an—apparently—emotionless cyborg who prioritizes doing things by the book, he remains stoic and nonplussed when faced with the insanity surrounding him.
  • Cool Old Guy: Of Red Death's NYC-based '80s team. Although, funnily enough, this is an opinion only Red Death holds, as he cites his tactical genius and ambition with the utmost respect.
  • Cyborg: He's still got his human face and brain despite the rest of him being robotic.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In his original appearances as a silhouetted member of the Council of Thirteen, his voice isn't as loud or droning.
  • Evil Former Friend: Of Dr. Jonas Venture and the rest of the original Team Venture, though we also learn Jonas' friendship was anything but genuine. Furthermore, Vendata is pegged to be the most likely culprit of the Movie Night Massacre, which resulted in Jonas' death.
  • Expy: Of Alex Murphy from Robocop. Both are cyborgs who possess more emotion than they show, both talk in a similar manner, and both of them were heroes brought back from the dead through cybernetics courtesy of a Villain with Good Publicity. Both of them also seek out the people who wronged them in life for revenge.
  • Foreshadowing: In "Bot Seeks Bot" Vendata begins shifting between his current memories and those he had before becoming a cyborg. At one point he mentions having a wife and being in a plane crash. The Monarch's parents died in a plane crash.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Downplayed. While his council-mates on the Guild ubiquitously can't stand his irritating and dull demeanor and total lack of tact, they do seem supportive, if still teasing, of him finally seeming to get a date and socialize, and it is implied that a lot of their ire for him comes from his asocial behaviour. They're also sympathetic to him when it appears his "date" is ditching him in "Bot Seeks Bot". Completely Averted with Red Death and his old group, who respected and looked up to him.
  • Generation Xerox: Just like his son, he went behind the Guild's rules and regulations to antagonize a Venture.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He smiles right before dies, after hearing The Monarch call him "Daddy".
  • Honey Trap: Brock Samson and the OSI set him up on a date with Ghost Robot to pry information out of him.
  • Machine Monotone: He's only able to speak in a loud, droning, robotic voice after his resurrection. This continues even after he's regained his original personality.
  • Never Found the Body: When the Guild's new leadership is trying to fill seats on the Council of Thirteen, Vendata is mentioned as missing, but they decide they can't wait for him to resurface. It's revealed in "Arrears in Science" that Vendata regained his original memories and spent the entire time since "Bot Seeks Bot" walking back to his home in Newark.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: After spending his entire spotlight episode as the comedic relief villain, it turns out that used to be a highly-respected cohort of Red Death, and that he single-handedly planned, and (almost) successfully pulled off, a hijacking of Gargantua-1 with a Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits, which led to the Movie Night Massacre.
  • Punny Name: A mash-up of "vendetta" and "data". May overlap with Meaningful Name, with the implication that Vendata perpetrated the Movie Night Massacre out of a subconscious desire for vengeance against Jonas Venture.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Zig-zagged. Dr. Z reveals he found Venturion's remains in a dumpster outside the Venture Compound (after having been destroyed by Kano) and decided to rebuild him as a tool to arch Jonas Venture, giving him an Evil Makeover and installing a Morality Dial. However, Dr. Z was arrested in a drug bust before Vendata awoke, leaving the abandoned cyborg to become a wholly independent villain rather than a lackey of Z. This is played straight for being made into a servant of Jonas. Even his friends and Dr. Z were disgusted by this, though Dr. Z decided to exploit him anyways and turn him against Jonas because it was too poetic.
  • The Stoic: Even when he's surprised, his tone and facial expression barely change.
    Red Death: [...] But Vendata wasn't laughing. No, he suddenly got this real serious look on his face.
    Red Mantle: Did he have any other look?
    Dragoon: The man was a genuine cy-bore!
  • Tin Man: As a machine, others claim him to be an emotionless husk, although his inner self shows that this is far from the truth and Red Death seems to have picked up on his subtler emotional cues.
  • Walking Spoiler: It becomes much more difficult to talk about him after "Arrears in Science" reveals he's the original Blue Morpho, the Monarch's father and the possible murderer of Jonas Venture Sr., though he claims he has no memory of that last one.

    Wide Wale 

Chester Ong (Wide Wale)
Voiced by: Hal Lublin

Formerly Chester Ong, now a supervillain from New York City who lives in a penthouse apartment across the way from Ventech Tower. He is made the newest member of the Council of Thirteen in exchange for one favor from Dr. Mrs. The Monarch: exclusive arching rights to Dr. Thaddeus Venture. In Season 7, he decides to resign his membership on the Council when he realizes he wouldn't be permitted to keep arching and still has old grudges he's not ready to give up on.

  • Arch-Enemy: He gets exclusive arching rights on Dr. Venture after the latter's newfound fortune. This is only from a technical standpoint since there's absolutely no personal enmity between them, it's just part of the Guild's bureaucracy. Then it turns out that he probably did it to spite the Monarch for killing his brother since villains aren't allowed to kill each other.
  • Arc Villain: Up until "Arrears in Science", he is the Big Bad of the Blue Morpho arc; spanning from the start of season six and up until "The Rorqual Affair".
  • Bald of Evil: His head is as smooth as a whale, and he's indeed a supervillain.
  • Benevolent Boss: Despite being a ruthless Level-10 Mafia supervillain, Wide Wale is pretty affable with his employees, telling his personal butler Barnacle Badhul (who has a very visible skin condition) to be proud of his appearance and enters into causal banter about their personal friends with Rocco.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: While the Monarch is still trying to kill Dr. Venture, Wale officially holds the arching rights to him in Season 6. Wale doesn't really have any personal enmity with Dr. Venture, though, and subcontracts his arching to other villains (who the Monarch begins killing as the Blue Morpho).
  • Big Brother Worship: From the way Wide Wale talks about him, he worshipped the ground his older brother walked on, and he still speaks fondly of Douglas' skills today. The freak lab accident that turned him into a monstrous Fishman came from a misguided attempt to make his brother proud after procuring the wrong specimen for his brother.
  • Call-Back:
    • There was another Dr. Ong in Venture Bros., a Dr. Douglas Ong who became the super-scientist Dr. Dugong, otherwise known as one of the many super scientists The Monarch murdered while unable to arch Dr. Venture.
    • In fact, Hunter reveals that Dr. Chester worked with his brother Doug when looking into curing cancer, and a later episode confirms they are indeed brothers.
  • Control Freak: Wide Wale is this to his daughter. In addition to sending his henchmen after guys she dates, he also uses the Blue Morpho's attacks as a pretext to keep her imprisoned in their suite even after he's already caught him.
  • The Don: He treats his supervillainy in New York as if he were the head of the mob, including treating his daughter Sirena as his Mafia Princess.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The character design of Wale was previously used in the season 5 episode "Momma's Boys" as a Dunwitch inmate.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Deconstruction. His love for his family causes him to do some outrageously illegal activities to either provide a nice life for them or to further their dreams. This same affection also makes him extremely controlling to the point that he used the threat of the Blue Morpho to put his daughter under house arrest (after he had already captured him) and Douglas faked his own death at the hands of the Monarch because he feared being at Chester's mercy in his weakened state.
  • Expy: He's a parody of Tobias Whale from DC, who is himself an Alternate Company Equivalent to the Marvel character Kingpin (who Wale's apparent A-lister status seems to suggest).
  • Fallen Hero: He was a former scientist who did everything in his power to help his brother, Douglas Ong utilize the secrets of the ocean to benefit mankind which would have included, but wouldn't be limited to, spoofing the natural high-resistance to cancer that sharks and cuttlefish possess.
  • Fauxreigner: When The Monarch points out that his surname "Ong" sounds more Asian than anything Italian and Dr. Dugong didn't speak with an Italian accent, he and Rocco begin to question Wide Wale's accent. Wale admits that he only became fluent in Italian after attending the University of Palermo on a work-study visa and his wife is Italian on her mother's side.
  • Large and in Charge: In charge of the villains of New York and now a member of the Council of Thirteen.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He was a criminal even before his mutation, stealing his universe's equivalent of Damien Hirst's The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (which was virtually the same except instead of a tiger shark, it contained a preserved megalodon) because he thought it would help advance his brother's research.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: Though certainly not a guy to be messed with, there are signs here and there that his murderous mob-boss attitude isn't the whole truth of his persona. His daughter points out that he decided to base the theme of his henchmen off whale lice, of all things.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: He tried to mutate himself on purpose to act as "the missing link" between man and aquatic life so that Douglas could study his genetics to further their experiments. When his brother tried to stop him, they both wound up warped by the device.
  • Punny Name: Wide wale is a type of corduroy that Wide Wale seems to prefer wearing. He is also part whale, and very wide.
  • Unmoving Plaid: His corduroy suit seems to ignore logical contours and folds.
  • You Killed My Father: It's strongly implied the main reason why he wanted to be Venture's archnemesis was to screw with the Monarch in revenge for the Monarch seemingly killing his older brother. He keeps a lid on how angry he is until he has the Monarch alone and in his clutches.


    King Gorilla
Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch
Monarch: "Oh this isn't gay. But King Gorilla over there is! And I bet he can't wait to snap off a piece of your dick in his ***!"
King Gorilla: (Kissy lips.)

A tough old talking gorilla who served time in prison alongside The Monarch. He made a deal with the Investors to donate his heart to Monstroso when he dies in exchange for getting out on his life sentence.

  • Black Comedy Rape: He's a common committer of Prison Rape. He even receives a "Statutory Ape" t-shirt as a gag gift for his birthday (which he's delighted with), implying he's somewhat known for this in the villain community.
  • The Bus Came Back: In Season 4, dying from lung cancer. His life sentence was commuted upon the condition that he give up his heart to Monstroso upon his death.
  • Captain Ersatz: To two DC Comics villains, Gorilla Grodd and Monsieur Mallah (the latter of whom is also gay).
  • Character Death: Courtesy of The Investors.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When The Investors come to collect his heart. He doesn't panic, just gruffly tells them to get it over with.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: To get the Monarch out and back to Doctor Girlfriend, he helps him break out, knowing full and well the Guild will be on his ass. He was let out in season four.
    • Also a villainous example, he would eventually give his heart to a dying Monstroso, who arranged his release from prison in return.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: His lung cancer proved to be fatal. Or rather would have been fatal, had the Investors not ripped out his heart to give to Monstroso.
  • Killer Gorilla: Well, he is a gorilla supervillain.
  • Love Freak: The only reason he helps the Monarch escape from prison, despite threats from Phantom Limb, was because of how much the Monarch loves Dr. Girlfriend.
  • Maniac Monkeys: The Venture universe's contribution to the lineup of evil-talking gorillas.
  • Manly Gay: He's a supervillain gorilla attracted to men with none of the stereotypical mannerisms.
  • Noodle Incident: It's never specified exactly what Vince Neil did to piss him off enough for KG to, in Phantom Limb's words "Eviscerate and sodomize" him on live television.
  • Prison Rape: He tried to rape The Monarch once, but he couldn't get it up because Monarch looked too much like a girl from behind. He even brought him back to his cell so that he could look at his porn at the same time, but still felt nothing.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Subverted. King Gorilla spends most of the series in prison, even though one of the major perks of Guild Membership is that they have connections to keep its members from seeing the inside of a prison cell. At first it seems like the Guild decided to let him rot in prison because he's a known rapist and wouldn't extend their protection for such a crime. But then we find out it's only because King Gorilla "eviscerated and sodomized Vince Neil" on live television, which was too public a crime for the Guild to maintain any plausible deniability or sweep it under the rug.

Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch
Dr. Girlfriend: "Monstroso? That's what this is about? He's the king of the double cross. I mean, think about it, he's a lawyer and a supervillain. That's like a shark with a grenade launcher on its head."

An influential supervillain and lawyer. The Monarch tries to team up with him to screw over Venture at the season four midpoint. This ends about as well as you'd expect (remember, this is a show about failure). Captured by the OSI during Season 5, and (possibly) killed by the Investors as an anti-snitching measure.

  • Affably Evil: He's pretty nice to Billy, Butt-Monkey among Butt Monkies, in The Silent Partners, showing him a great time on his Cool Ship, sympathizing with his problems and finally helping him get laid. Granted he was trying to butter Billy up before asking him to perform a heart transplant, but it's not like he couldn't have simply put a gun to his head or counted on the bribe of becoming a real doctor - he went out of his way to show Billy a good time.
  • Amoral Attorney: He's a supervillain lawyer.
  • Ascended Extra: We first hear about Monstroso in the henchman-published book that leads to the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend's break-up in the first season.
    Monarch: And there's this picture of you in Monstroso's lap!
    Dr. Girlfriend: That was at a party. Look at his lap! There's like five people on there!
  • Big Beautiful Man: We've gotten enough looks at him shirtless and he's got a physique that can be considered a cross between Brock and 21's. The fact that Molotov Cocktease dropped her famous chastity belt just for him already speaks volumes.
  • The Brute: Subverted. He's an Amoral Attorney Of Wealth And Taste who happens to be a ten-foot-tall wrestler.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Devil motifs. Really.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Double-crossing is his MO, and it's perfectly allowable (and encouraged) by Guild law.
  • Cigar Chomper: Loves his cigars, he even offers some to the Monarch.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Averted. It's heavily implied that he is also a practicing attorney in his civilian life, which he keeps mostly separate from his "Guild business," which might explain his substantial wealth.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: During the second half of the fourth season, after recovering from a mid-season surgery.
  • Disney Villain Death: Seemingly dropped to his doom by The Investors.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Has an inhumanly deep voice, which fits with his devil motif..
  • Expy: Shares many similarities with Marvel Comics villain, The Kingpin, including his monstrous size, nice suit, and being a businessman running a criminal empire. He also shares some traits with Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, including his facial hair, devil hood, and general devil motif. Hilariously this gives him a motif similar to one of Kingpin's archenemies: Daredevil.
  • Genius Bruiser: Obviously very intelligent, he also seems to be just as strong as he looks since he actually survived the epic beatdown delivered by Brock and 21.
  • Karma Houdini: Subverted at the very last minute in his first appearance.
  • Large and in Charge: 7'4, to be specific and he's one of the higher level supervillains.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: He's a supervillain lawyer businessman with a massive yacht and a taste for fine cigars.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: A play on "monstrous" and he definitely deserves it.
  • Never Found the Body: In "Operation P.R.O.M.", he and Molotov are in a limo as it falls down a cliff and explodes, and in the Season 5 premiere his "body" turns out to be an inflatable decoy. Five episodes after the reveal he's still alive. But in that same episode he goes missing again after being phased through the wall of the OSI airship and dropped from hundreds of feet in the air.
  • Oh, Crap!: When The Investors appear during his interrogation on the O.S.I. Heli-Carrier, he has a severe freakout. Nothing had fazed him before, from fighting 21 and Brock simultaneously to being at the mercy of the O.S.I. Now he's scared witless.
  • Running Gag: He offers the Monarch a cigar four times in about ninety seconds.
    "Fine, yes! Gimme a fucking cigar!"
  • Smug Snake: Trying to defeat both the Venture family and The Monarch simultaneously... with zoning law fine print.
  • Square-Cube Law: Though it doesn't seem to be as bad as Humongoloid, it's suggested he has similar problems with moving, breathing, and stamina. That he had to get his heart transplanted from a giant gorilla kinda speaks volumes.

Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch
"Save my place in the queue. There's something I feel I must do. Something torrid."

The Order of the Triad's Guild-sanctioned archenemy, who has a fire theme.

    Augustus St. Cloud
Voiced by: James Urbaniak (Season 1), Christopher McCulloch (Season 5 and Onward)
"You win this time, but mark my words, and mark them well: I will get you, Quiz Boy!"

The newest member of the Guild of Calamitous Intent as of the Season 5 premiere, who specifically joins to arch Billy Quiz Boy. He is also incredibly rich and is a collector and fanboy of antiques from movies and TV shows.

  • Arbitrarily Large Bank Account: He even claims his "superpower" is the fact he has "lots of money".
  • Arch-Enemy: To Billy Quizboy. In fact, he joined the Guild specifically to legally, officially arch him.
  • Ascended Extra: He appears as a background character in the first four seasons, most memorably getting Baron Underbheit's boot in his ass at Rusty's yard sale.
  • The Collector: Of numerous pop cultural icons, many of them ridiculously expensive. Billy utterly hates him for this, because he never lets anyone else see them except to show off and damages them for his own amusement (like altering Auric Goldfinger's pajamas so they'd fit him). He also collects albinos.
  • Crimefighting with Cash: Inverted. He decides to join the Guild to arch Billy Quizboy and states that his supervillain power is "having a lot of money".
  • Didn't Think This Through: He breaks into the apartment of Colonel Gentleman and Rose Whalen in an attempt to intimidate Billy. Colonel Gentleman subdues him with ease and happily stands aside as Rose immediately beats him to a pulp when he tells her that Augustus is after Billy.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Billy, sharing his fanboyish obsession with pop culture artifacts. He is also attended by an albino servant who is the silent, athletic Asian version of Pete White.
  • Evil Is Petty: Will often use items from his collection to do little more than anger Billy. Such as using a puppet from a show Billy loved as a kid as a shower mitt. When Billy and Pete come to his house to try to barter with him for a flying ship, he agrees on the condition that Billy eat a dollar's worth of pennies. The reason? Billy outbid him for an action figure on eBay.
  • Expy: He's a rich snobbish version of Comic Book Guy (especially his voice).
  • Friendly Enemy: To an extent. He and Billy Quizboy genuinely piss each other off, but at the same time, they obviously both enjoy arching each other, so he's an example of how Arching is actually supposed to go.
  • Harmless Villain: So pathetic as a villain that he really has no good reason to be in the guild at all. He has an EMA level of 1 since he's incompetent at anything regarding actual supervillainy and has no weapons or henchmen at his disposal. He mostly uses his immense wealth for little more than annoying Billy or distracting him to steal from him.
  • Hypocrite: He still holds a grudge against Billy for cheating on the Quizboys show in his youth, yet he cheats audaciously in the Spanakopita events.
  • Laughably Evil: His attempts to be "evil" more often than not seem more like petty acts of trolling that can get a laugh out of you.
  • Mugging the Monster: In The Bellicose Proxy his attempts at arching Billy leads him to breaking into a house of retired adventurers and trying to act threatening. An amused Colonel Gentleman easily manhandles him before handing him over to Rose, who subjects him to an offscreen No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Is always cordial to his manservant, Pei Wei.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: When Pete and Billy infiltrate his boat in "Spanakopita!", he responds by tranquillizing them and tying them up on rocks to be burnt by the sun, a particularly grisly fate for Pete especially. This seems to be a one-off exception because in every other instance he's portrayed as a Harmless Villain.
  • Opaque Lenses: When he fully becomes a villain. We can see his eyes in his earlier appearances.
  • Pathetically Weak: His one and only physical fight was with an octogenarian lady with arthritis who messed him up so bad he needed make-up to hide the bruises. Then there's a moment where Monarch and 21 are showing off his new lightning gun and just lightly tossing it to him is enough to knock him flat on his back.
  • Poke the Poodle: Really, most of what he does isn't even illegal, let alone evil, but it's all calculated to get under Billy's skin.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Tries to pull one on Rusty and Billy by announcing he bought the island where Spanakopita is held after they win the final event, unaware that the locals had sold him "Spanakopita," the spinach pastry, rather than "Spanakos," the actual name of the island. What's more, the locals were scamming him as well as Rusty the entire time.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Manages to bypass many of the Guild's set rules (such as new members being unable to choose their own archenemy) by bribing them with money.
    • He likewise bribes his way through the Spanakopita events just to get under Billy and Rusty's skin.
  • Shadow Archetype: His enmity with Billy is a stripped down reflection of the rivalry between the Monarch and Rusty sans nuance of character development. To wit, an extremely petty man becomes a "villain" for the sole purpose of devoting his time and considerable resources to acting out a personal grudge a single person, while his target usually couldn't care less about the enmity which is supposed to exist between them and is simply exasperated by the whole thing. Like Malcom and Rusty, they're both redheads to boot.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: He collects albinos the same way he collects memorabilia. Pete is understandably appalled by this.
    Pete: People don't own albinos!
  • Un Evil Laugh: When being trained to do an Evil Laugh, St. Cloud can only mutter out a pathetic "Nyeh heh heh" that the Monarch and 21 consider weird creepy, and not in a villainous way.
    Gary: What the hell was that? Are you having an asthma attack?
  • Villain Decay: In seasons five and six, while he's not exactly threatening, St. Cloud is very good at getting under Billy's skin, which seems to be his main objective anyway. When he returns to arch Billy in season seven, he's shown to be utterly inept at it. Probably justified in that while St. Cloud excels at petty trolling, the supervillain theatrics that the Monarch tries to make him replicate are a poor fit for him.
  • Villainy-Free Villain: He focuses more on getting under Billy's skin than actually committing crimes. Most of the time the worst things he does are outbidding Billy on auctions, cheating at games, and mishandling the pop-culture memorabilia he accumulates.

Voiced by: Toby Huss
A supervillain and entertainer with a 1950s "cool-cat" demeanor. He has the superpower to make duplicates of himself and he has the desire to join the new Council of Thirteen.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He acts friendly with the Monarch in his first appearance only to screw him over. In his second episode, he plots an elaborate heist, with his real plan being to betray his entire crew after using them as decoys.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Makes a brief appearance in All This and Gargantua 2, three episodes before his real debut.
  • Face Death with Dignity: His reaction to a damaged helicopter about to crash into him is a nonchalant, "Ain't that just a turd in your punchbowl?"
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's a smooth talker with a "swinger" style of speaking but it isn't genuine and he just acts affable to manipulate others.
  • Me's a Crowd: His main power. Each duplicate of himself can recall himself at any moment and rejoin the original.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He looks and talks just like Dean Martin.
  • Schemer: In season 6 he frames The Monarch for illegally arching Dr. Venture by creating a duplicate, stealing his costume while tricking him into changing out of it for a party at Wide Wale's apartment, tranquillizes him to incapacitate him, and then trashes Dr. Venture's penthouse, all while tricking Dr. Mrs. The Monarch into checking up on her husband to only direct her attention to his own duplicate in The Monarch suit across the way.
    • Season 7 has him return as the leader of a group of supervillains intending to steal Dr. Venture's latest successful teleporter invention. With The Monarch subbing in for Tiny Eagle who was killed by Brock earlier in the episode, he sets it up so a group comprising Tunnel Vision, Ramburglar, Presto Change-O, and Dot Comm infiltrate VenTech Tower while The Monarch does aerial recon and "Driver X" drives the getaway car. His real plan is to use this team as decoys so his army of duplicates can steal the teleporter pads which he knew would end up in the Ventures' panic room, and Driver X is just another one of his duplicates. However, he doesn't account for The Monarch not bringing his functional wings with him and 21 discovering his actual plans on the way out of the building. In the end, The Monarch and 21 end up with both teleporter pads and Copycat is most definitely dead from the helicopter his duplicate was flying got shot down between buildings only to crash into his apartment.
  • Uncertain Doom: He presumably dies when a helicopter crashes into him, though the camera cuts away from him before the exact moment it happens and other villains have survived worse. The somewhat unclear nature of his powers also makes it uncertain if he could have survived by having a duplicate outside of the impact site.

    Tunnel Vision 
Voiced by: Hal Lublin

  • The Generic Guy: Other than his power to dig, Tunnel Vision has a shockingly normal personality in comparison to everyone else on the heist team.
  • Recurring Extra: Up until his final and only prominent appearance in The Unicorn in Captivity.
  • Uncertain Doom: Last seen being dragged into the sewers by Brock Samson. Likely to his death.

    Presto Change-O 
Voiced by: Mark Hamill

  • Actor Allusion: Mark Hamill also voices The Joker, another clown based villain.
  • Body Horror: Some of his transformations definitely invoke this.
  • Expy: While partially taking after the Joker as stated below, Presto Change-O's color scheme and shapeshifting abilities are likely inspired by Impossible Man.
  • Fatal Flaw: While he can transform into anything, he can't change his color scheme or voice. Brock manages to see through his disguise because of this.
  • Monster Clown: A gentler example. He isn't outright malicious or even that bad of a guy but he sides with the Guild.
  • Non-Action Guy: He uses his shapeshifting abilities mostly for mobility and subterfuge but can't seem to do much in a fight.
  • Practically Joker: Less vicious than his inspiration, but as a jester that cracks jokes he does take notes from the Joker. And his voice actor.
  • Rhyming Names: Presto Change-O.
  • Uncertain Doom: The last we see of him is him getting stabbed in the head by Brock Samson and writhing on the ground in pain, injured but apparently still alive - it's possible his body-morphing powers somehow protected him from what should have been a lethal blow, but he hasn't been seen since.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: His main power. He can transform and contort his body into any shape or form.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: While he can seemingly shapeshift into just about anything, he keeps his original color scheme. This is how Brock notices that something is up while Presto is imitating H.E.L.P.eR.

    Dot Comm 
Voiced by: Annie Savage

  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In Tanks for Nuthin', a look at Dr. Mrs. the Monarch's email inbox shows she had applied to become a member of the Council.
  • Mission Control: Her role during the heist.
  • Recurring Extra: Appeared a few times in Guild crowd shots and had only a few lines before The Unicorn in Captivity gave her a role in Copycat's heist.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Falls out of the escape van right as 21 drives away, leaving her fate unknown.

    "Driver X" 
Voiced by: None

  • Expy: Of The Stig.
  • The Mole: His real identity is actually just another duplicate of Copycat.
  • The Voiceless: Mostly because using his real voice would give him away.

Voiced by: Paul F. Tompkins
A boxing-themed villain who decided to try and arch Jonas Venture. His subsequent brutal death is responsible for the entire villain levels system of the Guild.
  • Badass Normal: Just a guy with some boxing gloves. Played with, in that all he really does is temporarily kidnap Rusty, and that's because of a serious lapse in security on Team Venture's part.
  • Boisterous Weakling: Despite his boasting about a devastating punch, he only manages a single clumsy jab that completely fails to connect.
  • Boom, Headshot!: After Pistol-Whipping him to near-death, the Action Man finishes him off like this.
  • Boxing Battler: His whole schtick is themed after boxers of the early-20th century. Unfortunately for him, his chosen opponent has no such compunctions for adhering to the Queen's Rules.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Seriously, what kind of idiot decides to pick on the original Team Venture with no superpowers or special technology? Especially if it's Action Man, who, as the Monarch notes, was a "full-on psycho" and the least likely out of any of them to show any mercy.
  • Combat Aestheticist: Styled himself after a stereotypical gay-Nineties gentleman boxer, complete with waxed mustache, interjections like "Caution!" and an exaggerated orthodox stance. This proved completely useless against an unhesitating armed opponent, as Action Man dodged his first slow punch and then took the opportunity to club him senseless.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He was murdered so bad that the Guild had to establish a system to make sure that such a one-sided affair never happens.
  • Defiant to the End: Tells the Action Man to "Kiss [his] ass!" after he's been beaten to a pulp.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: On the receiving end. After the Action Man had already beaten him "into the ground like a tent pole," Turnbuckle tells him to "Kiss my ass!" Action Man shoots him in the head without a second's thought.
  • Harmless Villain: His "kidnapping" of Rusty was just taking him to a slightly different part of the estate he lived in, and all he wanted in exchange for his return was a boxing match with Jonas (which Jonas probably would have won, since from what little we see Turnbuckle isn't a stellar boxer). He didn't make any move to hurt the kid and was entirely unarmed. Action Man responding with lethal force was so extreme a reaction that it led to the current system for pairing up villains with arches that would be a match to them.
  • Never Bring A Knife To A Gunfight: He evidently thought that picking a fight with a crazed gunman with nothing but his fists was a good idea.
  • Posthumous Character: Long-dead, courtesy of the Action Man.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Or "bureaucracy", more like, which can be a form of doom itself. His poorly-thought scheme and subsequent death was the catalyst for the modern "arching" system and protocols used in the setting, which causes no end of trouble for the main cast.

    Intangible Fancy 
A ghost-like supervillain and member of the Guild.

  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: He states that the accident that turned him into his current form caused him to lose his genitals.
  • Ectoplasm: He is stated to be made entirely out of it.
  • Fog Feet: His lower half has no discernable legs, similar to the silhouette of someone wearing a long robe.
  • The Gadfly: He is known to be a troublemaker even beyond the standards of a Guild villain, causing a commotion at Rusty's tag sale by liquifying another villain and is later seen being interrogated by the Council of 13 for smuggling contraband.
  • Intangible Man: His powerset seems to be similar to that of a classic cartoon ghost, being able to fade in and out. He can still manipulate physical objects.
  • Living Ghost: He has multiple "ghostly" powers including intangibility, being able to control other people's bodies by entering them, and being partially invisible. He claims that he is the victim of a science experiment gone awry and is still technically living, given that the Council of 13 discusses executing him.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: His appearance is similar to that of a classic cartoon ghost.

    Brick Frog 
A level one villain in the Guild.

  • Ascended Extra: He first shows up during the Terrible Interviewees Montage for the Revenge Society, getting booted very quickly. He continues to show up as a background villain in group shots for the rest of the series, then actually gets a few moments of prominence in the Finale Movie.
  • Harmless Villain: He's a guy in a frog costume who throws bricks.
  • Punny Name: He's just a normal guy in a frog costume who throws bricks from a sack.
  • Stealth Pun: In masonry, a "frog" is the indentation in the center of a brick.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the Finale Movie, he is revealed to have joined ARCH, becoming powerful enough to blow up and rob a legitimate scientific facility.

Wide Wale's Sub-arches

The various members that Wide Wale hired as a result of a Guild bylaw that allowed him to subcontract his arching of Dr. Venture to other super-villains.

Voiced by: Steve Rattazzi

An Irish-American supervillain who may or may not be part simian. All he really does is harass and bother Dr. Venture, Brock, and Hatred. Killed in action when Dr. Venture's "god gas" experiment goes awry, The Monarch and 21 as the Blue Morpho and Kano arrive, and 21 accidentally kills him by punching him such that he falls into a massive hole in the ground floor caused by Wide Wale's last direct attempt at arching Dr. Venture.

Voiced by: Barbara Rosenblatt

Haranguetan's wife. She presses Dr. Mrs. The Monarch to help her regain the Haranguetank, an RV that serves as her home with Haranguetan. She uncovers the camera footage on Dr. Mrs. The Monarch's computer that suggests that Dr. Venture killed her husband as the Blue Morpho and drives the Haranguetank to kill him, but swerves out of the way to avoid crashing into Hank and Dean and ends up in the hole in Ventech's ground floor like her husband. Along with Think Tank. She survives. Think Tank however ends up in a coma.

    Think Tank

Voiced by: Jeffrey Wright

Think Tank is Dr. Nidaba, Dean's philosophy professor at Stuyvesant University. He has psychic powers and drives around in a purple tank. Battleaxe accidentally runs him down in the Haranguetank after she loses control when avoiding Hank and Dean. Season 7 shows him alive, but comatose.

  • Affably Evil: Aside from Red Death, he's one of the most genuinely polite super-villains in the Guild. He makes sure his student, Dean, doesn't go home the night he plans on launching an attack, and he seems to want a worthy adversary.
  • Antagonist in Mourning: After being rendered comatose, the superhero Stars and Garters visits him in the hospital and plays guitar for him after being told music helps in the healing process. Given his team member, Warriana has apparently battled him in the past, it can be presumed Stars and Garters was one of Think Tank's "jock" nemeses.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He deduces Dean was attacked by Wide Wale and visited someone in the hospital in this manner.
  • Brains Evil, Brawn Good: Think Tank is disappointed that he's often pitted against "jock" heroes instead of a fellow genius. It's one of the reasons he's so excited to get a scientist nemesis like Rusty.
  • Convenient Coma: After Battleaxe runs him over, Nidaba ends up comatose. Presently he shares a hospital room with Rusty Venture.
  • Evil Teacher: He's a super-villain philosophy teacher. In a twist, he acts like a Cool Teacher—at least in the sense, he cares about his students, like Dean, whom he warns away from the place he plans to attack later.
  • Expy: He's an obvious parody of MODOK.
  • Friendly Enemy: He tries to be this to Rusty, whom he mistakenly believes to be a Worthy Opponent, but given that it's Rusty, it's taxing.
  • Mind over Matter: He fights with telekinetic powers.
  • My Brain Is Big: He has a comically huge head in contrast to his small body.
  • Not Quite Dead: Seemingly killed when Battleaxe accidentally runs him over, it turns out he survived and is comatose.
  • Pet the Dog: Advises his student Dean to avoid going home that night, so he won't be in danger while his father is being arched.
  • Scary Black Man: You'd think this would be averted because he doesn't seem physically threatening, but notice that over the course of what must have been at least ten minutes of trying he can't get a cab to stop for him in Midtown.
  • Smart People Play Chess: This was his goal of arching Dr. Venture, a game of chess. However, chess isn't Rusty's game of choice.
  • Worthy Opponent: He deems Rusty to be more of an intellectual equal than previous heroes he's had to fight. Clearly, he has no idea which Doctor Venture he got. While Rusty is smart, he has no patience and dislikes chess. J.J. would have been a better fit for him.

    Doom Factory
Wes Warhammer
The latest group of supervillains to take a stab at arching Dr. Venture led by Wes Warhammer. Other members are Frigid, Serpentine, Eenie-Meanie, Gerard the Gorilla, Trashenstein, Black Mariah, Ultra-Violent, Billy Maim, She-Hemoth, and Hard Candy. The Monarch/Blue Morpho filled their headquarters with explosives but when he originally sets them off, they are all apparently duds. When the headquarters goes to pick up the members at Ventech tower after they've robbed Dr. Venture blind, the Blue Morpho falls out (having gotten stuck during his escape earlier) and drops the detonator onto the pool deck, leading all of the bombs to explode, killing the entirety of the Doom Factory.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Warhammer apparently tends to be wrapped up in a passion project, finding a new muse and involving them in a project, only to lose interest just as quickly.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Yes, they're extremely eccentric and gimmicky, but they were able to pull off a completely successful heist, robbing Rusty blind with effectively zero problems.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite their eccentricities (even by supervillain standards), they are pretty effective at what they do. They manage to infiltrate and set up their party within the VenTech Penthouse without anyone noticing, they tranquillize Sgt. Hatred, prevent Rusty from calling Brock for help immediately and then rob him blind and (nearly) get away with it, comes across as pretty impressive. The only thing they were unable to account for being the Blue Morpho (the Monarch in disguise) appearing as a sudden Third Party. Granted Dr. Venture is not the most astute or attentive individual and Sgt. Hatred was still healing from his injuries, but the fact that they rank up high enough in the Guild's ranks to be allowed to arch him speaks volumes.
  • Cloudcuckoolander:
    Warhammer: Somebody gave me this communicator watch. I think it was Eenie. Yeah, yeah it was Eenie. And-and she said I could talk to God with it, but I-I don't have anything to say [his lip briefly trembles]. Here [gives it to Rusty] n-now you can talk to God.
  • Drugs Are Bad: They are villains and they provide an entire candy store's worth of drugs for their parties.
  • Expy: Wes Warhammer is clearly supposed to be Andy Warhol and Lex Luthor combined. The whole of the Doom Factory are parodies of Warhol's various muses and his "The Factory" studio, as well as the Legion of Doom.
    • Frigid is Captain Cold.
    • Serpentine is a cross between Copperhead and The Riddler.
    • Eenie-Meanie is Bumblebee, though her role in the Legion suggests a bit of Toyman.
    • Gerard the Gorilla is Gorilla Grodd.
    • Black Mariah is Black Manta.
    • Trashenstein is Solomon Grundy.
    • Billy Maim's mannerisms are borrowed from Cheetah.
    • She-Hemoth is Giganta.
    • Ultra-Violent is Star Sapphire.
    • Hard Candy is Bizarro.
  • Legion of Doom: As a parody of the Trope Namer.
  • Mad Artist: More of a gimmick than a motivation (understandable considering they are based on famed pop artist Andy Warhol and the Warhol Superstars). They are referred to as " a part of this new breed of Post-Modern Artsy villain" by 21 and have had an article of Modern Villain done on their hideout. Their big plan involves throwing a party at their arch's home (in this case being Rusty Venture's penthouse) where they proceed to rob them blind in the chaos. They fill their lair and the penthouse with metallic mylar-balloons filled with helium similar to the Andy Warhol and Billy Klüver's "Silver Clouds", Gerard Gorilla is always seen making screenprints, they send a threat in the form of a Screamer Prank referencing the art film Empire, Warhammer distracts Rusty by making him the star of a minimalist film, they fill the penthouse with Marilyn Diptych-esq depictions of Rusty Venture, etc.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: All of them are based on individual members of Warhol's cohort, aside from Wes Warhammer being based on Warhol himself.
    • Frigid: Brigid Berlin.
    • Serpentine: Ondine.
    • Eenie-Meanie: Edie Sedgwick.
    • Gerard the Gorilla: Gerard Malanga.
    • Black Mariah: Paul Morrisey.
    • Trashenstein: Joe Dalessandro.
    • Ultra Violent: Ultra Violet.
    • Billy Maim: Billy Name.
    • She-Hemoth: Holly Woodlawn.
    • Hard Candy: Candy Darling.
  • Sissy Villain: While only brief, Warhammer's first interaction with Rusty comes across as very suggestive.
    Warhammer: Hi. You must be Rusty. Wow, it's — it's so great to finally meet you. You're really such a beauty. [He takes off Rusty's glasses.]
    Rusty: Please, don't hurt me.
    Warhammer: You're the boss, applesauce.
  • Whole Costume Reference: Trashenstein, as his name suggests, is based on Joe Dalessandro's look in Flesh for Frankenstein (nude and covered in stitches, with bandages over his genitals), combined with the long hair and headband he wore in Trash.

    Wandering Spider

The next in line to arch Dr. Venture under Wide Wale's command. To cover up his identity as The Blue Morpho, The Monarch has 21 kidnap him in his place while he arches Dr. Heiney. His final fate is not made clear. The Monarch ordered 21 to execute him, but 21 has been suffering from guilt and PTSD after having accidentally murdered Haranguetan. All we see in the end is 21 burying Wandering Spider's mechanical spider legs in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

  • Asshole Victim: Spends most of his on-screen time begging for his life from 21, but he is still a supervillain. Heavily downplayed as the audience never actually sees him do anything evil.
  • Expy: A sort of Doctor Octopus with his four additional mechanical legs.
  • Never Found the Body: He was presumed dead and a funeral was held for him due to 21 (acting as the Blue Morpho) making him call Dr. Mrs. The Monarch and leave a voicemail. His actual fate is ambiguous.
  • Stealth Pun: He appears to be Afro-Latino, and his villain persona is based on the Brazilian Wandering Spider.
  • Tranquilizer Dart: His weapons, aside from his mechanical legs, are neurotoxin darts that may or may not be PhTx3 (the one actual Brazilian Wandering Spiders produce) based on 21 getting paralysis and priapism.

Voiced by: Mark Gagliardi

    Maestro Wave 
Voiced by: Misha Collins

  • Closed Circle: Spends his whole episode trapped and shackled inside a bathroom.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Has killed and eaten the buttocks of his fellow prisoners out of the belief that the food his captor has given him is poisonous. It's not.
  • Karmic Death: Is murdered by Red Death. But seeing as how he killed The Termite (and likely more people) in a fit of paranoid rage, no sympathy is given.
  • Picky People Eater: Cannibalizing his fellow prisoners is shifted from horrific to funny by the fact that, for some reason, he only eats the meat off their butt cheeks.
  • Properly Paranoid: Subverted. He earnestly believes that his food is deadly and that his captor is just toying with him, but that is not really the case.
  • Sanity Slippage: Being trapped inside a bathroom for weeks has turned him into a paranoid and insane wreck.

    The Termite 
Voiced by: James Adomian

  • Alone with the Psycho: Slowly realizes that Maestro Wave, the only other prisoner, has gone insane and is already plotting to kill him.
  • Character Death: Has his head bashed with a pipe by Maestro Wave.
  • Closed Circle: Spends his whole episode trapped and shackled inside a bathroom.
  • Straight Man: To Maestro Wave, at least for the first half.
  • Useless Without Powers: If he still had his power suit on, he would've been able to free himself and Maestro Wave from their chains in the bathroom.


    Dr. Henry Killinger
Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch
"Killinger. Dr. Henry Killinger. And this is my Magic Murder Bag."
The Mary Poppins of evil. He seeks to help others find their true purpose and fulfillment in life. He has a Magic Murder Bag.
  • The Ace: Fixes up all of your problems, professional or personal, with his impressive psychoanalysis, management planning skills, and his Magic Murder Bag. He isn't just The Ace, he's a character for whom the role of The Ace is so exaggerated he'll have a huge comedic effect.
  • Affably Evil: To the point that the "evil" part is debatable, though he did try to turn Thaddeus Venture officially evil and have him arch his own brother. That said, even then he believed that he was merely helping Rusty to be in a role that made him feel satisfied, and agreed to leave without a fight once Rusty said no.
  • Ambiguously Human: Revealed in All This and Gargantua-2 to be a being on the same order as the Investors. Exactly what type of higher being (alien, demon, etc.) is still unknown.
  • Anti-Villain: He only ever helps those he works for, and teaches them in such a way that they grow and earn what they desire. It just so happens that those he helps are always villains, along with the occasional morally-questionable protagonist.
  • Bag of Holding: His Magic Murder Bag, which looks evil, but holds at least an umbrella and whatever he needs to help somebody fix their personal issues (i.e. a bouquet and the Monarch's journal) rather than any real implements of murder. The exception is the time he used it to silence the complaints of several union leaders causing problems for Rusty's work by reducing them to ash.
  • Big Good: A fascinating Reconstruction of this trope from the perspective of the villains. Rather than be the supreme evil leader Big Bad, Killinger is akin to a life coach designed to improve the psychology and wellbeing of his clients however he can. Even though he's slowly turning them to the path of evil, all of his clients actually really enjoy his work and seem to be happier, healthier people than they were before. He even takes this to the next level by ascending to Greater-Scope Villain level and becoming the head of the Guild, where he seeks to reform it from the inside out.
  • Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: He usually insults people by calling them "silly billy".
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Henry Killinger operates on a strange sense of ethics where he does help certain people and is willing to kill others in pursuit of helping his clients. However, he will not harm his clients or do something against their wishes. One way or another, the people he helps are better off thanks to him.
  • Bond, James Bond: Introduces himself this way.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a German-accented old man with a propensity for calling people "silly billy" who flies around with his umbrella while wearing a skull mask, black doctor's garb, and bunny slippers...and has completely turned around the fortunes of everyone he has worked for, usually while helping them realize the hidden potential they had all the long.
  • Cain and Abel: Relatively speaking, he's the benevolent Abel to the Investors' collective manipulative and self-serving Cain, though he's the one who kills them.
  • Character Development: One his superpowers is to cause this in his clients. He turns the Monarch's organization around in almost no time while reuniting him with Dr. Girlfriend. He solves all of Rusty's problems by turning him into a supervillain, and, though Rusty ultimately can't go through with it, does give him a much-needed Heel Realization that resonates throughout the rest of the series. He turns the Revenge Society from a rag-tag group into genuine competition for the Guild. Finally, he saves the Guild from Sovereign's corruption and the Investors' influence, helping it grow beyong its hidebound and ossified "old fashioned" ways.
  • The Chessmaster: Of all the factions manipulating one another during the Gargantua 2 incident, he comes out on top.
  • Combat Pragmatist: While he and the last Investor are having their epic lightsaber battle, the Monarch and the Guild Resistance pop in, revealing that they were simply having a psychic battle. When the Investor becomes distracted by the intruders, Killinger stabs him with his Umbrella in the physical world.
  • Dressed to Heal: Besides his bunny slippers and skull half-mask, he wears a black doctor's uniform, complete with a stethoscope, the medical bag he keeps handcuffed to him, and red highlighting. Oddly enough, he actually gets closer to fulfilling this trope without edging into Deadly Doctor territory beyond aesthetics.
  • Evil Chancellor: Inverted, Killinger only operates to improve the lives of those he is charged with rather than undermine their every move.
  • Evil Mentor: Tries to be one toward Rusty in The Doctor is Sin, though he's more benevolent than most examples. (His teaching doesn't take, but it does give Rusty a much-needed Heel Realization.) In a twist on this trope, he's not so much a mentor that turns people evil and more simply a mentor to evil people (The Monarch, Phantom Limb, etc.) The fact that Rusty attracted his attention says a lot more about HIS character than it does Killinger's.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A benevolent one, in contrast to his siblings.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: He makes wonders for those he helps, though his true calling is to make them realize just how far they can go without him.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: He can do practically anything and has no backstory or rational explanation for anything he does. And he has a Magic Murder Bag. As it turns out, he and the Investors are of the same mysterious species.
  • Leitmotif: Has a rather ominious one that plays each time he first appears/introduces himself in given episode.
  • Magical Guardian: For the people he assists, he does have elements of this even down to the Parasol Parachute.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Perhaps the strongest example in the series. Considering how he killed all three Investors at once without a scratch, he may be a Physical God.
  • No-Sell: He appears to be impervious to magical attacks, or at least those of Dr. Orpheus.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Possibly subverted. His mention of working for Richard Nixon implies that he may actually be this universe's Henry Kissinger, not merely based on him.
  • Physical God: He may in fact be Apeliotes the Greco-Roman god of the southeast wind.
  • Parasol Parachute: Like the above-mentioned English nanny, he can use his umbrella to fly. Also, as a conduit for his more supernatural abilities a la Hagrid. This may just be largely so people aren't put off by him in the same way they are with The Investors.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Played with. He does wear a lot of red and black, and he does mostly help villains, but he himself is so anti-villainous and affable that he barely qualifies as "evil."
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Very politely leaves The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend to fend for themselves when Phantom Limb attacks the Flying Cocoon in the second season finale.
  • Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: Downplayed. Killinger helping the Monarch and Rusty leads to others suspecting he has some ulterior motive or is planning a double cross. In both cases, he is helping with no strings attached. However, in Rusty's case, Killinger did still murder union leaders who were causing Rusty trouble and nearly set Rusty up to arch his brother. Even then, when Rusty rejects the idea, Killinger accepts his decision. Killinger is willing to kill to help his clients, but only if it is people his clients want dead in the first place.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Has only had three major appearances to date (with a few bit appearances in other episodes,) but has made a significant impact on the Venture universe in each. (Helping to rebuild the Monarch's organization and reunite him with Dr. Girlfriend in one, setting Monarch down the path of becoming a Not-So-Harmless Villain, and giving Rusty Venture a much needed Heel Realization in another, which eventually helped to bring out more of Rusty's heart of gold tendencies.) These pale, however, in comparison to his third appearance, where he slays the Investors and reforms the Guild of Calamitous Intent after the Sovereign's defeat.
  • Trickster Mentor: Another inversion. While he is astoundingly good at managing and organizing supervillain operations, his actions ultimately lead his clients to realize something about themselves but is usually a truth they've either pushed aside or were unaware of. All a part of the growing process Killinger employs as a life coach.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Sometimes when he flies away, his umbrella gets stuck.
    "My umbrella is caught on something... I require assistance."
  • White Sheep: Downplayed as he is more of a "much lighter shade of grey" sheep compared to the Investors, which are considered his "siblings." While the rest of the Investors' modus operandi revolves around giving what their clients want but taking a Faustian bargain as their price, Killinger doesn't name a price, but instead makes his clients ''earn'' what they desire most, in order to help them make important realizations about themselves.

    Watch and Ward
Voiced by: Christopher McCulloch (Watch) and Doc Hammer (Ward)
Phantom Limb: ...Very well, but you may have to give me the shot in my derriere. Needles can't penetrate my electro-impalpable limbs!
Watch: Yeah, 'needles'. Good one. Try Giant Metal Spikes.
Ward: They're wonderful and frightening and they go in through your neck and they replace all your blood!
Watch: You get your blood back at the end of the summit, unless that 'loss of life' thing happens. Then we send your next of kin a big jar of blood and a very nice card.

High-ranking Guild dispatch (Watch) and communications (Ward) officers, who report directly to the Sovereign. They're fairly good at their jobs, when not distracted by inconsequential matters, be they misplaced juice boxes or mp3 selection.

  • Ambiguously Bi: Well, maybe Watch. When Shore Leave and Al are trying to set the record straight on what kind of a sex act the "Rusty Venture" is, they call up Col. Gentleman and Watch. They're all attracted to men, so one wonders why they would also call Watch. He is also attracted to women though, as he also found Kimberly McManus hot.
  • Author Avatar: Their conversations are often taken from actual conversations between Jackson and Doc. As a bonus, Doc and Ward (whom he voices) are both blonds.
  • Bumbling Henchmen Duo: And they're constantly bickering and trip each other up at every turn.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: They're quite idiotic and can sometimes make you wonder how they even got a high-ranking in the Guild, but the special "All This For Gargantua-2" shows that they are fairly competent and smart.
  • Idiot Ball: Failed to notice Phantom Limb's escape from Guild HQ, due to Watch having a bug clinging to his back.
    Watch: Aah! It's one of those ones that flies!
  • La Résistance: They help form the "Guild Resistance" against the increasingly murderous Sovereign in "All This and Gargantua-2."
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Almost to the point of Minion with an F in Evil in places. You'd have a very hard time naming any point where they actually did something evil.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To henchmen 21 and 24.
  • Theme Naming: They take their names from the archaic expression "watch and ward", meaning a guard's total commitment to his duty, and the New England Watch and Ward Society, an old-money organization dedicated to harshly monitoring and censoring printed and spoken material in the city of Boston. Both are quite fitting for a pair of guys that work as security, comms technicians, hatchet men, and fixers.

    Sirena Ong
Voiced by: Cristin Milioti

Wide Wale's daughter and Hank's love interest. The feeling's mutual.

  • Brooklyn Rage: She's got the accent and the temper, but she only lashes out at her dad and his minions for interfering with her life. To everyone else, she's pretty nice, if rather foul-mouthed.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Her father tries to keep her unaware of certain parts of his life, ostensibly for her protection. Though this can reach comically unnecessary levels, like when her dad didn't even tell her she had an uncle.
  • Mafia Princess: To Wide Wale's The Don. With his mafia schtick, Wide Wale keeps Sirena mostly locked away in their penthouse "for her protection." She's aware of her dad's activities and is pissed about how they interfere with her life.
  • Meaningful Name: Due to super-science, she can breathe underwater and needs to get her skin wet every six hours. She's also named "Sirena" and is a love interest for Hank.
  • Nice Girl: Mostly with the Venture Brothers and when she's had some time and distance between herself and Wale's smothering parenting style.
  • Not So Above It All: She found Hank's attempts to impress her rather charming, if a bit childish.
    "Four different albinos held us up! It's cute."
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: As her father managed to use superscience to transform himself into a part-whale creature, Sirena herself hasn't escaped the super-science transformation into a part-aquatic creature. She possesses gills and apparently has to get her skin wet every six hours. Although she insists she's "not a friggin' mermaid".
  • Seen It All: Hank apparently told her off-screen that both he and Dean are clones. She took it in stride.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: It's played as an inversion of All Girls Want Bad Boys, since Sirena's a "bad girl" who's only dated good guys like Hank and previously Brown Widow (although, likely, she didn't know of his super alter-ego). Hank believes that she's only into him to piss off her father, but Sirena tells him that she is having fun on their date. When Hank starts becoming too fixated on their relationship in Season 7 and starts smothering her, she ends up cheating on him with his equally good-natured if more reserved brother, Dean.
    "I'm used to guys just trying to get me drunk and then mess around!"
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Sirena is dating Hank while her father is the assigned archenemy of Hank's father.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Triana Orpheus as the daughter of a doctor who is a Venture Brother love interest and is the only other woman in the show besides Triana to give Dean an erection. Rather appropriately in a dark sense, Sirena winds up cheating on Hank with Dean in Season 7 after she grows weary of Hank's growing clinginess.

Voiced by: Mark Gagliardi

Wide Wale's top henchman. A big Guido stereotype with an overprotective nature regarding Sirena.

Voiced by: James Adomian

A Guild Stranger. In place of part of his skull, he has a plastic dome on his head with tubes coming out of it. Also a mole from the Guild's Canadian rivals, the Peril Partnership.

  • Dating Catwoman: He's the "Catwoman" as he forms a relationship with OSI Agent Kimberly McManus.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: After stealing a weather machine to get Kimberly's attention, the Guild decides enough is enough and blank his memory of her.
  • The Mole: He's acting a mole for the Guild's Canadian rivals, the Peril Partnership. After some threats from Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, he agrees to act as a double agent for the Guild if they help him get his girlfriend back.
  • Pet the Dog: He has a pet dog that he's fond of.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's a pretty nice guy whose job consists of being a mook for an evil organization.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: In love with a Guild agent named Kimberly.
  • Tin Man: He claims that due to the procedures performed on him, he can't feel sadness, saying you could shoot his dog in front of him and he wouldn't cry. Then he asks the person he's talking to not to shoot Billy because "he's a good boy." He also shows a lot of fear when Dr. Mrs. The Monarch gives him a To the Pain threat.
  • You Are Number 6: Only referred to by his Stranger identification.

Alternative Title(s): The Venture Bros The Guild