A list of characters from the Channel Awesome anniversary special To Boldly Flee.
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- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Reflecting on what happened with Todd, the Nostalgia Chick decides it's time she stopped chasing "jerks who reject [her]". That lasts only five seconds after Angry Joe calls the Chick a bitch after she rejects his advances, prompting her to make her own advances on him.
- Always Save the Girl: Genderflipped venison. As soon as Critic's about to die by Mechakara's hand, she pops up and saves him, a Call-Back to rescuing his ass in the brawl. The original scene went a step further, with Mechakara ordering her to kill him to test her loyalty and her being freed from brainwashing because she just couldn't do it.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: While she's always wanted to change Todd to make him love her and bend him to her will, she probably didn't want his loyalty to her side caused by both of them being Brainwashed and Crazy.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Seven-of-Eleven has a retractable blade and drill install in her hand.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Due to a lobotomy courtesy of Mechakara.
- Character Development: Like Critic, her storyline is about letting her become a better person; showing more understanding to said critic's problems and saving him when Mechakara is about to end his life, getting over Todd (and her bad boy issues), regaining her friendship with both Spoony and Lupa, and being the first person to volunteer to be the distraction for a dangerous mission.
- Cursed With Awesome: Mechakara's assimilation left her a partial cyborg with access to a massive database and possibly more abilities.
- Cyborg: Turned into one by Mechakara. Part 7 reveals that even though she's been freed from his brainwashing and is her old self again, she's still one.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: True to form, when she's exhausted all her happy at the party, she slinks to the back with a bottle of beer.
- Emotionless Girl: Her "always trying so hard to invoke this" shtick comes back to bite her as she's made into something that can't feel.
- Girl with Psycho Weapon: Uses a scary-huge drill to assimilate Todd, and tries to kills JesuOtaku with a blade lodged in her fist.
- He Knows Too Much: The reason why Mechakara transforms her into a Borg drone.
- Heel Realization: According to Lindsay, Todd's face reflects your soul. Therefore, when Seven-of-Eleven saw his face, it showed her exactly how horrible she's been, both as her cyborg form and and as the Chick.
- Here We Go Again!: Linkara looks depressed when she chases after Joe, bracing himself for more Sanity Slippage. Ultimately subverted though, as she seems to be over the All Girls Want Bad Boys thing in Reality Bites.
- Instant Expert: Thanks to being turned into a Borg Drone by Mechakara, she can not only immediately learn what the 1983 number one Kryptonian single was, but sing it perfectly.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While the "jerk" part is more pronounced because of the Lupa-hate, Todd-stalking and forced assimilation, she's genuinely trying to be decent this time around.
- The Lancer: Though not the Number Two, she still serves as one for the Critic. Pre-brainwashing at least.
- Love Makes You Dumb: If she hadn't wanted to prove her "love" to Todd, she wouldn't have gone to Linkara to bitch about him using all the internet connection and therefore she wouldn't have fallen victim to Mechakara.
- Machine Monotone: Once brainwashed.
- Must Make Amends: After Todd's Nightmare Face breaks her out of being Seven Of Eleven, she (in order); saves the Critic's ass when Mechakara is about to kill him, "breaks up" with Todd, volunteers to be a distraction, would have succeeded fooling the bad guys if it hadn't been for Kyle, and makes up with Lupa at the party.
- Never My Fault: She may have Took a Level in Kindness after Todd's face gives her a Heel Realization, her ego is still too fragile to apologize for the terrible stuff she did, so resorts to It's Not You, It's Me when she "breaks up" with him.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: As Ursa
- Not So Stoic: Usually she cares very little about her or anyone else's lives being in danger, but when everything goes to pot near the end of Part 7, she's not hiding how scared she is.
- In Part 6, this even applies to when she was supposedly assimilated by Mechakara, but still screams in horror at Todd's real face.
- When she shows off her cyborg abilities to Kyle in part seven, she bitterly thanks Mechakara for installing her with them. Other than that it's not made a big deal out of.
- Pet the Dog: While she ribs him a little for taking nightmares seriously, she listens to what Critic has to say and tries to cheer him up.
- Sarcasm Failure: It was gentle mocking to begin with anyway, but when Critic tells her that he wants a place where he feels like he belongs and can make a difference, she starts taking him seriously and showing concern.
- Skewed Priorities: When Todd's nearby, he's the only thing she cares about. Possible end of the world be damned.
- Stalker with a Crush: To Todd.
- We Need a Distraction: She and Oancitizen are sent to distract Zodd. They literally sing a distraction.
- Yandere: She informs Todd that she will make him love her no matter who she has to potentially murder before she's brainwashed.
- BrotherSister Incest: According to a mind scanner, is attracted to his long lost sister. Possibly not, though.
- Came Back Wrong: After being resurrected by the Critic in Part 8, he seems to be short a few brain cells.
- Demoted to Extra: Compared to the last two specials he doesn't play a significant active role in this one, serving as a semi-comatose Distressed Dude instead. Justified in that most of Antwiler's energies went into playing Ferdinand von Turrell
- Distressed Dude: He's been put into "Cardboard Freeze"note and shipped to the Jupiter moon Europa in Part 2. He's found and freed in the following part.
- Fighting from the Inside: He tries to warn Film Brain about the plot hole's true nature, but Ma-Ti asserts control and stops him.
- Gag Penis: Apparently, Spoony's is shaped like a saxophone.
- Hypocrite: The mind scanner reveals him to actually like Highlander II: The Quickening, the last four Final Fantasy games and Mazes and Monsters. Though it might actually be Ma-Ti.
- Sharing a Body: Due to Ma-Ti transferring his character into him.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Spoony's superego envisions himself as Feyd-Rautha wearing a speedo.
- Voices Are Mental: Whenever Ma-Ti begins talking through him, like in Part 1 in The Critic's house, Spoony begins talking in an impressive Ma-Ti impression. And yes, the two argue out loud at each other.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Possibly, according to the mind scanner.
- Big "NO!": As Darth Snob, mimicking Vader's infamous one at Revenge of Sith. He then uses a similarly-Narmy Big "YES!". He tries it again to disarm The Executor
- Cool Helmet: He only got Vader's helmet (with a pair of Cool Shades added) as Darth Snob.
- Distressed Dude: Kidnapped by Turrell and Zodd at the end of Part 4.
- Easily Forgiven: No-one seems to hold it against him for helping to kill The Last Angry Geek.
- Embarrassing First Name: Bradakin.
- FaceHeel Revolving Door: The Executor manipulates him through his ambition of creating film. He turns on The Last Angry Geek and is christened "Darth Snob." Luke restores his faith in good films and critics though. Lampshaded when he first joins the Executor and admits it's largely due to his poor impulse control.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: He might be charming and willing to brag about his confederate film to Luke, but with Clodd he admits that's the best he can come up with because all he knows is crap.
- Informed Deformity: We're told that The Executor threw coffee in his face, scarring him hideously, apparently just as an excuse to put the Vader helmet on him. When he removes the mask at the end, his face is fine.
- The Mentor: To Luke Mochrie.
Played by: Todd Nathanson
Played by: Joe Vargas
- A-Team Firing: Averted-he and Marzgurl are surprisingly effective with their shots, especially in comparison to everyone on the site.
- The Engineer
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He's not really bad so much as trigger-happy. Nonetheless, Joe is offended when Spoony's mental view of him implied that she was abusive.
- Eyepatch of Power: As Naked Snake/Big Boss.
- Not a Morning Person: When Paw calls the emergency meeting of the Space Research Committee, Joe threatens to kill Paw for waking him up.
- Offhand Backhand Offhand Backbullet: Takes out a minion with a blind pistol shot.
- Trigger Happy: Though for added humor, he is first dressed as Big Boss, a character who isn't known to be trigger happy unless startled by the enemy.
Critic: Joe, would you like to shoot something?
Angry Joe: Why yes, Critic. Yes I would.
Played by: Mathew Buck
- Character Development: Is no longer quite the fan-boy sycophant he was in last two specials and is capable of giving adult advice.
- Cool Shades: Gains a pair after diving into Spoony's mind, invoking Neo.
- The Confidant: Chick may have got the first "I don't belong anywhere" confession from the Critic, but Film Brain was the one he opened up to three times.
Doug: The Critic feels like there's nothing he needs to defend against with Film Brain because he just knows he'll agree with anything, I mean even here [the first talk], Film Brain isn't defying him or being mean to him, he's just pointing out the obvious. And the Critic, because of that, can open up to him, but he can be very cruel to him too.
- Everyone Has Standards: As Holly noted, even he's getting tired of the Critic's self-loathing by part 5. Of course, he still takes it seriously because he's a good guy, and even more so when it smacks him in the face in part 7.
- Fanboy: To the Critic, as usual. Dialed down quite a bit from previous specials, but it's still there.
- Lack of Empathy: Despite his best efforts, he's really bad at comforting Luke after Cinema Snob is captured.
- Never Live It Down: Invoked when everyone is reflecting on their first reviews, the disastrous response to his scathing review of "Equilibrium".
- Screams Like a Little Girl: During his encounter with ghost!LAG.
Played by: Phelan Porteous
- Ax-Crazy: He's a little too excited about potentially being able to hack Critic's foot off.
- Butt-Monkey: Part 4 might as well be called "Phelous Dies. A lot."
- ...which continues into Part 5.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: During the climactic battle scene of Part 7, Phelous directly orders someone offscreen to "shake the camera more for dramatic effect".
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Has allegedly been working on a cure for cancer between reviews, nearly completing it before being summoned by the Critic.
- Everything Is Trying to Kill You: From random bolts of lightning to passing cars to falling safes. All while he's indoors. In space.
- Foil: For Ma-Ti, as Phelous also assumes Critic hasn't changed at all and is always first to needle him when Critic seems to be back to selfish coward.
- Field Promotion: Loves to bestow these...upon himself.
- Funny Background Event: When the critics are stalling Turrell and Zodd, Phelous can be seen in the background rolling his eyes sarcastically, then sleeping on his feet.
- Mauve Shirt: He thinks red shirts are important characters while Paw thinks he's going to die. They're both right.
- Slouch of Villainy: More smugness than villainy, but he's really rocking this pose in Part 7.
- The Starscream: As the Critic is about to lead Sage and Sad Panda to Europa to rescue Spoony, Phelous declares that he's had enough of playing second fiddle to the Critic and declares that he's in charge now. A slight subversion, in that the Critic just seems to let him have his way. In the following parts, he continues to insist that he's in charge but everyone else just ignores him, treating him as if he's expendable.
- They Killed Kenny Again: An advantage to being a Red Shirt.
- Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!: Promotes himself to God Emperor Most High Major Captain Lord Phelous.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: As far as his shirt color goes, he's thinking more Next Generation than original series.
- Still, he knows that after one Red Shirt dies, there's always a replacement.
- Luckily for him, it turns into full Genre Savvy in Part 7 when he starts dodging everything that attempts to kill him.
- It works out alright for him, but he ends up a foil to Ma-Ti because he thinks the Critic in this movie is like the selfish assholes in Kickassia and Suburban Knights, and reacts accordingly.
Played by: Allison Pregler
- Action Girl: She channels her inner Cynthia Rothrock and goes all Ellen Ripley on the bad guys.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves the crew in a big way after Mechakara and his minions tamper with the oxygen.
- Deadpan Snarker: How she countered the prank call from Nostalgia Chick.
Nostalgia Chick: And so, as the head of the FAA, we would like you to please stop dying your head that horrible red, so our pilots will not longer be blinded by your hellishly slutty colors.
Lupa: Oooh, thank you, Mrs. Secretary. And so long that were talking about air-space, you might wanna put Nostalgia Chick on your maps. Her obviously padded bra is much too large, and if an Argentinian soccer team crashes onto her breasts and are forced to eat themselves...
- Only Sane Man: She's one of the few people who have noticed something wrong with The Nostalgia Chick and Mechakara. Also, the Nostalgia Chick has (as of Part 3) turned evil, JesuOtaku is acting like Ed from Cowboy Bebop, Dr. Block and Dr. Tease have been arrested for attacking cops, leaving only Marzgurl and herself to act sane amongst the female (-presenting at the time, in J.O.'s case) protagonists.
Played by: Jacob Hope Chapman
- Bare Your Midriff: As Ed.
- CloudcuckooLander: As Ed.
- Ditzy Genius: As Ed.
- Does Not Like Shoes: As seen on the bridge when Mechakara, Robotodd and 7 of 11 turn off the oxygen to kill the sleeping crew, he's going barefoot as Ed.
- Gadgeteer Genius: As Ed, naturally.
- Genki Girl: Again, as Ed.
- Girl with Psycho Weapon: She comes up with some pretty awesome weapons, most notably the OMGWTF-9000.
- Lethal Chef: Apparently, he can't even make toast.
- Missed the Call: His introduction is running in saying he won a free car. He justifies it by saying he doesn't check his mail often.
- Naïve Newcomer: Seeing as how he fell for the "Free Car" trick.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: He's a walking armory who develops new things that either A, save the reviewers' collective arses, or B, turn up later to save the reviewers' arses.
- Precision F-Strike: After becoming Ed, he sticks to the character's child persona, except for when Mechakara is about to kill him. "Edward is in deep shit."
- Psychic Dreams for Everyone: He and CR each start dreaming about half of a machine they decide to build together.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to CR's blue after he gains his Edward persona. At the end of the series he's the Blue Oni and Red Oni to himself depending on which personality is in control.
- Split Personality: Gains one in the form of Cowboy Bebop's Edward.
- Status Quo Is God: Seemingly averted, as Ed still appears to be in JO's head during the after-party.
- Tempting Fate: While putting together the machine, he mentions that he's not good with technology. Five seconds later, he's Ed.
- Walking Techbane: Normally. CR successfully finishes their project by doing the exact opposite of everything he suggests.
Played by: Bennett White
- Anime Hair: In Part 8 during the Battle in the Center of Spoony's Mind between Film Brain and Ma-Ti.
- Ascended Extra: He didn't have a particularly big role in the previous specials, but here he has more character interaction and is present at the pivotal climax with Ma-ti.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Besides the last trope, Bennett also agrees to happily play catch with JO with a thermo-grenade.
- Gag Penis: Ask him about his wiener.
- Papa Wolf: He goes into Spoony's mind to save Film Brain in part eight, and looks after him from that point on.
- Psychic Powers: Claims to have them, though the Critic has dismissed such claims and it's quite clear that, well...
Played by: Kinley Mochrie
- The Apprentice: First to Cinema Snob and then to Oancitizen.
- Badass Adorable: Becomes this after she's trained by Oan to confront the Executor and Darth Snob. She's able to stop the Death Bomb's attack and still stand after being electrocuted several times over by the Executor.
- Badass Boast: "I am a critic, an artist, like my father before me."
- Fanboy: To the Cinema Snob.
- Guile Hero: Secretly places sugar in the Death Bomb's laser banks, knowing the detriment from prior in the film.
- The Heart: Probably the closest thing the crew has.
- Took a Level in Badass: After moping around for about half the special after Snob is captured, Last Angry Geek and Oancitizen help her to confront the main villains on her own.
Played by: Paul Schuler
- Ascended Extra: He had smaller roles in the previous specials, but here he gets more screen time and notably is the first character shown and is the one to first discover the Plot Hole.
- Butt-Monkey: "I shall test it on... Paw Paw!" *BLAM*
- Conspiracy Theorist: He instantly jumps to the conclusion that the government is trying to cover up the Plot Hole's existence despite the fact that he had no evidence or credentials to back him up.
- Designated Victim: His (now-expected) role as Ed!JO's personal guinea pig.
- WebVideo/JesuOtaku has stated that the reason Paw keeps becoming his guinea pig is simply due to the fact he was the closest person standing next to him during scene shoots.
- Mood-Swinger: He goes from devastated to happy and back again within a few seconds after That Sci-Fi Guy's apparent death.
- Pointy Ears: Wears a pair over his new headphones, as an homage to Spock.
- The Watson: He doesn't watch Atop the Fourth Wall, allowing Linkara to tell the audience who Mechakara is.
Played by: Justin Carmical
Played by: Kaylyn Dicksion
Played by: Julien Diaz
- CloudcuckooLander: He has his moments, as expected.
- Deadpan Snarker: Even Noah calls him "The Ultimate Deadpan" in his commentaries.
- Did You Just Have Sex?: After Film Brain overhears Mechakara assimilating the Nostalgia Chick & thinks they were having sex, Sad Panda says Film Brain looks like he just overheard two people having sex.
Film Brain: How would you know?
Sad Panda: I'm French. We know.
- He's Dead, Jim: Panda looks down at Spoony, checks his own pulse and concludes that Spoony is dead. Spoony immediately wakes up.
Sage: I thought you said he was dead.
Panda: He's dead to me. So are all of you.
- The Medic: He's been made one in Part 3 by the Nostalgia Critic. He doesn't have any medical skills, but he did watch a lot of Doctor Who and House.
- Sour Supporter: His general attitude toward everything is complete apathy, and regularly takes cheap shots to snark at the crew.
- The Stoic: He barely reacts when something dangerous happens, just backing a step off instead of looking scared.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Unknowingly and apathetically activates the thermal detonator that Mechakara consumed, blowing up the trio of him, Zodd, and Turrell.
Played by: Chad Rocco
Played by: Mickey Paradis
- Badass Mustache: Oh yeah!
- Berserk Button: Don't make fun of his height, lest you want your face shoved into a weed whacker.
- Real Men Wear Pink: And according to Twitter, they also watch their favorite show while covered in the blood of their enemies.
- Those Two Guys: Averted, since this is the first anniversary special in which Handsome Tom is not present as a main character.
- Took a Level in Badass: In earlier specials he either didn't have much to do or he was a Butt-Monkey. Here, he's capable of punching two men out and feeding the third (who was holding a gun) into a weed wacker.
- Twitchy Eye: He starts twitching like mad once his Berserk Button is pressed one too many times.
Played by: Kyle Kallgren
- Accidental Misnaming: Turrell assumed his name was Neil when they first met.
- Affably Evil: Throws a party to his mooks, and actually tries to cheer them up when they're not amused. He is also extremely friendly with Ursa and Non.
- Arch-Enemy: Critic's reaction to his presence indicates he is one to the Critic (in contrast to Turrell).
- Badass Baritone: Especially when he sings.
- Badass Beard: As is tradition.
- Brought Down to Normal: As a Kryptonian, Zodd should have powers on par with Superman but has demonstrated none of them and possesses the same level of strength as Turrell. A popular Fanon theory is that this version of Zodd is the one depowered at the end of Superman II.
- Made of Iron: Depending on which theory of the above you pick, this is why He survives being thrown across a room with enough momentum to kill the Mooks he crashed on, and how he survives Mechakara's beatdown of him in general
- CloudcuckooLander: Believes the reviewers' ship is a house for a reason and orders to transform Turrell's ship into a house as well, even from the inside. The potted plant in the corner adds the final touch.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: Doing so allowed them to fool the critic into thinking they were other reviewers, giving Turrell and Zodd the element of surprise.
- Co-Dragons: To the Executor, alongside Turrell.
- Dirty Coward: Once things start falling apart for the bad guys in Part 8 he loses his composure and tries to run away.
- Dying Race: Is one of the few remaining Kryptionians. The musical number "I'm A Distraction" can actually make you feel a little sympathy for him as a result.
- Last of His Kind: Although Ursa, Non and the son of Jor-El have all been mentioned by him, they've never been seen on-screen ( aside from the Nostalgia Chick and Oancitizen imitating Ursa and Non) making it possible this trope is in play instead.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: When he sees Ursa and Non (actually Nostalgia Chick and Oancitizen in disguise), he is legitimately happy to see them and introduces them as his closest friends.
- Face Death with Dignity: In his last moments, he pulls his stuff together after his Villainous Breakdown, and returns to his serious ways as he ends his life quoting Shakespeare alongside Mechakara and Turrell.
- Incoming Ham: "KNNNNEEEELLL!"
- Large Ham: While he maintains a serious face, his voice says otherwise.
- Mr. Fanservice: Spends the movie in his trademark chest-revealing robe, dominates Turrell easily and dances a bit like he needs a stripper pole in the DVD music video.
- Only Sane Man: At least compared to Turrell and his minions.
- Psychotic Smirk: A pretty awesome one.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Turrell's red.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Decides to abandon Turrell when he sees that Mechakara is on board and looking for vengeance. He doesn't make it far, though.
- Straight Man: To Turrell, and that's saying a lot.
- Villainous Breakdown: In Part 8, leaving Turrell to take full command.
- Villainous Widow's Peak: As is tradition.
- The Comically Serious: Even though he's meant to be Played for Drama, it is still possible to get some laughs out of him, especially when he's with the That Guy with the Glasses crew
- Deadpan Snarker: In episode 4.
Todd: We could use a little help you know.
Mechakara: We are providing tactical moral support.
Seven Of Eleven: Go team.
- Dragon with an Agenda: He doesn't care about the Executor's plans, or even Turrell's or Zodd's. He is only in it to learn how to use Malachite's Hand.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Lying to him and mocking him for it is NOT a good idea.
- Hollywood Cyborg: Human skin over metal endoskeleton. Specifically, the skin of an alternate-universe Linkara.
- Knight of Cerebus: The only villain of the special not Played for Laughs, his every scene portrayed him as cold, calculating and sinister, and in Part 8, even Zodd and Turrell are afraid of him. The only humorous bits featuring him are just him being an evil straight man to the antics of the critics. According to Spoony's commentary, Lewis was very protective of the character and was adamant he not be written as a comic relief villain like Zodd and Turrell were.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Wisely runs away when he loses his leverage.
- The Mole: For Turrell.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Makes no attempt to disguise his voice or his evil intentions.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He opens up a can on Turrell and Zodd after he learns that Turrell was lying to him the entire time about Malachite's Hand.
- Robot Me: For Linkara.
- Robotic Reveal: To the reviewers in Part 6.
- Serial Killer: He was killing comic geeks Terminator style in order to figure out where Linkara was. (Appropriately enough, his first appearance was in Linkara's review of a Terminator comic.)
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: Accidentally replaces Linkara in the Critic's crew.
- Villainous Breakdown: A quite chilling one when he finds out Turrell was lying about showing him how to use Malachite's Hand. The way his face quivers and he lets out an animalistic scream would be disturbing enough, but he also has half his face blown off at the time.
The Executor/Christopher Clod
Played by: Rob Walker
Lame R. Prick
Played by: Jim Troken
- Crippling Overspecialization: Each officer in Turrell's crew only knows how to do his own job. When Angry Joe takes out their tactical officer, it leaves them unable to use their own weapon system for several minutes as they scramble to find the ship's instruction manual.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: The Minions are the only rational people on the Ship, while their leaders Turrell and Zodd are completely insane.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy
- Knife Nut: The one tasked to kill Phelous qualifies.
- Mook Chivalry: Are kind enough to throw down their guns and attack with Good Old Fisticuffs when the Critic throws away his gun. Subverted later when the Critic loses the OMGWTF-9000 and they just keep shooting at him.
Played by: Bhargav Dronamraju and Noah Antwiler
Voiced by: Rob Walker
- Batman Gambit: The plot hinges on the Batman Gambit he has set up. He knew that by contacting the Critic, they would come for him in the Plot Hole. He believed that once the Critic was through, he would selfishly choose to escape The Plot and destroy the Awesome-verse. He did not count on the Critic's Character Development though.
- Big Bad: All his actions were to manipulate the Critic into destroying the Awesome-verse as vengeance for his Butt-Monkey treatment in the past.
- The Dog Bites Back: Wants to destroy the Awesome-verse because of what the critic did in Suburban Knights.
- Evil Counterpart: Could be seen as one for Film Brain (which is pointed out by him) -both were the butt of everyone's jokes and treated poorly by the Critic when all they wanted was his approval, and both try to prove themselves something more to the world. However, their experiences made them have drastically opposite viewpoints- Film Brain sees the Critic's development and growth as an individual and wants to live up to his example, while Ma-Ti only sees the Critic's former spite, It's All About Me attitude, and self-centeredness, and tries to prove it by manipulating the Critic so he'd go into the Plot Hole and selfishly abandon the TGWTG crew in favor of his own freedom in the real world- destroying the entire Awesome-verse in the process.
- FaceHeel Turn: As it turns out, all the years of being the Nostalgia Critic's Butt-Monkey, combined with him losing his actor and combining with the Plot Hole, has pushed him over the edge into wanting to destroy the Awesome-verse.
- HeelFace Turn: After his Villainous Breakdown, the Critic talks him down, apologizes to him for mistreating him, and assures him that he is useful and that "he did good". Ma-Ti changes back to good after this.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Reminds the Critic that the only thing he wanted in Suburban Knights was to be helpful and join him on the quest.
- Incest Is Relative: According to Spoonys subconscious, is attracted to his long lost sister. Possibly.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Wanted to destroy the Awesome-verse as revenge for his degrading treatment.
- Posthumous Character: Since he died in Suburban Knights.
- The Nth Doctor: He passed his "character" on to Spoony, allowing him to continue to exist in Spoony's mind.
- Villainous Breakdown: He flips out when the Critic doesn't abandon the TGWTG crew in favor of the real world, proving that he was wrong about the Critic being heartless and selfish.
- Badass in Distress: At the start, due to being incapacitated by Mechakara.
- By Part 5, he's managed to escape the closet but is still bound with the finger trap.
- Big Damn Heroes: Arrives in Comicron 1 in Part 8 to assist the crew in fighting Zodd and Turrell.
- Chekhov's Gun: His Spaceship.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Maybe he could have cared a little more about all those comic book nerds who died needlessly?
- Comically Missing the Point: When told via the news that a killer was going around killing white males in Minnesota in their twenties who have ties to the comic book industry, he shrugs it off as having nothing to do with him.
- Demoted to Extra: Like Spoony, Linkara plays a much reduced role compared to the last two specials, instead being trapped in a closet until just past the halfway point, and only joining the rest of the reviewers when he arrives in Comicron-1 during Part 8. Justified in that most of Lovhaug's energies were spent playing Mechakara
- Fatal Flaw: His ginormous ego is the thing that enables Mechakara to get entry inside his house, lock him up and take his place to try and kill his friends.
- Hopeless Suitor: His interaction with the Chick at the party implies again that he'll never get with her because he puts her too much on a pedestal.
- Out of Focus: He doesn't have a significant role in the story until Part 8.
Played by: Brian Heinz
Dr. Block and Dr. Tease
Played by: Antonella Inserra and Elisa Hansen
Played by: Leo Thompson
- Continuity Snarl: Lampshades his many back-stories, mainly he and Spoony being the same person in Kickassia, as an effect of the anomaly.
- Diminishing Villain Threat: Remember that time he had Spoony murdered, or the time he nearly took over Kickassia? He's pretty much just an eccentric goofball here. Then again, wavering back and forth from comic relief to legitimate threat is part of his schtick. On the other hand, according to Noah's commentary, what we see in Part 2 is Insano being played straight; he's being dead serious (for him) to convey what a threat the Plot Hole really is. And when he shows back up in part 8, he does manage to take the USS Exit Strategy, and all of his tech that was incorporated into it, by threatening the whole crew at gunpoint.
- The Dog Bites Back: He takes all of his stuff back toward the end at gunpoint.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: The critics' steal all of their sci-fi technology from him rather than purchasing it, renting it or cutting some sort of deal with him.
- Mr. Exposition: Lampshaded when he exposits what happened to the plot hole in Part 8. Although he was mainly there to make them give all his stuff back.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Telling the critics that in the plot-hole "any outcome could occur" and "anything that was impossible before is possible now" is what, according to Doug, gets Critic thinking about his one-way trip inside.
- Arch-Enemy: Was this during the Critic's early run, but they appear to be on friendly terms since the Year One Brawl.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves the Critic from Zodd's goons in Part 4, then again in Part 7 from Turrell.
- Cool Starship: Owner of one.
- The Quiet One: He either said very little (if you consider the ominous sounding "REMEMBER" to be his voice) or nothing at all, until Part 8.
- The Un-Twist: Invoked and lampshaded when he reveals his identity — the Critic notes it isn't very surprising and mentions that the audience probably had it figured out from the start.
Played by: Benjamin Daniel
- The Anti-Nihilist: He was just making a point to the Critic, but declaring reality as "having no purpose" is still a slightly despairing thought.
- Sadistic Choice: Falls down to him to present the Critic with one: return to his own universe where everything is scripted, but he has purpose, or stay in the real world where he is free, for better or worse. He also notes that because the Critic's universe is built around him, leaving will doom it to destruction. To his credit, he tries to do it as nicely as possible and it's not something he created out of any malicious intent.
- So Proud of You: He tells Critic how much he's grown up since the selfish dictator days of Kickassia.
- Behind the scenes, he himself got one from his Dad for his acting as the Writer, and another from Rob for managing to shoot a three and a half hour movie in six days with just a couple of breakdowns to show for it.
- Walking Spoiler: There is a reason why most of this character's section is blanked out...
Played by Nash Bozard
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Would at first rather eat a Hot Pocket than set up the universal transmission necessary to save the Awesome-verse.
- Though this can also be seen as a Shout-Out to Doug's guest appearance on the WTFIWWY live show
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Appears in the final few minutes of Part 8.