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A list of characters from the Channel Awesome anniversary special To Boldly Flee.

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The Nostalgia Critic

Played by: Doug Walker

  • Abusive Parents: His mother tends to call him while drunk and insult him.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Merges with the Plot Hole to keep it under control, and given that the Plot Hole proceeds to swallow up the universe and merge with it, this effectively makes him the universe.
  • A-Team Firing: In part 4, when he dons the Judge Dredd armor. Though he can occasionally hit the broad side of a barn.
  • The Atoner: He desperately wants to make up for what he's done to Ma-Ti, bemoans having a negative impact on everyone to Film Brain, and he rants to the crew about how for once in his life he can actually fix a mistake if they help him.
  • Becoming the Mask: In the Scooby-Doo commentary, Doug talks about how Critic only started doing good things because he wanted to be loved, but finally cements himself as a Hurting Hero in this movie.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: He was planning some kind of suicide from part two, and the Judge Dredd battle shows some quality self-destructive, but he refuses to die by Turrell's hand. Can't blame the guy.
  • BFG: Uses both a Lawgiver and the OMGWTF-9000 in Part 4.
  • The Captain: And unlike previous specials (excepting the last twenty minutes of Suburban Knights), he deserves the 'heroic leader' title.
  • Character Development: He's never felt this bad, for this long, about the death of somebody before, and his mission in space is the first time he's truly trying to help his friends.
    • Part 8 is the pinnacle of addressing this: when he meets the Writer, he tells the Critic that while he may have originally began as a simple internet character, he has grown beyond his previously simple characterization, evolved into his own person, and as a result, the Writer genuinely doesn't know what the Critic is going to do with the choice he's about to be faced with.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: In the usual Critic costume, he's his lovably pathetic self. As Dredd!Critic, he does fantastically well in a fight due to a good gun and some powered gloves.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: When melding with the Plot Hole. Lampshaded by the Bum Review.
    Chester: This looks like a job for Jesus symbolism!
  • Death Seeker: All but outright stated in his conversation with Film Brain. "Return was never an option."
    • Word Of Doug says that his suicide plan started forming when Insano told them what was inside the Plot Hole.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He was teetering on the edge since before the beginning, but learning that Snob went over to the dark side seems to have been the last straw.
  • Died Happily Ever After: Becoming the universe is pretty good for a Psychopathic Manchild who thought he was worthless for most of his life.
  • Exhausted Eyebags: Although it's hard to tell if they're just make-up or the result of Doug forcing himself to work on no sleep.
  • God Job: More or less, since he essentially becomes reality itself when he merges with the Plot Hole.
  • Good Counterpart: For Snob, in a different way from Oancitizen. Both got manipulated because their insecurities were so gaping, and both were offered an easy way out. But while Snob turned to The Dark Side, Critic chose to stay in his universe and made amends the hard way.
    • There's also parallels explicitly made between him and Ma-Ti. They both need closure and need to move on, and both need to be appreciated, but Ma-Ti got consumed with hate and Critic pulled through.
  • Go Out with a Smile: As anyone would be, he's scared when the Plot Hole starts consuming him, but realizing this is what he wanted he lets it take over with a peaceful expression on his face.
  • Heel Realization: Except he goes way too far with it and ends up hating himself for stuff he had no control over.
  • Heroic BSoD: Spends a good deal of the movie even more depressed than he usually is, and is his (main) motivation for going into space.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He merges with the plot hole to save the Awesome-verse.
  • Hidden Depths: He might not recognize Jupiter but he can casually recite facts about it just to show up Marzgurl.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold:
    • He says he'll be in his ultra-protected bunker while everyone fights, but it is revealed he lied to distract everyone while he goes to face certain doom at the Plot Hole.
    • The entire special is dedicated to breaking this trait of his down and letting everyone else see the damage behind the snarky, scheming Bad Boss image he uses to protect himself.
  • Hurting Hero: One of the points of his Story Arc in this movie is how he walks a fine line between genuinely selfless and being an atoner with a death wish. In the end he saves the world with a Heroic Suicide.
  • I Am What I Am: After years of insecurity, finally manages to get there in his final line of the film.
  • I Choose to Stay: Chooses to remain in the Awesome-verse to save it rather than enter the real world, probably realizing that if he did leave, he'd be as selfish as he ever was.
  • In-Universe Catharsis: It in no way heals him, he's actually suicidally cocky and the depression gets worse after Snob is taken, but being Judge Dredd enables him to be loud and angry and shooty, not just sad and powerless.
  • It's All My Fault: It was hinted at in his videos since Suburban Knights, but Part 2 confirms that he blames himself for Ma-Ti's death.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his character development, he has no issue with helping the Nostalgia Chick harass Obscurus Lupa for idle amusement.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He only beams the other crew members to his house when he and the Chick have been nearly killed twice.
  • Manchild: While an actual adult in this one, still acknowledged when Doug offers him a drink that is essentially just candy flavored to try and calm him down.
  • Manly Tears: For good reason, he spends most of the movie looking like he's either about to cry or he's been crying offscreen, but we never actually see any tears. This is in sharp contrast to his show, where he could break down at the drop of a hat.
    • Depressing Reality Subtext: because he thought he was putting his producers through hell, Doug admitted on the commentary that the about-to-cry tone wasn't faked.
  • My Biological Clock Is Ticking: Carrying on from reviews where he had being a father on the brain, he refers to Ma-Ti as being like "his freeloading Indian child". And he essentially gets what he wants in the end, looking after a universe.
  • Never Bareheaded: As usual. The Critic even keep his cap to sleep.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Rather than outright lying or threatening to fire everyone, he asks for everyone's help with a simple "Please. I'm- I'm begging you here." His humility seems to be the only reason anyone even begins to consider helping, even though the stake of their jobs also figures into it.
    • The TGWTG crew don't notice it until after Ma-Ti demands him, but the audience can see that there's a big difference from the Critic in part one who hid behind Chick, and the slightly too brave Critic starting from part four, who volunteers for away missions first, spends longer than he needs to fighting off mooks who want him dead, stands up to Mechakara and... goes straight into the Plot Hole at the end of part seven.
    • Subtle, but a lot of the time Doug (in Critic, Donnie or as himself, and even in the brawl or with women) will shake hands in a girly way. Critic shaking hands properly with Nerd in the finale shows off how important this is and how much they've both grown up.
  • Papa Wolf: He asks how Luke is even when deep in sad, and he has a great "terrified father" expression when he realizes Film Brain is hooked up to the machine. The Film Brain of Kickassia would have had a glee-induced heart attack.
  • Power Fist: Has a pair of these in the Part 4.
  • Psychic Dreams for Everyone: Has been receiving mysterious dreams from the Plot Hole and/or the Mysterious Space Man.
  • Redemption Equals Death: His suicidal brain makes him think the trope is in effect, and both Doug and Rob summed it up at Shadocon as essentially "Critic hit his last stage of evolving and then died".
  • Sanity Slippage: By Part 7, he's so wrapped up in guilt that he even blames himself for the internet laws.
  • Shouting Shooter: While dressed a Judge Dread.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Before the Last Angry Geek does a nerd meld with him, he excuses the naked pictures of Orlando Bloom in there because he thought he was a girl. Though Last Angry Geek is okay with that, apparently they all did.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: He's a character.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Takes on the entire Europa moon base security force single-handed to rescue the away team. 'Tis a pity that he's such a bad shot.
    • As well as in the climax where he decides to charge in the Plot Hole despite all warnings that is his death, and not only that, he faces Turrell's spaceship head on, instead of running away like before.
      • Also sacrificing himself to become the new Awesome-universe
  • Tranquil Fury: He doesn't have a rage or a screamfest Rage Against the Author against Doug, he's just quietly angry and tense for the most part, showing off his Character Development.
  • Walking Spoiler: Essentially becomes this in the post-To Boldly Flee canon
  • When He Smiles: He's not a happy bunny this movie, so when he smiles on seeing reality (he Goes Out With A Smile too, which is heartwarming in a different way), all the stress and sad and anger melts away from his face just to leave pure innocence and wonder, and the effect is beautiful.

The Nostalgia Chick/Seven-of-Eleven

Played by: Lindsay Ellis

  • 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.

The Spoony One

Played by: Noah Antwiler

The Cinema Snob/Darth Snob

Played by: Brad Jones

  • 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.
  • Face–Heel 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.

Todd in the Shadows/RoboTodd

Played by: Todd Nathanson

Angry Joe

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.

Film Brain

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.

Obscurus Lupa

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 we’re 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

Bennett the Sage

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...

Luke Mochrienote 

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.

Paw Dugan

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

Sad Panda

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

8-Bit Mickey

Played by: Mickey Paradis

  • 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.

Oancitizen/Master Oan

Played by: Kyle Kallgren



Ferdinand von Turrell

Played by: Noah Antwiler

  • Accidental Misnaming:
  • Ascended Extra: From a brief Running Gag in reviews to one of the main villains of the anniversary.
  • Bad Liar: After he reveals he's been manipulating Mechakara with false promises, he claims it was his twin brother who compulsively lies.
  • Bait the Dog: He's still useless, but Part 4 has him extraordinarily pleased to be giving Critic a Sadistic Choice and watching him break a bit, while also pulling off a last-minute The Bad Guys Win.
  • Co-Dragons: To the Executor, alongside Zodd.
  • Death Is Cheap: Died in the Battlefield Earth review, but was later revealed to have clone backups when he appeared on Spoony's show. Came back again at the head of a new fleet on Angry Joe's show less than two months after this movie came out.
  • Determinator: Joke of a villain or not, he's relentless in wanting the Critic dead.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Played with. He himself seems rather proud of his name, but nobody else takes it seriously (not even Zodd), much to his chagrin.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He may be an evil alien who considers humans "animals" but he's thoroughly squicked by witnessing Prick's fate and calls the critics monsters for it.
  • Genre Savvy: In Part 7 he knows it's too soon to celebrate victory and leaves to hunt the Critic instead.
  • Harmless Villain: Neither the government, the Critic, nor even his own allies take him that seriously.
  • Idiot Ball: When he unintentionally reveals he was manipulating Mechakara. The original novel establishes that his race has a literal one surgically implanted at birth so it's to be expected.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: For most part, particularly the beginning.
  • Is This Thing Still On?: While talking to Mechakara over a com link, Turrell reveals that he was lying to him the whole time about Malachite's Hand.
  • Large Ham: Naturally.
  • Motivational Lie: Turrell lied to Mechakara, telling him that he'd give the cyborg the secret to using Malachite's power glove from Suburban Knights if he spied on the critics. In reality, Turrell had no idea how to use it.
  • Never My Fault: Turrell's planet was accidentally destroyed by another Psychlo lighting a cigarette on a planet with a highly volatile atmosphere. He still blames the Nostalgia Critic for it because it happened during his Battlefield Earth review.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Zodd's blue.
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: The fan theory that Turrell was being trained to conquer galaxies instead of learning how to spell his name gets a mention in one of the creator commentaries.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Insists his name is spelled "Turrell" (it's "Terl" in the actual franchise he hails from). According to Linkara in the commentaries, this was to avoid copyright issues; however, it also leads to the amusing coincidence and fan theory that, in a Russian Reversal from his famous Badass Boast, Turrell was too busy learning to conquer galaxies to learn how to spell his name.
  • Stylistic Suck: The tilted camera angles are back, though they come and go.
  • Unknown Rival: To the Critic.
  • Wicked Cultured: Subverted. He tries to quote Shakespeare in an attempt to sound deep but fails miserably at it.
  • Your Costume Needs Work
    Critic: "Did they even believe you were an alien? You look like Coolio trick-or-treating as Jack Sparrow."

General Zodd

Played by: Doug Walker

  • 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.
  • 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.


Played by: Lewis Lovhaug
  • 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

  • Bad Boss: He keeps the screenwriters in his employ chained up in small closets, and withhold their salary for prolonged periods of time, with "pirates" as the only justification; and after Snob's Face–Heel Turn & his own Palpatine-esque deformation takes place, throws a cup of coffee in Snob's face just so that his burns would means there was someone uglier than him around.
  • Badass Boast: Gets a pretty good one when describing the Death Bomb.
    The Executor: This Station is the greatest power of all universe, once we use it, the world will crumble upon the power of the Death Bomb...And from the ashes...We will rise.
  • Big Bad
    • Big Bad Ensemble: With Ma-Ti. As sinister as he is, his plan pales in comparison to Ma-Ti's — the destruction of the entire universe.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: After Darth Snob throws out a Big "NO!" a la Revenge of the Sith, the Executor criticizes him for attempting to add drama. Then, he reassures him they'll "remove it and make it a special feature on the DVD".
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars and Chris Dodd of the MPAA.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: His definition of a successful Tuesday is "betraying your friends and killing your comrades".
  • Catchphrase: Uses the phrase "pirates" as justification for any of his excessive abuses regarding the entertainment industry.
    • Also says "And then we shall have... peace" on a few occasions.
    • Judging by the amount of time he says "Nothing Can Stop Us Now!", that might be another catchphrase of his as well.
  • The Chessmaster: Much like the character he was based on. Very few events haven't been taken into account on his plan.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Revealed to be one
  • The Corrupter: Seems to be fulfilling this role for Cinema Snob
  • The Dreaded: Even the Plot Hole seems afraid of him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He acts polite and friendly to all associates. He actually considers them all disposable.
  • Hero Killer: He is also the one to kill The Last Angry Geek
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Aside from being an all-around Jerkass to everyone who works for him For the Evulz, it's unclear exactly what his motives are. However, he indicates he wants to seize control of the plot hole, which depending on if he knows its true nature or not, could mean he wants to escape to the real world, or wants to merge with it and become a Dimension Lord.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Is killed by his own command ship crashing onto him.
    • Not to mention being defeated when his lighting is deflected back to him
  • Kill Sat: Owns one and used it to kill That Sci-Fi Guy. Though it needs to re-charge after one use.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While he doesn't suck out all the comedy when he appears (being quite a comic character himself), the stakes definitely raise a lot when he takes the center stage.
  • Large Ham: To the point he somehow managed to out ham Ian McDiarmid.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Played the congress like a fiddle, for once. And that's not even taking into account his interactions with Snob.
  • Medium Awareness: Appears to have some form of it. He mentions briefly that Snob's "No" will be taken out in the special edition
  • Nothing Can Stop Us Now!: Curiously, both he and the Critic do this in the exact same manner.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His Evil Plan involves wiping out Earth and creating new worlds to profit off them and their culture
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Puts on a very fine suit when talking to Cinema Snob.
  • Take That!: Just like Prick below, Clod is an obvious slam towards MPAA president Chris Dodd.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: A house crashes on him and the entire Death Bomb explodes.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He has the powerset of Emperor Palpatine but not the skillset. He challenges the Last Angry Geek to a lightsaber duel only to be immediately disarmed and has to rely on his force lightning. Though his electricity attack is strong he's over-reliant on it and not a physical fighter.
  • Wicked Cultured: Very much Played With. He seems to have a taste for the arts and seems to be very well-read, but as Part 5 shows, he prefers outright bad and dreadful culture instead of actually intellectually significant culture, believing infamy lives forever.
  • You Have Failed Me: Says the trope's name verbatim (He IS a Palpatine Expy after all), but actually doesn't kill Turrell after saying it, just assigns him a new Master.

Lame R. Prick

Played by: Jim Troken

Turrell's Minions

     Supporting Cast 


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.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: According to Spoony’s subconscious, is attracted to his long lost sister. Possibly.
  • 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.
  • Face–Heel 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.
  • Heel–Face 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.
  • 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.


Played by: Lewis Lovhaug

  • 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.

The Last Angry Geek

Played by: Brian Heinz

Dr. Block and Dr. Tease

Played by: Antonella Inserra and Elisa Hansen

That SciFi Guy

Played by: Leo Thompson

Doctor Insano

Played by: Noah Antwiler

  • 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.

Gort/The Angry Video Game Nerd

Played by: James Rolfe

  • 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 Writer

Played by Doug Walker

  • 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.