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The Black Hat Organization

    Black Hat 
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Voiced by: Alan Ituriel (English, Spanish), Mark Fischbach (Muscular Black Hat, English)

Black Hat is a vulgar and sharply dressed, narcissistic, inhuman fiend, and the C.E.O of The Black Hat Organization, who does his part to make the world a little more vile and its heroes a little more dead.


  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: He's capable of turning his head a full 180 degrees.
  • Admiring the Abomination: He has something resembling awe and respect of the Lich. It's hard not to see why.
  • Ancient Evil: Given that he's The Man Behind the Man to every single villain in the CN Verse and others outside of it, there's an heavy implication that's he been around since the beginning of The Multiverse.
  • Arms Dealer: The Black Hat Organization's purpose. The orientation videos reveal him to be the supplier of Aku, the Delightful Children, Mojo Jojo and even Vilgax. And those are just a few of the many villains that are subsidiaries of the Black Hat Organization.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Pops likens his very presence to all the evil in the universe gathered in one place.
  • Ax-Crazy: Whenever angered or excited, Black Hat becomes much more manic. Unlike Demencia, it's more monstrous.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Possibly the most powerful being in the whole multiverse of Cartoon Network and is never seen outside of his black and red suit, tie, and top hat.
  • Bad Boss: He's not a pleasant boss to work for, especially towards Dr. Flug. He'd also sell 5.0.5. if it nets him a tidy profit and barely tolerates Demencia's presence. He's not above abusing them when angered, though Demencia seems to enjoy it, and dishes out lots of Implied Death Threats.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: If his treatment of 5.0.5. is anything to go by, he's not very fond of animals in general (except his pet snake, Lil' Jack).
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't mess with his Hat or be an incompetent villain. Lord Boxman and Malum Kranus learned this the hard way.
    • Don't try to play him for a fool. When Dr. Flug, 5.0.5. and Demencia try to bluff him that leading a hero back to his lair was all part of the plan to defeat him, the second their satisfied client leaves, Black Hat reveals he knew they were lying to him all along and transforms into an even more horrifying version of himself.
  • Big Bad: Of the Black Hat Organization and the series as a whole. He used to be a more active villain, destroying heroes, conquering entire planets, and the like, but has since retired.
  • The Cameo: In the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes episode "Crossover Nexus", he's among the various CN characters (most of them being heroes) who have been turned to stone by Strike and stands out among them by being a Villain Protagonist. The Orientation Q&A video reveals that this was actually the perfect clone Black Hat made of himself in "The Perception of Evil."
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He doesn't try to hide his depravity, instead proudly boasting about how vile he is.
  • Cool Sword: The Black Hat Magisword. It is a sword, shaped like his hat, that fires a laser that can destroy a planet.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: If the way he treats his subordinates didn't tip you off, he makes it very clear in his Medusa experiment that you'd better buy his stuff... or else.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Averting this is Black Hat's whole deal. Despite being completely and totally evil, he no longer plans to take over the world or defeat any heroes (at least for now). Instead, he sells the goods and services to help other villains do it.
  • Dark Is Evil: Looks, dresses, and very much acts the trope.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: He definitely invokes the look (black tuxedo and top hat, monocle and british accent) and the mannerisms (prone to Villainous Breakdowns, Bad Boss tendencies, and an overall Ungrateful Bastard) the difference being with everyone else in the trope is that it's implied that he's actually a successful villain. He used to have the mustache to match during the heyday of the American Frontier era, but has since shaved it off.
  • Deal with the Devil: After his minions fulfill his part of the bargain for Penumbra, he has her sign a contract while sporting a terrifying Slasher Smile. The Faustian nature of the contract becomes apparent in a Freeze-Frame Bonus where Penumbra apparently signs over her soul; once she does so, a part of her shadow ends up merging with Black Hat's own.
  • The Dreaded: Everyone who knows about him, from cosmic entities to regular villains, knows that they should fear and respect him, or they will pay for it greatly. Not that doing so guarantees your safety anyway.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: He celebrates the approaching 2012 apocalypse during the original shorts. Silly Flug! He doesn't celebrate Christmas after all!
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While Black Hat himself doesn't seem to have any high standards, he, along with his clone and Flug, were outright disgusted with the Dopey Black Hat in one of the shorts.
  • Eviler Than Thou:
    • Considers himself this to all of the villains of Cartoon Network, even well known heavy-hitters like Vilgax and Aku. Even when his own subordinates are bickering and/or annoying each other, Black Hat winds up doing something far worse. One example is Demencia torturing 5.0.5. by scratching her nails on a chalkboard. What does Black Hat do? He scratches the chalkboard so hard, it tears a portal into a hellish dimension, causing everyone physical pain.
    • Ironically ends up on the opposing end as seen in the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes crossover special, "Crossover Nexus" where he is turned to stone like his fellow Cartoon Network protagonists. It's later subverted, as the Q/A reveals it was the Black Hat duplicate that was turned stone.
  • Evil Brit: His English voice has a slimy Cockney accent.
  • Evil Eyebrows: His eyebrows are very big and thin, even stretching past his face!, though it has been confirmed that they're not eyebrows. They're antennae!
  • Evil Is Petty: Being a Card-Carrying Villain who relishes in committing any acts of evil, Black Hat will kick even the smallest dogs for the satisfaction it will bring.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Occasionally, his voice will sink to this, usually when he's highly emotional.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: He combines the above trope with this.
  • Evil Wears Black: Wears a black tuxedo and top hat.
  • Exorcist Head: Black Hat does this before turning the rest of his body in "Bad Security".
  • Experienced Protagonist: Has conquered, enslaved, and outright destroyed countless heroes, civilizations, and worlds before we see him in retirement by the start of the series.
  • Eye Beams: Among his abilities, he can shoot Frickin' Laser Beams from his eyes that can zap anything.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has a mouth full of teal fangs.
  • Faux Affably Evil: When marketing his evil products, he comes off as being like some sort of shady used car salesman.
  • For the Evulz: The crux behind his villainy is for the satisfaction it brings him.
  • Galactic Conqueror: The Vilgax orientation reveals him to be a successful conqueror of multiple worlds and civilizations.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The Greater-Scope Villain for all of Cartoon Network. He's a bigger threat than most, if not all of the Big Bads, but only sells them the means to be successful villains and never directly antagonizes their respective heroes.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Even the slightest setback or mistake on the part of his minions quickly sends him into a rage; usually when one of Flug's inventions doesn't function properly.
  • Hate Sink: There is literally nothing remotely good in him, as far as we've seen. He's nailed down kicking dogs and generally being unpleasant to an art form.
  • Hell-Fire: Summons it when considerably enraged. It's bright crimson.
  • Hero Killer: It has been implied multiple times that he had slain countless heroes before his retirement, until he finally outright says so in the Questionaire Short. But even after his retirement from active villainy, he's dead set on making the era of heroes fall by selling his many services to other villains who pay for them.
    Question: How many heroes have you wiped out?
    Black Hat: Do you remember how many ants you have stepped on?
  • High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Black Hat has shapeshifting abilities, has a mouth full of teal fangs, can fire deadly lasers from his eyes, can tear his own face off with no ill effects, and frequently causes Ominous Visual Glitches when around cameras, especially when he's angered and his voice slips into distinctly non-human territory, suggesting the "Humanoid" part of "Humanoid Abomination" is just a form he prefers to maintain for his own convenience. Oh, and he can tear portals in chalkboards by merely scratching them.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: How is Black Hat so powerful, terrifying, and seemingly unstoppable? No explanation; he just is.
  • Invincible Villain: No hero has managed to defeat him, and claims that there is no hero who is on his level of power.
    Question: Have you ever faced an enemy that was a real threat, and who was tough to beat?
    Black Hat: No.
    Question: Is there any "Hero" who is at Black Hat's level?
    Black Hat: HAHAHAHA- No.
  • It's All About Me: Most definitely. He's an utter narcissist, through and through. Even the Muscular Black Hat says it.
    Muscular Black Hat: The most evil thing I can think of is leaving the audience wishing for more me.
  • Jerkass: He's a total bastard to everyone around him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Black Hat seemed sympathetic at first when he sees 5.0.5 crying over a dropped ice cream cone, since he managed to retrieve it for him with his powers, only to transform it into a monster and scare off 5.0.5. Black Hat then scares said ice cream cone for good measure.
  • Kick the Dog: Expect him to do this anytime he's onscreen, especially Flug and 5.0.5.
  • Lean and Mean: He's not as lean as Dr. Flug, but definitely mean.
  • London Gangster: Black Hat might garb himself with classy clothing, but he's an incorrigible thug through-and-through. The English dub goes one step further by giving him a slimy Cockney accent.
  • Master Actor: In one short, he puts his Shapeshifting to good use and scares Demencia by posing as 5.0.5 and giving a sudden roar and a Nightmare Face. Ironically, Demencia had just dressed up as Black Hat and was trying to scare who she thought was 5.0.5.
  • Meaningful Name: Cowboy films from the 20s-40s often had the heroes wearing white hats while the villains wore black ones. The term "Black Hat" is still used today as a shorthand for villains. Given how long Black Hat has been around for, it's possible the term was named after him In-Universe.
  • Me's a Crowd: Utilizing one of Flug's devices, he creates the most evil thing he can think of: Himself.
  • Mood-Swinger: One moment, he's advertising his products as any shady dealer would. The next, he's convulsing with rage and, eventually, descends into hate-filled madness for a short-while.
  • Mr. Fanservice: One of his clones was this to a T, complete with exaggerated muscles and poses, much to Demencia's excitement.
  • Nice Hat: His top hat, and if his first clone is anything to go by, underneath it he wears an English bowler.
  • Nightmare Face: He's pretty fond of flashing these when he's out to terrify someone (usually his subordinates).
  • No Kill Like Overkill: The only reason to explain his security systems, which even dwarf the house they're protecting.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Despite his clearly immense power and intelligence, instead of conquering the world, he runs a black market like network selling inventions and services to other villains, and even then he does little personally in this business he's created, as most of the inventions he sells are Dr. Flug's creations, and when a villain requests direct intervention from the Black Hat Organization to assist, he sends one or more of his agents like Demencia. Justified in universe, in that he is explicitly retired from active villainy, and his only current desire and ambition is creating and maintaining the network providing said inventions and services to villains. Also Justified in that with his clearly immense power and intelligence, if he wasn't as inactive as he currently is, there would be little conflict and dramatic tension in the show as there is little doubt he could solve every issue presented to his organization by himself without any assistance and with little effort.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Despite having a deep connection to fire, it's not exactly clear what he is, but he's definitely some sort of malevolent entity.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Is never seen outside of his black and red suit and is the most vile creature in the show bar none.
  • Retired Monster: Black Hat used to be a Big Bad, but has since retired and now makes a living selling weapons to other Big Bads. However, if the ARG and series teaser are anything to go by, he doesn't intend to stay inactive for much longer...
  • Sadist: He takes pleasure in the suffering of others, especially Flug and 5.0.5.
  • Slasher Smile: Has it down to an art.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Promotional art has him doing this.
  • The Sociopath: He's pure evil without any redeeming qualities.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: His opinion of his crew, but knowing how Flug, Demencia, and 5.0.5. are, it's hard not to blame him for feeling this way.
    Black Hat: I hate all of you.
  • Tear Off Your Face: He does this to himself in a fit of frustration and anger, when the Medusa Device runs out of power after producing a cutesy statue of 5.0.5 giving him and the others a cheerful hug.
  • Thinking Up Portals: He can tear open passages into seemingly other dimensions with his claws, unleashing god-knows-what unto the world.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the original shorts, he was very much an underhanded scoundrel, but now all bets are off.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: When the Dapura Repulsa flower latches onto him, it squirms for a moment in confusion before suddenly shriveling up and dying. Black Hat points out that, while the parasite is intended to infect its host with a Hate Plague (inverting feelings of affection to disgust), it has no effect on people who already hold nothing but contempt for everything around them.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: When Dr. Flug lands outside the lair after taking the full brunt of the inside security system, Black Hat grumpily says in return "Took you long enough..." Oh, and he deliberately steps onto Dr. Flug afterwards, who was grievously injured by this point.
  • Villain Protagonist: Considering that he'd both a Card-Carrying Villain and one of the show's main protagonists, this is kind of a given.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Compiling to his already nasty temper, Black Hat flies off the handle when an invention doesn't work as intended or is totally botched by his crew. However, he's much more frightening when he loses his temper.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can change his shape and size at will with seemingly no limit, since in one short he took the form of 5.0.5. to play a trick on Demencia, and in another he grew to twice his size when his lackies made him angry.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He sometimes knocks around Demencia just for annoying him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Kicks a younger 5.0.5 hard enough to cause a Twinkle In The Sky during the orientation video on Mojo Jojo.
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    Dr. Flug Slys 
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Voiced by: Todd "Eco Vox" Asayer (English), José Antonio Macías (Spanish)

Black Hat's masked top scientist, and the one to suffer the most at the hands of pretty much everything.


  • Absurd Phobia: Despite working for someone like Black Hat, the most evil thing Flug can think of is... a sandwich with too much mayo.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He's the main host of the Villainous Orientation mini-series, quickly taking over when Black Hat becomes fed up with the villains making amateur mistakes and leaves. He's also given a sizable chunk of development, revealing him to be a Not-So-Harmless Villain who can be just as vile as his boss.
  • Adorkable: He's perpetually nervous around Black Hat.
  • Affably Evil: At first he seems like a nervous geek who happens to work for a dastardly villain, but it is eventually revealed he can be pretty brutal on his own.
  • Affectionate Nickname: In the Spanish version, Flug regularly calls Black Hat "Jefecito" (a term of endearment form of "boss"), sometimes adding the word "chulo" (cute/good-looking). In other words, "good-looking boss." Though, it's used more to appease his boss than to convey affection.
  • Brains and Brawn: He's revealed to have this dynamic with Demencia in the "Beach City" orientation. He's the brains to Demencia's brawn.
  • Break the Cutie: In "The Lost Cases Of Townsville", he cries over Mojo Jojo's Backstory.
  • Brown Bag Mask: He wears one over his head, with grey goggles over it. Word of God says that he has a reason for wearing it and the offical ask blog states that Black Hat knows what's underneath it.
  • Bungling Inventor: His inventions can go awry, much to Black Hat's chagrin.
  • Butt-Monkey: Frequently the preferred target of Black Hat's comical abuse, especially in the short where he creates a security grid for his mansion.
  • Co-Dragons: With Demencia. Flug is Black Hat's Number Two regarding all scientific endeavors and inventions, and is in charge of training up and coming villains.
  • Collector of the Strange: As seen in The Lost Cases of Elmore, he collects real life planes. He does this by using the shrink ray and various small glass domes. Note that he does not remove the passengers from the planes.
  • Complexity Addiction: "The Dreadful Dawn" shows that he has a plan that goes up to at least 26 steps. He seems to cut down on it when he realizes that 5.0.5. and Demencia are both quite dangerous in their own right, letting 5.0.5. capture Sunblast while making Demencia maul him.
  • Creating Life: He is the creator of 5.0.5.
  • Cowardly Lion: Word of God is that Flug may be a wimp, but he has the guts to work with somebody like Black Hat.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He acts as a parental figure to 5.0.5, even referring to a drawing of him as "son" in one of his plans, and Word of God says that Flug wants to protect 5.0.5 from Black Hat, though his success varies.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: After getting Demencia to attack Sunblast by saying the latter shipped Penumbra and Black Hat, even Flug has to look away from the ensuing offscreen beatdown to stop himself from vomiting.
  • Evil Genius: This is his primary role in Black Hat's inner circle, since he designs the inventions that Black Hat advertises in the first set of shorts. While he may not act all that evil at first, the Orientation mini-series reveals his more sadistic tendencies.
  • The Faceless: Not only is his face always hidden behind a paper bag, but even the personal pictures in his room, presumably of family or friends, also have their faces obscured.
  • Fatherly Scientist: He views his creation 5.0.5 as his son, and 5.0.5 returns the favor by viewing Flug as his father.
  • Freudian Excuse: He was apparently bullied in school (with Nicole Watterson being one of his tormentors). An old group school photo shows him with a trash can on his head, and in the Orientation Q&A video, in response to a question about performing evil acts in school, Flug states he would bring a giant robot to round up all the thugs who used to stuff him in a too-small locker, getting visibly angrier as he explains.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In The Lost Cases of Townsville, Flug states that Mojo Jojo's first flaw was involving affection in his villainy. This is interrupted by 5.0.5, who Flug talks to in the same manner a parent would use for a small child.
  • Kill It with Fire: His rather justified response when the Black Hat-brand Omnitrix, er, backfires on Vilgax.
  • Labcoat of Science: He wears a labcoat and is the inventor of the products that Black Hat advertises.
  • Mad Scientist: He may not look or act like it at first glance, but the Orientation mini-series confirms that he is, indeed, as evil as his boss, being willing to perform experiments on another sapient being (said experiments he himself describes as being worse than death), collect shrunken airplanes with the passengers still onboard, and grinding Peridot and Jasper for failing as villains, just to name a few examples.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The name "Flug" sounds awfully similar to "Flog". Guess what life keeps doing to him.
    • Flug is also German for "flight"; his shirt features a crashing plane and his keychain is a paperplane.
    • His name is mentioned by Black Hat (in an official ask) as Dr. Flug Slys, which could possibly be his full name. "Flugslys" is an Icelandic term that describes an accident involving aviation that can be loosely translated as "plane crash", which his shirt features, as mentioned above.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Zig-zagged. Dr. Flug is very skilled in inventing new gadgets and weaponry for Black Hat, but these devices often come with huge design flaws that wind up bringing much pain to him and his compatriots, such as an extensive home security system that you can't turn off if it happens to activate while you're still outside of it. Also, he believes that the most wicked thing in the world isn't his cruel, murderous (and vaguely demonic) boss, but a sandwich. Sure, with too much mayo on it, but still. On the other hand, he's capable of amoral experimentation and isn't above allowing villains to suffer horrible fates for their failures.
  • Nerdy Nasalness: Flug has a fairly high-pitched, nasal voice to coincide with his poindexter personality.
  • Non-Action Guy: Flug's strengths lie in his inventions and planning, not direct combat.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He may look like a geek with a ridiculous paper bag mask, and he is, but Flug is most certainly villainous to his core. He relishes at the chance of experimenting on Mojo Jojo, then grinds Peridot and Jasper (or similar gems) for their failures as villains. Although some of it is Played for Laughs, the actions alone reveal Flug as a true Mad Scientist.
    Dr. Flug: From an evil genius to another, Mojo, I can say this won't kill you... although you will probably wish it would.
  • Number Two: To Black Hat.
  • Only Sane Man: Flug's got his Mad Scientist quirks, but compared to Black Hat and Demencia, he's the sanest of them all.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Subverted. He seems to be an average joe who happens to work for a ruthless supervillain, but he's got the guts to work for Black Hat (despite his fear for his boss) and is capable of amoral science experiments. He also seems to genuinely want his boss' approval.
  • Sadist: It's well-hidden, but it's certainly there, and it surfaces when he's about to experiment of Mojo Jojo, and he appears to relish what he's about to do to him.

    5.0.5 
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Voiced by: Mark Fischbach (English, Spanish)

A failed attempt at creating a monster who turned out to be a cute, cuddly bear creature.


  • Actor Allusion:
    • According to Dr. Flug in The Repulsive Flower, 5.0.5 makes reaction videos on the internet.
    • In the Orientation Q&A video, he's shown doing a Let's Play of the official Villainous game "Maldad Mecanica."note 
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: He is a bear with a blue fur coat.
  • Anti-Villain: He may be a henchman to an evil organization, but 5.0.5 himself is just an adorable, friendly bear who only goes along with his master's evil plans out of a combination of fear of Black Hat and love for his father, Dr. Flug.
  • Bear Hug: 5.0.5 does not understand what Dr. Flug means when he says "cover him." Flug ends up getting a bear hug during a crucial fight against the superhero Sunblast. Later on, Flug catches on and weaponizes it by having 5.0.5 "cover" Sunblast during their rematch.
  • Beary Friendly: He's a quite friendly and harmless bear, much to the chagrin of Black Hat.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Being a bear, he obviously has canines.
  • Cute Mute: He doesn't speak at all, emoting instead through bear-esque noises.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Apparently, even other villains can't resist 5.0.5.'s cuteness.
  • Evil Is One Big, Happy Family: If one of the statues created by him during the Medusa experiment is to go by, he just wants him and his peers to get along.
  • Gentle Giant: He's big and strong, yet lacks any aggression whatsoever. The premier episode shows that 5.0.5 is strong enough to hold a superhero in his grip with no trouble.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: According to Black Hat, that is.
  • Has Two Daddies: In a sense. In the orientation video for Lord Boxman, 5.0.5 is shown to make Father's Day cards for Black Hat. Then, in the Mojo Jojo video, Dr. Flug refers to himself as "daddy" when talking to 5.0.5... as he's criticizing Mojo for showing affection toward others.
    • Black Hat mentions that his first and last words were Dad, so Black Hat really wants to avert this trope.
      • Whatever he did to him, he got his point across. The teaser shows a drawing 5.0.5 made, where Flug appears as "daddy" but Black Hat is just B.H.
  • Kaiju: Turns into one when Black Hat accidentally enlarged him with a shrinking ray. Black Hat capitalizes on this by marketing 5.0.5 as a giant destructive bear instead.
  • Made of Iron: 5.0.5 is capable of taking an absurd amount of punishment, able to outright ignore things that would kill the average person. Several punches from superhero Sunblast didn't even seem to register to 5.0.5.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: 5.0.5, by his very nature, is also one of these as he's the result of a failed attempt at creating a destructive monster that went the other way.
  • Morality Pet: Presumably to Dr. Flug, given the way he affectionately treats him. Definitely not for Black Hat.
  • Nightmare Face: He's capable of this, but so far, only when in extreme pain.
  • Nice Guy: The only character so far who lacks any evil or jerkass tendencies whatsoever.
  • Non-Dubbed Grunts: His voice is the same in both dubs since all he ever says is bear-like growls and grunting. While there are vague English words under some of his grunts, it's still easy to understand what he means in both English and Spanish.
  • Punny Name: Might be an oblique pun on the Spanish word for bear, oso - that is, "0-5-0".
  • Team Chef: Has been shown and mentioned making pancakes and muffins for Dr. Flug, and he is the one baking specially made birthday cakes that are ordered by Black Hat Organization members.
  • Those Two Guys: From the looks of it, Demencia hangs out with him the most, though that time is mostly spent bullying and teasing him.
  • Token Good Teammate: The nicest of Black Hat's group. Word of God is that his evilness is in the negative hundreds. This detail gets slight expansion in the Christmas short as the Hat-Bot's scale of evilness settings have two symbols at the top and bottom of the screen. The lowest level of "5.0.5." is marked with the bear's flower while the highest strength of "Almost Black Hat" has the Black Hat logo.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Likes to wear a maid's outfit when cleaning.

    Demencia 
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Voiced by: Melaney Sems (English), Melissa Gedeón (Spanish)

Black Hat's biggest Fangirl, much to his chagrin. She's also pretty dang insane, complicating matters even more.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Towards Black Hat. It's pretty clear that he only barely tolerates her presence in his lair, and has no patience for her incessant flirting.
  • A Day in the Limelight: She receives some focus in the later Orientation videos, acting as Flug's co-host, much to his dismay.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Demencia has a gigantic crush on the evil, sadistic, psychopathic, Ax-Crazy and bossy demon that is Black Hat.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Downplayed, considering that this is a mini series airing on Cartoon Network, but she is shown to be fairly perverted around Black Hat. In "The Medusa Device", she rawrs lustfully when she sees a statue of a muscular Black Hat holding her in his arms and in "The Perception of Evil", she is absolutely delighted when she sees a shirtless, extremely muscular version of Black Hat. She then glomps him at the end.
  • Ambiguously Human: She appears mostly human, but she can climb walls like a gecko, has a visibly lizard-like eye and fangs, and can be seen on a blueprint in the lab.
  • Animal Motifs: Reptiles. She has Cute Little Fangs, wears a hood that resembles a horned lizard (with her red bangs forming a "tongue"), she can Wall Crawl like a gecko, and some of her movements are accompanied by a snake-like hissing sound.
  • Ax-Crazy: Her introduction in "The Dreadful Dawn" demonstrates just how far Demencia is off her rocker.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In the short The Note of Destruction, her "rocker" outfit shows quite a bit of her stomach.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not pervert her vision of Black Hat. The Dapura Repulsa flower found this out the hard way when she warped Demencia's perception of Black Hat into an attractive superhero. In a recent Q/A, she also threatens a person who asked if she would like Black Hat as a hero.
    • Also, do not flirt with Black Hat, or imply that another lady would be a good couple with him. When Flug implies that Sunblast ships Penumbra and Black Hat, Demencia dominates the ensuing fight.
  • Brains and Brawn: She's the brawn to Flug's brains, preferring simple aggression over nitpicky intelligence. This dynamic was prominent in the "Beach City" orientation.
  • The Brute: The Guide for an Evil Conquest orientation reveals her to be Black Hat's best field agent. She also clashes with Flug in The Lost Cases of Beach City, where she explicitly favors the more straightforward aggression of Jasper over Peridot's intelligence.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: As "The Dreadful Dawn" shows, she does not like the idea of any other lady being in Black Hat's orbit.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: So far, her insanity is basically this. It's a stark contrast with Black Hat's temperament.
  • Co-Dragons: With Flug. Demencia is Black Hat's top field agent and most loyal admirer (much to his chagrin).
  • Crazy Awesome: Absolutely insane, no attention span at all to speak of, and completely uncaring for Flug's plans and strategies. And yet, Demencia is still capable of going toe-to-toe with superheroes much stronger than her.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Has four of them, but they're not seen when she does her signature toothy grin.
  • The Dark Chick: She's this by default, being the only female member of Black Hat's team.
  • Extreme Omnivore: In her own short, Demencia wuz here, she eats an entire jar of pickles (the actual jar included, minus the lid) in one bite. The pilot, meanwhile, shows her eating people.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Wears a striped sleeve and stockings (with the right stocking being ripped), a fingerless glove on her right hand, along with mismatching shoes.
  • Fiery Redhead: While only the front part of her hair is red, she still qualifies thanks to her loud, crazy and extroverted personality.
  • Fingerless Gloves: She wears a fingerless glove on her right hand and a fingerless striped sleeve on her left arm.
  • Hero Killer:
  • Hidden Depths:
    • While she is a crazy fangirl, videos like Demencia wuz here and Guide for an Evil Conquest show her to be as efficient as she is demented when it comes to evil activities, like stealing or killing heroes. It would explain why Black Hat keeps her around despite her annoying him so much. So scarily effective is she at combat in fact, that in "The Dreadful Dawn", where as Dr. Flug believed they'd need a special 30+ step plan in order to defeat the sun-powered Flying Brick hero Sunblast, Demencia scoffs at needing something as complex as his plan, and confidently proclaims that all they need to do is beat him up, and that she could do it by herself. This being Demencia, this just sounds like the suicidal boasting of a crazy person. But when Sunblast arrives, and she charges in with zero-planning beyond just getting into a slugging match with the hero, she actually has him on the ropes. Sunblast's disheveled and worn look, while Demencia looks barely bothered implies that if Dr. Flug had simply not interfered by demanding to stick with his plan, and the resulting botched tranq shot that followed, she would've made due on her claims, and beaten him singlehandedly.
    • In the Q&A Orientation short, she manages to quickly solve the calculation Dr. Flug used for one of the answers before he himself states the answer. (Q:"How many hatbots would I need to control the galaxy?")
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In the pilot she eats Sunblast, almost eats a cheerleader and was implied to have done the same with a captive hero earlier in the episode. Also, the orientation video featuring the KND shows her dressed as It, trying to lure the kids to her with balloons.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: When Black Hat tears off his face, she's not horrified at all. Rather, she's ecstatic. However, that doesn't stop her from being perturbed at times. Notably, when she gets her hands on a device designed to conjure up "the most evil thing you can imagine", it creates a scantily-clad Black Hat boasting a glorious bodybuilder's physique, to Demencia's delight.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her villain name seems to be "El Alebrije". Also, in the Spanish version, Dr. Flug calls her "Demensa", a Spanish-word pun on her name, and the Spanish word "Mensa", which means "Idiot".
  • Leeroy Jenkins: As "The Dreadful Dawn" shows, Dr. Flug prefers a plan. Demencia, on the other hand, would rather cause chaotic property damage until a hero comes out to fight.
  • Mad Eye: This loony girl has a yellow right iris.
  • Maniac Tongue: Demencia's tongue is often hanging out of her mouth, as shown in her picture.
  • Meet My Good Friends "Lefty" and "Righty": Her hands are named Bone Breaker and Nutcracker.
  • The Millstone:
    • She derails pretty much any plan Dr. Flug comes up with. Part of it is just a refusal to pay attention. The other part is Demencia charging into any situation headfirst without caring about the consequences.
    • In the shorts, she frequently interrupts Black Hat's recordings for his newest evil devices and ruins Flug's experiments. She doesn't even have a reason to do most of it, she just does.
  • Monster Fangirl: Towards Black Hat, much to his chagrin.
  • Multicolored Hair: Has a green ponytail and pink bangs. The pink bangs serve to look like a lizard's tongue as she crawls along the walls. According to the last orientation video, her bangs are dyed and the rest is natural.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Demencia has a rather average build for a young woman, but she can easily carry heavy weaponry without struggle, and goes toe-to-toe with Sunblast, shrugging off his blows and having him on the ropes despite the latter having a Heroic Build.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: She may appear to be just a ravenous fangirl, but she's also a frighteningly efficient minion. In Guide for an Evil Conquest, she calls 5.0.5 from a telephone booth (under a fake identity) to hire the services of the Black Hat Organization, to destroy the hero Heavy Punch. She requests they send their best agent and Black Hat (without knowing she was the client) sent her.
    Black Hat: That will be 99 souls and two extremities. Demencia, you have work! Get out of here!
    Demencia: Yes, sir!
  • Perky Female Minion: Demencia tries to be this to Black Hat, but he'd rather prefer her leaving his lair and never return.
  • Poke the Poodle: Upon a painting straightening out when she's nearby it, she tilts it again.
  • Prehensile Hair: She can use her hair to snag and whip people.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: She takes childlike glee in causing mayhem and destruction. The first time she's seen in the pilot, she's acting like an unruly toddler, saying that she's going to stay in her "pajamas", which are really a straightjacket, forever.
  • Punny Name: She's demented, though the phrase "Dementia" also comes to mind, due to the pronunciation.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her ponytail goes right down to the floor, and beyond. It's long enough to look like she has a tail if she's on all-fours, and wide enough to completely hide her torso while doing so. In fact, she got completely wrapped up in her own hair during her Villain Song.
  • Ship Tease: Incredibly one-sided, with regards to Black Hat. He'd sooner hit the road than accept her presence, let alone her affections.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She wants Black Hat, and no one else. Dr. Flug weaponizes this in "The Dreadful Dawn," saying that Sunblast said that Penumbra and Black Hat make a cute couple. This made Demencia so angry that she beat the tar out of Sunblast.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female in the main cast.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her official name is Demencia, but Word of God has said that "Dementia" is also valid.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Demencia just won't leave Black Hat alone.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: A villainous example with Flug.
  • Those Two Guys: Hangs out with 5.0.5 quite a bit, though it's mostly to torment and tease him.
  • Tracking Device: There's one on her leg, attached to her left ankle in the form of a giant metal clamp.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: She looks really happy when Black Hat starts suffocating her and Flug with his powers.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Averted, she is in love with Black Hat and determined to date him, but she knows when to run to avoid his wrath.
  • Unfortunate Names: Demencia's name sounds like "dementia", which is exactly what it means in Spanish. Judging by that mental condition of her's, however, it suits her personally.
  • Wall Crawl: Can scale walls like a gecko.
  • Villain Love Song: She breaks into one during the final orientation video after being bombarded with questions about why she's in love with Black Hat. She answers, to the tune of Habanera.
  • Yandere: Has repeatedly shown that her love for Black Hat has given her a propensity for violence.
    • During the "Questionnaire" short, when someone asks Demencia if she'd still love Black Hat if he was a hero, she goes utterly ballistic, demanding to know the name of whoever asked that. It's ambiguous as to whether she was furious because they suggested Black Hat would ever be a hero, or because they had the audacity to question her undying love for Black Hat.
    • Another villainess just being in the same room as Black Hat is enough to trigger Demencia's jealousy. In "The Dreadful Dawn", Demencia crushes her phone at the sight of a picture Penumbra posted on "Instagrim" with Black Hat in the background.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green and crimson red hair. Justified with her bangs, those are dyed. Otherwise, she's a natural green-head.

     The Narrator 

The narrator of Black Hat's Orientation videos and advertisements.


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The Villains

    Penumbra 
Voiced by: Amanda Rose (English), Patricia Pichamone (Spanish)

A supervillainess that wants to cover up the sun so it doesn't burn her alive. Constantly thwarted by Sunblast, she turns to the Black Hat organization for help in dealing with him.


  • Adorkable: From the way she praises Black Hat to her downright friendly chat with “Sunblast”, she is oozing an adorable yet naive sort of vibe.
  • Affably Evil: For a villainess who wants to blot out the sun, she's remarkably polite and cheerful when not trying to do that. Not only is she friendly to the Black Hat organization, but she also decides to just have a nice, long chat with (what she presumes to be) her shrunken nemesis rather than get revenge on him for all the times he's beaten her up.
  • All for Nothing: Not that she realizes it by the end of the pilot, but thanks to Demencia eating Sunblast, she can't utilize her powers to create a cure for her condition. Which means she just sold her soul to Black Hat for nothing.
  • Anti-Villain: She's very sympathetic for a supervillain, due to the fact that she only wants to blot out the sun because sunlight can kill her, and her nemesis is just an overgrown bully who only works as a superhero so he can beat people up for fun. She's even willing to give up on blotting out the sun when presented with an opportunity to just reverse-engineer Sunblast's powers to cure her own condition.
  • Bald of Evil: Penumbra is a Bald Woman variant of this.
  • Bald Woman: Her hair is either affected by her powers or a construct of them, turning it into a translucent shadow that reveals her bare head.
  • Casting a Shadow: In contrast to Sunblast's sun-based powers.
  • Deal with the Devil: After Black Hat's organization helps her deal with Sunblast, she signs a contract apparently giving Black Hat her soul.
  • Evil Albino: Subverted. She's a super villain who suffers from a condition that leaves her deathly pale and causes sunlight to literally burn her to death, but her only "villainy" comes from trying to blot out the sun so that she, and others suffering from her condition, won't be killed. Mostly she seems like a perky and non-malicious person.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Wears dark purple eyeshadow, Contrasting with her very pale skin and eyes.
  • Failed a Spot Check: She doesn't notice when Sunblast tries to escape his containment, prompting Demencia to eat him. Nor when Dr. Flug tries to cover for this by replacing the devoured Sunblast with a light bulb.
  • Find the Cure!: Part of her reason for wanting Sublast captured is so she can use his powers to reverse-engineer a cure for her condition.
  • Friendly Enemy: One-sided with Sunblast. While the latter enjoys beating her up and acts like a jackass to her, Penumbra seemingly doesn't hold a grudge against him. She'd rather explain her motives than fight and when she has him at her mercy, the only "punishment" she gives him is finishing her earlier motive rant.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: She wears this as part of her costume, along with past the elbow-length gloves.
  • Living Shadow: She's first seen wrapped in darkness before Sunblast grabs her, causing it to melt away to expose her face.
  • Perky Goth: Despite her dark and eerie aesthetic, she's shown to be nothing but friendly, attempts to blot out the sun aside.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: The Polite Villain to Sunblast's Rude Hero.
  • The Night That Never Ends: She wants to invoke this because of her adverse reaction to sunlight.
  • Secret Identity: Her real name is Penelope Numan Braxton.
  • Tragic Villain: Really she's only trying to block out the sun because otherwise she runs the risk of being burned alive by sunlight.
  • Weakened by the Light: Penumbra is easily burned by sunlight, which is why she wants to cover up the sun... or, failing that, find a cure for her condition.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: A mild example. A Freeze-Frame Bonus in the pilot shows that other people in her city also suffer from her condition where sunlight is lethal to them. Others with her condition, as well as those sympathetic to them, are shown protesting her treatment at the hands of Sunblast, claiming Penumbra's done "nothing wrong." She also seems popular on "Instagrim."
  • Villainous Cheekbones: Has pretty prominent high cheekbones.

The Heroes

    Sunblast 
Voiced by: Herschel “IV” Hatcher (English), Yuri Chessman (Spanish)

A superhero who is Penumbra's Arch-Enemy.


  • Anti-Hero: Despite his classically heroic motif and good publicity, Sunblast is also a Jerk Jock who would rather let a villain go so he could beat them up again. In fact, getting praise and beating up people he dislikes seem to be the main reasons for his super heroics.
  • Asshole Victim: Considering his entries under The Bully, Good Is Not Nice, and Politically Incorrect Hero, one could be forgiven for not being too freaked out by his ultimate fate.
  • Blood Knight: He hasn't thrown Penumbra in jail because he enjoys beating her up.
  • The Bully: Part of why he lets Penumbra is because he enjoys beating her up. And then there's his reaction to the scrawny Dr. Flug, where he attempts to deliver a super-powered beatdown to him before he even realizes he's a supervillain:
    Sunblast: A nerd?! I. HATE. NERDS!!
  • Elemental Punch: His primary use of his solar powers is to wrap his fist in concentrated sunlight and pound things with it.
  • Glory Hound: Other than getting the opportunity to beat up people he dislikes, his other major motive for super heroics appears to be basking in the praise of the public. After tracking Black Hat's minions to his lair, he flat out admits that no one knew him until he moved to Atreno, and he's not about to lose his popularity just because Penumbra "and a few wimps can't handle a little sunburn."
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's a popular superhero, but acts like a Jerk Jock.
  • Flying Brick: His solar powers aside, his main thing seems to be flying, hitting things really hard, and tanking the things that try and hit him back.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Subverted. He's a blond-haired superhero, but also serves as an example of Good Is Not Nice.
  • Hero Antagonist: Well, "hero" would be a loose term but he's got the antagonistic role down to pat.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Downplayed like with Penumbra. While many citizens of Atreno idolize him to the point where he's an icon around the city, graffiti can be seen in the background demonizing him for the suffering he causes to those who share Penumbra's vulnerability to sunlight.
  • Heroic Build: Sunblast has the physique of a bodybuilder and is a superhero.
  • Jerk Jock: He comes off as one in spirit if not technically. He's a superhero beloved by the public who enjoys using his skills to beat up people he doesn't like, like "nerds."
  • Lack of Empathy: He knows perfectly well that Penumbra and others suffering from her condition can die from sunlight, but doesn't give a damn, saying he's not about to lose his popularity for their behalf.
  • Light Is Not Good: Technically, it is, but he seems to enjoy the chance to hurt supervillains so much that he'd let them go free (and thus have another chance to terrorize civilians) rather than arrest them.
  • Nominal Hero: He only ever thwarts villains because of the fame and recognition, and even then he always lets them go so he can beat them up again later. He also has a startling Lack of Empathy for those suffering from Penumbra's lethal skin condition, believing his own popularity is more important than them.
  • The Power of the Sun: In contrast to Penumbra's shadow-based powers.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: The Rude Hero to Penumbra's Polite Villain.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: It almost veers into villain territory. He enjoys beating up female supervillains and "nerds," and calls people who shares Penumbra's lethal vulnerability to sunlight, "a bunch of wimps who can't handle a little sunburn".
  • Primary-Color Champion: His costume includes blue and yellow.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: While it's true he thwarts supervillains, he doesn't do it to save innocents. He just enjoys being able to beat people up and be applauded for it by the masses. He doesn't even bother to arrest villains so he can just hurt them more later on.
  • Super Strength: Part of his power set. It's not enough to escape one of 5.05's bear hugs, however.
  • Swallowed Whole: After he's shrunk down, Demencia eats him whole.
  • Tempting Fate: Having gotten the advantage over Demencia in their first fight, he openly mocks her for thinking round two will turn out any different. Cue Flug suggesting to Demencia that Sunblast ships Penumbra and Black Hat...
  • Villain with Good Publicity: His actions can come off as more villainous than heroic and many citizens of Atreno idolize him with the exception of those who share Penumbra's vulnerability to sunlight.
  • Would Hit a Girl: His heroic image doesn't stop him from pummeling Penumbra or Demencia - though, in some fairness to him, Penumbra was trying to blot out the sun, and Demencia was terrorizing his city.

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