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Black Hat Organization

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

An immensely powerful entity of unknown origin... with a top hat, Black Hat is the CEO of the Black Hat Organization, a company that caters to supervillains and baddies of all shapes and sizes. However, his greatest weakness is his incredibly short temper and his equally not-so-helpful minions somehow managing to push his buttons non-stop.


  • 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 Cartoon Network universe and others outside of it, there's a heavy implication that he's been around since the beginning of The Multiverse itself.
  • Arms Dealer: The Black Hat Organization's purpose. The orientation videos reveal him to be the supplier of such villains as the Delightful Children, Mojo Jojo, Vilgax, and even Aku. And those are just a few of the many villains that are subsidiaries of the Black Hat Organization, and not just those limited to the Cartoon Network multiverse, since he's also the benefactor of Davy Jones, the Xenomorphs and Predators, Mongul, Darkseid, and Cthulhu.
  • 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.
    • Cartoon Chronicles portrays him as one of the bosses of the Real Life staff, and he's hardly a pleasant boss here either, though Diego the writer seems to think otherwise.
  • 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: While generally quick to anger, certain things especially set him off.
    • Don't mess with his Hat or be an incompetent villain. Lord Boxman and Malum Kranus learned this the hard way.
    • Don't wear a black hat. Doubly so if you are a being of good like Pops.
    • 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.
  • Character Blog: He has a (currently inactive) ask.fm accaunt
  • Classic Villain: Given the heavy implication that he's one of the first, if not the first, villains in all of CN history, it shouldn't be a surprise that the man(?) is classic in more than one way. So far, he embodies Ambition, Pride, Wrath, Greed, and Sloth:
    • Ambition: Was once a Galactic Conqueror who enslaved countless worlds and now sells his talents and resources to see other villains succeed over heroes.
    • Pride: To the degree he considers himself the greatest being of evil and that other villains are beneath him.
    • Greed: Runs the biggest supervillain service organization, and is very itchy for money, and other forms of currency.
    • Wrath: Has a frighteningly short fuse.
    • Sloth: Nowadays spends his time sitting at home, letting his minions do all work. Though, this can be justifiable, since he's retired.
  • The Collector: He tends to have a variety of trophies and treasures in his house. From some standard ones such as Fabergé eggs and portraits of himself, to the statute of his clone, to even the Beast's head mounted on his wall and Steven's/Pink Diamond's gem framed.
  • 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.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Downplayed. He's the still the face of the series, and the central character but the Orientation mini-series starts to shift him into a peripheral role, while Flug, Demencia, and 5.0.5. come to the forefront as the actual protagonists the series follows. This continues into the pilot proper, with Black Hat merely dispatching his minions to deal with heroes and handling the business side of things.
  • 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 huge, 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: As shown when speaking to customers like Penumbra, Black Hat is capable of acting polite enough, but of course he's just trying to smooth-talk them into signing contracts that demand a high price for his services.
  • 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 the weapons manufacturer who allows the Big Bads to be successful villains, but he never confronts their respective heroes.
  • God of Evil: Heavily implied. podemosbailar.com even reveals that he literally has his own cult of worshipers nemed "la doctrina del sombrero" (the hat doctrine)
  • 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: Inverted. 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. However, how he carries himself due to how powerful and impressive he is, along with being a Villain Protagonist, means the audience can't help but like how inexplicably awesome he is.
  • The Heartless: He specifically describes himself as a heartless creature, as well as why the Dapura Repulsa flower didn't work on him.
  • 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 flat surfaces 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 he 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.
  • The Man Behind the Man: For practically every CN Big Bad. His goods and services are one of the primary reasons they're successful villains.
  • 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, and given how long Black Hat has been around, it's likely the term was coined after him.
  • 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.
  • Narcissist: Setting aside his massive ego, Black Hat lives and breathes this trope. He's unwilling to empathize with others, and is all too happy to step on them for his own benefit. He's a morally bankrupt business tycoon who will lie through his teeth to get what he wants. He's capable of putting up a professional front when it's convenient but barely conceals how much of a violent psychotic he is. He also never misses an opportunity to flaunt his superiority over others, constantly talking down to other villains, and being on such a high league of his own, the closest any villain can get to him is "Almost Black Hat".
  • 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.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Justified. While he's more than capable of destroying heroes personally, he's currently retired and more concerned with running his business and employing agents to do his bidding.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: According to Mojo Jojo's Orientation Video, Black Hat isn't his real name, as apparently people saying his real name gives them a bit of a case of death.
  • 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.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Black Hat does not like or care about his minions on a personal level, but keeps them around because they get results. Flug is a wimp but appears to be working with him by his own volition, has invented several gadgets that net him tidy profits, and is a closet Sadist himself. Demencia may annoy him to no end but she's not his best field agent for nothing, and it's likely the fact that she kills heroes is the sole reason he hasn't gotten rid of her. 5.0.5. is the most useless but is a decent housekeeper and Flug is too emotionally attached, so he probably knows it's best to just keep him around.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Given all of his clear experience and intelligence, it is quite shocking to see how quickly and frequently Black Hat loses his cool at the smallest problem or slight thrown his way. Add the fact that he uses his powers to mess with, torture, and outright murder anyone and anything within his vicinity at any given moment, he can honestly come across as a cruel child or teenager given too much power rather than malevolent force of nature he actually is with how he acts.
  • 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 Badass: In the original shorts there was no indication that he had any powers. Now, he's the Greater-Scope Villain to an entire multiverse and a full-blown Invincible Villain who conquered many worlds and killed countless heroes before his retirement.
  • 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 a heartless creature like himself.
    • In a comic strip, there is an inversion. Dr. Flug creates the most corrosive acid known to the universe, but puts it in Black Hat's drinking cup while he finds a suitable container. Black Hat finds it and takes a sip, but spits it out and melts 5.0.5's face, complaining it was "too sweet" for his tastes.
  • 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 Demencia around, not that it ever deters her from trying to put the moves on 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 
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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. Word of God confirms this is due to some past sandwich-related trauma.
  • 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 decides to leave in lieu of reading the newspaper and playing golf in his office. 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 and his doting on 5.0.5. is so sweet it could rot your teeth, from playing hide and seek with him to gushing over how smart his "son" is for picking his card out of a deck for a magic trick despite the fact that Flug never had chose card in the first place.
  • Affably Evil: Aside from the fact that he proudly advertises himself as an Evil Genius, and that he has absolutely no problem with enacting horrifically painful and monstrous experiments on test subjects, who can range from well-known villains from other shows to his own sentient robots, he's relatively reasonable and easy to get along with (if you're not any of the narrators, that is.) He's polite, dotes on 5.0.5. like a loving parent, is disgusted with Demencia's impassioned violence to the point of nausea, and Penumbra's Instagram page shows that he once sent her a birthday gift of a jar of chloroplast to try and help her with her environmentalism research, along with a really sweet card that read, "Hope you have a happy birthday! Better days and more surprises are coming! —Flug"
  • 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.
    • Also in the Spanish version, Flug rarely calls 5.0.5. by his name, normally calling him "Pachoncito" (Softie).
  • Batman Gambit: Flug figures out how to defeat Sunblast, not by using the hero’s own character traits and weaknesses, but his teammates’: 5.0.5 is incompetent but a cuddlebug and resistant to harm, while Demencia is inattentive (she doesn’t see through his blatant lie despite being present), has a hairtrigger temper and is very territorial about Blackhat.
  • 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.
  • Blatant Lies: Flug gives one to Demencia, a glaring example since she was present the whole time and could’ve seen through it had she paid attention to what he was saying.
    “He (Sunblast) said Penumbra and Black Hat make a cute couple”
  • 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 spurring Demencia to maul him.
  • Creating Life: He is the creator of 5.0.5 and treats him like a loving, doting father would.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Expressive Mask: Flug's paper bag and goggles are so expressive that it might as well be his face, and despite the fact that you never see what he looks like underneath, it's easy to tell what he's feeling. Sometimes you can see the corners of his mouth turn up through the bag when he's happy.
  • 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: His first name is Kenning, which is an Icelandic word, and translates to "theory," and Flugslys, his full last name, translates in Icelandic to "plane crash." Flug also translates to "flight" in German. The man has a drawing of a plane crash on almost all of his shirts, lives in a crashed plane that juts out of the top Black Hat Manor, has a pilot's license, and shoots passenger planes out of the sky with a shrink ray and keeps them in glass globes with the people still inside. When a fan asked Alan Ituriel about the name translations, he said, "He has an obsession."
  • 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 that turned out to be a friendly bear-like creature. Needless to say, he also isn't immune to Black Hat's wrath.


  • 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.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: His roars and gibberish only occasionally sound like words, but even still other characters can understand him. According to the orientation video for Lord Boxman, 5.0.5 used to be able speak normally. Unfortunately, his first word was "Dad"... which he said to Black Hat.
    Black Hat: "The first, and LAST word from 5.0.5 was dad! And from that day he has never talked again!"
  • 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 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/demencia.png
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 Amazons Want Hercules: She’s the team brute and her version of an even more evil Black Hat in “Perception of Evil” is a dark skinned, muscular giant with a brick chin (and only wearing shoes, gloves, hat and boxers).
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Demencia has a gigantic crush on the evil, sadistic, psychopathic, Ax-Crazy and bossy demon that is Black Hat. Taken Up to Eleven given that it's implied that these traits are reasons why she fell in love with him.
  • 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). If Flug were Black Hat's right hand, she's the strong arm.
  • 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.
  • Dark Action Girl: And she's proud of it.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She's absolutely gaga for Black Hat who is mostly turned on by his temper, but even she will back down and run when he's at his most enraged.
  • 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: Her right eye is larger than her left, as well as being a different color, she 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.
  • Hellish Pupils: Has vertical snake-like pupils to go along with the rest of her reptile theme.
  • 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 Flug hadn't been insistent on sticking to the plan, and the resulting botched tranq shot that followed, she would've made due on her claims, and beaten him singlehandedly. Flug learns from his mistake and lets Demencia go to town on Sunblast the second time they meet up by lying that Sunblast ships Black Hat and Penumbra.
    • In one of the Orientation videos, a viewer asks a complicated question that requires Flug to do some extremely convoluted math to answer. He busts out a calculator, Demencia takes out a piece of paper and a pencil, and they both start working at the same time. It takes a good deal of time to do, with the calculator tape winding all the way around Flug's head by the time he's finished, he and finally announces his extremely long answer. But if you look over to Demencia, she's smugly holding up her paper with the exact same answer on it, which she figured out just as quickly and using only mental math.
    (Q:"How many hatbots would I need to control the galaxy?")
    Dr. Flug's answer: Approximately 1.4 billion, 747 million, 56556e+22
    Demncia's answer: 1,474,750,655,56e+22
    5.0.5's answer: 2.note 
  • Horned Hairdo: When we see Demencia without her lizard hat in The Dreadful Dawn, her messy red hair is formed into the shape of crooked horns mimicking the ones on her hat.
  • 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: The reason she's infatuated with Black Hat
  • 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.
  • Mismatched Eyes: She has one yellow eye and one brown eye.
  • 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.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Her Villain Song states that she's in love with Black Hat because of how insanely evil he is. The Q&A and Repulsive Flower videos show that even the thought of Black Hat being good is enough to send her into an Unstoppable Rage.
  • 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.
  • Savage Spiked Weapons: The insane and violent Demencia seems to enjoy smashing things with a spiked mace over any other weapon. Well aside from Bonebreaker and Nutcracker that is.
  • 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.
  • Ultimate Job Security: Downplayed. It's implied Black Hat puts up with her insanity and crush on him because she's his main source of muscle and an effective Hero Killer. But that still doesn't stop him from wishing she'd just go away even if he won't force the issue himself.
  • 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, Her hair is naturally green.

    The Narrator 

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


    Penumbra 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/persumbra_or_whatever_7.png

Voiced by: Amanda Rose (English), Rebeca Manríquez (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 his 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.
    • Her Character Blog makes it very clear that, though she is considered a supervillainess by the general public, she really isn't a bad person. She promotes climate change acknowledgement, recycling and bullying awareness, and is frequently shown helping out fellow Umbras. Even her illegal actions are shown to be born of out good intentions, breaking into a lab to save an animal that was being experimented on and trying to modify her machine to try and stop wildfires, respectively. Though she may technically operate on the wrong side of the law, and occasionally attend Mad Scientist Expos, it is clear that her heart is in the right place.
  • 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.
  • Character Blog: She has her own instagram account, which is actually a Defictionalization of her "instagrim" account.
  • Deal with the Devil: After Black Hat's organization helps her deal with Sunblast, she signs a contract apparently giving Black Hat her soul.
  • EmPHAsis On The Wrong SylLAble: Has a habit of putting emphasis on the beginning of sentences rather than the ending of them. Most noticeable when she says Sunburst "just can't be reasoned with," where she pronounces "with" as if she were planning on continuing the thought.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Wears dark purple eyeshadow, Contrasting with her very pale skin and eyes.
  • Expy: Of Dr.Horrible. She's an anti villainous Mad Scientist who has to put up with an arrogant "hero" antagonist and ends up joining the most prominent villainous organization in her world and they both appear in villain centric stories
  • 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.
  • Mad Scientist: She's draped in a long laboratory coat, and built a machine to block out sunlight.
  • 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.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Look at her real name again. 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.
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    Sunblast 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sunblastpng.png

Voiced by: Herschel "IV" Hatcher (English), Yuri Chessman (Spanish)

A superhero who is Penumbra's Arch-Enemy.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: Zig-zagged, the vast majority of the inhabitants of his city adore him, they even have commercials for a clothing line dedicated to him. To those like Penumbra who get burned by the sun, he’s hugely unpopular, but the rest of the population doesn’t care much about them.
  • 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 go 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!!
  • Chick Magnet: Implied, one of the cheerleaders have hearts for eyes the moment he shows up.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of two from Demencia, and only "won" the first time because Flug accidentally tranquilized her. The second beating was so bad, it occurred offscreen and if Flug's reactions are anything to go by, it's better that way.
  • Elemental Punch: His primary use of his solar powers is to wrap his fist in concentrated sunlight and pound things with it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It's All About Me: Sunblast's worldview is centered around him. His superheroics are for the fame and his benefit, and he can't be bothered to actually arrest the criminals, opting to just let them go and use them as punching bags again later on. He has zero empathy for Penumbra and those afflicted her condition, prioritizing his own image over their suffering.
  • 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 benefit.
  • Light Is Not Good: Technically, it is, but enjoys beating up supervillains so much, he'd rather let them go free (and thus have another chance to terrorize civilians) instead of turning them over to the authorities.
  • 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.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction to Demencia charging him for round two is to silently sweat bullets.
  • 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.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: While he has a heroic appearance, his motivation (the desire to hurt people) and demeanor (snide and calling people nerds) make him more like a hormone-addled bully rather than a mature hero.
  • 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 being applauded for it by the masses. He doesn't even bother to arrest villains so he can just hurt them more later on.
  • Smug Super: He has all the power expected of a superhero but none of the maturity or integrity one would expect, instead acting more like a bully who uses his superpowers to beat up those he doesn't like for fame.
  • Super Strength: Part of his power set. It's not enough to escape one of 5.0.5'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. Plus Demencia hit him first.

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