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Your guide to Wander, Sylvia, and the beings they meet on their travels. Due to some guest characters being Walking Spoilers, beware of unmarked spoilers.

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Voiced by: Jack McBrayer

"When I see someone who's in needin', I just gotta help!"

Wander is the main character of the show. He's a little orange furry guy who wants to befriend everyone he meets. Sylvia is his best friend, and the feeling is mutual. Wander's personality drives him compulsively to be helpful. His recklessness and impulsiveness often gets him (or Sylvia, or far more often both) in trouble, but they usually come through in the end, whether by karma or by his cunning wit.

  • The Ace: Albeit one who doesn't seem to notice that he's the ace, or would even care if he did. Season 2 implies that he's this because of a LOT of practice.
  • Actual Pacifist: To potentially lethal extremes.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: He has a habit of speaking like this, especially as his Boy Wander persona.
  • All-Loving Hero: Is friendly to everyone, even the baddies. Averted in "The Helper" when he is actually against Hater and tries to stop him for the first time. However at that point, he had gone just a little bit crazy from helping withdrawal.
    • Averted again in "The Boy Wander" where we meet Dr. Screwball Jones, the one villain Wander treats like an actual villain.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He's extremely affectionate and quite touchy-feely, which sort of makes it hard to tell where — if anywhere — his interests lie.
  • Appropriated Appellation: His real name is unknown, and he generally goes by whatever term people choose to call him, whether it be Wander or Tumbleweed.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In "The Prisoner", after outwitting and evading Peepers for the entire rest of the episode, he manages to get tricked into a cell because he can't resist following the glowing dot from a blaster's laser sight and trying to catch it. Luckily, Sylvia shows up and get him out of trouble.
  • Audience Surrogate: According to the creators, he's meant to represent the type of person any of us can become.
  • Badass Adorable: Defending the galaxy with the POWER OF LOOOOOVE!
  • Badass in Distress: Is very strong, fast, agile and capable of handling himself, but many times Sylvia has to save him from danger.
  • Badass Pacifist: As demonstrated in "The Troll" in which he defeats the titular Jerkass by simply kicking back and ignoring his insults.
    • He's also shown to be very cunning, and often uses his wits to manipulate his enemies and get himself out of trouble.
  • Bag of Holding: Wander's hat can store everything he owns, and seemingly conjure anything else he might need (but not necessarily what he wants). Turns out it's a semi-sentient magical artifact that can conjure just about anything. It can be forced into taking requests, but hates being used this way. It's why Wander stole it from its previous owners and keeps it on his head, since he believes that's where it's safest. He also took time to gain its trust and friendship, allowing it to choose what and when to give items, though it will take requests (such as giving Wander his banjo when he wants it).
  • Beat It by Compulsion: Obsessive-compulsive type. He's incapable of not being helpful, even when it's against his best interests. The Watchdogs exploit this in "The Fugitives" to get him to reveal his locations. In "The Nice Guy", his need to be helpful keeps him from getting a drink Sylvia wants, which causes him a lot of distress.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He can be surprisingly manipulative and clever, in spite of his goofiness and idealism.
  • Big Eater:
    • In "The Greatest," he wolfs down lots of hot dogs for a contest (against Lord Hater).
    • In "The Lonely Planet" he sure puts away a lot of pancakes, and pie— so much that he looks pregnant by the time he's finished.
    • In "The Tourist" he wolfs down the Galaxy's Biggest Hoagie before Sylvia even gets to take a bite, depriving her of dinner.
    • In "The Day", he sleeptalks of glowing red cookies and evil pineapple kings, and Sylvia puts strange food-related dreams into his head, such as pie monkeys needing ballet lessons, cheese towers turning into narwhal bacon, and three noodles considering buying pleated khakis, to name a few.
  • Big Good: "The Little Guy" indicates that Wander and Sylvia are this without even really trying to be, or at least that Hater thinks they are. Simply by spreading good and kindness around wherever they go, the two of them have become a force for good that's singlehandedly thwarting Hater's plan to fill the universe with "fear and hate". According to Peepers, Hater believes that the only reason good still exists in the galaxy is because Wander still exists - hence the two of them being public enemies #1.
    • Even moreso in Season 2: By now Wander and Sylvia are actually rather famous, and there's even stories and folklore about the two of them and the good they've done. "The Secret Planet" reveals that Wander's heroic deeds are well-known and Sylvia's mother keeps a wall in the house full of news articles about their good deeds. "The Legend" takes this one step further by revealing that Wander is actually a LEGENDARY hero, whose heroic exploits over the centuries have become Shrouded in Myth.
  • Break the Cutie: Several episodes in Season 1 are dedicated to challenging his belief that it "never hurts to help".
    • Suffers an increasingly worse case throughout the Dominator arc, as he's forced to confront the fact that Lord Dominator is genuinely a bad person who doesn't want or need his help. Dominator also tries to invoke this in order to break his spirit in "The End of the Galaxy". She fails
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: In "The Picnic", he accidentally (and very loudly) blabs about the embarrassing bodily functions of Sylvia's species to Lord Hater, Emperor Awesome, and their entire armies.
  • Captain Oblivious: At least when people are trying to kill him, often to the point where he unintentionally defeats his opponents by driving them crazy. He can still recognize that things are well and truly serious when it's important, though.
  • Cartoon Creature: He can't really be identified, and its unknown if he is part of a species or unique. The season 2 promo calls him a "furry orange spoon", and Sylvia's brothers think he's a monkey, cat, or a monkey-cat.
  • Catchphrase: "Never hurts to help!"
    • "Folks call me 'Wander'." when introducing himself.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: The "Galactic Adventures" teaser hints that he might have this.
    • Confirmed in "The Fugitives"; trying to resist helping others appears to cause Wander great stress.
    • Further confirmed in "The Nice Guy"; even when there isn't someone visibly in trouble/need, the possibility or implication of it will still make Wander go out of his way to help.
    • Even further confirmed in "The Helper", where the concept of an entire day (or an entire planet) where absolutely no one needs him to do anything is enough to drive him completely out of his mind. The boy is compelled to assist.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He assumes everybody is his friend and he's (almost) completely oblivious to the fact that some people hate him and try to kill him.
  • The Cloud Cuckoolander Was Right: Frequently. His naive idealism has led to him doing things like giving gifts to all of the Watchdogs, with labels saying they were from Lord Hater, in hopes it will cause them to be nicer. It worked.
  • Cuteness Proximity: When seeing something cute and innocent, Wander's helping instincts kick in.
  • Distressed Dude: Often a subject of this, mostly because he prioritizes helping others over his own safety.
  • Even the Loving Hero Has Hated Ones: Downplayed, as Wander doesn't really "hate" anyone. Despite being an All-Loving Hero, there are only two characters who he does not use his Power of Friendship methods on.
    • Lord Dominator. Played for Drama, as Wander realizes that he cannot and should not befriend her, as she is a cruel Omnicidal Maniac who doesn't give a damn about his friendship. However, by the series finale he proves he doesn't hate her, and offers her a chance at friendship and redemption. She doesn't take him up on his offer.
    • Dr. Screwball. Wander believes Screwball to be one of the deadliest and most vile villains around, despite Screwball just being a ridiculous clown-themed supervillain. However, it's implied the two had a history together, and Wander's dislike of him comes from the fact that Screwball forces people to be happy whether they want to or not, which Wander believes to be Serious Business.
  • Eye Color Change: His eyes become a two-tone sickly green when under Little Bits' control.
  • Fatal Flaw: Temptation. Whether it be not helping people, not partying, or even not looking in a box, Wander's self-restraint is very weak.
  • Flanderization: His idealism and optimism is given a significant boost in season two. This is most notable when he tries to pair up Lord Hater and Lord Dominator, believing that love will cause both of them to give up being evil. He never considers that (as Sylvia points out) the two of them could just decide to conquer the galaxy together instead.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Zig-zagged. While his Friend to All Living Things status lets him befriend most creatures, such as the animals in "The Breakfast" and the Pit Monster in "The Birthday Boy", there are creatures like the Doom Dragon in "The Egg" and Captain Tim that are too dangerous for him to tame.
  • The Fool: Seems to have shades of this, although Craig McCracken has hinted that he is actually pretty clever. This "foolish cleverness" shows somewhat in "The Greatest," where rather than being dimwitted it seems more like he just doesn't care about anything but enjoying life, not even an army of evil minions. He's able to use his brains and his friendliness to convince Hater's army go AWOL and go to a fair, defeat Hater's right hand man with excessive fun, and trick Hater into overcompetitive-ing himself into a meltdown... and the whole time never quite seems to grasp what Hater was actually trying to do. As a general rule, Wander's savviness varies with how idealistic he's feeling. When blinded by cuteness, as seen in "The Egg" and "The Pet" he tends to put himself and others in danger. When he's up against something he knows is dangerous, like Lord Hater or The Troll, he's more in control of his ditzy tendencies, though sometimes that can backfire on him too, as seen in "The Bad Guy".
    • "The Big Day" best illustrates his dynamic. In a few seconds, he is able to come up with a plan to stall Hater and prevent his own destruction. However, towards the end of the episode, after seeing all the hard work Hater put in, he completely abandons the original plan, leaving Sylvia to snap him out of it.
  • For Happiness: This is pretty much Wander's motivation for everything he does. He wants to make everyone happy and have fun.
  • Fragile Speedster: As demonstrated in "The Fugitives". He's very fast and strong, but he was easy to catch in that episode.
  • Freak Out: When he loses his hat in "The Bad Hatter", he goes nuts!
  • Freudian Excuse: In "The Wanders" it's revealed the reason he wants to help people is because he knows what it's like to be helpless.
  • Friend to All Children: Wander shows a great fondness towards children, which was explored in "The Egg" and "The Toddler".
  • Fun Personified: He's a Nice Guy with the amazing ability to have a good time wherever he goes. By way of this alone, he is able to defuse Hater's villainous machinations without antagonizing the guy at all, though this infuriates Hater anyway.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Goes both ways, in that Wander is aware that evil beings exists but it doesn't stop him from attempting to befriend them anyway. Even though later on, he comes to terms that some villains like Dr. Screwball and Lord Dominator aren't worth befriending. In the latter's case, Wander is insistent in the second season finale in reforming Dominator, despite his full attempts, he finally gives up after Sylvia persuades him to stop.
  • Good Feels Good: One of his reasons for being so helpful all the time. See the spoiler space under Freudian Excuse for the other reason.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: In Season 2, he serves as the "good" to Hater's "bad" and Dominator's "evil".
  • Guile Hero: Occasionally peeks out from under the lazy idiot disguise. Being a Badass Pacifist, he has a tendency to rely on his wit to get him out of scrapes.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He wears a hat, shoes and socks. That's it.
  • Hammerspace: He's known to hold loads of things in his hat. Whenever Wander is about to sing he pulls his banjo out of nowhere; sometimes it fits in his hat, too.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Shown in "The Day"; according to Sylvia, Wander can sleep through anything, and he does in fact sleep through the entirety of the episode and all of the shenanigans involved.
  • The Hero: He is the main character and has done many heroic deeds by helping people everywhere in the galaxy. His feats are legendary, and people tell stories about him, as shown in "The Legend."
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • He suffers of a brief one in "The Fugitives", when he finds out Sylvia abandoned him and the Watchdogs caught him when he was helping people. It takes him smelling a stink coming from a manhole and Sylvia's arrival to snap him out it.
    • He has another one in "The Good Deed" when after another failed attempt at helping someone causes a missile to launch toward the sun. Wander lets himself sink into a mud puddle until Sylvia snaps him out of it.
    • Sylvia tries to keep him from falling into this in "The Flower" after they witness Dominator's near-complete destruction of the Galaxy. However, it's ultimately averted as Wander states that even though he WAS sad about it, he hadn't lost hope.
  • Hidden Depths: "The Wanders" implies that the reason he's so compassionate is because he feels helpless himself, and judging by the way he recoils when Sylvia tries to re-merge his helpless side he may, on some level, hate that part of him.
    • On a more comedic note, "The Matchmaker" reveals he loves old timey candlestick making.
    • He can also play a wide variety of musical instruments, such as the piano, the saxophone, the electric guitar, and, of course the banjo.
  • Homeless Hero: In "The It", it's mentioned by Peepers that Wander doesn't have a house. He even mentions in "The Family Reunion" that he and Sylvia live "wherever the stars take them", suggesting he might be orphaned.
  • The Hyena: Not usually, but in "The Party Poopers" when he's ordered to NOT laugh while in the presence of literal butt-faced aliens (intentionally) making every Double Entendre possible...
  • I Have Many Names: He seems to actually just go by whatever name people feel like calling him. In another time and place, people called him Tumbleweed.
  • Idea Ding: Wander makes the ding himself whenever he thinks of something.
  • Ideal Hero:
    Craig McCracken: Hater represents who we are, Wander represents how we wish we could be.
  • Idiot Hero: In some episodes. In others, he seems more oblivious than stupid.
  • Immortal Immaturity: "The Waste of Time" reveals that he's over a thousand years old, but he is still a childlike goofball.
  • Impractical Musical Instrument Skills: He's sometimes shown to play his banjo with only one hand strumming, without holding it even though it doesn't having a visible strap.
  • Incoming Ham:
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: As an eternal optimist who sees the good in everyone, Wander will stop at nothing to help even the cruelest of villains find their way onto the path of good.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: In the creator's own words, "I feel the mystery of Wander makes him more magical."
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Seen on occasion when his eyes get REALLY wide. Subverted whenever Lil' Bits/Baby Cakes uses her hypnosis on him.
  • Keet: Wander is very enthusiastic, cheerful, and loud. He's like Sam I Am on a sugar rush.
  • Karmic Trickster: Although he doesn't seem to be aware of this.
  • Leitmotif: An upbeat banjo tune, referencing his positive attitude and signature instrument.
  • Living Legend: The many good deeds and heroic acts he has performed throughout the centuries have earned him the moniker "The Hero of Legend".
  • Magnetic Hero: His selfless and good-natured personality has made him well liked across the universe.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Sweet, free-spirited Wander as opposed to tough, down-to-earth Sylvia.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • He's an interstellar traveler who goes wherever the stars take him.
    • Also has a tendency to wander off from Sylvia during her many close-up speeches.
    • It's revealed in "The Waste of Time" that he chose his name after Sylvia referred to him as a "wandering weirdo".
  • Mellow Fellow: Alternates between this and Keet as part of his relaxed, positive outlook on life.
  • Morality Pet: To Sylvia. In "The Rider", Sylvia admits that being friends with Wander makes her want to be a better person.
    • May qualify as Morality Chain as it's revealed that it was his influence which turned Sylvia away from being a bounty hunter.
  • Motor Mouth: In his manic moments.
  • Mysterious Past: We never learn his backstory during the show and nobody in-universe seems aware of where he came from. We do get a few hints:
    • Firstly, that he's much older than he looks - eons ago in another galaxy, he befriended Major Threat at another planetary convergence.
    • Secondly, that Wander is not his real name. He's gone by the name of "Tumbleweed" in the past, and possibly several others.
    • Thirdly, the episode "The Wanders" reveals that he wants to help because he knows what it's like to feel helpless; the helpless part of him is heard whispering "home", Wander seems to be scared of that part of him, and he sheds a tear when reunited with it. The implication is that Wander lost his home to some terrible evil and that's why he wanders the stars as a nomad, possibly the Last of His Kind.
  • Nice Guy: The promos even call him "The friendliest face in outer space!"
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: During the episode "The It" Wander attempts to distract Hater with a game of tag. And it works until Peepers realizes he can use Hater being "It" to chase the other villains off their planets and take them over. And then, when Hater absent-mindedly high fives one of the watchdogs, the role of it is passed on and gives rise to a new force of evil in the galaxy...Ted from accounting.
  • Nice Hat: His Bag of Holding. It also doubles as a sleeping bag. In The Hat it is revealed to be the only sane man or fashion accessory. It's also apparently, a sentient object.
  • The Noseless: Doesn't appear to have a nose despite being able to smell things.
  • Oblivious to Hatred: Is generally oblivious to Hater's hatred of him, depending on the episode.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Wander is actually more than clever enough to outwit the villains he faces without even trying, but even while he's doing it he seems like a fun-loving, oblivious goofball. There are a few times he visibly drops the act for the audience and lets on that he really does know what he's doing, but it's rare enough that it's easy to mistake him for The Fool.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Used with Rule of Funny.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He holds a conversation with himself in "The Greater Hater" where he asks what kind of name "Wander" is and his "reply" seems to be cut off in the middle of saying it's not his real name. It's eventually revealed that he once went by "Tumbleweed", though this is likely yet ANOTHER alias. The implication here is that Wander has been through many many names, though his real name remains unknown.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • In "The Boy Wander", you know you're up against purest evil if this little guy treats someone as a legitimate threat. Subverted though. Even though Dr. Screwball Jones is indeed a legitimate threat, he's not much bigger a threat than other villains.
    • In "The Greater Hater", Wander agrees with Sylvia that Lord Dominator may not be a good person after all. Besides Dr. Screwball, this is one of the very few times Wander thinks he can't befriend someone.
  • Parental Abandonment: We have yet to learn if he has a family or even any parents.
  • Perpetual Smiler: As you could probably tell by the image.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: In "The Greatest" he's able to best Hater (who is at least three or four times his size) in every single competition they try - including pushups, a "ring the bell with the mallet" puzzle, and arm wrestling (in which he accidentally breaks Hater's arm off.)
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Sylvia. They're an interspecies nomad team who trot the galaxy in tandem, they do everything together and are viewed more or less as an unit by their enemies. Each appears to be the only family the other has. Sylvia does have parents and three brothers, but she ran away from home at some point.
  • The Pollyanna: He's almost always happy and cheerful, even around enemies.
  • The Power of Friendship: His preferred ways of defeating villains. Interestingly, as shown in "The Wanders", without the part of his personality that knows what it's like to be afraid, sad, and hopeless, he abandons these in favor of the more traditional "defeat evil through battle" method.
  • The Power of Love: Strongly believes in this.
  • Really 700 Years Old: "The Waste of Time" shows that he's seen at least two Galactic Conjunctions, making him over a thousand.
  • Redhead In Green: His fur is reddish and he wears a green hat.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Sylvia's blue.
  • The Reveal:
    • "The Wanders" give us a first look at Wander's backstory: he's the happy-go-lucky helper of today because he knows what it's like to be helpless himself, which he experienced when younger.
    • It's revealed in "The Battle Royale" that Wander is a vegetarian, as mentioned by Sourdough as he pretends to eat him. It's been hinted he's this throughout the series: for example, the food he's eaten contain no meat (the food and sandwiches he brings in "The Picnic", the giant hoagie in "The Tourist", the Triple Pickle Cream Pie in "The Helper"); the eggs he makes in "The Breakfast" were growing on a tree; and in "The Family Reunion", when Sylvia and her brothers all have meat, Wander requests to have a salad instead.
  • Sad Clown: Wander is a guy that is always there to cheer and help everybody that he comes across, but in season 2's The Wanders we find out that he does this because he knows what it's like to be afraid, sad and hopeless himself.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: He likes doing this, such as saying "Ding!" when he gets an idea.
  • Scatting: He sometimes does this during songs.
  • Secret Identity Vocal Shift: When in hero mode, his high-pitched simpleton voice becomes deeper and more husky-like a la Batman.
  • Series Goal: To spread love throughout the galaxy and help those in need.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: Subverted. When he finds out that Lord Dominator is a woman, he sets up a fake Infinity +1 Sword style weapon so Lord Hater can see her and finally get a girlfriend. Even though he does want the two of them to be happy together, a part of the reason he ships them is because he believes that Love Redeems. He gives up in "My Fair Hatey" when Dominator makes it clear that she isn't interested (and tries to murder both him and Hater.)
  • Shrouded in Myth: To the extent that, save for the youngest, a group of kids he and Sylvia help during "The Legend" never realize that the titular legend their wildly varying stories describe is the unsuspecting kind-hearted Dixie-accented furry orange being helping them get back to the escape ship and their parents. And he's perfectly happy with that, because even though the stories aren't true, they give people hope.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: This is basically Wander's MO. Whenever anyone (usually Sylvia) is explaining to him why he needs to stay put and the camera focuses on their face, you can bet that by the time it pulls back out, Wander will have, well, wandered off by that point. This is lampshaded by Sylvia a few times.
    • Averted in "The Heebie Jeebies", where Sylvia assumes Wander had wandered off mid-sentence but discovers that he in fact had not.
  • Sudden Eye Colour: Though most of the time he only has pupils, he will occasionally grow green irises during moments of emotional urgency.
  • Super Mode: He has one in "The Boy Wander", complete with a deep voice to match.
  • Sweet Home Alabama: He speaks in a pronounced Dixie accent, plays the banjo, and is about the nicest guy you could ever meet.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Almost everything he owns has a star on it, such as his hat, which has a star button on the front, and his banjo, which has a star on the handle and another on the back.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He often mentions having a taste for triple-pickle pie.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Put him face to face with an evil dictator and his minions, or some bloodthirsty monster? No problem, he'll just annoy them into submission. But put him in a situation in which he needs to resist temptation...
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Possibly. He briefly dresses up as a woman in "The Greatest" and "The Good Deed" and in "The Fugitives," he seems a little TOO eager when Sylvia asks him to play dress up.
    • In "The Date", he gets kicked across the restaurant, and emerges literally a second later in a waiter's uniform.
    • From the same episode, he dresses up as a quintessential Southern Belle to stop a wedding between Sylvia and Lord Hater.
    • In "The Enemies", both Hater and Brad Starlight have dressed as women to try to trick Wander into their respective traps. Wander shows up, happily asks why they didn't tell him they were playing dress-up; then is revealed to be wearing a dress just like theirs with a blue bow on the top of his head.
    • In "The Wanders", when his personality is split into sentient fragments, we see that at least two of them are female. Whatever this represents, he's apparently quite comfortable with it.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Wander is afraid of venomous bugs, as shown in "The Night"... Though it may have been because he was pinned down and they were crawling over his face at the time.
    • He was also shown in "The Heebie Jeebies" to be afraid of mimes, although it should be noted that the mimes in question were ghost mimes with Slasher Smiles.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: His attitude towards the universe. In "The Prisoner", he says something like that in his sleep.
    • He genuinely believes that anyone, no matter how evil, has good inside them and can be redeemed. This becomes a major plot point in season 2 with the appearance of Lord Dominator, who challenges these beliefs. He ultimately keeps his optimistic view of the universe despite her turning down his offer of redemption.
  • Your Size May Vary: He sometimes shrinks a bit in size when riding Sylvia.

Voiced by: April Winchell

"Oh, it's on, you little scuzz-monkeys!"

Sylvia is a member of a beast of burden species called the Zbornak. We don't know yet if her entire race has her aggressive temperament, but we've seen that her family definitely does. She and Wander are inseparable best friends, and she feels protective of him. She also has an appetite as big as her heart; and a temper as big as the galaxy. She's not quite as optimistic as Wander is, but she tries to be patient with his antics, and indulges him lovingly until she is too tired or stressed to go on.

  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: Her head can often be seen in a position a human head cannot turn, like facing backwards.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: She wears a saddle and reins. That's it.
  • Action Girl: Especially in "The Pet".
  • Affectionate Nickname: Wander frequently calls her “Syl”.
  • Badass Adorable: Not as much as Wander, but to an extent.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: Her default pose tends to be the crossing arms pose.
  • Berserk Button: Competitions are a big one to her.
  • Big Eater:
    • In "The Fancy Party" she spends the whole party stuffing herself full of finger sandwiches.
    • In "The Epic Quest", she wolfs down sandwiches along with Wander.
    • In "The Matchmaker", she gets a Balloon Belly from overdining in a restaurant.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: She eats like a horse and runs like the wind, but her species only needs to use the bathroom once every five months. However, it takes them all day to do it, taking her entirely out of the action in "The Picnic".
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Sylvia loves Slarnak's Deli's Jellyfish Pie, but Wander gags at the mere mention of it — and a comparatively tiny slice is enough to make a giant monster upchuck her and Wander off-planet.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: She's always ready to punch out bad guys, especially if they threaten Wander or any innocents. "The Family Reunion" shows it seems to run in the family: her brothers Bill, Gil, and Phil are even more enthusiastically scrappy than Sylvia is.
  • Bounty Hunter: She used to be one, and its how she and Wander first met.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Wander describes her as such in very similar terms in "The Rider".
  • Butt-Monkey: Particularly in "The Egg", "The Hat" and "Lonely Planet".
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She tries to keep Wander out of trouble. Tries.
  • Competition Freak: Her Berserk Button, as seen in "The Time Bomb".
  • Contralto of Danger: Courtesy of her voice actress April Winchell, this establishes her as an Action Girl.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Wander.
  • Cross-Popping Veins: Can be seen on her neck when in Time Bomb mode.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She apparently did all sorts of immoral stuff while adventuring with Ryder. According to her, Wander is the first friend she's ever had that saw good in her and encouraged her to be a good person.
    • "The Waste of Time" reveals that she did a stint as a bounty hunter after she split with Ryder, meeting Wander when she kidnapped him for a reward.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a joke to compliment everything Wander and Hater say.
  • Determinator: And How!
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Technically she's an alien, but she bears close resemblance to a theropod dinosaur. The tufts on her head and tail even brings feathered dinosaurs to mind.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's definitely fiery, and her mane is a reddish-pink color.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: with Peepers in My Fair Hatey. They start off enemies like usual, but, through their misadventures during their Enemy Mine situation, become tight enough to happily share a high five together.
  • Genius Bruiser: She is very strong, very street-smart, and quite book-smart too.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She is often very abrasive and apathetic.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Frequently uses phrases such as "Oh grob" or "Flab crammin' ham strangler!" in place of real swearing.
  • Heel–Face Turn: "The Waste of Time" reveals that she used to be a bounty hunter and total jerk who only met Wander because she was trying to kidnap him for a bounty. Needless to say she's not very proud of this nowadays.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: If her 'karaoke' in "The Rager" is anything to go by. It even makes Wander of all people want to pull the plug.
  • Horse of a Different Color: She is Wander's mount, complete with reins and bridle. However, she can talk and uses the reins herself on occasion for non-saddle related purposes.
  • Hot-Blooded: Do not make her angry, especially in competitions.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: She can take a lot of punishment as well.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sylvia is loud, grumpy, stern and shot-tempered, but still a kind and protective girl.
  • The Lad-ette: Well, she's certainly no dainty flower.
  • Leitmotif: A fast-paced drumbeat, referencing her status as an Action Girl.
  • Mama Bear: Whenever she believes Wander to be in danger.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Sassy, tough-as-nails personality compared to Wander.
  • Meet My Good Friends "Lefty" and "Righty": She refers to her fists as "Lady Haymaker and the Duchess of Whaling".
  • Not So Above It All: When dealing with Hater she can act just as goofy as Wander.
  • Old Shame: In-Universe. She considers her time with Rider and as a bounty hunter to be this.
  • One-Woman Army: Knocks Watchdogs around like they were bowling pins.
  • Only Sane Man: She is one of the beings to have common sense.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: While Sylvia has always been skeptical of most of Wander's goal to make enemies his friends, she always goes along with it. However, in the series finale, she, for the first time, decides to not reluctantly agree with Wander's plan to befriend Dominator.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Wander. They're an interspecies nomad team who trot the galaxy in tandem, they do everything together and are viewed more or less as an unit by their enemies. Each appears to be the only family the other has.
  • Prehensile Tail: Even the feathers on the tip of it are!
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Gets these when in Time Bomb mode.
  • Sapient Steed: She is Wander's mode of transport and is capable of speech and rational thought. She's basically Wander's steed and his sidekick.
  • Series Goal: Unlike Wander, Her goal is to stop the galaxy's threats and to defeat Lord Hater.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Zig-Zagged. Sylvia is well aware she's not conventionally beautiful (as mentioned in "The Day") but she made the effort of formal dress for "The Fancy Party" by adding a string of pearls. In "The Party Animal" she puts on makeup and clothing befitting Emperor Awesome's dress code and looks terrible in it (not that Emperor Awesome thinks so). In "The Date", she mocks up a girly disguise as "Linguini von Breadstick" and is convincing enough that Hater wants to marry her after one date—but Hater is extremely desperate and will later refer to her as either a "four" or a "six," deciding he should hold out for a ten (and asserting that no matter who he finds, they'll have to be better than "those two," the disguised Wander and Sylvia).
    Sylvia: I better have been the six or I'm gonna go back there and deck him.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Though it's of a Pardon My Klingon variety to fit with the show's rating, she's the most foul-mouthed of the cast by a long mile.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Routinely on the receiving end of comical abuse. She's able to weaponize it in "The Catastrophe."
  • Sleep Cute: Of the non-romantic sort with Wander, when they curl up together, or all by herself when she goes nose to tail.
  • So Proud of You: "Proud of you, buddy."
  • Straight Man: To Wander.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Her "Time Bomb" state. When she gets angered enough, she unleashes full rage and becomes pushy and agressive towards anyone.
  • Tomboyish Voice: She's not at all feminine, as shown by her love of fights, crass language (with her swear words conveniently left untranslated), and Big Eater tendencies, and she has the deep voice (courtesy of April Winchell) to match.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak:
    • Spas seem to be her soft point. In "The Ball", she really enjoys herself at one and brings up rebuilding it in her list of things the Balzarians need, and in "The Tourist," she briefly squees over the fact that a hotel they're staying at has one.
    • She also goes on a mini-tourist shopping spree in "The Helper".
  • Tritagonist: Shares this with Commander Peepers, being Wander's constant companion, and The Lancer to Wander's Hero.
  • Tsundere: She's a tough, no-nonsense kind of girl, but she does have a softer side which surfaces usually around Wander or those in need. It's made most apparent in "The Egg".
  • Undying Loyalty: Frustrating though Wander can be, Sylvia follows him doggedly through thick and thin.
  • Wrench Wench: Hotwired a flying saucer in "The Fugitives" and fixed Stella Starbella's engine in "The Loose Screw."

    Wander's Hat 
Wander: A funny thing, Sylvie. Y'see, over the years, I've learned that this hat doesn't give you what you want, it gives you what you need.

As the name implies, Wander's trademark green hat and holder of his other trademark banjo. But it doesn't just look snazzy, Wander's hat is as alive as it is magic, able to give whoever uses it whatever they need - but not necessarily what they want. Most people who aren't Wander tend to not get the difference, leading to hilarity ensuing. It doesn't say or do much on its own, but it and Wander are very close thanks to Wander rescuing it from a pair of would-be conquerors trying to abuse its power.

It had a focus episode Once a Season: "The Hat" in season 1, and "The Bad Hatter" in season 2.

  • Animate Inanimate Object: To an extent. It can't move much on its own, but it's definitely alive.
  • Apple of Discord: Wander reveals it was this once upon a time between two warlords who fought over it to give it everything they wanted. Wander actually stole it from them to keep the two from fighting and, since he didn't want to abuse its power, it came to willingly be his. Indeed when Hater gets his hands on it and Peepers sees its magical potential, they start fighting over it so much that it causes it to overload and flood their ship with items until Wander comes to take it off their hands.
  • Bag of Holding: Able to create so many objects that it once flooded Hater's entire ship.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It was once an unwilling Artifact of Doom for a pair of galactic warlords, until Wander rescued it. They've been inseparable ever sense.
  • Do-Anything Robot: It has a solution for every situation, though they're sometimes unorthodox. It was, however, unable to do anything about the black hole in "A Hole... Lotta Nuthin."
  • The Dog Bites Back: After spending several hours being tortured by Hater and eventually fought over by him and Peepers into giving them whatever they demand of it, it eventually erupts into a massive geyser of objects the two of them requested, pinning them to the ceiling of Hater's ship until Wander retrieves it.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: It only gives what people need, and not what people want. If pestered to give them what they want, this angers and/or frightens the hat to the point it starts spewing a geyser of multiple items.
  • Expressive Accessory: Sorta, when not on Wander's head, it's rim can often be drawn like a mouth which can be viewed as smiling or frowning.
  • Mundane Utility: It can conjure pretty much anything, including a live unicorn, but spends most of its time acting as a travel pack and occasional sleeping bag.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Since it can't talk at all, it can't explain why it gives what it gives. Sylvia spends all of "The Hat" trying to figure out its plan so they can get Wander out of trouble.
  • Silent Snarker: Its increasingly insulting (but totally accurate) suggestions to Hater when he tries to get the perfect present for Dominator out of it, especially after he ignores its first few gifts. The best example being when he asked it for whatever Dominator wanted most, and it gave him a primed laser pistol pointed directly at his face. Later, it gives him breath mints.
  • The Speechless: Since it's a hat, it cannot speak at all. It's sometimes expressive, but most of the time the only way to understand what it thinks is to figure out why it's giving you whatever it is at the moment.
  • Trickster Mentor: While its gifts can lead the user into trouble, especially if they don't use them like they're supposed to, it's always just what they need - even if they have to learn to think outside the box.
  • Troll: Mentor though it may be, it clearly has fun messing with people. It even folds its rim into a smirk when it leads people into particularly ironic situations.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With a bit of Fire-Forged Friends thrown in. It and Sylvia don't always get along, but they do care about each other.

Lord Hater and His Army

    Lord Hater
Voiced by: Keith Ferguson

"I have mangled the minds of MILLIONS, I have tempted forth torrential tides of tears, I have reduced the richest of republics to REVEL and RUIN! Because I... am the greatest in all the galaxy!"

Lord Hater is one of several villains in the universe. He seeks to take over and rule the universe, filling it with hate and fear. To aid him in his goal are his major domo, Commander Peepers, and the army of Watchdogs. Hater tends to talk a good game, but has a lot of behaviors in common with an awkward teenage boy.

  • Amazon Chaser: Upon learning that Dominator (the top villain who can beat him in a fight) is a girl, Hater immediately has Love at First Sight and calls her "so cool".
  • Apes in Space: The final episode's stinger depicts a crashed US space pod with green electricity coming out of it and the sound of monkeys screeching in the background, which blends into Hater's laughter. The implication here is that he was once a space ape who was exposed to...SOMETHING in space that made him who he is now.
  • Arch-Enemy: One sided on his end, and deconstructed. When we first meet him he's the most powerful villain in the galaxy, but his increasingly extreme fixation with destroying Wander (who isn't even actively trying to stop him most of the time) leads him lose focus on conquering, constantly humiliate himself and be supplanted by dozens of other villains. If he'd simply took the occasional defeat and largely ignored Wander like the other villains he would still be on top, but by the second season he's a laughingstock because he can't help but be Wander's archenemy, with barely an episode going by without someone pointing it out.
  • Artificial Limbs: In Season 2, his right arm becomes robotic after circumstance requires him to cut off the real one to get away from Wander. It doesn't look any different from the original, but it's established the change was permanent.
  • Audience Surrogate: As opposed to Wander being the type of person any of us can be, Hater, according to Word of God, is representative of the typical human being.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Hater has a huge army of Watchdogs at his beck and call, however he is considerably more powerful and dangerous, to the point that when he's properly focused he could probably singlehandedly beat them all.
  • Badass in Charge: During the last part of "The Picnic" - this is a guy who, in a towering rage, demolishes an army, takes down a giant dinosaur singlehandedly and punches a guy through a planet. This makes his total inability to do anything about Wander that much funnier. As "The Battle Royale" shows, Hater is the only villain in the entire universe capable of taking on Lord Dominator in a one on one fight.
  • Bad Boss: He regularly abuses the Watchdogs both physically and mentally, namely Peepers. But he then stop abusing Peepers in Season 2.
  • Benevolent Boss: As opposed to the above, he's this compared to Dominator. While Hater, other than the abuse, tends to treat the Watch Dogs like employees (what with fully-stocked facilities, willing to take their input in one episode, and even remembering the names of a few of them), Dominator treats her bots like mere tools (and even destroys them if they fail her even once).
  • Berserk Button:
    • Wander, just Wander. Everything about him is enough to make Hater lose his cool.
    • He also hates being outdone.
    • Up until he finds out about her true identity, Lord Dominator is probably the biggest button. In "The Battle Royale", hearing about her becoming the greatest in the galaxy is enough to snap him out of a Disney Death TWICE, something even Wander playfully teasing him couldn't do!
    • If somebody picks on Peepers since nobody allowed to do that but him. Or if somebody is going to hurt him it will make Hater go berserk mode. Emperor Awesome learned the hard way in "The Cool Guy".
  • Big Bad: At first, though he's lost a lot of his power by the second season - to the point where he barely has any and is now considered a Big Bad Wannabe.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: He and Dominator are this in the second season.
  • Big Bad Friend: Wander constantly considers him a "buddy", and rarely has any idea he's evil.
  • Big "NO!": In the episode "The Cartoon".
  • Big Bad Wannabe: In the second season, although he could qualify as a Villain Protagonist, he now falls into this category, in-universe and out.
  • Brains and Brawn: The Brawn to Peepers' Brains.
  • Breakout Character: Craig McCracken mentioned in an interview that he feels the show is really about Hater.
    "He's the character that has the most to learn over the course of this show and is the one who most needs to grow. [...] I mean, Wander has some flaws. But he's really the guy who's guiding Hater to his future or wherever he's going to end up."
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: It's very evident that if he weren't so much of a Manchild and obsessed over destroying Wander, he could easily be a threat greater than Dominator, as seen when he decides get serious.
  • Broken Pedestal: Downplayed. In season 2, he's lost a lot of respect from Peepers due to spending too much time trying to destroy Wander, with Peepers even calling him an idiot on many occasions. He does still hold Hater in high esteem though and his main goal is to make Hater top villain again, never considering abandoning him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Full stop. Though he typically brings it on himself due to his role as the Big Bad.
  • Catchphrase: Has quite a few, including "Lord Hater, Number One Superstar!" (which just so happens to be the password to disable the ship's self-destruct mechanism), and often proclaiming himself as "The Greatest in the Galaxy!!!".
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Happily acknowledges he's evil, and is doing this just cause he likes it.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Became this in season 2, but not as close as Wander.
  • The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: In "The Prisoner", he states that Wander is a "sly and crafty genius". At the time, it's seen as a joke towards Hater's incompetence, but as we learn in Season 2, Wander is in fact smarter and more manipulative than he lets on.
  • The Comically Serious: His scary faces are fun to look at, but terrifying in-universe.
  • Control Freak: Part of his motivation for conquering all existence is that he can have everything exactly as he likes it.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When he actually focuses his mind on the task at hand, he can be terrifyingly effective. Effective enough to be the one to deal the killing blow on Dominator's ship, Dominator herself, and by extension, her entire army.
  • Dem Bones: A skeleton in robes.
  • Deuteragonist:
    • According to Word of God, while Wander is the main character, Hater is the protagonist. He qualifies for Deuteragonist status because there's already an established main character, with Hater being the other main character. Despite this, he is absent in a few episodes.
    • He becomes more prominently this in season 2 wherein a good number of the season's episodes are ones that focus more on him, some of which don't even involve Wander and Sylvia at all. The main over-arching storyline of the season in fact places him in the protagonist role just as much as Wander in regards to Dominator being the season's Big Bad.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Hater's Propaganda film in the episode entitled "The Cartoon" is rife with this.
    Hater: I have located the all-powerful staff of power. The power is so powerful it can do the impossible: make me even more powerful than I am now. It will do this by charging me with a power, which I will use to power up thus giving me more power than I already have. POWER!!
  • The Dreaded: He might be a depicted in a comedic fashion for the most part, but a good deal of the galaxy is justifiably afraid of him. Wander and Sylvia only oppose him as often as they do because they fear him slightly less than the rest of the cosmos.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Though his obsession with destroying Wander causes him a lot of trouble, Hater’s belief that Wander is capable of sabotaging any evil plan is absolutely on the mark.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's an ill-tempered, immature, unstable Control Freak, but he would never abide to destroying the universe. He also looked uncomfortable when someone picks on his buddy Peepers.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: The stinger for the final episode very strongly implies that he's actually a NASA space monkey that ended up in this galaxy and was exposed to some kind of magic.
  • Evil Counterpart: He is the complete opposite of Wander; while his mission is to spread love and help others, Hater's mission is to spread hate and seize control of the universe.
  • Evil Is Petty: Once blew up a planet because he didn't like its coloration (see Freudian Excuse).
  • Evil Laugh: He cannot go one scheme without uttering this.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He can fire energy from his hands and has also been shown to teleport, create forcefields, and use minor telekinesis. Whether these powers are magic or some sort of species ability isn't clear yet.
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: He's the Evil to Lord Dominator's Oblivion. Hater wants to take over the galaxy so he can rule it, whereas Lord Dominator wants to destroy it. This sometimes leads him into an Enemy Mine with Wander.
  • Evil Sounds Deep
  • Expy: According to the writer, he's based off of Mojo Jojo from his previous show, The Powerpuff Girls, due to his hammy, bombastic and childish personality. The Stinger in the final episode heavily implying that he's actually a NASA space chimp that somehow got turned into what he is now, makes this even funnier to think about.
  • Fatal Flaw: A primary source of his frequent failures is due to his own arrogance as the self-proclaimed "Greatest in All the Galaxy."
    • And he's easily agitated by Wander's shenanigans.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: His obsession with Wander sometimes veers into this territory. Especially played up in "The Big Day", where the day when he can finally kill Wander is played similarly to a wedding day.
  • Freudian Excuse: Claims to hate the color purple because a girl he asked out on a date while he was in high school, who just so happened to have purple hair, turned him down. He's gone out of his way to destroy entire planets for just being purple.
  • Galactic Conqueror: Of the most Card-Carrying kind.
  • General Failure: When he lets his anger and/or ego get the better of him.
  • Genius Ditz: Lacks commonsense, impulse control and barely knows how to do the most basic thing on his own. However in "The New Toy" he not only single handily builds his H.A.T.E.R.V, but it also proves to be powerful enough to take out his entire army (once someone who knows what their doing gets behind the wheel that is).
  • Genre Savvy: Particularly in Season 1, he has a better understanding of the Inexplicably Awesome nature of Wander than Peepers, who tends to underestimate him. "The Brainstorm" revolves around him being Properly Paranoid about Wander's potential to improbably foil any Evil Scheme Peepers proposes, no matter how seemingly airtight he's told it is.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: In Season 2, he serves as the "bad" to Wander's "good" and Dominator's "evil".
  • Goofy Print Underwear: He wears red eyeball-print boxers under his cloak.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Both literally and figuratively. Hater is a highly possessive, petty, and envious individual. If you have something he doesn't have or thinks he wants, then he'll do everything in his power to take it. His hatred for Lord Dominator is based on the possibility that the villain might be "cooler" than he is.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Hater punches out Emperor Awesome with one of his own fist-headed minions.
  • Guttural Growler: His voice almost always has a growl to it, especially when he's yelling.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He can't seem to get that Lord Dominator isn't interested. As of "My Fair Hatey" he seems to have given up on winning her over, since her end goal is the total destruction of the galaxy, something Hater can't abide since he wants to rule it. Her Breaking Speech Villain Song outlining in plain English that she is not and never will be interested probably helped change his mind.
  • Heroic Heelization Speech: Hater gives one to Wander in "The Hole Lotta Nuthin' It seems to work until he mockingly repeats "Never hurts to help".
  • Hero Killer: Not only does he despise Wander, certain episodes show he has the intent to kill him.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He has developed this in the second season.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Part of the reason he is evil is to cover up for his insecurities by being an intimidating tyrant. It's implied this is one of the reasons Wander tries so hard to be his friend, as he is the only one who sees right through his facade.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Has survived multiple unbelievable events, best demonstrated in "The Birthday" where he manages to survive everything his own doom Arena can throw at him, not that it really doesn't hurt.
  • It's All About Me: The way he rules all of his conquered planets, at least when he's not chasing Wander.
  • Jaw Drop: Prone of doing this when really shocked. Doubly funny since given his nature, his jaw really does get dislodged and drop on the floor.
  • Jerkass: Due to being one of the main villains, it's basically a given. That said...
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As Wander himself would say, Lord Hater isn’t as evil as he thinks he is. He is quite capable of showing a much kinder side, though normally his kindness is only reserved for Commander Peepers and his pet Captain Tim. Even as far back as the beginning of season 1, Hater shows care for Commander Peepers, even though at the same time he takes him for granted. By season 2, Hater learns to appreciate Peepers more and treats him better. Hater also shows he truly does love his pet Captain Tim, doting and caring for him, with Captain Tim being one of the few creatures that he consistently shows any compassion to.
  • Kick the Dog: His treament of Wander in "The Hole...Lotta Nuthin'".
  • King Koopa Copy: Characteristically, he shares a lot of traits with Bowser, more specifically the Bowser of the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi games. Like Bowser, Hater is in control of an army of species-specific minions that are loyal to him and has a tendency to use his power for selfish and petty reasons. Both have a miserable record of failures when it comes to evil plans and tend to be subject to a number of Amusing Injuries and embarrassing situations. They both have bizarre relationships with their arch-enemies that vary from animosity to grudging respect and sometimes even share in recreational activities.
  • Large Ham: Oh YES. Evil Is Hammy after all.
  • Laughably Evil: His over-the-top nature, arrogance, and childlike habits often push him into this.
  • Leitmotif: A heavy metal guitar riff, referencing his Obviously Evil status and signature instrument.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Passive fury is his default temperament, but this trope kicks in whenever he gets really peeved.
    • "The Battle Royale" especially shows this.
    • As well as "The End of The Galaxy", where he smartens up and defeats Dominator, once he realizes there's only one planet left and it's now or never.
  • "L" Is for "Dyslexia": If his letter to Dominator in "The Matchmaker" is anything to go by.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: To the point where he has a megamix of it.
  • Meaningful Name: Pretty much hates everything, but especially hates Wander.
  • The Millstone: To himself.
  • Mind over Matter: One of his many powers.
  • Morality Pet: Captain Tim.
  • Myopic Conqueror: He usually just lands on a planet, kicks out the leader, plants a flag and a statue of himself and calls it a day. The episode "The Axe" shows that he's just lost most of the planets he's conquered because he failed to leave a battalion behind to defend them.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: The patron saint of this trope.
  • Never My Fault: He used to blame Peepers on a lot of his problems, namely his lost status as a villain and his lack of an arsenal on par with Dominator. In actuality it's because he wastes his resources and time on other things, namely trying to destroy Wander. But he stopped blaming Peepers and instead blames someone else like the Watchdogs, Wander, or even objects.
  • No Indoor Voice: Shouts just about everything when calm, and when he gets angry, it takes him being sad to talk normally.
    • In "The Fancy Party," he has this whenever he's had it with Wander and tries to destroy him.
  • Nominal Hero: Following "My Fair Hatey" he's on a mission to stop Dominator destroying the galaxy, only because he wants to conquer it himself. And you can't conquer what's not there.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: His childish stubbornness and over-the-top ego and actions aside, Hater is a genuinely dangerous force commanding a gigantic army, having several incredible powers, and having conquered multiple planets at this point. When he ever fully loses it, watch out.
    • Even after his Villain Decay, he's still a force to be reckoned with, as Dominator finds out in the series finale.
  • Obviously Evil: His name alone is a dead giveaway.
  • Offstage Villainy:
    • Has successfully conquered at least one planet offscreen.
    • He had some unseen person tortured to get sounds for his mix tape.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He wants to be the only one to make Wander suffer. If anyone else, even Lord Dominator, tries it, he won't take it well.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • In "The Greater Hater", he (initially) thinks of retreating from Lord Dominator. Considering how he always leaps in head-first towards anyone who bests him, this was very out-of-character for Hater.
    • In "The End of the Galaxy", Hater acts like a true villain boss — Thinking up strategies, making sure his minions are doing what they do perfectly, and not getting distracted. Even Peepers is impressed.
  • Orcus on His Throne: He complains of this in "The Funk." As his success increased and he gained an army and a huge ship, his role in conquering planets increasingly became more about serving as the intimidating face of the operation while Peepers and the Watchdogs did the bulk of the work.
  • Our Liches Are Different: A skeletal, spacefaring manchild of a lich heavily implied to have once been a NASA Monkey, rather than a human or other normally sentient species, that got transformed somehow.
  • Pet the Dog: Believes that people who do animation for a living deserve more credit and respect.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Later, Hater!"
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: When he made Wander's hat produce gifts for Dominator, he made sure they were all stereotypical girly things. When the hat gave him self-help books, Hater said that girls don't like to read. He also doesn't recruit girls for his army—although, according to Word of God via Craig himself, this is at least partly because he gets nervous around them.
    "There's girls on their home planet, Peepers just doesn't recruit them. They are backwards thinking bad guys."
  • Power Floats: Sometimes during displays of power, he will actually levitate into the air.
  • The Power of Friendship: Unsurprisingly, as it is the mirror of The Power of Hate below, he can also draw into this. Taken to heartwarming and awesome levels in the finale, where he's empowered by everyone's support and dealt the killing blow on Dominator and her army.
  • The Power of Hate: The angrier he gets, the more power he uses, and the more powerful he seems. When at maximum hatred, he's pretty much The Juggernaut.
  • Primal Stance: It's subtle, but he is almost always hunched over. Which is fitting considering he's heavily implied to be the reanimated remains of a chimpanzee.
  • Psycho Electro: While not outright insane, Hater does possess very poor impulse control, and signs of megalomania. He likewise can produce incredibly powerful blasts of electricity.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: Word Of God is that Hater was originally developed as a child character for a different project. When added to the WOY cast, he was physically aged up to look like an imposing villain... but kept the exact same personality.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: As an added bonus, the red is arranged in such a way that it looks like he's covered in blood.
  • Reality Ensues: Seriously, Wander. Hater does not want to be your friend. You constantly bothering him and acting like he's your friend isn't going to make him magically befriend you. It'll just annoy him even more. He ultimately makes it clear in "My Fair Hatey."
  • Rotten Rock & Roll: He loves rock music, and his arrival is always accompanied with an electric guitar riff.
  • Satire/Parody/Pastiche: Hater's Cartoon in "The Cartoon" with lots of Captain Ersatz thrown in for good measure.
  • Say My Name: Sometimes to a Madness Mantra extent, and always, always malevolent.
    Hater: WAAANDERRR!
  • Series Goal: To conquer the entire galaxy. On a side note, to get rid of Wander so he doesn't have to put up with his constant shenanigans.
  • Shock and Awe: Can shoot green lightning bolts and create electromagnetic forcefields.
  • Sickly Green Glow: Always green.
  • Spiritual Successor: He has a lot of characteristics in common with Mojo Jojo, another character created by Craig McCracken, such as a flair for the dramatic, admittance toward being evil, and proneness to psychotic breakdowns. It's also implied that he used to be a NASA chimp, until he got exposed to something that made him smarter and more dangerous, like Mojo's own origins as a lab chimp.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: He's all over the place in how effective he is. In "Greatest In the Galaxy", Wander humiliates in every competition he challenges him to, including arm wrestling. In "The Picnic" he defeats Emperor Awesome's entire army single-handedly and punches Awesome through a planet. In Season 2, Emperor Awesome can sometimes hold his own against him and he once got overpowered by wild animals, but as of "Battle Royal" he's strong enough to fight Dominator on equal terms.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Tends to take this tone with Peepers and the Watchdogs despite being arguably the biggest idiot of the bunch.
  • To the Pain: All the better to provide sound bytes for his torture room mix tape.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the Series Finale, once he realizes that there's only one planet left in the entire galaxy, he stops fooling around and concentrates all his effort and firepower into conquering this one planet and doing everything he can to prevent Dominator from destroying it. He succeeds.
    • Also compare in season 1 when he was typically a Dirty Coward when threatened, in Season 2 he's the only villain brave enough to fight Dominator.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: In the Shorts, when the camera used to broadcast his speech malfunctions and starts freezing footage into humiliating Off-Model frames, Lord Hater briefly breaks down and just sits in a corner, quietly rocking back and forth.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Despite Wander saving his life multiple times, he still wants to kill him.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Lord Hater can destroy armies with his own hands, but he is terrible at the strategy of conquest.
  • Villain Decay: A major plot point in season 2 is centered around how his repeated failures to destroy Wander has resulted in him losing his standing as a villain and encouraging other fiends to try and take over the universe.
  • To Catch Heroes, Hire Villains: An entire episode focuses on Hater hiring a bunch of assassins to capture Wander and Sylvia.
  • Villainous Friendship: His relationship with Commander Peepers turns out to be this. Their shared history goes back to the start of Hater's Evil Empire, and they even have one of those half-heart necklaces. It's not the healthiest relationship, though. In some episodes it shows that deep down Hater does care about Peepers. In "The Fancy Party" he carried him to the Skullship while running away from the laser shooting servants due to The Black Cube sucking out his soul. He would normally ditch a Watchdog, but not Peepers. He helped freed Peepers from a "happy" Watchdog when he took away a gift he had from Wander. In "The Cool Guy" he was furious when he saw that Emperor Awesome was about to beat up Peepers and abandoned his popularity to save him. In "The Bad Neighbors", you can tell in his voice when Peepers was crying when he realized how awful his plan to stop Lord Dominator, he was being gentle and tried to cheer him up saying his plan can work on Emperor Awesome instead.
  • Villainous Valor: For the most part averted, except with regards to Dominator. He's the only character brave to try and fight Dominator face to face, and when he learns that she plans to destroy the galaxy works to try and stop her. In stark contrast the rest of the villains go into hiding and wait to be killed.
  • Villain Protagonist: As confirmed by Craig McCracken in this interview. There are plenty episodes without him though, which makes him a sort of Supporting Protagonist at the same time.
    • Season 2 looks set to rectify this, as he has appeared or been mentioned in almost every episode.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Like Mojo Jojo in Craig McCracken's last show, Hater is constantly prone to this, such as when his attempts are foiled and when he's annoyed by Wander, almost every time.
  • Was Once a Man: The stinger at the end of the final episode implies he was once an ape- an animal astronaut from NASA that became reanimated and uplifted after his vessel drifted into the galaxy and became exposed to magic.

    Commander Peepers
Voiced by: Tom Kenny

"Sir, we've been over this. You cannot destroy anyone at a dinner party, it's very rude!"

Commander Peepers is the highest ranking leader of the Watchdogs. He runs all command operations, comes up with plans for Hater's invasion forces, and tries to assuage Hater's feelings when Lord Hater has been frothed into a rage by Wander or by anyone else, or when Hater drops into a sulk. Peepers, over time, has taken on the best friend/caretaker role, even though he still only ever calls Hater "sir." He is devoted to his job, and to Hater himself.

  • Adorable Evil Minions: As usual with the rest of the Watchdogs, with his adorable personality to boot.
  • Affably Evil: Downplayed. He can be courteous, but he can be a Jerkass.
  • Artifact Title: His name is something of an Orphaned Punchline from preproduction; rights issues prevented his title from being Sergeant Peepers.
  • Badass Bookworm: He defeated one of the top ten villains, conquered many of his planets, and punched a missile. He did all of this IN THE SAME EPISODE. He was also the second character in the series to make Dominator lose her cool.
  • Bad Boss: Known to zap Watchdogs with his blaster for talking out of turn. He begins "The Bounty" by punching them, kicking them, and forcing one to throw a heavy banner at himself, all in an attempt to prove to Hater how evil he can be.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: He's an eyeball with a body.
  • Brains and Brawn: Zig-Zagged; while he's officially the brains to Hater's brawn, he's got an improbable set of muscles hidden under his suit and has been known to perform incredible feats of strength when the plot requires him to do so. In his team-ups with other characters he nonetheless generally takes the "brains" role and its accompanying weakness; despite the fact that he's able to fight Sylvia to a stalemate, her strength proves vital to his mission in "My Fair Hatey" when he's unable to break into Dominator's ship without being clobbered by her bots, and in "The Show Stopper" she needs to grab him to help him pull a lever he's unable to budge himself.
  • Broken Pedestal: Downplayed. In Season 2 he is clearly more exasperated with Hater’s obsession of Wander and often gets fed up with his stupidity, but it is also clear he still idolizes Hater. It helps that despite wanting Hater to focus less on Wander, he does agree Wander really is exceedingly good at foiling their plans.
  • Butt-Monkey: Being the Only Sane Man of Lord Hater's army will do this to you.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: As with most villains in this show, he is fully aware that what he's doing is evil.
  • Character Development: Starts off the show as Hater's second-in-command and a Butt-Monkey who is often terrified of his boss. By the start of Season 2, he's brave enough to stand up to Hater and takes on the role of Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder, providing the strategic brains to Hater's brawn.
  • The Chew Toy: He exists mainly to be Sylvia and Hater's punching bag. At least until Season 2.
  • Clark Kent Outfit: Shown rather hilariously in "The Buddies".
  • Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: The Sylvia to Hater's Wander. Most of his humor in the second season comes from him desperately trying and failing to keep Hater's immature antics from ruining their galactic conquest plans.
  • Cry Cute: Quite frequently.
    "But I thought we were buds!"
  • Cute Is Evil: Think he's cute? Watch "The Bounty" and see him bully the other Watchdogs in a futile attempt to make a point to Lord Hater, zap a game attendant who gives him a doll, lure one bounty hunter into an enclosure with a vicious animal, and slice another bounty hunter in half from the inside out using the blade on top of his helmet.
  • The Dragon: Serves as Hater's second-in-command and is also the leader of the Watchdogs.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Peepers has expressed annoyance with Hater at times, as well as muttered to himself that he should be the one in charge. Plus, Word of God states that he's more serious about evil and universal domination than Hater is. If the Hater Empire were to fall, Peepers would likely start an Empire of his own. He actually gets the chance to do just that in "The Cool Guy", but unfortunately for him, he lacks the intimidation factor that Hater has.
    • Unlike your average conniving dragon, however, he cares about Lord Hater in a way that precludes using him only as a weapon. Peepers' scheming, though driven by his need for power, frequently seems to spring from a genuine desire to see Hater succeed at what he does best.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: His response to learning Dominator is an Omnicidal Maniac. Peepers is fine destroying planets, but even he is horrified by the idea of wiping out the entire galaxy.
  • Evil Counterpart: Just as Lord Hater is one to Wander, Commander Peepers is this to Sylvia. Like her, he forms the more intelligent and rational counterpart to his more eccentric and narrowminded best friend. Both likewise more or less have dedicated their lives to helping their best friends with their lifelong goal; while Sylvia helps Wander save people, Peepers pretty much runs Hater's empire, allowing him to conquer planets. The two even acknowledge their similarities in "The Battle Royale".
  • Evil Genius: He's smarter than Hater himself!
  • Evil Is Hammy: He's voiced by Tom Kenny. Enough said.
  • Faceless Eye: Along with the rest of Hater's mooks.
  • A Father to His Men: Played With. On one hand, he lets the Watchdogs hide behind him from Captain Tim in "The Pet", knows the names of individual Watchdogs in "The Little Guy" and "The Gift 2", and chats casually with whom he thinks is a Watchdog holding Sylvia prisoner in "The Day". On the other hand, he zaps and punches minions in "The Bounty Hunter" in an attempt to prove his own ruthlessness, is perfectly willing to just abandon Westley in "The Little Guy", and is just as appalled as Hater at the concept of the Watchdogs being happy (until he's also "infected" with happy) in "The Gift 2".
  • Fire-Forged Friends: with Sylvia in My Fair Hatey. They start off enemies like usual, but, through their misadventures during their Enemy Mine situation, become tight enough to happily share a high five together.
  • Genre Blind: As seen in "The Prisoner" and "The Brainstorm," he tends to underestimate Wander's Inexplicably Awesome ability to come out on top.
  • Honest Advisor: Frequently at his own peril.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: "The Axe" shows that without him, Hater would be totally incapable of retaining control of any of the planets he conquers.
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: Downplayed. It's hinted that he may have romantic feelings for Hater, but it's never confirmed in the show, and it isn't a major point.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He can use his lightning bolt-shaped helmet as a weapon. He's done so twice, in "The Bounty" and "The Greater Hater."
    • In "The It" he not only defeats Hater by effectively weaponizing the pointer he had been using at a strategy meeting, but later removes his contact lens and throws it like a ninja weapon.
  • Jerkass: He can be just as bad as Hater.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Likewise, Peepers' kind side is reserved only for Lord Hater. Peepers genuinely cares for Hater and desires to see Hater succeed at what he does best. Even when Peepers is starting to lose respect for Hater and is annoyed with his flaws, he still stands by his side.
  • Leitmotif: "Commander Peep-ers!"
    • He also has a deep marching theme, referencing his strategic and organized mind.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Serves as one to the Watchdogs.
  • The Napoleon: The platform shoes present in "The Gift 2" implies he would love to be as big and imposing as his boss.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: Quite literally.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Say Peepers? You know the whole plan of defeating Dominator by using Frostonium to freeze her and her ship up? Well congratulations, you just made an already fearsome villain even more powerful by accidentally giving her ice powers to go with her lava powers!
  • No Hero to His Valet: He respects and lionises Hater's ferocity and strength, but is deeply resentful of his childishness and idiocy.
  • Not So Above It All: He can, on occasion, act just as goofy as Hater, like his refusal to let himself be tagged in "The It" or joining in on Hater's dorky victory dance at the end of "The Axe".
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Will not let anyone else capture Wander and Sylvia and allow Lord Hater to finally rule the universe, which causes him to stop bounty hunters from doing just that. Ironically, he allows Wander and Sylvia to escape and gets into even more trouble with Lord Hater.
    Peepers: Oh, I can't believe this! Those bounty hunters are gonna capture Wander and Sylvia! Then Lord Hater's rule will spread across the galaxy and evil will conquer the universe!
    Watchdog: But sir, isn't that what we want to happen?
    Peepers: (beat) NO!!!!! I'M supposed to capture Wander and Sylvia, and THEN Lord Hater's rule will spread across the galaxy and THEN evil will conquer the universe! All because of ME!
    • He seems to get over this after "The Bounty," at least to the extent that he wants the Watchdogs to capture Wander and Sylvia; in "The Little Guy" when Westley claims to have captured them he makes a point of taking the ship to check, and in "The Day" he expresses satisfaction with the army for having apparently captured "that hideous zbornak." To him, Hater's obsession with Wander is a distraction from what's really important, namely conquering the galaxy, so he's happy to get him and Sylvia out of the way by any means necessary.
  • Only Sane Man: Ever since his character development, he became this, along with Sylvia. Although, not all the time.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: He snaps at Lord Hater, who is rather surprised at this, when he lets loose how Lord Hater wastes his resources on trivial things and destroying Wander rather than maintaining his status as a villain in "The Greater Hater". This is actually a large part of his Character Development from Season 1.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The structure of his helmet makes him appear constantly angry no matter what emotion he's actually feeling. There are times when the front part of the hat disappears when he needs to emote, though.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Zig-Zagged: Sometimes he is much stronger than he looks, other times he is exactly as strong as he looks.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Has only hired male Watchdogs for Hater's army. According to Word of God, this is because Hater gets nervous around girls.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Contrasting with Hater, he's mostly concerned with decisions that will effect Hater's standing as a villain. As such while he dislikes Wander he wants Hater to ignore him.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: His speech near the end of "The Cool Guy."
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Most of the time he's not competent enough for this to be in play (Until Season 2 that is). But if he gets serious...
  • Servile Snarker: He has developed this to Hater in the second season.
  • Sheathe Your Sword: In season two, he realizes the best way for Hater to salvage his reputation is to stop wasting his time on Wander and do other evil things. Hater agrees at first but keeps doing it anyway.
  • So Proud of You: He may discipline Hater like a strict parent and call him out on his shortcomings, but he takes pride in his accomplishments and doesn't hesitate to let him know.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: The smartest guy on the Skullship by lightyears.
  • Theme Tune: Two variants of it, which double as Mood Motif.
    • When Peepers has his mojo working, it's a deadly brass thing that ends in a man chorus singing "COMMANDER PEEPERS" in ominous voices.
    • When Peepers is out of favor or is suffering humiliation, the same tune is slowed down to a pathetic Failure Horns motif, and the chorus sings "Commander Peeeeeeepers" in almost pitying voices.
    • "The Bounty" has an Imagine Spot where Peepers is demoted to toilet cleaning, and the chorus sings "Janitor Peepers."
    • There's a happy, triumphant variation at the end of "The Axe" when a statue of Peepers is erected next to Hater's.
    • "The Cool Guy" gives us the Orchestral Bombing variant when he dramatically ascends Hater's throne in his absence.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gave a pretty good to Emperor Awesome in The Cool Guy in response to being called a nerd.
  • Token Competent Minion: Whilst not totally useless, the watchdogs can be pretty incompetent and easily foiled. Peepers on the other hand is consistently adept and easily the smartest and strongest of all the watchdogs.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He shows some impressive pecs when fighting Sylvia in The Battle Royale.
  • Tritagonist: Shares this with Sylvia, being The Leader of the Watch Dogs, and The Dragon to Hater's Big Bad.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In season 1, Peepers is very submissive towards Lord Hater, rarely speaks out of turn, and cowers when he is shouted at by him. He's also way less competent, is more pompous and even fouls up a few schemes. In season 2; he isn't afraid to call Hater out on his bullshit, counters Sourdough's armada, and even puts up an impressive fight with Sylvia in "The Battle Royale".
  • Undying Loyalty: Has stood by Hater despite his frustrating behavior and Villain Decay, believing in his ability to take back the title of Greatest in the Galaxy.
  • Vetinari Job Security: Hater's attempt to fire him in "The Axe" lasts only as long as it takes him to realize that he doesn't even know how to operate his own ship.
  • Vicariously Ambitious: Lacking both the power and the intimidation factor to conquer the galaxy himself, he's hellbent on getting Hater to do it instead.
  • Villainous Friendship: Peepers is the best friend that Hater's ever had. To Ho Yay levels in "The Big Day."
  • Villainous Valor: Along with Hater, he's the only villain brave enough to try and stop Dominator. This is despite seeing Dominator curb stomp Hater in The Greater Hater and later defeat all the villains except Hater in The Battle Royal.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite clashing with Hater constantly, mainly over his priorities (or lack thereof), he cares about him deeply, to the point of keeping pictures of him in his room and having a full-blown breakdown when he thinks he's no longer Hater's best friend. This is despite the fact that Hater frequently slights him ("Just kidding! We're not pals! Hater out!"), ditches him to hang out with other people, and at one point even fires him, forces him to crop himself out of all their digital photos and erases his name from the computer system without a second thought (until he realizes Peepers was the one doing all the actual work of conquering the galaxy). That said, a few significant moments make it clear that Hater does care for Peepers in turn, perhaps as much as his naturally self-centered and short-sighted personality will allow.

    Army of Watchdogs

The watchdogs are all the same eyeball-headed race that Peepers comes from. They seem to be mellow little guys when they're not directly under orders to destroy, blow up, or invade.

Voiced by: Aziz Ansari

Westley was the smallest Watchdog recruit, and was generally ignored or kicked around by the rest of the Watchdogs, including Commander Peepers. After meeting Wander and Sylvia and getting to know them a bit (which included saving his life on more than one occasion), Westley captured the pair, then thought better of his deed. He faked his own death to let them escape and has gone wandering off on his own since then.

  • Becoming the Mask: Spending time with Wander and Sylvia causes him to realize they're not as bad as he thought and are genuinely nice, and ends up turning good like them.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Initially. His dream is to be awarded the "Hater Medal of Evil."
  • Character Development: He becomes a good guy at the end of his episode.
  • Cult Defector: Despite being a part of Hater's Card-Carrying Villain army, at heart he's a nice kid who believes the Skullship's line on Wander and Sylvia and thinks of them as worse "bad guys" than Hater, expecting them to attack him any time they have the advantage. They ultimately win him over as he discovers what they're really like.
  • Faking the Dead: He made it look like he got blown into space trying to prevent Wander and Sylvia from escaping Hater's ship.
  • Good Costume Switch: At the end of "The Little Guy", Westley abandons his lightning-topped Hater beanie and wears the star-topped beanie Wander pulled out of his hat.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He turns good at the end of his episode.
  • The Klutz: Tends to stumble and fall down a lot, usually into worse trouble.
  • Mook–Face Turn: His episode shows what happens when a member of Lord Hater's army is exposed to Wander and Sylvia's good guy ways.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He's stockier and smaller then the rest of the watchdogs. He's also the only Watchdog to wear a two-piece suit, while the others wear one-piece suits.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: The pajamas he's given by Wander and Sylvia (likely from Wander's hat) are pink.
  • The Runt at the End: Is it any wonder he left Hater's army for new friends who actually made him feel like he mattered?

    Captain Tim

An alien that Wander and Sylvia find in an abandoned space station. After unsuccessfully trying to tame the dangerous creature, Wander gives him to Lord Hater.

  • Appropriated Appelation: An interesting example. Wander thinks "Captain Tim" is its name from the dog tag he fishes from its stomach, characteristically oblivious to the obvious implications of its location.
  • Audible Sharpness: His legs are blades sharp enough to cut through aluminum, and they make this sound.
  • Bizarre Alien Senses: Possesses thermographic vision, despite not having visible eyes.
    • Thermographic POV is often used in nature documentaries to simulate infrared sensing. So alternatively, it has infrared sensing in spite of no visible loreal pits.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Already sort of there considering he's by nature an efficient, ruthless killing machine, but special note goes to how he treats Hater; he clearly likes him to some extent (otherwise he wouldn't have rescued him from the arachnomorph queen), but he still continually bites, scratches, and burns him. One can only assume then that this how he actually shows affection (or at least he's perfectly fine with trying to kill something he cares about).
    • Looking from a more animalistic viewpoint, Captain Tim considers Lord Hater to be it's alpha. Hence, why Captain Tim acts loyal and more peaceful around Hater. But just like other wild creatures with some level of hierarchy and inherent aggression, Captain Tim always challenges Hater for the position or, at least, to keep itself and it's master in shape. If Lord Hater stays alive after the fights, then that alone is enough for him to remain Captain Tim's master till the next brawl.
    • By that logic, Captain Tim doesn't become loyal to Watchdogs, because, even though they do seemingly survive, they keep fearing Captain Tim. Lord Hater doesn't fear his pet at all and shows a level of affection that Captain Tim is able to understand.
  • The Captain: Once he joins Hater, Hater officially recognizes him as a captain, technically outranking Peepers as Hater's second in command.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Actually started to run away from Wander when he was fed beans.
  • The Dreaded: A member of the Arachnomorphs, a race of carnivorous spider-like monsters that eat just about anything in the area, with the Watchdogs as its chew toys. Makes sense Hater would love having such a creature for a pet.
  • Expy: Of the Xenomorphs.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Wander thinks he is named Captain Tim, who is actually the leader of the missing squad.
  • Morality Pet: The only creature that Lord Hater shows any compassion to.
  • Pet Monstrosity: Lord Hater adopts this man-eating deadly alien as a beloved pet.
  • Poisonous Person: Captain Tim doesn't just spit acid. His urine and excrement are deadly acids as well, and spread quickly.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Has a pink collar courtesy of Wander. Captain Tim keeps this when owned by Hater.
  • The Runt at the End: As seen in The Search for Captain Tim, he's the smallest Arachnomorph to ever appear on screen. Maybe he's younger than the others, but the fact that he manages to single-clawedly defeat every single rival, up to and including the massive Arachnomorph Queen herself means that he could simply be a Pint-Sized Powerhouse among his kind.
  • Super Spit: He can spit acid.
  • To Serve Man: Heavily implied to have eaten the crew that was at the space station.
  • Xenomorph Xerox: While his body shape is somewhat different from the Xenomorph, everything else (his acidic spit, carnivorous diet, his habit to cocoon his victims) put him firmly into this trope.


Other Galactic Villains

    Lord Dominator
"I've always had a weakness for barrenness and bleakness."

Lord Dominator serves as the main antagonist of the second season after arriving from another galaxy. Described as "a greater hater", Dominator is a far more effective and threatening villain than the former Big Bad Lord Hater could ever be, which is metaphorically reflected by the similar outfit, name, Mooks, and ship. On the outside, Dominator is a no-nonsense Knight of Cerebus man with an intimidating voice, but on the inside? Dominator is a woman who acts like a dorky teenager…and still a sadistic menace through and through. Her goal is to harvest Volcanium X from the cores of planets, which serves as a power source for her ship, powers, and army. This process turns the planet into a desolate wasteland and destroys it, which excites her. Dominator is all about bringing pain, suffering, and torment across the galaxy because she finds it fun and it brings her great pleasure.

  • Alpha Bitch: She has the personality of a mean, bullying teenage girl... if said teenage girl had access to superweapons and an army of evil robots.
  • Always Someone Better: Lord Hater spends the entirety of "The Greater Hater" in furious envy over all the cool evil stuff Dominator has.
    • She's this trope for every single villain native to Wander's galaxy. By the time of "My Fair Hatey", Dominator has cowed every villain aside from Lord Hater into acknowledging that she is the 'Greatest in the Galaxy'.
  • Ambiguously Gay: She's a goth-punk woman who shaves her head, is gender non-conforming in her armored form, has a traditionally masculine name and title, hates when men try to hit on her, and to top it all off, the only character she's ever able to establish a genuine connection with is the rough and tumble Sylvia. The episode they spend together even involves the two of them meeting in a karaoke bar, close-ups of them holding hands, and the two of them sharing a tender moment on a rooftop, admiring the gorgeous view together. Oh, and she's also associated with snapback hats and riot grrrl music.
  • And Then What?: Finds herself at this position in the finale, with nothing left to dominate.
  • Arc Villain: Of Season 2.
  • Ax-Crazy: She takes this to Omnicidal Maniac extremes. She's a cruel sadist who gleefully decimates planets.
  • Badass Normal: To an extent. Unlike Lord Hater, she has no superpowers whatsoever. All of her powers come from her tech, which she herself designed and built. "The Night Out" also shows that she's a competent fighter even without her equipment.
  • Bad Boss: She's even worse than Lord Hater in this respect. In "The Battle Royale" she uses one of her Mecha-Mooks for target practice while picking out her weapon of choice for her big arrival. In "The Bot", she's shown shooting one of her (sentient) robot probes into space and letting it burn up in the atmosphere of a planet for screwing up one too many times.
  • Bare Your Midriff: When she's not in full armor, her outfit leaves her midsection exposed.
  • Beyond Redemption: Wander offers his friendship to her, but she flatly rejects him. Wander has a minor Heroic BSoD over this, but eventually comes to terms with the fact that she'll never accept his help.
  • Beneath the Mask: When Dominator takes off the mask, it's revealed that she's not only a young woman, but also just as much of a dorky Psychopathic Manchild as Hater, even if she is much more competent.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Even at her dorkiest, she's easily the most dangerous villain on the show.
  • Big Bad: She's the ultimate Big Bad of the series, what with Hater being demoted to being a Big Bad Wannabe.
  • Big "NO!": In "The Bot" upon having the coordinates to a planet she wanted to conquer deleted. Said planet had enough Volcanium X that it could have powered her army forever.
  • Break the Haughty: After her ultimate defeat in the series finale, the terrifying Big Bad is reduced to pathetically skulking away from the galaxy in a single orbble, with her ship, armor, and army completely destroyed.
  • Brought Down to Badass: She has no special powers without her armor, but she still has excellent fighting skills, a devious wit, and a natural aptitude at causing disasters.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When rattling off a list of her 'friends', she almost forgets that she'd executed Bot 13/Beep Boop several weeks ago.
    Lord Dominator: "I've got lots of friends! Uh, Bot 79, Bot 108, Bot 13- No, wait, I blew up Bot 13...".
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Deconstructed. She enjoys destroying planets and being the greatest villain in the universe, all while acting like a peppy cheerleader about it. Why? 'Cause she's the BAD GUY! She's utterly mad.
  • Characterization Marches On: In her first few appearances, she was shown to be completely unflappable and unstoppable in battle, with her goofy private personality being her only quirk. This started to change from "The Bot" onwards, showing that she has a lousy temper, impatience, and overly controlling tendencies.
  • Control Freak: She prefers the company of her robots to real people because they don't (usually) disagree with her, refuse orders, or asks for things themselves.
  • Convection Schmonvection: Lord Dominator routinely grabs people with her lava arms and only once does anyone mention it being hot. Usually, they just look scared that she caught them and then escape without so much as a singe on their clothes. It's possible she can control the heat of her lava arms. Her ice powers don't seem to suffer from this as the ice block she put Wander in slowly melts over the course of the episode.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Unlike Hater, she's female, extremely competent, doesn't get easily distracted, has no interest in romance, finds dueling with others fun rather than obnoxious, and rather than simply wanting to conquer the universe, she plans to go from galaxy-to-galaxy, stripping each one completely of Volcanium until they're all dead.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: The lava-like substance that Dominator's arms shoot and are made of are actually part of the armor just like her helmet.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The part she makes the captured villains have in her villain song—and her dancing to the beat of it before even beginning—implies that it was written and rehearsed ahead of time, even though she had no way of knowing that Wander and Hater were going to surprise her with a musical! According to Frank Angones, Lord Dominator's a ruthless strategist who's always three steps ahead of everybody. Her plans are incredibly focused, and she meticulously plans out all her potential moves, which is why everything she does seems so effortless no matter what curveballs you may manage to surprise her with.
  • Cute and Psycho: She looks like an alien supermodel and is incredibly hyperactive and upbeat, but the only thing that really brings her joy in life is inflicting pain on others.
  • Dark Action Girl: Can easily hold her own against an enraged Lord Hater and all the other villains combined. Plus she can do a standing slide down a banister, launch into a mid-air summersault without slowing down, and finally land on her feet smoothly and exactly where she wants without breaking into a sweat.
  • Darth Vader Clone: In her mechanical suit and helmet. Her triangular flagship also brings the Star Destroyer to mind.
  • Delinquent Hair: She has a long, white mohawk that drapes over the side of her head. In The Night Out, she styles it into a giant spiked mohawk.
  • De-Power: Her suit is completely destroyed in the Final Battle, along with her ship and her entire army, leaving her powerless to the point peeling an orange is difficult for her. Since she apparently used up all the Volcanium X in the galaxy, she won't be able to rebuild them either.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Hater, and to a lesser extent Wander (since she's a villain like Hater, but also has some Wander-esque silliness). Also unlike Hater, she doesn't want to conquer the galaxy, she'd rather destroy it.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Shows shades of this in the series finale, where she turns down Wander's offer of friendship, simply because her pride wouldn't let her admit that she's actually really lonely.
  • The Dreaded: She is far more terrifying compared to the other villains. Even Wander, Sylvia, Hater, and Peepers are afraid of her.
  • Dude Magnet: She had both Hater and Emperor Awesome (initially) hitting on her.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Makes an appearance in The Stinger of the season 1 finale "The Rider".
  • Elite Mooks: Her one-eyed robots are an obvious improvement from Hater's Watchdogs. The former quickly Worfs Sylvia in “The Greater Hater”.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Is unable to understand why Wander would save her when her ship exploded.
  • Evil Counterpart: She is similar to Wander (for being energetic and excited), Lord Hater (being evil and similarly dressed), Peepers and Sylvia (both being strong and having common sense). However, unlike Wander and Sylvia who are on the side of good and seek to help others, Dominator is on the side of evil and seeks to conquer the universe; and unlike Hater and Peepers, she's more competent and ruthless than either at actually being evil.
  • Evil Feels Good: Unlike Hater and other villains, Dominator isn't seeking dominion or glory, she just gets pleasure from destruction and people's suffering.
  • Evil Genius: There's no one in the galaxy smarter or more diabolical than she is.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: The crueler something is, the harder she'll laugh at it. According to one of the writers, Dominator is schadenfreude personified.
    Lord Dominator: OH, the look—HAHAHAH—on your FACE! Ahaha! "Sylvia, noo!" Ahahahah!! Thought— your.. friend... DEAD!!! Ahahahahahahahaha!!!
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Invoked by her armor, which seems to be designed to deepen her voice. When she's outside of it or has the helmet open, not so much.
  • Eviler Than Thou: To Hater and the other villains.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: She wears a lot of dark eyeliner that drips down her face, resembling dark tears.
  • Faux Affably Evil: While she seems extremely serious and evil on the outside, she actually acts like a dorky, overenthusiastic teenager when she's alone. However, it doesn't change the fact that she's the most competent and dangerous villain shown so far. Her robot minions also get this treatment. Do a good job, she'll act like your best friend in high school. Fail at your job, and well...
  • Foil: To Wander. She has Wander's enthusiasm and fun-loving personality, only she focuses it on doing evil rather than good. In addition, she becomes The Dreaded while Wander is revealed to be the in-universe Big Good.
  • For the Evulz: Unlike Hater, who's mostly motivated to be an Evil Overlord because he's a Control Freak, Dominator does her villainy for the sheer pleasure of it; she's not in the least upset by the loss of her galaxy-conquering army, she's far too overjoyed by having someone worth tormenting. She knew the "Ring of Invincibility" was really just a candy ring the entire time, but still joined in the fight over it just for fun. In "My Fair Hatey" it's revealed she's trying to destroy the galaxy, not conquer it.
  • Freudian Excuse: Completely and deliberately averted. Wander keeps assuming she has one, but if she does we never get even a hint of it and her motivation to wreck things is mainly just for fun. In the season finale, it's revealed that she's lonely, but her loneliness isn't the reason why she's evil, it's just the reason why she goes about being evil by acting like a neighborhood bully from hell.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She single-handedly built her ship, suit, and entire robot army herself. To top it all off, Word of God says that she's self-taught!
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: Serves as the "evil" to Wander's "good" and Hater's "bad".
  • Green and Mean: She has green skin, and she's an Ax-Crazy Card-Carrying Villain.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Underneath her intimidating armor, Lord Dominator is quite the looker.
  • Hartman Hips: Mostly during her villain song. Other instances of her being drawn like this are a lot more downplayed.
  • Hates Being Alone: At the end of the season, Wander realizes that she actually wants people to have around and give her companionship, even if it's just through bullying and intimidation. Her massive ego would probably never let her admit it though.
  • Hope Crusher:
    • Her entire reason for trying to destroy a single plant in "The Flower" - She wanted to drive home to Wander how total her victory over the galaxy was by that point, by ensuring that not even plants would survive on the dead worlds she'd created.
    • This is also the reason why she takes her sweet time in destroying the Secret Planet. She could've just drilled the planet and killed it immediately, but she wanted to savor the horror and despair of her defeated enemies - to the point of capturing Sylvia and placing her exactly where the drill would connect, while Wander watches helplessly from Dominator's ship. Fortunately, this white-knuckle grasping of the Villain Ball is what allows Lord Hater to stop the drill at the last moment.
  • "I Am" Song: Combined with an "I Want" Song in the form of "I'm The Bad Guy." Not only does she lay out her plans for total galactic annihilation and absolutely crush Hater's heart, but she sounds like she's having an absolute blast while doing so.
  • An Ice Person: After "My Fair Hatey", thanks to Peepers' attempt to finally stop her, he accidentally gives her ice powers along with her lava powers.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: She often uses her looks to get Hater and the other male villains to do what she wants.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Wants companionship, but doesn't understand how to attain it, instead of trying to seek comfort in the presence of her bots, and in finding people like Wander and Hater to torment.
  • I'll Kill You!: Albeit with 'destroy' instead of 'kill' (which is odd since the series hasn't shied away from using the term before), her Villainous Breakdown in the final episode culminates with Dominator desperately shrieking this phrase at Wander, after the latter's Kirk Summation.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Both Hater and Awesome's attempts to woo her result in them learning the hard way that Lord Dominator has absolutely no interest in men at all, as well as none in dating anybody.
  • Ironic Name: Is given the title of "Lord", but is a woman.
  • Insane Troll Logic:
    • This exchange from "The Night Out"
      Lord Dominator: I command you to stop!
      Sylvia: Command me? Who do you think you are?
      Lord Dominator: I thought you were my friend. Friends are supposed to do what you tell them to do.
      Sylvia: Like a robot? Friends aren't like that. They help each other out, but they're still their own people. Speaking of which, how 'bout helping me fight off this thing?!
      Lord Dominator: What?! No one gets to tell me what to do. Fight it off yourself!
    • And this summation of the events.
      Lord Dominator: I'm back! today I learned that friends are dumb and way overrated. They never let you tell them what to do and sometimes they even try to tell you what to do!
  • It's All About Me: Dominator is completely baffled by the idea of someone doing something she doesn't want them to do.
  • I Work Alone: She explicitly states in "I'm the Bad the Guy" that she doesn't want anyone's assistance and/or praise. All she wants to do is to destroy everything in her path.
  • Jerkass: Even in personal matters, she is consistently arrogant, egocentric, and callous.
  • Kingpin in His Gym: In "My Fair Hatey" The Stinger shows her vacuuming, taking inventory of her equipment/minions, and polishing her ship's control panel.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The first and only character so far that even Wander is completely afraid of. Everything, save for the revelation of her identity, is played straight about this character.
    • Unlike the villains we've seen so far, her ultimate goal is not to rule the galaxy, but to DESTROY it and all its inhabitants just for fun.
    • Not to mention, she's the first character to actually permanently kill off another character.
  • Lack of Empathy: Never shows a sign of any concern for the feelings of anyone else.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After nearly destroying the entire galaxy and rejecting all attempts at forgiveness, when she's finally defeated she ends up completely humiliated with no ship, no minions, no friends, no armour, no powers, inadvertently undid all her destruction when she attempted to Kick the Dog, and didn't learn a single thing from her experience.
  • Laughably Evil: In armor form, she is the most frightening being in the universe. In non-armor form, she has quite an odd sense of humor.
  • Lava Adds Awesome: Everything Dominator owns; her armor, her robots, her ship; is made of molten rock that she harvests from countless planets. The lava apparently either can be remotely controlled or has some sort of sentience, because it solidifies and liquifies to adapt to the situation. (i.e. Prison bars instantly regenerate and reinforce themselves when bent or broken.)
  • Lean and Mean: When not in her armor.
  • Leitmotif: Dominator's leitmotif focuses on electronic and metallic discord, with a heavy bass line.
    • She also has a slighty calmer variation of her theme, whenever she's not wearing her armor.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Her armored form is for this exact purpose. Half the time she's Laughably Evil; the other half she acts as the show's Knight of Cerebus, her emotions literally behind a threatening mask. This trope is also invoked by Dominator as her way of keeping a cool head.
    Dominator: OO! MAGMA CANNONS, CLASSIC! YES! *Evil Laugh* *inhale* Okay, calm down D. *inhale* Focus. *inhale* Game face. *inhale* Game face. It's go time. *resumes evil laughter*
  • Lonely at the Top: Dominator has no friends or allies because, in the words of supervising director Dave Thomas, "[loneliness is] the natural side effect of destroying every planet you come across." Dominator still desires the intellectual stimulation of contact with real people—as opposed to sycophantic robots—but doesn't think it's worth those people disagreeing with her. So she goes back to her stupid robots, apparently having deluded herself into thinking they actually understand her.
  • Loners Are Freaks: She developed and built all of her tech, weapons, and army alone. She became the top villain in the galaxy alone. She's planning to destroy the galaxy for the hell of it, after which she really will be alone. This is subverted when it it is revealed that she does desire companionship, she just drives everyone away and is far too stubborn and immature to change, and too arrogant to even admit she wishes they'd stay.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She isn't opposed to using her feminine charms on others in order to further her goals.
  • Married to the Job: Evil-doing is all she cares about and all she really knows. This, combined with how much of a complete jerk she is, is the reason why she has no friends whatsoever.
  • Moral Myopia: She believes friendship is about friends doing everything she says, yet when the one friend she managed to make asks her to do something, she flat out refuses, and leaves in disgust.
  • Morph Weapon: What Dominator's gloves can't turn into is only limited to her violent imagination.
  • Mysterious Past: Nothing is known about her life prior to becoming a galactic conqueror and the writers have said they're keeping it that way.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Lord Dominator.
  • Near-Villain Victory: By the end of the season, she has succeeded in destroying the entire galaxy, sans for a secret planet she knew nothing about.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: When her helmet's faceplate is down and her armor is up, Lord Dominator looks and sounds like a fairly typical Galactic Conquerer. Underneath, however, is an excitable Green-Skinned Space Babe who'll gush over her how cool her latest villainous acts were as soon as she's alone. However, the trope is played with in that Lord Dominator is still a complete sociopath, even when she's in private.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In "The Flower" her attempt to Kick the Dog by killing the flower accidentally spreads the flower's seeds across the galaxy, bringing life back to the planets she destroyed and undoing all her work.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Compared to most of the characters in the series, Dominator looks more like she was drawn by Pendleton Ward, the creator of Adventure Time, instead of Craig McCracken.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: As goofy and dorky as she can act, every one of her acts of destruction is played straight.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Her robots stop working after her ship is destroyed. Averted however, with the rest of the Galaxy, which remains destroyed but slowly grows back.
  • The Noseless: Doesn't stop her from being able to sneeze from catching hay fever, though.
  • No Social Skills: Isn't very good at interacting with someone when not tormenting them.
  • Not So Above It All: Of course, Dominator isn't really the kind of person to be "above it all" per se, but she nonetheless finds herself singing "You're The Greatest" in The Stinger as she's maintaining her ship, and she ultimately lampshades the fact by lamenting how catchy it is.
  • Older Than They Look: Many people believed Dominator to be a teenager when seeing her unmasked for the first time. Despite her youthful appearance, she is in fact a grown woman.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Her true plan is to destroy the galaxy by draining Volcanium from every planet in it.
  • One-Woman Army: "The Battle Royale" turns into Lord Dominator vs. everyone else. She still wins.
  • Outside-Context Problem: In the second season premiere, she suddenly showed up from a completely different galaxy than every established character. It seems likely that she destroyed her own galaxy, and possibly many others.
  • Perky Goth: Her runny black eyeliner, broken heart motif, co-opting of Hater's skull aesthetic, and overall creepy ship design belie a full-on Genki Girl personality. Not that that should throw you off your guard.
  • Pointy Ears: Has a set of almost elf-like ears.
  • Power Source: She needs Volcanium to fuel her powers and tech, which she acquires by drilling into the cores of planets. Destroying them in the process. Without it, she's just an ordinary girl.
  • Pride: Her Fatal Flaw. The fact that she refuses to just accept all the success she's achieved in life and is deadset on completely destroying the entire universe in order to extract every bit of Volcanium she can, combined with her insane chasing of Wander all in an attempt to kill a single flower, results in her losing all of her power and resources before again refusing Wander's extension of friendship to go isolate herself in dark space.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: She loves to cause pain, and she's immature in more than a superficial sense. Ultimately, her omnicidal Lack of Empathy stems from an extremely immature form of egomania; she thinks everyone is worthless because nobody else is anything like her, and she can't expect people to instantly obey her without question, so she might as well just destroy them for fun. She never even considered what destroying her favorite galaxy would even mean for her—being left in a barren void with "no more annoying, adorable idiots to antagonize." Her immaturity especially comes through in the finale, where, after being stripped of her powers and resources, she's reduced to angrily denying that she ever even wanted to destroy the galaxy in the first place.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Similar to Hater's. Since her suit is explicitly made of lava, it's black where the lava is frozen and red where it's molten.
  • Redemption Rejection: She refuses to befriend Wander at every turn, even in the finale, where she's stripped of all her power.
  • The Rival: To Hater, until The Battle Royale.
  • Robot Master: Her army of lava-fueled Mecha-Mooks are a Darker and Edgier counterpart to Hater's Adorable Evil Minions.
  • Sadist: She tortures, torments, and destroys because she enjoys the suffering, pain, and despair of others. Dominator freaks out when Wander points out that it means that she really does depend on other people, even if it's just to be her victims.
  • Samus Is a Girl: The armor she wears gives the appearance of a large, muscular man and a deep male voice. She also uses the traditionally masculine title "Lord", adding to the confusion.
  • Secret Identity Vocal Shift: Wearing her helmet lets her speak with a modified voice provided by a separate voice actor.
  • Self-Made Woman: She made everything she owns, built herself up, and dominated the galaxy and its villains entirely on her own. She's the definition of self-made and independent! Too bad she's this to the point of it exacerbating how horrifically lonely she is.
  • Sexy Walk: It's rather hard to miss.
  • Silent Antagonist: In her debut episode, she never says anything until her reveal scene at the very end.
  • Shadow Archetype: Like Lord Hater, they are both determined to become the greatest villain and are the Evil Counterpart to Wander. The difference is that Dominator represents what Hater could be if he were a more ruthless, competent villain who wants to conquer the universe For the Evulz and not because of a Control Freak nature.
  • She's Got Legs: The floor-length skirt she wears has slits on both sides that show off her long, curvy legs.
  • She Is the King: Called "Lord Dominator" by everyone, including her own robotic minions.
  • Shoulders of Doom: In both outfits that she wears. Note the Spikes of Villainy.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: When Wander attempts to surmise that she really does like spending time with him and the other characters, she yells that she'll kill him. Even after he saves her life, it does nothing to change her mind.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's attractive and the tallest of all the main characters.
  • The Sociopath: She's an even worse boss than Hater, going as far as to destroy her (sentient) bots when they fail a mission. The reveal in "My Fair Hatey" that she intends to destroy the whole galaxy for fun leaves no doubt that there isn't a single drop of empathy in her little black heart. This is also subtly reinforced by the fact that what little emotion her bots can show is constantly referred to as protocol and only invoked when she commands it to be.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: She wears armor that makes her look and sound like a man until no one else is around. This is to catch others off guard and gain an upper hand against them, as Dominator is a expert tactician and knows just what to do to manipulate others.
  • This Cannot Be!: Her reaction to Lord Hater overpowering her drill before throwing it straight through her ship with the support of the rebels (who are giving a beatdown to her army along with Hater's army).
    Dominator: How is this happening?! T-They're just a bunch of goofy idiots!
  • The Vamp: While she's perfectly capable of taking out her foes with force, she'll jump at the opportunity to use her good looks to manipulate people and gain the upper hand on them if it means utterly humiliating her foe, or to simply use as a distraction before delivering the final blow. (It's worth noting that Dominator only seems to do this if she knows the other person has a thing for her. Once she makes it explicitly clear that she is not interested—which she'll often express immediately thereafter—she won't pull such a thing on the same person again.)
  • Victory Is Boring: In the final episodes, Lord Dominator has destroyed almost the entire galaxy, save for a single, hidden planet. She believes she's won, and finds it so boring that she's absolutely delighted when she discovers that there's a final planet to be destroyed.
  • Villainous Aromantic Asexual: Deconstructed. She has zero interest in forming a romantic relationship with anyone because, as the terrifying big bad, she finds it annoying and offensive when people see her as a potential love interest just because she's a woman. Of course, she is also just genuinely disinterested in having a love life.
    Lord Dominator: I'm not the damsel in distress. I'm not your girlfriend or the frightened princess.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • She has one when Bot 13 turns on her near the end of "The Bot", though she regains her composure quickly.
    • She has another one in "My Fair Hatey" as Frostonium freezes her ship, but again, she regains her composure when she discovers that the ship actually incorporated the Frostonium, making her more powerful than ever.
    • Suffers a rather spectacular one in the series finale when Lord Hater wrecks her ship and Wander figures out that she suffers from crushing loneliness. Then Wander saves her life and offers her his friendship, despite all her attempts to crush his spirit, causing her to throw a massive temper tantrum and basically storm away from the Galaxy like an angsty teenager.
  • Villainous Widow's Peak: She has a sharp widow's peak.
  • Villain Song: "I'm the Bad Guy," which is all about how she's not the Damsel in Distress, your girlfriend, or someone who needs to be rescued. She's a bad guy, and she loves it.
  • Walking Spoiler: One can't really talk much about Dominator without spoiling the Gender Reveal.
  • Wall of Weapons: Shown off in her debut episode.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: "The Flower" reveals that she has a violent pollen allergy. This not only incapacitates her, but also breaks her speech with constant sneezing; to the point that her robots are incapable of understanding her orders to chase Wander. If that wasn't enough, the sneezing sounds humiliatingly adorable. However, this isn't exactly a practical weakness to be used against her.
  • We Will Meet Again: In the finale's stinger, Dominator is dead set on getting revenge on the "bunch of dorks" who defeated her, and since Word Of God is that "Dom was a big part of the third season plan", we know for a fact that she really did mean it.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Only when she's not wearing her armor is her white hair visible, but her heart is equally black in both forms.
  • Wicked Heart Symbol: Her crop top/suit sports a big red heart symbol that looks like its painted in blood.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Despite her overwhelming firepower, she never destroyed Wander, Sylvia, Hater, or Peepers when she had the chance. Wander figures out in the finale that this is because she wanted their company, even if it was in the form of bullying and tormenting them.
  • Womanchild: Her galaxy wrecking tour is basically a bullying power trip.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: Her signature look is black makeup dripping from her eyes like tears that she wears as a badge of honor, bragging about all of the pain and misery that she's caused.
  • Youthful Freckles: To add the the dissonance of being an Ax-Crazy yet lovable person.

    Emperor Awesome
Voiced by: Sam Riegel

The shark-headed, lipstick-wearing Emperor Awesome is a Bro from Outer Space, who has the credentials to back up his name. He is another of the main villains in the show, and as such, is engaged in a halfhearted rivalry with Lord Hater (who takes it much more seriously than Awesome does). Awesome has an army of soldiers with fists for heads.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: He gets reactions ranging from disgust to violence from anyone he tries to seduce, especially Sylvia.
  • Affably Evil: Though he can be an arrogant Jerkass, he has the personality of a laid-back party animal.
  • Agent Peacock: He's a flamboyant shark-man thing who enjoys tanning and wearing lipstick; he also rides a fire-breathing dinosaur that can also shoot lasers from its eyes in combat and controls a entire legion of "Fist Fighters". He's earned his title, alright.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Even he deserves some sympathy after seeing how traumatized he was about his experiences being Dominator's prisoner.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Heavily implied to have developed PTSD after his encounter with Dominator.
  • Asshole Victim: Downplayed, because he survived. But he was held prisoner and tortured by Lord Dominator.
  • Awesomeness Is Volatile: His parties are so over-the-top that they destroy planets.
    • Especially when he turns this trope Up to Eleven in, "The Party Animal".
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Though he can actually be a threat, Lord Hater is a better Big Bad than he. Commander Peepers tells him it's because he spends all of his time doing pointless things like picking on "nerds" and partying, rather than setting any actual goals to strive for as a villain.
  • Break the Haughty: Downplayed. He's still as arrogant as ever, but his experiences being Dominator's prisoner has left him too traumatized to do any real villainy.
  • Bright Is Not Good: His bright and flashy shows usually end with the destruction of the planet.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He does this before he attacks.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He gets to spend "The Party Animal" being the main villain instead of any appearances by Hater.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Actually averted, since his evilness has nothing to do with his sexuality beyond the fact that he's a bit of a creep.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: He shows no signs of being a villain in his first two appearances. "The Party Animal" shows he's more malicious.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: His party's usually result in this.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Looks the most shocked out of anyone when it looks like Queen Entozoa dropped dead right at the table in The Fancy Party.
  • Eviler Than Thou: On the receiving end of this, all the time.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin His fist fighters are exactly that: soldiers with fists for heads.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: Hits on Sylvia and a sandwich within the span of a single episode.
    • In "The Boy Wander", he hits on a boa constrictor (that he is wearing like a feather boa), but it's also not interested.
  • Freaky Electronic Music: His parties play non-stop techno music, primarily his Leitmotif, "Let's Get Awesome". It provides a contrast to Hater's Rotten Rock & Roll.
  • Handsome Lech: Those calves might be ready for market, but nobody's buying.
  • It's All About Me: He can't begin to comprehend why the crowd on the planet only cheers when he says that he's leaving. He even adds "But I'm never coming back!...ever." The crowd cheers louder.
  • Jerkass: Even more so than Hater.
  • Leitmotif: Let's Get Awesome.
  • Made of Iron: He once survived getting punched through a planet.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He's heavily implied to have been given one by Lord Hater for belittling and humiliating Commander Peepers.
  • Obliviously Evil: He thinks he's the Life of the Party, but to everyone else he's a planet-killing menace.
  • Off Stage Villainy: The Party Animal introduces his main villainous behavior, but outside of that none of his appearances having doing much that could considered evil. Despite that in Season 2 he's consistently appeared on the top 10 of the villain leader board.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: Probably not as much as Lord Hater.
  • Rage Quit: In "The Party Animal." After realizing he's been bested by Wander, he rips the knob off his giant speaker and throws it at his wide screen.
  • Real Men Wear Pink:
    • He wears lipstick.
    • He wears pink pants.
    • He has two bands, purple-and-pink, on his muscles.
  • Robeast: His cybernetic, fire-breathing, laser-shooting battle dinosaur.
  • Shark Man: Is a muscle flexing dude with a shark head.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's convinced he's the single greatest thing in existence and that he's doing planets a favor by having parties that destroy them.
  • Sore Loser: After Wander beats him in a dance contest, he leaves the planet, claiming that it's "too lame" for him to party on.
  • Totally Radical: He talks like a Frat Bro Surfer Dude.
    Emperor Awesome: Bro, do you even know how hard I slam?

    Badlands Dan
Voiced by: Clancy Brown

A big, tough Western bad guy residing in Doomstone. Backed by his size and frightening skeletal visage, he's made a name for himself.

  • Badass Baritone: With Clancy Brown at the wheels you should expect nothing less.
  • Back for the Finale: He returns in 'The End of The Galaxy' to oppose Dominator in the final battle, though has no spoken lines.
  • Gentle Giant: He's a massive minotaur like creature and by his own admission would never hurt anyone and is only faking tough.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Like everyone in Doomstone, he only pretend to be evil to avoid trouble.
  • Horns of Villainy: Comes with the cattle-skull-head.
  • A Load of Bull: A minotaur-like monster with a bulky humanoid body and a cattle skull with long horns for a head.
  • Outlaw: Claims to be a wanted man, with a ten-million credit ransom on his head.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He misses his garden.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has little beady red eyes and is certainly acting nasty.
  • Skull for a Head: Has a cattle skull for a head.
  • The Wild West: Wears clothes clearly based off a cowboys, and his skull head is a play on the stereotypical image of a cattle skull sitting in the western desert.
  • Verbal Tic: In his introductory scene, every sentence he speaks ends with the pronoun "an".

    Papa Doom

The biggest, toughest crime boss in Doomstone. Or so it seems.

  • An Arm and a Leg: It's subtle but where all of his henchmen fly, he can't seem to, and there a distinct scars on his shoulders, implying his wings were torn off in the past.
  • The Don: He's Doomstone's local crime lord. Until the end, that is.
  • The Dreaded: The bartender describes him as the nastiest criminal in Doomstone and he leaves his front door open on a planet full of criminals because no one is stupid enough to walk in until Wander and Sylvia showed up. Of course this is all a bluff.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Courtesy of Kevin Michael Richardson. He's not really evil, though.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He is a softie pretending to be evil.
  • The Napoleon: Even Wander's about twice his height.

Leader of a biker gang in Doomstone. She's actually a good guy.
  • All There in the Script: She is not named in her sole appearance, but recieves her name in the end credits.
  • Badass Biker: Let's see, Bike? Check. Helmet? Check. Leather? Check. Attitude? Check.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She and her gang are among the numerous citizens of Doomstone who only pretended to be evil.

    The Troll
Voiced by: Keith Ferguson

A small, greedy troll who grows bigger and stronger when people respond to his insults.

  • Attention Whore: "PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!"
  • Emotion Eater: Feeds on anger, so he keeps insulting people to make them angry. Although he also has appetite for actual food. He shrinks when ignored.
  • Fat Bastard: He turns into this as more insults are fed to him.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes turn a glowing pink whenever he changes size.
  • Jerkass: Constantly insults people to grow bigger, and then tries to steal all the Baaaa-hallans food.
  • Make My Monster Grow: By responding to his insults.
  • The Power of Hate: Gets his power from the anger and annoyance of anyone who responds to him.
  • Sheathe Your Sword: The only way to beat him. You give him more attention he'll just keep getting more powerful. But if you ignore him, he shrinks and can be easily dealt with.
  • Troll: In every sense.

    Sourdough the Evil Sandwich
Voiced by: Rich Fulcher

A body-snatching villain who spent thousands of years building an immense fleet of destructive warships. Due to Wander thwarting his attempt to steal Lord Hater's body, he's now forced to inhabit a sandwich for the next thousand years.

  • Anthropomorphic Food: For the next 1000 years at least.
  • Berserk Button: Desperate suck-ups really piss it off.
  • Body Surf: His main ability. Unlike most examples, it appears that he can only use this once every thousand years. This almost happened to Hater before Wander saved him, and Wander was going to be the next victim without knowing.
  • Catchphrase: EEEVILLLLLLL SANDWIIIIICHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Energy Being: His true form resembles a purple cloud with a head-shaped area for speech.
  • Foreshadowing: As Entozoe, she refuses to bequeath her power to anyone she sees as "weak". This is because she needs a new strong body to possess.
  • Gender Bender: It usually assumes the gender of the possessed body. The body it was introduced in was a woman, Queen Entozoa. As Sourdough, it starts using male pronouns (despite being a sexless sandwich).
  • Killer Rabbit: While only as physically dangerous as one would expect a talking sandwich to be, he still retains his fleet and is still conquering worlds.
  • Meaningful Name: As Queen Entozoa. 'Entozoa' refers to intestinal parasites such as tapeworms.
  • No Biological Sex: Being an energy creature who is constantly swapping vessels, Sourdough has no sex or gender.
  • No Name Given: While it adopts the name of whatever person (or food) it possesses, the Energy Being itself has no name.

    The Black Cube of Darkness
A mysterious... well... black cube that speaks in distorted Latin. He was shown to be down on his luck through most of his life, but despite this, he tends to be a very successful villain. After "The Battle Royale", he gives up villainy to try and live a normal life, but ends up being ostracized by everyone around him. At least, until Wander and Sylvia show up.
  • Being Good Sucks: Since he quit villainy, he's living life as a minimum wage worker, feared by everybody, and unable to use his talent of sucking souls. When he rescues one of the punks harassing him, the punk rallies a mob against him.
  • Burger Fool: In "The Black Cube", he worked as a cashier at a fast food restaurant with a Mean Boss, and the kids who mocked him before came to order a complicated meal. Out of anger, he destroyed the cash register, causing him to be fired.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He's good at stealing souls and being a cube, neither of which are useful to the life of a normal person.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: It's shown his soul stealing ability can be used to temporarily paralyze people nonlethally. He can potentially use this if he got a job as a cop (using it to paralyze criminals).
  • Dark Is Evil: The Black Cube is feared by most people he interacts with solely from being a being of pure darkness.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: In "The Black Cube", he is revealed to be misunderstood due to being pure darkness, even when he tries to act nice.
  • The Dreaded: On the planet he lives, all his neighbors are horrified of him.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Is heavily implied to be this since looking at it will induce a kind of hypnotic state that turns your eyes completely black.
  • Freak Out: After a very bad day and confronted by an angry mob, he begins to lose it.
  • Freudian Excuse: In the episode "The Black Cube", the Cube's life is shown to be very miserable. He lives in a run down apartment (which he barely afford rent to), his girlfriend broke up with him, he is mocked by street bullies for being different, he works as a measly cashier, and he is feared by everyone. This goes on until Wander and Sylvia help improve his life.
  • Gratuitous Latin: Speaks in distorted Latin.
  • Harmless Villain: Despite having the power to steal souls, no one takes him seriously, and in reality, he isn't all that powerful. Most of this comes from his lack of hands.
    • Despite this, he tends to be high up on the Galactic Villain Leaderboard.
    • His downfall was due to being unable to obtain the "Ring of Invincibility" (which was actually a fake ring anyways).
  • Heel–Face Turn: Goes through one in "The Black Cube"
  • Leitmotif: "Just a Little Black Cube of Darkness".
  • Logical Weakness: Everyone is scared when it makes it all the way to the Ring of Invincibility in "The Battle Royale"... only to clink against it, unable to actually put it on, and hover away in dejection.
  • Meaningful Rename: Got the nickname "Little Black Cube of Sunshine" at the end of "The Black Cube".
  • No Biological Sex: He's a black cube.
  • Power Floats: He levitates all the time.
  • Pure Energy: Implied to be a being of pure darkness.
  • Sinister Geometry: Its literally a sinister geometric shape.
  • Tears of Joy: Has one at the end of "The Black Cube" note 
  • Your Soul is Mine!: His power.

    Little Bits
Voiced by: G. Hannelius

Little Bits first appears as a stray kitten who's starving in an alien city. Of course, Wander takes pity on her and is soon waiting on her hand and foot. However, Sylvia is suspicious of her, and rightly so—she's actually a Bounty Hunter who plans to turn our heroes over to Lord Hater. She later returns with a new scheme in which she stars in "cute kitten" videos that turn everyone who watches them (except Sylvia) into her brainwashed slaves.

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: She has purple fur.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: She starts out as one in her debut episode. When the characters enter rough desert terrain, Wander gives her his shoesnote  to protect her "poor exposed little footsies". In later appearances, she reverts to this trope when she wears clothes at all.
  • Beware the Cute Ones: She uses her cuteness to her advantage.
  • Bounty Hunter: Her actual profession.
  • Cats Are Mean: Once we learn who and what she really is.
  • Cute Is Evil: She may look cute, but she weaponizes her cuteness to get what she wants.
  • Cute Kitten: She plays this trope for all it's worth.
  • Cute Mute: She doesn't say anything for the first half of her debut episode.
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: She speaks this way, much to Lord Hater's amusement. It rubs off on Sylvia during their confrontation in "The Catastrophe".
  • Enfant Terrible: A bounty hunter's gotta be dangerous, even if she is just a child.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Little Bits" was a name given to her by Wander. Her real name is unknown.
    • Although, she has been shown to answer to this name in Season 2, implying that she may have taken it as her real name.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: People she hypnotizes get green eyes.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Lil' Bits gives a brutal one to Wander before using him as a pillow. She claims to have tested the limits of her prisoner, but with all she put him through, you have to wonder how much of that she did For the Evulz.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Those who were released from her mind control remember nothing that happened up to that point besides first seeing her.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: She uses them to hypnotize Wander. Sylvia does the same to try to snap Wander out of it, leading to a face off between her and Little Bits over who can make the biggest puppy dog face.
  • Teleportation: She plans to use a "teleportation pad" to deliver herself, Wander and Sylvia to Hater's ship. However, the pad takes a long time to charge up, and by the time it's ready to use Sylvia rescues herself and Wander, leaving Little Bits to arrive on Hater's ship alone.
  • The Quiet One: She spends the first half of her debut episode communicating with only head shakes/nods and giggles.
  • Walking Spoiler: Most of the information about her gives away the fact that she's evil, which is a plot twist in her first episode.
  • Vague Age: It's unknown if she's an evil kitten or an adult villainess posing as a kitten. Even Word of God seems unable to decide.
  • You Have Failed Me: The end credits show Lord Hater lowering Little Bits into a vat of boiling oil for failing to capture Wander, only for her to hypnotize Lord Hater with her puppy dog eyes.

    Dr. Screwball Jones
Voiced by: "Weird Al" Yankovic

"Doctor Screwball if you please! I've got an online Ph.D!"

Little is known about the banana-shaped, Bozo-haired, mustachioed alien who goes by Dr. Screwball Jones. He is the only villain to make Wander turn serious and go into cape and mask hero mode. Why? His philosophy is the twisted reflection of Wander's. They both want the universe to be happy, but Screwball believes people can be made happy by force. His doctorate is an online Ph.D taped to the wall of his spaceship laptop and all, and he's quite serious (if he can be said to be serious about anything) about being referred to as Doctor Screwball Jones. He is also an incorrigible punster, so you shouldn't incorrige him; but Wander often does as it's banter-as-battle when the two of them get going.

    Major Threat/Jeff
Voiced by: Piotr Michael

Lord Hater's villainous idol who had a change of heart after meeting someone named Tumbleweed implied (and later confirmed) to be Wander under a different name.

  • The Atoner: He became this after his heel-face turn.
  • Cat Smile: Due to the structure of his mouth; post-Heel–Face Turn, it makes him look kind of cute and hints at his peaceful, relaxed state of mind. When he was still a villain, however, it looked more like a cleft lip and made him look more threatening.
  • Cool Old Guy: Sort of takes this role towards Hater, trying to guide him in the right direction in life just like he had gone through.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Even if its just an act, he really plays it up in his Face–Heel Turn with Lord Hater.
    "Major Threat will not abide by such a disgusting display of optimism!!"
  • Expy: Cthulu in terms of looks, and The Dude in terms of personality.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He went through one in the past. Thanks to Wander.
  • Leitmotif: An ominous and alien-sounding tune, referencing his phenomenal power and (former) menacing status.
    • He has a tropical tune as Jeff, reflecting his change of heart and hippie personality.
  • Meaningful Name: Before he pulled a Heel–Face Turn, he used to be a very powerful and dangerous villain, to the point that Hater asks him to autograph a poster when he meets him in person. In other words, Major Threat was once, well... A major threat.
  • Mind over Matter: Telekinesis, brainwashing, forcefields; he's got it all.
  • Mooks: He had an army of purple squid-like creatures, complete with a mustached one that is (presumably) his version of Commander Peepers. Whether they are still with him after he became Jeff is unknown.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Possibly even moreso than Wander!
  • Predecessor Villain: Major Threat is Lord Hater's idol and source of inspiration in spite of the two not even living in the same galaxy. Learning that Major Threat or "Jeff" as he currently prefers to be called was "wanderized" makes Hater afraid of suffering the same fate. "The Waste of Time" reveals they share (or rather, shared) many other attributes as well.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He wears purple robes and his powers emit a purple aura.
  • The Rival: To Admiral Admirable, a unicycle-riding hipster narwhal with literal foot soldiers, who was the Emperor Awesome to his Lord Hater.
  • Secret Test of Character: The Face–Heel Turn Hater gets him to go through turns out to be this for Hater.
  • That Man Is Dead: He would rather go by Jeff than Major Threat.
  • Trickster Mentor: Well, kind of. He ends up having to fake a Face–Heel Turn as a last resort to try and bring out the good in his "student".

    Something The So-And-So
Voiced by: Sam Riegel

An incredibly insecure and pathetic excuse for a villain.

  • Affably Evil: Due to the fact that he's hardly a villain at all.
  • Apologizes a Lot: Often mumbles apologies amidst his stuttering.
  • Atrocious Alias: Being a villain while having a name like "Something The So-And-So" doesn't make him look like a serious threat.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Implied. Despite his Shrinking Violet nature, Something was able to conquer two planets and be the first one to get to the "Ring of Invincibility".
  • Harmless Villain: Big time. Wander easily convinces him to give up the supervillain life.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Goes through one after receiving encouragement from Wander in "The Matchmaker". By the finale, he's no longer a villain.
  • Improvised Clothes: He wears a beanie, a tea kettle "mask", a mitten, a rubber glove, underwear, a scuba flipper, a green pump, and a blue cape. Yeah.
  • Shrinking Violet: Suffers from a lack of self-confidence, which proves to squander his attempts at villainy.

    Mandrake the Malfeasant 
Voiced by: Keith Ferguson
An old, frail veteran villain with an army of tin-can robots. He's the nemesis to Starbella.

Other Characters

    Prince Cashmere
Voiced by: Bill Fagerbakke

The noble ruler of Baaaaa-halla, Prince Cashmere is kind, but is as courageous as a sheep-man-warrior can be.

  • Badass Cape: Lovingly crafted for him by his Nana Ba-ba.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Cashmere is noble and kindhearted, but he won't hesitate to fight anyone who harms his people, tries to take their food— or insults his cape.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He as loud as he is strong.
  • Extreme Omni-Goat: He and the rest of the Baaaaa-hallans. They have everything but the kitchen sink on their feasting table.
  • Meaningful Name: "Cashmere" means the wool of a goat, and he is indeed a wooly, goat- or sheep-like warrior.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: He's the leader of a race that doesn't take kindly to insults.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He listens to Wander when he advises him to ignore the Troll.
  • Warrior Prince: He rules Baaaaa-halla as prince but isn't afraid to get his hands dirty on the battlefield.

    The Lords of Illumination 
Leader voiced by: John Hodgman

A group of wise aliens who put Wander through a Secret Test of Character in "The Box".

Voiced by: Tara Strong

The leader of the Ballzerians, Beeza is levelheaded and calm, to an almost disturbing degree.

  • Dissonant Serenity: See that pretty, sunny smile on her profile picture? Know what she's saying at that very moment?
    "There aren't any planets left in our system. We have absolutely no idea where we're going. We'll just fly through space until we run out of fuel. Or food. Whichever comes first. How does one fight off cannibals? Some sort of pointy stick, I assume."
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Her scleroses are black while her pupils are white.
  • Seen It All: Of the "weary traveler" variety. A giant dog destroyed their planets and forced them to move so many times, she and her people have become apathetic towards it, calling it routine.
  • The Stoic: Beeza and the other Ballzerians accept that Buster repeatedly destroying whatever planet they're living on is just the way things are.


A gigantic puppy who plays with planets until he destroys them.

    Sir Brad Starlight
Voiced by: James Marsden

Brad Starlight is a hero. Just ask him, he'll tell you. But to anyone who knows him, he's more a Legend In His Own Mind. Make no mistake, he's got the looks, the muscles, and the skills. It's just his inability to cope with reality — and his rather bratty reaction to it — when it's right in front of him that makes him so awful at what he does.

  • Ambiguously Human: He's of the only human characters in the show, or closest to one since he has no nose.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: To Princess Demurra.
  • Anti-Villain: While self-serving and delusional as "The Enemies" shows, by token of him genuinely believing he is the hero, it means he will take on and attempt to stop other villains if he meets one. Unless Wander shows up.
  • Blatant Lies: In "The Enemies", he claims Wander ruined his "wedding" to Demurra. Actually, he and Wander ruined her wedding to Drakor.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: It's implied that he and Demurra were friends as teenagers, but he developed romantic feelings for her and he became a Stalker with a Crush.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Apparently Demurra wasn't that into him.
  • Dumb Muscle: Makes many bad decisions and overestimates his own skills.
  • Engineered Heroics: In "The Hotshot", after he and his cousin, Chad, find a busted-up Dom-bot he came up with the idea to have Chad attack the towns on various planets with the Dom-Bot, so Brad would ride in to the rescue, "beat" the Dom-bot, collect the reward, and kiss the beautiful princesses.
  • Entitled to Have You: He insists on having Demurra even after she asks him if they can just be friends.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Is incapable of seeing it, even when things don't go in his favor. Not even being unable to pull an ancient sword from stone meant for a hero, that Wander pulls out easily, makes him see that, though that could have been Foreshadowing that he's actually the villain.
    • Taken a step further in "The Hotshot", when he and his cousin, Chad, orchestrate a series of attacks on different planets so that Brad can ride into town, save the day, earn the reward, kiss the fair maiden, and pretend to be "the hero" he wants to be.
  • Foreshadowing: He is unable to pull out the Sword of Destiny, while Wander can easily pull it out. This shows he is not the hero who can save Demurra.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The end credits tag of "The Hot Shot", which is confirmed to be canon, reveals that he eventually fell in love and started a family with Princess Remora (the lamprey princess who kisses him at the end of the episode)
  • The Hero: In the episode of the same name, which is subverted, he's actually the Wrong Genre Savvy villain. The true hero is Wander.
  • Hero with an F in Good: Even he does something that could be considered heroic, he fails at it spectacularly.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Apparently, he's pined over Demurra since they were teenagers.
  • I Reject Your Reality: He absolutely refuses to accept that Demurra is marrying Drakor of her own free will, and that his "prophecy" is just something he wrote in his diary when he was fifteen. This is taken further in "The Enemies"; Lord Hater points out that Wander (whom they had been trying to capture and destroy all episode) is the definition of a good guy, but Brad still stubbornly believes he is the hero of the piece.
  • Jerkass: Towards his "sidekick", even more so to his "steed".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He'd rather "help himself" by pretending to be "the hero" by scamming various planets instead of trying to help stop Lord Dominator as Wander suggests in "The Hotshot."
  • Knight Templar: Brad genuinely views himself as the hero of a fairy tale. Even though he's absolutely terrible at it.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: As of "The Enemies" it comes with Audible Gleam. Brought up again in "The Hotshot".
  • Light Is Not Good: Besides being a complete subversion of fairy tale hero tropes, in a later episode he comes in possession of the light half of an ancient sword (as opposed to Hater's dark half). Then there's also his own name.
  • Manchild: Whines whenever everyone isn't following the prophecy right or letting him be the hero.
    • Psychopathic Manchild: He turns out to be the actual villain in the end... and the prophecy was actually just his diary.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He's not nearly as good at this hero business as he thinks he is.
  • Moral Myopia: In "The Enemies", he's still convinced he's a hero, yet he sees nothing wrong with teaming up with Lord Hater to destroy Wander (whom he blames for something he didn't even do).
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite his brawny physique, he's a bit of a wimp. Princess Demurra manages to overpower and tie him up offscreen.
  • Never My Fault: He refuses to admit he is ever wrong about anything, instead blaming everyone else for not following the prophecy, aka his diary. He also blames Wander for ruining his marriage to Demurra, unable to accept he was kidnapping someone who was in love with someone else and that Wander was helping him until learning he was a delusional fraud and did nothing else after that.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Demurra, but thinks he's her one true love.
  • Walking Spoiler: Though it's only for "The Hero," it goes without saying.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Thinks he's the hero of a fairy tale destined to save the princess and wed her. In reality, he's a Stalker with a Crush who lives in delusion because he couldn't take no for an answer. On top of that, he manages to mistake the actual hero for the Sidekick, the Sidekick for the Cool Horse, and the princess' true love for the Big Bad, and refuses to budge from this construction no matter how obvious it becomes that he's got everything wrong.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Lord Hater in "The Enemies" (Though he believes he "converted" Hater to the side of good).

    Princess Demurra
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

Demurra is not your typical fairy tale princess. She knows how the fairytale is supposed to go, and knows how to sidestep the tropes.

    Drakor, The Dragon King
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

Demurra's loving dragon husband.

  • Babies Ever After: "The Gift" shows that he has had three (hybrid) kids with Demurra.
  • Big Bad: Averted, Brad is the actual villain.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Inverted. He looks like a stereotypical "ugly" villain, but is in actuality the 'hero', with the more classically good-looking Brad being an arrogant, petty, and childish villain.
  • Dragons Prefer Princesses: He's introduced as the classic evil fairytale dragon that kidnaps a princess and guards her in his castle. However, he's genuinely in love with Demurra and she returns his feelings, and there was no kidnapping in the first place.
  • Happily Married: To Demurra.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Turns out he was just tense cause it was his wedding day and he didn't want anything to go wrong.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Demurra.
  • King Koopa Copy: Is presented as this at first.

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

A prince who becomes evil after his father threw away his beloved sock puppet.

  • Dark Is Evil: As soon he turns evil, his armor changes from golden to black.
  • Light Is Good: When he recover his sock puppet, he turns good again, and he appears wearing a golden armor and having some sort of Holy Halo.
  • Morality Chain: Exaggerated. Destructor wears a sock as a puppet on his right hand, acting as his Imaginary Friend. Without the "sock's" guidance, Destructor turns evil.

    Harvax and Stok 
Harvax voiced by: Jeff Bennett
Stok voiced by: Charlie Adler

Gross garbage pickers, Harvax and Stok are frequent participants in the Galactic Conjunction 9000 race. They are also old rivals of Sylvia's, who know her time bomb tendencies well and taunt her with them.

    Trudie Traveller
Voiced by: Edie McClurg

Trudie Traveller is a little old alien lady of retirement age, who putts along through space on a scooter, seeing the sights of space. She's rosy-cheeked and sweet as pie ... Until she meets up with Wander, at which point she turns "who has seen the most sights in space" into a competition that almost drives the little orange guy out of his mind. It turns out she cheats — with clone/doppleganger/android/hologram duplicates of herself.

  • Affably Evil: While she is by no means evil, she did enjoy winding Wander up for the sake of competition. A pretty Cool Old Lady otherwise.
  • Always Someone Better: Tries to invoke herself as one of these to Wander during the events of "The Tourist", until The Reveal that she had hired doppelgängers of herself the whole time.
  • Cool Old Lady: Despite her evilness, you have to admit that her adventures visiting places make her seem very cool.
  • Evil Old Folks: She doesn't make much of an effort to hide her less than pleasant personality.
  • Making a Spectacle of Yourself: Wear starshaped glasses.
  • Karma Houdini: She is the only antagonist in the series who never receives any form of comeuppance.
  • Me's a Crowd: She actually has various clones of herself, explaining why she saw all those planets so fast. Wander never knew, however...
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: She's even smaller than Wander.
  • The Rival: To Wander.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Her pride becomes more and more blatant over the course of the episode, to the point where she's practically taunting Wander over how many places she's been to.
  • Troll: She knew what made Wander tick. She managed to get under his skin— something Lord Hater still has yet to accomplish.

Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren

Janet was a dull, lifeless rock of a sentient, talking planet until a visiting Wander found something nice to say about her. Flattered and encouraged by the kindness, Janet began beautifying herself to make Wander feel comfortable and at home. Upon meeting Sylvia and realizing she had a rival for Wander's affections, Janet's friendliness extended to Wander alone; her treatment of Sylvia was passive aggressive, but soon escalated as she realized that Sylvia would not give up and leave Wander with her. Her affection for wander and antipathy for Sylvia reached a fever pitch, at which point even Wander had to admit she was getting scary. She nearly killed the pair with launched volcanic bombs, before realizing she'd gone too far. Breaking down into tears, Janet apologized for her actions, and let the pair depart, ready to resign herself to a lifetime of loneliness. As fate would have it though, Janet's moon, Maurice, is also sentient, and in love with her, so she got her Happy Ending.

  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Sylvia.
  • Forceful Kiss: Tries to give one to Wander against his will, but Sylvia interrupts it with a punch.
  • Genius Loci: She is self-sufficient, self-aware and knows how to take care of Sylvia. In addition, she can basically control anything that happens on her body. She can manifest volcanoes, change entire landscapes, grow plants, create houses, etc.
  • Green Thumb: She can control basically anything that happens on her body, which includes growing and controlling plant life.
  • Killed Offscreen: By the end of Season 2's Story Arc, Lord Dominator has destroyed every planet except the secret planet. Among the planets that were destroyed, Janet was one of them.
  • Just Eat Him: After several attempts at making Sylvia unwelcome, Janet decides to just eat her.
  • Possessive Paradise: She does not let Wander go without a fight.
  • Stalker Shrine: Has one to Wander.
  • Stealth Pun: Possibly unintentional, but her new love literally revolves around her.
  • Yandere: And how! The entire episode revolves around her trying to force Wander to love her while trying to kill Sylvia for being close to Wander.

    Huckleberry Knucklehead
Voiced by: Owen Faust

A giant toddler who gets lost on a mall planet, and attaches to Wander and Sylvia.

    The Insurgent Generals 
General Outrage voiced by: Steve Blum
Clipper voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson
Brainz voiced by: Jeff Bennett
Wild Card voiced by: Dwight Schultz

  • Affectionate Parody: Of military heroes like The Dirty Dozen, the G.I. Joe crew and The A-Team.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The other Insurgents never question Wild Card's antics— probably because they never get in the way of their missions and sometimes can actually help (like having a chicken lay an egg on a bomb to set it off).
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Wild Card loves non-sequiturs and silly random things.
  • Everything Is an Instrument: Wild Card used a live chicken as a trumpet. Yes, it makes perfect sense.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: They come off as tough, badass heroes, but it turns out their plan was to just inconvenience Lord Hater as they're too scared of him to do anything worse. Their mission was to ruin his bathtub, but they treat it as a great success.
  • No Indoor Voice: Let's just say General Outrage is well-named.
  • Pungeon Master: Clipper's a real cut-up. He can cut to the quick with his puns, such as "Cut it out!" or "I knew we couldn't cut it." (a line that was storyboarded, but cut from the final product)
  • Rated M for Manly: Outrage is all about missions, mayhem, manliness!
  • The Squad: A parodic example.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Brainz.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Wild Card's eyes are stripes of blue, pink, and green.

    The Bounty Hunters 

A trio of bounty hunters that Hater hires in 'The Bounty' to catch Wander: Rongroffle the Huntress, Killbot 86, and the Potted Plant'.

  • Oh, Crap!: Rongroffle has this when she catches Wander, only to see a giant tiger ready to maul her.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Killbot 86 zaps everyone into Hater's ship but Wander, which leads to a mass of Torture Room victims.
  • Killer Robot: Killbot 86 is one of these, even though it doesn't actually kill anyone in the episode, only teleports its victims to Hater's ship as Hater wants to capture Wander alive.
  • Man-Eating Plant: The Potted Plant is revealed to be this.
  • Pig Man: Rongroffle the Huntress is a pig-woman.

Voiced by: Will Arnett

Sylvia's ex-partner (no, not in that way) who is more tough and adventurous than Wander, but nowhere near as nice.

  • Dirty Coward: Sells out Sylvia and bails when Lord Hater and his Watchdogs catch them in his storage facility.
  • Expy: Of Han Solo, but with none of his redeeming qualities.
  • Foil: To Wander. Wander is innocent, compassionate, and helpful; Ryder is mean, underhanded, and selfish. He's also shows what Sylvia could have been like without Wander's influence.
  • Jerkass: A self-serving traitorous criminal.
  • Meaningful Name: He's called Ryder because he used to... ride... her (Sylvia).
  • Toxic Friend Influence: As Sylvia herself admits, Ryder brings out the worst in her and she starts to slip back into her old criminal habits when they briefly reunite.

    Stella Starbella 
Voiced by: June Squibb

A veteran superhero who seems like a Cloud Cuckoolander at first, but is actually a badass Cool Old Lady.

Also known as Probe 13, Beep-Boop is one of Dominator's probes who Wander befriended and turned good.
  • 13 Is Unlucky: His number is 13, hinting at the problems throughout the episode he faces as well as his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Appropriated Appellation: His name is bot 13, but he adopts the name "Beep-Boop" after Wander mistakes it for his name.
  • The Ace: The most efficient of Dominator's probes, and she wants the others to take after him.
  • Defiant to the End: What does he do when a furious Dominator demands him to show the data of the planet he found so she can harvest it? He retorts that his name is Beep-Boop and deletes the files in her face, knowing well that she would destroy him for that.
  • Dying Alone: Probably what makes his Heroic Sacrifice even sadder, as he's ejected into space where he burns up alone, while looking at the picture he took with Wander. Wander probably never learned what happened to him, unless he connected the dots when Dominator mentioned she destroyed Bot 13 in the season 2 finale.
  • Famous Last Words:
  • Foil: To Westley. Both obeyed tyrannical villains only to enjoy spending time with Wander. But while Westley was The Runt at the End with a fondness for good views and a desire to prove himself, Probe 13 was hyper-competent and needed to discover how much fun the world he wanted to destroy was. He also further demonstrates Dominator's Eviler Than Thou status by being killed by his master, while Hater briefly mourned Westley's apparent death.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Thanks to Wander, he turns good.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He deletes his data on the planet he met Wander in to protect him and the inhabitants, and as a result Dominator ejects him into space where he burns up.
  • Just a Machine: Averted by both Wander who regards him as a friend and by the narration who treats his Heroic Sacrifice as an appropriately tragic moment. Played Straight by Dominator, who regards his as a disposable robot.
  • Redemption Equals Death: He chooses to delete the files about the planet he met Wander in to protect him, knowing that Dominator would destroy him for his disobedience.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: The End Of The Galaxy implies that Dominator found Seacironicus 5 anyway.

    Sylvia's Family 
Sylvia's mother: Dorothy, her brothers: Bill, Phil, and Gill, and her grandmother who live back on her home planet. They live together in a stone house that would be perfectly normal in The Flintstones.
  • Big Eater: It must be a species trait.
  • Disappeared Dad: Its heavily implied that Sylvia's father died.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Everyone. It gets to the point where Wander eventually snaps.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Dorothy treats Sylvia like dirt because she knows that Sylvia came back because she is running away from Dominator, rather than trying to stop her like she did with Hater.
  • Jerk Jock: Her brothers.
  • Racist Grandma: Her grandmother calls Wander a "flithy space hippie" and thinks he wants to steal her purse.
  • Shout-Out: Since Sylvia's species was mentioned as "Zbornak", Dorothy's first name takes this to the logical conclusion of Dorothy Zbornak's name.
  • So Proud of You: They are all very proud of how Sylvia has stood up and fought villains like Lord Hater and Dominator.

    Emily Ripov
Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

A ruthless hunter of aliens like Captain Tim.

A group of spectres that haunt a forest in "The Heebie Jeebies".
  • Creepy Circus Music: Their Leitmotif, with some sinister drumbeats added in to heighten the terror. They also seem to spontaneously generate it to boot.
  • Emotion Eater: They feed on the fear an anxiety of those who enter the dark forest, and disappear once they're brave.
  • Enemy Mime: As the name would imply, they are spectral mimes.
  • Face Your Fears: How they are defeated.
  • Glowing Eyelights of Undeath: Combined with Prophet Eyes, their eyes glow a hollow off-white color.
  • Implacable Man: They never stop chasing you down, ever, and can seemingly reach places that regular people would have a very difficult time getting to unassisted and stealthily.
  • Jump Scare: They live and breath this trope In-Universe and pull a nasty one on the viewer at the end of the episode.
  • Nice Hat: They all wear a tall top hat as you might find on a circus ringleader.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: All they do for the whole episode is stalk Wander and Sylvia through the forest and bob up and down to discordant circus music. No explanation is given to where they come from and we have no idea what they do to people.
  • Painting the Medium: A couple of close-ups on them reveals that they have a film grain filter imposed over them, as one might see in an old horror or Grindhouse style movie.
  • Secret Test of Character: This is their purpose; whoever goes through the forest encounters them, and they'll only disappear if you can master your fear of them.
  • Slasher Smile: And this is also their default and only expression.

    Miss Myrtle 
Voiced by: Piotr Michael

An old woman turtle who controls the fabric of the universe.

  • Disproportionate Retribution: Tells Sylvia at the end of the episode to get the snickerdoodles out of her sight or she'll destroy the universe.
  • Eldritch Abomination: She's a giant space turtle and apparently weaves the very fabric of the galaxy...whatever that means.
  • Extra Eyes: She has 5 of them.
  • Needlework Is for Old People: Exaggerated; the weaver of the "fabric" of the universe is characterized as an old lady.
  • Pals with Jesus: Wander, and later Sylvia, are friends of hers.
  • Physical God: As mentioned above, she controls the fabric of existence and can even destroy the universe on a whim.
  • Power Glows: She emits a magenta aura whenever she uses her powers.
  • That's No Moon!: At first, Sylvia thinks she is on some jagged lifeless planet, but it turns out to be her shell.
  • Time Abyss: Calls herself 'the eternal turtle', and considering her abilities, she's probably been around since the beginning.
  • Turtle Power: She seems to be a take on the mythological World Turtle.

Voiced by: Seth Morris

A pompous geeky wizard in possession of a museum of artifacts.

    The Bitties 
A race of tiny red and blue critters in Neckbeard's museum.


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