New England Patriots? Makes sense
That Villain is Bishonen, Dude Looks Like a Lady, and a Walking Shirtless Scene, and basically, he's in Dee Dee's mind. Dont forget what's on his penis. And the fact that, if he destroy Dee Dee's mind/imagination, Dee Dee will no longer be a child.Does This Remind You of Anything??
- She is 12-years-old, I think, so she might be at the puberty age which supports this theory.
The creators of the show probably wanted a kind of reclusive guy, extrovert girl plot...except that Dexter would be too aloof and preoccupied to catch on to her advances.
In the end, they decided to just make the two siblings, probably to explain how she's always at his house if he doesn't like her much. But they kept the trappings of a one-sided romance.
- Ego trip may be the idea that Dexter in the future finds out about her plans and wants to stop her. When the robots are sent, Dexter destroys them, and then the rest of the plot follows up to the other Dexter's sending their own wave after Dee Dee.
- Alternatively, they're opposite sex clones. Either she's from the future, or Deedee used to be a supergenius, but in the experiment that produced Dexter, her advanced knowledge got transferred to him, and she became a massive ditz). She's able to bypass the security features because, as far as the security features know, she is him.
- As far as we know, Dexter could be some sort of technological Haruhi, and Dee Dee is there to stop him. Except that he won't grope her. Eww.
- Dee Dee's Dexter's granddaughter; that's why she called him gramps when he was old in that episode. It's because he is her grandfather.
- I like this one, but it is immediately jossed by the fact that Dee Dee knows about the lab, while Deborah knows nothing of Dexters "hobbies". can this hole in the theory be patched?
- So, wait, does that mean Mandark dismembers hookers?
- His parents named him Susan, who's surprised?
- Alternatively he buries boys, slices young women in bathtubs, throws family mothers from bridges and blunts family fathers to death with hammers. In this order.
- Dexter has red hair, trouble fitting in with normal people, above average intelligence, talks to himself constantly, and clearly feels some level of disgust with the world around him.
- Perhaps the "secret lab" under his house is really just young dexter's way of referring to the basement where he butchers animals.
- Dee Dee is obviously a nickname, short for Deborah, Dexter's childish and easily-excitable sister.
- As for Dexter's taller, thinner, dark haired evil counterpart, that would have to be Mandark. Obviously no young man would want to go through life with the name Susan, so he switches to Brian later in life.
- Dexter's accent is obviously an affectation, as no members of his family share this accent. Presumably he drops it once he begins to mature. The show Dexter's Lab is set before Dexter's 'dad', Harry, realises exactly what his son has been doing down in the basement.
- So, wait, does that mean Mandark dismembers hookers?
- Continuing on from the above troper's guess, Dexter's Lab is seen from Dexter's point of view as a young child, hence the cartoony style, lightheartedness, and no hint of Harry not being Dexter's real dad.
- Alternatively, Dexter and his family were on a drive home from a vacation to Miami but they crash and only Dexter survives. The crash had traumatized him (which explains why he's so f$#@ed up), but his vision improves (which explains why he no longer wears glasses). He later gets picked up by the police who take him to an orphanage, gets adopted by the Morrigans, and the rest is history.
- Honest Trailers already made a parody video about this.
- In Ego Trip, his future self is a giant, which kind of josses this.
- Tall leprechauns have been seen in numerous settings. Joss denied.
- Like in The Life and Times of Juniper Lee.
- Tall leprechauns have been seen in numerous settings. Joss denied.
- She's never seemed dumb by any stretch, just playful and hyperactive. It takes a level of brains to regularly bust into Dexter's lab.
- Agreed. Recall that she mastered general relativity before Dexter himself did.
- Deedee knows exactly what she's doing - the pilot episode where she has to check if Dexter's ready for school will show it (knocking on his door and asking if he's ready in such a quiet way that he wouldn't hear her even if he wasn't in his lab, and whipping out a credit card to open his locked door without batting an eyelid).
- Dee Dee is smart, but she wants to enjoy every moment of her life. She breaks things in Dexter's lab because she knows he is spending all his childhood locked away from the world. She is smarter than she looks.
- Then that means Dexter didn't make her smart in the science project episode, he just removed her hyperactivity so she can focus her intelligence.
- Or she can see the future and knows that if Dexter continues doing what he's doing, he'll destroy the world.
- More likely he's a Neid Artificer or Atomist, quite possibly an Unmada or even Illuminated.
- So, you're saying Dexter's full name is Dexter Dexter? Or Double D for sho- My god.
- We've seen him in the Powerpuff Girls via cameo, at Pokey Oaks. Not to mention Major Man exists in both shows.
- But he was also in Time Squad, and is known for his genius as Larry and Tuddrussel brought him to try and figure out what the hell they're supposed to do with Columbus.
He changes his name to Gordon, after his favorite show, Flash Gordon, and changes his last name to Freeman because he will finally be a Free Man. To further mask his appearance, he also dies his hair a darker shade of red/Brown and grows a goatee.
Using money made from DoD contracts at his existing lab, he attends MIT (Being unable to attend Harvard for reasons that would later become a mystery to everyone, even those involved.
After Graduating, he moves to New Mexico and seeks out occupation, eventually settling for a laboratory not unlike the one he owned as a child...
The rest is history.
- Actually, he had a different first name in his first appearance which was retconned to "Susan," so he probably has a different surname too; it totally be "Crocker."
- And it makes sense that even though we saw Crocker's "past", magic doesn't make time travel possible, only shows the godkid what could happen, so The Secret Life of Denzel Crocker was Timmy's perception of Crocker's childhood.
- The previous editor didn't elaborate much on this, but it actually makes a lot of sense the more you think about it. In fact, it could be that Dex has Asperger's or some sort of low to mid level Autism and the whole show was actually from his perspective. The characterization is all true, but everyone is suffering from character exaggeration because that's how Dexter thinks of them. Suddenly, some of the shows quirks seem more resonable:
1. Dee Dee characterization switching from a hyper active little girl to a elitist snob (watch any episode about fashion.) is because he just doesn't get girls. This is probably why his most reoccurring bullies were a pair of girls.
2. His Mom isn't actually that big of a moodswinger, Dexter just doesn't know when he's pissing her off.
3. His Dad just HAS to be less bumbling than that.
4. Here's the most important point: Mandark. Notice how different the characterization was between the beginning of the series and the end of the series. (Of the Craig McCracken run.) Let's remember the first episode he was in; this was the first time he met a kid that was on his IQ level. Throughout the entire show's run, Dexter was shown to be hyper-competitive at whatever he did. So no matter what this guy was like there was no way Dex was going to like him, so who knows how "accurate" his characterization in that episode was to the actual Mandark.We even get hints that Dexter is mentally blowing things out of proportion by how the entire school faculty acts in that episode. In the beginning of the episode they were figuratively worshiping him, by the end of it they were absolutely starstruck by Mandark and LITERALLY scorned Dexter because the new kid was smarter than him. Think about that; PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, worshiping a STUDENT, for answering questions. If you don't think that's odd, you've never been to school. Period. Then what's curiouser is that after that episode, Mandark stops outshining Dexter. Suddenly, they seem to be on the exact same level mentally. Even odder, Mandark gains quite a few pathetic qualities to him (Gets bullied by his little sister, jealous of Dexter, can't get over Dee Dee, never wins a battle since, etc.) Things get to the tipping point when Mandark get his day-in-the-limelight episode where he tries to win a surfing competition to win Dee Dee's heart. In that episode, if it wasn't for the fact he was swooning over Dee Dee, Dexter could have easily been the protagonist and you'd never even blink.If I had to harbor a guess, whoever is the main character of an episode, the story is being shown through their eyes. (Which explains a lot of "Mom"'s kung fu scenes.
- Don't forget that he also shows traits of being socially inept, has very narrow and specific focuses (i.e. his latest invention), often takes speech literally, etc... need I go on?
- Actually, I believe Mandark's dad is intended to be Russian and his mother Asian, as his mom is based off Yoko Ono (I think) and his surname is Russian.
- "Sun, Surf, and Science" is focused completely on Mandark, and he's shown in a more sympathetic light than usual.
- I always thought that depending on where you put the focus, either one would look like the villain.
- That also explains why Mandark (who looks older than Dee Dee) is in the same class as him.
- One tagline of the show was "He skips grades. She just skips."
- Furthering this, Dexter's accent sounds like it comes from eastern Europe, like the show's creator. Russia is no slouch when it comes to scientific advancement so Dexter probably is doing an imitation of one of its scientists he saw on TV while referencing that Genndy Tartakovsky is a Russian born American.
- OW MY CHILDHOOD
- And that explains the size of his lab and the Timey-Wimey Ball nature of "Ego Trip"
- He's finally a ginger!
- This explains why his lab in his bedroom is bigger than the whole house.
- Dexter Who?
- If I remember correctly, Dee Dee (or variations) is a shortening of Dierdre in the same way Bob is a shortening of Robert.
- Or it might simply be underground.
- One episode, the one where Dexter shrinks his parents and the whole house so that he can observe them, suggests that he uses portal technology: there's a door at ground level, you can see the inside of the lab, but there's no other structure.
- Alternatively, his real parents could have been those two scientists that looked like his mother and dad who were seen in that one episode where Dexter gets lost in the store, and their hyperactive son Dextor could've been Dexter's family's real son.
- Jossed,as in the episode Sun Surf and Science and Ego trip, we see him shirtles and well, he is a boy
- He's also about eleven years old and thus prepubescent. He's also a scientific genius who could probably administer his own hormone therapy and surgery if necessary.
- It's either that or he's got the same backstory as several serial killers.
She knows that Dexter could better the world if he ever kept his lab up and going, and ensures that good cannot be done there.
The stress of running Warner Bros. Studios with Yakko, Wakko, and Dot running loose eventually became too much for Plotz, so he resigned and decided to start teaching elementary school. He had his name legally changed to lower the chances of the Warners ever finding him and ensure that he'd never be bothered by them again.
She just isn't open about it because she's afraid of her friends teasing her for liking such a nerdy guy. Given how, uh... flirtatious she sometimes acts with the equally dorky Dexter, her interest in his science stuff, she may well be attracted to Mandark's intelligence.
She probably won't survive to her adulthood (one of the reasons why Dexter never met her future self in Ego Trip).
The reason why Dee Dee is so keen in spending time with Dexter, beside her worry that he is wasting his childhood and life away by locking himself like he does (canon, as she said it in the "Way of Dee Dee") or why, in the episode when she was sick, their mother practically forced Dexter to read to her, is because Dee Dee is going to die soon. And Dee Dee knows it.
The parents don't tell Dexter because, while he is a genius for certain things, he is still a little boy and there are things you don't know how to explain to a child. As for Dee Dee, rather than telling Dexter about it, she will rather try to enjoy whatever time she has by playing and living to the fullest (even if Dexter could find a cure, it would take exams and tests and she wouldn't want to waste her time like this). Also, maybe she doesn't want him to regret never spending time with her after she dies, so she will go play in his lab to be near him.
Is that Dee Dee died.Think about it. As a child, he wanted to surpass Dexter and prove he was smarter. Understandable. As another person mentioned above, perhaps he isn't even a villain since the show is from Dexter's perspective... To go from such a normal goal from conquering the world, something must have happened. What? Dee Dee died and Mandark probably blames Dexter for it.
She has seen some insight into the future and also knew that her brother had been kidnapped without having seen it (when they were playing at the Chubby Cheese), seems to be able to communicate with animals and is friends with beings from another dimension (she remarked that Koosie isn't imaginary when he appeared the first time, so he is either from another dimension or she virtually made him real with magic, not different from Maria did to Sakutaro in "Umineko No Naku Koro Ni") and has show to be smarter than she lets on.
Because he's a PoinDEXTER!
- (I'm so sorry...)
- I always personally thought that Moms name might be Dawn (like the dish soap), given her Neat Freak nature.
Think about everything that happens in this show. Even if you claim that Dexter fixes things by the end, such as maybe finding a cure for when him and Dee Dee became monsters, what about when Dee Dee became a horse and ran off to live in the wilderness?
Dexter has clones (or robots) of Dee Dee ready for such events, so his parents and other people will never know that she has vanished (he probably erased the memories of her friends if they were present).