Aqua Teen Hunger Force/Characters
The Aqua Teens
A giant, talking milkshake. Yes, you read that right. Likes to think he's the boss, but is just a stupid jerk.
- Asshole Victim
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Well, he's just a talking cup.
- The Blind Leading the Blind: Shake will frequently attempt to impart knowledge to Meatwad, in spite of being equally (and sometimes even more) dumb.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Prone to coming up with crazy ideas out of the blue.
- Dirty Coward: Not one to be relied upon in times of crisis.
- Freudian Excuse: Shake doesn't have a real brain. Inside of his head is a huge cluster of nerves, which explains his inability to think ahead.
- Implausible Deniability: Shake is the kind of guy who'll suddenly reject an idea he previously clung to with his life.
- In Name Only: Frylock's the real leader--Shake calls himself "Master" because it sounds cool.
- It's All About Me
- Jerkass: Unrepentantly lazy, rude, selfish, and greedy.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All
- Large Ham: Shake gets overly dramatic when he starts accusing people (usually Frylock) of outlandish things.
- Man Child: If Shake doesn't get his way, he will break things. Even his own property.
- The McCoy - Impulsive beyond all reason.
- Pet the Dog: The one time Shake did something nice for someone was when he found out Frylock was dying of cancer.
- Small Name, Big Ego- Shake's entire existence revolves around getting people to think he's the best thing since sliced bread. Never works, 'cause he's a moron.
- Staying Alive
- Stuff Blowing Up: At first, he seemed to have the power to make things explode whenever he tossed them out of frustration or anger.
- Suicide Is Painless: Once killed himself just to fuck with Meatwad.
- They Killed Kenny - Then again, most of his deaths are his own fault.
- Ungrateful Bastard
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Frylock can fire laser beams from his eye and can shoot fry-like projectiles, Meatwad can shapeshift into virtually anything and Shake... can excrete a white substance from his straw.'
- Since he's a pistachio-flavored milkshake, the white substance is most likely...milkshake.
A floating, super-intelligent box of french fries with various powers.
- A Man Is Not a Virgin: Subverted, in that he's probably a virgin.
- Badass Beard
- Badass Bookworm: Frylock's eye lasers and smarts are the only things keeping Shake and Meatwad alive. Well, you know what I mean.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Character Development: In the Pilot, he was robotic and subservient to Shake. This quickly changed.
- Control Freak
- Deadpan Snarker
- Eye Beams: Frylock wears contact lenses that shoot just about anything from electricity to fire-retardant foam.
- For Science!
- Mid-Air Bobbing
- Naughty Tentacles: He also has Barbie Doll Anatomy, but unlike Shake, the Series never hangs a lantern on this.
- Nice Guy: Compared to other characters, but even he has moments:
*Frylock kills MC Pee Pants, then rationalizes it*
- "No Respect" Guy: Nobody ever listens to Frylock's advice. They usually suffer for it.
- Not So Above It All: Every now and then, Frylock acts as greedy and mean as Shake--one ep shows him cloning (i.e., counterfeiting) money, even after he told Shake not to.
- Only Sane Man - He's basically the only ATHF member who's capable of...anything, really. Meatwad and Shake are too stupid to take care of themselves without Frylock around.
- Power Floats
- The Spock - He's a bit of a wet blanket. But when your roommates are as dumb as Meatwad and Shake, it's forgivable.
- The Straight Man
A wad of meat. Pretty slow-witted, but he has a good heart.
- Back From the Dead
- Bumbling Sidekick: He's Frylock's lab assistant. He may not be bright, but he's more stable than Shake.
- The Ditz: Let's put it like this. Shake, who accidentally kills himself on a regular basis, outsmarts and manipulates Meatwad just as often.
- Drunk with Power: Twice.
- Dumb Is Good: For him, at least, making it more like Dumbest Is Good.
- The Kirk: He tries to be the mediator between Shake and Frylock, but he's just too laid back to make much of an impact.
- Living Toys: They're not really toys, but he can still talk to them. The others can talk to them in "Shake Like Me". In "Dumber Dolls", Frylock buys him an actual living toy, which turns out to be The Eeyore.
- Man Child: He and Frylock basically have a father-son relationship, since Meatwad can't think for himself.
- Manipulative Bastard: To Shake. Pretty much the only intelligent things he does is subtle, psychological revenge on Shake.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Just look at his "dolls". He even says that he can relate to a Darker and Edgier Sesame Street telling him, "You're gonna die."
- Nixon Mask: In "The Shaving".
- Rant-Inducing Slight: In "Gee Whiz".
- Shock and Awe: In Episode 5, after Shake puts him in the dryer for a week.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: He usually only limits himself to turning into a hotdog or an igloo, for some reason.
Their fat, bald, middle-aged neighbor.
- Butt Monkey
- Casanova Wannabe
- The Chew Toy: His most noticeable trait is that he gets shafted all the time, just for living next door to the Aqua Teens.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Image Song: "I Don't Need No Instructions To Know How To Rock!"
- Noodle Incident
- Only Sane Man: Carl's an ignorant, sex-crazed, lazy bum, and on any other show he'd be the wacky neighbor. But since he lives next to the Aqua Teens, he's the sane one by default.
- They Killed Kenny: Carl dies ridiculously often, usually because of something the Aqua Teens did.
Aliens from the moon that look like they'd be better off in an Atari game.
- Awesome but Impractical: Their lasers can vaporize anything, but they shoot a...
- Painfully-Slow Projectile: Which Carl still manages to get hit by.
- Expy: Ignignokt and Err have the voices and personalities of Baffler Meal Master Shake and Frylock respectively.
- Hot-Blooded: Err will attack anything that bothers him, and a lot of things bother him. But he's really small, so it's no big deal.
- Humans Are Morons: This is the opinion held by Igignokt and Err, believing that they are superior to all life on Earth in every possible way. Unfortunately, they themselves are not all that smart and are always ultimately shown to be dumber than just about everyone they ever meet on Earth--human, food product, or otherwise.
- The Power of Rock: In one episode, they get their hands on the Foreigner Belt--a belt that gives the wearer superpowers based on the band's songs. For example, setting the belt to Cold As Ice gives freezing powers.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The serene and haughty Ignignokt is blue, while the hyper and aggressive Err is red.
- Retraux: All moon people are designed to look like 8-bit video game characters. The original plan was to portray them as refugees from a failed Atari game.
- Rogues Gallery: They're the most recurring "villains" of the show. Their only real ambition is to rob stores.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Ignignokt and Err are always rambling on about how the moon is superior to Earth, but when challenged on it, they can't even explain why.
- Viral Marketing: What they were supposed to be in Real Life.
Pointy aliens from Pluto.
- Easily-Thwarted Alien Invasion: In their first appearance, they have no real plan. In the second, they intend to "de-terraform" earth, but again lack a proper plan. In the third, they are literally only stealing the Aqua Teens' cable. Frylock's assessment of them is the current page quote.
- Feet of Clay: Oglethorpe is initially described as having invented the Insane-O-Flex in the movie, but this is later disproved.
- Foreign Cuss Word: Oglethorpe knows a German one.
- Poirot Speak: For some reason, Oglethorpe has a German accent.
- Theme Naming: Oglethorpe and Emory are colleges in Atlanta, Georgia (home of Williams Street Productions).
The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past From the Future
- Hey, It's That Voice!: If you listen past the robotic echo, he sounds a lot like the Twelve Ounce Mouse.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot
- Once Upon a Time: Thousands of years ago...
- Our Ghosts Are Different: He's not even intangible.
- Overly Long Name
Dr. Wong Burger
A dick with a coat full of mouths.
- Meaningful Name
- Running Gag: He always wants to return to his home planet, whether it's Dick Planet, Tooth Planet, or Burger Planet.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: In each of his appearances after "Dickesode", he's modified himself with a different body, changing from a "dick with balls of rage", to a tooth, and then a giant hamburger. He always keeps his face and glasses, though.
Wong Burger Employees
MC Pee Pants
- Cosmic Plaything: In all of the Space Ghost Coast to Coast Universe, he's literally the only character to be affected by Continuity.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting
- Meaningful Name
A mad scientist who works out of an abandoned building in Jersey.
- Catch Phrase: "Gentlemen, BEHOLD!!!"
- Chekhov's Skill: In the movie: "I AM A MASTER OF DISGUISE!!!"
- I Am Your Father: Revealed to be the creator of the Hunger Force in The Movie.
- Turns out to be a zigzagging trope as Dr Weird then insists Fry is his father, then Walter Melon shows up and says he's all their fathers. By the time their mother, a seven layer burrito, shows up, nobody except Meatwad even cares and the movie goes straight to credits.
- Large Ham
- Mad Scientist
- No Indoor Voice
- Significant Name: Everything that he does is weird, though this could be explained by him living in what once was an insane asylum. His antics include teaching his ass to eat his hand, making love to a lawn mower, sending spiders through the phone lines to telemarketers, tricking Steve into allowing corn to mate with him...twice, using a chain saw to cut off his flesh in order to lose weight, injecting himself with large amounts of barbecue sauce, cutting off his own head so that the blood spraying out of his neck will propel him all the way to Phoenix, asking Steve to agitate a snake coiled up inside his helmet, and much, MUCH more.
- They Killed Kenny: He and Steve die on a semi-regular basis.