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Megas XLR
Megas XLR Logo.jpg
Genre Action
Comedy
Science fiction
Mecha
Format Animated series
Created by Jody Schaeffer
George Krstic
Written by George Krstic
Alain Matz
Jack Monaco
Jack Alvino
Michael Kramer
Ford Riley
Zeke Kamm
Kelsey Mann
Directed by Chris Prynoski (also supervising director)
Kelsey Mann
Sue Perrotto
Juno Lee
Jack Alvino
Voices of David DeLuise
Wendee Lee
Steven Blum
Scot Rienecker
Clancy Brown
Kevin Michael Richardson
Opening theme "Chicks Dig Giant Robots", performed by Ragtime Revolutionaries
Composer(s) Shawn K. Clement
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) George Krstic
Jody Schaeffer
Editor(s) Roger Hinze
Running time 26 minutes
Production company(s) Titmouse, Inc.
Cartoon Network Studios
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original run May 1, 2004 – January 15, 2005

Megas XLR is an American animated television series that aired on the Toonami block on Cartoon Network and is produced by Cartoon Network Studios. It was created by Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic. The series is an homage and parody of mecha animation.

Originally entitled Lowbrow, the pilot episode was shown during Cartoon Network's 2002 Summer Contest to determine which cartoon would become a new Cartoon Cartoon; it was the most popular among viewers. After being delayed from its original debut in December 2003, Megas XLR finally debuted on the Toonami block on May 1, 2004, and was cancelled on January 15, 2005. Megas XLR is currently not airing on any station in the United States, but was airing on Teletoon in Canada. The entire series is available to download on Xbox Live Marketplace and iTunes.

Synopsis[edit]

In the distant future (specifically the year 3037, in the 31st century), Earth is fighting a losing war against an alien race known as "the Glorft". In a last, desperate attempt to save the planet, the human resistance steals a prototype giant robot from the Glorft and modifies it into a powerful war machine, renaming it MEGAS (Mechanized Earth Guard Attack System). The idea is to use a time-traveling device called a time drive to send MEGAS and its assigned pilot, Kiva, two years into the past to the Battle of the Last Stand, which was the last major offensive fought by humanity against the Glorft. Humanity lost that battle, but the members of the resistance, particularly Kiva, believe that MEGAS can tip the scales and hand the Glorft a decisive defeat.

Before the plan can be executed, however, an attack by the Glorft forces the human resistance to send MEGAS back in time before proper preparations are made, but the time drive is accidentally damaged in the attack and, as a result, sends the now-crippled MEGAS (its head was blown off in the attack) all the way back to the 1930s. MEGAS languishes in a New Jersey junkyard until it ends up in the hands of a slacker mechanic, Coop, and his slacker best friend, Jamie, around the year 2004. Coop turns MEGAS into a hot rod project by repainting it with a flaming paint job, replacing its head with a classic muscle car (resembling a car from the 70's MOPAR family; most likely a Plymouth Barracuda) and naming it XLR, for eXtra Large Robot.

Kiva goes back in time to retrieve MEGAS, and when she finds she is unable to pilot it because of Coop's modifications, she grudgingly decides to train Coop, who is now the only person who can pilot it. However, the Glorft have followed her through time and, much to Kiva's chagrin, it is now up to Coop to defend Earth from the Glorft and various other threats.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • Harold "Coop" Cooplowski (David DeLuise): Coop is the pilot of MEGAS and the main protagonist. Coop's general appearance seems to be quite typical Jersey native. He has a short, spiky blown-back crew cut and a carefully shorn chin strap. He is typically seen wearing a sleeve torn red-plaid flannel shirt, with a white #12 t-shirt underneath. It is implied that Coop is unemployed and still lives at home with his mother, occupying the basement and the garage. Due to years of playing video games of all types, he is an extremely capable pilot. His main fighting techniques are derived from numerous wrestling, dancing, racing, and other combat games. He's not exactly the brightest person around, but does occasionally exhibit some tactical ploy, as well as some considerable computer and mechanical engineering skills; seen as he managed to adapt his car to serve as jury-rigged control center for the super-advanced MEGAS, as well installing a number of secondary modifications. Although Coop can be a clever robotic fighter, he prefers the gung-ho approach of smashing now and asking questions later, especially if something gets in the way of what he wants. Most, if not all, of his amazing heroics are accidental, and he usually ends up destroying more than he protects. Even though he spends a majority of his time in MEGAS, Coop is actually quite strong as depicted by his demonstrations of raw strength, such as being able to punch a car window without flinching or using a monkey-wrench to smash a null-distortion missile off of MEGAS. Despite Coop's strength and piloting skill, he tends to avoid physical confrontation, only doing so when he is angered or wants to have a little fun. Along with his keen piloting and physical prowess, Coop also exhibits exceptional technical driving skills. During Coop's unintended raid of the Glorft mother-ship, he was able to skillfully maneuver through the craft while evading heavy weapons fire and avoiding recapture from the Glorft mechs. At the beginning of the Mirror Mirror part 2 episode Coop's original MEGAS is destroyed by the evil Coop of that universe. He ends up finding the MEGAS that the evil Coop abandoned and now uses an alternate universe MEGAS.
  • Kiva Onderu (Wendee Lee): (born September 15, 3012) Kiva is a military pilot and engineer who traveled back in time from over a thousand years in the future, around the year 3037. Kiva re-designed a captured Glorft prototype and was originally meant to be the pilot of MEGAS, but she can no longer pilot it due to Coop's modifications. She also finds herself stuck in the present time because Coop smashed the time drive. Instead of driving MEGAS herself, she constantly tries to train Coop. She has a no-nonsense personality, but adopts a small sense of humor as the series progresses. Kiva repeatedly demonstrates high skills in both robotic and hand-to-hand combat, usually being the "muscle" of the trio. She is always seen wearing her original futuristic pilot uniform, of which the shoulder pads and leg-guards are made of "tritanium refractive armor". Kiva is also very knowledgeable, tough, and fearless. Despite her many skills, Kiva is usually confined to the back seat, operating a wrist-operated holographic panel to give Coop advice on opponent's weaknesses, navigational directions, or feedback on MEGAS' system status. She can be viewed as Coop's co-pilot. By the end of the series, Kiva and Jamie get along quite well, considering both him and Coop her best friends.
  • Jamie (Steven Blum): Coop's best friend since childhood, Jamie is a skinny, smart-aleck slacker. He wears a woolen blue beanie, tight blue-jeans, and a black leather jacket with a green hoodie underneath. Compared to Kiva and Coop, his contributions are minimal, and are usually limited to comic relief. Really, Jamie is just along for the ride, often enjoying the thrill of Coop's misguided adventures (when Jamie and Kiva were trapped in a Glorft prison, he admitted to Kiva, "I don't have any other friends, okay? You take Coop on this save the world gig and I'm left with nothing..."). As the series progresses, he builds a stable friendship with Kiva (even becoming lovers after Coop won the Galactic Combat Championship Federation, breaking off and becoming evil; as a result Kiva followed to stay close to MEGAS, but became evil herself as Coop's second in command, breaking the relations with Jamie. This story line breaks off after past Coop defeats his evil, future self). He frequently makes passes at pretty girls, often imagining himself being adored by numerous attractive women, but often has little to no success. Personality wise, Jamie is very cowardly and often runs at the first sign of danger, only showing bravery when he or his friends are gravely threatened. Aside from this, Jamie is really a nice guy when you get to know him and actually offers helpful advice occasionally, mainly when agreeing with Kiva's opinions.

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Goat (Scot Rienecker): Between catching a tan on a scrap hill or relaxing in his favorite lawn chair, Goat is the owner and operator of the junkyard in which Coop found MEGAS. Goat dreams of finding a robot of his own, wanting to "call her Darlene". Like Jamie, he tries to hit on girls (usually Kiva) and falls just a bit short. He is the same character from MTV's Downtown, sharing the same voice actor and some of the staff of this series.
  • Little Tommy (Sean Marquette): A kid who lives in Jersey City, he often says "Cooool!!!!" when he sees something unusual, such as an alien appearing in the middle of a baseball game. He usually has a Slushie in his hand and delivers the line after taking a long sip.
  • Tiny (Kevin Michael Richardson): Another friend of Coop's. Despite his name, Tiny is considerably larger than Coop. Though like Coop, he is also fond of working with cars. He competed against Coop in an auto show and also assisted him on a number of occasions, including defeating the Glorft army.
  • Georgie (Kevin Michael Richardson): He is a video game expert much like Coop, only he isn't as good as him. He also seems to be fond of the lurps and plays their game series, which is apparently the only game Coop never played (Coop refers to the lurps as "Those cheesy, orange elves from that preschool show"). He has a lurp doll which he calls "his precious". He was later seen in Las Vegas with Goat at the game convention.
  • Gina (Rachael MacFarlane): A girl Jamie tried to date, she thought he had a nice car (which was actually Coop's). So Jamie lied to get her to go for a ride which ended up turning into a cat and mouse chase with the Glorft until Coop regained control of MEGAS.
  • Cal (Greg Eagles): One of Coop's friends who is the owner of the impound lot. He seems to know Coop rather well.
  • Skippy (Frankie Ryan Manriquez): Coop's annoying bratty cousin. Coop was forced to babysit him in an episode while his mother and Aunt Ester went shopping in the city. Coop decides to take Skippy into space where they encounter the Glorft who were using the Moon to attack Earth, when Coop accidentally ejected Skippy, who ended up finding the device needed to activate the thrusters which would push the Moon to Earth. After Coop manages to unintentionally defeat the Glorft once again, Skippy begs his mom to hang out with Coop again.
  • Florxin and Tolbit (Wally Wingert): Crab like aliens who perform transporting and clean-up tasks. Their first job was to dump the R.E.G.I.S. MK V into a black hole but thanks to Coop their mission was sabotaged. Florxin is the tall cynical one and Tolbit is the short clueless one. They appear again in "Junk in the Trunk" to apparently pick up litter thrown in space.
  • S-Force: A group of young superheroes from the planet Sarus. The S-Force protects beings of other galaxies from evil forces (they're a spoof of Gatchaman, Super Sentai, Voltron or Power Rangers). They first suspected Coop to be a bad guy most likely due to Coop's senseless destruction, they later learned that he wasn't evil, just dull. Despite this they became great allies and later helped each other in a later episode. They pilot Zorps (Red Hawk, Silver Rhinoceros, Green Ape, Purple Kangaroo and Pink Panther), which resemble animals. The pilots are Mac (Frank Welker), Argo (Scott Innes), Jax (Alan Young), Sloen (Ronnie Schell), and Duchess (Jennifer Hale). Their advisor is Targon. Due to their interaction with Coop, the S-Force have picked up his habits, becoming fast-food loving, less serious, video game junkies. Although in S-Force S.O.S they appeared to have reverted to normal. The S-Force's mech appeared again in a flashback in "Rearview Mirror Mirror, Part 2".
  • Ultra-Cadets: Space chicks who came to Earth looking for Coop, but instead they mistook Coop for Jamie. They needed Coop's assistance in fighting the Kurdock, so Jamie went instead not knowing what he was getting himself into. Later, Coop & Kiva showed up on their planet, revealing that Jamie was an impostor. In the end, the Ultra Cadets were attacked by the Kurdock, but it's unknown if they survived. Apparently they did as Goat was able to go to a movie with one of them. They are Galaxia, Comet, Pulsar, and Nova. Overall they are an homage to Sailor Moon. Their voice actors are Tara Strong, Apollo Smile, and Janice Kawaye.
  • Ally (Julie Nathanson): Kiva's ancestor from the past, sharing similar appearances. Gorrath tried to kill her, which would directly erase Kiva from history, preventing MEGAS from being sent to the present. Fortunately for her, Coop was there to defend her from the Glorft. Jamie seemed to be attracted to her, much to Kiva's displeasure.
  • Cyber Max (Jeff Bennett): The leader of the Robot Academy. He was attacked by the Glorft. Coop defeated the Glorft and Cyber Max thanked him.
  • Cryhocks: Otherwise known as the "Space Bigfoots". Their planet was being invaded by the Ceruleans, robots with the ability to transform into tanks much like the (Transformers). Coop helped them defeat the Ceruleans but at the same time also destroyed the planet Surell which kept the planet cool. All the ice melted and now the Cryohocks now live on a warm planet thanks to Coop.
    • Chieftain Ator (Keith Szarabajka): The chieftain of the Space Bigfoots. He is the leader of his tribe of Cryhocks who lived in an ice village. His village was protected by a defector of the Cerulean army but Coop mistook him for the enemy. Ator then explained this to Coop and Coop in return became their guardian... for a short while.
  • Alternate Jamie (Steven Blum): The leader of the resistance force in an alternate dimension. He is the hero of that Earth who fights against the evil forces of Coop and his army of robots. He apparently had a relationship with Kiva, but Kiva left with Coop and became evil. Alternate Jamie is a love scorn, battle-hardened man with a knee brace. This version of Jamie is actually the polar opposite of the original Jamie, being very brave and fit. He modified the Glorft mechs into battle bots they can control.
  • Coop's Mom (Miriam Flynn): She never appears on screen, but in several episodes she can be heard yelling at Coop, usually asking what he wants to eat or to pay a bill.

Villains[edit]

The Glorft[edit]

  • Gorrath (Clancy Brown): The primary antagonist of the series. Warmaster Gorrath is the head of the warlike Glorft cyborg-cephalopod, alien race. Gorrath followed Kiva and led his army back in time to the past to try and retrieve MEGAS (or as he calls it, the Avatar prototype). Because of his rash actions, he is trapped in the past just like Kiva, unless he captures the time drive within MEGAS. He hates Coop and often launches attacks to try to kill him and reclaim MEGAS, and also conquer the Earth, but always fails in some way or other, usually because of sheer luck on Coop's part. When ever he threatens his subordinates when he orders them to do something, he'll say it along with his catchphrase, "Or I'll have your jhorblochs!"
    • Glorft Commander (Kevin Michael Richardson): Gorrath's subordinate. He seems to have an inferiority complex and is often scared of his commanding officer. His most common reaction when approached by Gorrath: cower and say "Not the face!"

Other villains[edit]

  • Magnanimous (Bruce Campbell): He was the chairman of the Galactic Combat Championship Federation. He uses Coop to make money in his battle arena, but when Coop refuses to throw a fight for him, Magnanimous uses booby traps and even threatening his friends to make him cooperate. Kiva and Jamie managed to escape and get back in MEGAS. Magnanimous sends every one of his fighters to fight Coop. When he beats them all, a confrontation between him and the "Sonic Abominator" results in Magnanimous being thrown into a quantum singularity. In a later episode "The Return", Magnanimous comes to Earth to challenge Coop for his title and to get revenge, sending mechs to retrieve the championship belt. After continual battle with numerous mechs, MEGAS' systems weaken from battle and "Mechnanimous" challenges Coop. But, even after a second attempt, Coop still manages to defeat Magnanimous, leaving him at the mercy of dozens of angry mechs. Magnanimous' second mech was seen in a flashback in "Rearview Mirror Mirror, Part 2". His character design was inspired by Marvel comic villain M.O.D.O.K. as well as Elvis Presley.
    • T-Bot (Phil Lamarr): A robot who was one of Coop's challengers in "The Return". He often spoke in a mean rhyming tone saying stuff as "T-Bot will pounce you! Trounce you! And utterly denounce you!". He later tried to attack Magnanimous when he learned he lied about the cash prize. T-Bot appeared in a flashback in "Rearview Mirror Mirror, Part 2".
  • R.E.G.I.S. Mark 5 (Michael Dorn): Acronym for Replicant Engineered for Galactic Infiltration and Sabotage. An advanced and powerful alien robot gone horribly awry, it was supposed to be dumped into a black hole by a cloaked ship flown by Florxin and Tolbit. Unfortunately, Coop damaged the ship and the R.E.G.I.S landed on Earth. R.E.G.I.S. is capable of absorbing metal to make itself larger, regenerating after being damaged, replicating itself, and is equipped with multiple laser weapons. It was defeated when Coop overheated MEGAS and created an exhaust smoke screen that cut off R.E.G.I.S' supply of solar energy (similar to the clouds surrounding Earth in The Matrix) which consequently shut down all the R.E.G.I.S duplicates. Coop was coincidentally able to destroy R.E.G.I.S after being released from its grip, dissolving it into particles from a small shock wave created when MEGAS hit the ground. Florxin and Tolbit wound up cleaning up the pieces of R.E.G.I.S.
  • Robot Insects: Giant silicon-based biomechencial worms that are attracted to and feed on pure energy. They were living on a deserted ring-world that was actually an interstellar data storage drive. When MEGAS and the group were training, Coop was caught in a mine field near the ringworld and crash-landed. When Coop accidentally activated the world's power, Kiva wanted to use the information it had on the Glorft and time travel to help her mission. The worms attacked MEGAS and a larva manage to get inside. Kiva and Jamie went down to assess the problem and repair MEGAS. The queen insect was feeding off the power from MEGAS' core and birthing more insect robots. Jamie managed to coincidentally destroy the queen after knocking Kiva unconscious with a bat. Coop fought off most of the insects, until the largest one of them appeared before them. It trapped MEGAS in a web and tried to eat it. Coop accidentally activated a hidden capability inside MEGAS that destroyed all of the insects without harming the ring-world (which he wound up destroying anyway).
  • Grrkek (Beau Billingslea): A giant space alien that can kill planets who cares for nothing but destruction and misery. He was sealed away long ago, but was released by Coop when he was testing a new game, not knowing it was a containment cartridge. Coop fought Grrkek and then blasted him, but this only turned him into a cocoon and transformed him into a bigger and meaner Grrkek. Grrkek was defeated when he got caught in a tidal wave which Coop caused and it shrunk him back down to size. He is now trapped in a "Love Those Lurps" game console cartridge, which greatly annoys him to no end.
  • Planet-Eating Monster: A planet-sized space monster that feeds on radio and television waves. Coop accidentally transmitted a powerful, hi-frequency radio wave into space which caught the monster's attention when Coop tried to "juice" his satellite dish to boost his television reception. After Jamie suggested that the satellite was down, the trio found the monster in space eating TV satellites. Coop tried to fight it, but MEGAS wound up being absorbed into the monster. Coop found his television satellite while avoiding acid boogers inside the monster and MEGAS managed to escape from its mouth. Kiva suggested that they launch MEGAS's EMP torpedo (which Coop tweaked into a refrigerator) to stop it. The torpedo held Rock Pops and soda inside it. Amazingly, those the combination made the monster overload and explode, the pieces raining all over the Earth. This also inadvertently stopped Warmaster Gorrath's latest plan to destroy the Earth.
  • Ender (Dorian Harewood): One of the S-Force's enemies. He "ends things. People, planets, galaxies". Ender appeared while Coop was fighting the S-Force and wanted to partner with Coop to rule the universe together. But, when Coop insisted he was good and refused Ender's offer, he instead fought with Coop. Ender lost when Coop integrated the Zorps into Megas and used their power, much to the dismay of the S-Force. When Coop activated the S-Force's greatest weapon, and fired it at Ender, he accidentally opened a matter-antimatter rift, a vortex that sucks anything into it. It claims Ender, pulling him into it. But luckily, Coop stops it by opening another rift and letting the two rifts eat each other, cancelling them out.
  • Mecha-MEGAS: A parody of MechaGodzilla. A modified duplicate of MEGAS created by the Glorft and piloted by Warmaster Gorrath. Gorrath unleashed the duplicate on Jersey City in an attempt to draw out Coop. Coop went to fight, but it was disadvantaged by MEGAS' missing car head, which was taken by Jamie to impress Gina. Gorrath subdued MEGAS and tried to retrieve it back to the Glorft Mothership, but Jamie decided to be brave and drive toward MEGAS and (by accident) he wound up in Gorrath's mech's hand. Jamie accidentally activated MEGAS' atomic disruption cannon, freeing it and reattaching its head back on. Coop then reclaimed control of MEGAS and defeated the Mecha-duplicate. Gorrath then ejected from his mech and retreated back to the Mothership.
  • Darklos (Tia Carrere): A space alien bounty hunter chick who was wanted in several nebulas for kidnapping and information trafficking. She was ordered to find and capture Kiva Andru so her clients could extract information from her brain. Apparently, she comes from the future, but her time is further than Kiva's. Coop defeated her when the beasts she controlled broke free of her control and took her to prison on their homeworld. Her helmet and body armor, along with her braided hair style, is an homage to the Predators franchise.
  • Varsin (Rob Paulsen): A redneck-type alien who owned a junk planet. He allowed Coop and his friends to look for a photonic stabilizer only so he could take MEGAS and take the time drive so he could go back in time and steal the universe's junk. He pilots a monstrous robot known as the Franken. He was defeated when Coop yanked a photonic stabilizer out of the Franken's body.
    • Fred: Varsin's pet space worm.
  • Halcyon Knights: Robot warriors of the empire of the Halcyon worlds. Only named robots are Zanzor and Guyven. When Coop accidentally destroyed the Flame of Azeroth, their sacred treasure, the emperor issued a challenge to the robots who were competing to claim his throne: bring him the robot who destroyed the flame to face judgement. They chased after the group (the robots were willing to kill each other for the prize) and Zanzor brought MEGAS back first and was named emperor. He tried to execute MEGAS for destroying the flame, but luckily, Coop broke free and destroyed Zanzor. The rest of the robots fought him and suddenly, Coop activated MEGAS' flame hands. This function led the knights to believe that he was part of a fabled legend and MEGAS was named emperor of the Halcyon worlds. Coop re-ignited the sacred Flame in gratitude, but it started burning everything in its path. When Guyven saw that humanoids were inside MEGAS (Coop, Kiva, and Jamie), they tried to destroy MEGAS. Coop decided to escape and fled Halcyon blew up. Note: the robots Zanzor and Guyven were voiced by Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, who voiced Optimus Prime and Megatron in the original "The Transformers" animated series.
  • Kurdock: A giant, fire-breathing monster that has been terrorizing the planet of the Ultra-Cadets. The Ultra-Cadets searched for Coop to ask for his help to save their planet. Jamie (foolishly pretending to be Coop to try to get a date) went with them to their planet and they let him borrow a (pink) giant robot to fight the Kurdock. In their fight, Jamie comically ran from the monster and led it to the foot of a volcano, where it accidentally slipped off before it could finish Jamie. The Kurdock later rose from the volcano and continued to wreak havoc at the end of the episode.
  • R.E.C.R. (Phil Lamarr): Short for Reverse-Engineered Collective Robot, it is a robotic, war machine created by Area 50. Its prime programming was to defeat "the enemy", but due to a programming flaw, it considered everything to be that enemy. It was awakened by Coop and fed off of MEGAS' electrical energy to become stronger. After trapping MEGAS in Area 50, R.E.C.R went in search of power for its need to consume vast amounts of energy to operate properly. After R.E.C.R attacked Las Vegas, Coop defeated it and later buried the robot in the Grand Canyon to prevent it from draining any more power; that act also destroyed the popular tourist site in the process. R.E.C.R. appeared again in a flashback in "Rearview Mirror Mirror, Part 2".
  • Zarrik (Jeff Bennett): Another of the S-Force's enemies and according to Coop, is a "point-headed chump". He captures planet Sarus and tried to throw the S-Force into the Infinity Zone. Just in time, Coop came to their rescue and managed to destroy the Infinity Zone. With the help of the S-Force, Coop destroyed Zarriks robotic army and annihilated the Star Serpent by stabbing its head with its own stinger. After his defeat, Zarrik was sent to off to a Sarus prison.
  • Warlock (Neil Dickson): A space pirate and captain of the pirate battleship Saving Grace. Warlock has a fetish for red hair (regardless of gender, as seen by his collection of numerous red-headed portraits, mostly female, but several male), and he unsurprisingly fell in love with Kiva. He tricked her by promising that he would give her a time drive and attempted to trap by and threatening her with the lives of Coop and Jamie to become his queen. Despite this, he was defeated when Coop threw the car horn into the Saving Grace, which attracted the Florgnots into it and consequently making them attack the battleship from within. He is last seen vowing to return to obtain Kiva, his ship collapsing and falling into the orbit of Florgnot planet. He is a parody of Captain Harlock.
  • Gynok (Daran Norris): An alien plant spore from Saturn. It requires heat to grow and germinate. Taking the disguise of Auggie the Adorable Aardvark (a spoof of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mickey Mouse), it attacked MEGAS because it considered it to be a threat to its germination process, later multiplying and taking the guises of the other Thanksgiving parade balloons. Coop defeated it by blasting it with extra heat it couldn't absorb, causing Gynok to explode.
  • Drarlig (Jeff Bennett): Leader of the selfish and greedy Ceruleans. Because the Ceruleans require water for their coolant systems, they drained their planet's supply of water and became focused on the ice moon nearby. He was tricked by Coop into accidentally destroying his home planet while attempting to destroy him with his flagship's cutter laser. His ship was subsequently destroyed when an asteroid remain of the Cerulean homeworld hit his ship, all hands lost.
  • Quarrel (Peter Cullen): The head of Prisoner Planet. Quarrel reprograms the A.I.'s of dangerous criminal robots for the greater good. He mistook MEGAS for one of these, but the misunderstanding was soon cleared up. Quarrel decided to destroy MEGAS anyway due to Coop's interference. Ultimately, the criminals were all released thanks to Coop, who thought the robots were being held as slaves by Quarrel.
  • Skalgar (Jeff Bennett): An intergalactic robotic crimial who speaks in a Spanish accent. Skalgar strives to be the most feared criminal in the universe, but because of his size he is often made fun of. In spite of this, he is incredibly powerful. When he gets word of a universal controller made by Coop, he goes to claim it for his own thinking it will let him control the universe. He is defeated by MEGAS when Skalgar's own attack was turned against him. His design - especially his beard and helmet - are based on the Lord of Chaos of the Transformers universe, Unicron - making his small stature even more of a parody.
  • Evil Coop (David DeLuise): The villain of the alternate dimension. After defeating the Glorft, this version of Coop snapped - he then wanted to defeat everyone in the known universe and kept fighting until he eventually abandoned MEGAS in favor of his more warlike 'mech and became evil. He now rules the alternate Earth with an iron fist... until the regular Coop showed up along with Gorrath and allowed Evil Coop to go to his dimension and take over that Earth. He was defeated by Coop, Gorrath, and Alternate Jamie and is now trapped in the Lurp Dimension for eternity.
    • Evil Kiva (Wendee Lee): Evil Coop's second in command. She continued to follow Coop after he turned evil in the alternate dimension, hoping to free the future from the Glorft, but she lost sight of her goal as well as her humanity. She became evil like Coop and follows his orders to the letter. Evil Kiva pilots a mech similar to her EC mech from her own time. Like Coop, she too was eternally trapped in the Lurp Dimension.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

Revival[edit]

In late 2012 fans on Twitter started using the hashtag #BringBackMegasXLR. The co-creator George Krstic and director Chris Prynoski announced they would bring back the show; seeing as MegasXLR had been written off by Cartoon Network, the studio Titmouse, Inc. would have to get the rights to the show.[1] On April 29, 2013, George Krstic posted a tweet saying that he and Chris Prynoski were having a meeting at Titmouse to discuss bringing back MegasXLR and Motorcity.

Video game[edit]

In December 2012, a series of messages were posted on Twitter by series director Chris Prynoski, hinting at production of a video game based on the series with Valve Software. No official comment on the project has yet been made by Valve Software or Cartoon Network.[2]

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