After complaining to Jim about her lack of progress, Mel visits Colleen's apartment under the guise of a possible renter. The landlady describes Colleen as quiet and scared to talk to people, to the point that she habitually took the stairs for fear of being trapped in an elevator with other people. She points out that this could have led to her unfortunate death when she fell off the fire escape stairs, breaking her neck. Melinda finds a restraining order with the name Shane Carson in the Defendant's space, revealing the truth, that Shane had been stalking Colleen, not the other way around. Colleen reappears and reaffirms that he needs to know how she felt, how he made her feel. Melinda tells her that it is over, that she is safe. Colleen says that there is \"no safe place.\"
General Alliance with an Abomination: In Season 2, they ally with the Titan Bolo to free the latter from his prison since both parties want to access Final Space: Bolo so he can destroy his evil brethren and Invictus once and for all, the Team Squad so they can rescue Quinn. In Season 3, after they've all gotten access to Final Space, Bolo was clearly expecting the Team Squad to aid his war to save the whole of creation, but the Team Squad are on-the-fence about whether or not they want to have anything more to do with it. Body Horror: In Season 3, pretty much every living member in the squad suffers from Final Space poisoning sans Quinn, who is in the clear due to her head implant. Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Their unofficial title comes from Gary describing their group as \"A team. A squad. A Team Squad.\" Despair Event Horizon: Most of them hit this point in Season 3 after they've lost Bolo (who was pretty much their ace against the Titans and Invictus), been poisoned by Final Space, and discovered there's hundreds of alternate Earths hatching a Titan army in Final Space. The defeats and setbacks they've suffered and their implications are so crushing, everyone except Ash votes to abandon the fight to stop Invictus altogether in favor of running and keeping themselves alive. Dwindling Party: Downplayed, but the Team Squad has slowly been suffering heavy casualties. In Season 1, Avocato makes a Heroic Sacrifice to protect his son and Quinn pulls one herself to save Gary, ending up being sucked into Final Space. Thankfully, they both come back in Season 2. In Season 2, Clarence betrays them and then is abandoned, and Nightfall pulls a Heroic Sacrifice to free Bolo. In Season 3, AVA is heavily damaged shortly after they enter Final Space and can't download herself into HUE's body, seemingly dying when the Crimson Light is destroyed. Then, Fox is possessed by Invictus and then killed by it when Invictus possesses Gary's robot arm. Shortly afterwards, Clarence is killed in a Heroic Sacrifice to help the Team Squad escape Final Space. Just one episode afterwards, Kevin Van Newton makes a Senseless Sacrifice so the Team Squad can escape the Earth before it's destroyed, alongside setting up the KVN Net. And by the season finale, an emotionally distraught Ash betrays the Team Squad to become Invictus' new servant; and Mooncake stays behind in order to give the Team Squad an opportunity to escape Final Space, which ends up being yet another Senseless Sacrifice because, even though escaping Final Space cured the poisoning, Invictus is now free and made it to our dimension.Little Cato: We can't keep leaving people behind! We can't! Dysfunction Junction: Each member has something messed up about them. Fire-Forged Friends: The crew spends a great majority of season 1 threatening or falling into arguments with one another, but they mellow out as the stakes grow more serious. Pyrrhic Victory: At long last, they escape Final Space with Quinn in tow at the end of season 3. All well and good...except not only does Gary's beloved friend Mooncake stay behind to keep a vengeful, distraught Ash off their backs, his efforts end with his powers getting used as the key to releasing Invictus from its prison and unto the greater universe to do god-knows-what. Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Especially as of Season 2 and onward. Their crew consists of a a fugitive with a robot arm gone mad from the isolation, his planet-destroying sentient green blob, several semi-sentient robots (including the ship's computer system himself), a space commander gone rogue, a Cat Folk bounty hunter and his son and a multi-eyed alien resistance leader. In season 2, Clarence, his two admittedly pretty crazy adopted children and Gary's mother, who is a notorious criminal on death row, are added to the crew. Season 3 introduces Tribore's badass Spanish-speaking son who grew from infant to adult in a second, a Cute Kitten who's borderline obsessed about Gary (and a few others by extension) and KVN's creator, who is pretty insane. Your Days Are Numbered: Come Season 3, the remaining Team Squad members are all infected with Final Space poisoning.
A robot that was assigned as Gary's \"deep-space insanity avoidance companion\", though this backfired due to him being incredibly annoying. Ambiguously Bi: KVN is very clingy to Gary and has once gazed at Gary's butt in chapter 3 but in chapter 5 he is shown to be in love with a fridge named Beth and chapter 6 has him fall for Quinn after she pretends to flirt with him. Back from the Dead: Initially dying in battle, KVN managed to rebuild himself through sheer force of will in The Torra Regata. Cloudcuckoolander: Likes eating cookies, yet as Gary notes can't even eat cookies, just smashes them to his face while making eating noises. Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He mostly comes across as The Load, but for a character that is both this and The Friend Nobody Likes, KVN gets several Big Damn Heroes moments. And he does all of them from the Galaxy One. Cyber Cyclops: He's a robot with only one eye. Eating Machine: Fully deconstructed. He can't eat but he loves smashing cookies into his \"mouth\", essentially just wasting food. Expy: Of Claptrap from Borderlands, but somehow even more obnoxious. If you don't want to kill him within a minute of meeting him, you're made of pretty stern stuff. The Friend Nobody Likes: In addition to Gary despising him, the rest of the crew is annoyed by his antics, to the point where even HUE says he's a jag-off. It comes to a head in \"Chapter 10\" when Gary cries Tears of Joy when he sees KVN die. In season two, his status has been slowly dropped. Gary seems to be less dismissive of him and tolerates him just a little more than last time. \"The Set-Up\" reveals that KVN formed a genuine bond with Fox and Ash to the point that he is willing to sacrifice his sanity to save the former. By the third season this trope has been mostly dropped, with Gary actually allowing KVN to hug him without much anger. Hated by All: A heroic case, but KVN seems to be at best mildly disliked or at worst hated by everyone else he interacts with. Besides his The Friend Nobody Likes points above; Bolo, who's generally shown to be very friendly and soft-spoken, seems to quickly develop a dislike for KVN, wondering how Gary can put up with him and agreeing with him on wanting KVN to die. Heroic Sacrifice: Dies in battle, when protecting the Galaxy One from the Lord Commander's Hives. He does this again in \"The Set-Up\", but this time, it is a non-fatal example. At the cost of his own sanity, KVN extracts a personality chip from himself to save Fox when he is severely wounded by Clarence. Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Apparently invoked by his programming. While he's an incredibly obnoxious, childish asshole, he's specifically designed for the purposes of preventing Gary from killing himself, so when he or the others are in a situation where they could be in danger, he always comes through and helps them. Last of His Kind: Once the KVN Net goes up in smoke at the hands of the Lord Commander fusing with the incubating Titan, he's the very last model still standing/floating. Made of Iron: As revealed in \"The First Times They Met\", killing KVN or any other KVN is nearly impossible as they're practically indestructible, not flame throwers, machine guns, or even being thrown out into space can stop them. You can only kill a KVN by destroying its robot heart, which is what our KVN did to the final evil KVN. In the third season he withstands Mooncake's blast with minimal damange. Remember that Mooncake is a capable Planet Destroyer. Motor Mouth: He never shuts up. Murder the Hypotenuse: After being tied up, Quinn flirts with him to convince him to release her. It works and he immediately offers to kill Gary. Not Now, Kiddo: People usually don't take KVN seriously for good reason, and ignore his presence to focus on the problem at hand. Even when KVN has the means to save all their lives, Quinn and Avocato just ignore him. Though when he does save their lives, they're truly thankful for him (Gary, on the other hand, doesn't believe this). Not Quite Dead: A heroic example (not that it makes Gary feel any better) at the start of Season 2. He seemingly died after being severely damaged fighting the Lord Commander's forces during the Season 1 finale, before he comes back with a new look after having repaired himself using scrap, helped in no small part by the fact KVN units are designed to be next to indestructible. Plucky Comic Relief Powered Armor: He's revealed to have a large mech suit on standby, it's standard issue for his model. Robot Buddy: Subverted. He was meant to be this towards Gary, but his obnoxiousness immediately made Gary hate him. Scars are Forever: Starting near episode 4, KVN is permanently distinguished with his color skin being partially torn off due to Hue's core attacking him. Presumably, the only reason he hasn't been fixed up is that he's The Friend Nobody Likes or because since he is Made of Iron and that repairing him would not really be that useful. Sitcom Archnemesis: KVN was designed to be Gary's robot companion so that Gary wouldn't go insane from loneliness while a prisoner. This didn't work out to anyone's advantage since KVN's presence caused Gary to go insane, lonely and annoyed for five years. Takes One to Kill One: He effortlessly destroys the last evil KVN in one second with his own hands while the rest of the crew had no way of beating the other evil KVNs other than throwing them out the airlock. Trademark Favorite Food: Cookies, much to Gary's great annoyance, since KVN can't even eat them. Trigger-Happy: He enjoys laughing off at whatever he's shooting. Troll: He loves trolling Gary in many ways. Undying Loyalty: Despite his annoyance and the animosity he receives from others, he is extremely loyal to Gary and the Team Squad without question. Unexplained Recovery: It's never revealed how he survived being destroyed at the end of Season 1. 59ce067264