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Christopher Kirkman
Biography Information
Name

Christopher Kirkman

Gender

Male

Age

Date of birth: February 7
Season 1 15-16
Season 2 16
Season 3 17

Species

Human/Emotion Lord

Occupation

Member of the Bravest Warriors

Relatives

(Mother)

Introduced In

Pilot

Latest Appearence

Ghosts of the See-Through Zone

Voiced by

Charlie Schlatter (pilot)
Alex Walsh (seasons 1-3)
Graeme Jokic (season 4)

See gallery


Christopher "Chris" Kirkman is one of the four protagonists in the series Bravest Warriors. He is usually assumed to be the leader of the Bravest Warriors, given how his teammates often depend on him, but this is not necessarily true. He is revealed to grow up to be the Emotion Lord. Chris is voiced by Alex Walsh.

Background

Chris grew up with Beth Tezuka, Danny Vasquez, and Wallow, and was friends with them even as an infant. He and his parents lived in the Invisible Hideout along with Johnny Tezuka and Beth. [1]

Chris was best friends with Beth even then, and their tradition of movie nights, as first mentioned in Merewif Tag, began in childhood. He and Beth would even ride on her Paralyzed Horse together.

Horse

Chris and Beth on the Horse

In "Dan Before Time", it was mentioned that somewhere around his years of middle school he had desperately tried to get Danny's style of colorful unitards during the summer.

In "Moo-Phobia", Chris seems to be periodically pursued and tormented by a nameless cow through his childhood and teenage years, even losing a potential girlfriend to the cow, for no apparent reason.

Personality

Chris is a natural leader and an idealist with strong morals. He's got a big romantic hurricane of feelings on the inside, and believes in fate and soulmates.
Chris hands

Chris without his gloves

Despite his impressive leadership skills, Chris tends to become awkward and unsure of himself when it comes down to talking about his feelings for Beth (which he frequently denies and instead insists they are just friends).

Chris is afraid of growing up, as shown in "Lavarinth" and refuses to believe he'll become the Emotion Lord. He seems to accept the fact he'll grow old later on in the series.

Chris is also very caring and protective of his teammates. In "Time Slime" he threw himself in front of Beth to save her from electrocution (although this could also be because of his crush on her). He lost control of his anger and tried to destroy the Emotion Lord for putting Danny's life in peril.

It is shown that Chris has an overwhelming fear of cows, in the Bravest Warriors minisode "Moo-Phobia".

Appearance

Chris has blonde hair styled in a quiff and a light skin complexion. When dressing casually, he wears a cerulean vest over a blue and black t-shirt with a light blue circle in the middle. He also wears dark grey pants, blue shoes and large, blue, robotic-like gloves (which he never removes, apart from when Plum removes them in the episode Merewif Tag) that are part of his armor. As of The Parasox Pub he loses his sticker pet in the battle with his future versions.

As sleepwear, Chris wears a white tee-shirt and blue shorts. He has also been shown sleeping with his gloves on and sleeping with his casual clothes on.

In "The Bunless", Chris wears a white tuxedo with a blue vest and a black tie, while still keeping his gloves on.

In "Gas Powered Stick," Chris wears blue swimming trunks.

in "Hamster Priest" an alternate version of him appears to be bald and is the leader of a Star Trek-esque spaceship, probably a nod to his last name being Kirkman.

In "Merewif Tag" he wears a bee suit as armor. Also, he is physically Plum for a short amount of time because they switched bodies.

Emotion Lord's Abilities & Weapons

He has shown to have latent powers that react with his emotions (mostly when he thinks about Beth).


  • X-Ray Vision (formerly) - In Gas-Powered Stick, after the pit of a peach he ate entered his forehead, Chris gains the ability to see through objects, but then lost it when he kissed Plum, since the pit was withdrawn and destroyed.
  • Telekinesis - In Cereal Master Chris wanted the Cereal Master put the Seahorse Dreams in the cereal, as they were Beth's favorite. The Cereal Master refused to add them, and so Chris did so unconsciously. His eyes turned bright yellow, and he began to use telekinesis on the bottle containing the Seahorse Dreams to make it move. Using his powers, he managed to spill the Seahorse Dreams into the cereal, obviously doing so for Beth.
  • Precognition - In Ultra Wankershim Chris asks the Emotion Lord if he and Beth would ever become anything more than friends. The Emotion Lord can't directly tell him, so he teaches Chris to see the future so that he doesn't have to. In the following vision, Chris sees Plum as a monster, The Passenger asleep in a bed, Wallow missing an arm, King Congletard saying "this is a message in reverse" in reverse, Beth kissing a silhouette, the Emotion Lord crying and something like the planet Earth with a crater.
  • Reality Warping - In The Parasox Pub when Chris was being attacked by the other Emotion Lords, Chris used Reality Warping to escape their capture and create a new path in his timeline with the Emotion Sword.
  • Technological Gloves - Chris also can use his gloves to fire bright white lasers, and he can receive messages on the gloves, too.

Former Weapons:

  • Green Bee - He has a heat-sensitive sticker on his outfit. When he rubs it, a holo-bee pops in his hand, and can apparently talk. In a battle with his alternative timeline versions he lost his sticker.
    • Bee Sword - His bumblebee can be summoned into a honeycomb-sword.
    • Bee Storm - The bee can be summoned into a controllable storm.
    • Bumblebee Suit - Chris can use his bumblebee as a suit to fly and other things.

Relationships

Beth

Chris is in love with Beth, but doesn't want to jeopardize the friendship he has with Beth by displaying his affection for her since they grew up together. In issue #20 of the comic series, written by the show's writers, Beth confesses her love for Chris, then proceed to punch him unconscious.

  • In  "Butter Lettuce", Chris blushed at Beth's hologram when Danny made her 30% sexier than normal and his eyes went big.
  • After losing their memories in "Memory Donk", Chris and Beth only vaguely remember their status as best friends, and initially consider the possibility that they are more than friends. They end up sharing a kiss at the end of the episode, but things return to normal after their memories are restored, ending with Beth joyfully affirming their friendship.
  • In the episode "The Bunless", Chris and Beth share a dance, in order to complete the mission. Chris seems to enjoy it a lot, and at the end of the episode, Beth says to him that he was amazing.
  • In  "Gas Powered Stick", he uses his x-ray vision to peer into Beth's room and watches her shave her armpits. He breaks into a song professing his love, only to be interrupted by Plum.
  • Chris did whatever it took to get Beth her Moon Frosted Double Dolphin Smax with Seahorse Dreams for their Jinxiversary in "Cereal Master".

Beth seems to be the driving force of Chris' Emotion Lord powers. When the Cereal Master refused to put Seahorse Dreams in the Dolphin Smax, Chris simply thought of Beth and was able to make the bottle tip into the cereal, adding the Seahorse Dreams to it. When Beth discovers that Chris has been spending time with Plum she is shown to be a bit jealous and gave herself an expression of doubt. This is mostly because she is also in love with Chris.

They also show this in "RoboChris". Chris tells Danny, "Friends have boundaries, Danny. When someone's your friend, there's a line that should never be crossed." when discussing RoboChris. Beth responds to Chris by saying, "Well...I mean...Never say never..." and the two proceed to have a few seconds of eye contact.

Wallow

In the pilot, Wallow was more of a bully to Chris and the two didn't seem to get along. Wallow was annoyed with Chris' leadership, often calling him "Mom" or "Ma'am". Even after Chris saved him from the tickle monster, he called him "The big emotional sister I never had" but it is unclear if this was a sign of annoyance or a strange way of Wallow showing respect.

In the series, however, Chris and Wallow are really good friends and get along much better. Wallow enjoys teasing Chris about his crush on Beth (much to Chris's dismay) but is very supportive of the potential couple.

Danny

In the pilot, like Wallow, Danny was rude to the then wussy Chris. Often teasing and showing little to no respect to his teammate. Though he does warm up more after Chris saved him from the tickle monster, even giving Chris permission to kiss Beth.

However in the series, the two are very close. Chris sees Danny as a brother, a best friend and a counselor for his feelings for Beth. Danny likes to tease Chris about his crush, but is overall supportive of the two potentially dating.

He is shown to be a bitbit jealous in Season of the Worm whenever Plum and Chris h angout together. This is because of his feelings for Plum.

Emotion Lord

Chris used to hate the Emotion Lord, although ironically the Emotion Lord is his future self. In the first appearances of the Emotion Lord, he refuses to accept that the Emotion Lord is him, but mainly because of his fear of growing up.

Emotion Lord also seems to care about Chris (though mostly senile and crazy about it) and is shown trying to help him (i.e The peach pit which he indirectly gives Chris the x-ray vision by giving Impossibear the gas powered stick. He also helped Chris learn more about his powers of reading, dancing and seeing the future in "Ultra Wankershim").

After the events of "The Lavaranth", Chris seems to have accepted the fact he will grow up to be the Emotion Lord someday and has warmed up to his future self. He displays this when he asked the Emotion Lord for advice on his powers and about Beth in "Ultra Wankershim", and when he decided to take the vitamin B-12 offered to him by the Emotion Lord in "Lavarinth".

Plum

Chris has a seemingly friendly, but odd relationship with Plum. In "Gas Powered Stick" after Plum says,"So you want me to just give up?", Chris replies, "Not really." Before the end of the episode, Chris might have shown a little affection toward Plum when he said, "So next time you come over maybe we could..." (was cut off when Plum went into the water). Chris isn't sure if he liked the kiss or not.

The Emotion Lord, also known as future Chris, seems to be scared of her, but it is not revealed why.

Chris and Plum French kiss multiple times in "Hamster Priest", but this was in an alternate dimension.

Chris and Plum share a "life changing kiss" in "Merewif Tag". This time, Chris is neutral about it.

Quotes

See Chris/Quotes

Episode Appearances

Season 1:

Season 2:

Season 3:

Miniepisodes:

Trivia

  • Chris shares some similarities with Finn from Adventure Time.
    • Both are blond.
    • Both have the favorite color blue.
    • Fans of the show have even speculated that the two characters may be related. There is even a theory that Chris and Beth may be Finn's biological parents, but was proven to be false in the season 6 half hour special of Adventure Time, "Wake Up"/"Escape From The Citadel".
  • His last name, Kirkman, was probably based on James T. Kirk from Star Trek.
  • Chris has an IQ of 172, meaning he is considered genius.
  • Chris is actually dead from the events of "Time Slime." It is the Chris that was made by the Time Catastrophe on Glendale that lived. Basically, the Chris that we know now after "Time Slime" is not the original Chris but a 5 minute younger exact-same-in-every-single-way Chris. As according to Gayle (besides the 5 minute gap), this Chris is just as much "Chris" as the first one.
  • In the pilot, after he expressed his feelings to Beth to defeat the tickling, tentacle monster, the Dog Brains began carrying him and calling him the "Emotion Lord" and saying, "Teach us how to cry," assisting in proving that the Emotion Lord is actually Chris from the future.
  • Also connecting the fact that Chris is an Emotion Lord, Chris can "Emotion Lord" things by thinking about Beth.
  • Exactly 10 years ago from the events of the episode "Cereal Master", Beth had jinxed Chris and he had to get her whatever she wanted and until then, was not allowed to speak because of the Mars Jinxing Rules.
  • Chris becomes the first (and only Bravest Warriors character) to have a cameo outside of the Series. He appeared in Slamacow's Minecraft Animation video named "Advanced Enchanting 101" in which he went into Minecraft through a Nether Portal opened by an Enchanted Pig. He whistles as he enters but as Billy (Villager) and Slamacow stare at him, he silently leaves.
  • Chris has been seen in the past on a date with another girl in the minisode, "Moo-Phobia."
  • His last name in the web-series was first revealed in "Emotion Lord."
  • In "The Parasox Pub", Chris temporarily leaves the team, making Beth the unofficial leader.

Gallery

The full gallery can be viewed at Chris/Gallery

References

  1. Bravest Warriors #19

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