"This planet is now under the control of Lord Hater!"
Commander Peepers is a major character as well as the secondary antagonist of Disney's TV series Wander Over Yonder. He serves as the secondary antagonist of Season 1 and a major antagonist as well as an anti-hero in Season 2.
He is Lord Hater's loyal chief advisor, strategist, second-in-command (technically third-in-command as of "The Pet"), and leader of the Watchdogs in Wander Over Yonder. Though he debuted in "The Picnic," his first major role was in "The Prisoner."
What Peepers lacks in size, he makes up for in loyalty to Lord Hater, intelligence, battle strategy, and determination to destroy the two threats to the Hater Empire; Wander and Sylvia, and Lord Dominator.
Peepers seems able to hold an impressive grudge, second only to Lord Hater's contempt of Wander. Peepers is both under-appreciated and overworked by the overlord.
Initially, Peepers, despite seeing Wander as just a nuisance rather than the true threat Hater considers him to be, was wholly dedicated to capturing Wander and Sylvia, mostly in order to gain favor with Hater. However, following the rise of Lord Dominator in Season 2, Peepers now believes that the Hater Empire needs to forget about Wander and focus on regaining their lost territories and reputation. Unfortunately, Hater's ever-growing obsession with Wander makes this easier said than done.
He has a short temper, if not as bad as Lord Hater's. In "The Little Guy" he was frustrated and angry about how the watchdogs fell down a cliff when they were chasing Wander and Sylvia. In "The Prisoner," he became impatient and frustrated when the watchdogs were talking to Wander instead of trying to capture him.
In Season 2, he started to act sassy and sarcastic, mostly in regard to Lord Hater.
He is also proven to be mature and actually knows how to be competently evil, unlike Lord Hater. As Sourdough the Evil Sandwich put it, he is the "angry little smart guy who actually knows what evil is all about". He's also very brave, since in Season 2 he stands up and yells at Hater whenever he does something wrong or stupid. In "The Greater Hater" he stood up to Lord Dominator and destroyed parts of her ship, and in "The Cool Guy" he stood up to Emperor Awesome when the latter kept on calling him a nerd when he was trying to take over a planet.
Despite his maturity and bravery, Peepers can get emotional. In "The Buddies," he was devastated when he thought Hater was best buddies with Wander rather than with himself and teared up while destroying and fixing all the Lord Hater memorabilia in his room. In "The Big Day," Peepers burst into tears when Hater abandoned him to destroy Wander and Sylvia. In "The End of the Galaxy," Peepers wept tears of joy when Hater was finally taking evil seriously and his pupil turned into a big heart when Hater resolved to take over the new galaxy.
Although Lord Hater claims they aren't friends ("The Prisoner"), he and Commander Peepers get along quite well. Peepers is the power behind Hater's throne and the brains of the warlord's operation, coming up with plans that often go ignored. He comforts Hater and also acts as his voice of reason ("The Fancy Party", "The Brainstorm", "The Funk"). Peepers is resentful of the lack of appreciation he receives, and goes to extensive lengths to please the warlord. Hater and Peepers disagree over how best to deal with Wander and Sylvia. Whenever Peepers compiles extensive and potentially workable plans of attack, Hater shoots them down with far-flung notions of possible Wander interference ("The Brainstorm"). Peepers longs for Hater's acceptance and approval, and strives to be the champion supporter of the Hater empire by being the one to destroy Wander and Sylvia. In "The Buddies," he was shocked and devastated when he thought Lord Hater picked Wander as best buddy instead of him and began destroying and fixing all the Lord Hater pictures and objects in his room while crying.
There are sometimes that Peepers does stand up to Lord Hater. In "The Funk", he angrily told Lord Hater to do his job and stop being so depressed. In "The Greater Hater", Lord Hater first blames Peepers for not getting cool and new weapons like an atom smasher. He angrily reminds Lord Hater that they couldn't get all the stuff because he wanted useless stuff like a pool, arcade, a lab for new BBQ sauce for the food cort, and he puts a a big stand on the fact that they have a food cort that is also useless. In The Bad Hatter, he began to fight Lord Hater for Wander's hat because he wanted to use it to acquire weapons and rule the Galaxy. Notably, Peepers says "the universe will be mine," implying that Hater is not a part of this plan. In The Bad Neighbors, Peepers was desperately trying to think up of a plan to save the galaxy from Dominator's wrath so then him along with the whole hatter empire can take control of it later, while Hater was busy trying to sabotage their neighbor that is none over that Emperor Awesome instead of helping and paying attention. Although Peepers scolded them both to stay on their own sides of the street and act neighborly, Hater kept disregarding these rules, much to Peepers' dismay. Eventually, Peepers reached a breaking point and began to shout at Hater to "sit down, shut up, and behold [his] ultimate plan to stop Dominator".
Also, in "The Axe," it's shown that Peepers cares deeply for Lord Hater like naming their passcode "h8rnp33p3rs4evr" and shows that they do everything together such as playing tennis, blowing up a planet, having a bone fight, etc. He was also extremely happy that Lord Hater made a Peepers statue, and hugged him.
In "The Cool Guy", he was spending a lot of time with Lord Hater and planning their next invasion. He was upset and angry how Lord Hater ditch him to party with Emperor Awesome and decided to do the invasion himself. But in the end Lord Hater saved him from Emperor Awesome when he was about to get beat up and went back to hanging out with Peepers.
There are some times that he does treat Lord Hater like a child. In "The Birthday Boy" he kneels down and speaks to him how you would to a child, offering to vaporize Wander and Sylvia out back and if that would make Lord Hater happy. Also in "The Bad Hatter" he sent Lord Hater to his room because he almost got them all killed for sending flowers to Lord Dominator.
Peepers does not like Wander, considering him to be a "hyperactive, wandering weirdo" ("The Prisoner", "The Fancy Party"). However, unlike his boss, Peepers doesn't think of him being more than a minor annoyance and insists that Hater try and ignore him.
Peepers and Sylvia are bitter rivals. Sylvia, being the wiser of the space-traveling duo, is the only one who recognizes Peepers as an immediate threat. Whenever Wander is threatened, Sylvia never hesitates to beat Peepers into the dirt. She seems to enjoy causing him pain and humiliation and often goes out of her way to do so while Wander remains blissfully unaware of the Commander's attempts to destroy both him and Sylvia ("The Prisoner," "The Birthday Boy," "The Day," "The Fancy Party").
In "The Battle Royale", Peepers finally puts up a good fight against Sylvia and even manages to match her. In the middle of their battle, the two realize they have something in common: they both suffer watching over a complete idiot for a best friend. The two feel pity and try to hug it out, but then snap out of it and continue fighting. Only when Wander and Hater are both in danger will they form a temporary truce and join forces to help them.
In "The Show Stopper" they once again work together because they were tired of Lord Hater singing the same song over and over again for four days in a row. When they shook hands, they both tried not to throw up. The same gag is used later when they go to high-five each other.
In "My Fair Hatey", Peepers and Sylvia team up once again to try and destroy the common enemy Lord Dominator. In this episode, they sang a duet with each other and unlike in "The Show Stopper", this alliance showed no signs of physically ailing them.
Commander Peepers deals with the Watchdogs much more than Lord Hater does. He orders them around, scolds them for their foolishness, and does not mind causing them pain when necessary. It is likely that the Watchdogs have a shared dislike of Peepers, as they are shown laughing at his pain when Wander burns his eye with the camera flash in "The Greatest." In "The Cartoon", they portrayed him as a weak clumsy nerd while portraying themselves as strong and muscular. It's also likely that Peepers dislikes the Watchdogs due to their stupidity and for not following orders, like when he zapped Pat for pointing out that Hater would always chase Wander in "The It". In The Eye on the Skull Ship, it shows that Peepers don't really care about the Watchdogs feelings like how he show his disgust on how the Watchdogs say how Andy's interview on his show made them feel special and important.
However they still respect and listen to him because he's still their leader. There are sometimes they can be afraid of him because of his temper. In The Bounty, one of the watchdogs was afraid to throw a pole on himself due to a bad back but Peepers ordered him to. In The Eye on the Skull Ship Andy was afraid and was running away every time Peepers caught him doing his show.
Their exact relationship is unknown, but it is implied that Peepers did not think of Westley too highly at first. While on the communicator with him, Peepers laughed uncontrollably when Westley claimed to have captured Wander and Sylvia. When Hater arrived at the rendezvous point, Peepers said, "I knew he wasn't Watchdog material!" However, Peepers was one of the people most upset over Westley's "death."
In "The Cool Guy", it shows that he doesn't like Emperor Awesome because he believes that he's more of a jerk than a villain. When Emperor Awesome repeatedly calls Peepers a nerd when he was about to take over a planet, Peepers gets mad but claims he doesn't care because "nerds use their brains and they are smart which lead them to get their goals." He believes that Emperor Awesome is really a failure, has no real friends and wears ugly clothes.
- "The Picnic"
- "The Greatest"(first appearance)
- "The Good Deed"
- "The Pet"
- "The Prisoner"
- "The Little Guy"
- "The Bounty"
- "The Birthday Boy"
- "The Day"
- "The Brainstorm"
- "The Fancy Party"
- "The Void" (animatic and no lines)
- "The Gift 2: The Giftening"
- "The Date"
- "The Buddies"
- "The Helper" (mentioned)
- "The Funk"
- "The Enemies" (mentioned)
- "The Gift"
- "The Greater Hater"
- "The Big Day"
- "The Breakfast"
- "The Fremergency Fronfract"
- "The Boy Wander"
- "The Axe"
- "The It"
- "The Cool Guy"
- "The Rager"
- "The Good Bad Guy"
- "The Battle Royale"
- "The Matchmaker" (non-speaking cameo)
- "The New Toy"
- "The Black Cube" (voice only)
- "The Eye on the Skullship"
- "The Bad Hatter"
- "The Hole...Lotta Nuthin'"
- "The Show Stopper"
- "The Cartoon"
- "The Family Reunion" (photo)
- "The Rival"
- "My Fair Hatey"
- "The Bad Neighbors"
- "The Waste of Time" (mentioned)
- "The Search for Captain Tim"
- "The Sick Day"
- "The Robomechabotatron"
- "The End of the Galaxy"
- Peepers is voiced by veteran voice actor Tom Kenny, who did voice work for Craig McCracken's previous projects The Powerpuff Girls (as the Narrator and the Mayor), and Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends as Eduardo. His most famous role is Gary the Snail, Patchy the Pirate and the titular character (SpongeBob) in SpongeBob Squarepants, and also voices Scoutmaster Lumpus and Slinkman in Camp Lazlo, the titular character (Doraemon) in Viz Media's dub of Doraemon, the Ice King in Adventure Time, Dr. Two-Brains in Wordgirl, Jake Spidermonkey in My Gym Partner's a Monkey, and Flain, Seismo, and Teslo in Mixels.
- In French, he is called "Commandant Mabille."
- In Turkey, he is called "Komutan Peepers" or "Kumandan Peepers"
- In Polish, his name is "Komandor Gałka."
- In Latin America, he is the first character to have a different voice actor: Diego Brizzi (episodes 1-6), and now, Alejandro Graue.
- In Spain, he is called, "Comandante Ojo Avizor".
- In Dutch, he is called "Commandant Knipoog" (Which means Commander Wink).
- In Italy, he is called "Comandente Occhio" (Which means Commander Eye).
- In Russia, he is called "Commander Glyadelkins" ("Командующий Гляделкинс").
- In Ukraine, he is called "Komanduvach Hostrozir" ("Командувач Гострозір").
- In "The Prisoner," he completely doubted Hater's claims of Wander being a "sly, cunning, and crafty genius". However, in "The Little Guy," Peepers made a point of holding an emergency meeting for all the Watchdogs in the middle of the night to prepare the soldiers of the "dangers" of Wander and Sylvia's fun-loving ways.
- In most episodes, Wander calls Peepers "Mister Peepers", but he calls him "Commander Peepers" in "The Bounty."
- In episodes that are focused on him, Peepers has his own theme music. Andy Bean once confessed that it is simply a minor key version of the Mexican folk song "La Cucuracha". He also said it's one of his favorite things he composed for Wander Over Yonder.
- "The Prisoner" is the first episode where he is called "Commander Peepers".
- "The Void" and "The Matchmaker" are the only episodes where Peepers appears but has no dialogue.
- "The Stray," "The Big Job," "The Helper," "The Enemies," and "The Rider" are only the episodes in which Lord Hater is seen in, but Commander Peepers isn't.
- "The Rider" is the only half-hour episode that Peepers is not seen in.
- His design, personality and position are reminiscent of Looney Toon character Marvin the Martian.
- Peepers is shown to be smarter and stronger than the watchdogs. In "The Funk," he broke a big diamond with his bare hands, as well as in "The Buddies," Peepers is very muscular.
- It's hinted that in "The Prisoner," he wants to be in charge of the Hater Empire.
- In the short "The Killjoy," it is revealed that he sees Lord Hater as somewhat weak, unleaderlike and stupid.
- He has a very mild temper.
- In "The Axe," it shows that he is strong to the point that he can send away a giant missile with one punch.
- In The Gift 2: The Giftening it hinted that he wants to be taller when he got platform boots as a gift.
- In The Rager it shows that when he sleeps he listens to tapes that tells him how important he is.
- In The Breakfast it shows that Peepers is a good cook, although Hater dislikes his food.
- Peepers is arguably the secondary antagonist of Season 2 behind Lord Dominator, as he is clearly in charge of Hater's operations and is more interested and focused in conquering/destroying planets while Hater always slips off into chasing Wander, wooing over Dominator or being distracted by other means (e.g; his neighbors, losing Captain Tim.)
- In The Show Stopper it shows that Peepers is a good drummer.
- In "The Robomechabotatron", it is revealed that Peepers can read and understand Japanese, making him multilingual.
- In "The Sick Day", it is revealed that Commander Peepers measures himself every morning to check if he is taller.
- On Dave Thomas' tumblr, it revealed that as an avid Beatles fan, Craig originally named him, “Sargent Peepers.” Legal concerns prevented that name from being used, so Peepers was promoted to Commander.
- Peepers may have a napoleon complex based on the fact that he has shown to be insecure about his height since he's slightly shorter than the Watchdogs.
- He's the only Watchdog with common sense.
- In season three, he was suppose to have his own story arc, with him being tempted to join a darker side.
"This planet is now under the control of LOOORD HATERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!"
"Oh! That was so hard! "But seriously, this is not going to be easy! He's a tricky one!" Pfft, yeah, right, Lord Hater. (sighs) If ya ask me, I should be the one in charge."
"And it's a Monday, sir, you know how Mondays are?"
"And even though technically we are the bad guys, these two are the real bad guys!"
"Are you kidding me?! Of all the incompetent, inact, bungling, inept, amateurish, bush-league troops in the universe!"
"That's what happens when you send a pig and a machine to do an eyeball's job."
"Sir, we've been over this. You cannot destroy anyone at a dinner party, it's very rude! And the queen is very, very particular about proper manners."
"That's gonna hurt comin' off..."
"Sir you're forgetting one thing: You're Lord Hater, the most powerful, most evil villain in the entire universe! And while Wander may have beaten you a few times, the Lord Hater I know would never let some furry weirdo get in his head, he'd just keep conquering planets and doing evil! And if Wander did show up, the Lord Hater I know would just use his powers to blast him into the next dimension!"
" We could've had all this. But someone needed a hot tub, and an arcade, and an entire research team to develop new barbecue sauces for the food court! A FOOD COURT, by the way, WE BUILT INSTEAD OF AN ATOM SMASHER, WHICH THIS GUY ALSO HAS!!!"
"You are strong. You are evil. You are tall."
"NO! No "Raah!" YOU ARE GOING TO SIT DOWN, SHUT UP, AND BEHOLD MY ULTIMATE PLAN TO STOP DOMINATOR!!"
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