|Colonel Bud Manstrong|
|The Venture Bros. character|
Careers in Science
|Relatives||Mrs. Manstrong (mother)|
Manstrong takes a strong moral stance on most issues, and is strictly sexually abstinent, which his mother attributes to his similarly-abstinent father having been a larger influence on the young Bud than her. Although he is very willful in most situations, he wilts under attention from his often inebriated and oversexed mother.
His forbearance of sex puts a great deal of strain on his relationship with cosmonaut Lieutenant Anna Baldavitch, his love interest and fellow crew member on Gargantua-1. When Team Venture were invited to Gargantua-1 for repairs, Manstrong became jealous of Baldavitch's attraction to Brock Samson.
Gargantua-1 later suffers an accident, causing it to fall into Earth. Manstrong somehow manages to pilot the station and crashed it into a wanted terrorist camp. Manstrong was the sole survivor and, for his actions, receives a medal from the President. He and along with his mother was invited to the President's State Dinner, and was offered a chance to run for the vice-presidency. However, Manstrong turned down the offer in horror upon learning of the president's sexual indiscretions.
- Now Museum-Now You Don't (background cameo)
- Arrears in Science (flashback)