Diamond Backdraft
the Venture Bros. character
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First appearance

Voiced by

Larry Murphy
Aliases "lord of the legless beasts and keeper of their fire form"
Gender Male
Occupation SPHINX agent (retired)
Relatives Unnamed grandson

Body covered in red burn marks
golden cybernetic prosthetic for left arm
Missing three fingers on right hand from snake bites
Wields two golden handheld flamethrowers

Original SPHINX

Office of Secret Intelligence

Diamond Backdraft is a one-time-appearing villain in The Venture Bros. show.A retired member of the original SPHINX, he was a handler of snakes, and he wielded two golden flamethrowers. His dedication to both apparently left him with burn scars and missing digits.

History[edit | edit source]

A former S.P.H.I.N.X. agent who survived the 1987 Pyramid Wars, Diamond had hid away to become a basement dwelling hoarder of snakes, much like the serpentine equivalent of the crazy cat lady stereotype. However, as with all SPHINX operatives, the organization had planted in his head a chip loaded with cyanide that would go off if he ever betrayed the organization. Following SPHINX's dissolution, Diamond knew it would only be a matter of time when the chip wore out and spelled his doom.

After Henchman 21 posted a notification of SPHINX's reformation in a heroic guise on Guildslist, Diamond notified friend and fellow former SPHINX operative Wind Song, whom in turned suggested they contact S.P.H.I.N.X. Commander. Although they could not get the Countess to join them, the three ex-SPHINX operatives schemed a suicide attack to destroy O.S.I., going out in a blaze of glory rather than a whimper.

Although they overpowered 21 and took control of their SPHINX ship, they were ultimately defeated by a combined team of 21, Brock Samson, and Shore Leave. SPHINX Commander was shot to death by Samson's crossbow, and Shore Leave took down Backdraft and placed him under arrest.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Diamond Backdraft had a particularly old and decrepit computer, which was a major subject of the "Fax My Grandson" extra on the Season 5 Blu-Ray.

Bears a striking resemblance to the singer, David Crosby.

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