The Venture Bros. character
First appearance

Ghosts of the Sargasso
Voiced by

Christopher McCulloch

Ability to breathe fire
Code of silence
Highly skilled martial artist
Highly skilled in piloting the X-1
Superhumanly quick in creating origami

The Blue Morpho (formerly)
Team Venture (formerly)

Kano was the former bodyguard of Jonas Venture Sr. and member of Team Venture on The Venture Bros.

History[edit | edit source]

Before joining Team Venture, Kano was the crime-fighting partner of The Blue Morpho, and the two had saved the lives of Team Venture when they were captured by the villain Scaramantula.

According to the Jonas Venture comic series, Kano joined Team Venture when the Blue Morpho was possessed by an alien virus that made him evil. However, Colonel Gentleman brought the validity of the comics into question and The Blue Morpho later revealed that Jonas Venture Sr. had blackmailed him into giving up Kano as a bodyguard/partner.

Kano became an OSI agent assigned as Jonas Venture Sr.'s bodyguard, but in reality meant to protect the Orb. He remained throughout the years as Dr. Venture's aide until Venture's apparent death during Movie Night. Thereafter, Kano retired and took a vow of silence, choosing to communicate only by way of origami and sparse gestures due to having taken "a great man from the world." It was later revealed he was referring to the Original Blue Morpho/Venturion, as he killed him only to save Rusty.

When Jonas's son, Rusty, was searching for the Orb, Brock Samson went to Kano for information. Kano gave the second gramophone of Eugen Sandow (as Kano kept it because it also contains Sandow's chocolate recipes) to Brock. When Brock questioned Kano if he killed the elder Venture, Kano remained silent. It is later revealed that he actually killed Venturion, formerly the Blue Morpho, when the cyborg went berserk and tried to strangle Rusty Venture. Kano also dropped Jonas's body, shattering it, so that only Jonas's head would be put in the PROBLEM machine after slipping on one of Rusty's plastic cowboy toys.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The New Kano[edit | edit source]

The moniker of Kano, as he worked for the Blue Morpho, was adopted by Gary Fischer in order to help the new Blue Morpho take down Dr. Venture's slew of new arch-villains.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Kano is likely inspired by The Green Hornet's assistant Kato. His silent demeanor, fighting skills, and brute strength all correspond with the bodyguard/henchman archetype found in many works of fiction, with particular similarities to the James Bond villain Oddjob.
  • Kano's name originates from volcano based on his ability to breathe fire, as according to the commentary in Now Museum-Now You Don't.

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