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Presto Change-O
The Venture Bros. character
Presto Change-O
Presto Change-O
First appearance

The Unicorn in Captivity
Voiced by

Mark Hamill
Information
Gender Male
Occupation Supervillain
Notable
Characteristics

Jovial manner
Shapeshifting
Superhuman elasticity
Current Alliances

The Guild of Calamitous Intent
Previous
Alliances

Decoy team

Presto Change-O is a jovial supervillain with the power to change his physical form, though he always retains his colors. He is a member of the Guild of Calamitous Intent.

Character History

When introduced in The Unicorn in Captivity, Presto Change-O was part of a team with CopyCat, Tunnel Vision, Ramburglar, Dot Com, Driver X, and The Monarch who had joined together to steal Dr. Venture's teleporters from VenTech Tower. However, the job was but a ruse by CopyCat to get a group of decoys for the real theft attempt.

Despite CopyCat's betrayal and Ramburglar's death, Presto-Change-O managed to swipe one of the teleporters, and he and Tunnel Vision fled into the sewers with Brock Samson hot on their heels.

Presto Change-O attempted to run interference with Samson in order to allow Henchman 21 and Dot Com to escape with the teleporters. Samson, however, was unimpressed with Presto Change-O's stair climbing machine form and stabbed him in the head. The blow left the shapechanger writhing helplessly in pain, oozing blue-green blood from the knife wound but seemingly still alive. Only 21 was able to escape.

Episode Appearances

Transformations

Presto Change-O takes on a number of shapes and forms in the episode The Unicorn in Captivity:

Trivia

  • Presto Change-O's whimsical voice is very similar to that of The Joker, the most famous supervillain from Batman: The Animated Series, who was also voiced by Mark Hamill.
  • Presto Change-O's superhumanly elastic abilities are nearly identical to those of Plastic Man, while his impish appearance evokes the 5th dimensional supervillain Mister Mxyzptlk (if Jack Kirby was his tailor).
  • Presto Change-O bears a strong resemblance to the Marvel Comics character Impossible Man, who also features both a green-and-purple color scheme and comedic shapeshifting abilities.
  • It is unclear as to whether or not Presto Change-O was killed when Brock stabbed him. Despite the wound being between the eyes, he did not stop moving afterwords.
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