|The Venture Bros. character|
Order of the Triad
The Alchemist first appeared in the episode Fallen Arches where it was hinted that The Order of the Triad had existed before, but was split up for an unknown reason. Before re-joining the Triad he was working on finding a cure for AIDS. He is established as being an open homosexual, and considers Dr. Orpheus to be his best friend.
The Alchemist's powers have never been properly defined. In addition to a strong knowledge of science needed to research alchemy, he seems to possess a level of magical power similar to Dr. Orpheus, able to conjur up magical creatures or attack with mystical energy. He also seems to have the ability to discern when someone is lying or telling the truth, although this does not give him knowledge of the particular circumstances involved.
Relationships With Other Characters
Dr. Orpheus is a close friend and long time compatriot. When he temporarily loses his home at The Venture Compound, Dr. Orpheus and his daughter Triana come to live with The Alchemist. Al seems to enjoy the experience, even letting Triana dye his hair bright pink.
Originally, a short term boyfriend until Al got too possessive and forced Shore Leave to erase his memory. The two later rekindled during Hank and Dean's Home School Prom as they shared a kiss at the end of the episode. In O.S.I. Love You, the two are shown having a video chat implying they have started dating again.
- Fallen Arches
- ¡Viva Los Muertos!
- Showdown at Cremation Creek Part I
- Showdown at Cremation Creek Part II
- The Alchemist is voiced by Adult Swim alumni Dana Snyder, best known for voicing Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which originally held the title of longest-running show on Adult Swim before being overtaken by The Venture Bros.
- The Alchemist claimed to have been "dumped" by his boyfriend during season 4, leaving him with no choice but to move in with Dr Orpheus. While the truth was that Al dumped his boyfriend after falling in love with Shore Leave and had no memory of it after having his memory wiped, the boyfriend in question has never been seen.