The Nerve
The Venture Bros. character
The Nerve.jpg
First appearance

Bot Seeks Bot
Last appearance

All This and Gargantua-2
Voiced by

Christopher McCulloch
Species Disembodied nervous system, possibly of a human
Gender Male?
Occupation Supervillain, councilman

Disembodied nervous system in a transparent humanoid suit

Speech impediment

The Council of 13, The Guild of Calamitous Intent
Cause of death


The Nerve is Councilman 12 of the Council of 13. A supervillain who is a sentient nervous system with no body, floating in a transparent humanoid suit. He's very quiet and seemed to avoid socializing with his fellow Council members; but he still goes along when Red Mantle calls him to go out.

History[edit | edit source]

The Nerve is one of the members of the Guild of Calamitous Intent's Council of 13. Little is known about him or his origins. He seems to be somewhat of an introvert, as he claimed to be on the moon in order to avoid having to socialize with the rest of the Council, relying on their thin level of anonymity to cover his deception. However, Red Mantle called him out on it, as everyone on the Council knows who the other members are.

While it is not known, it is possible The Sovereign didn't completely trust his fellow Council members. In "All This and Gargantua-2", before many even made it to their meeting The Sovereign (or the Investors, or perhaps both) arranged for several members to be killed. This could hint, he felt they would abandon/or question his leadership and killed the ones who stood in his way. The Nerve was found by Dermott Fictel in a dumpster, apparently shot twice into his suit, which apparently killed him.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Nerve may have been inspired by the Ninja Turtles toy, Mutagen Man.
  • He has a speech impediment, which would suggest that the name 'Nervous Tic' would have been more fitting.
  • In "Bot Seeks Bot," it is revealed that The Nerve's drink of choice is an old fashioned.
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