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Eugene Garcia (commonly referred as Mr. Gar) is a major character in OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes. He is the property manager of Lakewood Plaza Turbo and seems to take a lot of pride in his work. He is also the employer of K.O., Radicles, and Enid at that location.
Mr. Gar is a massive and muscular man with tanned skin, light brown short hair with a little tuft lifted, and a bushy mustache. He is shirtless and only wears a pink tie, green pants, and dark green shoes. He also sports a pair of aviator sunglasses, which he always wears no matter if in daylight or at night. On his right wrist, he has a watch that rings every time he has to go on a secret mission.
As El-Bow, his outfit resembled a Mexican wrestler. It consisted of a dark blue wrestling mask with a cyan design, square glasses, pink bowtie, a light blue tank top, dark blue pants with cyan blue flames, and red boots.
Mr. Gar is shown to be a very strong character, with an even stronger personality. In most of his appearances, he can be seen with a cold and serious face. He's extremely serious about his business and the plaza as a whole, as he became very upset when the sign was vandalized by the use of graffiti in the pilot. In the episode "We Messed Up", it's revealed that Mr. Gar has complete monitoring over the entire plaza. His office is really a large room filled with monitors, each one connected to a camera.
Many of the other characters look at him as very wise and look up to him as an authority figure of some kind. He seems to care what people think of him too, at least, to some extent, as he read Radicles' text "…The boss is really cool…" and he blushes.
He used to freeze up, stutter, and blush whenever he was around K.O.'s mom, Carol, because he had a crush on her, but now that they are dating he is shown to be at peace in her company (most of the time he still gets nervous from time to time). He would shower her with ostentatious gestures of affection though after the events of "My Fair Carol" he decided to tone them down.
He is shown to value his employees, takes them very seriously, and praises them for working hard. He is also shown to have a disliking towards laziness, as he is shown to call Radicles a "brat" in the pilot and a "slacker" in "We Messed Up".
He is also shown to be very vain, putting his face on all matter of merchandise, and making objects look like him.
The fact that he has a secret room to spy on the bodega implies that he is a bit paranoid.
When he worked with his El-Bow persona, he was very shy and insecure about being a true hero during his first day at P.O.I.N.T. He later began to trust more of his powers and friends after he, Silver Spark, and Rippy Roo worked together to take down Steamborg. At this time, he already shows interest in Carol, as Silver Spark.
He blames himself for what happened to Laserblast, and thus has great difficulty talking to Carol. This is fully addressed in the episode "Let's Take a Moment" when he finally speaks to Carol and the two end up on better terms.
Abilities and Powers
Mr. Gar's power level is 11, proving that he's a very powerful character. His strength and power are praised by many people (especially his employees). Along with Carol, he's one of the strongest people of the plaza.
However, he lacks fear resistance, as evident in the episode "Face Your Fears" where his fear resistance is only 8, which is very low compared to K.O.'s and Rad's level (15 and 10 respectively), although it is assumed that his level increased after the events of the episode.
Mr. Gar is incredibly strong, as seen in the episode "Let's Be Heroes" where he destroyed Darrell after falling from the sky and crushing him with an elbow drop. According to Crinkly Wrinkly, he once hit a young Lord Boxman so hard that he saw the curvature of the planet. His shrieks are also quite powerful to send a person flying.
He has excellent reflexes and speed, as he was able to dodge Darrell's punches with ease. This also enables him to perform super high jumps.
In "Legends of Mr. Gar", he seems to have control over the weight and height of his body, as he grew up to the size of a giant while creating the plaza and after finishing it, he returned to his normal size. With a single hand stroke and kick he created the foundation of the plaza. He also has very strong jaws, as he could tear apart a boulder inside his mouth to create the plaza sign. (However, this may have been an exaggeration or even a fabrication on Crinkly Wrinkly's part.)
His fighting style is based on wrestling techniques. During his time as El-Bow, Foxtail praised him and said that his prowess in the ring was "unparallel". Gar can execute many different wrestling moves; his specialty is elbow strikes like drops and hooks.
- Elbow Strike: Mr. Gar can use his elbow to knock down his opponents. When he does this, his elbow emits a purple fire (orange in some episodes) and swings it sideways like a hook, or upwards, like an uppercut. This seems to be his special move.
- Bionic Elbow: Mr. Gar hits the ground with his flaming elbow to create a powerful slash that runs to its opponent.
- Elbow Blowtorch: Mr. Gar can use his elbow as a blowtorch that is capable of creating objects to stick together.
As shown in the episodes "Let's Be Heroes" and "Legends of Mr. Gar", he has the ability to walk on clouds. In addition, he appears to not need air while he's in the space. Along with his massive strength and his ability to control his body, Mr. Gar looks to have god-like powers.
Mr. Gar appears to be very fast, as seen in "Let's Take a Moment".
|"Lakewood Plaza Turbo":||Appears|
|5. "Enid's Bad Day":||Appears|
|6. "Barrels and Crates":||Appears|
|7. "Rad Cries":||Absent|
|8. "Rad's Van":||Pictured|
|12. "Boxmore Infomercial":||Absent|
|53. "Seasons Change":||Appears||63. "Your World is an Illusion":||Pictured|
|54. "Lord Cowboy Darrell":||Absent||64. "Red Action to the Future":||Absent|
|55. "Hope This Flies":||Absent||65. "TKO's House":||Pictured & Mentioned|
|56. "The Perfect Meal":||Absent||66. "Special Delivery":||Appears|
|57. "Plaza Film Festival":||Appears||67. "Dendy's Power":||Pictured|
|58. "Be a Team":||Appears||68. "Wisdom, Strength, and Charisma":||Absent|
|59. "My Fair Carol":||Appears||69. "Bittersweet Rivals":||Absent|
|60. "Point to the Plaza":||Appears||70. "Are You Ready for Some Megafootball?!":||Absent|
|61. "The So-Bad-ical":||Pictured||71. "Mystery Sleepover":||Pictured|
|62. "Let's Watch the Boxmore Show":||Appears||72. "Final Exams":||Absent|
|73. "Soda Genie":||Absent||83. "Sidekick Scouts":||Pictured|
|74. "CarolQuest":||Mentioned||84. "Project Ray Way":||Absent|
|75. "Boxman Crashes":||Absent||85. "I Am Jethro":||Pictured|
|76. "Crossover Nexus":||Pictured & Mentioned||86. "Beach Episode":||Appears|
|77. "Plaza Alone":||Appears||87. "Rad's Alien Sickness":||Pictured & Mentioned|
|78. "All in the Villainy":||Pictured||88. "KO's Health Week":||Appears|
|79. "Monster Party":||Absent||89. "Gar Trains Punching Judy":||Appears|
|80. "GarQuest":||Appears||90. "OK A.U.!":||Appears|
|81. "Super Black Friday":||Appears||91/92. "Dark Plaza":||Appears|
|82. "Whacky Jaxxyz":||Absent|
|93. "We Are Heroes":||Appears||103. "Big Reveal":||Appears|
|94. "KO, Rad, and Enid!":||Appears||104. "Radical Rescue":||Pictured|
|95. "Let's Meet Sonic":||Pictured & Mentioned||105. "You're a Good Friend, KO":||Mentioned|
|96. "TKO Rules!":||Absent||106. "Let's Get Shadowy":||Absent|
|97. "K.O. vs. Fink":||Pictured||107. "Red Action 3: Grudgement Day":||Pictured|
|98. "Chip's Damage":||Pictured||108. "Carl":||Mentioned|
|99. "The K.O. Trap":||Mentioned||109. "Dendy's Video Channel":||Appears|
|100. "Whatever Happened to... Rippy Roo?":||Pictured & Mentioned||110/111. "Let's Fight to the End":||Appears|
|101. "Planet X":||Absent||112. "Thank You for Watching the Show":||Appears|
|102. "Deep Space Vacation":||Appears|
- Mr. Gar shares a close resemblance to Final Fight protagonist, Mike Haggar. Both characters share a signature move, the Piledriver.
- The name "Mr. Gar" is likely a nod to Haggar.
- Mr. Gar also shares a striking resemblance to Escanor from The Seven Deadly Sins.
- Mr. Gar's Elbow-Blowtorch bares resemblance to Escanor's Sunshine ability, as they both use fire.
- Both are massive and muscular men with tanned skin, light brown short hair, and a bushy mustache.
- They're both also shirtless with dark green pants and dark green shoes.
- Both easily tense around their crushes, Escanor tenses when Merlin's around him and Mr. Gar tenses when Carol/Silver Spark is around him.
- Both are friendly around their peers and have a soft heart.
- In "Face Your Fears", Mr. Gar's Pow Card level is 10 instead of 11, possibly because he hasn't updated his personal Pow Card since he had been in P.O.I.N.T., which was 6-11 years ago.
- In the same episode, it was revealed that his worst fear happens to be the "sandwich" event 6-11 years ago. It's still unknown what really happened at the time until "Let's Take a Moment".
- It was revealed in "Action News" that his last name is actually "Garcia", likely the full version of "Gar".
- In "Seasons Change", he started dating Carol during summer.
- In "My Fair Carol", his social media account name is MRGAR93. His likes are business wraslin' and automobile repair and his dislikes are horseplay, shenanigans, goofin' off, and freeloaders.
- Mr. Gar has a sister who is a nun named Sister Gar.
- His favorite music genre is classic rock.
- In "Thank You for Watching the Show", Mr. Gar's hometown is revealed. It seems to be Monte Macabre from another Cartoon Network show, Victor and Valentino.
- Mr. Gar's inner animal or what he would be if he were a were-animal is a bear.
- From the Happily Ever After Hours podcast from the Walt Disney Family Museum, Ian stated that Mr. Gar was based off of a vice principal from Ian's old high school.