Mordecai is one of the main protagonists of Regular Show, along with his best friend Rigby. Mordecai is a 23-year old Blue Jay. He made his debut in a non-canon short ("2 in the AM PM") as a human cashier, who then morphs into a prototype Mordecai-like character with a fanny pack. He later makes his first official appearance in the Pilot episode. Mordecai is voiced by the show's creator, J.G. Quintel.
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Mordecai is about a 6'3 tall anthropomorphic Blue Jay. He sports a black beak, has teeth when he is saying and other things, a light blue chest, as well as black stripes on his tail feathers and fingers, as well as two white stripes on his wings, or arms. Mordecai's white feathers vary throughout the cartoon, at times appearing pure white, sometimes appearing tinged blue. In the pilot and some scenes from First Day, his forehead has more white feathers. In the episode "Don" when he was five or six, he use to have buck teeth, and didn't have the black stripes on his fingertips and his tail feathers.
Mordecai is mild-mannered and laid back. Like Rigby, he lacks clothing, plays video games, and drinks copious amounts of coffee and soda. Of the duo, Mordecai displays far more patience, responsibility, and intelligence than Rigby does. Although almost every problem caused by the duo is Rigby's fault and even if it's Mordecai's fault it's not work related. An example is in "The Unicorns Have Got to Go" when Mordecai tries to attract Margaret with DudeTime, but ends up attracting a group of ill-mannered, lazy, and irresponsible unicorns that wreak havoc. Mordecai puts up with his laziness and immaturity, once even filling out a job application for Rigby because he claimed it was "boring". Mordecai tends to be more sociable and friendly than Rigby, and has much more manageable relationships with others. Although Mordecai naturally despises work, he strives to keep a good reputation, once almost losing his life to avoid being labeled as a slacker, and vouching for extra work to pay for concert tickets. Mordecai's most obvious shortcoming is his inability to engage his love interests. Whenever he is around his crush, Margaret, he will often stutter or lose focus. In spite of this, he often makes up excuses to go to The Coffee Shop just to see her. He is a serious person and wants people to do the right thing. It is also proven that he is fond of the word, "dude", as he regularly says it in almost every episode, like Rigby.
Mordecai has shown a variety of abilities and habits good and bad throughout the series.
- Leadership - Mordecai has some notable leadership skills, as displayed in many episodes, such as "Exit 9B".
- Video Game Master - Mordecai is an expert at video games. Anytime Mordecai and Rigby play against each other, Mordecai would win every time (except in "It's Time" because of Rigby keep bragging about going out with Margaret, "Jinx", and "Bet to Be Blonde", when Rigby cheats and unplugs Mordecai's controller). Mordecai is always player one
- Educated - Mordecai is both figuratively and literally smarter than Rigby in nearly every possible way. He has mentioned to have acquired not only a high school diploma, which Rigby doesn't have (as mentioned in the episode "More Smarter"), but also a college education. Though complained that Rigby got him to drink the liquid "Rig juice". Seeing that Rigby is idiotic.
- Skilled Liar - In "Grilled Cheese Deluxe", Mordecai showed great aptitude for lying. He competed against Rigby to prove who was the better liar, and ultimately, emerged victorious.
- Skilled at Staring - Mordecai has shown that he can go hours into a staring contest. He did so against "Peeps", in the episode of the same name and won, even though he couldn't blink after the contest and had to go to the hospital.
- Heavy Sleeper - Throughout the entire show, Mordecai is shown to be a habitual heavy sleeper, falling asleep very often. Also, he has to be gently shaken to be awake by Rigby (examples, "Ello Gov'nor", "This Is My Jam" and "Really Real Wrestling").
- Guitar Player - In "This Is My Jam", he was shown to have increased his skill at playing the guitar, unlike in "Mordecai and the Rigbys", where neither Rigby or himself knew how to work the instrument.
- Enhanced Strength - This greatly varies from episode to episode, though he has been consistently show to be stronger than Rigby, since that he always easily beat him in any physical test, most notable is a game called "punchies". However, while not on Skips or Muscle Man Level, there are several evidences that Mordecai possesses well above average strength, as Mordecai has, on several occasions, bashed his way through locked doors ("Just Set Up the Chairs"). In fact he's so strong that he can break a broom with one punch and easily rip a shirt as shown in "Mordecai and the Rigbys". However, his most recent and impressive feat of physical strength is show when he bashed Death Bear across a room and through a wall in the episode of the same name.
- Coffee Drinker - Mordecai is often seen with coffee, more so than Rigby. In "Free Cake", the episode starts with Mordecai supposedly drinking from a half full pot of coffee. In "Mordecai and the Rigbys", Mordecai starts out with a cup of coffee in his hands when Rigby enters the Coffee Shop.
- Speeches - Mordecai tends to persuade people when he gives talks and speeches, ex. Don, when Mordecai persuades Rigby to confront and mend Rigby's relationship with his brother, Rage Against The TV, when Mordecai tells Muscle Man and High Fives Ghost to help with beating The Hammer, and in "Muscle Woman" when he talks to Starla, unintentionally infatuating her, and in ""Mordecai and the Rigbys"," when Mordecai tries to tell the crowd about being tricked into lip-synching. Another example would be when Mordecai apologizes to C.J. to calm her down in ""Yes Dude Yes"." Also, he gave a protest speech to Margaret being trapped in the Voice Messaging Control Center in "Butt Dial", begging her not to play the message that contained song Mordecai made up about how it would be like if they were together forever. However, it did not work. He is also shown to give a great speech in "Exit 9B" in which Garrett Bobby Ferguson Jr. claimed touching.
- Kind Hearted - Mordecai possesses social skills that an immature Rigby doesn't. Mordecai has better relations with his friends, and has never really shown many harsh feelings toward them. He always tries to settle disagreements. He also admitted a certain secret to save his life. The only major time he wasn't kind hearted was in "It's Time" when Mordecai pushed Rigby off a microwave killing him.
- Truthful - Mordecai is not only a skilled liar, unlike Rigby, but he is also very truthful. For example, in "The Power", Mordecai instantly admitted what happened to Skips when Benson asked him.
- Musician - Mordecai has shown on several occasions that he can sing very well. In the "Mordecai and the Rigbys", "Karaoke Video", and "Butt Dial" he sings nice and clear, although he tends to be off-key. Also, he seemed to know about a song called Brain Explosion (song) that Rigby didn't know about in This Is My Jam. Also, he listened to a song on repeat for five days in Yes Dude Yes
- Slacker- Mordecai and Rigby both have a tendency of slacking off from work. Benson then yells at them to stop slacking off. This is seen in almost every episode.
- Skilled Fighter - Mordecai is very good at fighting others and is seen in many episodes. Examples are Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost in "The Night Owl", Chad and Jeremy in "Replaced", Carrey O'Key and Carl in Karaoke Video and The Family Restaurant people in "Out of Commission".
- Lousy Swimmer - It is seen in ""Meat Your Maker"" when the hot dogs put Skips, Pops, Benson and Mordecai to marinate, he was practically drowning. Though this might not be true, considering the fact that was marinade and not water.
- Party Animal - In "Party Pete", "See You There", and some other episodes, it shows that Mordecai really likes to party.
- Sanitation - Even though Mordecai is a party animal, he is good at cleaning up major parties. This is shown in "Replaced", "Butt Dial", "Party Pete", etc.
- Snoring - It is seen in "Ello Gov'nor" that he snores when he sleeps.
- Ladies Man - Despite the fact he has a crush on Margaret, he has earned attention of Starla from "Muscle Woman", CJ from "Yes Dude Yes", possibly Ladonna from "Access Denied" and his 12 dates from "Yes Dude Yes".
- Skilled Rapper- Along with Rigby, he is shown on occasions such as "Rap It Up" and "Party Pete" rapping really well. They also tried to teach Pops how to rap in order to take on the CrewCrew to prepare him in their rap battle.
Rigby is Mordecai's best friend (and pet peeve) since childhood. The two are virtually inseparable, always finding ways to forgive any breaks in their friendship. Mordecai is the tall, responsible, mannered one, while Rigby is the short, immature, energetic one in the duo. Every episode that has ever aired has always shown the two as a duo, let alone the two in the same episode. Mordecai usually punches Rigby and says Shut up, dude! when he gets mad at him.
Margaret is Mordecai's crush, and it's obvious she likes him, too, due to the duo kissing in "Bad Kiss" and all the other hints. Mordecai is determined to visit her at the coffee shop daily just to see her. Rigby doesn't support this relationship, as it always deters Mordecai's attention from Rigby himself.
Ever since the episode "Camping Can Be Cool", Margaret seemed to start liking Mordecai as well, and her interest in Mordecai really increased because at the end of the episode "Slam Dunk", she told him he was hot while he played basketball.
In "Butt Dial", he accidentally sends her a song about them being together to her phone and she sets it as her personal ring tone for whenever he calls.
In "Access Denied", they finally dance with each other.
In "Death Bear" he nearly kissed Margaret. They also shared many moments within this episode.
In "Bad Kiss", Mordecai and Margaret had their first kiss, but Margaret tells him about his bad breath. Embarrassed, he runs out of the car. He goes back in time to fix it, but with all the action happening, he forgot to take a mint, so when it was time, not wanting to screw up a second time, he dodges the kiss, and finds his wallet instead. Margaret was cool on the outside, but probably being upset or depressed on the inside.
In "Pie Contest" Mordecai was a judge at The Park's annual pie judging contest but unfortunately for Mordecai Margaret's pie looked and tasted horrible. In the end Margaret was eaten by Promise Pie and Mordecai had to tell the truth about her pie saying it was the worst.
In "Bald Spot" she is shown skating with Mordecai.
In "The Christmas Special" Mordecai (with help from Rigby), sings a song to Margaret over the phone wishing her a Merry Christmas while she is at her parents.
Benson is Mordecai's boss at the Park. Even though he yells at Mordecai and Rigby a lot, it seems that Benson never gets angry at Mordecai on his own. Benson recognizes Mordecai's greater sense of responsibility and self-control, things Rigby doesn't have. Benson also treats Mordecai with the same level of respect as the other workers. A good example of this is in "Eggscellent", Mordecai punches Benson in the face after he scolds him over Rigby's coma. Instead of getting outright angry, he asks Mordecai what his problem was. He later then apologizes to Mordecai about what he said. Mordecai also apologizes to Benson for punching him in the face. Then he says he is a good friend.
Mordecai knows of Eileen's crush on Rigby and even said they'd make a "cute couple" as shown in "Do Me a Solid". He also likes making fun of it making Rigby angry. Mordecai shows friendship to Eileen for asking Margaret to go camping with Rigby so Mordecai and Margaret were getting really close in "Camping Can Be Cool". Mordecai also shows his bond with Eileen in "Death Bear" when he saves her from the Death Bear.
Mordecai respects Skips due to Skips' ability to fix almost any problem Mordecai and Rigby cause. They are great friends. In Skips vs Technology, Mordecai and Rigby print him a note saying "you've been a great help!" Mordecai always relys on Skips to fix everything. Mordecai and Skips played video games together.
Mordecai is real good friends with Pops. Whenever they are seen together, they seem to get along and have no problems. Along with Rigby, they always help Pops. Like in "Dizzy", they try to help him with his stage fright and in "Rap It Up", they join him to go against CrewCrew when they call Pops a loser.
Mordecai likes Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost at times, but Mordecai doesn't approve of their immaturity, especially Muscle Man's "my mom" jokes, once even correcting him, but Mordecai had to face Muscle Man's brother John Sorrenstein. In Season 3, they become nicer and friendlier to each other and help each other with problems. In the episiode Guy's Night Mordecai, Rigby, Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost are hanging out with each other as guys and ordering pizza etc.
Mordecai seems to get along well with Thomas, especailly in the episode Starter Pack. He and Rigby greet him in a friendly manner and show concern for him when Muscle Man continuosly pranks him, causing them both to go to Skips and Benson about it. He and Rigby both show sadness for Thomas when Muscle Man seemingly kills him by throwing a shed at his car, but it later turns to annoyance when Muscle Man reveals it was all a prank initiated by him and Thomas but luckliy it didnt last long.
Uncle Steve is Mordecai's uncle as seen in Terror Tales of the Park II in the story Payback. Even though Mordecai's uncle is slack without much money much like Rigby, Mordecai still seems to care about his uncle when he dies.
- Mordecai's Bed
- Mordecai's Memories ("Brain Eraser")
- Mordecai's Outfit
- Mordecai's Phone ("Butt Dial")
- Mordecai's Alarm Clock
- Mordecai's Cool Outfits ("Cool Bikes")
- Mordecai Shakes ("Bad Kiss" )
- Mordecai has several characteristics that differ him from genuine birds, in fact, looking like a bird is the only thing Mordecai has in common with an actual Blue Jay.
- Although Mordecai is a Blue Jay, he appears to not have the ability to fly as shown in "A Bunch of Baby Ducks" (this may be unknown because he could fly in a future episode).
- His beak sports a full set of teeth (as does Margaret's).
- He has two "toes" instead of the standard four.
- Mordecai is one of the few characters who has not mentioned any relatives. Another person is Skips. Though in Terror Tales of The Park II, he's revealed to have an Uncle Steve.
- It is mentioned in "Don" that he doesn't have a brother, but it might not mean that he's an only child (he might have a sister(s)).
- It is unknown if Mordecai is older or younger than Rigby, although Mordecai could be older because he's more mature, responsible, and mannered than Rigby. He may also be younger because just like Don, he just is more mature, responsible, and mannered than Rigby.
- Mordecai's eyes are bigger than usual in Don.
- According to the episode "Don", Mordecai has known Rigby since he was five or six years old.
- It is noted that his chest is sometimes light blue, but its main color is white, like all the Blue Jays.
- In "Meat Your Maker", he nearly died of hypothermia when Rigby broke the thermostat.
- It is revealed that in "Meat Your Maker" that he can't stay in places that are below 10 degrees or he will lose consciousness.
- In "Camping Can Be Cool", it is revealed that he went to Art College.
- Mordecai, like normal Blue Jays, is an omnivore. He has eaten another bird twice in "Dizzy" and "Under the Hood". He also ate a salad in "Rigby's Body". In "Eggscellent", he ate eggs, another food in a normal Blue Jay's diet.
- Mordecai's favorite band is "Brain Explosion."
- Mordecai signs his name Mordo.
- On a few occasions, Mordecai and Rigby have shown an interest in rapping (Ex. "Party Pete").
- He has a different appearance in "The Pilot".
- In the pilot and "First Day", you can see Mordecai's head swishing around when he moves it.
- In the episode "Rap It Up", when Rigby was rapping, it revealed that Mordecai was crying when he saw a movie called A Very Happy Bride.
- Rigby has nicknamed him Mordo, Mordecry, Wrongecai, Brodecai, and Blondecai.
- Mordecai refers to Rigby as "Dude" in every single episode.
- In Project Exonaut, him, Rigby, and Skips have their own exosuits.
- In "Fancy Restaurant", Mordecai is nicer to Muscle Man. He even helps him learn etiquette.
- As seen in "Diary", Mordecai has developed a fear for microwaves after what happened in "It's Time".
- As said in "Diary", Mordecai's secrets are that he likes to go commando a lot, he likes to sing along to bad pop music, sometimes when him and Rigby are supposed to clean the gutters they go to get coffee instead, and when him and Rigby bought beds he took Rigby's and stacked it under his and told him that they didn't bring it.
- In "Out of Commission" we see him cry for the first time.
- Mordecai is the only known one to finish and survive the Eggscellent challenge.
- In the episode "Bad Kiss", Mordecai and Margaret kiss (though the kiss was prevented in the end).
- It was revealed in "Bad Kiss" that Mordecai has his own Milkshakes called Mordeshakes (though Rigby came up with the name).
- In the The Christmas Special it revealed that when him and Rigby was little, they both wanted a invisibility cloak.