I am... most unsatisfied.
~ Father

Father (real name: Benedict Wigglestein Uno, Jr.) was the main antagonist of the Cartoon Network series Codename: Kids Next Door, a major antagonist, and later anti-hero of the Codename: Kids Next Door film, "Operation: Z.E.R.O.". Father was a paternal figure who was an ultimate figure of authority, was the Leader of the Delightful Children From Down the Lane, resided at the Delightful Mansion From Down the Lane, and was the sworn archenemy of the KND.

Father's ultimate goal was to destroy the Kids Next Door, so that adults could rule the world unopposed. Father also had a brother named Monty Uno, who rebelled against their father, Grandfather.

Father was voiced by Maurice LaMarche, who also played The Brain in Animaniacs, Big Bob Pataki, Donbot, Morbo, Lrrr, and Yosemite Sam.


In Operation Z.E.R.O., Father (as a young Benedict Uno) was very cowardly, tractable, acquiescent, pusillanimous, and an obedient child, who was scared of his father (whom he called "Pappy"), Grandfather, and refused to disobey his orders. Following Grandfather's footsteps, Benedict became Father, who wore a silhouette suit, hated all children, "Delightfulized" the members of Sector Z into the Delightful Children From Down the Lane, and was considered to be the KND's worst enemy.

Above all else, Father was the most evil of all the villains throughout the series, and attempted to destroy or take over the Kids Next Door Organization, who considered him as the greatest enemy that they ever faced (aside from the re-Commissioned Grandfather: He took over the world in less than a day and managed to zombify almost all members of the KND). Father even once tried to cook children into the Delightful Children's Birthday Cake, which would have resulted in both mass murder and cannibalism.

Ironically, despite being an Adult, Father was still shown to have childlike features, such as when he cuddled into a ball and rocked back and forth when Numbuh 362 threatened to feed him Broccoli. Father was also very ill-tempered, argumentative, uncompromising, cantankerous, querulous, peevish, impatient, and burst into flames when he was angered. Those traits could be attributed to Father's upbringing by his own father, since as a child, he was shown to always be afraid of him, and, even as an Adult, Grandfather saw him as a disappointment for being unable to defeat the KND.


In most episodes that Father appeared in, he usually appeared in a dark silhouette-like suit with flames that came out when he got angry. In Operation Z.E.R.O., however, when Father appeared without his silhouette suit, he wore red rimmed glasses, black pants, suspenders, black dress shoes, a white dress shirt, and a black bow tie.



  • In Operation: H.O.T.S.T.U.F.F., Numbuh 3 (although not a villain), who served as the episode's main antagonist (and even parodied Regan McNeil), appeared to have fire-like powers similar to Father, although they were not even related. It was even notable that the latter's powers were a lot more powerful than him.
  • Although Father was the Big Bad throughout KND, he served as a major antagonist in Operation Z.E.R.O when he was outranked by Grandfather.


           KND Villains

Main Villains: Father | The Delightful Children From Down The Lane | Mr. Boss

Recurring Villains: Toiletnator | Mr. Wink & Mr. Fibb | Count Spankulot | Gramma Stuffum | Stickybeard | Knightbrace | Common Cold | Mr. Fizz | Crazy Old Cat Lady | Professor XXXL | Chester | Henrietta Von Marzipan | Mega Mom & Destructo Dad

Adult Villains: The Proper Patrol | Mrs. Goodwall | Mr. Mogul | The Great Puttinski | Nurse Claiborne | Cheese Shogun Roquefort | Coach Wetterhahn | Mrs. Dirt | Robin Food | Dodgeball Wizard | Black John Licorice | Principal Sauerbraten | Principal Smelling

Teen Ninjas: The Steve | Cree Lincoln | Chad Dickson | Justin Cavallero | Numbuh 12

Destructively Nefarious Kids: Negative Numbuh 1 | Negative Numbuh 2 | Negative Numbuh 3 | Negative Numbuh 4 | Negative Numbuh 5 | Eizzil Enived | Negative Numbuh 86

KND Splinter Cell: Numbuh Infinity | Numbuh 74.239 | Numbuh 48 Flavors

Child Villains: Madame Margaret | King Sandy | Six-Gum Gang | Interesting Twins From Beneath the Mountain | James Nixon McGarfield | Anna Worthington | Valerie | Annoyingly Cute Triplets Who Lived Upon the Hill | Numbuh 30c | Munshi Saban | Windsor | Girl Squad | Crayon Boy

Organization: Parent Teacher Organization of Eradicating Youngsters | Six-Gum Gang | Senior Citizen Squad | Rowdy Hooligans From Across the Square

Monsters: Ice Cream Monster | Mutant Lice | Great White Asparagus | Slamwitch | Delightful Reaper

Others: Grandfather | Laura Limpen | Ice Cream Men | Leaky Leona | Sinister Felines From Atop the Litterbox