I am... most unsatisfied.
~ Father

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

His ultimate goal was to destroy the Kids Next Door, so that adults could rule the world unopposed. He also has a brother named Monty Uno, who rebelled against their father, the sinister figure known as Grandfather.

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


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


In Operation Z.E.R.O., Father (as young Benedict Uno) was very cowardly, tractable, acquiescent, pusillanimous, and obedient, scared of his father (whom he called "Pappy"), Grandfather, and refused to disobey his orders. Following his footsteps, Benedict became Father, wore a silhouette suit, hated all children, and went as far to "delightfulize" the members of Sector Z into the Delightful Children From Down the Lane. He 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 have ever faced (aside from the re-Commissioned Grandfather: Who took over the world in less than a day and managed to zombify almost all members of the KND). He 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. He was also very ill-tempered, argumentative, uncompromising, cantankerous, querulous, peevish, and impatient, so he burst into flames when angered. These traits could be attributed to his 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 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 the KND series, 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: Henrietta Von Marzipan | Professor XXXL | Toiletnator | Mr. Wink & Mr. Fibb | Count Spankulot | Gramma Stuffum | Stickybeard | Knightbrace | Common Cold | Mr. Fizz | Crazy Old Cat Lady

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

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: King Sandy | Six-Gum Gang | Interesting Twins From Beneath the Mountain | James Nixon McGarfield | Annoyingly Cute Triplets Who Lived Upon the Hill | Numbuh 30c | Munshi Saban | Girl Squad

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