|~ Kevin's signature insult to the Eds.|
Kevin is the secondary antagonist and an anti-hero in the cartoon Ed Edd n' Eddy, and is one of the three tertiary antagonists of the 2009 movie Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show. He is the popular boy of the culdesac kids and Eddys Arch-Nemesis turned friend.
Kevin is considered as the jock of the Cul-De-Sac, and is usually seen as a cool kid by the other characters, much to Eddy's jealousy. He is constantly tormenting and ridiculing the Eds, especially Eddy, calling them "dorks" and other such things. He is frequently seen riding a bike. He is also frequently seen with Nazz, his love interest. It was mentioned that his garage is full of jawbreakers due to the fact that his father works in a jawbreaker factory. He is also shown to bully Jimmy on occasion.
Kevin hates the Eds and the Eds hate Kevin (or at least Eddy does), they both understand this. But because of this Kevin is always suspecting the Eds are up to something. In fact in the episode "See No Ed", Kevin led a search party to find the Eds because they were nowhere to be seen. The Eds in fact were working on a scam called Chimp World. When Kevin and the kids find Chimp World, Kevin believed the Eds would be there any moment to take their money (but they were somewhere else at the time and had no idea the kids were there). The kids were playing in Chimp World when it collapsed on top of them. Kevin got out of there to avoid being "scammed" by the Eds like everyone else. This proves Kevin has paranoia of the Eds. In an episode, the Eds wanted to be Kevin's friend, for the Jawbreakers he had. Kevin used them just to clean his chimney, after they ruined his house he ran after them, further ruining the relationship with the Eds. While he despises Eddy, he seems to be slightly more friendly with Ed and Edd, but rarely does he engage in casual conversation with them. Occasionally, he and Edd are seen conversing with each other in "From Here to Ed" and "The Luck of the Ed" and Edd has sometimes helped Kevin get revenge on Ed and Eddy or given him advice (in "A Case of Ed" and "This Won't Hurt an Ed" respectively). Edd seems to be the one that Kevin can nominally get along with, although this is generally as good as it gets.
Kevin and Eddy are archenemies. One reason could be that Eddy harmed Kevin first, or Kevin harmed Eddy first. It seems to be a running trivia for the show, this probably would not have began if Eddy wasn't a scammer. A few times during the series Kevin has violently beat up Eddy and vice-versa, because of Eddy being a constant nuisance to him. Whenever they have the opportunity, Eddy and Kevin always humiliate each other. Very rarely do Eddy and Kevin ever get along (although they do have their moments but this is barley shown), once strongly shown in the episode "Little Ed Blue" where Kevin and Eddy are playing catch off of Ed's head, but an angry Ed beats both of them up severely. At the end of the movie Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show, Kevin finally becomes friends with the Eds due to finally realizing why Eddy truly wanted to fit in with the Cul-De-Sac kids and be friends with them.
Moral Event Horizon
Kevin arguably crossed the Moral Event Horizon (though debatable, as he was redeemed in the movie) in the episode "Your Ed Here", when he discovers that Eddy's middle name is Skipper and forces Eddy to do his bidding or he'd tell the other kids (which, essentially, was blackmail.) As the episode progresses, Kevin forces Eddy to do a number of very embarrassing and humiliating things, including making him dress like Jimmy, forcing him to kiss Edd, act like a seal, and eat a fish. He even sprays the crotch of Eddy's pants with a water gun to make it look like he soiled himself, but Eddy is still unable to stand up for himself. While doing this, Kevin's sadism is very apparent. Despite this, Kevin decides to tell the other kids anyway, who all proceed to mock and tease Eddy for it.
Eddy would reciprocate this act with one similar in the episode "This Won't Hurt an Ed", when he discovers that Kevin is scared of hypodermic needles. He convinces the kids that it is Booster Shot Day, which causes Kevin to faint. For a majority of the day, he and Ed torment Kevin to the point of him almost having a complete nervous breakdown. However, this is foiled by Edd, who reveals that it wasn't Booster Shot Day at all.
Another example of Kevin potentially crossing the MEH was "Smile For the Ed", in which he ruined Eddy's school photo out of spite then, upon obtaining a copy of it, making hundreds of copies and having everyone wear them just to psychologically torment Eddy. Even after Double D, posing as the principal, ordered all of the photos to be disposed of, Kevin still kept one and used it to ruin Eddy's attempt to do a retake photo in order to impress his mother.
Ed, Edd, n Eddy's Big Picture Show
In Ed Edd n' Eddy's Big Picture Show, Kevin and the other kids set out on a quest to hunt down and beat the Eds for destroying the Cul-De-Sac with their horrible scam. At the end of the movie, Kevin and the others become friends with the Eds after seeing Eddy being mistreated by his brother and finding out the real reason to Eddy's scamming. He and the other kids also grow a hatred for Jonny 2x4 after he beats up the redeemed Eds. Kevin then invites the Eds to his house for a jawbreaker party.
- Despite being the secondary antagonist in the series, in the film he is the tertiary antagonist (one of the three), because Johnny 2x4 is the main antagonist,Eddys brother and Plank are the secondary antagonists, and the Kanker Sisters are the quaternary antagonists.
- Regarding the above, this also happens to the Delightful Children From Down the Lane of The Kids Next Door, because in the series they are the secondary antagonists, but in the film (Operation: Z.E.R.O.) they are the quaternary antagonists, Grandfather (K.N.D.) is the main antagonist, the Senior Citi-zombies are the secondary antagonists, and Father is the tertiary antagonist.
- Also, this case is similar to the 2015 film Descendants, because there are three antagonists (Jafar, Cruella De Vil, and the Evil Queen in Descendants; Kevin, Rolf, and Nazz in Ed, Edd n Eddy Big Picture Show) which are quaternary, but were once main (Jafar in Aladdin, Cruella in 101 Dalmatians, and the Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs); instead, Kevin was the main antagonist in some episodes of the series.