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Professor Pester (simply known as Pester) is the main antagonist of the Viva Piñata video games and the TV series. He is the diabolical leader of the Ruffians.
He was voiced by David Brimmer.
History and Background
Professor Pester's name used to be Lester, but because of his evil planning Jardinero calls him Pester, a name Lester would take as his permanent name.
He used to help Jardinero with his garden. He was originally named Lester before he ruined Jardinero's hard work, after he sent him after a legendary Dragonache tale. From then on he was known as Professor Pester, he even lured Jardinero's son Stardos into his lair to try a piece of sour candy which changed him into Dastardos.
Professor Pester is extremely traitorous, calculating, manipulative, and diabolical. He is a nasty piece of work whose jealousy goes unchecked until he strides into piñata gardens at random, employs all the same techiques as his Ruffian underlings, and carries a large rod with one purpose in mind: breaking Pinatas.
Professor Pester has the head of a ruffian, but the body of a human. He wears a graduate's hat and his clothing are dark and light red clothing, red slippers with black stripes, and a yellow belt. He has red, stripey tattoos going down his chest and arms and bright green eyes.
He kidnaps Hudson and takes him for 10,000 pieces of candy ransom.
She Stomps At Night
He tricks a Taffly to kidnap Ella so he can beat the candy out of her. However, she starts to stomp around, sleep walking, and Fergy and Paulie try to defeat the Taffly while making her avoid Pester's traps.
The Old Piñata's Home
He and his goons try to kidnap the old Piñatas so he can beat the candy out of them. When the old piñatas are asleep, Pester and his goons try to sneak into the rooms, only for the piñatas to come out and beat him with their canes. He tries to run, and accidentally into a TV, which accidentally makes him fall through the home and into the river.
Slay 'em at the Sands
His most funny episode, Pester kidnaps a group of laughing Pieneas in his Pester Car. He tries to do comedic acts to make them laugh and "Split their sides". However, Paulie and Fergy come to the rescue, and Pester accidentally defeats himself in an attempt to make all the Pinatas "Split their sides".
A parody of Mission Impossible, Pester kidnaps Hudson and Fergy and his friends have to save him.
Pester and his goons disguise as a "Normal Family". Pester uses his laptop to hack into the Cannonata to launch Paulie and Fergy into his "home", so he can bash the candy out of them. However, things go wrong as more Piñatas come. Soon discovering Pester, the villain flees.
Pester the Piñata
Pester accidentally loses his memory and thinks he is a Piñata. He soon loses his memory again and thinks he's a Ruffian.
The Great Gob Rush
Pester sets up some Golden Gobs filled with caramel so he can trap dumb Piñatas and bash the candy out of them. Fergy and company fall for his trap, but soon escape after Pester's idiotic and nonsensical henchmen accidentally trap him and release the Piñatas.
Recipe for Disaster
Pester disguises as a cook again, and competes against Paulie and Fergy and Shirley to get an unlimited supply of candy. He fails, and Shirley manages to win.
- In the episode, Pester's Party, he refers to himself as a "real cartoon villain", suggesting that he has fourth wall awareness.