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"You're nothing. Just an insignificant bunch of digital dust."
~ William while possessed by X.A.N.A.

William Dunbar is a major antagonist in Code Lyoko. He is one of the students at Kadic and Yumi's crush, as well as Ulrich's rival. He is also the only character aside from the main group to ever enter Lyoko, but it only caused him to be brainwashed and captured by X.A.N.A., who turned William into his general for most of the series until the series finale. He was voiced by David Gasman, who also voiced X.A.N.A.

Role in the series

William Dunbar (Normal)

William in the Real World, before ever entering Lyoko.

William entered as a new student in the second season and immediately began to develop a crush on Yumi, causing jealousy on Ulrich, who also liked her. The group didn't have much to worry about him until the day he discovered Lyoko and X.A.N.A., offering his help in stopping the supercomputer. Jeremy was reluctant at first, but decided to create a form for William on Lyoko. However, not long after he entered, X.A.N.A. took control of him using the Scyphozoa and destroyed an entire area of Lyoko, also absorbing William onto his data and putting him against the group. Jeremy devised a clone to replace William while he was still under X.A.N.A.'s control, while the group rebuild Lyoko little by little. Near the series finale, they manage to take William out of Lyoko and cut X.A.N.A.'s control over him. However, X.A.N.A.'s final attack began once he possessed William once again, but they managed to finally kill the computer and save William, Ulrich finally getting on good terms with him.

In Code Lyoko Evolution, William becomes a full member of the group and fights alongside them against X.A.N.A. However in the episode "Mutiny", William is once again pocesed by X.A.N.A. using the scyphozoa although it is not a full conversion as it's tentacles are still attached to him. William then leads an army of Krabes to kill the group. They try to talk him down but it doesn't work. Ulrich then distracts him and his monsters (as he is in control of them) which gives the rest of them enough time to cut the tentacles which frees William and kills all the monsters.

Personality

William Dunbar (Normal-Lyoko)

William's form in Lyoko, before being possessed.

William, at first, is a normal teenager with average good looks and attractiveness. However, he can be very tactical and smart when he wants to, making it easy for a girl to fall in love with him. He also can be friendly and protective of someone he cares about, like his closest friends or crushes. This all changes, however, when he is controlled by X.A.N.A. in the end of season three. William becomes greedy and cold, completely absent of emotions aside from malice and hate, and his voice goes from a calm and conforting tone to a harsh, computer-altered commanding voice.

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