|“||...I didn't study time travel for twenty cycles to end up as a blasted nut cart operator. I joined up to save the world!||”|
— Cavendish, upon receiving a mission, Time Out
Balthazar Cavendish is a recurring character in Milo Murphy's Law.
He and his partner Vinnie Dakota are a pair of time-traveling agents who are given seemingly inconsequential missions involving the protection of pistachios — apparently so that their boss in 2175 will have them.
On the surface, Cavendish is generally a serious, self-focused man who can be rather rude to the people around him while being completely oblivious to his own shortcomings.
He has extreme dedication to his goal, regardless of what that goal is or how he decided on it. His focus on the task at hand often leads him to disregard logic, and this dedication to his sense of purpose remains even when Cavendish is acting against the direct orders of his boss.
Cavendish became a time traveler in hopes of saving the world and tends to see himself as 'the hero', often playing at leader while he's on missions with his partner. Despite this usual bravado, Cavendish occasionally falls back and becomes nervous and unsure when things get serious.
When he isn't focused on a task or a mission, Cavendish is much more willing to enjoy himself and has given in to Dakota's suggestions on a number of occasions. He is very much prone to goofing off alongside his partner, quickly agreeing to a bet in which the loser had to stuff his pants full of pistachios, and like Dakota, was very excited to go trick-or-treating for the first time.
Cavendish has shown himself to have a strong disliking for animals and a severe lack of knowledge surrounding them. This can be seen when he refers to a gummy bear as a 'rubbery-like-woodland-creature', and again when he asks Dakota what his costume was supposed to be, implying that he'd never seen a giraffe before.
Cavendish is a tall, thin man with short gray hair and a large handlebar mustache that is curled at the tips. He has a pale complexion and bright, turquoise eyes, often sporting a rather judgemental expression.
Dressing as though he's from the 1870's, Cavendish wears an olive green three-piece suit with coat-tails that go down to his knees. His brown vest features four gold colored buttons and the chain of his pocket-watch, and beneath this, he wears a white dress shirt with a pink tie.
He wears a small, matching green top hat with goggles, a pair of square, frameless glasses, and a pair of black and white dress shoes.
In old age, Cavendish wears a pair of pants that go up to his chest over a comfortable looking brown sweater vest. His dress shoes have been replaced with a pair of knee-high black boots with grey soles, and he carries around a brown cane, although he doesn't seem very dependent on it.
His hair has receded to the back of his head, and he's developed wrinkles. In a sharp contrast to his usual appearance, his mustache is unkempt and droops at the edges. Cavendish's expressions seem much gentler with age.
- Main article: Cavendish and Dakota's Relationship
Dakota is Cavendish's partner in the Bureau of Time Travel. Cavendish likes to think of himself as the leader of the two, and often takes charge over their relatively basic missions, ordering Dakota around in the process ("The Doctor Zone Files", "Worked Day", "The Substitute").
Mr. Block is Cavendish's boss in the Bureau of Time Travel. While Mr. Block treats him with open contempt, Cavendish is always eager to prove himself and doesn't tend to acknowledge his boss's rudeness. ("School Dance", We're Going to the Zoo", "Missing Milo").
While Dakota expresses open frustration when their boss mocks them for claiming to have saved the world, Cavendish understands Mr. Block's point of view and reminds his partner that the rude reaction is not entirely unreasonable ("Missing Milo", "Perchance to Sleepwalk").
- Main article: Cavendish and Milo's Relationship
Initially, Cavendish paid Milo no mind, treating him as he would any other customer. Upon having Dakota point out Milo's proximity to nearly every one of their failed missions, Cavendish jumped to the conclusion that the boy had to be an enemy counter-agent set on thwarting them ("Time Out"). He went on to treat Milo rather badly in spite of the boy's unwavering friendliness towards him.
Cavendish took the first-class agents' words to heart when they mocked him for being "the lowest of the low", as before that he seemed genuinely annoyed that he didn't get the same treatment as an agent as they did ("Time Out"). While the first class time travelers constantly treat him badly, he doesn't seem to dislike them in return and has even asked for favors on a few occasions ("Time Out", "Missing Milo").
Since being demoted after being tattled on by Brick and Savannah for destroying pistachios, Cavendish, alongside Dakota, has taken to doing all he can to ensure that the first class agents' pistachio missions end in failure ("Perchance to sleepwalk", "The Race").
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- "The Doctor Zone Files"
- "The Note" (cameo)
- "Party of Peril" (cameo)
- "Smooth Opera-tor"
- "Worked Day"
- "The Wilder West" (cameo)
- "Family Vacation" (speaking cameo)
- "Murphy's Lard"
- "Secrets and Pies" (speaking cameo)
- "The Substitute"
- "Time Out"
- "We're Going to the Zoo"
- "School Dance"
- "The Little Engine That Couldn't"
- "The Llama Incident" (flashback)
- "Missing Milo"
- "Star Struck" (non-speaking cameo)
- "Perchance to Sleepwalk"
- "Backward to School Night"
- "World Without Milo"
- "The Race"
- "Love Toboggan" (speaking cameo)
- "The Island of Lost Dakotas"
- "Fungus Among Us"
- "Milo Murphy's Halloween Scream-a-Torium!"
- "A Christmas Peril"
“You know, I was aware that this was not the most glamorous of assignments... but dagnabit! I didn't study time travel for twenty cycles to end up as a blasted nut cart operator. I joined up to save the world!”
“Where's my limo? Where's my fish tank? Where's my attractive partner?”
“I'm not looking at animals you doltish snack hound! I'm looking for the boy whose thwarted our mission time and time again - the enemy agent.”
“Did you know I used to play concert piano? I could have had an entirely different career! A different life. But instead, here I am. With you.”
“Since we're going to die anyway I'd like to air some grievances!”
“Well, apparently that is a message from fifty years ago that we have not, as of yet, made.”
“You're just yelling words! Give him some actual information he can use!”
“As per usual, I'll do the adult thing... and meddle with the time-space continuum no matter what the consequences.”
- He is voiced by Jeff "Swampy" Marsh - one of the show's creators.
- Like his partner, Cavendish is scarcely referred to by his first name.
- He served as the inspiration for the Doctor Zone franchise's title character.
- He seems to be allergic to feathers as seen in "Backward to School Night".
- ↑ http://www.tvinsider.com/article/70623/new-animated-comedy-from-phineas-and-ferb-duo-to-star-weird-al-yankovic/
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