Vinnie Dakota is a recurring character in Milo Murphy's Law.
Vinnie is from the future, but dresses in a style from the 1970s and, along with partner Balthazar Cavendish, is one-half of a pair of time-traveling agents who are given seemingly inconsequential missions involving the protection of pistachios — apparently so that their boss in 2175 can have them. He served as the inspiration for the Doctor Zone character Time Ape.
Dakota is much more laid back than his partner, often enjoying simple pleasures while on missions or seeming to care more about incidental matters than their missions. He enjoys snacking and seems to be the opposite of Cavendish in many respects, often thinking that his partner is jumping to conclusions or taking things too seriously.
Despite being a time traveler, Dakota gets excited about things like seeing live animals at the zoo, and is willing to engage in off-the-wall behavior such as filling his pants with pistachios. ("We're Going to the Zoo", "Murphy's Lard")
Dakota has short, curly brown hair, brown sideburns, brown eyes, and an olive complexion.
He dresses in a style from the 1970's, wearing a red and yellow tracksuit and white sneakers. His tracksuit is zipped up halfway, revealing a white undershirt and a gold chain necklace. Finally, he wears a pair of orange and yellow shades, which go notably unremoved, even in costume or old age.
Main Article: Cavendish and Dakota's Relationship
Dakota and his partner are polar opposites of each other. Their clashing personalities sometimes get in the way of missions. However, he shows that he cares more than anything about Cavendish's well-being, having gone back in time to stop him from dying multiple times, and sending his past selves to an island. ("The Island of Lost Dakotas")
Main Article: Dakota and Milo's Relationship
Dakota is friends with Milo. He was the first to notice that Milo's presence seemed to coincide with the failure of their missions ("Time Out"), but unlike Cavendish, did not jump to conclusions. He continued to be friendly in spite of his partner's disdain for the boy ("The Little Engine That Couldn't"). After the three of them worked together to destroy King Pistachion, he came to admire Milo's intuition and courage.
While Mr. Block may hold a little less contempt for Dakota then he does Cavendish ("We're Going to the Zoo"), he treats him just as badly and makes it clear that he considers them completely incompetent. Dakota tends to treat his boss as though they're on good terms in spite of this ("School Dance", "Missing Milo").
After saving the world from King Pistachion, however, Dakota came to resent the way Mr. Block treats them. While aware of the fact that Mr. Block has no memory of the Pistachion dominated timeline they prevented, he feels it's unfair that they don't get a little more credit for their efforts ("Perchance to Sleepwalk").
He takes Brick and Savannah's disrespectful treatment in stride, largely ignoring it in favor of being friendly to them. While he once flirted with Savannah, getting promptly rejected, he tended to ignore Brick ("Time Out"). Now, alongside Cavendish, he spends their time plotting methods of ruining the first-class agents' pistachio-based missions any way they can ("The Race").
Dakota has stolen from Brick and Savannah on numerous occasions, and while they seem to know it's him taking their stuff, he always gets away with it ("Backward to School Night", "Milo Murphy's Halloween Scream-a-Torium!").
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- "The Doctor Zone Files" (First appearance)
- "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" (cameo)(flashback)
- "Missing Milo"
- "Star Struck" (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's Halloween Scream-a-Torium!"
- "A Christmas Peril"
- "The Phineas and Ferb Effect"
- A soccer mom, a slight wind, a potted plant maybe.
- And who would throw one away? Oh quick, take cover.
- We're going to the zoo! We're going to the zoo! And then we're gonna see some animals!
- You told me not to tell you.
- Big trouble! 1965!
- Hey, you're finally in style.
- He is voiced by Dan Povenmire, one of the show's creators.
- The voice of Vinnie Dakota is similar to the voice of Hobo Dan in the Phineas and Ferb episode, What A Croc! whom Dan Povenmire also voiced.
- Vinnie is short for Vincent.
- This is possibly a nod to Vincent Martella.
- His mother's maiden name is Drowssap.
- Dakota can play the harmonica, the clarinet and the theremin.
- Like his partner, Dakota is scarcely referred to by his first name.
- Despite Cavendish usually having to lead the pair on assignments, Dakota is shown to be more competent in other matters.
- ↑ http://www.tvinsider.com/article/70623/new-animated-comedy-from-phineas-and-ferb-duo-to-star-weird-al-yankovic/
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