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{{Character
 
{{Character
 
|name = Billy
 
|name = Billy
|image = [[File:Billy_old.png|160px]]
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|image = <gallery>
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File:Billy old.png|Old
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File:Billy young.png|Young
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</gallery>
 
|sex = Male
 
|sex = Male
|species =
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|age = Deceased
|actor = '''[[Lou Ferrigno]]'''
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|species = Humanoid
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|occup = Hero
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|relatives = [[Old Lady (His Hero)|Old Lady]] (ex-girlfriend)<br>[[Canyon]] (ex-girlfriend)<br>
 
|firstintroduced = "[[His Hero]]"
 
|firstintroduced = "[[His Hero]]"
|occup = Philanthropist<br>Retired hero|lastseen = "[[The Lich (episode)|The Lich]]"}}
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|lastseen = "[[Come Along With Me]]" <small>(carcass, nightmare juice cameo)</small>
'''Billy''' is a character who first appears in "[[His Hero]]." Billy is [[Finn]] and [[Jake]]'s idol and the most powerful hero seen in the series. Thus, the two are immense fans of him.
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|actor = '''[[Lou Ferrigno]]'''
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}}'''Billy''' was a legendary hero in the [[Land of Ooo]] who first appeared in "[[His Hero]]." Billy is idolized by [[Finn]] and [[Jake]] due to his reputation as a great warrior. However, by the time the two meet the hero, Billy no longer believes that violent heroism is the solution in stopping evil. Despite this, Finn and Jake are able to convince Billy that fighting evil is a good cause, gaining the hero's admiration and friendship.
   
As described in "[[Billy's Song]]," when Billy was younger he was a hero of action much like Finn. He is known to have rescued [[Cotton Candy Princess]] from [[Fire Count]], slain an evil ocean, and fought against a giant bear. Perhaps most importantly, he's also said to have defeated [[The Lich|The Lich.]] In the episode "[[The Lich (episode)|The Lich]]," after the events described in Billy's Song, the Lich is disguised as Billy, though it is possible the Lich may have used Billy's real body as a vessel. Because of this, it is unknow whether or not the Lich went as far as to kill Billy to use his body. The Lich uses his disguise to trick Finn, as Finn trusts Billy.
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==History==
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In his youth, Billy had a reputation as a powerful warrior in the Land of Ooo. He was known for impressive feats, such as rescuing [[Cotton Candy Princess]] from the [[Fire Count]], slaying an [[Evil Ocean]], and fighting a [[Giant Bear|giant bear]]. Around this time, Billy dated [[Canyon]], and the power couple often went on motorcycle rides while fighting monsters. Billy's greatest accomplishment as a warrior was when he defeated the [[The Lich (character)|Lich]] before it could destroy Ooo with the unholy power gathered from the [[Earth]]'s life force. The hero was then able to trap the Lich in an amber prison by pummeling it into the resin on the pinnacle of the [[Princess Bubblegum's castle|Candy Castle]].
   
When Finn and Jake finally meet him, he is old (his red hair turned white) and he frowns upon violent heroism like theirs. He hated the futility of fighting evil when more would always pop up later, so he chose to help people indirectly through non-violence. He even had his own magical dog, though it is deceased by Finn's time. Finn and Jake try to follow his example of pacifism but end up returning to their violent ways, with Billy's eventual admiration.
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Despite his fame and accomplishments as a hero, Billy began to believe that the task of fighting evil was futile as new evil would always arise later on. The hero soon developed a void in his being and lost hope in heroism. Instead, he began to favor nonviolent solutions to evil and was an advocate of active community involvement. He also developed a habit of watching movies and playing video games. In "[[Billy's Bucket List]]," Canyon explains that Billy's loss of belief was the reason why the two eventually severed their relationship. However, with the help of Finn and Jake, Billy gained renewed hope in the heroic cause and began to fight evil once again. The hero also developed a relationship with an [[Old Lady (His Hero)|old lady]] after meeting her through Finn and Jake.
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Although Billy was a formidable force during his youth, his old age and long period of inaction may have contributed to his demise at the hands of the Lich during its return in "[[The Lich (episode)|The Lich]]." After killing the hero, the Lich used Billy's body as a gruesome "costume" by wearing his corpse. The Lich uses this disguise to trick Finn into opening a wormhole with [[The Enchiridion (book)|the Enchiridion]]. Billy's death was confirmed by [[Prismo]] in "[[Finn the Human (episode)|Finn the Human]]" and later in "Billy's Bucket List."
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Billy's carcass was destroyed by The Lich in "[[Escape from the Citadel]]."
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==Personality==
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In his youth, Billy was very strong and brave, as well as kind and righteous (much like Finn). However, as Billy aged, he lost his sense of agency as his acts of heroism, in his eyes, failed to resolve anything in the grand scheme of the never-ending battle of good vs. evil. Over time, he focused less and less on heroic feats and adventures creating a literal void in his heart. However, after meeting Finn and Jake and becoming their friend, Billy 's void is filled, rekindling his love of being an adventurous hero.
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
Billy is very tall and has a long beard and long hair which looks like that of a caveman. His large and unusual hands contain 6 fingers (including the thumb), though most [[Humanoids]] in [[Ooo]] possess four-fingered hands. He has blue veins bulging out on the back of each hand. Billy wears no shirt or shoes, and has brown pants.
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Billy was a very tall humanoid with a long beard and long hair, making him resemble a caveman. In his youth, Billy's hair color was a bright red, but this grew white as the hero aged. His large and unusual hands contain six fingers including the thumb, though most humanoids in [[Land of Ooo|Ooo]] possess four-fingered hands. He had blue veins bulging out on the back of each hand, and his left shoulder bore a strange scar with stitches.
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Billy wore no shirt or shoes and had brown pants. During his younger days, Billy possessed [[The Gauntlet of the Hero Billy|the Gauntlet of the Hero]] and used it extensively in combat. This weapon proved to be useful in aiding him during his battle with the Lich. In his dotage, Billy had a void in his chest where his heart would be until Finn's bold words fill it in "His Hero." He also appeared to have a magic sword called "[[Nothung]]" which he could summon by calling its name.
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==Relationships==
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===Finn===
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Finn idolized Billy and was amazed by his feats (as shown in Billy's bucket list, when Billy defeated a group of monsters). They also became very good friends and even had a slight father-son relationship. Billy also appears to believe in Finn. After Billy's death, Finn was slightly in denial about it and often gets traumatized about it as well.
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===Jake===
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Jake, like Finn, idolized Billy. Unlike Finn, however, Jake had a slight crush on him. After his death, however, Jake had a harder time accepting that it happened (as shown when he said he hoped that Billy and Canyon would get back together).
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===Canyon===
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She and Billy were in a relationship before but broke up since Billy decided to focus less on being a hero. However, before they broke up, they were a power couple and often went on rides on Billy's motorcycle. At the end of "Billy's Bucket list," Billy says that he watches her sleep and says that "love is weird" (hinting that he may still care about Canyon).
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===Old Lady===
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The Old Lady met Billy after Finn and Jake had saved her from the Swamp Giant and brought her to show that they had saved her using violence. She expressed her joy to still be alive because of the heroes. Seeing this, helped fix the void in Billy's old heart; she was last seen perching on Billy's shoulder after shaking off Finn and Jake. Though he was surprised to see her on his shoulders, he seemed happy to meet her. She was seen hugging him as Finn and Jake run outside. In "The Lich," she and Billy are seen kissing in Finn's dreams. After awakening both Jake and Finn refer to her as Billy's "Lady," hinting she and Billy were in a relationship before his death.
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===The Lich===
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The Lich was a deadly rival of Billy and were arch-enemies. The Lich and Billy share the same towering height and were on par in power. The Lich was defeated by Billy in the episode 'His Hero' by having his face kicked into a tower and trapped in amber as he was about to attack Billy with his green flames. After The Lich was freed by the hypnotized snail he controlled, he killed Billy in vengeance and wore his body like a costume, using the corpse of the hero to manipulate Finn and Jake to get to The Time Room. Finn and Jake still find the fact that Billy is dead something hard to accept.
   
He bears a strange scar that looks like he had stitches on his left shoulder. During his younger days he possessed a gauntlet with a jewel on the wrist and an eye on the top of the hand which he used for combat, including and most importantly during his battle with The Lich. He has a void in his chest where his heart would be until Finn's bold words fill it in "[[His Hero]]." He also appears to have a magic sword called "Nothung," which he can summon by calling its name. He is almost as big as The Lich.
 
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
 
''See [[Billy/Quotes]]''
 
''See [[Billy/Quotes]]''
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==Episodes Appearances==
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===Major appearances===
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*"[[His Hero]]" (debut)
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*"[[The Lich (episode)|The Lich]]" (possessed by the Lich)
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*"[[Billy's Bucket List]]" (spirit and flashback)
   
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===Minor appearances===
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*"[[Finn the Human (episode)|Finn the Human]]" (Lich controls his body)
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*"[[Jake the Dog (episode)|Jake the Dog]]" (Lich controls his body)
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*"[[Wake Up]]" (Lich controls his body)
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*"[[Escape from the Citadel]]" (Lich controls his body)
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*"[[Crossover]]" (Farmworld Billy)
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*"[[Come Along With Me]]" (nightmare juice cameo, Lich controls his body)
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===Mentioned===
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*"[[Mortal Folly]]"
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*"[[Mama Said]]"
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*Billy is left-handed.
 
*Billy is left-handed.
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*The Lich used Billy's carcass as a disguise to gain entrance to the Time Room after killing him.
 
*In earlier versions of the storyboard, Billy was named "Hogarth."<ref>http://www.scribd.com/doc/28992310/Finn-Meets-His-Hero-Storyboard</ref>
 
*In earlier versions of the storyboard, Billy was named "Hogarth."<ref>http://www.scribd.com/doc/28992310/Finn-Meets-His-Hero-Storyboard</ref>
*Billy's sword is named "Nothung" after the sword belonging first to Siegmund and later Siegfried from Richard Wagner's cycle of operas ''[[Wikipedia:Der Ring des Nibelungen|Der Ring des Nibelungen]] (The Ring of the Nibelung)''. Billy has the ability to call his sword by saying its name. He retains the ability to do this even when he is old.
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*Billy's sword is named "Nothung" (pronounced No-Tongue) after the sword belonging first to Siegmund and later Siegfried from Richard Wagner's cycle of operas ''{{w|Der Ring des Nibelungen}} (The Ring of the Nibelung)''. Billy has the ability to call his sword by saying its name. He retains the ability to do this even when he is old.
 
*Billy is voiced by [[Lou Ferrigno]], who also played The Incredible Hulk in the live action TV series from the 1970s.
 
*Billy is voiced by [[Lou Ferrigno]], who also played The Incredible Hulk in the live action TV series from the 1970s.
**Coincidentally, Lou Ferrigno is partially deaf, which causes his speech to sound slurred. This resulted in Billy speaking with a lisp.
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**Lou Ferrigno is partially deaf, which causes his speech to sound slurred. This resulted in Billy speaking with a lisp.
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*In the comic Adventure Time: Beginning of the End, billy admits that he has lost most of his hearing, and is just really good at lip reading.
 
*Billy's appearance in the "His Hero" title card is based on Frank Frazetta's painting "Death Dealer." <ref>[http://www.totalwallpapers.com/fantasy/wallpapers/frank-frazetta-death-dealer-02.jpg Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer]</ref>
 
*Billy's appearance in the "His Hero" title card is based on Frank Frazetta's painting "Death Dealer." <ref>[http://www.totalwallpapers.com/fantasy/wallpapers/frank-frazetta-death-dealer-02.jpg Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer]</ref>
*Billy's name and heroic attributes may be a reference to the song "Billy Don't Be a Hero," originally recorded by Paper Lace but also made famous by Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods.
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*On some concept art for ''Adventure Time'', Billy can be seen breaking one horn off the Lich's helmet.{{Cite}}
*On some concept art for Adventure Time, Billy can be seen breaking one horn off The Lich's helmet .{{Citation needed}}
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*In every episode Billy made an appearance on in Adventure Time, [[The Lich (character)|The Lich]] appeared as well in some form.
*The gemstone on Billy's headband appears to be similar to the one on [[Princess Bubblegum]]'s crown, only a slightly different design. It might serve the purpose of protecting Billy from the Lich's mind control.
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**Primary examples would be in "[[His Hero]]" when The Lich was first shown in a flashback being defeated by a young Billy, as well as the season 4 finale "[[The Lich (episode)|The Lich]]" when The Lich disguised himself as Billy to trick Finn and Jake into opening a portal to the multiverse.
*Both Finn and Billy have many things in common: their arch enemies are rulers of kingdoms (Ice King And Fire Count) and always capture Princesses, the Princesses most saved are from the Candy Kingdom (Princess Bubblegum and Cotton Candy Princess), and both of them have magical dogs. They both keep piles of treasure in their homes too.
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***The Lich would still be seen wearing Billy's body in the two-part season 5 premiere "[[Finn the Human (episode)|Finn the Human]]" and "[[Jake the Dog (episode)|Jake the Dog]]" as well as the two-part season 6 premiere "[[Wake Up]]" and "[[Escape from the Citadel]]."
*According to [[Pendleton Ward]], Billy will return and/or be alluded to in upcoming episodes.<ref >[http://www.newsarama.com/comics/advneture-time-pendleton-ward-120213.html An interview with Pendleton Ward on Newsarama]</ref>
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**In the season 5 finale "[[Billy's Bucket List]]," Finn had a flashback of Billy and remembered that The Lich had killed him and took over his body.
** A recent promo reveals this to occur in "[[The Lich (episode)|The Lich]]".
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**An alternate version of Billy appeared in "[[Crossover]]" as [[Bobby (Farmworld Billy)]] when he was frozen by [[Farmworld Finn|Ice Finn]] so that he had no choice but to help him and The [[Farmworld Jake|Farmworld Lich/Jake]] open a portal to every dimension in the multiverse.
*[[Jake]] stated that he has a secret crush on Billy.
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**In the series finale "[[Come Along With Me]]," a nightmare version of The Lich-possessed Billy appeared when Finn and Fern's vault was opened up while they were trapped in a dream.
*Billy's gauntlet has six fingers, while the show's characters are commonly portrayed with four fingers.
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*Both Finn and Billy have many things in common: their arch enemies are rulers of elemental kingdoms (Ice King and Fire Count) and capture Princesses, the Princesses they've saved are from the Candy Kingdom, ([[Princess Bubblegum]] and [[Cotton Candy Princess]]) both of whom gave the hero a piece of their hair. They both keep piles of treasure in their homes. Both also have had a dog at their side, (Jake and the [[Dogs#Billy's Dog|unnamed dog corpse]] in Billy's lair), and can both play the flute.
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*[[Jake]] stated before that he has a secret crush on Billy.
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*Billy has six fingers, while the show's characters are commonly portrayed with four fingers. His gauntlet also has six fingers. Considering his large stature and the number of fingers he possesses, Billy could possibly be a Nephilim, or at least a reference to the legend.
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*Although Billy has 6 fingers on each hand, he only has 4 toes on each foot, making all of them to be 20 (the equal value as what humans possess - 10 fingers (5 fingers per hand) and 10 toes (5 toes per foot)).
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*Billy is confirmed to be dead by Prismo in "Finn the Human," when he describes the Lich as "a ghost wearing a dead guy."
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**Billy is also confirmed to be dead by Finn in "Billy's Bucket List" after [[Party Pat]] said "I thought Billy was your hero."
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*He is the first recurring character to die.
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*It is unknown how Billy knew about Finn's biological father, [[Martin]].
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**Billy was also shown trying to avoid telling Finn about Martin and only did so after Finn insisted, likely because he did not want Finn to know that his father was a criminal.
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*Billy's demise might be a reference to Harvey Dent's quote from Christopher Nolan's ''The Dark Knight'': "You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." To prove the connection further, the face of the Lich inside Billy's corpse is very similar to Two-Face, the villain who Harvey Dent turned into.
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*Billy's name may be in reference to actor Bill Bixby, whom Lou Ferrigno shared the role as The Incredible Hulk (and his human form, David Banner) in the 1970s television adaptation of the Marvel comic.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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===Official art===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Billy_young.png|Young Billy
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Billy young.png|Young Billy
modelsheet youngbilly withfirelightrims.jpg|Billy's Concept Art
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modelsheet youngbilly withfirelightrims.jpg|Billy's concept art
Titlecard S1E25 hishero.png|"His Hero" title card
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Titlecard S1E25 hishero.png|"[[His Hero]]" title card
casting the lech king.jpg|Billy defeating the Lich King
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Modelsheet billy.png|Billy now
slaying the evil ocean.jpg|Billy slaying The Evil Ocean
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The Lich - Promo Art.jpg|"[[The Lich (episode)|The Lich]]" promotional artwork
defeating fire count.jpg|Billy defeating The Fire Count
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</gallery>
fighting a bear.jpg|Billy fighting a Bear
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===Screenshots===
billy's cave.jpg|Billy's cave full of treasures
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<gallery>
magic dog.jpg|Billy's magic dog skeleton
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s1e25 Billy casting the Lich King down.png|Billy defeating [[The Lich (character)|The Lich]]
void ine belly.jpg|Void in Billy's belly
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s1e25 Billy slaying Evil Ocean.png|Billy slaying The [[Evil Ocean]]
filling the void.jpg|Finn "words" filled the void
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s1e25 Billy defeating Fire Count.png|Billy defeating The [[Fire Count]]
Billy_is_strong.png|Billy is strong.
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s1e25 Billy fighting a bear.png|Billy fighting a Bear
Billy_lightning.png|Billy standing heroically.
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s1e25 Billy in his cave.png|Billy's cave full of treasures
Billy_spitting.png|Billy blowing a raspberry
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s1e25 Billy's magic dog.png|Billy's magic dog skeleton
Billy old.jpg|Billy now
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s1e25 Billy's void.png|Void in Billy's belly
S4 E26 suspicion.PNG
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s1e25 filling the void.png|Finn's "words" filled the void
S4 E26 One more left.PNG
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s1e25 Billy is strong.png|Billy is strong.
S4 E26 Billy concentrating.PNG
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s1e25 Billy lightning.png|Billy standing heroically
S4 E26 Billy and his sandwich.PNG
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s1e25 Billy spitting.png|Billy blowing a raspberry
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s4e26 Dreamy.png
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s4e26 Billy smooching Old Lady.png
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s4e26 Billy's last moment.png
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s5e52 Billy and Canyon riding motorcycle.png
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s5e52 Billy and Canyon on motorcycle.png
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s5e52 Billy constellation.png
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</gallery>
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===The Lich===
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<gallery>
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s4 e26 Billy holding find.PNG
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s4 e26 Billy getting ready to jump in snow.PNG
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s4 e26 Billy and Jake sliding on stomachs.PNG
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S4 E26 Hero High Five.PNG
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s4e26 FinnJakeBilly.png
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S4 E26 suspicion.PNG|Possessed "Billy" giving a very serious look
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S4 E26 One more left.PNG|"Billy" telling Jake how many gems are left
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S4 E26 Billy concentrating.PNG|"Billy" using a magic beam
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S4 E26 Billy and his sandwich.PNG|"Billy" eating a sandwich
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S4 E26 The multiverse.PNG
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s4e26 Finn and Jake running and looking back.png
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s4e26 The Lich disguised as Billy.png
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s4e26 face - half Lich half Billy.png
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S4 E26 Lich laughing.PNG
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S4 E26 The Lich thanking Finn.PNG
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s5 e1 The Lich as Billy running through space on rocks.PNG
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s5e52 BillyLich.png
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BillyLichghost.png|Nightmare Juice
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==Videos==
 
==Videos==
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<gallery>
 
Billy! - Adventure Time Music|Billy!
 
Billy! - Adventure Time Music|Billy!
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</gallery>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 06:47, May 27, 2020

Billy was a legendary hero in the Land of Ooo who first appeared in "His Hero." Billy is idolized by Finn and Jake due to his reputation as a great warrior. However, by the time the two meet the hero, Billy no longer believes that violent heroism is the solution in stopping evil. Despite this, Finn and Jake are able to convince Billy that fighting evil is a good cause, gaining the hero's admiration and friendship.

HistoryEdit

In his youth, Billy had a reputation as a powerful warrior in the Land of Ooo. He was known for impressive feats, such as rescuing Cotton Candy Princess from the Fire Count, slaying an Evil Ocean, and fighting a giant bear. Around this time, Billy dated Canyon, and the power couple often went on motorcycle rides while fighting monsters. Billy's greatest accomplishment as a warrior was when he defeated the Lich before it could destroy Ooo with the unholy power gathered from the Earth's life force. The hero was then able to trap the Lich in an amber prison by pummeling it into the resin on the pinnacle of the Candy Castle.

Despite his fame and accomplishments as a hero, Billy began to believe that the task of fighting evil was futile as new evil would always arise later on. The hero soon developed a void in his being and lost hope in heroism. Instead, he began to favor nonviolent solutions to evil and was an advocate of active community involvement. He also developed a habit of watching movies and playing video games. In "Billy's Bucket List," Canyon explains that Billy's loss of belief was the reason why the two eventually severed their relationship. However, with the help of Finn and Jake, Billy gained renewed hope in the heroic cause and began to fight evil once again. The hero also developed a relationship with an old lady after meeting her through Finn and Jake.

Although Billy was a formidable force during his youth, his old age and long period of inaction may have contributed to his demise at the hands of the Lich during its return in "The Lich." After killing the hero, the Lich used Billy's body as a gruesome "costume" by wearing his corpse. The Lich uses this disguise to trick Finn into opening a wormhole with the Enchiridion. Billy's death was confirmed by Prismo in "Finn the Human" and later in "Billy's Bucket List."

Billy's carcass was destroyed by The Lich in "Escape from the Citadel."

PersonalityEdit

In his youth, Billy was very strong and brave, as well as kind and righteous (much like Finn). However, as Billy aged, he lost his sense of agency as his acts of heroism, in his eyes, failed to resolve anything in the grand scheme of the never-ending battle of good vs. evil. Over time, he focused less and less on heroic feats and adventures creating a literal void in his heart. However, after meeting Finn and Jake and becoming their friend, Billy 's void is filled, rekindling his love of being an adventurous hero.

AppearanceEdit

Billy was a very tall humanoid with a long beard and long hair, making him resemble a caveman. In his youth, Billy's hair color was a bright red, but this grew white as the hero aged. His large and unusual hands contain six fingers including the thumb, though most humanoids in Ooo possess four-fingered hands. He had blue veins bulging out on the back of each hand, and his left shoulder bore a strange scar with stitches.

Billy wore no shirt or shoes and had brown pants. During his younger days, Billy possessed the Gauntlet of the Hero and used it extensively in combat. This weapon proved to be useful in aiding him during his battle with the Lich. In his dotage, Billy had a void in his chest where his heart would be until Finn's bold words fill it in "His Hero." He also appeared to have a magic sword called "Nothung" which he could summon by calling its name.

RelationshipsEdit

FinnEdit

Finn idolized Billy and was amazed by his feats (as shown in Billy's bucket list, when Billy defeated a group of monsters). They also became very good friends and even had a slight father-son relationship. Billy also appears to believe in Finn. After Billy's death, Finn was slightly in denial about it and often gets traumatized about it as well.

JakeEdit

Jake, like Finn, idolized Billy. Unlike Finn, however, Jake had a slight crush on him. After his death, however, Jake had a harder time accepting that it happened (as shown when he said he hoped that Billy and Canyon would get back together).

CanyonEdit

She and Billy were in a relationship before but broke up since Billy decided to focus less on being a hero. However, before they broke up, they were a power couple and often went on rides on Billy's motorcycle. At the end of "Billy's Bucket list," Billy says that he watches her sleep and says that "love is weird" (hinting that he may still care about Canyon).

Old LadyEdit

The Old Lady met Billy after Finn and Jake had saved her from the Swamp Giant and brought her to show that they had saved her using violence. She expressed her joy to still be alive because of the heroes. Seeing this, helped fix the void in Billy's old heart; she was last seen perching on Billy's shoulder after shaking off Finn and Jake. Though he was surprised to see her on his shoulders, he seemed happy to meet her. She was seen hugging him as Finn and Jake run outside. In "The Lich," she and Billy are seen kissing in Finn's dreams. After awakening both Jake and Finn refer to her as Billy's "Lady," hinting she and Billy were in a relationship before his death.

The LichEdit

The Lich was a deadly rival of Billy and were arch-enemies. The Lich and Billy share the same towering height and were on par in power. The Lich was defeated by Billy in the episode 'His Hero' by having his face kicked into a tower and trapped in amber as he was about to attack Billy with his green flames. After The Lich was freed by the hypnotized snail he controlled, he killed Billy in vengeance and wore his body like a costume, using the corpse of the hero to manipulate Finn and Jake to get to The Time Room. Finn and Jake still find the fact that Billy is dead something hard to accept.


QuotesEdit

See Billy/Quotes

Episodes AppearancesEdit

Major appearancesEdit

Minor appearancesEdit

MentionedEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Billy is left-handed.
  • The Lich used Billy's carcass as a disguise to gain entrance to the Time Room after killing him.
  • In earlier versions of the storyboard, Billy was named "Hogarth."[1]
  • Billy's sword is named "Nothung" (pronounced No-Tongue) after the sword belonging first to Siegmund and later Siegfried from Richard Wagner's cycle of operas Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). Billy has the ability to call his sword by saying its name. He retains the ability to do this even when he is old.
  • Billy is voiced by Lou Ferrigno, who also played The Incredible Hulk in the live action TV series from the 1970s.
    • Lou Ferrigno is partially deaf, which causes his speech to sound slurred. This resulted in Billy speaking with a lisp.
  • In the comic Adventure Time: Beginning of the End, billy admits that he has lost most of his hearing, and is just really good at lip reading.
  • Billy's appearance in the "His Hero" title card is based on Frank Frazetta's painting "Death Dealer." [2]
  • On some concept art for Adventure Time, Billy can be seen breaking one horn off the Lich's helmet.[citation needed]
  • In every episode Billy made an appearance on in Adventure Time, The Lich appeared as well in some form.
    • Primary examples would be in "His Hero" when The Lich was first shown in a flashback being defeated by a young Billy, as well as the season 4 finale "The Lich" when The Lich disguised himself as Billy to trick Finn and Jake into opening a portal to the multiverse.
    • In the season 5 finale "Billy's Bucket List," Finn had a flashback of Billy and remembered that The Lich had killed him and took over his body.
    • An alternate version of Billy appeared in "Crossover" as Bobby (Farmworld Billy) when he was frozen by Ice Finn so that he had no choice but to help him and The Farmworld Lich/Jake open a portal to every dimension in the multiverse.
    • In the series finale "Come Along With Me," a nightmare version of The Lich-possessed Billy appeared when Finn and Fern's vault was opened up while they were trapped in a dream.
  • Both Finn and Billy have many things in common: their arch enemies are rulers of elemental kingdoms (Ice King and Fire Count) and capture Princesses, the Princesses they've saved are from the Candy Kingdom, (Princess Bubblegum and Cotton Candy Princess) both of whom gave the hero a piece of their hair. They both keep piles of treasure in their homes. Both also have had a dog at their side, (Jake and the unnamed dog corpse in Billy's lair), and can both play the flute.
  • Jake stated before that he has a secret crush on Billy.
  • Billy has six fingers, while the show's characters are commonly portrayed with four fingers. His gauntlet also has six fingers. Considering his large stature and the number of fingers he possesses, Billy could possibly be a Nephilim, or at least a reference to the legend.
  • Although Billy has 6 fingers on each hand, he only has 4 toes on each foot, making all of them to be 20 (the equal value as what humans possess - 10 fingers (5 fingers per hand) and 10 toes (5 toes per foot)).
  • Billy is confirmed to be dead by Prismo in "Finn the Human," when he describes the Lich as "a ghost wearing a dead guy."
    • Billy is also confirmed to be dead by Finn in "Billy's Bucket List" after Party Pat said "I thought Billy was your hero."
  • He is the first recurring character to die.
  • It is unknown how Billy knew about Finn's biological father, Martin.
    • Billy was also shown trying to avoid telling Finn about Martin and only did so after Finn insisted, likely because he did not want Finn to know that his father was a criminal.
  • Billy's demise might be a reference to Harvey Dent's quote from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight: "You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." To prove the connection further, the face of the Lich inside Billy's corpse is very similar to Two-Face, the villain who Harvey Dent turned into.
  • Billy's name may be in reference to actor Bill Bixby, whom Lou Ferrigno shared the role as The Incredible Hulk (and his human form, David Banner) in the 1970s television adaptation of the Marvel comic.

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