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Professor Chaos
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Character Information
Aliases Butters Stotch
Gender Male
Hair Blond
Age 10
Occupation Super Villain; Student
Voiced by Matt Stone[1]
Appearances
First "Professor Chaos"
For other uses, see Professor (disambiguation).

Professor Chaos is the super villain alter-ego of Butters Stotch. He first appears in the self-titled episode, "Professor Chaos". He originally becomes Professor Chaos due to the fact that he is occasionally seen to others as futile after being rejected as a replacement for Kenny, making him a lonely outcast ultimately turning to the dark side. Professor Chaos later meets Dougie and makes him his new sidekick, General Disarray.

He is the most recurring antagonist, since Saddam Hussein's death. His main antagonist role was briefly taken away when Cartman maintained an alliance with Cthulhu to be the major villain from South Park.

Background

"Professor Chaos"

After several episodes as The Boys' fourth friend following the "permanent" death of Kenny, Butters was fired by the others for being "too lame" and being unable to fill Kenny's niche. Fed up with such poor treatment by his classmates, he turns to a life of evil and builds his costume. Professor Chaos begins to attempt a reign of terror by switching Bennigan's menus, stealing erasers, among other minor crimes, and becomes increasingly frustrated with a lack of recognition from the town, blaming it on a government cover-up. His identity is soon figured out by another boy, who turns out to be Dougie, who joins him as General Disarray, due to their status as outcasts. He shows technical skill by hacking into a large screen at a baseball game where he announces his plans to flood the Earth, which again fails. His final plan is to use aerosol cans to deplete the ozone layer. This plan also fails.

"The Simpsons Already Did It"

In "The Simpsons Already Did It", Chaos becomes even more disillusioned with his plans when Dougie points out they all seem to be ripped off from the show "The Simpsons" and even when he comes up with good, original plans, the show uses them. He nearly suffers a mental breakdown, seeing everyone in the town as their Simpsons counterparts until the boys finally help him realize (unintentionally) the Simpsons has already done everything, so it's okay. Relieved, Butters returns to trying to make the world a far worse place.

Of interesting note, during this short arc, Diane Choksondik is killed, but her last surviving appearance is chasing off Professor Chaos.

"Good Times with Weapons"

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A hovering Anime Styled Chaos as featured in "Good Times with Weapons".

He is seen confronted as a primary antagonist against The Boys in "Good Times with Weapons", where he's initially mistaken as Craig when Cartman asks, "Craig, is that you?" He is later revealed to be Butters after being hit with Kenny's shuriken. After he's hit with a shuriken, the boys try to hide him from their parents to no avail, even dressing him up as a dog and putting him in a shelter, but in the end, Butters' condition is ignored when Cartman's penis is shown in front of the entire town.

"Superheroes Arc"

In the 'Superheroes Arc', Professor doesn't display any electromagnetic superpowers as a villain like he did "Good Times with Weapons", although they were just imaginary, and is defeated by Mysterion when Chaos and General Disarray fought him near the end of the episode. Cartman, as the Coon, seeks Chaos's assistance in order to figure out the identity of Mysterion. He then allies with Professor Chaos and bullies Chaos into threatening to blow up a hospital if Mysterion doesn't reveal his identity. When the Coon leaves, Mysterion confronts Chaos, and Disarray flees. Disarray soon rejoins the fight and flees again in their brawl against Mysterion. Then, the Coon comes to finish off Chaos by slashing him, thus making Chaos run away home. He later encourages Mysterion to reveal his identity otherwise crime can ensue.

In the later episodes of the Superheroes Arc, Chaos is only seen inside a holding cell at the Coon and Friends Headquarters as a punishment for his misdeeds, though it isn't seen what his deeds were. At the end of "Coon vs. Coon & Friends", The Coon is also in the same cell as Chaos after Cthulhu was defeated by Mint Berry Crunch.

South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!

The boys quickly suspect Professor Chaos as behind the attacks on the town and confront him in the "Butters' House" level, but after a brief discussion of his evil plan, he admits his real plan was far less devious and that he was not actually behind the attacks. Villains arrive and battle the five boys, but by the end Chaos shatters a testicle, and is taken to Hell's Pass Hospital, the site of the next level, and afterwards is absent from the storyline.

He can be unlocked as a playable character if one has one of several unique special codes which were released with South Park: The Complete Thirteenth Season or are awarded online if you are very skilled at the game. His moveset is the "Sniper"-type used by Kenny McCormick, Craig Tucker and Pip Pirrup, with slow movement but heavy damage. His special ability is akin to that of Eric Cartman, reigning chaos and causing heavy damage to enemies all over the screen.

"Butterballs"

After finally getting sick of his abusive Grandma, Butters becomes Chaos to try and stop her from bullying him, but she had adopted her own evil alter ego and easily overpowered Chaos with the threat of Gummy Bears.

Appearance

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Professor Chaos with his sidekick General Disarray

Professor Chaos wears tinfoil gloves, helmet, boots and a green cape. His helmet has a red dot on the forehead. His helmet has no top, showing Butter's blonde hair. He has aluminum shoulder pads, connected by a chain that goes across his chest, shoulder to shoulder.

In "Good Times with Weapons", his appearance changes, such as becoming a muscular adult, his blonde hair becomes a blonde Mohawk, and boots change to feet wrapped in bandages, mimicking Muay Thai fighters who wear on bandages their feet. Professor Chaos mentions that his green cape is weaved with titanium. His eyes show no iris or pupils, like those of various anime characters in the episode, such as Bullrog's (Cartman) or Craig's.

Powers and Abilities

Professor Chaos seems to be a mad-scientist-like villain whose goal is to bring chaos and disorder. In his debut episode, he was able to hack the Jumbotron screen at the stadium to announce that he's going to flood the world. This is the only exceptional act he has done as his immense powers in "Good Times with Weapons" are his imagination. He seems to be frustrated in "The Simpsons Already Did It" because every plan he came up with had already been done by the Simpsons but got over it after Chef and Garrison concluded that ideas have always been done by another, hence passed down.

Super Powers

His super powers are only featured in "Good Times with Weapons". When donning on his costume, he turns into a large muscular man, surrounded with an electromagnetic aura. When introducing himself to The Boys, he is able to hover above the ground and discharge bolts of lighting around him. His titanium cape is able to shield himself from special abilities cast by the boys. He is able jump up in the air and land on the ground causing a miniature earthquake. He is able to instantly cast a web, thus trapping people such as Stan and Kyle in the "Web of Holding". After Kenny's shuriken cuts Chaos's eye, Professor Chaos reverts into Butters. In the Superheroes Arc, there is no indication of the super powers he had in "Good Times with Weapons"

Prominence

Trivia

  • Professor Chaos may be based upon Magneto from X-Men, as he can create electromagnetic pulses similar to him, as seen in "Good Times with Weapons". He also has a similar helmet.
  • His costume is a satire of the costume worn by Dr. Doom, a villain in the Fantastic Four comic book series.
  • He was plagiarized in the British comic The Dandy, page 7 of issue 3565. A young reader had sent a picture of Professor Chaos in as a competition entry, part of the prize for which is the character appearing in a comic strip. He is depicted as an adult superhero, the artist apparently having failed to notice that Professor Chaos is an existing character.[2]

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