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Sylvia
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Character information
Species Zbornak
Gender Female
Other names Syl, Sylvie, Time Bomb
Residence Marshfalaffle Apple Meadow (before Season 1)
Occupation Space traveler
Wander's steed
Noble steed to Sir Brad Starlight (formally)
Physical Information
Eyes Black
Luminous vivid red with strong red sclera (when in her Time Bomb state)
Hair
Mane Brilliant raspberry
Brilliant crimson (when in her Time Bomb state)
Body Pale, light grayish cerulean
Light blue violet with brilliant purple veins (when in her Time Bomb state)
Outfit Saddle: Black
Blanket: Brilliant raspberry with light brilliant gold lining
Rein: Black with light brilliant gold buttons
Eyeshadow
Lipstick
Friends and Family
Relatives
Friends Wander (Owner/ Best friend)
Others
Enemies Lord Hater (biggest enemy)
Commander Peepers
Watchdogs
Emperor Awesome
Harvax
Stok
Pets
Owner
Background information
First seen "The Greatest"
Last seen
Voice April Winchell

Sylvia is Wander's loyal, although bullish steed and best friend, who explores and travels the universe with him. Sylvia will never back down from a challenge and loves fighting. Even though Sylvia is tough, she has a soft side, mainly for Wander since he is her best friend, companion and possibly the only family she has.

BiographyEdit

Little is known about Sylvia's past before she met Wander, but it was revealed in "The Time Bomb" that she was a racer and from Marshfalaffle Apple Meadow

PersonalityEdit

ToughnessEdit

Sylvia is very tough and competitive. She is kind, but tries not to show her soft side too often. Sylvia is smart, but is sometimes overpowered by her own temper. Sylvia is very tough and when battling bad guys she takes them out super fast with her punches. Unlike Wander who doesn't mean to fight it just happens accidently she is always fighting the bad guys to protect her best friend.

She also has a guilty side to her aggressive actions as seen in the time bomb when she purposely bucks Wander off her back when he tries to calm her down. She then goes back to Wander, after realizing she had been tricked, and worryingly asking him if he was ok before she apologized to her friend for her actions with great remorse and asks him to help her before she gives him a warm hug when he smiled happily at her, meaning that he forgives her.

Soft sideEdit

Whenever Wander heads into trouble/danger Sylvia's protective side of her violent nature kicks in and she rushes into danger to protect/save Wander (Or the baby hatchling in "The Egg") from the said threat. Most always Wander is seen giving Sylvia a hug and she returns them with a smile showing us that in spite being tough and bullish she can be gentle and caring for her best friend. In "The Fugitives" she comes back to save Wander from the Watchdogs after she abandons him because of his niceness foiling her escape plans. This was possibly due to sheer guilt and she tells Wander that helping her best friend was far more important then escaping the planet herself. This is her first ever act of love, loyalty and affection for Wander shown to us in the series.

A major form of her love for Wander was when she mistakenly believes that Captain Tim (A dangerous Spider creature whom Wander names after finding the tags in it's mouth) devoured Wander, which was really a teddy bear, and after she sobs over his "death" she had the ship set to self destruct to avenge him before sadly departing. Still morning the loss of her best friend, she forces herself to calm down and vows to move on for Wander and will never look back but she does and she is overjoyed to discover that Wander was still alive on the about to explode ship and went back to rescue him just in time before she shared a hug with her friend, relieved that he was all right, safe and sound.

Skills and AbilitiesEdit

StrengthEdit

Sylvia is very strong and enjoys having a good fight when the opportunity arises. A major part of her super strength is when Wander is taken prisoner aboard Lord Hater's Ship in "The Prisoner". When Commander Peepers finally traps Wander in a cell, Sylvia not only knocks Peepers out but she yanks the bars, the door and parts of the wall around the door clean off to free Wander from his cell and rescue him from the exploding ship. In "The Little Guy", she does the same but this time from inside the cell. She could also twist the Lord of Illumination's arm in "The Box".

Neck extensionEdit

In "The Egg", she makes her neck long so she can hear the egg's hatching after supposedly harming the baby inside by cracking the egg. She then brings the rest of her body to the egg. In "The Bad Guy", she twists her neck all over the bike in the run from the motorcycle gang to warn Wander about the explosives. Her neck is also known to turn 90 degrees until it's facing backward, most common when she turns to talk to Wander while he is riding her. 

Prehensile TailEdit

Her tail acts as another hand as shown in the Wander Over Yonder Theme Song, where she uses her tail to hold on to Peepers and punch him and smash him on the floor, "The Pet", where she used her tail to grab a pipe and "The Bad Guy", to snatch up Wander and talk to him before they could enter Doomstone. She can also be seen using her tail to pound Peepers from under the table and the hold him to face the black hypnotic cube monster in The Fancy Party.

Superspeed and staminaEdit

She is able to run so fast that she can cover the circumference of a planet in just a matter of seconds and never seems to get tired after she runs.

Musical talentEdit

Sylvia is shown to have a very good singing voice in "The Birthday Boy". In "The Day", it's shown that she can play the cymbals and the banjo, though she doesn't play so well on the latter.

GalleryEdit

S1e6a Sylvia says there's nothing inside
The image gallery for Sylvia may be viewed here.

TriviaEdit

  • Sylvia bears a resemblance to a saurolophus, a horse and an ostrich
  • Sylvia is voiced by April Winchell, who previously voiced Eli's P.A.L. in The Powerpuff Girls, another show created by Craig McCracken. 
  • Sylvia's species is a "Zbornak," which is a nod to Bea Arthur's character in The Golden Girls (Dorothy Zbornak)
  • According to Wander, she uses the bathroom once every five months, due to having a slow metabolism and a curiosity of her species. One instance of her using the bathroom was during the events of "The Picnic".
  • She is very down-to-earth and likes to resort to violence versus Wander's "sappy smooshy lovey dovey silliness" (as she calls it in "The Egg") but even she gives in to his nature and still cares for him all the same.
  • Sylvia's skin color is the same color as Wander's shoes, which is obvious as both have the same tint.
  • According to "The Bad Guy", she has been to Doomstone before.
  • Sylvia can have a short temper as shown in "The Fugitives" and "The Good Deed". but can also be understanding and inspiring when Wander needs it the most.
  • In "The Egg", it's noted that she's not good with caring for children and nurturing them correctly. But she does learn so and becomes attached to the little puffball baby inside the egg, calling it "Sweetie".
  • She sometimes rejected Wander's obsession to help others and begged him to drop it as revealed in "The Fugitives", "The Good Deed" and "The Ball".
  • According to Wander in "The Picnic", she doesn't want anyone to know she's going to the bathroom.
  • Sylvia is the first major character to have her species revealed, her species, Zbornak, was first mentioned in "The Picnic" by Wander.
  • "The Picnic" and "The Prisoner" are the only two episodes where Sylvia has less than a minute onscreen.
  • She likes jellyfish pie as mentioned in "The Hat" and "The Time Bomb" while Wander does not.
  • If examined closely, the bristles of Sylvia's blanket spell out "CMCC", which are Craig McCracken's initials.
  • Her eyelashes disappear and reappear a lot in the series as a running gag.
  • She cares very deeply about Wander as shown in "The Fugitives" where she gave up the chance to escape the planet herself just to save Wander from the Watchdogs, "The Pet" where she mistakenly believes he got eaten and mourns gravely for him and "The Hat" where she risked her very life to reunite herself with Wander after they had been seperated using only his hat.
  • Sylvia is often shown to use some intergalactic off-color language words, like "Flarf-narblin'", "Lupsork", "Zlorged", "Grop" and "Flarp". This could be the show's outer space version of profanity.
  • She occasionally mentioned her desire to take a shower as revealed in "The Fugitives" and "The Pet.
  • Sylvia's speed is extremely fast that's alike to Chuck's and Red's.
  • In "The Lonely Planet", Wander reveals 2 trivial facts: 1, that exercise makes her hungry and 2, she loves having her snout scratched.
  • "The Brainstorm" is the only episode so far where Sylvia has no speaking role.
  • She named her fists Lady Haymaker and the Duchess of Wailing. ("The Fancy Party")
  • Emperor Awesome seems to find Sylvia attractive, since he used a pick up line on her in "The Fancy Party". She, on the other hand, wasn't interested and shot him down with the remark "You can't handle this," while referring to herself with a hand gesture.
  • Sylvia is shown to have a love of finger sandwiches as shown in The Fancy Party.

International VoicesEdit

Main article: List of cast members in other languages

QuotesEdit

  • "Rotting in one of Lord Hater's cells for the rest of our lives?" - First line, "The Greatest".
  • "Everywhere we go, he's conquering planets, takin' over towns, and just bein' a flarf narblin', no fun havin', jerk!" - Referring to Lord Hater, "The Greatest"
  • "But only 'cause we're helpin' a sister out!" - "The Hero"
  • "I'LL OVERSTEP YOUR BOUNDS!" - As the Time Bomb, "The Time Bomb"
  • "Sic 'em, Sleepyhead!" - To a sleeping Wander, "The Day"
  • "Listen, you oversized chunk of carbon! There isn't a mountain too high, a valley too low, or a river too wide to keep apart a pair of pals like Wander and I!" - To Janet, "The Lonely Planet"
  • "Looks like three days to the nearest exit." - Reffering to the mall map, "The Toddler"
  • "You can't handle this." - To Emperor Awesome when he uses a pick up line on her, "The Fancy Party", "The Party Animal"

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