Mooncake is a powerful spatial entity, born from the residual energy of an anti-matter bomb that sealed a portal to Final Space, capable of annihilating planets.
He is a small, green, floating creature, resembling a cheerful chubby sphere. This sentient, interdimensional being communicates through a series of cute sounds, giving him an endearing presence.
Yet, don’t be fooled by his adorable appearance and charming chirps. He holds an immense power that can obliterate entire planets!
The Scarlet Lance first found him near a supernova, but he quickly fled from there. He then met Gary Goodspeed, a solitary prisoner on the Galaxy One, who bestowed the name Mooncake, reminiscing about a caterpillar from his childhood.
The two swiftly bonded and became staunch allies. Mooncake joined Gary and the ever-growing Team Squad on a mission to save the universe.
Also Known As
- Specimen E-351
- Little Buddy (by Gary)
- Planet Destroyer
- Planet Killer (by Avocato)
- The Key
- Dude Cake (by H.U.E.)
- The Missing Piece (by the Arachnitects)
- Little Guy
- Homeslice (by Bolo)
- Booger Ball (by Kevin Van Newton)
The Emotional Core of the Narrative
Final Space is a comedy-drama animated series interlacing humor with deep, existential themes. Despite his non-humanoid form and inarticulate communication, Mooncake stands as this narrative’s emotional core. He bonds with the main character, Gary Goodspeed, providing an emotional depth that hooks the audience.
Their interstellar adventures range from thrilling encounters with cosmic entities to heart-wrenching moments of loss and sacrifice.
The range of emotions explored with Mooncake as a central figure helps viewers connect at a human level, making the journey through Final Space more than just an animated romp.
Years before the events, John Goodspeed used an Anti-matter bomb, giving birth to Mooncake while closing a breach to Final Space. The Lord Commander targeted Mooncake in the subsequent years, aiming to utilize his powers to unlock Final Space. The Scarlet Lance crew discovered Mooncake, but an attack by the Lord Commander, thirsty for Mooncake’s power, wiped them out.
The Lord Commander captured Mooncake and held him in his treasure house, Tera Con Prime. A time-traveling Gary Goodspeed eventually freed Mooncake, instructing him to find his younger self.
In “Chapter 1“, Mooncake encounters Gary, then a prisoner on the Galaxy One serving a five-year sentence. Despite H.U.E.’s objections, Gary befriends the little green alien and brings him aboard. Soon, Ventrexian bounty hunters attack the ship, seeking Mooncake. All but Avocato fall, who joins Gary, warning him about Mooncake’s true power – a warning that Gary initially dismisses.
Personality Of The Alien
Mooncake embodies charm and affection, instantly forming connections with almost everyone he encounters, with Gary holding a special place in his heart. Yet, under this friendly exterior lies an incredible power – he’s a “planet destroyer”, which burdens him with immense guilt.
Mooncake’s bond with Gary is extraordinary; Gary appears to be the first life form to accept Mooncake, embracing him just as he is true. This bond starkly contrasts his relationship with the sinister Lord Commander, who covets Mooncake for his power to open Final Space and attain titan-hood – an exploitation Mooncake deeply resents.
In the second season, Mooncake’s character evolves, showcasing sparks of intelligence that surpass initial expectations. He even engages in a cerebral duel, playing a game resembling chess with Clarence in the episode “The Arachnitects”, revealing more layers to his seemingly simple persona.
Mooncake and Gary
Mooncake collided with Gary, seemingly while escaping from the relentless pursuit of the Lord Commander. United by a unique bond and a shared mission, Gary chose to focus on the good within Mooncake, disregarding his planet-destroying power. Their friendship is marked by Mooncake’s affable nature and Gary’s unwavering loyalty.
Gary is ready to do whatever it takes to shield Mooncake, and in turn, Mooncake doesn’t hesitate to put himself in harm’s way to protect Gary.
In the episode “The Notorious Mrs. Goodspeed,” Mooncake exhibits signs of jealousy when Gary starts spending time with his estranged mother, Sheryl Goodspeed. He responds by almost compulsively consuming anything within reach. However, this issue swiftly resolves by the episode’s end, reinstating the harmony in their relationship.
Mooncakes Energy Blasts
Mooncake possesses the ability to emit massive green antimatter blasts from his body, with the destructive capacity to obliterate anything they encounter, including entire planets. He can modulate the strength of these blasts as needed. However, in “The Toro Regatta,” the Lord Commander’s death ray completely drains Mooncake’s energy powers.
In a thrilling turn of events in “The Arachnitects,” Mooncake restores his powers by rescuing Gary and sealing the breach in Final Space, preventing the formidable Invictus from escaping. This act highlights his powers and his unwavering bravery and loyalty.
Levitation: Mooncake has the astounding ability to levitate his body and soar swiftly through space or underwater. He can do this effortlessly, even while carrying companions like Gary and Avocato.
Intelligence: Mooncake boasts a high degree of intelligence. He seems to comprehend human language and emotions, enhancing his charm and relatability.
Super Inhalation: In the episode “Descent Into Darkness,” Mooncake exhibits the ability to create a vacuum to ingest objects. He utilized this unique power to rescue KVN, demonstrating his innovative problem-solving skills.
Rubber Body: With skin as flexible as rubber, Mooncake can easily rebound off surfaces.
- “Chookity Dookity.”
- “Gar, Gar, Gar, Gar!”
The best of Mooncake in Final Space (Season 1)
Is Mooncake Gary’s dad?
Mooncake was a cherished gift from Gary’s father, John Goodspeed. Following John’s demise, the caterpillar became Gary’s constant companion, accompanying him through all walks of life, even during poignant moments like John’s funeral.
Who voices Mooncake?
Olan Rogers, the creator of Final Space, voices Mooncake.
What is Mooncake’s catchphrase?
Mooncake’s catchphrase is “Chookity,” a sound that he makes to express various emotions.
Why is Mooncake called a “planet destroyer”?
Mooncake is known as a “planet destroyer” because of his ability to fire large green antimatter blasts, which can obliterate anything they touch, including entire planets.
How did Mooncake meet Gary?
Mooncake met Gary when he flew into him, likely while escaping from the Lord Commander. They quickly bonded, and Gary took Mooncake aboard his spaceship, the Galaxy One.
Who is Mooncake’s enemy?
Mooncake’s primary adversary is the Lord Commander, who seeks to exploit Mooncake’s power to open Final Space and attain titanhood.