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    Dash Baxter
    "Bad Luck Tuck! Bad Luck Tuck!"
    Gender: Male
    Type: Mean Popular Boy who picks on Butt-Monkeys
    Age: 16
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: S. Scott Bullock
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Danny Phantom


    Dash Baxter is a secondary character in the Nickelodeon series Danny Phantom. He is one of the popular students in Casper High School due to being a quarterback of the football team - as well as a member of every sports team (football, basketball, etc.). Dash Baxter can get away with just about anything, and he usually does while he dominates over his peers as his bullied victims and sucks up to his teachers.

    Why He's Intentionally a Bad Popular Boy

    1. The main problem with Dash is that he is another "bullying athletic sports jock" who uses his friends and cheerleading girls (who are similarly attractive, popular, and spoiled) to torment other students (including his main targets, Danny Fenton/Danny Phantom and Tucker) who are unpopular losers.
    2. He is possibly written and exists as an excuse for the show's creator, Butch Hartman, who wanted to show that all popular kids are cruel, uncaring human beings due to his miserable school experience when in reality, that's not always the case.
    3. The series doesn't bother to give a reason why Dash was bullying other people and is just there for the sake of it.
    4. He is also considered by many fans to be a stereotypical mean popular boy/school bully, much like Francis from The Fairly OddParents another of Butch Hartman's shows. The difference is that Francis is unpopular and an emo-dirty delinquent who was always set up as one of that show's villains, whereas in this show, Dash was always meant to be more-or-less a "supporting" character and generic "popular and handsome" jock.
      • Unlike Francis, who almost always gets his comeuppance for his actions toward Timmy Turner and his friends, Dash on the other hand almost always gets away scot-free with his actions toward Danny and his friends, making Dash come off as a possible karma houdini.
    5. Whenever something goes wrong for him, Dash will most likely take his frustration out on innocent students, mostly Danny (like when he accidentally bumped him and put paint on his jacket) and Tucker, which is very pointless and shows that he can't take criticism.
      • He even pretends to be the victim and hides his true nature from his teachers.
      • Dash often treats Danny like the troublemaker that he is, making him an insufferable liar even when he (Danny) would lock him in the locker just like Dash did would be his last straw.
    6. His underwear in the episode "Fright Night" is very disturbing, nauseating, dirty, and disgusting, which he gives Danny to eat.
      • In fact, this would have been avoided if Danny wouldn't have said that he cheated.
    7. His dialogue for the most part is painful to the nerve (like calling people "losers") and "Bad Luck Tuck", onto Danny’s friend, Tucker (because of his name rhyming with “Luck” and “Tuck” without the “er”).
    8. He may be an athletic jock, but he isn't very intelligent and has no little purpose to the greater narrative.
    9. His goals are very generic such as locking unpopular students in lockers making absolutely no sense; how on Earth can that solve his problem for?!
    10. He never learns a lesson from his bullying behavior until the final season, at least.
    11. He should be better off being the main/secondary villain if the final season did differently or not.
    12. He is very unsympathetic in some episodes.
    13. Misleading first name: His first name “Dash” implies he is part of a track team and possibly is good at “dashing” while running fast. Nope, we don’t rarely see him do “dashing” in sports.
    14. He is a rip-off of Flash Thompson from the Spider-Man comics with a similar "mean popular boy" demeanor, athletic attire, blonde hair, and becoming a superhero fan.
    15. Because of these qualities stated above, he could qualify as a Gary Stu due to this.
    16. He is just another “blond hair jerk”.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. He genuinely respects Danny Phantom as a hero, stating it was the best day of his life when he met him face to face in "Micro-Management".
    2. When he found out Danny Fenton was Danny Phantom, he showed his respect outweighed his low opinion of human Danny, even helping him escape the Guys in White since Danny had done so much to help Amity Park. He also showed his respect for human Danny again when the whole world, including him, found out his secret again and finally redeemed himself in the series finale.
    3. "How many costume changes are you gonna go through? What is this, Vegas?"
    4. Unlike Paulina Sanchez, his design is very good, handsome and memorable.
    5. S. Scott Bullock does an awesome job voicing Dash.

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