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Banana Man
Banana Man
Name Banana Man
Sex Male
Species Banana
Introduced in "The New Frontier"
Latest appearance "The Tower" (Mentioned)
Voiced by Weird Al Yankovic

Banana Man is a character in Adventure Time. His first appearance is in the episode "The New Frontier."

Banana Man is responsible for building a rocket ship which is similar to the one in Jake's croak dream. He traveled to the Tree Fort to borrow some sugar, but Finn misinterpreted his presence as a threat and never answered the door. Walking back to his geodesic dome home, he is seen dancing to an exercise tape. He performs the routine again at the end of the episode.

Finn tries two times to shoot him with his crossbow. The flaming arrow then flies over the house, and they find a half-built spaceship. Jake then uses the arrow to light some dynamite in the rocket. Banana Man comes out and says that there is not enough for the rocket to work. The dynamite blows a hole in the ground, and all three fall in. They survive the fall but end up in a pool of water. Jake believes that he and Banana Man will run into one another later in life. Banana Man's rocket ship is destroyed, and it lies in an underground cave full of water, which resembles Jake's croak dream in space.

Banana Man returns in "We Fixed a Truck," where he helps Finn, Jake and BMO rebuild their truck Hot Daniel. He expresses gratitude toward Finn and Jake for letting him hang out with them, and they in turn talk him up to a female Banana Guard on whom he has a crush. He winds up helping save the Candy Kingdom from a Lizard replica of Princess Bubblegum with his peel, though he winds up being arrested by his crush for public indecency. Princess Bubblegum informs BMO this is only a minor offense, though.

Appearance

Banana Man's body is shaped to look like the top slice of a banana, and he wears a peel that serves as a shirt and hood. A thin banana stem adorns the top of his hood. His exposed face, arms, and legs are a paler shade of yellow than his peel. He wears dark brown shoes. He sometimes wears a glass bowl on his head, like an astronaut's helmet. His round eyes have whites, unlike many other characters, and his pupils are round, large, and black.

Personality and character traits

Banana Man is interested in outer space. He wanted to take his rocket into space, but Finn and Jake probably ruined Banana Man's chances of doing that in "The New Frontier" when they crashed his rocket. Banana Man also likes to workout while watching instructional fitness videos on his TV.

Banana Man is one of the few characters in Ooo who appears to have an understanding of pre-Mushroom War science and technology, both in his building a rocket and in helping Finn and Jake fix a derelict truck.

As devoted to construction as he seems, Banana Man is lonely and wishes for someone to "share his life with." This is demonstrated when he tells BMO "It sure would be nice to find somebody."

Quotes

There's not enough boom boom stickhole sticks in the stickhole! GAHHH!

—"The New Frontier"

I just wanted to borrow some sugar!

—"The New Frontier"

Yeah, baby! Work it!
Wa-hoo!
Workin' it, oh yeah!

—"The New Frontier"

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