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|“||Yeah, I get that a lot.||”|
– Bill, when people mistake him for Vilgax.
Bill Gacks bears great resemblance to Vilgax, in the sense that his blonde beard extends and curves comparably to Vilgax's tentacles, his green shirt is similar in shade to Vilgax's skin, and his clothing and overall body shape resemble that of Vilgax while in armor. He has dark green pupils. He is a tall and bulky human, being a couple of feet taller than even Rook. He is partially bald. He wears a green and brown overall with a utility belt.
Bill Gacks has an easy-going personality and is devoted to his job. At times, he can be so preoccupied with fixing leaks and such that he tends to ignore or overlook strange events going on around him until they become undeniable.
Bill made his debut in Bengeance is Mine, repairing the damaged pipes at the Pakmar's Sponge Store. The Pakmar noticed his great resemblance to Vilgax. While cleaning the pipes, he accidentally activated a machine that displayed Vilgax's holograms all over the Bellwood. Afterwards, Bill encounters Ben, who confuses him with his nemesis. Later, Bill goes to fix a someone faulty toilet, but Psyphon appears before his eyes, asking to be hired because his gang is making fun of him. Bill thinks the aliens are in the job of an assistant, to the surprise of Vilgax's servant, gives him information on how to repair a broken toilet. Bill then goes to Max's shop where he meets Tennyson again. He asks if he can use the bathroom, but Ben refuses to let him because he is afraid he will discover the Plumbers' Base. The boy explains to Gacks that the toilet is broken, to which the plumber replies that he fixes things like that. Later on, Bill is attacked by monstrous squids. Ben manages to save him and apologizes, also asking him for help. Using an identity mask, Gacks takes the form of Vilgax and helps the Plumbers catch the squid monsters along with Psyhon.
Powers and Abilities
Bill Gacks is an expert plumber, and is able to fix and maintain any standard indoor plumbing fixtures. He also claims to be skilled in wrestling. He can also play the key-tar and is part of a rock band.
- Bengeance is Mine (first appearance)
- Because of Bill's appearance and phonetically similar name, he is commonly mistaken for Vilgax.
- When he is mistaken for Vilgax, he says, "Yeah, I get that a lot."
- The fact that both characters share the same voice actor furthers the connection.
- Unlike the intergalactic law-enforcement officers called the Plumbers, Bill is an actual plumber, one who repairs and maintains water pipes, valves, drains, etc.
- Bill plays key-tar for a band called Jagwyre.
- Bill washes the toilets at the Plumber Headquarters.[DJW 1]