Frylock is one of the four main characters of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

He is the most rational and intelligent member of the Aqua Teens. He is also scientifically inclined, but some of his motives and means of doing scientific research are a bit shady at times.


Frylock is a living box of french fries. His box is red with eyes, a nose, a mouth, and a goatee. He also has a zigzag scar under his left eye. He does not, however, possess visible ears. He doesn't have any arms or legs either, though he was shown to have legs in Rabbot Redux. In place of his legs and arms, he levitates and uses his fries to grab things, type on keyboards, write on paper, make hand gestures, etc. He has a rarely-seen gem on his back, which is hinted to be the source of his powers, as indicated in "Hoppy Bunny".

In the movie Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm, Frylock (aka Phoenix) has his potatoes styled to look more like dreadlocks. Later in the movie, after Frylock has his box torn to shreds, he gets a new box made out of Brotanium, the lightest yet strongest material known to man, but is later revealed to be aluminum. The new box gives Frylock a futuristic, high tech look.


Frylock is by far the most rationally-minded member of the Aqua Teens. He is often the first to point out why Shake's crazy schemes are reprehensible. For example, Frylock was the one who put out all of the "Olympic torches" Shake set up in "Dusty Gozongas." He is often the only member of the group who actually wishes to solve the conflict of the episode, and in episodes like "Rabbot" and "Moon Master," he seems to be the only Aqua Teen who is even aware of the conflict. He is also quite intelligent, being able to invent things such as a shrink ray, the Super Computer, and Robositter. Frylock is the only voice of reason in a sea of nonsense. In addition to this, he sometimes has more authority over his roommates and has disciplined them at least once or twice.

Despite often being depicted as a sensible person, Frylock has, on occasion, been depicted as insane or corrupt. The most notable example is "Fry Legs," where he got so obsessively in love with the Computer Repair Woman, that he murdered her boyfriend and wore his mutilated corpse just to be with her. In "Der Inflatable Fuhrer," Frylock was seen creating lethal weapons for a Balloon Hitler; he wasn't, however, aware of the person he was dealing with at first. In "One Hundred," he was obsessed with the number one hundred. In "The Cloning ," he used his Cloner to create a large sum of counterfeit money to open a chain of restaurant to feed the starving children of the world. In "Big Bro," he abused the Big Brother program to date a boy's mother, and went so far as to help Carl fake his death.


In another origin story, Frylock has the ability to shoot various elements out of his eyes. His most commonly used "elemental vision" is his laser eyes. They are quick beams of energy released from his eyes, and they are powerful enough to take down many of the Aqua Teen's enemies. This power has been used less and less over time. This is possibly because Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis realized how overpowered this would make Frylock. In "Laser Lenses," it was stated that one cannot use this power too much, because it would do damage to one's eyes. Frylock has also used a fire-extinguishing version in "Dusty Gozongas" to put out Shake's "Olympic" torches. He also used a Fire Vision in "Hands on a Hamburger" and Ice Vision to freeze Carl in "The Clowning." It was stated that the latter could be undone when Frylock so chooses.

In "Hoppy Bunny," Shake ripped the jewel out from Frylock's back, and Frylock became very sick without it. This implies that the jewel is the source of Frylock's power. Frylock is also sitting in the chair instead of floating, so it is implied that the jewel also gives Frylock the ability to fly. However, this is greatly contradicted in the very next episode "Laser Lenses." Frylock's contact Lenses are stolen by Shake. In addition to becoming nearly blind, Frylock loses his ability to use his laser vision. Shake abuses the lenses for his usual hi-jinks to the point of his laser beams becoming extremely weak. The true source of Frylock's powers is unknown, because Aqua Teen Hunger Force barely has any continuity.

Frylock's jewel was also apparently the source of his super intelligence. In the episode "Brain Fairy", after Frylock agreed at the DMV to be an organ donor upon his death, his jewel was stolen in lieu of his brain and he became quite stupid afterwards. He also has a much smaller version of the jewel connected in his head via wires that acts as an auxiliary source of intelligence, but this version must remain plugged in or otherwise connected to electricity (such as a car battery) in order for him to retain his intelligence. The jewel is also given its first official name, the "Jewel of Idahocules", but again due to the lack of continuity, this likely isn't always the case.

The jewel was given another conflicting origin story in the series finale, where it is shown to be the source of Frylock's powers, and also his life energy. It is said to have a half-life of 15 years and the only place to get a new one is on another planet called Clamydia. The jewel is kept inside a Mother Clam and is made of "Clamydian Quartz", a stone with magical properties that is unlike any other gem on Earth. The jewel is also given a new name, the "Jewel of Clamydio [Clamydia]". However, where exactly Frylock and the other Aqua Teens got their original gems is never mentioned because of the show's indifference to continuity.


Frydar is essentially Frylock's own personal radar. He can use it to follow scents, etc. Visibly, one of his fries protrudes out farther than the rest, bends into a 90° angle, and then rotates in a circular motion.


Master Shake[]

Despite being roommates and brothers, Shake and Frylock are often at each other's throats. Shake will come up with some sort of ridiculous idea for his own personal gain, and Frylock will do his best to foil Shake's plans. Shake and Frylock often insult each other, sometimes face-to-face. Shake has died due to the show's lack of continuity, and Frylock has been shown not to care in most situations, with "Video Ouija" as a notable exception, where he tried to revive Shake. While trying to work, Frylock is often annoyed by Shake's interference, such as when Shake starts singing a song about farting in "Time Machine" or trying to find a way to torture Meatwad in various episodes.


Depsite being the oldest brother, Frylock appears as somewhat of a father figure towards Meatwad. Frylock is often looking out for Meatwad's best interests. On several occasions, Frylock has tried to teach Meatwad in more than one academic area, despite it being completely hopeless. He has also tried to steer Meatwad away from drugs, as seen in "Moonajuana." Frylock has, however, been shown to lose his temper with Meatwad, sometimes completely snapping at him, most notably in the episode "Monster."

Other times, Meatwad has intimidated Frylock and even scared the latter.


Frylock's relationship with Carl has varied greatly over the years. In the first few years, Carl was often easily annoyed by Frylock, usually because of whatever weird things were going on in the episode. Frylock would often try to do good things for Carl, but Frylock was not above using Carl for his experiments in episodes like "Total Re-Carl" and "Dumber Days." Frylock once manipulated Carl into helping him move in "The," by means of not telling him that the other Aqua Teens would not be moving. As time went on, Carl seemed to accept Frylock, along with Shake and Meatwad, more and more. In later episodes like "Dickesode" and "Bible Fruit," Carl was seen hanging out with the Aqua Teens; however, in "Bible Fruit," he was promised sexual intercourse, and immediately left when he found out Frylock's friends were fruits. Carl may be one of the only friends Frylock has (and vice versa, as Carl seems to have no other close acquaintances). In "The," Frylock couldn't get anyone to attend his house-warming party, but Carl may have attended if his eyes hadn't been shut completely. In "Couples Skate," Carl may have been the first person Frylock called for help after being dragged off to the Mojave Desert. Carl eventually went to save the Aqua Teens, but this may be for his own personal gain, as Frylock's plan did involve killing Markula.


Frylock does not approve of the actions of Ignignokt and Err, especially when they try corrupting Meatwad. Frylock also considers them to be very stupid and often talks down to them. Frylock seems to have less trouble with Emory and Oglethorpe , as he seems to understand that they are incompetent, stating that they "couldn't take over a bowl full of jello." He has very little patience for the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future, possibly less so than he does for Ignignokt and Err. Frylock's relationship with Dr. Weird is unknown. There is a picture of him with Dr. Weird in his room; however, they have never interacted together, except in the film. In the film, it was revealed that Frylock may have created Dr. Weird, but Matt and Dave revealed that the Aqua Teens are creations of Dr. Weird, so this is either part of Dr. Weird's convoluted plans to mess with the Aqua Teens or, in the more likely explanation, the film is non-canon as are most episodes of the show. In the New Year's bumper for 2004, Frylock calls out Thundercleese from The Brak Show, who responds "Father!" before the bumper ends.

Criminal Record[]

  • Counterfeit: In "The Cloning", he counterfeits money with the cloner.
  • Murder: In "Super Birthday Snake", Frylock stabs Carl with a machete (in a VR simulation). In "Video Ouija", Frylock kills by blasting him with his eye beams. In "Unremarkable Voyage", Frylock, along with Carl and Meatwad, torture Shake to death by manipulating him into chopping his tongue off with a chainsaw. In "Fry Legs", he kills the Computer Repair Woman's boyfriend to eliminate a rival.
  • Sexual Harassment: In "Fry Legs", he makes unwanted sexual advances to the computer repair woman.
  • Kidnapping: In "Sweet C", he shrinks Carl and forces him to enter a bee hive to investigate why honey production has stopped.
  • Property Damage: In "The Greatest Story Ever Told", Frylock uses his eye beams to disintegrate Carl's window and enter his house.
  • Threat: In "The Cloning", he threatens to shoot Shake with a shotgun for attempting to possess his counterfeit money.
  • Trespassing: In several episodes, Frylock and the other two will invade Carl's pool without his permission.


  1. Super Birthday Snake: Killed by Meatwad with a shotgun (in simulation).
  2. The Meat Zone: Suddenly explodes. (in Meatwad's future vision)
  3. Aqua Teen Cancelation Promo: Killed in an explosion, after crashing into a truck.[1]
  4. Antenna: Dies of blood loss along with Carl, Meatwad, and George Lowe.
  5. Endings
    1. Zombie Frylock: Becomes zombified.
    2. Earth: Dies when the entire planet explodes.
  6. Colon Movie Film for Theaters intro:
    1. Killed in an explosion after falling off a cliff.
    2. Gets his face melted off by Shake's acid.
    3. Mauled to death by an oversized poodle.
  7. Reedickyoulus: Killed in an explosion along with Meatwad.
  8. Hoppy Bunny: Catches on fire when he lands on the candle and is unable to escape.
  9. She Creature: Explodes when the mermaid's babies burst out of his body, after having sex with her.
  10. Juggalo: Burns to death along with Meatwad when ICP burns down the courthouse.
  11. Last Last One Forever and Ever: Dies in a fiery explosion along with Master Shake and Carl.
  12. Allen Part 2: Gets blasted by Allen's lightning.
  13. The Creditor: Gets his skull ripped out by the Creditor.
  14. Last Dance for Napkin Lad: Dies in an explosion when the Danger Cart crashes into a reef.
  15. Knapsack!: Blown up by a missile along with Meatwad, Shake, Carl, Jubilee, Knapsack, and Gypsy the GPS.
  16. The Last One Forever and Ever (For Real This Time) (We Fucking Mean It): Dies when his jewel runs out of power.
  17. The Greatest Story Ever Told:
    1. Sliced in half horizontally with a sword by Carl.
    2. Sliced in half vertically with a sword by Carl.
    3. Shredded alive by his own environmentally friendly toilet bowl.
    4. Gets hit by a car. 
    5. Gunned down by several past villains.
    6. Gunned down by the police.
  18. Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm:
    1. Killed when the International Shake Station exploded
    2. Devoured by Carl, Markula, the Fraptaculans, and the Japongaloids
  19. A Quiet Shake: Consumed by Glen, the nerd-eating alien.
  20. Scrip2 2i2le: The Ts are 2s: Eviscerated after the cabin he is inside transforms back into the head of Zenwa robots.
  21. Get Lit Upon a Situpon: Perishes from the comet's collision.

Total amount of deaths: 30




Frylock as depicted in "Baffler Meal"

  • Frylock was originally going to debut in the previously scrapped Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "Baffler Meal", as well as the other Aqua Teens. In this, he had crinkle-cut french fries, legs, an "Amulet of Idahocules" which holds his powers, a fry sword, complete arms, and a voice that sounded much like Err. He was voiced by Matt Maiellaro.
  • Frylock is a survivor of skin cancer. [2]
  • In Balloonenstein (episode), it is revealed that Frylock wears braces.
  • According to the Visible Frylock poster in Frylock's room, his 'fries' are not simple fleshy potato protrusions but rods supported by bone. Despite this, in "Super Birthday Snake", he manages to braid them. This would be the equivalent of braiding one's arm or leg, and was likely only possible because it occurred in a VR simulation.
  • Frylock's powers are shown to be derived from two different sources: the first being the large jewel on his back, and the second being his laser contact lenses. Frylock, in various episodes, has fired ice, lightning, fire, water, and telekinetic beams from his eyes. The telekinetic beams, water, and ice beams were seen only once in separate episodes. Frylock has also been known to shoot missiles, but this was only seen in the video game.
  • Frylock has the least amount of deaths out of all the main characters.
  • Despite his depiction as the rational, level-headed character in the series, there are times where Frylock has been shown to be rather insane or corrupt:
    • Abusing his cloner to make a chain of family-style restaurants
    • Creating synthetic legs on himself to try and impress a woman who was later revealed to be a C.H.U.D. (going as far to killing her own boyfriend, reforming his body from his remains, and transplanting his brain into it.)
    • In the episode, "Super Birthday Snake," Frylock (revealed to be a simulation to test Meatwad's aptitude for having a pet) was shown killing Carl, burying Meatwad and Shake at a construction site, "hanging with the wrong crowd," deny killing the other three characters despite it being blatantly obvious, and setting the house on fire.
  • In the movie, Frylock admits that he is a "woman trapped inside of a man's body." At the end of the credits, it is revealed that Frylock had gotten a sex change operation. However, "Rabbot Redux" and "Allen Part One" (which reference the events of the film in flashbacks) suggest this is a dated (potentially offensive) joke from the crew. Frylock continues using masculine pronouns across various subsequent episodes because of the lack of continuity the show has.
  • It is revealed in "Working Stiffs" by Frylock that he has a Doctorate degree in "Biomedical Hypertronics", as well as a masters degree in "Cryogenic sequencing" and "Thermite Plasmatics". While in the episode "Hairy Bus" Frylock affirms he also has a Doctorate degree in "Skull Mapping" and states he is studying/training online to be a surgeon. He also claims to have doctorate degree in "cranial mechanics" in "Rabbit Not Rabbot".
  • The Jewel on Frylock's back was officially named the "Jewel of Idahocules" in the episode "Brain Fairy", then later named the "Jewel of Clamydio [Clamydia]" of which every Aqua Teen had their own unbeknownst to them.
  • Out of all four protagonists, Frylock appears the most episodes since he is the only Aqua Teen to appear in Storage Zeebles.
  • Frylock dies at a notably higher rate in Season 8.
  • Revealed by Shake in Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm, Frylock's 'Christian Name' is "Franklin French Frylock"


  2. Frylock is diagnosed with skin cancer in the episode "Party All the Time."