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Rex Powers
Medium Rex
General Information
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Hair Color: Black-brown
Height: 2'0" (60 cm).
Occupation(s): Puppet
Family & Friends
Family: Robbie Shapiro (puppeteer)
Friends: Robbie Shapiro (sometimes)
Sinjin Van Cleef
Tori Vega
André Harris
Beck Oliver
Relationships: Tori Vega (Former Crush)
Enemies: Cat Valentine
Jade West
Trina Vega
Series Information
First appearance: Pilot
Last appearance: Victori-Yes
Portrayed By: Jake Farrow (voice)
Matt Bennett (ventriloquism)
Christopher Cane (self-proclaimed by Cane in Blooptorious)

"Heheh, you've been Rex-ed."
— Rex to Robbie in Beck Falls for Tori.


Rex Powers is Robbie's ventriloquist dummy. Since Robbie is too shy to speak for himself most of the time, he talks as Rex. He is Robbie's possible cooler alter ego, in fact. Rex has no filter. He does not like to be called a "dummy" or "puppet." He says what's on his mind and doesn't hold back or beat around the bush. He hits on every girl at Hollywood Arts but claims he never hits on Cat because she is weird, for example, calling her "still a mess" in Beck's Big Break. This is odd because Robbie is claimed to like Cat. Rex also claims he never hits on Jade because she's scary, although he has hit on her a couple times. In the episode Rex Dies, he gets sucked into a wind machine and is taken to the hospital (even though he's a puppet). Rex is shown to have a huge crush on Tori and constantly hits on her, although she is annoyed by this. In Sleepover at Sikowitz's, Tori kisses Rex when he hits on her. Rex is sometimes seen slightly moving or talking when not being held by Robbie, hinting he may not be a puppet. An example is in The Birthweek Song, Tori is trying to find her sister a birthday present and Rex shouts from inside Robbie's book bag, "Just get the girl the massage helmet!". Tori quickly responds by kicking the bag and Rex yells in pain, "Ah, my ribs!", but that may just be a ventriloquist trick. Another example is in Beck's Big Break when Robbie is going to get him out of the drawer in the guidance counselor's office and he shouts from inside the drawer, "Hey, don't you knock?". Rex is voiced by Jake Farrow, who is uncredited for the role (all puppetry is still done by Matt Bennett). Rex has appeared in every episode to date, except the second part of Freak the Freak Out, in Car, Rain, and Fire, The Blonde Squad, Wanko's Warehouse, The Hambone King, and Opposite Date. In "Blooptorious", he claims to be "Christopher Cane", a British actor. Interestingly enough, the only girl he hasn't hit on was Cat, who is Robbie's main love-interest.

Rex's PearProducts

  • Red PearPhone XT
  • Red PearPad 2
  • Red PearBook Pro

Songs

Solos in a Group Number

Season 3
Episode: Song: Sing Also With:
Driving Tori Crazy Five Fingaz To the Face Dr. Rhapsody, Trina, Tori, Jade, Beck, Robbie, André, and Cat

Unreleased Songs

Season One

Trivia

Beck'sRexCover

Beck's book cover of Rex.

  • Rex often says, "You don't know what I got!" when he gets offended or to state he is male-like, as opposed to Robbie.
  • He is annoyed at places that don't sell anything his size, Robbie has to take him to the Small & Short Store. On TheSlap he also posted as his status that he was annoyed that they didn't make urinals in his size as well.
  • In Pilot, Rex's head was bigger and his neck doesn't appear until The Bird Scene.
  • Rex can actually go to the bathroom when Sikowitz said it doesn't need to (see The Bird Scene and Prom Wrecker).
  • He has his own profile on TheSlap.
  • He appears in every episode with Robbie, except for Part 2 of Freak the Freak Out, Car, Rain & Fire, How Trina Got In, The Blonde Squad.
  • Lately, Rex's appearances seem to be shorter than they were in earlier episodes, and similar to that of Klaus from American Dad! Rex will appear for a few scenes towards the beginning of the episode, but be absent for a while towards the end.
    Robbie and Rex at Karaoke Dokie

    Robbie and Rex at Karaoke Dokie

  • Also, in Freak the Freak Out, it is shown that Robbie treats Rex as if he were a person. The DJ calls what they were doing a ventriloquist act. They respond (Robbie) "Ventriloquist?" (Rex) "What's he talking about?".
  • In the promo of Pilot, his voice was higher.
  • As said on a picture on TheSlap.com, Rex sleeps for 12 hours.
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  • Rex's screen name is RexAndTheCity, a play on a real TV show, Sex and the City.
  • So far Jade and Trina have ripped off Rex's body parts. Jade tore off his arm in The Diddly-Bops and Trina removed his foot and deep fried it in The Wood.
  • Tori kissed (or made out with) him in Sleepover at Sikowitz's.
  • It is shown in Beggin' On Your Knees that Rex is straight and secure with his sexuality when he states that Ryder is "hot," and then replies to his friends, "Stare all you want, I'm secure."
  • His name is a parody of Max Powers.
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  • Rex is voiced by an uncredited Jake Farrow according to Ariana Grande.
  • He is scared of tofu.
  • Most of the time Rex claims that he's not a puppet. However, in iParty with Victorious, he tells Sam "Lets see if you can beat this puppet, Puckett!", he later says that "it's okay if I say it" meaning only he can call himself a puppet, and in Who Did It to Trina?, Rex says "no one ever suspects the puppet." Whenever someone calls Rex a puppet, Robbie gets upset and tells people to not call him a puppet and he doesn't like that term. Rex sometimes tells Robbie to calm down. This could mean Robbie is sensitive.
  • He is friends with Sinjin, despite him making fun of him.
  • He watches Fox News (most likely Republican) and believes that global warming is bogus.
  • He seems to be dating or at least frequently consorting with female students from Northridge, as they have been mentioned or appeared in at least three episodes so far and he goes to their prom. He also suggested to build a parade float of Northridge girls in Terror on Cupcake Street.
  • Rex has called Jade "the Wicked Witch" (Beck Falls for Tori) and "intense and scary" (A Film by Dale Squires).
  • One interesting thing to note is that even though Robbie is presumably controlling Rex and talking through him, no one ever blames Robbie for it.
  • In Tori Gets Stuck, Rex sent a text to Lane that said, "There's a car parked in Robbie's butt."
  • In Locked Up!, Rex appeared in a couple of scenes but in part 2 he is only in the final scene where you can see Sikowitz holding Rex right when the gang arrives at the Duck Truck. This is because Robbie did not bring Rex with him to the chancellor's office, and therefore did not have him when sent to prison.
  • The only time he hits on Trina is in Who Did It To Trina where he was about to say his 2 favorite things about her, probably trying to flirt with her until she hit him.
  • It could be possible that Robbie has low-self esteem, since Rex is always insulting him.
  • He thinks Robbie had a Bat Mitzvah (for girls) instead of a Bar Mitzvah (for boys).
  • He stated in TheSlap post that "My grandma was recycled years ago. She's now part of an outdoor dining set."
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  • He usually makes fun of all the gangs problems.
  • He celebrates Hanukkah with Robbie.
  • He unfollowed Robbie on Twitter. (See IParty with Victorious).
  • He creates a persona called Christopher Cane which he uses to frame the interview show in Blooptorious and iCarly's second blooper episode iBloop 2 - Electric Bloopaloo.
  • Apparently, Rex needs to go to the men's room. When Tori comments that puppets can't pee, Rex says "You don't know what I got!"
  • It would appear that Rex is the only item the gang took back with them during their escape from Yerba, seeing as Sikowitz brought him per Robbie's request and there was no other luggage seen in the Duck Truck.
  • Rex has his own video segment on TheSlap called "Rex Sings", where he sings songs from previous episodes, claiming that his voice is better than that of the original singer. Usually, Sinjin will be dancing in the background.
  • In Pilot, you can see that Rex is not an average ventriloquist's dummy, as in a picture of Matt Bennett holding him, you can see Rex's back is torn open to control him, and his body is stuffed. However, in all the episodes following, he is a standard ventriloquist's dummy with a hollowed out torso, which his shirt is not a part of.
  • Despite being Robbie's puppet, he has more fans than Robbie on TheSlap.
  • Rex's immediate response to Sikowitz's dare in Victori-yes is, "I'm in. Jade, will you kiss me on the mouth?"

Gallery

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