Mr. Lancer is the strict teacher at Casper High on the show Danny PHantom. He is seen as a human peeve to Danny and his friends and as well as the other students. Despite this, he shows to care for the students benefits. He has a black beard, grey plaid pants, a black tie and a blue shirt; he's voiced by Ron Perlman.
Mr. Lancer is at first portrayed as the enforcer within Casper High, liberally doling out detentions to Danny and his friends, but later on throughout the series, he is then generally depicted as a devoted educator who takes his job seriously and cares for his students. He tends to show favoritism to the school athletes (and Jazz). ("Mystery Meat", "Fright Night"). Although he is described as an English teacher, Mr. Lancer has appeared teaching a variety of subjects, including astronomy ("Memory Blank"), and often the blackboard behind him is covered with scrawled math equations, suggesting he is trained in many subjects. He is portrayed as a bit of a wimp, hiding behind Principal Ishiyama when faced with Wulf ("Public Enemies") for example, even if he generally means well, although he occasionally has moments of bravery, for example in "Memory Blank". In "Forever Phantom" it's revealed that he is just as picked on by the students as Danny and his friends for being "lame and uncool"..
He also seems to have no one to spend Christmas with as he writes all of his gifts to himself which could either mean that his family is dead, cannot/will not contact them, or that they just don't want to see him. In fact, he is held as a complete laughing stock in the eyes of many.
Mr. Lancer also secretly plays video games like "Doomed", and is apparently very skilled at it (defeating Tucker, Danny, and Sam all at once and stating he has already won this game several times, which Tucker, Sam and Danny imply is a huge achievement. Mr. Lancer's two greatest fears are apparently math equations and the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard.
In "Teacher of the Year", Lancer shows a picture of his "sister" to Danny as a method of encouragement, then later wonders how no one ever seems to realize that it's really just him in a dress, indicating he purposely cross dressed for the particular reason of motivating students.
Sometimes he's hard on Danny and his friends, where as other times he treats them more pleasantly, possibly implying that he is a strict, yet caring teacher.
MCF Stories Edit
In the MCF stories, he is Cartoon Town High School's English Teacher hence his catchphrases being book titles. He is sometimes antagonistic to Tracy and the others, but warms up to them.
- MCF: The Ultimate Enemy
- MCF: The Return of Alt. Tracy
- It is unclear what Lancer's first name is, for he is always referred to as Mr. Lancer, even to himself. It's possible that his first initial is L due to having it on his Doomed avatar (similar to Technus using his first initial of N), but this has not been made official.
- It's implied in "Phantom Planet" that he already knew Danny's secret by his comment "They never put that much effort into their schoolwork." though he might of just been talking about Tucker.
- In the first two seasons, he acts very antagonistic to Danny and his associates like Richard Vernon from the 1985 film, The Breakfast Club, but in the third season he acts very serious and caring like Ms. Honey from the book and movie, Matilda.
- Mr. Lancer's name comes from a coffee shop that's down the street from Nickelodeon. It's called "Lancer's"[
- Mr. Lancer shouts out names of various books when he's shocked or surprised. Some of these being Lord of the Flies, Great Gatsby, Call of the Wild etc. etc.
- It is revealed in "Mystery Meat" that he likes eating Mutton.
- It is revealed in "Control Freaks" that he hates being locked in the Janitor's closet.
- Near the end of "Public Enemies," Mr. Lancer exclaims the book title The Adventures of Huck Finn. Ron Perlman, who voiced Lancer, had previously played the drunk father Pap Finn in director Stephen Sommers' 1993 Disney film adaptation of Mark Twain's novel of the same name
- Ron Perlman, his actor, was also the roles of the Stabbington Brothers in Tangled and Xibalba in The Book of Life as well as the 1000 Ways to Die narrator.
- Xialba ironically is a teacher to the Kid Crusaders, but in Guidance at times.
- In MCF: The Ultimate Enemy when Tracy hands Lancer the answers he talks to himself and mentions he knew of Tracy and Tricia having seen the excuses and Tracy giving Lancer the C.A.T. answers from Danny Fenton himself.