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The Gloom Meister (now known as the Bloom Meister) is an evil citizen and the villain of Garden City who hates flowers and wants the city to be dark and gloomy. His biggest enemy is Flower Girl. He must have somehow heard of the Alnwick Poison Garden.


The Gloom Meister is primarily purple. He wears a purple coat, a bowler hat, purple pants, black shoes, and black glasses. He also wears a metal glove on his right hand called the "Shadow Ray" that he uses to create big shadows.

The Gloom Meister has an evil laugh "Wua-ha-ha-ha-ha!". He explains to Uniqua that it is not his real laugh, he does that to sound scarier; his real laugh is a ridiculous combination of giggles and snorts.


Austin has played the Gloom Meister in one episode of The Backyardigans: "Flower Power" from season four.


  • He and the Bloom Meister are the only roles played by Austin that wear glasses.
Played by Austin
Season 1 roles
Captain AustinTarzan Who Doesn't Say Too MuchServant AustinKing AustinCastaway AustinCaptain HammerCowboy AustinMystery LifeguardRacer AustinCaveman AustinEmperor Austin
Season 2 roles
Lieutenant AustinApprentice AustinLab Assistant AustinMr. Austin FrothingsloshAustin the SmartAssistant AustinTourist AustinCommentator AustinSecret Contact AustinGenie AustinAustin the ClownCameraman Austin
Season 3 roles
AusticlesAustin the KidEnsign AustinGrabbing GoblinInspecteur AustinGod of LaughterCaveman AustinMayor StinkypantsAustin the WolfPirate Captain AustinPalace Guard AustinDon Austin
Season 4 roles
Robot Repairman AustinDragon Jock AustinGloom MeisterBloom MeisterBoogeymanMagic MirrorAbominable Brother AustinGoostinAustin-JiSkateboarder AustinAcorn Austin
Other roles
Drummer AustinSecurity Guard AustinPilot Austin