Tony D. is the secondary antagonist and the leader of the Doghouse Boys, a high school bully gang. He also likes to hurt people, get Max in trouble, rumored to have a knife and have a gun. He was convicted of having tried "trial" more than three times and killed a person who has a razor. Tony D is a terrible person and appears in the encounter chapter of the type of tower and the altitude walking above the world. With his first appearance, he acted friendly and asked if there was a cherry blast in Kevin Avery. Kevin did not, so he called him cretin (a person with a mental problem). Tony D. got angry and left when the police car appeared. In the second half of the next chapter, Tony chases Max and Kevin into the pond. He and his gang start to throw the rock with two people, but none of the rock hit them. Also I mentioned later that Tony packed bags in my purse.
In the movie, Blade and the Doghouse Boys are portrayed as 12-13 year olds, contrary to the book in which they are high school aged teenagers, who attend the same school as Max and Kevin. Here, the gang appears to be a group of eight, and they pretend to be Max's friends, claiming they could use him as "muscle". They are first seen ridiculing Max on the bus for flunking seventh grade twice. In gym class, Blade throws a basketball at Kevin Dillon, letting him travel and accusing Max of doing it to him.
When Max and Kevin go to the local festival to see the fireworks show, Kevin calls them "cretins" and they chase Max and Kevin into a pond, but the mud is too thick. Blade follows them in with a switchblade. Police arrive to rescue Max and Kevin and catch Blade's gang. Kevin then witnesses that the same gang of teens is putting someone's purse in the sewer. The two retrieve the wallet from the sewer, but face Blade and his gang again in the process. They try to attack Kevin with chains and baseball bats, but Max picks up the cover of the manhole and throws it at the Doghouse Boys. The gang runs away fearing for their lives.
- Blade's character is very similar to Stacey Hinkhouse from Freaky Friday. They are both mean teens who serve as antagonists towards characters. Both characters like to blame others and get them in trouble.