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Characters: CHIKARA
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    People Who First Wrestled in 2002 

Blind Rage

A Indy worker in the New York area who trained under Mike Quackenbush. As he debuted in 2000, he is not counted as a member of the original class, but is a honorary member. Led the Night Shift, a Power Trio of himself and two of the original class rookies in Hallowicked and Ichabod Slayne (the future Icarus), until Slayne broke away from them. Then he continued on in a tag team with Hallowicked until UltraMantis went to the dark side dubbing himself Ultra-Mantis Black. This unit was called the Dark Breed. He continued to lead this unit until his retirement in 2004. But, he would return in the 2005 Tag World Grand Prix, and would still be aligned with the Dark Breed. In 2006, he sided with UltraMantis Black when the Dark Breed split, and served as a brief member of the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple. His last match in November of 2006 saw him making peace with Hallowicked, and staying out of CHIKARA for good. That is, until he returned for one night at the 2012 season finale to aid Mantis once more.

  • Back from the Dead: Mantis tends to claim that Blind Rage has literally risen from his grave whenever he returns to CHIKARA.
  • Bald of Awesome: Lost his hair sometime between 2006 and 2012. It didn't seem to hurt his wrestling any.
  • Big Bad: Of seasons one and two.
  • Dem Bones: Used to wear a bandana with a skeleton-teeth design. Since his 2012 occasional return, he's been painting his face as a skull.
  • Goth: Was identified as such.
  • Improbable Weapon User: The Night Shift regularly used pumpkins, specifically, Jack-O-Lanterns in the promotion's early months. It was explained on the June 21, 2002 show that Mister ZERO had become their supplier due to receiving an over-shipment of them.
  • Power Trio: Led both the Night Shift and Dark Breed.
  • Put on a Bus: Retired in May of 2004.
    • The Bus Came Back: Wrestled a sizable amount in 2005 (even in the tag World and Cibernetico) and 2006 before going back into retirement, until he made a return to join the Spectral Envoy in battling Delirious and the Batiri. He's officially semi-active as of 2013, although there's no word on how long that will last yet.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: For a short time he had his hair dyed pale pink.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:

Colt Cabana (aka Matt Classic)

  • Tag Team:
    • The Gold Bond Mafia, w/CM Punk and Chris Hero
    • (as Matt Classic): The Throwbacks

Lester "Darkness" Crabtree

DJ Skittlez

Dragonfly

  • The Bus Came Back: After about six years away, Dragonfly returned near the end of 2008 for an alumni battle royal and has since generally made at least one appearance each year.
    • Back for the Dead: In 2012, another Dragonfly return appears to have been solely for 17 to injure and re-retire him.
  • Flat Character: Didn't have much of one, especially compared to the others.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Was pretty well this by the rest of his fellow rookies.

Gran Akuma

  • Bald of Evil: Post un-masking.
  • The Bus Came Back: After staying away from CHIKARA for a year and a half, he returned to seek revenge on his ex-stablemates at the end of season ten. He subsequently ran the gauntlet against F.I.S.T. and defeated Icarus in a ladder match to win the rights to a full time contract.
  • Parts Unknown: "Afar, PA"
  • Put on a Bus: After being kicked out of F.I.S.T. in 2010 he disappeared from Chikara for a year and a half - although he worked other indies, including the vaguely Chikara-affiliated Dragon Gate USA during that time.
    • Possibly bussed out again in 2014, as he has stated multiple times that he has not yet been contacted about a return.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
  • The Stoic
  • Tecnico Rudo Turn: Turned in 2005 and didn't look back until he got kicked out of F.I.S.T. in 2010.
  • Tag Team: (Team) F.I.S.T., with Icarus and Chuck Taylor, until he was kicked out in favor of Johnny Gargano.
  • Take That: After returning in 2012, Akuma named his rolling Death Valley Driver the "MP4," in contrast to Icarus' "Blu-Ray." As he explained on Twitter, "Because I stole it."

Hallowicked

Chris Hero

  • Big Bad: For 2005-2007.
  • Bigger Bad: During the BDK angle. Even though he was gone from CHIKARA well before it started, much of the stable had roots in Hero's machinations.
  • Tecnico Rudo Turn: Had a big one in the finals of the 2005 Tag World Grand Prix.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His turning shaped the very future of all events of CHIKARA to this very day.
  • Parts Unknown: "Metropolis"
  • Real Life Writes the Plot/Unperson: Chris Hero had a legitimate falling out with CHIKARA. Few details have ever been confirmed. CHIKARA suppresses discussion and speculation to the point that bringing it up at all is a bannable offense on the fan forums, and his name is autocensored on the message board as "John Kerry."
    • Hero discussed this in a recent Smart Mark Video release, giving the main reason for his departure as a "stupid mistake" involving STIGMA.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
    • Ralph Cardall's "It's A Bird, It's A Plane"
    • Stone Temple Pilots' "Dead and Bloated"
    • Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out for a Hero"
      • The Kings of Wrestling (Hero and Castagnoli) used Queen's "We Are The Champions"

Icarus (formerly Ichabod Slayne)

  • The Chew Toy: Truly a rudo everybody loved to hate, probably the single most hated rudo in CHIKARA history.
    • Until the BDK came along. He actually got cheered during the Torneo Cibernetico match against them at The Dark Ciberknetico.
    • Defied again starting in mid-2013, as his willingness to step up and defend CHIKARA when nobody else would gradually made him beloved by fans. He was loudly cheered and chanted for during National Pro Wrestling Day 2014 and You Only Live Twice.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: His Death Valley Driver is called the "Blu-ray"
    • He does his version by driving his victim into the turnbuckles. The name is explained: "It's just that much better than a DVD!"
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: To the point where many fans don't even know him as Icarus, just "that guy with the stupid back tattoo".
    • Tursas has referred to him on Twitter (in-character) as "Backstain."
    • Now in t-shirt form!
    • It's worth noting that part of his Heel-Face Turn involved covering the tattoo up.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: Was one as Ichabod Slayne, dropped when he turned Tecnico the first time and when he lost the mask and became Icarus.
  • The Hero: Of mid-2013 and 2014 against the Titor Conglomerate and the Flood.
  • Homage: His ring gear in 2013 was a tribute to Marty Jannetty, who he idolizes.
  • Icarus Allusion: Of course.
  • Improbable Weapon User: At Aniversario: A Horse of Another Color, at the start of the Spectral Envoy (UltraMantis Black/Hallowicked)/Icarus/Mister ZERO/Dragonfly vs. GEKIDO match, Icarus smashed a pumpkin he had brought with him onto combatANT's head.
  • Jerkass
  • Keet: In his early days as a tecnico.
  • Large Ham: Will go to some truly ridiculous lengths to get a laugh. Like being on the receiving end of a swirlie from Mr. Touchdown.
  • Leitmotif: For several of his Ashes videos, a simple piano melody that plays during the introductory scenes.
  • Real Song Theme Tune
    • (as Ichabod Slayne): Laibach's "God Is God"
    • (as Icarus): blur's "Song 2"
    • Orgy's "Blue Monday"
  • Red Baron: "The Winged Ring Warrior". Potentially misleading, as he isn't really a high flyer.
  • Rudo Tecnico Revolving Door: Started as a rudo with the Night Shift (as Ichabod Slayne). Turned tecnico later in 2002. Back to rudo in 2005 (with Gran Akuma), then spent until mid-2013 as a rudo. Though he showed signs of turning while teaming with Sugar Dunkerton during season 12, it took CHIKARA closing to truly cement his status as a tecnico, as he took a stand against the Titor Conglomerate when no one else would and started the #IAmCHIKARA movement.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: When towel snapped in the back of the head by Shane Storm after losing his hair for the first time.
  • Shout-Out: His current look and ring gear are one to The Greatest American Hero. The theme song was also invoked for him twice during the Ashes video series, but inexplicably replaced for the movie.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Mike Quackenbush now that Quack's retired from the ring - his gear at least is obviously inspired by Quack's.
    • He was seen stealing one of Quack's wrestling shirts in one of the Ashes Of videos, though this turned out to be part of an attempt to get Quack out of his depression.

Jigsaw

  • Green-Eyed Monster: His motivation for turning on Quackenbush at the end of Season 12.
  • The Hero: Of 2004 against Larry Sweeney.
  • The Lancer: In recent years, to Quack.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
  • Rudo Tecnico Turn: In 2004.
  • Tecnico Rudo Turn: Jigsaw turned on Quack in late 2012 after Quack started trying to injure the GEKIDO wrestlers, saying that they need guidance not broken bones. Although Jig's point is acknowledged even by the tecnicos to have some merit, in his first match post-turn he wrestled as a pure Rudo. Also, it's been speculated that the reason he gave was just to cover up the real reason he turned - he was tired of being Quackenbush's Lancer and wants to become the Quackenbush of GEKIDO.
  • Motive Decay: Although his stated reason for turning heel was disagreement with Quack's method of handling the GEKIDO and the implied reason was jealousy, after turning he doesn't seem to have any particular motivations other than Be A Heel For the Evulz.
  • Red Baron: "A Wrestling Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma"
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Invoked by Jigsaw against Quackenbush during the feud with GEKIDO.
  • Wrestling Family: His brother is Jolly Roger.

Eddie Kingston

  • The Ace: From when he turned tecnico to fight the BDK in early 2010 through about the beginning of 2013.
  • Badass: He's so badass, he manages to easily avert Badbutt in a family-friendly promotion.
  • Blood Knight: From 2007 to 2010.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Well, like Tommy Dreamer (see below), Yonkers isn't part of New York City, but the rage is there.
  • Cassandra Truth: Spent all of 2009 insisting that Claudio Castagnoli was the bad guy.
  • Determinator: A major part of his tecnico character since 2010 has been the fact that he will not give up. Extends to real life as well, as he refuses to take time off to rehab some pretty serious knee injuries as long as he holds the Grand Championship.
  • Expy/Fanboy: Of/for Tommy Dreamer. At CHIKARA Aniversario Elf, May 23, 2010, Kingston defeated Dreamer by DQ when evil BDK referee Derek Sabato disqualified Dreamer for grabbing his shirt. Then Claudio Castagnoli and Ares ran in to save Sabato from Dreamer piledriving him. This led to Dreamer and Kingston fighting together against the BDK. Afterwards, Dreamer acknowledged how Kingston used to come see him wrestle, and Kingston said that Dreamer was his inspiration to get out of Yonkers and become a wrestler. This led to Dreamer and Kingston teaming up, unsuccessfully, against Castagnoli and Ares at Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Show on July 25th.
  • Playing Card Motifs: During his time as half of The Wildcards and for a while after, Kingston used the Ace of Diamonds.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
    • Jay-Z's "Blueprint2"
    • Kanye West's "Diamonds from Sierra Leone"
    • T.I.'s "What You Know About That"
    • "Money Making Blueprint" by DJ Sonic
  • Red Baron: "The King of Diamonds," "The Last of a Dying Breed," "The War King"
  • Shout-Out: His spinning backfist Finishing Move is called the "Backfist to the Future".
  • Tag Team: The Wildcards, with Black Jack Marciano
    • The Roughnecks, with Brodie Lee and Grizzly Redwood
  • Tecnico Rudo Revolving Door: Started as a Rudo, became a Tecnico in 2005, went back to being a Rudo in 2007, was a Tecnico starting in 2010, then started a slow Rudo turn around the beginning of 2013, eventually reaching full-fledged Rudo status in 2014.
  • Token Evil Teammate: His Tecnico turn in 2010 had more to do with wanting to fight Claudio Castagnoli and The Bruderschaft than actually being a tecnico. He did eventually turn Tecnico for real, though.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Pants: The Puerto Rican flag, since he's half-Irish, half-Puerto Rican, thus he's something of a mix of Fighting Irish and Spicy Latino.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Eliminated Sara Del Rey and Daizee Haze in quick succession (SDR at the 30:05 mark, Haze at the 30:14 mark) during the Torneo Cibernetico between UltraMantis's teamnote  and the BDKnote  at The Dark Cibernetico, October 23, 2010.
    • Defeated Amazing Kong in a non-title match at Just Shadows in the Fog.

Marshall Law

Love Bug

Zane Madrox

BlackJack Marciano

One of the members of the second class, who debuted in 2002. From the very start, he was a tag partner of his childhood friend Eddie Kingston dubbed the Wild Cards. For much of his time in wrestling, the duo caused much trouble in CHIKARA, feuding with Team F.I.S.T. and Ultra-ZERO. However, he suddenly retired early in 2005, and has not been seen since then.

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Vanished by the start of 2005. Some explanations outside of CHIKARA is Chris Hero kicking him out of all of wrestling or retiring of a knee injury he got in Canada in the winter of 2004, and to this day remains perhaps the most notable CHIKARA trainee to have never returned.
  • The Dragon: Was this in the Toxic Trio of him, Kingston and a still-Rudo Jigsaw.
  • The Jannetty: Is this to Eddie Kingston.
  • Noodle Incident: For years Kingston would mention BlackJack's departure from wrestling as one of the reasons for his horrible attitude, always trying to make it sound as if BlackJack was forced out without explicitly saying so.
  • Large Ham
  • Playing Card Motifs: The Jack of Spades. Hence the name "BlackJack."

Mercedes Martinez

Mr. ZERO

Don Montoya

Phantasmo

  • Put on a Bus: After a series of on-and-off appearances from 2002-2004.

CM Punk

At one time, CM Punk was considered one of the founding fathers of Chikara. That ended after he no-showed an event and instead of apologizing, bashed Chikara as insignificant. He hasn't worked there since, and Chikara retaliated by creating CP Munk.

Mike Quackenbush

  • Grey and Black Morality: Quack's been deliberately trying to give the GEKIDO wrestlers career ending injuries, and succeeded with 2 of them. But he only started doing this as a response to GEKIDO doing it, and he says he's doing it to protect his roster from GEKIDO and others like them.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: In 2012. With the GEKIDO invasion, Quack has been getting increasingly vicious in his attacks on GEKIDO's members. Including ending 17's career after giving him four Quackendrivers in a row, and snapping combatANT's neck.
    • Acknowledges what he became with some regret in the Ashes video "Ideas".
  • The Hero: He's been the number one good guy of Chikara since the fed's inception until arguably Eddie Kingston supplanted him in 2012.
  • Homage: His Red Baron is a tribute to Jushin Thunder Liger.
  • Put on a Bus: Vanished off the CHIKARA roster in 2013, after he received a packet of information regarding the Vavasseurs' company, Titor Conglomerate.
    • The Bus Came Back: Reappeared in first an Ashes teaser set just after Never Compromise note , then in the Ashes video "Ideas". May have been the one to drag 17 behind the entrance curtain with a cane at National Pro Wrestling Day 2014. note  Named the current Director of Fun by Robbie Ellis at You Only Live Twice.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
  • Red Baron: "Lightning"
  • Tag Team:
    • The Black T-Shirt Squad, w/Don Montoya and Reckless Youth
    • The Superfriends, w/Chris Hero
  • Too Many Belts: Held six titles at once in 2004, from promotions in the U.S., Mexico and Germany. At the Season 3 opener, Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays, he announced a gauntlet match, ultimately won by Jigsaw, to determine the Number #1 contender to all of them.
  • The Unfettered: As of High Noon, when Kingston beat Quack for the Grand Championship, Quack feels like he's not the face of the company anymore and thus doesn't have any obligation to take the high road against invaders like GEKIDO.
    If you think, for some reason, we're going to stand idly by while you come in here and try to wreck what we have built over the last eleven seasons, I will greet you at the door and I will break your bones.

Reckless Youth

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Left Chikara early on even though he was a co-founder. Has only appeared once since then, he came out to watch the Grand Championship match between Kingston and Quackenbush.
  • The Lancer: To Quackenbush.

Mitch Ryder

Sumie Sakai

  • Action Girl: She's a professional wrestler and occasional mixed martial artist, and in wrestling almost always works as a face.
  • Genki Girl: Very energetic in the ring, moreso in her promos.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: The Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps"
  • Take That Kiss: At Son of the International Invasion of International Invaders- First Stage, September 16, 2005, she defeated Allison Danger by kissing her and rolling her up for the pin.

Melvin Snodgrass

UltraMantis Black (formerly just UltraMantis)

  • Arch-Enemy: After the breakup of the Dark Breed, Hallowicked. But when Ares showed up, UltraMantis hated him so much that it lead to his reconciliation with Hallowicked.
  • Characterization Marches On: His character when he first became UltraMantis Black was mostly just "guy who screams constantly." The supervillain stuff would come later.
  • Cult: The Order of the Neo-Solar Temple, since UMB hypnotized Tim Donst and convinced him that he was a member of the group.
  • Dark Is Evil: His original UltraMantis was red with green trim. Once he turned heel, he started wearing black.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: One of his Finishing Moves is "Cosmic Doom."
  • Evil Laugh: In his promos.
  • Evil Insectoid Overlord: Ever since his initial rudo turn, this has been his gimmick.
  • Finishing Move: Along with the above, the Praying Mantis Bomb.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Crossbones. Mister ZERO qualifies as well, as UMB was Best Man at ZERO's wedding.
  • Implied Death Threat: At Showdown in Crisisland, July 21, 2007, he cut a promo about the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple (himself/Crossbones/Hydra)'s match with Hallowicked, Cheech and Cloudy where they promised to "do a little jig on your graves."
  • Jerkass: In his treatment of Crossbones, especially after Delirious was added to the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple, since UMB fawned over Delirious while ignoring or belittling Crossbones. At Aniversario Zehn, May 22, 2010, he cut a promo about how the BDK had taken everything from himnote  and that he was now a single, solitary man, all while Crossbones was standing right behind him.
  • Join or Die: At CHIKARA Battle of Who Could Care Less, he cut a promo before his match with MIYAWAKI where he offered him a chance to join the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple as its representative to the Orient. He said that if MIYAWAKI didn't take him up on his offer, UMB would follow him back to Japan, kill him and destroy the nation's whaling industry. He ended by invoking the trope word for word.note 
  • Large Ham: Crossbones excluded, he'd often have partners who didn't talk much or were hard to understand when they did, thus giving him free reign to hog the mic.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The Thirteenth Hat, January 28, 2012, opened with a skit involving UMB using the Eye to release Delirious from the BDK's control. Delirious grabbed the Eye, smashed it, and ran off, yelling, "I REMEMBER EVERYTHING!" Delirious subsequently formed an unnamed powerstable with himself, Ophidian, and the Batiri (Obariyon, Kodama, and Kobald) and pledged to put Mantis through 2 years of Hell.
    • It's been noted by some that since Mantis directly enslaved Delirious and indirectly lead to the BDK enslaving Delirious, that UMB kind of had it coming.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Possibly a case of Word Salad Title. His stable the Spectral Envoy's name would seem to mean "a ghost sent by a government to represent it in dealing with another government," even though there is nothing about the gimmick that would suggest any connection to ghosts or to governments.
  • Out-Gambitted: By Ares, who had Tim Donst pose as Vokoder to retrieve the Eye of Tyr from Mantis, and then used the Eye to have Delirious injure Crossbones and destroy Mantis' Order of the Neo-Solar Temple.
  • Parts Unknown: "The Black Tea Garden" and "The Sea of Capricorn" before that.
  • Power Stable:
    • The Dark Breed
    • Sweet 'n' Sour International
    • The Order of the Neo-Solar Temple (with Hydra, Crossbones, Delirious, Vökoder [Tim Donst])
    • The Spectral Envoy (with Hallowicked, Frightmare, Crossbones and Blind Rage)
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He wore a pink mask at some point in 2008.
  • Pride: UltraMantis knew about the Eye's curse, but he believed that he was smart enough that he could out-smart it. He wasn't.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
    • Man or Astro-man?'s "Mermaid Love"
      • The Order of the Neo-Solar Temple used Flower Travellin' Band's "Satori Pt. 1" and Cradle Of Filth's "Tearing the Veil from Grace"
  • Red Baron: "The Angry Insect Evildoer," "The Great and Devious One"
  • Shout-Out: To UltraMan, of course.
    • As well as Kamen Rider obviously.
    • To The Smiths as well. He has a T-shirt based on the cover to Meat Is Murdernote  and his Smart Mark Video DVD is titled Strangeways Here We Come.
  • Socialism: He claims to be a socialist. When he found out that Hydra was scheduled to face MosCow the Communist Bovine (today, Dasher Hatfield) in the first round of the Young Lions Cup 2007 tournament, June 22, 2007, he told Hydra that he "could not stand by while you make a mockery of my socialist, communist and Marxist comrades!" Hydra wrestled MosCow, and lost. On Night III, the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple (UMB/Hydra/Crossbones) defeated MosCow, Player Uno and Super Xtremo, after UMB pinned Super Xtremo with the Praying Mantis Bomb. During the match, UMB refused to wrestle MosCow.
  • Supervillain: Even after turning Tecnico in 2010.
  • Tag Team:
    • Ultra/ZERO (w/ Mr. ZERO)
    • The Dark Breed (w/ Hallowicked)

    People Who First Wrestled in 2003 

Ares

  • Bald of Evil: A very shiny shaved head.
  • Beard of Evil: Started with a chinstrap. Later grew a full although fairly close shaved beard.
  • Big Bad: From 2010 to the end of 2011.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Was in the 2003 Tag World Grand Prix, had a match in 2005 against Quackenbush, and went back to Europe until the BDK formed.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: From Switzerland.
  • Put on a Bus: Was forced out of CHIKARA on the final show of 2011.
    • The Bus Came Back: Has recently returned, announcing his aim to reclaim the Eye of Tyr and also destroyed Wrestling is Cool with new BDK compatriots, Milo Schnitzler and Nøkken. He and his factionmates have since appeared at Wrestling Is Fun and National Pro Wrestling Day 2014, and wrestled in the opening match at You Only Live Twice.
  • Porn Stache: In his 2014 return, he'd traded in his evil beard for one of these. He'd also started buzzing his hair instead of shaving it.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Jermaine Dupri with Nas and Monica's "I've Got to Have It" (Instrumental)
  • Wrestling Family: Married to Allison Danger in Real Life.

Claudio Castagnoli

  • The Ace: In 2008/2009.
  • Break the Haughty: Losing to Sara Del Rey at Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Sequel. In fact, this caused both Del Rey AND Daizee Haze to be kicked out of the BDK.
    • He then went on to lose to Icarus and was so disgusted by this that he quit CHIKARA and signed with WWE under the name Antonio Cesaro.
  • The Dragon: To Chris Hero in the Kings of Wrestling and Ares in the BDK.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: During his early days and then the BDK.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Although he doesn't use many if any cruiserweight style moves, he's very fast on his feet for a guy his size.
  • Put on a Bus: See Break the Haughty above.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Jermaine Dupri with Nas and Monica's "I've Got to Have It" (Instrumental)
  • Wicked Cultured: Very European.

Robbie Ellis

  • Badass Grandpa: Capable of hitting moves that no wrestler his age should even think of doing.
  • Cool Old Guy: He took part in the Strut-Off at the start of his and Larry Sweeney's match against F.I.S.T (Icarus and Gran Akuma) at Cibernetico Begins.
    • He's also co-owner of the gallery that purchased CHIKARA from the Titor Conglomerate.
  • Red Baron: "The Sports Illustrated Legend"
  • Ring Oldies: Is a legit one, well into his 60's.

Jimmy Jacobs

  • The Dragon: Originally thought to be the Big Bad of the Flood, but downgraded following the introduction of Deucalion at You Only Live Twice.

Jolly Roger

Private Eye

Rorschach

Skayde

  • Fallen Hero: The whole 2010 King of Trios scandalnote  made him a real one in CHIKARA.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:

    People Who First Wrestled in 2004 

Arik Cannon

Crossbones

  • Big Damn Heroes: Has actually become part of his character; most of his recent appearances in CHIKARA have involved him coming to the Spectral Envoy's aid in times of need.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Mantis.
  • Lightning Bruiser: During his best days, could fire off kicks as fast as Ultimo Dragon.
  • Motor Mouth: He talked fast and tended to ramble in his promos.
  • Parts Unknown: "Jerk Town, NJ"
  • Product Placement: The cover of the DVD box for The Mint Condition is a picture of Crossbones holding a York Peppermint Patty, complete with the logo.
  • Put on a Bus: By Delirious in 2010. The Bus Came Back for a couple cards in the fall of 2011.
    • Returned during the Spectral Envoy (Frightmare/Hallowicked/UltraMantis Black)-Team ROH (The Young Bucks [Matt and Nick Jackson]/Mike Bennett) King of Trios 2012 tournament final.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
  • The Unfavourite: In the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple. UMB fawned over Hydra and Delirious, and always talked down to Crossbones.

Allison Danger

Joker

Mano Metallico

  • The Brute: In Sweet 'n' Sour International
  • Butt Monkey
  • Made of Iron: His gimmick was his hand was, but about all of him was due to the abuse he would take from everybody in and maybe not in a match.

Sabian

The Sharecropper

Lance Steel (both I and II)

STIGMA (formerly Shane Storm)

  • The Brute: In The UnStable.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: When he quit the UnStable instead of starting something new he just vanished without explanation.
  • Darker and Edgier: STIGMA. As Chikara was getting more serious in its characters and booking, Shane Storm began to stick out in a bad way, so they turned him heel and changed his gimmick.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Invoked when he left Vin Gerard and the UnStable.
  • Evil Costume Switch: When he became STIGMA. Of course, no way was his Shane Storm get-up going to work as a Rudo.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: His explanation for why he gave UltraMantis Black the secret to the CHIKARA Special.
  • Put on a Bus: Lost a match (with the UnStable) against 3.0 where the losing team would be forced to break up. Outside of a one-off appearance at the 10th Anniversary Weekend as Shane Storm and a handful of matches for the Wrestling is Fun spinoff promotion he hasn't been seen since.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle"
  • Tag Team: (as Shane Storm), Men @ Work, w/Mr. Zero
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: Originally a unionized traffic regulator.

Larry Sweeney

    People Who First Wrestled in 2005 

Jervis Cottonbelly

KC "Cloudy" Day (formerly Cloudy)

Delirious

  • Beard of Evil: Grew his beard out after being mind controlled by the Eye of Tyr.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Oh yeah. Just look at his name.
  • Color Motif: Primarily wore green and black except for when he was in the BDK.
  • Evil Mentor: To the Batiri for a while.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: At From Zero to Hero (& Castagnoli), Delirious ended his and Hallowicked's promo by referencing Booker T's infamous botched promo from WCW Spring Stampede 97 by saying, "Chris Hero, Claudio Castagnoli, we coming for you, n-word!". Yes, Delirious said "n-word," not the actual word Booker had made the mistake of saying nine years earlier.
    • Along similar lines, CHIKARA refers to one of his signature moves, commonly known as Shadows Over Hell, as "Shadows Over Heck."
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Delirious has never been treated like a complete joke, but after being broken out of his Brainwashed and Crazy status due to the Eye of Tyr, he has been stalking UltraMantis Black looking for revenge, and come across as a major threat.
    • Even moreso now that he's hooked up with The Flood.
  • Parts Unknown: "The Edge of Sanity," "Dante's Inferno"
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: His promo at Don't Eat the Black One, March 19, 2005, was him rapping, of a sort, lyrics from Esham's "Silicone."
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Dimmu Borgir's "Hybrid Stigmata- The Apostasy"
  • Red Baron: "The Perfect Weapon"
  • Team Pet: To the BDK. Even acknowledged as this by the announcers due to Ares dragging him around with a chain around his neck.
  • The Unintelligible: He tends to talk very fast and repeat himself a lot and while sometimes what he says doesn't actually resemble words, if you listen he is able to put his overall point across. That said, his team with Hallowicked and Frightmare was called Incoherence for a reason.
    • Until he destroyed the Eye of Tyr. Now he speaks intelligibly, and he's not happy about what he went through while brainwashed by it.
    • Continues to be played straight in anything he writes, especially his tweets.

Dragon Dragon

  • Killed Off for Real: Brutally murdered at the hands of Oleg the Usurper in CHIKARA offshoot promotion Wrestling is Fun.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: No wings or horns, can't breath fire, mostly green, and a big head. He got over, though, and, Eddie Kingston put him over huge on commentary in his debut match at Running in the Red.
  • Parts Unknown: "Dragon's Lair, AR"
  • Red Baron: "Mighty Mighty Medieval Medieval Monster Monster"
  • Tag Team: Triple Dragon, w/Retail Dragon

Dr. Cheung

El Generico

Vin Gerard (formerly Equinox I)

  • Big Bad: Of season eight.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: As Equinox, an extremely unremarkable lower midcard face. As Vin Gerard, the Big Bad of season 8 and leader of the UnStable.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Santana's "Migra"
  • Worked Shoot: Vin beat Eddie Kingston clean via STF one day before being released by Chikara in October 2011, giving Kingston his only loss in the tournament to crown the inaugural Grand Champion. Kingston ended up winning the title. Meanwhile, Vin spent some time on other indies releasing tweets and youtube videos demanding a title shot against Kingston, and it seemed as though this was building towards a big, possibly inter-fed, angle. Instead he was abruptly rehired in February 2012, got his title shot, lost in 10 minutes and was re-released.

Daizee Haze

  • Blondes are Evil: She was blonde and one of the nastiest wrestlers in the BDK.
  • Chickification: Believed that CHIKARA was trying to impose this on her. At Cibernetico Increible, October 18, 2009, she and Sara Del Rey cut a promo in which Daizee talked about how she didn't want "to be treated like a little lady" and how she and Sara were better than the guys, naming Eddie Kingston, Ophidian, Brodie Lee and Green Ant. Sara said, "There's something going on that I think we might just be perfect for." That "something" turned out to be the BDK, which formed at the end of the 2009 Season Finale Three-Fisted Tales on November 22nd, and they took part in the big riot that marked its formation, attacking whoever they could find.
  • Dark Action Girl: The first time she worked a match against men, she dropped Lince Dorado on his head with her Mind Trip (headlock driver).
  • Face-Heel Turn: Worked mostly as a heel in Chikara and mostly as a face just about everywhere else.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Only 5'4 and around 110 lbs., and, at Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Show, July 25, 2010, she hit a German Suplex on AMAZING KONG!
  • Put on a Bus: After Sara Del Rey beat Claudio Castagnoli and was kicked out of the BDK, Daizee tried to stand up for her and was chokeslammed by Claudio and also kicked out of the BDK. However, that was just the kayfabe reason - Daizee was suffering from unspecified legitimate health issues and wanted to take time off of pro wrestling to recover.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Long Beach Dub Allstars' "Sensi"
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Daizee liked to scream and cower when a guy was about to hit her to invoke this trope in them. Even if they only hesitated for a few seconds she could cheap shot them or at least slip out of the ring.

Cheech Hernandez (formerly just Cheech)

Hydra

Milano Collection AT

  • Rule of Funny: Him being an Italian supermodel when he's obviously Japanese.

CP Munk (aka Necro Butcher)

The North Star Express (Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz)

Retail Dragon

U.S.Ape

    People Who First Wrestled in 2006 

Max Boyer

  • Villainous BSOD: When his mentor Chris Benoit died, he left wrestling for a while to cope.

Sara Del Rey

El Hijo del Ice Cream

Fire Ant

Helios (formerly Ricochet)

Ice Cream Jr.

Shane Matthews

  • Alter Ego Acting: Matthews and Parker were introduced as 2.0. In 2010, they mysteriously started calling themselves the Badd Boyz, Brad (Shane) and Chadd (Scott). At Wit, Verve and a Bit o'Nerve, March 20, 2010, there was supposed to be a match between 2.0 and the Badd Boyz, but 2.0 didn't come out. After they were counted out, the Badd Boyz explained that they were 2.0 all along, but they changed their names because they hadn't been winning very often. They then went back to their own names and renamed the team 3.0.
  • Aside Glance: Twice in Ashes videos: a blatant one during "Deja Vu" (with a faint noise accompanying it, ala Hot Fuzz)note , and a quick, possibly unintentional one during "When?".
  • Calling Your Attacks: "HEADSCISSOOOOOOOOOORS!" "BOSTON CRAAAAAAAAB!"
  • Canada, Eh?: On CHIKARA's roster page, his wrestling style is described as "Canadian style!"
  • Large Ham: Oh my...
    • Incoming Ham: Their entrance theme starts with the words, "Feel the flow of 3.0".
  • Real Song Theme Tune: 2.0 used Michael Jackson's "Beat It"
    • Later, they switched to a cover of "Beat It" by Fall Out Boy and John Mayer.
  • Red Baron: "Big Magic"
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pepperoni sticks and Red Bull.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: Badd Boyz

MIYAWAKI

  • Hard Head: And the Thomasellies were the first to know.

Scott "Jagged" Parker (formerly just Jagged)

  • Adorkable: I mean, c'mon!
  • Aside Glance: Also looks blatantly at the camera during "Deja Vu".note 
  • Canada, Eh?: Described on CHIKARA's roster page as "Quebec's Ostentatious Obnoxio!"
  • Catch Phrase:
    "BOOYAH!!!"
  • The Lancer: To Shane.

Player Uno

Soldier Ant

  • The Lancer: To Fire Ant.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Used Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" at The Sordid Perils of Everyday Existence
  • Red Baron: "The Militant Mat Mite"
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Got sick of Wink Vavasseur and resigned from Chikara. The Colony trying to find him again was one of the main storylines of the Ashes series of videos.
  • Token Good Teammate: After being reassigned to The Swarm.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The Ashes video started with Fire Ant and Green Ant looking for Soldier - but between the reveal of The Flood and assailANT's face turn, it seems Soldier has been forgotten about.
    • Returned at You Only Live Twice as part of The Flood, presumably under the influence of the Eye of Tyr.

Chuck Taylor

  • Lethal Joke Character: Sure, he's goofy, but he won the 2007 Young Lion's Cup, the inaugural Rey de Voladores, 1/3 of the winners of 2009 King of Trios, and retired Worker Ant.
    • All that aside, his finisher, the Omega Driver/Awful Waffle, has only been kicked out of twice in history. If he connects with the move, the match is over.
  • Metaphorgotten: From his promo at Best Imitation of Myself:
    "I'm a King of Wrestling, baby. I'm a king. I feel like Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic. I'm gonna stand on the edge of the ring, they're gonna hold me high… except I'm not gonna die in the end, because Kate Winslet is not gonna not let me up on… seriously, there was a door floatin', that door was big enough for two people, seriously. Come on, Kate, let Leo up there, right. You could have saved much people from cryin'. I cried… I… I…um…"
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: It's easy to think he's harmless when he's shrieking while being knife edge chopped, but don't forget he's the guy who made Bryan Danielson tap out.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Polaris's "Hey Sandy"
  • Sissy Villain: To a degree.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Shrieks like an 8 year old girl when he's chopped. Sometimes also when put in holds and when being slammed down on the mat.

Worker Ant I

  • The Heart: Of the Colony.
  • Legacy Character: His successor was originally thought to be Green Ant, but it turned out to be assailANT.
  • Passing the Torch: Gave Green Ant his mask and name in the second Ashes video, "Man Down", though Green Ant did not take it, instead passing it on to assailANT in the last Ashes video, "Workin'".

    People Who First Wrestled in 2007 

Amasis

  • Dance Battler: He'd engage in dance-offs with his opponents.
  • Egyptian Mythology: Always present, but low-key. Until his return in 2013, when it played in a lot more.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Was forced to retire in 2011 due to a serious spinal injury suffered in a car crash.
  • Put on a Bus: After Amasis announced his retirement, Ophidian turned on him and stripped him of his mask. Ophidian would claim he "killed" Amasis and took his soul.
    • The Bus Came Back: Returned at the 2012 season finale to give Ophidian quite a scare. In the early months of 2013, he taunted Ophidian from the sidelines, before returning to the roster to seek revenge.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: The Osirian Portal used various versions/covers of The Bangles' "Walk Like An Egyptian," of course. Later, they used cover versions.
  • Red Baron: "The Funky Pharaoh". Later "The Madjai of the Deities".
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's a pharoah. But he wrestles. And dances.
  • Salt and Pepper: Snake and Pepper, with Ophidian - although Ophidian's obviously white under his costume.

Tim Donst

  • All American Face: Until he joined the BDK.
  • The Atoner: After CHIKARA's closure, he has since tried to atone for what he did to Jakob and Turtle in his appearances for the Wrestling Is promotions. In the Ashes video "Fickle", he asked Icarus to apologize to Jakob for him and give him his Young Lions Cup. This was never followed up on, as Donst and CHIKARA parted ways not long after.
  • Heävy Mëtal Ümlaut: As Vökoder.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf
  • I Know Collegiate Wrestling: His original moniker was "The Mat Wrestling Machine" and he wrestled in a singlet and earguards.
  • Jerkass: It all started when he freaked out and attacked Hydra, breaking up the Sea Donsters.
  • Punny Name: His Finishing Moves have such names as the "Donstitution" and "From Dusk Till Donst."
  • Put on a Bus: Announced that he would not be returning to CHIKARA in 2014. During the Chikara hiatus, he ended up making Absolutely Intense Wrestling his home promotion.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
    • Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2"
    • Rammstein's "Engel" (as a member of the BDK)
  • Sanity Slippage: When Hallowicked stole his YLC trophy, Donst went slowly more and more insane, to the point where Donst tried to MURDER Hallowicked by hitting him with a forklift, throwing him off a balcony, and threatening him with a power drill.
    • Later would claim that Hallowicked was a god.
  • The Starscream: Towards the end of the BDK, to Ares. In the final Cibernetico, he ended up pulling a Villain Exit Stage Left and abandoning Ares to take the fall.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Managed to evoke this in spirit in a promotion where intergender wrestling is permitted. He broke Saturyne's CHIKARA special by grabbing her by the throat with his free hand and slamming her head/neck into the mat until she let go, then trying to break her arm with an armbar.

Lince Dorado

El Pantera

Dasher Hatfield (formerly Create-A-Wrestler I, MosCow the Communist Bovine & Ultimo Breakfast)

Buck Hawke (formerly Shayne Hawke)

  • Dude, Not Funny!: Got a nice in-universe reaction when he took a shoulderblock from Lince Dorado and pretended to have a seizure. Lince had suffered a legitimate seizure several months prior.
  • Evil Redhead
  • Sycophantic Servant: To Mitch Ryder.

Brodie Lee

  • The Bully: The only explanation for his levels of jerkiness was that he realized he was bigger than everyone else and there wasn't much any of them could do about it.
  • Badass Beard: Approaching Mike Knox levels now.
  • Jerkass: Many, many examples.
    • One of his schticks was refusing to play along with the normal Chikara tomfoolery. For example when a spontaneous baseball game broke out during a Throwbacks match, instead of playing along he just decked the nearest opponent with an open hand slap.
    • When teaming with Grizzly Redwood, he'd treat him with condescension at best and slap him around at worst.
    • When entering the ring he always made a beeline for ring announcer Gavin Loudspeaker, who had to flee for his safety. No reason was ever given for his irrational hatred of him.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He hit dropkicks and could even break out a tope suicida on occasion.
  • Put on a Bus: He was in the running to be the Big Bad of 2012 when he was abruptly signed by WWE. So he lost a title match against Eddie Kingston and vanished from Chikara.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
  • Took a Level in Badass: Brodie Lee actually made his Chikara debut under his New Kids on the Block gimmick. When he came back with his trucker gimmick and laid waste to the Chikara roster, the commentators were amazed at the change he'd gone through.

Colin Olsen/Colin Delaney

Jimmy Olsen (formerly Equinox II)

  • Harmless Villain: At first, although he was always the more serious and more likely to kick ass of the Olsens.
  • Megaton Punch: One of his finishers was a haymaker punch.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When Colin joined the UnStable and turned on Jimmy, he became much more serious to deal with the threat.

Ophidian

  • The Assimilator: As of Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur, he had absorbed the souls of both Amasis and Hieracon and claimed to be all of them in one body. Dropped after his "purification".
  • Evil Costume Switch: In Season 11.
  • Hearing Voices: After stealing the "souls" (masks) of Amasis & Hieracon.
  • Red Baron: "The Venomous Vile Serpent from the Nile", later "The Madjai Warrior"
  • Rudo Tecnico Revolving Door: The Osirian Portal started as rudos, turned tecnico in late 2009, Ophidian turned rudo as part of Amasis' retirement and then reunited with him after his "purification" in late 2013.
  • Salt and Pepper: With Amasis, sort of.
  • Sanity Slippage: In Season 11, after turning on Amasis and stealing his mask, Ophidian underwent a major Evil Costume Switch. He claimed to hear the voices of Amasis and Hieracon, and would argue with them as well.
  • Sssssnake Talk

    People Who First Wrestled in 2008 

Da Soul Touchaz (Acid Jazz, Marshe Rocket, Willie Richardson w/C-Red and Dymond)

Madison Eagles

Escorpion Egipcio

  • Alliterative Name
  • The Brute: Of the Osirian Portal.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: During Ophidian's 2012 heel turn when he brought Hieracon back long enough to steal his mask. Escorpion had already left Chikara long ago, but for a wrestling promotion with so much emphasis on continuity it seemed conspicuous that his name was never even dropped during the angle.

Player Dos (formerly Stupefied)

Grizzly Redwood

  • Badass Beard: Sure, he's short, but that beard sure isn't.
  • Mighty Lumberjack: His gimmick
  • The Napoleon: Before becoming Grizzly Redwood, his gimmick was of being a small guy who was into bodybuilding and using power moves. As Grizzly, he liked to chop people on the legs to "cut them down to size." Also, being shorter than everyone gave him a pretty bad temper.
  • Put on a Bus: Retired from wrestling in 2013.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Jackyl's "Lumberjack"
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling lumberjack.

Marc Roudin

  • The Jannetty: To both Claudio Castagnoli and Ares. They had been a trio called Swiss Money Holding, but Claudio had gone on to become a major fixture in the American independent scene. Ares remained in Europe, and Roudin had actually retired - booking problems with the Tag World Grand Prix 2008 caused Chikara to beg him out of retirement for the show.

Pinkie Sanchez (formerly Carpenter Ant)

  • Ax-Crazy: To be expected when a Cloudcuckoolander turns Heel.
  • Cassandra Truth: He really did see Vökoder at Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Show.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: During his match with Frightmare at Through Savage Progress Cuts the Jungle Line, Leonard F. Chikarason and Bryce Remsburg both said that they had tried to have conversations with him and both had given up on it.
  • Demoted to Extra: After starting out as a high ranking member of the BDK, Pinkie's appearances started becoming less frequent and his losses when he did appear more frequent. Eventually he simply quit appearing at all.
  • The Mole: As Carpenter Ant, infiltrated the Chikara tecnicos on the BDK's orders.
  • Kayfabe: Allegedly left Chikara over a falling out with Quackenbush regarding kayfabe. Quack's very strict about the roster maintaining it, and Pinky loves to talk to the fans after the shows even when he's working heel.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Back when he wore pink and blue and danced and wrestled a match with the Neo-Solar Temple, there was no indication he was the kind of guy who could hide under the Carpenter Ant mask, win a Torneo Cibernetico, and help the BDK take over Chikara.

Steve "The Turtle" Weiner

    People Who First Wrestled in 2009 

Sugar Dunkerton

Frightmare

Silver Ant (formerly Green Ant)

  • Book Ends: The Ashes series began with him being told "You're a Worker now" as he was given Worker Ant's gear.
  • Determinator: Suffered a broken arm in a match against Keita Yano in 2010, and refused to quit to the point where the referee had to stop the match.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Worker Ant.
    • Originally thought to be justified, but eventually subverted. In the second Ashes video, "Man Down", Worker Ant gave Green Ant his mask and gear and told him "You're a Worker now." However, he did not take the name, instead passing Worker Ant's mask and gear to assailANT and taking the name Silver Ant after You Only Live Twice.

Tursas

  • Backstory: Revealed in bits and pieces on Twitter during the Titor Conglomerate angle. Tursas is a supernatural Viking guardian spirit of some sort. He worked with the BDK because he owed Ares an unspecified favor, and left when the BDK ended because the favor was paid and he hates America.
  • The Brute: For the BDK, big time.
  • The Dragon: Outside the Five Bad Band configuration, he was this to Ares.
  • DetractorNickname: "Turdsauce." Became in-universe when Kingston used it.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Plays up the "America sucks~!" heel rhetoric on Twitter.
  • The Giant: 6'8, 376 lbs.
  • Horny Vikings: His mask even has horns on it. He, Ares and Claudio (with Nøkken replacing Claudio in the new BDK) had a tag team finisher called Ragnarok.
  • Killed Off for Real: By the Estonian Thunderfrog at The Living Daylights.
  • Meaningful Name: Tursas in Finnish means both "god of war" and "sea monster."
  • Death from Above: He actually did a moonsault, although it missed.
  • No Sell: In Kingston's promo at The Mint Condition, he talked about how when anyone else had hit Tursas, Tursas didn't move, saying how he was going to make Tursas move.
  • Put on a Bus: After Green Ant defeated him at High Noon. Returns over two years later as part of the new BDK.

    People Who First Wrestled in 2010 

Hieracon (formerly Jonathan Gresham)

  • Back for the Dead: Sort of. Hieracon came back for one match with Ophidian, which resulted in Ophidian stealing his mask and "killing" Hieracon.
  • The Generic Guy: Most obviously during the Portal's ring entrances. As the Portal were faces at the time, Amasis and Ophidian would play to the fans all the way to the ring and make a rather long and leisurely entrance. Hieracon would slap hands, but he never really gelled with the long entrance and always looked bored and out of place by the time it was over.
  • Put on a Bus: Completely failed to get over and after a while he just disappeared from the cards.
    • Real Life Writes the Plot/Creator Backlash: Repeated requests for CHIKARA fans not to tag him in posted pictures and some rather harsh words regarding wearing a mask suggest there was a lot more to his departure.
  • Sixth Ranger: To the Osirian Portal.

Obariyon & Kodama

  • Always Identical Twins: They're actually not related, but they look so much alike especially with the facepaint that the commentators often get confused as to which one's wrestling.
  • Blue Oni Red Oni: Obariyon is Red, Kodama is Blue. They both work violent wrestling styles, but Obariyon seems on the edge of flipping out most of the time, and Kodama tends to switch between being eerily calm and exploding.
  • Death Wail: Obariyon did one after Kobald was injured by the Titan of Titor.
  • The Dragon: Obariyon to Sinn Bodhi in 2011.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: They were the druids who accompanied UltraMantis Black for his match against Hallowicked at Through Savage Progress Cuts the Jungle Line.
  • Facial Markings: They both wear green facepaint with black lines. Obariyon's markings are slightly straighter than Kodama's.
  • One-Hit Kill: Obariyon's Flying DDT is one of the most feared finishers in Chikara.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: After the Titan of Titor injured Kobald, Obariyon and Kodama both spoke in English to threaten The Flood.
  • Red Baron: Kodama is "The Bled Island Butcher", Obariyon is "The Deadly Demonic Warmonger"
  • Shout-Out: Kodama's mannerisms and his calm-to-explosive-back-to-calm wrestling style are obviously inspired by The Great Muta, although his use of them falls short of being an expy.
  • Slovenia: The Batiri are billed from Bled Island, which is the only natural island there.

    People Who First Wrestled in 2011 

Sinn Bodhi

  • Circus of Fear: The Odditorium (his sub-stable within The Flood that consists of himself, Oliver Grimsley and Qefka the Quiet) has this gimmick.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Almost as bad as Delirious.
  • Large and in Charge: If anything he's a great example of why they call WWE "the land of the giants" - he was just a bit on the small side by WWE standards but he towers over most of the Chikara roster. He's also been the leader of first The Dark Army and then The Odditorium.
  • Monster Clown: Not played up as much as his time as Kizarny, however.
  • Put on a Bus: UltraMantis Black gave him the (fake) Eye of Tyr at the end of season 11 on the condition that he leave CHIKARA.
    • The Bus Came Back: Resurfaced in late 2013 to buy out and shut down Wrestling Is Art. Has since appeared at Wrestling Is Fun, Wrestling Is Respect, and National Pro Wrestling Day 2014, along with his Odditorium.
  • Tattooed Crook
  • Tempting Fate: Made a comment saying "being bi-polar has its benefits" and adjusted his tie during the King of Trios preshow. A couple weeks before King of Trios, Larry Sweeney, a loved member of Chikara, hanged himself. While it was Bodhi playing up his character (he wasn't aware of Sweeney and apologized profusely afterwards), no one was amused.
  • Wrestling Family: Formerly married to former WWE Diva Stacy "The Kat" Carter, and his brother Steve wrestles in Canadian independents as Kobra Kai and was part of Team BSE on Night 1 of King of Trios 2008.

Jakob Hammermeier

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Hasn't been seen or heard from since the closure of CHIKARA.
    • Put on a Bus: Possibly. There was talk of him having retired from wrestling as a whole, but nothing has been confirmed.
  • Dirty Coward: In his BDK days.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After months of emotional and physical abuse at the hands of Tim Donst, Jakob finally struck back at him, nailing him with a knock-out punch at Aniversario: Never Compromise, to a huge fan pop.
  • Gratuitous German: His Finishing Move, a hangman's neckbreaker, is called Gute Nacht!
  • Hammy Herald: His original role was as the special ring announcer for the BDK.
  • Power Stable: The BDK.
  • With BFFs Like These: After losing to Hallowicked at "Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur," Tim Donst turned into a rotten partner, treating Jakob increasingly worse (in a way that seriously brings to mind Domestic Abuse), sabotaging his efforts at becoming Young Lions Cup champion, and finally abandoning him to the tender mercies of Eddie Kingston.

Kobald

  • Ass Kicks You: His Finishing Move is a top-rope sitdown splash called the "Demon's Toilet".
  • The Heart: Of The Batiri, surprisingly. Kobald was pro-Chikara and he was able to convince Obariyon and Kodama to side with Chikara as well.
  • Killed Off for Real: By the "Titan of Titor" at You Only Live Twice. Outside kayfabe he's suffering from a hip injury that has a significant chance of permanently ending his career.
  • Our Goblins Are Different: This particular one is a sewer-dwelling growler.
  • Red Baron: "The Prince of All Goblins"
  • Split Personality: Seemed to have one in some of his promos. He'd say something nice in a high pitched voice, follow it up with something mean in a snarly voice, then switch back to high pitched for nice, snarly for mean...
  • Today X, Tomorrow the World!: At Deep Freeze, October 6, 2012, he cut a promo where he said that he was going to destroy Frightmare, then UltraMantis, then the world.

Archibald Peck/Mixed Martial Archie/The Mysterious And Handsome Stranger

  • Arch-Enemy: Formerly Mr. Touchdown.
  • Big "NO!": After finding Veronica laid out on the floor and carrying her back to the locker room following his loss to Sara Del Rey at A Death Worse Than Fate, February 25, 2012.
  • Charlie Brown from Outta Town: Some time after CHIKARAsaurus Rex, he returned as the Mysterious and Handsome Stranger, a take on Dusty Rhodes' Midnight Rider, to get his revenge upon Veronica and Angelosetti. At Under The Hood, he voluntarily unmasked, slopping Veronica. Except this was not the Archibald Peck that walked through North America, but a time displaced version of him. See the Season 11 epilogue below for Barrister R.D. Evans' explanation, and Stable Time Loop below for a quick summary.
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • Harmless Villain: And then he became Mixed Martial Archie.
  • I Was Beaten By A Girl: Sara Del Rey.
  • Large Ham
  • Musical Theme Naming: His Finishing Moves as Archibald Peck have such names as "B-Flat," "Cranial Crescendo" and "Unchained Melody."
  • Parts Unknown: Walked all the way there after his Loser Leaves Town match, then resided there, making a few trips out into the world along the way, until found by 3.0.
  • Put on a Bus: Apparently forced out of CHIKARA after losing a Loser Leaves Town match at CHIKARAsaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur. To add insult to injury, he was then officially dumped by Veronica.
  • Product Placement: While doing his Mixed Martial Archie gimmick, he took a sip of Rockstar Energy in his promo before his "MMA Exhibition" match with Darkness Crabtree at Aniversario: A Horse of Another Color, May 19, 2012. He started the promo by plugging Oral B.
  • Purple Is Powerful: In his band uniform as Archibald Peck.
  • Shout-Out: All of his time travel antics are basically a love letter to Back to the Future.
  • Time Travel: And it tends to be triggered by being backfisted. This has happened more than once, most recently being named as the cause for the complication listed above, and is further addressed by Archie himself in his March 7th, 2013 blog.
    • Stable Time Loop: To explain, Archie (as Mixed Martial Archie) was backfisted to the past in a backstage argument with Eddie Kingston during his Loser Leaves Town match listed above, becoming the Mysterious and Handsome Stranger. Meanwhile, a second Archie (as Archibald Peck) returned to finish that match and was exiled from CHIKARA after being pinned. Stranger!Archie (backfisted back to the present by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen) appeared a while after Exiled!Archie started his walk, unmasked after slopping Veronica at the Season 11 finale, and was allowed to compete in CHIKARA by reasoning that he was not Exiled!Archie. Stranger!Archie, well aware that he was on borrowed time, still chose to compete against Kingston at the 2nd Stage of the 2013 Tag World Grand Prix, and was backfisted back to that Loser Leaves Town match, becoming Exiled!Archie and presumably closing the loop...
      • ...except there was more to the loop than once thought. The Ashes video "When?" confirmed that the "doppelgänger" Stranger!Archie saw before the aforementioned backfist was Exiled!Archie, and that he was indeed present at Never Compromise (quite possibly in more than one form, as two Archies were spotted during the aftermath).
    • Later deliberately invoked in Archie's grand return at National Pro Wrestling Day 2014, as he returned from Parts Unknown (where he had claimed that time flowed differently) in a DeLorean with 3.0 in tow.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: After beating up Mr. Touchdown so bad he was disqualified for excessive violence.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: Archibald Peck is a wrestling marching band leader.

Saturyne

  • Action Girl: She has defeated El Hijo del Ice Cream, Kobald, Missile Assault Ant and Tim Donst and twice challenged Mark Angelosetti for the Young Lions' Cup.
  • Fangirl: For Sara Del Rey. During their match against the Batiri at Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur, the announcers were talking about how Saturyne admires Sara and was inspired by her.
  • Hot Amazon: She has a shapely set of abs that were featured prominently in a few of the comics-inspired show artworks.
  • Red Baroness: "The Intergalactic Luchadora"
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Chikara "died" in May 2013 she instantly dropped the Saturyne gimmick and changed her ring name to Hania the Howling Huntress, a Native American-inspired gimmick. She's since said that she never wanted to wear a mask and that the Saturyne gimmick made her miserable.

    People Who First Wrestled in 2012 

17

  • Big Bad: Of GEKIDO. He wasn't quite formidable enough to become Big Bad of Chikara entirely.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: One thing that should be noted about 17 injuring people - all of the injuries he inflicted on others were caused by legal submission holds during legitimate matches, not by post-match assaults. How much moral culpability this absolves him of is totally YMMV though.
  • Disc One Final Boss: Of season 11. He's gone by the halfway point, though he returned in season 13.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He was written out of Chikara so abruptly that there was speculation that it was a case of Real Life Writes the Plot.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In his first match in Chikara, he broke Quackenbush's wrist.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Mike Quackenbush
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: His backstory was that he was an indy worker who trained in all the same places Quack did but never got any recognition until he put on a mask and invaded Chikara.
  • Hero Killer: What made him so scary. He didn't actually kill Quack, but he did break his forearm - and this when Quack hadn't once submitted in Chikara's history! Then he did cripple Tianlong and Dragonfly. And in the theatrical version of The Ashes Of, he crippled Private Eye Jr.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: 17 was the one who started deliberately injuring other wrestlers. Quackenbush was the one who finished it. (at least for a year and a half, anyway)
  • Identity Impersonator: During the Quack/Jigsaw/Colony (Fire Ant/Soldier Ant)-BDK (Donst/Hammermeier)/Batiri (Kodama/Obariyon) match at Caught in the Spider's Den, February 26, 2012, he ran down to the ring wearing Green Ant's mask. Green Ant followed to confirm it wasn't him. The man in the Green Ant mask then clotheslined Quack, ending the match in a DQ. The rest of GEKIDO immediately followed, attacking Jigsaw and the Colony. 17 took off the Green Ant mask and attacked Quack.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is a Take That against Quack. Quack calls himself the Master of 1000 holds. 17 claimed to be the master of "17 forgotten finishing holds" and that he didn't need 1000.
  • Not Quite Crippled: Showed up at a Wrestling Is Intense show with combatANT and deviANT and destroyed the promotion, and has since appeared with the Flood at Wrestling Is Fun, Wrestling Is Respect, and National Pro Wrestling Day.
    • Returning to the ring as part of a four-team elimination match at You Only Live Twice.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: The other members of GEKIDO wanted the spots on the roster they felt they'd been denied. 17 just wanted to annihilate the promotion and everyone in it.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: At You Only Live Twice, 17 seemed to be having one of those. He didn't really do much during the match, the only submission hold he used was a basic surfboard, he just watched while deviANT was eliminated and he didn't try to defend himself when the Chikara students attacked him.
  • Vaudeville Hook: On the receiving end of one just before the big brawl at National Pro Wrestling Day 2014.

Mark Angelosetti

  • The Atoner: In his March 4th, 2013 blog entry, he attempted to invoke this regarding his actions, blaming them on Veronica's influence in an attempt to get back in Dasher Hatfield's good graces.
    • While he feigned it prior to CHIKARA closing, he became it for real after some tough love from Dasher and a match between the two of them at the Wrestling Is Fun event "Cruel Summer". He even buried the hatchet with Archibald Peck at National Pro Wrestling Day 2014 via a Bear Hug.
  • Catch Phrase:
    "SUP NERRRRRRDDDDSSS!!!"
  • Jerk Jock: Though he was listed as a Tecnico for the entirety of season 11 no matter what he did, including killing Sapphire. His status on the roster page was finally changed to Rudo in January of 2013.
  • Large Ham: AND IT'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!
  • Red Baron: Mr. Touchdown
  • Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: Bullied Archibald Peck in high school, although Marchie Archie appears to have been somehow oblivious to it.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Of the Throwbacks with Dasher Hatfield and Sugar Dunkerton. At least, at first.
  • You Monster!: Invoked against him by the fans after he killed Sapphire.

combatANT

  • The Brute: His role in GEKIDO.
  • Deceptive Disciple: He and the other two members of The Swarm were Wrestle Factory dropouts.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Quackenbush unceremoniously gave him a dragon sleeper neck wrench kind of thing at King of Trios, probably ending his career - although he eventually resurfaced he's still wearing a neckbrace.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Soldier Ant
  • Not Quite Crippled: Showed up at a Wrestling Is Intense show with 17 and deviANT and destroyed the promotion, and has since appeared with the Flood at Wrestling Is Fun, Wrestling Is Respect, and National Pro Wrestling Day. However, he was wearing a neckbrace all along and he was the only member of The Flood who was absent from You Only Live Twice.

Devastation Corporation (Max Smashmaster & Blaster McMassive & Flex Rumblecrunch)

  • Awesome McCool Names/Names to Run Away From Really Fast
  • Beard of Evil: Blaster McMassive
  • Brainwashed: Allegedly Flex Rumblecrunch had a different, non Devastation Corporation gimmick, and was brainwashed by Sidney Bakabella.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: How they were introduced at King of Trios 2012's Tag Gauntlet. They mowed through four teams in short order, until Demolition showed them how it was done.
  • Death from Above: Their Finishing Move the Death Blow is a top rope splash from Max to an opponent who Blaster is holding in a backbreaker over his knee.
    • Shows up in their normal offense, as well. Blaster has done over-the-top-rope dives outside the ring, while Max has done moonsaults.
  • Delinquent Hair: Max Smashmaster has a mohawk and an otherwise shaved head.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Flex Rumblecrunch was first spotted at At Under The Hood (December 2012). After accompanying D-Corp during their entrance, he went backstage, and wouldn't be seen or heard from again until May 18th, 2013, during the Tag World Grand Prix, when he turned up and helped Smashmaster & McMassive brutally beat down the Colony.
  • Expy: Of The Road Warriors, Demolition, and other similarly Mad Max themed tag teams.
  • Facial Markings: They wear face-paint in the vein of The Road Warriors or Demolition.
  • Fat Bastard: Max Smashmaster, though he has slimmed down recently.
  • Hired Guns: Will work for anyone who pays them. Currently in the employ of The Flood.
  • Large Ham: At National Pro Wrestling Day 2014, when the fans started to chant for Chikara, Blaster countered the chants with three entire pigs worth of ham.
    Blaster McMassive: SHUT UP, FOOLS! IT'S DEAAAAD! IIIITTTS DEEEEAAAAAADDDDD!!
  • Lightning Bruiser: Blaster McMassive.
  • Screaming Warrior: Max Smashmaster.

deviANT

  • Combat Pragmatist: As seen at the Season 12 finale. After The Shard beat up assailANT and Quackenbush made the save, deviANT... threw Quack out of the ring and quickly covered assailANT to win.
  • Dark Chick: His role in GEKIDO.
  • Deceptive Disciple: He and the other two members of The Swarm were Wrestle Factory dropouts.
  • Dirty Coward: He literally begged Quackenbush to stop trying to injure the GEKIDO wrestlers. Quack wasn't having any of it.
    • After the injury of 17 and combatANT he claimed that all he wanted was a fair shot at being on the Chikara roster and hadn't he and the rest of GEKIDO paid enough dues after their stablemates were injured in cold blood? As the Ashes videos would show, he was lying through his teeth trying to avoid the same fate.
  • Enigmatic Minion: He tends to disappear for a few months at a time and reappear abruptly, almost like he's working more behind the scenes than in the wrestling ring...
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Green Ant.
  • Killed Off for Real: Executed by Deucalion at Goldfinger.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Same as 17, only he attempted to burn down the Wrestle Factory in order to accomplish it.
  • Only Sane Man: Shows shades of this as the leader of Colony Xtreme Force. At least he tries to get the CXF ants to stop yelling their own names all the time.

The Shard

  • The Dragon: His role in GEKIDO. And possibly in the new Jigsaw-led rudo stable. Averted regarding the Flood.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Jigsaw. Ironically, as of late 2012, Jigsaw turned Rudo and adopted The Shard.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Shard's outfit is black with neon pink trim - the same shade of neon pink that Bret Hart wears, even.
  • Wrench Whack: To Jigsaw's knee, as part of GEKIDO's debut.

Tianlong

Worker Ant II (formerly assailANT)

  • The Atoner: After actually deciding to turn tecnico and join the Colony for real. Supposedly. As of National Pro Wrestling Day 2014, no "supposedly" about it.
  • Becoming the Mask: Wink Vavasseur, using his "Chikarabermetrics", switched assailANT into The Colony and Soldier Ant into The Swarm. It took most of 2012 for him to lose his rudo habits, but assailANT ended up turning on GEKIDO to join The Colony. He's since prevented his former comrades from burning down the Wrestle Factory and was one of Icarus' first allies.
  • The Big Guy: His tagline on the CHIKARA roster page was "The big, blue bruiser of The Colony" and he referred to himself as the biggest ant in CHIKARA.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: As seen in his newer blogs.
  • Book Ends: The Ashes series ended with him being told "You're a Worker now", as he was given Worker Ant's gear.
  • Deceptive Disciple: He and the other two members of The Swarm were Wrestle Factory dropouts.
  • Evil Counterpart: Ostensibly of Fire Ant. Although where the other members of GEKIDO were evil clones of their counterparts, assailANT was more like Fire Ant's complete opposite - blue instead of red, power wrestler instead of high flyer, sinister talker instead of almost never speaking English...
  • Evil Genius: His role in GEKIDO.
  • Good Feels Good: His explanation for his original (phony) face turn.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Although his turn seemed pretty genuine, during 2012 he was the only wrestler on the CHIKARA roster with no stated alignment. And while he seemed to be enjoying being part of The Colony, he didn't seem at all concerned about Soldier Ant. He was also effusive in his praise of the otherwise-despised Wink Vavasseur.
  • Heel Realization: Some time after CHIKARA's closure in 2013, he had a son. It wasn't until he thought about whether his son would have been proud of what he was doing that he decided to turn his back on GEKIDO and what they stood for and join CHIKARA properly.
  • The Mole: For a short time. His taking the superkick was actually just a stunt to get the CHIKARA loyalists to trust him. It wasn't until his son was born that he had a change of heart.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: According to Wink Vavasseur, he was viewed as the "weak link" of GEKIDO and was intentionally placed with The Colony to adulterate it. This directly led to his Heel Realization, his becoming The Atoner, spurning his old allies when they tried to destroy CHIKARA, and becoming the second Worker Ant.
  • Rudo Tecnico Turn: assailANT finally picked sides for good at National Pro Wrestling Day 2014. He's Chikara now.
    • He had a son, and wanted to be someone his son would be proud of. This lead to his finally being fully accepted by Green and Fire Ant - and they gave him the box containing Worker Ant's gear.
  • Taking The Superkick: How he officially turned face and gained Quack's acceptance.
  • Token Evil Teammate: After being reassigned to The Colony, he was this for the first several months.

     People Who First Wrestled in 2013 

The Colony: Xtreme Force (Arctic Rescue Ant, Missile Assault Ant and Orbit Adventure Ant)

  • Creator's Pets: In-Universe. Created by Wink Vavasseur, hyped by Wink Vavasseur, fawned over by Wink Vavasseur, arbitrarily and retroactively declared the Kings of Trios by Wink Vavasseur.
    • Even more deliberate after Wink revealed that the Xtreme Force were handpicked by the Titor Conglomerate.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Wink Vavasseur has outright said on Twitter in October that the Xtreme Force are Condor Security mercenaries in disguise, yet no one has seemed to notice or mention this.
  • Lesser Star: Orbit Adventure Ant and Arctic Rescue Ant, as compared to Missile Assault Ant. It's pretty clear that Orbit Adventure and Arctic Rescue are rookies, whereas Missile Assault is more experienced and tends to handle the bulk of the workload in their matches.
  • Pokémon Speak: The only things the three seem to be capable of saying are their names. Which they do. Over and over and over again. Missile Assault Ant is the most guilty of this, as it even extends to his Twitter account.
    • Occasionally they say buzzwords instead.
    • However, in their debut, with Soldier Ant against the Colony (Fire Ant and assailANt), Dasher Hatfield and Saturyne at Just Shadows in the Fog, Orbit Adventure Ant said the following to Saturyne:
    "You're from outer space. I'm from outer space too."
  • The Something Force
  • Totally Radical: Parodied. They were created by Wink Vavasseur in response to The Colony's popularity. Their finisher names are like this - for example, Arctic Rescue Ant's Finishing Move, an ordinary Guillotine Legdrop, is called "2Radical MegaAir Tailbone Slammer: Xtreme". And finally, their alignment listed on the roster page isn't rudo or tecnico, it's Totally Radical. Their wrestling style is listed as Awesome. note 

Oliver Grimsly

  • Classy Cane: Carries one. It's more faux-classy than classy but it fits in with the Alex DeLarge part of his gimmick.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Wrestled a match in 2013, then showed up as a member of Sinn Bodhi's Odditorium.
  • Gimmick: His seems to be something like a combination of a circus ringmaster and an Expy of Alex DeLarge of A Clockwork Orange.

    People Who First Wrestled In 2014 

Juan Francisco de Coronado

  • Bowties Are Cool: Always wears one.
  • The Chew Toy: Potentially Icarus' successor to this trope, as he's already established himself as one of CHIKARA's most hated luchadors. People would actually walk out of the venue during his Wrestling is Fun! promos.
  • Foreign Wrestling Rudo: From Ecuador.
  • Red Baron: "The Equadorian Aristocrat"

Create-A-Wrestler II

Deucalion

  • Bad Boss: See You Have Failed Me
  • Big Bad: Of Season 14 and leader of The Flood.
  • Dark Is Evil: Clad head to toe in black.
  • The Dreaded: Is very quickly becoming this. Every time he has appeared so far, someone has become crippled.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Shows up out of nowhere with Delirious and Soldier Ant, stands in the ring alone while his forces combat CHIKARA, takes a spear from Kobald like it was nothing and breaks the goblin's back with a Chokeslam-Backbreaker.
    • Also gets another one where he heartlessly destroys his own minion, deviANT, in his second appearance.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: And creepy.
  • Expy: Seems to have quite a bit of Bane to him, from a similar military outfit, imposing mask, huge size and breaking a hero's back. He even is similar to the comic version of Bane by organizing the Rogue's Gallery to suit his needs.
  • Foreshadowing: Referred to on Archibald Peck's conspiracy board: "Who is the Titan of Titor?"
  • Hero Killer: Injured Kobald with a chokebreaker during his first appearance, deviANT in his second, and the Estonian Thunderfrog in his third.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Easily the darkest and most vicious villain ever seen in CHIKARA, and the tone and atmosphere of the company has changed as a result of his actions.
  • Large and in Charge: The guy is huge, bigger than Tursas. And he's in charge.
  • Red Baron: "The Titan of Titor"
  • You Have Failed Me: Breaks deviANT's back after a poor showing in the June shows.

Equinox III

The Estonian Thunderfrog

  • Drop the Hammer: Wielded first the Hammer of Peace, then the Hammer of War after the Bloc Party destroyed the original hammer. One of his trademarks was slamming it down from the top turnbuckle, stunning everyone and knocking them from the ring. Killed the Brown Morning of Belarus and Tursas with it.
  • Frogs and Toads: Thunderfrog!
  • Funny Foreigner: From Estonia and didn't have a good grasp of the English language. Chuck Taylor and the Gentleman's Club delighted in teaching him curse words without telling him what they actually meant.
  • Killed Off for Real: Executed by Deucalion at The World Is Not Enough.
  • Odd Friendship: With Jervis Cottonbelly.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: The Hammer of Peace/War. It could barely be moved by anyone besides the Thunderfrog, much less actually lifted.
    • After the Thunderfrog's death, this has overlapped with Take Up My Sword, as the Hammer was lifted and claimed by an unknown successor at the end of this video.
  • Shout-Out: To The Mighty Thor.

Haack 'n' Slaash

Jaka

  • Animal Motif: Jaguars.
  • Beard of Evil
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: While he only stands 5'8 in a stable where the rest of the members stand around 6'6-6'7, Jaka is just as ferocious and dangerous as the other members of Sidney Bakabella's Wrecking Crew. And it's barely fair to call him pint-sized, since shoulder-to-shoulder he's wider than any of the Wrecking Crew except for Max Smashmaster.
  • Screaming Warrior
  • Wild Samoan: Actually billed from Africa, but still an invocation of this type of character.

Kid Cyclone

  • Early-Bird Cameo: Attended the November 2nd rally with Icarus before his official introduction in the Ashes video "Sweat Shop" later in the month.
  • Hot-Blooded: Shows the most on his Twitter.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Attempted to embark upon one at You Only Live Twice as he led Equinox III and Create-A-Wrestler II in attacking 17 for what was done to Private Eye Jr., only for Hallowicked to intervene.
  • Shout-Out: His mask and name come from the children's book Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and Other Stories.
    • Wears golden wings on his shoes as a tribute to his mentor and inspiration, Icarus.

The Latvian Proud Oak

Nøkken

  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Averted. Promised a war against the Estonian Thunderfrog for what happened to Tursas, but Deucalion got to him first.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Was frequently mistaken for Tursas, though maybe this will happen less now that the actual Tursas has returned as well.

Oleg the Usurper

The Proletariat Boar of Moldova

Qefka the Quiet

Ashley Remington (formerly Dalton Castle)

  • Even the Guys Want Him: Bryce Remsburg is particularly smitten with him.
  • Idle Rich: Seems to spend his time yachting, throwing parties, and occasionally wrestling.
  • Nice Guy: He could give Jervis Cottonbelly a run for his money here. Unfailingly polite and courteous, as well.
    • Described as having held a door open for everyone to enter the Palmer Center before You Only Live Twice for four hours straight.
    • Gives his opponents fruit baskets after defeating them.
    • Invites everyone to yacht parties after the shows.
    • When locking up during a match, he immediately breaks a hold when a referee starts to count and informs them, "I break at one, my good man."
  • Red Baron: "Smooth Sailin'"
  • Wrestling Family: Darkness Crabtree's nephew, as revealed in this video.

    Staff and other non-wrestlers 

Sidney Bakabella

  • Disco Dan: Seems to be stuck in the 80s.
  • Expy: Of "Number One" Paul Jones and Paul Ellering.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: He seems to be stuck in the early 90s. At Under The Hood, he called out Herb Abrams. Herb's promotion closed in 1996 and Herb is dead. Since then he's made references to working with Fritz Von Erich, The Sheik, and frequently says he's doing the bidding of Toots Mondt. The guy's all over the place.
    • At Just Shadows in the Fog, which was held in Tampa, FL on March 8, 2013, before the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas match between 3.0 and the Devastation Corporation, he cut a promo where he said that he would have brought The One Man Gang with him, but Sir Oliver Humperdink prevented that and he proceeded to verbally run down Humperdink. Humperdink, real name John Sutton, who did in fact manage the One Man Gang for a time in the old Florida territory in the 1980s, passed away on March 20, 2011.
  • Hired Guns: Like his charges the Devastation Corporation, he will work for whoever pays him. Currently in the employ of The Flood.
  • Two Decades Behind: At least.

Jonathan Barber

  • Ironic Nickname: Often referred to as "The Sheriff" on commentary, for his supposed ability to lay down the law. In actuality he's the referee most likely to fail to catch a rudo cheating.
  • The Quiet One

Scarlett Bordeaux

  • The Hostess: Of the weekly "Throwdown Lowdown" segment on CHIKARA's YouTube channel after Sara Del Rey left.
  • Non-Action Girl: Doesn't wrestle. She just hosted the Throwdown Lowdown. And used to valet and now does ring announcing in a promotion that isn't Chikara.

Leonard F. Chikarason

Dr. Cube

  • Bigger Bad: He's a character in Kaiju Big Battel, not CHIKARA. However, he's the former (and possibly current) holder of the Eye of Tyr.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: Heavily suspected to be this, as the original Dr. Cube was seemingly assassinated at a Kaiju Big Battel show.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Sure, his UltraMantis-esque theatrics may make him seem goofy, but he and his Posse annihilated Wrestling is Awesome in one fell swoop by taking both the title and event gate. He has since appeared with the Flood at Wrestling Is Fun, Wrestling Is Respect, and National Pro Wrestling Day 2014.

Gavin Loudspeaker/Louden Noxious

  • Hammy Herald: In his ring announcer role.
  • The Host: Of CHIKARA's YouTube series, "Podcast-A-Go-Go". As Noxious, hosts the "Kaiju 360" YouTube series.
  • Non-Action Guy: Until Tim Donst pushed him too far, leading to Gavin actually defeating Donst in a Hair vs. Hair match at Aniversario: Never Compromise with a superplex after Jakob Hammermeier KOed Donst.
  • Waxing Lyrical: Always opens up CHIKARA's shows by singing a song and strumming his guitar. Also had an impromptu performance at the November 2nd Rally.

Private Eye Jr.

  • Early-Bird Cameo: Alluded to by Icarus at the September rally via a sign that read #13Y19T5R9U13P. Originally thought to be a reference to the unsolved Mysterium P. puzzle, this led to Private Eye Jr.'s Instagram account instead. Was also active on the 101 around that same time, under the username SilverWingsHeels. Made his first official appearance in the Ashes video "Sweat Shop" two months later.
  • Generation Xerox: Son of the original Private Eye.
  • Killed Off for Real: Got his neck snapped by 17 just before the Flood invaded National Pro Wrestling Day 2014.

Bryce Remsburg

That Jerk Sabato (Derek Sabato)

  • The Chew Toy
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappeared from CHIKARA in early 2013. Hinted to be related to his anti-Wink blogs.
    • Resurfaced at Aniversario: Never Compromise in June 2013. He managed to get to the ring and claimed he had something to say about "the company that owns CHIKARA". Quickly removed from the ring after showing a now-infamous (Photoshopped) picture of the Titor Conglomerate's higher-ups. Met with Mike Quackenbush the day afterward, which was shown in part in the Ashes video series and in full in the Ashes movie.
  • Jerkass: He seems to relish going against the grain and ruffling feathers.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: A lot of his blogs on CHIKARA's website in 2012 have pointed out the hypocrisy in CHIKARA (e.g. Quackenbush's career-ending assaults on GEKIDO) as well as the incompetence of Wink Vavasseur, to the point where some fans actually called for Sabato to replace Wink... only for Sabato to call out the fans on their fickle natures, stating he doesn't want the job.
  • The Quisling: Happily volunteered to act as GEKIDO's liason, and before that he worked with The BDK.

Milo Schnitzler

  • Non-Action Guy: So far it appears he is. Although he was booked to wrestle at You Only Live Twice, he was replaced by the returning Tursas.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Jakob Hammermeier. They're both white guys in white suits who do ring announcing for the BDK in German.

Veronica Ticklefeather

  • Action Girl: Averted, in a rarity for CHIKARA. She claimed to be one in a few blogs she wrote for the Chikara website, but she never did more than hit people with Archie's baton a few times.
  • Dope Slap: Delivers a nice one to Kodama here. Even though she was the one who said the stupid thing.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Type 2 - seen as early as King of Trios 2009 doing the same jobs as other Wrestle Factory students (taking jackets & ringing bells etc).
  • Not so Above It All: She may have acted horrified when Mr. Touchdown killed Sapphire, but she got over it pretty quickly.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: After allying with Tim Donst.
  • Really Gets Around: She came to CHIKARA with Archie, dumped him for Mr. Touchdown, ended up with Tim Donst, left him, and made one appearance with The Batiri in Absolutely Intense Wrestling before disappearing from wrestling.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She heard something on the second-to-last Chikara show that caused her to dump Donst and leave the promotion entirely.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 6'1, probably at least 6'3" with heels.

Conrad Vavasseur

  • Bigger Bad: Has had barely any interactions with the Chikara promotion, but he's a very high ranking member of Titor Conglomerate and Wink's father.
  • He Who Must Not Be Named: For several months, the Chikara 101 forums autocensored Conrad's name along with some other words relating to Titor Conglomerate and Condor Security. The whole angle makes heavy use of Painting the Medium and the idea behind it was that the Titor Conglomerate people who owned Chikara were autocensoring the forums to try and keep the fans from talking about stuff that was none of their business. The Titor-related autocensors were finally deactivated in November 2013 (although Chris Hero's wasn't, see his entry above as to why).

Wink Vavasseur

  • The Dog Bites Back: Verbally abused and ordered around for years by his father, due to being a "Well Done, Son" Guy. Wink got revenge in a big way in October/November of 2013. First, he revealed just what Titor wanted with CHIKARA in the first place, along with the real purpose of CHIKARAbermetrics and just who was bankrolling GEKIDO and the Colony Xtreme Force. After being threatened, he then went underground and masterminded the hijack of Condor Security's scavenger hunt by CHIKARA forces.
  • The Napoleon: He's quite short and his increasingly stupid decisions and demands for respect are implied to be because he's suffering from a bit of this.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: By 2013.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Confirmed on the official forums by a now-former moderator, who said that the reason "Conrad [Vavasseur]'s screwup son" got the job was because Chikara was supposed to be "somewhere no one would notice."
  • Put on a Bus: In the post-credits stinger of the Ashes movie, he was seen wrapped in garbage bags and about to be thrown in the back of a van as his father ordered Condor Security to "make this screwup go away".
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: For Wink, Chikara is Antarctica. His father stuck him at a small independent wrestling promotion due to his incomptence elsewhere.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Compare the beginning of 2011, when he sanctioned the Grand Championship, to 2012, when he broke up multiple successful tag teams with his Chikarabermetrics nonsense.
    • Subverted in regards to CHIKARAbermetrics, which has since been revealed to have had a hidden, more sinister purpose.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Particularly in regards to Eddie Kingston, to the point where Kingston is the only person he refused to apologize to regarding his actions against him.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Only wanted his father's approval. When he realized he would never receive it, he turned on him for all the abuse he suffered.


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