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Characters: Kid Radd
A list of characters in Kid Radd and the tropes associated with them.

Radd

The hero of Kid Radd (the game and the comic), he's a hero sprite who initially fights to rescue his girlfriend Sheena. Forced from his world when the Moderators arrive to free him, he must adapt to life outside.

  • Captain Ersatz: Of the hero of a lesser-known NES game, Totally Rad.
  • Classic Cheat Code: Radd can unlock the Hoverboard with Right, Up, Right, A, Down, Down. (R U RADD?)
  • Glass Cannon: Can unleash incredible firepower, but can only take four hits of any strength.
    • Played with in that any strength means any strength. You could drop a nuclear bomb on him and it would do the same amount of damage as a Bogey walking into him.
  • Groin Attack: On Kobayashi.
  • The Hero
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After destroying a Moderator ship pursuing him, the first time he actually killed someone.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Due to lazy programming, the upper limit of the power of Radd's Mega Radd attack is dependent on the "bits" of the game he's in. When he's not in a game, it's based on the system's processor, which in any modern system is high enough to be functionally limitless. He could keep charging and charging and charging until the ensuing blast is powerful enough to destroy the internet itself. And he comes very close to doing so at one point.
  • The Slacker: As a result of never making any decisions without his human around.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He confronts the person who sold him the illegal code, and forces him to give him another. He ends up getting some corrupt code in the process and almost dies.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Gets more competent at fighting as time goes along.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Plays right into G.I. Guy's plan to destroy the Internet. Generally averted with the Seer, though it admits that he did a better job than Crystal at gathering unique, powerful sprites for him to cannibalize.

Sheena

Radd's girlfriend.

Bogey

A minor enemy from Radd's game who is carrying a power-up.

  • Back from the Dead: Revived with the help of Radd's player.
  • The Goomba: In the Kid Radd game.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Forces Radd to kill him to collect his power-up and survive the Seer's ultimate attack.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • The Lancer
  • The Load: Ends up angsting over his general uselessness partway through, though he rarely holds anyone back.
  • Mascot Mook: However, there are so many of them in the game, they're used to run the local power plant when they're released.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder
  • Tough Love: After Sheena accuses him of being callous over Radd being arrested, he responds that Radd has to learn how things work in the world outside the game.

Gnarl

The main villain of Radd's game.

Captain QB

An officer for the Moderators, formerly from a fighting game.

Itty Bitty

A shopkeeper in Hopetown.

  • Good Bad Bugs: In-universe. Thanks to "lazy programming" (his lower half isn't rendered), when he crouches down, he becomes invisible. He's very good at using this to his advantage.
  • Hammer Space: Can store an unlimited number of items, including entire ships.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: His merchant-based abilities don't sound impressive, but they are incredibly useful with incredible frequency.
  • Where Da White Women At?: Hooks up with the Nurse, though as sprites they don't technically have race.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Before he starts getting guns, he is technically an NPC and can't directly hurt anyone. Inside games, this leads to him being a pure Support Party Member. Outside, in the "grey areas" of the Internet, he is not adverse to pumping out throws and bodyslams that aren't technically attacks.

Dr. Amp

Joule/Julie

Amp's "daughter" and assistant, a bee girl.

  • Distressed Damsel: Taken hostage by Kobayashi.
  • Pair the Spares: Hooks up with fellow victim of Unrequited Love Bogey in the end credits.
  • Yandere: A mild example with Radd. At least when Radd chooses Sheena, Joule chooses to take out her frustration on the Moderators, and later the Seer.

G.I. Guy

The founder and leader of the Moderators. He grows disillusioned with the violence inherent in sprites and wants to destroy both the internet and the real world.

Crystal

A Moderator who originated as a Random Encounter monster sprite from an RPG.

The Seer

A virus that gained sentience after expanding to every corner of the Internet, and decided that instead of blowing it up it was fun to watch things happen and record information. Is essentially omniscient and tells people how to accomplish their goals when asked. People usually die after visiting him. He's not killing them, most are just trying to do hard and often unethical things. Plus, he frequently feeds them lies and half-truths to suit his own agenda. It turns out he's still interested in killing the internet, but needs a body in order to kill the layer the sprites live on.

  • Almighty Idiot: The Seer is, at its core, a character that knows almost every piece of information there is to know, but isn't very good at stringing them together form conclusions.
  • Bigger Bad
  • Clipped Wing Angel: Fusing to other sprites enabled him to be killed, which resulted in him crashing because of conflicting death parameters. On top of that, being fused damaged his ability to process incoming information, considerably slowing the pace of his omniscience.
  • Faceless Eye
  • Genre Blindness: The Seer did not tell Crystal what sort of sprites to fuse with, being gnomic and vague with this suggestions. Despite being omniscient, he didn't expect Crystal's picks to not include commonplace invulnerability or other powers beyond "really hard bosses," though she did think to give it "platform hero hit-detection," which he acknowledges was clever.
  • Grand Theft Me: On Crystal.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard
  • Instant A.I., Just Add Water: A sentient computer virus, that became self-aware after networking too much processing power.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Manipulated Crystal to obtain a powerful body. Helped Radd in order to have him gather yet more "useful" sprites to improve the body Crystal was building.
  • Omnicidal Maniac
    Seer: Blame my creator. I think I'll thank him personally, before I kill him.
  • The Omniscient: The reason for his prophetic powers. Though his advice is all-too-frequently composed of lies meant to manipulate others to get what he wants.
    • Not So Omniscient After All: Played with, actually. What he sees coming just takes longer to process in sprite form. Though he didn't expect G.I. Guy's attempt to use Radd to blow up the Internet.
  • Punny Name: The creator of his original virus form named it Cool Ragnarok, or CR. "See-Ar" -> Seer.
  • Womb Level: His base.

Kobayashi

The Discount Ninja, hired for $20 by some Moderators who wanted to pocket the rest of the money allocated.

  • Awesome, but Impractical: Most of his attacks are just for the show and never hit ...
  • Butt Monkey: Hard-coded to lose and die.
  • Flash Step: Is able to avoid Radd's attacks with it. Unfortunately, he can't hit anything with it.
  • Fusion Dance: With Gnarl, after their encounter at Chimera Point. At first it's involuntary, but after they're separated, they find they can re-combine voluntarily.
  • I Have Your Wife: Takes Joule hostage.
  • Heel-Face Turn: About the same time as Gnarl's.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Most of his attacks are flashy and never hit, but some never miss.
    • Despite his terrible aim most of the time, Kobayashi is still a ninja, making him very hard to hit in a fight.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: After stowing away aboard QB's ship, he steals a gun and reduces Radd to 1 HP, only being stopped from killing him by Sheena's intervention.
  • Took a Level in Badass
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Finds Chimera Point by accident and leads Crystal there.

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