A list of characters in Webcomic/KidRadd and the tropes associated with them.


The hero of Webcomic/KidRadd (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.

* CaptainErsatz: Of the hero of a lesser-known NES game, Totally Rad.
* ClassicCheatCode: Radd can unlock the Hoverboard with Right, Up, Right, A, Down, Down. (R U RADD?)
* GlassCannon: 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.
* GroinAttack: On Kobayashi.
* TheHero
* HeroicBSOD: Has a bit of a breakdown and isn't firing on all cylinders for a while after [[spoiler: [[TheseHandsHaveKilled killing someone outside a game for the first time]]]].
* MagneticHero: With the exception of the [[ShopliftAndDie shopkeepers]] from the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Island of Melba]]'' games, the allies Radd comes up with are the ones who either randomly decide to tag along with Radd, or who are actively seeking him and his allies out.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After destroying a Moderator ship pursuing him, the first time he ''actually'' killed someone.
* [[OneHitPointWonder Four Hit Point Wonder]]: Radd can only take four hits before dying, but that's four hits regardless of how powerful the attack in question is.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Due to [[GoodBadBugs lazy programming]], the upper limit of the power of Radd's [[ChargeAttack 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. [[spoiler: And he comes ''very'' close to doing so at one point.]]
* TheSlacker: For a while after leaving his game, he had no ambition, and didn't do anything on his own, because he was still adhering to his programming of having no desires of his own, and being entirely at the whim of the player to do anything. He eventually gets better, though.
* TookALevelInBadass: Gets more competent at fighting as time goes along, especially as he learns to be able to function on his own without needing a human to take control.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Plays right into G.I. Guy's plan to destroy the Internet. Generally averted with the Seer, though he admits that Radd did a better job than Crystal at gathering unique, powerful sprites for him to cannibalize.]]


Radd's girlfriend. At least according to the game. Her original role was to serve as a DamselInDistress for Radd to rescue. On being freed from the game, she joins the Moderators and assists them in freeing other sprites in games.

* CatapultNightmare: Of accidentally leaving behind some silent and immobile sprites, dooming them to death. It may have been AllJustADream, but it's the product of some deep-seated doubts.
* TheChick
* CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler: Once she merges with the "sequel" version of herself after ''Kid Radd 2'' is irreversibly corrupted.]]
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: She can't attack or be attacked, enabling her to enter dangerous games and liberate their sprites.
* HyperspaceMallet: [[spoiler:After she gains the ability to become a PC, she [[AmusingInjuries uses it on Radd]] the same way others would use a DopeSlap.]]
* [[spoiler:LimitBreak: "Pretty Armageddon!"]]
* MiniDressOfPower: Sheena, even when in the MagicalGirlWarrior mode she later acquires.
** {{Meido}}: A PowerUp no less.
* NeutralFemale: Thanks to her initial programming. [[spoiler:She later gains the ability to fight, and when she learns about it, she averts the trope for the rest of the comic.]]
* NighInvulnerable: Being an NPC, she has no health bar and is thus unkillable. [[spoiler: Until she gains the ability to turn into a PC, which gives her the ability to attack, but also means she can take damage. She ''can'' freely change between the two forms, however, which she uses to her advantage.]]
* SmartBomb: [[spoiler: The "Pretty Armageddon" attack from her PC form, charged up by launching normal attacks. After hitting with an arbitrary number, she can clear the "screen," an area which is acknowledged to be nebulous outside of a "game," but always very large.]]
* StoneWall: As an NPC, is invincible but is utterly incapable of attack herself. [[spoiler: Once she gains the ability to switch back and fourth between her PC and NPC forms, she's still got relatively low attack power... save for the SmartBomb.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Bogey for his callous remarks on Radd's arrest, but learns that it was a form of ToughLove.


A minor enemy from Radd's game [[spoiler:who is carrying a power-up]]. He winds up becoming reluctant friends with Radd after they're freed.

* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]: [[spoiler:Revived with the help of Radd's player.]]
* TheGoomba: In the Kid Radd game.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:Forces Radd to kill him to collect his power-up and survive the Seer's ultimate attack.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Bogey is attracted to Sheena the moment he meets her, and later in the story, genuinely falls for her. Even so, he doesn't act on his feelings, and instead encourages her feelings for Radd.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheLancer
* TheLoad: Ends up angsting over his general uselessness partway through, though he rarely holds anyone back.
* MascotMook: However, there are so many of them in the game, they're used to run the local power plant when they're released.
* OneHitPointWonder
* ToughLove: 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.


The main villain of Radd's game.

* FinalBoss: Of the Kid Radd game.
* [[spoiler:FusionDance: With Kobayashi, after their encounter at Chimera Point. At first it's involuntary, but after they're separated, they find they can re-combine voluntarily.]]
* JediMindTrick: Gnarl starts off his boss encounter by trying to "trick" Radd into becoming an accountant. Radd can shake it off via ButtonMashing.
* MirrorBoss: In the first form. Unfortunately, Radd's ''strongest'' attack is roughly equivalent to Gnarl's ''weakest'' attack.
* OneWingedAngel: The Gnarlborg.
** ClippedWingAngel: Many a joke is made that it's not all that effective.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:Finds Chimera Point by accident and leads Crystal there.]]
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: More in a personal development sense. While Radd has undergone CharacterDevelopment, Gnarl is essentially still the same as when he left the game when they rematch.

!Captain QB

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

* AnIcePerson: Super Freezeplay DX.
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]: [[spoiler:Type III; he's willing to sacrifice Radd to ensure the future of all sprites.]]
* DesperationAttack: Ultimate Freezeplay TD, which can only be used after taking a beating.
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]]: [[spoiler:Joins Crystal for a while.]]
** [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]]

!Itty Bitty

A shopkeeper in Hopetown.

* GoodBadBugs: 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.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: In the "grey areas" of the Internet, he sometimes "attacks" by throwing mooks at other mooks.
* HammerSpace: Can store an unlimited number of items, including entire ships, not to mention InterchangeableAntimatterKeys.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: His merchant-based abilities don't sound impressive, but they are incredibly useful with incredible frequency. Also, see GoodBadBugs above.
* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Hooks up with the Nurse, though as sprites they don't technically have race.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: 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 SupportPartyMember. 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

* CoolOldGuy: In appearance.
* MadScientist: He's a good guy, but his inventions tend to be a bit overkill for their purpose. For example, he builds a flamethrower to toast waffles with.
* PerpetualSmiler: It's the only expression his sprite is capable of. This is PlayedForLaughs, and the reason why flashbacks to his DarkAndTroubledPast only ever show him from behind.
* TheSmartGuy


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

* ClingyJealousGirl: Develops a crush on Radd, resulting in her being mega jealous of Sheena. [[spoiler:When Radd and Sheena hook up, she takes out her frustrations on several rows of enemies.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Taken hostage by Kobayashi.
* [[spoiler: PairTheSpares: Hooks up with fellow victim of UnrequitedLove Bogey in the end credits.]]

!G.I. Guy

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

* [[spoiler:BrokenAce]]: [[spoiler:The failure of Protos and Crystal's betrayal have embittered him.]]
* BloodKnight
* CombatPragmatist: He gets his first hit on Radd with a sneak attack, his second by sacrificing some of his large HP pool to ram Radd, then lands the third hit he needs by using a "low power, high accuracy" attack, since all attacks damage Radd equally.
* TheComicallySerious
* [[spoiler:HumansAreBastards]]: [[spoiler:He thinks this of players.]]
* KillItWithFire
** HotWings / PowerGivesYouWings: Can fly on these.
** MacrossMissileMassacre
* MindControl: Can do this to his enemies once they're at low health. It also enables...
** PsychicAssistedSuicide
* [[spoiler:NietzscheWannabe]]
* RammingAlwaysWorks: [[spoiler:He does this to Radd, resulting in him losing some of his health, but weakening Radd to the point at which he can mind control him.]]
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]: [[spoiler: Lampshaded when Radd says he had a somewhat accurate view of the problem but a "really insane view of the solution".]]
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]


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

* BadBoss
* BigBad
* FromNobodyToNightmare: She started out as a mere RandomEncounter (albeit from her game's FinalDungeon).
* GenreSavvy: Most of the time, with a few minor hiccups regarding [[spoiler: evil oracles]], she displays an awareness of mistakes other evil overlords make and acts to avoid them. For instance, she mentions that [[ShootTheMessenger it's common for the boss to murder underlings bringing bad news]] and assures her staff that she won't do that... then tortures him with magic instead.
* IJustWantToBeFree: The problem, of course, is that she equates "freedom" with having the power to ensure no one can ever hurt her again.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Overthrows G.I. Guy and later, betrays her own accomplice and immediate superior, QB.]]
* ShootTheMessenger: Enjoys this quite a bit, but typically doesn't ''kill'' the messengers.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm
* TwitchyEye: Particularly seen in her close-up shots. Goes with her increasingly unstable personality.
* UngratefulBastard: Hated and resented [[spoiler: G.I. Guy for having to save her when her game was breached]]. That her "sisters" thought they were going out may have played a part.
* WrongGenreSavvy: The Seer notes that [[spoiler: her selection of chimerized sprites were selected more for their individual power than for clever exploits like Radd's (save for the admittedly-smart idea of giving it "hits" instead of "health"). While that makes the FinalBoss body she designed ridiculously powerful and durable, it also means that it isn't ''invincible''.]]

!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. [[spoiler: 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.]]

* AlmightyIdiot: 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 to form conclusions.
* [[spoiler:BiggerBad]]
* [[spoiler:ClippedWingAngel]]: [[spoiler: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.]]
* FacelessEye
* [[spoiler:GameBreakingBug]]: [[invoked]] [[spoiler:When The Seer is "killed", he counts on the fact that it's "only a video game death" in order to find his way back. Unfortunately, the sprites he fused to all had conflicting parameters that activated on death, and crashed him to the point where he ''couldn't'' come back.]]
* [[spoiler: GenreBlindness]]: [[spoiler: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.]]
* [[spoiler:GrandTheftMe]]: [[spoiler:On Crystal.]]
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard]]
* InstantAIJustAddWater: A sentient computer virus, that became self-aware after networking too much processing power.
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]: [[spoiler: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.]]
* [[spoiler:OmnicidalManiac]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Seer''': Blame my creator. I think I'll thank him personally, before I kill him.]]
* TheOmniscient: The reason for his prophetic powers. [[spoiler: Though his advice is all-too-frequently composed of lies meant to manipulate others to get what he wants.]]
** NotSoOmniscientAfterAll: Played with, actually. [[spoiler: 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.]]
* PunnyName: The creator of his original virus form named it Cool Ragnarok, or CR. "See-Ar" -> Seer.
* WombLevel: His base.


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

* ButtMonkey: Hard-coded to lose and die.
* CoolButInefficient: Most of his attacks are just for the show and never hit ...
** BoringButPractical: But he also has a couple of real attacks that never miss.
* FlashStep: Is able to avoid Radd's attacks with it. Unfortunately, he can't hit anything with it.
* [[spoiler:FusionDance: 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.]]
* IHaveYourWife: Takes Joule hostage.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]]: About the same time as Gnarl's.
* LethalJokeCharacter: 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.
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: His original program put him at the players' mercy, where he would be subject to whatever manner of death the player chose. [[spoiler:He would only win if the player took too long to decide.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: 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.
* TookALevelInBadass: Once he gets past the mental block where he's supposed to do the "[[CoolButInefficient cool, useless stuff]]" first.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:Finds Chimera Point by accident and leads Crystal there.]]

!Radd's Player

* AuthorAvatar
* AuthorFilibuster / CharacterFilibuster: Believes that humans are, by nature, deeply flawed but can and must try to rise above their natures to do good.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Laments that he spent too much time playing games when he was younger.
* TookALevelInBadass: Gets considerably better at the game as he goes along, eventually becoming able to win regularly.