Characters / Street Sharks

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    The Bolton family/Street Sharks 

Tropes the brothers have in common

John/Ripster

Voiced by: Lee Tockar

Let's kick some fin!

John is the oldest and the smartest of the Bolton brothers. He enjoys creating inventions, taking up most of his knowledge from his father. When John transforms, he becomes Ripster, a great white shark with teeth that can chew through steel.

Tropes associated with John/Ripster:

  • Badass Biker: Bends gives him a shark-themed motorcycle, though even as a human he was a biker.
  • Brainy Brunette - A rare male example. John, Ripster's human form, has dark brown hair and he's highly intelligent. Even after his transformation, he's still the smartest of the Street Sharks. Biologically accurate, by great white sharks being among the smartest shark species.
  • Genius Bruiser: Is the smartest of the brothers, but is just as handy in a fight.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: He makes an implicit threat to eat Paradigm, though he was only trying to scare the doctor into revealing their father's whereabouts.
    Ripster: (to Paradigm) Lesson one on sharks: great whites are always hungry...

Bobby/Streex

Voiced by: Andrew Rannells

The ladies' man of the Bolton brothers. He was transformed into Streex, a tiger shark equipped with rollerblades. Tropes associated with Bobby/Streex:

Clint/Jab

Voiced by: Matt Hill

Feeding frenzy!

The inventor of the group, Clint was transformed into a hammerhead shark. Tropes associated with Clint/Jab:

Coop/Slammu

Voiced by: D. Kevin Williams

Coop Bolton is the youngest brother also the most athletic, being a football player in high school. After transforming, he became Slammu the whale shark. Slammu's most commonly used attack is the 'Seismic slam', where he sets off an earthquake by hitting the ground with his huge fists.

Tropes associated with Coop/Slammu:

Dr. Robert Bolton

Voiced by: David Kaye

Tropes associated with Dr. Robert Bolton:

  • Body Horror: Whatever happened to him, it wasn't pretty.
  • Disappeared Dad: For the majority of the series post-transformation, he was only seen briefly in silhouette.
  • The Ghost: Is only seen as a grotesque silhouette.
  • Idiot Ball: Dr Bolton was certainly very intelligent, but it wasn't a very good idea to meet the Big Bad alone at night.
  • Mission Control: Sends the Sharks data on Paradigm's schemes from his various hiding places.
  • Spanner in the Works: To Dr. Paradigm, acting as mission control for the Sharks.


    Allies 

Bends

Voiced by: Jim Hogget

Tropes associated with Bends:

  • Badass Bookworm: He's smart and good with machines, and can handle himself in a fight.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Built the Sharks' lair and their vehicles... within hours of having met them.

Lena Mack

Voiced by: Pam Carter

A grad student studying under Paradigm, she helps the Sharks escape from Paradigm and remains allied to them.

  • Demoted to Extra: Rarely shows up in Season 3, and even then only as a non-speaking background character.
  • The Chick: She was the only female on the team.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: If she hadn't suggested that Paradigm meet with Bolton's kids then the Street Sharks would've never existed.
  • Team Mom: Plays this role to the Sharks throughout Seasons 1 and 2.
  • Token Minority: Is the only reoccurring black character.

Melvin Kresnik/Rox

Voiced by:

A wannabe rock artist who was transformed into a mako shark after stumbling across one of Dr. Bolton's hideouts. He became an overnight success and, despite Paradigm's efforts to manipulate him, a friendly rival of Streex.

  • Catch Phrase: "Fin Check!", which he developed independently from Streex.
  • Friendly Rivalry: He and Streex initially disliked each other, but came to be friends.
  • The Rock Star: He was fairly unpopular as a human, being incapable of playing or singing on-key, but after his mutation developed a proclivity for both.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Like the Street Sharks, he has a gaping mouth full of pointy teeth.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's extremely arrogant despite his initial lack of talent.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Of Paradigm's, initially. He quickly realizes he's been tricked and nothing comes of it.

Moby Lick

Voiced by: Khary Payton

A friend of the Boltons, he was transformed into an orca by Dr. Paradigm and was mind-controlled into working for him, but broke free and became an ally of the Street Sharks.

Tropes associated with Moby Lick:


    Villains 

Dr. Luther Paradigm

Voiced by: J. Michael Lee

Tropes associated with Dr. Paradigm:

Slash

Voiced by: Terry Berner

A swordfish injected with genetic material from Captain Blood and Genghis Khan. Slash, along with Slobster, was the first of Paradigm's Seaviates.

Slobster

Voiced by: D. Kevin Williams

A lobster injected with genetic material from Captain Blood and Genghis Khan. Slobster, along with Slash, was the first of Paradigm's Seaviates.

Killamari

Voiced by: D. Kevin Williams

A squid captured off the coast of the Great Barrier Reef, Killamari is the most aggressive of the Seaviates and has a rivalry with Slash.

Repteel

Voiced by: Tony Wike

Formally Mr. Cunneyworth, a middle-aged man who was the owner of a hotel which was destroyed by the Street Sharks during a battle with Dr. Paradigm's minions. This caused to harbor a grudge towards them, and he later willingly joins up with Dr. Paradigm, who turns him into an electric eel mutant known as Repteel, who has the ability to shoot electricity from his hands and create mini electric eels to attack his enemies.

Shrimp Louie

Voiced by: Andrew Rannells

A cowardly mutated shrimp who more-or-less took Slash's and Slobster's place in the Seaviates.

SharkBot:

Voiced by: Steve Gibbs

A robotic doppelgänger of the Street Sharks that Paradigm used to free Repteel from prison and frame the sharks. It was reprogrammed by the Sharks to destroy Paradigm's lab, but was salvaged and rebuilt later on.

  • Arm Cannon: Is equipped with an arm-mounted ray gun.
  • Chainsaw Good: One of its armaments is a saw blade.
  • Evil Twin: Was poorly disguised as Ripster to bust Repteel out of prison.
  • Off Model: His teeth kept transitioning from yellow to white and back again.
  • Robot Me: It's a robotic counterpart to the Street Sharks.
  • Robotic Psychopath: It was programmed to kill the Street Sharks.
  • This Is a Drill: Is armed with a drill positioned between two clamps.

Tentakill

A squid-like cyborg creature of unknown origin that allied itself with the Seaviates in Season 3.


    Other characters 

Guy In The Sky

Fission City's main source of information on everything from the weather to pollution levels to the latest anti-Street Shark propaganda, Guy in the Sky pilots a bright yellow helicopter and is no end of annoyance to the Street Sharks... and everyone else.

  • Malicious Slander: He largely serves as Paradigm's mouthpiece for anti-Shark propaganda.
  • Only in It for the Money: Guy-In-The-Sky was obsessed with improving his show's ratings, namely through anti-Street Shark propaganda.
    "Ah smell ratings..."
  • Propaganda Machine: He's Fission City's chief source of anti-Street Shark propaganda.
  • Strawman News Media: He's an annoying news reporter and radio show host who recklessly flies around the city, spouting false information.

Detective Michael Brock

A police detective assigned to investigate the disappearance of Dr. Bolton and his sons, and subsequently to investigate the Street Sharks. He acknowledges the Sharks are not the villains the media portrays them to be, and is suspicious of Paradigm, but continues to hunt them nevertheless.

  • Inspector Javert: Averted. He only pursues the Sharks out of duty, and is suspicious of Paradigm.
  • Lemming Cops: He and the rest of the police force are the victims of frequent traffic accidents while chasing the Sharks.
  • Let Off by the Detective: Frequently lets the Sharks escape.
  • Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: He comes to sympathize with the Street Sharks and becomes suspicious of Dr. Paradigm, but is obligated to arrest them.

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