The Protagonist of the series and The Leader of the Hyperforce.He pilots the Torso Tank Driver 1, which forms the torso and limbs of the Super Robot. Chiro's powers come from the Power Primate, an entity inside of him.
Animal Battle Aura: Tapping into the Power Primate can generate an enormous green energy gorilla around him.
Animorphism: He gets turned into a monkey in the Season Two finale, probably as a result of Antauri's soul hiding within his body.
The black monkey in the seasons one and two, later the silver monkey in seasons three and four, and second-in-command. Antauri is very calm and collected and cares much for his friends. He often acts as a leader, and is serious about training. He teaches Chiro how to control the Power Primate, and also gives spiritual advice to the rest of the Team.He pilots Brain Scrambler Pilot 2, which forms the head of the Super Robot. His main weapon is his Ghost Claws and Monkey Mind Scream.
Disney Death: In the Season Two finale. At the beginning of Season Three it's revealed that his soul was just hidden within Chiro's body until Chiro could find a way to bring him back; Antauri eventually returns by transferring his soul to the body of the Silver Monkey. Yes, you should already know this.
Mentor Mascot: He is Chiro's mentor and a monkey. It's worth noting that Antauri doesn't morally support him in the first season. While he most often reassures the others to trust in their leader, he shows moments of doubts, like in the episode "Secret of the Sixth Monkey". He grows closer to Chiro in the second season, while Chiro actively seeks out his advice and confides in him about his worries by this point.
The red monkey, and the team's best pilot. He is a comedian and has a big ego, but is very brave, smart and willing to protect his comrades.He pilots Fist Rocket 3, which becomes the right hand of the Super Robot. His main weapon is his Magnetic Hands.
Brilliant but Lazy: Sprx is an excellent pilot and marksman, and is really good at adapting and thinking on his feet. But he'd much rather goof off, do fancy aerial maneuvers, and ogle females than actually carry out his duties.
The Corruptible: It's implied that the Fire of Hate easily corrupted him because of his weak will to fight against Skeleton King. Although the same thing almost happened to Gibson with the Ice Crystal of Vengeance, so this one is debatable. See Heroic Fatigue below for more information.
Heroic Fatigue: By the time of the Season Four finale, Sprx expresses a great deal of stress and weak will as he tries to stop Valina and Mandarin alongside the team, since as he says so himself, despite all the team's efforts and sacrifices, Skeleton King is still a threat. This makes him vulnerable to the Fire of Hate's corruption.
It's All My Fault: He blames himself for letting Nova get sucked into a wormhole. Later, he says this word for word after Skeleton King is reborn because he helped Valina and Mandarin.
I Will Find You: In the Season Three finale, he lets Nova get sucked into a wormhole and is determined to go look for her for most of the finale. She comes back after he asks The Being to bring her back.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's cocky, sarcastic and brash and let's not get into his big ego. Yet, he's still a good guy who cares a lot about his friends.
The Lancer: A mild example, but the episode "Evil Ages" has him be the deputy when Antauri is a sheriff, hinting at this.
Leader Wannabe: He argued with Gibson who holds the position of third-in-command.
Maybe Ever After: He and Nova either have this or a Last Minute Hook Up. In the Season Four finale, Nova finally confesses her feelings for him, but it's unclear whether Sprx actually heard the confession, since he was Brainwashed and Crazy and the team has to start a war against the resurrected Skeleton King immediately afterward. So whether they became a couple depends on your viewpoint.
Spell My Name with an "S": Fans have several spellings for both his full name and nickname. SPRX-77, SPRX77, Sprx, Sparks, Sparx, and there are probably a few more spellings if one looked around the fanfic archives long enough.
"What Do They Fear?" Episode: In "Night Of Fear", his worst fear is revealed to be going blind: "the worst thing that can happen to a pilot."
What the Hell, Hero?: In the penultimate episode of Season Four, he calls Gibson out for not taking the Ice Crystal of Vengeance and blames him for letting Valina and Mandarin get away. Ironic since Sprx ends up being turned evil by the Fire of Hate and joining Valina and Mandarin.
Will They or Won't They?: With Nova, with whom he has much tension, False Starts and other problems. In the Season Four finale, Nova finally confesses her feelings for him, but the status of their relationship is left unclear.
The blue monkey, and the team's science officer. His full name is Mr. Hal Gibson, but he prefers to be called Gibson. He is very proper, and speaks with a touch of a British accent. He prides himself on his high IQ, and becomes easily frustrated when faced with beings of lesser intelligence. He is a tad arrogant, and hates to admit whenever he is wrong.He pilots Fist Rocket 4, which becomes the left hand of the Super Robot. His main weapon is his Drillers.
Defrosting Ice King: Due to the high standards and his arrogance, his in-series relationship with Otto starts off rocky, often being annoyed by the mechanic's quirks and questioning his intelligence. Gibson not only mellows over the series, but he comes to appreciate and care for Otto fiercely.
Not So Above It All: When he gets pulled into Sprx and/or Otto's shenanigans, he admonishes them for being childish before retaliating, often over the top (like the time where Otto splashed him and Nova and after mocking them, Gibson shot a water beam with his drills back at his face). He also got distracted whenever he and Sprx continued their argument over who holds the position of third in command.
Talkative Loon: Becomes this for a short time in "Night Of Fear" after losing his intelligence.
This Is a Drill: The weapons his hands transform into are two drills. Unlike many other examples, he can use them for more than drill attacks; he can shoot energy from the tips, or suck in material like water or snow and shoot that.
The green monkey, and the team's mechanic. Although his talent with machines is unmatched, he is clueless in almost everything else.He pilots Foot Crusher Cruiser 5, which becomes the left foot of the Super Robot. His main weapon is his Energy Saws.
The yellow monkey, and the only female in the team. Tomboyish and feisty, she's the team's main fighter with a short temper.She pilots Foot Crusher Cruiser 6, which forms the right foot of the Super Robot. Her main weapon is her Robotic Fists.
Angst Nuke: Her body overheats when she gets angry, and she can become this if she can't get her temper under control. The first time this happened, she became so hot that she caused an explosion that destroyed much of the training room and sent Mandarin flying back into a wall.
Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: After Sprx asks The Being to bring her back after she gets sucked into a wormhole, Nova returns as a giant-sized version of herself just in time to save Chiro from Mandarin. She returns to her normal size after getting attacked by Skeleton King Droid.
The Big Gal: She plays this role on The Team and shares it with Sprx as their toughest fighter.
Break the Cutie: In the Season Four finale. Sprx turns evil, he attacks her and her friends, she's forced to fight him, he takes her as hostage and tortures her by tearing her apart with his magnets. Fortunately, she gets better after he returns to normal.
Loss of Identity: Has a minor one after she returns from getting sucked into a wormhole and seeing the beginning of the universe, the creation of time, space, and reality itself.
Chiro: Nova! I can't believe it's you!
Nova: Is it me, Chiro? I don't know anymore.
Maybe Ever After: With Sprx. Either this or a Last Minute Hook Up, depending on how you look at it. In the Season Four finale, while Nova finally confesses her feelings for Sprx and kisses him on the cheek, it's left up in the air whether they actually become a couple.
Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Despite her tomboyish personality, Nova is rather fond of cute things. Her room is filled with stuffed animals and even a tea set... in addition to an arsenal of battle weapons.
Tsundere: More of a Type B, since Nova is usually quite kind and agreeable, if feisty. Then Sprx opens his mouth...
A robot in the form of a young girl. She was found floating in space by the Skeleton King. He brought her aboard the Citadel of Bone, and erased her memories. He then sent her to Shuggazoom along with Sakko, one of his agents, in an attempt to eliminate the Hyperforce. Shortly after, she leaves Shuggazoom in an attempt to learn more about her origins.In the season three Jinmay begins to train her powers. She is then given a Hyperforce uniform, making her an honorary member.
Absentee Actor: For some reason, she doesn't appear in most of the episodes of Season 4 despite being a member of the Hyperforce by that point.
Girly Bruiser: She's kind, polite, adorable, and girly as they get; her civilian outfit is pink hair in pigtails, a shirt with a pink heart on it and a skirt. You'd better hope she's on your side, or she'll blow you to bits with her eye lasers, or some of the many missiles loaded in her robot body. And she's not too bad at chucking vehicles, either.
Off with Her Head!: She gets her head ripped off by Mandarin and Sakko in the Season 1 finale.
People Puppets: Sakko also turns her into this in the first episode after Chiro successfully stops his control over her.
Quest for Identity: In the first episode she leaves Shuggazoom in order to learn more about herself, but her quest is interrupted by Mandarin and Sakko and later she abandons it and decides to stay in Shuggazoom.
Rescue Romance: She first meets Chiro when he defends her from BT and Glenny's bullying.
Ridiculously Human Robot: She could so easily pass for a human. She has emotions, she craves food, she thinks for herself... and yet we still know she's a robot.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Johnny. It was easier to show this after he switched sides. In his first appearance, he called his teammates "losers," saying he didn't need them, after they were knocked off of the Super Robot's shoulders (Bear in mind that he was still a villian at the time). The next time he appeared, whenever someone in the group was in danger, he expressed genuine concern and usually did something to help.
Rebuilt Pedestal: One of the best cases you'll ever find. Chiro idolizes them until they make a Deal with the Devil and attacked him and the team. He gets so mad after that battle, he immediately starts smashing his Sun Riders merchandise. Fifteen episodes later, they regain his respect after proving they are good guys now.
Unrealistic Black Hole: Johnny can make black holes with just his gloves. He has complete control over them, can decide whether or not his target will be released, and they don't even have event horizons.
A living planetesimal ordered by the Skeleton King to collide with Shuggazoom. Later, it is convinced by Chiro to make its own decisions and do what it wants instead of listening to the Skeleton King's commands.
Rebuilt Pedestal: Sprx loses his respect for him after Quint becomes corrupted by the Citadel of Bone but they get on good terms after Quint is talked back to his senses.
Revenge Before Reason: Yes, Quint. Forget rescuing your crew. This Citadel of Bone made a mess of your ship, so blowing it up, along with yourself and the Hyperforce is what you need to do. Not rescue your crew!
Self-Parody: Of the Monkey Team. They have their own Super Robot; they consist of six members of whom one, the leader, isn't a frog; they are color-coded, with the 'color matches' apparently holding the same positions on their respective teams, like Suupa and Gibson (science), the green frog and Otto (mechanics), etc.
Nova's Old Master.While the Hyperforce is chasing the Dark One Worm, Nova recommends him to train Chiro. Unfortunately, Galaxia is yet another planet that fell victim to the Worm's corruption, so the atmosphere is toxic and all of the inhabitants turned into monsters of one form or another— including Ah-Fei but he does a good job of hiding it at first. He agrees to train Chiro "if he will learn." It's the only hope the Hyperforce has, since they're stuck in a battle circuit and are not allowed to leave until Chiro defeats all of the monsters, which he eventually does. While Chiro is fighting his way up, Sprx, Gibson, and Otto look around for an exit and are led by a friendly monster to a disturbing room. Not only does this room contain many mounted monster heads, it also contains a scroll that reveals Ah-Fei's big secret: He's the one forcing these monsters to fight to the death for his amusement, all the while looking for a worthy opponent only to be disappointed every single time. Why? Because the Dark One Worm made him all Brainwashed and Crazy!Naturally, Ah-Fei is Chiro's final opponent in the circuit. He makes quick work of the monkeys, but is unable to defeat Chiro, leaving him with no choice but to allow the Hyperforce, and all of the trapped monsters, to go free.After his defeat, Ah-Fei returns to his senses.
A powerful robot that the Hyperforce met in the "Corrupted Zone," a whole quadrant of planets corrupted by the Dark One Worm. The Super Robot brings the Team to said planet, where they, along with this much smaller robot, destroy a robot the size of the Super Robot. When the small robot doesn't speak to them, they follow him to a laboratory, where he seems to have disappeared. However, the Hyperforce does meet a disembodied brain in a tank; the remains of a scientist named Professor Maezono who tells them that this robot, called the Prometheus V, is malfunctioning and must be destroyed — and that the Super Robot is his prototype.However, instead of trying to destroy the Super Robot, the Prometheus V enters his head and trades information with him, revealing the truth: Professor Maezono built these robots only to find the perfect mechanical body to plant his own consciousness into.After that cat is let out of the bag, Maezono gets pissed off and unleashes a giant robot army on the Hyperforce and the Prometheus V, which he and the Super Robot fight off while the Monkey Team go to shut down the central computer in Maezono's laboratory. Unfortunately, Maezono manages to escape and Prometheus V goes after him.
A warrior who the Monkey Team received a distress call from on their way back to Shuggazoom after destroying the Dark One Worm. She tells them about the Varkon Commodore, who had destroyed her home world, along with many others all for the sake of some some sick, twisted game. She called on them because she needed their help to stop him from doing any further damage.The Team agrees to help her with this, and the timing couldn't have been better, because his next target is Shuggazoom.
Action Girl: A professional warrior on her home planet.
While searching for Mandarin and Valina, the Hyperforce discovered an old man in a deep underground cavern wearing a helmet shaped like their emblem. After reviving him with The Sleep Cannon in reverse polarity, it's revealed that the old man is Captain Shuggazoom, previous defender of Shuggazoom City. He was friends with the Alchemist before he became what he is now.
Badass Grandpa: Even in his old, crippled state, he'll do whatever he can for the greater good.
Fish out of Temporal Water: In the time of his sleep, the Alchemist turned into Skeleton King; the Hyperforce was established; Mandarin betrayed the team; the team went to 'sleep'; Chiro awakened them and so on.
My Greatest Failure: He deeply regrets abandoning his dear friend the Alchemist when he needed him the most.
Rip Van Winkle: He has been sleeping for decades due to Sleep Cannon he used to subdue the Dark One that had escaped from the Alchemist's portal as it malfunctioned. The tragic part is that he never could hold his promise to the Alchemist to come back in time.
Secret Identity: The wealthy Billionaire Playboy industrialist Clayton Carrington.
The main antagonist of the series who resides in the Citadel of Bone, a gigantic living spaceship made entirely out of bone filled with nightmarish creatures. Skeleton King plots to rule the universe starting with the planet Shuggazoom.
Was Once a Man: He once was the Alchemist, a kindly master of the elements of science and magic until he was corrupted by The Dark Ones, a race of trans-dimensional demons and became their most loyal servant.
Xanatos Gamibt: His favorite technique. Many of his minor schemes were part of much bigger plans.
Voiced by: James Hong
The sixth (and orange) monkey, who was the original leader of the Super Robot Monkey Team. He was banned from the monkey team and became its enemy. He joined forces with Skeleton King, only to be replaced with a younger formless ooze replica of himself.His weapons as a member of the Monkey Team were an energy sword and shield.
Ambition Is Evil: He wanted to rule all of Shuggazoom, and that earned him a one-way ticket to a Face-Heel Turn (also to solitary confinement on a space prison).
Badass: In his first appearence, he disables the Super Robot, knocks out Chiro, and captures the Monkey Team in under a minute. Now if only he'd just dropped that damn Villain Ball...
Jerkass: Was said to be this even before his Face-Heel Turn and this is proven when it's shown how he crossed the Moral Event Horizonby torturing Nova while he was still considered a good guy. He even seemed to be this while the Robots Monkeys were just regular monkeys in the care of the Alchemist.
Meaningful Name: Mandarin is the name of a type of orange. Doubles as a Mandarin is a type of monkey. Also triples because he became a subordinate/student of the Skeleton King and the name means "advisor to the king".
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: When the monkeys still lived with the Alchemist, he was the who caused the portal to the Dark Ones' dimension to malfunction. This enabled one of them to corrupt and turn the Alchemist into Skeleton King in the first place.
Not Quite Dead: After being eaten alive by the Dark One Worm he reappears an entire season later, though admittedly worse for the wear.
Pride: Defining character trait, second only (if that) to his ruthlessness.
The first time is when he's replaced by his clone and is dragged away by two HUGE formelss, kicking and screaming in fear. We're never told what exactly happens to him, but there's more than enough implications.
Second time, the clone is eaten by the Dark One Worm. The expression he gives us before the fact makes it really clear that what's about to happen isn't going to be pleasant for him...
Would Hurt a Child: In the episode Night Of Fear, Mandarin turned Chiro from teenager to a helpless child without the Power Primate to defend himself. He takes sick pleasure in hunting him through the Super Robot before attempting the killing blow.
You Have Failed Me: The original is disposed of after he botches up a cloning operation of Chiro (which could also count as Death by Irony, as afterwords he's replaced by a clone of himself).
Villainous Valor: She fought damn hard against her parents, but was ultimately outmatched.
Virgin Sacrifice: Attempts to do this to Jinmay when we first meet her. Although nobody outright calls it this, there's only so many ways one can interpret her saying Jinmay's "purity" will make a good offering to the Dark One Worm...
Wicked Witch: A sorcereress in the image of the Skeleton King.
A black and bulky looking, yet powerful robot made to personally serve Skeleton King as his herald. After being found in space and was attempted to be synched to the ruins of high-tech ship, it assimilated the A.I. and nearby tech to upgrade into the Skeleton King Droid.
Staying Alive: This thing is Nigh Invulnerable even by robot standards. It survived explosion after explosion, getting attacked directly constantly, and getting impaled by a laser harpoon!
Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Well in comparison to the gigantic Super Robot it certainly counts. It even destroyed a alien equivalent version of the Super Robot by going inside of it and blowing it up from the inside. All without receiving as much as a scratch!
Eye Scream: Apparently, SK gave him an artificial eye when he started to work for him (no word whether or not he'd been missing an eye before this or if SK just replaced it). Then when Sakko failed him he ripped it out. With an audible pop. Sakko can be seen wearing an eyepatch for the remainder of his appearances.
A sad and lonely man who is a fan of the Hyperforce, and this fanaticism eventually turned into an obsession. He brainwashes the Robot Monkeys to make them believe he is Chiro and turns them against the real one. He is imprisoned in the prison on Ranger 7, but returns in Season 4 and captures Chiro and the Robot Monkeys in his mind using a matter-to-brainwave conversion device he invented called the Neuro-Matter Reconfigutron.
Also known as Captain Beefy Box. This seemingly friendly alien is the manager and mascot of Wonder Fun Meat World, an intergalactic fast food restaurant chain. In truth, Biff Beefy Box's real form is Cloggy Colon Creature, a gigantic Anthropomorphic Colon monster that wants to get people fat with its meat products so it can devour them. He is currently imprisoned in the prison on Ranger 7.
Also known as the Mythic Lord of the Northern Ice, this gigantic frost demon was trapped in a cavern in the Sea of Ice outside Shuggazoom City until he encountered the Skeleton King, who offered to free him if he lent his power to freeze the city. Instead of freeing him however, the Skeleton king imprisoned Morlath into his sceptre and was able to use his power as a result. He was freed when the sceptre was destroyed during the Skeleton King's battle with Chiro and Antauri in the episode "I, Chiro". He later guarded the Ice Crystal of Vengeance.
Macguffin Guardian: He appears near the end of the series as the guardian of the Ice Crystal of Vengeance.
Voiced by: Michael York
Antauri's teacher who works for the Skeleton King. He was part of a group of mages that protected the cosmos from a group of creatures called the Dark Ones which are creatures that have been dormant in the center of many planets, but he was brainwashed by the Skeleton King and is now trying to use the Power Primate to awaken the Dark One Worm. This leads to his demise by being blasted with the Power Primate from Chiro.
Enlightened Antagonist: He was the high mystic of group of spiritual monks who protected the cosmos from evil and sealed away a group of creatures called the Dark Ones. He was also once Antauri's master in the mystic arts and taught him in the ways of mystical energy and the Power Primate. He was later revealed to be corrupted by the Skeleton King and considered serving him and the Dark Ones as the true fate of the cosmos.
A robot whose colony was destroyed by Skeleton King, and is now bent on destroying anyone and everything that ever had contact with Skeleton King, including the Hyperforce. After being destroyed, he's fused with TV Monster and creates the Skeleton King Droid.
Now a disembodied brain, Professor Jakus Maezono was one of the human scientists who worked on the Prometheus Project and assisted in the creation of the Super Robot. He wanted to transfer his consciousness into the Prometheus Five model, thus allowing him to live forever as the ultimate super-weapon. Dr. Takeuchi, his friend and fellow scientist attempted to stop him but was killed in the process.
The Reveal: He is the Skeleton King, the creator of the Robot Monkeys and a close friend of Captain Shuggazoom. It's hinted at that he used to work alongside Professor Maezono and Dr. Takeuchi on the Prometheus Project. He left at an indeterminate time before Maezono tried to transfer his mind into the Prometheus V, taking the Super Robot with him to Shuggazoom.
BT and Glenny
A pair of guys who are usually seen hanging around Shuggazoom City.
Those Two Guys: They are regularly recurring characters, who interacted directly with Chiro in the first two seasons, namely by teasing or mocking him. They are likely from the same school Chiro visited, as their outfits share similar design aspects and they know each other. They've shifted into the background come season 4.
A tiny little fur ball that hailed from an unknown planet. It was rescued by the team on Ranger 7, but turned out to be a trap set by Skeleton King. It can transform into a giant monster, although it is not evil by nature. Its lick is a repellent for Skeleton King's virus.
A traveling circus that had a run-in with the Citadel of Bone. It shot formless ooze into the train, which put the members under Skeleton King's control. The members include the ringmaster, Leeah the jungle girl, and the clowns. They turned for Shuggazoom, and attempted to use the ooze to turn all the citizens of Shuggazoom City into clown slaves, and that included Chiro, who was scared of clowns. They tried to make the monkeys part of the circus, but Otto had no use. When the ringmaster became a giant carousel, Otto did the trapeze and used his saws to cut down the carousel.
A pair of teenage girls that Chiro "rescues" from a monster. However, instead of taking them to the Super Robot, they convince him to go and have some fun. They are actually shapeshifter aliens and the monster they are running away from is their father.
Bratty Teenage Daughters: Manipulating a kid clearly younger than them to run away from their father can't be anything but bratty. The potential name for their debut (and only) episode actually was "Bratty Pair."
Other of the scientists who worked on the Prometheus Project and assisted in the creation of the Super Robot. He died when stopping Professor Maezono from transferring his consciousness into the Prometheus V model.