Curb-Stomp Battle: Gets a critical hit, and inflicts on on Kirbopher in the first episode. He also gets eliminated from a grid fight very quickly in that same episode. Also inflicts one on Tsuzuku and Shogun at the beginning of Episode 05.
Cursed with Awesome: His curse being the "forbidden power's" ability to harm people in real life. Which sounds cool on the surface, but has some pretty serious potential consequences he's very concerned about.
Friendless Background: Though we don't know enough about Alpha's "real life" to determine why this is the case. He's probably something of a Shrinking Violet in person, judging by the onscreen evidence.
Hearing Voices: Alpha hears the forbidden power's voice while under it's influence.
The Hero: Has a well balanced character, and is skilled at the game, and is a friend to everyone in the group. But due to being the youngest, and inexperienced he's an exceptional kind of hero in that he doesn't lead the group.
Red-Headed Hero: Has red hair that makes him stand out, and he's the hero as noted above, his hair color has nothing to do with his personality, however.
Hurting Hero: After receiving the "forbidden power" in episode 01 it was helpful for fighting off hackers at first, but in later episodes Alpha seems to be conflicted about using it because he's afraid of his power hurting someone, and no longer wants anything to do with it.
Nigh-Invulnerability/ No Sell: Shown from episode one to be invulnerable to attacks when under the influence of the "Forbidden Power". So far Zetto, and Flamegirl are the only exceptions with no explanation.
Not Important to This Episode Camp: Does not appear in Episodes 02 or 06 (apart from brief non-speaking cameos in the latter). Notably, to date he has also failed to appear in any of the shorts with original footage, has never appeared without his Love Interest Flamegirl also being present, and has logged the fewest appearances of the five main characters (now tied with Gamecrazed, after "Infectuation"). This despite being the ostensible protagonist.
Making a Splash: His attack "poseidon wave", which sends out a torrent of water at his enemies.
Oh Crap: Alpha has this reaction when Zetto is possessed by the Forbidden Power.
Resist The Beast: Alpha's main arc surrounding the forbidden power involves him resisting it's control over his mind, and trying to not hurt anyone with it. And Flame Girl helping him keep control of it
The Reveal: In the closing minutes of "The Warring Demons", we finally learn that Alpha's real name is Michael.
Seeker Archetype: To an extent. As of the episodes Infectuation, And Gemini Tournament Yin he's started to become a bit anxious to learn more about the "Forbidden Power".
Shock and Awe: One of his attacks. In the TOME universe, this and Holy Hand Grenade appear to be interchangeable, because it is described as "light" powers in the fourth episode despite clearly being a lightning/electrical attack. Either way, he is the only character in the Five-Man Band with the ability.
Sleeves Are for Wimps: Alpha gets a new look in episode 10, and loses his scarf and long sleeved shirt to be replaced with a black tank top to make him look tough.
Spiky Hair: Leftover from the original show. Rockoon calls him "porcupine head".
Supernatural Angst: He'd be much happier if he had never received the "forbidden power", and much of his conflict is either worrying about it hurting someone, or how he's anxious to learn the truth about what the "forbidden power" really is.
A brash little imp, who cares about nothing more than having fun and battling foes. He wields an enchanted sword with many magical attacks.
Appears in: All Episodes except 03
Voiced by: Chris Niosi
Power: Enchanted Sword
Real Name: Christopher?
"S'like Christopher, except curvier."
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States
Battle Cry / Calling Your Attacks: Alpha jokes about him doing this in the first episode. In Awaken the Beast Kirbopher says that doing so adds "Oomph" to his attacks .
Blow You Away: One of his attacks is creating a tornado with his sword.
Bromantic Foil: Suggested as a joke by Nylocke. But it's actually being played straight. Kirbopher follows the trope by, competing with the main lead, Alpha, constantly, while still being best buds with the guy, and all while competing with Flamegirl note who Alpha is interested in romantically for Alpha's attention.
Butt Monkey: He's very often the subject of the group's jokes, because he's easily provoked and often has an attitude/ overreacts to things, and because his friends like to tease him about his friendly rivalry with Alpha.
KirbStomp Battle: Alpha gets a criticial hit, and inflicts one on Kirb in the first episode, Kirb is often the person to inflict one on Rockoon in several episodes, and it's discussed in the show that he likes doing this to have fun when he says he's "going to play the fun part of the game" and "beat down some chumps".
The heart of gold shows itself in episode 6, when he tells Nylocke and Gamecrazed that he feels bad about the events of episode 5 and wants to apologize.
Katanas Are Just Better: Points out on his blog that he chose a Katana because they're cool, and calls Nylocke's sword a "massive, blue, ice pop".
The Lancer: To Alpha. Who he considered his rival at first, but he developed a friendship with him that gets deeper as the series goes on. He's also a very outspoken and loud character in contrast to Alpha's shy, and unassuming nature.
Leitmotif: Averted - Kirb's the only member of the Five-Man Band to lack one. "Dangerous Duo" plays over his picture in the end credits of "The Warring Demons", but this is probably an allusion to the player's dual role as Kirbopher and Zetto - the latter of whom does have a leitmotif.
Misery Builds Character: This seems to be the intended aesop from Kirbopher's gloominess, and attempts to make amends after Awaken The Beast. He seems to be blaming himself for his Grumpy Bear moments kinda hard, to the point where it's affecting his sense of fun. On top of that everything seems to be going wrong for him during the pre-tournament, and gemini tournament arcs.
Must Make Amends: After his heated argument with Flamegirl in Awaken The Beast, he starts to feel really bad about it in the next episode, and wants to apologize. He attempts to in Episode 07, but doesn't find a good time to bring it up.
My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction in Dragon Drama to chewing Flamegirl out in Awaken The Beast, which in the very next episode makes him worry that Flamegirl and Alpha might not even like him anymore.
Word Of God says this character trait is based off of other people's impressions of the creator, Chris Niosi, who like to portray him as loud and angry all the time
The Mole: Zetto is revealed to be using Kirbopher as an alternate character to give the hacker organization updates on Alpha's status while his character is possessed by the forbidden power. This also explains a lot of his bitterness about the Five-Man Band's decision to fight the hackers. He doesn't want to get in the way of the hackers and/or reveal his other identity to his friends. Although Zetto/Kirb seems more concerned about the virus harming someone than abusing it like the hackers are.
Sour Supporter: Not really a fan of the whole "quest to defeat the hackers" thing.
Two Aliases, One Character: It's revealed in Episode 10 that Kirbopher and Zetto are the same player using two different characters. when it's shown that both his and Zetto's eyes turn gray in the episode and it's stated to be signifying him "disconnecting" from his character and reconnecting to the other character without logging out of TOME. The only time we had seen them interact prior to The Reveal was a match in the gemini tournament, and the fact that Kirbopher didn't fight back or talk to Zetto ended up being a hint that both characters were controlled by the same player
The quick-witted voice of reason, who keeps the boys in line, but takes charge when necessary to unleash her powerful fire-based attacks.
Appears in: All Episodes except 02, 06; Short 04
Voiced by: Anna Kingsley
Real Name: Stephanie
Real World Location: Burbank, California, United States
Action Girl: She resents Ravenfreak and Neomutant for suggesting she should be protected, and she can clearly kick anyone's butt as well as or better than any of the boys, as shown in the episodes she's focused in. She seems to be more skilled than Alpha in particular due to playing the game longer than he has.
Cooldown Hug: Brings Alpha out of the forbidden power's influence with one in episode 3. And Episode 7, an episode which seems to imply her touching him has some special power that brings Alpha out of his demon form.
The Chick: She keeps, the group together, and the boys in line. She's the moral center of the group. She cuts Kirb down a peg, when needed, brings Nylocke down to earth when he's too into his roleplaying, and helps Alpha learn about TOME, due to his inexperience.
Dash Attack: Her skill "Rocket Burn", is a dashing attack where she charges toward an opponent, while enveloping her body in flames.
Escapism/ Hidden Depths: Flamegirl says she plays TOME to get away from drama in real life. And now that that drama is starting to leak into her game-life as well she wishes things could be the way they were before.
Neomutant was the first to call her by her real name, which is apparently a big no-no in TOME (we've never seen anybody else do it before). After their Relationship Upgrade, Alpha seems to switch to "Stephanie" as well.
Combat Pragmatist: Takes fighting extremely seriously, and will take just about any risk to win.
Conservation of Ninjutsu: A lot of the time this is the reason for GC's badass moments. The show likes to pit him against multiple minor characters at once, which so far he's always gotten the advantage in combat ability from.
Dark Is Not Evil: His dark appearance, and power over shadows convey more of a distantness to other people. He's not a bad person. In fact many people call him a Nice Guy.
Energy Absorption: When equipped with the drain edge he can convert blocked damage into energy.
Real World Location: Knutsford, England, United Kingdom
A Day in the Limelight: "Dragon Drama" is definitely this kind of episode for Nylocke. Not only does he get all the screen-time, and a theme song despite being a supporting protagonist. Niosi also described it as "a character study" of Nylocke in this episode's commentary.
An Ice Person His power is ice, and there's his main title "Dragon of the cold steel" referencing his sword.
Animal Eyes: While they're normally drawn without any pupils, in one gloomy scene where a troubled Nylocke, breaks character his pupils become slit, and reptile-like.
Badass: Given his big speech in episode 06, and his standing up to the Big Bad. Definitely.
Badass Beard / Expository Hairstyle Change: The sixth short reveals how he got his "stalwart stubble". he took a bit of Serpentine's slashed off facial hair and equipped it as a power up. He was literally Growing the Beard in terms of Character Development and learning how much his actions affect others around him, such as Serpentine and Demonking. His bangs which used to hang to the side of his head are now pulled back more out of his eyes and behind his ears as well. His first appearance with the new look was in Episode 08.
Beneath the Mask: Nylocke broke character when he spoke to Gamecrazed in episode 07 and revealed that he's just a normal guy and that he sees life as difficult and TOME is the only downtime he has. The events of episode 5 have really gotten to him.
Becoming the Mask: Gets way too in-character compared to any of his comrades, and refuses to break character even under serious circumstances.
Brains and Brawn: Flamegirl is the brains, Nylocke is the brawn. Flamegirl is smarter than Nylocke is, and she often brings him back to earth, when he gets too into roleplaying his character.
Breakout Character: It's evident that he's very popular among the fanbase due to his larger than life personality, and taking first place in the popularity poll. Although he's not without a few haters in the comments of the videos.
The Deuteragonist: The Deuteragonist is also called "The Impact character", and boy does Nylocke leave one. A phenomenal amount of episodes, and two shorts give Nylocke quite a bit of screen time, and a lot of effort is put in to show his point of view on the show's events. Niosi has said that Nylocke represents an element of "goodness" in the show, and with his heroism, and his drive to fight the hackers it really shows. To the point where he often overshadows the main hero, Alpha, a lot of the time. There's also a lot of focus on Nylocke balancing his sense of fun, and positivity with the dramatic events in the show. Overall in terms of character development he received a major upgrade from his role as a sort of "Yamcha" in the original series, (as one of the staff phrased it in the Dragon Drama commentary) to become a very important character.
Escapism/ Hidden DepthsNylocke admits that outside of TOME he's just "an ordinary, chap". He goofs off in TOME as a way to let off steam, and escape life's problems. Because of this if anything gets in the way of his sense of fun he tries to block it out. He's aware of it though, and struggles with this because he also wants help his friends.
Energy Absorption: After GC gives him the drain edge as a gift he can convert blocked damage into energy.
Fiery Redhead / Red-Headed Hero: Loud, very passionate, strong and positive. with an outgoing personality, and strong interest in good and heroism. Also a bit of a motormouth sometimes.
Pointy Ears: Because he's a dragon person, it emphasizes the in-game character isn't an ordinary human.
The Role Player: Though there's a couple of moments where he comes close to breaking character...and one instance where he does so outright.
Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Aside from his catchphrase "whoosh!" He also did this while making a reference to a Looney Tunes episode of Daffy duck when he shouted things like "parry!" "dodge!" "thrust!"
Ship Tease: With Whyti. He plays her knight in shining armor rather well...
Sparing The Aces: In the final battle of the gemini tournament Nylocke is put in a position where Zetto is severely weakened and could have easily been defeated with one last attack. But he spares him and throws the match in hope that his undeserved "victory" will make Zetto grow as a person, and lighten up a little bit.
Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Replacing the anime influences of his speech in the original, it emphasizes that he's play acting a character. Nylocke does live in England though so there's probably some influence there. Although the scene with the quest giver seems to imply that this is the default roleplaying syntax.
Friends and Allies
Appears in: Episode 01, 03, 08; Short 04
Voiced by: Apphia Yu
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Tokyo, Japan
An Ice Person:Her power is snow. She attacks by freezing people with blizzards.
Breakout Character: Ranked third in the Supporting Characters poll, despite (at the time of the poll) appearing in only one battle scene, all the way back in "Mansion Midnight", followed by a cameo in "Fraggedquest". His voice actor may have something to do with that...
Celebrity Voice Actor: Unlike most of the rest of the cast, Jafari is not a voice actor by trade, though he was chosen because of the fake Noo Yawk accent he sometimes puts on in JonTron videos.
Chewing the Scenery: A lot of his funniest bits come from Jon's use of emphasis and extreme emotion in his acting for Sniperwheel. A lot of the time this happens when he's getting ready for a fight or trash talking.
Creepy Long Fingers: Comes with being of the mechanical class. His fingers are long sharp, and metallic.
Fantastic Fragility / Necessary Drawback: While his "headcannon" is an extremely powerful move his breakdown says it takes a great amount of time to charge, during which he's vulnerable to attacks. Kirbopher demonstrates how you can take advantage of this drawback as early as episode 02.
Finishing Move: His "Headcannon" attack is used this way on opponents where his other moves aren't enough to finish them. It's an extremely powerful BFG that shoots a giant laser beam. His character breakdown says it's an attack that "covers the entire length of the battlefield".
Motor Mouth: A lot of his funny moments comes from him doing this while making witty banter before and during a fight.
Nerd Glasses: Has very thick glasses that don't seem to leave much room for his nose. Clearly inspired from the voice actor's appearance, but also may have something to do with the character being a graphics designer.
Bit Character: Appears in only one scene of one episode so far, with a grand total of four lines.
Out of Focus: As of episode 7 he hasn't had a speaking line or even been mentioned for 4 episodes, since he was introduced in episode 3. He was also absent from the supporting character poll. (but Niosi said on his twitter that this was because there wasn't enough room)
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States
Bad Ass: He and Hyprelynx teamed to help Nylocke and Gamecrazed and were really effective.
Early-Bird Cameo: The last of the team Nylocke put together back in Episode 1 to reappear in Episode 6 (The others including Granda, T-Bones, Whyti and Saturndiva,) but uniquely Elescope is the only one who doesn't seem to be actually known by Nye or GC after that first episode.
Nice Guy: He's a very thoughtful a helpful player, and a good friend to Hyprelynx.
Shock and Awe: One of his attacks. Nylocke calls him " Sir Elescope of the lightning strike"
Tag Along Kid: To Kirbopher who he pesters into letting him team up in the gemini tournament.
Too Dumb to Live: Archy and Rockoon recreate a classic gag from Looney Tunes, when Rockon asks him to hold one of his bombs as a favor. Archy being naive, and helpful takes it, cheerfully. He gets caught in the bomb's explosion, and dies in their first round of the Tournament.
Appears in: Episode 01, 04, 05, 08; Short 01, 05
Voiced by: Deven Mack, Jr.
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States
Black Eyes of Crazy: His eyes have Black sclera combined with red eyes, and he's clearly crazy or at least playing a crazy guy, while playing TOME.
Breakout Villain: A big part of the reason he reappears so much compared to the other hackers is because of his popularity with the fanbase. But perhaps another reason is because Master DMac commands it.
Creepy Long Fingers: His fingers are long black animal claws. While they do accentuate his villainous traits, they're also used for a digging attack. So they're not purely aesthetic.
Curb-Stomp Battle: Generally on the receiving end at Kirb's hands. It's also discussed in Episode 08 as a pun when attempting a final blow on Kirbopher, where he literally tries to stomp a "Kirb".
Goldfish Poop Gang: He's very much a comedic recurring character with a tendency to cause pesky inconveniences for the main characters. Although he can become a threat to them too as shown in Fraggedquest.
Gosh Dang It to Heck!: The "good little Christian boy" doesn't curse, forced to rely on this, "Motherscratchers." One of his first lines is even "Well, Darn me to Heck!"
Large Ham: He has his moments. Especially when roleplaying.
Mad Bomber: Has tons of fun blowing up the players, and landscape of Lavendera with his explosives. Laughing, and smiling with glee the whole time he's doing it.
Motor Mouth: He likes to talk a lot. When joined with Doubling he's constantly told to shut up.
One-Winged Angel / Fusion Dance: He hacks into the Shadow Guard Beast, merging with it to transform into a massive demonic version of himself in "Fraggedquest". It made him a significantly greater threat than normal, with all attacks on him being a No Sell.
Palette Swap: He created a bright red alternate character called "Rackoon" so he wouldn't be barred from entering the gemini tournament.
Trickster: Openly mocks and breaks the rules and limits of the game. Creates chaos in the virtual world of TOME. Tricks, deceives, steals, and tries to be a general nuisance to other players (mostly the heroes) for his own amusement. Finally he's definitely inspired Looney Tunes characters
Unusual Euphemism: Unlike Doubling, he does not curse, instead preferring to use these.
Vitriolic Best Buds: With Doubling. Although his language is much more tame since doesn't curse. He genuinely enjoys their exchanges, constantly grinning while they trade insults.
Appears in: Episode 01, 02; Short 01, 05
Voiced by: Eddie Bosco
Power: Morphing Slime
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States
Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite his claim that he hates video games and would never return to TOME, Doubling created an alternate account in the form of Skeight (see below) to help Rockoon.
All There in the Manual: Niosi writes in Skeight's breakdown, that Doubling developed an attachment to Rockoon in the hackers short, and started to miss his antics with Rockoon after he left TOME. Being too prideful to show his face again he created a new character, to try and fool Rockoon into thinking he's a fanboy of his, and join him in the tournament.
Jerk Jock: If worrying about his hacking job cutting into his sports alongside his general demeanor is any indication.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Quits TOME in a huff, after getting a taste of the Forbidden Power leaving Rockoon behind, but then he returns as Skeight to save Rockoon from an angry mob of common players. Doubles as a Hidden Heart of Gold because he's stubbornly hiding this from Rockoon.
Sibling Rivalry: He and his younger sister are both hackers and compete for work; he reluctantly recommends her to d-buggers.org only when he gets a taste of the Forbidden Power and wants nothing more to do with TOME.
Big Entrance: Twice. Once in episode three he flies down into battle with a fiery explosion as he appears. And then again in Short 06 in which He brings a whole cliffside with him and crashes the large purple rock into the ground at Nylocke's feet so that he "can look down upon" Nylocke.. Both are awesome entrances indeed.
Black Eyes of Crazy: His eyes have red irises on a black sclera. It's likely Demonking's player intentionally designed his character that way to be intimidating. they sure make him look intimidating in Short 06.
Heel-Face Turn: Appears to have turned to the side of the heroes after episode 3 after he befriends Nylocke.
Face-Heel Turn: Possible? Considering what happened at the end of the Nylocke's Day Off short... :S
In a blink-and-miss moment in Episode 8, he's seen staring at Nylocke from the arena after Flamegirl runs off to find Alpha, so it seems likely this is the case.
Heel-Face Revolving Door: But it ultimately becomes this in that Demonking, despite now being a villain, is more of a roleplayer just like Nylocke. The latter of which encourages this to make amends for offending him.
" *using a hammy evil voice* Since I thought this was a such a special occasion I thought I'd bring my own cliff with which to look down upon you! NYLOCKE! Master of being too easily surprised! ahahaha!"
Large Ham: He becomes this when he starts roleplaying a villainious rival to get back at Nylocke. Plus his actor used a similar voice to his rendition of Dio Brando in a JoJo's Bizarre AdventureAbridged Series. Making it double as a Shout Out. Even his entrance and exit are hammy. He flies away forebodingly as he bids Nylocke farewell.
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States
Casting Gag: Identified as the sister of another character, the actress who plays Splat is the sister of another actor.
One-Shot Character: Appears only in "Mansion Midnight". After Gamecrazed dispatches of her, he informs Asterob that "the one I just took care of will not bother you again". So far, he's been true to his word.
Niosi, when asked if the character would be returning, claimed to have written her into a future episode, but ultimately said "who knows".
Sibling Rivalry: She and her older brother are both hackers competing for each other's work. She's recommended to d-buggers.org for a mission by Doubling when he decides to quit TOME.
Slime Girl: Her powers are slime based like her brother, and she can transform into various slime based shapes with her abilities.
Appears in: Episode 07, 08, 09
Voiced by: Christopher Guerrero
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: California, United States
Adaptation Expansion: In TTA he was just another hacker with a crush on Flamegirl, and didn't really do or accomplish much overall. In TOME his relationship with Flamegirl is apparently much more personal, and his role in the story increased.
Love Makes You Crazy: His "love" for Flamegirl, causes him to act "dense", and selfish, and got him involved in hacking, due to thinking he needs to protect her from Alpha. His intentions are misplaced though, as Flamegirl obviously doesn't welcome his "help", and is not at all happy about him confronting her.
Red Eyes, Take Warning: While he thinks he has good intentions his red eyes emphasize he's definitely not on the side of good. He also has quite a temper, and is seen abusing his hacker abilities to take out his anger on Alpha.
Adaptation Expansion: Dustbunny starts off having a much more prominent role than in the original, appearing earlier on, and being given a very important mission from the hacker boss that requires her abilities to pull off without anyone noticing.
Cleavage Window: Through the top half of her body suit. It opens up down the center like a jacket.
Early-Bird Cameo: In the original incarnation Dustbunny did not appear until The Movie, and did not serve a recurring role until the third "season". In the reboot she first appears early on during the gemini tournament, and plays a more prominent role in the hackers plans.
Femme Fatale: Wears prominently black and uses her sex appeal to manipulate people, and towards the end of episode 8 baits The Hero Alpha into following her, with a seeming intent to confuse him with information about his "forbidden power".
Gotta Have It Gonna Steal It: Her role in the hackers mission during the tournament is to use her smoke screen abilities to create cover so she can steal Asterob's asterisk shield, because they apparently really need it's ability to drain in game energy.
Little Bit Beastly: Has long rabbit ears to emphasize being of the animalistic class, and a rabbit tail, but the rest of her design is more human looking.
Ms. Fanservice: The bikini top she's wearing is all that is covering her up through the Cleavage Window in her body suit. She also wears heavy makeup.
Opera Gloves: She wears long black gloves that cover her arms.
Smoke Out: Her power is creating smokescreens that blur sight, and make it harder for her enemies to attack her. And she can turn into smoke as well. Niosi states in a description of the original character on Deviantart that her powers are heavily based off Capt. Smoker's devil fruit powers in One Piece,
Blood Knight: He seems to enjoy a good fight, but what he is really after is unknown.
Creepy Monotone: The way he talks and his voice sounds is very breathy and smug, which is especially creepy during the more action packed scenes of Awaken The Beast. The episode Gemini Tournament Yin shows that in casual conversation this occasionally ends up, being donwplayed, and turns into Spock Speak.
Cool Down: He needs to gather energy to use his beam attack and it requires more recharge time to be used twice. By the second time he charges it people can figure out what's up, and counter it.
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: We're made to beleive Alpha is completely invulnerable when under the effects of the virus, and yet Zetto floors him like he's nothing
Hoist by His Own Petard: Nylocke absorbs all of Zetto's Ki energy from his attacks into the drain edge and is put into a position where he can finish Zetto off with one last finishing move using Zetto's own ki energy. This is ultimately subverted though when Nylocke throws the match and lets Zetto win the gemini tournament.
Infinite Supplies: Of Ammunition, which he never seems to run out of. Given it's video game it makes sense.
Actually this is probably thanks to his use of ki, considering his weapons are powered by it as long as he has a decent supply he can probably fire bullets "infinitely".
Instant Knots: His mechanical arm can shoot chains, and they seem to have a life of their own. They can instantly wrap themselves around anything in their general direction.
Finishing Move: Zetto's charged beam attack is used this way. And episode 09 shows it can backfire on him in a big way if it doesn't work. Since he uses a ton of energy to use it and it's a skill that requires recharging to be used.
Kame Hame Hadoken One of his attacks is a charged giant laser beam, and his ability is ki attacks.
Knight of Cerebus: Along with Tigerlily after he appears the series takes a darker turn.
Munchkin: Episode 09 shows him to be this. He takes winning at the game very seriously, to the point that when Nylocke and Gamecrazed throw their fight it robbed him of enjoying his victory in the Gemini Tournament. The reason he feels that way is that it's made clear Nylocke was about to win, and could have finished Zetto and Kizuna fairly easily, but let Zetto win to make a point that winning and being the strongest isn't everything.
Powers as Programs: The "absorption code" used to remove the forbidden power from Alpha's character. Plus the forbidden power, (which is a computer virus) when he's ultimately possessed by it
Power Palms: He shoots lasers and ki attacks from his mechanical palm. The power palms are seen when he's charging his laser.
Powers via Possession: Gains extra strength and power when being possessed by The Forbidden Power, including being able to extend his Ki-energy to give his attacks longer reach and:
Power Floats: The Forbidden power makes him able to float in the air
Pyrrhic Victory: Nylocke lets Zetto win the gemini tournament's final match to teach him that winning isn't everything. This was after he pretty much absorbed all of Zetto's Ki energy, and was in a position to finish him off with his own Ki, making Zetto's win feel undeserved.
The Real Man: He's all about the Pv P. Episode 09 in particular demonstrates this a lot. He takes winning and fighting so seriously that he can't have fun if someone doesn't take it as Serious Business as much as he does. He also doesn't have fun if it's not evident that he's the strongest.
"You stop this BullS*** RIGHT NOW! I've had it up to HERE with your socially awkward antics! In case you weren't aware, we're not living in "Ye Old England" you overbearing twit! And your ridiculous coping mechanism for interacting with others isn't cute. It's insanity! It's annoying! YOU'RE ANNOYING! Now SHUT UP, get over here and fight me, before I make you wish you never got NEAR THIS GODFORSAKEN GAME!"
Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes glow red the same way Alpha's do when he becomes possessed by the forbidden power in episode 10.
Resist The Beast: For the most part the Forbidden Power maintains complete control until he breaks the possession momentarily to ask Alpha to Mercy Kill him, and resists enough to absorb the rest of the Virus from Alpha's character from 93% to 100% later.
Spiky Hair/ Shonen Hair His hair is so spiky, and messy it almost looks like it's solid. It seriously looks like his hair could cut you.
Spock Speak: His conversation with Kizuna in Gemini Tournament Yin where his good grammar portrays him as intelligent. He prefers to use more technical terms like saying "truly" instead of relying on "really". The sarcasm he uses is also very dry, and subdued.
Two Aliases, One Character: It's revealed in Episode 10 that Zetto and Kirbopher are the same player using two different characters. when it's shown that both his and Kirbopher's eyes turn gray in the episode and it's stated to be signifying him "disconnecting" from his character and reconnecting to the other character without logging out of TOME. The only time we had seen them interact prior to The Reveal was a match in the gemini tournament, and the fact that Kirbopher didn't fight back or talk to Zetto ended up being a hint that both characters were controlled by the same player.
Unstoppable Rage: While possessed by The Forbidden Power. Which makes Zetto repeatedly say "Kill", because the virus wants to destroy Alpha. Although Zetto eventually breaks the possession momentarily to say "Kill Me" desperately asking Alpha to finish him.
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United Kingdom
Arch-Enemy: Fancies himself this to Nylocke, who gleefully plays along. The circumstances are a lot more serious than Nylocke first expected, however.
Create Your Own Villain: The short "The Legend of Nylocke" reveals that he was once a Wide Eyed Roleplayer who idolized Nylocke, but was turned down by him because he wasn't good at Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe narrative. He even tried making an evil counterpart character based on Nylocke to fight him but the system didn't allow it. Part of the reason he sought out DemonKing was to get hacking skills to bypass the system and be a Griefer in Nylocke's name.
Large Ham: Intentionally as he's acting out an evil counterpart to Nylocke. Though it contrasts Nylocke in that he still has an indoor voice most of the time, and he sounds more slimy and smug.
That is, until they were about to lose against Zetto in the Gemini Tournament, Tsuzuku reluctantly admits his real ethnicity. Shogun was pissed and about to curse him before they were both blasted away.
Shout Out: His use of slang, and overuse of contractions is heavily borrowed from rap culture artists like Snoop Dogg which is undoubtedly where his use of the word "Shizz" came from. Also his line "Let er rip!" while attacking with his yoyo is a Shout Out to Beyblade who Rockoon's voice actor voiced in.
Totally Radical: Oh so much. In addition to his speech, he also has an exaggerated baseball cap set backwards on his character.
Appears in: Episode 04, 05; Short 04, 05
Voiced by: David "CrikeyDave" Smith
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: TBA
Australian Accent: Given that the art designer he's based off is Australian it's naturally the way Dijiri speaks as well.
Creator Cameo: Dijiri is based on Niosi's art designer David Smith. He originally appeared in a cameo in "Fraggedquest" (along with his fellow art designers). But he has since appeared in other episodes, as a bystander having a minor connection to the plot.
Big Good: In a fashion. Is the ultimate authority in the world of TOME. He's portrayed as being god-like.
Early-Bird Cameo: In the original he did not appear until almost immediately after the tournament was finished. In the remake he seems to be one of the main people organizing it.
Foreshadowing: Webmaster's character, and his interest in organizing tournaments for the players of TOME is discussed as early as the second episode Midnight Mansion. The titular mansion also has a painting of his likeness in the background.
Giant Hands of Doom: Has floating giant claw hands, although so far we haven't seen them used to attack.
Holy Halo: Coming out of his back and seen around his head from the front. No doubt it's part of his design to emphasize his heavenly light abilities, and his god-like status as an admin of TOME.
Physical God: Maybe calling him a "Digital God" would be a better term, given that it's inside a videogame. But he's portrayed as being like a "god" of TOME's virtual world. Descending with heavenly light when he appears.
Police Are Useless: Averted; When smoke starts covering the stadium unexpectedly, immediately undoes it.
Webmaster: "This WON'T do. Not in MY game"
Raymanian Limbs: His limbs are literally floating disconnected from his body.
The Announcer: Anneva who stays up in the safety of the announcer's box and announces which teams are paired against each other during the tournament, and then announcing the conclusion of each battle for the audience. Foreva in contrast gets up close to the battles themselves acting more as a referee.
Combat Referee: Foreva who gets up close to stadium itself following the fighters from the edge of the ring as they face off, and probably doubling as extra eyes to watch for cheating. This is in contrast to Anneva who stays up in the announcer's box farther away from the action.
Curb-Stomp Battle: Foreva suffers one of these to Saturndiva who finds her irritating.
The Dividual/ Those Two Girls: For the most part they play off of each other as a pair. They're introduced together. They fall under The Syndividual variation, having different looks and contrasting character traits, but still acting together as a unit, adding commentary to the events of the tournament.
Esoteric Motifs: Their character's outfits and overall appearance are modeled after the Yin Yang Symbol of balance. It being an important theme for the tournament. Also fits with them being a duo themselves with contrasting personalities.
Genki Girl: Foreva who is very optimistic, playful, and excited. Inverted with Anneva who in contrast is more subdued and sophisticated.
Hurricane of Puns/ Shout Outs: They make a great many Shout Outs to Video Game Culture and puns to go along with them. One shout in particular is a botched line where Foreva says "Hell or Heaven lets rock!" (the original line is "heaven or hell") In reference to Guilty Gear.
Multicolored Hair: Both have streaks in their hair in addition to their dominant hair color. Anneva has black hair with blue streaks. And Foreva has Pink hair with white streaks.
Ominous Pipe Organ: One of these themes starts playing as Anneva very melodramatically says
"As the stakes raise higher and higher one solitary slip up could cost them the entire match, and their hopes and dreams will be dashed! FOREVER! AUGH! I can't take it!"
Opera Gloves: Both Anneva and Foreva wear one black and one white glove on each arm that reach up to their elbows. Seem to be just for looks, as it goes with their Yin Yang theme.
Rose-Haired Girl: Foreva has pink hair, and is a very cheerful and excited to do her job, even as some players get very irritated, at her style of announcing.
Youthful Freckles: Foreva has them. She also seems to be younger than Anneva, and is much more energetic.
Appears in: Episode 08, 09, 10
Voiced by: Imogen Fox
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Unknown
Action Girl: We haven't seen her fight much yet, but well she can definitely hold her own in a fight if she can keep up with Zetto.
Animorphism: As it turns out, she was the Mysterious Red Cat that's been appearing in the past episodes.
Creepy Monotone: Speaks in a breathy monotone very similar to Zetto. Except unlike him she doesn't seem to stress words or syllables at all, when she's talking. She's also more precise when she speaks, and she seems to prefer her responses to be a short three words or less.
Little Bit Beastly: Has long animal-like ears seemingly modeled after a cat or some other animal, but the rest of her design is more human looking.
Infinite Supplies: Normally a handgun, would need to be reloaded after a few rounds, but she never seems to run out of ammunition. It's inside a video game so it makes sense.
Opera Gloves: Wears gloves up to elbow length. Seems to be just a fashion statement.
The Stoic: Speaks in a very airy, and quiet tone, and appears non-emotional, or otherwise unimpressed with what's going on at the tournament. She's been playing TOME since launch, so perhaps she's just disillusioned after playing so long.
Police Are Useless: After five hacker attacks and two public virus incidents seen (and six more apparently happening prior to Episode 01), she is the first trace of actual support staff we have yet to see...and she is more concerned with scammers and tournament organizing. Makes you wonder how the game is holding together at all when the people running it couldn't care less about the people playing it.