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Characters: TOME
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The characters, as they appear in the Continuity Reboot, TOME:

BEWARE UNMARKED SPOILERS AHEAD! Especially those related to the season 1 finale!

The Five-Man Band

    Alpha 
A young boy who's a bit on the shy side; but is a skilled fighter, well-balanced with many powers inspired by the Greek Gods.

Appears in: All Episodes except 02, 06
Voiced by: Blake "ShadyVox" Swift

Class: Fighter
Power: Mythology
Real Name: Michael
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Alpha fights this way in grid battles in the early episodes when he's not under the influence of the "Forbidden Power". It's to emphasize his inexperience.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Flamegirl at the end of episode 7
  • Battle Couple:With Flamegirl in the tournament
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: His lightning attack which is named after Zeus.
  • 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.
  • Deal with the Devil: With the Forbidden Power in the first episode.
  • Deflector Shields: One of his attacks is an energy shield, but unlike Asterob he doesn't base his whole fighting style around it.
  • Demonic Possession:Fittingly, this first happens in the episode "Awaken the Beast". Up to that point, though the Forbidden Power was influencing his behaviour, it did not take control outright.
  • Facial Markings: Has two Roman numeral "I"s near his eyes.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Alpha gets these with an update to his look in episode 10 that make him look more badass.
  • Finishing Move: The "Vulcan Rocket", a combination of the moves Vulcan Fist, and Rocket Burn that Alpha and Flamegirl use in the Gemini Tournament.
  • First Name Basis: With Flamegirl, as of "Infectuation".
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Supine, a rare example of the main character having this temperament.
  • Friendless Background: Because he spends all of his free time staying at home, playing video games (obviously), and his acquaintances out in the "real world" believe that Loners Are Freaks. They'd probably be willing to befriend him if he put himself out there more, but he's apparently even more of a Shrinking Violet in person.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Normally, Alpha's wings are white, but during his Demonic Possession in episode 5 Alpha's color scheme gets darker, and his wings and tail turn black.
  • 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.
    • He got his wish as of episode 10.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Alpha's desire. Fulfilled through playing TOME.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He's indoubtedly one of the most innocent and sweet characters in the show.
  • Ironic Name: Personality-wise, Alpha is easily the least "alpha-type" character in the Five-Man Band.
  • Leitmotif: Alpha's is called "A Hero's Wings", which also has a Dark Reprise called "A Hero's Weakness".
  • 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.
  • Nice Guy: Definitely the kindest character in the Five-Man Band.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability/ No Sell: Shown from episode one to be invulnerable to attacks when under the influence of the "Forbidden Power". Zetto, and Flamegirl are the only exceptions due to anti-virus programs hidden in their characters.
  • 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.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Background information describes him as having joined TOME "due to its rising popularity in his High School". Niosi has also confirmed that he is the youngest main character, at about 17-18, though in "Highest Form of Flattery", multiple characters claim that he and Flamegirl are the same age.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Has a spike of hair hanging near one eye, with it obscuring his eye only occasionally. Serves as a symbol of his shy and unassuming tendencies.
  • Primary-Color Champion: His color scheme is primarily blue, and red, with white as the third color.
  • Psychic Link: With The Forbidden Power for all of the first season
  • Psychic Strangle: Does this to Ravenfreak in episode 03. He uses The Forbidden Power to make Ravenfreak float in the air, choking him and exposing him to serious pain in the process. Also does this Kirbopher in episode 05 forcing Kirbopher to log out. It's made evident in the show that The Forbidden Power was manipulating Alpha's mind during both instances of this happening.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Kirbopher's Red Oni
  • 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.
  • Took a Level in Badass: By the Season Finale, Alpha took a big one of these, and thanks to that, he's able to hold his ground against Demon Zetto and gives a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the Forbidden Power.
  • 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 in exchange for a black tank top and Fingerless Gloves.
  • 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.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: When the Forbidden Power takes over him. As of episode 10, the Forbidden Power is gone thanks to Zetto.
  • Theme Naming: All of his special attacks are named for members of the Greco-Roman pantheon - hence his power of "Mythology".
  • Throwing Your Shield Always Works: He can use his energy shield as a weapon by throwing it.
  • Tuckerization: Alpha's first name comes from Mike Luckas, on whom the original TTA character was based.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: Gives one to the Forbidden Power when he's fighting Demon Zetto.
    Alpha: I think I finally understand. your entire existance is meant to hurt others... and I was just your tool for doing it. That's the only reason you bothered with me... and I was just too stupid to figure it out. Well, I don't need you. I never needed you! Now GET OUT!!
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kirbopher.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Purely cosmetic, although Kirbopher has claimed in his blog that they boost agility.

     Kirbopher 
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

Class: Swordsman
Power: Enchanted Sword
Real Name: Christopher?
"S'like Christopher, except curvier."
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • 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  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.
  • Kirb Stomp 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".
  • Character Blog: Available right here.
  • Could Have Avoided This Plot: Regarding his plot to destroy the virus when it came to hiring people to get it out of Alpha when he could've simply been upfront with him to begin with.
  • Double Agent: It's revealed Kirbopher is an alternate character of Zetto's and that his player is using it 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 genuinely more concerned about the virus harming someone than abusing it.
  • Friendly Rival: With Alpha. Who he considers his sparring partner.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric.
  • Grumpy Bear: Tends to respond to most of the team's plans with an angry attitude.
  • Hint Dropping: In episode 7 he frequently drops hints to Archy that he's being a pest. Archy either just doesn't get it or is very persistent.
  • I Call It Vera: His Ask Kirbopher blog reveals that he calls his sword "The XV", which stands for 15, his lucky number.
  • An Ice Person: One of his attacks, called "ice knives" involves ice projectiles coming out of his sword.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Kirb".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Deep, deep down.
    • 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.
    • The Kirbopher/Zetto player explicitly acknowledges in "Plan Z" that the rest of the Five-Man Band - all of them, even including Nylocke and Flamegirl - were "people who I grew to love as dear friends".
  • 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: Kirbopher's is called "Dangerous Duo", though this is not immediately obvious from the title, placement on the soundtrack album, or usage in the show itself (unlike the leitmotifs for the other four members of the Five-Man Band). The name might be an allusion to the player's dual role as Kirbopher and Zetto. However, it was officially confirmed in his character blog.
  • Living a Double Life: Since Kirbopher and Zetto are two characters used by the same player he has to balance interacting with two different groups of characters, and has to act differently for both characters to avoid suspicion of this double life.
  • 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.
  • Nice Hat: He says so and we think so.
  • The Noseless: Has no nose.
  • Not Important to This Episode Camp: Does not appear in Episode 03, or any of the shorts except for the Traveler's Guide.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Possibly. Although Kirb is capable of some pretty impressive combat maneuvers (such as his fight against Sniperwheel in "Mansion Midnight"), his opponents often get the better of him. But it's hard not to get the impression he's holding back after it's been revealed that he and Zetto are one and the same. It's possible that his insistence to Alpha that he "let him" win in the first episode might have actually been true.
  • Obnoxious Snarker: Kirbopher is a really loud, snarky, and irritable Sour Supporter. Especially when the team is fighting against the hackers, which he thinks is a waste of time.
    • 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 Real Man: For him, TOME is all about the combat.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Alpha's Blue Oni.
  • Sensitive Guy And Manly Guy The manly guy to Archy's Sensitive Guy, being the gruff, tough, and sarcastic member of the duo.
  • Short Range Guy Long Range Guy: The short range guy to Archy's long range guy once they team up for the tournament
  • 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
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Alpha.
  • With Friends Like These...: With Flamegirl.

    Flamegirl 
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, also in Short 04
Voiced by: Anna Kingsley

Class: Spellcaster
Power: Fire
Real Name: Stephanie
Real World Location: Burbank, California, United States

Associated Tropes:

  • 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.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Alpha at the end of episode 7
  • BadAss: Easily an equal to Nylocke and GC. If not better.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her shirt cuts off at the belly. After the events of episode 7, this is no longer the case.
  • Battle Couple: With Alpha in the tournament
  • Brains and Brawn: Flamegirl is the brains, Nylocke is the brawn. Flamegirl being more level-headed than Nylocke is, often brings him back to earth, when he gets too into roleplaying his character.
  • Boyish Short Hair: After her Important Hair Cut
  • 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.
  • Designated Love Interest: To Alpha. They've practically hooked up already, aside from making it official.
  • 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.
  • Finger Gun: Her method of firing, well, fire.
  • Finishing Move: The "Vulcan Rocket", a combination of the moves Vulcan Fist, and Rocket Burn that Alpha and Flamegirl use in the Gemini Tournament.
  • First Name Basis: With Alpha, onscreen as of "The Warring Demons", but probably as far back as "Infectuation".
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic.
  • The Heart: She's pretty much the moral center of the group. Keeping the boys in line.
  • Important Haircut: Happens when she brings Alpha out of his demon form with a Cooldown Hug in episode 7. Word of God Says its because Raven freak planted her powers in her hair.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Flamey" (though Saturndiva calls her "Flames" instead).
    • 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.
  • Leitmotif: Flamegirl's is called "Hot Stuff Comin' Thru". As rearranged by The Living Tombstone, it doubles as the Love Theme for Alpha and Flamey, under the title "Michael & Stephanie".
    • However, "Hot Stuff" is often used in scenes and even episodes where Flamegirl is not present, which initially led some fans to believe that it was intended as the ;Lavendera theme. (Niosi admitted in a chat that "I can see that".)
  • Male Gaze: Mostly unintentional, but sometimes we get a few butt shots of Flamey.
    Niosi: "There’s a few problems, mostly with Flamey’s butt. I need to butt better. I promise I’ll butt better next time."
  • Mercy Kill: Does this to Neomutant, forcing him to log out, so that Alpha's virus powers don't hurt him in real life.
  • Not Important to This Episode Camp: Does not appear in Episodes 02 or 06 (apart from brief non-speaking cameos in the latter).
  • Opera Gloves: Wears fingerless black gloves that go up to elbow length.
  • Playing with Fire: She's a caster with fire powers.
  • Power Nullifier: She can deactivate Alpha's "Forbidden Power" by touching his character.
  • Powers as Programs: Ravenfreak attached an antivirus program to her character, which acts as a sort of Kryptonite Factor to the Forbidden Power.
  • The Reveal: Flamegirl's real name is Stephanie.
  • Team Mom: Also the de facto leader of the Five-Man Band, though the amount of authority she has varies wildly depending on the situation.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: Has a fiery purple glow when she deactivates Alpha's Forbidden Power
  • Took a Level in Badass/ Xenafication: Compared to her original character in TTA, Flamey definitely qualifies.
  • Technicolor Fire: A purple flame appears around her when she's using her "powers".
  • The Real Man: Mostly interested in the combat aspect of TOME. Though seemingly not to the extent that Kirbopher is interested in it since she does take part in the social aspect often as well.
  • Valley Girl: Literally, but not personality-wise, in a subversion of the trope.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Wings in TOME are pretty much mostly aesthetic. Although Kirbopher claims they boost agility.
  • With Friends Like These...: With Kirbopher.
  • Wreathed in Flames: Has a "charging dash attack" that envelopes her body in flames.

    Gamecrazed 
A strong, but silent type, who only speaks when he feels it's worth speaking up. He is quiet, quick, and moves like a shadow across the ground to take out his enemies.

Appears in: All Episodes except 03, 07
Voiced by: Casey Mongillo

Class: Morphological
Power: Shadows
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Unknown

Associated Tropes:

  • Badass: Due to his doing anything to win, his willingness to throw himself into danger to act as a barrier to shield his friends, and taking on enemies much larger than himself head on.
  • Casting a Shadow: His power is shadows.
  • Charged Attack: When equipped with the drain edge he can unleash one of these if he absorbs enough damage by blocking.
  • 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.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Melancholic.
  • In-Series Nickname: "GC".
  • Leitmotif: Fittingly GC's is called "Purple Shadows".
  • Living Shadow: Gamecrazed's character is a literal shadow person as an extension of him being of the morphological class
  • Made of Iron: To what extent is still unknown, but Gamecrazed can certainly take a lot of punishment.
  • Mysterious Past: To the point where it's unclear as to whether or not he's even human.
  • Nice Guy: Asterob thinks so. And Kirb and Nye agree with him.
  • No Mouth: Probably contributes to his mysteriousness as it makes it hard to tell what he's feeling/thinking a lot of the time.
  • No Sense of Humor: A relatively understated example, but he still stands out amongst his more jocular (and/or sarcastic) teammates.
    • "Dragon Drama" proves that he actually does have a sense of humour - just an incredibly dry and understated one which he chooses to deploy only on very rare occasions.
  • Not Important to This Episode Camp: Does not appear in Episodes 03 or 07, or any of the shorts except for the Traveler's Guide.
  • Not So Stoic: It's rare that he becomes visibly upset, but in episode 04 when Flamegirl suggests that the gang get together in real life - he says "it's... just not possible for me to get there" with a crestfallen look on his face. Also in episode 08; GC glares at Kirbopher when he acts upset at the tournament after asking him "What do YOU have to be upset about?".
  • Purple Is The New Black: His purple color is used to indicate his dark, dry, and mysterious personality.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He's purple and one of the best players at combat in the group.
  • The Quiet One: He only speaks up if it's necessary. He's also the only member of the Five-Man Band who never sings.
  • Red Baron: Known outside his circle of friends as "The Purple Shadow of ;Lavendera".
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Since he's of the Morphological class he can transform his arm into a blade, or even morph his body into a giant hand.
  • The Smart Guy: He's very knowledgable about the mechanics of TOME, Crazy-Prepared, and a clever strategist
  • The Social Expert: Weirdly enough. Despite being a bit anti-social sometimes he's an excellent judge of character and noticed straight away that Nylocke was troubled.
    Gamecrazed "This area is something special isn't it?"
    Hyprelynx "How...Wow! You're good!"
  • Spanner in the Works: Since nobody was supposed to be at The Mansion until it was open for all the players to see, if Gamecrazed had not snuck into the mansion on the same night, the hackers' plan to steal the drain weapons in episode 2 would have succeeded.
  • Spock Speak: From the first episode you see he speaks with very good grammar, avoids slang, and contractions and sounds very intelligent and distant because of it.
  • The Stoic: The whole No Mouth thing helps here, as it makes it much harder to tell when he's actually "smiling".

    Nylocke 
A bumbling, over-the-top medieval role player with a heart of gold, and a massive blade of ice.

Appears in: All Episodes except 07, also in Shorts 03, and 06
Voiced by: Martin "LittleKuriboh" Billany

Class: Swordsman
Power: Ice
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Knutsford, England, United Kingdom

NNNNYLOCKE! Master Of Having The Most Trope Associations!:

  • 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 06 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.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: A rare example of a Supporting Protagonist being this. Usually triggers when his friends are in trouble. And no he's not that other silly badass trope, because it's the character he's playing that's silly.
  • BFS: Wields a very large blade of ice. Bonus points for resting it across his shoulder while idle.
  • Big Good: Nylocke started the quest to stop the hackers and despite all of his eccentricities, he's the closest thing to this that TOME has.
  • The Big Guy: Focused a lot on heavy damage with his broadsword and ice attacks. But he's also very big in stature compared to the rest of the group.
  • Blade Across The Shoulder: Sometimes when he's just standing idly by he'll rest his, huge blade of ice over his shoulder.
  • Brains and Brawn: Flamegirl is the brains, Nylocke is the brawn. Flamegirl being more level-headed than Nylocke is, 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.
  • Catch Phrase / Verbal Tic: "Whoosh!," used whenever he's dashing offscreen.
  • Character Development: Whether it's the player or the character he's roleplaying getting this is up for debate, but Nylocke has come to realize that he's made some thoughtless mistakes and learnt from them after facing the consequences of his actions and it shows.
  • Charged Attack: After GC gives him the drain edge as a gift he can unleash a charged attack if the drain edge absorbs enough damage by blocking.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Draconic Humanoid: Nylocke's character is a "Dragon Man". He won his Dragon Man character by being the 111,111,111th player to register to play TOME.
  • Escapism/ Hidden Depths Nylocke 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.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine.
  • Full-Name Basis: Nylocke is the only character who regularly addresses Flamegirl and Gamecrazed by their full usernames (along with Kirbopher, at least when he pronounces it correctly), as part of his role playing. A sure sign that he's broken character in "Dragon Drama" is him casually referring to Kirbopher as simply "Kirb".
  • G-Rated Drug: Is under a coffee high during the tournament, and a 2 day grinding session before. Making him much more of a Motor Mouth than usual.
  • I Have Many Names/ Overly Long Name: Nylocke's many titles. This is even lamp shaded by Nylocke himself in his themesong.
  • An Ice Person: His power is ice, and there's his main title "Dragon of the cold steel" referencing his sword.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Nye".
  • Kirk Summation: He will often make one of these prior to engaging his enemy in combat. Surprisingly, they've been known to work on occasion.
  • Large Ham: Due largely to his roleplaying a mideival hero, his No Indoor Voice and his many catchphrases
  • Leitmotif: "Dragon of the Cold Steel", which first appears in Episode 01, and by Episode 06 is rearranged, given lyrics, and turned into Nylocke's Theme Song.
  • Living a Double Life: In real life he's just an "ordinary chap", but in TOME He's NYLOCKE! "Master Knight","Dragon Warrior" "Dragon of the Cold Steel!"
  • Love Hurts: Nylocke's backstory includes at least one failed romance which obviously still affects him.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: "NYLOCKE! Dragon/master of..."
  • Man Child: He's apparently the oldest of the main characters (in his late 20s, according to Niosi), but in some ways the most emotionally immature.
  • Motor Mouth: He gets carried away sometimes when he's really into his character. Seems almost euphoric for him.
  • Nice Guy: Nylocke may be eccentric, but he's definitely a nice guy who has no intentions of hurting anyone and when he does, he tries to make things right.
  • No Indoor Voice: Mostly because of his hamminess while roleplaying. He speaks in a booming baritone.
  • Not Important to This Episode Camp: After being the only character to appear in each of the first six episodes, he finally does not appear in episode 07.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: LITERALLY! If he breaks character, you know something big is about to happen.
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Nylocke decides to rid the virtual world of the now trapped Forbidden Power "once and for all"! By chucking the thing all the way into the sanctuary region! Hilariously the top comment for the episode is even someone posting the page quote for this trope. And more ironically Nylocke's voice actor is the source of the quote itself. Real!Kirbopher has said in the episode 10 commentary that the reference was intentional.
  • 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 a couple more instances 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!"
  • Shipper on Deck: For Alpha/Flamegirl.
  • Ship Tease: With Whyti. He plays her knight in shining armor rather well...
  • Socially-Awkward Hero: Nylocke has trouble dealing with emotional situations - often evading them whenever he is confronted by them - and has been shown to be surprisingly cavalier about the feelings of others in the past. This is despite being a very popular and gregarious player overall, and makes for a good contrast with the quiet and mysterious - but highly perceptive and insightful - Gamecrazed.
  • 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 & Allies

    Whyti 
Appears in: Episode 01, 03, 08; Short 04
Voiced by: Apphia Yu

Class: Spellcaster
Power: Snow
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Tokyo, Japan

Associated Tropes:

    Saturndiva 
Appears in: Episode 01, 03, 08; Short 04
Voiced by: Sarah Williams

Class: Fighter
Power: Double Blades
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Associated Tropes:

    Sniperwheel 
Appears in: Episode 02, 04, 08, 09
Voiced by: Jon "JonTron" Jafari

Class: Mechanical
Power: Arsenal
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: New York, New York, United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: His name was Sniperwave in the original, it was changed to Sniperwheel to make more sense with the alterations to his appearance in the reboot.
  • American Accents: Speaks with a very pronounced Noo Yawk accent.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's quite bombastic, and loves boasting about his skills.
  • 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...
  • BFG: Sniperwheel essentially is one of these.
  • 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.
    Asterob: "Augh. How did I let him talk me into this?"
    Sniperwheel: "HEY! You're not complaining are you? BECAUSE THAT SOUNDED LIKE COMPLAINING!"
    Asterob: "No! No! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!"
  • 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.
  • Pun
    " It's my Headcannon. And in my Headcanon, you die!"
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Asterob's Sensitive Guy when they team up for the Gemini Tournament.
  • Shout-Out: Makes one to a lyric in the theme song "Battle On".
  • Swiss-Army Weapon / Swiss Army Appendage: Sniperwheel essentially IS one of these. He launches bombs and unlocks cannons from his chest, and can shift his arm into a Ray Gun.

    Asterob 
Appears in: Episode 02, 04, 08, 09
Voiced by: Lawrence "MasakoX" Simpson

Class: Fighter
Power: Reflection
Real Name: Rob?
Real World Location: Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom

Associated Tropes:

  • Achilles' Heel: Take away his shield and he's pretty useless.
  • Apologises a Lot: Takes a moment to apologize even when he doesn't really need to. It's used as a gag, and it's been said by Niosi that this is inspired from his voice actor, who is very polite, and apologetic in real life.
  • British Stuffiness: He's a bit reserved, but his stuffiness mostly comes about when Kirb and Nye trespass on the mansion before it's ready for the players.
  • Charged Attack: He can use one when his shield absorbs enough energy by blocking attacks.
  • Chekhov's Gun: His shield and Drain Edge later prove to have much more use than merely for battle. They are able to absorb and contain the Forbidden Power.
  • Energy Absorption: His shield absorbs damage from attacks and turns it into energy.
  • The Glasses Come Off: During his match against Nylocke and Gamecrazed, he removes his glasses and hat before declaring he's ready to give a serious fight.
  • I Am Very British: It's a running joke that he accentuates his british mannerisms.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: He makes a dynamic sprite change to fight Nylocke seriously as the only Brit to win the Gemini Tournament.
  • Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: His main strategy in battle is to throw bombs, while he blocks attacks with his shield. If his shield blocks enough damage he can unleash a Charged Attack.
  • 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.
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang: With his shield.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Sniperwheel's Manly Man when they team up for the Gemini Tournament. This contrast of personality actually pushes Asterob into getting fed up with people treating him as weak.

    Granda 
Appears in: Episode 01, 03, 04, 08
Voiced by: Kimlinh "Hnilmik" Tran

Class: Animalistic
Power: Stegosaurus
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Saigon, Vietnam

Associated Tropes:

    T-Bones 
Appears in: Episode 01, 03, 08
Voiced by: Andy Dennis

Class: Animalistic
Power: Tyrannosaurus
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Associated Tropes:

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Themed after a Tyrannosarurus with dinosaur themed attacks, and a costume.
  • 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)
  • Scotland: Fares from Scotland.
  • Violent Glaswegian: Subverted; he is far more temperate and reasonable than Granda.

    Hyprelynx 
Appears in: Episode 06, 08
Voiced by: Jessi "Nowacking" Nowack

Class: Animalistic
Power: Strobes
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: Renamed to "Hyprelynx" in the reboot her name was "Hamstar" in the original.
  • Badass Adorable: She and Elescope teamed up without hesitation to help Nylocke and Gamecrazed.
  • Breakout Character: Won second place in the supporting character poll, and has an important role in episode 6.
  • Fangirl: Quickly becomes one for Nylocke.
  • Genki Girl: Very energetic and enthusiastic about playing TOME. Especially after meeting Nylocke, who enjoys her company, and encourages her for it.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: One of her attacks, as noted by Nylocke, is light based.

    Elescope 
Appears in: Episode 01, 06, 08
Voiced by: Mike "1Kids" Hecht

Class: Mechanical
Power: Electric
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: He was renamed in the reboot his former name was "Thunder256"
  • 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"

    Archy 
Appears in: Episode 07, 08
Voiced by: Micah Solusod

Class: Fighter
Power: Magical Archery
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: His name was "Ericho" in the original.
  • An Ice Person: He has ice arrows.
  • Arrows on Fire: One of his arrow attacks are writhed in fire
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Has a real hard time asking Kirbopher directly that he wants to team up with him in the tournament.
  • The Cutie: Adorable, kind, helpful, curious and naive. In contrast to Kirbopher's Grumpy Bear, Genre Savvy, and sarcastic tendencies.
  • Hint Dropping: Tries to show off his arrows to give Kirb a reason to team up in the tournament.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: His Light arrows, which are also interchangeable with Shock and Awe.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Being one of the youngest characters in the show he's portrayed as being one of the most innocent. And clueless.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Due to his character being archer themed.
  • Nice Guy: He's definitely very polite, and anybody who would persist in trying to ask Kirbopher to join the tournament even with all his yelling and vitriol is undoubtedly good at heart.
  • Nice Hat: Probably a reference to Robin Hood since both characters are archers.
  • Poison Arrows: Has some "funky poison arrows"
  • Sensitive Guy And Manly Guy The Sensitive guy to Kirbopher's Manly Guy, being the shy, adorable, and nicer member of the duo.
  • Short Range Guy Long Range Guy: The long range guy to Kirbopher's short range guy once they team up for the tournament
  • Shock and Awe: Interchangable with Holy Hand Grenade as noted for other characters, although they're arrows with electric sparks.
  • 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.

The Hackers

    Tigerlilly (d-buggers.org) 
Appears in: All Episodes except 01, 04, 08, 09
Voiced by: Imogen Fox

Class: Animalistic
Power: ///
Real World Location: Unknown

Associated Tropes:

  • All There in the Manual: Tigerlilly's name was first revealed on the TOME Facebook page.
  • Animal Motifs: Often attributed to cats as a theme. First being with a logo based off of one. Justified when it's revealed Tigerlily's a giant cat.
  • Batman Gambit: Tigerlilly tends to form her plans based on how the main characters would usually act in a situation. Like Alpha being baited into "saving" Flamegirl in episode 03 so they can provoke him into using the Forbidden Power or Flamegirl being able to pacify the FB with the power they planted on her because she's generally always hanging out with Alpha when they're both logged in, and knowing that she would still willingly help him when she figured it out. as examples. The reason this works out is because She has Zetto/Kirb feeding her info on Alpha's Status, and is also spying on the main characters in her small cat form.
  • Beast of Battle: Modelled after a giant cat, and fierce as any beast in battle, taking out even gamecrazed at one point.
  • Big Bad: Employs and pays the hackers, and causes much of the show's conflict to escalate.
  • Cats Are Mean: Due to being the Big Bad, cat inspired, and griefing the Five-Man Band.
  • Extra Eyes: Has four eyes instead of two.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Has a cute name despite being very threatening in person.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom/ Glowing Mechanical Eyes: Used to make the character intimidating, and portray the character as someone not to be reckoned with.
  • Griefer: Tigerlilly harasses the main characters with cheapshots starting in "Awaken the Beast"
  • Knight of Cerebus: The show takes a darker turn after Tigerlilly appears.
  • Leitmotif: "The Hacker Factor", shared with all the other hackers.
  • Loud of War: Harrasses and stuns the other characters in real life with an ear-piercing roar. Probably stuns them through a loud sound going through their headphones.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Tigerlilly's roar attack, which can also be visibly seen as green sound waves.
  • Mighty Glacier: Her character breakdown states that Tigerlilly trades speed for her amazing offensive and defensive power.
  • Mighty Roar: Has a very unsettling loud roar.
  • Multilayer Façade: D-buggers.org is Tigerlilly who is the Mysterious Red Cat who is also Kizuna.
  • Mysterious Employer: Hires and pays the hackers, and her motives and appearance are shrouded in mystery from the start of the show.
  • Mysterious Watcher: She uses a smaller cat form to watch the main characters discreetly.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Nothing short of Demon Alpha has inflicted any significant damage.
  • The Reveal: D-buggers.org reveals themself to be Tigerlilly behind the D-buggers.org logo.
  • The Voice: Until The Reveal the only visual clue we had to this mastermind's identity was a crudely-drawn logo.
  • The Worf Effect: In Awaken the Beast Tigerlilly winds up on both ends of the trope—first shrugging off Gamecrazed's Drain Edge and swatting him apart, and then being blown into Ludicrous Gibs by Demon Alpha.

    Rockoon 
Appears in: Episode 01, 04, 05, 08; Short 01, 05, 00
Voiced by: Deven Mack, Jr.

Class: Animalistic
Power: Explosives
Real Name: R. Rockwell?
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Berserk Button: Don't ever call him a "rodent".
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has jagged sharp teeth. Although his character's based off a carnivorous animal they way it's used would still allude to his tendency to do things For the Evulz.
  • 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!"
  • Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress: Rockoon re-creates this classic gag at the end of "Fraggedquest".
  • Griefer: Of all the hackers, he fits this description best, for his taking amusement in relentlessly annihilating, groups of common players.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: How Kirbopher defeats him in You've Gotta Virus.
  • Harpo Does Something Funny: Mack generally writes his own dialogue for the character. He even got to write a whole short starring Rockoon, titled Rockoon's Modern Strife.
  • I Am Not Weasel: "Raccoons are not part of the Rodent family and are more closely related to bears so heeeeeeey."
  • It Amused Me: Unlike most of the other hackers, who are in it for strictly financial reasons, Rockoon takes genuine pleasure in his handiwork.
  • 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.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: To emphasize his tendency to do antagonize other characters For the Evulz, and his being a hacker.
  • Screwy Squirrel: Rockoon is essentially a modern-day Tex Avery character (and homage to the Looney Tunes in general).
  • Self-Serving Memory: His flashback of why Doubling left, is modified so he has more reason to blame Doubling, and feel sorry for himself. Still, it's pretty funny.
  • Shout-Out: Many to pop culture. But in particular his running animation is a reference to the spinning of Taz the Tasmanian Devil in Looney Tunes.
  • Talkative Loon: As he himself notes:
    "Wow. I talk funny."
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Doubling in "You've Gotta Virus" and the "Hackers" short. Flew solo in "Fraggedquest", though.
    • Sadly, in "Awaken the Beast", he refers to Doubling as his "former associate".
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Rockoon's Power is explosives.
  • 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
  • Troll: Basically is one due to his actions as a trickster. Chris Niosi says most of the hackers were inspired by real internet trolls.
    "U mad?"
  • 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.

    Doubling 
Appears in: Episode 01, 02; Short 01, 05
Voiced by: Eddie Bosco

Class: Morphological
Power: Morphing Slime
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • 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.
  • Blob Monster: His character is a giant slime.
  • Cluster Bleep Bomb: Has the biggest potty mouth of anyone in the series thus far.
  • Growing Muscles Sequence: His Workout ability.
  • He's Back: As of Short #5.
  • 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.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: "Kid gloves off, [bleep]wad."
  • Only in It for the Money: Moreso than most of the other hackers, as he hates video games and has plenty of other hobbies
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: "Holy sh**, FORGET THIS! You are NOT worth what they're paying me! Freak!"
    • Extended so far as for him to permanently quit TOME than risk physical harm again. Until he decides to return as Skeight.
    "This ain't Inception, I ain't in The Matrix!"
  • 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.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Rockoon.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rockoon. Apparently enjoying their exchanges more than he wants to admit as his big return reveals.

    Splat 
Appears in: Episode 02
Voiced by: Alison Fanelli

Class: Morphological
Power: Adhesive Slime
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • 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".
  • Precision F-Strike: Splat is more judicious in her use of profanity than Doubling.
  • 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.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Unlike her brother Doubling before her, and Ravenfreak after her, she is not seen being debriefed by d-buggers.org.

    Demonking 
Appears in: Episode 03, 08; Short 03, 06
Voiced by: Anthony "AntfishTAS" Sardinha

Class: Spellcaster
Power: Hellfire
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

Associated Tropes:

  • Apologises a Lot / Apologetic Attacker: "Sorry" is even his first line.
  • Anti-Villain: Has sympathetic motives, seems genuinely apologetic for the chaos he unleashes upon ;Mechcity, and is even successfully redeemed by Nylocke through Kirk Summation.
  • Beard of Evil / Expository Hairstyle Change: Appears in Short 06 with a short moustache and beard combo. It's used to emphasize his role as an evil rival after his Face-Heel Turn.
  • 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.
  • Big Red Devil: His character model draws some inspiration from the classic devil design.
  • 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.
  • Hellfire: His power is casting "hellfires".
  • 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.
  • Incoming Ham:
    " *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 Adventure Abridged Series. Making it double as a Shout-Out. Even his entrance and exit are hammy. He flies away forebodingly as he bids Nylocke farewell.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: The first word out of his mouth is "sorry", he always says "please", and he doesn't want to "burn this nice lookin' park or anything".
  • Only in It for the Money:
    "They said if I did this they'd pay me enough to go back to school... I just wanna go back to school. Is that so much to ask?"
  • Playing with Fire: as noted above he's a fire spell caster.
  • Pointy Ears: Since his character is a demon. Like Nylocke it's probably intentionally chosen by the character's player to emphasize the character as different from ordinary humans in-game.
  • Punch Clock Villain: See above.
  • Swiper, No Swiping!: Nylocke merely tells Demonking to stop hacking, because it's wrong, and he does, which is Played for Laughs
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Wears no shirt.

    Ravenfreak 
Appears in: Episode 03
Voiced by: Lucien Dodge

Class: Animalistic
Power: Illusion
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Unknown

Associated Tropes:

  • Batman Gambit: Using Flamegirl to draw out Alpha's Forbidden Power? Check. Using Flamegirl to carry the Forbidden Power's weakness? Yes on De-buggers.org's part.
  • Bare Your Midriff: His shirt cuts off at the chest held together by a single button, and shows off his belly.
  • The Cast Showoff: Ravenfreak is a voice actor, which provides an in-story reason for Dodge to perform a very impressive imitation of Swift's "Alpha" voice.
  • Combat Sado Masochist: Unlike the other victims, Ravenfreak sounded elated to have experienced the Forbidden Power first hand.
  • Creepy Cross Dressing: He takes the form of Flamegirl as a joke to mess with Alpha. Alpha didn't find it very funny.
  • Feather Flechettes: One of his attacks is feather projectiles.
  • Large Ham: It comes with being a voice actor.
  • One-Shot Character: Appears only in "Highest Form of Flattery". In his final debriefing with d-buggers.org, he even says "I think once is enough for me".
  • Only in It for the Money:
    "Now where's MY MONEY?"
  • Sissy Villain: Emphasized by his "actwah" mannerisms, and his clothing. Very much meant to be creepy, and the audience loves him for it.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: Transforms into a crow, and two of the main characters at will.

    Neomutant 
Appears in: Episode 07, 08, 09
Voiced by: Christopher Guerrero

Class: Fighter
Power: Lightning
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: California, United States

Associated Tropes:

  • 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.
  • Casanova Wannabe: The facebook page tells us that "he fancies himself as being charismatic, but is really selfish Underneath The Mask".
  • Cool Mask: Really pulls his look together, and adds to his mysteriousness. Also see White Mask of Doom below.
  • Dashing Hispanic: His spanish/western sounding Leitmotif, and his accent seem to indicate this.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Says he's pretty much already accepted that Flamegirl doesn't want to be with him, and only gets involved because he's worried about Alpha putting her in danger.
  • Leitmotif: Neomutant's theme is "Spanish Drive".
  • 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.
  • Oh Crap: When he sees Demon Alpha for himself.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Although he thinks he has good intentions all the red and black clearly portray him as being sinister.
  • 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.
  • Shock and Awe: His themed attack.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He's supposedly been after Flamegirl for a year. She is not interested in him in the slightest.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He has large hulking arms, and very stumpy legs that don't seem proportional, but emphasize his strength under the fighter class.
  • What Does She See in Him?: He doesn't understand how he could lose Flamegirl only for her to be interested in a "kid" like Alpha.
  • White Mask of Doom: Although it's also half green it serves the same purpose. It's spooky, mysterious, and invokes themes of masks from theatre.

    Dustbunny 
Appears in: Episode 08, 09
Class: Animalistic
Power: Smoke
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Unknown

Associated Tropes:

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her top is cut to show off her cleavage and the top half of her stomach.
  • 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 is portrayed as dangerous and sexy, and towards the end of episode 8 baits The Hero Alpha into following her, claiming she'll tell him more information about his "Forbidden Power" if he meets her.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her clothes really stick close to her body in a way similar to spandex.
  • Fur and Loathing: Wears a black body suit with fur fringe, and is portrayed as being a conniving and overconfident Femme Fatale.
  • 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.
  • Playboy Bunny: Of the actual bunnygirl variety.
  • 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,
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Her yellow irises emphasize her conniving personality, and Femme Fatale traits.

Netking Software

    Webmaster 
Appears in: Episode 08, 09, 10
Voiced by: Kyle Hebert

Class: Spellcaster
Power: Heavenly Light
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Washington, USA

Associated Tropes:

  • Big Entrance: Fitting. Even Nylocke is jealous of his entrance.
  • 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.
  • Light 'em Up: His power is "Heavenly Light"
  • 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.

    Kindarspirit (The System Voice) 
Appears in: Episode 10
Voiced by: Michelle Knotz

Class: Unknown
Power: Unknown
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Unknown

Associated Tropes:

  • Book Ends: Kindarspirit appears in the first and last episodes of season one; hers is the first voice to be heard at the beginning of the first episode, and she's the last new character to be introduced at the end of the last one.
  • Gold and White Are Divine / Woman in White: Wears a long creamish white, and gold colored gown that invokes symbolism of heaven and goodness.
  • Holy Halo: Has a yellow halo floating over her head. Her character's appearance is themed around angels.
  • Incoming Ham: Kindarspirit is the system voice in the first episode, and in the second short. When she first appears in the show she takes advantage of this voice as an In-Joke with Webmaster. She says can't resist using it this way.
    Kindarspirit: "Welcome HOME Webmaster to the Heavens Of Magical Expertise! Kindarspirit, now entering!"
  • In-Joke: Her acting like she does when she's the system voice narrator to announce her presence to Webmaster.
  • The Voice: For her initial voice cameos as the system voice. She is finally seen onscreen in the season finale.

    Anneva & Foreva 
Appears in: Episode 08, 09
Voiced by: Kira "Rinachan" Buckland (Foreva), Jackie Florian (Anneva)

Class: None
Power: None
Real Names: Unknown
Real World Locations: Unknown

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: Anneva's name in the original was "Tamerlisa" it was changed in the reboot to be more similar to Foreva's name to emphasize them being a duo hosting the tournament.
  • 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 videogame 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.
    • And another:
    Foreva: It's a come from behind Poseidon Wave! Those Dinosaurs never learned how to surf!
  • Large Ham Announcer: Moreso with Foreva with her constant Shout Outs to video game culture, although Anneva has her moments as well.
  • 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.
  • Punny Name: Foreva Anneva —> Forever and ever.
  • Remake Cameo: Kira Buckland, the voice of Foreva, lent her voice in the original TTA. She also appeared in Brawl Taunts (which she wrote, and Chris Niosi animated).
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: 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.

    Armoora 
Appears in: Short 04
Voiced by: Erica Mendez

Class: Mechanical?
Power: Unknown
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: TBA

Associated Tropes:

  • 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.

    Doublebeard (The Quest Giver) 
Appears in: Episode 04
Voiced by: Mick Lauer

Associated Tropes:

  • The Roleplayer: Roleplays as he's giving out quests. He won't even answer you if you don't play along with his roleplaying. Word of God says Doublebeard works for Netking software giving out quests and encouraging roleplaying amongst the denizens of TOME. His job was described as being similar to jobs at themed restaurants.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Speaks entirely in rhyme. Kirbopher sarcastically compares him to the christmas tales told in rhyme.
  • Quest Giver: Doublebeard is one. He even has a colorful circle beneath his feet to indicate he's this to players in TOME.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Speaks this way to encourage players to talk to him in roleplayer speak. He won't give out quests to anyone unless they speak to him this way.

Other Characters

    Zetto 
Appears in: Episode 05, 08, 09, 10; Short 07
Voiced by: Chris Niosi (credited as Tony A. Campbell in episodes 05, 08, and 09)

Class: Fighter
Power: Ki Manipulation
Real Name: Christopher, assuming that's Kirb's real name
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Ambidextrous Sprite: The mechanical arm on Zetto's "character sprite" faces the viewer no matter which way he's facing.
  • Arm Cannon: His mechanical arm fires lasers and ki attacks.
  • Artificial Limbs: Well one limb. His mechanical arm, which can change shape for various different attacks.
  • Badass: Shows unrivaled skill during his first appearance in episode 5. His Curb-Stomp Battle with Alpha in demon form indicates he's this.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Attached to his non-mechanical arm
  • Blood Knight/ The Real Man: Really enjoys a good fight. Episode 09 in particular demonstrates this a lot. He takes winning and PvP fighting so seriously that he can't have fun if someone doesn't treat it as Serious Business like he does.
  • Brains and Brawn: Kizuna is the brains, and Zetto is the brawn. Kizuna with her cold and professional attitude acts as a kind of foil to Zetto's smarminess, overconfidence and Blood Knight tendencies, keeping him in line.
  • Cool Down: He needs to gather energy to use his "Breaker 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.
  • Could Have Avoided This Plot: Regarding his plot to destroy the virus when it came to hiring people to get it out of Alpha when he could've simply been upfront with him to begin with.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Inflicts one on two players who are talking, then he inflicts one on Alpha when he's suffering a Demonic Possession.
  • 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.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Zetto's and The Forbidden Power's dialogue in episode 05 and 10, and his Troubled Backstory Flashback to an earlier version of his character suggest that Zetto has a prior history with the Forbidden Power.
  • Demonic Possession: Possessed by the Forbidden Power in episode 10, but is ultimately saved by the combined efforts of Alpha, Flamegirl and Nylocke.
  • 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. This is likely because his ability to generate unlimited Ki energy probably also allows him to 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.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Destroys two random players and mocks how they weren't strong enough to be worth his time.
  • Fangs Are Evil: While Zetto's not technically an evil character he has sharp, jagged teeth that allude to his role as an antagonist, and make him look scary.
  • Fantastic Fragility / Necessary Drawback: The recharge time needed to use his beam attack, and give it it's potent power also leaves him open for other finishing moves to decimate him.
  • Finishing Move: Zetto's "Breaker 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.
  • Good Weapon, Evil Weapon: Zetto utilizes guns, and anytime he wounds someone with bullets, it's depicted as excruciatingly painful. Compare to Alpha, who uses his fists mostly.
  • Hero Antagonist: Zetto is generally in opposition to Alpha and friends, but his motives and intentions are good. His goal is to seal away the Forbidden Power and stop it from causing any more trouble and in the Season Finale, tries to explain this to Alpha and does what he can to help Alpha with it. His character breakdown reveals that his role as an antagonist was unintentional on his part. He was forced into it after his friends got wrapped up in fighting against all the hacker drama.
  • Living a Double Life: Since Kirbopher and Zetto are two characters used by the same player he has to balance interacting with two different groups of characters, and has to act differently for both characters to avoid suspicion of this double life.
  • 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.
  • Laser Blade: attached to his non mechanical arm.
  • Leitmotif: Zetto's is "Survive the Drama" and there's also a Dark Reprise titled "Survive tHE VIRUS" used when Zetto is possessed by The Forbidden Power.
  • The Man Behind the Man: It was always Zetto's plan to contain the Forbidden Power and erase it so that it wouldn't hurt people. He gets Big Bad Kizuna/Tigerlilly to help him do this because they're friends and she has the resources to hire contractors (The Hackers), and freelance programmers so that the plan can work.
  • Meaningful Echo: He will commonly repeat or paraphrase a line that he already said as Kirbopher - this includes his very first line ("Well, it's about time"), his insistence to "Quit screwing around and show me the real deal!", and his very last ("Well, maybe this is as good as it's gonna get").
  • 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.
  • No Conservation of Energy: Zetto has an ability called "Ki Generator", which gives him access to unlimited Ki-energy that he can charge and release as explosive attacks. The only time so far that this has been countered is by Nylocke's absorbing of his Ki energy with the Drain Edge in the Gemini Tournament, which weakened him.
  • Pet the Dog: Though he is usually depicted as obsessed with power and arrogant, he takes the time to return Asterob's stolen shield, who would have otherwise been left defenseless.
  • Powers as Programs: He has an earlier version of the antivirus program that Flamegirl has, which lets him block virus attacks from Demon Alpha. Plus the "absorption code" used to remove the Forbidden Power from Alpha's character.
  • Power Palms: He shoots lasers and ki attacks from his mechanical palm. The power palms are seen when he's charging his laser.
  • 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 Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a pretty vicious one when Nylocke pushes him over the edge.
    "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!"
    • This speech doesn't make a whole lot of sense at face value - even if Nylocke's reputation precedes him, it's odd that Zetto (someone he's never interacted with before) would claim to be fed up with his antics. In retrospect, this is one of the biggest clues that Kirb and Zetto are one and the same - Kirb consistently expressed annoyance and frustration at Nylocke's role-playing, especially in "Dragon Drama".
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He bares intimidating red eyes. :Further highlighted when the Forbidden Power possesses him.
  • 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.
  • Slasher Smile: Sports one most of the time, usually in combat.
  • 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.
  • Swiss-Army Weapon/Swiss Army Appendage: Zetto's mechanical arm works this way. In addition to firing ki attacks, it can shift its form into a cannon, a chain link gun, and a machine gun.
  • Troubled Backstory Flashback There is a Flash Back to an earlier version of Zetto's character facing The Forbidden Power, this one with two arms, which suggests that they have met and fought during a similar event in Zetto's past.
  • 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.
  • Variable-Length Chain: The chains he shoots from his mechanical arm don't seem to have any limit in length. Also see Instant Knots above.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has one thanks to Nylocke not taking their fight seriously.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: It is later revealed Zetto, along with Kizuna, enlisted the Hackers in order to seek out, test and ultimately eliminate the Forbidden Power, knowing how dangerous it is.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Comes from the anime influences of the original series.

    Kizuna 
Appears in: Episode 08, 09, 10 and 03, 05, solely in her Mysterious Red Cat form
Voiced by: Imogen Fox

Class: Animalistic
Power: Sharpshooting
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Unknown

Associated Tropes:

  • Action Girl: Can surely hold her own in a fight and keep up with some of the strongest players in TOME.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original, she was solely a protagonist, and at the very least disapproved of Zetto's involvement with the Hackers. Quite the opposite here...
  • Adaptation Name Change: A rather drastic one, from "Ruri" in TTA.
  • Animorphism: As it turns out, she was the Mysterious Red Cat that's been appearing in the past episodes.
  • Brains and Brawn: Kizuna is the brains, and Zetto is the brawn. Kizuna with her cold and professional attitude acts as a kind of foil to Zetto's smarminess, overconfidence and Blood Knight tendencies, keeping him in line.
  • Contralto of Danger: She has a much huskier voice than the rest of the female cast members. It's used to portray her as being an Action Girl, before we actually get to see her fight. It also plays up her Creepy Monotone mannerisms.
  • 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.
  • Cute Kitty: In the form of the Mysterious Red Cat. If you just look at it you know it's adorable. Part of the reason it was used as a Scenery Joke. Since it's very out of place from the rest of the show's characters.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: You'll miss her first appearance, in her Mysterious Red Cat form, completely if you're not looking at the foreground in "Highest Form of Flattery" while Flamey and her friends are talking.
  • Funny Background Event: First appears as a scenery joke in "Highest Form Of Flattery". But then it's upgraded to a Meaningful Background Event in "Awaken The Beast".
  • 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.
  • Girls with Guns / The Gunslinger: Mainly attacks with her handgun. Her power is "sharpshooting".
  • Good Weapon, Evil Weapon: In a game that allows players to use energy attacks, swords or even their fists, Kizuna specializes in gun use, which lends to her more questionable alignment.
  • Handguns: The weapon she uses.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: The facebook page states that she's a professional gunwoman who never misses
  • Infinite Supplies: Normally a handgun would need to be reloaded after a few rounds, but she has a technique called "Golden Bullet" that grants her unlimited ammunition. It's inside a video game so it makes sense.
  • Mysterious Watcher: In her Mysterious Red Cat form, this is her primary activity, always watching the main characters.
  • Opera Gloves: Wears gloves up to elbow length. Seems to be just a fashion statement.
  • Power Armor/ Mini-Mecha: Has a technique called "Beast Armor" which is how she can transform into Tigerlilly. This technique forms a "metallic shell" around her character, and while doing so she trades her naturally good speed for offensive and defensive power, plus it gives her access to more attacks. She's hacked her Beast Armor ability so that it lasts for as long as she needs it to instead of wearing off over time, allowing her to use it as a disguise.
  • 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.
  • Tomboyish Sidetails / Tomboyish Ponytail: They emphasize her toughness, and Action Girl traits.

    Serpentine 
Appears in: Short 03, 06
Voiced by: Steven M. Kelly

Class: Animalistic
Power: Mighty Claws
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United Kingdom

Associated Tropes:

  • Arch-Enemy: Fancies himself this to Nylocke, who gleefully plays along. The circumstances are a lot more serious than Nylocke first expected, however.
  • Adaptation Distillation: His character was simplified in the reboot. In the original he had a much bigger role. But he was also very forgettable in the original and didn't have a lot of backstory so it was deemed unnecessary in TOME. He was changed to a villainous roleplayer to play off of Nylocke instead.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His name was "Simdragon" in the original, it was changed to Serpentine in the reboot.
  • 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.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Yes, Serpentine does sound a lot like Tim Curry, doesn't he?
  • Punch Clock Villain: Mistakenly Acknowledged by Nylocke:
    Nylocke: "You play your role well, Serpentine... but your role is that of the enemy!"
  • The Role Player: Naturally being an evil roleplayer counterpart to Nylocke.
  • Satellite Character: Has only appeared in the two Nylocke-centric shorts.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Emphasizes he's roleplaying a character. He also lives in the United Kingdom, which probably has some influence.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: His speech in "The Legend of Nylocke" has shades of this.

    Tsuzuku 
Appears in: Episode 05, 08
Class: Swordsman
Power: Sun Blade
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Shanghai, China

Associated Tropes:

    Shogun 
Appears in: Episode 05, 08
Voiced by: Bryon "Psyguy" Beaubien

Class: Swordsman
Power: Moon Blade
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Texas, United States

Associated Tropes:

    Skeight 
Appears in: Episode 08; Short 05
Voiced by: Eddie Bosco

Class: Fighter
Power: Skateboarding
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Expansion: Based on Sk8rboi from the original series. Except in TOME, Skeight is simply an alternate character created by Doubling to help Rockoon.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His name in the original was Sk8erboi. It was changed in the reboot.
  • Beneath the Mask: On the surface, he's a Totally Radical Fanboy but when alone, he lets out a single, annoyed curse. Turns out he's really Doubling.
  • Butt Monkey: To Rockoon, who being agitated by his imitations of himself, and by the "funny" way Skeight talks makes constant jokes at Skeight's expense.
  • Fanboy: Of Rockoon.
  • Ironic Echo: A lot of his lines turn out this way, because he's imitating Rockoon, but specifically his use of Rockoon's line "Wubba?" from the first TOME short is pretty funny.
  • Killer Yoyo: Uses a bladed yoyo as one of his attacks.
  • 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.

    Thorment 
Appears in: Episode 10
Voiced by: "Happy" Harry Partridge

Class: Spellcaster
Power: Black Magic
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United Kingdom

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Distillation: This character was simplified in the reboot. Thorment's not a hacker like in the original, but he maintains his personality, and his creepy obsession with the Forbidden Power.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Changed from "Tormentros" in TTA to "Thorment" in TOME.
  • Badass Long Robe: Has a long blue robe as a stock costume for his being a Black Mage. And it just looks cool when he's fighting and it's billowing in the wind.
  • Black Mage: He's of the spellcaster class, his power is "black magic", and he's seen using area of effect attacks on the main characters. He even looks a bit like the classic black mage in Final Fantasy.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Has an airy raspy voice to make him seem creepy and sinister.
  • Evil Brit: Combined with his sinister sounding rasp Thorment has a hint of a british accent. Thorment lives somewhere in the UK.
  • The Faceless: Thorment's face is hidden in darkness under his hood.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Thorment's eyes glow purple underneath his hood.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Has bat wings representing the black magic theme of his character.
  • Is That a Threat?: Says this Stock Phrase to Alpha when he's told to leave. Unfortunately (?) for him Alpha's not actually threatening him, he just refuses to give Thorment what he wants.
  • Secret Chaser: After hearing the rumor's about Alpha and The Forbidden Power shows an obsession with finding the truth about it, and exposing that truth for the world to know. Unlike Alpha who wants to know what the Forbidden Power is to solve his own problems, Thorment is just a really nosy and pesky player who wants to know for the sake of knowing.

    Pawneeko 
Appears in: Short 04
Voiced by: Chris Zito

Class: Spellcaster?
Power: Unknown
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: TBA

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Expansion: In the original iteration he was just an unnamed character who appears for a one-off gag and is never seen again. In TOME Pawneeko gets a whole short all to himself.
  • Mythology Gag: Pawneeko himself is one to a character in TTA who only appeared as a one-off gag in the original.
  • Remake Cameo: Pawneeko is voiced by Chris Zito, the first voice actor other than Niosi to return from TTA. He also voiced "Red Meat" in Super Freakin' Parody Rangers, another work by Chris Niosi.

    Dijiri 
Appears in: Episode 04, 05; Short 04, 05
Voiced by: David "CrikeyDave" Smith

Class: Swordsman
Power: Unknown
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: TBA

Associated Tropes:

  • Australian Accent: Given that the art designer he's based off is Australian it's naturally the way Dijiri speaks as well.
  • Berserk Button: Don't make fun of his accent.
  • Cool Mask: Seemingly Nostalgic to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and resembling comic book super hero characters.
  • 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.
  • Recurring Extra, occasionally elevated to Spear Carrier
  • Simple Staff: His weapon is a staff with a resemblance to a Didgeridoo which is a kind of wind instrument made by natives in Australia.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: He's actually right, but when he complains to a moderator that a player stung him in real life the mod thinks "he was just playing a game for too many hours in a row."
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Fits together with the rest of his color scheme. Might be inspired by anime, but being a minor character we may never really know for sure.

The Forbidden Power

    The Forbidden Power 
Appears in: All Episodes except 02, 06, 08

Vocal Effects: Chris Niosi. Who said he does all the sounds himself.

Class: ///
Power: ///

Associated Tropes:

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: It's safe to say it's an AI and that it's pure evil, although it's unknown how it came to be that way or if it was always that way. It wants to kill every player playing the game. Alpha says that it's very purpose for existing is to harm people.
  • Axe Crazy: In addition to making the people it infects incredibly violent, the Forbidden Power itself is this, as it's actually programmed to kill people. Through this programming, it's also incredibly sadistic, as shown when it wanted to kill Zetto in the most horrible way possible.
  • Big Bad: The Forbidden Power is the source of all evil and the main conflict in the show to the point that even the Hacker boss, is concerned about this monster.
  • Complete Immortality: The Forbidden Power can't be destroyed. It can only be sealed away in the ethers of TOME's walls or attached to an unsuspecting player's character.
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: It's stated that The Forbidden power has the ability to ignore the rules of TOME. This is also shown in episode 04 when it's used to break into a battle grid from the outside.
  • The Corruption: The more Alpha uses the Forbidden Power the more powerful it becomes, and the more control it gains over his mind
  • Crush. Kill. Destroy! / Kill All Humans: All it wants to do is kill and harm people. Alpha says in the show that it exists to harm people. It's plausible that it's just programmed that way for some reason.
  • Deal with the Devil: With Alpha in the first episode.
  • Eldritch Abomination: To TOME's virtual world. It has a complete disregard for rules in the game, showing an ability to break them and manipulate virtuality reality, and harm players in real life. Has a complete Lack of Empathy towards players of the game. It has an unsettling, and bizarre form resembling television static with yellow sparks, and it's rationale for doing the things it does is stated to be beyond what anyone can understand.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Manipulates Alpha in the first episode into thinking he can use the powers given to him by freeing it as a tool to impress his friends. Needless to say this was a blatant lie it actually uses Alpha as a puppet so it can be free to harm people
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It's very easy to anger. Even just talking about it's nature to Alpha is enough to set it off in some situations.
  • Heart Beat Soundtrack: When the the Forbidden Power is "pulsating" it makes a sound similar to a heartbeat.
  • I Just Want To Be Free: Claims this to be it's motivation for attaching itself to Alpha's character This appears to be a blatant lie. It only wanted to use Alpha so it could harm people, although it can't be too happy about how it was sealed away and prevented from doing that either.
  • Insane Equals Violent: It's insane and violent personality is used to play the Forbidden Power as horrifying. The Forbidden Power has been insane since the first moment we were introduced to it in the show, and it's incredibly violent and sadistic because of that.
  • Not Important to This Episode Camp: Episode 08, the only one featuring Alpha in which he doesn't use the Forbidden Power in some way (or vice-versa).
  • Leitmotif: The Forbidden Power's is called "THE VIRUS"
  • Psychic Link: With Alpha for all of the first season.
  • Powers as Programs: Literally as it's title implies! It's a literal computer virus and literal power inside the game. :It's able harm people in real life and grant players the power to do the same.
  • Sadist: Clearly enjoys Alpha's suffering and the suffering it causes to other people, wants to manipulate Alpha, taunts him, lies to him, and dominates his mind, is very violent, and Axe Crazy toward anything human, except the in game character it currently resides in. In episode 10 it states that it wants to make Zetto in particular suffer as much as possible.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: It was locked away before Alpha freed it and was reduced to this again when it's sealed inside the drain edge in episode 10.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: The Forbidden Power is shown "talking" by some strange noise starting in episode 01, almost like breathing. Alpha can understand it however.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: The Forbidden Power is able to harm players in real life.

    Demon Alpha 
"Appears" in: Episodes 05, 07, 10
Voiced by: Blake "ShadyVox" Swift

Class: Fighter
Power: ///
Real Name: Michael
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Achilles' Heel: Strangely, it seems that so much as touching Flamegirl will weaken him while in this state.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: A side effect of his Unstoppable Rage.
  • Axe Crazy: The Forbidden Power itself is this, as it's actually programmed to kill people, because of this the people it infects become incredibly violent
  • Battle Aura: The static and yellow lines that make up the Forbidden Power show around Alpha whenever he draws on its power.
  • The Corruption: The more Alpha uses the Forbidden Power the more it tries to take control of him. Eventually turning him into Demon Alpha.
  • Creepy Long Fingers: One of the transformation changes of Alpha's demon form. While played as creepy they're also used for a slashing attack.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Demon Alpha inflicts one on several players when he goes on a rampage in Awaken the Beast. Zetto inflicts one on him during a killing spree in the same episode.
  • Deal with the Devil: The Forbidden Power with Alpha in the first episode.
  • Death by Irony: :Demon Alpha is eventually defeated the same way Alpha is defeated in the first episode, before he made his deal with the devil. By a giant laser beam.
  • Demonic Possession: Possessed by a computer virus.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Normally, Alpha's wings are white, but during his Demonic Possession Alpha's color scheme gets darker, and his wings and tail turn black.
  • Hearing Voices: Alpha hears the Forbidden Power's voice while under it's influence.
  • Leitmotif: Has two. There's "THE VIRUS" when the Forbidden Power is just starting to affect Alpha and the much wilder "Awaken the Beast" used when the Forbidden Power gets out of control and possesses Alpha outright.
  • Mental Fusion: Demon Alpha's character breakdown suggests that Alpha and The Forbidden Power's minds are fused into one consciousness while in this form. Turning this character into a mindless blood-lusting killer.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability/ No Sell: The influence of the "Forbidden Power" makes him invulnerable to most attacks.
    • Not So Invincible Afterall: Zetto and Flamegirl can get through to him, due to the antivirus programs hidden in their characters.
  • Oh Crap: Demon Alpha's reaction when Zetto deflects his virus attack
  • Powers as Programs: Demon Alpha is Alpha possessed by a computer virus, and one of Demon Alpha's attacks uses the computer virus itself to cause damage.
  • Powers via Possession: His powers come from being possesed by a computer virus. See Powers as Programs above
  • Psychoactive Powers: When Alpha's emotionally, overwhelmed, and vulnerable, he becomes Demon Alpha, and the "Forbidden Power" takes complete control of his human mind and his player-character's body.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes glow red because of the virus power.
  • Screaming Warrior: Screams and grunts the whole time while attacking in episode 5. only breaking from his screaming rage when touched by Flamegirl.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Naturally since he's Alpha's demon possessed form.
  • Unstoppable Rage: The Villain Variety. While he's very powerful his rage can still cause him to, lose focus, and make poor decisions in combat.
    • Unskilled, but Strong: Blinded by rage which hampers down on his skill, but he can dish out heavy damage.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: The Forbidden Power "talks" to Alpha prior to him being possessed by some strange noise, almost like breathing. Alpha can understand it however.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The Virus power drives him insane as a trade off.

    Demon Zetto 
“Appears” in: Episode 10
Voiced by: Chris Niosi

Class: Fighter
Power: ///
Real Name: Christopher, assuming that's Kirb's real name]]
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Demonic Possession: Due to Zetto being possesed in episode 10
  • Fangs Are Evil: Zetto's teeth look much sharper while in this form.
  • Leitmotif: Demon Zetto's is called “Survive tHE VIRUS”, which is a Dark Reprise of "Survive the Drama"
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: is unbelievably powerful and invulnerable, Alpha holds his own against Demon Zetto very well for a decently long time, but ultimately loses. He would have been toast if not for Flamey and Nylocke intervening.
  • Mental Fusion: Demon Zetto's character breakdown suggests that Zetto and The Forbidden Power's minds are fused into one consciousness while in this form. Turning this character into a mindless blood-lusting killer.
  • Neck Lift: Does this to Alpha with his Ki energy arm in episode 10
  • Nigh-Invulnerability/ No Sell: The influence of the "Forbidden Power" makes him invulnerable to most attacks. except for Flamegirl's "powers".
  • Perpetual Frowner: Is always scowling and glaring menacingly and growling like a beast. This is a very creepy contrast to Zetto's constantly sporting a Slasher Smile in episode 05.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Screaming Warrior: Screams and growls the whole time while attacking.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Demon Zetto is Zetto possessed by the forbidden power.
  • Unstoppable Rage: While possessed by The Forbidden Power. Which makes Zetto go berserk in a rage and 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.

The Tome Adventure

Note: These characters appear only in Short 00, released for April Fools' Day 2014

    alpha 

Voiced by: Mike Luckas

power: young dumb kid
type: angelface

  • Dark Secret: His connection with the Forbidden Power.
  • Remake Cameo: The voice of the original Alpha, even credited at the beginning of the short under the name "UCII" - short for Ultimate Creature II.
  • The Worf Effect: Easily dispatched by Rockoon, even in his Demon Alpha form.

    agrl 

Voiced by: Liz Losey

power: flambo
type: grl

    krbo 4 

Voiced by: Jonathan "Ukinojoe" Gran

who cares

  • Bromantic Foil: His oddly specific obsession with alpha (and rivalry with "agrl") carries over not from TTA, but from TOME itself.
  • Sour Supporter: Unlike in the original TTA, where Kirbopher15 was one of the biggest opponents of the hackers, here he (repeatedly) insists that he's just playing the game to have fun.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With everyone. Lampshaded when "agrl" informs him that none of them really like him.

    nairock 

Voiced by: Colin Zabielski

power: lpud
type: dagron

  • Catch Phrase: In one of the few overt parodies of TOME as opposed to TTA, he cries out "Catchphrase!" with the familiar spinning red-and-yellow pattern behind him as he does so.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: As a parody of the original character, he introduces himself as "Nailock-sama, Kotetsu Ryu-san-chan-haki-saki-sensei-sama."
  • Remake Cameo: The voice of (and inspiration for!) the original Nailock. Notably, he does not attempt to ape Martin Billany's English accent or Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe.

    gamcarzed 

Voiced by: Gregory Prytyka, Jr.

power: no one nows
type: i forgot

  • Deadpan Snarker: A grotesque parody of the original Gamecrazed's snarky tendencies.
  • Remake Cameo: The voice of the original Gamecrazed.

    rockoon 

Voiced by: Deven Mack, Jr.

  • Her Code Name Was Mary Sue: Rockoon defeats Demon Alpha without breaking a sweat, and goes on to impart the moral of the story.
  • Shout-Out: His greeting "Hello kids!" is a reference to a lyric from the song "Queen Dot Kong", which was used in a fanvid to represent the hackers - what clinched it was that the singer's voice sounds eerily similar to Mack's.

The characters, as they appear in the original TV Tome Adventures:

The Main Five

    Alpha 

Associated Tropes:

  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Normally his wings are white. In demon form his wings turn black. In season 2 when he fuses the virus into his character as armor he has one black wing and one white wing.
  • The Hero: For the most part he leads the group against the hackers is talented at the game, and is possessed by the forbidden power, saves damsels in distress, etc. He gets a lot of character focus.
  • Making a Splash: Poseidon Wave.
  • Official Couple: With Flamegirl.
  • Playing with Fire: Vulcan Fist.
  • Shock and Awe: Zeus' Rage.

    Kirbopher 15 

Associated Tropes:

  • An Ice Person: He can shoot icicles with his sword
  • Badass Adorable: His character is literally a White Sword Kirby
  • Blow You Away: He can form a tornado with his sword to attack with.
  • The Lancer: As a lancer he mostly just serves as a rival for Alpha to surpass. He's made out to be a better fighter for a lot of the series, and given equivalent virus powers. Also while everyone was a bit snarky in TTA he was the closest to being as snarky as GC in the original.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a link cap. It was changed to a baseball cap in a later season.
  • Obnoxious Snarker: He's very snarky a lot like GC, but he was more likely to have loud, angry outbursts while doing it. His anger was played a lot for humor.
  • Shock and Awe: He can shoot lightning from his sword. He first demonstrates this on a flight character, which we find out are weak to electric attacks.
  • The Rival: To Alpha. Who he tends to be pit against during practice fights and tournaments.
  • Walking Head: His sprite is based off of a kirby. So he's pretty much a walking poof-ball with arms and shoes.

    Flamegirl 

Associated Tropes:

    Gamecrazed 

Associated Tropes:

  • Casting a Shadow: His powers are based off of darkness and shadows.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kirbopher claims the Character Kirbopher inherited this trope from Gamecrazed in the reboot [1]
  • Sarcastic Devotee: He's all for defeating the hacker threat, and he'll never leave the heroes behind, but he's not afraid to tell the crew he thinks their plan is stupid, and/or could get them killed.
  • Power of the Void: His special attack is a black hole
  • Fake Defector: He joins the Purple Flame in the last arc, a hacker organization, but he only does it to find out more about what they are planning.

    Nailock 

Associated Tropes

  • An Ice Person: Almost all his attacks are based off of ice.
  • Arch-Enemy: Simdragon. A hacker with a similar draconic dispositon.
  • Draconic Humanoid: He's a humanoid dragon. Unlike his Dragon Knight version in TOME in TTA he's more of a fighter than a knightly character.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: He was portrayed as an obsessive anime fan giving himself titles in japanese. His title was "Nairaku Kotetsu Ryu".
  • Large Ham / Plucky Comic Relief: He was pretty much made out to be a walking joke. He was very expressive, and over reacted to things in over the top ways to get a laugh out of the viewer.
  • Self-Referential Humor: There's a joke in one of the episodes about him not getting recognition like the other main characters. In which he creates a gigantic iceberg kicks it in the air, and lands in the purple cave region, clear across the world of the game. When he lands he says "Aloha" in an over the top hammy way trying to look awesome. He then starts to cry and notes that "nobody's ever around to give a shit".

The Netkings

    Webmaster 

Associated Tropes:

  • Big Good: Pretty much functions as the equivalent of the good commander after the main characters meet him. And uses his powers over code to give the heroes weapons against the viruses.
  • Giant Hands of Doom: Has huge claw hands.
  • Light 'em Up: The "Submission Seal" finisher shows off this motif.
  • Raymanian Limbs: Has huge floating claws disconnected from his body.
  • Shock and Awe: His "Admin Hand (Gold)" attack.

    Blitz 128 

Associated Tropes:

  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like his mushroom head being touched, as Alpha figured out.
  • Heal Thyself: One of the Items that appear from the "OPEN THE BOX" attack releases a 1up Mushroom, capable of recovering a small amount of health.
  • Plant Person: His character is based off of a mushroom.

     Kindarspirit 

Associated Tropes:

  • Smurfette Principle: The only female Net King. She jokes that it technically makes her a Net Queen.

     Rubyrulez 

Associated Tropes:

  • Ditto Fighter: He's type Mokujin that can change within the same fight, and can use moves the characters he copies before they even know them because of his high level.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appeared early in the series as Alpha's doubleganger to get a better understanding of him.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He can only copy opponents that are within his opponent's cache (as in, people his opponents have seen and/or fought before). Nailock takes advantage of this and deletes his cache data so he could defeat Ruby easily.

     EXE 

Associated Tropes

  • The Atoner: Seems to genuinely regret his actions when realizing they endangered the Net King's surrogate daughter Motherboard.
  • Blood Knight: Developed the Battle System alongside Zetto, though his desire of fighting and being the strongest of TOME isn't nearly as defined. Or rather, as obvious or insane
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Can split himself up to three times.
  • Eye Scream: received a scar from Kagemamaru.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Can use any three of these elements, which is clear by his slight hue coloring each time. Combined with his Doppelgänger Attack, this makes him a tough opponent.
  • The Man Behind the Man: It's revealed in season 2 he was giving Zetto orders and controlling the D-Bug and D-Bug II Organizations from behind the scenes the whole time.
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