Characters: The Tribe

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    The Mallrats 

Alice

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Played By: Vanessa Stacey
Seasons: S1, S2, S3, S5

Amber

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Played By: Beth Allen
Seasons: S1, S3, S4, S5

  • Team Mom: A role she naturally assumes but occasionally resents.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Gets pregnant via Bray, and gives birth on the run from the Technos, naming the child after his father.
  • The Captain: Many of the other Mallrats thought of her this way after her false death in Season 1
  • The Kirk: Rational, practical, empathetic, and a good leader.
  • Not Quite Dead: it turns out in season 3 she survived the explosion on Eagle Mountain at the start of season 2, and has forged a new identity as "Eagle", now leader of the Eco tribe.

Baby Bray

Played By: Lucas Hill (S4), Adam Sondej (S5)
Seasons: S4-S5

Bray

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Played By: Dwayne Cameron
Seasons: S1-S3

Brady

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Played By: Beanie Palmer (S1), Kiriana Chase (S1), Story Rose (S2), Eva Rose (S2), Ariel Garland (S2), Georgia-Taylor Woods (S3-S5)
Seasons: S1-S5

Charlie

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Played By: Charley Murphy Samau
Seasons: S4

Cloe

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Played By: Jaimee Kaire-Gataulu
Seasons: S1-S4

  • Bratty Teenage Daughter (to her pseudo-parents, Salene and Trudy)
  • Guile Hero: Once the older Mallrats start trusting her with her own tasks in their dealings with the Technos, it turns out that she's rather good at manipulating Ved.

Dal

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Played By: Ashwath Sundarasen
Seasons: S1-S3

Danni

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Played By: Ella Wilks
Seasons S2

Ellie

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Played By: Jennyfer Jewell
Seasons: S2-S5


Gel

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Played By: Vicky Rodewyk
Seasons: S5

Jack

"I'm a scientist ... I lose things, forget birthdays and I'm more familiar with numbers than words!"'
Played By: Michael Wesley Smith
Seasons: S1-S5

  • Fake Defector: In Season 5.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: having a talent for science and technology, he's responsible (along with Dal) for various inventions that benefit the tribe, including a water-filtration system and a wind turbine built from scrap.
  • Hollywood Atheist: Averted. He doesn't put much stake in Tai-San's prophecies because they are unscientific.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Dal's blue. His ideas are generally more fanciful and inventive than Dal's; but Dal is practical enough that when he and Jack work together they come up with some pretty amazing stuff, like a water purification system and an electric generator.

K.C.

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Played By: Ari Boyland
Seasons: S1, S2, S3, S5

Lex

"I don't need anybody."
Played By: Caleb Ross
Seasons: S1-S5

  • Anti-Hero: He's more than willing to take the role of The Big Guy whenever he gets something out of it.
  • Cartwright Curse: A variant on it - Lex's partners are fine unless they say "I do."
  • Dirty Cop: As sheriff, he's known to take bribes.
  • Never Learned to Read: A major source of his insecurity. The first episode contradicted this, but after that the series was pretty consistent about it, and strongly implied that he had Dyslexia.
  • Off The Wagon: A pretty good depiction
  • The Rival: To Bray and pretty much any other postpubescent male.

Lottie

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Played By: Beth Chote
Seasons: S5

May

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Played By: Laura Wilson
Seasons: S2-S5

Mouse

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Played By: Jacinta Wawatai
Seasons: S4-S5

Patsy

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Played By: Sarah Major
Seasons: S1-S3

Paul

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Played By: Zachary Best
Seasons: S1

  • The Voiceless: Subverted. Although deaf, he does occasionally speak.
  • Psychic Powers: He feels "vibrations," as his sister, Patsy, puts it.

Ryan

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Played By: Ryan Runciman
Seasons: S1-S3

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ryan is one of the nicest people, ever, yet if you get him angry he will beat the crap out of you.
  • The Danza: Though it's most likely just a coincidence seeing how he's no more prominent than most of the characters.

Salene

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Played By: Victoria Spence
Seasons: S1-S5

  • Team Mom: Started as the more domestic version but eventually took Amber's place in the tribe.

Sammy

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Played By: Lucas Hayward
Seasons: S4-S5

Tai-San

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Played By: Michelle Ang
Seasons: S1-S4

Trudy

"Come anywhere near Bray or Brady and I will scratch your eyes out!"
Played By: Antonia Prebble
Seasons: S1-S5

  • Face-Heel Turn: In Series 2 after returning from the Chosen.
  • Heel-Face Turn: After visiting the Nomads.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: While not resulting in death Trudy allows herself to be taken away by the Chosen to save Lex's life
  • Teen Pregnancy: much of the first series revolves around her getting pregnant by Zoot and her vulnerability after the Locos throw her out.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: In Series 3, now that she has the Mallrats at her mercy:
    Trudy: "Do you remember Jack? When I was just a scared pregnant girl begging to be allowed to stay here?"
    Salene: "We took you in Trudy!"
    Trudy: "I was never welcome here! Do you have any idea how that felt?"

Zandra

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Played By: Amy Morrison
Seasons: S1


    The Locos 

Ebony

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Played By: Meryl Cassie
Seasons: S1-S5

  • Enemy Mine: Due to the break up of the Locos Ebony is forced to work with the Mallrats for most of Season 2, though neither side likes this arrangement.

Glen

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Played By: Keegan Fulford-Wierzbicki
Seasons: S1

Spike

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Played By: Lee Donoghue
Seasons: S1-S2

Zoot

"Power and Chaos - it's the only way!"
Played By: Daniel James
Seasons: S1-S5

  • Big Bad: As leader of the Locos (the main antagonist tribe) during season 1.
  • Burn Baby Burn: Gets sent off like this.
  • Dark Messiah: Preaches an ideal of "power and chaos" (rejecting the old world of the adults with their rules) which the Locos adopt; after his death, the Chosen take this and turn him into a god figure.


    The Chosen 

The Guardian

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Played By: Damon Andrews
Seasons: S2-S3, S5

  • Big Bad: as leader of the cult "The Chosen" in Season 2-3, which kills/enslaves the members of the other tribes.
  • The Fundamentalist: He turns Zoot into a god.

Luke

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Played By: Jacob Tomuri
Seasons: S3


    The Technos 

Java

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Played By: Megan Alatini
Seasons: S4-S5

Jay

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Played By: James Napier
Seasons: S4-S5

  • The Captain: This is his role as the military head of Ram's organization.

Mega

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Played By: Calen Maiava-Paris
Season: S4-S5

  • Big Bad: after taking over the Technos in Season 5.
  • Manipulative Bastard: though the Technos appear to be reduced in power after being overthrown in season 4, he cleverly manipulates his way to power.

Ram

"I'm a genius. Didn't they tell you? "
Played By: Tom Hern
Seasons: S4-S5

  • A God Am I: His obsession with immortality in Reality Space comes close to this.
  • Big Bad: as leader of the Technos in Season 4, subjecting everyone to insane virtual reality experiments.
  • Heel-Face Turn: after defeat and abandonment at the end of season 4, he is slowly worked round over the course of season 5.

Siva

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Played By: Monique Cassie
Seasons: S4-S5

Ved

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Played By: Dan Weekes-Hannah
Seasons: S4


    The Gaians/Ecos 

Hawk

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Played By: Sam Kelly
Seasons: S4-S5

Pride

"Is it just me or did you get a feeling? (...) Like I just blinked and missed something."
Played By: Nick Miller
Seasons: S3-S5
  • The Big Guy: Actually Season 3 and 4's best example of this.
  • Chick Magnet: Second only to Bray.
  • The Fundamentalist: Violently opposed to the idea of society returning to the evil old ways. In Season 4, believes that once electricity is switched back on it will carve the way for pollution, inequality and war.


    Other Characters 

Andy

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Played By: James Ordish
Seasons: S3

Darryl

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Played By: Joseph Crawford
Seasons: S5

Dee

"Being a girlie doesn't mean I didn't got to be big and strong."
Played By: Kelly Stevenson
Seasons: S4

Moz

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Played By: Miriama Smith
Seasons: S3

Ned

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Played By: Bevin Linkhorn
Seasons: S3

Patch

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Played By: Morgan Palmer Hubbard
Seasons: S4

Ruby

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Played By: Fleur Saville
Seasons: S5

Sasha

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Played By: David Taylor
Seasons: S1

Slade

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Played By: Matt Robinson
Seasons: S5

Tally

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Played By: Amelia Reynolds
Seasons: S3

Top Hat

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Played By: Sam Husson
Seasons: S1-S2