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Team X Treme

     Alex Mann/"Action Man" 
Voiced by Mark Hildreth
The series protagonist, an extreme athlete who has the ability of the AMP Factor which allows him the ability to calculate future possibilities
  • Adaptation Name Change: In the 1995 cartoon series, his real name was Matthew Exler, but here it's Alex Mann.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Action Man is usually portrayed having a british accent. But here, he's canadian.
  • The Ace: A pro-athlete in sports that would be deemed suicidal in the real world.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Action Man's signature Once an Episode move called the "AMP Factor" where Alex would mentally freeze time and evaluate his surroundings in Matrix-like slow-motion to save the day. These became less and less impressive over time. Initially it would involve complicated sequences of moves that make Rube Goldberg Devices seem straightforward. Eventually it would simply involve him running around doing things really fast while everything else was in slow-motion.
  • Catch a Falling Star: Alex deals with gravity and acceleration every day, and making physics work for him is part of his job description. Piece of cake. He even does this during the opening theme sequence.
  • Dating Catwoman: Some hints of this between him and Azasi, before learning she was an assassin he admitted to Gray that he was flirting with her and he would offer her a chance for redemption whenever they meet.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed on the "Jerk" part. Alex is normally a Nice Guy, though he also has moments of sarcasm.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Which ultimately never happens
    Desmond Sinclair/"Grinder"
Voiced by Michael Dobson
Team X Treme's pilot and mechanic
  • Ace Pilot: He's a skilled pilot, and loves his plane.

    Rikki Singh-Baines 
Voiced by Peter Kelamis
The team's manager
  • Butt-Monkey: Gets next to no respect from the rest of the team.

    Agnes Wilson/"Fidget"
The team's camera woman

  • Ship Tease: It's highly suggested she has a thing for Alex, showing jealousy when other women show an interest in him.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of Team X Treme.


Council of Doom

     Dr. X
In Brandon's Body 
Voiced by Campbell Lane (original form), Michael Kopsa (in Brandon's body)

  • Adaptational Nationality: In the 1995 series, he was Dutch, and most depictions of him are british. Here, however, he has a canadian accent.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Dr X is often portrayed as macho and handsome with a brown mustache, but here he's a wrinkly old man without the mustache. This is subverted after he takes over Brandon's body and resembles his usual look (brown mustache, young looking, etc).
  • Adaptational Villainy: This incarnation of Dr. X is much crueler than his portrayal in the 1995 cartoon series. Here he isn't above putting others through sadistic and dangerous games.
  • A God Am I: To the point where he's willing to let an asteroid hit the Earth and ensure the survivors worship him.
  • Artificial Limbs: In his original body, he had wheels as legs. In his second body he has a cyber arm filled with various gadgets, including a firearm.
  • Badass Mustache: He gets one after taking over Brandon.
  • Bald of Evil: Even he steals the body of someone with a full head of hair, it turns bald once he takes over.
  • Big Bad: Barring one episode, he's the consistent villain in the series, out to complete his plans for "Neo-Humanity".
  • Evil Cripple: In his original body, he was missing his legs, with mechanical wheels as prosthetics. Thus, he relied heavily on his trilobugs to get around. Averted once he gets his second body.
  • Evil Old Folks: Before taking over Brandon, Dr. X is an elderly man and a despicable one on top of that.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: A textbook example. He wants to "improve" the world more to his liking.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He constantly puts on a veneer of politeness and respect, but doesn't hide that he's an insane megalomaniac.
  • In Their Own Image: Very literal example. He plans to make those that become part of his "Neo-Humanity" into clones of himself.
  • It's All About Me: As it turns out, his idea of a Master Race is to make those who are physically at their peak the sole survivors on Earth and implant his own mind into them, complete with looking just like him.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: It becomes very clear Dr. X really wants world domination over a race of physical perfection, as not only does he try to kill random innocent people out of spite, but he also plans to turn those who he deems worthy into clones of himself.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: In the final episode, where he attempts to drop an asteroid on the Earth. It leads to Asazi switching sides when she learns that he wasn't bluffing about it.
  • The Sociopath: Dr. X doesn't have any regard for the lives of others, lacks a conscience and is a complete narcissist with delusions of grandeur.

Voiced by Gary Chalk

Voiced by Andrew Francis

Voiced by Janyse Jaud

  • Badass Normal: The only member of the Council of Doom who doesn't rely on powers or cybernetics.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's pretty capable in a fight.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: At the end of the series, she is the only member of the Council of Doom to defect to the good guys, while all of her male colleagues are either depowered or permanently dispatched in some other way. Although it's questionable if she will really quit being evil, since her only motivation for helping Alex was that Dr. X's plan to destroy all of humanity would be bad for her business.
  • Spy Catsuit

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  • The Brute: He lacks the intellect or grace of the rest of his team; he's just a vile bully who always attacks head-on.
  • De-Power: In the final episode, his suit is destroyed for good.
  • Earthquake Machine: Quake's suit of Powered Armor enables him to create earthquakes.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Quake was just some fat loser janitor before he acquired the Quake armor and became a supervillain.

Supporting Cast

    Simon Grey

  • Broken Pedestal: Alex temporarily loses faith in him when he learns that he was a former associate of Dr. X.

    Nick Masters
Voiced by Mackenzie Gray

    Brandon Caine
Voiced by Tyler Labine

    Diana Zerbes
Voiced by Venuz Terzo


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