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    The Blasterpals 

The original trio of characters from the early games.

Tropes pertaining to the group as a whole:

  • Retro Rocket: Their original ship. It got destroyed and replaced in the second game featuring all three of them. Then their new ship gets replaced in that game's remake.

Blasternaut

Debuted in: Math Blaster! (1983)
Voiced by: Mark Sawyer (In Search of Spot, Secret of the Lost City)
The original Player Character from the 1980's. He is the strongest of the group.
  • Anime Hair: His most recent incarnation has this.
  • Jet Pack: Uses one in some form in all of the games. Secret of the Lost City is the only one where it doesn't factor into gameplay, instead being used to reach the buildings.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's stronger than GC or Spot, but heavier and not as fast. Puzzles in both Secret of the Lost City and Ages 9-12 have him as unable to jump gaps or pull chains hanging from the ceiling to open doors, but he can universally operate lifts in the latter and activate pressure plates in the former.
  • Order Reborn: In his most recent incarnation.
  • Player Character: The original Player Character for the entire series, in fact.
  • Punny Name
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has blue hair from 1999 onward.

Galactic Commander

Debuted in: Math Blaster Episode 1: In Search of Spot (1994)
Voiced by: Laura Boedeker (In Search of Spot, Secret of the Lost City)
She originally served as Mission Control for Blasternaut in In Search of Spot, a role she would reprise in the cutscenes of Mega Math Blaster. She takes a much more active role in most of the other games that feature the Blasterpals. Recognizable outside of her earliest appearances for her purple hair.

Spot/MEL

Debuted in: Math Blaster Episode 1: In Search of Spot (1994)
Voiced by: Mark Sawyer (In Search of Spot, Secret of the Lost City)
Spot was the team's Robot Buddy from the early 1990's until the turn of the millennium, when he was replaced with a robotic dog named MEL.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Both of them to some degree.
  • Distressed Dude: In Search of Spot and Mega Math Blaster revolve around rescuing Spot from the Trash Alien and Gelator respectively.
  • Flight: Spot has internal jets that he uses to both fly and hover in place.
  • Robot Buddy: Both of them.

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    Other heroes 

Rave

Debuted in: Math Blaster Mystery: The Great Brain Robbery (1994)
The protagonist of several Blaster games set in a separate continuity from the games featuring the Blasterpals. He has the appearance of a green humanoid with a yellow horn on his head and lives in a Halloweentown called Bizarroville.

Lydia

Debuted in: Reading Blaster: Ages 9-12 (1997)
The ghost of a famous writer who has lived in Dr. Dabble's mansion for 150 years. She helps Rave in his quest to save the guests from Dr. Dabble.
  • Mission Control: She serves as this for Rave because as a ghost she can't do anything.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She is completely absent in Reading Blaster Vocabulary.
  • The Faceless: The most we see of her is as a pair of eyes in the slot machine game.
  • Plucky Girl: She sounds to be a very cheerful girl, she even seems to enjoy spooking Rave for fun.

The guests

Debuted in: Reading Blaster: Ages 9-12 (1997)

Six citizens of Bizaroville who exist in the same universe as Rave and Dr. Dabble. In Reading Blaster Ages 9-12, they are Dr. Dabble's ill-fated house guests, whom you must rescue from his laboratory. In Math Blaster Pre-Algebra, they feature in the game's word problems. In Reading Blaster Vocabulary, they are once again party guests at Dr. Dabble's house (will they never learn?) and the six of them plus Dabble are the suspects in the mysteries you must solve.

  • Lou "Boo" Fright - a Bungling Inventor
  • Bobbi “Sox” Fright - a Glurge Addict whom is Happily Married to Lou
  • Coach Gulliver Lilliput - a gym teacher fond of Physical Fitness Punishment
  • Gloria Ghastly - a glamorous movie star who acts in cheesy horror flicks
  • Mayor Jackie O'Cassidy - Bizaroville's petty, self-centered mayor; in his journal, Dr. Dabble notes that she "may be the one person in Bizaroville that has fewer ethics than I do".
  • Gorky Barf - a failed stand-up comic who now works as the town librarian


  • B-Movie: Gloria Ghastly's movies seem to be stereotypical B-Movie fare with titles like Revenge of the Creature that Wouldn't Stop Burping
  • Celeb Crush: In Reading Blaster Ages 9-12, Rave appears to have a crush on Gloria Ghastly
  • The Ghost: Lou and Bobbi have twin boys who never make an appearance, unless you count a tiny photograph you collect in Reading Blaster Ages 9-12
  • High-School Sweethearts: Lou and Bobbi's relationship started in high school
  • It's All About Me: Mayor O'Cassidy's firm belief
  • Love Triangle: In their high school days, Lou and Bobbi were in one with Dudley Dabble
  • Spoiled Brat: Jackie O'Cassidy in her youth, when her mother was the mayor

Andi

The heroine of Geometry Blaster and the only human character in the early games. She is brought from Earth to a planet called Dimensia to restore the planet's three-dimensionality.

Trap E. Zoid

The other protagonist of Geometry Blaster. He looks like a bunch of purple triangles assembled into a vaguely humanoid shape.

Commander Quadratica

The leader of the Quadratican counterattack against the Red Nasties in Alge-Blaster 3.
  • Badass Cape: Apparently meant to indicate his rank.
  • Eye Pop: The pictures of him in the upper corner of the game manual's pages make an animation of him doing this while flipping through the pages.
  • Non-Entity General: The intro shows him, but doesn't reference the player at all, suggesting that this is in full effect.
  • Suddenly Voiced: He is only voiced in a promotional trailer for the 1994 games.

    Villains 

Trash Alien

Voiced by: Mark Sawyer
The villain of In Search of Spot. He kidnaps Spot to kick of the game's conflict. Otherwise, he just spends his time littering.

Dr. Minus

Voiced by: Mark Sawyer
The robotic-looking villain of Secret of the Lost City. He shoots the Blasterpals' ship down over a planet, stranding them.

Gelator

The slimy villain of Mega Math Blaster. He kidnaps Spot to drain his intelligence.
  • Blob Monster
  • Expy: Of the Trash Alien. He has three eyes and kidnaps Spot.
  • Extra Eyes: He has three eyes.
  • Full-Name Basis: The parent ending has Blasternaut and G.C. call Gelator's mother "Mrs. Tor" suggesting that "-tor" is his surname.
  • Liquid Assets: He drains Spot's intelligence.
  • Parent ex Machina: His parents show up in the "good" ending. Considering that the normal ending has him incarcerated and the "perfect" ending has him turned to stone, this is probably the happiest ending.
  • Taken for Granite: He gets turned to stone in the "perfect" ending...

Illitera

  • Jerkass: She's your opponent in the game show in Reading Blaster 6-9 and isn't a particularly good sport.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has blue hair in Reading Blaster 6-9.

The Terrible Monkey King

The king of the flying monkeys that inhabit the setting of Math Blaster Ages 9-12. The Blasterpals seek him out to get a new ship after the crash theirs and he tries to make them trade Spot for it.

Dr. Dudley Dabble

The Mad Scientist villain of the games in which Rave appears, with a different scheme in every game.

The Red Nasties

Alien invaders that you have to repel in Alge-Blaster 3 (1994).

The Geometrons

The villains of Geometry Blaster. They did not like the fact that the planet the inhabit was three-dementional and so rendered it 2-D by breaking the Dimension Machine and scattering the pieces.

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