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Nick Robinson

A then video producer for Polygon, Nick Robinson is the one behind the wheel of Car Boys.

  • And I Must Scream: Becomes stuck in a Time Ring alongside Griffin, The Blob, the Ovo, and Ball in their waterproof car. Then again, they have Elton John to listen to for all eternity, and The Blob is more-or-less defeated because of it.
  • Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Becomes Beam Nick in the Time Ring, forming the Beam NG alongside Griffin.
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  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Accidentally summons The Blob into the Time Ring when he was trying to summon Ball at Griffin's behest. Subverted in that this turns out to have been their solution to defeating The Blob, trapping it in limbo just outside of the Time Ring's inner sanctum.
  • Straight Man: In relative terms, but he's generally the one to reign in some of Griffin's wilder ideas when they start to go overboard.


Griffin McElroy

Griffin Andrew McElroy is the sweet baby brother of the famous McElroy Brothers. While his roles in Monster Factory and Touch the Skyrim feature him as the driving force of the insanity, here he takes a backseat while egging on Nick to indulge in his insane desires.


Busto 1.0

A crash test dummy that serves as Nick and Griffin's companion early on in the series.

  • Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Ascends to The Sun Chips Place in "Nick and Griffin in VR City." Although, in reality, he may have actually fallen into the clutches of Busto 2.0.
  • Big Good: A highly benevolent force that serves to combat the unending chaos around him.
  • Expy: His design resembles The Stig from Top Gear.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Spends a good amount of time trapped in a bus, during which Nick and Griffin will do their damnedest to free him.

Busto 2.0

The second crash test dummy that Nick and Griffin meet. This one is really one of a species of eldritch horrors that pose a threat to existence.

  • Alien Geometries: When pushed too far (or rather pulled very hard in a slowed-time environment) he explodes into a "dude ocean" as Griffin once put it.
  • Big Bad: The most recurring antagonist faced by the boys.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Mates with others of his kinds in acts that destroy and create entire universes.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A most-likely-malevolent eldritch god in the form of an orange crash test dummy.
  • Pet the Dog: After a mating session with another of his kind, was kind enough to bestow upon the boys a plane with invisible wings and landing gear.
  • Reality Warper: Can alter physics or render beings invisible on a whim.
  • Sealed Evil in a Duel: Becomes this with Iron Man in the original Gridmap.

Iron Man

Also known as Tony Stark, Iron Man is a famous Marvel superhero. He, or at the very least his armor, appears as a modded-in character.

  • Mysterious Protector: Nick and Griffin seem to designate him as this for them in Episode 31.
  • Sealed Evil in a Duel: Is dueling the evil of Busto 2.0 in the original gridmap. Takes a break from it to hang out in Whalefred's Wooly Island before the Blob shows up.


A sci-fi, TRON-esque vehicle the Car Boys become very attached to.

  • Difficult, but Awesome: Nick initially finds the OVO impossible to drive, but once he gets the hang of it, the OVO is unstoppable.
  • The Juggernaut: It landing violently on a bus quickly results in that part of the bus being completely flattened on the ground.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Both extremely fast and indestructible.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Unlike all the other vehicles in Beam NG, the OVO cannot be destroyed or even dented by anything Nick and Griffin do to it. Although the OVO is briefly God Trashed in one episode, it still manages to bounce back from it.

The Blob

A dark being in the form of a large inflatable mat.

  • Alien Geometries: Rivals Busto 2.0 in this regard.
  • Bigger Bad: Upon god-trashing it, Nick and Griffin grant it this role.
  • Charm Person: Exposure to the Blob and it's less obviously evil, or even dare I say fun qualities, can cause people to become enamored with it, such as the Ovo and Griffin.
  • The Corruption: Swallowed a plane and coated it in it's own horrible body, and is theorized to have turned Busto 2.0 into the terrible being that it is today.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Possibly even moreso than Busto 2.0.
  • From a Single Cell: Several attempts to God-Trash it in Episode 34 resulted in it rupturing, only for time to freeze and restart itself with The Blob back intact. Their attempts to kill it by driving the Ovo into it as high speeds killed it without turning the universe unstable, but a few moments later it had managed to reform itself fully.
  • Leitmotif: Arsenal's Guts from the soundtrack to Metal Gear Solid 2.
  • Sealed Evil in a Duel: Becomes doomed to forever chase Nick and Griffin in their new forms as Beam NG, never drawing nearer or able to penetrate into the inner circle of the Time Ring.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Surprisingly very adverse to water.


An inflatable ball. Griffin loves Ball very much.

  • Companion Cube: Griffin gets very attached to Ball very quickly.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Only gets introduced in the penultimate episode but Ball follows Nick and Griffin into the time ring.

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