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    Monkey 

Voiced by Andy Serkis

  • Animal Motifs: To a monkey. His overall appearance and movements are rather ape-like and he even has a waist band hanging that resembles a monkey tail.
  • Anime Hair: Lampshaded by Pigsy:
    Pigsy: "So, Monkey...let me ask you a question."
    Monkey: "Yeah."
    Pigsy: "Do you use a lot of hair product?"
    Monkey: (blankly) "What?"
    • When you consider that Monkey is based on the Monkey King, the same as Goku, it seems all the more fitting.
  • Carry a Big Stick: His collapsible staff. It's even capable of shooting plasma and EMP blasts.
  • Cool Bike: "Two wheels and an engine."
  • Covered with Scars: Of the decorative and generic kind. Although not explained in-game, Nina Kristenson of Ninja Theory elaborates that the swirling designs on his torso are war scars he drew on himself after major battles. Considering the sheer amount he has, your mileage may vary as to whether that's awesome or not.
  • Curse Cut Short: We hear Monkey curse out Trip for locking him away from the escape pods in the beginning, but severely muffled by a sound-proof door.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sneaks in some quips when usually agitated.
    Trip: "So what's the plan?"
    Monkey: "To get you home as fast as possible so you can take this thing off my head and I can break your neck."
  • Deflector Shield: Has gauntlets that generate a Deflector Shield capable of blocking attacks and bullets.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: By default, Monkey spends the entire game barefoot, likely to help emphasize his namesake Animal Motif. His alternate costumes have tabi.
  • Gatling Good: Monkey is able to override turret Mechs and rides them while turned into these.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Refuses his freedom from the slaver's headband when Trip turns it off near the final act.
  • Hover Board: His "Cloud"
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Able to carry Trip on his back with no sweat
  • I Work Alone: Was this before being controlled against his will.
  • Improvised Weapon: Can use the weapons from mechs themselves against their own.
  • Made of Iron: Monkey survives an escape pod crash into Grand Central Station while he was outside of the pod. The fact he lands on a mattress covered in rocky debris just drives the point home.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The game never makes it clear if Monkey's incredible strength, resilience, and agility are due to Charles Atlas Superpower or if he's something other than human.
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    Trip 

Voiced by Lindsey Shaw

  • Kid with the Leash: Averted. She may have a slave helmet on Monkey, and can pretty much tell him to do whatever she wants, but she never uses it to do more than keep Monkey from running off without her. Monkey is the one in charge: he's the one who knows how to get through the wasteland, and he makes it clear to her that if she wants to survive she has to do as he tells her.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Becomes the main driving force of the second half of the game after finding her home, father, and villagers dead.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Red hair, green eyes, and is one of the two central characters.
  • Stripperiffic: Trip runs around in a tube-top and jeans with many holes in it.
  • Younger Than They Look: Looks a bit older than someone in their teens.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Trip doesn't start her relation with Monkey on the best footing. She ignores him as he tries to escape the airship they're on which is going down from what seems to be from her tamperings, she ejects her escape pod from the airship despite how he visibly begs from outside of it to not do so while gripping onto the escape pod, and finally, she attaches a slave headband to him that forces him to protect her life despite that he was already lucky to survive the results of her actions. His threat—and attempt—to rip her head off is pretty understandable.

    Pigsy 

Voiced by Richard Ridings

  • Heroic Sacrifice: Pigsy and the Leviathan vs five scorpion mechs. Borders to Tear Jerker territory.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Having been living in isolation for so long, Pigsy is desperate for a companion and build one from scraps. Unbeknownst to him, he already has a friend in the form of Truffles, his robot companion. By the time he realizes it, Truffles is already dead.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Lampshaded by Trip.
    Monkey: "More...music and pigs? This friend of your father's seems a bit weird."
    Trip: "Well, he's been living alone out in the wilds most of his life. That usually makes people pretty weird and eccentric."
    Monkey: You mean like me?
    Trip: As well as strong and resourceful individuals.
    Monkey: Sure.
  • Meaningful Name: Speaks for itself, doesn't it? Named for his smell.
  • Robot Buddy: Truffles, who appears in Pigsy's Perfect 10.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Pigsy sure doesn't stop reminding everyone how great he is. This is much to Monkey's annoyance.
    Monkey: Pigsy, if you don't shut up I'm switching sides!

     Pyramid 

Voiced by Andy Serkis

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