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Vert Wheeler
Voiced by: Mark Hildreth
The leader of the Battle Force 5.

Agura Ibaden
Voiced by: Kathleen Barr
Second-in-command and the team's Spec-Ops officer.
  • Action Girl: Full stop. She may be the only girl on the team but she's one of their toughest members.
  • Big Brother Instinct: The rare female variety. Keeps an eye out for the littlest guy of the team, Zoom and even reigns in Vert whenever she thinks he's trying to do something too dangerous (because Zoom may try to copy him).
  • Berserk Button: Turns out she's an animal lover. Do not threaten an endangered species around her. Kyburi found this out the hard way. She also doesn't take being called "helpless" well.
  • The Lancer
  • Number Two: Calls the shots when Vert isn't around.
  • One of the Boys
  • Sassy Black Woman
  • Scarily Competent Tracker
  • Tomboy

Zoom Takazumi
Voiced by: Alessandro Juliani
The team's Scout.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Being the youngest of the team, the members of the other team often watch out for him. In particular, Vert treats him like a younger brother and the two are often seen hanging out a lot while Agura is often seen watching out for the younger boy.
  • Badass Biker: Just because he's on a motorcycle that's smaller than all the other vehicles, it doesn't mean that he can't pull his own weight, sometimes even four times over his own size.
  • Berserk Button: Hates being called a "kid".
  • Catchphrase: Once he's scored his own shots or is about to do a cool move, expect his signature "Whoo-hoo!"
  • The Chosen One: He was one to the Order of the Flying Fists, though he wished he wasn't. He was later chosen as a member of the Battle Force 5, which he was all too happy to accept.
  • The Corruption: Suffered a bout of it with Vert while in the Shadow Zone, even almost losing himself by the time they finally got out.
  • Cool Bike: The only one of the team to drive a bike, a cool one that can both drive and fly.
  • Fragile Speedster: Zoom often pairs up with Vert because he's the only one able to keep up speed-wise and due to being on a motorcycle, especially one that flies, he is much more flexible, being able to fit into small openings others cannot. However, unlike the others, he's susceptible to getting knocked off his motorcycle, which can put him into dangerous and sometimes fatal situations.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Being the youngest of the bunch makes it easy to sympathize with him as a fellow kid. His perdicament about being treated seriously even though they're the youngest is something a lot of kids can sympathize with.
  • Kung-Fu Kid: Despite being the youngest of the team, Zoom can easily take on multiple Vandals on his own in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Little Brother Is Watching: Watches and imitates Vert sometimes, though sometimes he can't do the imitation perfectly which lands him in trouble.
  • Martial Arts Headband: Wears one both in suit and in his civilian attire.
  • The Sneaky Guy / Stealth Expert: Is considered the most sneakiest and stealthiest guy on the team. As the team's scout, he has to.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the team and especially to Vert. He was the first to decide Vert into uncertain doom, even if it meant his death.
    "Where Vert goes, I go."

Sherman Cortez
Voiced by: Brian Drummond
Battle Force 5's Tactical Operator.

Spinner Cortez
Voiced by: Gabe Khouth
Battle Force 5's Tech-Support.

Stanford Isaac Rhodes IV
Voiced by: Noel Johansen
The team's Artillery Expert.

Tezz Volitov
Voiced by: Noel Johansen

AJ Dalton
Voiced by: Michael Dobson




The tyrannical ruler of the Sark Empire.

Voiced by Michael Dobson

  • Big Bad: Alongside Kalus until the Red Sentients show up, at which point he kind of gets fazed out.
  • Brain Washed: He got reprogrammed by the Green Sark, causing him to mindlessly worship the Alpha-Code.
  • Determinator: Of all the evil faction leaders, Zemerik has worked the hardest, defeating his old master, building his own empire, and continuing to survive and move even when his empire crumbles and his former master wants him dead.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: When he still served Krytus, his voice was considerably deeper.
  • Forgiveness: He was under the control of the Alpha-Code at the time, but after being mortally wounded by Krytus, he responds by forgiving Krytus. While it probably wasn't his intention, it robbed Krytus of his revenge.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Definitely. At first he's a Krytus's slave, then he gains freewill, turns on his master and becomes his own villain. Then when Krytus is released, he assists Vert, and even saves him at the cost of his own safety. He bargains with the team to get them information, and then later tells them of Tezz. When he tries to make more Zurk, he tricks the team and turns on them. After that, he's possessed by the Alpha code, but Spinner breaks him out of it using a handshake that symbolized their alliance, and he defeats Zorax and frees them, before trying to sell them off to Karmordians.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: In Season 2.
  • Kick the Dog: having Zug reprogrammed after helping Stanford.
  • Noble Fugitive: Currently on the run from Krytus.
    • Until Krytus catches up with him in Get Zemerik. Krytus kills him but he's last seen reviving under the control of the Alpha-Code.
  • Not So Stoic: Usually, Zemerik is smug and dispassionate, but he tends to lose his temper upon defeat.
  • Pet the Dog: Though Zemerik presents himself as an emotionless being, there are moments of kindness underneath his exterior.
    • In the First Season finale, after his troops are decimated by the reborn Krytus, the BF5 attempt to flee with him. Seeing Krytus pursuing, he opts to hold him off long enough for the others to escape.
    • Though he spends most of the series abusing and yelling at him, when Zug gives Zemerik his powercore so he can survive the wasteland Zemerik is touched by the gesture. He promises to come back for Zug, calling him "[his] friend." His last scene in the series does in fact have Zemerik seeking out Zug's body and reviving him.
  • Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence: Zemerik is at level 4.
  • Smug Snake
  • The Starscream: A successful one to Krytus eons ago after he gained free will, sealing Krytus and the Red Sentient 5 away.
  • The Minion Master
  • Tin Tyrant
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Averted but only in proportionate amounts. The team sticks around to save him from Krytus, and in return he stops Krytus from killing them at the cost of his own safety. They rescue him from The Vandals, and in return he tells them about Krytus and his minions before pulling a Villain: Exit, Stage Left, and later alerts them to a rebel fighting against Krytus. When they help him recode Sark, he does turn on them and reveal his ambitions to take over the multiverse, but he also extends a hand to them in a We Can Rule Together sort of way. When Spinner frees him from the Alpha code, he frees them from Zarvox, and then sells them off to the Karmordians.
  • Whip It Good: His main weapon, and his car's, is an energy whip.


Zemerik's right-hand man.

Voiced by Brian Drummond

The Zurk


A Red Sark who appeared in Gladiators
  • Evil Cripple: He's missing his legs.
  • Foreshadowing: He foreshadows Krytus's return, alluding to his master, and even his color-scheme implies the Red sentient faction.
  • The Power of Hate: Uses this and the power of Rage to get the team to fight each other.

The Alpha-Code

A Sark cult found deep within the Toborian Badlands.


Leader of the Sark Cult
  • Robot Religion: Runs it.
  • Sinister Minister: In a fanatical sort of way Zemerik declares him a false profit after killing him.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Was apparently working with the Karmordians, but Zemerik was freed and killed him before this could be elaborated on.



Captain Kalus

Warlord of the Vandal horde.

Voiced by Colin Murdock

  • Asskicking Equals Authority
  • Big Bad: Along side Zemerik at first, remains a Big Bad once the Red Sentients show up.
  • Graceful Loser: After the Vandals are permanently defeated, Kalus takes the defeat suprisingly well, caring more about his victory over the Red Sentients and ruling over Vandal.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Uses his scent of smell (and hearing) to find an invisible Grimian and defeat him.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: He's a villain and seeks combat for it's own sake, but he's still got a strong sense of honor and on the occasions that he has to team with the Battle Force 5, he normally lets them go in peace when it's over. This is probably why he took his final defeat gracefully.
  • Too Clever by Half: He chooses not to come into conflict with the Red Sentients, seeking to gain favor with them so the Vandals can plunder the civilizations they raze. While not challenging the force that nearly destroyed the Sark is a wise strategic move on his part, it's far too presumptuous to think the Reds would give even their scraps to anyone. Though when push comes to shove, Kalus opts to take Krytus on head to head.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After being defeated by Grimian, his response is to upgrade his ride and take one of these. Afterwards, he's even a match for Krytus in hand to hand combat, something even Vert had extreme difficulty doing.


Second-in-command to Captain Kalus until Season 2.

Voiced by Brian Drummond

  • The Dragon
  • The Starscream: Krocomodo was this during Season 1, until Grimian became Kalus' second-in-command in Season 2. When Grimian betrays them, Krocomodo saves Kalus and rallies the troops at his behest.


Kalus's "sorcerer".

Voiced by Kathleen Barr

  • Adorkable: His weakness, and cowardice lead him into this territory, especially "Grimian's Secret," where his lack of efficiency has made him a pariah.
  • Butt-Monkey
  • Cross-Dressing Voices
  • Evil Genius: While he's a Butt-Monkey who has some really stupid moments, Hatch does cobble together a number of nifty inventions for the Vandals to use.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Practices Black Magic, though he's not very good at it.
  • Extreme Omnivore: When Spinner throws Pizzas at them, Sever enjoys the pizzas, but Hatch declares the most deliscious part to be the "tasty shells" aka the boxes.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Hatch is quite cowardly, and often mocked by those around him, he even asks Tezz for some tricks to help him seem like a better sorcerer.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser
  • Undying Loyalty: While he had some rather traitorous moments, he eventually falls under Kalus firmly. In Grimian's secret, his incompetence loses Kalus's favor, but after outing Grimian as the traitor, and firebombing Grimian's car to stop the ape's escape, he wins Kalus back (bar some comedic anger at the end of the episode).
    Hatch: "You were magnificent Captain Kalus!"
    Kalus: "Hm, and your loyalty was noted... sorcerer."


Voiced by Colin Murdock


Voiced by Scott Mcneil

  • Failure Is the Only Option: Grimian would never achieve his goal of leading the Vandals. Kalus would defeat him, and even if he did win, his ally Krytus would turn on him and kill him. Even when he's winning, Krytus's musings always allude to the fact that Grimian will never truly rule.
  • Kicked Upstairs: Kalus promotes him to second-in-command both as Cruel Mercy and to keep his eyes on him.
  • Les Collaborateurs: He's secretly in league with Krytus!
  • Public Execution: After his final attempt to conquer Vandal results in them nearly being wiped out by the Red Sentients, the final shot of him is him surrounded by the entire Vandal Horde, Kalus slowly approaching him with a spear in hand, heavily implying he's about to be executed for what he's done in front of the entire planet.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Within the Vandals' Five-Man Band.
  • The Starscream: Books Krocomodo out of this spot.
    • Ultimately costs him, as Kalus eventually discovers Grimian's treachery, but settles for Cruel Mercy by banishing him the first time, the second time when Grimian betrays the entire planet to the Red Sentients, Kalus has had it with him. In their final battle, Kalus is actively trying to kill him instead of just chewing him out. And his last scene heavily implies he's executed by Kalus.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Tries it twice, the first time, Hatch threw a firebomb on his ride and destroyed it, the second, a few vandal soldiers stopped him.

    Blue Sentients 


She is the team's mentor.

Voiced by Kira Tozer


Sage's mentor.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Sole Survivor: Invoked: His debut episode is called "Sol Survivor." He's one of the last living blue Sentients, and the only survivor of 948 Sentient prisoners, all the others were tortured to death.
  • Twin Telepathy: With Kytren.


    Red Sentients 

Red Sentient 5

The five Red Sentients who initiated the War against the blue Sentients.
  • And I Must Scream: Zemerik put them all in this position. And this is their fate at the end of Season 2.
  • Fangs Are Evil
  • Human Popsicle: Krytus's ultimate fate after the other Red Sentients reveal that they're just as tired of the war he started as the Blue Sentients are, the two races banishing and freezing him in ice for his crimes, and in the Season 3 premiere it's revealed that the others were frozen next to him.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over


The leader of the Red Sentients.

Voiced by Brian Drummond

  • Big Bad: Replaces Zemerik.
  • Big "NO!": In Get Zemerik in response to a mortally wounded, brainwashed Zemerik forgiving him, effectively robbing him of his eons old revenge.
    • Gets another in Unite And Strike when the Red Sentients reveal they've made peace with the Blue Sentients and banish him. He's frozen in the middle of it.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Type 3. He can transform either one of his arms into a magma-blade.
    • Dual Wielding: In Better Off Red, it was revealed that he can use both at the same time!
  • Cain and Abel: Krytus is Cain.
  • Eviler Than Thou: It says something when Zemerik's description of him is "the most malicious being in the multiverse".
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He gets mad very easily.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He frees the rest of the Red Sentient civilization from statis...only for it to turn out they're just as tired of his war as the Blue Sentients are and turn on him, helping banish and imprison him in ice.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • This Cannot Be!: Pretty much his reaction when Battle Force 5 awakens the dormant Blue Sentients.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Turns out one of these tipped Sage off to the true evil of her brother in ancient times.
    • Has another in Get Zemerik when an Alpha Code brainwashed Zemerik forgives him after Krytus finally mortally wounded him, effectively making Krytus' revenge on him meaningless. Krytus responds with disbelief, followed by a furious Big "NO!" and a fit of rage ending with him throwing Zemerik's body into a pit.


The Reds' Scout.

Voiced by Michael Dobson

  • Cain and Abel: Tried to kill his Blue Sentient Twin
  • Dark Chick
  • Hulk Speak
  • Pet the Dog: Despite being an evil psycho, and even trying to kill his brother, when Kyburi was captured, he was the first to demand they rescue her, as he'd experienced capture before.


The Reds' Huntress and Second-in-command.

Voiced by Kathleen Barr


The Reds' Tactical Operations and Tech-Support. I can't believe I just said that.

Voiced by Colin Murdock

  • The Brute: His main function on the team is the muscle. His technical abilities, while present, are mostly secondary to him smashing things.
  • Doppelgänger Attack


The Reds' Artillery Expert.

Voiced by Mark Hildreth

  • A Day in the Limelight: The webisode Warrior Fire, which gives him the most dialogue he's ever had!
  • Apologetic Attacker: a bizarre example, in "Warrior Fire' he and Kytren have to rescue Kyburi, he insults Kytren, purposefully hyping him up for the fight, which they later win. As they are getting away, he explains his actions to Kytren, who agrees with him.
  • Cold Sniper
  • Evil Genius: Warrior Fire implies he's one; thinking up a plan and being more eloquent than Kytren.
  • Informed Flaw: Said to be very arrogant, his lack of dialogue doesn't manage to convey it, neither does his Day in the Limelight.
  • Manipulative Bastard:
    Kyrosis: Did I say something to make you angry, Kytren?
    Kytren: YES!!!
    Kyrosis: Good, now we are ready to attack!
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Implied from the short, as he declares the "Warrior Fire" is the Red's passion for war and combat; it's that fire that will allow them to triumph.
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't talk much apart from phrases such as "locking onto target".

Other Red Sentients


Member of the Council of Five. Severely doubts Vert.



A Diad that the team finds on the Blue Sentient homeworld.


A second Diad found in a Battle Zone.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Borallis, following his last command of gathering up old blue Sentient Shells.


All Karmordians



Other Karmordians

  • Always Chaotic Evil
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: The first one to appear bordered on Implacable Man, detonating a shadow bomb even after losing most of his limbs. The next three prove very powerful, and have the Team on the ropes. When they get into an army though, they quickly are reduced to Mooks. The Team is able to take on multiple foes at once and take them down.
  • Suicide Attack: The first one appearing is one. He unleashes a shadow bomb into the portal Nexus to free his masters.


    The Ancient Ones 

  • Big Bad: If Rawkus' monolouge about them at the end of season 2 is any indication, they'll be this in season 3.
  • Dark Is Evil
  • The Dreaded: Sage says it best when she says that they're something she hoped they'd never have to face.
  • Eldritch Abomination: We haven't seen their true appearance yet, just shadowy figures of them. But everything we've seen and heard about them just screams this.
  • Vagueness Is Coming: By the end of season 2, all we know about them is they're an ever bigger threat than Krytus, they have the power of darkness, and they're really, really bad.

    Other Characters 


A mysterious being responsible for maintaining balance in the Multiverse.

Voiced by Mike Acheson

Jack Wheeler

Vert's long lost father.
Voiced by: Jim Byrnes


The owner of the local diner.

Voiced by Colin Murdock


The waitress at Zeke's Diner.

Voiced by Kira Tozer

Sheriff Johnson

Voiced by Brian Drummond

Shadow Speeders

The hostile inhabitants of the Shadow Zone.


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