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     Sheriff Striker 
Sheriff of the GRID, Striker sets out to find his sparkmate, Pixel, after she's kidnapped by an unknown enemy. Little does he know about the horrors that reside outside the GRID...
  • Arm Cannon: His primary weapon following the Season 1 finale.
  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking: There's a reason that Striker's been given the position of protecting the Grid.
  • Badass Normal: In comparison to his fellow Stikbot citizens, Striker possesses skill when it comes to combat, likely due to his experience from during the Great Stikbot War.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: dons a bandana following the Season 1 finale.
  • The Hero: He's the 'Bot willing to risk his life for anyone, whether they be from or outside the GRID.
  • The Idealist: Always believes in doing the right thing, especially when it comes to saving others in need.
  • Not Quite Dead: Despite having died in the Season 3 finale, Striker is somehow trapped in the Nightmare Realm. It is later revealed in a Q&A session that he didn't die; Striker himself specifies he didn't die, and that he was dragged off to the Nightmare Realm.
Striker's sparkmate. She is kidnapped by an unknown enemy and brought to Highlord Vamprah.
  • Action Girl: She becomes pretty good at swordfighting after being taught by Link. She even manages to hold her own against Vamprah at one point.
  • The Cutie: Genuinely cares for her friends, and is willing to protect them at all costs.
  • Damsel in Distress: Subverted. While she is a prisoner of High Lord Vamprah, Pixel develops some impressive swordplay skills in part to being taught by Link.
  • Little Miss Badass: After being taught by Link, Pixel becomes a formidable fighter in swordsplay.
  • One True Love: Mentions in a BTS Q&A that she and Striker are "sparkmates" (apparently the result of a mating process).
One of Striker's comrades from the Great Stikbot War, and sole survivor of the Off GRID Exploration team.
  • An Arm and a Leg: His left arm is torn off during a fight with a Metalbot in the 10th episode of Season 2.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Becomes a huge-sized Stikbot after stealing power nodes from the captured Stikbots during his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Broken Bird: Being the sole survivor of the Off Grid Exploration team and having lost to several Off-Grid-entities has taken an obvious toll on his mental state, eventually leading to his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Turns against Stryker in the Season 2 finale after losing a fight against a Metalbot and being convinced that he's weak, and that by stealing the captured Stikbots' power nodes he can become strong.
  • Guns Akimbo: Whatever weapons he wields, he usually possesses dual.
  • Guttural Growler: Speaks in a voice similar to Rorschach.
  • Handicapped Badass: Lost his right eye during a failed expedition outside the GRID, but that doesn't deter him in the slightest.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices himself to give Stryker time to escape. Subverted when it's revealed he survived.
  • Meaningful Name: Raptus means "to seize" in Latin. Fitting, considering that he seizes the power nodes of other Stikbots after his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted, as he's on the side of the heroes. Played straight after his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Sole Survivor: of the Off GRID Exploration team, a group of Stikbots sent to explore the outside world.
Comrade of Striker.
  • BFG: Throughout most of his appearances, Shift's signature weapons are his remote-controlled automatic gun turrets. He also briefly wields a rocket launcher. He is later shown using even bigger weapons later on.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Season 6 reveals he had a family with whom he was forcibly separated from at a young age, with his parents and sister Jamie drafted into the Great Stikbot War, during which both of his parents were killed in action.
  • Generation Xerox: As revealed in Season 6, his father was also a lime-green stikbot whom was a talented engineer and technician.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices himself to allow Raptus and Stryker to escape from a horde of Xenomorphs. Subverted when it's revealed he survived.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Looks up to Striker as a hero, always addressing him as "sheriff".
  • The Smart Guy: As mentioned, he's the programmer of several automatic gun turrets. He's also an expert when it comes to technology.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Striker.
Striker's former comrade from the Great Stikbot War, who left his teammates out of disgust in dying a pointless death. He is now a loner whose true loyalties lay unknown.
  • Badass Biker: In addition to being a capable fighter, Clint wears a biker helmet and even drives a motorcycle at certain points.
  • Dirty Coward: Leaves Stryker to face Megatron alone. Later subverts this when he goes to assist Stryker in rescuing Pixel and stopping Vamprah. Invokes this again when he's willing to leave the inhabitants of Vanguard Outpost to fend for themselves against the Ravens.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: At the end of Season 4, despite being fatally shot and barely able to stand, Clint manages to take on Lucious long enough for Pixel to escape, eventually leading to an explosion that consumes both him and Lucious.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: it's heavily implied that Clint harbors romantic feelings for Pixel, as rescuing her is the sole reason Clint joins forces with Striker. It's also suggested that Clint is close with Sinon, as the two are shown working efficiently together; Clint becomes visibly saddened when Sinon dies. Furthermore, Clint refuses to kill his brother, Lance, despite the latter having tried to kill him minutes earlier.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Wears a biker helmet with a pair of goggles, but is never seen using them. It's shown in a flashback that the helmet was given by Sinon.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: His alignment was left ambiguous for a portion of the series, but right now he appears to be firmly on the side of good.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: While not exactly "heroic", Clint has a dog for whom he cares for.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Clint's signature weapon, which seems to pack QUITE the punch in comparison to the other weapons used throughout the series.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Leaves his comrades during the Great Stikbot War out of disgust in dying what he considers a pointless death.
  • Weapon of Choice: Revealed in Season 4 that his favorite weapon are revolvers. Likely due to being unable to carry larger weapons such as assault rifles.
Leader of the GRID, and former commander from the Great Stikbot War. In secret, he is a subordinate of Highlord Vamprah, providing her with Stikbots for unknown reasons...
  • Anti-Villain: It's shown that he's not exactly pleased with his arrangement with Vamprah, and is only sending off Stikbots to ensure the safety of the rest of the GRID. Develops more into an Anti-Hero by Season 4, and is also visibly saddened upon hearing of Striker's demise.
  • The Generalissimo: Has apparently become one by Season 4.
    • Subverted. While he declares himself the new Highlord following Vamprah's apparent death, he shows clear concern for the safety of his people, refusing to give into the Ravens' demands.
  • Mole in Charge: He's the leader of the GRID and one of Vamprah's servants.
    • Subverted by Season 4.
A blue Stikbot and member of the Ravens, a group of Predators who excel in infiltration. It's later revealed that he's Clint's brother.
A golden rebel Stikbot.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Revealed to be Shift's sister, Jamie, with whom Shift was separated from a long time ago.

Entities Outside the GRID

  • Canon Foreigner: Basically most entities from outside the GRID are well-known characters from movies, anime, video games, etc.
  • Composite Characters: Some are characters featured in other videos created by Moonshine Animations. Others are original characters portrayed by known characters, though with differnet characteristics.
     Nightmare Realm Girl 
An entity from outside the GRID who wears a mask and has blades for fingers.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Sure, she attacks Stryker when he encounters her, but she also assists him in fighting Raptus and its later revealed she was only in the Nightmare Realm because Vamprah put her there. It's highly implied though that she will be a major antagonist in upcoming seasons.
  • Bigger Bad: Shown to be a more serious threat than Vamprah, as she intends to "bring her friends" (presumably other entities from the Nightmare Realm) to wreak chaos and havoc.
  • Canon Foreigner: Or an expy of Cecilia The Murder Machine, a similar character from an earlier Moonshine Animations video titled "Link into Darkness". Also one of the mascots of Moonshine's Channel.
  • The Dreaded: Even Vamprah fears her.
  • Femme Fatalons: Her primary weapons are her finger blades.
  • Foe Yay: Develops a frightening obsession with Striker after seeing that he's not like the other Stikbots she's encountered.
  • Giggling Villain: She laughs a lot.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Stryker sets her loose to help him take down Raptus.
  • Tragic Monster: Her past is finally revealed in Season 5; once she was a benevolent and loyal queen beloved by her people. When their kingdom came under attack by unstoppable beings from the Nightmare Realm, she was eventually forced to resort to drinking the cursed chalice in a desperate attempt to save her people, a choice that turned her into the monster she is now.
     Highlord Vamprah 
  • Big Bad: Of Seasons 1-3, as she's the one ultimately responsible for the abductions of the Stikbots.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: dons a pair of armblades during the finale.
  • Composite Character: An original character portrayed by a Ranko figma, yet is more of a combo between Cinder Fall personality-wise, and Kylo Ren ability-wise.
  • Emperor Scientist: In addition to ruling the world outside the GRID, Vamprah is also shown to experiment on Stikbots and other prisoners of hers to obtain their power.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Shortly after her intro, she brutally dismembers a Stikbot questioning her orders, showing that Vamprah is not a force to be taken lightly.
  • Evil Overlord: She rules the world outside the GRID and everyone who lives there answers to her rule.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She has red irises around her eyes.
  • Sinister Scythe: Her main weapon is a large, black scythe.
  • Cold Sniper: Played with. She's somewhat stoic with her allies, but merciless with her enemies.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: After being fatally wounded taking down a mutated Xenomorph, she dies in Clint's arms, reassuring Clint to rescue Pixel.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Uses a grenade to take down a mutated Xenomorph in the Season 3 finale to protect Shift and Clint, the explosion which mortally wounds her.
  • Ship Tease: Implied that she and Clint were more than partners.
     The Destroyer 
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
  • The Bus Came Back: Makes a return in Season 5, now as Megatron appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight.
  • Canon Foreigner: Obviously one of Megatron from his cinematic appearance in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and later on from Transformers: The Last Knight.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Deals one out on Striker before being subjected to one by a rift crawler summoned by Raptus.
Sent by Vamprah to hunt down Striker. Defeated offscreen and scrapped down for parts before being used to track down the location of Vamprah's base.
     Metal Gear Sahelanthropus 
  • The Cameo: only appears briefly in a flashback as one of Vamprah's security measures.
     Voltar's Brother 
     Captain Lucious 
Leader of the Ravens, a group of Predators whom excel in infiltration.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Takes control of the Reavers after brutally beating their leader to death, declaring that all their property now belongs to the Ravens.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Lost his left arm and his right eye at some point before Season 4 (comes with being portrayed by a Venom Snake figure).
  • BFG: Wields a rocket launcher during the Season 4 finale.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of Season 4.
  • Composite Character: Based using a Venom Snake figure; like Snake, Lucious is good at infiltration and leads a small elite unit. He's also a fallen hero, with ambition to set out a new world order. His voice could also be compared to David Hayter's performance as Snake, albeit much deeper and more raspier.
  • Guttural Growler: As mentioned, his voice manages to come off as a more raspier version of Snake's while the latter was being played by David Hayter.
A robot whom serves as the support and provides information for the Ravens.
  • Composite Character: Portrayed by a Xevoz Infil-Traitor action figure. True to it's name, MORT-15 serves in a unit thta excels at infiltration.
  • Didn't Think This Through: possessed the measures to disarm Tammy of her cannon and her sidearm, but forgot to account for one more weapon; good ol' fisticuffs.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: Shows the abilities to attract metal objects, nearly capturing Pixel and managing to disarm Tammy of her weapons.
  • Mecha-Mook: Serves as one of Lucious' lieutenants.
  • Mechanical Abomination:
     Crazy Jack 
Leader of the Reavers, a group of mad speed demons who cruise the wastelands and rob those whom they encounter.
     Commander Ares 
The leader of Vanguard Outpost.
  • Composite Character: Portrayed by the Punisher, acts as a commander.
  • Defiant to the End: Despite being heavily outgunned and outnumbered, Ares refuses to surrender to Lucious' forces and goes out fighting in a blaze of glory before he is gunned down by Agitant.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: allows Clint and Pixel to stay at his outpost, despite making it clear that he doesn't trust Clint (although he threatens to kick Clint out if he causes any trouble.
A friend of Clint's at Vanguard Outpost.
  • Canon Foreigner: Tamamo no Mae from Fate/Grand Order
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts as one to Clint and Pixel.
  • BFG: Carries one during the Season 4 finale.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: After being disarmed of her weapons by MORT-15 in the season finale, she then resorts to her fists, dealing enough damage to crack MORT-15's visor and presumably destroying him.
A resident at Vanguard Outpost who bears a disturbing resemblance to Highlord Vamprah. Later revealed to be an agent working for the Ravens.
  • BFG: Uses an MGL at one point.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: acts friendly and extremely well-mannered, but easily guns down her targets without a second thought.
  • Cold Sniper: Uses a sniper rifle during the Season 4 finale.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Always acts disturbingly calm and cheery, even when in the middle of a firefight.
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