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    FLLFFL "ALFA" 
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Animator: Terkoiz
With an eluded name and a mysterious purpose, "FLLFFL", or "Alfa" seen through illusion, is arcane. He possesses a foundation of never killing his opponents, a moral code that gives him great control over his emotions. Appearing to be in his late-middle ages, he has always been known to be very dependent on his specialized sword. Although no one knows what it's exactly made of, his sword has always protected himself and destroyed others. No one really knows why he's here, speculations range from creating another legendary weapon to seeking someone who can defeat him.

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    Andre 
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Animator: stone
Born in sheer mayhem and raised in crucible of struggle, he fought his way through his life as an underdog just barely making it to see the light of the next day. When he was about 17 years old when he'd found an extraordinary weapon buried in the rubble of the RHG Coliseum. This weapon seemed like any other geological landmark to anyone else, but Andre noticed something peculiar about this rock formation, As he approached the rock it exploded in a fiery electric display releasing his destiny.

    Jomm 
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Animator: Jomm
Stayed low for awhile polishing his sword. Eventually he grasped his sword and the almighty SOLDIER was born. This badass has great pride for his clan and will take on anyone who dares belittle the SOLDIER name.

    Yoyo 
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Animator: Hyun
Too poor to buy a real weapon, this teenager modified the average yo-yo to be an explosive and lethal tool for his opponents. The micro generator inside his yo-yo stores massive amounts of energy as it spins in high speeds, unleashing a devastating shock of power on the next hit.

    Chuck 
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Animator: Endo
One day Chuck was out busking on the streets with a nunchuck act that everyone loved. He had just finished his second act and was lighting his smell-good candles for meditation when a truck loaded with containers of toxic waste lost control and fell on him. Ever since the accident, he has been awesome.

    Oxob  
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Animator: oxob3000
Oxob used to be a rich stuntman that lived life to the fullest. One day he lost both his hands but since he was rich he can afford to buy mechanical replacements. Later on, these hands were upgraded, constructed in carbon steel and modified with power-concentrating ability. After these upgrades, Oxob was all out of money and turned into a poor guy with no belongings. Despite this, Oxob still tries to live each day with joy, and makes friends wherever he goes. But those who try to pick a fight with him leave with at least a broken nose.
  • Appeal to Worse Problems: Chastises Gildedguy for making a big deal out of the scars on his hands, which are seemingly less significant than Oxob's own. He remains unaware of the trauma associated with them, as GG used them to seal Bog.
  • Artificial Limbs: After losing his hands in a helicopter accident, the government gives him enhanced prosthetic hands.
  • Blue Is Heroic: An all-blue character who's on the side of justice.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Once a prosperous stuntman, he lost his hands and his friends in a helicopter explosion. Following that, he unwittingly becomes the government's guinea pig for nanomachine injections.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes glow when he uses his electric powers.
  • Ground Pound: Can create a force field with it.
  • Nanomachines: Had these involuntarily injected into him by the government. These grant him enhanced strength and intelligence.
  • Perpetual Frowner: After the helicopter incident, he almost never smiles.
  • Power Fist: His prosthetic hands allow him to attack with these.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran:
    • The helicopter crash gave him a nasty case of PTSD, as he lost his hands and his stunt buddies in it. Making matters worse was that shortly after, he became the government's guinea pig for nanomachine injections.
    • It happens again following his disastrous battle against Jade. He lost his will to fight after his loss, and it gave him pyrophobia. Gildedguy accidentally setting Oxob's bandages on fire triggers the fight between them.
  • Sole Survivor: Of a helicopter explosion that made him lose his arms and stunt buddies.
  • Shock and Awe: Has electric powers, which are often incorporated into his punches.
  • Tsurime Eyes: His eyes are slanted and pointy, a la Dragon Ball Z.

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    Mr. Pix 
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Animator: Geo
A computer program designed to gather knowledge and return it to a source, similar to a Google Spider. He has lost an integral part of his programming, the location of his source, and can do nothing but gather information about everything he senses. His quickest method of obtaining information is through the sense of touch, and once he grabs a hold of an object to absorb it, he cannot consciously abort the action. He cannot speak, but can emulate sounds, a la an 8-bit sound driver.

    Fox and Q 
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Animator: Kidkei
Fox was part of an international space program who auctioned planets on the black market after wiping out their inhabitants. One mission they went to this planet called "Que", known for its ferocious creatures. As the team progressed into the planet's depths, they were wiped out by an ambush of black creatures and Fox barely escaped with his life. Stranded and slowly dying, Fox managed to live for a while until one day he came across another black creature. Unlike the others, this one helped him live and they soon became friends soon after. He returned to Earth with 'Q' (or so he named the creature) and joined a fight club since he's no longer eligible for his former job. In one match he was close to losing, so Q stepped in which disqualified Fox for cheating. That was where he was invited to join Zetabrand and the RHG system.

    Styr 
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Animator: Supranova
Styr was walking through the woods far from home when he was a young boy. He was lost, helpless, and alone, trying to find food and shelter in a territory that he did not know. He had given up hope of returning home, where his abusive parents had left him on the side of the street to starve. In the deepest corner of the woods, Styr came upon a large spear, one left behind by the native people in that area. Styr, overcome by curiosity, picks up the spear, examines it briefly, and moves on thinking little of what he had just seen. As he is walking away, he hears a whooshing sound coming from where he had just been. The now airborne spear slices through the air toward him, cutting his right cheek to leave a pertinent scar, the scar of ownership. Styr, realizing the power of this tool, uses it to hunt and hone his skills to become a master of this unique weapon.

    Indestructible Dave 
Animator: PlaguedSoul
Dave is a rather famous person, people like to make movies about him. Although he likes to think of himself as your average Joe, he cannot be one. He is unsure when he found out about his powers or when he developed them. He does not have eyes, and he isn't sure why he can still see like he would if he did but just a strange symbol is there. Almost like he sees from the symbol.

People seem to think Dave is a criminal, but he only uses his "powers" for good. After a recent exploration of ancient ruins, Dave found a decrepit prison which showed the same symbol on the wall as the symbol for his eye. He began to follow through the prison and came to a room, where there were two skeletons on the ground that wore clothing from the early fifties.

They looked to be explorers, and it seemed they died in that room from something unspeakable... could it have been Dave?

He found one of the skeletons to have a holster and a backpack on, and the other a sheath to a sword. Dave warped in his weapons and they both fit into each casing; he warped his weapons out and looked into the bag. The bag contained a book of magic, with once again the same symbol on his head in there. He set down the book and looked to the pedestal in the center of the room to see that it looked to have once held a human figure, "Could this have been my prison?" Dave said. He got up and lay on it and it fit him perfect, but suddenly the room started to shake and on the ceiling the same body form was there. Dave realized this fast and quickly rolled off the pedestal to land on the ground; he didn't want to be imprisoned again. The room still shook and as he saw the door start to slowly close, Dave quickly grabbed the book and dove through the door. And now you know what he is so far.


    Micwizard 
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Animator: Miccool

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    Oreo 
Animator: oreo

    Murph 
Animator: Murph
  • Logical Weakness: Being made of inked paper, he's dangerously susceptible to fire.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: He's limited to only simple weapons like swords and bows, guns and explosives are out of the question.

    The French 
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Animator: Avanz
A strange gladiator who's a hired hitman from France, he fights gladiators because he's contracted to do so.

    Steel 
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Animator: Steel_Cold
Once known as Andy Walker, Steel became a lab experiment in order to get money to get through college as a mechanical engineer. The scientist experimenting on him, unbeknownst to Steel, was an executive in a mercenary business who enslaved him to fight and do his master's bidding. He someday hopes to escape, although he wouldn't know what he would do once he escaped.

    Nhazul 
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Animator: Nhazul
Nhazul is a purple Rock hard Gladiator with a blue scarf, a very intense popular stickman, and was featured as a Top Stick and was a fighter in Fluidanims. He an elite ninja swordsman with immense strenght and agility. He is best budds with Tentionmaru. Nhazul is also the leader of Zetabrand and carries a large jetpack cross that sheathes his blades, (sword in the top & two daggers in the side). His cross can also be used as a heavy weapon or a shield.Nhazul is all about intense accelerated attacks, force and lightning fast dashes and his arch nemesis is Descrye.

    Tentionmaru 
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Animator: Tentionmaru
Tentionmaru (tention) is a badass stick figure that wears a red transformable cape. This Rock hard Gladiator originated from Fluidanims and is a member of Zetabrand and also best budds with Nhazul. Tentionmaru is one of the few over powered(OP) RH Gs that can only be found every few generations. "He is most commonly seen as a light blue stick with white eyes, but his normal form is a black stick with blue eyes", which is only seen if he powered down completely. He mostly uses energy attacks, and along with immense strength, it he can be highly critical to opponants.

    Drifts 
Animator: Drifts

    Benman / Gel 
Animator: Zee

    WeiEn 
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Animator: WeiEn
A time-displaced soldier from Imperial China, forced to work for the Rock Hard Gladiators system.

StickPage Gladiators

    Jade 
Animator: Camila

    Umbrella 
Animator: Resh
  • Attack Drones: Of the bladed variety.
  • Facial Markings: Has irradiated veins around his eyes.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Is ambidextrous. Revealed in his fight vs. Frankie.
  • Meaningful Name: Wields an umbrella-shaped weapon.
  • Phlebotinum Overdose: His weapon's power source has irradiated him badly, leading to his signature eye markings.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: His umbrella can function as a sword, a shield, a gun and even a jetpack.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Winds up joining Nemesis, an organization that he had been tasked with eliminating.
  • Unwitting Pawn: After his memory was wiped by the Umbrella Division, he had no idea that what he was doing was wrong, and was just following orders.

    ShadowRose 
Animator: C3WhiteRose

    Garo 
Animator: Blublublublu
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Often imposes a special rule in fighting, where the first person to be knocked down five times immediately loses.
  • Save Scumming: His main power in a nutshell.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He's no different than an average person without his Negate Link but he wins his fights through careful usage of his power and his conservative fighting style.
  • White Collar Worker: Until he gained his powers.

    Aero 
Animator: CaM
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    Ada 
Animator: CoZen
  • Razor Floss: His sword contains a reel that spans three planets.

    Magus 
Animator: Anubis

    King Loxias 
Animator: TrulyEpic
  • Flash Step
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: His attacks hit 20x harder when holding his weapon with both hands but prefers to save it for finishing moves and dire emergencies.
  • Instant Runes: Appears whenever he uses his sword's TaxinGladus ability.
  • Katanas Are Just Better
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
  • Speed Echoes: An integral part of his fighting style, Loxias can leave behind two different kinds of afterimages after a flash step. White afterimages are intangible and serve to distract the opponent's concentration while red afterimages move on their own, which can be hit to inflict fatigue on Loxias.

    Fordz 
Animator: Fordz

    The Handyman 
Animator/Writer: WafflesMgee

    Shuriken 
Animator: Shuriken255
Formerly an ordinary person, he got killed by a bolt of lightning. After three days he was brought back to life, this time with superpowers. He has always dreamed of joining the famous Zetabrand clan and as of March 5, he just did it.

    Shura 
Animator: Dracko
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Prefers to fight hand-to-hand despite possessing a karambit.
  • Iconic Item: He wears a red Sarung, a traditional garment worn in Indonesia.
  • Super Mode: His Kuda Spirit.

    Bog 
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Animator: ACBeam
Bog is a mysterious entity and it isn't clear what motives he has in mind to pursue. Little is known of Bog and so it is hard to predict what he will do in order to kill. Bog is usually neutral but if he begins to get hungry he and his blood will search for living things to eat and will not be swayed or stopped so easily.—-
  • Acid Attack: His blood is acidic, and he loves to use it as a weapon.
  • Adaptational Abomination: Granted, he's an abomination by default, but the simplified artstyle of most stick figure animations rendered him as a relatively normal, if unnerving figure. "Gildedguy vs. Bog" turns him into a Blob Monster with Black Eyes of Evil who only vaguely resembles a stick figure, thanks to Michael's more detailed art style.
  • Ax-Crazy: Seems to take absolute glee in harming others.
  • Body Snatcher: Takes control of Yupia's body during their tag team battle against Syn and Hue after she sustains major damage, but not before giving her a heaping helping of Mind Rape.
  • Bloody Murder: Bog can control his blood's properties, changing how corrosive it is, and its viscosity.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Often seen sporting one of these.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Often grins when being attacked, likely because of the futility of it all given his healing abilities. The only times where he doesn't smile are twice during "Gildedguy vs. Bog"; first when he's getting attacked by a flaming sword, and later during the Battle in the Center of the Mind, where he finally begins to lose.
  • Healing Factor: Can regenerate so long as some of him remains.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A vaguely humanoid... thing with an insatiable bloodlust, acidic blood, and the ability to control his opponents, both physically and mentally.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Seems to have a habit of eating his opponents.
  • Kill It with Fire: Fire melts the sludge on his body. After igniting his sword, Gildedguy cut through him like butter.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His fight with Gildedguy marks a turning point in animations featuring the latter, as they became darker and more story-focused.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Fast, hard-hitting, and makes up for his less-than-durable body with his Healing Factor.
  • Man Bites Man: Sometimes chomps on his opponents, a habit which is likely linked to his I'm a Humanitarian status.
  • Mind Rape: Pulls this in order to take control of opponents.
  • With Friends Like These...: How does he assist his partner Yupia during their tag team match against Syn and Hue? By mind-raping her and taking control of her body once she's been sufficiently roughed up.

Dojo Duelists

    Yupia 
Animator: X
Yupia comes from a rich, higher class family of biological scientists and she had been the target of multiple experiments since childhood, due to the experiments she has lost her eyes, but all of her other senses had exceeded the norm.Because of her family's greed she is disgraced by the state of human nature, and wishes to rise above humanity. She has been seeking power since her early ages to make up for her lack of sight, and to quench her thirst for power she wishes to use the worlds knowledge against it.
  • Abusive Parents: Implied, given that her father has treated her like his guinea pig since childhood.
  • Alien Blood: She bleeds pink.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Her strategy, which forgoes defensive tactics for maximum attack power.
  • BFS: Later uses a giant blade similar to the Buster Sword.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Her eyes, normally hidden by her visor, have black sclera.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: Her lack of eyesight has not stopped her from being an incredibly competent swordmaster.
  • Blood Knight: Enjoys fighting and cutting up people a bit too much.
  • Broken Bird: Turned out the way she did because of the many horrific experiments she was subject to as a child.
  • Cyborg: A result of the many experiments conducted on her.
  • Escaped from the Lab: Heavily implied.
  • Expressive Mask: Her visor serves as one. Her emotions are usually expressed in the form of the shape and color of the waves on it (i.e. red, sharp waves indicate distress), though the visor has displayed eyes on at least one occasion.
  • Eye Beams: A variation in which her head can open up to shoot a giant laser.
  • Freudian Excuse: She hates humans because her father experimented on her as a child.
  • Jerkass: She's pretty bitter and condescending to her opponents, further supported by her dialogue in the fighting game Fatal Art:
    "Don't take it personally. You're simply outclassed."
  • Kill All Humans: Heavily implied to be her end goal.
  • Light Is Not Good: Her body is white and she wears light pink accessories, and she's a ruthless swordswoman who seeks to erase humanity.
  • Mind Rape: Gets this pulled on her by Bog so he can control her.
  • One-Way Visor: It serves to hide her freakish eyes and as an Expressive Mask.
  • Put on a Bus: Her animator, X, got banned from Hyun's Dojo. As such, she did not have any major appearances for a while.
    • The Bus Came Back: X has confirmed that "YUPIA vs. Gildedguy" is in production, marking her first major duel since X originally got banned from the Dojo.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": A slight variation. Some material spells her name normally, while others write it like an acronym (Y.U.P.I.A.).
    One 
Animator: Hyun
One travels the lands of Cier in search of his little brother he lost years ago due to the war of Aether and Blackwatch. He tends to stay away from confrontations unless he needs information in which he will do everything in his power to obtain it. Spending most of his life as a Blackwatch slave and surviving the onslaught of Blackwatch soldiers/assassins sent to kill him after his escape, One has grown an intense hatred towards the faction and other governments in power. Not only does he seek unhealthy revenge upon people overtaken by greed and political power, he strives to become stronger and compete in the new Dojo Duels to find more information about his brother.

    Gildedguy 
Animator: Gildedguy
A knight, former slush fighter, and retired painter living on the outskirts of what seems to be a large plain next to a mountain. Wielding an extending sword and decked in armor almost 24/7, he's prepared to deal with whatever the world throws at him.As of "Gildedguy vs. Oxob", he's gotten over his trauma induced from his fight with Bog and has returned to dueling; however, he's lost the Stella-Pen.
  • Arc Symbol: The Stellapent, the five-pointed green star. It's connected to the pen he carries around and possibly Gildedguy himself.
  • Armor of Invincibility: His armor is very hard to crack. However, it costs a lot to maintain.
  • Art Shift: Due to the animator's preference, fights including him tend to lean more towards more detailed traditional animation.
  • Astral Projection: Has a mental one that takes the form of his armor during his fight with Bog, and again during "Gildedguy and the Green-Eyed Cowboy".
  • Badass Adorable: He looks like a cutesy toy knight, and has been known to defeat opponents who are much stronger than he is.
  • Badass Cape: As part of his knightly design.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Ends his fight with Bog by letting him into his body and trapping him in his subconscious.
  • BFS: Invoked. His blade can grow from about the length of a katana to several hundred meters long depending on the circumstance. It's also pretty flexible, allowing him to attack in multiple directions simultaneously.
  • Butt-Monkey: Whenever he's not kicking ass, the universe loves to give him the middle finger. To date, he's been publicly humiliated at an art gallery, chased by no less than five veteran gladiators, hunted by Bog, and was forced to watch bacon being burnt in front of him.
  • Cast from Money: His armor requires coins to repair it, partially explaining his poverty.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: Cuts himself to trick Bog into entering his body, then lets his Astral Projection do the rest.
  • Determinator: Beats opponents who are much stronger than him often with just his sheer determination and wits.
  • Enemy Within: Bog is still around in his brain, after all. The Green-Eyed Cowboy might be this, or just Gilded's envy made manifest.
  • Genius Bruiser: GG often wins by getting his opponents off guard long enough to land a solid hit. This also overlaps with Crazy Enough to Work because some of his solutions are a little strange, such as willingly letting a monster possess him just for the chance that his Astral Projection might be able to stop him.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Struggles with this hard during "Gildedguy and the Green-Eyed Cowboy", as he's constantly exposed to people who have what he wants, be it wealth or love. This gives rise to the titular cowboy, who is a representation of his envy. Bonus points for having actual green eyes.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: While the animator says that Gilded is just a normal person under the armor, the presence of the Green-Eyed Cowboy, his Astral Projection, and apparent connection with the green star seem to imply otherwise.
  • The Pen Is Mightier: Carries the Stella-Pen, a mysterious green crystal in the shape of a pen. It has a variety of uses, from acting as an actual drawing tool to repairing his armor to ensnaring foes in green threads.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Downplayed. He normally dons golden armor and a red cape, while his rarely-seen skin is a gray-blue.
  • Starving Artist: He's a former painter who's stuck in poverty. Justified, as his armor is Cast from Money.

Other

The Imitator

Appears in the Imitator Collabs. Ultimately defeated by Fordz.

  • Power Copying: He's called the Imitator for a reason. He can only copy one person at a time though, not that this is a real problem for him as the end of the second collab shows.
  • Dark Is Evil: Colored with #000000, the hexcode for black.
  • Defiant to the End: Despite being heavily outmatched, he still chooses to fight everybody in the second collab at the same time. And he actually survives for a while too!
  • Ditto Fighter: He copies his opponent's weapons and fighting style.
  • Mundane Utility: Used Jomm's sword as a sushi knife.

Enemy Stick Figures

Appear in multiple videos and army fights, they usually serve as fodder in gladiator demos. Can have any color but most are black for simplicity.

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