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    Graveheart 
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Voiced by: Paul Dobson

The Protagonist; an ex-quarrior-turned-miner who finds himself thrust into a leadership role when the Beast suddenly invades the system. In order to build an alliance to stand against the invaders, Graveheart needs to convince the four civilizations of the Cluster to set aside their bitter feuds and work together. It's not easy.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Not only he is the leader of the Alliance, he is their best soldier.
  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Paul Dobson.
  • Battle Couple: With Jade.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Usually the compassionate and mild-mannered leader of the Alliance, but keep in mind that this is also the same man who snapped like a twig and took out most of Fire's aerial fleet by himself after his brother was killed right in front of him.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Develops one for the young prince Pyrus, to which even his most trusted adviser, Vizier, is shocked and amazed.
  • A Father to His Men: He cares deeply for the people under his charge, which ends up being every single person within the cluster at the end of the series. It's telling when in his first appearance, the Miners would not obey an order from the expedition's commanding officer until Graveheart (who is implied to be simply a foreman at best) gives the ok. He would also later try to abandon the expedition to save the few people still alive, despite knowing the consequences of such a retreat (however the coming of the Beast made his choice much easier). Jade implied that if Graveheart wanted the throne, even if he was an exile, the people of Rock would accept him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first act in the series is to save the life of a miner caught in the path of a sonic cannon. When thanked, Graveheart deflects the praise.
  • Fatal Flaw. His selflessness is his greatest strength and weakness. The man never misses an opportunity to bash or belittle himself. He has no confidence in himself at all. As he sadly put it across to Jade:
    "How I can save the universe, when I couldn't even save my own little brother?"
  • Full-Name Basis: He's a very respectable man in the presence of royalty, even to other nations he's not initially aligned to.
  • I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: Even after effectively becoming the leader of The Alliance, Graveheart's quick to remind everyone that he's "just a miner". This is even lampshaded with a clipshow, showing just how many times he's uttered that phrase despite the contrary. It's revealed in the same clipshow that he use to be headstrong and confident, much like the current Jade. But when he failed to save his brother and his subsequent BSOD, he lost all confidence in himself, and simply wanted to keep others safe. It has haunted him ever since.
  • I Will Fight No More Forever: What Graveheart longs for most. He wants peace and is tired of war, fighting and hatred. His talk down to Blokk as he proceeds to kick his null-matter ass explains this best:
    "How many people have you killed!? How many worlds have you destroyed!? All in the name of the blasted Beast Planet! I'm sick of all the wars, the fighting, this has to stop, NOW!"
  • The Heart: He's the one who keeps the Alliance together, despite their rivalries and feuds, and almost everyone looks to him for leadership.
  • The Hero: He is the main character, the leader of the Alliance and the one with the most serious dedication at stopping the Beast.
  • Heartbroken Badass: He lost his younger brother during a raid on Fire, and never forgave himself for it.
  • Humble Hero: Holey Moley. Humility doesn't even begin to describe Graveheart's character. He has a good heart, puts others first, yet is borderline self-loathing. He deserves his own trope named after him, and he wouldn't allow it.
  • Never Accepted in His Hometown: Thanks to Lord Mantle exiling him from Rock. Jade's first act as ruler is to publicly restore Graveheart's citizenship and rights.
  • Nice Guy: Hands down the nicest character in the show.
  • Rousing Speech: Gives one to the assembled Alliance forces before they depart to Remora.
    "My friends, today is a day that will live in our mutual histories as one where we all stood together to do what was right. We are a force, forged of necessity, no longer separated by our differences but joined by our common goal: Survival. The Beast Planet must not win! We cannot allow it to destroy our freedom, our hope, our very lives. We few, we band of brothers, are all that now stand between life and obliteration. I, for one, choose life. What say the rest of you?"
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Subverted and seguing into The So-Called Coward. On his first fight with the beast drones, he makes a comment about the situation being pointless drops his quartz blaster and runs off. Cryos claims that the people of Rock all have brittle spines, but then Graveheart proves him wrong by returning with the Sonic Cannons and blowing away beast drones by the squadron, including blasting the beast drone fighters out of the sky with ease.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the mining crew sent to Ice shortly before the first Beast encounter.
  • Working-Class Hero: He's just a miner, but nonetheless is an extremely capable leader.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's clearly some sort of crystal, but it counts.
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    Jade 
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Voiced by: Enuka Okuma

Captain of the Guard and Graveheart's childhood friend, Jade leads the quarriors on behalf of Lord Mantle, though quickly becomes an important member of The Alliance.


  • Amazonian Beauty: She has a strong, muscular build and she's made of stone.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: In the final episode, Jade takes the trial of leadership all aspirants to the throne of Rock undergo, and succeeds.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She saves Graveheart from certain death in "Ragnarok, Part 2".
    Graveheart:"Cryos! What just happened?!"
    Jade:"I did. After all this time, I still have to watch your back."
    Pyrus:"It's JADE! And she's not alone!"
    Cryos:"Thank the Great Glacier, the tides of battle once again shift in our favor!"
  • Blood Knight: A bit subdued, but present. She's notorious for going to "Moon Over Mayhem," where bar brawls occur frequently, for fun, and in "Ragnarok, Part 2", she laughed happily when Graveheart told her to "Fire at will."
    Jade:"We await your orders."
    Graveheart:" In that case, fire at will."
    Jade;"Hahaha. I do so love it when you say that."
  • Brutal Honesty: Oh boy... her criticisms of other people's shortcomings can be summed up as this. She'll tear into people, and if you take offense, well too bad, that's YOUR fault as well.
  • The Captain: Her job in Rock's military and doesn't take crap from anyone.
  • The Cavalry: During the battle of Remora, she shows up with all of the battle-moons.
    Jade: " This is Commander Jade of Planet Rock. By Lord Mantle's decree, I hereby commit the battle-moons to the service of the Alliance!"
  • Deadpan Snarker: In J'accuse, after being rescued from certain execution, she thanks Graveheart, but when Graveheart points out that it was a team effort, her words are ... less than kind.
    Jade:"In that case, I'm lucky to be alive."
    • She does it again in a rare moment of calm when Graveheart has a nightmare about her being disintegrated as a result of being hit by a blast from a beast drone and starts pounding on her door.
    'Jade:"If you need me, I'll be right here, and don't worry, my ears work just fine."
  • Good Is Not Nice: Make no mistake, she's your on side. Even if she thinks you're incompetent, useless and unworthy of her being on your side.
  • Friendly Address Privileges: When she becomes ruler of Planet Rock. Just call her Jade. So stop your kneeling, you're embarrassing yourself. And stop saying "Your Majesty", because you're embarrassing her as well.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Her stance on giving the Alliance military codes to Lord Mantle. The battle against Remora probably wouldn't have been possible without the help of Rock's battle-moons.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Buried underneath the cynicism and hair-trigger temper is a honorable woman who genuinely wants to protect people.
  • Mugging the Monster: When Jade is walking the streets of Fire, one of the inhabitants bumps into her and tries to shove her down while screaming that she should get off "his" planet. Jade, in turn, knocks him on his ass and explains that the only thing that is keeping her from killing him is Graveheart's hope for a planetary alliance.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: She believes in loyalty to the ruler of Rock, despite the fact that the current ruler is a serious Jerkass.
  • Noodle Incident: There are two. First is a story that Jade tells Tekla which has Graveheart wearing nothing but a salute, and in the very second episode of the series, while she and Graveheart are fighting beast drones, he mentions a cave that's a back door to Battle Moon remote control, but she's thinking about some other cave that apparently has a much more "romantic" connotation.
  • Plot Armor: She employs some literally in "Worlds Within Worlds" to deflect a blast from the Beast Planet. It almost becomes a case of Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!, as the blast is accidentally redirected to Planet Ice. Good thing Tekla found the World Engines in time.
    Jade:"Concentrate all shields on the projected point of impact."
  • Sergeant Rock: Puns aside, when she started training Zera in combat, she was harsh, but otherwise did a fairly decent job. Zera not only took her training to heart but immediately afterwards won a fight when attacked three on one by fire soldiers twice her size, unaided.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Jade is a Type 2. Her 'sugar' side comes out most frequently around Graveheart, but as the series progresses we see her gradually warming up to other Alliance members as well.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: She chooses to be Lawful when she agrees to give Lord Mantle the Alliance military's command codes in return for Rock's membership in the Alliance.
  • Windows Match the Drapes: Her eyes and 'hair' are both green.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair: It's made of a crystalline material, like all Rock-dwellers.

    Lord Mantle 
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Voiced by: Blu Mankuma

The stubborn and aggressive ruler of Planet Rock, Lord Mantle believes his people to be the dominant civilization of the Cluster, and harshly punishes anyone who contradicts this view. He initially objects to the idea of forming an alliance with the other races; and even after the Beast Planet itself appears, Mantle is convinced that his quarriors and battle-moons are more than capable of repelling the invasion on their own.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: When Blokk marches into his throne room with a horde of drones, Mantle challenges the Beast general to a duel without hesitation. He loses.
  • Bad Boss: It's not just Graveheart who is the target of Mantle's abuse. Femur was able to gain access to the Battle Moons simply by telling the guards that he'd happily wait while Mantle ground their gizzards to gravel because they wouldn't let him through, and the guards were too scared that this is true to check with Mantle first.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: After seeing Graveheart's data crystal about null-matter monsters serving the Beast whom devours worlds whole, he reconsiders the sentence of execution for treason, and instead, have him committed as a madman. That is, until the Beast Drones arrive.
  • Drop The Mace: He wields a bladed cudgel in battle.
  • Fatal Flaw: His pride, naturally. Mantle is grossly overconfident in the ability of his own forces to fight the Beast, and outright refuses to cooperate with the other members of the Alliance unless he has no other choice.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: No-one in the Alliance likes him, but they tolerate his insufferable pride because Planet Rock's battle-moons are the most formidable weapons in the Cluster, and are sorely needed in the war against the Beast Planet.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Blokk guts Mantle with his wrist-blades, while we don't see the results, Pyrus and Zera aren't so lucky.
  • Guttural Growler: He sounds like he's gargling gravel when he speaks.
  • Hate Sink: His whole purpose in the story is to cause additional trouble to the heroes even when they already have their hands full against the Beast.
  • Head-in-the-Sand Management: Lord Mantle seems determined to blithely ignore anything that contradicts his view of Planet Rock as the ultimate power in the system. Show him a video of the Beast Planet effortlessly shrugging off a much bigger Wave Motion Gun than his battle-moons have? He insists that the moons can handle it, and therefore Planet Rock doesn't need the Alliance and can stand on its own. He also sends the Battlemoons against the Beast Planet, despite the fact that 1.) by this point there's only 3 battlemoons left rather than 5 and 2.) the reason there's only 3 left is because they already tried sending the moons against the Beast Planet and 2 got destroyed.
  • Heel Realization: When he sees that his ill-conceived attack on the Beast Planet is not only ineffective, but allowed the enemy to counterattack his near-defenseless world, Mantle is convinced by Pyrus to recall the battle-moons and save the the people of Fire from almost-certain death. Later, when he loses his duel against Blokk, Mantle's final act is to destroy the data crystal containing the stolen Alliance command codes so the Beast can't exploit them.
  • Jerkass:
    • He has No Sympathy for anyone outside his own people. When Tekla shows him a recording of Planet Water's failed attempt to stop the Beast Planet, he arrogantly dismisses the tragedy and claims his battle-moons are more than up for the task. He only joins the Alliance at the last minute because he figured he could muscle in and take control.
    • When he seizes control of the Alliance, he sends the battle-moons, which are still carrying the refugees of Fire, to attack the Beast Planet directly. If he hadn't eventually realized his folly and recalled the moons, this act probably would've led to the eradication of Pyrus' people.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: His initial suspicion of Graveheart is justified. Not only is Graveheart the Lone Survivor of Rock's raiding team, but he's appearing in Rock's throne room serving as the herald of King Cryos, the leader of an enemy world.
  • Karmic Death: After blackmailing the Alliance, Mantle's absurd hubris and overestimation of the battle-moons' ability to fight the Beast Planet leads to the invaders counterattacking his vulnerable world, resulting in his death at Blokk's hands.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Extremely so.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: To the point that he thinks Planet Rock can take on the Beast Planet head-on and alone. Keep in mind, this is after said Planet destroyed two of them.
  • They Just Don't Get It: His massive pride and Suicidal Overconfidence in Rock's superiority completely blind him to how implacable the Beast Planet is. He's shown a video of Planet Water's last stand, using their entire planet as a Wave Motion Gun against the Beast, knows that the Beast Planet emerged unscathed from inside a sun and that it destroyed one Battle Moon from incredible distance, and in a head-on fight destroyed another with ease, despite that same Battle Moon having fired multiple shots down right down the barrel of the massive cannon that destroyed it to no effect. After all this, he still believed that "a single glorious thrust" was sufficient to eliminate the Beast. Pyrus pointing it out only made him hesitate. Not until Pyrus begged to have his people spared, did Mantle relent, and that was a split second before the Beast fired its massive cannons upon them again.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: When Graveheart, Cryos and Femur go missing on the Prison Planet, Mantle seizes power by using the Alliance's stolen command-codes to paralyze their military forces during a critical battle; holding the entire Alliance hostage in return for undisputed leadership. When he gets what he wants, his first act is to send the battle-moons on a suicidal attack on the Beast Planet, with Pyrus' people still onboard.
  • Undying Loyalty: What he expects from his men. He's far less than impressed when Graveheart returns with his sworn enemy, believing his own subject to be traitorous.
  • With Us or Against Us: His motive for banishing Graveheart from Rock after the latter proposed the Alliance. In Mantle's eyes, Graveheart's insistence on cooperating with aliens amounted to treason.

    Feldspar 
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"Null-matter bound by a genesis matrix?"
Voiced by: Alec Willows

A high-ranking quarrior beneath Jade.


  • Bat Deduction: He's able to figure out what the Beast Drones are made of ("Null-matter bound by a genesis-matrix") just by hazarding a guess.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Even with a hole blasted in his leg by a stray bullet and Blokk baring down on him, Feldspar merely demands that he just get it over with. Blokk keeps him alive long enough, however, to open a communication channel with the throne room.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice/In the Back: How Blokk kills him.
  • Jerkass: His response to discovering the Aurora in orbit of Rock is to immediately prime the battle-moons to blast it out of the sky, regardless of Cryos' reasons for being there. He only relents when Graveheart shows himself and explains that the Treaty of Four is being invoked.
    Feldspar: "You're in our sights, insect! State your mission!"
    Cryos: "I am Cryos, servant of the Glacier and King of Planet Ic-"
    Feldspar: "Not good enough! Prepare to be destroyed!"
  • Mauve Shirt: Is introduced in the second episode and survives most of the series only to die in the very last episode.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: He's referred to variously as 'commander' and 'captain', and in his first appearance he seems to merely be the lead officer of the battle-moon control network.

     The Battle Moons 
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Dear child, once upon a time, there were five.
Planet Rock's first line of defense, and the most powerful weapons in the Cluster.

  • The Cameo: The Battle Moons look exactly like miniature versions of Planet Rock as it appears in the original War Planets toyline, especially the brown-colored Moon.
  • The Cavalry: Their arrival has won the battle against Beast Forces on numerous occasions.
  • Curbstomp Battle: The result of anything shy of the Beast Planet facing them. The Beast turns this on them in return.
  • The Heavy: By far, the biggest and most powerful weapons the cluster can bring to bear.
  • Kill Sat: For most of Season 1, they were primarily used to fire from orbit to the surface of a planet, hitting any and every target in between.
  • Mighty Glacier: They are indeed the epitome of both offense and defense for the Planet Cluster, but they're also painfully slow.
  • Not So Invincible After All: Come the arrival of the Beast Planet at the end of "Ragnarok, Part 2", and their fate of being able to obliterate anything and everything they came across came to a sudden and horrific end.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Their primary form of attack is firing one of these. Though they do have surface defenses, those tend to be decorative in nature.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Although it's shown that they fled from the advancing Beast Planet, bearing down on Planet Rock, their final fate is not clear.
  • The Worf Effect:
    • In Season 1, just one Battle Moon would turn the tide in favor of the Cluster. In Season 2, they're only useful as a holding action, at best.
    • In the final moments of Season 1, as the Beast Planet emerges from the sun it fires a null-matter blast at one of the battlemoons from across the system and destroys it effortlessly. From what Cryos said afterwards, the Beast did this specifically as a show of power.

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Planet Ice

    King Cryos 
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Voiced by: Mark Oliver

The stoic King of Ice, Cryos is an intelligent, noble ruler who witnesses the first Beast attack alongside Graveheart. Immediately understanding the threat posed by the Beast Planet, Cryos is the first to pledge his support to the idea of an alliance, though he still has trouble putting up with the likes of Mantle and Femur.


  • Abdicate the Throne: Does this after becoming worried that his personal priorities (i.e. protecting Zera) are interfering with his duties as King of Ice. His successor later abdicates in favor of returning the throne to Cryos.
  • British Stuffiness: He speaks in a suitably commanding RP accent.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly when confronted with Femur's antics.
  • Fantastic Racism: He occasionally segues into this attitude early on, out of habit, but quickly gets better about it.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Combined with Book-Ends. At the beginning of the episode "Sandstorm," he warns Zera not to jump to conclusions, as it could be dangerous on a diplomatic mission. At the end of that same episode, he thanks her for not jumping to conclusions, and fully investigating Zuma's people, while he had jumped to conclusions, and presumed Ramset was the king of Planet Sand.
  • I Owe You My Life: This is the primary reason Cryos is quick to join the Alliance against The Beast. Graveheart saved his life despite the fact that Cryos had threatened him just moments before.
  • Jumped at the Call: When the Beast first invade, he immediately offers to help Graveheart build the Alliance.
  • The Lancer: To Graveheart and the Five-Man Band.
  • Not So Above It All: Apparently threw a cream pie in Femur's face when the latter betrayed him. He considered this "appropriate at the time".
  • Overprotective Dad: To Zera. Justified, since there is a war going on.
  • Rage Breaking Point: He finds his when Femur was testing the effectiveness of his explosives on Planet Jungle, although Femur did warn him and Graveheart first.
    Cryos:"It would seem even my patience has limits."
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's easily the most honorable and understanding of the Cluster's rulers, and is always willing to listen and lend his support whenever the need arises. Even before the Alliance, he seems to be compassionate enough to hear out the raider's case. It's just that the commander of the raiders tend to be Jerkasses.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's not afraid to lead by example, and his first appearance involved commanding a Spider Tank assault on a crew of raiders attempting to mine frozen water from his planet.

    Lady Zera 
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If she makes this face, run.
Voiced by: Tegan Moss

The daughter of King Cryos, Zera is a headstrong young girl convinced that she has every right to venture into harm's way to help her friends, much to the dismay of her father.


  • Achievements in Ignorance: Two very notable occasions. She discovers the Beast Drone base on Planet Remorrah, and found Zuma's people are the true dominant species on Planet Sand. In both cases, she had no idea what she was doing.
  • Little Miss Badass: Cryos clearly took the time to train Zera with a pistol, as she takes out a fair number of Beast Drones across the series.
  • British Stuffiness: Takes after her father, in this regard.
  • Curious as a Monkey: She's always looking to push her boundaries and explore new places and things. This has helped the alliance immensely on numerous occasions, although it got her captured by Blokk once.
  • Glass Cannon: She is certainly capable of dishing out punishment. She's taken down Beast Drones with rocks, managed to defeat soldiers of Fire twice her size in a bar brawl, and can keep up with Pyrus, but when it comes to her actually taking a hit, she's extremely fragile. In the second to last episode, when Prince Pyrus goads Blokk into attacking their cell, allowing them to escape, she's grievously injured while Pyrus, Tekla, and Blokk were merely dazed with Pyrus being the first to recover. Especially eggregious is the fact that Pyrus was right up against the door, closest to the explosion, while Zera was at the back of the cell, behind Tekla.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: She was thrilled when Cryos sent her off to Jade for combat training.
  • Meaningful Echo: She triggers one on the episode where Planet Sand is introduced. Before being allowed to join the mission where the alliance goes down to Planet Sand to negotiate with the leaders to warn them about the Beast and to recruit them, Cryos tells her to keep her eyes open and not be swayed by preconceived notions. When Zera stumbles upon Zuma and recruits Zuma's aid against the Beast's armed invasion, Cryos praises her by explicitly thanking her for not being swayed by preconceived notions when he was.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother died some time before the start of the series. The circumstances are never divulged in detail.
  • Royal Brat/Spoiled Sweet: She can be fairly abrupt in conversation, and is stubborn to a fault, but underneath she genuinely cares about her friends and only wants to help.
  • Ship Tease: She and Prince Pyrus of fire get a great deal of this through the series.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While she was introduced as being quite impressive, training under Jade has made her even more so. In "Girls Night Out", she not only took out hardened Fire soldier veterans twice her size while they outnumbered her three to one, but she's the only character ever to defeat a Beast Drone in melee combat, although Graveheart came close by stunning a drone with a Sonic Cannon when he and the drone shot at each other at point-blank range. Note that she did it without an anti-null matter shield to protect her as Jade was using the prototype to fight Lamprey at the time.
  • Tragic Keepsake: She wears a pendant with her mother's picture in it. It has a tracking device, that allows her father to find her at any time, and she knows it.
  • Unexplained Recovery: In "The Long Road Home," she goes from being grievously wounded, to the point that Tekla recommends staying behind to provide immediate medical assistance, to somehow being able to run alongside Pyrus and Tekla just fine while fleeing from Beast Drones. In any event, Tekla and Pyrus do recover from Blokk's attack on their cell before she does.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Pyrus snark at each other all the time. They're the closest friends in the whole series, constantly covering for each other and saving each other's lives.

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Planet Fire

    Prince Pyrus 
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Voiced by: Matt Hill

"I'm the prince! I can do what I want!"

The young ruler of Planet Fire, Pyrus is adventurous, headstrong and quite happy to flaunt the age-old traditions and prejudices of his people, though he still aspires to be a leader worthy of his homeworld. His often-reckless behavior is mostly kept in check by his Grand Vizier, though they have conflicting opinions regarding the Alliance.


  • A Child Shall Lead Them: The youngest of all the world leaders, and the most willing to abandon the ancient feuds and pointless hatreds that have divided the Cluster for generations.
  • Batman Gambit: While he may not be a great strategist on the battlefield, hanging out with Femur has been a positive experience for him, as he's become quite adept at reading people and getting them to do what he wants by relying on their inherent nature. He leads Femur to solve the alliance's food problem in "Period of Adjustment" without actually telling him, by forgiving him for his abandonment and then, as a parting thought, calmly wondered aloud about it. In "The Long Road Home" he gets Blokk to break them out of their cell by taunting him regarding how pathetic his fighting skill is.
  • Big "NO!": When the Vizier sacrificed himself to ram Planet Fire into the Beast Planet.
  • Flaming Hair: As usual among Fire-dwellers.
  • Gonk: An interesting inversion. Most Fire males have heads that are mildly insectoid in appearance; with angular features, large, slanted eyes and their ears extend into a set of feeler-like protrusions. Pyrus, on the other hand, is strikingly human-like in appearance. It's shown that all Fire youths are like this.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He has a habit of rushing into situations without thinking, like trying to attack Remora's weak-point without backup. Fortunately, his friends are usually around to bail him out when things take a bad turn. This, in turn, ticks off the Vizier to no end, as he's constantly worried that the prince would be in danger (and usually he'd be totally justified, not that Cryos or Graveheart would ever let him know of it).
  • Morality Pet: To Femur, of all people. Pyrus is the only one who gives Femur any real respect, and Femur downplays his more Jerkass tendencies when around the prince.
  • Practical Taunt: He manages to escape Blokk's cell near the final episode by taunting him into attacking their cell.
    Pyrus:"We've beaten you so many times, it's getting boring."
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He openly welcomes the idea of peace between the worlds, despite the Vizier's paranoid complaints.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something/Warrior Prince: Like Cryos, Pyrus is more than happy to lead his people from the front, and takes an active role in The Alliance.
  • Simple Staff: He uses a collapsible quarterstaff.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Zera. They snark at each other all the time, but when the chips are down, he will come to her rescue, no questions asked.

    The Grand Vizier 
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Voiced by: Jim Byrnes

The highly protective royal advisor of Prince Pyrus, the Grand Vizier is quite vocal of his distrust of the Alliance and their motives, and looks for any excuse to deny or reject them. However, his paranoid complaints are quickly shut down by Pryus.


  • Big "NO!": Whereas the real Vizier was Defiant to the End, the fake is an extension of the Beast's will, and as its evil plan to devour the escapee fire people comes undone, it's all he can do as the fake world explodes in the Beast's face.
  • Came Back Wrong: The Beast Planet recreates him as part of a Xanatos Gambit. He has his thoughts, his memories, but he is most certainly not the same man Pyrus knows and loves. And... he's highly unstable too.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: The Beast Planet creates copies of him and Planet Fire, and the fake Vizier attempts to lure the people of Fire back to their 'homeworld' so the Beast Planet can devour them.
  • Defiant to the End: His final words as he prepares to ram Fire into the Beast Planet:
    "And you! Eater of Worlds! May you taste our righteous fire and choke on it! For my planet's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!"
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Despite his abrasive behavior throughout the first season, everyone agrees that piloting his planet to crash into the Beast was fairly badass.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Even Pyrus just calls him 'the Vizier'.
  • Evil Chancellor: Subverted. Despite his open contempt for the Alliance, his Jerkass behavior is motivated out of loyalty to Prince Pyrus and a desire to protect the young ruler from what he perceives as a potential threat. His evil clone fulfills this role, trying to manipulate the rest of the people of Fire to return to the fake world to be devoured by the Beast, while openly trying to kill the Prince if he's not outright manipulating him.
  • Flaming Hair: As usual among Fire-dwellers.
  • Handicapped Badass: He needs his Staff of Authority to walk, but it's a grave mistake to think he's weak or frail.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The majority of his screen-time is spent putting down the Alliance for even the most trivial things, often getting into arguments with Pyrus, but he genuinely cares for the prince and eventually realizes that the friends he chose are honorable and trustworthy.
  • Killed Off for Real: He dies in the second episode of Season Two when the Beast Planet devours Planet Fire.
  • Like a Son to Me: As far as Pyrus was concerned, Vizier was more of a father figure to him, than his own biological late-father. The feeling is mutual.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He stays behind on the doomed Planet Fire so he can use its damaged world-engines to ram the Beast Planet in a final act of defiance.
  • Playing with Fire: He seems to have a limited ability to control flames.
  • Ramming Always Works: Sort of. His ramming Planet Fire into the Beast Claw does partially disable it. Unfortunately, this is insufficient to cripple the Beast Planet entirely or save his world.
  • So Proud of You: Before his death, he tells Pyrus that he's finally become a worthy leader for his people, and that the prince no longer needs his guidance.
  • Staff of Authority: He has a jagged walking staff that shoots flames from its tip.
  • Villains Want Mercy: His evil clone begs for mercy as he's hanging off a cliff over the false planet Fire's null-matter core. Prince Pyrus doesn't oblige. His fall to his death is what triggers the destruction of the false planet.

    Captain Blaze 
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As seen in the opening for Season 2
Voiced by: Michael Dobson

"Talk all you will, worm! Nothing can rrruin this day!!"

The proud captain of Pyrus' royal guard, Blaze's grief and anger over the loss of his homeworld drives him and his men to hijack one of Rock's battle-moons, intending to attack the Beast Planet directly.


  • Early-Bird Cameo: Blaze first appears in "This Is The Way The World Ends", urging Prince Pyrus to join his people in the evacuation as soon as possible.
  • Gunship Rescue: His battle-moon turns back just in time to rescue Pyrus, Jade and the Rock fleet from Blokk's ambush.
  • Honor Before Reason: The primary reason he gives for going after the Beast Planet with a single Battle Moon, is that he's trying to restore the honor of the warriors that failed in fighting the Beast and protecting Planet Fire. Ultimately, he decides saving the Prince's life is honor enough.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Blaze and his men think that a single battle-moon is a match for the Beast Planet.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Prince Pyrus, despite going as far as to drug and eject him in an escape pod to keep him from interfering. This loyalty is ultimately what makes him abandon his suicidal mission and rescue Pyrus.
    Blaze: "What I do now is out of love and loyalty to you, to our people and our world!"

Planet Bone

    Emperor Femur 
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Voiced by: Gary Chalk

The cowardly ruler of Planet Bone, Femur is self-serving to a fault and always looking for ways to strengthen his position, often at the expense of his so-called 'allies'. However, his repeated backstabbing is mostly tolerated thanks to Bone's monopoly on the Cluster's food production. Often alternates between being suicidally dumb and unexpectedly wise.


  • Adipose Rex: He's fairly obese, and is often seen eating something. Somewhat justified in that Bone is the Cluster's primary producer of foodstuffs, so Femur's more than capable of indulging himself.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: As befits a planetary emperor, his ego's as big as his throne room. That being said, he's cunning, wily, skilled at programming Auto-docs and making explosives from scratch, and has come up with some rather sound tactics and strategies to deal with The Beast planet. In short, there's good reason why his planet wasn't outright conquered during the Resource Wars.
  • Cain and Abel: Femur's older brother, Sternum, attempted to have Femur executed on the grounds that his scheming younger brother would try to take the throne. Unfortunately, Femur bribed the guards to escape and had Pelvis slip Sternum a drugged beverage, sending him off to the Prison Planet to be forgotten. If his flashbacks can be believed, he was the Abel.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He's lecherous towards almost every female member of the cast, and none of them return the favor.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite being a cowardly perverted and mostly incompetent sleazeball, he's managed to maintain leadership over a planet with a culture of Chronic Backstabbing Disorder, escape from multiple assassination attempts, survive on battlefields, and even act as a crucial member of the Alliance when needed.
  • Dirty Coward: Very much so. He won't hesitate to run, beg for mercy, or sell out his companions if it means getting out of a tight spot.
  • Easily Forgiven: He repeatedly undermines the Alliance, but is allowed to remain in the group because Planet Bone's food production is extremely important to the Cluster.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Lampshaded and parodied. Femur once stated that he "must be in love" because Lamprey managed to out con him, twice.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: In his first appearance alone, he tries to ally himself with Lamprey in return for protection, before realizing exactly what the Beast are actually planning. He then turns around and helps save the day, pretending to have been on the Alliance's side the whole time.
  • Heel Realization: An extremely downplayed example. In the final episode, Femur tells Pelvis that he honestly believes that Sternum has changed and that maybe it's time he turned over a new leaf as well.
  • Hero with an F in Good: Planet Bone could have a worse emperor than Femur, by far. Despite his many, many flaws, at the end of the day, even though the populace doesn't always appreciate it, his first, last, and utmost priority is Planet Bone's (not his own) well being. Every time he tries to broker a deal with Lamprey, it's because he's trying to secure their safety, in the face of an ovherwhelming threat.
  • Hidden Depths: In Time Bomb, despite his usual ramblings, Femur shows considerable insight, both in his idea to use the planet as a bomb and his final line in the episode, which surprised even Cryos. Probably because of this, Planet Jungle saw Femur alone as being worthy of being entrusted with the Sapling to save their species (which would become a Morality Pet for Femur).
  • Interspecies Romance: He seems to be a very big fan of this, given how he unabashedly flirts with Jade, Tekla, and even Lamprey. He later gets a bit better with Lamprey, although likely because she no longer has any interest in him and because any sort of contact with her will result in his sudden existence failure.
  • Intimidation Demonstration: He normally uses his shoulder mounted gun to intimidate people, rarely actually firing it. But should anyone foolishly think it's just for show, it is armed as showcased when he blasted a beast drone with it.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He doesn't look like much, and is pretty much the series Butt-Monkey, but it's foolish to discount him completely. Aside from his shoulder mounted gun, when he was dumped into a pit full of ravenous beasts, he used the bones of a previous victim like a club to beat down those beasts before using a wrist mounted grappling hook to climb back out.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: On his introduction, he was more than justified in giving Lamprey a fair hearing, as opposed to simply siding with Graveheart's Alliance, by default. Femur had no way of knowing The Beast's history, and his world was at war with the other three planets of the Cluster, Fire, Ice, and Rock.
    Femur: "Until now, my greatest threat was you, Old Buddy."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he may be... unpleasant, he always puts his people's well being first, and his friendship with Pyrus is genuine.
  • Made of Iron: It's amazing the level of punishment Femur's been through and survived with Amusing Injuries being the worst outcome. Not only does he get smacked around on a regular basis, but he's been shot at and at ground zero for several explosions, yet shows up again perfectly okay a few minutes later.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He has some tendencies towards this regard, especially early on.
    Femur:"When that Lamprey dame and her little Beasties found themselves facing the unbeatable Bone Armada, what else could they do but turn tail and scram?"
  • Military Coup: Femur comes perilously close to this after he orders his fleet to flee the battle of Remora. Turns out while the people of Bone encourage Chronic Backstabbing Disorder, outright cowardice is frowned upon, as Pelvis points out:
    Pelvis: "They feel dishonored, your voluminousness... and you do know what that means."
    Guard: *Cracks his knuckles threateningly*
  • Morality Pet: Prince Pyrus is the only one who treats Femur with any real respect. Femur, in turn, tones down his more Jerkass tendencies when around the boy.
    • He later adopts the last seedling of Planet Jungle, and is occasionally seen tending it.
  • Never My Fault: When things go poorly for him, he's quick to blame others. Considering the culture of Planet Bone, he has more than ample justification.
    "You take the throne, you rule on Bone. The guy that dies is food for flies."
  • The Nicknamer: He loves to give amusing little nick-names to the rest of the cast. Some notable exaples are calling Graveheart "Rocko," Jade "Toots," Tekla "Doll," Lamprey "Babe" and Cryos "Old Buddy." He bounces back and forth between calling Pyrus by name and calling him "Kid."
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At the battle of Remora, when it looks like the tables are turning in the Beast's favor after the battle-station reveals itself, Femur quickly orders his forces into a full retreat, leaving the Fire and Ice fleets in even greater jeopardy, although this is after a Null cannon blasts his flagship nearly in half and Cryos had insulted his soldiers.
    Femur:"My soldiers aren't accustomed to being blindsided like this!"
    Cryos:"Your soldiers are't accustomed to combat, period!"
  • Why Am I Ticking?: Played for laughs. While Femur is using the toilet, in "Period of Adjustment", he goes "what's that ticking?" before the "small throne" explodes, blasting him into the corridor.
    The Clavicle 
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Sweet ride, isn't it?
Femur's flagship.

  • Sapient Ship: According to the other wiki, The Clavicle is self-aware, gets angry, panics, etc.. In fact, it presumably got pissed when a stray shot hit it when Lamprey (in Tekla's body) sought refuge while fleeing the Alliance, and panicked before Femur and Pelvis did in the battle of Remora.
  • Taught by Experience: Like all the other Bone Organic Technology, it learns from experience, and is one tough old bird.

    Pelvis 
Voiced by: Scott McNeil
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Your Voluminousness, it is truly astounding how you've inexplicably managed to survive the whole series!
The even more cowardly vassal of Femur. Pelvis is scheming, spineless and ultimately harmless. Firmly believing in Bone's creedo of "You kill it you bought it", he tries to comically off Femur at every opportunity. Thankfully (or not) Femur is always one step ahead.
  • Butt-Monkey: Very much so, considering he's the buttmonkey to the show's other buttmonkey.
  • Crazy-Prepared: On top of having pretty much a scheme for every hour of the day for usurping the throne, he also carries a considerable amount of weapons. Including explosive cufflinks.
  • Dirty Coward: Even moreso than his King, Pelvis is often terrified of even Femur. Because of this he often enables Femur's...poorer decisions and has no problem bailing on Femur at a moment's notice.
  • Extended Disarming: In "Period of Adjustment", after multiple assassination attempts, Femur holds him upside-down and shakes him. A curved dagger, a pistol, multiple explosives, an improbably large rifle, and a Voodoo Doll fall out. While in "Girl's Night Out" he turns over a slightly smaller arsenal at the door to a bar, but slips through an explosive cufflink.
  • Improbably Predictable: Amusingly, he was perfectly correct in predicting the reaction of Cryos and Mantle when Femur tried to worm his way back into the alliance.
  • Lean and Mean: Only really mean to Femur, but he provides a good contrast to his King.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Usually does this to Femur, both to save his own ass and to leave Femur to whatever doom is currently happening.
  • The Starscream: He is initially this to Femur, but momentarily becomes this to Mantle while Femur, Graveheart, and Cryos are trapped on Planet Prison.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Ooh boy. In the episode "Period Of Adjustment," Pelvis booby-traps Femur's throne. Femur realizes this purely by accident when he drops his canolis on it. Of course, this triggers spikes coming up from the seat into the canolis, tendrils grabbing what would have been Femur's corpse and stabbing it with sharp implements swooping down the back of the chair, an explosion blowing the throne to pieces, and a parade of fireworks, guilotines, heavy weights, and lasers chasing Femur out of the throne room. Pelvis, like everyone else, is stunned that Femur survived all that with only Amusing Injuries.

    Sternum 
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Voiced by: John Payne

The leader of one of the two criminal gangs fighting each-other for control of the Prison Planet, Sternum is none other than the older brother of Femur, who was usurped and stranded on the Prison Planet by his craven sibling.


  • All Love Is Unrequited: He quickly develops feelings for Jade, but her feelings lie with Graveheart.
  • Cain and Abel: According to Femur, Sternum was the Cain to Femur's Abel and was apparently such a vicious and cruel leader that Pelvis trembled at the thought of him returning. Sternum attempted to have Femur executed on the grounds that his scheming younger brother would try to take the throne. Unfortunately, Femur bribed the guards to escape and had Pelvis slip Sternum a drugged beverage, before sending him off to the Prison Planet to be forgotten.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: The wardens of the Prison Planet apparently inflicted this on any prisoners who acted out of line with the aid of a frightful-looking device. We see a few PTSD-flashbacks of Sternum strapped to it, and it looks extremely unpleasant.
  • Gonk: Inverted. Compared to the cartoonish-looking Femur and Pelvis, Sternum is tall, muscular and strikingly handsome.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Teleporting away the Prison Planet and its inhabitants with The Beast attached weighs heavily upon him, but the alternative was worse.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Sternum has the biggest chin in the cast and compared to his brother, he's a paragon of justice.
  • Misery Builds Character: According to Femur's testimony, Sternum used to be a much worse person before his experiences on Planet Prison and became much more honorable character because of it.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: He contemplates killing Graveheart to strengthen his chances with Jade, but doesn't get the chance to go through with it.
  • Not Worth Killing: Jade convinces him to spare Femur because of this.
    Sternum: What a pathetic display! All those years I dreamt of vengeance, and now I realize he's not even worthy of my revenge. The past is dead, and right now I have more important things to do."
  • Practical Taunt: When he was in a Let's You and Him Fight with Graveheart, courtesy of Jewelia, he boasts of having Jade in his bed at night to rile up Graveheart, trying to get him off balance.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He shares Femur's taste for 'cannolis'.
    Sternum: "The one vice my idiot brother and I share."
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Perpetually.

Planet Sand

    Zuma 
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"No language or culture?" Indeed.
Voiced by: Ellen Kennedy

  • Gentle Giant: Towers over most of the cast, and is a pacifist.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Along with her entire species, they pretend to be simple domesticated animals.
  • Psychic Powers:
    • Mind over Matter: She can levitate, and throw other things around.
    • Telepathy: Her only means of communication, in concert with others she can reach across light-years.
  • Secret Test of Character: She gave one to the alliance by standing perfectly still, refusing to move or take any action when Beast Drone scouts attacked, probing Planet Sand's defenses.
  • Technical Pacifist: Has taken an oath not to harm anyone. But has no problem telekinetically shoving Beast Drones into allies' lines of fire.

     Ramset 
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Voiced by: Grahame Andrews

  • Accidental Hero: Yes, he may be bumbling and inept, but he does have his world's best interests at heart and his decisions were all fairly sound. In addition, when The Beast came to his world and sent drones to attack, he fought on the front lines, as much as he could anyway, and made all the right decisions to facilitate Graveheart's actions and minimize the damage.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Is on both sides of this. The alliance thinks he's in charge of Planet Sand. (He's not.) He, in turn, thought the Alliance members who arrived to warn him of the Beast were people from a distant province of his own world.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Played as straight as possible. Every one of his actions, both good and bad had immediate and appropriate consquences. His being reasonable to the alliance ultimately wound up saving his people and his world, while his dismissive attitude towards Zuma's people gets him treated dismissively.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Downplayed. After the Allaince saved his world, he goes "We sure showed them what for, eh?" implying he saw himself as an equal participant, despite the fact that all he did was shout orders, even though his orders were the correct ones.
  • Noble Bigot: He believes the "Sun People" are the best race in the universe, at least prior to the end of episode "Sandstorm." This can be justifed by the fact that Zuma's people have been acting like domesticated beasts for centuries, by Zuma's own admission, and he's never met another race prior to the arrival of Graveheart, Cryos, and Zera. Even so, his actions are never shown to be malicious, petty, or cruel.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Subverted. Despite not actually having any authority on planet Sand (although he was lead to believe he did), he was perfectly willing to give Graveheart and the Alliance a fair hearing when they came to him warning of the coming of the Beast Planet, and even gave them a guided tour. (Which allowed Zera to meet Zuma.)
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. He's got red, ominous eyes. In reality, he's completely harmless.
  • Smug Snake: A surprisingly sympathetic example. He's completely dismissive of Zuma's people, looks down on everyone who doesn't have "servants," and acts like he's far more important and influential than he actually is. Even so, he's still highly affable, suprisingly polite, and doesn't bear malice towards anyone.
  • Stubborn Mule: Less than Lord Manle, but more justified. His world's astronomy has not reached a level where he can see other habitable worlds, let alone communicate with them, and the stories of the Beast Planet and it devouring planets whole are so far outside his experience and scale of comprehension, that it would have been stranger if he did belive the main characters merely on verbal testimony alone. Even Cryos, who accuses him of being brainless as a result of this, did not believe Tekla when she came to warn him, and she was being chased by drones at the time.
  • Too Important to Walk: Not only does he wear a massive suit of Powered Armor, he makes his Sand People servants carry it around on a palanquin.

The Beast

    The Beast 

The unseen monstrous evil that drives the very Beast Planet and creates legions of demonic drones to do its bidding.

    The Beast Planet 
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An immense, mechanical being that sustains itself through the aggressive consumption of smaller planetoids, the Beast Planet is able to create antimatter constructs of variable sentience to serve as minions and heralds. Virtually nothing is known about the planet or its origins, but it invades the Cluster with an almost single-minded desire to feed.


  • Achilles' Heel: Despite all its power, it has one well-hidden weakness that will cripple it and leave it immobilized. Lamprey knew about this, but what this weakness is, is anyone's guess.
  • All Myths Are True: On worlds where it has not yet attacked, it's a fairy tale to frighten unruly children.
  • The Battlestar: Aside from being a juggernaut capable of swallowing planets whole, it has massive retractable bays with launchpads capable of sending out swarms of Beast Drone fighters simultaneously, and null matter cannon turrets large enough to utterly dwarf the Battle Moons, all of which are completely unscratched even upon taking numerous blasts, whether along the outside or down the gun barrel does not matter.
  • Big Bad: Of the entire series. Season One focuses on the threat posed by its advance forces, and the Beast itself doesn't appear until immediately after its minions are thwarted.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A nigh-unstoppable entity large enough to devour entire worlds at a time.
  • Expy: Of Unicron. They both devour planets, with a purpose to destroy all life.
  • Feed It with Fire: Shooting at its null energy blasts only serves to make those blasts stronger by feeding them energy, as Cryos deduced while trying to shoot down the one on collision course to Planet Ice.
  • Genius Loci: The Beast Planet seems to be sentient to some degree, though it leaves the talking to its generals.
  • The Juggernaut: Nothing can stop it or even damage it. Not the battle-moons' Wave Motion Guns, not a planet being rammed into it, or even another planet rigged to violently explode inside of it. The best result comes from using the Prison Planet's teleporter to send it halfway across the galaxy, and that just forces it to change targets. It has one weakness that could effectively cripple it, but due to the series being Left Hanging it is never used nor revealed.
  • Karma Houdini: The Stinger of the final episode shows the Beast Planet, now in an unknown part of the galaxy, about to devour a defenseless world.
  • Knight of Cerebus: After it appears, the situation becomes much more dire.
  • Pick on Someone Your Own Size: Has no qualms going after defenseless terrestrial worlds. Doesn't seem interested in massive stars or gas giant planets though.
  • Planet Eater: It devoured Tekla's entire home system including Water, later devours Fire, (Jungle self-destructed) and Reptizar, and has probably swallowed up or indirectly destroyed countless of other worlds in the past.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: The Beast Planet's exterior is black, while the inside if its maw is lit up with bright red light. It's minions also employ a similar colorscheme, with the odd purple thrown in here and there (most notably seen on the larger Beast Drone Carriers and Planet Remora)
  • Story-Breaker Power: It's so powerful that putting it anywhere else would end the story in moments.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: In the first episode of the series, The Beast opens a teleportation portal to The Cluster for the purpose of sending advance forces, as scouts, which is how Tekla was able to deliver a warning. At the very end of "Ragnarok, Part 2", it somehow managed to emerge from the center of a sun, that it teleported into. Tekla's outburst indicates that her solar system had the same event happen when The Beast showed up in her doomed system.
  • Worf Effect: Not the Beast Planet itself, but in it's introduction it casually obliterates a Battlemoon from halfway across the solar system. It then makes short work of a second moon not long after. Note that before this, a single Battlemoon was enough to swing the battle in favour of the Alliance. From what Cryos implied, it did this specifically to show off its power.

    Blokk 
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Voiced by: Scott McNeil

Commander of the Beast Planet's military forces, Blokk is a brutish, bloodthirsty general who subscribes to the notion of overwhelming force in place of the complicated schemes put forward by Lamprey.


  • The Ahnold/Funetik Aksent: He's a serious offender in this regard.
  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: In 'On The Rocks', Blokk's triumphant early assault on Planet Rock is hastily aborted when he realizes the battle-moons weren't as disabled as he thought they were.
    • In 'Blaze Of Glory' he attacks Blaze's hijacked battle-moon with most of his fleet, only to call it off when he's nearly fried by the moon's Wave Motion Gun.
  • Big "NO!": As he sees the Battle Moons show up during the battle of Remora
    • As he dies. Notable in that it starts off normal enough, but the destabilization of his body causes it to distort and heighten in pitch, becoming an unintelligible screech of agony before he finally vanishes.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: He has a set of serrated blades attached to each forearm, and he puts them to good use.
  • The Brute: He's not as bright as his companions, and most of his strategies involve Zerg Rushing the Alliance with superior numbers. Note that considering how enormous the Beast Armada is, this is usually a viable strategy unless the battlemoons are involved.
  • Co-Dragons: He serves the Beast Planet alongside Lamprey and Voyd.
  • Disney Villain Death: Subverted. His death scene does involve a fall, but we get to watch him slowly disintegrate long before he ever hits the bottom.
  • Evil Virtues: Honesty. Blokk is honest to a fault, even to himself. Not once in the entire series has he lied about something. This doesn't take away from the fact that he loves to honestly torment his victims with how hopeless their situation truly is.
  • Fangs Are Evil: They're barely visible, due to being made of semitransparent null-matter, but Blokk's physical head includes a pair of large spider-like fangs over his 'mouth'.
  • Freudian Trio: The Id of the three. Highly impulsive and lacking restraint, Blokk often charges in headfirst with as many drones he can get his hands on. Given that Drones are literally infinite, this actually ends up as a decent strategy most of the time.
  • Glory Seeker: He first act upon arriving in the cluster is insubordination. His mission along with Lamprey, was simply to test the worlds' strengths and weaknesses. He secures Voyd's backing to change their mission, into destroying their defenses instead. This ends up going disastrously wrong for him.
  • The Heavy: He gets a lot more screentime compared to the other Beast generals.
  • Horned Humanoid: A set of long, curving horns on the sides of his head, and some smaller horns on top that resemble antennae.
  • Hero Killer: Towards the end of the series, he slays Lord Mantel in single combat.
  • Implacable Man: Because he's made of the same stuff as other Beast Drones, but doesn't have a visible Containment Unit, he is effectively invincible. He is also the most persistent of the Beast Generals, and even after being cut off from the Beast Planet and his armada, he single-handedly brings Planet Rock to its knees by fighting his way to the World Engine and setting the planet on a collision course with the nearest star. He's only killed when Tekla's shield generator is shoved into him, destabilizing him from the inside-out.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How he executes several quarriors, including Feldspar, in 'Ascension'.
    • This is ultimately how he meets his own end, as Graveheart shoves his entire Power Fist, which is also holding the anti-nullmater shield generator, into Blokk's abdomen, and it stays stuck there until the general completely vanishes.
  • Incoming Ham: On his first appearance, once he gains approval from Voyd to launch a full-scale attack on the cluster, he greets his drone armada in loud, dramatic fashion.
    "Come to me, MY BEAST DRONES!"
  • Killed Off for Real: In the final episode, Graveheart shoves one of Tekla's nullmatter-repelling shield generators into his gut, which rips him apart from the inside-out.
  • Large Ham: His greatest joy, aside from wanton destruction, and sadistically tormenting his prisoners, is making loud, dramatic statements and gestures. A prime example is in "Ragnarok, Part 1". Complete with Milking the Giant Cow.
    "THE! BEAST! STANDS! REVEALED!"
  • Meaningful Name: His name is Blokk and he's often the one who comes up with plans involving a blunt assault.
  • The Neidermeyer: Cares nothing for the cost of his forces or drones if it wins him approval from the Beast.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Blokk says this word for word when Blaze brings the might of a battlemoon to bear against him.
  • Skull for a Head: He has a holographic, skull-like face in his head like the other generals do. Blokk's hologram, however, tends to flicker and distort when he gets agitated, much to Lamprey's annoyance.
  • Smug Snake: He's nowhere near as smart, skilled, or competent a general as he thinks he is. The only advantage he ever has is the sheer number of Beast Drones he brings to bear in any encounter, and the fact that he's composed of Null matter, making him nigh-invulnerable. If anyone manages to overcome either aspect, he completely falls apart. A fact that Pyrus exploits in the second to last episode.
  • Taking You with Me: Attempts to kill Graveheart to hurt the Alliance's morale, even if it means destroying himself. He fails.
  • Terrible Trio: With Lamprey and Voyd, in Season One.
  • You Have Failed Me: He was apparently on the receiving end of some Cold-Blooded Torture from Voyd after his failure to protect Remora in Season One, as well as his subsequent failures.
    Blokk (to Graveheart): "For every loss I suffered at your hands, the Beast punished me terribly!"

    Lamprey 
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Voiced by: Tasha Simms

"I do so love it when a plan comes together!"

A manipulative servant of the Beast Planet that specializes in sabotaging planetary governments and tricking them through false diplomacy. She often butts heads with Blokk, who commands their military forces and naturally prefers a more straightforward approach.


  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: She has one with Tekla while possessing her body.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: The tendrils that form 'cuffs' on her wrists can be straightened for use as a set of these.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Despite the fact that her plans are clever, cunning, and very dangerous, her irrational need to flaunt her self-perceived superiority over the protagonists results in unraveling her schemes by showing the protagonists exactly how to defeat them.
    • As a prime example, in "Girls' Night Out", she overlooks a golden opportunity to cripple or destroy the Alliance fleet, after having somehow managed to smuggle herself and a significant number of Beast Drones into a Battlemoon, to chase down, taunt, insult, and try to avenge her previous "humiliation" from Tekla, ultimately winding up having Jade mop the floor with her in a meaningless bar brawl.
  • Co-Dragons: She serves the Beast Planet alongside Blokk and Voyd.
  • Demonic Possession: She hijacks Tekla's unconscious body in order to infiltrate the Alliance and steal their secrets. It backfires horribly, as Tekla ends up gleaning knowledge about the World Engines and the Beast Planet from Lamprey's mind.
  • Disintegrator Ray: All ranged weapons employed by the Beast forces are this, but Lamprey stands out for her Disintegrator Ray being a technological sidearm rather than a part of her body.
  • Freudian Trio: The Superego, often prefering elaborate plots to destabilize the Alliance from within. However as the series progresses, she becomes increasingly unhinged whenever Tekla is involved.
  • Fog Feet: Her lower body ends in a mermaid-like tail, and she simply floats around as she moves.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: Femur seems to think so.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Her specialty.
  • Meaningful Name: If her fish-like body isn't a dead giveaway, her ability to manipulate and latch onto people (in more than one way) should.
  • Never My Fault: She never comprehends that it's her fault that her plans fall apart. Even Blokk is better at this regard as he does acknowledge the reason why things don't go his way when they do. As a prime example, here's an exchange during the Battle of Remora when the Battle Moons are ripping everything apart.
    Lamprey: "It is too late for ME to correct your mistakes!"
    Blokk: "MY mistakes?! It is you who said Planet Rock would never join The Alliance."
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Her null-energy shield generator plan might well have been the doom of Planet Bone if she hadn't stooped to taunting Femur while he was desperate.
    Lamprey:"You and your planet are doomed. Any hope of survival is just an illusion."
    Femur:"Thanks for the clue, Babe."
    • She never learns from her mistakes, and keeps showing up to taunt the protagonists, personally, giving them the very mechanism they need to defeat her plots in the process, even when Blokk points it out.
  • Skull for a Head: Like her fellow generals.
  • Terrible Trio: With Blokk and Voyd in the first season.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She is last seen in the bar, "Moon Over Mayhem" when a set of shelves collapses on her during a brawl with Jade (who decides to "test" Tekla's protection device by punching Lamprey in the face.) Even in-universe, nobody knows if she's disintegrated like a vanquished drone, teleported, or is simply hiding somewhere.
  • Women Are Wiser: She's significantly more intelligent than Blokk, and overall prefers subtlety and planning.

    Voyd 
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The silent mediator between Lamprey's complicated schemes and Blokk's brute-force approach.
  • Co-Dragons: He serves the Beast Planet alongside Blokk and Lamprey.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Offscreen, he inflicted this on Blokk, and possibly Lamprey as well, as the Beast's punishment for letting Remora be destroyed.
  • Freudian Trio: The Ego to balance out Blokk and Lamprey. Quite literally, as he casts the tie-breaking vote whenever the other two generals are unable to decide what to do.
  • No Mouth: His skull-hologram lacks a jaw. Fitting, since he's The Voiceless.
  • Never My Fault: He's as much to blame for the loss of Remora as Blokk is, as he agreed with him to go against Lamprey in changing their original mission given to them by the Beast. Yet Blokk is singled-out and the only one held responsible. Even worse, he's the one carrying out most of the punishment and torture.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Skull for a Head: Like his fellow generals, he has a holographic skull for a face.
  • Terrible Trio: With Blokk and Lamprey in the first season.
  • Villain Teleportation: He can absorb Blokk and Lamprey into himself, and then teleport all three of them.
  • The Voiceless: He never speaks, and communicates only through physical gestures.

    Beast Drones 
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Creatures made of null-matter shaped by a genesis-matrix, the Drones serve as the Beast Planet's minions and military force. Possessed of only rudimentary sentience, Drones are nearly infinite in number and Nigh Invulnerable - The only way to kill a drone is to destroy the fragile genesis-matrix inside their chests, causing the unstable null-matter to implode.
  • Arm Cannon: A Drone's left arm is warped into a bizarre looking, long-barreled Disintegrator Ray.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: The golden, crescent-shaped device inside their chests is a genesis-matrix that keeps the null-matter making up their bodies in a coherent shape. Destroy it, and the Drone implodes in a dazzling flash.
  • Disintegrator Ray: Like every weapon used by the Beast forces, Drone weapons completely obliterate targets in a flash of light.
  • Faceless Goons: Literally. A Drone's 'head' is little more than a stylized jawbone.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Especially egregious in their very first appearance, where literally hundreds of shots can be seen flying harmlessly over the trench Graveheart, Cryos and Tekla are using as cover. When they do manage to hit their targets, however, it's almost always a One-Hit Kill.
  • Mighty Glacier: The Drones are never seen moving faster than a lumbering walk, but they're immune to most weapons and have Disintegrator Rays.
  • Mook Mobile: The Tachyon Marauder; a null-matter fighter craft that can air-drop full squads of Drone matrices from its hold. Some Drones are also seen flying around on a sort of hover-board.
  • Mooks: For the Beast Planet.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Drones' null-matter bodies are largely immune to conventional weapons. If it wasn't for the highly-noticeable weak point in their chests, they'd be virtually unstoppable.
  • Shoot the Messenger: They were determined to stop Telka from warning the cluster, and they very nearly succeeded.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: That Containment Unit you keep hearing about? It's fragile enough that a rock thrown by a child can rupture it. This is why they have to use numbers despite their powerful weaponry and invulnerability; anyone who knows about their weakness pretty much renders the individual drones a non-issue.
  • Zerg Rush: Drones generally lack the rudimentary intelligence needed to form plans and tactics, so unless they're being led directly by Blokk or Lamprey (and, in most cases, only Lamprey) their one and only tactic is to Zerg rush their target. However even Blokk can still usually assign priority targets to them, and with their literal infinite number this is often a viable strategy.

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    Princess Tekla 
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Voiced by: Donna Yamamoto

"Promise me, man of stone: Complete my mission. Warn the planets of this system. Stop the Beast Planet."

The Sole Survivor of Planet Tek, and the previous star-system to fall prey to the Beast Planet, Tekla flees to the Cluster to warn its inhabitants about the impending invasion, but is injured and rendered comatose shortly after contacting Graveheart and King Cryos. She eventually recovers, and serves The Alliance as their resident expert on the Beast. She's always accompanied by a small droid named Vox.


  • Chrome Champion: Everything on her body that isn't purple circuitry is reflective chrome.
  • Badass Boast: She delivers quite an epic one to an outraged Lamprey at her defiance:
    "I dare that and more! To destroy you and your master! And if you can't understand that, you will never win this war!"
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: She has one with Lamprey for control of her body, and manages to come away with critical knowledge about the World Engines and the Beast Planet.
  • Demonic Possession: Her comatose body is briefly possessed by Lamprey in a gambit to infiltrate the budding Alliance and steal their secrets.
  • Determinator: She will never stop until the Beast is soundly defeated.
  • Fling a Light into the Future: She was sent away from her doomed world to the Beast Planet's next target in the hope of rallying the local civilizations to unite against the invaders.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She reverse-engineers a Beast Drone genesis-matrix (the device that holds their antimatter forms together) and creates an antimatter-repellent personal shield generator that allows the wearer to resist the Beast creatures' Touch of Death.
    • She's also able to hotwire World Engines to activate despite being damaged. Sadly, Fire's engines aren't able to maintain maximum thrust...
  • Harbinger of Impending Doom: When she crash-lands on Planet Ice, the first Beast Drones aren't far behind her.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She probably should know better than to trust everything Femur says...
  • Mechanical Lifeform/Robot Girl: She and her species were a race of androids.
  • Sole Survivor/Last of Her Kind: Of her world, species and star system, which was destroyed by the Beast before they attacked the Cluster.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She's often too naive for her own good, not always understanding the tense politics of the Cluster, and sometimes places trust in people who don't necessarily deserve it.

    Planet Jungle 
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Does anyone have a problem sacrificing this world to save our own?
  • Hive Mind: The natives operate on this. Attack one of them, you attack all of them.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Literally. The plant natives broke the world engines with their own roots, dooming their world, and making evacuation impossible.
  • Not So Invincible After All: Because they all think and act as one, and cover the entire celestial object, they initially fail to appreciate they are no match for the Beast Planet.
  • Plant Aliens: The non anthropomorphic kind. The aptly-named entire planet is full of sentient plant organisms.
  • Sacrificial Planet: Its world engines are damaged beyond repair. So the alliance decide to turn the world into a timebomb, that will detonate as the Beast tries to devour it. It doesn't work. Though the Beast becomes angrier at this point, realizing the Alliance will never allow it to feed while it's around, so employs more and more deceptive plans.
  • When Trees Attack: They initially do not care for off-worlders, so first-contact for non-planet-like living creatures is difficult to establish.

    Planet Water 
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All that remains of these brave warriors, is a recording.
The other inhabited planet of Tekla's home solar system.
  • All for Nothing: They put their planet's entire infrastucture into making it a weapon to fight the Beast. They were consumed anyway.
  • City on the Water: All of its major hubs for the planet's population lived in them.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction: The entire planet was turned into one by the native race, basically taking Planet Rock's battle moons Up to Eleven, and even this still had no effect on the Beast. The world fell, and Tekla's soon afterwards.
  • Weather-Control Machine: What its people specialized in.

    Planet Remora 
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The! Beast! Stands! Revealed!
  • Achilles' Heel: Has one in its defenses because of its rushed and botched construction into a super weapon.
  • Battle Star: On a planetary scale. It has seven cannons, each big enough to hide a Battle Moon behind, four launch bays, each capable of launching an entire fleet of drone fighters at once, possibly even the Beast Battleships, and a central cockpit to coordinate the battlefield.
  • BFG: It has seven cannons, each so huge, a Battle Moon can hide behind it.
  • Death World: The outer-most planet of the cluster, it's far beyond the Habitable-Zone, out even further than Planet Ice, and as such, it cannot support life.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Goes up in smoke after the Battle moons join the Alliance.
  • Mordor: It's a barren featureless freezing cold rock, and only the people of Ice (with life-support) would find it palatable. The people of Fire wouldn't last long there.
  • Overlord Jr.: Implied. When prodded by Lamprey, Blokk boasts of using "this plan" before, without a hitch. "Ragnarok, Part 2" is the first time it has failed him. This brings up serious Fridge Horror about what happened to the other Remorra-type planteray bases.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Once the outer crust is blown off, it has the same color scheme as the Beast Planet.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction: Turned into one by the Beast Drones. So much so, it almost resembles a smaller Beast Planet. If completed successfully, it would have made the Beast Armada even more formidable than they already are. The Beast takes its destruction, very personally.

    Jewelia 
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Voiced by: Janyse Jaud

"Look at my men; they're willing to die for me! Isn't it wonderful!?"

A crystalline alien who crash-landed on the Prison Planet, Jewelia's charisma allowed her to quickly amass followers to challenge Sternum's group and fight for control of the prison.


  • Ax-Crazy: Her last lines in the series, are laughing with glee at the apparent deaths of everyone on the Prison Planet as a result of being teleported away along with The Beast.
  • Blood Knight: The folder quote comes from the sight of her troops getting slaughtered.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her pupils are cross-shaped.
  • Expy: Of Asazi from Action Man (2000). Both are seductive assassins that prefer using sniper rifles. As both series was made by the same company, Jewelia and Asazi actually share the same base model and voice actress, making the connection even stronger than most.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Surprisingly. When the Prison Planet teleports right in front of the Beast Planet, everyone around her is just running around screaming in a panic. She simply sighs and yells at them that there's nowhere to run, completely resigned to the inevitable.
  • Female Misogynist : She believes that she's the only "real" woman.
  • Horned Humanoid: She has a pair of small, thick horns on her head.
  • King of Thieves: As the leader of a gang of convicted criminals, she counts.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The prime competitor for the most attractive female in the cast. She's also effectively nude the entire time she was on screen, similar to Tekla
  • The Vamp: She relies on her looks to get what she wants, and attempts to win Graveheart's loyalty through seduction. It's heavily implied that most of her followers joined her for this reason.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It is never made clear if the Beast ate what's left of the Prison Planet or they teleported away at the last moment. As for herself, she's last seen being knocked out by Sternum, but what happens after that is never made clear either.
  • You Have Failed Me: Executes one of her minions for not intervening in her fight with Jade quickly enough.
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