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The webseries Skypocalypse starts with only three characters, but the cast widens as more survivors join the group.


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Radar
Played by: Mattia Victorlaszlo 88

The founder of the Skypocalypse group and one of the three main characters, Radar is a movie and comics geek with a very short fuse.

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Ghost
Played by: Karim Musa/Yotobi

The second of the three main characters, he's the gamer of the trio, and the (relatively) sanest one. He gets disconnected from the group and disappears at the end of Episode 1x02, when Yotobi decided to quit, and in a later episode, he sends White Dragon a cryptic message, and the efforts of the protagonists to decipher it take up most of season 1. He then reappears in Episode 1x10, when Yotobi got back in the cast.

Tropes associated with Ghost


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White Dragon
Played by: Matteo Pozzoli/Matioski

The third of the original group of friends, he has... peculiar interests. He can name dozens of porn stars and directors at the top of a hat, and is an all-around pornomaniac, though he seems to be as game and comic-savy as the other two.

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Slap
Played by: Davide Rovelli/Pallonw

The first survivor encountered by the protagonists, who joins the Skypocalypse group and becomes a regular member of the cast. A very, very passionate musician, and unlike the first three, he is actually quite proactive, has stepped out of his house a few times and tries to urge the others to go actively looking for survivors or food. He is the first suspect of being The Mole, but it turns out that he's innocent and it was all a ploy by Malfini to sow discord in the group.

Tropes associated with Slap

  • Action Survivor: Unlike Radar, Ghost and White Dragon, he has stepped out of his home.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Hits on both Penny and Bunny. Needless to say, he too is immediately rejected.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He generally stays mostly sane, except when his Pinocchio doll is involved.
  • Companion Cube: His Pinocchio doll. He is suspected of being The Mole for that.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • The Mole: Is suspected of being one. Turns out he's not
  • Oh My Metallica
  • Only Sane Man: Subverted: while he does often try to bring the discussion back on more important topics and to encourage the others to act, he still has his quirks...

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Penny
Played by: Irene Facheris/cimdrp

Another survivor, she is a photographer who contacts the Skypocalypse group in Episode 1x03. She's a hard-ass with little patience for idiots and perverts, and inevitably clashes with the other members of the group at first, especially with Slap and White Dragon who blatantly hit on her. She also goes outside much more frequently than the rest of the group.

Tropes that apply to Penny


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Benzrog
Played by: Giacomo Buzzoni/rj266

The third survivor to join the group, Benzrog is a... very sad and timid young man who tags along the Skypocalypse group. He is very, very sad for the death of his little dog, or simply very sad in general. He is very often mocked by the others for that. Turns out he's The Mole, and was faking his depression all along.

Tropes that apply to Benzrog

  • Ax-Crazy: Is revealed to be this in Episode 1x14.
  • Butt-Monkey: His depression is often mocked by the others, who find him very annoying. Even when he gets better with The Pope's help, Radar still scares him.
  • The Eeyore
  • Lovable Coward: He's quite the Nice Guy, actually, but he's a real scaredy-cat.
  • Nice Guy: He's a bit depressed, but actually quite kind to everyone. Except Slap, whom he suspects to be The Mole. It's all an act, though.
  • The Mole: Turns out that he is the real mole.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Thanks to The Pope, he becomes less fearful (though Radar's outbursts still scare him) and actually offers to go out to retrieve Ghost's pc at the supermarket. Turns out his depression was all an act, and he actually is pretty badass if Fidanken is to be believed...
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: When "Vulvix" is revealed to be Radar in drag.

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Roswell
Played by: Davide Clerici/Daveplissken

A "Code expert" called by Penny to solve the code in Ghost's message, Roswell is... well, peculiar, to say the least. He believes to any and all existing conspiracy theories, ranging from UFOs to The Illuminati and keeps ranting about them, much to everyone's annoyance.

Tropes that apply to Roswell

  • Agent Mulder: Radar even calls him that once. It's generally Played for Laughs.
  • Alien Abduction: What he believes is the reason he became what he is. Turns out it was just a prostate exam.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Even in the Skypocalypse group, his craziness stands out.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Well, duh.
  • Funny Schizophrenia: His antics are always Played for Laughs and never taken seriously by anyone, with a few (justified) exceptions.
  • Properly Paranoid: Most of his ramblings are crazy nonsense, but he is right in being wary of some people like, for instance, Malfini.
  • The Smart Guy: Despite his crazy, even Slap has to admit that he's the one who understands the most about what's going on, or how to decipher Ghost's message.
  • Red Herring: His first interpretation of Ghost's message as directions.
  • Room Full of Crazy: His room, complete with a giant conspiracy diagram with joke pictures on the wall.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: His usual speech patterns are like this. Slap makes fun of it once by asking him to speak less convolutedly because he left the Reptilian-Italian dictionary in the kitchen.
    • Expospeak Gag:
      Roswell: "I will transfer all the data in my possession to your personal data computer"
      Radar: "What?"
      Roswell: (irritated) "That crappy pc of yours"

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Murdock
Played by: Giacomo Asaro/Mr Punto Cult

Debuted in Episode 1x07, Murdock is the self-proclaimed "leader of the survivors", and has taken down our heroes' favorite sites to try and force them to swear allegiance to him. Needless to say, it doesn't work out.

Tropes that apply to Murdock

  • Alas, Poor Villain: You almost feel sorry for him as you hear the infected breaking into his house and (supposedly) killing him...
  • Big Bad Wannabe: And fails miserably at it. Especially when the actual Big Bad shows up.
  • Blackmail: Tries taking down the heroes' favorite sites to get them to work for him. It doesn't work out well.
  • Blatant Lies: When he boasts about being able to deactivate the electric barricades.
  • Infallible Babble: The warning he relied from Ghost to "beware the hawk".
  • Irony: He threatens the heroes of deactivating the barricades that kept the infected out of the city. Guess what happens when Red Muscle actually does it?
  • Killed Off for Real: It's implied that he has been killed by the infected when Red Muscle deactivates the barricades. Oh, the irony.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: His attempts to get the protagonists to swear allegiance to him aren't very successful, yet he always keeps trying to convince them.

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Ctrl and Alt
Played by: Luca Martinetti and Stefano Bouchs/The Wood Fridge

They're first introduced as a nebulous "team of expert hackers" who allegedly work for Murdock in Episode 1x07, but don't appear until Episode 1x09, when they reveal that they didn't exactly "work for" Murdock. They're a couple of sarcastic and rude nerds, but their fame as hackers wasn't exaggerated, since they can apparently infiltrate a CCTV surveillance through the Internet...By the end of the first season, they're nowhere to be found, though it's implied that they did survive, and will most likely appear again.

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