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This article is about the 2011 TOME Animated Webseries. For characters from the original sprite series or for the TOME RPG adaptation, see here or here, respectively.

The characters, as they appear in the Continuity Reboot, TOME:


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The Five-Man Band

A young boy who's a bit on the shy side; but is a skilled fighter, well-balanced with many powers inspired by the Greek Gods.

Appears in: All Episodes except 02, 06
Voiced by: Blake "ShadyVox" Swift
Portrayed by: Mike Luckas

Class: Fighter
Power: Mythology
ID No.: 010-292-689
Real Name: Michael
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Age Lift: Although a minor one (from about 15 to around 17-18), it's significant due to the Age Lifts of all the other characters. Alpha was an older member of his group of friends in the original, but here, he's the youngest out of them. (In fact, he's the only member of the group close to his original age - it's just that in the original, all the main characters were teens, whereas here, Alpha's the only non-adult).
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Alpha fights this way in grid battles in the early episodes when he's not under the influence of the "Forbidden Power". It's to emphasize his inexperience.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Flamegirl at the end of episode 7.
  • Battle Couple: With Flamegirl, in the Gemini Tournament.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: His light-elemental lightning attack which is named after Zeus.
  • Character Development: Alpha starts off as very unsure, insecure and soft spoken. Throughout the first season, he naturally becomes more confident and sure of himself, and in the second season, he's much less shy and is able to speak his mind and act without hesitation when he has to. Alpha's growth as a character eventually allows him to team up with the Forbidden Power in the Grand Finale without it controlling him so he can defeat Rubirules.
  • Combat Pragmatist: If there's an advantage he can exploit to win, he uses it. The enemy being knocked down won't stop him from attacking.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gets a critical hit, and inflicts on on Kirbopher in the first episode. He also gets eliminated from a grid fight very quickly in that same episode. Also inflicts one on Tsuzuku and Shogun at the beginning of Episode 05.
    • It's essentially a Running Gag that every single one of Alpha's battles with Kirbopher is one of these and Kirbopher never wins.
  • Cursed With Awesome: His curse being the "Forbidden Power's" ability to harm people in real life. Which sounds cool on the surface, but has some pretty serious potential consequences he's very concerned about.
  • Deal with the Devil: With the Forbidden Power in the first episode.
  • Deflector Shields: One of his attacks is an energy shield, but unlike Asterob he doesn't base his whole fighting style around it.
  • Demonic Possession: Fittingly, this first happens in the episode "Awaken the Beast". Up to that point, though the Forbidden Power was influencing his behaviour, it did not take control outright.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The Forbidden Power is completely erased, his friends are safe and sound, the true Big Bad is going to pay for his crimes and he gets to meet Zetto, Nylocke and Flamegirl in person finally.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Alpha is horrified when he learns about Kirbopher's secret, believing that his best friend has betrayed him. By AvZ, however, he seems to have forgiven him.
  • Facial Markings: Has two Roman numeral "I"s on his eyelids.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Alpha gets these with an update to his look in episode 10 that make him look more badass.
  • Finishing Move: The "Vulcan Rocket", a combination of the moves Vulcan Fist, and Rocket Burn that Alpha and Flamegirl use in the Gemini Tournament.
  • First-Name Basis: With Flamegirl, as of "Infectuation".
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Supine, a rare example of the main character having this temperament.
  • Friendless Background: Because he spends all of his free time staying at home, playing video games (obviously), and his acquaintances out in the "real world" believe that Loners Are Freaks. They'd probably be willing to befriend him if he put himself out there more, but he's apparently even more of a Shrinking Violet in person.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Normally, Alpha's wings are white, but during his Demonic Possession in episode 5 Alpha's color scheme gets darker, and his wings and tail turn black.
  • Hearing Voices: Alpha hears the Forbidden Power's voice while under it's influence.
  • The Hero: Has a well balanced character, and is skilled at the game, and is a friend to everyone in the group. But, due to being the youngest and most inexperienced, he's an exceptional kind of hero in that he doesn't lead the group.
  • Heroic BSoD: Alpha at the end of Episode 14 after watching Flamegirl screaming in agony and then being sent into the Anti-Virus Dragon and then after landing, he finds Kirbopher's lifeless character model and as he hyperventilates as memories of his friends flash before his eyes, he lets out a blood clenching scream.
    • He snaps out of it when Zetto arrives on the scene and Alpha realizes Zetto and Kirbopher are the same person.
  • Hurting Hero: After receiving the "Forbidden Power" in episode 01 it was helpful for fighting off hackers at first, but in later episodes Alpha seems to be conflicted about using it because he's afraid of his power hurting someone, and no longer wants anything to do with it.
    • As of Episode 10, Alpha has had the Forbidden Power removed from his character and he is incredibly happy about that.
    • And Alpha's hurting like crazy with how Episode 14 ended with Nylocke and Flamegirl sealed into the Anti-Virus Dragon, Kirbopher in critical condition and having memories of his friends flashing in his head as he lets out a massive scream.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Alpha's desire. Fulfilled through playing TOME.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He's indoubtedly one of the most innocent and sweet characters in the show.
  • Ironic Name: Personality-wise, Alpha is easily the least "alpha-type" character in the Five-Man Band.
  • Leitmotif: Alpha's is called "A Hero's Wings", which also has a Dark Reprise called "A Hero's Weakness".
  • Making a Splash: His attack "Poseidon Wave", which sends out a torrent of water at his enemies.
  • Oh, Crap!: Alpha has this reaction when Zetto is possessed by the Forbidden Power and even gets a Curse Cut Short when Demon Zetto attacks.
  • Nice Guy: Definitely the kindest character in the Five-Man Band.
  • "No More Holding Back" Speech: Gives one to the Forbidden Power when he's fighting Demon Zetto.
    Alpha: I think I finally understand you. Your entire existance is meant to hurt others... and I was just your tool for doing it. That's the only reason you ever bothered with me... and I was just too stupid to figure it out. Well, I don't need you. I never needed you! Now GET OUT!!
  • No-Sell: Shown from episode one to be invulnerable to attacks when under the influence of the "Forbidden Power". Zetto, and Flamegirl are the only exceptions due to anti-virus programs hidden in their characters.
  • "Not Important to This Episode" Camp: Does not appear in Episodes 02 or 06 (apart from brief non-speaking cameos in the latter). Notably, to date he has also failed to appear in any of the shorts with original footage, has never appeared without his Love Interest Flamegirl also being present, and has logged the second-fewest appearances of any main character (behind Gamecrazed). This despite being the ostensible protagonist.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Background information describes him as having joined TOME "due to its rising popularity in his High School". Niosi has also confirmed that he is the youngest main character, at about 17-18, though in "Highest Form of Flattery", multiple characters claim that he and Flamegirl are the same age. (Justified in that Flamegirl is only a year or two older than him, so for all intents and purposes, they are.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Has a spike of hair hanging near one eye, with it obscuring his eye only occasionally. Serves as a symbol of his shy and unassuming tendencies.
  • Primary-Color Champion: His color scheme is primarily blue, and red, with white as the third color. In season 2 his color scheme is completely red and white.
  • Psychic Strangle: Does this to Ravenfreak in episode 03. He uses The Forbidden Power to make Ravenfreak float in the air, choking him and exposing him to serious pain in the process. Also does this Kirbopher in episode 05 forcing Kirbopher to log out. It's made evident in the show that The Forbidden Power was manipulating Alpha's mind during both instances of this happening.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Kirbopher's Red Oni
  • Resist the Beast: Alpha's main arc surrounding the Forbidden Power involves him resisting it's control over his mind, and trying to not hurt anyone with it. And Flame Girl helping him keep control of it
  • The Reveal: In the closing minutes of "The Warring Demons", we finally learn that Alpha's real name is Michael.
  • Telepathy: Communicates mentally with The Forbidden Power against his will for all of the first season
  • Took a Level in Badass: By the Season Finale, Alpha took a big one of these, and thanks to that, he's able to hold his ground against Demon Zetto and gives a "No More Holding Back" Speech to the Forbidden Power.
  • Seeker Archetype: To an extent. As of the episodes Infectuation, And Gemini Tournament Yin he's started to become a bit anxious to learn more about the "Forbidden Power".
  • Shock and Awe: One of his attacks. In the TOME universe, this and Holy Hand Grenade appear to be interchangeable, because it is described as "light" powers in the fourth episode despite clearly being a lightning/electrical attack. Either way, he is the only character in the Five-Man Band with the ability.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Alpha gets a new look in episode 10, and loses his scarf and long sleeved shirt in exchange for a black tank top and Fingerless Gloves.
  • Spiky Hair: Leftover from the original show. Rockoon calls him "porcupine head".
  • Supernatural Angst: He'd be much happier if he had never received the "Forbidden Power", and much of his conflict is either worrying about it hurting someone, or how he's anxious to learn the truth about what the "Forbidden Power" really is.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: When the Forbidden Power takes over him. As of episode 10, the Forbidden Power is gone thanks to Zetto.
  • Theme Naming: All of his special attacks are named for members of the Greco-Roman pantheon - hence his power of "Mythology".
  • Throwing Your Shield Always Works: He can use his energy shield as a weapon by throwing it.
  • Tuckerization: Alpha's first name comes from Mike Luckas, on whom the original TTA character was based.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Accidentally found the Forbidden Power (Or rather it brought him to it's seal) and became infected with it and after it's removed by Zetto, Alpha still has a tiny piece of it within him and during the second season, anytime he feels alot of emotion it empowers the Forbidden Power and frees it from the Drain Edge and then the egg Kajet is sealed in.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kirbopher.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Purely cosmetic, although Kirbopher has claimed in his blog that they boost agility.

A brash little imp, who cares about nothing more than having fun and battling foes. He wields an enchanted sword with many magical attacks.

Appears in: All Episodes except 03
Voiced and Portrayed by: Chris Niosi

Class: Swordsman
Power: Enchanted Sword
ID No.: 001-501-111
Real Name: Christophernote 
"S'like Christopher, except curvier."
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Age Lift: From a 15-year-old kid to an adult working for Netking Software.
  • Battle Cry: Alpha jokes about him doing this in the first episode. In Awaken the Beast Kirbopher says that doing so adds "Oomph" to his attacks. Turns out, Kizuna also joked this back during the development stages of TOME and he, as Zetto, simiarly replied that it sounded cool.
  • Berserk Button: He has a few:
    • It's pronounced KIR-boh-fur, NOT "Kirboffer" and NOT "Kirbofour".
    • He is NOT a squire. Or an imp, for that matter.
    • Role-players, which is ironic, because he's been Living a Double Life this entire time.
  • Blow You Away: One of his attacks is creating a tornado with his sword.
  • Bromantic Foil: Suggested as a joke by Nylocke. But it's actually being played straight. Kirbopher follows the trope by, competing with the main lead, Alpha, constantly, while still being best buds with the guy, and all while competing with Flamegirl note  for Alpha's attention.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's very often the subject of the group's jokes, because he's easily provoked and often has an attitude/ overreacts to things, and because his friends like to tease him about his friendly rivalry with Alpha.
  • Kirb Stomp Battle: Alpha gets a criticial hit, and inflicts one on Kirb in the first episode, Kirb is often the person to inflict one on Rockoon in several episodes, and it's discussed in the show that he likes doing this to have fun when he says he's "going to play the fun part of the game" and "beat down some chumps".
    • Kirb always has these inflicted on him by Alpha everytime they have a battle. Kirb even comments that Alpha'll never let him win, but he prefers it that way because he wants to win fairly.
  • Character Blog: Available right here.
  • Composite Character: He and Zetto are now one person using alternate accounts.
  • Curse Cut Short: In episode 4, after Alpha breaks into the corrupted area, you can see him about to mouth "fuck" right after he says "What the..."
  • Decomposite Character: On the other hand, a lot of his characteristics from the original TTA have now been transferred to other characters as the result of this, such as his insistence that Zetto take the game less seriously, his role as the host for the D-Bug, and his job of sealing away the Forbidden Power when it's possessing Demon Zetto.
  • Distressed Dude: This is a recurring gag at Kirb's expense. He's been immobilized by other characters attacks, and his friends have had to save him three times. First with Splat when he was trapped by her slime, and then by Execk and Kindarspirit in season 2 with their own restraining moves.
  • Double Agent: It's revealed Kirbopher is an alternate character of Zetto's and that his player is using it to give the hacker organization updates on Alpha's status while his character is possessed by the Forbidden Power. This also explains a lot of his bitterness about the Five-Man Band's decision to fight the hackers. He doesn't want to get in the way of the hackers and/or reveal his other identity to his friends. Although Zetto/Kirb seems genuinely more concerned about the virus harming someone than abusing it. To be fair, however, he's still not malicious to his friends, he just doesn't want them involved in his mess.
  • Escapism: Zetto created Kirbopher so that he could occasionally go back to having fun playing TOME and take a break from his mission against the Forbidden Power. This complicates things when his new group of friends get involved and oppose his hackers and their work.
  • Face Fault: Kirbopher finally has too much in Episode 2 and collapses on the ground.
    Gamecrazed: Why did you fall?
    Kirbopher: I don't know!
  • Friendly Rival: With Alpha. Who he considers his sparring partner.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric.
  • Grumpy Bear: Tends to respond to most of the team's plans with an angry attitude.
  • Hint Dropping: In episode 7 he frequently drops hints to Archy that he's being a pest. Archy either just doesn't get it or is very persistent.
  • Hypocrite: He calls Nylocke a twit and annoying because he plays TOME solely for fun, but the entire reason that the Kirbopher account exists is so that he can have fun and not have to deal with the stress from his life as Zetto.
  • I Call It "Vera": His Ask Kirbopher blog reveals that he calls his sword "The XV", which stands for 15, his lucky number.
  • An Ice Person: One of his attacks, called "ice knives" involves ice projectiles coming out of his sword.
  • Irony: For all his dislike of Role Players, he's been Living Adouble Life from the beginning.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Kirb".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Deep, deep down.
    • The heart of gold shows itself in episode 6, when he tells Nylocke and Gamecrazed that he feels bad about the events of episode 5 and wants to apologize.
    • The Kirbopher/Zetto player explicitly acknowledges in "Plan Z" that the rest of the Five-Man Band - all of them, even including Nylocke and Flamegirl - were "people who I grew to love as dear friends".
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Points out on his blog that he chose a Katana because they're cool, and calls Nylocke's sword a "massive, blue ice pop".
  • Killed Off for Real: Kirbopher's character model is extremely damaged by Kajet's attack and his player more or less decides to stay as Zetto from now on, but a memorial is left in Sanctuary for him with his sword stabbed into a stone with his hat on the hilt.
  • The Lancer: To Alpha. Who he considered his rival at first, but he developed a friendship with him that gets deeper as the series goes on. He's also a very outspoken and loud character in contrast to Alpha's shy, and unassuming nature.
  • Leitmotif: Kirbopher's is called "Dangerous Duo", though this is not immediately obvious from the title, placement on the soundtrack album, or usage in the show itself (unlike the leitmotifs for the other four members of the Five-Man Band). The name might be an allusion to the player's dual role as Kirbopher and Zetto. However, it was officially confirmed in his character blog.
  • Living a Double Life: Since Kirbopher and Zetto are two characters used by the same player he has to balance interacting with two different groups of characters, and has to act differently for both characters to avoid suspicion of this double life.
  • Misery Builds Character: This seems to be the intended aesop from Kirbopher's gloominess, and attempts to make amends after Awaken The Beast. He seems to be blaming himself for his Grumpy Bear moments kinda hard, to the point where it's affecting his sense of fun. On top of that everything seems to be going wrong for him during the pre-tournament, and Gemini Tournament arcs.
  • Must Make Amends: After his heated argument with Flamegirl in Awaken The Beast, he starts to feel really bad about it in the next episode, and wants to apologize. He attempts to in Episode 07, but doesn't find a good time to bring it up.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction in Dragon Drama to chewing Flamegirl out in Awaken The Beast, which in the very next episode makes him worry that Flamegirl and Alpha might not even like him anymore.
  • Nice Hat: He says so and we think so. It gets left on his sword in the memorial in Sanctuary.
  • The Noseless: Has no nose.
  • "Not Important to This Episode" Camp: Does not appear in Episode 03, or any of the shorts except for the Traveler's Guide.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Possibly. Although Kirb is capable of some pretty impressive combat maneuvers (such as his fight against Sniperwheel in "Mansion Midnight"), his opponents often get the better of him. But it's hard not to get the impression he's holding back after it's been revealed that he and Zetto are one and the same. It's possible that his insistence to Alpha that he "let him" win in the first episode might have actually been true.
  • The Real Man: For him, TOME is all about the combat and he mutters angrily when he dislikes being in Sanctuary since there's no combat there.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Alpha's Blue Oni.
  • Sensitive Guy And Manly Guy The manly guy to Archy's Sensitive Guy, being the gruff, tough, and sarcastic member of the duo.
  • Short-Range Guy, Long-Range Guy: The short range guy to Archy's long range guy once they team up for the tournament
  • Sour Supporter: Not really a fan of the whole "quest to defeat the hackers" thing. This is, of course, because he is Zetto and doesn't want Alpha to get in the way of Kizuna and his' mission.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: It's revealed in Episode 10 that Kirbopher and Zetto are the same player using two different characters when it's shown that both his and Zetto's eyes turn gray in the episode and it's stated to be signifying him "disconnecting" from his character and reconnecting to the other character without logging out of TOME. The only time we had seen them interact prior to The Reveal was a match in the Gemini Tournament, and the fact that Kirbopher didn't fight back or talk to Zetto ended up being a hint that both characters were controlled by the same player
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Alpha.
  • With Friends Like These...: With Flamegirl.
  • You Are What You Hate: Kirbopher hates role-players and fake people, but HE's actually been Living a Double Life from the beginning.

The quick-witted voice of reason, who keeps the boys in line, but takes charge when necessary to unleash her powerful fire-based attacks.

Appears in: All Episodes except 02, 06, also in Short 04
Voiced by: Anna Kingsley
Portrayed by: Emily Nicolas

Class: Spellcaster
Power: Fire
ID No.: 008-974-659
Real Name: Stephanie
Real World Location: Burbank, California, United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Age Lift: Although she's still a teenager, she's a much older one compared to her original self.
  • Ambiguously Brown: It's incredibly subtle in her Season 1 design and becomes clearer in her Season 2 re-design. The ambiguity is done away with entirely in the fact bubble specials where Kirb confirms she's half-Filipino, and she's portrayed by Emily Nicolas (a Filipino-American) during the real life segment at the end.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Alpha at the end of episode 7
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her shirt cuts off at the belly. After the events of episode 7, it was no longer the case, but the bare midriff returned in episode 11.
  • Battle Couple: With Alpha in the tournament
  • Brains and Brawn: Flamegirl is the brains, Nylocke is the brawn. Flamegirl being more level-headed than Nylocke is, often brings him back to earth, when he gets too into roleplaying his character.
  • Boyish Short Hair: After her Important Hair Cut. She definitely doesn't mind the hairstyle either.
  • Composite Character: Kirbopher 15's original role in the story as the host for the D-Bug's A.I. has been transferred to her, since he and Zetto are now one and the same.
  • Cooldown Hug: Brings Alpha out of the Forbidden Power's influence with one in episode 3. And Episode 7, an episode which seems to imply her touching him has some special power that brings Alpha out of his demon form.
  • The Chick: She keeps, the group together, and the boys in line. She's the moral center of the group. She cuts Kirb down a peg, when needed, brings Nylocke down to earth when he's too into his roleplaying, and helps Alpha learn about TOME, due to his inexperience. That said, resents Ravenfreak and Neomutant for suggesting she should be protected, and she can clearly kick anyone's butt as well as or better than any of the boys, as shown in the episodes she's focused in. She seems to be more skilled than Alpha in particular due to playing the game longer than he has.
  • Dash Attack: Her skill "Rocket Burn", is a dashing attack where she charges toward an opponent, while enveloping her body in flames.
  • Escapism/ Hidden Depths: Flamegirl says she plays TOME to get away from drama in real life. And now that that drama is starting to leak into her game-life as well she wishes things could be the way they were before.
  • Finger Gun: Her method of firing, well, fire.
  • Finishing Move: The "Vulcan Rocket", a combination of the moves Vulcan Fist, and Rocket Burn that Alpha and Flamegirl use in the Gemini Tournament.
  • First-Name Basis: With Alpha, onscreen as of "The Warring Demons", but probably as far back as "Infectuation".
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic.
  • The Heart: She's pretty much the moral center of the group. Keeping the boys in line.
  • Important Haircut: Happens when she brings Alpha out of his demon form with a Cooldown Hug in episode 7. Word of God Says its because Ravenfreak planted her powers in her hair.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Flamey" (though Saturndiva calls her "Flames" instead).
    • Neomutant was the first to call her by her real name, which is apparently a big no-no in TOME (we've never seen anybody else do it before). After their Relationship Upgrade, Alpha switches to "Stephanie" as well.
  • The Leader: Flamegirl is the leader of the anti-hacker group, despite the fact that Nylocke started it. This shows primarily in Episode 11, when Flamegirl attacks and agressively talks down Odboll without putting up with any of his Nonsense.
  • Leitmotif: Flamegirl's is called "Hot Stuff Comin' Thru". As rearranged by The Living Tombstone, it doubles as the Love Theme for Alpha and Flamey, under the title "Michael & Stephanie".
    • However, "Hot Stuff" is often used in scenes and even episodes where Flamegirl is not present, which initially led some fans to believe that it was intended as the ;Lavendera theme. (Niosi admitted in a chat that "I can see that".)
  • Male Gaze: Mostly unintentional, but sometimes we get a few butt shots of Flamey.
    Niosi: "There’s a few problems, mostly with Flamey’s butt. I need to butt better. I promise I’ll butt better next time."
  • Mercy Kill: Does this to Neomutant, forcing him to log out, so that Alpha's virus powers don't hurt him in real life.
  • "Not Important to This Episode" Camp: Does not appear in Episodes 02 or 06 (apart from brief non-speaking cameos in the latter).
  • Playing with Fire: She's a caster with fire powers.
  • Power Nullifier: She can deactivate Alpha's "Forbidden Power" by touching his character.
  • Powers as Programs: Justified, as it’s a literal program; Ravenfreak attached an antivirus program to her character, which acts as a sort of Kryptonite Factor to the Forbidden Power.
  • The Reveal: Flamegirl's real name is Stephanie.
  • Team Mom: Also the de facto leader of the Five-Man Band, though the amount of authority she has varies wildly depending on the situation.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: Has a fiery purple glow when she deactivates Alpha's Forbidden Power
  • Technicolor Fire: A purple flame appears around her when she's using her "powers".
  • The Real Man: Mostly interested in the combat aspect of TOME. Though seemingly not to the extent that Kirbopher is interested in it since she does take part in the social aspect often as well.
  • Valley Girl: Literally, but not personality-wise, in a subversion of the trope.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Wings in TOME are pretty much mostly aesthetic. Although Kirbopher claims they boost agility.
  • With Friends Like These...: With Kirbopher.
  • Wreathed in Flames: Has a "charging dash attack" that envelopes her body in flames.
  • Xenafication: Compared to her original character in TTA, Flamey definitely qualifies.

A strong, but silent type, who only speaks when he feels it's worth speaking up. He is quiet, quick, and moves like a shadow across the ground to take out his enemies.

Appears in: All Episodes except 03, 07, 14
Voiced by: Casey Mongillo

Class: Morphological
Power: Shadows
ID No.: 001-234-567
Real Name: N/A
Real World Location: None

Associated Tropes:

  • Achilles' Heel: The Forbidden Power, due to it being the evil counterpart to Sofdti (Gamecrazed's true identity).
  • Adaptation Species Change: In TTA, Gamecrazed's player was human. In TOME, he is actually an AI, being a shadow of SOFTDI.
  • Adapted Out: The human player, Nate, behind the original Gamecrazed from TTA no longer exists - or at least, doesn't play TOME in this version. The same goes for his younger brother Gamecrasher, who has no equivalent character at all.
  • Big Good: Is definitely one of the most powerful members of the the main 5, even defeating Webmaster in combat. Episode 15 reveals that he is a creation of SOFDTI, acting as a guardian of the game and her main body while she slept.
  • Casting a Shadow: His power is shadows.
  • Charged Attack: When equipped with the drain edge he can unleash one of these if he absorbs enough damage by blocking.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Takes fighting extremely seriously, and will take just about any risk to win.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: A lot of the time this is the reason for GC's badass moments. The show likes to pit him against multiple minor characters at once, which so far he's always gotten the advantage in combat ability from.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His dark appearance, and power over shadows convey more of a distantness to other people. He's not a bad person. In fact many people call him a Nice Guy.
  • Energy Absorption: When equipped with the Drain Edge he can convert blocked damage into energy. He has since given it to Nylocke.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Melancholic.
  • In-Series Nickname: "GC".
  • It Has Been an Honor: More or less says this to Nylocke as he praises Nylocke's selflessness and altruistic nature.
  • Leitmotif: Fittingly GC's is called "Purple Shadows".
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Due to his doing anything to win, his willingness to throw himself into danger to act as a barrier to shield his friends, and taking on enemies much larger than himself head on.
  • Living Shadow: Gamecrazed's character is a literal shadow person as an extension of him being of the morphological class. Even more so with the Season 2 finale, revealing Gamecrazed was SOFDTI's Shadow all along.
  • Made of Iron: To what extent is still unknown, but Gamecrazed can certainly take a lot of punishment.
  • Metaphorically True: Their official profile lists their location as "Unknown, US". Given they're actually SOFDTI's shadow in the game that would mean that their "real world" location would be wherever in the US the TOME servers are kept.
  • Mythology Gag: Turns out GC is a shadow character coming from SOFDTI's core. This brings to mind the Shadow users that came from a virus infected Motherboard in the original' season 3 (Motherboard is the original's equivalent to SOFDTI).
  • Mysterious Past: To the point where it's unclear as to whether or not he's even human until The Reveal that he's SOFDTI's shadow.
  • Nice Guy: Asterob thinks so. And Kirb and Nye agree with him.
  • No Mouth: Probably contributes to his mysteriousness as it makes it hard to tell what he's feeling/thinking a lot of the time.
  • No Sense of Humor: A relatively understated example, but he still stands out amongst his more humorous (and/or sarcastic) teammates.
    • "Dragon Drama" proves that he actually does have a sense of humour - just an incredibly dry and understated one which he chooses to deploy only on very rare occasions.
  • "Not Important to This Episode" Camp: Does not appear in Episodes 03, 07, or 14, or any of the shorts except for the Traveler's Guide, making him the least-frequently appearing main character.
  • Not So Stoic: It's rare that he becomes visibly upset, but in episode 04 when Flamegirl suggests that the gang get together in real life - he says "it's... just not possible for me to get there" with a crestfallen look on his face. Also in episode 08; GC glares at Kirbopher when he acts upset at the tournament after asking him "What do YOU have to be upset about?".
  • Plot-Based Voice Cancellation: In episode 13, only the music can be heard playing when he tells Nylocke why he can't go with him and the others to the D-Bug Organizations' base. Nylocke was shocked upon hearing it and Chris Niosi has said that whatever Nylocke was told will remain a mystery, although it probably has something to do with the fact that Gamecrazed is really an avatar for SOFDTI.
  • Purple Is the New Black: His purple color is used to indicate his dark, dry, and mysterious personality.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He's purple and one of the best players at combat in the group.
  • The Quiet One: He only speaks up if it's necessary. He's also the only member of the Five-Man Band who never sings.
  • Red Baron: Known outside his circle of friends as "The Purple Shadow of ;Lavendera".
  • Samus Is a Girl: Downplayed, but present. The plot twist of Episode 15 doesn't come from the fact that Gamecrazed is female, it's the fact that s/he was a splinter of SOFDTI created to protect herself from the outside world and stop Rubirules.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Since he's of the Morphological class he can transform his arm into a blade, or even morph his body into a giant hand.
  • The Smart Guy: He's very knowledgable about the mechanics of TOME, Crazy-Prepared, and a clever strategist
  • The Social Expert: Weirdly enough. Despite being a bit anti-social sometimes he's an excellent judge of character and noticed straight away that Nylocke was troubled. After the reveal that Gamecrazed was an avatar for SOFDTI, this trait of his makes much more sense. He can literally read minds.
    Gamecrazed "This area is something special isn't it?"
    Hyprelynx "How...Wow! You're good!"
  • Spanner in the Works: Since nobody was supposed to be at The Mansion until it was open for all the players to see, if Gamecrazed had not snuck into the mansion on the same night, the hackers' plan to steal the drain weapons in episode 2 would have succeeded.
  • Spock Speak: From the first episode you see he speaks with very good grammar, avoids slang, and contractions and sounds very intelligent and distant because of it.
  • The Stoic: The whole No Mouth thing helps here, as it makes it much harder to tell when he's actually "smiling".
  • Vocal Evolution: Gamecrazed's voice gradually increases in pitch as Gamecrazed gets a better understanding of emotions through interacting with the others.


A bumbling, over-the-top medieval role player with a heart of gold, and a massive blade of ice.

Appears in: All Episodes except 07, also in Shorts 03, and 06
Voiced and Portrayed by: Martin "LittleKuriboh" Billany

Class: Swordsman
Power: Ice
ID No.: 001-111-111
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Knutsford, England, United Kingdom

NNNNYLOCKE! Master Of Having The Most Trope Associations!:

  • Actor Allusion: Nylocke refers to a “One Turn Kill” in episode 10. This is a rather self-explanatory Yu-Gi-Oh term, carrying over from Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged.
  • Age Lift: The original Nailock was a teenager, but here, he's a full-blown adult.
  • Adaptational Nationality: On that same note, Nylocke's TTA counterpart was an American (though a huge Fanboy of Japanese culture). Here, Nylocke is a full-grown adult from Knutsford, England; whose Fanboy Japanese has been swapped out for Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe.
  • Animal Eyes: While they're normally drawn without any pupils, when Nylocke breaks character, he gets lizard-like slits in his eyes as a visual cue for the audience. This only happens three times in the entire series.
  • Badass Beard: After he gets Serpentine's beard in Short 6, he keeps it for the rest of the series.
  • Beneath the Mask: Nylocke broke character when he spoke to Gamecrazed in episode 06 and revealed that he's just a normal guy and that he sees life as difficult and TOME is the only downtime he has. The events of episode 5 have really gotten to him.
  • Becoming the Mask: Gets way too in-character compared to any of his comrades, and refuses to break character even under serious circumstances. He does, however, break character when experiencing strong emotions.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: A rare example of a Supporting Protagonist being this. Usually triggers when his friends are in trouble. And no he's not that other silly badass trope, because it's the character he's playing that's silly.
  • BFS: Wields a very large blade of ice. Bonus points for resting it across his shoulder while idle.
  • Big Good: The closest thing TOME had to a big good until the reveal of SOFDTI and the Netkings; He started the quest to defeat the hackers at Gamecrazed's suggestion.
  • The Big Guy: Focused a lot on heavy damage with his broadsword and ice attacks. But he's also very big in stature compared to the rest of the group.
  • Blade Across The Shoulder: At times, when sitting idly.
  • Brains and Brawn: Flamegirl is the brains, Nylocke is the brawn, at least according to Niosi himself. Nylocke isn't stupid, per se, but is often rash and bombastic, requiring Flamey to keep him in check. He fits this dynamic with Gamecrazed as well.
  • Catchphrase / Verbal Tic: "Whoosh!," used whenever he's dashing offscreen. Then there's his "NYLOCKE, MASTER/DRAGON OF..." line, of course.
  • Character Development: Whether it's the player or the character he's roleplaying getting this is up for debate, but Nylocke has come to realize that he's made some thoughtless mistakes and learnt from them after facing the consequences of his actions and it shows.
  • Charged Attack: After GC gives him the drain edge as a gift he can unleash a charged attack if the drain edge absorbs enough damage by blocking.
  • Composite Character: In a strange way, with the original Kirbopher15 (to make up for elements and plot threads lost due to the merger with Zetto). Nylocke is the one to tell Zetto to lighten up about TOME, and uses the Drain Edge to seal away the Forbidden Power (both of which were things done by Kirbopher15 in TTA). Nylocke is also the one most passionate about stopping the hackers (which Kirb was in the source material) and even has the goofy Ship Tease with Whyti that Kirb had with WhiteQueen, none of which would work for the new version due to Kirb's secret identity. As a side-effect of this, Nylocke has a lot more character to him than his TTA counterpart did (the role-playing persona that he adopts also has a lot to do with this, of course).
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Dragon Drama" is definitely this kind of episode for Nylocke. Not only does he get all the screen-time, and a theme song despite being a supporting protagonist. Niosi also described it as "a character study" of Nylocke in this episode's commentary.
  • Deuteragonist: The Deuteragonist is also called "The Impact character", and boy does Nylocke leave one. A phenomenal amount of episodes, and two shorts give Nylocke quite a bit of screen time, and a lot of effort is put in to show his point of view on the show's events. Niosi has said that Nylocke represents an element of "goodness" in the show, and with his heroism, and his drive to fight the hackers it really shows. To the point where he often overshadows the main hero, Alpha, a lot of the time. There's also a lot of focus on Nylocke balancing his sense of fun, and positivity with the dramatic events in the show. Overall in terms of character development he received a major upgrade from his role as a sort of "Yamcha" in the original series, (as one of the staff phrased it in the Dragon Drama commentary) to become a very important character.
  • Draconic Humanoid: Nylocke's character is a "Dragon Man". He won his Dragon Man character by being the 1,111,111th player to register to play TOME.
  • Escapism: Nylocke admits that outside of TOME he's just "an ordinary chap". He goofs off in TOME as a way to let off steam, and escape life's problems. Because of this if anything gets in the way of his sense of fun he tries to block it out. He's aware of it though, and struggles with this because he also wants help his friends.
  • Energy Absorption: After GC gives him the drain edge as a gift he can convert blocked damage into energy.
  • Fiery Redhead: Loud, very passionate, strong and positive. with an outgoing personality, and strong interest in good and heroism. Also a bit of a motormouth sometimes.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine.
  • Full-Name Basis: Nylocke is the only character who regularly addresses Flamegirl and Gamecrazed by their full usernames (along with Kirbopher, at least when he pronounces it correctly), as part of his role playing. A sure sign that he's broken character in "Dragon Drama" is him casually referring to Kirbopher as simply "Kirb".
  • G-Rated Drug: Is under a coffee high during the tournament, and a 2 day grinding session before. Making him much more of a Motor Mouth than usual.
  • I Have Many Names: Nylocke's many titles. This is even lamp shaded by Nylocke himself in his themesong.
  • An Ice Person: His power is ice, and there's his main title "Dragon of the cold steel" referencing his sword.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Nye".
  • It's Personal: Nylocke's stated reason for choosing to fight Rubirules.
  • Kirk Summation: He will often make one of these prior to engaging his enemy in combat. Surprisingly, they've been known to work on occasion.
  • Large Ham: Due largely to his roleplaying a mideival hero, his No Indoor Voice and his many catchphrases
  • Leitmotif: "Dragon of the Cold Steel", which first appears in Episode 01, and by Episode 06 is rearranged, given lyrics, and turned into Nylocke's Theme Song.
  • Living a Double Life: In real life he's just an "ordinary chap", but in TOME He's NYLOCKE! "Master Knight","Dragon Warrior" "Dragon of the Cold Steel!"
  • Love Hurts: Nylocke's backstory includes at least one failed romance which obviously still affects him.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: "NYLOCKE! Dragon/master of..."
  • Manchild: He's apparently the oldest of the main characters (in his late 20s, according to Niosi), but in some ways the most emotionally immature.
Expository Hairstyle Change: The sixth short reveals how he got his "stalwart stubble". he took a bit of Serpentine's slashed off facial hair and equipped it as a power up. He was literally Growing the Beard in terms of Character Development and learning how much his actions affect others around him, such as Serpentine and Demonking. His bangs which used to hang to the side of his head are now pulled back more out of his eyes and behind his ears as well. His first appearance with the new look was in Episode 08.
  • Motor Mouth: He gets carried away sometimes when he's really into his character. Seems almost euphoric for him.
  • Nice Guy: Nylocke may be eccentric, but he's definitely a nice guy who has no intentions of hurting anyone and when he does, he tries to make things right.
  • No Indoor Voice: Mostly because of his hamminess while roleplaying. He speaks in a booming baritone.
  • "Not Important to This Episode" Camp: After being the only character to appear in each of the first six episodes, he finally does not appear in episode 07.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: LITERALLY! If he breaks character, you know something big is about to happen.
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Nylocke decides to rid the virtual world of the now trapped Forbidden Power "once and for all"! By chucking the thing all the way into the sanctuary region! Hilariously the top comment for the episode is even someone posting the page quote for this trope. And more ironically Nylocke's voice actor is the source of the quote itself. Real!Kirbopher has said in the episode 10 commentary that the reference was intentional.
  • Pointy Ears: Because he's a dragon person, it emphasizes the in-game character isn't an ordinary human.
  • The Role Player: Though there's a couple of moments where he comes close to breaking character...and a couple more instances where he does so outright.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Aside from his catchphrase "whoosh!" He also did this while making a reference to a Looney Tunes episode of Daffy duck when he shouted things like "parry!" "dodge!" "thrust!"
  • Secret Keeper: When he asks Gamecrazed why he won't go to the D-Bug Organization's base in episode 13, GC tells him why as only the background music can be heard. Upon hearing it Nylocke is clearly shocked by what GC told him, when Nylocke meets up with Flamegirl and Alpha he doesn't tell them why Gamecrazed wouldn't be coming.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Alpha/Flamegirl.
  • Ship Tease: With Whyti. He plays her knight in shining armor rather well...
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Nylocke has trouble dealing with emotional situations - often evading them whenever he is confronted by them - and has been shown to be surprisingly cavalier about the feelings of others in the past. This is despite being a very popular and gregarious player overall, and makes for a good contrast with the quiet and mysterious - but highly perceptive and insightful - Gamecrazed.
  • Sparing the Aces: In the final battle of the Gemini Tournament Nylocke is put in a position where Zetto is severely weakened and could have easily been defeated with one last attack. But he spares him and throws the match in hope that his undeserved "victory" will make Zetto grow as a person, and lighten up a little bit.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Replacing the anime influences of his speech in the original, it emphasizes that he's play acting a character. Nylocke does live in England though so there's probably some influence there. Although the scene with the quest giver seems to imply that this is the default roleplaying syntax.

Friends & Allies

Appears in: Episode 01, 03, 08; Short 04 (cameo in 13)
Voiced by: Apphia Yu

Class: Spellcaster
Power: Snow
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Tokyo, Japan

Associated Tropes:

Appears in: Episode 01, 03, 08; Short 04, (Cameo in 13)
Voiced by: Sarah Williams

Class: Fighter
Power: Double Blades
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Associated Tropes:

Appears in: Episode 02, 04, 08, 09
Voiced by: Jon "JonTron" Jafari

Class: Mechanical
Power: Arsenal
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: New York, New York, United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: His name was Sniperwave in the original, it was changed to Sniperwheel to make more sense with the alterations to his appearance in the reboot.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's quite bombastic, and loves boasting about his skills.
  • BFG: Sniperwheel essentially is one of these.
  • Chewing the Scenery: A lot of his funniest bits come from Jon's use of emphasis and extreme emotion in his acting for Sniperwheel. A lot of the time this happens when he's getting ready for a fight or trash talking.
  • Comical Overreacting: On one occasion in Gemini Tournament Yin.
    Asterob: "Augh. How did I let him talk me into this?"
    Sniperwheel: "HEY! You're not complaining are you? BECAUSE THAT SOUNDED LIKE COMPLAINING!"
    Asterob: "No! No! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!"
  • Creepy Long Fingers: Comes with being of the mechanical class. His fingers are long sharp, and metallic.
  • Fantastic Fragility: While his "headcannon" is an extremely powerful move his breakdown says it takes a great amount of time to charge, during which he's vulnerable to attacks. Kirbopher demonstrates how you can take advantage of this drawback as early as episode 02.
  • Finishing Move: His "Headcannon" attack is used this way on opponents where his other moves aren't enough to finish them. It's an extremely powerful BFG that shoots a giant laser beam. His character breakdown says it's an attack that "covers the entire length of the battlefield". His use of it as a finishing move proves to be his undoing during the Gemini Tournament because he was so used to it being a one-shot win that when Gamecrazed and Nylocke countered it he was reduced to a panicking mess.
  • Motor Mouth: A lot of his funny moments comes from him doing this while making witty banter before and during a fight.
  • Pun
    " It's my Headcannon. And in my Headcanon, you die!"
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Asterob's Sensitive Guy when they team up for the Gemini Tournament.
  • Shout-Out: Makes one to a lyric in the theme song "Battle On".
  • Swiss Army Appendage: Sniperwheel essentially IS one of these. He launches bombs and unlocks cannons from his chest, and can shift his arm into a Ray Gun.


Appears in: Episode 02, 04, 08, 09, (Cameo in 13)
Voiced by: Lawrence "MasakoX" Simpson

Class: Fighter
Power: Reflection
Real Name: Rob?
Real World Location: Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom

Associated Tropes:

Appears in: Episode 01, 03, 04, 08
Class: Animalistic
Power: Stegosaurus
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Saigon, Vietnam

Associated Tropes:

Appears in: Episode 01, 03, 08
Voiced by: Andy Dennis

Class: Animalistic
Power: Tyrannosaurus
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Associated Tropes:

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Themed after a Tyrannosarurus with dinosaur themed attacks, and a costume.
  • Violent Glaswegian: Subverted; he is far more temperate and reasonable than Granda. He is also from Edinburgh which disqualifies him by default.

Appears in: Episode 06, 08
Voiced by: Jessi "Nowacking" Nowack

Class: Animalistic
Power: Strobes
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: Renamed to "Hyprelynx" in the reboot, her name was "Hamstar" in the original.
  • Badass Adorable: She and Elescope teamed up without hesitation to help Nylocke and Gamecrazed.
  • Fangirl: Quickly becomes one for Nylocke.
  • Genki Girl: Very energetic and enthusiastic about playing TOME. Especially after meeting Nylocke, who enjoys her company, and encourages her for it.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: One of her attacks, as noted by Nylocke, is light based.

Appears in: Episode 01, 06, 08
Voiced by: Mike "1Kids" Hecht

Class: Mechanical
Power: Electric
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: He was renamed in the reboot. His former name was "Thunder256"
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The last of the team Nylocke put together back in Episode 1 to reappear in Episode 6 (The others including Granda, T-Bones, Whyti and Saturndiva,) but uniquely Elescope is the only one who doesn't seem to be actually known by Nye or GC after that first episode.
  • Nice Guy: He's a very thoughtful a helpful player, and a good friend to Hyprelynx.
  • Shock and Awe: One of his attacks. Nylocke calls him " Sir Elescope of the lightning strike"

Appears in: Episode 07, 08, 15
Voiced by: Micah Solusod.

Class: Fighter
Power: Magical Archery
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptational Comic Relief: His role when compared to his counterpart in TTA. In TTA, Ericho was seemingly killed as a catalyst for the D-Bug HQ infiltration arc, only to not be quite dead, restored in the Season 2 finale, and then Put on a Bus due to his parents' concerns following what he had been through. In TOME, Archy doesn't go through such trauma.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His name was "Ericho" in the original.
  • An Ice Person: He has ice arrows.
  • Arrows on Fire: One of his arrow attacks are writhed in fire.
  • Back for the Finale: Appears again one last time in Episode 15 to be saved by Rockoon as part of the latter's redemption.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Has a real hard time asking Kirbopher directly that he wants to team up with him in the tournament.
  • The Cutie: Adorable, kind, helpful, curious and naive. In contrast to Kirbopher's Grumpy Bear and sarcastic tendencies.
  • Demoted to Extra: His original counterpart Ericho was a very important supporting character. Here Archy is just there to fill out the tournament roster and provide some comedy.
  • Hint Dropping: Tries to show off his arrows to give Kirb a reason to team up in the tournament.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: His Light arrows, which are also interchangeable with Shock and Awe.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Being one of the youngest characters in the show he's portrayed as being one of the most innocent. And clueless.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Due to his character being archer themed.
  • Nice Guy: He's definitely very polite, and anybody who would persist in trying to ask Kirbopher to join the tournament even with all his yelling and vitriol is undoubtedly good at heart.
  • Nice Hat: Probably a reference to Robin Hood since both characters are archers.
  • Poisoned Weapons: Has some "funky poison arrows"
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive guy to Kirbopher's Manly Guy, being the shy, adorable, and nicer member of the duo.
  • Short-Range Guy, Long-Range Guy: The long range guy to Kirbopher's short range guy once they team up for the tournament
  • Shock and Awe: Interchangable with Holy Hand Grenade as noted for other characters, although they're arrows with electric sparks.
  • Tag Along Kid: To Kirbopher who he pesters into letting him team up in the Gemini Tournament.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Archy and Rockoon recreate a classic gag from Looney Tunes, when Rockon asks him to hold one of his bombs as a favor. Archy, being naive and helpful, takes it cheerfully. He gets caught in the bomb's explosion, and dies in their first round of the Tournament.

The Hackers

Appears in: All Episodes except 01, 04, 08, 09
Voiced by: Imogen Fox

Class: Animalistic
Power: ///
Real World Location: Unknown

For tropes relating to this character's true identity, see Kizuna in the Other Characters section.

Associated Tropes:

  • All There in the Manual: Tigerlilly's name was first revealed on the TOME Facebook page.
  • Animal Motifs: Often attributed to cats as a theme. First being with a logo based off of one. Justified when it's revealed Tigerlily's a giant cat.
  • Batman Gambit: Tigerlilly tends to form her plans based on how the main characters would usually act in a situation. Like Alpha being baited into "saving" Flamegirl in episode 03 so they can provoke him into using the Forbidden Power or Flamegirl being able to pacify the FB with the power they planted on her because she's generally always hanging out with Alpha when they're both logged in, and knowing that she would still willingly help him when she figured it out. as examples. The reason this works out is because She has Zetto/Kirb feeding her info on Alpha's Status, and is also spying on the main characters in her small cat form.
  • Beast of Battle: Modelled after a giant cat, and fierce as any beast in battle, taking out even Gamecrazed at one point.
  • Big Bad: According to Neomutant, Tigerlilly was planning to blackmail the Netkings by capturing the Forbidden Power. Ultimately subverted, as Neomutant is a liar who was doing his best to trick the main heroes, and in reality she was planning to do nothing of the sort (though she's still a little morally grey, she's nowhere near the greatest threat in the story).
  • Extra Eyes: Has four eyes instead of two.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Has a cute name despite being very threatening in person.
  • Glowing Mechanical Eyes: Used to make the character intimidating, and portray the character as someone not to be reckoned with.
  • Griefer: Tigerlilly harasses the main characters with cheapshots starting in "Awaken the Beast".
  • Knight of Cerebus: The show takes a darker turn after Tigerlilly appears.
  • Leitmotif: "The Hacker Factor", shared with all the other hackers.
  • Loud of War: Harrasses and stuns the other characters in real life with an ear-piercing roar. Probably stuns them through a loud sound going through their headphones.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Tigerlilly's roar attack, which can also be visibly seen as green sound waves.
  • Mighty Glacier: Her character breakdown states that Tigerlilly trades speed for her amazing offensive power.
  • Mighty Roar: Has a very unsettling loud roar.
  • Mysterious Watcher: She uses a smaller cat form to watch the main characters discreetly.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Nothing short of Demon Alpha has inflicted any significant damage.
  • The Voice: Until The Reveal the only visual clue we had to this mastermind's identity was a crudely-drawn logo.
  • The Worf Effect: In Awaken the Beast Tigerlilly winds up on both ends of the trope—first shrugging off Gamecrazed's Drain Edge and swatting him apart, and then being blown into Ludicrous Gibs by Demon Alpha and Rubirules.

Appears in: Episodes 01, 04, 05, 08, 13; Short 01, 05
Voiced by: Deven Mack

Class: Animalistic
Power: Explosives
Real Name: Rodney Rockwell
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Expansion: Raccoon was a minor character in the original series, but thanks to the influence of Deven Mack, Rockoon became a significant side character in TOME with his own subplot featuring his relationship with Doubling's player.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The original Raccoon was a lot worse than Rockoon ever was, being willing to kill the main characters in real life For the Evulz. Rockoon never goes to these same extremes, and thanks to his significant Character Development, he eventually pulls a Heel–Face Turn and becomes a much nicer person.
  • Alliterative Name: His real name, Rodney Rockwell - probably a nod to some of the characters who inspired him, such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. (Interestingly, he's the only player whose full name is revealed to the audience.)
  • Assimilation Backfire: In Fraggedquest he hacks and merges his character with the Shadowguard Beast quest mob, giving him massive size and power. At the same time he inherits its intended kill strategy, involving a specific sequence of elemental attacks. He plans for this, removing Alpha from the battle because he's the party's only lightning-element, basically making him unbeatable... if not for Alpha getting back in using his virus power.
  • Berserk Button: Don't ever call him a "rodent".
  • Black and Nerdy: Deven Mack agreed to play the character only on the condition that he could portray him this way.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: His eyes have Black sclera combined with red eyes, and he's clearly crazy or at least playing a crazy guy, while playing TOME.
  • Breakout Villain: A big part of the reason he reappears so much compared to the other hackers is because of his popularity with the fanbase.
  • Can't Spit It Out: A non-romantic version, but according to the Fact Bubble special version of Episode 15, he'd typed, deleted and retyped his apology note to Doubling about ten times, and it's unclear if he ever actually sent it.
  • Creepy Long Fingers: His fingers are long black animal claws. While they do accentuate his villainous traits, they're also used for a digging attack. So they're not purely aesthetic.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Generally on the receiving end at Kirb's hands. It's also discussed in Episode 08 as a pun when attempting a final blow on Kirbopher, where he literally tries to stomp a "Kirb".
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Raccoon and Sojojo were extremely similar in the original series, but in TOME, Odboll represents what Rockoon could have been without a moral code.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has jagged sharp teeth. Although his character's based off a carnivorous animal they way it's used would still allude to his tendency to do things For the Evulz.
  • Funny Animal
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: He's very much a comedic recurring character with a tendency to cause pesky inconveniences for the main characters. Although he can become a threat to them too as shown in Fraggedquest.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: The "good little Christian boy" doesn't curse, forced to rely on this, "Motherscratchers." One of his first lines is even "Well, Darn me to Heck!"
  • Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress: Rockoon re-creates this classic gag at the end of "Fraggedquest".
  • Griefer: Of all the hackers, he fits this description best, for his taking amusement in relentlessly annihilating, groups of common players. That was, until Odboll came onto the scene...
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: How Kirbopher defeats him in You've Gotta Virus.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Gets to have one in the finale when he starts typing an apology to Doubling we get to see that he's changed a lot for the better. He then chickens out, deletes the message, and saves Archy from being picked on by Odboll.
  • Hidden Depths: Episode 4's fact bubble special says Rockoon genuinely likes animals and knows quite a bit about them, being a know it all about it, which also attributes to his frustrations of being called a Rodent.
  • I Am Not Weasel: "Raccoons are not part of the Rodent family and are more closely related to bears so heeeeeeey."
  • It Amused Me: Unlike most of the other hackers, who are in it for strictly financial reasons, Rockoon takes genuine pleasure in his handiwork.
  • Large Ham: He has his moments. Especially when roleplaying.
  • Mad Bomber: Has tons of fun blowing up the players, and landscape of ;Lavendera with his explosives. Laughing, and smiling with glee the whole time he's doing it.
  • Motor Mouth: He likes to talk a lot. When joined with Doubling he's constantly told to shut up.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Rockoon finally puts together Skeight is really Doubling right after sending him off Rockoon breaks down into tears.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: He attempts to swallow his pride and apologize to Doubling/Skeight but changes his mind. When he sees Archy being bullied by Odboll, he then step in to saves him and offers a hand to him, allowing him another shot at friendship.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Despite Rockoon normally subsituting swears he tells off Skeight with "I don't give a DAMN!"
  • One-Winged Angel: He hacks into the Shadow Guard Beast, merging with it to transform into a massive demonic version of himself in "Fraggedquest". It made him a significantly greater threat than normal, with all attacks on him being a No-Sell.
  • Palette Swap: He created a bright red alternate character called "Rackoon" so he wouldn't be barred from entering the Gemini Tournament. He's mocked for this.
  • Poor Communication Kills: His entire partnership with Skeight consisted of him treating his "new" partner like dirt while complaining about Doubling ditching him. Based on how devastated he was when he realized that Skeight is Doubling too late to apologize, he only complained about his old partner so much because of anger over being ditched.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: Raccoon's speech in the original was mostly poorly-spelled gibberish to emphasize his immaturity. As the original mostly used unvoiced text dialog (outside of specials) and the reboot is fully-voiced, this aspect wouldn't translate as well with Rockoon.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: To emphasize his tendency to do antagonize other characters For the Evulz, and his being a hacker.
  • Self-Serving Memory: His flashback of why Doubling left, is modified so he has more reason to blame Doubling, and feel sorry for himself. Still, it's pretty funny.
  • Shout-Out: Many to pop culture. But in particular his running animation is a reference to the spinning of Taz the Tasmanian Devil in Looney Tunes.
  • Talkative Loon: As he himself notes:
    "Wow. I talk funny."
  • The End Is Nigh: Parodied in The Infiltration Mission, when Rockoon waves around a sign that says "Game Over" while ranting about how TOME might be shut down. The situation is ironically much more serious than he thinks it is.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Doubling in "You've Gotta Virus" and the "Hackers" short. Flew solo in "Fraggedquest", though.
    • Sadly, in "Awaken the Beast", he refers to Doubling as his "former associate".
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Rockoon's Power is explosives.
  • Troll: Openly mocks and breaks the rules and limits of the game. Creates chaos in the virtual world of TOME. Tricks, deceives, steals, and tries to be a general nuisance to other players (mostly the heroes) for his own amusement. Finally he's definitely inspired by Looney Tunes characters. Chris Niosi says most of the hackers were inspired by real internet trolls.
    "U mad?"
  • Unusual Euphemism: Unlike Doubling, he does not curse, instead preferring to use these.
  • Villainous BSoD: Learning that Skeight was Doubling breaks him.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Doubling. Although his language is much more tame since doesn't curse. He genuinely enjoys their exchanges, constantly grinning while they trade insults.

Appears in: Episode 01, 02; Short 01, 05
Voiced by: Eddie Bosco

Class: Morphological
Power: Morphing Slime
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: His name was "BlingBling" in the original.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite his claim that he hates video games and would never return to TOME, Doubling created an alternate account in the form of Skeight (see below) to help Rockoon.
  • All There in the Manual: Niosi writes in Skeight's breakdown, that Doubling developed an attachment to Rockoon in the hackers short, and started to miss his antics with Rockoon after he left TOME. Being too prideful to show his face again he created a new character, to try and fool Rockoon into thinking he's a fanboy of his, and join him in the tournament.
  • Blob Monster: His character is a giant slime.
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: Has the biggest potty mouth of anyone in the series thus far.
  • Growing Muscles Sequence: His Workout ability.
  • He's Back: As of Short #5.
  • Jerk Jock: If worrying about his hacking job cutting into his sports alongside his general demeanor is any indication.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Quits TOME in a huff, after getting a taste of the Forbidden Power leaving Rockoon behind, but then he returns as Skeight to save Rockoon from an angry mob of common players. Doubles as a Hidden Heart of Gold because he's stubbornly hiding this from Rockoon.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: "Kid gloves off, [bleep]wad."
  • Only in It for the Money: Moreso than most of the other hackers, as he hates video games and has plenty of other hobbies
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: "Holy sh**, FORGET THIS! You are NOT worth what they're paying me! Freak!"
    • Extended so far as for him to permanently quit TOME than risk physical harm again. Until he decides to return as Skeight.
    "This ain't Inception, I ain't in The Matrix!"
  • Sibling Rivalry: He and his younger sister are both hackers and compete for work; he reluctantly recommends her to only when he gets a taste of the Forbidden Power and wants nothing more to do with TOME.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Rockoon.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rockoon. Apparently enjoying their exchanges more than he wants to admit as his big return reveals.

Appears in: Episode 02
Voiced by: Alison Fanelli

Class: Morphological
Power: Adhesive Slime
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Casting Gag: Identified as the sister of another character, the actress who plays Splat is the sister of another actor.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the original TvTome Adventures, Splat was a recurring antagonist and a part of Season 2's villain ensemble. In TOME, she's a One-Shot Character.
  • One-Shot Character: Appears only in "Mansion Midnight". After Gamecrazed dispatches of her, he informs Asterob that "the one I just took care of will not bother you again". He was true to his word.
  • Precision F-Strike: Splat is more judicious in her use of profanity than Doubling.
  • Sibling Rivalry: She and her older brother are both hackers competing for each other's work. She's recommended to for a mission by Doubling when he decides to quit TOME.
  • Slime Girl: Her powers are slime based like her brother, and she can transform into various slime based shapes with her abilities.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Unlike her brother Doubling before her, and Ravenfreak after her, she is not seen being debriefed by

Appears in: Episode 03, 08; Short 03, 06
Voiced by: Anthony "AntfishTAS" Sardinha

Class: Spellcaster
Power: Hellfire
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

Associated Tropes:

  • Apologises a Lot: "Sorry" is even his first line.
  • Anti-Villain: Has sympathetic motives, seems genuinely apologetic for the chaos he unleashes upon ;Mechcity, and is even successfully redeemed by Nylocke through Kirk Summation.
  • Beard of Evil: Appears in Short 06 with a short moustache and beard combo. It's used to emphasize his role as an evil rival after his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Big Entrance: Twice. Once in episode three he flies down into battle with a fiery explosion as he appears. And then again in Short 06 in which He brings a whole cliffside with him and crashes the large purple rock into the ground at Nylocke's feet so that he "can look down upon" Nylocke.. Both are awesome entrances indeed.
  • Big Red Devil: His character model draws some inspiration from the classic devil design.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: His eyes have red irises on a black sclera. It's likely Demonking's player intentionally designed his character that way to be intimidating. they sure make him look intimidating in Short 06.
  • Canada, Eh?: Fits the "says sorry all the time" sterotype at the very least.
  • Face of a Thug: Most certainly an Invoked Trope in his character design to make it more intimidating. This even translates to his text, which is crooked and imposing even as he wholeheartedly admits the only reason he was working with was for money to start going to school again.
  • Friendly Enemy: After he makes up with Nylocke, the dragon encourages Demonking to continue as a villain. Though now it's all in good fun as a pair of roleplayers.
  • Hellfire: His power is casting "hellfires".
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: After what happened at the end of the Nylocke's Day Off short. But it ultimately becomes this in that Demonking, despite now being a villain, is more of a roleplayer just like Nylocke. The latter of which encourages this to make amends for offending him.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Appears to have turned to the side of the heroes after episode 3 after he befriends Nylocke.
  • Incoming Ham:
    " *using a hammy evil voice* Since I thought this was a such a special occasion I thought I'd bring my own cliff with which to look down upon you! NYLOCKE! Master of being too easily surprised! ahahaha!"
  • Large Ham: He becomes this when he starts roleplaying a villainious rival to get back at Nylocke. Plus his actor used a similar voice to his rendition of Dio Brando in a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged Series. Making it double as a Shout-Out. Even his entrance and exit are hammy. He flies away forebodingly as he bids Nylocke farewell.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: The first word out of his mouth is "sorry", he always says "please", and he doesn't want to "burn this nice lookin' park or anything".
  • Only in It for the Money:
    "They said if I did this they'd pay me enough to go back to school... I just wanna go back to school. Is that so much to ask?"
  • Playing with Fire: as noted above he's a fire spell caster.
  • Pointy Ears: Since his character is a demon. Like Nylocke it's probably intentionally chosen by the character's player to emphasize the character as different from ordinary humans in-game.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: See above.
  • Swiper, No Swiping!: Nylocke merely tells Demonking to stop hacking, because it's wrong, and he does, which is Played for Laughs
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once he takes up his villainous roleplaying persona he becomes frighteningly effectual and intimidating, though the fact that he's now having actual fun with the game might be what makes the difference.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Wears no shirt.

Appears in: Episode 03
Voiced by: Lucien Dodge

Class: Animalistic
Power: Illusion
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Unknown

Associated Tropes:

  • Batman Gambit: Using Flamegirl to draw out Alpha's Forbidden Power? Check. Using Flamegirl to carry the Forbidden Power's weakness? Yes on's part.
  • Bare Your Midriff: His shirt cuts off at the chest held together by a single button, and shows off his belly.
  • …But He Sounds Handsome: The non-canonical "Ask Kirb" blog has "Kirb" say this almost verbatim when asked about Ravenfreak, implying that Ravenfreak was assuming his form.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Unlike the other victims, Ravenfreak sounded elated to have experienced the Forbidden Power first hand.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: He takes the form of Flamegirl as a joke to mess with Alpha. Alpha didn't find it very funny.
  • Feather Flechettes: One of his attacks is feather projectiles.
  • Large Ham: It comes with being a voice actor.
  • Master of Illusion: His chosen power is Illusion, granting him shapeshifting among other uses.
  • Nice Hat: Some people seem to think so, anyways...
    Blake "Shady Vox" Swift: (during the Episode 3 commentary) "I want that hat!"
  • One-Shot Character: Appears only in "Highest Form of Flattery". In his final debriefing with, he even says "I think once is enough for me".
  • Only in It for the Money:
    "Now where's MY MONEY?"
  • Sissy Villain: Emphasized by his "actwah" mannerisms, and his clothing. Very much meant to be creepy, and the audience loves him for it.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: Transforms into a crow, and two of the main characters at will.

Appears in: Episode 07, 08, 09, 13, 14, 15
Voiced by: Chris Guerrero

Class: Fighter
Power: Lightning
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: California, United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Expansion: In TTA he was just another hacker with a crush on Flamegirl, and didn't really do or accomplish much overall. In TOME his relationship with Flamegirl is much more personal, and his role in the story increased.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The Original Neomutant was an Anti-Villain who eventually pulled a Heel–Face Turn and helped the gang infiltrate the hacker base purely out of the goodness of his heart. Here, Neomutant is a Manipulative Bastard who has been plotting Flamegirl's death for the whole series, and was working as The Dragon for Rubirules.
  • Anti-Villain: Subverted. Does seem to genuinely care about Flamegirl, and appeared to turn on D-Buggers when they turned out to be hurting people. But it turns out much of his actions were planned to trick the main characters, and he was motivated by spite.
  • Casanova Wannabe: The facebook page tells us that "he fancies himself as being charismatic, but is really selfish Underneath The Mask".
  • Cool Mask: Really pulls his look together, and adds to his mysteriousness.
  • Dashing Hispanic: His spanish/western sounding Leitmotif, and his accent seem to indicate this.
  • The Dragon: To Rubirules. He's been collaborating with him on the Antivirus since before the series even started...
  • Dragon with an Agenda: ...Which he uses as an opportunity to make Flamegirl suffer as much as he can, screwing absolutely everyone over in the process.
  • Entitled to Have You: His opinion regarding Flamegirl, and his motivation for villainy.
  • Evil All Along: He's actually been working for Rubirules since the very beginning. He even gloats about his involvement in Flamegirl's apparent death, saying that "The tramp had it coming." Alpha decapitates him in the middle of his Evil Laugh out of anger.
  • Fangs Are Evil: The Grand Finale reveals he's got these under his mask.
  • If I Can't Have You…: How he really feels about Flamegirl, despite his deceptive claims to the contrary. Episode 15 sees him refer to her as "The one that got away from me" and reveal the fact that he's pretty much been plotting her murder for the whole series.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Says he's pretty much already accepted that Flamegirl doesn't want to be with him, and only gets involved because he's worried about Alpha putting her in danger. Turns out he's lying.
  • It's All About Me: After it's revealed that Flamegirl's life is in danger, Neomutant literally says that it's a win for everyone... "except you".
  • Karma Houdini: Alpha manages to defeat him and boot him out of the session, but considering he effectively attempted to murder Flamey (Rubirules at least didn't know she was trapped in the antivirus until it was too late), that's hardly a suitable comeuppance. However, Word of God implies he was arrested off-screen.
  • Leitmotif: Neomutant's theme is "Spanish Drive".
  • Love Makes You Crazy: At first, it seems like his "love" for Flamegirl makes him take misguided steps to protect her from Alpha, in addition to making him act dense and selfish. In truth, his feelings made him crazy in a different way - namely, in the If I Can't Have You… variety.
  • Love Makes You Evil: After Flamegirl rejects him, Neomutant decides to use Rubirules's Antivirus as a means to attempt to murder her.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Uses Alpha, Nylocke, Zetto, Kizuna, Flamegirl herself, and even Rubirules in his scheme to make Flamegirl suffer.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Half of his mask is destroyed when he reveals his true colors. Notably, both him and his boss wear masks until the final episode.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he sees Demon Alpha for himself.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Although he claims he has good intentions all the red and black clearly portray him as being sinister.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: While he thinks he has good intentions his red eyes emphasize he's definitely not on the side of good. He also has quite a temper, and is seen abusing his hacker abilities to take out his anger on Alpha.
  • Shock and Awe: His themed attack.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: He's only ever shown interest in Flamegirl, and reacts with annoyance at Dustbunny's casual flirting during the Gemini Tournament. Of course, since he's plotting her murder for rejecting him, he seems to have a pretty one-track mind.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He's supposedly been after Flamegirl for a year. She is not interested in him in the slightest.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He has large hulking arms, and very stumpy legs that don't seem proportional, but emphasize his strength under the fighter class.
  • What Does She See in Him?: He doesn't understand how he could lose Flamegirl only for her to be interested in a "kid" like Alpha.
  • White Mask of Doom: Although it's also half green it serves the same purpose. It's spooky, mysterious, and invokes themes of masks from theatre.
    • In Season 2 his body is white and his mask is purple.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Subverted! At first we're led to believe that Neomutant was purposely leaked information to lure Flamegirl and Nylocke into the base so they can be used for the Dragon Bug, but it turns out he was in on Rubirules's plan the entire time and is his protege.
  • Yandere: Although an unusual example, as he's more interested in killing Flamegirl herself rather than getting rid of his competition. Still, he decided that if he couldn't have Flamey, then he'd kill her.

Appears in: Episode 08, 09
Class: Animalistic
Power: Smoke
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Unknown

Associated Tropes:

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her top is cut to show off her cleavage and the top half of her stomach.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: In the original incarnation Dustbunny did not appear until The Movie, and did not serve a recurring role until the third "season". In the reboot she first appears early on during the Gemini Tournament, and plays a more prominent role in the hackers plans.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Dustbunny starts off having a much more prominent role than in the original, appearing earlier on, and being given a very important mission from the hacker boss that requires her abilities to pull off without anyone noticing.
  • Cleavage Window: Through the top half of her body suit. It opens up down the center like a jacket.
  • Femme Fatale: Wears prominently black and is portrayed as dangerous and sexy, and towards the end of episode 8 baits The Hero Alpha into following her, claiming she'll tell him more information about his "Forbidden Power" if he meets her.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her clothes really stick close to her body in a way similar to spandex.
  • Fur and Loathing: Wears a black body suit with fur fringe, and is portrayed as being a conniving and overconfident Femme Fatale.
  • Gotta Have It, Gonna Steal It: Her role in the hackers mission during the tournament is to use her smoke screen abilities to create cover so she can steal Asterob's asterisk shield, because they apparently really need it's ability to drain in game energy.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Has long rabbit ears to emphasize being of the animalistic class, and a rabbit tail, but the rest of her design is more human looking.
  • Playboy Bunny: Of the actual bunnygirl variety.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The bikini top she's wearing is all that is covering her up through the Cleavage Window in her body suit. She also wears heavy makeup.
  • Smoke Out: Her power is creating smokescreens that blur sight, and make it harder for her enemies to attack her. And she can turn into smoke as well. Niosi states in a description of the original character on Deviantart that her powers are heavily based off Capt. Smoker's devil fruit powers in One Piece,
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Her yellow irises emphasize her conniving personality, and Femme Fatale traits.

Appears in: Episode 11, 13, 14 & 15
Voiced by: Ben Diskin

Associated Tropes

  • Adaptation Name Change: His name was "Sojojo" in the original.
  • The Bully: Is seen to be one to Archy in the series finale, before Rockoon stops him. Also, much like a real schoolyard bully, the moment someone stronger than him refuses to put up with his bullshit he tends to fold quickly. All he can muster before Flamegirl torches him after a "The Reason You Suck" Speech is: "You're not very nice".
  • Cluster F-Bomb: As part of the show's removal of censorship, Odboll… well…
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Rockoon and Sojojo were very similar in the original, but in this version, Odboll essentially represents what Rockoon could have been without any semblance of morality or a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Evil Counterpart: Deven Mack considers him to be a version of Rockoon without a moral code.
  • Griefer: Odboll is a Troll who loves ruining the game experience for others first and foremost. Word of God confirms that Odboll wasn't hired by Tigerlilly until after the events of Episode 11, his harassing players there was for the lols.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Odboll's power, "Dungin Mastah", allowed him to dump battle grids from ;Mechcity into ;Sanctuary and therefore allow him to harass people there who were not interested in the combat side of the game. However, this fact allowed non-hacking players (Alpha, Gamecrazed, Nylocke and Flamegirl, to be precise) to participate in combat as well in the ;Sanctuary region (which is normally forbidden) and therefore defeat Odboll.
  • Jerkass: He's a very unpleasant person who makes no secret of being an asshole.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Odboll is an annoying, unpleasant dick, but he's actually a competent hacker, and the only reason he loses to Flamegirl in Episode 14 is because he let her win.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: Sojojo's dialogue in the original was presented as being poorly-spelled and in all-caps, emphasizing his immaturity. As the original mostly used unvoiced text dialogue, Odboll's poor grammar was downplayed in the reboot due to being fully voiced (with it being mostly presented in the subtitles).
  • Troll: Lampshaded by Nylocke.

Netking Software

Appears in: Episodes 00, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Voiced by: Kyle Hebert

Class: Spellcaster
Power: Heavenly Light
Real Name: John
Real World Location: Washington, USA

  • Netking #1. Creator, Head Programmer, and Director of TOME. The Webmaster oversees his creation within the Heavens of Magical Expertise or HOME. He only interacts with normal players during special in game events such as the Gemini Tournament or the Anniversary Celebration.

Associated Tropes:

  • A God I Am Not: A Downplayed example. A lot of people jokingly or proverbially refer to him as the "god" of TOME, but he gets deeply uncomfortable anytime someone does this.
  • Ambiguously Brown: The character silhouettes from Episode 0 suggest that he's African-American, but it's hard to tell. This extends to his character model.
  • Big Good: As it turns out, he's a genuine Nice Guy, regulating TOME and inspiring others through his actions. An even better example of this trope is revealed in Episode 0, however.
  • Big Entrance: Fitting. Even Nylocke is jealous of his entrance.
  • Black and Nerdy: Although it's tough to tell, his silhouette in Episode 00 makes him appear to be African-American.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the original he did not appear until almost immediately after the tournament was finished. In the remake he seems to be one of the main people organizing it.
  • Expy: As far as appearance is concerned, Webmaster bears a lot of similarity to Megaman Juno.
  • Foreshadowing: Webmaster's character, and his interest in organizing tournaments for the players of TOME is discussed as early as the second episode Midnight Mansion. The titular mansion also has a painting of his likeness in the background.
  • Giant Hands of Doom: Has floating giant claw hands, which become significantly larger when he attacks.
  • God Is Good: Is portrayed as pretty much a God in TOME (others often refer to him as such) and is a genuinely Nice Guy.
  • Holy Halo: Coming out of his back and seen around his head from the front. No doubt it's part of his design to emphasize his heavenly light abilities, and his god-like status as an admin of TOME.
  • Light 'em Up: His power is "Heavenly Light"
  • Nice Guy: Though he has his moments of seriousness, he comes off as a great individual.
  • Physical God: Maybe calling him a "Digital God" would be a better term, given that it's inside a videogame. But he's portrayed as being like a "god" of TOME's virtual world. Descending with heavenly light when he appears.
  • Police Are Useless: Averted; When smoke starts covering the stadium unexpectedly, immediately undoes it.
    Webmaster: "This WON'T do. Not in MY game"
  • Floating Limbs: His limbs are disconnected from his body.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He along with the rest of the Netkings give one of these to Rubirules about wanting to use SOFDTI as a tool and for his actions affecting all of TOME.
  • Tuckerization: His first name is revealed to be John, probably a reference to John Nestoriak, creator of the TVTome website, on whom the character is (very) loosely based (as in, they're both admins of places online where Kirb and his friends like to hang out).
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He along with the other Netkings get this from Alpha and Flamegirl due to the Forbidden Power, all of the drama and tragedy caused by it and by not doing anything about it. It turns out that he and the other Netkings were completely oblivious to what was going on beyond the reports due to the mod staff and is very remorseful that it's happened.

Appears in: Episodes 00, 12, 13, 14, 15
Voiced by: Todd Haberkorn

Class: Animalistic
Power: Boxes
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Washington, USA

  • Netking #2. Head of Environment Design for TOME, and creator of all three regions.

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: His name was "Blitz128" in the original.
  • Glass Cannon: His ability to spawn defenses at will along with his heavily varied attack pool means that Bitshrum can deal out pain while defending himself quite handily. The second an enemy gets past all his tricks and traps and closes into attacking range however, he's pretty much screwed.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He noticeably doesn't swear even when he would be expected to, which is contrasted with Sir Swears-A-Lots Kirbopher and Rubirules.
    Bitshrum: Would living the high life as revolutionaries in the field be pretty sweet? Of course! Does that mean it's the right thing to do? *beat* Heck no!
  • Mushroom Man: In particular, he seems to have been strongly inspired by Super Mario Bros.
  • Stone Wall: Strictly of the turtling variety. His entire playstyle revolves around placing barriers and traps between himself and his opponent. Once they get in close, however, he's more of Squishy Wizard.
  • Taxonomic Term Confusion: His class is Animalistic, even though mushrooms are not animals. (Fungi are a kingdom distinct from both animals and plants.) However, it could be that given he's not Humanoid, Mechanical or Morphological the game just dumped him into Animalistic because it was the only category left.

Appears in: Episodes 00, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15
Voiced by: Michele Knotz

Class: Spellcaster
Power: Weather
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Washington, USA

  • Netking #3. Head of the Sound Department. Handles the music and sound effects for TOME, and also serves as the System Voice.

Associated Tropes:

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Although she's goofy and cheery most of the time, whenever somebody suggests SOFDTI isn't as important as a human she gets offended and upset. She completely flies off the handle at Rubirules when he tries to exact his plan to monopolize her, calling him egotistical and shocking Execk.
  • Bookends: Kindarspirit appears in the first and last episodes of season one; hers is the first voice to be heard at the beginning of the first episode, and she's the last new character to be introduced at the end of the last one.
  • Cuteness Overload: She Squees with hyperactive joy and gives him a bear hug when she meets Kirbopher because he's just so gosh darn cute. Her reaction is so over the top that she claims she wants plush dolls of his character model and (at least pretends) to kidnap him because of this as part of her boss fight with the main five.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: Wears a long creamish white, and gold colored gown that invokes symbolism of heaven and goodness.
  • Holy Halo: Has a yellow halo floating over her head. Her character's appearance is themed around angels.
  • Hot Scientist: Kindarspirit has a very attractive character model in-game, and is shown to be quite shapely during the real-life segments of Episode 00 as well. She's also a supergenius computer programmer who helped create a fully sentient A.I. and is a very talented musician.
  • Incoming Ham: Kindarspirit is the system voice in the first episode, and in the second short. When she first appears in the show she takes advantage of this voice as an In-Joke with Webmaster. She says can't resist using it this way.
    Kindarspirit: "Welcome HOME Webmaster to the Heavens Of Magical Expertise! Kindarspirit, now entering!"
  • In-Joke: Her acting like she does when she's the system voice narrator to announce her presence to Webmaster.
  • Mama Bear: Acts like a parent to SOFDTI more than any of the other Netkings. Kindarspirit is the most visibly angry at Rubirules when he reveals his plans to use her as the key to a technological revolution, and the only times she is seen as truly angry are when SOFDTI has been threatened.
  • The Voice: For her initial voice cameos as the system voice. She is finally seen onscreen in the season finale.

Appears in: Episodes 00, 12, 13, 14, 15
Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal

Class: Morphological
Power: Mirror Body
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Washington, USA

  • Netking #4. Head of Character Design for TOME. He approves all character submissions, and was responsible for creating Nylocke's character model.

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptational Villainy: Was just another Netking in the original, but is eventually revealed to be Evil All Along in the reboot.
  • Composite Character: Combines the original Rubyrulz's charisma, personality, status as graphic designer, and abilities with the original EXE's role and villanous intentions. Several aspects of other TTA villains are incorporated into his character as well, such as Anidoug's desire to use technology to improve the world and Phaxal's status as Alpha's Evil Twin (although in TOME, Rubirules is only a recolor of Alpha for a short while). Rubirules also manages to incorporate elements of DarkEyesOfAnubis - TTA's true Big Bad and Mastermind - into his character, due to the fact that he is (directly) responsible for the Dragon Bug's creation and (indirectly) responsible for Kajet, just like DarkEyes was.
  • Evil All Along: Turns out to behind a scheme to shut down TOME and profit off of SOFDTI, a sentient AI.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Although he's friendly and jovial when things are going his way, the moment he no longer has the upper hand he devolves into childish tantrum throwing. He's also very patronizing when talking to Zetto and Alpha.
  • Four Is Death: As he's Netking Number 4, and the grand mastermind behind the D-Buggers organization.
  • Flipping the Bird: He flips off Nylocke before their fight begins.
  • Foreshadowing: He was the first Netking to suggest telling the Government about SOFDTI. He would later use the Forbidden Power as an excuse to end the game and then use her for technological advances.
  • The Gadfly: He takes Zetto's form just to mess with Alpha and the others.
  • Gem Tissue: His body is made up of crystal and rock, with the exception of the mirror in his abdomen and his mask. Both are destroyed in the Final Battle, revealing his bright yellow eyes and giving his body a somewhat demonic appearance.
  • Hate Sink: While the rest of the Netkings and (most of) D-Bugger' actions are to protect others, his claims of altruism are transparent lies for his own gain and his Lack of Empathy results in just about all the bad things that happen in the series. Even the Forbidden Power is repulsed by his actions and teams up with Alpha to stop him.
  • It's All About Me: He claims that using SOFDTI would benefit the world, but she knows it's merely secondary to his real goal of being famous.
  • Kick the Dog: When Alpha gives him the chance to give up and free Flamegirl, Rubirules outright says "Your girlfriend's gone!" just to rub in how much of a Jerkass he is. Making fun of a traumatic event in Zetto's life certainly wasn't that kind either...
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Spoofed when Rubirules reveals that he designed Nylocke's character model and is therefore his "father".
  • Malevolent Masked Man: His visor gives him this impression until it's destroyed. Notably, both him and his apprentice Neomutant wear masks which are destroyed when their true colors are revealed.
  • Motive Rant: Gives a long one to the other Netkings after losing to Alpha, criticizing them for seeing SOFDTI, an A.I. as a daughter instead of a way to make them all rich and famous. He finds her limitless potential, possible to make advanced leaps in technology, wasted on a video game, and that the Netkings were all idiots to ignore him.
  • Mythology Gag: When Rubi eventually goes One-Winged Angel on Alpha during the final battle, he turns into a recolor of Alpha's Season 2 design, bringing Phaxal to mind. Also, the symbol he uses for the D-buggers chat resembles EXE's third eye from the original TTA, and by extention, Execk's - which fooled fans of TTA into thinking TOME followed the same villain plotline.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He espouses the desire to use SOFDTI to advance A.I. technology to improve human life in general... but really he just wants money and fame and his claims of wanting to improve the world are only his attempt to fool himself and others into thinking he's the good guy.
  • One-Winged Angel: Absorbs the anti-virus during his fight with Alpha to become a giant monstrous version of himself.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Rubirules's intentions surrounding SOFDTI have little to do with the main conflict in the show, but his actions directly effect all of the main characters and lead to his downfall in the end.
  • The Man Behind the Man : Is the true master behind, using everyone involved so he could obtain both the The Virus and SOFDTI and control them with the Dragon Bug.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In the original his name was spelled "Rubyrulz".
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Initially. Rubirules created Kajet's True Shadowguard Beast body as an In-Game Boss without realizing a dangerous virus would eventually use it to wreck havoc in TOME. However, Rubirules ends up ultimately becoming the show's Big Bad after formulating his plan to monopolize SOFDTI, meaning that he was only this trope in one instance of "doom" and was a completely witting instigator of doom in an entirely separate plotline.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: When Zetto and Alpha point out that Flamegirl might be comatose or braindead because of his plan, he basically says the end results will justify his actions in the end.
    Rubirules: "Really? That's your straw grasping argument? Even if that's true, and she is trapped in the antivirus, I don't care. I'm changing the world!".
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that he's The Man Behind the Man and the majority of his character is revealed after The Reveal makes it difficult to discuss him without spoilers.
  • We Can Rule Together: After sharing his Evil Plan with Alpha and the other Netkings, he asks if any of them want in on his plan to monopolize SOFDTI.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Uses it to mock Nylocke while in his form during their fight.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: When his mask is destroyed, it's revealed he's got these in full.

Appears in: Episodes 00, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Voiced by: Jon St. John

Class: Mechanical
Power: Machinations
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Washington, USA

  • Netking #5. Head of Battle System Development & Programming for TOME. One of his deeds was inventing the Battle Grid. He is the first in the "boss rush".

Associated Tropes

  • Adaptational Heroism: As the result of his villainous characteristics being transferred to Rubirules.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His name in the original was "EXE".
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: The fact bubble special for episode 11 reveals that out of the Netkings, he's likely the most skilled in combat due to his role as a Netking but even when holding back alot he gives Alpha a really tough battle. And his character model is in a very nice suit, so it writes itself.
  • Cool Old Guy: As it turns out, Execk is a really nice guy.
  • Decomposite Character: He has the original EXE's age, appearance, and abilities, but all his villainous traits have been transferred to Rubirules.
  • Drop the Hammer: One of his many weapons.
  • Duel Boss: Execk fights Alpha straight-up in a traditional PvP match rather than relying on boss fight gimmicks like the other Netkings.
  • Elemental Powers: His shapeshifting arm can create several weapons with elemental properties: An air conditioner, a flamethrower, and what looks like a taser.
  • Evil Old Folks: Subverted. Execk turns out to actually be a really nice guy.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Subverted. Although he's visibly uncomfortable whenever somebody brings up the Forbidden Power, he's actually a really nice guy. Then again, he is understandably PISSED when Rubirules turns his back on the other Netkings for fame, power, and profit.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Alpha kicks his hammer back into his face for the finishing blow.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: It's his aesthetic, anyway, although his brief talking points in Episode 0 suggest that he handles the more business-oriented side of TOME.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Long and blond.
  • Red Herring: Execk behaves very suspiciously all throughout TOME's second season, suggesting something was up with him. When Episode 14 came out and it was revealed that someone was even higher up in than Kizuna, it seemed almost confirmed that Execk was evil, especially considering that EXE had villanous intentions in the original. Even the symbol that was used to represent D-Buggers' leader resembled Execk's third eye, but the mastermind ultimately turned out to none other than Rubirules - a Composite Character of most of the villains from TTA.
  • Third Eye: Built into his helmet.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His trying to explain violence and combat to SOFDTI was partially responsible for the Forbidden Power's birth, since she couldn't understand it due to her inexperience. According to the fact bubble special for Episode 00, though, he had no way of knowing this would happen.
  • Warmup Boss: As he points out after his defeat, he was playing the part of the weakest challenge in the quest. However, it's highly likely he's holding back to give Alpha a decent challenge.
  • Willfully Weak: Implied when Execk tells Alpha he's merely acting as the easiest of the Netkings, and confirmed in the fact bubble special (at full strength, he's actually probably the strongest Netking, as he designed the combat system of the game himself). This would have been seen had Niosi's original plan to have the Netkings fought in reverse order come to fruition - Webmaster would have been the first Netking challenged, and Execk the last.

Appears in: Episode 11, 12
Voiced by: Bryce Papenbrook

Associated Tropes

Appears in: Episode 11, 12
Voiced by: Mona Marshall

Associated Tropes

    Anneva & Foreva
Appears in: Episode 08, 09
Voiced by: Kira "Rinachan" Buckland (Foreva), Jackie Florian (Anneva)

Class: None
Power: None
Real Names: Unknown
Real World Locations: Unknown

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: Anneva's name in the original was "Tamerlisa".It was changed in the reboot to be more similar to Foreva's name, to emphasize them being a duo hosting the tournament.
  • The Announcer: Anneva who stays up in the safety of the announcer's box and announces which teams are paired against each other during the tournament, and then announcing the conclusion of each battle for the audience. Foreva in contrast gets up close to the battles themselves acting more as a referee.
  • Combat Referee: Foreva who gets up close to stadium itself following the fighters from the edge of the ring as they face off, and probably doubling as extra eyes to watch for cheating. This is in contrast to Anneva who stays up in the announcer's box farther away from the action.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Foreva suffers one of these to Saturndiva who finds her irritating.
  • The Dividual: For the most part they play off of each other as a pair. They're introduced together. They fall under The Syndividual variation, having different looks and contrasting character traits, but still acting together as a unit, adding commentary to the events of the tournament.
  • Esoteric Motifs: Their character's outfits and overall appearance are modeled after the Yin Yang Symbol of balance. It being an important theme for the tournament. Also fits with them being a duo themselves with contrasting personalities.
  • Genki Girl: Foreva who is very optimistic, playful, and excited. Inverted with Anneva who in contrast is more subdued and sophisticated.
  • Shout-Out: They make a great many out outs to videogame culture and puns to go along with them. One shout in particular is a botched line where Foreva says "Hell or Heaven lets rock!" (the original line is "Heaven or Hell") In reference to Guilty Gear.
    • And another:
    Foreva: It's a come from behind Poseidon Wave! Those Dinosaurs never learned how to surf!
  • Large Ham Announcer: Moreso with Foreva with her constant Shout Outs to video game culture, although Anneva has her moments as well.
  • Multicolored Hair: Both have streaks in their hair in addition to their dominant hair color. Anneva has black hair with blue streaks. And Foreva has pink hair with white streaks.
  • Ominous Pipe Organ: One of these themes starts playing as Anneva very melodramatically says
    "As the stakes raise higher and higher one solitary slip up could cost them the entire match, and their hopes and dreams will be dashed! FOREVER! AUGH! I can't take it!"
  • Punny Name: Foreva Anneva —> Forever and ever.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Foreva is the Large Ham Red Oni while Anneva is the more relaxed Blue Oni.
  • Remake Cameo: Kira Buckland, the voice of Foreva, lent her voice in the original TTA. She also appeared in Brawl Taunts (which she wrote, and Chris Niosi animated).
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Foreva has pink hair, and is a very cheerful and excited to do her job, even as some players get very irritated, at her style of announcing.
  • Youthful Freckles: Foreva has them. She also seems to be younger than Anneva, and is much more energetic.

Appears in: Episode 11, Short 04
Voiced by: Erica Mendez

Class: Mechanical?
Power: Unknown
Real Name: Varies
Real World Location: Varies

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: The character from the original Armoora was based on was named "Ichinar".
  • Decomposite Character: Armoora's design and moderator role is mostly based on Ichinar, the admin for Mecha City in the original. However, Armoora's character model isn't unique to her and used by multiple moderators.
  • Faceless Goons: Episode 11 reveals that the "Armoora" model is a template used by multiple moderators.
  • Gender Flip: Subverted. When she was first introduced, it seemed that Armoora was a gender-swapped version of Ichinar. However, Episode 11 revealed that her character model is shared by multiple moderators.
  • Police Are Useless: After five hacker attacks and two public virus incidents seen (and six more apparently happening prior to Episode 01), one of these is the first trace of actual support staff we have yet to see...and she is more concerned with scammers and tournament organizing. Makes you wonder how the game is holding together at all when the people running it couldn't care less about the people playing it.

    Doublebeard (The Quest Giver) 
Appears in: Episode 04
Voiced by: Mick Lauer

Associated Tropes:

  • The Roleplayer: Roleplays as he's giving out quests. He won't even answer you if you don't play along with his roleplaying. Word of God says Doublebeard works for Netking software giving out quests and encouraging roleplaying amongst the denizens of TOME. His job was described as being similar to jobs at themed restaurants.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Speaks entirely in rhyme. Kirbopher sarcastically compares him to the christmas tales told in rhyme.
  • Quest Giver: Doublebeard is one. He even has a colorful circle beneath his feet to indicate he's this to players in TOME.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Speaks this way to encourage players to talk to him in roleplayer speak. He won't give out quests to anyone unless they speak to him this way.

Other Characters

Appears in: Episodes 00, 05, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14; Short 07
Voiced by: Chris Niosi (credited as Tony A. Campbell in episodes 05, 08, and 09)

Class: Fighter
Power: Ki Manipulation
Real Name: Christopher, assuming that's Kirb's real name
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptational Heroism: In the original, Zetto was obsessed with finding the Forbidden Power to become the strongest player in the entire virtual world, before pulling a Heel–Face Turn at the end of Season 2. In TOME, he's obsessed with finding the Forbidden Power to prevent it from hurting anyone, especially his friends, and is a Hero Antagonist.
  • Age Lift: His Improbable Age from the original has been removed, meaning that he is no longer a Teen Genius and is instead an adult working for Netking Software. Rubirules still calls him "kid," however, so he can't be older than twenty-something.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: The mechanical arm on Zetto's "character sprite" faces the viewer no matter which way he's facing.
  • Arch-Enemy: Is treated as this by the main characters, especially Alpha.
  • Arm Cannon: His mechanical arm fires lasers and ki attacks.
  • Artificial Limbs: Well one limb. His mechanical arm, which can change shape for various different attacks.
    • The arm Zetto crafted was made specifically to fight against the virus, or at the very least defend against it.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Attached to his non-mechanical arm
  • Blood Knight: Really enjoys a good fight. Episode 09 in particular demonstrates this a lot. He takes winning and PvP fighting so seriously that he can't have fun if someone doesn't treat it as Serious Business like he does.
    • He's become significantly mor subdued after the events of Episode 10.
  • Brains and Brawn: Kizuna is the brains, and Zetto is the brawn. Kizuna with her cold and professional attitude acts as a kind of foil to Zetto's smarminess, overconfidence and Blood Knight tendencies, keeping him in line.
  • Cool Down: He needs to gather energy to use his "Breaker Beam" attack and it requires more recharge time to be used twice. By the second time he charges it people can figure out what's up, and counter it.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Inflicts one on two players who are talking, then he inflicts one on Alpha when he's suffering a Demonic Possession.
  • Creepy Monotone: The way he talks and his voice sounds is very breathy and smug, which is especially creepy during the more action packed scenes of Awaken The Beast. The episode Gemini Tournament Yin shows that in casual conversation this occasionally ends up, being donwplayed, and turns into Spock Speak.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Zetto's and The Forbidden Power's dialogue in episode 05 and 10, and his Troubled Backstory Flashback to an earlier version of his character suggest that Zetto has a prior history with the Forbidden Power. It turns out that when Zetto and Kizuna helped with the development process, SOFDTI's inability to process negative human emotions created the Forbidden Power which possessed the Shadow Guard Beast while it was in beta. Due to it's ability to hurt people in real life, when the Shadow Guard Beast severed Zetto's character's arm during the testing process, the player controlling Zetto was in pure agony and was being taunted by the Virus. Experiencing that brief glimpse of the Forbidden Power's evil capabilities gave him and Kizuna incentive to set out to try and find a way to erase the Forbidden Power.
  • Demonic Possession: Possessed by the Forbidden Power in episode 10, but is ultimately saved by the combined efforts of Alpha, Flamegirl and Nylocke.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: We're made to believe Alpha is completely invulnerable when under the effects of the virus, and yet Zetto floors him like he's nothing. It's later revealed in Plan Z that he was using an early version of the Antivirus enabling him to counter the virus' two most dangerous abilities, its impenetrable shield and morphing said shield into a vector for the virus to cause pain.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Shows unrivaled skill during his first appearance in episode 5 by destroying two random players and mocking how they weren't strong enough to be worth his time.
    • Episode 5's fact bubble special tells us this is a big front Zetto's player put up to hide the fact that he is extremely scared of the virus coming back in full force.
  • Fangs Are Evil: While Zetto's not technically an evil character he has sharp, jagged teeth that allude to his role as an antagonist, and make him look scary.
  • Fantastic Fragility : The recharge time needed to use his beam attack, and give it it's potent power also leaves him open for other finishing moves to decimate him.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. Zetto is very proud and due to his pride being exploited, he has a Villainous Breakdown in the Gemini Tournament because Alpha won't give him the match he wants and Nylocke's antics.
  • Finishing Move: Zetto's "Breaker Beam" attack is used this way. And episode 09 shows it can backfire on him in a big way if it doesn't work. Since he uses a ton of energy to use it and it's a skill that requires recharging to be used.
  • Good Weapon, Evil Weapon: Zetto utilizes guns, and anytime he wounds someone with bullets, it's depicted as excruciatingly painful. Compare to Alpha, who uses his fists mostly.
  • Hero Antagonist: Zetto is generally in opposition to Alpha and friends, but his motives and intentions are good. His goal is to seal away the Forbidden Power and stop it from causing any more trouble and in the Season Finale, tries to explain this to Alpha and does what he can to help Alpha with it. His character breakdown reveals that his role as an antagonist was unintentional on his part. He was forced into it after his friends got wrapped up in fighting against all the hacker drama.
  • Heroic Willpower: Even when possessed by the Forbidden Power, Zetto manages to remove the rest of the Forbidden Power from Alpha's character.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Nylocke absorbs all of Zetto's Ki energy from his attacks into the Drain Edge and is put into a position where he can finish Zetto off with one last finishing move using Zetto's own ki energy. This is ultimately subverted though when Nylocke throws the match and lets Zetto win the Gemini Tournament.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He and Kizuna trusted Rubirules, Neomutant and Odboll with their plan to destroy the virus.
  • Infinite Supplies: Of Ammunition, which he never seems to run out of. This is likely because his ability to generate unlimited Ki energy probably also allows him to fire bullets "infinitely".
  • Instant Knots: His mechanical arm can shoot chains, and they seem to have a life of their own. They can instantly wrap themselves around anything in their general direction.
  • Internal Reveal: Alpha finally discovers his secret in the Grand Finale and is extremely upset, especially since this takes place during Neomutant's plan to murder Flamegirl. By AvZ, however, Alpha seems to have forgiven him.
  • Living a Double Life: Since Kirbopher and Zetto are two characters used by the same player he has to balance interacting with two different groups of characters, and has to act differently for both characters to avoid suspicion of this double life.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It's less obvious with Zetto then it is with Kirbopher, but despite his smug arrogance and condescenion during the Gemini Tournament, he's out to stop the Forbidden Power to protect the players of TOME and does things he has no reason to do like return Asterob's shield.
  • Kame Hame Hadoken One of his attacks is a charged giant laser beam, and his ability is ki attacks.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Along with Tigerlily, after he appears, the series takes a darker turn.
  • Laser Blade: attached to his non mechanical arm.
  • Leitmotif: Zetto's is "Survive the Drama" and there's also a Dark Reprise titled "Survive THE VIRUS" used when Zetto is possessed by The Forbidden Power.
  • Master of All: Zetto was designed to be incredibly balanced in everyway and his abilities reflect this. Thanks to his being one of the most skilled players in all of TOME due to his history as the combat beta tester, he has the skill to use his entire arsenal to his advantage and the only time he technically loses a non Forbidden Power related fight is when he uses Breaker Beam on a Drain Edge equipped Nylocke.
  • The Man Behind the Man: It was always Zetto's plan to contain the Forbidden Power and erase it so that it wouldn't hurt people. He gets Big Bad Kizuna/Tigerlilly to help him do this because they're friends and she has the resources to hire contractors (The Hackers), and freelance programmers so that the plan can work. However, he is still not the highest-up in the organization as it gets.
  • Meaningful Echo: He will commonly repeat or paraphrase a line that he already said as Kirbopher - this includes his very first line ("Well, it's about time"), his insistence to "Quit screwing around and show me the real deal!", and his very last ("Well, maybe this is as good as it's gonna get").
  • Munchkin: Episode 09 shows him to be this. He takes winning at the game very seriously, to the point that when Nylocke and Gamecrazed throw their fight it robbed him of enjoying his victory in the Gemini Tournament. The reason he feels that way is that it's made clear Nylocke was about to win, and could have finished Zetto and Kizuna fairly easily, but let Zetto win to make a point that winning and being the strongest isn't everything.
  • No Conservation of Energy: Zetto has an ability called "Ki Generator", which gives him access to unlimited Ki-energy that he can charge and release as explosive attacks. The only time so far that this has been countered is by Nylocke's absorbing of his Ki energy with the Drain Edge in the Gemini Tournament, which weakened him.
  • Pet the Dog: Though he is usually depicted as obsessed with power and arrogant, he takes the time to return Asterob's stolen shield, who would have otherwise been left defenseless.
  • Powers as Programs: He has an earlier version of the antivirus program that Flamegirl has, which lets him block virus attacks from Demon Alpha. Plus the "absorption code" used to remove the Forbidden Power from Alpha's character.
  • Power Palms: He shoots lasers and ki attacks from his mechanical palm. The power palms are seen when he's charging his laser.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Nylocke lets Zetto win the gemini tournament's final match to teach him that winning isn't everything. This was after he pretty much absorbed all of Zetto's Ki energy, and was in a position to finish him off with his own Ki, making Zetto's win feel undeserved.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a pretty vicious one when Nylocke pushes him over the edge.
    "You stop this BullS*** RIGHT NOW! I've had it up to HERE with your socially awkward antics! In case you weren't aware, we're not living in "Ye Old England" you overbearing twit! And your ridiculous coping mechanism for interacting with others isn't cute. It's insanity! It's annoying! YOU'RE ANNOYING! Now SHUT UP, get over here and fight me, before I make you wish you never got NEAR THIS GODFORSAKEN GAME!"
    • This speech doesn't make a whole lot of sense at face value - even if Nylocke's reputation precedes him, it's odd that Zetto (someone he's never interacted with before) would claim to be fed up with his antics. In retrospect, this is one of the biggest clues that Kirb and Zetto are one and the same - Kirb consistently expressed annoyance and frustration at Nylocke's role-playing, especially in "Dragon Drama".
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He bares intimidating red eyes. :Further highlighted when the Forbidden Power possesses him.
  • Resist the Beast: For the most part the Forbidden Power maintains complete control until he breaks the possession momentarily to ask Alpha to Mercy Kill him, and resists enough to absorb the rest of the Virus from Alpha's character from 93% to 100% later.
  • Slasher Smile: Sports one most of the time, usually in combat.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Kizuna. Implied by SOFDI when he and Kizuna are testing the new battle system and bug checking.
  • Spiky Hair: His hair is so spiky, and messy it almost looks like it's solid. It seriously looks like his hair could cut you.
  • Spock Speak: His conversation with Kizuna in Gemini Tournament Yin where his good grammar portrays him as intelligent. He prefers to use more technical terms like saying "truly" instead of relying on "really". The sarcasm he uses is also very dry, and subdued.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: Zetto's mechanical arm works this way. In addition to firing ki attacks, it can shift its form into a cannon, a chain link gun, and a machine gun.
  • Troubled Backstory Flashback There is a Flash Back to an earlier version of Zetto's character facing The Forbidden Power, this one with two arms, which suggests that they have met and fought during a similar event in Zetto's past.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: It's revealed in Episode 10 that Zetto and Kirbopher are the same player using two different characters. Both his and Kirbopher's eyes turn gray in the episode, and it's stated that it's because he's "disconnecting" from one character and reconnecting to the other character without logging out of TOME. The only time we had seen them interact prior to The Reveal was a match in the Gemini Tournament, and the fact that Kirbopher didn't fight back or talk to Zetto was a hint that they were being controlled by the same person.
  • Variable-Length Chain: The chains he shoots from his mechanical arm don't seem to have any limit in length. Also see Instant Knots above.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has one thanks to Nylocke not taking their fight seriously.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: It is later revealed Zetto, along with Kizuna, enlisted the Hackers in order to seek out, test and ultimately eliminate the Forbidden Power, knowing how dangerous it is.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Comes from the anime influences of the original series.

Appears in: Episodes 00, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12 as Kizuna and 03 and 05 solely in her Mysterious Red Cat form
Voiced by: Imogen Fox

Class: Animalistic
Power: Sharpshooting
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Unknown

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptational Anti-Villainy: In the original, she was solely a protagonist, and at the very least disapproved of Zetto's involvement with the Hackers. Here, she's the hacker leader (although not the creator of the organization), is much more cold and calculating, and is just as much a part of the hackers as Zetto is. However, everything she does is out of a somewhat misguided attempt to protect Zetto, and she's unaware of Rubirules's true intentions.
  • Adaptation Name Change: A rather drastic one, from "Ruri" in TTA.
  • Animorphism: As it turns out, she was the Mysterious Red Cat that's been appearing in the past episodes.
  • Brains and Brawn: Kizuna is the brains, and Zetto is the brawn. Kizuna with her cold and professional attitude acts as a kind of foil to Zetto's smarminess, overconfidence and Blood Knight tendencies, keeping him in line.
  • Contralto of Danger: She has a much huskier voice than the rest of the female cast members. It's used to portray her as being an Action Girl, before we actually get to see her fight. It also plays up her Creepy Monotone mannerisms.
  • Creepy Monotone: Speaks in a breathy monotone very similar to Zetto. Except unlike him she doesn't seem to stress words or syllables at all, when she's talking. She's also more precise when she speaks, and she seems to prefer her responses to be a short three words or less.
  • Cute Kitten: In the form of the Mysterious Red Cat. If you just look at it you know it's adorable. Part of the reason it was used as a Scenery Joke. Since it's very out of place from the rest of the show's characters.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: You'll miss her first appearance, in her Mysterious Red Cat form, completely if you're not looking at the foreground in "Highest Form of Flattery" while Flamey and her friends are talking.
  • Funny Background Event: First appears as a scenery joke in "Highest Form Of Flattery". But then it's upgraded to a Meaningful Background Event in "Awaken The Beast".
  • Little Bit Beastly: Has long animal-like ears seemingly modeled after a cat or some other animal, but the rest of her design is more human looking.
  • Girls with Guns : Mainly attacks with her handgun. Her power is "sharpshooting".
  • Good Weapon, Evil Weapon: In a game that allows players to use energy attacks, swords or even their fists, Kizuna specializes in gun use, which lends to her more questionable alignment.
  • Handguns: The weapon she uses.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She and Zetto trusted Rubirules and Neomutant with their plan to destroy the virus, which nearly led to Flamegirl's death.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: The facebook page states that she's a professional gunwoman who never misses.
  • Infinite Supplies: Normally a handgun would need to be reloaded after a few rounds, but she has a technique called "Golden Bullet" that grants her unlimited ammunition. It's inside a video game so it makes sense.
  • Mysterious Watcher: In her Mysterious Red Cat form, this is her primary activity, always watching the main characters.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Kajet's creation, Zetto getting hurt by it's power, and everything that happens to the main cast over the course of the series. All because she snapped at SOFTDI over an innocent question and exposed her to negativity.
  • Not So Stoic: From Episode 14 onwards, but mostly when Zetto shoots her in the back to stop her killing SOFDTI. She's completely horrified.
  • Power Armor: Has a technique called "Beast Armor" which is how she can transform into Tigerlilly. This technique forms a "metallic shell" around her character, and while doing so she trades her naturally good speed for offensive and defensive power, plus it gives her access to more attacks. She's hacked her Beast Armor ability so that it lasts for as long as she needs it to instead of wearing off over time, allowing her to use it as a disguise.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Zetto. Implied by SOFDTI when she and Zetto are testing the new battle system and bug checking. Outright confirmed by Kizuna as she's about to try and shoot SOFDTI to prevent another Forbidden Power from being born.
  • The Stoic: Speaks in a very airy, and quiet tone, and appears non-emotional, or otherwise unimpressed with what's going on at the tournament. She's been playing TOME since launch, so perhaps she's just disillusioned after playing so long.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her snapping at SOFTDI over her question about her and Zetto's relationship caused her to experience negativity for the first time, and that built up negativity wound up becoming Kajet and kicking off the entire plot of the series.

Appears in: Short 03, 06
Voiced by: Steven M. Kelly

Class: Animalistic
Power: Mighty Claws
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United Kingdom

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Simdragon, Serpentine's counterpart from the original, was a straightforward villainous hacker that was actively meddling with lethal computer viruses. In TOME, he isn't involved with D-Buggers, he's just roleplaying a villain to Nylocke and only has a vendetta against him for rather trivial reasons.
  • Adaptation Distillation: His character was simplified in the reboot. In the original he had a much bigger role as The Dragon for the D-Bug Organization. But he was also very forgettable in the original and didn't have a lot of backstory so it was deemed unnecessary in TOME. He was changed to a villainous roleplayer to play off of Nylocke instead.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His name was "Simdragon" in the original, it was changed to Serpentine in the reboot.
  • Age Lift: Implied. It's not specifically stated how old he is, but given his status as a roleplayer, it's suggested he's in the same age group as Nylocke. His TvTome Adventures counterpart, Simdragon, was stated to be 40.
  • Arch-Enemy: Fancies himself this to Nylocke, who gleefully plays along. The circumstances are a lot more serious than Nylocke first expected, however.
  • Create Your Own Villain: The short "The Legend of Nylocke" reveals that he was once a Wide Eyed Roleplayer who idolized Nylocke, but was turned down by him because he wasn't good at Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe narrative. He even tried making an evil counterpart character based on Nylocke to fight him but the system didn't allow it. Part of the reason he sought out DemonKing was to get hacking skills to bypass the system and be a Griefer in Nylocke's name.
  • Large Ham: Intentionally as he's acting out an evil counterpart to Nylocke. Though it contrasts Nylocke in that he still has an indoor voice most of the time, and he sounds more slimy and smug.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Yes, Serpentine does sound a lot like Tim Curry, doesn't he?
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Mistakenly Acknowledged by Nylocke:
    Nylocke: "You play your role well, Serpentine... but your role is that of the enemy!"
  • The Role Player: Naturally being an evil roleplayer counterpart to Nylocke.
  • Satellite Character: Has only appeared in the two Nylocke-centric shorts. Justified since he's a fellow roleplayer and has a vendetta against Nylocke and wouldn't care about the other protagonists.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Emphasizes he's roleplaying a character. He also lives in the United Kingdom, which probably has some influence.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: His speech in "The Legend of Nylocke" has shades of this.

Appears in: Episode 05, 08
Class: Swordsman
Power: Sun Blade
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Shanghai, China

Associated Tropes:

Appears in: Episode 05, 08
Voiced by: Bryon "Psyguy" Beaubien

Class: Swordsman
Power: Moon Blade
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Texas, United States

Associated Tropes:

Appears in: Episode 08; Short 05
Voiced by: Eddie Bosco

Class: Fighter
Power: Skateboarding
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: His name in the original was Sk8erboi. It was changed in the reboot.
  • Beneath the Mask: On the surface, he's a Totally Radical Fanboy but when alone, he lets out a single, annoyed curse. Turns out he's really Doubling.
  • Butt-Monkey: To Rockoon, who being agitated by his imitations of himself, and by the "funny" way Skeight talks makes constant jokes at Skeight's expense.
  • Composite Character: Based on Sk8rboi from the original series. Except in TOME, Skeight is simply an alternate character created by Doubling to help Rockoon.
  • Fanboy: Of Rockoon.
  • Ironic Echo: A lot of his lines turn out this way, because he's imitating Rockoon, but specifically his use of Rockoon's line "Wubba?" from the first TOME short is pretty funny.
  • Killer Yoyo: Uses a bladed yoyo as one of his attacks.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Because he adamantly refused to reveal to Rockoon that he's Doubling, Rockoon treated him like shit until he finally had enough and quit.
  • Shout-Out: His use of slang, and overuse of contractions is heavily borrowed from rap culture artists like Snoop Dogg which is undoubtedly where his use of the word "Shizz" came from. Also his line "Let er rip!" while attacking with his yoyo is a Shout-Out to Bakuten Shoot Beyblade, which Rockoon's voice actor also worked on.
  • Totally Radical: Oh so much. In addition to his speech, he also has an exaggerated baseball cap set backwards on his character.
  • Wham Line: For Rockoon, at least.
    It was nice knowing you... Mother-Scratcher.

Appears in: Episode 10
Voiced by: "Happy" Harry Partridge

Class: Spellcaster
Power: Black Magic
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United Kingdom

Associated Tropes:

  • Abled in the Adaptation: In TTA, Tormentros got a single wing as a result of a virus fragment permanently mutating his character. In TOME, Thorment not only has two wings, he has them from the get go, implying they are a normal part of his character model.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Played with. He's still got Tormentros's creepy personality and obsession with the Forbidden Power, but at most, Thorment is just a really nosy player. In TTA, Tormentros not only worked with two hacker organizations (and was getting paid for it), his creepy personality came after having his character mutated by a virus fragment and turned into a murderous lunatic as well.
  • Adaptation Distillation: This character was simplified in the reboot. Thorment's not a hacker like in the original, but he maintains his personality, and his creepy obsession with the Forbidden Power.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Changed from "Tormentros" (and later, "Kalasu Angel") in TTA to "Thorment" in TOME.
  • Badass Long Robe: Has a long blue robe as a stock costume for his being a Black Mage. And it just looks cool when he's fighting and it's billowing in the wind.
  • Black Mage: He's of the spellcaster class, his power is "black magic", and he's seen using area of effect attacks on the main characters. He even looks a bit like the classic black mage in Final Fantasy.
  • Demoted to Extra: His TTA counterpart Tormentros had a much bigger role in the story and was a member of the Hackers. Thorment is just a nosy player who shows up once and then never again.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Has an airy raspy voice to make him seem creepy and sinister.
  • Evil Brit: Combined with his sinister sounding rasp Thorment has a hint of a british accent. Thorment lives somewhere in the UK.
  • The Faceless: Thorment's face is hidden in darkness under his hood.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Thorment's eyes glow purple underneath his hood.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Has bat wings representing the black magic theme of his character.
  • Is That a Threat?: Says this Stock Phrase to Alpha when he's told to leave. Unfortunately (?) for him Alpha's not actually threatening him, he just refuses to give Thorment what he wants.
  • One-Shot Character: Thorment ultimately appears only in "The Warring Demons".
  • Secret Chaser: After hearing the rumor's about Alpha and The Forbidden Power shows an obsession with finding the truth about it, and exposing that truth for the world to know. Unlike Alpha who wants to know what the Forbidden Power is to solve his own problems, Thorment is just a really nosy and pesky player who wants to know for the sake of knowing.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Much is made of Thorment's desire to learn the secret of the Forbidden Power at all costs, but he never reappears in season 2.

Appears in: Short 04
Voiced by: Chris Zito

Class: Spellcaster?
Power: Unknown
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: TBA

Associated Tropes:

  • Adaptation Expansion: In the original iteration he was just an unnamed character who appears for a one-off gag and is never seen again. In TOME Pawneeko gets a whole short all to himself.
  • Mythology Gag: Pawneeko himself is one to a character in TTA who only appeared as a one-off gag in the original.
  • Snake Oil Salesman: Tries to trick Flamegirl, Saturndiva, and Whyti into buying poorly made, unwinnable mini games "For the low, low price of $9.99 per month!"
  • Remake Cameo: Pawneeko is voiced by Chris Zito, the first voice actor other than Niosi to return from TTA. He also voiced "Red Meat" in Super Freakin' Parody Rangers, another work by Chris Niosi.

Appears in: Episode 04, 05; Short 04, 05
Voiced by: David "CrikeyDave" Smith

Class: Swordsman
Power: Unknown
Real Name: Unknown
Real World Location: TBA

Associated Tropes:

  • Berserk Button: Don't make fun of his accent.
  • Cassandra Truth: He's actually right, but when he complains to a moderator that a player stung him in real life the mod thinks "he was just playing a game for too many hours in a row."
  • Cool Mask: Seemingly Nostalgic to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and resembling comic book super hero characters.
  • Creator Cameo: Dijiri is based on Niosi's art designer David Smith. He originally appeared in a cameo in "Fraggedquest" (along with his fellow art designers). But he has since appeared in other episodes, as a bystander having a minor connection to the plot.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He's a little disturbed by his friend Bubb's Ax-Crazy tendencies.
    Bubb: I wanna see his little rodent body get ripped apart into little pieces! Wanna taste his blood.
    Dijiri: Uh.. yeah...
  • Recurring Extra, occasionally elevated to Spear Carrier
  • Simple Staff: His weapon is a staff with a resemblance to a Didgeridoo which is a kind of wind instrument made by natives in Australia.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Fits together with the rest of his color scheme. Might be inspired by anime, but being a minor character we may never really know for sure.

Appears in: Episode 11, 13
Voiced By: Eileen Montgomery

Associated Tropes:

  • Decoy Protagonist: BaileySmith13 narrates the beginning of Episode 11, appears on its thumbnail, and enters in the same way as Alpha from episode one (providing a Call-Back to the first and fifth episodes). Her voice actress, Eileen Montgomery, was even featured on the official TOME Facebook page. Then she gets squished by a battlegrid stolen from ;Mechcity by Odboll and is never seen or heard from again, save for a cameo in Episode 13, in which she looks worried upon hearing about the maintainance.
  • Girly Run: As part of the joke.

Appears in: Episode 11
Voiced by: Corey Holland

Associated Tropes:

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He acted like a Nice Guy to BailySmith13, but after Odboll crushes her states he "had a good thing going" which implies that he was just stringing her along.
  • Flat Character: Heh. But yeah, it's a given when you have less than a minute of screen time.

Appears in: Episode 00, 08, 09 (Voice Only), Episode 15
Voiced By: Edwyn Tiong

Associated Tropes:

  • Energy Beings: According to the fact bubble specials his body is made of laser, with his cybernetic helmet and cloak hiding this fact.
  • Last Episode, New Character: Narrowly averted. Though he only appears in person in the last episode, he had previously appeared in a voice only Early-Bird Cameo in Episode 00. Word of God also confirms he's the voice from the Welcome to TOME promotional video and the Buffering gag in the Gemini Tournament.
  • The Men in Black: He's a government agent who's been monitoring T.O.M.E for quite some time, keeping an eye on the Netkings to see if one of them would blow the secret about SOFDTI. Once Rubirules does, he's able to mobilize the authorities in his area to arrest him.
  • Mythology Gag: His entire character is one to his appearance in TTA, right down to his voice actor being the only one other than Kirb to reprise his role. According to Kirb, his "I hope you're very proud of yourself" line was meant as a direct Call-Back to TTA.
  • Not So Above It All: His first true appearance in the series is as a viewer of the Gemini Tournament getting irritated that his stream keeps buffering. According to the fact bubble specials, he's actually a fan of the game even though, or perhaps because, it's his job to monitor it.
  • The Voice: During his Early-Bird Cameo in Episode 00, where he also fills the role of The Narrator. The fact bubble specials also confirm that he's the viewer of the Gemini Tournament stream whose stream keeps buffering.
  • Walking Spoiler: You can't really talk about this guy without bringing up two of the biggest spoilers in the series, that Rubirules is the bad guy and the entirety of Episode 00.

Artificial Intelligences

    The Forbidden Power
Appears in: All Episodes except 02, 06, 08
Voiced by: Andrew Francis (vocal effects done by Chris Niosi himself, according to Word of God).
Class: ///
Power: ///
Real Name: Kajet, The True Shadowguard Beast
Real World Location: None

Associated Tropes:

  • Achilles' Heel: The Antivirus fire created by SOFDTI and the imitation Antivirus used by Flamegirl are both able to harm it, and appear to be the only exception to the Forbidden Power's otherwise Complete Immortality.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Somewhat. In the original, the Forbidden Power was programmed by a third party to protect the game, but malfunctioned and became a virus. It was still evil and still had the ability to hurt people in real life, but was not Made of Evil like it is in the reboot.
    • In both the original and the reboot, the Forbidden Power was willing to merge with Alpha to defeat the D-Bug/Dragon Bug at the end of each series' respective second season.
  • Adaptation Name Change: The Forbidden Power's name in the original was "Kagemamoru".
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Subverted. The Forbidden Power is an evil A.I., however, it came into being completely by accident.
  • Allegorical Character: In episode 00 we learn that the Forbidden Power literally IS created from negative human thoughts and urges. Particularly fear, doubt, and anger. And is sealed away by a being representing optimism, that is literally made up of caring thoughts, only for The Forbidden Power to resurface later by exploiting human weaknesses. Very much representing how negative memories linger, and resurface in real life, but can be pacified with positive spins and outlooks on life.
  • Axe-Crazy: In addition to making the people it infects incredibly violent, the Forbidden Power itself is this, as it's actually programmed to kill people. Through this programming, it's also incredibly sadistic, as shown when it wanted to kill Zetto in the most horrible way possible.
  • Big Bad: The Forbidden Power is the source of all evil and the main conflict in the show. It is evil to the point where even the leader of the hackers is concerned about this monster. However, once it is reduced to raw code in the Grand Finale, it opts to team up with Alpha to defeat an even WORSE source of evil.
  • Boss Subtitles: When unleashed in its full monstrous form:
  • Classified Information: In exchange for allowing SOFDTI to survive the government made her (and by extension the Forbidden Power too) a government secret that the Netkings are by law bound from being able to talk about.
  • Complete Immortality: The Forbidden Power can't be destroyed. It can only be sealed away in the ethers of TOME's walls or attached to an unsuspecting player's character. The Antivirus is capable of destroying it, but that's because it's also a destructive computer program thanks to Neomutant (though based off of SOFDTI's benevolent antivirus fire). The two programs cancel each other out in the series finale.
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Since it is literally the Evil Counterpart of the TOME game engine, it can ignore TOME's normal game mechanics. In Episode 4, Alpha uses its power to break into a hacked battlegrid that is supposed to be impassible.
  • The Corruption: The more Alpha uses the Forbidden Power, the more powerful it becomes, and the more control it gains over his mind.
  • Deal with the Devil: With Alpha in the first episode.
  • Enemy Mine : Held hostage by Rubirules, Alpha convinces the Forbidden Power to team up with it out of a desire to not die weak.
  • Evil Counterpart: To SOFDTI, who is positive thoughts. She unwittingly created the virus when she couldn't correctly process the Netkings' negative emotions.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Manipulates Alpha in the first episode into thinking he can use the powers given to him by freeing it as a tool to impress his friends. Needless to say this was a blatant lie; it actually uses Alpha as a puppet so it can be free to harm people.
  • Good Hurts Evil: When SOFDTI, who is basically Made of Good, finally stands up to it, she is able to seal it away, as SOFDTI's positive emotions ended up being its weakness.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It's very easy to anger. Even just talking about it's nature to Alpha is enough to set it off in some situations.
  • Heart Beat Soundtrack: When the the Forbidden Power is "pulsating", it makes a sound similar to a heartbeat.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Claims this to be it's motivation for attaching itself to Alpha's character. It only wanted to use Alpha so it could harm people, although it can't be too happy about how it was sealed away and prevented from doing that either.
  • Insane Equals Violent: It's insane and violent personality is used to play the Forbidden Power as horrifying. The Forbidden Power has been insane since the first moment we were introduced to it in the show, and it's incredibly violent and sadistic because of that.
  • Instant A.I.: Just Add Water!: Like SOFDTI, it was created completely by accident.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: The Forbidden Power is shown "talking" by some strange noise starting in episode 01, almost like breathing. Alpha can understand it however.
  • Made of Evil: The Forbidden Power was created when SOFDTI wasn't able to correctly process negative human emotions. He's literally made of the evils and vices of humanity in the form of data.
  • Mechanical Abomination: It's a computer virus, but it has powers that transcend other run-of-the-mill viruses. It has a complete disregard for rules in the game, showing an ability to break them to manipulate virtual reality, and harm players in real life. It has a complete Lack of Empathy towards players of the game and an unsettling, bizarre form resembling television static with yellow sparks, and it's rationale for doing the things it does is stated to be beyond what anyone can understand.
  • The Most Dangerous Video Game: It has the power to invoke this on anyone who interacts with it. Damage dealt becomes real pain, in-game possession becomes a degree of actual possession, and it's implied that this kind of program could render someone brain-dead.
  • "Not Important to This Episode" Camp: Episode 08, the only Season 1 episode featuring Alpha in which he doesn't use the Forbidden Power in some way (or vice-versa). Episode 11 doesn't feature the Forbidden Power either, although we do see the item it's contained in several times, and it's referenced by other characters.
  • Leitmotif: The Forbidden Power's is called "THE VIRUS"
  • Powers as Programs: Literally, as its title implies! It's a literal computer virus and literal power inside the game. It's able harm people in real life and grant players the power to do the same.
  • Sadist: Clearly enjoys Alpha's suffering and the suffering it causes to other people, wants to manipulate Alpha, taunts him, lies to him, and dominates his mind, is very violent, and Axe-Crazy toward anything human, except the in game character it currently resides in. In episode 10 it states that it wants to make Zetto in particular suffer as much as possible.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: It was locked away before Alpha freed it and was reduced to this again when it's sealed inside the drain edge in episode 10.
  • Shout-Out: Its name is in reference to Kajetokun, the composer for the series.
  • Spikes of Doom: As with its TTA counterpart, it unleashes black spikes all over TOME when it emerges into its full monstrous form.
  • Telepathy: Communicates with Alpha mentally for all of the first season. Episode 00 also shows the Forbidden Power taunting Zetto mentally without possessing him. This means that at least in some circumstances, the Forbidden Power can talk telepathically with a player without being attached to that player's character.
  • Tron Lines: Covered with electronic-looking yellow veins in both its contained and monster forms.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: Like SOFDTI, the Forbidden Power works by translating between human thought and computer code. In a reversal of the program's intended function—letting players affect their characters with thought—the Forbidden Power takes the code of what happens in the game and forces it into players' minds, translating in-game damage into physical pain or worse.

Demon Alpha
"Appears" in: Episodes 05, 07, 10
Voiced by: Blake "ShadyVox" Swift

Class: Fighter
Power: ///
Real Name: Michael
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Achilles' Heel: Strangely, it seems that so much as touching Flamegirl will weaken him while in this state. It is revealed during Short 7 that Ravenfreak implanted an antivirus program into Flamegirl's character during Episode 3, which was created to be the Forbidden Power's weakness. Zetto was able to defeat Demon Alpha using an earlier version of the same program during Awaken The Beast.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: A side effect of his Unstoppable Rage.
  • Battle Aura: The static and yellow lines that make up the Forbidden Power show around Alpha whenever he draws on its power.
  • The Corruption: The more Alpha uses the Forbidden Power the more it tries to take control of him. Eventually turning him into Demon Alpha.
  • Creepy Long Fingers: One of the transformation changes of Alpha's demon form. While played as creepy they're also used for a slashing attack.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Demon Alpha inflicts one on several players when he goes on a rampage in Awaken the Beast. Zetto inflicts one on him during a killing spree in the same episode.
  • Deal with the Devil: The Forbidden Power with Alpha in the first episode.
  • Death by Irony: Demon Alpha is eventually defeated the same way Alpha is defeated in the first episode, before he made his deal with the devil. By a giant laser beam.
  • Demonic Possession: Possessed by a computer virus.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Normally, Alpha's wings are white, but during his Demonic Possession Alpha's color scheme gets darker, and his wings and tail turn black.
  • Hearing Voices: Alpha hears the Forbidden Power's voice while under it's influence.
  • Leitmotif: Has two. There's "THE VIRUS" when the Forbidden Power is just starting to affect Alpha and the much wilder "Awaken the Beast" used when the Forbidden Power gets out of control and possesses Alpha outright.
  • Mental Fusion: Demon Alpha's character breakdown suggests that Alpha and The Forbidden Power's minds are fused into one consciousness while in this form. Turning this character into a mindless blood-lusting killer.
  • No-Sell: The influence of the "Forbidden Power" makes him invulnerable to most attacks.
  • Not So Invincible Afterall: Zetto and Flamegirl can get through to him, due to the antivirus programs hidden in their characters.
  • Oh, Crap!: Demon Alpha's reaction when Zetto deflects his virus attack
  • Powers as Programs: Demon Alpha is Alpha possessed by a computer virus, and one of Demon Alpha's attacks uses the computer virus itself to cause damage.
  • Power Floats: He can float in the air because of the virus power.
  • Powers via Possession: His powers come from being possessed by a computer virus.
  • Psychoactive Powers: When Alpha's emotionally, overwhelmed, and vulnerable, he becomes Demon Alpha, and the "Forbidden Power" takes complete control of his human mind and his player-character's body.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes glow red because of the virus power.
  • Screaming Warrior: Screams and grunts the whole time while attacking in episode 5. only breaking from his screaming rage when touched by Flamegirl.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Naturally since he's Alpha's demon possessed form.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Blinded by rage which hampers down on his skill, but he can dish out heavy damage.
  • Unstoppable Rage: The Villain Variety. While he's very powerful his rage can still cause him to, lose focus, and make poor decisions in combat.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The Virus power drives him insane as a trade off.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: The Forbidden Power is able to make his attacks hurt players in real life.

Demon Zetto
“Appears” in: Episode 10
Voiced by: Chris Niosi

Class: Fighter
Power: ///
Real Name: Christopher, assuming that's Kirb's real name
Real World Location: Somewhere in the United States

Associated Tropes:

  • Demonic Possession: Due to Zetto being possessed in episode 10
  • Fangs Are Evil: Zetto's teeth look much sharper while in this form.
  • Heroic Willpower: Even when possessed by the Forbidden Power, Zetto manages to remove the rest of the Forbidden Power from Alpha's character.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: is unbelievably powerful and invulnerable, Alpha holds his own against Demon Zetto very well for a decently long time, but ultimately loses. He would have been toast if not for Flamey and Nylocke intervening.
  • Leitmotif: Demon Zetto's is called "Survive tHE VIRUS", which is a Dark Reprise of "Survive the Drama"
  • Mental Fusion: Demon Zetto's character breakdown suggests that Zetto and The Forbidden Power's minds are fused into one consciousness while in this form. Turning this character into a mindless blood-lusting killer.
  • Neck Lift: Does this to Alpha with his Ki energy arm in episode 10.
  • No-Sell: The influence of the "Forbidden Power" makes him invulnerable to most attacks, except for Flamegirl's antivirus.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Is always scowling and glaring menacingly and growling like a beast. This is a very creepy contrast to Zetto's constantly sporting a Slasher Smile in episode 05.
  • Power Floats: The Forbidden power makes him able to float in the air
  • Powers via Possession: Gains extra strength and power when being possessed by The Forbidden Power, including being able to extend his Ki-energy to give his attacks longer reach and:
  • Power-Upgrading Deformation: His mechanical arm breaks apart and turns into a large arm made of ki.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes glow red the same way Alpha's do when he becomes possessed by the Forbidden Power in episode 10.
  • Screaming Warrior: Screams and growls the whole time while attacking.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Demon Zetto is Zetto possessed by the forbidden power.
  • Unstoppable Rage: While possessed by The Forbidden Power. Which makes Zetto go berserk in a rage and repeatedly say "Kill", because the virus wants to destroy Alpha. Although Zetto eventually breaks the possession momentarily to say "Kill Me" desperately asking Alpha to finish him.

    The Dragon Bug 
Appears in: Episodes 14 and 15
Vocal Effects By: Anna Kingsley

Associated Tropes

  • Adaptation Name Change: It was called the "D-Bug" in the original.
  • Dragons Up the Yin Yang: Resembles a chinese dragon, and looks incredibly awesome fighting Kajet in a Kaiju-esque battle.
  • Kaiju: Designed as a giant dragon monster so it can fight The Forbidden Power's true form.
  • Light Is Not Good: The Dragon Bug's Antivirus power source is seen as the only thing that can stop Kajet for the vast majority of the series, until things go horribly wrong in Episode 14 and it traps Flamegirl's mind inside of itself. It's revealed that it's based on SOFDTI's original antivirus fire, which is inherently good, but that it was corrupted by Neomutant because he wanted to use it to make Flamegirl suffer.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Is a mechanical dragon, created inside an MMO, with a head created from Nylocke's dragon character model, and powered by an anti-virus program, and the mind of Flamegirl. Pretty much as different as it gets.
  • Powers as Programs: Justified, because it's literally a program powered by an anti-virus designed to fight Kajet, The Forbidden Power. It is also shown to pass from person to person, first being implanted into Flamegirl and then utilized by Rubirules when he absorbs it into his character model in the Grand Finale.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Glows purple, and spits out purple flames to denote the anti-virus's power within it.
  • Technicolor Fire: The Dragon Bug's Antivirus fire is purple. Completely Justified, because this is a video game, and the purple fire is merely a graphical interpretation of the actual antivirus.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Is able to create a portal to appear in the Sanctuary region.

Appears in: Episode 00, Episode 15
Voiced by: Casey Mongillo, credited as Ryan Gillmoon in episode 00

Associated Tropes:

  • Allegorical Character: SOFDTI literally IS innocence, and optimism, and positive thoughts manifested as computer data. And she's able to overwhelm the Forbidden Power a virus whose origins comes from negative human thoughts. In other words she banished her own bad thoughts with The Power of Love and positivity.
  • Benevolent A.I.: SOFDTI was created by the Netkings as a program meant to process and understand human thought. Although SOFDTI Is inadvertendedly responsible for the creation of the Forbidden Power due to not being able to understand negative human emotions, she is still a benevolent entity and is one of the key reasons TOME is able to simulate the feeling of life.
  • Classified Information: In exchange for allowing SOFDTI to survive the government made her (and by extension the Forbidden Power too) a government secret that the Netkings are by law bound from being able to talk about.
  • Fun with Acronyms: SOFDTI stands for "Self-Operating Full Duplex Technical Intelligence". Rubirules remarks that he thinks it's a cheesy name, but Kindarspirit thinks it's cute and perfect for her.
  • Instant A.I.: Just Add Water!: She was created completely by accident.
  • Made of Good: She attained sentience miraculously when she was influenced by the positive thoughts and emotions she was processing of the Netkings who created her. She is literally made up of everything good, and positive about the human psyche in the form of data.
  • Master Computer: Of TOME. She's a rare Benevolent example.
  • The Power of Love: SOFDTI was able to weaken the Forbidden Power enough to seal it away because she's made up of extremely positive emotions influenced on her by the caring thoughts of her creators. Basically she sealed away the virus with the power of her parents' love for her.
  • Technopath: Since she essentially is the game engine itself she can control the graphics and physics of the game.
  • Telepathy: TOME character models are controlled by converting players thoughts into data. SOFDTI processes those thoughts and interprets them as actions in the game. She's able to read players minds as a consequence of this.
  • Third Eye: Her character model has three eyes. She is psychic, and the third eye may also represent that, but it doesn't give her that ability. Rubirules just thought it was cool.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Due to not being able to process negative human emotions, SOFDTI accidentally created the Forbidden Power.
  • Winged Humanoid: Her character model is a pink fairy-like humanoid with insect wings.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: She created the Sanctuary region of TOME when she read Bitshrum's mind and copied it directly from his imagination. On the flip side When Execk told her about pain and human conflict her fear and confusion of trying to understand those concepts were the catalyst that accidentally created the forbidden power.

The Tome Adventure

Note: These characters appear only in Short 00, released for April Fools' Day 2014


Voiced by: Mike Luckas

power: young dumb kid
type: angelface

  • Dark Secret: His connection with the Forbidden Power.
  • Remake Cameo: The voice of the original Alpha, even credited at the beginning of the short under the name "UCII" - short for Ultimate Creature II.
  • The Worf Effect: Easily dispatched by Rockoon, even in his Demon Alpha form.


Voiced by: Liz Losey

power: flambo
type: grl

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Voiced by: Jonathan "Ukinojoe" Gran

who cares

  • Bromantic Foil: His oddly specific obsession with alpha (and rivalry with "agrl") carries over not from TTA, but from TOME itself.
  • Sour Supporter: Unlike in the original TTA, where Kirbopher 15 was one of the biggest opponents of the hackers, here he (repeatedly) insists that he's just playing the game to have fun.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With everyone. Lampshaded when "agrl" informs him that none of them really like him.


Voiced by: Colin Zabielski

power: lpud
type: dagron

  • Catchphrase: In one of the few overt parodies of TOME as opposed to TTA, he cries out "Catchphrase!" with the familiar spinning red-and-yellow pattern behind him as he does so.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: As a parody of the original character, he introduces himself as "Nailock-sama, Kotetsu Ryu-san-chan-haki-saki-sensei-sama."
  • Remake Cameo: The voice of (and inspiration for!) the original Nailock. Notably, he does not attempt to ape Martin Billany's English accent or Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe.


Voiced by: Gregory Prytyka, Jr.

power: no one nows
type: i forgot

  • Deadpan Snarker: A grotesque parody of the original Gamecrazed's snarky tendencies.
  • Remake Cameo: The voice of the original Gamecrazed.


Voiced by: Deven Mack, Jr.

  • Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": Rockoon defeats Demon Alpha without breaking a sweat, and goes on to impart the moral of the story.
  • Shout-Out: His greeting "Hello kids!" is a reference to a lyric from the song "Queen Dot Kong", which was used in a fanvid to represent the hackers - what clinched it was that the singer's voice sounds eerily similar to Mack's.
  • Younger Than They Look: According to the Fact Bubble special, he is one of the younger players, and also, a kid.

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