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    Adam 
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Voiced by: Adrian Petriw
A boy who ends up as the de-facto leader of the team. He is level headed, but also head strong.

He has super strength.


  • Benched Hero: Late in season one, he ends up with bad hypothermia due to Reeve knocking him out in the Ice area. He spends the remainder of episode 8 and a good chunk of episode 9 unconscious, while Mira and Kai try to find a way to nurse him back to health.
  • Cassandra Truth: Becomes this when he sees Dave glitch out.
  • Le Parkour: His athletic superpowers include a capacity of jumping and moving in a way that is reminiscent of this.
  • The Leader: Always the one to pull the team back on track.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: His strength is well in excess of what his muscles should provide. Then again, he is in a video game...
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: At the end of episode 3 he accidentally kicks off a part of the spaceship, causing it to malfunction and crash into the sea. If it weren't for Miras' underwater breathing ability, he'd have caused her death, which Kai and Adam think really happened before she shows up again.
  • Ship Tease: With Mira. Subverted when she actually kisses him and he reacts by awkwardly stating he has no interest in her.
  • Super Strength: He's able to punch through a solid boulder without breaking a sweat.
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    Mira 
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Voiced by: Ashleigh Ball
An intelligent girl with a knack for solving puzzles and being able to understand animals.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Vanessa taunts Mira about the lame nature of the power to simply talk with animals and swim. She answers to this by calling forward a huge murder of crows that entraps and attacks her.
  • Mermaid: Playing With. While Mira isn't one, she has mermaid-like powers, which include breathing underwater, communicating with animals and fishes and swimming excellently. Kai lampshades this at one point.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her black hair is dyed blue at the tips.
  • Oblivious to Love: Doesn't appear to know that Kai is interested in her.
  • Ship Tease: With Adam. While she is later confirmed to be interested in him, the opposite isn't true and he turns her down.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She is capable of understanding and talking with animals as well as asking them to do various tasks, almost none of them refuse her.
  • Women Are Wiser: Played with. Mira is level headed for the most part though one episode shows her hallucinating from heat stroke while she, Kai, and Adam are stranded in the desert.

    Kai 
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Voiced by: Connor Parnall
A not so smart guy with a hot headed attitude. He has superhuman understanding of machinery, and gets fire powers during the Theme Park Area.
  • Aborted Declaration of Love: Gives one to Mira on their journey to retrieve the ishibo
  • Blue Is Heroic: Primarily dresses in blue
  • Book Dumb: Overlaps with Malaproper but in the first season he confuses 'amnesia' with 'insomnia.'
  • Butt-Monkey: Always seems to get the short end of the stick in every situation.
  • Fiery Redhead: The member of the group most prone to emotional outbursts.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He was able to get himself and his team out of the desert by building an airplane using the Four Horsemen's junkyard.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: As Mira and Adam showcase their superhuman powers, the only trait Kai shows in special is a strangely vast knowledge of STEM, which he thinks can't really be referred to as "super powers". He gets better once his pyrokinesis develops.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Attempting to do a good thing, Kai releases the other team from their ice prison, against Adam's suggestions. The other team takes the moment right after they are released to finally betray the main group and take the ishibo to the Last ironwood Tree.
  • Playing with Fire: After their time in the theme park, he develops the power of manipulating and generating fire.
  • Running Gag: Kai constantly assumes they're Dead All Along and asks for confirmation.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: The shortest of the group and also a scientific and mechanical wiz kid.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After developing pyrokinesis, Kai is considerably more powerful, arguably one of the most powerful members of the humans.

Woods

    Devil Dogs 

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A pack of canine-like monsters that Adam, Mira, and Kai first encounter in the woods.


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Desert Area

    Toros 

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A massive, flesh-eating minotaur that can shoot snot streams from his nostrils.


  • A Load of Bull: Par for the course, considering he's a minnotaur.
  • Back for the Finale: As one part minnotaur, one part spider-mutant due to the game's corrupted code.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The main reason why the other minnotaurs are scared of him
  • Nose Nuggets: He lets loose a stream of snot onto Kai, who's about as disgusted as you'd expect from someone who was sneezed on by a man-eating minotaur.

    Three Witches 

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Three sisters who live underneath Toros' temple. One should not be fooled by their innocent appearance.
  • Back for the Finale: They briefly re-appear in the last episode. The games' Gitch In The Matrix makes short work of them, though.
  • Berserk Button: For some reason, the first one got really agitated when she suspected the kids might not trust her.
  • Fattening the Victim: Though never outright stated, it's heavily implied that's what the first one was doing with the kids.
  • Deadly Lunge: Their main way of attacking.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • The first one gives the kids a cryptic warning that they cannot go home until they've met "him". She either meant Death, who was waiting in the very next area, or Colrath, the Final Boss of the game.
    • The third one chants "Death is your friend" as she chases the main kids. Death is actually residing in the desert outside the caves and becomes an important ally to the kids later on.
  • Green and Mean: Their true forms have sickly green, leathery skin and they're really not as nice as they want you to think they are.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Though they seem to be interested in their victims souls the most, they also seem to include body parts in the regular meals they cook.
  • Karmic Death: The second one dies by being pushed into their own oven by Adam.
  • Nothing but Skin and Bones: In their real forms they're unnervingly thin, almost skeletal.
  • Soul Eating: What their real primary food source is.
  • Stepford Smiler: In their human form they have a pleasant smile on their faces at all times.
  • Uncanny Valley: Although they look innocent enough when they're parading as humans, you can just tell that there's something off about them.
  • Wall Crawl: The third one sneaks up on and attacks the kids by crawling on the tunnel ceiling.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: In their true form they have yellow pupils and black sclera.

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Spaceship Cemetery

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

    Death 

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Voiced by: Brian Drummond
A prominent member of the Four Horsemen. The tam encounters him in the Desert Area, tending to his sick horse.
  • Affably Evil: When the kids imply Mira might be able to save his horse, he immediately offers them refreshments and a place to rest. The second it looks like it might be too late for Mira to do anything about his sick pet however, he goes right back to threatening them.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He frequently acts melodramatic and campy but he is still The Grim Reaper and can be very threatening at times.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: His hobbies include baking and making Ice Tea.
  • Irony: His horse, Mr. Jeepers, is clearly at the last legs of his life, refusing to eat or drink and looking very sick and exhausted. Those who work with animals or have pets would realize that this is the time to euthanize this animal so that they wouldn't have to suffer any longer. His fellow horsemen mock him for this.

    Famine 

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One of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.


    War 

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One of the four Horsemen. Not the brightest.


    Plague 

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The fourth member of the Horsemen. A ruse guy who's only manner of speaking seems to be sarcasm.


  • Jerkass: Calls Mira a witch for no reason and calls Kai an annoyance when the latter asks Death if he could be a horseman too.

The Lighthouse

    Cyclops 

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A giant who's taken up residence in the lighthouse.


  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Probably one of the kindest inhabitants of the Hollow the kids come across.
  • Manchild: He's prone to temper tantrums and hops around giddily when he's happy.

Forest

    The Last Ironwood Tree 

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An animate tree that Adam, Mira, and Kai encounter when The Weird Guy opens a portal right above her.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Her missing left branch is the MacGuffin that the team has to find in order to get back home.
  • Fastball Special: She tosses Adam and Mira over to the Ice World, where Kai and the Ishibo can be found.
  • Old Master: She has shades of this. Besides being an incredibly old and wise being, she is also the only inhabitant of the Hollow who actually helps the kids by providing them advice, directions and determining if they're already worthy to face Colrath.
  • Last of Her Kind: According to her.

    Akuma 

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The leader of a group of demon monks that steal the Last Ironwood Tree's left branch to make the Ishibo.


  • Badass Baritone: Speaks in a deep, guttural growl, fitting for the leader of a bunch of demon monks.
  • Meaningful Name: His name translates from Japanese to "devil."
  • Weapon of Choice: The Ishibo, a magic staff that can shoot fireballs and work as a lightsaber.

Class-X Orbital Shuttle

    Alien 
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A creature residing on an abandoned space ship.
  • Darker and Edgier: Other than most of the other antagonists, the threat it presents to the main trio is played completely straight.
  • Shout-Out: In appearance and behavior, it greatly resembles the Xenomorph from Alien

Theme Park

    Benjamin and Benjamini 
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A pair of strongmen that live and work in the Theme Park.
  • Bash Brothers: Bonus points for them being actual brothers.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Benjamin is immensely protective of Benjamini and dotes on him as if he were a child.
  • The Big Guy: Benjamin is a lot taller than his brother.
  • Foreshadowing: Benjamin states that he and his brother never left the park. When Mira asks if they were born there, he says that he doesn't remember. Him and his brothers are NPCs in a video game, so of course they never left the area designated to them.
  • CloudCuckooLander: They're not that bad, just...very enthusiastic about their theme park.
  • Manchild: They really like having fun.
  • Obliviously Evil: They activate a roller coaster the main trio has landed in despite it missing a huge chunk of its tracks. And afterwards they gleefully ask if the ride was fun.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Their tattoos range from mystical creatures like unicorns to the more mundane anchor.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: They both speak with an accent that could be Italian but also sounds a lot like Russian sometimes.

Ghost Town

    Dave 

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An old man that lives beneath the cemetery of the ghost town.


  • Blind Seer: What he appears to be. Subverted. He's not actually blind, he's just wearing sunglasses.
  • The Bus Came Back: He reappears in the final episode as the main team tries to get back to the Ironwood Tree, warning them about the enemies to come.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He lives in the catacombs underneath the Ghost Town, gives people he has just met prophecies about the immediate future by putting his hand on their forehead and walks around with sunglasses for no discernible reason.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Upon reading Miras' future he suddenly shouts out to beware Colrath. Colrath is the name of the dragon the kids have to defeat in the final level of the game.
    • When he repeats the procedure with Adam, he gives a shocked gasp and slowly backs away. When Adam asks him if he saw anything, he simply replies that it's best Adam doesn't know. While it's never confirmed directly, this could have been foreshadowing Adams' almost-death in the Ice Area.
    • He glitches briefly after seeing Adam and Mira off, cluing Adam in that they're in a video game.
  • Walking Spoiler: We can't talk about Dave without mentioning his glitch.

Other

    The Weird Guy 

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Voiced by: Mark Hildreth
A mysterious eccentric, purple man that offers his help to the group, but at an unspecified cost.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: The way he acts and talks makes it pretty clear that he needs a check-up from the neck up.
  • Exorcist Head: Pulls this on the kids when they fail to tell him what the magic words are.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Mark Hildreth is the only member of the cast to carry over his role to the live—action epilogue (and prologue)
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When the game starts to tear itself apart, he stops with his usual antics to warn Mira and Kai that they're in (potentially) mortal danger.
  • Pals with Jesus: He's friends with Death one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse.
  • Purple Is Powerful: The most powerful, and definitely the most mysterious character in the show, and his skin is fully purple.
  • Thinking Up Portals: He can generate portals to any location he pleases, which he does upon request. Players only get five, though, and he refuses to teleport them to the exit.

The Other Trio

    Reeve 
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A thoroughly unpleasant Telekinetic who functions as the muscle for the other kids.


  • Dirty Coward: When it looks like he and Adam are evenly matched, he quickly calls on Vanessa to carry him off. He later on attacks and fatally wounds Adam from behind in the Ice Area.
  • Mind over Matter: His powers allow him to go toe to toe with Adam, who is a master of combat.
  • Sadist: He clearly enjoys tormenting the other kids. In episode 9 he whistles happily to himself while chasing a terrified Adam through the woods.

    Vanessa 
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The leader of the other kids.


  • Ambiguous Situation: After reawakening in the real world, her left eye glitches out.
  • Flight: Has the ability to fly through the air for an unlimited amount of time.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • When finally betraying Kai in the Ice Area, she taunts him about his naivete and proceeds to drop him from a high altitude.
    • When Mira and Kai try to trick her, Skeet and Reeve into thinking that Adam died, her only reaction to having apparently caused the death of an innocent boy is amusement and vague interest in the fact that it's actually possible to die in the game.
  • Love-Interest Traitor: Pretends to return Kais' feelings only to later on betray and almost kill him in the Ice Area.
  • Skewed Priorities: Even when the world is literally breaking apart around her, all she seems to care about is beating the main characters.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Feigns ignorance towards the nature of the world around her to avoid the main characters' suspicion and pretends to be interested in Kai in order to get him to join her team.
  • The Vamp: Her primary method of interacting with the main characters is to find one way or the other to seduce Kai into helping her.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Tries to pull one on Kai when her team is beaten in episode 9, claiming that Reeve and Skeet made her betray him. Needless to say Kai doesn't buy it.

    Skeet 
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The third member of the other team. Possesses the power of super speed.


  • Only Sane Man: He's the only one on his team who is concerned about the growing glitches in the world and was even willing to hear the other team out before his own team overrules him.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After witnessing the glitches worsening and seeing his team lose, he just runs away rather than keep trying to face the main characters.
  • Super Speed: Can run faster than the human eye can see.
  • Token Good Teammate: Seems the most hesitant about plotting against the other team, and seems to genuinely like Kai. Of course, he's not that much less belligerent than his fellows.

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