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Deep within the technological world, there are those who can encrypt, decode and use the world of data to their liking. These are the White Hats, a section of the GUAG who can use their genius to crack codes just as the physically-talented brethren can crack skulls. Nothing is kept safe from these guys.

Originally a trio formed by Bentley Turtle, Hal "Otacon" Emmerich and Radical Ed, the group gained prominence during the Asylum Incident, acting as a safe haven and a way to obtain crucial data from those who were tormented by the asylum itself. After the asylum's destruction, Cosmos decreed that the hackers could have a prominent place in the GUAG, and the trio opened its doors to any and all hackers of shapes and sizes to join them.

Sometime after Futaba Sakura joined their ranks, the Metaverse Navigator she and her teammates possessed had proved too tempting to pass up, especially after discovering what the Metaverse was, yet it was known that she wouldn't share it willingly. So when she realized it got downloaded after she and Ren Amamiya caught a glimpse of someone who wasn't one of their team (or Goro Akechi) in Mementos, the entire crew was mobilized to track them down. They eventually found the culprit, whose identity will be withheld for their safety, and surprisingly came to an understanding that Futaba can't protect the Meta-Nav alone and could use the White Hats' resources to help strengthen her and the crew's P.A.D. security systems.

The Phantoms eventually went to visit Tron and discussed terms with him. Good thing too, as it turns out the culprit wasn't the only one who had the app. After a brief shakedown, the Phantom Theives of Hearts were once again the sole owners of the Meta-Nav, with only a special few also possessing it after it was ensured that they won't use it for murder (or being accomplices/accessories to it).

Team Leader and Founder

TRON, God of Glowing Futuristic Technology (Rinzler)

  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His Identity Discs
  • Alignment: Lawful Good (Lawful Evil as Rinzler)
  • Reason for joining: Tron sees that all data should be freely available to the users, and would risk his own life for their sake. Hence, he and the Hacking Quintet founded the "White Hats".
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: High
  • Threat level to Melkor: Tron's range is limited to the computer, being unable to leave without hijacking a robot. But inside, his threat level is High.
    • Very High if paired with Sora, thanks to the Setup Limit Break.
    • However, if someone even goes as far as to mention the word "Dyson", Tron will go into an Unstoppable Rage and attack even those who will try to help him.
  • Position: Leader

Hacking Quintet

Dr. Hal Emmerich, God of Non Action Guys (Otacon)

  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His glasses
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Reason for joining: Otacon founded the original Hacking Trio with Bentley and Edward, and after their work in The Friendship Asylum, Cosmos herself considered making the group officially part of the Grand United Alliance of Good.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: High
  • Threat level to Melkor: On his own, None. But paired with Solid Snake, and you've got trouble.
  • Position: Mission Control

Bentley Turtle, God of Crippled Geniuses

  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: A turtle icon with glasses
  • Alignment: Borderline Neutral Good/Chaotic Good
  • Reason for joining: He is eager to put his meticulous plans against the GUAE's finest tacticians. Plus he's got a score to settle with his ex-girlfriend Penelope, who defected to Melkor's side for money.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: She helped him locate Sly in Egypt and reunited the Cooper Gang after several months apart.
  • Threat level to Melkor: Moderately high. Aside from being a tactical genius, his wheelchair has been outfitted with a plethora of attachments that make him a formidable mix of both brains and brawn. Melkor is no fool.
  • Position: Lancer

Edward, Goddess of Playful Hacking (Radical Ed, Edward Won Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, Francoise Appledelhi)

  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: A smiley face with red spiky hair. Alternatively, her laptop with Ein sleeping next to it.
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Reason for joining: She's mainly in it for bounty hunting, but her hacking skills have gotten Cosmos' attention. She hopes that she'll one day be reunited with her fellow Bebop crew members, and thinks Cosmos might be the key.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: High
  • Threat level to Melkor: Don't underestimate Ed's hacking skills in spite of her ditzy personality. And if she finds something she can't hack, then she'll send in Ein the Data Dog to do the job. Alternately, Ed can even sneak in some rotten mushrooms into your food to induce a Mushroom Samba, but she rarely does this.
  • Position: Tag Along Kid

Shiena Kenmochi, Goddess of Those Demoted to Extras

  • Demigoddess
  • Symbol: A computer and a thistle
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Reason for joining: She's not pleased on what the Yandere Quartet did to her during "Vienna Burning", and pleaded herself to the Hacking Quintet to use her hacking skills to publicly humiliate any bully in the pantheon.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: Quite fair.
  • Threat level to Melkor: Mid-Low.
  • Position: Team Assassin

Estonia, God of Those Who Represent The Author (Eduard Von Bock, Edward, Hidekaz Himayura?)

  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: His Flag.
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Reason for joining: Estonia only joined the White Hats to keep balance between his fellow countries, especially Russia and America. Thus, he is the least active member of the Hacking Quintet.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: Fair
  • Threat level to Melkor: Low
  • Position: Audience Surrogate

Other Members

Daxter, Co-God of Cerebus Syndrome (Dax)

  • Lesser God (but in the form of a Greater God)
  • Symbol: The Arc Wielder and Peace Maker next to a Jet Board (shared with Jak)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Reason for joining: He and Jak went through lot in their home verse after being thrown centuries into the future and fought against Baron Praxis, the Metal Heads, Cyber Errol, the Dark Makers, and Mizo. When he heard about the White Hats, Daxter decided that they could use his help because of his small size.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: High. Cosmos accepted Jak for who he was (that many others in the GUAG rejected), which made Daxter very happy.
  • Threat level to Melkor: On his own, Low. But don't underestimate Daxter's capabilities, as he did rescue Jak from prison, and even defeated Kaeden right before this. High when with Jak.
  • Daxter's only reasons to be here is because certain files are too small for the Hacking Quintet to reach. Whenever this happens, he'll be brought into a Pac-Man style world where he must eat data to retrieve the file. This is one of the few times he's seen without Jak.
  • Position: Recurring Guest-Star Party Member

The Royal KnightsMembers , Divine Order of Monster Knights (Guardian Deities, Holy/Exalted Knight Digimon; Omegamon: Omnimon; Dukemon: Gallantmon; Duftmon: Leopardmon; LordKnightmon: Crusadermon; Sleipmon: Kentaurosmon)

  • Greater Gods (some Super Modes and X-Antibody forms push them to Overdeities)
  • Symbol: Their armoury
  • Alignment: Lawful Good in intent; individuals may vary
  • Reason for joining: They have sworn on their lives to guard the Cyberspace from any malicious programs and users that threaten it. Sora has also asked them to protect Tron from Clu, on account of not wanting him to go back to being Rinzler.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: High, though their loyalty to Norn/Yggdrasill and their respective partners is much higher.
  • Threat level to Melkor: Extreme.
  • Position: Guardian Entity for Cyberspace as a whole. They also take shifts in guarding TRON from corruption into Rinzler by Clu after Sora's earnest request for Omegamon and Dukemon (back when only they were ascended) to help.

Neo, The Chosen God and The Divine Guardian of Virtual Training Simulations (The One, Mr. Thomas A. Anderson)

  • Intermediate God, Greater God on the Matrix
  • Symbol: A green "1" on a black background
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Reason for Joining: They chose him.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: High
  • Threat Level to Melkor: High, Very High in the virtual world.
  • Position: Guardian Entity for the Grid/Matrix

Lan Hikari and MegaMan.EXE, Gods of Synchronization (Lan: Netto Hikari), (MegaMan.EXE: Hub/Saito Hikari, RockMan.EXE)

  • Demigod (Lan), Lesser God (MegaMan.EXE) at default. Both of them can raise higher with certain factors
  • Symbol: MegaMan.EXE's Chest Insignia
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good (Lan), Neutral Good (MegaMan.EXE)
  • Reason for joining: Melkor and his goons want to destroy the Internet and neither of them are having none of that.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: High for both of them.
  • Threat Level to Melkor: Lan is ranked low, as he doesn't have much of any way to combat. MegaMan.EXE is low-medium as while he has basic functions, they don't manage him for long. Together, however? HIGH.
  • Position: Primary Combat Hackers

Chell, Goddess of Portal Travel

  • Lesser Goddess
  • Symbol: Her orange jumpsuit. Alternatively, the Portal Gun
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral, although questionable
  • Reason for joining: Chell refuses to talk, so her motivation to join is unclear. Otacon and Bentley both presume that she's in because GLaDOS is with the Black Hats.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: Fair
  • Threat level to Melkor: She can use her Portal Gun to warp away enemies, but other than that, Mid-Low.
  • Position: Intel Gatherer

Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki, Dual Deities of Being Trapped in the Virtual World (Kazuto: Kirito, The Black Swordsman, Beater. Asuna: Titania, Erika, Lightning Flash, Berserk Healer)

  • Rank: Intermediate Gods (Demigod (Kirito) and Quasideity (Asuna) in their non-avatar real life forms)
  • Symbol: The Elucidator and the Lambent Light
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (both)
  • Reason for joining: To protect the virtual world from Melkor's forces. Kirito also wants to finish Sugou off for good.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: Medium for both of them
  • Threat Level to Melkor: High, due to their long stint of being players in the virtual world they possess high level attacks in their abilities. Moreover, Kirito's ability to instantly curb-stomp anyone who hurts Asuna is getting on his nerves.
  • Positions: Secondary Combat Hacker (Kirito), Combat Medic (Asuna). Note that their fellow SAO deities (Suguha/Leafa, Asada/Sinon, Yuuki Konno and Karen/LLENN) occasionally work alongside them in the same capacity. They are left unlisted as they are not officially GUAG members.

Iji Katasier, Goddess of Morality-Tracking Gameplay (The Human Anomaly)

  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: Her Nanogun
  • Alignment: Neutral Good (Pacifist), Chaotic Neutral (Berserker)
  • Reason for joining: She just wants all of the fighting to end, but if the enemy is just too stubborn to just back down or be reasoned with, she'll do what it takes to bring them down short of killing them outright. And with her Passive Weapons, she can do that easily.
    • As for the other one, she wants to prevent the destruction that devastated her planet from happening again, and the GUAG is the best option.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: Good for both.
  • Threat level to Melkor:
    • Pacifist: Would be High were it not for the fact that she's…well, a pacifist, so it's Medium-High. Still, her idea of pacifism is a little… unconventional, which can be a little off-setting when remembering what sort of pacifist the GUAE is up against. Her hacking skills thanks to her Nanofield are dangerous to most tech, and her Passive Weapons enable her to be more proactive on the battlefield.
    • Berserker: Very High. Unlike the other one, this Iji is more liberal with her weapon use and does not harbor the same compunction, has all the same abilities as the Pacifist one (except the Massacre and a Persona), and her Nanofield renders her Nigh-Invulnerable to most non-magical attacks.
  • Position: Saboteur/Support (Pacifist), Tertiary Combat Hacker (Berserker)

Aiden Pearce, God of "Evil" Hackers (The Vigilante, The Fox)

  • Lesser God with his smartphone, Demigod without it
  • Symbol: His smartphone
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral, leaning on Chaotic Good
  • Reason for joining: As The Fox/Vigilante, fighting evil (like career criminals) is what he does. His mindset might not be that of a hero's, but his heart is close to the right place.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: Fair. He's not really a team player, he still operates like a criminal, and he's rather…reckless in how he doles out punishment.
  • Threat level to Melkor: Medium-High or Medium-Low, depending on the amount of technology in Aiden's presence. Melkor curses the god who upgraded his smartphone. Why is it Medium even at its lowest? Well, Aiden still has his baton, guns, and home-made bombs.
  • Position: Jack of All Trades Member #1

JC Denton, God of Nano Augs

  • Lesser God (Doubles as a High Priest to a Greater God)
  • Symbol: A nanomachine augmentation canister.
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Reason for Joining: He got convinced by both TRON and Adam Jensen to join the White Hats thanks to his nanotechnology being one of those that can out maneuver Steven Armstrong's nanomachines, and the fact that he is a good hacker too.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: Good. Thankfully he is Lawful Good. Meaning he has good ties with her.
  • Threat to Melkor: Medium to High. Intelligent, armed and ready, JC can survive a barrage of attacks thanks to his nanotech. And he has the experiences in both combat and technology.
  • Position: Jack of All Trades Member #2

Adam Jensen, God of Men Rebuilt as Cyborgs

  • Greater God
  • Symbol: Retractable gold tinted sunglasses
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Reason for Joining: He actually never asked to be part of the White Hats. Luckily, he got persuaded by the GUAG and as a result, got himself and JC part of the team.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: As one of the Lawful Good-aligned gods in the Pantheon, he has a deep respect for Cosmos. He will fight alongside for the common good.
  • Threat to Melkor: High to Very High. As someone who has a lot of intelligence to many enemies thanks to his augmentation, he can find weaknesses, plans and even scan for threats very easily. The only thing that can stop him are EMPs and anti-cyborg equipment. However, it still won't be easy to kill Adam off.
  • Position: Jack of All Trades Member #3

Lisbeth Salander, Goddess of Surprisingly Female Hackers

  • Quasideity
  • Symbol: Her signature dragon tattoo
  • Allignment: Chaotic Neutral with Good tendencies
  • Reason for Joining: Was convinced to join under Trinity's insistence. She joined with one condition: help donate money towards the abused.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: Medium. She can be a handful to work with, but her heart is always in the right place.
  • Threat to Melkor: Mid-Low. Not much of a threat physically, but is a damn good hacker nevertheless. Plus, she can easily disguise herself as a man if it needs be.
  • Position: Jack of All Trades Member #4

Charles Irving Bartowski, the Living Omniscient Database (Chuck Bartowski, Agent Charles Carmichael)

  • Lesser God
  • Symbol: The Nerd Herd logo later, the Carmichael Industries logo
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Reason for Joining: Because of the INTERSECT that is in his head, there would naturally be plenty of baddies going after it, so he decided to pitch in with the good guys to protect himself and because it's the right thing to do.
  • Threat to Melkor: Medium to Medium-High, depending on how he's using the INTERSECT, which enables him to employ combat skills among other things. Medium is the lowest because he he's able to think up obtuse ways to solve certain situations (like accessing a virus-riddled website or using the salt content in an orange juice tetra pack to disable bombs).
  • Position: Jack of All Trades Member #5

DedSec, San Francisco chaptermembers , Divine Group of Hackers Accompanied With Skull Imagery (Marcus: Retr0, Marky Mark, Wrench: Reginald, Josh: Hawt Sauce, Horatio: Ratio, Raymond: Ray, T-Bone Grady, T-Bone)

  • Lesser Gods
  • Symbol: The DedSec logo
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good, with shades of Chaotic Neutral
  • Reason for joining: DedSec has always been a force of freedom, combating invasive security systems like ctOS and fighting for the people.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: Good.
  • Threat level to Melkor: Medium-High or Medium-Low, depending on the amount of technology in the area. Being the one usually out in the field, Marcus is the biggest threat out of all of them, though is only just higher a threat than Aiden thanks to his additional gadgetry and drones.
  • Position: Jack of All Trades Members #6 and #7 (Marcus and Raymond), Engineer (Wrench and Josh), Propagandist (Sitara), Intel Gatherer (Horatio)

Morpheus, The God Who Offers The Choice Of Adventure

  • Intermediate God
  • Symbol: His hands, holding the red and blue pills
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good with a shade of well-intentioned extremism
  • Reason for joining: To join Neo, and to promote free will.
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: High, even though it's not really reciprocated.
  • Threat level to Melkor: Medium-High.
  • Position: Recruitment Officer

Trinity, Goddess of the Defiant "This"

  • Intermediate Goddess
  • Symbol: A red pill
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Reason for joining: To join Neo, Morpheus, and Lisbeth (whom she coerced to join in the first place).
  • Loyalty to Cosmos: High.
  • Threat level to Melkor: Medium-High, Higher when she's at risk and therefore spurring Neo further.
  • Position: Quaternary Combat Hacker