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Off the Grid is an online Stop Motion, featuring Stikbots as the primary characters, by Stikbot Central. Despite focusing primarily on Stikbots, other types of figures show up as well, including Figmas.

Off the Grid contains examples of:

  • Anyone Can Die: Link, Raptus and Sinon all get killed at certain points in the series. Even Stryker and Shift seem to die at the end of the Season 3 finale.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever:
    • Megatron towers over Stryker and attacks him when he enters an abandoned city.
    • Raptus becomes pretty big when he absorbs the energies of the captured Stikbots.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Link makes his debut by temporarily disabling a squad of Cybermen and holding off a Predator Alien so his Stikbot prisoners can escape.
    • Raptus later saves Stryker from Megatron by summoning a Rift Crawler to distract him.
    • Shift also saves Stryker when he's surrounded by Cybermen.
  • Blood Knight: Vamprah at one point lets out Pixel just so she can fight her.
  • Crapsack World: The world outside the grid, definitely. Complete with Eldritch Abominations, Humanoid Abominations, and Killer Robots.
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  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Stikbots tend to be on the receiving ends of these when facing entities from Outside the Grid, largely in part to their small stature and barely-adequate-firepower.
  • Gas Mask Mooks: The Weapons Traders all wear army Gas Masks.
  • Giggling Villain: The Nightmare Realm entity is prone to fits of laughter.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Stryker lets out the Nightmare Realm girl in order to help him take out Raptus.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Clint isn't making it easy to decide where to place his alignment. Though it can be assumed that he is friends with Sinon.
  • The Hero: Sheriff Stryker, the 'Bot willing to risk himself outside the grid with the exception of his companions.
  • Heroic BSoD: Raptus has this after getting beat down by one of Vamprah's Stikbot Drones, leading to him committing a Face–Heel Turn and absorbing the essence of Stikbots to gain more power.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Shift and Raptus both sacrifice themselves right after each other to give Stryker more time to escape. Subverted when it's revealed they both survived.
    • Sinon actually does it for real when she detonates a grade at point blank range between herself and a mutated Xenomorph.
  • Hired Guns: The Predator in Season 1, who was hired by Vamprah to bring her more Stikbots.
  • Humanoid Abomination: The entity Stryker encounters in episode 11, with a deformed face, claws (swords?), and post-mortem regenerative abilities.
  • Immortality Immorality: Vamprah seeks to extend her lifespan using the energy generated by Stikbots.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Vamprah bisects a Stikbot simply for speaking out. She also kills Link for no reason at all.
    • Regalius has his Cybermen kill a Stikbot who was trying to stop him from sending off other Stikbots to Vamprah.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Vamprah has an army of Cybermen and soulless Stikbots to enforce her rule.
  • Mole in Charge: Regalius is the one in charge of the GRID and he's a servant of Vamprah who provides her with Stikbots to extend her lifepsan and experiment on.
  • Rock Beats Laser: When Tammy confronts Mortis, it quickly becomes clear that her guns are useless against his electromagnetic defense system, so what does she do? She just uses her fists to beat him until he goes offline.
  • The Smart Guy: Shift is a weapons expert with the knowledge to program and control gun turrets.