ReBoot/Characters

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Characters that appear in ReBoot.

WARNING! There are unmarked Spoilers ahead. Beware.


Bob[edit | hide | hide all]

Format: Guardian

"I come from the Net. Through systems, people, and cities, to this place - Mainframe. My format, Guardian: To mend and defend. To defend my new found friends, their hopes and dreams, and to defend them from their enemies."

The Hero. Bob is a guardian. The Guardians are the net's equivalent to a police force, based in the Super Computer. Their purpose is to mend and defend: repairing damage caused by tears and fighting viruses. Assisted by his Keytool Glitch, Bob has been assigned as the guardian of the small system of Mainframe, defending the locals from their two resident viruses: Megabyte and Hexadecimal. In Mainframe, Bob is looked up as some sort of Superhero, especially by young Enzo, who dreams of becoming a guardian himself. Bob is more prone to the Indy Ploy in comparison to Dot's The Chessmaster approach. Had a Will They or Won't They? thing going with Dot, until they decided to get married.

Tropes associated with Bob:

  • Big Good: Being a guardian, he's technically the highest ranking of the good guys, but Phong's the local ruler.
  • Big Brother Mentor: For Enzo.
  • Brown Eyes
  • Catch Phrase: "I don't think so!", "This is bad. This is very bad", "Not good! This is not good!" and "Stay frosty!".
  • The Chosen Many: The Guardians.
  • City Mouse: He has to be reminded on multiple occasions that Mainframe is not the Supercomputer, both in terms of technology and its sense of community.
  • Determinator: "He is a Guardian. He will find a way to survive the Web, but he needs us to show him the way home."
  • Everything's Better with Bob
  • The Hero
  • Hollywood Tone Deaf: He's a terrible singer.
  • Green Lantern Ring: Glitch can do pretty much anything that it needs to do for the plot, including deciding for itself what it needs to do to advance the plot.
  • Indy Ploy: Bob's favored method of dealing with any given situation.
  • Last of His Kind: During season 4, Bob is the last Guardian that still has a Key tool. Additionally, he was the last Guardian to be infected by Daemon.
  • My Car Hates Me
  • The Other Darrin: Michael Benyaer voiced him in the first two seasons. Ian James Corlett took over in Seasons 3 and 4. However, in the fourth season, Benyaer returned to voice Bob for flashbacks, and also to voice the "second" Bob in the latter half of that season.
  • Technical Pacifist
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Considered a radical among Guardians for his advocacy of rehabilitation for viruses. It works for Hex, but by the end of Code of Honor even Bob's starting to get tired of letting Megabyte live.

Glitch[edit | hide]

Format: Keytool

Glitch is Bob's keytool. It has the ability to become any object on command, as well as other powers such as analyzing the rules of a game. The exact limitation of Glitch's Green Lantern Ring powers: it's implied it cannot duplicate some of the rarer weapons Bob requisitions from Phong, and it does not have unlimited energy. Glitch is sentient, though it seems only a guardian can understand its beeping language. Glitch was damaged at the end of season 2, unable to do anything but give the information about gamecubes. Later it merged with Bob, and was later unmerged and upgraded into Glitch 2.0 (whose exact capabilities are unknown).

Dot Matrix[edit | hide]

Format: Command.Com

"I look to the Net. I search though systems, peoples and cities for these sprites: my family. My format: Command.Com of what was once Mainframe."

The leader of Mainframe (she took over the position from, according to Word of God, an unseen sprite whom Phong represented sometime between the end of season 2 and the end of season 3). Dot is for most of the series The Chick and Bob's main love interest. She owns Dot's Diner, a small diner which often served as headquarters to the heroes in the early seasons. Enzo is her little brother. Dot is known to be very organized and almost incapable of doing anything unless she has a plan. However, once she does have a plan, things usually go right.

Tropes associated with Dot:


Enzo Matrix[edit | hide]

Format: Renegade & Guardian

"I live in the games. I search through systems, people, and cities, for this place: Mainframe; my home. My format? I have no format. I am a renegade, lost on the Net."


Originally Dot's Bratty Half-Pint brother. He hero-worshipped Bob. Later in the 3rd season he underwent a Plot-Relevant Age-Up into a super strong Badass with a short fuse, a hatred of viruses, and a homicidal hatred of Megabyte in particular. The adult Enzo has a copy of Bob's guardian code, meaning that he has technically all the immunities a guardian has to the web and viral infections, although he never had any guardian training. The lack of training however does not make him any less dangerous (Heck, it probably makes him more dangerous). Also, because of a fluke involving a system restore, there is both a young Enzo and the Adult Enzo (usually just called Matrix to differentiate) running around Mainframe. The former annoys the latter to no end.

Tropes associated with Enzo or Matrix:

  • A Boy and His X: and his super-powered, tank-chewing dog.
  • Badass: Both of them. Especially for the younger Enzo in season four, after defying Dot's orders and winning the game that he was supposed to lose and escape Mainframe from, and convincing his infected older brother to change his icon. This cured him, and he quickly then cured most of the others including Hexadecimal, who was the only one who stood any possible chance against Daemon. It may not sound like much, but because of this Enzo was instrumental in saving the entire net from complete annihilation, which was only mere moments away if he hadn't intervened when he did.
  • Badass Beard: After growing up.
  • Bratty Half-Pint
  • The Berserker: Matrix isn't to be provoked. Megabyte does it and ends up being tackled through a wall and have a dent punched into his chest.
  • The Big Guy: Matrix is big and strong enough to punch a dent in Megabyte, or a wall.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower
  • Combat Pragmatist: Mostly in his "interactions" with Megabyte dents his chest, gouges his gut, breaks his claws, and punches him in the gut wound, repeatedly and that is when he doesn't just shoot 'em.
  • Evil Eye: Matrix's prosthetic eye lets him detect viruses, aim his gun, and use telescopic vision.
  • Eyepatch After Time Skip: Without the eyepatch, but the trope is still in full effect. Those games were not kind to him.
  • Foreshadowing: In Dot's Bad Future sequence from "Identity Crisis, Part 2," viewers see an older Enzo that's all muscled up and more of a jerk. He even has a scar over his right eye and wears an earring.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He is extremely jealous of Ray's attraction to AndrAIa in season 3.
  • The Hero: In Season 3, including after Bob comes back. Firmly The Lancer in season 4 though.
    • Sociopathic Hero: Matrix has moments like this, but that's more due to trying to hide his softer side. Still, Matrix has no qualms about killing his enemies, much to the dismay of both his allies and younger self.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Early in Season 3, thanks to Cyrus' propaganda and the general unwillingness of the Mainframers to accept anyone other than Bob as a Guardian. He and AndrAIa manage to turn this around somewhat, though.
  • I Got Bigger: Holy crap did he ever. Enzo was half the size of Bob while Matrix is just a hair taller than Megabyte
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After the time skip he becomes one.
  • Jerkass Facade: In "Icons," he delivers "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the binomes of a devastated system for being too scared to go into games and then storms off. When AndrAIa catches up with him, he asks how many signed up. Apparently, the tactic works great in getting Sprites to join the cause.
  • Keet: Before growing up
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Matrix's bike.
  • Morality Chain: AndrAIa
  • More Dakka: Gun's "Death Blossom" mode consists of the gun tagging everyone in the room, before spinning in mid-air on its own randomly.
  • The Other Darrin: As a child, Enzo has been voiced by no less than five different actors. This was done because the creators wanted to have a child voice Enzo, so he had to keep getting re-cast. The fifth voice actor was used exclusively for the very young Enzo seen in flashbacks during season four.
  • Paul Dobson: Voice of Matrix.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When his Golden glows red, He's Gunning for you.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: aside from a few different accessories Matrix looks almost exactly like his father, Wellman Matrix.
  • Take Up My Sword: Becomes Mainframe's Guardian after Bob is lost in the Web.
  • Took a Level in Badass
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Shows traces of this after Bob is rescued. While he is thrilled to see Bob again, he is concerned that the Guardian will judge him harshly for what he had to do to survive. Unsurprisingly, Bob is actually proud of him.
  • Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him: His favored response to most situations, though he doesn't get to actually do it most of the time. This is used to set up an Austin Powers-themed Game where Matrix, in the form of Dr. Evil, decides to forgo the deathtrap and just put a bullet in the User.
    • "Gun, command line: full delete" has been the last words heard by many a virus.
  • World of Cardboard Speech


Frisket[edit | hide]

Format: Sprite/Dog

(Bob enters through a window)

Dot: Ever hear of a door?

(Bob's mangled hover board is tossed through the window.)

Bob: Ever hear of a Frisket?


Enzo's dog. He has been known to chew tanks and growl at Bob.

Tropes associated with Frisket:

  • Made of Iron
  • Spider Sense: Can sniff out a virus under any circumstances.
  • Super Strength: He once got a hold of an armored Binome Carrier and repeatedly smashed it around like a chew toy.
  • Team Pet
  • Undying Loyalty: Enzo once referred to him as feral, and he really does do as he pleases in general, but when it comes to Enzo? He'll face Megabyte himself.

Phong[edit | hide]

Format: System Administrator

The oldest and wisest Chinese sprite in Mainframe, who lives in the Principal Office and oversees the system. A frequent target of Megabyte's schemes, nevertheless he does what he can in order to stop him with the help of the others.

Tropes associated with Phong:

AndrAIa[edit | hide]

Format: Game Sprite (A.I.)

Originally a game sprite, AndrAIa met young Enzo in an aquatic game and they became friends. As the game ended, she attached a copy of her data to Enzo's icon so that said copy would leave the game with Enzo and could stay with him. Aged up along with Enzo, becoming an Action Girl and Love Interest. Has a thing for motorcycles.

Tropes associated with AndrAIa:

  • Action Girl
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Fish Out of Water: Almost literally. Her original form is that of an aquatic mermaid-like creature. She also displays the trope properly in her child form, though after the timeskip she's grown out of it.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather
  • Literal-Minded: "Now all we can do is sit and wait". "I will stand, if that's okay with you." Grew out of it over the timeskip.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl
  • Meaningful Name: She's a sentient game sprite with the "AI" in her name in caps.
  • Morality Chain: Somewhat. It's heavily implied that she's the only reason Matrix didn't become a complete and utter psychopath during the timeskip, and any time she's separated from him or incapacitated, he gets really, really ill-tempered, even compared to his normal self. At one point he is seen working this frustration off in a Game. This was a bad time to be a User.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: When they first met, Enzo claimed to be a Guardian to impress her and was very reluctant to tell her the truth. Despite the obvious, though, she always referred to him as "Guardian." In Season 4, however, AndrAIa reveals that she always knew the truth on account of her superior hearing. She just pretended to believe the lie because she was in love.
  • Spock Speak: In her child form. She grew out of it during the timeskip.
  • Stripperiffic: Judge For Yourself.
  • Super Senses: Her hearing may be on par with Frisket's.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: None of the other humanoid sprites have blue hair.

Mouse[edit | hide]

Format: Hacker

Mouse was probably not intended to be a recurring character, being first mentioned as an old friend of Bob's before showing up as a mercenary working for Megabyte. She was quick to join the heroes, however, after Megabyte double-crossed her. She managed to simultaneously be an Action Girl while mostly taking Dot's place as The Smart Girl.

Tropes associated with Mouse:

Ray Tracer[edit | hide]

Format: Web Surfer

A type of enhanced Search Engine, Ray meets Matrix and AndrAIa in a desert system where he is being detained by the authorities. He ends up joining their group because he can guide them through the Web, although he simultaneously causes Matrix much grief by flirting with AndrAIa. But in the end, Matrix accepts him. Ray later becomes the love interest of Mouse.

Tropes associated with Ray:

  • Australian Accent
  • Captain Ersatz: Ray (especially when flying through the web) is an obvious homage to the Silver Surfer.
  • Empathic Weapon: Or rather, Empathic Surfboard Surfbaud.
  • Demoted to Extra: Season 4. Seriously, the only times he appears on-screen are brief, silent cameos.
  • Love Triangle: Sort of. AndrAIa either doesn't notice he likes her or doesn't really care. Either way, it's fairly obvious that she stays with Matrix.
    • Also note that while Ray initially and genuinely flirts with her, that's before he sees she's in a committed relationship. He otherwise backs off save some compliments, but Matrix misinterprets it out of jealousy.
  • Sky Surfing

Megabyte[edit | hide]

Format: Virus

"I come from the Net. Infecting systems, people, and cities, to this place, Megaframe: my domain. My format, Virus: To corrupt and conquer!"

The Big Bad. A virus that styles himself after an Evil Overlord. He alternatively seeks to take over Mainframe or enter the Super Computer, where he could infect its vast resources to take over the entire Net. He is The Virus, having the ability to infect Binomes and turn them into his Mooks. He is very powerful, so much that only three people would dare face him one-on-one in direct combat: Bob, Matrix and Hexadecimal. Oh, and speaking of Hexadecimal, she is his sister.

Tropes associated with Megabyte:

  • Badass
  • Big Bad
  • British Accents: Thanks to the late, magnificent voice of Tony Jay.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: What he does to Hex in season 3 to force her into being a weapon for him. He has Herr Doktor install a pain collar around her neck, which Megabyte can activate via a control panel attached to his arm.
  • Color Coded for Your Convenience: Everything that serves Megabyte is dark blue, with neon green markings. Even the sprites that bear his infection are dark blue, with neon green markings and green PIDs.
  • The Comically Serious: A result of being Surrounded by Idiots.
  • Easily-Detachable Robot Parts: While we never actually see Megabyte do it, his legs come off when he sits on his throne.
  • Evil Brit
  • Evil Laugh: Uncommon, but spectacular whenever he chooses to do one.
  • Evil Plan: It seems like he wants to take over Main Frame but its actually a stepping stone to reach the Super Computer. Though he had smaller scales ones too.
  • Evil Overlord
  • Evil Sounds Deep
  • Fusion Dance :Forms Gigabyte with Hexadecimal. When that happens, you're dealing with Apocalypse How.
  • Genius Bruiser: He has The Plan to manipulate and the muscles to intimidate.
  • It Amused Me: When asked as to why he went through with the "My Two Bobs" scheme, with a malevolent smile he replied, "It amused me."
  • Large and In Charge: He's huge compared to binomes and extremely large compared to most sprites, though Matrix is almost exactly the same size.
  • Large Ham: Has his moments.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He can outrun his armored Binome Carriers despite attempts to go full speed, and when he catches up to it he can throw it around like a rag doll.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Made of Iron
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Just because he sounds refined doesn't mean he won't fight like an enraged bear when pressed.
  • Oh Crap: After Matrix punches him across the room, he looks down and sees a dent in his chest. The look on his face is him realizing that Matrix throwing his gun away wasn't overconfident pride, it was leveling the playing field.
  • Pet the Dog: As horrible a being he is, his rock-off at Enzo's birthday was nice and awesome.
  • Post-Mortem Comeback: When Bob enters the core to save data and force a system restart, he encountered a program left behind by Megabyte, who was launched into the Web. It's a simulation of Megabyte, which can self-replicate, but all it does it taunt Bob.
  • Psychotic Smirk: While most expressions of his beyond contempt range into this territory on an episodic basis, he gives his most terrifying one right before he rockets Bob into the Web.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With Hexadecimal.
  • Slasher Smile: He gives one during his first fight with Bob in the fourth season.
  • Super Strength
  • Take Over the City: He'd prefer the Supercomputer, but until he gets access he'll take what he can get.
  • The Virus
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: At the end of season 4.
  • Wicked Cultured
  • Wolverine Claws: He sports two mean sets of these, one from his fingers and one from his knuckles.

Hack and Slash[edit | hide]

Format: Robot

Megabyte's two bumbling henchmen who often screw up their given tasks. Both are rather fond of Bob despite being his enemy and have aided him on occasion. Not willing to cross the Moral Event Horizon by deleting a binome on Megabyte's orders (because Bob wasn't there to stop them, in their own words), they later join the side of good. Hack, the red one, has a higher-pitched voice (the voice of Rattrap, to be precise) and tends to be rather callous, while Slash, the blue one, has a deeper voice and is more sensitive and kind than Hack.

Tropes associated with Hack and Slash:

Slash: I cannot do this. It is bad.

Hexadecimal[edit | hide]

Format: Virus

"I infect the entire net. I have spread through systems, peoples, and cities, from this place: mainframe. My format? Virus; the Queen of Chaos."

A benign virus and Megabyte's sister who lives in the ruins of Mainframe's former twin city, now known as Lost Angles. Essentially chaos incarnate, using the title of The Queen Of Chaos, with unpredictable mood swings and a flair for art and drama. Starts out rather villainous, but mellows out under Bob's influence, and in fact joins the heroes as a Sixth Ranger during season 4. Hexadecimal is powerful. REALLY powerful. As in she can singlehandedly massacre Megabyte's entire forces on her own without breaking a sweat, and Megabyte knows better then to engage her in a straight-on fight.

Tropes associated with Hexadecimal:

"Never mind. It will be glorious."

  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: After becoming a Sprite.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes usually turn red whenever she's angered or just in plain psychotic mode.
  • Right-Hand-Cat: Scuzzy.
  • Sexy Walk: Indeed.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With Megabyte.
  • Sixth Ranger: After Bob defragments her.
  • Slasher Smile: Her "Homicidal Glee" mask is this, the source of many childhood nightmares.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Occasionally acts this way towards Bob.
  • Telekinesis
  • Tsundere: Especially toward Bob. With a dash of Yandere, just for fun.
  • Victory Is Boring: There was one time where her Evil Plan actually worked. She won. There was nothing Bob or anyone could do about it. "Peace and silence forever" as Bob put it. She had a panic attack and reversed the damage. Though it was less "Victory Is Boring" and more "That particular victory would be boring", because with everything in eternal, unchanging stone, she was now in a stagnant, predictable, orderly world, which as a self-described Queen of Chaos, was anathema to her.
  • White Mask of Doom: Duh.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Though she retains her powers after having her head unscrambled, leading her to do things such as teleport an entire invading army out of the city because Bob asked her nicely.
    • When she gets depowered in Season 4 though, she mellows out even more. And when changed back, even more powerful than before, she goes right back to being crazy.


Mike The TV[edit | hide]

Format: TV (Really?)

Mike is Bob's TV. Bob could never turn him off because the remote ran away. Mike talks a LOT. All the time. Usually reciting Stock Phrases, or advertisements he used to show. Around Mainframe, Mike is the closest thing to a news anchor, presenting news, narrating documentaries, and other such jobs in the visual medias (including speaking with the drawl often associated with televangelists, while infected by Daemon). Mike has a great talent at annoying other characters (although the Supervirus Daemon seemed to enjoy his company). He's a coward who will constantly remind people that he's a personal friend of Bob.

Tropes associated with Mike:

Mike: Don't touch that dial! You're tuned to the Commercial Channel! All commercials, all the time. (Darkly) An eternity of useless products to rot your skeevy little mind forever.
Mirror Bob: Aaaahhhhh!!!

  • Cowardly Lion: Mike can actually be braver than most people give him credit for. Whether it's willingly helping Bob with his plan to stop Hexadecimal from wrecking Mainframe with the system's paint program, staying in Lost Angles to provide her with "therapy" for her after Bob removed her mask, or destroying a shadow monster, getting rid of Bob and Dot's Evil Counterparts and eventually winning the game of A Dungeon Deep, Mike's come through for the heroes more times than you'd think.
  • Kent Brockman News
  • Large Ham: "Surprise your friends! Amaze your family! ANNOY PERFECT STRANGERS!!!!!!... it's obviously nothing." Bob can't turn the volume down either.
  • Motor Mouth
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Often speaks in different impressions when doing Shout Outs. His regular voice also appears based on Phil Silvers.
  • Phrase Catcher: MIKE!
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Talkative Loon
  • Unwitting Pawn: As part of her larger plan to infect the Net, Daemon arranged for a Web creature to enter Mainframe through Hexadecimal's looking glass. Mike accidentally shattering it with a loud opera show gave Daemon the opportunity she needed.

Scuzzy[edit | hide]

Format: Viral System Interface

Scuzzy is Hexadecimal's familiar. He is a small, cat-like creature who lives with his mistress in her lair, and serves as her pet and spy. He has a domed view screen on top of his head that can record anything he has witnessed, and is small enough to sneak into any area undetected (even Silicon Tor). He is very cunning, sly, and extremely loyal to Hex - although he isn't ignorant of the fact that she's crazy.

Daemon[edit | hide]

Format: Super Virus

"I am Daemon. I am the word. My format: Super Virus, my function; to bring unity to the net."
"I am not an entity, I am a time. My time is now."

Daemon is by far the most powerful virus to ever hit the Net. She's a kind and gentle person when you talk to her, but she can enslave entire systems with a touch, will sacrifice any number of troops to achieve her goals, and is out to crash the entire Net.

  • Affably Evil: Her personality is no act; she's a truly nice and angelic person who just happens to also want to cause the apocalypse.
  • Apocalypse How: She would have crashed the entire Net. For the people in the series, that would likely be Class 5.
  • Baddie Flattery: She's very polite and considerate, and speaks admirably of the main character's love... though some things she cannot tolerate.
  • Berserk Button: She seems to despise Viruses turned Sprites, given her reaction to Hex. It should be noted, however, that her "berserk" never rises above mild annoyance (though she does trash Hex in the process). It's just weird because otherwise she's never seen to be anything but completely happy and polite, even when ordering her followers to commit suicide or getting shot at.
    • She'll also apparently easily retract her feelings if the "offense" is changed. When Hex becomes her viral, psychotic old self again and fights Daemon, Daemon says "Why do you wish to stand against me? You are a virus; we should be friends."
  • Big Bad: She took over the entire Net at one point.
  • Dark Messiah
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: She calls Mike Michel, and has a french accent.
  • Flying Brick: She flies, her finger can block the attack from a Mech that smacked Megabyte across the room, and she can go toe to toe with a super-powered Hexadecimal.
  • Knight Templar: She thinks the only surefire way to eliminate pain, war, and fighting is to eliminate all existance.
  • Killer Rabbit
  • Light Is Not Good: She's pretty and angelic, with a sweet and polite nature. But she's also out to destroy the entire Net.
  • Omnicidal Maniac
  • The Virus: She takes over the entire Net.
  • What Do You Mean Its Not Symbolic: The real reason she has a French accent is because she's set up to be like Joan of Arc.
  • You Have Failed Me...: When one of her infected aides fails in his attempt to invade Mainframe, Daemon whispers a series of "ones" and "ohs" to him in binary code. He then continues the sequence, before ending with a final "...oh". He then explodes.

The User[edit | hide]

Format: N/A

The User is the owner of the computer that is Mainframe. He is He Who Must Not Be Seen because he's a human living in the real world, but he still plays a major role in the series, acting as an antagonist during the games. He is viewed by most of the inhabitants of Mainframe as some sort of god. Capable of both great evils (such as the city-leveling games) and goods (System Restore and new files). The User is generally seen in game cubes under the guise of a Player Character which the inhabitants of mainframe have to stop from winning.

Tropes associated with The User:

  • Deus Ex Machina: Or rather, god Outside the machine. His gamecubes (not the console) fill that role often; when they don't, they serve only to make a situation worse by dropping at the worst times possible. The User himself performs that role more directly at the end of season 3 when he initiates a system restore to save Mainframe after a system crash. His role is even lampshaded by Dot:

Where's a gamecube when you NEED one.

  • The Ghost
  • Humans Are Cthulhu: The User is a dangerous implacable foe in the games, a creator of viruses that plague the Net, provider of upgrades, and repairer of the system.

Captain Gavin Capacitor (and his crew)[edit | hide]

Format: Software Pirate

Captain Capacitor (Or, as he likes being called, "The Crimson Binome") is the captain of the Saucy Mare and its crew of pirates. He is a one binome and a fairly honorable man. Originally dealt in piracy, until Dot convinced him that legal business was more profitable (the damage done to his operation by kidnapping Bob, who subsequently escaped helped drive the point home). He later became an ally of Mainframe, especially Matrix, whom he helped search the web for Bob. His crew includes his nerdy accountant, and Princess Bula, an Amazonian giant one binome.

  • Action Girl: Princess Bula.
  • Author Avatar: Sort of. He's named after one of the show's co-creators, but the similarity stops there.
  • {{Badass"": Capacitor is one tough Binome.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: He could make more money as a legitimate merchant than as a pirate. When Dot points this out to him, he immediately gives up piracy for honest work.
  • Expy: Does Capacitor and Mr. Christopher remind anyone of Captain Hook and Mr. Smee?
  • Huge Girl Tiny Guy: The Princess falls in love with Specky, the nerdy one binome working in the Principal Office.
  • Large Ham: Capacitor. Again, he's Robotnik after all.
  • Nice Hat: Capacitor's pirate hat.
  • Pirate Booty
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: At first averted, but once the Pirates leave piracy for legitimate business, they fall into this trope, never being seen to do anything but act pirate-like.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: Princess Bula, at first, and even Specky is initially uncomfortable.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules: When Mr. Christopher mentions that they'll return from their voyage through the Web without a cent to their names...

Captain Capacitor: Aye, lad, perhaps so, but there be other reasons to set sail besides profit!
Crew: *GASP!*
Captain Capacitor: ...like repaying a debt to a friend, for one! Sometimes, doin' the right thing, lads, is worth more than all the booty a swab can carry! *turns to Mr. Christopher with a Death Glare* Be I makin' meself clear, lad?

  • Verbal Tic: Yarrrrr!!
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: At the end of Season 3, the crew is in Mainframe and seems poised to further help the Mainframers against Daemon. However, in Season 4, they are never seen doing so and - outside of a cameo - most (including Capacitor himself) never appear. A quick shot of a vid window in "Daemon Rising" suggests Capacitor at least has been captured, but it is never made clear through dialogue and the whole crew goes unmentioned.
    • Several of them are seen at Dot's wedding though.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Capacitor to Matrix, when Matrix refuses out of hand to release Ray Tracer from prison while breaking out the crew of the Saucy Mare.

Binomes of Note[edit | hide]

Generic Parody

  • The WWII Pilots
  • Specky
  • Cyrus
  • The Star Trek Nerds: Not actual characters, just fanboys.
  • Herr Doktor -- His actual name!
  • Al, his waiter, and his roller skating waiter.
  • The Viral supremacists.
  • The Binome family - Jimmy, the unnamed female zero binome, and their baby one binome.

Actual Parody


Back to ReBoot