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Your guide to the Loads and Loads of Characters featured in Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers.



The Galaxy Rangers

Zachary Foxx

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The Hero and the team Leader, a family man whose by-the-book personality contrasts with his more freewheeling teammates. A space battle left Zach a Cyborg with an implant-triggered Arm Cannon. It also led to a tragic Fate Worse Than Death for his beloved wife Eliza; she's trapped in a "psychic coma", with her mind in a "psychocrystal", a fiendish device the Queen uses to power Empire technology with Life Energy. Zach is obsessed with rescuing Eliza, which he never accomplishes during the series (although Fanfic authors have Set Right What Once Went Wrong). Zach's teenage children, Zach Jr. and Jessica, are recurring characters who star in a few Day in The Limelight episodes.


Tropes associated with Zach:

 "Commander, there's a man on that planet by the name of Hartford, trying to save the Tarkonians, and you, and me, and everyone who doesn't want to be a slave, pilgrim."

Shane Gooseman, aka "Goose"

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The Lancer, a Clint Eastwood look- and soundalike, and a Cowboy Cop in every sense of the term, Shane may be the most popular Ranger. Shane is an Artificial Human who was "born" as one of the X-Men-like Supertroopers, an experimental, genetically engineered army of SuperSoldiers. He is the youngest of the Supertroopers engineered and considered the runt. Unfortunately, Jerkass politician Senator Whiner exposed most of them to "Batch 22", a flawed DNA accelerator that killed several Supertroopers and caused all the survivors except (arguably) Darkstar to become evil; Goose was out of the barracks at the time, and thus, not exposed. Shane often acts as a Bounty Hunter to capture his former comrades. His implant allows him to adapt to any attack or hostile environment through defensive Involuntary Shapeshifting, which can cause him to transform into strange (but always humanoid) creatures. Goose is also a Chick Magnet; several of the show's female characters are attracted to him, including his teammate Niko.


Tropes associated with Shane:

Niko

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A redheaded Action Girl whose implant enhances--and sometimes weaponizes--her inborn Psychic Powers. Born on an ill-fated colony planet, Niko was raised on the mystical world of Xanadu by a mysterious mentor named Ariel. Niko is also an Adventurer Archaeologist whose knowledge of alien cultures proves invaluable to the team.


Tropes associated with Niko:

Walter "Doc" Hartford

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A graduate of Mrs. Abercrombie's Charm and Finishing School, Doc is a combination of The Smart Guy (although all the Rangers are pretty intelligent) and Plucky Comic Relief. This Billy Dee Williams lookalike is a wisecracking Techno Wizard whose implant gives him control over any computer by using the "Tweakers", a group of talking, sprite-like "programs" he created. Doc's sense of humor has made him a fan favorite.


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BETA Personnel

Commander Joseph Walsh

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Head of BETA and the Rangers' commanding officer. Serves as Da Chief. Before the Galaxy Rangers were started, he headed up the Supertrooper project that created Goose with Commander Negata. He appears to have a personal rivalry with Senator Whiner dating back to the project.


Tropes associated with Commander Walsh:

Buzzwang

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A bumbling android who helps the Rangers and their friends in a few episodes. He was created by Q-Ball as a helper around Longshot but wanted to become a Galaxy Ranger in full. At the end of "Tune Up," he earned the title (at least an honorary one).


Tropes associated with Buzzwang:

  • Captain Ersatz: He's almost certainly based on C3PO of Star Wars fame.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the climax of "Tune Up", Buzzwang self-destructs so that Lazarus Slade can't use him to steal BETA's secrets. It works out better than usual, though: Not only is Buzzwang totally rebuilt, but his heroism earns him a place among the Galaxy Rangers.
  • Kid Appeal Character: And a substantial portion of the fanbase will never forgive him for it.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Robot Buddy
  • Sixth Ranger: He was designed as a "fifth Ranger" to assist the Series 5 team, and his debut episode showed that he wished to be considered a Ranger in his own right.
  • Totally Radical: Buzzwang likes to breakdance. Really.

Q-Ball

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A brilliant inventor who works out of the Longshot lab in the Grand Canyon, Q-Ball creates the Rangers' equipment. He also built Buzzwang.


Tropes associated with Q-Ball:

Dr. Owen Negata

Co-creator of the Supertroopers. Fatally injured when the Supertroopers revolted, his brain was able to be preserved and placed in a robotic shell. He serves as BETA's tactical commander and chief strategist.


Tropes associated with Dr. Negata:

  • Brain In a Jar: All that's left of Dr. Negata when Gravestone attacks him after the Batch 22 incident.
  • Morally-Ambiguous Doctorate: Becoming involved with a Super Soldier program pretty much lands him here, especially when he casually talks about using Goose as a control for an experiment.

Icarus and Winter

Two talking dolphins who live in a tank of water at Longshot. Goose has a special affinity with them.


Tropes associated with Icarus and Winter:

Zach's Family

Eliza Foxx

Zachary's beloved wife, and mother to Zach Jr. and Jessica Foxx. In the pilot episode, the family was headed to Kirwin when they were ambushed by Kidd and his space pirates. She was able to get her children onto an escape pod, but sacrificed herself to let them get away. Things only became worse after Kidd sold her to the Queen of the Crown. The Queen was able to place her in the Psychocrypt, proving that humans were ideal specimens for the nightmarish device. Zachary was able to get her body away from the Queen, but the crystal containing her mind and spirit is being held by the Queen.


Tropes associated with Eliza:

  • And I Must Scream: "Psychocrypt" demonstrates that she is aware of what is going on around her under the imprisonment of the Queen, including the Queen's delight in using her against her husband...but cannot stop any of it.
  • Distressed Damsel: A high tech variation.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Being forced to serve your husband's Arch Enemy against your entire species? Being said archenemy's eyes and ears with everything you know about your spouse turned into a weapon, including nightly Mind Rape of both of you? All the while completely aware and helpless to stop any of it?
  • Fighting From the Inside: "Psychocrypt" ("Zachary! Can't you see it's a trap?!")
  • Ghost in the Machine: Eliza's mind and body are stored separately.
  • Happily Married: To Zach, in the Backstory.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Phoenix" she orders GV to launch the shuttle, saving her children, and condemning herself to the aforementioned Fate Worse Than Death.
  • Spell My Name with an "S" : She's sometimes listed in "Aliza," especially in European releases of the series.
  • Team Mom: In "post rescue" Fanfic, she usually picks up the role, despite her husband adding three more "kids" to the roster.
  • You Are Worth Hell: Why Zach makes his suicidal run in "Psychocrypt."

Zachary Foxx Jr.

Zachary's teenaged son. Outgoing and works as Q-Ball's lab assistant on occasion. He plans on following in his father's footsteps when he's old enough to enlist.


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Jessica Foxx

Zachary and Eliza's younger child. Unlike her brother, her inclination are more for the sciences and research.


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The Rangers' Alien Friends

Waldo Zeptic

One of the "two peaceful aliens" who warn Earth about the Crown Empire and go on to befriend the Rangers. He is an Andorian, a species whose hat is scientific development, logic, and math. He designed Kirwin's defense shield and the super-fast hyperdrive traded to Earth in exchange for an alliance.


Tropes associated with Waldo:

Zozo

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The other "peaceful alien." His species, the Kiwi, are shorter than most humans, good-natured, and have the hat of growing Fantastic Fruits and Vegetables. Kiwi, however, are much tougher than they look and Zozo is the finest example of it. Despite being an Ambassador, Zozo frequently accompanies the Rangers on missions and is always up for a party, a good joke...or a fight.


Tropes associated with Zozo:

The Kiwi Kids


Tropes associated with the Kiwi Kids:

Geezi the Pendulont


The Rangers' primary informant on the outlaw planet of Tortuna. Most of the time, he is very content to stay away from wherever the shooting is. Unfortunately, the Rangers show up and he's usually caught in the crossfire.



The Rangers' Other Allies

Princess Maya

Princess Maya hails from Tarkon, a planet of Human Aliens. An aggressive Action Girl, she was captured from her homeworld and forced into a sadistic Blood Sport. This showed her the wonders and dangers of the wider galaxy, and she became determined to protect her people by importing and learning to use technology, despite their ancient ban on such things. This has caused her to revolt against her father and be snubbed by most members of the nobility... until she helps the Rangers prevent Scarecrow from destroying the Heart of Tarkon.


Tropes associated with Princess Maya:

Annie O

A Determined Homesteader on the planet of Ozark. She was instrumental in helping her isolationist colony join with the League of Planets.


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Mistwalker

Tribal shaman on the Death World of Bistee-Fenokee.


Tropes associated with Mistwalker:

Audra Miles

A BETA scientist who studies sentient life on remote worlds. Unfortunately, her work with the natives sometimes causes her to face dangers from the "civilized" parts of the galaxy.


Tropes associated with Audra:

  • Action Girl: "Mistwalker" had her in the thick of the fighting against the Black Hole Gang. Granted, Mistwalker and the Death World did the bulk of the heavy lifting. However, when the sentient wolf-like Lycans were threatened during "In Sheep's Clothing," she breaks into a heavily-guarded corporate facility looking for answers.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Technically, an adventure xeno-anthropologist.
  • Green Aesop: Usually trying to deliver one.
  • Hot Scientist


Sheriff Bob Ladd

A widower who moved to the planet of Nebraska to police the town of Frontier and raise his little girl.


Amy Ladd

Bob Ladd's small daughter.


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Pinkwing

Amy Ladd's dragon-like pet.


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Aidan Subtract

A harmless Cloudcuckoolander with a talent for inventing fantastic machines. He comes across as a Bungling Inventor because they sometimes need a bit more adjustment...but he's a Gadgeteer Genius on the second try. Unfortunately, his soft spot for Evil Twin Jackie gets him in trouble.


Tropes associated with Aidan Subtract:


  • Bungling Inventor: He seems to be this...until he hammers out that last bug.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His invention ideas are so strange one wonders if he's all there...
  • Evil Twin: Aidan is a peaceful, law-abiding, and somewhat eccentric inventor. His brother Jackie is running an organized crime syndicate.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: When his stuff works.
  • Medicine Show: How he demonstrates his inventions, including his rainmaker.
  • Mobile Kiosk: Aiden works out of one of these, hawking his inventions in "Rainmaker".
  • One-Scene Wonder

Ariel

Niko's mentor and mother figure. Because she was such a standout character, she's a common guest-star in Fanfic.


Tropes associated with Ariel:

Roy McIntyre

A prospector aided by his faithful robot burro, he wanders planets looking for Green Rocks, and sometimes winds up with more than he bargained for.


Tropes Associated with Roy:

  • Coincidence Magnet: He stumbles on a cache of starstones, only to have been followed by the Black Hole Gang. Another attempt uncovered an ancient citadel. A third attempt uncovered a planet loaded with starstones, and he ended up mayor of a boomtown.
  • Prospector
  • Robot Buddy: His companion is a robotic burro.


Cody "Wildfire" Carson

Technically a criminal, but more often an ally of the Rangers.


  • Loveable Rogue
  • Mysterious Past: The only thing we really know is that he's a smuggler, has a ridiculously long rap sheet (mostly customs and docking violations), and seems to know Zach a little too well.
  • Nice Hat: His faithful fedora.
  • Noodle Incident: He seemed to be awfully familiar with Zachary and had obviously been keeping tabs on him. We never learn the specifics of why.
    • We also do not know why he happened to have a frilly dance-hall girl outfit in the back of his ship, either.

The Queen of the Crown and Her Forces

The Queen of the Crown

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Ruler of a vast and crumbling Empire, the sorceress-Queen fuses magic and technology in a nightmarish combination in order to stabilize and keep hold of her territory. the culmination of this is the Psychocrypt, which mashes sentient beings down for Life Energy and uses the resulting Soul Jar to power Slaverlord constructs through which she can see, hear, and speak. She carpet-bombed the planet Tortuna, rendering it uninhabitable aside from a few domed cities. After bringing the Girkin race to near-extinction in her thirst for Slaverlords, she has turned her eyes to humans, who have the unfortunate distinction of being the best known candidate for Slaverlord manufacture.


Tropes associated with The Queen of the Crown:

Crown Agents

The foot soldiers of The Empire. They're everywhere the Crown has influence, and often commanded by a Slaverlord.


Tropes associated with Crown Agents:

  • Bad Cop, Incompetent Cop: They indulge in "routine torture," regularly accept bribes, and seem unable to tie their shoes without a Slaverlord giving orders.
  • The Faceless
  • Mecha-Mooks: Debatable. The closest we get to learning what they are is Zach's rather evasive line in "Lord of the Sands": "As far as we know they're some kind of robot..." There was plenty of evidence that they weren't. Doc never used his tweaker programs against them. One of them screams as he crashes into a guard tower in "Phoenix." The ones in "Tortuna" regularly accept bribes, and in "Mindnet," they're influenced by the machine while Buzzwang isn't. The mechanical voices were likely a way of Getting Crap Past the Radar - and disguising the fact that Henry Mandell was pulling yet another voice.

Slaver Lords

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Slaver Lords are psychic projections controlled by the Queen, powered by the life force trapped in a psycho crystal. A psycho crystal is a crystal full of life force stolen from a living being. The Slaver Lords act as the eyes, ears, and mouth for the Queen.


Tropes associated with Slaver Lords:

  • And I Must Scream: Maybe it's unique to Eliza, but "Psychocrypt" made it clear that she was conscious and able to know what was going on.
  • The Faceless: Except when the Queen is using one of them.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: They are either political enemies, or just the "right" species. They process involves getting their souls forcibly extracted. The process is hideously painful, and then while conscious and aware of what's been done, they are forced to be the eyes, ears, and enforcers of the tyrant that inflicted the fate.
  • Life Energy: What the crystals are.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: The crystals powering them are made from forcibly-extracted souls.
  • Soul Jar: The crystals themselves.


Supertroopers

Ryker Kilbane

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A brutal, bloodthirsty product of the Supertrooper program, he and Goose were bitter rivals even before the riot. When Corrupt Bureaucrat Whiner pumped Psycho Serum into the barracks, Killbane accused Whiner, Walsh, and Negata of trying to kill them and started the revolt. After escaping, he became a notorious mercenary willing to take the nastiest jobs for a good price.


Tropes associated with Ryker Kilbane:

Darkstar

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A quiet and supportive type, despite her brutal origin as a Supertrooper, Darkstar has the ability to temporarily blind people. Goose had fallen for Darkstar back at the academy and tried to convince her to stay, but his inability to admit those feelings led her to leaving with Stingray.


Tropes associated with Darkstar:

Stingray

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Not as aggressive as Killbane or actively looking for revenge against BETA, Stingray took his girlfriend, Darkstar, and headed off for parts unknown. He has the ability to shoot Eye Beams when he lifts his sunglasses.


Tropes associated with Stingray:

Brainchild

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Short and surly, Brainchild was designed as a tactician. A complete sociopath who sees everything and everyone as part of a strategy.


Tropes associated with Brainchild:

Gravestone

A very large Supertrooper, but none-too-bright. Has the ability to turn his body into rock temporarily.


Tropes associated with Gravestone:

Jackhammer

One of the renegade Supertroopers who joined with Killbane. His abilities are unknown.


Tropes associated with Jackhammer:

Chimera

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A vicious sociopath, Chimera is Killbane's right hand woman when the renegades capture Senator Whiner and the Batch 22 Superweapon. Has the ability to Mind Trick others into doing her bidding.


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Other Assorted Villains

Captain Kidd

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A Plitsky space pirate. Looks like an oversized chicken, and is really a coward when he isn't sitting on the bridge of his flagship, the Iron Falcon. He was the one who attacked Zachary and his family in the pilot episode, but cut a deal with BETA in "New Frontier" (the second episode) after being double-crossed. This begins both his Heel Face Revolving Door and his Villain Decay.


Tropes associated with Captain Kidd:

Lazarus Slade

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Tropes associated with Lazarus Slade:

Scarecrow

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Tropes associated with Scarecrow:

McCross

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Tropes associated with McCross:


Daisy O'Mega


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Mogul

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Mogul, a four-armed alien, is the last survivor of a race of evil sorcerers who once controlled the Sorcerer system. He's first seen enslaving the Ewok-like Basooti because the starstones, which grow only on Basoot, enhance his powers.


Tropes associated with Mogul:

Larry

Mogul's long-suffering henchcreature.


Tropes associated with Larry:


The General

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Tropes associated with The General:

Nimrod

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Tropes associated with Nimrod:

Brappo

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Tropes associated with Brappo:

  • Death Course: The grounds of his estate are guarded by a very expensive, and rather lethal, art collection.
  • Rubber Forehead Aliens
  • Wicked Cultured: His ill-gotten gains are mostly re-invested in his expensive-but-lethal art collection.
  • Yes-Man: His butler, Peters...though Peters indulges in as much sarcasm as he can manage doing so.

Mr. Rancid


Tropes associated with Mr. Rancid:

Jackie Subtract

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Tropes associated with Jackie:

  • Evil Twin: To Aidan, as noted above. Played with in that Jackie is introduced earlier, and appears much more often, than his kindly brother.
  • The Fixer: He doesn't appear to steal much himself, but he arranges thefts for those willing to pay.
  • Right-Hand-Cat: Though, in his case, it's a right-hand giant roach.
  • You Have Failed Me: Subtract is pissed off that Miller attracted too much attention during the Sensation Doll's theft, so he forces the poor bastard to touch the doll. Instant Mind Rape.

Wild Bill Krebb

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Tropes associated with Wild Bill:

Senator Whiner


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