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The titular protagonist. He is a Mechanimal (i.e. mechanical animal) and a cyborg. He was brought onto the police force as their secret weapon against crime. He starts off as a rookie being given an orientation patrol, but things get complicated shortly after starting the patrol. What is more, a conspiracy also strikes CyberCity, and what started as a simple orientation patrol becomes a fight for survival.

  • Adaptation Name Change: In the Australian comic “Issue One”, Cyberswine's name is George Porser. In this game, his name is George Fox.
  • Bald of Awesome: Cyberswine is bald, and he is awesome when it comes to combat.
  • Brain In a Jar: Cyberswine's opening narration has him saying that he is a “brain in a box”. He also mentions about being a brain floating in liquid, so this trope applies.
  • Cyborg: Well, the “cyber” part of his name should make that clear.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Depending on your choices, Cyberswine can engage in this.
  • Expy: Of RoboCop.
  • Furry Reminder: Cyberswine behaves like a robot and a human so much that you would forget that he is also a pig. The few times he laughs, he will actually snort like a pig.
  • Hot-Blooded: Depending on your decisions, Cyberswine can display this personality.
  • Last of His Kind: Between the Grid Virus and the NetPolice, Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee are the last cops left standing.
  • Lawful Stupid: If Cyberswine chooses not to kill the dying old man, he will try to justify his decision by saying that killing people is against the law. In other words, he was engaging in this. Lieutenant Sarah Lee disagrees, saying that you cannot stay human if you cannot bend the law. In other words, she is against this.
  • Naive Newcomer: Cyberswine starts out as this. Lieutenant Sarah Lee has to explain the Healthex vaccine to him, as well as the controls to their AV.
  • Pig Man: Cyberswine the protagonist. It is later revealed that he was a human whose brain was combined with a pig's brain and then transferred into a pig's body.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: Cyberswine can shoot down two NetCop-piloted AVs while saying, “Top Gun, eat your heart out!”
  • Portmanteau: Cyberswine is called a Mechanimal. Mechanimal = Mechanical + Animal.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: When Lieutenant Sarah Lee is threatening to shoot Draino, you can choose to have Cyberswine say, “Sarah! Take. A. Walk.”
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Zigzagged between Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee. If you have Cyberswine make choices involving Aggressive, he will be like the Red Oni and Sarah will be like the Blue Oni. If you have Cyberswine make choices involving Caring, he will be like the Blue Oni and Sarah will be like the Red Oni.
  • Speaking, Like, Totally Teen: When Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee encounter Speedo again, you can choose to have Cyberswine try to speak to Speedo in urban slang. Speedo will get confused, and then he will just get annoyed. In fact, he will say, “Man, you cops would have to stop eating round donuts just to prove that you ain't square.”
  • Taking You With Me: At the end of the game, Vice-President Bryce Gets seems to have completely defeated Cyberswine. But Cyberswine reveals one last trick. He has one more missile. He fires it, which causes an explosion that scorches Future Towers and kills everyone except for Zak. He gets Cyberswine out of there, but it is left ambiguous whether Cyberswine is alive or dead at this point.
  • The Spock: Cyberswine is equipped with a Logic Chip that allows him to become this when he activates it. He uses it at one point to list the series of events that have occurred so far, but he is unable to figure out who caused those events because he needs more data.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Cyberswine believes in this, because it is against the law to kill. You can choose to make an exception for a dying old man. Also, he would have preferred to take in Vice-President Bryce Gets alive, but the situation was such that he had to kill him.
  • Walking Armory: Cyberswine comes equipped with a 20-watt pulse laser, a multi-yield variable targeting missile launcher capable of laser, radar, heat-seeker and dry-fire modes, a 30 millimeter auto-cannon and a carbon dioxide gas-propelled grapple pin. Justified, because he is a cyborg and these weapons are built in.

Lieutenant Sarah Lee


A police lieutenant. She is partnered up with Cyberswine for his orientation patrol. Normally, she would not be given this job, but she is on probation for refusing to take the Healthex vaccine, which is required by law. She is also not thrilled about being partners with Cyberswine, because she sees him as a freak and a thing. Little does she know that circumstances will force them to work together, whether she likes it or not.

  • Adaptation Dye Job: In the original comic, Lieutenant Sarah Lee had red hair. In this video game adaptation, her hair colour is changed to blonde. Actually, let's compare and contrast her appearance in the comics with the above image.
  • Disappeared Dad: Lieutenant Sarah Lee mentions her mother and wants to check up on her when the Grid Virus starts spreading. She says nothing about her father, which would indicate that he is either dead or divorced.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Lieutenant Sarah Lee wears a big shoulder pad on the left side but not the right side.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee get off to a poor start in their relationship. That is mostly because she thinks he is a freak. They quickly progress to this trope, but when a huge number of people die from a plague and they end up as the only cops still alive, this trope is out of necessity.
  • Greater Need Than Mine: After Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee crash their AV, Lee ends up with a broken rib. Cyberswine wants to take her to a hospital, but she insists that they have to try to help other people first.
  • Handicapped Badass: After Lieutenant Sarah Lee and Cyberswine crash their AV, Sarah reveals that she has a broken rib. While it makes running difficult for her, she is able to fight and shoot down NetCop robots.
  • Last of His Kind: Between the Grid Virus and the NetPolice, Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee are the last cops left standing.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her face is supposed to be based off Pamela Anderson, but the graphics make it hard to tell.
  • Power Blonde: Lieutenant Sarah Lee is blonde, and she can hold her own in a fight.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Zigzagged between Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee. If you have Cyberswine make choices involving Aggressive, he will be like the Red Oni and Sarah will be like the Blue Oni. If you have Cyberswine make choices involving Caring, he will be like the Blue Oni and Sarah will be like the Red Oni.
  • Suicide Pact: When Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee become aware of the plague that seems to be killing most people around them, Sarah asks Cyberswine to kill her if she comes down with it. Cyberswine promises that he will kill her and then himself if it comes to that, because he does not think they will make it. Fortunately, it does not come to that.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Zigzagged. Lieutenant Sarah Lee and other police officers were put on probation because they refused to take the Healthex vaccine which is required by law. However, it turns out the vaccine actually contains a virus that acts like a type of Ebola. As a result, everybody who took the vaccine ends up dead, proving the complainers right by default.

The Chief Of Police


The police chief of the CyberCity Police Department. He gives Sarah the assignment of accompanying Cyberswine on his orientation patrol.

  • Badass Mustache: He has a mustache, and the fact that he is missing his left arm indicates his status as a badass. Unfortunately, he dies before he gets to demonstrate it.
  • Da Chief: He is the police chief of the CyberCity Police Department. It seems that Lieutenant Sarah Lee gives him headaches.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Zigzagged. He is willing to give Cyberswine a chance, and makes it clear to Lieutenant Sarah Lee that she will work with him regardless of her feelings about it. However, if you choose to tell the Chief that you are pursuing a droid who sprayed Cyberswine with graffiti, the Chief will go ballistic and say that Lee is fired and Cyberswine will be made into a toaster.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He only appears in the introduction and one scene after that before the Grid Virus gets him too.

Bob Hugh


The newscaster of CameraNet. In his first appearance, he announces Cyberswine as the first Mechanimal in the CyberCity Police Department to the public. In his last appearance, he announces the spread of the Grid Virus and claims that it is being contained.

  • Implausible Deniability: He claims that the government is containing the Grid Virus. Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee have seen the results with their own eyes, and know that it is certainly not the case.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: What is very interesting to note is that he is still alive to report the news when the Grid Virus strikes. This would imply that he did not take the Healthex vaccine. However, the fact that he does not appear again after would imply that he did not survive the NetCops.

Vice-President Bryce Gets


The de-facto owner of Farmtech. He has big plans for everybody, but most of them will not realize it until it is too late. He is the one behind all the bad things that happen in this story.

  • Bald of Evil: Vice-President Bryce Gets has no hair on his head, and he is evil as all get out.
  • Big Bad: He is the one behind every bad thing that happens in this story.
  • Cyborg: Strongly implied. He has bulging eyes with red irises and blue blood vessels. Parts of the skin on his head are peeling off, revealing a metal skull and circuitry underneath.
  • Evil Brit: He speaks with a posh British accent and he is evil.
  • Evil Laugh: Close to the end of the game, Cyberswine starts remembering the procedure that made into the cyborg he is today. The minute Vice-President Bryce Gets finds this out, he keeps pressing buttons to make Cyberswine relive those memories again and again. He indulges himself in evil laughter as he does this.
  • Hostage Situation: When Cyberswine finally confronts Vice-President Bryce Gets, Bryce has a gun pointed at Lieutenant Sarah Lee's head. Normally, Cyberswine would have been able to handle this, but the Cyberbird comes in and fights him.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He spends most of the game sitting in his chair watching the action, fiddling with the controls on his chair and letting his Healthex, NetCops and Cyberbird do the dirty work for him. It is only at the very end of the game that he finally takes action, and that involves holding Lieutenant Sarah Lee at gunpoint and trying to rely on his Cyberbird to kill
  • Obviously Evil: He has bulging eyes with red irises and blue blood vessels. He also has random patches of metal and circuitry on his head that make it look like his skin is peeling off. All of that should clue you in that this man is bad news.
  • Oh Crap: When Cyberswine uses his last missile to blow up Future Towers with everyone in it, Vice-President Bryce Gets has this reaction. Considering that he caused a series of atrocities, and kept acting like he had already won, it was worth it.
  • Pungeon Master: If Cyberswine chooses to talk to him before going to Future Towers, he will ask Cyberswine and Zak not to “chicken” out on him. He is taunting them about his robotic chicken cyborg the Cyberbird.
  • Red Right Hand: It is a toss-up between his bulging eyes with blue blood vessels and the peeling skin showing patches of circuits on parts of his head.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Say what you will about Vice-President Bryce Gets, but never let it be said that he did not wear a nice suit.
  • Sinister Surveillance: He has a network of cameras all over the city, and he has a camera that seems to be like a drone. He uses them to keep an eye on Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee, who he considers “pawns” in his chess game. Cyberswine eventually finds out how to avoid getting caught on camera.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING: When he cannot see Cyberswine and Zak on the cameras, he says, “Where are they? WHY CAN'T I SEE THEM?!”
  • The Chessmaster: He refers to Lieutenant Sarah Lee and Cyberswine as “pawns”, and refers to what he is doing as a game, complete with terms such as “midgame”, “endgame” and “checkmate”. Not only that, but one of his screens shows a chessboard with pieces on it.
  • Would Hurt a Child: His Healthex and NetCops have killed billions of people, including children. He particularly targets Mensa children so he can have their brains extracted for his purposes. He especially wants to get his hands on Zak, and he actually shoots Zak in the shoulder at one point. So, yes, he would hurt a child.

The Scientist


The faithful lackey of Vice-President Bryce Gets. He carries out every one of Bryce's orders.

  • Artificial Limbs: The scientist working for Vice-President Bryce Gets has a metal right arm.
  • Creating Life Is Bad: He created Cyberswine and the Cyberbird on Vice-President Bryce Gets' orders. Cyberswine did turn out pretty heroic, but he had a lot of issues. Cyberbird became the perfect super soldier.
  • Cyborg: He has a metal right arm, so he technically qualifies as one.
  • Evil Genius: He is the one who transferred George Fox's brain into a pig's body as well as combining it with a pig's brain before making him a cyborg. He created a replicant of Lieutenant Sarah Lee which Bryce uses to replace her.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears a pair of glasses, and he will do anything ordered without batting an eyelash.
  • Mad Scientist: He is a scientist working for the Big Bad, and he created a cyborg pig man. However, he is not a stereotypical cackling scientist. If anything, he seems to be more of the emotionless kind of scientist.
  • No Name Given: He is never referred to by name in this game.
  • The Dragon: At first, he seems to be this. However, it gets subverted and the role ends up going to the Cyberbird that appears at the end of the game.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He is not seen at the very end of the game. But if he was in Future Towers when it blew up, he would almost certainly be dead.



A Tech Prototype Courier Droid. He first appears spray-painting “PIG” on Cyberswine. This causes Cyberswine and Sarah to chase after him. Once they catch him, they place him under arrest. However, when their AV malfunctions and they crash, Speedo escapes.

  • Fragile Speedster: As his name implies, he can move very fast. However, Cyberswine was able to knock him out in one hit.
  • It's All About Me: He changed his programming and got smart. Unfortunately, he also became arrogant and clearly thinks that he can do whatever he wants without consequences. Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee beg to differ.
  • Jerkass: Speedo spray-paints “PIG” on Cyberswine and laughs about it. He leads them on a high-speed chase. Even when they catch and arrest him, he shows no remorse over what he did.



A strange droid. He is apparently very old and very mysterious. He seems to know a lot about what is going on. However, he only reveals what needs to be revealed in due time. Cyberswine and Sarah encounter him after they crash their AV.

  • Cryptic Conversation: Many of his conversations are this. For example, he mentions knowing a boy who became a fine man but he had to get rid of his chips first. It turns out that he was actually referring to Cyberswine.
  • Mr. Exposition: Draino serves the purpose of explaining some situations to Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee. However, he keeps the exposition to a minimum, because there are some things they have to find out for themselves.
  • Police Brutality: Played with. Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee generally do not beat the stuffing out of suspects, but after Sarah gets replaced by a replicant, she threatens to shoot Draino to get him to tell them information, forcing Cyberswine to step in and get her to take a walk.

The Distraught Woman


A woman who Cyberswine and Sarah meet. She begs them to help her, but she is infected with a virus and there is nothing they can do for her. She dies shortly afterward.

  • Adult Fear: First, the Grid Virus disintegrates her baby, leaving her distraught. She has the virus as well. She tries begging Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee to help her, but there is nothing they can do except watch her keel over and disintegrate.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Gender Inverted Trope. She definitely has dark skin and she is the first character to die from the Grid Virus on-screen.
  • No Name Given: She is never given a name. Then again, she had so little screen time that it was probably pointless.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Her purpose in the plot is to show the effects of the virus. She dies from the virus, and shows its deadliness.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She only shows up in one scene and dies in it.

The Rebel Soldier


A member of a group of rebels. He appears later to ask Cyberswine to save Draino from the NetCops.

  • Chekhov's Gunman: He does not have much to do in the story early on. But he appears later to ask Cyberswine to save Draino from the NetCops.
  • Facial Markings: He has some sort of tattoo over his left eye.
  • La Résistance: He is a member of a group of rebels who are fighting against the NetPolice.
  • No Name Given: The soldier is not given a name.

The Dying Old Man


An old man Cyberswine and Sarah find lying on the ground. He is dying from the virus, and he begs Cyberswine to kill him.

  • Body Horror: Due to graphical limitations at the time, you cannot see the full effects of the Grid Virus. However, they do show the old man's body decaying right in front of them. If you choose not to kill the old man, you will get to see more of this and regret your decision.
  • Mercy Kill: You get to choose whether Cyberswine grants him this or not. If you do, Sarah will reassure Cyberswine that he did the right thing. If you do not, Sarah will yell at Cyberswine, he will try to argue that killing people is against the law and she will retort that sometimes you have to bend the law to stay human.
  • No Name Given: The old man is never given a name.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He only appears in one scene and dies in it. Unlike the distraught woman, you get to decide whether he gets a quick death or not.



A teenage boy who is first seen trying to help the dying old man. Cyberswine and Sarah spend a portion of the game looking for him. Once they find him, he proves to be an invaluable ally in the crisis.

  • A Child Shall Lead Them: It is strongly implied at the end of the game that Zak will be leading the efforts to rebuild society.
  • Adorkable: Zak has Vice-President Bryce Gets at gunpoint and he says, “Shut up, you maniac computer nerd!”
  • Big Brother Instinct: He is very protective of his little sister Sam. To be fair, Farmtech killed their parents and their little brother and it is targeting them next.
  • Mensa: Zak is a member of this group. Unfortunately, Vice-President Bryce Gets is very interested in harvesting the brains from members of this group, making Zak a prime target.
  • Quinton Flynn: Yes, the man himself. Thus far, he is the only voice actor to have confirmed voicing a character in this game.



Also known as NetCops. In theory, they are the police force of the New World. In reality, they are robots whose only purpose is to exterminate all humans.

  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Played with. A number of times, they cannot seem to hit Cyberswine and Lieutenant Sarah Lee. But there is one point when one NetCop actually hits Cyberswine a few times.
  • Killer Robot: Even though they are called cops, they are robots and they will kill anyone who is not them. Justified, because they were programmed that way.
  • No Name Given: The only one given something akin to a name is Unit 76-Delta. Justified, because they are robots and they would not need names.

The Street People


A group of people Cyberswine and Sarah encounter at the entrance of a hospital. According to Sarah, they live by their own rules, don't mix with society, ignore the government and so on. They survived the virus, but now they have to survive the NetCops.

  • Facial Markings: One of the Street People has a tattoo over his left eye.
  • Kill the Poor: The NetCops' attempts to kill them has a whiff of this. Of course, they are human and the NetCops are programmed to kill all humans.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: One of the Street People is wearing pink sneakers.

Civilian Robots


Robots intended to fulfill the duties of human civilians. Depending on your decisions, you can find them in a warehouse shortly after leaving Police Headquarters.

  • Apathetic Citizens: These robots have no reaction whatsoever to seeing Cyberswine, Lieutenant Sarah Lee and Zak running around and sticking out like sore thumbs. They do not even react to Cyberswine shooting one of them right in front of the others. Justified, because they are robots and are not programmed to react to such things.
  • Cleavage Window: They have this as part of their design. It is not clear why they would need such a thing.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: These robots have incredibly skinny waists. Justified, because they are robots and they can be shaped that way without any health issues.
  • Robot Girl: Oddly enough, it seems that all the robot citizens who are not NetCops are this. Perhaps it was a preference of whoever created them.

Garbage Robots


Robots that resemble rats. Cyberswine encounter one of these after seeing the Civilian Robots in the warehouse. Their purpose is to vacuum up the clothes left behind by the victims of the virus.

  • Animal Motifs: Rats. They deal in garbage disposal which is a job that most people would not want to do.
  • Logic Bomb: They are programmed to vacuum up all the garbage that they find, especially clothes left behind by the victims of the Grid Virus. However, there is so much garbage that their programming breaks down and they start randomly attacking robots.
  • Reality Ensues: While having robots to vacuum up garbage is convenient, the garbage still has to go somewhere. If the robots get completely filled up with garbage and have no method to dispose of the garbage contained within them, they will be unable to obey their programming. In that case, their programming will break down and cause them to behave erratically.

The Boy


A teenage boy who Cyberswine and Sarah find. He gets gunned down seconds after meeting him and then the NetCops extract his brain from his body.

  • Death in All Directions: The NetCops completely surround him and then shoot him from several directions.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: This boy is shot several times by NetCops. They follow it up by extracting his brain from his body.
  • Infant Immortality: Averted. This boy is shot and killed on-screen. Not only that, but the NetCops even extract his brain from his body. The reason why becomes clear later, but that does not undermine the brutality of the act.
  • No Name Given: He is never given a name. However, there is a chance that he might have been Zak's missing little brother.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He appeared in only one scene and dies horribly at the end of it. His death shows that the NetCops will murder every single human they find, no matter how old they are.



Zak's little sister. She has an IQ of 184.



A cyborg working for Vice-President Bryce Gets. He seems to be comparable to Cyberswine, except this one has a soldier's brain combined with a chicken's brain put into a robotic chicken's body. This cyborg is Cyberswine's most dangerous opponent.

  • Ambiguous Gender: It must be understood that “he” is purely conjectural. There is nothing that indicates his gender. Cyberswine refers to him as a “he”, but he is probably just assuming.
  • Cyborg: He seems to be one, but he does not talk and acts like an attack dog.
  • Everything's Better With Chickens: Averted. This robot chicken that appears close to the end of the game is a monstrous killing machine, and there is almost nothing funny about him.
  • Hero-Killer: Cyberswine quickly realizes just how dangerous this cyborg is upon encountering him. He and Zak are forced to run from him for a while. Cyberswine ends up having to pull a heroic sacrifice to finally kill him off.
  • Implacable Man: This robotic chicken shrugs off everything Cyberswine throws at it. He keeps chasing after him and Zak. They get him to crash an AV into a fuel station, but resulting fire and explosion does not kill him. Cyberswine figures out that he has a deflector shield protecting him, and he successfully shoots it off. Unfortunately, he is still unable to take him down normally. Finally, Cyberswine kills him by firing his last missile, which reduces Future Towers into a scorched shell of its former self.
  • Knight of Cerebus: You might be tempted to laugh because he is a robotic chicken, but he is not that funny. He relentlessly pursues Cyberswine and Zak and shrugs off all their attempts to kill him. He tears up Cyberswine's circuits so much that he had fire his last missile and blow up Future Towers to kill him. Yes, the story takes a more serious turn once it shows up.
  • Out of the Inferno: Cyberswine and Zak cause the Cyberbird to crash into a fuel station, and it explodes. They think the Cyberbird is dead. They are wrong, because the Cyberbird walks out of the flames completely unharmed.
  • Running on All Fours: The Cyberbird actually chases Cyberswine and Zak like this. Considering that the Cyberbird is a robotic chicken with a human brain inside, that is quite disturbing.
  • The Dragon: You would think that the scientist working for Vice-President Bryce Gets is this, but he is not. This role goes to this robot chicken who appears close to the end of the game.
  • The Speechless: The Cyberbird does not speak, but he makes noises that sound like a mix of screeching and squealing. It is shown that he can think and fight just fine, so it could be that Vice-President Bryce Gets just wanted a metaphorical attack dog that does not waste time talking.
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