Robby Walker Adapts Into Sprawler
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Wields: Fire (Orange Orb)
Skills: MMA Fighter
Alignment: The Core
Robby Walker isn’t your typical 16 year-old. Because of Kimura’s travel sched- ule, Robby spent much of his childhood on the road, schooled by his mentor in scholastics and martial arts. Even though Kimura was the best “parent” he could be, without a traditional family or other kids, Robby couldn’t help but feel a little alone for a lot of his young life. Now that they are settled in Chicago, Robby loves it. But…he remains a little awkward around others. And if it is a cute girl? Forget it!
His good friend Miko attempts to train him in approaching the oppo- site sex, but she’s got issues of her own trying to win the affection of an oblivious Johnny Nova. Robby covers for his insecurities by being overly outgoing and sometimes even reckless, but underneath it, he’s pretty shy and humble, really wondering how he is fitting in and if people like him. But while he trains in Kimura’s gym, he’s fearless. It is one place where he has always been at home. There is much more to Robby than meets the eye and his friends know it. Plus, he knows a little something about almost every city – he’s already been there from his traveling childhood!
Because of Robby’s lonely childhood, Sprawler loves his duty as the leader of The Core! He’s part of a group and he loves it. Even though he still has to remember that he can rely on his teammates to help him reach success. Because the principles of MMA favor the martial arts as a method of self-defense, Sprawler’s fighting technique favors one of resistance.
Sprawler defends mankind with air bending moves and Matrix-style stealth to dodge and turn his opponents’ strikes against them.
Johnny Novak Adapts Into Johnny Nova
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Wields: Feats of Strength and Power (Yellow Orb)
Skills: Professional Wrestler, YouTube Sensation
Alignment: The Core
Johnny Novak really, really wants to be famous. But for right now, he’s more of a clumsy 16 year old “down and out” wrestler from Toronto, Canada. At 6’7 and 250 lbs of solid mass, Johnny’s hunger to achieve success drives him to…well, hunger! His obsessive work out routine leaves him starving, always looking for something to eat, and he loves to experiment with crazy ingredients for his protein shakes. And this is what Kimura sees in this student – while he is still growing into himself and not always succeeding Johnny just keeps trying, getting better and better, stronger and stronger each and every day.
There are setbacks to be sure, but he learns from his mistakes and just keeps going. His dream has always been to become a famous professional wrestler, but his million dollar body never seems to be in sync with his 10 cent promotional ideas. He’s sure one of these ideas will rocket him to fame… The latest, organized by his manager Larry “Fink” Finkle, was typical. He barrel dived Niagara Falls and posted the video on YouTube. After two months and 14 views he is still waiting for it to go viral. He’s pretty sure it will happen any day! While his professional wrestling career never seems to go anywhere, his life as a superhero is a very different story.
When he connects with an orb, Johnny becomes JOHNNY NOVA, the most electrifying wrestler in animation! Ironically, over time, Johnny Nova achieves celebrity status as a member of The Core – people love him! – but since what is at stake is secret he is forced to keep his true human identity hidden away – as the entire Core and Void do.
Miko Oguchi Adapts Into Kata
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Wields: Life (Pink Orb)
Skills: Karate, Hacking, Skateboarding
Alignment: The Core
Miko is the girl with the dragon tattoo next door. This 15 year-old from Tokyo, Japan, is super-cute, and dangerously intelligent but also has difficulty controlling her impulsive behavior and short temper. Miko has a passion for skateboarding, hacking, Karate and animals (except cats because she is allergic). In fact, she adopted her pet lemur, Monzai, after breaking him out of an animal testing center with her hacking skills. Miko also happens to be a huge wrestling fan and has a celebrity crush on the oblivious Johnny Novak (she’s watched his YouTube video 14 times!). Kimura knew right away that there was something special about Miko, even though her adventurous personality is always getting her into trouble. And she usually recruits fellow tech geek, the unwitting, but accommodating, Kudzai to assist in the mischief. When she connects with an orb, Miko transforms into KATA, who can summon the energy of animals to bring their power, strength and agility to her Karate moves.