Wade Watts aka Parzival
Wade is the novel's protagonist, an expert gunter, a skilled hacker, and a member of the High Five. During the skirmish at Anorak’s Castle, he pits his Leopardon robot against Sorrento’s Mechagodzilla. Wade eventually defeats Sorrento’s avatar by transforming into Ultraman and leveling fatal blows upon Mechagodzilla. Additionally, Wade’s daring actions in the real world result in Sorrento’s arrest by federal officials.
Samantha Evelyn Cook aka Art3mis
Art3mis is Wade's love interest, a member of the High Five, and a powerful gunter. During the battle at Anorak's Castle, she pits her Tranzor Z robot against Sorrento's Mechagodzilla. An avid gamer and Halliday scholar, Art3mis is well-respected in gunter circles.
Akihide Karatsu aka Shoto
Shoto is a formidable gunter and a member of the High Five. His Raideen robot challenges Sorrento's Mechagodzilla
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