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High Five

Oh, Nerds!

—Five's catchphrase

Hector Nieves (refered to as High Five or commonly Five) is the male protagonist in Glitch Techs.

He is voiced by Ricardo Hurtado.

Biography

Hector Nieves is a 15-year-old Mexican-American who is a good friend with Miko, and is working at Hinobi's store. While secretly as a Glitch Tech operator to stop those glitches. He's the Brains to Miko's brawn, being a more puzzle-oriented gamer. This means he usually comes up with the plans and strategies to fight glitches. Five has never beat Me_K.O. anytime they played against each other in the past, a fact that makes him a little irked when they first meet face to face.

Personality

High Five is a nice and caring boy who loves playing video games and will do anything to achieve his goal, never giving up.

Five does have a tendency to fear the unknown, and when assigned a job, he is often afraid to fail it- leading people like Mitch to steer him wrong. Five often gets stuck in his own head, unable to act in the moment, his mind to full to go the distance.

When Five does get out of his own head, he's capable of putting the puzzle of any game together, such as Castlestein, keeping all the loot gathered, just in case he would need something later. His plans rarely fail, and when his instincts catch up, he's one of the most dangerous Glitch Techs around.

Appearance

He is tall, very slim, and has fairly dark tan skin. He also has a puffy hairstyle with a galaxy purple hue, along with slim arms and legs.

Powers, Abilities, and Equipment

Cooking: Before he joined the Glitch Techs, he shown to be a competent cook in his family food truck.

Leadership: He can quickly make plans, using anything to his disposition and considering his companions' abilities, he demonstrates to have adaptive in these plans when these don't work exactly he adapt to it and create a new one.

Glitch Tech Gauntlet: Basic equipment of any Glitch Tech member:

Upgrades:

  • Jet Boots: First acquired in "Going, Going, Gauntlet!", this upgrade allowed Five to jump higher and fly, but he initially had inept control. It was eventually traded in to combine Five and Miko's EXP into legally keeping Ally, though Five earned the upgrade back before its reappearance in "Collection Quest".
  • StegaZaur Exo Suit: A large, heavy-duty armor skin first featured in "Smashozaurs", directly inspired by Five's favorite character from the series. The suit was primarily used to match against the strength of Casino's TriTops form, though it was eventually wrecked.
  • Hoverboard: First seen in "Smashozaurs", it's another travel tool primarily used for quick escapes. It can carry about two people.

Appearances

Foreign voice actors

Language version Actors
Spanish (Latin America) Carlos Siller
Portuguese (Brazilian) Yan Gesteira
Portuguese (European) Pedro Manana
Spanish (Castilian/Spain) Alex Molina
Polish Karol Osentowski/Jakub Strach (Young)

Trivia

  • Five’s only family members to appear onscreen are his grandparents and there’s no mention as to what happened to his parents, but episode four reveals that they were around two years ago, at least.
  • Five started as more of a typical protagonist but as details were added, the GT crew drew from Eric Robles’ real life. Other inspirations were elements of Peter Parker, Marty McFly & Will Smith. Many on the team brought their own inspiration to him as well including the artists and actor Ricardo Hurtado, who greatly inspired the overall dialogue for Five.
  • Five's hair is based on Ray Santiago's.
  • Five doesn’t mention any siblings.
  • At his full height, Five is visibly taller than Miko.
  • Even his grandparents refer to him as Five.
  • Every once in a while he switches over to Spanish, usually when excited or surprised.
  • When he finds his tournament wristband in Mitch's truck, his memories return, and even before that he seems to subconsciously realize that something is off.

References

ve Characters
Main Characters MikoHigh Five
Supporting Characters ZahraHaneeshNica KubotaMitch WilliamsCasinoBITTPhilLexi KubotaBergyNixMayumi KubotaMr. KubotaHelpieAbuela NievesPapi NievesMr. NievesRidleyHelpieEmma Deveraux
Glitches AllyAlphaChomp KittyCount NogrogGarbileKarate MasterNarwhalrusUnknown TeamZoid
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