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Radicles, or Rad, is one of the main characters in the OK K.O.! series. He's an alien from another planet who works as an employee at Gar's Bodega alongside KO and Enid, and his boss Mr. Gar.
Radicles is a bit taller than Enid. He has a very muscular build, turquoise skin, rounded green hair, pointed ears, sharp teeth, and antennae. He wears light pink pants, black heeled boots, and a sleeveless blue crop top with the bottom edges torn.
Radicles is shown to be a slacker, as he is seen sleeping on the job and moments later, deciding to take a break in the pilot. He also appears to be boastful, as shown in "Let's Be Heroes", where he brags to K.O. about his strength as soon as he meets him.
Even before getting his bulky physique, Rad was very cocky among the others. Because of this personality, he ruined his date with Enid years ago, and he also showed off he was super strong to Mr. Gar when he went to his first work day at Gar's Bodega.
Despite his 1-dimensional jockish persona, as shown in You Are Rad, deep down he is shown to be very sensitive. He has a deep affection for kittens, regularly baby-sits children, and knits. Ultimately, he feels he's not ready to share these feelings with others, and hides behind his over the top obnoxious persona. In Face Your Fears, Rad's worst fear is indeed showing his true emotions and feelings.
Abilities and Powers
Rad has a power level of 2, thus making him the second most powerful employee of the bodega (excluding Mr. Gar), only being overcome by Enid. However, his power can be slowed down by his conceited attitude and by not studying good what he's confronting, using only his levitational powers and raw strength.
Before getting his job in Gar's Bodega, Rad lacked of strength. He was no match for Shannon when he first confronted her in his first work day. After Gar motivated him to use his powers freely, Rad became very strong. Now he's able to lift many heavy boxes with little effort. He is presumably a great hand-to-hand fighter due to all the times he had been forced to fight Boxman's robots.
His endurance is a little doubtful however. In the episode "T.K.O." he was easily defeated by Turbo K.O. after the later sent him to the orbit of the planet with a single punch, although after returning to the plaza, he could resist a little to hold back Turbo K.O. with his levitation beam.
As shown in many episodes, Radicles possesses the power to levitate objects and living things, including himself. He can do it with a purple beam that he can summom through one of his fingers or via mind controlling, This makes his power look like telekinesis, although nothing has been confirmed yet. According to what he said in Legends of Mr. Gar, this power seems to come from heritage, as he said that in his family everybody can do it.
The levitation beam seems to affect Rad's physical strength, as when he first used it he had difficult to lift heavy things. When something or someone is trapped by his power, it is surrounded by a purple glow and it's impossible to get free unless Rad loses his concentration. However, Turbo K.O. proves that it can be possible if the person has a bigger strength, as he could break the glow using his anger.
Rad's special move is the Power Poke. The Power Poke forms the shape of a pointing hand and has the ability to push people with considerable force, enough to blast KO into the sky.
Rad can shoot different beams from his fingers, depending of what finger he's using.
- Laser: He can shoot laser beams through his index finger. The lasers can destroy anything they touch, like Carol's photo.
- Freeze: It appears he can shoot freeze beams through his middle finger.
Rad proves to be an excellent dancer, defeating Raymond in a dance battle.
- Rad's power poke resembles the Finger Beam technique from the Dragon Ball series.
- Rad's Levitation Beam sounds just like Cartoon Network's logo from 1996.
- Rad bears a resemblance to Piccolo, a character in the Dragon Ball series, due to his green skin, antennae and pointy ears. It's unknown if this was intentional or not.
- Rad claims to have never been wrong in his entire life, although there is speculation.
- In Second First Date It is revealed that he and Enid have had a love interest for each other in their childhood, which Enid does not like to remember, but he has no problem with that.
- According to K.O. in KO's Video Channel, Rad likes attention.