Digit LeBoid
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Species
Cyboid
Gender
Male
Favorite color
Purple[1] (formerly blue[citation needed], undecided)
Occupation
Chef
Published author[2]
CyberSquad member
Relatives
Hacker (creator)
Widget (pet)
Delete (brother}
Buzz (brother)

Digit "Didge" LeBoid[2][3] is one of the protagonists of Cyberchase, and one of the four main members of the CyberSquad alongside Inez, Jackie, and Matt. He is a 17-year-old[citation needed] cyboid created by Hacker who defected to Motherboard's side prior to the events of the show.

He is voiced by Gilbert Gottfried.

History

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While working for Motherboard, Hacker created Digit to be his assistant. When Hacker locked Motherboard's Encryptor Chip in a secret vault, Digit solved the combination and returned it in time. Hacker, banished to the Northern Frontier for his actions, brought Digit along against his will, unbeknownst to Motherboard and Dr. Marbles.[4]

Digit thwarted Hacker's plan to cause chaos in Valussa by sending a coded message containing the secret to save the cybersite. Hacker learned of Digit's betrayal and locked him in a cage. Digit used his beak to free himself, and flew back to Motherboard Control Central.[5]

Along with the other members of the CyberSquad, Digit helps protect Cyberspace and Motherboard from Hacker.

Personality

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Digit is well-intentioned but can be clumsy. He often serves as a comic relief character[6], and has several idiosyncratic catchphrases. Digit comes across solutions to problems by accident, and is quick to accept being called a genius before he knows how what he said or did was useful[6].

Digit's Synchrometer keeps him synchronized, and can affect his behavior. If he waits too long to reactivate it, he experiences symptoms such as loss of coordination, abnormal speech, disorientation from reality, and memory loss.[7]

Physical appearance

“Well, I like to think I'm not unattractive.”
―Digit, "Cool It"

Digit is a predominantly indigo bird, with a body plan likened to a turkey's. His head and the tip of his tail are lavender. His beak is long and pointed, with prominent nostrils and wrinkles at the base, and contains three rounded buckteeth at either side. He has bags under his eyes.

Digit's wings can function as hands, and his tail is a small propeller, with four triangular tail feathers[6] that act as blades (although he is usually only drawn with three visible at a time). He has a white, rectangular "chest hatch"[8][6] with a small red knob at the top.

Digit has spiky hair that is usually obscured by his red, backward-turned baseball cap, which he wears backward. The cap is attached by a thin cord to a white orb with a red dot. Digit also wears a red bowtie, and yellow-and-red sneakers.

In "Clock Like an Egyptian", Digit claims he has no chance of growing feathers. However, he is sometimes depicted with feathers falling off[citation needed].

Digit's eyes can safely dislocate from their sockets. The back of each eyeball has a small cylindrical knob that tethers the eye to a thin, coiled orange wire, similar to the exposed wires on Widget's body. The area behind each socket is hot pink.[9] It is unknown whether Digit can dislocate his eyes at will, or if it was merely a fear reflex. Gigabyte's eyes seem to be attached in the same way, perhaps because both Digit and Gigabyte were constructed by Hacker.

Powers and abilities

Digit's avian body plan and propeller tail enable him to fly. However, he is afraid of heights, and the necessary parts for flight tend to be damaged in some situations where they would be useful.

Digit can use his chest hatch to store and retrieve things. The objects inside seem to become weightless and may shrink; an extreme example is when he unloads a weight that is larger than his body, which he struggles to lift afterward and is heavy enough to counteract the pull of the Grim Wreaker on Motherboard Control Central[10].

Digit also has an all-purpose beak[5] that he can turn into several tools.

Like a parrot, Digit is skilled at vocal mimicry. He is generally talented at imitations and ventriloquism, and seems to be able to throw his voice.[11]

Digit has built virtual nests, but admits to not being very good at it[12].

Relationships

Digit displays a close friendship with the CyberSquad and many minor characters. He has a personal vendetta against Hacker, Buzz, and Delete, and is more suspicious of them[13][14][15] and Wicked[16] than the other members of the CyberSquad.

Character bios

"Meet the CyberSquad" bio (2001)

He's a bird, he's a plane...no, he's a klutz- but a loveable klutz who's a first class pal to the kids. He used to work for Hacker, but flew the coop when Hacker betrayed Motherboard.

Favorite Color: He can't decide

Favorite Book: “The Cyber Chef” by Digit LeBoid, “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach

Favorite Music: The Dixie Chicks

Favorite Movie: “Chicken Run”

Pet Peeves: Heights and having to do things over

Pets: Widget

Trading card bio

Age: Not that old

Favorite Color: He can't decide

Favorite Line: "I knew that... I was just testing you."

Other Faves: Earthlies, taking pictures, cartoons

Pet Peeves: hacker, heights, getting dented

Great At: Crash landings, telling bad jokes, doing impressions

"CyberSquad" bio (2012)

Digit, a cyboid, was created by Hacker, but he left him to work for Motherboard. He can fly with his propeller tail, but he is afraid of heights and often crashes and dents his beak. A great friend and helper, Digit loves to work with the kids to stop Hacker. Signature line: “Yoikes!”

Appearances

Web Adventures

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Cyberchase

Digit has appeared in every episode thus far, except for "The Poddleville Case".

Cyberchase: The Quest

Minisodes

Gallery

Main article: Digit/gallery


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Portuguese Digito Digit

Trivia

Early concept sketches of Digit

  • Digit resembles Eddie from Birdz, another show that Larry Jacobs worked on.

References

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