The Grid Core is the main antagonist and final boss of Ape Escape: Pumped and Primed. He is a computer virus that wishes to take over the world and prompted the Pipotrons in looking for the data disk Helga's father developed in order to achieve this, betraying them right after he obtained it. He held a Virus Tournament with the competitors' lives on the line for his own amusement before deciding to kill them himself and was then defeated. He returned in Ape Escape: Million Monkeys where he was modified by a scientist named Nazo and unleashed an army of Virus Casi.
Powers and Stats
Name: Grid Core
Origin: Ape Escape
Classification: Computer virus
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Can control people's minds, even powerful telepaths such as Specter, can fire lasers, Energy Manipulation, Reality Warping, can make stronger clones of the original character, etc.
Attack Potency: Multi-Solar System level (Warped and manipulated the entire Virtual World, which contained multiple planets and star systems, and nearly did the same thing to the real world, if Spike and the others had not stopped him.)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Was able to keep up with all the members of Team Spike)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Standard Equipment: None notable
Weaknesses: Tends to underestimate his opponents