Chaotic is an animated series produced by 4Kids Entertainment and animated by Bardel Entertainment. Much of the plot is based on the original storyline of the Danish trading card game. The characters, Tom and Kazdan, bear the names of the original main characters.
There are two parts to the Chaotic world, Chaotic itself and Perim. Chaotic is where the people play an advanced version of the card/online game where they transform into the creatures. The games can be watched via monitor by other players.
The second part is Perim. In Perim the creatures, locations and items from the game are real. Players from the Chaotic game can teleport into Perim and scan the locations, creatures and items with their scanners, gaining the ability to use them in their game. There are four tribes in Perim. Two tribes, the Overworld and the Underworld, have been at war over a great power called the Cothica. Despite their names, there is no definite good or evil tribe, as both have different stories and interpretations of how the war began, with each tribe seeing the other as being evil. The Danians and Mipedians have since joined the war, turning it into a four-way conflict over the Cothica. It is said that the Mipedians were once united with the Overworlders and the Danian united with the Underworld it is still unknown why they separated.
Both Chaotic and Perim are made up of a mysterious code called the "Chaotic Code," which describes everything. The reason for its name is that the code constantly changes in random ways; thus, it is considered "chaotic." In Perim, it contains the information for all the creatures, battlegear, attacks, mugic (a cross between music and magic), and locations. The Cothica, mentioned above, is the source of all the codes in Perim. In Chaotic, the code describes everything just like in Perim. However in Chaotic, the BattleDromes, Transporters, and CodeScanners can analyze and/or modify this code for matches, transport, or creation of virtual cards.
When the players are in Chaotic/Perim they exist simultaneously on Earth. When a Chaotic player leaves Chaotic they become one person again and the Earth version of the player gains the memories of anything they experienced in the Chaotic/Perim world. This is awkward the first time they transport, as their online deck is blocked so that their Chaotic self can use it, causing many people to believe they have broken their scanners until they are re-united with their Chaotic self.
Digital cable providers Comcast Cable, Cox Communications and Bresnan Communications premiered four new episodes in February 2008 on 4KidsTV's Video On Demand.
Teletoon and 4Kids TV have aired all episodes in the first two seasons and are currently on a break. Toon Disney airs the show on Jetix with new to Jetix episodes Monday nights. Jetix Latin America has bought rights to screen the show.
While some of the episodes are still aired on Jetix, Jetix Japan has also bought rights to screen the show.
Tom Majors (a.k.a. MajorTom) - mainly an OverWorld player – loves meeting Creatures, exploring their world and experiencing excitement and adventure. At first, he is very shocked and overwhelmed by transporting to Chaotic, transforming into his battling Creatures and experiencing the battle “for real.” Tom quickly gets over his fear and becomes a bold – maybe too bold – risk taker and thrill seeker.
Kaz Kalinkas (a.k.a. KidChaor) – mainly an UnderWorld player – focuses on the game, becoming a better player and improving his battle skills and his collection. He tends to be more cautious and less adventurous; preferring to calculate the odds before taking a risk, unless rare Creatures, BattleGear and MugicSpheres are at stake. Kaz frequently warns Tom about the dangers of Perim, but Tom usually ignores Kaz.
Peyton (a.k.a. PeytonicMaster) - Peyton is a comic character. He is a formidable yet quirky Chaotic player. Peyton speaks in slang and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the game and Perim. His intense opinions, his appearance and his unorthodox style of battle and the way he expresses himself all lend themselves to comedy. He likes to test unusual theories and strategies in battle, which, shockingly, lead to victory more often than not. Though he loves to win -- especially with his Mipedian Creatures -- Peyton will also battle using some of Perim’s freakiest Creatures, just to have the experience of transforming into them and “feeling their vibes.”
Sarah (a.k.a Chaotickween) - Sarah is the smart, spunky female of the group who loves to speak her mind. A fearless and shrewd Chaotic player, she is the most likely to get into a fight with the boys and/or the other Players. Sarah is not afraid to take on a Creature who gets her angry, so the boys sometimes have to drag her out of danger in Perim. She’s very protective of the boys and would do anything to help them. Because Sarah has a life-long interest in insects, she’s naturally drawn to the ant-like Danians.
Krystella and Klay (a.k.a. Klayotic) - Krystella and Klay are a crafty team of pranksters (also known as the “Gruesome Twosome”). Though they don’t look alike, they dress alike and do everything together. The duo's favorite activity – besides battling in Chaotic – is sabotaging the lead characters. Krystella and Klay are snobbish, conceited, rude, and patronizing.
Maxxor - The ruler of the OverWorld tribe.
Najarin - A wise magic-using OverWorlder.
Chaor - The ruler of the UnderWorld tribe.
Lord Van Bloot - An UnderWorld creature with plans to overthrow Chaor.
H'earring - A bipedal rabbit-like UnderWorlder who assists Kaz with scan-quests.