The Mooninites, Ignignokt (voiced by Dave Willis) and Err (voiced by Matt Maiellaro), are pixelated, video game-like two-dimensional inhabitants of the Moon who see Earth primitive in every way, though they are frequently seen on it. Often the two come to Earth with selfish intentions to bug the Aqua Teens, namely Meatwad, usually taking advantage of his child-like innocence.
Ignignokt, the leader, is green and is larger than his companion, Err. Ignignokt usually is the one to come up with the Mooninites plans. Err is his hyperactive trash-talking tag-along. He often yells profanity to get his point across and usually agrees with anything Ignignokt says. Err has actually, however, sometimes shown he is the more intelligent of the two, despite his follower status.
Associates and Relatives
Other Mooninites seen on the show include Uncle Cliff and the Gorgotron. Uncle Cliff is Ignignokt's uncle and screams over the slightest thing, an advantage that Err takes of. Cliff was a veteran of the Lunar War and gets "checks" from the government. The Gorgotron is a character featured in a video game set up by the Mooninites themselves for a scam. The Gorgotron says no with his foot.
The Mooninites have also mentioned that they do not have fathers and that they need attention, though this is likely untrue. They say that this is the reason they misbehave because they were never taught to "steal right" and etc.
They use a purple, UFO-like and two-dimensional vessel to travel around. Their ship shows some windows and can also deploy a ramp and landing legs.
Err fits precisely into Ignignokt's head; joining them together activates their superpower: they can fire a large square slow-moving easily-avoided video game "bullet" they call the "Quad Laser", which is a magnification of their smaller and faster (but still slow) laser attacks. When it connects with a target, it teleports them to the moon. A larger and more powerful version of this attack, the "Quad Glacier", seems to be barely moving to the naked eye.
So far, including the Spacecataz openers, the Mooninites have made nineteen appearances. If you count the movie, there are twenty appearances. They can be seen in Master Shake's pinball machine in Eggball.
- When fused together, Err supports all of their weight.
- Even though Err is the smaller one, his eyebrows are formed by five pixels, while Ignignokt has four-pixel eyebrows.
- The Mooninites make an appearance in an episode of Squidbillies as necklaces worn by the real-life rapper/singer T-Pain and his wife. T-Pain has stated that he is a fan of ATHF and is shown wearing the Mooninite chain in real life.
- The Mooninites were designed by Jason Koch.
- They are said to be (by the creators) the ghosts of "E.T for the Atari 2600" and all of its copies, which due to the games failure critically and commercially, the company was forced to simply bury in a landfill in New Mexico.
- Oddly enough, Walter Melon also claims to have created the Mooninites
- Despite being the Mooninites, Spacecataz demonstrates that, due to their pixelated nature, they are actually quite poor at the art of mooning.
- "Mayhem of the Mooninites"
- "Revenge of the Mooninites"
- "The Last One"
- "Moon Master"
- "Jumpy George"
- "Super Computer"
- Spacecataz (Season 3 cold openings)
- "Deleted Scenes"
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am (video game)
- "2-And-a-Half-Star Wars Out Of Five"
- "Allen Part 2" (no lines)
- "Freedom Cobra" (as censors of the nude woman's breast)
- "The Granite Family"
- "Zucotti Manicotti" (The Mooninite ship only)
- "The Greatest Story Ever Told"