Appearance: Exploit's body consists of six main parts, his head, torso, forearms and legs, connected by streams of aberrant code that fill in the gaps. The majority of his physical body is purely mechanical, though what is visible of his face is still the Navi equivalent of flesh. His head is crowned by a pointed helmet, flat on top, that overhangs his face slightly and extends past the back of his head roughly six inches into a point. His eyes are covered by an opaque visor that splits along his nose, tapering to points along his cheekbones before curving back up to his ears, which are covered by metal disks emblazoned with his Navi symbol. The visor can be retracted into the helmet to reveal orbs flooded with streams of code where an iris and pupil should be. His torso is a roughly pyramidal piece of armor with another disk featuring his Navi symbol placed directly on his sternum. His forearms are of a similar theme to his torso armor and mirror images of each other with the exception that his right arm has a raised port along its center that houses the Data Spike. His legs are segmented pyramids, able to bend at a joint for added mobility. Exploit has no feet to speak of, but instead code flows from the point at the bottom to support his weight, bleeding into the Netscape beneath him. This does not mean that he is tethered to the ground, however, and when he does jump (or otherwise become airborne), a basic foot appendage forms from the code.
Personality: As the Shadow Spectre moved into the digital age, data theft became as lucrative, if not more, than the theft of physical objects. As such, the Navi of each Spectre needed to be well equipped for breaking into and stealing from a wide variety of Networks. Exploit is the most recent Spectre Navi, though the thought behind his creation was different than his predecessors. Instead of just going at it brute force, or trying to coerce the system into letting go of its secrets, Exploit was made to use small bursts of "controlled chaos." By introducing a multitude of bugs into the target, it would eventually either shut down or be too bogged down to stop him from just waltzing on in and claiming his prize. Exploit revels in this method of infiltration, and takes the same approach to battle. Unlike James, he looks forward to the day that they become the Shadow Spectre, and has secretly been sabotaging his Operator's attempts at honest work to force him to accept that he must don the mantle of his father. He isn't above openly ridiculing his operator, and will do so whenever the occasion presents itself, but is absolutely loyal to James. Even the sabotage is from some perverted sense of loyalty, rationalized by Exploit as doing the wishes of James' true nature. Perhaps an over exposure to the bugs he uses to infiltrate has caused some glitches to present themselves in his behavior, often manifested by minor tics.
Custom Weapon: Data Spike: Attached to Exploit's right arm is a telescoping metal spike, about a meter long. While this is most useful when interfacing with systems to gain access, it is quite pointy and can deliver a bit of a prick to those Exploit sees fit to run through with it. Alternatively, he can channel the destructive code he uses breaks into secure systems through the spike, allowing him to discharge it at enemies from a distance.
--Upload: Electricity runs the length of the Data Spike as Exploit lashes out at his enemy. The obvious effect is the nasty feeling that 1.21 gigawatts can leave in a person, though electricity wasn't all that Exploit loaded into his opponent... (40 damage + Elec + Shot + Glitch. 2 TCD)