Strickland is a Skug that works for Ziktor Industries as an inventor. Skugs have taken on many human forms, but the most recurring form, aside from Ziktor's secretaries, is Strickland. Strickland occasionally disturbs Ziktor with a new invention to use against the Troopers. He has created many devices, such as a molecular regression device that turned the Troopers into children, along with a device that turned JB into a monster. Once, Ryan personally confronted Strickland when they both went into the past and met Young Ryan. Strickland quickly transformed into a Skug and, along with a group of about 4 more Skugs, attacked the Ryans at the ancient temple (which is the one seen at the start and end of most episodes). He and the Skugs ended up defeated but this was not the last of Strickland. In Season 2, Strickland devised a potion that could make anyone fall in love with each other; he would mix it into boxes of chocolates and anyone who ate one would be affected (the plan was for Grimlord to take over the world while everyone was distracted in love). Later, Strickland was able to turn dangerous convict "Nutty" Nichols into the Nutty Monster. Even later in season 2, all three Troopers confronted him while investigating a duplication laptop computer known as the Duplitron. Amazingly enough, in the episode where he went after young Ryan, the VR Visors showed Ziktor giving Strickland (known to be a skug) information, revealing Grimlord's identity, yet the Troopers would not figure out the connection for the entire two season span.