Spencer Gilpin is a nerdy high school student who loves to play video games. He got detention for helping his former friend Fridge with his homework by writing them for him as cheating.


Spencer was afraid of just about everything, as he was shown in the beginning to be shy, awkward and a bit cowardly. He also had allergies which he needed Claritin for and puts hand sanitizer everywhere on his body. He also gets surprised whenever he sees an animal nearby. But, when he turned in to Dr. Bravestone he was the opposite.

During the film, despite his shyness and cowardice, he was often the one to take charge (mostly because he was the most experienced in video gaming). He understood how the video game worked, was the one to explain that the levels would get harder as they progressed and deduced that if any of them lost all three lives, then they would be killed off for real (which was proven when Alex was stung by a mosquito, costing him his last life and nearly died).

After his adventures in the video game, he is more confident, revives his friendship with Fridge and started dating Martha Kaply.


With Fridge

Spencer and Fridge were friends back in Middle School, but for an unspecified time, Fridge, in Spencer's words, 'thinks he's not cool enough to hang out with him, so he pretended not to even know him anymore'. In the beginning of the film, despite Spencer's attempts at friendship and doing his homework for him, Fridge would often brush him off.

During their argument, Fridge blamed Spencer for him getting kicked off the football team and admitted that he saw him as nothing more than an 'annoying kid he's been trying to shake since 7th grade'. In the game, being inside the form of Dr. Bravestone might have influenced Spencer to stand up for himself when redirecting Fridge blaming him for their misfortune, when Spencer only tried to make friends with Fridge and realising he was unfairly rejected for not being "cool enough" to hang out with him.

Over the course of the film, their friendship slowly starts to resurface; this is most exemplified when Fridge gives Spencer a pep talk after he admits he was too scared to continue the final level since he was on his last life. After leaving the game, Fridge and Spencer have become friends again.

With Martha

At gym, Spencer notices that Martha is having an argument with the gym teacher Coach Webb and admires her for it. He even admits to his admiration for her when they went to detention. At certain points in the film, Spencer & Martha expresses their feelings toward each other and at the end, they kiss each other. This indicates that they are now a couple.