A nerdy inventive ant who is desperate to make a difference to his colony's way of life, but tends to make things worse in the process. His inventions include a telescope created by wrapping a blade of grass around a dew drop; an automatic harvester; several items of traveler's gear; and the bird-shaped aircraft used to terrify the grasshoppers. He is friends with Dot and the Circus Bugs.
Flik was sent out into the world to find individuals who would fight for his colony against a band of marauding grasshoppers. He ends up finding a bug circus troupe, mistakes them for "warriors" and enlists them to help his colony.