The Variators were established in early 2001. They are a commited bunch of mopeders bent upon world domination (and making superfriends along the way).
The Variators are proud to be located at the apex of the food chain and sometimes get marbles accidentally lodged in their noses.
If you are in Ottawa, and hear a high-pitched two-cycle hum approaching accompanied by nasal, marble-muffled shouting, you are probably about to have the Variators ask you for some spare change.
"Less than zero!"
--Ancient Variator battlecry.