Flash Crews, usually just called 'Crews' are groups of flash artists that all animate within some kind of group identity. Most crews on Newgrounds have characters with a themed style, such as the Lock characters with a keyhole for a face. Others, such as Star Syndicate and the Dragons & Spirits, produce movies without one obvious theme. Some crews may gain popularity while others gain notoriety. Such groups post content on/off newgrounds for the purpose of earning such reputations. Many crews on NG started out spamming the portal and of them most have disappeared- however, even those crews which start off spamming can become respectable. The foremost of these is the Clock Crew, who have gone from protecting obvious spam to creating many real award-winning submissions.