History Characters / PS238

23rd Jan '17 8:44:34 AM Malady
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Seen [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/comic/01142013/ here]].



* MakeMeWannaShout: His sonic abilities are used to keep an enemy from hearing a whistle, and for communication.

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* MakeMeWannaShout: His sonic abilities are used to keep an enemy from hearing a whistle, and Used for communication.



A girl with ice powers. She's not particularly enthusiastic about being a Praetorian.

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A girl with ice powers. She's not particularly enthusiastic about being a Praetorian.
Seen [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/comic/06202012/ here]]



* AnIcePerson: Her powers let her fly, somehow.

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* AnIcePerson: Her powers let MakeMeWannaShout: Vocal sonic blasts and her fly, somehow.
sonic abilities are [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/comic/07042012/ used to keep an enemy from hearing a whistle]].



[[folder: Ajax]]
!!Praetorian Ajax

A [[FlyingBrick F.I.S.S.]] Praetorian student. His F.I.S.S. number is 82.

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[[folder: Ajax]]
[[folder:Frostbite]]
!!Praetorian Ajax

Frostbite

Seen [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/comic/01142013/ here]].

A [[FlyingBrick F.I.S.S.]] Praetorian student. His F.I.S.S. number is 82.
girl with ice powers. She's not particularly enthusiastic about being a Praetorian.



* ADayInTheLimelight: Issue 51 begins from his point of view.
* DeadpanSnarker: At least towards Forak. Although Forak has that sort of effect on everyone.
* FanBoy: Of 84. He's planning on making his superhero name 82 when he graduates from Praetorian.
* TheFaceless: He's only been seen with his mask on so far.
* GenreSavvy: His responses to the Headmaster's SecretTestOfCharacter causes the headmaster to grade him a four on the "[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Vetinari scale]]".
* TheMole: Sent by the Headmaster to keep tabs on the F.I.S.S. group that was started in the wake of Julie's decision to go by 84. It's not totally clear how committed he is to the role.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Issue 51 begins from his point of view.
* DeadpanSnarker: At least towards Forak. Although Forak has that sort of effect on everyone.
* FanBoy: Of 84. He's planning on making his superhero name 82 when he graduates from Praetorian.
* TheFaceless: He's only been seen with his mask on so far.
* GenreSavvy: His responses to the Headmaster's SecretTestOfCharacter causes the headmaster to grade him a four on the "[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Vetinari scale]]".
* TheMole: Sent by the Headmaster to keep tabs on the F.I.S.S. group that was started in the wake of Julie's decision to go by 84. It's not totally clear how committed he is to the role.
AnIcePerson: Her powers let her fly, somehow.


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[[folder: Ajax]]
!!Praetorian Ajax

A [[FlyingBrick F.I.S.S.]] Praetorian student. His F.I.S.S. number is 82.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Issue 51 begins from his point of view.
* DeadpanSnarker: At least towards Forak. Although Forak has that sort of effect on everyone.
* FanBoy: Of 84. He's planning on making his superhero name 82 when he graduates from Praetorian.
* TheFaceless: He's only been seen with his mask on so far.
* GenreSavvy: His responses to the Headmaster's SecretTestOfCharacter causes the headmaster to grade him a four on the "[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Vetinari scale]]".
* TheMole: Sent by the Headmaster to keep tabs on the F.I.S.S. group that was started in the wake of Julie's decision to go by 84. It's not totally clear how committed he is to the role.
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16th Jan '17 9:32:38 PM Discar
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[[folder:FLOYD]]
!!'''F'''lap-jawed '''L'''amebrained '''O'''rbital '''Y'''ammering '''D'''rivel-spigot

The AI in Zodon's space station. He didn't give it an AI, but some stolen nanites got lose, upgrading it and granting it sentience. The AI decided Zodon was its father, much to his embarrassment.
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* BenevolentAI: Not only is it slavishly loyal to Zodon despite his repeated abuse, but it is unfailingly friendly to everyone else, as well. It upgrades Vance and gives it gradual free will just because Tyler and Ron asked it to.
* DeadpanSnarker: It's usually too busy groveling, but it does occasionally get some snark in.
-->'''FLOYD:''' You can absorb kinetic energy, so you should get stronger when you're hit.\\
'''USA Patriot Act:''' Just like this great nation!\\
'''FLOYD:''' I haven't studied history, but I don't think--\\
'''USA Patriot Act:''' AMERICA!\\
'''FLOYD:''' Sure, why not?
* {{Nanomachines}}: Not only did nanites give it sentience and allow it to upgrade itself on the fly, but it can use them to upgrade organic beings (which it does to USA Patriot Act) and other machines (which it does to Vance).

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[[folder:Vance]]
!!''Valiant Lance''

Once Dax-Ra's personal ship, it was stolen by Tyler and Ron when they escaped Argos. During their trek back to Earth, the ship was attacked by a giant space-squid thing. It was saved by the intervention of Zodon's space station, which used Vance's onboard fabricator to build nanites that fused Vance with the squid, turning it into a techno-organic ship with free will. Vance then ended up with Cecil as captain, if only because Cecil had stolen the captain's chair earlier.
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* BenevolentAI: Less slavishly so than FLOYD, but it is still always as helpful as possible, even though FLOYD gave it free will.
* OrganicTechnology: Unwillingly. FLOYD fused it with the space-squid as the most expedient way of dealing with the problem. It's unclear what effect this has on Vance's abilities.
* ServileSnarker: Though it obeys Cecil loyally, it's not above snarking at his constant mangled sci-fi references.

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16th Jan '17 7:21:11 PM Discar
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* {{Hypocrite}}: He tried to prevent the construction of PS238 because he feared that Cranston would become a tyrant with his own brainwashed metahuman army. When he failed to stop it, his response was to steal a PS238 prototype, construct Praetorian Academy with him as its dictatorial leader, and brainwash a metahuman army. He even mentions that Cranston believed he was doing things for good reasons, and completely fails to notice the parallel.
27th Nov '16 8:36:43 PM BattleMaster
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* SitcomArchNemesis: To American Eagle. Their constant bickering is played mostly for laughs as two kids repeating talking points they don't fully comprehend.

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* SitcomArchNemesis: To American Eagle. Their constant bickering is played mostly for laughs as two kids repeating political talking points they don't fully comprehend.



* WomenAreWiser: Probably because she has spent quite a bit of time steering an unpredictable and impulsive leader Phlogiston is a lot more level headed and less egotistical that other major heroes we have seen.

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* WomenAreWiser: Probably because she has spent quite a bit of time steering an unpredictable and impulsive leader while simultaneously trying to come up with ways to make use of her powers without causing serious collateral damage, Phlogiston is a lot more level headed and less egotistical that other major heroes we have seen.



* TheCape: Like his inspiration.

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* TheCape: Like his inspiration. Deconstructed as his inability to stop being heroic wrecks his marriage and leaves him unable to see that his son doesn't actually want to follow in his footsteps.
30th Aug '16 12:27:00 PM 32_Footsteps
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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Strongly hinted at, as the various engineering skillsets he demonstrates (including holographic generators, PowerArmor, computers, the machinery that operates the school, and space flight) suggest at least passing familiarity with multiple scientific disciplines. Downplayed in that other teachers at [=PS238=] (Mr. Alloy, most prominently) are the ones responsible for teaching most science courses.




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* TripleShifter: Hershel's lack of sleep comes up multiple times in the series, first mentioned as [[BlessedWithSuck a drawback]] to his super-intellect - he's constantly thinking of new things he can do, which distracts him from sleep. He ends up becoming the school's maintenance crew, shop teacher, and still has time to help run his multinational corporation and give assistance to NASA and other governmental agencies as needed.



* ActionSurvivor: Tyler's early appearances mostly focus on him just trying to get through the daily routine of [=PS238=] alive. He grows out of it as he becomes [[BadassNormal more proactive]].



* TheJinx: A very directed and specific one, aimed mainly at Captain Clarinet.

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* TheJinx: A very directed and specific one, aimed mainly at Captain Clarinet. Zodon also thinks Tyler is one, [[spoiler: but as Tyler actively meddles with some of Zodon's more villainous schemes, it's more like SpannerInTheWorks.]]


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* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Yeah, Zodon's plans get screwed up whenever Tyler gets involved... although Zodon can't even conceive that it's due to intentional sabotage on Tyler's fault, guided by Tom's advice.]]


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* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: PuppyLove version - there are several indications that Julie Finster is attracted to both Tyler and Moon Shadow, not realizing that they're the same person.


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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Extended to the whole family - Alexandra and Victor affirm that they will ''never'' cheat family.


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* InsufferableGenius: Not quite on the same level as Zodon on either count, but he's quite capable (he made [[spoiler: Toby's body]], after all) and frequently rude and/or dismissive to other students. He's more disdainful than actively aggressive, but few students bother with him regardless.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's marginally more polite than Zodon, but he's still a villain in training, and he acts with various levels of disdain towards "the plebians" he goes to school with.


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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Despite overhearing [[spoiler: his parents discussing how things would have been better [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster if he wasn't a meta]]]], he still can't bring himself to do any harm to his mother and father, no matter how betrayed he felt. [[spoiler: Of course, sending them to another dimension where they can have their wish isn't harmful to them...]]


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* InsufferableGenius: He's pretty damned good at anything scientific, able to create a hover chair and even figure out how to do TimeTravel. That said, he's a raging narcissist who insults everyone, regardless of what they're capable of or even if [[EnemyMine they're working together at the time]]. It's shown in flashback that [[spoiler: even his parents had a hard time tolerating him.]]


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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Extended to the whole family - Alexandra and Victor affirm that they will ''never'' cheat family.


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* GenreSavvy: Shows it off less frequently than Tyler, but he's had enough experience with supers that he's able to predict what will happen in many circumstances.
* KirkSummation: As revealed by the Crystal Skull, The Revenant will hand out these to villains to get them to stop crime and [[CutLexLuthorACheck use their powers and skills legally to profit]]. As the Skull mentions, it took in at least his case.
17th Aug '16 11:41:22 AM Roo
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* FunPersonified: He's a winning combination of this and NiceGuy. One of the friendliest, most upbeat and all around fun kids at PS238; it's telling that even Cecil, who doesn't exactly have a great opinion of superhumans, enjoys his company.
13th Jul '16 12:25:56 PM BattleMaster
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* TheGlomp: Very prone to delivering (literally) bone-crushing hugs when happy or excited, much to Tyler's distress.
13th Jul '16 12:23:42 PM BattleMaster
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* AcrophobicBird: Prone to getting airsick if he flies too high.
20th Jun '16 11:10:31 AM Grudgeal
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* InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality: His main problem. He's a superhero, and his powers are almost exclusively destructive.
3rd Jun '16 8:08:10 AM thekeyofe
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** Inverted with Ron/Captain Clarinet. He hates Moon Shadow but is Tyler's best friend after Cecil.

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** Inverted with Ron/Captain Clarinet. He hates Moon Shadow but is Tyler's best second closest friend after Cecil.
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