History Characters / WormSponsoredHeroes

23rd Jun '17 11:22:35 AM Eagal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SuperStrength: Has enhanced strength and toughness to match.
* SuperToughness: See SuperStrength.

to:

* SuperStrength: Has enhanced strength and toughness to match.
strength
* SuperToughness: See SuperStrength.
Has enhanced durability
3rd Jun '17 4:03:59 PM Earriorwatcher
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Completely averted as part of this serial's general aversion of all AIIsACrapshoot. He becomes much more well-adjusted and a generally better person after adding some metal bits.

to:

* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Completely averted as part of this serial's general aversion of all AIIsACrapshoot. He becomes much more well-adjusted and a generally better person after adding some metal bits.



* KickTheSonOfABitch: Two of the villains he set up to die where Kaiser and Fenja.

to:

* KickTheSonOfABitch: Two of the villains he set up to die where were Kaiser and Fenja.



* WorfHadTheFlu: Most of the times he's defeated in-story are due to ancillary factors that give him a significant handicap. The only enemy who has defeated him when he was both armed and going all out was Leviathan.
** When the Undersiders attack the fundraiser it's only the presence of an audience that prevents him from singlehandedly trouncing them. Because so many civilians are watching he doesn't want to use violent methods which is what allows the Undersiders to escape.

to:

* WorfHadTheFlu: Most of the times he's defeated in-story are due to ancillary factors that give him a significant handicap. The only enemy who has defeated him when he was both armed and armed, prepared, going all out was Leviathan.
** When the Undersiders attack the fundraiser it's only the presence of an audience that prevents him from singlehandedly trouncing them. Because so many civilians are watching watching, he doesn't want to use violent methods methods, which is what allows the Undersiders to escape.escape. Later, when he pursues them, the Undersiders' allies catch him off guard and literally [CurbStompBattle curb-stomp him.]]



* MeaningfulRename: Changed his name from [[spoiler:Madcap to Assault as part of his defection to the heroes (and to highlight his interest in Battery.]]

to:

* MeaningfulRename: Changed his name from [[spoiler:Madcap to Assault as part of his defection to the heroes (and to highlight his interest in Battery.Battery).]]



* ManInWhite: Save for his eye lenses he wears all white.

to:

* ManInWhite: Save for his eye lenses lenses, he wears all white.



* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Interlude 15.3 shows how she went from a kind hearted girl to cold hearted bitch.

to:

* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Interlude 15.3 shows how she went from a kind hearted kind-hearted girl to cold hearted cold-hearted bitch.



* TheCape: He consciously invokes the trope with his costume, bearing and job description of "Hero". Shame his personality is both too abrasive, narcissistic and anxious for him to actually be one.
* TheChosenOne: What he [[spoiler:and Cauldron]] pretty much consider him to be, thanks to the sheer rule-breaking range of abilities he got. [[spoiler:Oh, boy, did they get ''that'' one horribly wrong thanks to his abilities totally messing with their combined Thinker skills.]]

to:

* TheCape: He consciously invokes the trope with his costume, bearing and job description of "Hero". Shame his personality is both too abrasive, narcissistic narcissistic, and anxious for him to actually be one.
* TheChosenOne: What he [[spoiler:and Cauldron]] pretty much consider him considers himself to be, thanks to the sheer rule-breaking range of abilities he got. [[spoiler:Oh, boy, did they get ''that'' one horribly wrong thanks to his abilities totally messing with their combined Thinker skills.]]



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Eidolon and Taylor do not exchange many words, but there's enough said to be sure that they freaking hate each other- Eidolon for Taylor's murder of Alexandria and Taylor for Eidolon's involvement with Cauldron. They never actually fight however as they only meet during the S-threat fights, and Taylor even trades herself to Echidna to save Eidolon for pragmatic tactical and political reasons.

to:

* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Eidolon and Taylor do not exchange many words, but there's enough said to be sure that they freaking hate each other- Eidolon for Taylor's murder of Alexandria and Taylor for Eidolon's involvement with Cauldron. They never actually fight however fight, however, as they only meet during the S-threat fights, and Taylor even trades herself to Echidna to save Eidolon for pragmatic tactical and political reasons.



* MeaningfulName: "Hero" isn't just an iconic moniker he snagged before anyone else; Hero of Alexandria, a Greek mathematician and engineer who worked on, among other things, one of the first steam-powered devices, and the wind wheel.

to:

* MeaningfulName: "Hero" isn't just an iconic moniker he snagged before anyone else; Hero of Alexandria, Alexandria was a Greek mathematician and engineer who worked on, among other things, one of the first steam-powered devices, and the wind wheel.



Classification: Breaker(?)

to:

Classification: Breaker(?)
Master, Brute, Mover



* ChargedAttack: She essentially executes one of these whenever she merges her duplicates into one.



* ChargedAttack: She essentially executes one of these whenever she merges her duplicates into one.



Classification: Shaker, Shifter,

to:

Classification: Shaker, Shifter,
Master



Classification: Shaker(?)

to:

Classification: Shaker(?)
Shaker



* IronButtMonkey: Appears in two scenes, in the first he tries to use his containment on Siberian and fails, getting knocked unconscious by psychic backlash. In the second he gets immersed in Crawler's spit just after emerging from his hideaway. Despite being dissolved in acid he manages to retrieve all of the other Wards and Protectorate members to fight the Nine before vanishing himself again for his own protection. No one can say that this guy doesn't take his job as a hero seriously.

to:

* IronButtMonkey: Appears in two scenes, in the first he tries to use his containment on Siberian and fails, getting knocked unconscious by psychic backlash. In the second he gets immersed in Crawler's spit just after emerging from his hideaway. Despite being dissolved in acid acid, he manages to retrieve all of the other Wards and Protectorate members to fight the Nine before vanishing himself again for his own protection. No one can say that this guy doesn't take his job as a hero seriously.



* GadgeteerGenius: As previously mentioned, Dragon is universally regarded as the world's best living Tinker -- at one point, [[spoiler:Skitter]] hypothesizes that [[spoiler:her power is to incorporate all the tricks of any tinker whose work she can study]].

to:

* GadgeteerGenius: As previously mentioned, Dragon is universally regarded as the world's best living Tinker -- at one point, [[spoiler:Skitter]] hypothesizes (correctly, as it turns out) that [[spoiler:her power is to incorporate all the tricks of any tinker whose work she can study]].



** Plus, if you think about her restrictions this probably happened a lot more times than we know about. [[spoiler:Arc 20, for example, she was forced to out Skitter against her will and risked horrific damage to herself to prevent having to capture Skitter.]]

to:

** Plus, if you think about her restrictions this probably happened a lot more times than we know about. [[spoiler:Arc [[spoiler:In Arc 20, for example, she was forced to out Skitter against her will and risked horrific damage to herself to prevent having to capture Skitter.]]



Classification: Breaker

to:

Classification: Breaker
Blaster/Shaker



* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:He was one of the toughest front-line capes fighting Echidna, when he goes down after Alexandria and Eidolon have already been absorbed, it shows just how fucked the defenders truly are.]]

to:

* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:He was one of the toughest front-line capes fighting Echidna, when Echidna. When he goes down after Alexandria and Eidolon have already been absorbed, it shows just how fucked the defenders truly are.]]



Classification: Mover, Blaster(?)

to:

Classification: Mover, Blaster(?)
Blaster



One of the original members of the first Wards team, alongside Miss Militia, Chevalier, Rime, and others. At the first meeting of said team, she carried a shield and a sword, and wore a helmet adorned with mouse ears; what costume she chose to wear as an adult has not been stated. Was captured by the Slaughterhouse Nine before the story began and subjected to Bonesaw's [[BodyHorror tender]] [[WasOnceAMan ministrations]].

to:

One of the original members of the first Wards team, alongside Miss Militia, Chevalier, Rime, and others. At the first meeting of said team, she carried a shield and a sword, and wore a helmet adorned with mouse ears; what costume she chose to wear as an adult has not been stated. Was captured by the Slaughterhouse Nine before the story began and subjected to Bonesaw's [[BodyHorror tender]] [[WasOnceAMan ministrations]].



* FatalFlaw: A low-end version of NoSocialSkills, as seen in his introduction, where his attempts at revitalizing his new team are foiled by the fact that he doesn't understand what they're going through and didn't even bother to remember the names of their two dead members. [[spoiler:Ultimately leads to his downfall when the Irregulars turn on him to form a lynch mob against Doctor Mother]].

to:

* FatalFlaw: A low-end version of NoSocialSkills, as seen in his introduction, where his attempts at revitalizing his new team are foiled by the fact that he doesn't understand what they're going through and didn't even bother to remember the names of their two dead members. [[spoiler:Ultimately leads to his downfall when the Irregulars turn on him to form a lynch mob against Doctor Mother]].Mother, although he survives.]]



* OnlyOneName: Since he's a Case 53 who has no memory of his previous life.

to:

* OnlyOneName: Since he's a Case 53 who has no memory of his previous life. His therapist wants him to pick another name, but we never see him do so.



* KilledOffscreen: During the battle against [[spoiler:Scion.]] Taylor (and by extension, the audience) only find out that he's dead when [[spoiler:[[{{Necromancer}} Glastig Uaine]] uses his ghost as a weapon.]]

to:

* KilledOffscreen: During the battle against [[spoiler:Scion.]] Taylor (and by extension, the audience) only find finds out that he's dead when [[spoiler:[[{{Necromancer}} Glastig Uaine]] uses his ghost as a weapon.]]



--> "Clockblocker used to be the funny one, now hes the asshole grown up that tears the funny kid to shreds.
* WillfullyWeak: Clockblocker knows full well the more dangerous aspects of his powers, but since the Wards don't allow lethal force he doesn't use them.

to:

--> "Clockblocker used to be the funny one, now hes the asshole grown up grownup that tears the funny kid to shreds.
* WillfullyWeak: Clockblocker knows full well the more dangerous aspects of his powers, but since the Wards don't allow lethal force force, he doesn't use them.



* OffScreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Escapes from Coil's collapsing underground base after being cut out of Echidna's gut, evading Echidna, her clones, and killing Shatterbird in the process.]]

to:

* OffScreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Escapes from Coil's collapsing underground base after being cut out of Echidna's gut, evading Echidna, Echidna and her clones, clones and killing Shatterbird in the process.]]



Classification: Breaker 3; Stranger 2; Mover 1

to:

Classification: Breaker 3; Stranger 2; 3 (Stranger 2, Mover 1
1)



* FreudianExcuse: She ''really'' doesn't like her mother's ex-boyfriend. Regent speculates that he may have emotionally abused her, and she's passing it on to everyone else in kind. During her conversation with Taylor in Extinction she flat out admits that when she was dragged to the principal's office that one time she was angrier that Taylor had an actual parent at the meeting than at the fact she was in trouble.

to:

* FreudianExcuse: She ''really'' doesn't like her mother's ex-boyfriend. Regent speculates that he may have emotionally abused her, and she's passing it on to everyone else in kind. During her conversation with Taylor in Extinction Extinction, she flat out admits that when she was dragged to the principal's office that one time she was angrier that Taylor had an actual parent at the meeting than at the fact she was in trouble.



* JerkAss: ...Just read everything on this page. No wonder everybody in and out of universe hates her.

to:

* JerkAss: ...Just read everything on this page. No wonder everybody so many people in and out of universe hates her.



Classification: Tinker/Mobile Armor; Mover

to:

Classification: Tinker/Mobile Armor; Mover
Tinker/Mover



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Disappeared from the story after [[spoiler:being publicly outed as a mole for Coil]].

to:

* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Disappeared from the story after [[spoiler:being publicly outed as a mole for Coil]].
[[spoiler:Coil died]].



Classification: Breaker; Changer; Stranger

to:

Classification: Breaker; Changer; Stranger
Breaker/Shaker



Classification: Breaker, Shaker

to:

Classification: Breaker, Shaker
Breaker/Shaker



Classification: Shaker, Striker (?)

to:

Classification: Shaker, Striker (?)
Shaker/Striker



* PersonOfMassConstruction: The limbs he makes, often out of stone or metal, both defy the law of conservation of mass and don't crumble away faster than the substance normally would so it's relatively easy for him to quickly set up large scale (albeit often bare bone) structures for shelters and the like from them. That said [[PersonOfMassDestruction it's just as easy for him to take out the foundations of large buildings to hinder or kill his enemies]].

to:

* PersonOfMassConstruction: The limbs he makes, often out of stone or metal, both defy the law of conservation of mass and don't crumble away faster than the substance normally would so it's relatively easy for him to quickly set up large scale (albeit often bare bone) structures for shelters and the like from them. That said said, [[PersonOfMassDestruction it's just as easy for him to take out the foundations of large buildings to hinder or kill his enemies]].



Classification: Striker(?)

to:

Classification: Striker(?)
Striker



Classification, Blaster, Striker, Mover

to:

Classification, Blaster, Striker, Mover
Classification: Mover, Trump (Blaster, Striker)



* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Glory Girls invulnerability and strength has made her very cocky and arrogant. Tattletale, Skitter, and the Nine prove her attitude is very wrong.

to:

* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Glory Girls Girl's invulnerability and strength has made her very cocky and arrogant. Tattletale, Skitter, and the Nine prove her attitude is very wrong.
29th May '17 9:42:35 PM mantis
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BeleagueredBureaucrat: Running the Brockton Bay PRT wasn't anybody's idea of a sinecure even before [[spoiler:Leviathan dropped in for a visit]].



* ItsPronouncedTropay: According to WordOfGod, it's pronounced "Piggo", with the "t" being silent.

to:

* ItsPronouncedTropay: According to WordOfGod, it's pronounced "Piggo", "Pih-GO", with the "t" being silent.silent and the emphasis on the second syllable.
20th May '17 10:04:07 PM shamchimp28
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Mentions in interlude 7 that [[spoiler:he'd 'give his left foot' to no longer require sleep, like Miss Militia and Dragon. Which turns out to be pretty close to the trade he ends up making]].
18th May '17 10:43:18 AM rmctagg09
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnimalMotifs: His superhero outfit combines a gladiator costume with a lion theme, including a helmet based on a roaring lion.



* HeroicBuild: Another side effect of his power.

to:

* HeroicBuild: Another side effect of his power.power is an optimized physique.
18th May '17 10:40:03 AM rmctagg09
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AmbiguousDisorder: Armsmaster has many traits associated with high-functioning Asperger's Syndrome: Unawareness of social cues, extreme focus and drive, a very strong but slightly idiosyncratic moral code, dry sense of humor, a tendency to form odd friendships (in his case with [[spoiler: an AI he corresponded with entirely electronically and a teenage former-supervillain.]])

to:

* AmbiguousDisorder: Armsmaster has many traits associated with high-functioning Asperger's Syndrome: Unawareness of social cues, extreme focus and drive, a very strong but slightly idiosyncratic moral code, dry sense of humor, a tendency to form odd friendships (in his case with [[spoiler: an [[spoiler:an AI he corresponded with entirely electronically and a teenage former-supervillain.]])



* {{Cyborg}}: When he [[spoiler: becomes Defiant]].

to:

* {{Cyborg}}: When he [[spoiler: becomes [[spoiler:becomes Defiant]].



* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: Sort of, after Taylor becomes Weaver, and they're technically on the same side. Eventually, the two of them develop a working relationship, albeit, one very blunt and to-the-point with very little in the way of pleasantries.]]

to:

* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: Sort [[spoiler:Sort of, after Taylor becomes Weaver, and they're technically on the same side. Eventually, the two of them develop a working relationship, albeit, one very blunt and to-the-point with very little in the way of pleasantries.]]



* [[spoiler: HazyFeelTurn]]: [[spoiler: When he leaves the PRT and starts working with Dragon.]]

to:

* [[spoiler: HazyFeelTurn]]: [[spoiler: When HazyFeelTurn: [[spoiler:When he leaves the PRT and starts working with Dragon.]]



** [[spoiler: He eventually gets over this syndrome. He doesn't seem to have any problem being relegated to, essentially, Dragon's sidekick later on.]]

to:

** [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He eventually gets over this syndrome. He doesn't seem to have any problem being relegated to, essentially, Dragon's sidekick later on.]]



** Skitter believes [[spoiler: he tried to set her up to be killed by Leviathan along with Kaiser and Menja, but it's somewhat ambiguous whether he actually intended to kill her or just was willing to risk it.]]

to:

** Skitter believes [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he tried to set her up to be killed by Leviathan along with Kaiser and Menja, but it's somewhat ambiguous whether he actually intended to kill her or just was willing to risk it.]]



* AmicableExes: With [[spoiler: Chevalier]].
* BottomlessMagazines[=/=]OneBulletClips: Miss Militia doesn't need to reload her weapons due to her power, unless she's using special ammo.

to:

* AmicableExes: With [[spoiler: Chevalier]].Used to be a couple with [[spoiler:Chevalier]].
* BottomlessMagazines[=/=]OneBulletClips: BottomlessMagazines: Miss Militia doesn't need to reload her weapons due to her power, unless she's using special ammo.



** During the final fight, [[spoiler: she gets pissed off at the use of Canary's power to keep people from retreating after Doormaker goes down. Not because she was going to retreat, but because of the implication that she might.]]

to:

** During the final fight, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she gets pissed off at the use of Canary's power to keep people from retreating after Doormaker goes down. Not because she was going to retreat, but because of the implication that she might.]]



** [[spoiler: This extends up to strategic fusion bombs, as seen when she executes a combination attack with Simurgh and some force-field users against Zion and literally wipes away the cloud with one bomb.]]

to:

** [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This extends up to strategic fusion bombs, as seen when she executes a combination attack with Simurgh and some force-field users against Zion and literally wipes away the cloud with one bomb.]]



* InspectorJavert: Falsely blames Skitter for [[spoiler: the death of his wife after the Slaughterhouse Nine arc.]]

to:

* InspectorJavert: Falsely blames Skitter for [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the death of his wife after the Slaughterhouse Nine arc.]]



* FrickinLaserBeams: He is an unequaled user of them. Among other things, his lasers can turn corners, fork into multiple lasers, pass through walls and freeze or ignite his targets. He can even turn into a [[EnergyBeings pure energy form]]... although, he loses his sense of self to do so. [[spoiler: Which... comes in really useful for conserving his sanity when he gets stuck in a serious time warp.]]

to:

* FrickinLaserBeams: He is an unequaled user of them. Among other things, his lasers can turn corners, fork into multiple lasers, pass through walls and freeze or ignite his targets. He can even turn into a [[EnergyBeings pure energy form]]... although, he loses his sense of self to do so. [[spoiler: Which...[[spoiler:Which... comes in really useful for conserving his sanity when he gets stuck in a serious time warp.]]



* RedemptionEqualsLife: [[spoiler: He's the only member of the Triumvirate who isn't at least morally gray, and he's also the only one who survives the story.]]

to:

* RedemptionEqualsLife: [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's the only member of the Triumvirate who isn't at least morally gray, and he's also the only one who survives the story.]]



* {{Gaslighting}}: Forms part of her trademark interrogation technique. [[spoiler: It eventually, and fatally, backfires on her.]]

to:

* {{Gaslighting}}: Forms part of her trademark interrogation technique. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It eventually, and fatally, backfires on her.]]



* UnderestimatingBadassery: [[spoiler: Whoopsie daisy. In her defence, it's easy to see ''why'' she'd not consider the bug girl a problem.]]

to:

* UnderestimatingBadassery: [[spoiler: Whoopsie [[spoiler:Whoopsie daisy. In her defence, it's easy to see ''why'' she'd not consider the bug girl a problem.]]



* TheChosenOne: What he [[spoiler: and Cauldron]] pretty much consider him to be, thanks to the sheer rule-breaking range of abilities he got. [[spoiler: Oh, boy, did they get ''that'' one horribly wrong thanks to his abilities totally messing with their combined Thinker skills.]]

to:

* TheChosenOne: What he [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and Cauldron]] pretty much consider him to be, thanks to the sheer rule-breaking range of abilities he got. [[spoiler: Oh, [[spoiler:Oh, boy, did they get ''that'' one horribly wrong thanks to his abilities totally messing with their combined Thinker skills.]]



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Is part of [[spoiler:Cauldron.]] But, it goes beyond that a little: he ''wanted'' so desperately to be a saviour, [[spoiler: he completely misunderstood the core of his powers from day one to try becoming one and couldn't see beyond that goal until far too late.]]

to:

* WellIntentionedExtremist: Is part of [[spoiler:Cauldron.]] But, it goes beyond that a little: he ''wanted'' so desperately to be a saviour, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he completely misunderstood the core of his powers from day one to try becoming one and couldn't see beyond that goal until far too late.]]



** Taken up to eleven after [[spoiler: Taylor's attempt to jailbreak her shard]] -- not only do both parties know that talking would be inordinately better than what the situation is forcing them to do, [[spoiler: Taylor is now mute, dyslexic, too clumsy for sign language, and is losing the ability to comprehend speech, meaning that they can't communicate beyond the broadest of gestures.]]

to:

** Taken up to eleven after [[spoiler: Taylor's [[spoiler:Taylor's attempt to jailbreak her shard]] -- not only do both parties know that talking would be inordinately better than what the situation is forcing them to do, [[spoiler: Taylor [[spoiler:Taylor is now mute, dyslexic, too clumsy for sign language, and is losing the ability to comprehend speech, meaning that they can't communicate beyond the broadest of gestures.]]



* CharacterDeath: Killed by [[spoiler: a clone of Eidolon during the fight with Noelle.]]

to:

* CharacterDeath: Killed by [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a clone of Eidolon during the fight with Noelle.]]



* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: He was one of the toughest front-line capes fighting Echidna, when he goes down after Alexandria and Eidolon have already been absorbed, it shows just how fucked the defenders truly are.]]

to:

* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was one of the toughest front-line capes fighting Echidna, when he goes down after Alexandria and Eidolon have already been absorbed, it shows just how fucked the defenders truly are.]]



* CharacterDeath: Killed [[spoiler: fighting Scion in Speck 30.5]].

to:

* CharacterDeath: Killed [[spoiler: fighting [[spoiler:fighting Scion in Speck 30.5]].



* CharacterDeath: Was killed [[spoiler: by Behemoth.]]

to:

* CharacterDeath: Was killed [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by Behemoth.]]



* CharacterDeath: Crippled by [[spoiler: Panacea]] and killed [[spoiler:by Flashbang during Bonesaw's attempted recruitment of the former.]]
* ComboPlatterPowers: Taylor describes her as being a "kitchen sink cape."

to:

* CharacterDeath: Crippled by [[spoiler: Panacea]] [[spoiler:Panacea]] and killed [[spoiler:by Flashbang during Bonesaw's attempted recruitment of the former.]]
* ComboPlatterPowers: Taylor describes her as being a "kitchen sink cape."cape" with a number of different powers.



* DeadpanSnarker: has quite a few sarcastic remarks for the Wards after the bank robbery fiasco.

to:

* DeadpanSnarker: has Has quite a few sarcastic remarks for the Wards after the bank robbery fiasco.



* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: She's fat and a bigot.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: It's not obvious because she's seen mainly from the viewpoints of Taylor and the Wards, all of whom dislike her, but despite her abrasive personality and antipathy for parahumans, she's competent, treats her subordinates fairly, and is absolutely committed to the PRT's goal of promoting public acceptance of parahumans in order to maintain the Endbringer truce and prevent a catastrophic war between the powered and unpowered branches of humanity. [[spoiler: Her successors in the job, Thomas Calvert and James Tagg, quickly teach everyone who had to deal with her the meaning of the old saying "better the devil you know."]]
* SoleSurvivor: One of exactly two survivors of [[spoiler: the ground forces for the mission to take down Jamie Rinke i.e. Nilbog -- her job as Director seems to have been intended as a sinecure to buy her silence about how badly the mission was bungled.]]

to:

* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: MeaningfulName: As well as a PunnyName. She's fat and a bigot.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: It's not obvious because she's seen mainly from the viewpoints of Taylor and the Wards, all of whom dislike her, but despite her abrasive personality and antipathy for parahumans, she's competent, treats her subordinates fairly, and is absolutely committed to the PRT's goal of promoting public acceptance of parahumans in order to maintain the Endbringer truce and prevent a catastrophic war between the powered and unpowered branches of humanity. [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her successors in the job, Thomas Calvert and James Tagg, quickly teach everyone who had to deal with her the meaning of the old saying "better the devil you know."]]
* SoleSurvivor: One of exactly two survivors of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ground forces for the mission to take down Jamie Rinke i.e. Nilbog -- her job as Director seems to have been intended as a sinecure to buy her silence about how badly the mission was bungled.]]



* InTheBack: [[spoiler: To his commanding officer for not climbing quickly enough]].
* KarmaHoudini: Escapes long-term blame for [[spoiler:shooting his superior officer]] because the PRT doesn't want to admit how badly they screwed up. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted when Taylor blows his brains all over the street]].
* SecretIdentity: Is secretly [[spoiler: Coil.]]

to:

* InTheBack: [[spoiler: To [[spoiler:To his commanding officer for not climbing quickly enough]].
* KarmaHoudini: Escapes long-term blame for [[spoiler:shooting his superior officer]] because the PRT doesn't want to admit how badly they screwed up. [[spoiler: Ultimately [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted when Taylor blows his brains all over the street]].
* SecretIdentity: Is secretly [[spoiler: Coil.[[spoiler:Coil.]]



* SoleSurvivor: One of two individuals to survive [[spoiler: the attack on Nilbog]].

to:

* SoleSurvivor: One of two individuals to survive [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the attack on Nilbog]].



* CharacterDeath: Killed by [[spoiler: Taylor's swarm]].
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Taylor's hornets, brown recluses, and black widows stinging and biting him even after she's knocked out]].

to:

* CharacterDeath: Killed by [[spoiler: Taylor's [[spoiler:Taylor's swarm]].
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Taylor's [[spoiler:Taylor's hornets, brown recluses, and black widows stinging and biting him even after she's knocked out]].



* TheMole: [[spoiler: The first Simurgh attack? He was on contain-and-clean-up duty and it's strongly affected his attitude and judgement. He might not have heard the song or got a tattoo, but it's likely his rise to Director was a planned knock-on effect.]]

to:

* TheMole: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The first Simurgh attack? He was on contain-and-clean-up duty and it's strongly affected his attitude and judgement. He might not have heard the song or got a tattoo, but it's likely his rise to Director was a planned knock-on effect.]]



* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: He was exposed to the Simurgh before her mental powers were known. As a result of his actions, Alexandria is rendered brain-dead.]]

to:

* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was exposed to the Simurgh before her mental powers were known. As a result of his actions, Alexandria is rendered brain-dead.]]



* EnemyMine: They are willing to form temporary truces with the Undersiders to deal with Class S threats. After the Undersiders [[spoiler: take over the city]] this becomes basically permanent.
* HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler: Until Skitter becomes Weaver.]]

to:

* EnemyMine: They are willing to form temporary truces with the Undersiders to deal with Class S threats. After the Undersiders [[spoiler: take [[spoiler:take over the city]] this becomes basically permanent.
* HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler: Until [[spoiler:Until Skitter becomes Weaver.]]



* BigDamnHeroes: For almost the entire main cast in [[spoiler: The Echidna Arc]]. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He hacks his way into Echidna's body and rescues almost all of the Undersiders and quite a few others.]]]]

to:

* BigDamnHeroes: For almost the entire main cast in [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Echidna Arc]]. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He hacks his way into Echidna's body and rescues almost all of the Undersiders and quite a few others.]]]]



* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He sees himself as a FakeUltimateHero as leader of [[spoiler: the Irregulars,]] admitting to being afraid in spite of his fearless persona.

to:

* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He sees himself as a FakeUltimateHero as leader of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Irregulars,]] admitting to being afraid in spite of his fearless persona.



* CharacterDeath: Killed by [[spoiler: Leviathan.]]

to:

* CharacterDeath: Killed by [[spoiler: Leviathan.[[spoiler:Leviathan.]]



* DeathIsCheap: Killed by [[spoiler: Scion during the Extinction Arc. May have been ressurected by Valkyrie/Glastig Uaine in Epilogue 31: End.]]

to:

* DeathIsCheap: Killed by [[spoiler: Scion [[spoiler:Scion during the Extinction Arc. May have been ressurected by Valkyrie/Glastig Uaine in Epilogue 31: End.]]



* OffScreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Escapes from Coil's collapsing underground base after being cut out of Echidna's gut, evading Echidna, her clones, and killing Shatterbird in the process.]]

to:

* OffScreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Escapes [[spoiler:Escapes from Coil's collapsing underground base after being cut out of Echidna's gut, evading Echidna, her clones, and killing Shatterbird in the process.]]



* BoxedCrook: As a vigilante who nearly killed someone, she didn't have much of a choice when it came to joining the Wards. [[spoiler: She's later released from prison to assist in the fight against Scion.]]

to:

* BoxedCrook: As a vigilante who nearly killed someone, she didn't have much of a choice when it came to joining the Wards. [[spoiler: She's [[spoiler:She's later released from prison to assist in the fight against Scion.]]



* EvilMentor: After learning about Taylor being [[spoiler: Skitter]] she tries to [[JerkJustifications pass herself off]] as one, claiming that Taylor owes her for what she became.

to:

* EvilMentor: After learning about Taylor being [[spoiler: Skitter]] [[spoiler:Skitter]] she tries to [[JerkJustifications pass herself off]] as one, claiming that Taylor owes her for what she became.



* LonersAreFreaks: Does not get along with any of the Wards and prefers to work alone... because it allows her more opportunities to hurt people.

to:

* LonersAreFreaks: LonersAreFreaks:
**
Does not get along with any of the Wards and prefers to work alone... because it allows her more opportunities to hurt people.



A new member of the Brockton Bay Wards at the beginning of the story. Powers include short-range telekinesis and a capacity to alter his own biology. Left town with his family after [[spoiler: Leviathan]] attacked; later seen to have joined another team.

to:

A new member of the Brockton Bay Wards at the beginning of the story. Powers include short-range telekinesis and a capacity to alter his own biology. Left town with his family after [[spoiler: Leviathan]] Leviathan attacked; later seen to have joined another team.



One of the heroes transferred to Brockton Bay in the wake of [[spoiler: Echidna]]. Has the power to create spherical forcefields and then fill them with intense heat, incinerating anything inside.

to:

One of the heroes transferred to Brockton Bay in the wake of [[spoiler: Echidna]].Echidna. Has the power to create spherical forcefields and then fill them with intense heat, incinerating anything inside.



* OneManArmy: By the later parts of the series, he is fully able to take entire packs of [[spoiler: Slaughterhouse Nine clones]] and win singlehandedly.

to:

* OneManArmy: By the later parts of the series, he is fully able to take entire packs of [[spoiler: Slaughterhouse [[spoiler:Slaughterhouse Nine clones]] and win singlehandedly.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: She has "super timing" and uses it to [[spoiler: kill Gray Boy]].

to:

* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: She has "super timing" and uses it to [[spoiler: kill [[spoiler:kill Gray Boy]].



* CharacterDeath: Killed by [[spoiler: Night Hag]].

to:

* CharacterDeath: Killed by [[spoiler: Night [[spoiler:Night Hag]].



* CharacterDeath: Killed by [[spoiler: Scion while in Alexandria's body]].

to:

* CharacterDeath: Killed by [[spoiler: Scion [[spoiler:Scion while in Alexandria's body]].



* CharacterDeath: Killed fighting [[spoiler: Scion]] in Speck 30.5.

to:

* CharacterDeath: Killed fighting [[spoiler: Scion]] [[spoiler:Scion]] in Speck 30.5.



* CharacterDeath: Was killed by [[spoiler: Leviathan]].

to:

* CharacterDeath: Was killed by [[spoiler: Leviathan]].[[spoiler:Leviathan]].



* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: In most of her interactions with Taylor and the Undersiders prior to the final arc, due to Panacea aggressively categorizing capes as "hero" or "villain" with no grey area. Following the Leviathan arc, she still views Skitter as some kind of irredeemable villain despite the fact that [[spoiler: Skitter had just gone toe to toe with Leviathan for the sole purpose of saving a shelter full of civvies, suffering a broken spinal column in the process.]] In the Slaughterhouse Nine arc she never stops trying to sabotage the Undersiders despite the fact that they are the primary force opposing the [=SH9=] and saved her life multiple times, all because she still classifies them as 'villains'.

to:

* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: In most of her interactions with Taylor and the Undersiders prior to the final arc, due to Panacea aggressively categorizing capes as "hero" or "villain" with no grey area. Following the Leviathan arc, she still views Skitter as some kind of irredeemable villain despite the fact that [[spoiler: Skitter [[spoiler:Skitter had just gone toe to toe with Leviathan for the sole purpose of saving a shelter full of civvies, suffering a broken spinal column in the process.]] In the Slaughterhouse Nine arc she never stops trying to sabotage the Undersiders despite the fact that they are the primary force opposing the [=SH9=] and saved her life multiple times, all because she still classifies them as 'villains'.



* SanitySlippage: Gradually begins suffering from this when [[spoiler: Bonesaw first visits her]]. It eventually culminates in [[spoiler: her attempting to "heal" Glory Girl and the resulting BodyHorror, and Amy finally requesting that she be sent to the Birdcage for everyone's safety.]]

to:

* SanitySlippage: Gradually begins suffering from this when [[spoiler: Bonesaw [[spoiler:Bonesaw first visits her]]. It eventually culminates in [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her attempting to "heal" Glory Girl and the resulting BodyHorror, and Amy finally requesting that she be sent to the Birdcage for everyone's safety.]]



* CurbStompBattle: A group of them are on the receiving end of one courtesy of [[spoiler:Simurgh in 28.5.]]
** Later, [[spoiler: Weaver, her powers unlocked by Panacea, turns all two hundred of them into PeoplePuppets in a matter of minutes.]]

to:

* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
**
A group of them are on the receiving end of one courtesy of [[spoiler:Simurgh [[spoiler:the Simurgh in 28.5.]]
** Later, [[spoiler: Weaver, [[spoiler:Weaver, her powers unlocked by Panacea, turns all two hundred of them into PeoplePuppets in a matter of minutes.]]



* YouAreNumberSix: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/interlude-23/ Interlude 23]], we discover that the members of the official team are only referred to by serial numbers, and their powers are given terminology that divorces them from their original capes. For instance, [[spoiler: Perdition's]] power is referred to as the "thirty-sixth path."

to:

* YouAreNumberSix: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/interlude-23/ Interlude 23]], we discover that the members of the official team are only referred to by serial numbers, and their powers are given terminology that divorces them from their original capes. For instance, [[spoiler: Perdition's]] [[spoiler:Perdition's]] power is referred to as the "thirty-sixth path."
18th May '17 9:17:39 AM mantis
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: It's not obvious because she's seen mainly from the POVs of Taylor and the Wards, all of whom dislike her, but despite her abrasive personality and antipathy for parahumans, she's competent, treats her people fairly, and is absolutely committed to the PRT's goal of promoting public acceptance of parahumans in order to maintain the Endbringer truce and prevent a catastrophic war between the powered and unpowered branches of humanity. [[spoiler: Her successors in the job, Thomas Calvert and James Tagg, quickly teach everyone who had to deal with her the meaning of the old saying "better the devil you know."]]

to:

* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: It's not obvious because she's seen mainly from the POVs viewpoints of Taylor and the Wards, all of whom dislike her, but despite her abrasive personality and antipathy for parahumans, she's competent, treats her people subordinates fairly, and is absolutely committed to the PRT's goal of promoting public acceptance of parahumans in order to maintain the Endbringer truce and prevent a catastrophic war between the powered and unpowered branches of humanity. humanity. [[spoiler: Her successors in the job, Thomas Calvert and James Tagg, quickly teach everyone who had to deal with her the meaning of the old saying "better the devil you know."]]
18th May '17 9:16:33 AM mantis
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: It's not obvious because she's seen mainly from the POVs of Taylor and the Wards, all of whom dislike her, but despite her abrasive personality and antipathy for parahumans, she's competent, treats her people fairly, and is absolutely committed to the PRT's goal of promoting public acceptance of parahumans in order to maintain the Endbringer truce and prevent a catastrophic war between the powered and unpowered branches of humanity. [[spoiler: Her successors in the job, Thomas Calvert and James Tagg, quickly teach everyone who had to deal with her the meaning of the old saying "better the devil you know."]]
16th May '17 1:55:20 AM mantis
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DeadpanSnarker: has quite a few sarcastic remarks for the Wards after the bank robbery fiasco.
1st May '17 6:52:40 PM Bissek
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DepartmentOfChildDisservices: The start of her problems. New Wave didn't think it would be safe to put the daughter of a supervillain in the system, so they arbitrarily dumped her on the most suitable couple they could find on five minute's notice, not caring that the surrogate parents they forced her onto weren't ready to start raising another child and emphatically didn't want to raise this specific child in particular.
This list shows the last 10 events of 514. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Characters.WormSponsoredHeroes