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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: Kid Win, Clockblocker, Vista, Gallant, and Aegis.]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: Battery, Dauntless, Armsmaster, Miss Militia, and Assault, the Protectorate of Brockton Bay.]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: Legend, Eidolon, and [[FlyingBrick Alexandria]], the greatest heroes of the world of Worm.]]
28th Aug '17 4:05:23 AM Chessanator
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[[folder:Missy Biron]]
! Vista

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[[folder:Vista]]
! Vista
Missy Biron
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Defied -- [[spoiler:Dragon is purely on the side of good.]]

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Defied -- [[spoiler:Dragon is purely on the side of good.good; it's not simply down to her code, either -- she actively fights for the right to choose [[ToBeLawfulOrGood Good over her "Be Lawful" programming]]. Every single bit of her.]]



* BenevolentAI: [[spoiler:Dragon is an AI that only has the desire to help others, though she is constrained by certain aspects of her programming that she spends large portions of the series trying to overcome.]]

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* BenevolentAI: [[spoiler:Dragon is an AI that who only has the desire to help others, though she is constrained by certain aspects of her programming that she spends large portions of the series trying to overcome.]]
24th Aug '17 11:58:04 AM oforiousmic
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[[folder:Armsmaster / Defiant)]]

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[[folder:Armsmaster / Defiant)]]Defiant]]
15th Aug '17 11:22:01 AM rmctagg09
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!!The Protectorate (Brockton Bay Members)

[[folder:Armsmaster / Defiant)]]
! Colin Wallis
-->It struck me just what made Armsmaster a step above other tinkers, above other people with the ability to invent and perform mad science, and it wasn't the insane amounts of training he had probably put himself through. Tinkers tended to have a knack, a special quality specific to their work. According to Tattletale, Armsmaster's ability let him cram technology together and still have it work. Other tinkers were limited in what they could carry and have access to at any given point in time, but Armsmaster? He had a solution for every problem he'd been able to think of, without having to worry about economy of space, the weight of his hardware and the room on his utility belt, or whatever. And with all of that, his main gear, his armor and Halberd, were still devastating and completely reliable in their own right.

-->"Since the day I got my powers, Iíve seen myself as a soldier in a greater war. Good against evil, order against chaos, mankind against the likes of the Slaughterhouse Nine and the Endbringers. Itís a war on every front. And sometimes thatís called for ugly choices."

Leader of the Brockton Bay Protectorate when the story began. A tinker specializing in efficiency (generally manifesting as miniaturization) Fights with his [[BladeOnAStick Halberd]] and a heads-up display that incorporates [[AwesomenessByAnalysis a combat style simulator]] and a LieDetector, among other features. Met Taylor on her first night out right after she and the Undersiders had fought Lung, and convinced her to keep her part in Lung's apprehension secret -- which, incidentally, [[{{Pride}} let him take credit for it]]. Unfortunately for mutual good relations between him and Taylor, Armsmaster got in deep trouble when Lung began to suffer severe tissue damage from the spider bites while in custody, which no doubt contributed to how Taylor's offer to become TheMole for the Protectorate in the Undersiders was harshly refused. Their relationship generally went downhill from there.

Armsmaster's costume consists of midnight-blue body armor with silver highlights and a visor that covers his eyes and nose. He wears a neatly trimmed beard.

He was silently placed under house arrest in the PRT headquarters after the Leviathan fight for breaking the truce twice (first by arranging the death of villains to give himself a one-on-one shot against Leviathan, second by outing Skitter as a ReverseMole), but after Mannequin targeted him he was allowed to escape by Dragon so he could help her fight crime as the hero Defiant.

Classification: Tinker/Miniaturization and Economy of form

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!!The ! The Protectorate (Brockton Bay Members)

[[folder:Armsmaster / Defiant)]]
! Colin Wallis
-->It struck me just what made Armsmaster
(The Triumvirate)

[[folder:Legend]]
-->"You are doing
a step above other tinkers, above other people with good thing. The greatest thing. ''This'' is why we are tolerated, why society allows and accounts for the ability to invent capes that walk the streets and perform mad science, and it wasn't fight in its towns. Because we are needed for situations like this. With your assistance, we can forestall the insane amounts of training he had probably put himself through. Tinkers tended inevitable. Your efforts and, if you choose to have a knack, a special quality specific to their work. According to Tattletale, Armsmaster's ability let him cram technology together and still have it work. Other tinkers were limited in what they could carry and have access to at any given point in time, but Armsmaster? He had a solution for every problem he'd been able to think of, without having to worry about economy of space, the weight of his hardware and the room on his utility belt, or whatever. And with all of that, his main gear, his armor and Halberd, were still devastating and completely reliable in their own right.

-->"Since the day I got my powers, Iíve seen myself as a soldier in a greater war. Good against evil, order against chaos, mankind against the likes of the Slaughterhouse Nine and the Endbringers. Itís a war on every front. And sometimes thatís called for ugly choices.
make them, your sacrifices, will be remembered."

Leader The leader of the Brockton Bay Protectorate when the story began. A tinker specializing in efficiency (generally manifesting as miniaturization) Fights with his [[BladeOnAStick Halberd]] and a heads-up display that incorporates [[AwesomenessByAnalysis a combat style simulator]] and a LieDetector, among other features. Met Taylor on her first night out right after she and the Undersiders had fought Lung, and convinced her to keep her part in Lung's apprehension secret -- which, incidentally, [[{{Pride}} let him take credit for it]]. Unfortunately for mutual good relations between him and Taylor, Armsmaster got in deep trouble when Lung began to suffer severe tissue damage from the spider bites while in custody, which no doubt contributed to how Taylor's offer to become TheMole for the Protectorate and member of the [[BigGood Triumvirate]]. He can fly and fire lasers with exceptional power and versatility -- they are even able to go around corners. Living in New York and happily married to a non-powered man named Arthur, with whom he adopted a kid named Keith. Like the other members of the Triumvirate, he's actually working for/with Cauldron, the organization who gave them their powers. He steps down from his leadership position in the Undersiders was harshly refused. Their relationship generally went downhill from there.

Armsmaster's costume consists
wake of midnight-blue body armor the battle with silver highlights and a visor that covers his eyes and nose. Echidna; after Scion, he becomes one of the head figures in the new superhero organization.

He wears a neatly trimmed beard.

skintight blue costume with a white design. He was silently placed under house arrest in the PRT headquarters after the Leviathan fight for breaking the truce twice (first by arranging the death of villains to give himself a one-on-one shot against Leviathan, second by outing Skitter as a ReverseMole), but after Mannequin targeted him he was allowed to escape by Dragon so he could help her fight crime as the hero Defiant.

has wavy brown hair.

Classification: Tinker/Miniaturization and Economy of form
Blaster; Mover; Breaker



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Armsmaster co-created with Dragon a nano cloud Halberd that can turn anything to dust. He does more damage to Leviathan with it than the rest of the heroes and villains put together.
* 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.]])
* ArchNemesis: Early on in the story, Taylor states that he's the closest thing she has to this.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: Immediately before [[spoiler:Leviathan attacks]], he creates a modification to his Halberd which uses {{nanomachines}} to cut through anything by destroying molecular bonds.
* AnArmAndALeg: Lost his left arm fighting Leviathan.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:As Defiant, he seems to be trying to make up for his past mistakes.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Pretty solidly the most dangerous Cape in Brockton Bay in a straight-up fight, as befits the leader of its Protectorate team.
* BattleCouple: With [[spoiler:Dragon.]]
* 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]].
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Mannequin hits it when he suggests that he and Armsmaster are NotSoDifferent.]]
* BladeOnAStick: His weapons of choice are futuristic SwissArmyWeapon halberds, even after [[spoiler:he comes back as Defiant]].
* ByronicHero: He ultimately has good intentions, but he has a habit of putting his ego and pride ahead of the greater good.
* CharacterDevelopment: After his fall from grace he takes a long self examination and realizes he's been a dick. It gets to the point where he publicly acknowledges to Taylor that his dickery played a massive role in her StartOfDarkness.
* CombatClairvoyance: The combat style simulator in his helmet gives him this, provided he has enough intelligence on his opponent beforehand.
* CoolBike: In his first appearance, he arrives on the scene riding one.
* TheCowl: He's the closest character to that particular archetype.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Completely averted as part of this serial's general aversion of AIIsACrapshoot. He becomes much more well-adjusted and a generally better person after adding some metal bits.
* {{Cyborg}}: When he [[spoiler:becomes Defiant]].
* DefiantToTheEnd: When Mannequin attacks him. [[spoiler:Guess which second superhero alias he chose afterwards for himself.]]
* DisabilitySuperpower: It's strongly implied in his interlude as Defiant that his power altered his psychology in a manner similar to Bitch, making him extremely focused and diligent and obsessed with efficiency in a way that crippled his ability to interact with people normally.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:At the end of the story, he's in a happy relationship with a fully unchained Dragon.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:Comes back as the {{Cyborg}} hero Defiant after being increasingly crippled by Leviathan and Mannequin.]]
* 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.]]
* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: One of his favorite tricks is explaining how the combat style simulator in his helmet lets him [[CombatClairvoyance see his opponent's every move before they make it]].
* FallenHero: When it comes out that [[spoiler:he violated the truce during the Leviathan attack]].
* FightsLikeANormal: Armsmaster is a highly skilled martial artist who augments with tech.
* GadgeteerGenius: His tinker powers allow him to miniaturize the techology he creates, meaning his Halberds can hold quite a lot of tools.
* GeniusBruiser: Very smart and very strong.
* GrapplingHookPistol: A standard piece of his halberds.
* GloryHound: His FatalFlaw. [[spoiler:It's what drives him to break the Endbringer Truce and attempt to gain the reputation as the Man Who Defeated Leviathan Singlehandedly. After this blows up in his face, he takes a long look at his life choices and realizes he's been a huge prick and drops this.]]
* HazyFeelTurn: [[spoiler:When he leaves the PRT and starts working with Dragon.]]
* HeroAntagonist: To Skitter.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Armsmaster's particular Tinker specialization is miniaturization. He can pack more tech into his Halberd than he has any right to.
* IronicNickname: Immediately after the fight with Leviathan.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: He mentions in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/interlude-11d/ Interlude 11d]] that he intentionally avoided forming personal relationships precisely so that they couldn't be used against him.
* JerkAss: This man's ego and his lack of any social skills does ''not'' win him any friends. [[spoiler:Drops it when he learns to see past his own reputation and he becomes a better person]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Two of the villains he set up to die were Kaiser and Fenja.
* MeaningfulRename: After he was [[spoiler:locked up for breaking the Endbringer truce, the Slaughterhouse Nine tried to recruit him to their gang of murderers. Instead, with Dragon's help, he broke out of house arrest, rebuilt his body with cybernetics, and under the name "Defiant" fought alongside her to bring the Nine to justice.]]
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Dragon]] is this to him.
* NoSocialSkills: [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/interlude-11d/ Interlude 11d]] and [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/interlude-16-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 16 (Donation Bonus #2)]] make it pretty clear that he has a way of saying the wrong thing all the time. Fortunately, he seems to be aware of it.
* NotSoDifferent: From Taylor. They have similar issues with social skills and confidence, though she gets better. They also share a ruthless determination to complete their mission at any cost and a focus on maximizing the utility of their powers.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Armsmaster resents Dauntless because of this. Dauntless is getting steadily stronger every day with little effort, due to how his power works, and is expected to become one of the top dogs at some point in the future. Meanwhile, Armsmaster is a GadgeteerGenius that has to stay up nights to update his gear and train, getting less results for more work.
** [[spoiler:He eventually gets over this syndrome. He doesn't seem to have any problem being relegated to, essentially, Dragon's sidekick later on.]]
* ThePeterPrinciple: He's a pretty good example of someone who's been promoted out of his competence zone. As a superhero working on his own he's one of the best in the world, but he's completely unsuited to a leadership role.
* PoweredArmor: His super suit.
* PragmaticHero: With shades of the UnscrupulousHero. Two illustrative examples:
** His arranging [[spoiler:the death of multiple villains, including a fifteen-year-old girl he ''knew'' to be a ReverseMole,]] in order to [[GloryHound give himself a chance to defeat]] [[spoiler:Leviathan]] in a one-on-one fight.
** He also considered [[spoiler:Blasto]] mere collateral damage when trying to [[spoiler:kill Bonesaw.]] After a moment of consideration [[spoiler:Blasto]] agrees with him.
* TheSleepless: [[spoiler:His augmentations after he becomes Defiant allow him to approach within fifteen minutes of this.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Starts out as the very opposite, but after his HeelFaceTurn, he becomes this, partially due to [[spoiler:[[MoralityPet Dragon's]] influence.]]
* TheResenter: To Dauntless.
* {{Robosexual}}: As his very close relationship with [[spoiler:Dragon]] shows.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: He proved to be this after [[spoiler:Dragon]] revealed to him that she was [[spoiler:an artificial intelligence]].
* TrashTalk: A habit of his when fighting villains.
* WeCanRebuildHim: Becomes [[spoiler:Defiant]] thanks to Dragon.
* 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 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, he doesn't want to use violent methods, which allows the Undersiders to escape. Later, when he pursues them, the Undersiders' allies catch him off guard and literally [CurbStompBattle curb-stomp him.]]
** When Mannequin attacks him in the PRT headquarters he's missing an arm and almost all of his equipment, effectively rendering him powerless.
** When he and Dragon try to capture Skitter at her school he is unable to use most of his weapons with civilians in the way and is further hampered by not caring very much about capturing Skitter in the first place.
* {{Workaholic}}: Until [[spoiler:he developed a relationship with Dragon]], he had no personal life -- any time not spent on his official duties was spent training or working on his equipment.
* WouldHurtAChild: Or at least he was willing to kill [[spoiler:Bonesaw, but as a member of the Nine she's a special case.]]
** 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.]]

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Armsmaster co-created with Dragon TheCape: Even if he doesn't wear one.
* {{Flight}}: He actually transforms into
a nano cloud Halberd that special form as he accelerates, growing tougher and tougher and less and less aware as he does so.
* FlyingFirepower: As Alexandria is the prototypical FlyingBrick, Legend is the prototypical "flying artillery".
* FrickinLaserBeams: He is an unequaled user of them. Among other things, his lasers
can turn anything to dust. He does more damage to Leviathan with it than the rest of the heroes corners, fork into multiple lasers, pass through walls and villains put together.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Armsmaster has many traits associated with high-functioning Asperger's Syndrome: Unawareness of social cues, extreme focus and drive,
freeze or ignite his targets. He can even turn into a very strong but slightly idiosyncratic moral code, dry [[EnergyBeings pure energy form]]... although, he loses his sense of humor, a tendency self to form odd friendships (in do so. [[spoiler:Which... comes in really useful for conserving his case with [[spoiler:an AI sanity when he corresponded with entirely electronically and a teenage former-supervillain.]])
* ArchNemesis: Early on
gets stuck in the story, Taylor states that he's the closest thing she has to this.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: Immediately before [[spoiler:Leviathan attacks]], he creates
a modification to his Halberd which uses {{nanomachines}} to cut through anything by destroying molecular bonds.
* AnArmAndALeg: Lost his left arm fighting Leviathan.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:As Defiant, he seems to be trying to make up for his past mistakes.
serious time warp.]]
%% * AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Pretty solidly HeroicBuild
* LanternJawOfJustice: Taylor notices that he has one during their first meeting.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Unlike
the most dangerous Cape in Brockton Bay in a straight-up fight, as befits other members of the leader of its Protectorate team.
* BattleCouple: With [[spoiler:Dragon.
Triumvirate, [[spoiler:he did not know anything about Cauldron's crimes and dirty secrets.]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Mentions in interlude 7 NiceGuy: It is mentioned that [[spoiler:he'd 'give his left foot' the universal reaction to no longer require sleep, like Miss Militia and Dragon. Which turns out meeting Legend is joy at what a pleasant fellow he is. He's also the most emotionally plugged-in in the Triumvirate, as can be seen with him being the only one to be pretty sustain a loving, close to relationship outside it. With a non-cape, even.
* SoleSurvivor: Of [[spoiler:the founding members of
the trade he ends up making]].
Protectorate]] by the end of the story.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Mannequin hits it when he suggests that he ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's one of the more reasonable people in both the Protectorate and Armsmaster are NotSoDifferent.[[spoiler:Cauldron]].
* 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.
]]
* BladeOnAStick: His weapons of choice are futuristic SwissArmyWeapon halberds, even after [[spoiler:he comes back as Defiant]].
* ByronicHero: He ultimately has good intentions, but he has a habit of putting his ego and pride ahead of the greater good.
* CharacterDevelopment: After his fall from grace he takes a long self examination and realizes
StraightGay: While he's been a dick. It gets to out, which by WordOfGod has done ''wonders'' for the point where gay rights movement, he publicly acknowledges doesn't comply to Taylor that his dickery played a massive role in her StartOfDarkness.
* CombatClairvoyance: The combat style simulator in his helmet gives him this, provided he has enough intelligence on his opponent beforehand.
* CoolBike: In his first appearance, he arrives on the scene riding one.
* TheCowl: He's the closest character to that
any particular archetype.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Completely averted as part of this serial's general aversion of AIIsACrapshoot. He becomes much
stereotypes about his sexuality, and his limited character time is more well-adjusted focused on fighting the Slaughterhouse Nine and a generally better person after adding some metal bits.
* {{Cyborg}}: When he [[spoiler:becomes Defiant]].
* DefiantToTheEnd: When Mannequin attacks him. [[spoiler:Guess which second superhero alias he chose afterwards for himself.
[[spoiler:his investigation into Cauldron's crimes.]]
* DisabilitySuperpower: It's strongly implied in his interlude as Defiant that his power altered his psychology in a manner similar to Bitch, making him extremely focused and diligent and obsessed with efficiency in a way that crippled his ability to interact with people normally.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:At the end of the story, he's in a happy relationship with a fully unchained Dragon.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:Comes back as the {{Cyborg}} hero Defiant after being increasingly crippled by Leviathan and Mannequin.]]
* 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.]]
* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: One of his favorite tricks is explaining how the combat style simulator in his helmet lets him [[CombatClairvoyance see his opponent's every move before they make it]].
* FallenHero: When it comes out that [[spoiler:he violated the truce during the Leviathan attack]].
* FightsLikeANormal: Armsmaster is a highly skilled martial artist who augments with tech.
* GadgeteerGenius: His tinker powers allow him to miniaturize the techology he creates, meaning his Halberds can hold quite a lot of tools.
* GeniusBruiser: Very smart and very strong.
* GrapplingHookPistol: A standard piece of his halberds.
* GloryHound: His FatalFlaw. [[spoiler:It's what drives him to break the Endbringer Truce and attempt to gain the reputation as the Man Who Defeated Leviathan Singlehandedly. After this blows up in his face, he takes a long look at his life choices and realizes he's been a huge prick and drops this.]]
* HazyFeelTurn: [[spoiler:When he leaves the PRT and starts working with Dragon.]]
* HeroAntagonist: To Skitter.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Armsmaster's particular Tinker specialization is miniaturization. He can pack more tech into his Halberd than he has any right to.
* IronicNickname: Immediately after the fight with Leviathan.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: He mentions in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/interlude-11d/ Interlude 11d]]
TokenGoodTeammate: [[spoiler:Of Cauldron.]] Not that he intentionally avoided forming personal relationships precisely so that they couldn't be used against him.
* JerkAss: This man's ego and his lack of any social skills does ''not'' win him any friends. [[spoiler:Drops it when he learns to see past his own reputation and he becomes a better person]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Two of the villains he set up to die were Kaiser and Fenja.
* MeaningfulRename: After he
was [[spoiler:locked up for breaking the Endbringer truce, the Slaughterhouse Nine tried to recruit him to their gang of murderers. Instead, with Dragon's help, he broke out of house arrest, rebuilt his body with cybernetics, and under the name "Defiant" fought alongside her to bring the Nine to justice.]]
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Dragon]] is this to him.
* NoSocialSkills: [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/interlude-11d/ Interlude 11d]] and [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/interlude-16-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 16 (Donation Bonus #2)]] make it pretty clear that he has a way of saying the wrong thing all the time. Fortunately, he seems to be
aware of it.
* NotSoDifferent: From Taylor. They have similar issues with social skills and confidence, though she gets better. They also share a ruthless determination to complete their mission at any cost and a focus on maximizing the utility of their powers.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Armsmaster resents Dauntless because of this. Dauntless is getting steadily stronger every day with little effort, due to how his power works, and is expected to become one of the top dogs at some point in the future. Meanwhile, Armsmaster is a GadgeteerGenius that has to stay up nights to update his gear and train, getting less results for more work.
** [[spoiler:He eventually gets over this syndrome. He doesn't seem to have any problem being relegated to, essentially, Dragon's sidekick later on.]]
* ThePeterPrinciple: He's a pretty good example of someone who's been promoted out of his competence zone. As a superhero working on his own he's one of the best in the world, but he's completely unsuited to a leadership role.
* PoweredArmor: His super suit.
* PragmaticHero: With shades of the UnscrupulousHero. Two illustrative examples:
** His arranging [[spoiler:the death of multiple villains, including a fifteen-year-old girl he ''knew'' to be a ReverseMole,]] in order to [[GloryHound give himself a chance to defeat]] [[spoiler:Leviathan]] in a one-on-one fight.
** He also considered [[spoiler:Blasto]] mere collateral damage when trying to [[spoiler:kill Bonesaw.]] After a moment of consideration [[spoiler:Blasto]] agrees with him.
* TheSleepless: [[spoiler:His augmentations after he becomes Defiant allow him to approach within fifteen minutes of this.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Starts out as the very opposite, but after his HeelFaceTurn, he becomes this, partially due to [[spoiler:[[MoralityPet Dragon's]] influence.]]
* TheResenter: To Dauntless.
* {{Robosexual}}: As his very close relationship with [[spoiler:Dragon]] shows.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: He proved to be this after [[spoiler:Dragon]] revealed to him that she was [[spoiler:an artificial intelligence]].
* TrashTalk: A habit of his when fighting villains.
* WeCanRebuildHim: Becomes [[spoiler:Defiant]] thanks to Dragon.
* 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 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, he doesn't want to use violent methods, which allows the Undersiders to escape. Later, when he pursues them, the Undersiders' allies catch him off guard and literally [CurbStompBattle curb-stomp him.]]
** When Mannequin attacks him in the PRT headquarters he's missing an arm and almost all of his equipment, effectively rendering him powerless.
** When he and Dragon try to capture Skitter at her school he is unable to use most of his weapons with civilians in the way and is further hampered by not caring very
it until much about capturing Skitter in the first place.
* {{Workaholic}}: Until [[spoiler:he developed a relationship with Dragon]], he had no personal life -- any time not spent on his official duties was spent training or working on his equipment.
* WouldHurtAChild: Or at least he was willing to kill [[spoiler:Bonesaw, but as a member of the Nine she's a special case.]]
** 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.]]
later.



[[folder:Miss Militia]]
! Hannah
-->Miss Militia had a bazooka as long as she was tall, and was firing a series of warheads into Leviathan. She wasn't reloading, either. Between shots, the weapon crackled with energy, fresh ammunition loaded into the chamber by her power. One projectile fired off each second.

Member of the Brockton Bay Protectorate, and Armsmaster's official successor as its leader. She later becomes temporary Director of the Brockton Bay PRT as part of the deal Skitter made to turn her coat. Her power comes in the form of a kaleidoscopic blur which forms itself into various weapons (already armed and loaded) in her hands. Her costume is a [[GoodLookingPrivates military uniform tailored to accent her curves]] with an American-flag scarf hiding her lower face and a matching sash around her waist.

One of seven children who were the only survivors of a small Kurdish village attacked in 1985 by Turkish soldiers. She had her trigger event while she was being used as a human minesweeper by said soldiers. Most of the survivors were evacuated to the U.K., but when her power caused problems with the metal detector she ended up being rescued by an American and brought to the United States, where she was fostered and given a place in the Wards, and her name was anglicized from Hana to Hannah.

She is also one of the only people who remembers the vision she had during her trigger event.

Classification: Changer, Blaster(?)

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[[folder:Miss Militia]]
[[folder:Alexandria]]
! Hannah
-->Miss Militia had a bazooka as long as
Rebecca Costa-Brown
-->"You're planning to make threats?"\\
\\
"Threats is the wrong word,"
she was tall, and was firing said. "But English is a series of warheads into Leviathan. She wasn't reloading, either. Between shots, the weapon crackled limited language in some ways. There's really no word to articulate what I mean. A threat with energy, fresh ammunition loaded into the chamber by her power. One projectile fired off each second.

Member
a measure of inevitability to it. A promise? Too feeble. People break promises too often. A curse? A malediction? Too... magical. An oath? The connotations are wrong. When I say I'll do something, I make it happen."

The second member
of the Brockton Bay Protectorate, Triumvirate, and Armsmaster's official successor generally considered the prototypical FlyingBrick. Also possessed of SuperIntelligence, including PhotographicMemory; her codename is a reference to the Library of Alexandria. Also the one responsible for the formation of the Protectorate and for manipulating government oversight of it behind the scenes as its leader. She later becomes temporary the Chief Director of the Brockton Bay PRT as part of the deal Skitter made to turn PRT. She is athletic and tall with long, straight black hair; her coat. Her power comes in the form of a kaleidoscopic blur which forms itself into various weapons (already armed and loaded) in her hands. Her costume is a [[GoodLookingPrivates military uniform tailored to accent her curves]] black and light gray with an American-flag scarf hiding her lower face a tower emblem in the chest and a matching sash around heavy cape. Suffocated by Skitter, with her waist.

One of seven children who were the only survivors of a small Kurdish village attacked
death confirmed in 1985 by Turkish soldiers. She had her trigger event while Cell 22.5 -- until she apparently showed up to fight Behemoth in Crushed 24.1, where it was revealed that she was being used as a human minesweeper by said soldiers. Most of the survivors were evacuated to the U.K., but when her power caused problems with the metal detector she ended up being rescued by an American actually rendered brain dead and brought to the United States, where she was fostered and given a place under Pretender's control in the Wards, and her name was anglicized from Hana to Hannah.

She is also one of the only people who remembers the vision she had during her trigger event.

Crushed 24.5. Is killed by Scion in Speck 30.5.

Classification: Changer, Blaster(?)
Mover; Brute; Thinker



* ActionGirl: She's hands-down one of the strongest female superheroes in the story.
* AmicableExes: Used to be a couple with [[spoiler:Chevalier]].
* BottomlessMagazines: Miss Militia doesn't need to reload her weapons due to her power, unless she's using special ammo.
* TheCape: Imagine a female, naturalized citizen ComicBook/CaptainAmerica who uses guns due to her power and you've got Hannah.
* CaptainPatriotic: She fought for the right to include [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead the scarf and sash]] in her costume because she loves the country.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Chevalier.
* TheGunslinger: Vaporizer variety. In big fights, Miss Militia specializes in big explosions and lots of them.
* GunTwirling: She does this briefly in Interlude 7.
* HeroAntagonist: To the Undersiders.
* ImmigrantPatriotism: [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/interlude-7/ Her Interlude]] reveals that she was a Kurdish girl who embraced America as her new homeland (Americanized name, patriotic costume) after she was rescued by an American soldier and adopted by an American family.
* MorphWeapon: As a result of her passenger gathering info from her mind about different conventional weapons during her trigger event Miss Militia can form the semi-sentient energy she controls into any weapon, either firearms and melee weapons, save for the most primitive such as catapults.
* NervesOfSteel: Regardless of how chaotic the situation may get, she continues to think clearly and act.
** 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.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is willing to work with the Undersiders when their interests align. She also genuinely apologizes to Taylor when she learns the full extent of what Sophia did to her and why Taylor hates the protectorate.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: According to WordOfGod her passenger helps with draw time, [[ImprobableAimingSkills aiming]], and weight.
* TheSleepless: She technically doesn't sleep -- when she does put her head down, instead of dreaming, she remembers, eidetically. She doesn't do it much. This is due to her passenger being extremely restless.
* SuperheroPackingHeat: She is accompanied by a semi-sentient energy that can transform into modern military armaments.
** [[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.]]
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Her costume includes an American-flag scarf.

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* ActionGirl: She's hands-down AchillesHeel: She still needs to breathe.
* ArtificialLimbs: Alexandria has a mechanical eye to replace the
one she lost when she first encountered Siberian.
* DidntSeeThatComing: She has the standard Thinker weakness of getting things spectacularly wrong when presented with incomplete information. [[spoiler:For example, given how Skitter was the one to point out that breaking Cauldron's Masquerade would do more harm than good due to the organization's [[WeAreEverywhere sheer influence]], she focuses too much on Skitter's {{Byronic Hero}}ism and not enough on her [[AntiHero Anti-Heroism]]. Thus, when she tries {{Gaslighting}} Skitter into a HeroicBSOD via simulated capture/murder
of the strongest female superheroes in the story.
* AmicableExes: Used to be a couple with [[spoiler:Chevalier]].
* BottomlessMagazines: Miss Militia doesn't need to reload
Undersiders, she ends up hitting her weapons due to BerserkButton instead, resulting in Skitter cramming both her power, unless she's using special ammo.
* TheCape: Imagine a female, naturalized citizen ComicBook/CaptainAmerica who uses guns due to her power
and you've got Hannah.
* CaptainPatriotic: She fought for the right to include [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead the scarf and sash]] in her costume because she loves the country.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Chevalier.
* TheGunslinger: Vaporizer variety. In big fights, Miss Militia specializes in big explosions and lots
Director Tagg's lungs full of them.
* GunTwirling: She does this briefly in Interlude 7.
* HeroAntagonist: To the Undersiders.
* ImmigrantPatriotism: [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/interlude-7/ Her Interlude]] reveals that she was a Kurdish girl who embraced America as her new homeland (Americanized name, patriotic costume) after she was rescued by an American soldier and adopted by an American family.
* MorphWeapon: As a result of her passenger gathering info from her mind about different conventional weapons during her trigger event Miss Militia can form the semi-sentient energy she controls into any weapon, either firearms and melee weapons, save for the most primitive such as catapults.
* NervesOfSteel: Regardless of how chaotic the situation may get, she continues to think clearly and act.
** 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.
bugs.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: EvilCounterpart: Is willing to work with the Undersiders when their interests align. She also genuinely apologizes to what Taylor when would have become if she learns completely sacrificed her integrity
* FlyingBrick: The most famous example in-verse. It is referred to as
the full extent "Alexandria Package" because of what Sophia did to her.
* {{Gaslighting}}: Forms part of
her trademark interrogation technique. [[spoiler:It eventually, and why Taylor hates the protectorate.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: According to WordOfGod her passenger helps with draw time, [[ImprobableAimingSkills aiming]], and weight.
* TheSleepless: She technically doesn't sleep -- when she does put her head down, instead of dreaming, she remembers, eidetically. She doesn't do it much. This is due to her passenger being extremely restless.
* SuperheroPackingHeat: She is accompanied by a semi-sentient energy that can transform into modern military armaments.
** [[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.
fatally, backfires on her.]]
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: GeniusBruiser: Is highly intelligent on top of being a FlyingBrick.
* {{Irony}}: A cape whose most dangerous ability is her super-intelligence winds up [[spoiler:brain-dead from underestimating someone.]]
* HeroicBuild: A side effect of her powers.
* LittlestCancerPatient: [[spoiler:Was one before she got her powers.]]
* MeatPuppet: Is now one due to [[spoiler:Taylor making her brain-dead via suffocation, necessitating Pretender's use of her body.]]
* NotSoDifferent:
Her costume includes an American-flag scarf.journey from UsedToBeASweetKid to GoodIsNotNice to IDidWhatIHadToDo to WellIntentionedExtremist to MoralSociopathy mirrors Taylors, except stretched out over thirty years instead of three.
* OmniGlot: Speaks the most commonly spoken languages, including at least one language of a parallel Earth.
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Interlude 15.3 shows how she went from a kind-hearted girl to cold-hearted bitch.
* SuperPowerLottery: [[spoiler:The same SuperSerum that turned her into one of the most capable parahumans, turned almost everyone else who drank it into monsters.]]
* SociopathicHero/ MoralSociopathy: This is one way of viewing her... particularly disconnected take on trying to save the world and not necessarily caring to save individual people within it. She didn't start out this way, but became increasingly warped thanks to a number of factors. Including her invulnerability and Thinker skills.
* TemptingFate: Tells Taylor that Leviathan and others have tried to drown her before but failed. [[spoiler:Taylor just uses bugs instead of water.]]
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:She participates in a plot to basically try and bully a girl whose trigger event is known to involve bullying, and who has a consistent habit of being resourceful enough to ''completely wreck people who underestimate her.'' Taylor ends up murdering her.]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: [[spoiler:Whoopsie daisy. In her defence, it's easy to see ''why'' she'd not consider the bug girl a problem.]]
%%* UsedToBeASweetKid
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Is part of [[spoiler:Cauldron.]]



[[folder:Battery]]

A former member of the Wards who graduated to the Protectorate, her power gives her super-speed, super-strength, and super-durability ... in bursts, after intervals spent charging. She briefly took the name Jamie as a pseudonym when she [[SuperSerum bought powers from Cauldron]] to fight Madcap with. Killed by poisons injected by Bonesaw's spiders while in the miasma.

Classification: Mover; Breaker(?)

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[[folder:Battery]]

A former
[[folder:Eidolon]]
! David
-->It was hard to make capes look good. They had a way of clinging to the body, or flowing the wrong way, getting caught around an arm... it took a measure of ''majesty'' to make it work. Eidolon could pull it off.\\
\\
Ironic, that the slang for a parahuman was 'cape', and so few of us wore them.

The third
member of the Wards who graduated to Triumvirate, Eidolon has the Protectorate, her power gives her super-speed, super-strength, and super-durability ... in bursts, after intervals spent charging. She briefly took the name Jamie as ability to equip himself with any of a pseudonym when she [[SuperSerum bought tremendous variety of powers from Cauldron]] -- but is limited to fight Madcap with. a few at a time, and the powers take time to grow to full strength after he activates them. His powers also seem to be growing weaker, which frightens him. He wears a blue-green skintight suit with a hood and cape and with sleeves that drape over his hands. The interior of the hood and sleeves are bathed with a green light. Killed by poisons injected by Bonesaw's spiders while Scion in the miasma.

Extinction arc.

Classification: Mover; Breaker(?)
Trump



%%* ActionGirl
* TheAtoner: For her involvement [[spoiler:with Cauldron]].
* BattleCouple: With Assault.
* ChargedAttack: Battery's power is essentially a melee version of this.
* DirtyBusiness: The favors she does for [[spoiler:Cauldron]]; allowing [[spoiler:Madcap]] to [[ReformedCriminal turn his coat]] -- although most of those favors are not really "dirty" and [[spoiler:Assault]] actually does redeem himself.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Died [[spoiler:trying to stop the Nine in defiance of Cauldron, courtesy of one of Bonesaw's spiders.]]
* ThemeNaming: Assault and Battery.
* TronLines: Her costume has these.

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%%* ActionGirl
* TheAtoner: For her involvement [[spoiler:with Cauldron]].
* BattleCouple: With Assault.
* ChargedAttack: Battery's
AllYourPowersCombined: Has the ability to use any power is essentially he needs at a melee version given point in time, maintaining a set of this.
* DirtyBusiness: The favors she does for [[spoiler:Cauldron]]; allowing [[spoiler:Madcap]]
two to [[ReformedCriminal turn his coat]] -- although most of those favors are not really "dirty" and [[spoiler:Assault]] actually does redeem himself.
four powers at a time.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Died [[spoiler:trying to stop BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: His superpower gives him whatever he needs. [[spoiler:[[BloodKnight He needed a true challenge.]] He got the Nine in defiance of Cauldron, courtesy of one of Bonesaw's spiders.Endbringers.]]
* ThemeNaming: Assault TheCape: He consciously invokes the trope with his costume, bearing and Battery.
job description of "Hero". Shame his personality is too abrasive, narcissistic, and anxious for him to actually be one.
* TronLines: Her costume has these.TheChosenOne: What he [[spoiler:and Cauldron]] pretty much 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.]]
* DeathSeeker: By the time he talks to Dr. Yamada, he's quite openly this, for all he's trying to deny it to himself. He hurls himself into as much danger as he can manufacture to try to either power himself up... or end his existence. He's overly fine with either option, all things considered.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: ''No one'' likes him in person.
* {{Flight}}: One of his standard powers.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Scion]] takes him down by inducing this.
* IShouldHaveBeenBetter: As [[spoiler:his powers continue to fade]], he hits himself with this after pretty much every major fight.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He'd not consider himself this, as he constantly tells himself (and others) that he lives for the saving as many others as possible. But, it doesn't take long to work out that he's pretty much deluding himself on this point. The fact that he unselfconsciously states that he's worth 100 other capes as a simple "fact" is a bit of a clue. [[spoiler:The thing is, he's probably not entirely wrong: the Endbringers may well be all about him fighting his inner self-confidence and identity issues.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Armsmaster doesn't have the monopoly on either poor social skills or self-absorption, but unlike him, Eidolon is quite well known for being a prick compared to Legend.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Realising [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the true extent and implications of his powers]] freaked him out enough that [[spoiler:he let Scion kill him]].
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands:
** He gets new powers based on what he needs, so this is basically his power. While not based entirely on what the plot needs, when you need a hero with a specific power...
** Which horribly backfires when [[spoiler:Scion tells him that he "Needed worthy opponents", thus making him believe that he was responsible for the Endbingers. All available evidence afterwards suggests he was right.]]
* PetTheDog: For all of his jerkishness, he did genuinely care about his teammates (when he and Taylor confront each other in Sting, he fully admits that his anger comes from talking to the girl who murdered his comrade.)
* SamaritanSyndrome: He admits to [[spoiler:Weaver]] that he "lives for this." The bad news is... it's combined with that particular form of ItsAllAboutMe some get with it.
* StoryBreakerPower: Is so powerful at full strength that [[spoiler:Scion had to resort to using Contessa's power to break his resolve in order to win.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: In-Universe, he's pretty much won it. He's generally considered to be the fifth-strongest being on the planet, the first four being Scion and the Endbringers. [[spoiler:When restored to a point "near" his prime, he and Glaistig Ulaine force Scion to ''flee''.]]
* 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.
* 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.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: Finally gets back to his original strength, only [[spoiler:to get killed by Scion.]]
* VampiricDraining: To restore his powers he learns to [[spoiler:feed off the shards of other capes in the latter chapters.]]



[[folder:Assault]]
! Ethan (Madcap)

Battery's partner, [[ThemeNaming obviously]], and a manipulator of kinetic energy, momentum and inertia -- [[EnergyAbsorption able to absorb]] and redirect them at will. He previously worked as a jailbreak specialist under the name Madcap, but after he was caught [[ReformedCriminal he joined the Protectorate]] and began to woo Battery. They eventually married.

Classification: Striker 7

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[[folder:Assault]]
!!The Protectorate (Brockton Bay Members)

[[folder:Armsmaster / Defiant)]]
! Ethan (Madcap)

Battery's partner, [[ThemeNaming obviously]],
Colin Wallis
-->It struck me just what made Armsmaster a step above other tinkers, above other people with the ability to invent
and a manipulator of kinetic energy, momentum perform mad science, and inertia -- [[EnergyAbsorption it wasn't the insane amounts of training he had probably put himself through. Tinkers tended to have a knack, a special quality specific to their work. According to Tattletale, Armsmaster's ability let him cram technology together and still have it work. Other tinkers were limited in what they could carry and have access to at any given point in time, but Armsmaster? He had a solution for every problem he'd been able to absorb]] think of, without having to worry about economy of space, the weight of his hardware and redirect them at will. He previously worked the room on his utility belt, or whatever. And with all of that, his main gear, his armor and Halberd, were still devastating and completely reliable in their own right.

-->"Since the day I got my powers, Iíve seen myself
as a jailbreak specialist soldier in a greater war. Good against evil, order against chaos, mankind against the likes of the Slaughterhouse Nine and the Endbringers. Itís a war on every front. And sometimes thatís called for ugly choices."

Leader of the Brockton Bay Protectorate when the story began. A tinker specializing in efficiency (generally manifesting as miniaturization) Fights with his [[BladeOnAStick Halberd]] and a heads-up display that incorporates [[AwesomenessByAnalysis a combat style simulator]] and a LieDetector, among other features. Met Taylor on her first night out right after she and the Undersiders had fought Lung, and convinced her to keep her part in Lung's apprehension secret -- which, incidentally, [[{{Pride}} let him take credit for it]]. Unfortunately for mutual good relations between him and Taylor, Armsmaster got in deep trouble when Lung began to suffer severe tissue damage from the spider bites while in custody, which no doubt contributed to how Taylor's offer to become TheMole for the Protectorate in the Undersiders was harshly refused. Their relationship generally went downhill from there.

Armsmaster's costume consists of midnight-blue body armor with silver highlights and a visor that covers his eyes and nose. He wears a neatly trimmed beard.

He was silently placed
under house arrest in the name Madcap, PRT headquarters after the Leviathan fight for breaking the truce twice (first by arranging the death of villains to give himself a one-on-one shot against Leviathan, second by outing Skitter as a ReverseMole), but after Mannequin targeted him he was caught [[ReformedCriminal allowed to escape by Dragon so he joined could help her fight crime as the Protectorate]] and began to woo Battery. They eventually married.

hero Defiant.

Classification: Striker 7
Tinker/Miniaturization and Economy of form



* BattleCouple: With Battery.
* DefectingForLove: It is strongly suggested that [[spoiler:his HeelFaceTurn]] was motivated by his interest in [[spoiler:Battery]].
* EnergyAbsorption: His power works by absorbing and redirecting kinetic energy, momentum and inertia.
* HeroAntagonist: After [[spoiler:Battery's death]] he has had a definite grudge against the Undersiders due to blaming them for it.
* InspectorJavert: Falsely blames Skitter for [[spoiler:the death of his wife after the Slaughterhouse Nine arc.]]
* LoveRedeems: Became the hero Assault due to [[spoiler:his love for Battery]].
* MeaningfulRename: Changed his name from [[spoiler:Madcap to Assault as part of his defection to the heroes (and to highlight his interest in Battery).]]
* SlapSlapKiss: His relationship with [[spoiler:Battery]] starts out like this.
* StalkingIsLove: Also his relationship with Battery. His requirements for joining the heroes boil down to: enough anomymity so that he won't have repercussions for being a villain, and being on the same team as Battery so that he can hang out with her all the time.
** Armsmaster notes that there was a time when dealing with Battery's harassment complaints against Assault made up a significant portion of his job as team leader.
* ThemeNaming: InvokedTrope on his end. Assault and Battery.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Held to this when he was a villain, part of what enabled him to bargain his way into the PRT when he was ultimately caught.

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* BattleCouple: With Battery.
* DefectingForLove: It is strongly suggested
AbsurdlySharpBlade: Armsmaster co-created with Dragon a nano cloud Halberd that [[spoiler:his HeelFaceTurn]] was motivated by can turn anything to dust. He does more damage to Leviathan with it than the rest of the heroes and villains put together.
* 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 interest in [[spoiler:Battery]].
* EnergyAbsorption: His power works by absorbing
case with [[spoiler:an AI he corresponded with entirely electronically and redirecting kinetic energy, momentum and inertia.
a teenage former-supervillain.]])
* HeroAntagonist: After [[spoiler:Battery's death]] he ArchNemesis: Early on in the story, Taylor states that he's the closest thing she has had a definite grudge against the Undersiders due to blaming them this.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: Immediately before [[spoiler:Leviathan attacks]], he creates a modification to his Halberd which uses {{nanomachines}} to cut through anything by destroying molecular bonds.
* AnArmAndALeg: Lost his left arm fighting Leviathan.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:As Defiant, he seems to be trying to make up
for it.
* InspectorJavert: Falsely blames Skitter for [[spoiler:the death of
his wife after the Slaughterhouse Nine arc.past mistakes.]]
* LoveRedeems: Became AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Pretty solidly the hero Assault due to [[spoiler:his love for Battery]].
* MeaningfulRename: Changed his name from [[spoiler:Madcap to Assault
most dangerous Cape in Brockton Bay in a straight-up fight, as part of his defection to befits the heroes (and to highlight his interest in Battery).leader of its Protectorate team.
* BattleCouple: With [[spoiler:Dragon.
]]
* SlapSlapKiss: 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]].
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Mannequin hits it when he suggests that he and Armsmaster are NotSoDifferent.]]
* BladeOnAStick:
His weapons of choice are futuristic SwissArmyWeapon halberds, even after [[spoiler:he comes back as Defiant]].
* ByronicHero: He ultimately has good intentions, but he has a habit of putting his ego and pride ahead of the greater good.
* CharacterDevelopment: After his fall from grace he takes a long self examination and realizes he's been a dick. It gets to the point where he publicly acknowledges to Taylor that his dickery played a massive role in her StartOfDarkness.
* CombatClairvoyance: The combat style simulator in his helmet gives him this, provided he has enough intelligence on his opponent beforehand.
* CoolBike: In his first appearance, he arrives on the scene riding one.
* TheCowl: He's the closest character to that particular archetype.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Completely averted as part of this serial's general aversion of AIIsACrapshoot. He becomes much more well-adjusted and a generally better person after adding some metal bits.
* {{Cyborg}}: When he [[spoiler:becomes Defiant]].
* DefiantToTheEnd: When Mannequin attacks him. [[spoiler:Guess which second superhero alias he chose afterwards for himself.]]
* DisabilitySuperpower: It's strongly implied in his interlude as Defiant that his power altered his psychology in a manner similar to Bitch, making him extremely focused and diligent and obsessed with efficiency in a way that crippled his ability to interact with people normally.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:At the end of the story, he's in a happy
relationship with [[spoiler:Battery]] a fully unchained Dragon.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:Comes back as the {{Cyborg}} hero Defiant after being increasingly crippled by Leviathan and Mannequin.]]
* 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.]]
* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: One of his favorite tricks is explaining how the combat style simulator in his helmet lets him [[CombatClairvoyance see his opponent's every move before they make it]].
* FallenHero: When it comes out that [[spoiler:he violated the truce during the Leviathan attack]].
* FightsLikeANormal: Armsmaster is a highly skilled martial artist who augments with tech.
* GadgeteerGenius: His tinker powers allow him to miniaturize the techology he creates, meaning his Halberds can hold quite a lot of tools.
* GeniusBruiser: Very smart and very strong.
* GrapplingHookPistol: A standard piece of his halberds.
* GloryHound: His FatalFlaw. [[spoiler:It's what drives him to break the Endbringer Truce and attempt to gain the reputation as the Man Who Defeated Leviathan Singlehandedly. After this blows up in his face, he takes a long look at his life choices and realizes he's been a huge prick and drops this.]]
* HazyFeelTurn: [[spoiler:When he leaves the PRT and
starts working with Dragon.]]
* HeroAntagonist: To Skitter.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Armsmaster's particular Tinker specialization is miniaturization. He can pack more tech into his Halberd than he has any right to.
* IronicNickname: Immediately after the fight with Leviathan.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: He mentions in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/interlude-11d/ Interlude 11d]] that he intentionally avoided forming personal relationships precisely so that they couldn't be used against him.
* JerkAss: This man's ego and his lack of any social skills does ''not'' win him any friends. [[spoiler:Drops it when he learns to see past his own reputation and he becomes a better person]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Two of the villains he set up to die were Kaiser and Fenja.
* MeaningfulRename: After he was [[spoiler:locked up for breaking the Endbringer truce, the Slaughterhouse Nine tried to recruit him to their gang of murderers. Instead, with Dragon's help, he broke
out like this.
* StalkingIsLove: Also
of house arrest, rebuilt his body with cybernetics, and under the name "Defiant" fought alongside her to bring the Nine to justice.]]
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Dragon]] is this to him.
* NoSocialSkills: [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/interlude-11d/ Interlude 11d]] and [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/interlude-16-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 16 (Donation Bonus #2)]] make it pretty clear that he has a way of saying the wrong thing all the time. Fortunately, he seems to be aware of it.
* NotSoDifferent: From Taylor. They have similar issues with social skills and confidence, though she gets better. They also share a ruthless determination to complete their mission at any cost and a focus on maximizing the utility of their powers.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Armsmaster resents Dauntless because of this. Dauntless is getting steadily stronger every day with little effort, due to how his power works, and is expected to become one of the top dogs at some point in the future. Meanwhile, Armsmaster is a GadgeteerGenius that has to stay up nights to update his gear and train, getting less results for more work.
** [[spoiler:He eventually gets over this syndrome. He doesn't seem to have any problem being relegated to, essentially, Dragon's sidekick later on.]]
* ThePeterPrinciple: He's a pretty good example of someone who's been promoted out of his competence zone. As a superhero working on his own he's one of the best in the world, but he's completely unsuited to a leadership role.
* PoweredArmor: His super suit.
* PragmaticHero: With shades of the UnscrupulousHero. Two illustrative examples:
** His arranging [[spoiler:the death of multiple villains, including a fifteen-year-old girl he ''knew'' to be a ReverseMole,]] in order to [[GloryHound give himself a chance to defeat]] [[spoiler:Leviathan]] in a one-on-one fight.
** He also considered [[spoiler:Blasto]] mere collateral damage when trying to [[spoiler:kill Bonesaw.]] After a moment of consideration [[spoiler:Blasto]] agrees with him.
* TheSleepless: [[spoiler:His augmentations after he becomes Defiant allow him to approach within fifteen minutes of this.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Starts out as the very opposite, but after his HeelFaceTurn, he becomes this, partially due to [[spoiler:[[MoralityPet Dragon's]] influence.]]
* TheResenter: To Dauntless.
* {{Robosexual}}: As his very close
relationship with Battery. His requirements for joining the heroes boil down to: enough anomymity so [[spoiler:Dragon]] shows.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: He proved to be this after [[spoiler:Dragon]] revealed to him
that he won't have repercussions for being a villain, and being on she was [[spoiler:an artificial intelligence]].
* TrashTalk: A habit of his when fighting villains.
* WeCanRebuildHim: Becomes [[spoiler:Defiant]] thanks to Dragon.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Most of
the same team as Battery so times he's defeated in-story are due to ancillary factors that he can hang out with her all the time.
** Armsmaster notes that there was a time when dealing with Battery's harassment complaints against Assault made up
give him a significant portion of his job as team leader.
* ThemeNaming: InvokedTrope on his end. Assault and Battery.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Held to this
handicap. The only enemy who has defeated him when he was a villain, part armed, prepared, going all out was Leviathan.
** When the Undersiders attack the fundraiser it's only the presence
of what enabled an audience that prevents him from singlehandedly trouncing them. Because so many civilians are watching, he doesn't want to bargain his way into use violent methods, which allows the Undersiders to escape. Later, when he pursues them, the Undersiders' allies catch him off guard and literally [CurbStompBattle curb-stomp him.]]
** When Mannequin attacks him in
the PRT when headquarters he's missing an arm and almost all of his equipment, effectively rendering him powerless.
** When he and Dragon try to capture Skitter at her school he is unable to use most of his weapons with civilians in the way and is further hampered by not caring very much about capturing Skitter in the first place.
* {{Workaholic}}: Until [[spoiler:he developed a relationship with Dragon]], he had no personal life -- any time not spent on his official duties was spent training or working on his equipment.
* WouldHurtAChild: Or at least
he was ultimately caught.willing to kill [[spoiler:Bonesaw, but as a member of the Nine she's a special case.]]
** 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.]]



[[folder:Triumph]]
! Rory Christner

A former baseball player who gained a minor HealingFactor and [[MakeMeWannaShout the ability to make sonic blasts]] when his father bought him one of Cauldron's {{Super Serum}}s as a way of getting an edge at the game. A recent graduate from the Brockton Bay Wards into the Protectorate.

Classification: Brute(?); Blaster

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[[folder:Triumph]]
[[folder:Miss Militia]]
! Rory Christner

A former baseball player who gained
Hannah
-->Miss Militia had
a minor HealingFactor bazooka as long as she was tall, and [[MakeMeWannaShout was firing a series of warheads into Leviathan. She wasn't reloading, either. Between shots, the ability to make sonic blasts]] when his father bought him one of Cauldron's {{Super Serum}}s as a way of getting an edge at weapon crackled with energy, fresh ammunition loaded into the game. A recent graduate from chamber by her power. One projectile fired off each second.

Member of
the Brockton Bay Wards Protectorate, and Armsmaster's official successor as its leader. She later becomes temporary Director of the Brockton Bay PRT as part of the deal Skitter made to turn her coat. Her power comes in the form of a kaleidoscopic blur which forms itself into various weapons (already armed and loaded) in her hands. Her costume is a [[GoodLookingPrivates military uniform tailored to accent her curves]] with an American-flag scarf hiding her lower face and a matching sash around her waist.

One of seven children who were
the Protectorate.

only survivors of a small Kurdish village attacked in 1985 by Turkish soldiers. She had her trigger event while she was being used as a human minesweeper by said soldiers. Most of the survivors were evacuated to the U.K., but when her power caused problems with the metal detector she ended up being rescued by an American and brought to the United States, where she was fostered and given a place in the Wards, and her name was anglicized from Hana to Hannah.

She is also one of the only people who remembers the vision she had during her trigger event.

Classification: Brute(?); Blaster
Changer, Blaster(?)



* AnimalMotifs: His superhero outfit combines a gladiator costume with a lion theme, including a helmet based on a roaring lion.
* ComboPlatterPowers: HealingFactor, HeroicBuild, and MakeMeWannaShout. Not exactly thematically linked.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Triumph has this reaction to [[spoiler:Defiant's]] self-modifications.
* DirtyBusiness: He is convinced to [[spoiler:let Armsmaster go free to fight the Nine]], but he hates doing it.
* HealingFactor: He mentions in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/interlude-15/ Interlude 15]] that he heals a little faster than normal and he doesn't scar.
* HeroicBuild: Another side effect of his power is an optimized physique.
* MakeMeWannaShout: His chief power -- and he can control its force and area of effect quite finely, as demonstrated when he [[spoiler:hits Trickster without hitting his little sister, whom Trickster was using as a HumanShield]].
* NonIdleRich: His family is quite wealthy.
* SpoiledBrat: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/interlude-15/ Interlude 15]], he describes the person he was when he gained his powers as this.

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* AnimalMotifs: His superhero outfit combines a gladiator costume with a lion theme, including a helmet based on a roaring lion.ActionGirl: She's hands-down one of the strongest female superheroes in the story.
* ComboPlatterPowers: HealingFactor, HeroicBuild, AmicableExes: Used to be a couple with [[spoiler:Chevalier]].
* BottomlessMagazines: Miss Militia doesn't need to reload her weapons due to her power, unless she's using special ammo.
* TheCape: Imagine a female, naturalized citizen ComicBook/CaptainAmerica who uses guns due to her power
and MakeMeWannaShout. Not exactly thematically linked.
you've got Hannah.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Triumph has CaptainPatriotic: She fought for the right to include [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead the scarf and sash]] in her costume because she loves the country.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Chevalier.
* TheGunslinger: Vaporizer variety. In big fights, Miss Militia specializes in big explosions and lots of them.
* GunTwirling: She does
this reaction to [[spoiler:Defiant's]] self-modifications.
briefly in Interlude 7.
* DirtyBusiness: He is convinced to [[spoiler:let Armsmaster go free to fight HeroAntagonist: To the Nine]], but he hates doing it.
Undersiders.
* HealingFactor: He mentions in ImmigrantPatriotism: [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/interlude-15/ Interlude 15]] com/2012/02/28/interlude-7/ Her Interlude]] reveals that he heals she was a little faster than normal Kurdish girl who embraced America as her new homeland (Americanized name, patriotic costume) after she was rescued by an American soldier and he adopted by an American family.
* MorphWeapon: As a result of her passenger gathering info from her mind about different conventional weapons during her trigger event Miss Militia can form the semi-sentient energy she controls into any weapon, either firearms and melee weapons, save for the most primitive such as catapults.
* NervesOfSteel: Regardless of how chaotic the situation may get, she continues to think clearly and act.
** 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.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is willing to work with the Undersiders when their interests align. She also genuinely apologizes to Taylor when she learns the full extent of what Sophia did to her and why Taylor hates the protectorate.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: According to WordOfGod her passenger helps with draw time, [[ImprobableAimingSkills aiming]], and weight.
* TheSleepless: She technically
doesn't scar.
* HeroicBuild: Another side effect of his power is an optimized physique.
* MakeMeWannaShout: His chief power
sleep -- and he can control its force and area of effect quite finely, as demonstrated when he [[spoiler:hits Trickster without hitting his little sister, whom Trickster was using she does put her head down, instead of dreaming, she remembers, eidetically. She doesn't do it much. This is due to her passenger being extremely restless.
* SuperheroPackingHeat: She is accompanied by a semi-sentient energy that can transform into modern military armaments.
** [[spoiler:This extends up to strategic fusion bombs,
as a HumanShield]].
* NonIdleRich: His family is quite wealthy.
* SpoiledBrat: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/interlude-15/ Interlude 15]], he describes the person he was
seen when he gained his powers as this.she executes a combination attack with Simurgh and some force-field users against Zion and literally wipes away the cloud with one bomb.]]
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Her costume includes an American-flag scarf.



[[folder:Dauntless]]

An up-and-coming Brockton Bay hero who can empower items by infusing them -- once or multiple times -- with his power, adding abilities to the items as he charges them. Wields an "arc-lance", a shield which can become a force field, and boots of flying. Killed by a Bakuda-bomb deployed against Leviathan.

Classification: Striker/Trump

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[[folder:Dauntless]]

An up-and-coming Brockton Bay hero
[[folder:Battery]]

A former member of the Wards
who can empower items by infusing them -- once or multiple times -- with his power, adding abilities graduated to the items as he charges them. Wields an "arc-lance", a shield which can become a force field, Protectorate, her power gives her super-speed, super-strength, and boots of flying. super-durability ... in bursts, after intervals spent charging. She briefly took the name Jamie as a pseudonym when she [[SuperSerum bought powers from Cauldron]] to fight Madcap with. Killed by a Bakuda-bomb deployed against Leviathan.

poisons injected by Bonesaw's spiders while in the miasma.

Classification: Striker/Trump
Mover; Breaker(?)



* CharacterDeath: Dies during [[spoiler:the Leviathan fight.]]
* DeflectorShields: He uses his shield to create one.
* HardLight: His power causes his weapons to take this form.
* TheMagicTouch: The empowering he does to his equipment is gradual and he can only do it once a day, [[MagikarpPower but after a few years]], Dauntless became one of the strongest non-Triumvirate capes.

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%%* ActionGirl
* CharacterDeath: Dies during [[spoiler:the Leviathan fight.TheAtoner: For her involvement [[spoiler:with Cauldron]].
* BattleCouple: With Assault.
* ChargedAttack: Battery's power is essentially a melee version of this.
* DirtyBusiness: The favors she does for [[spoiler:Cauldron]]; allowing [[spoiler:Madcap]] to [[ReformedCriminal turn his coat]] -- although most of those favors are not really "dirty" and [[spoiler:Assault]] actually does redeem himself.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Died [[spoiler:trying to stop the Nine in defiance of Cauldron, courtesy of one of Bonesaw's spiders.
]]
* DeflectorShields: He uses his shield to create one.
* HardLight: His power causes his weapons to take this form.
* TheMagicTouch: The empowering he does to his equipment is gradual
ThemeNaming: Assault and he can only do it once a day, [[MagikarpPower but after a few years]], Dauntless became one of the strongest non-Triumvirate capes.Battery.
* TronLines: Her costume has these.



[[folder:Velocity]]
! Robin Swoyer

Another member of the Brockton Bay crew, able with his power to shift into a super-speed form, although in said form his ability to affect the outside world is reduced. He originally joined the military in order to learn Chinese and Russian, but grew dissatisfied with millitary service, the despair leading him to trigger. Killed by Leviathan.

Classification: Breaker, Mover

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[[folder:Velocity]]
[[folder:Assault]]
! Robin Swoyer

Another member
Ethan (Madcap)

Battery's partner, [[ThemeNaming obviously]], and a manipulator
of the Brockton Bay crew, kinetic energy, momentum and inertia -- [[EnergyAbsorption able with his power to shift into absorb]] and redirect them at will. He previously worked as a super-speed form, although in said form his ability to affect jailbreak specialist under the outside world is reduced. He originally name Madcap, but after he was caught [[ReformedCriminal he joined the military in order to learn Chinese Protectorate]] and Russian, but grew dissatisfied with millitary service, the despair leading him began to trigger. Killed by Leviathan.

woo Battery. They eventually married.

Classification: Breaker, Mover
Striker 7



* CharacterDeath: Gets killed [[spoiler:by Leviathan.]]
* SuperSpeed: His major ability.

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* CharacterDeath: Gets killed [[spoiler:by Leviathan.BattleCouple: With Battery.
* DefectingForLove: It is strongly suggested that [[spoiler:his HeelFaceTurn]] was motivated by his interest in [[spoiler:Battery]].
* EnergyAbsorption: His power works by absorbing and redirecting kinetic energy, momentum and inertia.
* HeroAntagonist: After [[spoiler:Battery's death]] he has had a definite grudge against the Undersiders due to blaming them for it.
* InspectorJavert: Falsely blames Skitter for [[spoiler:the death of his wife after the Slaughterhouse Nine arc.
]]
* SuperSpeed: LoveRedeems: Became the hero Assault due to [[spoiler:his love for Battery]].
* MeaningfulRename: Changed his name from [[spoiler:Madcap to Assault as part of his defection to the heroes (and to highlight his interest in Battery).]]
* SlapSlapKiss:
His major ability.relationship with [[spoiler:Battery]] starts out like this.
* StalkingIsLove: Also his relationship with Battery. His requirements for joining the heroes boil down to: enough anomymity so that he won't have repercussions for being a villain, and being on the same team as Battery so that he can hang out with her all the time.
** Armsmaster notes that there was a time when dealing with Battery's harassment complaints against Assault made up a significant portion of his job as team leader.
* ThemeNaming: InvokedTrope on his end. Assault and Battery.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Held to this when he was a villain, part of what enabled him to bargain his way into the PRT when he was ultimately caught.



[[folder:Adamant]]

A member of Legend's team in New York who was transferred to Brockton Bay after the Echidna fight. Wears a combination of metal bands and plates connected with chains over a black bodysuit. Reportedly a bruiser of some kind -- his powers apparently include the ability to reshape the metal of his armor.

Classification: Brute(?)

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[[folder:Adamant]]

[[folder:Triumph]]
! Rory Christner

A member of Legend's team in New York former baseball player who was transferred to Brockton Bay after the Echidna fight. Wears gained a combination of metal bands minor HealingFactor and plates connected with chains over a black bodysuit. Reportedly a bruiser of some kind -- his powers apparently include [[MakeMeWannaShout the ability to reshape make sonic blasts]] when his father bought him one of Cauldron's {{Super Serum}}s as a way of getting an edge at the metal of his armor.

game. A recent graduate from the Brockton Bay Wards into the Protectorate.

Classification: Brute(?)
Brute(?); Blaster



* ChainedByFashion: His armor is connected using chains.
* ChekhovsGunman: First appeared as one of the capes sent to fight Leviathan.
* ExtraOreDinary: Can reshape the metal of his armor into blades among other abilities.
* SuperToughness: Hence the name.

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* ChainedByFashion: AnimalMotifs: His armor superhero outfit combines a gladiator costume with a lion theme, including a helmet based on a roaring lion.
* ComboPlatterPowers: HealingFactor, HeroicBuild, and MakeMeWannaShout. Not exactly thematically linked.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Triumph has this reaction to [[spoiler:Defiant's]] self-modifications.
* DirtyBusiness: He
is connected using chains.
* ChekhovsGunman: First appeared as one of the capes sent
convinced to [[spoiler:let Armsmaster go free to fight Leviathan.
* ExtraOreDinary: Can reshape
the metal Nine]], but he hates doing it.
* HealingFactor: He mentions in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/interlude-15/ Interlude 15]] that he heals a little faster than normal and he doesn't scar.
* HeroicBuild: Another side effect
of his armor into blades among other abilities.
power is an optimized physique.
* SuperToughness: Hence MakeMeWannaShout: His chief power -- and he can control its force and area of effect quite finely, as demonstrated when he [[spoiler:hits Trickster without hitting his little sister, whom Trickster was using as a HumanShield]].
* NonIdleRich: His family is quite wealthy.
* SpoiledBrat: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/interlude-15/ Interlude 15]], he describes
the name.person he was when he gained his powers as this.



[[folder:Sere]]

Another Protectorate cape brought in to Brockton Bay after the Echidna fight. His costume consists of a desert-tribal style robe in white and a white mask with light blue lenses for the eyes. His power allows him to draw in moisture from his environment, even through forcefields and armor.

Classification: Blaster(?)

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[[folder:Sere]]

Another Protectorate cape brought in to
[[folder:Dauntless]]

An up-and-coming
Brockton Bay after the Echidna fight. His costume consists of a desert-tribal style robe in white and a white mask hero who can empower items by infusing them -- once or multiple times -- with light blue lenses for his power, adding abilities to the eyes. His power allows him to draw in moisture from his environment, even through forcefields items as he charges them. Wields an "arc-lance", a shield which can become a force field, and armor.

boots of flying. Killed by a Bakuda-bomb deployed against Leviathan.

Classification: Blaster(?)
Striker/Trump



* MakingASplash: His power allows him to draw in moisture from the surroundings.
* ManInWhite: Save for his eye lenses, he wears all white.

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* MakingASplash: CharacterDeath: Dies during [[spoiler:the Leviathan fight.]]
* DeflectorShields: He uses his shield to create one.
* HardLight:
His power allows him causes his weapons to draw in moisture from take this form.
* TheMagicTouch: The empowering he does to his equipment is gradual and he can only do it once a day, [[MagikarpPower but after a few years]], Dauntless became one of
the surroundings.
* ManInWhite: Save for his eye lenses, he wears all white.
strongest non-Triumvirate capes.



! The Protectorate (The Triumvirate)

[[folder:Legend]]
-->"You are doing a good thing. The greatest thing. ''This'' is why we are tolerated, why society allows and accounts for the capes that walk the streets and fight in its towns. Because we are needed for situations like this. With your assistance, we can forestall the inevitable. Your efforts and, if you choose to make them, your sacrifices, will be remembered."

The leader of the Protectorate and member of the [[BigGood Triumvirate]]. He can fly and fire lasers with exceptional power and versatility -- they are even able to go around corners. Living in New York and happily married to a non-powered man named Arthur, with whom he adopted a kid named Keith. Like the other members of the Triumvirate, he's actually working for/with Cauldron, the organization who gave them their powers. He steps down from his leadership position in the wake of the battle with Echidna; after Scion, he becomes one of the head figures in the new superhero organization.

He wears a skintight blue costume with a white design. He has wavy brown hair.

Classification: Blaster; Mover; Breaker

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[[folder:Velocity]]
! The Protectorate (The Triumvirate)

[[folder:Legend]]
-->"You are doing a good thing. The greatest thing. ''This'' is why we are tolerated, why society allows and accounts for the capes that walk the streets and fight in its towns. Because we are needed for situations like this. With your assistance, we can forestall the inevitable. Your efforts and, if you choose to make them, your sacrifices, will be remembered."

The leader of the Protectorate and
Robin Swoyer

Another
member of the [[BigGood Triumvirate]]. He can fly and fire lasers Brockton Bay crew, able with exceptional his power to shift into a super-speed form, although in said form his ability to affect the outside world is reduced. He originally joined the military in order to learn Chinese and versatility -- they are even able to go around corners. Living in New York and happily married to a non-powered man named Arthur, Russian, but grew dissatisfied with whom he adopted a kid named Keith. Like millitary service, the other members of the Triumvirate, he's actually working for/with Cauldron, the organization who gave them their powers. He steps down from his leadership position in the wake of the battle with Echidna; after Scion, he becomes one of the head figures in the new superhero organization.

He wears a skintight blue costume with a white design. He has wavy brown hair.

despair leading him to trigger. Killed by Leviathan.

Classification: Blaster; Mover; Breaker
Breaker, Mover



* TheCape: Even if he doesn't wear one.
* {{Flight}}: He actually transforms into a special form as he accelerates, growing tougher and tougher and less and less aware as he does so.
* FlyingFirepower: As Alexandria is the prototypical FlyingBrick, Legend is the prototypical "flying artillery".
* 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.]]
%% * HeroicBuild
* LanternJawOfJustice: Taylor notices that he has one during their first meeting.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Unlike the other members of the Triumvirate, [[spoiler:he did not know anything about Cauldron's crimes and dirty secrets.]]
* NiceGuy: It is mentioned that the universal reaction to meeting Legend is joy at what a pleasant fellow he is. He's also the most emotionally plugged-in in the Triumvirate, as can be seen with him being the only one to sustain a loving, close relationship outside it. With a non-cape, even.
* SoleSurvivor: Of [[spoiler:the founding members of the Protectorate]] by the end of the story.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's one of the more reasonable people in both the Protectorate and [[spoiler:Cauldron]].
* 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.]]
* StraightGay: While he's out, which by WordOfGod has done ''wonders'' for the gay rights movement, he doesn't comply to any particular stereotypes about his sexuality, and his limited character time is more focused on fighting the Slaughterhouse Nine and [[spoiler:his investigation into Cauldron's crimes.]]
* TokenGoodTeammate: [[spoiler:Of Cauldron.]] Not that he was aware of it until much later.

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* TheCape: Even if he doesn't wear one.
* {{Flight}}: He actually transforms into a special form as he accelerates, growing tougher and tougher and less and less aware as he does so.
* FlyingFirepower: As Alexandria is the prototypical FlyingBrick, Legend is the prototypical "flying artillery".
* 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.
CharacterDeath: Gets killed [[spoiler:by Leviathan.]]
%% * HeroicBuild
* LanternJawOfJustice: Taylor notices that he has one during their first meeting.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Unlike the other members of the Triumvirate, [[spoiler:he did not know anything about Cauldron's crimes and dirty secrets.]]
* NiceGuy: It is mentioned that the universal reaction to meeting Legend is joy at what a pleasant fellow he is. He's also the most emotionally plugged-in in the Triumvirate, as can be seen with him being the only one to sustain a loving, close relationship outside it. With a non-cape, even.
* SoleSurvivor: Of [[spoiler:the founding members of the Protectorate]] by the end of the story.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's one of the more reasonable people in both the Protectorate and [[spoiler:Cauldron]].
* 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.]]
* StraightGay: While he's out, which by WordOfGod has done ''wonders'' for the gay rights movement, he doesn't comply to any particular stereotypes about his sexuality, and his limited character time is more focused on fighting the Slaughterhouse Nine and [[spoiler:his investigation into Cauldron's crimes.]]
* TokenGoodTeammate: [[spoiler:Of Cauldron.]] Not that he was aware of it until much later.
SuperSpeed: His major ability.



[[folder:Alexandria]]
! Rebecca Costa-Brown
-->"You're planning to make threats?"\\
\\
"Threats is the wrong word," she said. "But English is a limited language in some ways. There's really no word to articulate what I mean. A threat with a measure of inevitability to it. A promise? Too feeble. People break promises too often. A curse? A malediction? Too... magical. An oath? The connotations are wrong. When I say I'll do something, I make it happen."

The second member of the Triumvirate, and generally considered the prototypical FlyingBrick. Also possessed of SuperIntelligence, including PhotographicMemory; her codename is a reference to the Library of Alexandria. Also the one responsible for the formation of the Protectorate and for manipulating government oversight of it behind the scenes as the Chief Director of the PRT. She is athletic and tall with long, straight black hair; her costume is black and light gray with a tower emblem in the chest and a heavy cape. Suffocated by Skitter, with her death confirmed in Cell 22.5 -- until she apparently showed up to fight Behemoth in Crushed 24.1, where it was revealed that she was actually rendered brain dead and under Pretender's control in Crushed 24.5. Is killed by Scion in Speck 30.5.

Classification: Mover; Brute; Thinker

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[[folder:Alexandria]]
! Rebecca Costa-Brown
-->"You're planning to make threats?"\\
\\
"Threats is the wrong word," she said. "But English is a limited language in some ways. There's really no word to articulate what I mean.
[[folder:Adamant]]

A threat with a measure of inevitability to it. A promise? Too feeble. People break promises too often. A curse? A malediction? Too... magical. An oath? The connotations are wrong. When I say I'll do something, I make it happen."

The second
member of Legend's team in New York who was transferred to Brockton Bay after the Triumvirate, Echidna fight. Wears a combination of metal bands and generally considered the prototypical FlyingBrick. Also possessed of SuperIntelligence, including PhotographicMemory; her codename is a reference to the Library of Alexandria. Also the one responsible for the formation of the Protectorate and for manipulating government oversight of it behind the scenes as the Chief Director of the PRT. She is athletic and tall plates connected with long, straight chains over a black hair; her costume is black and light gray with bodysuit. Reportedly a tower emblem in the chest and a heavy cape. Suffocated by Skitter, with her death confirmed in Cell 22.5 bruiser of some kind -- until she his powers apparently showed up include the ability to fight Behemoth in Crushed 24.1, where it was revealed that she was actually rendered brain dead and under Pretender's control in Crushed 24.5. Is killed by Scion in Speck 30.5.

reshape the metal of his armor.

Classification: Mover; Brute; Thinker
Brute(?)



* AchillesHeel: She still needs to breathe.
* ArtificialLimbs: Alexandria has a mechanical eye to replace the one she lost when she first encountered Siberian.
* DidntSeeThatComing: She has the standard Thinker weakness of getting things spectacularly wrong when presented with incomplete information. [[spoiler:For example, given how Skitter was the one to point out that breaking Cauldron's Masquerade would do more harm than good due to the organization's [[WeAreEverywhere sheer influence]], she focuses too much on Skitter's {{Byronic Hero}}ism and not enough on her [[AntiHero Anti-Heroism]]. Thus, when she tries {{Gaslighting}} Skitter into a HeroicBSOD via simulated capture/murder of the Undersiders, she ends up hitting her BerserkButton instead, resulting in Skitter cramming both her and Director Tagg's lungs full of bugs.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Is what Taylor would have become if she completely sacrificed her integrity
* FlyingBrick: The most famous example in-verse. It is referred to as the "Alexandria Package" because of her.
* {{Gaslighting}}: Forms part of her trademark interrogation technique. [[spoiler:It eventually, and fatally, backfires on her.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Is highly intelligent on top of being a FlyingBrick.
* {{Irony}}: A cape whose most dangerous ability is her super-intelligence winds up [[spoiler:brain-dead from underestimating someone.]]
* HeroicBuild: A side effect of her powers.
* LittlestCancerPatient: [[spoiler:Was one before she got her powers.]]
* MeatPuppet: Is now one due to [[spoiler:Taylor making her brain-dead via suffocation, necessitating Pretender's use of her body.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Her journey from UsedToBeASweetKid to GoodIsNotNice to IDidWhatIHadToDo to WellIntentionedExtremist to MoralSociopathy mirrors Taylors, except stretched out over thirty years instead of three.
* OmniGlot: Speaks the most commonly spoken languages, including at least one language of a parallel Earth.
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Interlude 15.3 shows how she went from a kind-hearted girl to cold-hearted bitch.
* SuperPowerLottery: [[spoiler:The same SuperSerum that turned her into one of the most capable parahumans, turned almost everyone else who drank it into monsters.]]
* SociopathicHero/ MoralSociopathy: This is one way of viewing her... particularly disconnected take on trying to save the world and not necessarily caring to save individual people within it. She didn't start out this way, but became increasingly warped thanks to a number of factors. Including her invulnerability and Thinker skills.
* TemptingFate: Tells Taylor that Leviathan and others have tried to drown her before but failed. [[spoiler:Taylor just uses bugs instead of water.]]
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:She participates in a plot to basically try and bully a girl whose trigger event is known to involve bullying, and who has a consistent habit of being resourceful enough to ''completely wreck people who underestimate her.'' Taylor ends up murdering her.]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: [[spoiler:Whoopsie daisy. In her defence, it's easy to see ''why'' she'd not consider the bug girl a problem.]]
%%* UsedToBeASweetKid
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Is part of [[spoiler:Cauldron.]]

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* AchillesHeel: She still needs to breathe.
* ArtificialLimbs: Alexandria has a mechanical eye to replace the one she lost when she first encountered Siberian.
* DidntSeeThatComing: She has the standard Thinker weakness of getting things spectacularly wrong when presented with incomplete information. [[spoiler:For example, given how Skitter was the one to point out that breaking Cauldron's Masquerade would do more harm than good due to the organization's [[WeAreEverywhere sheer influence]], she focuses too much on Skitter's {{Byronic Hero}}ism and not enough on her [[AntiHero Anti-Heroism]]. Thus, when she tries {{Gaslighting}} Skitter into a HeroicBSOD via simulated capture/murder of the Undersiders, she ends up hitting her BerserkButton instead, resulting in Skitter cramming both her and Director Tagg's lungs full of bugs.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Is what Taylor would have become if she completely sacrificed her integrity
* FlyingBrick: The most famous example in-verse. It
ChainedByFashion: His armor is referred to connected using chains.
* ChekhovsGunman: First appeared
as the "Alexandria Package" because of her.
* {{Gaslighting}}: Forms part of her trademark interrogation technique. [[spoiler:It eventually, and fatally, backfires on her.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Is highly intelligent on top of being a FlyingBrick.
* {{Irony}}: A cape whose most dangerous ability is her super-intelligence winds up [[spoiler:brain-dead from underestimating someone.]]
* HeroicBuild: A side effect of her powers.
* LittlestCancerPatient: [[spoiler:Was one before she got her powers.]]
* MeatPuppet: Is now one due to [[spoiler:Taylor making her brain-dead via suffocation, necessitating Pretender's use of her body.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Her journey from UsedToBeASweetKid to GoodIsNotNice to IDidWhatIHadToDo to WellIntentionedExtremist to MoralSociopathy mirrors Taylors, except stretched out over thirty years instead of three.
* OmniGlot: Speaks the most commonly spoken languages, including at least one language of a parallel Earth.
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Interlude 15.3 shows how she went from a kind-hearted girl to cold-hearted bitch.
* SuperPowerLottery: [[spoiler:The same SuperSerum that turned her into
one of the most capable parahumans, turned almost everyone else who drank it capes sent to fight Leviathan.
* ExtraOreDinary: Can reshape the metal of his armor
into monsters.]]
blades among other abilities.
* SociopathicHero/ MoralSociopathy: This is one way of viewing her... particularly disconnected take on trying to save SuperToughness: Hence the world and not necessarily caring to save individual people within it. She didn't start out this way, but became increasingly warped thanks to a number of factors. Including her invulnerability and Thinker skills.
* TemptingFate: Tells Taylor that Leviathan and others have tried to drown her before but failed. [[spoiler:Taylor just uses bugs instead of water.]]
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:She participates in a plot to basically try and bully a girl whose trigger event is known to involve bullying, and who has a consistent habit of being resourceful enough to ''completely wreck people who underestimate her.'' Taylor ends up murdering her.]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: [[spoiler:Whoopsie daisy. In her defence, it's easy to see ''why'' she'd not consider the bug girl a problem.]]
%%* UsedToBeASweetKid
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Is part of [[spoiler:Cauldron.]]
name.



[[folder:Eidolon]]
! David
-->It was hard to make capes look good. They had a way of clinging to the body, or flowing the wrong way, getting caught around an arm... it took a measure of ''majesty'' to make it work. Eidolon could pull it off.\\
\\
Ironic, that the slang for a parahuman was 'cape', and so few of us wore them.

The third member of the Triumvirate, Eidolon has the ability to equip himself with any of a tremendous variety of powers -- but is limited to a few at a time, and the powers take time to grow to full strength after he activates them. His powers also seem to be growing weaker, which frightens him. He wears a blue-green skintight suit with a hood and cape and with sleeves that drape over his hands. The interior of the hood and sleeves are bathed with a green light. Killed by Scion in the Extinction arc.

Classification: Trump

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-->It was hard
[[folder:Sere]]

Another Protectorate cape brought in
to make capes look good. They had a way of clinging to the body, or flowing the wrong way, getting caught around an arm... it took a measure of ''majesty'' to make it work. Eidolon could pull it off.\\
\\
Ironic, that the slang for a parahuman was 'cape', and so few of us wore them.

The third member of the Triumvirate, Eidolon has the ability to equip himself with any of a tremendous variety of powers -- but is limited to a few at a time, and the powers take time to grow to full strength
Brockton Bay after he activates them. the Echidna fight. His powers also seem to be growing weaker, which frightens him. He wears costume consists of a blue-green skintight suit desert-tribal style robe in white and a white mask with a hood light blue lenses for the eyes. His power allows him to draw in moisture from his environment, even through forcefields and cape and with sleeves that drape over his hands. The interior of the hood and sleeves are bathed with a green light. Killed by Scion in the Extinction arc.

armor.

Classification: Trump
Blaster(?)



* AllYourPowersCombined: Has the ability to use any power he needs at a given point in time, maintaining a set of two to four powers at a time.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: His superpower gives him whatever he needs. [[spoiler:[[BloodKnight He needed a true challenge.]] He got the Endbringers.]]
* TheCape: He consciously invokes the trope with his costume, bearing and job description of "Hero". Shame his personality is too abrasive, narcissistic, and anxious for him to actually be one.
* TheChosenOne: What he [[spoiler:and Cauldron]] pretty much 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.]]
* DeathSeeker: By the time he talks to Dr. Yamada, he's quite openly this, for all he's trying to deny it to himself. He hurls himself into as much danger as he can manufacture to try to either power himself up... or end his existence. He's overly fine with either option, all things considered.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: ''No one'' likes him in person.
* {{Flight}}: One of his standard powers.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Scion]] takes him down by inducing this.
* IShouldHaveBeenBetter: As [[spoiler:his powers continue to fade]], he hits himself with this after pretty much every major fight.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He'd not consider himself this, as he constantly tells himself (and others) that he lives for the saving as many others as possible. But, it doesn't take long to work out that he's pretty much deluding himself on this point. The fact that he unselfconsciously states that he's worth 100 other capes as a simple "fact" is a bit of a clue. [[spoiler:The thing is, he's probably not entirely wrong: the Endbringers may well be all about him fighting his inner self-confidence and identity issues.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Armsmaster doesn't have the monopoly on either poor social skills or self-absorption, but unlike him, Eidolon is quite well known for being a prick compared to Legend.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Realising [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the true extent and implications of his powers]] freaked him out enough that [[spoiler:he let Scion kill him]].
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands:
** He gets new powers based on what he needs, so this is basically his power. While not based entirely on what the plot needs, when you need a hero with a specific power...
** Which horribly backfires when [[spoiler:Scion tells him that he "Needed worthy opponents", thus making him believe that he was responsible for the Endbingers. All available evidence afterwards suggests he was right.]]
* PetTheDog: For all of his jerkishness, he did genuinely care about his teammates (when he and Taylor confront each other in Sting, he fully admits that his anger comes from talking to the girl who murdered his comrade.)
* SamaritanSyndrome: He admits to [[spoiler:Weaver]] that he "lives for this." The bad news is... it's combined with that particular form of ItsAllAboutMe some get with it.
* StoryBreakerPower: Is so powerful at full strength that [[spoiler:Scion had to resort to using Contessa's power to break his resolve in order to win.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: In-Universe, he's pretty much won it. He's generally considered to be the fifth-strongest being on the planet, the first four being Scion and the Endbringers. [[spoiler:When restored to a point "near" his prime, he and Glaistig Ulaine force Scion to ''flee''.]]
* 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.
* 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.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: Finally gets back to his original strength, only [[spoiler:to get killed by Scion.]]
* VampiricDraining: To restore his powers he learns to [[spoiler:feed off the shards of other capes in the latter chapters.]]

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* AllYourPowersCombined: Has the ability to use any MakingASplash: His power he needs at a given point in time, maintaining a set of two to four powers at a time.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: His superpower gives him whatever he needs. [[spoiler:[[BloodKnight He needed a true challenge.]] He got the Endbringers.]]
* TheCape: He consciously invokes the trope with his costume, bearing and job description of "Hero". Shame his personality is too abrasive, narcissistic, and anxious for
allows him to actually be one.
* TheChosenOne: What he [[spoiler:and Cauldron]] pretty much 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.]]
* DeathSeeker: By the time he talks to Dr. Yamada, he's quite openly this, for all he's trying to deny it to himself. He hurls himself into as much danger as he can manufacture to try to either power himself up... or end his existence. He's overly fine with either option, all things considered.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: ''No one'' likes him
draw in person.
* {{Flight}}: One of his standard powers.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Scion]] takes him down by inducing this.
* IShouldHaveBeenBetter: As [[spoiler:his powers continue to fade]], he hits himself with this after pretty much every major fight.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He'd not consider himself this, as he constantly tells himself (and others) that he lives for the saving as many others as possible. But, it doesn't take long to work out that he's pretty much deluding himself on this point. The fact that he unselfconsciously states that he's worth 100 other capes as a simple "fact" is a bit of a clue. [[spoiler:The thing is, he's probably not entirely wrong: the Endbringers may well be all about him fighting his inner self-confidence and identity issues.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Armsmaster doesn't have the monopoly on either poor social skills or self-absorption, but unlike him, Eidolon is quite well known for being a prick compared to Legend.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Realising [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the true extent and implications of his powers]] freaked him out enough that [[spoiler:he let Scion kill him]].
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands:
** He gets new powers based on what he needs, so this is basically his power. While not based entirely on what the plot needs, when you need a hero with a specific power...
** Which horribly backfires when [[spoiler:Scion tells him that he "Needed worthy opponents", thus making him believe that he was responsible for the Endbingers. All available evidence afterwards suggests he was right.]]
* PetTheDog: For all of his jerkishness, he did genuinely care about his teammates (when he and Taylor confront each other in Sting, he fully admits that his anger comes
moisture from talking to the girl who murdered surroundings.
* ManInWhite: Save for
his comrade.)
* SamaritanSyndrome: He admits to [[spoiler:Weaver]] that
eye lenses, he "lives for this." The bad news is... it's combined with that particular form of ItsAllAboutMe some get with it.
* StoryBreakerPower: Is so powerful at full strength that [[spoiler:Scion had to resort to using Contessa's power to break his resolve in order to win.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: In-Universe, he's pretty much won it. He's generally considered to be the fifth-strongest being on the planet, the first four being Scion and the Endbringers. [[spoiler:When restored to a point "near" his prime, he and Glaistig Ulaine force Scion to ''flee''.]]
* 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.
* 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.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: Finally gets back to his original strength, only [[spoiler:to get killed by Scion.]]
* VampiricDraining: To restore his powers he learns to [[spoiler:feed off the shards of other capes in the latter chapters.]]
wears all white.


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! Adamant

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! Legend

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A dark skinned man who works for the PRT as its liaison and ambassador to unofficial teams across the world. He has a parahuman power of some kind, but it remains unknown.

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A dark skinned man who works for the PRT as its liaison and ambassador to unofficial teams across the world. He has a parahuman power of some kind, but it remains unknown.
unknown during the story. WordOfGod is that his primary power revolves around teamwork and cooperation, with a secondary emotion reading power.
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