The characters of ''ComicBook/PS238''.
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!Staff of [=PS238=]
[[folder:Herschel Clay]]

->''"Dagnab Cytocorp hardware! If I found out who's been ordering from that '''cheap-wad''' supplier...I might as well make my '''own''' eprom chips if we're going to use '''this''' junk!"''

A technologically-inclined metahuman with a level-nine intelligence. Owner and founder of Clay Industries, and formerly the superhero Mantium.

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!!Provides examples of:

* AlmightyJanitor: His job is quite a bit more than "janitor," but he doesn't come across as "teaching staff" normally. He's the maintenance guy for [=PS238=]. Along with the guy that designed and built it.
* GadgeteerGenius: Built all the tech in the school, including the "lockervator", the hologram projectors, the power-testing equipment, and Zodon's "Barry Ween" chip.
* PowerArmor: His suit resembles the ComicBook/IronMan suit in function, but not form.
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Averted, he modifies NASA equipment and is rich from selling some of his stuff via Clay Corporation.

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[[folder:Alfred Cranston]]

->''"Even when you think you're doing the right thing, you might be going about it in the wrong way."''

Former president of the United States, and current principal of [=PS238=]. It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: he was removed from office due to being an unlicensed metahuman with mental powers and the entire school was built as a way to retire away parts of the conspiracy surrounding his removal.]]

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!!Provides examples of:

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: He had used his telepathic powers to defeat political opponents, win elections, and get great deals on cars.
* TheAtoner: Seems to view his tenure as principal as this. To complete the above quote:
-->'''Tyler:''' Did you do something wrong?\\
'''Cranston:''' I hope not. I'm still deciding if I did.
* TheMasquerade: Only about a handful of people know of Cranston's powers and the true reasons he resigned from the presidency. To most people he's a baseline human and ex-president turned principal for "health reasons."
* MindOverMatter: Also has telekinetic powers.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Until the "Cranston Incident" ended it in the BackStory.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Referring to his time when he was using his powers as President.

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[[folder:Doctor Positron]]

A human-looking robot with a large family who acts as the school's science advisor.

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!!Provides examples of:

* DoAnythingRobot: Subverted when he has trouble fighting off aliens without the weapons in his combat body.
* MesACrowd: He's made multiple versions of himself, which are living different lives.
* UncannyValley: InUniverse. Normally, Doc P appears pretty much human, but (at least when interacting with his other selves) can lapse into UncannyValley-ness pretty badly. The other teachers tell him to knock it off because he's so unconvincing it's creeping them out.

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[[folder:Vashti Imperia]]

->''"Only you see my true appearance. To everyone else I look like Vashti Imperia, J. Crew patron."''

Teacher of the supernatural students at [=PS238=], "Spell Syrin" has a habit of using illusions instead of actually donning normal clothing.

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!!Provides examples of:

* MasterOfIllusion: Her primary power. She ''can'' use more violent spells, but they're far more taxing.
* MundaneUtility: Uses illusion spells so she can walk around wearing the high-fantasy sorceress outfit she prefers without jeopardizing the {{Masquerade}} of [=PS238=].
* StableTimeLoop: Ended up playing [[spoiler:the role of the "evil witch" her younger self stole her grimoire from.]]
* TrueSight: One of her spells allows her this; outside of her illusions, the power she uses most frequently.

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[[folder:Coach Rockslide]]

->''"I think that's our cue. Let's go stomp some aliens."''

Maximilian Krutz, a giant man composed of some kind of rock, and the school's PE teacher.

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!!Provides examples of:

* {{Expy}}: Looks like [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Thing]]. Talks like the Thing. And has a line in resigned sarcasm when the GadgeteerGenius's gizmos go wrong like the Thing.
* GentleGiant: He is a nice, compassionate and caring teacher.
* NighInvulnerable: He's been driven something like four feet into concrete flooring by a blow to the head. It doesn't seem to have done much more than stun him briefly (and leave him stuck).
* ShapeshifterModeLock: Max may be a massively strong, stone-tough bruiser that's more than seven feet tall, but he's pretty much stuck that way, which isn't much fun. He doesn't fit through doorways very well, can't move very fast and he can't even wear shoes, since they just kind of... burst.
%%* SuperStrength

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[[folder:Cristina Kyle]]

The only member of the staff with any actual experience teaching, and therefore someone the rest of the teachers refer to when they need help. Was known as Micro-Might when she was a superhero, due to her ability to increase her strength and density as she shrinks. WordOfGod is that she was explicitly based off the author's wife.

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!!Provides examples of:

* ChristmasCake: She has had trouble dating.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The fact that she's authorized to give detention (and is hinted to regularly do so to Von Fogg and Zodon) is not so unusual. The fact that she's been authorized to do so to the media teams that try to accompany Jenny and Dillon, however, is well beyond what teachers are usually allowed. Worth noting, the threat of handing it out ''works''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Less than most,but she often resorts to sarky comments when things get too crazy.
* HoistByHerOwnPetard: Done by Harold when he assaulted the school. He overclocked her powers, thereby making activation causing her to become too dense to move.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Becomes stronger as she becomes smaller, due to [[ShapeshifterBaggage keeping the same mass]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: A sensible, compassionate and level-headed teacher.

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[[folder:The Human Alloy]]

->''"I've faced down military-level ordnance, fought beings with laser-beam eyes, taken on the worst the underworld has to offer... but [teaching] scares me worse than Doctor Von Fogg's legion of mole-warriors on a mushroom bender."''

Wayne Miller, who prefers to be referred to as "Mister Alloy," is another teacher. He was hired after the school's opening to teach science classes.

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!!Provides examples of:

* ChromeChampion: His skin is a silver metal of some variety. Based on the fact that he can cause chemical reactions to spontaneously happen at some amount of range, he's of the RealityWarper variety.
* ExtraOreDinary: Turned a door into gold once. The full extent of his abilities in this area have not been explained.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: For Creator/WilWheaton.
* RealityWarper: A low-scale version, he's able to cause chemical reactions to suddenly happen nearby, no matter how unlikely they would be (in theory, he could transform any nearby source of carbon into a diamond, for example).

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!Other School Staff:
[[folder:Isadore Newby]]

School doctor, [[HealingHands superpowered healer]] and mundane medically trained.

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!!Provides examples of:

* HealingHands: The extent of her abilities is unknown, but most of her work is done using science instead.

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[[folder:Alice Oberon]]

Teacher of the Rainmaker classes. Canonically completely powerless. Why she's in charge of the Rainmaker students remains unexplained.

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!!Provides examples of:

* TeamNormal: The only teacher at [=PS238=] without powers.

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[[folder:Roland Wooster]]

Former BattleButler for the defunct ''Union of Justice'' (a.k.a., most of the current teaching staff).

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!!Provides examples of:

* BattleButler: For the ''Union of Justice'', the superhero league most of the teachers used to belong to.

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!Students at [=PS238=]

[[folder:American Eagle]]

Age: 10

->''"I'm in favor of blue - it's the same color of the skies, limitless and free, just like America."''

Jenny Adams, is one of two kids trying to replace Freedom Fighter, the universe's CaptainErsatz of Captain America, in order to give USA's "official" superhero a political backing. She can fly using wings and fire electric blasts. According to the RPG supplement, her benefactor is the Democratic party.

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!!Provides examples of:

* TheComicallySerious: Quite a few jokes at the expense of her ridiculous patriotism.
* DeadpanSnarker: Starts growing into the role when she becomes part of Moon Shadow's super team.
* PatrioticFervor: Every word out of her mouth involves America in some way.
* ShockAndAwe: Can fire bolts of electricity or simply stun people by touching them.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To USA Patriot Act. Their constant bickering is played mostly for laughs as two kids repeating talking points they don't fully comprehend.
* WingedHumanoid: Wears a backpack above ground to conceal them.

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[[folder:Bernard Brenner]]

Age: 7

->''"Bernard Smash!"''

The son of a man who can turn into a rampaging monster. Bernard hasn't figured out how to turn his off yet.

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!!Provides examples of:

* CuteBruiser: Unlike the Hulk on which he is based Bernard is a fun loving (if simple minded) and enthusiastic child.
* {{Expy}}: The Hulk, but blue and more fun.
* ExtremeOmnivore: For just one example, Zodon found some tracking devices on his chair from Praetorian Academy. He gave them to Bernard to dispose of, and assumed Bernard did so by eating them and enjoying the taste. An author's note revealed that Zodon was correct on both counts.
* {{Gasshole}}: If Zodon's to be believed, anyway. Burrito night was apparently nearly toxic.
* HulkSpeak: Pretty obvious, due to being a Hulk expy.
* ModeLock: In theory, he should be able to turn into a normal, intelligent form. In practice...that's never happened.

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[[folder:Captain Clarinet]]

Age: 8

->''"I wasn't sure I wanted to do this saving people and stuff. It felt good to help, but I still want to make my music."''

Ron Peterson is the son of Atlas, one of the most powerful superheroes on the planet, he has trouble balancing his normal desires with his powers. Calls himself Captain Clarinet, after the clarinet made from his father's spaceship.

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!!Provides examples of:

* BadassInDistress: Was taken hostage [[spoiler:by an Argosian noble to try to lure out his father.]]
* BreakTheCutie: His story arc is the darkest in the series. [[spoiler:His parents get a divorce after he has a breakdown over hurting someone with his powers, which makes him think it's his fault. Looking for a purpose, he joins Praetorian Academy--unaware the academy used mind control on his mother to speed the process--and is slowly broken down into an obedient minion. Then he is shipped off to Argos by accident, where he is depowered and attempted to be used as a hostage to ensure his father's good behaviour. Then he is lost in space with Moon Shadow, returning to Earth after many trials and tribulations, but with his father still stuck on Argos.]]
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:An Argonian raygun loaded with Argonite de-powered him in volume 8, so far permanently.]]
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Fears his own strength because of this. One day, he might forget.
* {{Expy}}: Superboy.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Sort of: Ron's non-combative attitude means he's not very suited for fighting and the ComesGreatResponsibility attitude of his father means he thinks everyone expects too much of him when he'd rather just be a musician. [[spoiler:This leads to him joining Praetorian just so he can know what is expected of him at all times, and actually getting de-powered is conflicting to him.]]
* FailOSuckyname: His Argonian name is [[spoiler:"Mo-Ron"]].
* FlyingBrick: Like his father, he has powers similar to human F.I.S.S. Flight, invulnerability, strength, and speed. [[spoiler:Turns out the F.I.S.S. are the only surviving metahuman type on Argos and make up the planet's noble caste. According to Cecil, he also has the potential for superpowers from his human lineage.]]
* HumanMomNonhumanDad: The fact that he's technically half-alien isn't really an issue. [[spoiler:The fact that his mother isn't Argosian is a real problem to their ruling class, however.]]
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Non-romantic version. Ron is very nice to Tyler during his school life, but he considers Moon Shadow to be TheJinx and the reason everything's gone wrong with his life. He is, naturally, completely unaware that Tyler and Moon Shadow are the same person.

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[[folder:Tom Davidson]]

Age: 10

A time traveler who tends to pop up out of the blue, teleport Tyler to a seemingly random time and place, and leave him holding the ball.

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!!Provides examples of:

* ShoutOut: It is WordOfGod that his name was taken from two Series/DoctorWho actors.
* TimeMaster: His only limits shown is that he can't travel past a specific major choice until it is made: [[spoiler:Whether or not humanity should get to keep superpowers]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Hard to get an age on a time traveler.

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[[folder:Satori Deacon]]

Age: ?

An apparently normal student at Excelsior, turns out to be able to see ghosts.

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!!Provides examples of:

* PowersViaPossession: When possessed by a spirit who had meta-abilities in life, she has full access to them, [[InstantExpert as well as the skills to use them.]]
* TrueSight: She can see past illusions and some holograms, plus she can see ghosts. She usually doesn't speak up about this as she doesn't want to seem like TheCassandra.
* UnhappyMedium: She learned the hard way that spirits can be really, really ''pushy'' once they learn she can see and hear them. On top of that, she knows that she's at risk for a GrandTheftMe or DemonicPossession scenario...

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[[folder:Julie Finster]]

Age: 7

->''"I'm sorry my powers aren't special or anything."''

The 84th F.I.S.S., your basic FlyingBrick. She comes from a poor non-super family, who could only afford a relatively simple costume for her. Suzi is her cousin. She eventually takes the name "84" as her superhero name.

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!!Provides examples of:

* CharacterDevelopment: Her growth as a hero, despite her generic powers. Taking on the name "84" is part of it.
* FlyingBrick: The 84th recorded, specifically.
* OnlySaneMan: Much more level-headed than most with super powers. She has considerable success because she figures out how to properly apply her powers for maximum effectiveness.
* PuppyLove: She's shown strong hints to being attracted to Moon Shadow and Tyler Marlocke. [[TwoPersonLoveTriangle She doesn't know that they're the same person]].
* YouAreNumberSix: Eventually, she comes to embrace her status as a relatively non-unique super, and takes on the superhero name 84.

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[[folder:Emerald Gauntlet]]


Age: 7

->''"Let's blast it!"''

The son of the first Emerald Gauntlet, Kevin Kramer is a trigger-happy kid with an ImaginationBasedSuperpower.

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!!Provides examples of:

* {{Expy}}: Green Lantern. Just uses a gauntlet instead of a ring.
* HotBlooded: He tends to rush headlong into pretty much everything.
* HypocriticalHumor: He's suspicious of Prospero, thinking he's the herald of an alien invasion. The other kids point out that one of his classmates is already half-alien, and his father got his power gauntlet from aliens.
* ImaginationBasedSuperpower: He can make shields, hands, blast things...fitting for a ComicBook/GreenLantern expy.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Probably the most enthusiastic fan of Moon Shadow amongst the cast. One of his prized possessions is [[MyCard one of Moon Shadow's business cards]].

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[[folder:The Flea]]

Age: 8

->''"Is now when you tell me to "stay out of trouble" and "go back home" and "it's too dangerous" and stuff?"''

Alejandro Torres is a cheerful young boy who can speak to and command insects, cling to walls, bounce off things, and similar insect-related powers. He is first introduced trailing "those guys in golden armor," who his teachers think he is making up.

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!!Provides examples of:

* TheBeastmaster[=/=]SpeaksFluentAnimal: Talks to and commands insects. This is quite useful to him - flies make excellent [[StealthPun bugs]], and even high-tech powered armor can be inconvenienced by a big swarm of bees.
* FriendToBugs: When Charles is angry that he's being attacked by ants, Flea replies "Those are my friends you're talking about."
* ShoutOut: His mask design appears to be based on [[Series/KamenRider Rider 1's]] (the manga version, anyway).
* WallCrawl: Has the same wallcrawling ability as Spider-Man. Including perching halfway up a wall or standing on the ceiling instead of sitting.

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[[folder:Guardian Angel]]

Age: ?

->''"You can't touch me, you can't hurt me, and the more you try the worse it's gonna be for you."''

Ambriel Valentine, the girl with an invisible friend who smacks people who get too close. No one knows how her power works, but she can also fool security systems.

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!!Provides examples of:

* BarrierWarrior: She can't do anything offensive, so she just stands in front of any bad guys.
* BatterUp: She gets a baseball bat that explodes whatever it hits.
* BlessedWithSuck: Can't get hurt, can't get injured, can't get sick. The sucky part comes about because she never developed resistance to diseases.
* BubbleBoy: What the BlessedWithSuck aspects of her BarrierWarrior powers have effectively turned her into.
* {{Invisibility}}: Of a sort - not only can she be completely hidden from cameras, she can hide other people from them if them being caught would get her in trouble.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Knowing she can't get hurt, she's usually the first one to go looking for trouble.
* NighInvulnerable: In one alternate universe, not even a Tyler stronger than the rest of the class combined could hurt her.

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[[folder:Malphast]]

Age: ?

->''"To be honest, I didn't know I could do it. It sort of "happened." I think I need to learn more about what I am from Ms. Imperia."''

The son of a demon and an angel. The first one ever, in fact.

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!!Provides examples of:

* CaptainErsatz: ''Looks'' like {{Spawn}}. Has the origin of [[{{Preacher}} Genesis]]. ''Acts'' considerably nicer.
* GooGooGodlike: Nobody knows exactly how powerful Malphast is, or how powerful he might become, but his age and relative inexperience makes people treat him with kid gloves.
* PowerIncontinence: Accidentally summons a tentacled... thing while listening to music.
* RealityWarper: Among others. Part of his remit is that there hasn't been a demon/angel hybrid before, so no-one knows what he can do.

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[[folder:'''Spoiler character''']]

Toby "Marlocke"/Powers

->''"To get what I wanted, I had to give up something: the best friend I could have."''

Toby Powers is the former remote-control clone body of Tyler, made during a time Tyler was frozen from an alien disease. Toby was given autonomy and sentience by the actions of the forces of Order and Chaos and formally adopted by Tyler's family. Due to errors during the cloning process he was [[BlessedWithSuck "blessed"]] with RealityWarper powers based on EquivalentExchange, and lost several of Tyler's memories.

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!!Provides examples of:

* ClonesArePeopleToo: Thanks to several legal precedents on the subject, there are apparently quick ways to get him into the system. Personally, nobody seems to pay much mind to him except as Tyler's brother. In fact, the only ones bothered by him are Cecil and Tyler.
* {{Flight}}: One of the few things he can do without causing problems.
* PowerIncontinence: Every time he uses his powers to affect something,[[EquivalentExchange something equally bad or random happens in proportion to the scale of the task. Teleporting himself causes someone's phone to turn into a banana.]] Trying to give his brother powers gave every unpowered person in the ''world'' powers and depowered every superhero, and he was forced to change it back.
* RealityWarper: He can do pretty much anything. One time (off screen) he gave every unpowered person powers, took away every powered persons' powers, and then put it back again.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Played with. Though he's a clone designed to impersonate Tyler, he is the empowered son Tyler's parents have always wanted. As a result, Tyler worries they'll like Toby more.
** As it turns out, Toby was worried about the same thing. He used his powers to prevent that happening at the cost of permanently alienating himself from Cecil, hence the quote. Issue #51 shows it might not take, however.
* WalkingSpoiler: He throws around the Status Quo quite a bit by his arrival, not to mention being a side-effect of an AlienInvasion the cast still haven't entirely recovered from.
* WindsOfDestinyChange: He seems to have the ability to sense destinies as well, and can manipulate them as part of his power set. Naturally, doing so comes with a cost.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Strictly speaking, he's only a few months old, as he's only recently been cloned. Physically, he's the same age as Tyler.
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[[folder:Tyler "Marlocke"/Powers]]

Age: 8

->''"Look, I can't do any of the stuff you do. I don't have... you know...''powers."

A normal boy with two very famous heroes, Sovereign and Ultima Powers, for parents. Tyler has no powers at all and is a baseline human, but his parents, believing in his "destiny" to become a superhero, send him to [=PS238=] anyway where he gets embroiled in a lot of trouble because of it. Tyler becomes an apprentice to The Revenant and takes on the superhero persona of "Moon Shadow" as a way to cope.

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!!Provides examples of:

* BadassNormal: In training, at least.
* ChewToy: Especially early on during his training with The Revenant.
* EndOfTheWorldSpecial: [[spoiler:Tom makes Tyler be the one to decide whether metahumans and superpowers should continue to exist or whether they should fade away again. Tyler chooses the former.]]
* {{Expy}}: He's basically ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' (voice of reason that lacks powers and tends to end up in the centre of all ongoing troubles) with all the ButtMonkey tendencies and the snarking toned down severely.
* GenreSavvy: Given that he was raised by two powerful heroes, he's already quite aware of the various conventions of his world. This, combined with OnlySaneMan, is a large part of how he's still alive.
* TheHero: The closest thing the comic has to a main character.
* IndyPloy: Tyler's greatest asset outside of his GenreSavvy and being the OnlySaneMan is that he's extremely good at thinking on his feet. The Bureau of Alien Monitoring deception that both the teachers of [=PS238=] and the Revenant used to their benefit? Tyler came up with that on the spot when Cecil was questioning him. Given that he took a quick look around when fighting Charles and came up plans to counter what Charles was likely able to do based on that, he's training to become an expert at XanatosSpeedChess.
* TheJinx: A very directed and specific one, aimed mainly at Captain Clarinet.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: A non-romantic version. The students see Tyler merely as the TeamNormal, but admire Moon Shadow.
* MuggleBornOfMages: Basically why's he's at [=PS238=]. His parents are convinced he's going to have powers eventually, but he's pretty clearly a normal kid. At least at first.
* MyCard: The Revenant has provided Tyler with some to hand out as Moon Shadow; they're primarily intended to impress people who receive them.
* OnlySaneMan: In a lot of ways. He's remarkably normal for being raised by two crazy superheroes.
* PaperThinDisguise: He cannot understand how none of the other kids can tell he's Moon Shadow.
* ParentalNeglect: Ultima and Sovereign aren't what you'd call "hands-on" parents for Tyler, at all, and seem completely deluded in their continued insistence that it's his "destiny: to gain superpowers one day while basically sending him away to school and never visiting. [[spoiler:Toby really doesn't help matters, being everything his parents dreamed of.]]
* ShroudedInMyth: His Moon Shadow persona; the other [=PS238=] kids are sure that he has a host of undefined powers and abilities.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Subverted: His parents are incredibly powerful superheroes, but he's a completely normal kid. Played straight in most alternate realities.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: If he wasn't, he'd be dead, even in a relatively light-hearted comic like this.
-->'''Revenant:''' Don't you find it at all funny that a ''child'' is lecturing an ''adult'' on airplane safety?\\
'''Moon Shadow:''' NO!\\
'''Revenant:''' You're a very unusual kid. I need to get you on some roller coasters or something.

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[[folder:Murphy]]

Age: [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Not really applicable]]

->''"I am acquainted with all stories form this world and others as they form the tableau of what you quaintly call "reality." The dreams of all sentient beings come together to shape what we see when we walk apart from the realms of sleep, and the whimsical novels of which we speak give their small contribution to making whole that which we see as the universe."''

The shattered god of dreams. His sister dropped him off at [=PS238=] while the rest of his family searches for his missing parts.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: He ''was'' the god of dreams.
* CaptainErsatz: Of Morpheus from ''ComicBook/TheSandman''.
** Naturally, his aboveground hologram looks exactly like a young Creator/NeilGaiman.
* CloudCuckooLander: He's not entirely "there."
* {{Depower}}: The reason he's in an elementary school; he's been reduced to the child-sized "Prince of Daydreams."
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: He can get...verbose.
* TimeAbyss: Despite his child-like size, he's about as old as the universe itself.

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[[folder:Poly Mer]]

Age: ?

->''"One time I grabbed our mailbox when Mom was driving to the mall, and when we got there, my arm was--"''

Poly Mekkis, a rubberized girl who enjoys playing around with everyone. Manages to stay fun even in the middle of an alien invasion.
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!!Provides examples of:

* GenkiGirl: Excessively cheerful and has lots of fun with her powers.
* MundaneUtility: She uses her powers to keep herself entertained. For example, that isn't gum that she inflates into a bubble.
* RubberMan: Provides her with immunity to electrical attacks, clothing, and bubblegum for when she's bored.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Implied to have been an invoked trope by her father, which her mother wasn't very fond of.

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[[folder:Prospero]]

Age: Unknown

->''"This is a sample of DNA that came from what you call a "cafeteria". It has evolved several times since I constructed this device. I have concerns for those consuming it."''

An alien who arrives at the school with little warning and got enrolled onto the school owing to his child-like size and temperament. He has a gun that shoots little balls he uses to get peoples' attention.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: He's apparently able to survive in space with nothing but his helmet.
* ExpospeakGag: Once his dialogue is translated.
* TheFaceless: Thanks to his space helmet.
* ForeignQueasine: His attitude about the cafeteria food.
* GadgeteerGenius: Quickly becomes friends with Angie through this.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: Only to Angie.
* TheUnintelligible: Prospero's dialogue is actually written with a font in which every character looks more or less the same. This font ''is'' decipherable, [[http://pastebin.com/sSH4Sr3q and reveals his dialogue for the first issue to contain nothing but comments from the author and Monty Python references]]. Later issues become slightly more in-character-esque.
* VagueAge: Nobody knows his age or even if he counts as a "child: by his race's standards. He's part of the school anyway because it's the best place to keep him.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:He was willing to destroy the Earth to ensure all traces of the AlienInvasion were removed.]]

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[[folder:Angie Sinthousy]]

Age: 11

->''"'''Ha!''' Never fails! You got '''owned''', Dude! Now let's finish da '''Acessorizin'.'''"''

A friendly, nearly incomprehensible troublemaker who builds robots out of junk and spare parts. Friends with Prospero.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BunglingInventor: Her gadgets all work, but they're ''too powerful''. TimTaylorTechnology is her [[PlanetOfHats Hat]].
* CatchPhrase: Knowhatimsayin'?
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Hinted that some of her more fantastic creations only work right when she's using them, or at least in the vicinity.
* ExplosiveOverclocking: She's excellent at this. Sometimes, even intentionally.
* GadgeteerGenius: In some ways more than Herschel.
* TotallyRadical: Talks entirely in New York slang. [[FakeNationality Even though she's from St. Louis]].
* TranslatorBuddy: To Prospero. No-one knows how she can understand him.
* TrickedOutGloves: She wears a gauntlet on her left hand that gives her some additional computation and interface tricks. Hershel generally has her turn it in during class.

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[[folder:Suzi Fusion]]

Age: 6

->''"Doctor Positron says my internal body temperature can melt lead!"''

Suzanne Finster, the walking Nuclear Reactor, and proud member of the Nuclear Family. Cousin to Julie.

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!!Provides examples of:

* {{Flight}}: She usually doesn't, since she sheds excessive radiation in the process.
* GasleakCoverup: Tends to prompt these.
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: It has something to do with her powers.

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[[folder:USA Patriot Act]]

Age: 10

->''"The Defender of patriotism has arrived! And he's here to hone his skills and fight injustice!"''

Dillon Fillmore is one of two kids trying to replace Freedom Fighter, the universe's CaptainErsatz of Captain America, in order to give USA's "official" superhero a political backing. His powers appear to lie in the SuperStrength and SuperToughness domains, and he can throw his costume's epaulets. According to the RPG supplement, he is backed by the Republican Party.

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!!Provides examples of:

* {{Expy}}: Captain America. He's even got the star-in-circle emblem that is prevalent in Cap's shield.
* PatrioticFervor: Every word out of his mouth involves America in some way.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To American Eagle. Their constant bickering is played mostly for laughs as two kids repeating talking points they don't fully comprehend.
* SuperSoldier: His natural powers were enhanced by the government, then enhanced further by [[spoiler:Zodon's space station]].
* SuperStrength: And it's been growing, lately...
-->'''Zodon:''' What's that?\\
'''Patriot:''' [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/?p=1336 Two cars from the town salvage yard, I wadded them up like tissue paper.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Victor Mycroft Von Fogg]]

Age: 8

->''"Join Von Fogg or be vaporized from space."''

Proud son of the Von Fogg family, owner of several large businesses, and rival to Zodon.

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!!Provides examples of:

* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Inverted. Victor invented a machine that granted him omnipotence in an alternate dimension]] in volume 10. [[spoiler:However, with the ensuing gain of perspective he becomes a benign entity that spends his time encoding poems and music into the background radiation of the cosmos and saves galaxies from destruction. Once back in his own dimension his own achievements only serve to annoy him.]]
* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Von Fogg already owns stock in several corporations, and he's one of the heirs to a supervillain who owns an entire country. Part of his allowance is expressed in power generation, enough to run a supercomputer capable of granting [[AGodAmI godlike power]] (but not continuously).
* BigBad: It's what he's striving for.
* CharacterDevelopment: Has gone from a more maniacal EvilLaugh type of villain to a DeadpanSnarker capable of rivalling Zodon.
* EnemyMine: Without asking, even. "So yes, we saved the planet. '''Again'''. Do I get a t-shirt if I do it a ''third'' time?"
* GadgeteerGenius: Though not on the same level as some of the others.
* TheRival: To Zodon.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Whiz]]

Age: 8

->''"Let's play kickball! Me against everybody!"''

Franklin Springer, the local speedster. Tends to forget to slow down.

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!!Provides examples of:

* PowerIncontinence: He has to have his hair and nails trimmed multiple times a day to keep others from noticing how fast they grow.
* MundaneUtility: Enjoys using his speed powers to play sports - he offers to play every position at once and have the others play against him as a team.
* SuperSpeed: Not to the levels of ComicBook/TheFlash, but pretty fast.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zodon]]

Age: 5

->''"My brain is going to hemorrhage. If I wasn't given the chance to do independent study in the labs, I'd go [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: caroling ]]
ape-[[/folder]]

[[folder: beans ]]
."''

A young evil genius confined to a hoverchair. Has a chip implanted in his brain early on to curb his excessive swearing.

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!!Provides examples of:

* BadLiar: Zodon either can't be bothered to lie in any way that sounds plausible, or (when annoyed) is extremely transparent.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Any mention of his parents, where they are or what he did to them.]]
* BigBad: In training. Has a one-upping rivalry going with Victor Von Fogg as a result.
* ButtMonkey: Deserves it every time.
* CharacterDevelopment: Becomes noticeably less manic, and also less villainous over time.
* TheCynic: He is completely unapologetic about his own behaviour.
* DeadpanSnarker: When he's not swearing up a storm.
* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:His parents talking openly about preferring if he'd not have powers apparently made him somewhat bitter.]]
* EvilGenius: And one in direct opposition to another one (Victor Von Fogg).
* GeniusCripple: Being an {{expy}} of MODOK, Zodon never leaves (or is seen outside) his hover-chair. It's fairly probable his real limbs have atrophied quite badly by now.
* HarmlessVillain: In the beginning of the series, due to being constantly thwarted. Later on, simply because he's too cynical to try anything that does real damage to anyone. His last "villainous" act in the series was trying his hand at card counting, and even then it backfired on him.
* JerkAss: Sees everyone else as his lesser, and only ever cooperates when he can't resist.
* LeetLingo: Code C-134N (Clean). It seals his float chair and effectively puts him through a wash cycle, followed by a spin dry.
* MoralityPet: His treatment of [[spoiler:his parents and Alternate Zodon]] is pretty much the closest thing he gets to this trope. It still included kidnapping and LaserGuidedAmnesia.
* MyBrainIsBig: It must account for about half his body weight.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:A non-lethal kind. He brainwashed and transported his {{muggle}} parents to a parallel dimension with no superpowers, whose local Zodon was an orphan.]]
* SirSwearsALot: Zodon swears on average once every second sentence. Having all his swears censored means it's sort of forgettable after a while.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Victor and Tyler.
* UnusualEuphemism: Due to the [[RestrainingBolt Barry Ween chip]]. When he really gets going, it switches to [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms Show Tunes]].
* WiseBeyondHisYears: According to the role-playing game, Zodon is five years old. Subverted in that while he's learned a lot of more advanced words and knows how the world of adults work, in temperament he is still quite true to his age.

[[/folder]]

!Praetorian Academy

[[folder:The Headmaster]]

The mysterious leader of Praetorian Academy. Not revealed until well after Praetorian has become a staple of the comic. He is a cyborged human of unknown origins interested in the [=PS238=] students, and metahumanity in general.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:His body was unwillingly assimilated by an AI into a snakelike cyborg with claws for hands. He barely has any human features left.]]
* TheChessmaster: His plans seem to be very far-reaching and it's unknown just how many irons he's got in the fire.
* FantasticRacism: Seems to dislike metahumans in general. [[spoiler:Perhaps understandable, given he was a baseline human himself.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Until around issue 50.
* HighClassGlass: He has a lens instead of his left eye, resembling a monocle.
%%* HollywoodCyborg
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Given the power that current metahumans possess at what he calls "Omega 3" level, his prediction that an "Omega 1" level metahuman might destroy Earth seems frighteningly plausible. He is still going about it in an extremely unethical way.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Prefect]]

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Prefect of Praetorian Academy]] and aide to the Headmaster. Eventually revealed to be a robot.

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!!Provides examples of:

* EvilCounterpart: To Doctor Positron. [[spoiler:It's implied he is connected to the other Positrons without leaking anything back.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Underguard Greyhound]]

A somewhat enthusiastic recruiter for Praetorian during the work mess. He seems to have some kind of connection with Tyler.

* [[spoiler:See Others, under Charles Brigman]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Argonaut]]

A deeply troubled young boy who was tricked into joining the Academy due to his mother being mind controlled.

* [[spoiler: See [=PS238=] students, under Ron]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Alexandra Von Fogg]]

->''"Von Foggs do '''not''' humble themselves."''

Victor's older sister, who was sent to Praetorian instead of [=PS238=]. She is significantly more of a "team player" than him.

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!!Provides examples of:

* DaddysLittleVillain: She seems to be following in her father's footsteps.
* DeadpanSnarker: She snarks almost constantly and towards everyone.
* GadgeteerGenius: Just as smart as her brother...
** ManipulativeBitch: ...but more ruthless and manipulative.
* InsistentTerminology: Insists on being referred to as '''Lady Alexandra''' by anyone she considers her intellectual inferior. Everyone, in other words.
* {{Tsundere}}: She insists to Kevin that she is ''not'' helping him, their interests are just temporarily aligned. Also, she's not walking with him--they're just heading to the same place, that's all.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Praetorian Bullhorn]]

A praetorian more interested in money than purpose or fame.

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!!Provides examples of:

* MakeMeWannaShout: His sonic abilities are used to keep an enemy from hearing a whistle, and for communication.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: The reason he joined the Academy is to learn how to use his powers for profit.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Praetorian Echo]]

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

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!!Provides examples of:

* AnIcePerson: Her powers let her fly, somehow.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Praetorian Ajax]]

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

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!!Provides examples of:

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

!Potential Champions of Earth
The five great heroes chosen by Veles as potential replacements as Champion of Earth and sent into a mystic egg to prove themselves.

[[folder: [[spoiler: Julie Finster AKA 84]]]]
See her entry under Students at [=PS238=]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Phlogiston]]

->''"Don't any of you know what "narcissistic sociopath" means?"''

A member of The Plasma Pack with the ability to manipulate energy and some matter (her own words "mostly to make it explode"). While not the leader she is clearly the brains of the outfit, so much so that Veles chooses her over the team's official leader, the TriggerHappy Meson as a potential Champion of Earth.
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!!Provides examples of:
* StuffBlowingUp: The principle application of her powers, although she has learned to do a number of other utilitarian things with them too.
* TheManBehindTheMan: A rare heroic example, Phlogiston gives her leader a lot of quiet advice, because he tends to rush in without thinking.
* WomenAreWiser: Probably because she has spent quite a bit of time steering an unpredictable and impulsive leader Phlogiston is a lot more level headed and less egotistical that other major heroes we have seen.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Conjurer]]

->''"I trust you can all take care of yourselves while I show him some real feats of magic?"''

The Conjurer is a powerful mystic and leader of Superhero team The High Arcana, a team of magic based heroes.
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!!Provides examples of:

* {{Expy}}: Of Doctor Fate in the specific due to his appearance, what with the helmet and all. His arrogance and dismissing of others with "less subtle" powers calls to mind a number of other magical heroes.
* DarkSecret: When the guardian of the final gate asks its first question, for which of the remaining three is most guilty of having a false self, Firedrake says himself but is told to be incorrect. As The Conjurer quickly changes the subject when 84 wonders who the correct answer is, plus the guardian specifically says that 84 doesn't have either the number or depths of self-deceptions the other two had, it's clear that The Conjurer is hiding ''something''.
* GoodIsNotNice: While a grade A superhero and therefore has likely saved the world a few times he can be really dismissive of those he considers beneath him, which is most people.
* InsufferableGenius: He's the participant in the competition to replace Atlas as Champion of Earth with the most knowledge about the task at hand, and he even is able to educate one of the obstacles about how the magic affected everyone, including said obstacle. That said, well, see below.
* TheProudElite: He clearly considers magic use to be the pinnacle of human endeavour and makes no secret of his opinion of other types of super power, or indeed of magic users he considers less accomplished than himself.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Firedrake]]

->''"You can get your HarryPotter stuff ready while I'm making Wizard stir fry!"''

A member of The Elementalists with the ability to control fire. A jock who tends to rush in to things and say things without thinking, it is unclear if he is the leader of the team or not but he is one of the heroes chosen by Veles as a potential Champion of Earth and he did seem to be picking the people in control.
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!!Provides examples of:
* CatchPhrase: "Fire the hole, baby!" Apparently his teammates wish he would stop saying it.
* {{Expy}}: Of The Human Torch.
* TheGadfly: Because his powers are extremely destructive, he can't just let loose with his full strength because the collateral damage would probably be worse than if the villain were allowed to escape. Frequently, he has to serve as a distraction while his less-destructive teammates stop the foe. He sometimes has a hard time stopping this behavior, as seen when he first interacts with 84.
* HeroInsurance: He explains his mouthiness as a side effect of ''not'' having this - see above.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Gives off this vibe. While he is rude and dismissive of 84, the things he says are less along the lines of "Why are we stuck with a little girl" and more "At least the little girl we are stuck with is hard to hurt." He also apologizes to 84 for his comments later.
* GoodIsNotNice: A prominent superhero, but a bit of a mouthy jerk.
* PlayingWithFire: His power set centers around setting things on fire.
* YouWatchTooMuchX: One of his teammates feels he watches too many action movies. It shows.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Neuronet]]

->''"When we’re done with you we’ll erase the memory of your humiliating defeat so it doesn’t ruin your time in prison!"''

Leader of The Psikinetics, a team of psychic superheroes. A powerful telekinetic and telepath.
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!!Provides examples of:
* GoodIsNotNice: Perhaps the worst example, see KickTheDog for why. At least the others are just rude.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Using MindControl on 84 and Phlogiston]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: His little stunt listed under KickTheDog ended up [[spoiler: getting him eliminated too.]]
* PeoplePuppets: He can use his mental powers to control the actions of others. [[spoiler: He does this to 84 and Phlogiston, which causes both he and Phlogiston to be eliminated.]]
* [[WithFriendsLikeThese With Allies Like These]]: Neuronet, we do not [[spoiler: use MindControl on our teammates.]]
[[/folder]]

!Others

[[folder:Atlas/Ul-Ron Peterson]]

Captain Clarinet's father, and a CaptainErsatz for Superman. The last survivor of planet Argos, sent there before the planet's destruction as an infant, he was raised by a human father and became a superhero as an adult.

* TheCameo: In Williams' other work, ''{{Nodwick}}'''s ''Q-Force 4'' spin-off. He essentially acts as damage control to the "heroes" by making sure they get assigned missions where they're unable to actually harm innocents when they inevitably cock up.
* TheCape: Like his inspiration.
* FlyingBrick: The most well-known example InUniverse, and Earth's most powerful one.
* [[spoiler:HiddenBackupPrince: Of the Argonian royal house. By the time Argon reconnects with him, he's the only one left who can become king.]]
* KryptoniteFactor: He is vulnerable to "Argonite", the irradiated pieces left over from Argon. [[spoiler:Except it turns out it's a synthetic material created by the U.S. army, and it works on ''all'' {{Flying Brick}}s.]]
* InternalReformist: [[spoiler:Decides to stay behind on Argos to cover for Ron's escape and to try and save the planet's oppressed underclass.]]
* ParentsAsPeople: [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility He tries his best with Ron]], but his job keeps him busy and he's blind to the fact that Ron doesn't really want to be a superhero like himself. [[spoiler:Eventually this leads to his divorce from Ron's mother.]]
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:It turns out Argos isn't destroyed, and he isn't so much its "last survivor" as "scion of its royal house sent away to keep him out of reach of assassins". And the U.S. already knew that, and furthermore invented Argonite, a material harmful to him, to keep him in check. He doesn't respond well to the knowledge.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cecil Holmes]]

Age: 8

An alien-obsessed, paranoid conspiracy nut. Tyler's best friend.

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!!Provides examples of:

* BadassLongcoat: Which he is never seen without. After [[spoiler:it turns into CapeWings]], he swears he's never taking it off again.
* Cthulhumanoid: [[spoiler:But only when he's traveling though dimensions.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist: According to some of his friends, he gets obsessed with "secrets." Then he manages to stumble upon a real one.
* KidDetective: He might be paranoid, but he's also detail-oriented and methodical. He ''did'' uncover the [=PS238=] conspiracy, after all.
* MeaningfulName: Hm, wonder what someone named ''Holmes'' could be like.
* NosyNeighbor: Constantly checks up on people due to the conspiricies he sees.
* ProperlyParanoid: Turns out, the conspirity he sees is real. He's just wrong about that they are.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Although the only thing he's wrong about is that TheMasquerade hides superheroes instead of aliens.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Charles Brigman]]

A deeply unpleasant middle school student and a delinquent. He becomes Tyler's "ArchEnemy" (by popular vote from Tyler's GenreSavvy classmates), despite not being metahuman. He later awakens to metahuman powers due to manipulation by the Lords of Order and Chaos, has a brief stint as a wannabe supervillain, and is last seen abducted by the "Guys in Gold Armour".
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!!Provides examples of:

* BullyingADragon: He (unwisely) tries picking on Malphast while normal. [[spoiler:He also ''thinks'' he's done this when he abducts Tyler, not knowing that Tyler has no powers.]]
* {{Delinquents}}: His first appearance in the comic has him shoplifting. He only gets worse from there.
* ExplosiveLeash: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Praetorian.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Immediately tries using his powers for personal gratification and petty revenge.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He's pretty much ''the'' main reason anyone would [[spoiler:agree with Praetorian's measures. Charles would be a severe danger to people if unsupervised, even at his young age.]]
* TeleportersAndTransporters: He can teleport himself and anyone he touches to any location he's visited in person, including across dimensional borders. He also maintains momentum between "jumps."

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Dr. Philippe Von Fogg]]

->''"What kind of world is it where a man who can build a zeppelin-mounted death ray can't even operate a simple camcorder?"''

Father of Victor and Alexandria, head of the Von Fogg empire, and long time rival of the elder Emerald Gauntlet. Also a little kooky.

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!!Provides examples of:

* {{Expy}}: If DoctorDoom was a family man, he'd be Von Fogg.
* MadScientist
* ShoutOut: Has an uncanny resemblance to a certain other [[Creator/PhilFoglio webcomic writer]], and then there is his [[Webcomic/GirlGenius flying castle]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Revenant]]

->''"I sometimes think access to cash is the greatest superpower of all."''

A friendly BadassNormal who becomes Tyler's mentor so that he doesn't get killed going to a school for super kids. He was originally created by Creator/MichaelStackpole for the short story "Peer Review" and subsequently donated to the strip.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BadassNormal: He notes that metahumans get a little upset that he fights supervillains without powers of his own.
* CasualDangerDialogue: It seems that he's in the middle of fighting off a villain whenever anyone calls him (except when Cranston called for the first time, when The Revenant was just finished with doing so). He never has any problem doing superheroics while holding a conversation.
* TheChessmaster:
** He quietly appropriated the Bureau of Alien Monitoring Tyler invented in order to put Cecil's talents to good use.
** He donated a lot of money to Cranston's presidential campaign just so he could get five minutes of face time with the president if he ever needed it.
* CrazyPrepared: Nothing rattles this guy. Any problem that comes up, he's probably got at least six solutions on hand.
* CrimefightingWithCash: See the quote.
* {{Expy}}: Of Batman (but much more cheerful).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harold Nelson, aka "The Rainmaker"]]

->''"The government wants to know how superpowers work, so they poke and prod the folks with powers that can't fight back. Like us."''

An orphan with the power to make it rain, he was taken in by the government during the 1960s and, under the auspices of the "Rainmaker Program", tested to see if they could discover the source of his powers. After escaping thanks to a MadScientist, Harold spends the following thirty years on the run before discovering the "Rainmaker Program" is active again in [=PS238=] and comes gunning for it.

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!!Provides examples of:

* AlmightyJanitor: To hide his identity [[spoiler:after his HeelFaceTurn]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He can use his power-amplifying ability to this effect, making it such that any activation of a power is beyond the user's control.
* PowerNullifier: After being exposed to Doctor Irons' prototype MRI, he gained the ability to ramp up or negate metahuman abilities.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: More benign example than most, but his treatment wasn't exactly "humane."
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He's convinced the new Rainmaker program is just as bad as the old one.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Deconstructed. His background is exactly ''because'' his power, making or stopping rain, made it possible to imprison and experiment on him.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Irons]]

->''"I've said all along you'll do great things, my boy, great things... Just so long as you '''listen to me'''."''

A MadScientist operating in the [=1960ies=], Irons replaced his entire body with primitive robotics. As part of his sentence he was brought in to oversee the Rainmaker Project, where he promptly overcharged Harold's powers and escaped with him in the confusion.
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!!Provides examples of:
* CompellingVoice: His voicebox lets him tap into harmonics that leaves people highly open to suggestion.
* DevilInPlainSight: It's fairly obvious he's up to no good from the beginning, but his voice means he gets to stick around.
* EvilGenius: Implied to be one of Earth's first super-genius metahumans, capable of advanced robotics decades before his time.
* GeniusCripple: An offhand comment implies his "real: body was sickly, hence his swap to robotics. Still counts since his body was destroyed and left him as a head.
* OracularHead: Reduced to a head after an unfortunate lightning strike.
* WeCanRebuildHim: Self-inflicted. [[spoiler:His motivation for helping Harold is to get ahold of someone who can build him a new body.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dax-Ra]]

->''"My house has sworn that the rightful heir shall be restored, and by the first crown I shall not let '''you''' stand in the way of that oath!"''

An Argosian noble, sent to Earth to recover Ul-Ron (Atlas).
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!!Provides examples of:

* AristocratsAreEvil: Just about all of Argon's upper class seem to be inherently a bunch of self-serving jerks. Dax-Ra stands out even amongst them.
* FantasticRacism: He despises Forak for being a lower class of noble than himself, Ron for being half-"softling", most of the population of Earth because they allow "ferals"…
* FlyingBrick: On the level of Atlas and Ron.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Son]]: [[spoiler:He depowers Ron and tries to use him as a hostage.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Dax-Ra goes from being a jerk, to almost looking like a reasonable product of a rotten system, to cementing himself as the jerk he initially looked like.
* {{Jerkass}}: Hoo boy, is he a doozy. Nobody seems to like him at all.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: Dax-Ra is immensely classist and rude towards his inferiors, compared to his more respectful behaviour towards Atlas and 84. This seems to extend to everyone beneath him, considering the way the guards of the Argosian palace act behind his back.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Forak]]

The engineer of Dax-Ra's ship. A barely noble Argosian with a permanent "minion" attitude to life.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BlueAndOrangeMorality: As a result of living in permanent servitude to the Argosian overclass he has a very warped outlook on life, including valuing machines higher than [[{{Muggles}} "softlings"]].
* ExtremeDoormat: He is almost incapable of personal initiative, and completely incapable of saying "no" to anyone he perceives as authority.
* FieldPromotion: [[spoiler:Upon learning that Atlas has left, the U.S. military makes Forak take up the role as a fellow argosian. Unfortunately they discover too late that Forak isn't nearly in the same class as Atlas, and that almost any human FlyingBrick would make a better fit.]]
* FlyingBrick: Barely qualifies. He can fly slightly faster than running speed and is bulletproof (although they still hurt) but by Earth standards he's barely metahuman. He also has no heroic mindset whatsoever.
* {{Otaku}}: Collects toys and action figures. [[spoiler:[[FateWorseThanDeath Values his X-Box achievements more than his life.]]]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Veles]]

->''"I know I'm being a bit of an A-type personality, but that's godhood for you..."''

Veles, [[Myth/SlavicMythology Slavic god of the earth, magic and trickery]], fated to eternally challenge the thunder god Perun in order to keep the seasons flowing. With the passing of Perun from Earth, Veles chose Atlas to play the part of the thunder god in his annual battle for dominance.
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!!Provides examples of:

* {{Expy}}: He looks like a [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Loki-equivalent]], and acts like [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Mr. Mxyzptlk]].
* FriendlyEnemy: Having someone to challenge is his purpose for being. That doesn't mean he has to be a jerk about it, so he isn't.
* PhysicalGod: His onscreen abilities so far indicate that he's beyond any mortals. His challenges seem to be more symbolic than actual full-contact fighting.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted. While it initially makes him look villainous and devil-like, it turns out he's not really all that villainous.
* TheTrickster: Like his mythological namesake.
* YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe: [[spoiler:His reaction to seeing Forak touted as Atlas' replacement.]]
[[/folder]]
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