The characters (heroes, villains and bystanders) of the online {{Radio}} series ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures''.

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[[folder:The Terrific Twosome of Toronto]]

!! The Red Panda / August Fenwick
One of Toronto's wealthiest men, who secretly fights crime wearing the mask of the Red Panda. He took it up on a park but quickly came to take the job of his city's protector very seriously.

* TheAtoner: One reason the Red Panda wears the mask is a sense of guilt for the less than savory ways his family has amassed its great wealth.
* CatchPhrase: Several.
** "Kit Baxter, behave yourself..."
** "The Red Panda swears it!"
** "...will answer to The Red Panda!"
** "...will feel the wrath of The Red Panda!"
* CoatHatMask: His preferred form of costume, with the addition of red gauntlets. Following the war, he traded his shoes for boots, finding them more comfortable. He is actively dismayed that the up and coming generation of superheroes all prefer tights.
%% TheCowl
%% DeadpanSnarker
* GoodFeelsGood: He started crime fighting mostly on a lark. However, as he did it, he began to enjoy being able to help others as the Red Panda. By the start of the series he considers himself more the Red Panda than the millionaire playboy.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: With the Flying Squirrel. He and the Squirrel will regularly shoot sarcasm at one another, often to the frustration of anybody else who has to be around to listen.
* EvilLaugh: All the laugh, none of the evil. Often used to unnerve foes.
* HappilyMarried: As of the Season 4 finale. They keep the fact hidden while in costume but some, like Chief O'Malley, can catch the cues.
* IWorkAlone: Refuses to work with other superheroes, with the one notable exception. Aside from the Squirrel the only hero he lets operate within Toronto is the Stranger, out of respect for his status as a superhero veteran and because he was a mentor to the Red Panda. In his later years the Panda's more willing to work alongside other heroes. This is mostly because he's the one who trained them.
* ObliviousToLove: His most frequent response to Kit's flirting or bawdy remarks is his trademark "Kit Baxter, behave yourself!" When everything is out in the open and finally spit out, he admits he'd always thought she was just teasing.
%% PhraseCatcher:
* RetiredBadass: After returning home from Europe after the Parker's Rangers arc, the Red Panda operates with an eye towards retirement once the war has concluded. He leads the Danger Federation in part to have potential successors to his and Kit's legacy. The Red Panda and Flying Squirrel eventually manage a proper retirement in "The Final Problem". Some episodes after that feature the pair reminiscing about old adventures as a FramingDevice.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: The Red Panda ''used'' to be this, starting crime fighting as just a lark before staying with it because he liked helping people.
* SecretIdentityIdentity: Since becoming the Red Panda, he considers the millionaire playboy to be the disguise. Kit's understanding of this is why she became his sidekick instead of being hypnotized to forget about his superheroics.

!! Kit Baxter / The Flying Squirrel
The Red Panda's driver, then fiancee, them wife. For much of the series she was the only one who knew the true identity of the Red Panda. She promptly used the knowledge to blackmail him into letting her in on it.

* ActionGirl: The reason one of the city's wealthiest men sought to hire her as a driver was a demonstrated knack for car chases. She considers going out and beating up bad guys a romantic night out and new crimefighting gadgets to be suitable apology gifts.
* BloodKnight: Very little makes her night like a night on the town beating up the scum of Toronto. She's far more action oriented than the Red Panda, to the point that O'Malley recognizes she's been less active because there have been fewer thugs being arrested with bodily injury. In ''The Crime Cabal'' novel, her battle cry is described as a mix of anger and joy.
* CatchPhrase: "Yes, boss." Early on, she was the one to use it on the Red Panda. As time goes by, he starts using it on her. She also tends to make others like John Archer use it for her when she's the one in charge.
* CuteBruiser: She's the first to call herself cute as a button and few will disagree. She's also one of the most dangerous women in the setting as she fights side by side with the Red Panda.
%% DeadpanSnarker
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: With the Red Panda. They will regularly shoot sarcasm at one another, often to the frustration of anybody else who has to be around to listen.
* FemaleMisogynist: She's jealous of almost all other women, insults bad guys by calling them girls and bonded with her only female friend over how silly most women are.
* HappilyMarried: As of the Season 4 finale. They keep the fact hidden while in costume but some, like Chief O'Malley, can catch the cues.
* IntrepidReporter: Takes a job at the Chronicle in Season Six, in part due to a manpower shortage as agents grow too old, have families, or enlist in the military for the war.
* JumpedAtTheCall: The whole reason she's the Flying Squirrel in the first place is because she worked out the Red Panda's identity and blackmailed him into letting her in on the action.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: It's not until "The World Next Door" that the Red Panda learns that Kit's name is actually "Katya". As she explains, growing up her father called her "Kit" growing up and it stuck. Everyone except for Ma Baxter refers to her as Kit.
* PregnantBadass: As of late Season 6 and the first half of season 7. When the pregnancy eventually sidelines her she stays in the action as MissionControl.
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[[folder:Citizens of Toronto]]

!! Theodore Chronopolis
One of the Red Panda's and Flying Squirrels most trusted friends and their go-to man for issues both scientific and magical. Even as age begins to catch up to him he remains a reliable adviser on these matters.

* AbsentMindedProfessor: Going a bit senile with age. As he puts it the body is willing but the mind is scattered. Senility is much more set in by "The Wild West" but is still plenty reliable in a laboratory setting, where he is in his element and grounded by routine.
* GadgeteerGenius: Whatever gadgets the Red Panda does not create himself are usually the result of Dr. Chonopolis' work. In particular he's responsible for the Red Panda's and Flying Squirrel's success against magical foes, creating nearly all of the anti-magic tools they employ.
* MadScientist: A heroic variant. His area of study is trying to understand the occult from a scientific viewpoint. This makes him one of the Red Panda's go-to men when magic is involved in Toronto.

!! Andy Parker
The Red Panda's man inside the police department. Debuts alongside and acts as a mentor to young Harry Kelly. During World War II, he leads a squad of commandos consisting of other Panda agents deep behind German lines that becomes known as Parker's Rangers.

* BadassNormal: He is, in every respect, a normal human being with no superpowers, even the Red Panda's hypnosis. This doesn't stop him being a competent police officer and, during the war, leading a unit that consistently fights the various occult creations of the Nazis with such success Parker's Rangers gain a rep for doing the impossible.
* FriendOnTheForce: He is the Red Panda's primary contact on the police force before O'Malley warms up to the idea.
* TookALevelInBadass: While no slouch to start with, being a talented police officer at his introduction, he truly comes into his own during the war. He creates and leads a unit comprised primarily of fellow agents of the Red Panda and gains a reputation for pulling off the impossible.

!! Chief O'Malley
Chief of the Toronto police. At the start of the series he sees the Red Panda as a menace that must be arrested. As the series progress, and much to his own surprise, he grows to trust the Red Panda and rely on him as much as, of not more than in some cases, his officers.

* TheCommissionerGordon: Not at first, but he warms up to it and even laments that the younger officers don't seem to realize if he still wanted to arrest the Panda he probably would have by now.
* PassingTheTorch: The final chronological episodes of the series see O'Malley retiring as chief with Andy Parker as his successor. ''The Crime Cabal'' novel shows that he was considering Parker as a potential choice when Parker was still a constable.

!! Harry "Eagle Eyes" Kelly / The Black Cap / The Black Eagle
Harry Kelly is a citizen of Toronto who, as a little boy, became involved in a case of the Red Panda's after hearing the last words of one of the Panda's agents. He impressed the Panda enough that, rather than hypnotize the night's events from Harry's memory, he made the boy his youngest agent. As an adult following World War II, Harry hopes to do more for his city.

* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Harry is the one who takes down the real Archangel because he's able to recognize who everyone in the room is ''actually'' deferring to.
* NiceHat: In "The Rat Lord", Harry is given a newsie hat and shown how to angle it ''just'' right to obscure his identity. It is from this moment that Harry gain his "Black Cap" codename.
* InSeriesNickname: "Eagle Eyes" Kelly. It's entirely self proclaimed, but the adult agents humor the boy because they think it's funny.
* TagalongKid: Hardly a load, but he often wants to be included in the Red Panda's cases and, while the older agents like him well enough, his over enthusiasm tends to try them.

!! Editor Perley
* CatchPhrase: Mentions of his blood pressure.
* DaEditor: Many of his scenes feature him shouting at Kit about the merits of a particular story she's working on and making clear which angles he wants her to explore to sell papers with.
* HiddenDepths: He's the first person to notice Kit is pregnant without being told, having seen his wife go through several already, and promotes Kit to a desk job.
* LargeHam: Screaming tirades are his preferred form of communication, even when he's being nice. There's very little change in his gruff demeanor even when he's promoting Kit to a desk job to accommodate her pregnancy.
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[[folder:Rogues Gallery]]

!! Friedrich von Schlitz
* BigBad: He's the face of the Nazis within the series, the head of the secret occult war on the German side, and any plot concerning the Nazis or the War will trace back to him in ''some'' way, regardless of whether he's present in an episode.
* EvilerThanThou: One of his plans is kidnapping supervillains from around the world and forcing them to assist him. Their willingness to help is not a factor.
* KilledOffForReal: After surviving assassination attempts, being trapped in an unstable pocket dimension, and more, von Schlitz finally meets his end in "The Gadget" by being [[spoiler:brought to point-blank range of the atom bomb tests in New Mexico]].
%% LargeHam: Even by the standards of Red Panda villains.
* MadScientist: His specialty is {{Magitek}}, fusing the powers of the occult with modern science in ways previously unheard of to give the Third Reich the edge it needs.
* StupidJetpackHitler: Von Schlitz is the man inventing the jetpacks. Specifically his research and melding of science and magics are the reason the Nazis have things like dinosaur squads and a OneManArmy ubermensch.
%% ThirdPersonPerson: At his hammiest.

!! Antonia Zombanistro / Professor Zombie
* LargeHam: Her debut episode features her threatening Toronto's upper crust from a theater stage and making the most of it. Even when she adopts the Golden Claw's more subtle tactics, she can't resist pulling a big public, audacious job like having a minion dressed as the Red Panda steal war bond money live on the radio to get the Red Panda's attention. WordOfGod is that the sheer hamminess of Andrea Lyons' performance as the Professor saved her from being merely a one shot supervillain.
* MadScientist: Her Necronium 234 zombification formula is entirely her own creation, which she attributes to a combination of modern science and voodoo wisdom.
* RevengeBeforeReason: In season nine, Professor Zombie cares far more on taking revenge on the Red Panda, to the point she'd unleash a true zombie apocalypse on Toronto; something she'd avoided in the past and even helped fight. The Panda eventually learns she was victimized by the Chimaera group, buried alive, and left for dead. They wiped her memory just enough that she didn't know ''who'' had done it to her, causing her to focus her hatred on the Red Panda by default.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Her real name is Antonia '''Zomb'''anistro. Gregg Taylor himself acknowledges it's not unlike a guy named "Otto Octavius" becoming a multi-limbed supervillain.
* WouldHurtAChild: In season 9's "Knight's Gambit", she has her gang distribute Frost, a variation of her necronium drugs created specifically for children. In the following episode "Naughty and Nice" she's ecstatic at the idea that the Red Panda's efforts have inoculated a fifth of the city's population against necronium, because most of those vaccinations were children who would not be turned into zombies by her latest plan while their parents ''would''.
* ZombieApocalypse: Avoided for much of her career as a villainous necromancer. Professor Zombie finds little use for minions she can't control. She even assists in fighting an Apocalypse in season seven. However, when driven by revenge in season nine, this goes out the window as by that point all she wants is to cause as much carnage as possible.

!! The Mad Monkey / Anton Cresswell
* ArchEnemy: He seems to think so, at least. This becomes more true as the series goes on, as the Mad Monkey is one of the few rogues to consistently escape from and occasionally even outwit the Red Panda. Over time, the Mad Monkey's schemes also become more and more about crossing swords with the Red Panda than about any monetary gain he could get from his capers.
* CardCarryingVillain: Upon realizing that the Red Panda's heroism isn't some con he can become a part of by playing the archenemy, the Mad Monkey decides that if the Panda can be good for the sake of Good, he can be evil for the sake of Evil.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Along with the eponymous theme, the Mad Monkey's skillset is focused on the mental control of primates. He can control a horde of baboons, but can also do limited control over humans. One of his first thefts was a giant monkey parade balloon which he made into an airship-slash-preferred getaway vehicle.
* EvilLaugh: His evil laugh is punctuated with ape grunts and monkey screeches.
* FriendlyEnemy: He's generally quite friendly toward the Red Panda, even as he's trying to kill the mystery man. Less so towards the Flying Squirrel, since he considers her an extra. As time goes on, the Mad Monkey's plots revolve more around fighting the Red Panda, and because, more often then otherwise, the Monkey doesn't put human life at serious risk, the Red Panda seems to reciprocate. At the end of "Stop the Presses", when the Red Panda is forced to let the Mad Monkey escape to capture all of Archangel's goons, he takes the time to make sure the Mad Monkey sees him waving his fast at him angrily.
* {{Idiosyncrazy}}: Invokes this as much as he falls victim to it. He gladly embraces the trope in his first appearance by committing monkey related crimes because he feels it better positions him to be the Panda's nemesis. At the same time, to hear him tell it, he's driven to crime in part by the righteous fury of the baboons he recruits and, when he learns martial arts, he focuses on the monkey style. After his first appearance, the monkey themed crimes stop in favor of plots directed against the Red Panda, with actual crimes mostly committed to keep himself funded.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Made easier as the season progresses as he's one of the few of the Red Panda's enemies that aren't dead, incarcerated, [[spoiler:conscripted by the Government into service]], [[spoiler:kidnapped by the Nazis]], or retired.
* TookALevelInBadass: From "Stop the Presses" on, the Mad Monkey has taken up martial arts and has gotten good enough to fight the Red Panda to a draw. However, due to his Idiosyncrazy, he focuses solely on the monkey style of fighting, making him more predictable.

!! The Genie
* BoxedCrook: He is forced onto the Home Team to aid the war effort, joining the heroes. It's made quite clear to him that if he doesn't play along, the government would sooner kill him than let the Nazis capture him.
%% EvilGenius
* HeelFaceTurn: Sort of, as the Home Team's "scientific advisor" and he is not seen as a supervillain again after the war is over.
* InsufferableGenius: Nearly every line of dialogue the Genie speaks makes a point of pontificating on how much more intelligent he is than anyone else in the room and he takes poorly to any implication he isn't as smart as he likes to think he is. He's self-aware enough that, in the Home Team arc, he behaves humble and uncertain knowing it would make the Red Panda suspicious that there's more going on in that episode than meets the eye.
* MadScientist: Of the mad inventor variety. He is especially adept at reverse-engineering the technological advances of others and adapting them to suit his own ends. In "A Dish Best Served Cold" he's responsible for creating a death trap that, had the Red Panda not been forewarned of its existence, would almost certainly have either killed the Red Panda or the hostage the VillainTeamUp of that episode had caught to lure him in.

!! Marcus Bennett / Captain Clockwork
One of Toronto's wealthiest men, who wanted still more and utilizes his genius as an inventor to create robot soldiers to help achieve his ambitions.

* ClockworkCreature: All of his creations. The first of his minions seen in the ''Androids Assassins'' novel are literally human sized tin soldiers.
* EmbarrassingNickname: He regards "Captain Clockwork" as this. The name was given to him by the press and it stuck. When naming himself in ''The Android Assassins'', he refers to himself as "the Viper". The Red Panda, upon learning this, decides to make it a point to call him "Captain Clockwork" now that he knows it annoys him. When he appears later in the ''Night of the Red Panda'' comics, he seems to have gotten over it enough to the point he prefers it to Marcus Bennett.
%% KilledOffForReal
%% MercyKill: Arguably what happens to him in Season 7.
%% MindRape: Courtesy of [[spoiler:von Schlitz]].

!! Kid Chaos
A megalomaniacal criminal with a penchant for bombs. He regards the Red Panda as a worthy foe and enjoys matching wits with him.

* TheDreaded: When he tried to retire from crime and live relatively quietly, he couldn't do it in part because the terror invoked by being this was too much for him to resist.
* JokerImmunity: Has been considered dead only to come back so frequently that the Red Panda and Flying Squirrel feel the need to go and exhume his grave when they hear he was executed. [[spoiler:They ''don't'' find a body]].
* MadBomber: The first thing he does when coming out of retirement in "Operation Cold Feet" is stock himself with dynamite. His skill with explosives is such that, in ''The Crime Cabal'', the Red Panda realizes he's part of the plot due to the precision bomb work Kid Chaos employs to herd him and the Flying Squirrel into a trap.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Despite the Syndicate having a perfectly operable trap in play, Kid Chaos still finds the need to make sure one of ''his'' bombs is the thing that kills the Red Panda.
* SpannerInTheWorks: When the Syndicate hires Kid Chaos to help them kill the Red Panda, Chaos sets bombs to blow them up when the ''plan'' had been to shoot them from hiding. Some of the Syndicate's own men get caught in the blast and one of them is captured by the Red Panda's agents, giving them a chance to infiltrate the Syndicate's hideout. Kid Chaos himself lampshades the whole thing by noting how foolish it is to trust someone calling himself ''Kid Chaos'' to go along with an orderly plan.

!!The Poet
A writer who finds his inspiration in committing crime. His trademark is to describe his crimes in the finest of prose and send his work to the police as a mix of preemptive clue and calling card.

* HeelFaceTurn: When crime is no longer a sufficient muse for his work, the Poet is convinced to sign on with the war effort and turn his creative skill to creating strategies for the Allies.
* InformedAbility: The Poet is described as writing about his crimes in sonnet and prose of such quality universities teach by it. His every on screen appearance, however, has the characters note a drop in his usual quality either because he's being impersonated or a personal issue is affecting him. This is a necessary evil as the Poet is a master wordsmith and Gregg Taylor, by his own admission, is not.
* TheStrategist: His crimes are as meticulously planned out as his writing. The Red Panda suspects he even had a hand in crafting the Allied invasion of Normandy.
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[[folder:Other Masked Heroes]]
!! Wentworth James / Doc Rocket
* CatchPhrase: "That's impossible!"
%% GenreBlindness: See CatchPhrase.
* GoodCounterpart: Something of a counterpart to the Genie.
%% InsufferableGenius
* {{Jetpack}}: His primary trick, and the source of his name. Even when behind enemy lines during World War II, he jury-rigs a one-use jetpack for emergencies.
* MadScientist: At least a Mad Inventor.
%% ReedRichardsIsUseless
%% UpperClassTwit: At first.

!! John Archer / John Doe / Red Panda II / Red Ensign
One of Captain Clockwork's Mechanical Men turned Home Team member in Season 6.

%% AmnesiacDissonance
%% ChekhovsGunman: In Season 7.
* HeartbrokenBadass: When he works with the Flying Squirrel, she notes that he throws himself into his work even more than she does, and for the same reason, [[spoiler: to not think about the loss of their respective loved ones]]. Kit notes that a large part of the problem for him is that, as a machine with perfect recall, he will ''never'' forget what happened to him.
* IdentityImpersonator: Fills in for the Red Panda when he [[spoiler:goes MIA]] during the war. It works on the general thugs in Toronto, but nobody who knows the Red Panda personally is fooled for long, if at all. The Mad Monkey figures it out just on hearsay.
* ManOfAThousandFaces: The codename John Doe is derived from the fact his face can be replaced with anyone else's, enabling him to disguise himself and infiltrate as needed.
* PhlebotinumRebel: He was created by Captain Clockwork to essentially be a suicide bomber.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: John is a self aware robot created by Captain Clockwork. In one episode, while filling in as the Red Panda, he's assured that not only does he have a soul, which is proven by the nature of that episode's events, but that [[spoiler: the soul of another is waiting for him]].
%% SuperStrength
%% SuperSpeed
* TakingYouWithMe: In "The Gadget", when he finally has at his mercy the man he holds responsible for all he's endured, Friedrich von Schlitz, the Red Ensign bodily carries the Nazi to [[spoiler:the atom bomb testing site in New Mexico]] so they can both die together. The act merits SilentCredits at the end of the episode.
-->'''von Schlitz:''' Please! Please! I will give you anything you want!\\
'''Red Ensign:''' ''This'' is what I want.
* TomatoSurprise: At the end of his introductory episode he's revealed to be a particularly advanced automaton on Captain Clockwork.

!! Tom Tomorrow
* TheChosenOne: Reveals that he learned of a prophecy about a chosen one he eventually determined was about him.
* ClearMyName: He helps the Red Panda deal with this, and later returns the favour.
* HeroicSacrifice: A NoodleIncident in the [[spoiler:Season 6 TimeSkip]]. The most we get is he was protecting Great Britain from a German air fortress.
* TimeTravel: Traveled back in time to try and help in what he knew would be especially dark times.

!! Molecule Max
%% IncredibleShrinkingMan
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[[folder:The Army]]
!!Colonel Fitzroy
Head of the Home Team whose dedication to regulation often sees him butting heads with the Terrific Twosome. [[spoiler:KilledoffforReal off screen in one of the biggest OhCrap moments of the series.]]

%% AlwaysonDuty
%% ConsummateProfessional

!!The Captain
The only woman in the Home Team and second in command to Colonel Fitzroy

%% LadyofWar
%% ColdBloodedTorture [[spoiler: not that you can blame her.]]
* AlwaysonDuty Just like Fitzroy, though she seems to get less fun out of it.
* EmotionlessGirl with some exceptions, notably [[spoiler:after the Home Team massacre]] and around Anna Chronopolis.
%% LesYay: with Dr Anna.

!!Dr Anna Chronopolis
Daughter of Dr Chronopolis, who is also a doctor. After having her existence leaked to the Major she is basically commandeered into the army.

%% LesYay The Major.
* GadgeteerGenius Far better with robotics and conventionally modern science than the magic her father focuses on.
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[[folder: The Danger Federation]]
A collection of rookie superheroes assembled by the government to replace the Home Team with the Red Panda as their leader and mentor.

!! Molecule Max II
Originally a graduate student under the original Molecule Max. He dons Max's name and gear when the Danger Federation is assembled.

* LegacyCharacter: The Red Panda and Flying Squirrel initially find it awkward to be around him, since they were friends with the original Max. He wins them over with his desire to honor his predecessor's name and being sharper about superheroics than the Federation's other rookies.
* SecretIdentity: The fate of the first Molecule Max, [[spoiler:killed by a bomb at the university he taught at]], has taught the second Max to take this more seriously than his predecessor.

!!Mr. Amazing
A volunteer for the government's super soldier program, Mr. Amazing was given his powers by a variation of Dr. Bumblebee's "Royal Jelly", but never deployed to the field. The Red Panda takes him under his wing personally while trying to discover why that is.

* {{Expy}}: Of Superman. He has the standard FlyingBrick powerset, wears a stylized letter A on his costume, and the Red Panda describes him as an ubermensch who draws power from the sun.
* GoodFeelsGood: On being told about the finite nature of his powers, Mr. Amazing decides to be a hero for as long as he can rather than live quietly for a long time. His stated reason is the joy he felt being able to help people with his gifts, and prefers a short period of that to a long, safe life.
* SanitySlippage: Mr. Amazing's first appearance has him stalking and attacking the other members of the nascent Danger Federation because he wasn't chosen to be part of it and wants to prove ''he'' is the best hero. Before that he was also turned down to serve as a hero for the government on the war front. Once the Red Panda takes him down a peg and allows him into the Federation, he calms down considerably. For this reason, the Red Panda begins pursuing ''why'' Mr. Amazing was actively prevented from becoming a hero.
* SmugSuper: Mostly in his first appearance, as constant rejection and SanitySlippage has him taking down the other, "inferior" heroes to prove himself the best. Even after that's resolved, he maintains a cocky attitude that the Red Panda tries to keep in check. The discovery of the potentially fatal nature of his powers and discovering that GoodFeelsGood removes the smugness from him for good.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: The driving question about Mr. Amazing is why he was rejected to be a superhero for the government when he was clearly powerful and driven enough to be so. The answer eventually comes that the experiments that gave him his powers only gave him a finite amount and once that power was expended he would die. He decides to remain a hero after learning of this and eventually [[spoiler:sacrifices his life using all of his power to defeat Tevas]].
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