Somebody died when they weren't supposed to, and the world went slightly sideways as a result. The only thing that stayed the same in both is the people. Sort of...This is the character page for Cranes, which is always under construction- Loads and Loads of Characters doesn't even begin to describe it. Please add applicable tropes as you spot them.
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The City of Gotham is a dark city with equally dark history. People can rise to the top or die in the streets here... It's also cursed, but everyone knew that.
BatclanOriginally consisting only of Batman and his butler, it grew with the adoption of Johnny Crane and Dick Grayson. It's continuing to grow as Bruce adopts several dangerously trained and competent children- more pop out of the woodwork every day.
Alfred Thaddeus Crane PennyworthButler and guardian of Bruce Wayne, (former) secret agent and loving father, uncle and grandfather.
Jonathan Nathaniel Pennyworth Crane (Somewhere around 17 - 20 years old)/ScarecrowWas given a second chance after a cosmic filing accident which was much more meta than it would first appear- he died before his time and was reincarnated. He is called Johnny Crane and is the shy first son of the Bat Clan and associate (not sidekick, ever) of Batman. Has three actually four, personalities named Johnny, Doc and Scarecrow and Scarebeast
Richard John Grayson (13 years old)/RobinAfter his parents were killed by Anthony Zucco, he became the second son of the Wayne family. When he found out Batman's secret identity he became Batman's sidekick, Robin.
Bruce Wayne (29 years old)/BatmanThe patriarch of the Batclan, and... a bit oblivious to certain consequences of his actions.
Maureen Conners (16 years old)/PermafrostWas once part of Haley's Circus, Maureen ran away from Social Services after her father lost custody of her. She decided to look out for the Gotham Narrows herself- and gets the occasional backup from Scarecrow, Batman, and Robin. She is the shy first daughter of the Batclan.
Jason Todd Wayne (3 years old)/Red HoodIntended to be CADMUS's replacement for Batman, he was rescued along with Wonder Girl Red and Superboy. Distinct from the others for still being a toddler while the other clones were artificially aged to teenagers. That's because he's not a clone. Adopted as the third son of the Bat Clan.
Damian Alexander al Ghul (10 years old)/Kid ShivaFormerly one of best trained assassins in the League of Shadows, he defected to the Stray Cats and ended up joining the Bat Clan.
Stray CatsA gang of child thieves that came together to survive and make a home in the streets of Gotham; notable for the fact that only one of them is over the age of twelve.
Damian Marcus Kyle (10 years old)/CatboySon of Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne- he's actually a caring little dude.
Barbara Gordon (13 years old)/Oracle
Stephanie Brown (10 years old)/Spoiler
Carrie Fischer Kelly (10 years old)/Kitten
Cassandra Cain (6 years old)/Black CatA cute young girl with a powerful technical mind and a love of engineering- in all it's forms.
Timothy Drake (somewhere between 2 and 5 years old)/Red RobinA little boy of undetermined age- who was kidnapped, found, and taken in by a gang of thieves.
IndependentsNot everyone is so clearly bad or good, y'know.
Selina Kyle (29)/CatwomanClever researcher, fine burglar and loving mother.
A city half-stuck in a perpetual timewarp/fairytale, Fawcett is a beautiful place to visit- and a bizarre place to live.
Durante “Dudley” ZataraA sorcerer with a checkered past. Uncle to Zatana and foster father to Billy
John Zatara/ Doctor FateA well meaning loving, but misguided father.
Zatanna Zatara / ZatannaA young girl under a nasty spell. A sorceress and devoted daughter
William "Billy" Batson (10 years old)/Captain MarvelA ten year old boy with a good soul and phenomenal power.
William Hayes (Formerly 16 years old)/ SecretAn older brother is still and older brother- even if he's dead.
Greta Hayes (14 years old)/ HarmA little sister with some serious issues.
Conner Kent/Kon-El/Superboy IIA walking weirdness magnet- he has a strange effect on animals.
Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superboy I/Superman
Lois LaneThe craziest reporter in the world; is Jimmy Olsen's personal hero.
Milo James "Jimmy" OlsenThe craziest, and possibly the best, photographer in the world; is stunningly knowledgeable about the strangest subjects.
Cat GrantA delightful homemaker... on paper. A grungy Gonk in real life.
Alexander "Sandy" LuthorA young man desperate to get out of his father's shadow.
A trio of cities that are... rather weird, if you've never been there before. Very fast paced places.
Flash FamilyA large related group of speedsters who love to help out.
Lia Hélène West-Allen (8 years old 13 after the time warp)/TangentFirst daughter of Barry Allen and Iris West, cousin of Wally West, and annoying as hell. Got thrown back in time for five years, and is now a teenager.
Doan West-Allen (6 years old)/Tornado Twinthe Younger Brother
Dawn West-Allen (6 years old)/Tornado Twinthe Older Sister
Mary WestThe mother of Wally, Bart, Isadora and Isabella West, older sister of Iris West and a loving aunt
Wallace Matthias West (15 years old)/Kid FlashThe oldest young speedster of the Flash Family, and the fastest boy alive.
Bartholomew Carlos West-Apressar (8 years old)/Impulse
Isadora Apressar (6 years old)/MasThe elder twin sister
Isabella Apressar (6 years old)/MenosThe younger twin sister
Rudolph West-ApressarHusband of Mary West and Stepfather of Wally.
DervishersDervish is a city that exists both in a vast hidden valley, and in an area three square blocks around, located geographically between Central and Keystone. Notable for having it's own ruling houses, a complex political structure, being home to a gigantic menagerie of mythical creatures, a tourist spot for Anthropomorphic Personifications, and for having a giant sentient cheese as a Judge. It is a tornado twenty-thousand feet high and five miles wide.
Klarion le Garçon Aux Sorcières (16 to 20 years old- technically.)A Lord of Chaos and Sorcerer. Less amoral than his canon self. Becames King of Dervish after Nabu killed his parents, the previous monarchs. Is mostly immortal.
Teekl le Chat (4 years old- sort of.)A sweet, catty young woman. Is much older than Klarion, even though they are relativly the same ages.
Mark Mardon/Weather WizardA young Knight of Dervish, he is struggling to learn to control his new powers under the tutelage of his Aunt Kismet.
Kismet/The Universe (No, really.)The original GeniusLoci, Kismet isn't allowed to interfere with much... other than her family.
Mordru le InfameThe former King of Dervish, and a nasty piece of work.
Morgan le FeyThe former Queen of Dervish, and an even nastier piece of work.
RoguesA group of grey-hats that are based in Keystone.
Len Snart/Captain Cold
Hartley Rathaway Lane/Pied Piper
James Jesse/TricksterA young man who doesn't know who he is, but at the same time, does.
Peek-a-booA person who is as-of-yet unknown. Not if you know your Flash villians.
Star City/Platinum Flatts
Star City is just like Gotham- only backwards. If that makes any sense. (It doesn't.) Platinum Flatts is like Austin, TX- it's primarily a college town with a lively city aspect.
Roy Harper II/Red ArrowA heroic archer in a loving, stable relationship with Kaldur. He is also a clone created by CADMUS.
Oliver Queen/Green ArrowA lovable doofus, with communication issues.
Birds of PreyAn internationally renowned team of Cheerleaders/Rollerderbists. They are also a (technically) all female super-group.
Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress
Artemis Crock/Artemis/ Dana Tan/ AliceA beautiful young woman who is running from her past.
Lian Harper Tan/Speedy III/ Alice II
Atlantis is an empire with many city-states- there are seven large, influential ones, and multiple smaller ones scattered the world over.
AquamanThe king of Atlantis- and an easily underestimated force for good.
Sha’lainaKaldur's Mother is a lovely woman- er, mermaid.
Kaldur'ahm/AqualadApprenticed to Aquaman, Kaldur moved to the surface world for his year's furlough- where he found love in a surface-dweller, Roy. He's now pregnant and engaged to wed.
A mountainous, ornery kingdom, filled with rivers, clouds, and rainbows.
Queen Bernice Camilla Edwardine Georgette Maria Danielle Perdita Vertigo/Logistica
Count Warner David Edward Mark Keenes Vertigo/Count VertigoPerdita's uncle and Count of Vlatvia, formerly part of the Light.
A lovely island that is run under a Feudal system of laws, Themyscira is full of wild animals and demons that will hunt you down to tear your throat out, dangerous terrain, and mystical convergences. Wonderful, isn't it?
Diana/ Wonder WomanFirst Princess of Themyscira.
Danae "Donna"/Wonder Girl BlueSecond Princess of Thymescira.
Cassandra "Cass"/Wonder Girl RedThe Third Princess of Themyscira, and Wonder Woman's clone... or so it is assumed.
Belle Reeve (Not Reve, Reeve. They actually mean the same thing.)
A ridiculosly high-security prison located in some of the most hellish swampland in the world.
Cameron Mahkent/Icicle Jr.A man with a five year plan, daddy issues, and a boatload of misinformation.
Thomas Tferore/Tommy TerrorA likeable enough guy... so far.
Tuppence Tferore/Tuppence Terror
Joar Mahkent/Icicle Sr.
Others- they aren't exactly affiliated with anyone, but...
M'gann/Miss MartianA young martian woman with many issues, and incredible self-control.
Blue Beetle/Jamie ReyesHe's a kind young man with two little siblings that occasionally try to kill him. What can you do?
Green Lantern/Kai-RoA young boy with issues.
Green Lantern/Millagro ReyesA young girl who's really good at what she does.
Ace/ Alice Roquette
League of Shadows
A sneaky, shady group of assassins dedicated to getting paid.
Jade Nguygen/CheshireMother of two, world class assassin, poisoner, swordswoman, older sister, and a Taoist.
Lawerence Crock/Sportsmaster/ Deathstroke
ShivKai-Ro's father,An all around bastard, with frightening tendencies towards... bad things.
Matt McGinnis / Triple X
Roy Harper I/SpeedyThe original Speedy, father of Lian Harper and Jason Todd, believed to be dead.
Talia al GhulA woman who doesn't understand that "No" means "No".
Ah, CADMUS. If the name doesn't give the purpose of this laboratory away, nothing will. Except for, you know, the multitude of vicious monsters running around the 52 lower levels...
Serling Roquette/Puss in Boots
A group of unknown people with a distinctly nefarious purpose.
Mary McGinnis /Dubbilex
JokerThe Clown Prince of Crime.
Ra's al Ghul
Dakota is a city with a large population of Meta's, Gangs, and corporations.
Richard HawkinsA man with a checkered past- he used to be the African hero Anansi the Spider.
Virgil HawkinsThe son of Richard Hawkins, and a Freshman in highschool.
Sharon HawkinsThe daughter of Richard Hawkins, and a Junior in college.
Lashawn Marie Hawkins-BaezThe niece of Richard Hawkins, and an Eighth-grader. She's visiting her family in Dakota, but she lives in Central.
Inara QuenThe daughter of the Mayor of Dakota, Inara... has some rather spectacular issues.
Allison "Allie" LangfordA nice young woman who is technically a Girl of Themyscira.
These are characters without which the entire story would not exist.
Librarian/Mar DumaxA young man who is the observation point for the entire story; we know some things about him, and where he came from, but not many.