Punch Clock Villains: The whole point of the organisation; though a lot of them are indeed sociopathic, they treat being evil as a job and nothing else.
Pragmatic Villainy: The reason behind the Company's existence; as explained in the series, it has been created after heroes and villains alike realized how dangerous for the supers' population it was to slaughter each others without any rules. Villains agreed it was more profitable to them to play as villains for money in exchange of letting the good guys always win.
Badass Normal: Deconstructed. Even though he is more than able to make up for his lack of power by his intelligence, he doesn't take well to be a muggle in a business where almost everyone has powers. As a result, reminding him he doesn't have one often serves as his Berserk Button.
Berserk Button: Aside from the problem mentioned above, Caleb has an incredible gift for making him lose his cool.
Mean Boss: He is quite abusive to everyone in his company, willing to force them to work longer, insult them and sometimes threaten them with weapons. Caleb actually hates him for this reason. Still, he is rather moderate compared to other mean bosses in this series.
Combat Pragmatist: Hippolyte hardly relies solely on his superpowers to fight. He keeps a couple of firearms under his desk and has absolutely no qualms about using them. He once beats up Kevin with a branch; before that, he threatens to use Caleb's Nuclear Gun on the same nuisance; at yet another time, he throws a shuriken into Kevin's face. Likewise, in the alternate universe, he throws his counterpart's magic wand to kill a Choriste. Plus, he bites.
Combat Sadomasochist: Literally, as Sadoman. His power allow him to convert pain (both his and others) into pure energy he can use to fight.
Drama Queen: Hippolyte can easily go into overreacting heights. He's called on it once by his co-workers (when faking a cardiac arrest after learning the whole supervillain database had crashed) but he responds without shame that when things are that bad he's fully entitled to be a Drama Queen.
Workaholic: Much in contrast with Caleb's lazy tendencies, Hippolyte loves his job. Going back to work after almost losing his job is one of the few things that can actually make him cheerful and happy.
The Research & Development Manager and resident scientist of the Flander's Company.
Affably Evil: He has nothing against heroes, and whenever he is seen meeting some of them, he is quite affable. He is even shown talking with Captain Amerloque like if they were buddies in one episode.
Brilliant, but Lazy: Whenever he is taking himself seriously, he is actually quite competent and can come up with good inventions. Sadly, he is incredibly lazy, resulting in him mostly passing his time drinking coffee or causing explosions.
Self-Duplication: One side of his superpowers. He can create temporary clones of himself by manipulating space and time, both for fighting and more mundane tasks.
Super Power Lottery: He certainly has among the most powerful and useful superpowers of the lot.
Teleportation: The other side of his superpowers. It's short-ranged unless he loses control, like that one time he ended up in Egypt, or receives a boost with a machine and lots of coffe to move the whole Flander's building. He can also combines the power of several clones, for example sending Alternate Armand to Japan in the series finale.
Damien once invoked this trope by strongly hinting there was one between her and Caleb. While the animosity between the two has often been used as a running gag, it has never been confirmed there was anything beside dislike between them (though you got to wonder how she is able to say the size of his penis in "Once Again with Devil"). In season 4, she describes their relationship as a "Hate-Hate relationship" to Alternate Caleb.
It's revealed in season 4 finale that she has a crush on the alternate version of Caleb, though she cannot spit it out. The epilogue suggests she might start developping feeling for her Universe's Caleb.
Berserk Button: Not that she really needs one, being volatile enough already, but putting her into girly clothes makes the ensuing slaughter a very sure thing.
Book Dumb: She is not completely dumb, but she still lacks any understanding of maths and complex schemes.
Drill Sergeant Nasty: Her attitude when training the Mooks. Partially deconstructed in that she does it to such a degree that most of them end up either dead or exhausted.
Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She truly cares about her uncle, and is infuriated when the C.C Corporation fires him. Also, despite her father constantly embarrassing her and being significantly weaker than her, she always acts respectful toward him.
Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: She acts as Shipper on Deck to Alternate Hippolyte in his attempt to seduce mainstream Carla, but she is fully aware he doesn't stand a chance, and only does it because she finds it hilarious to see him being rejected.
Grand Theft Me: Attempts this on Carla but is stopped. Succeeds with Gladys in the season 4 finale.
Killed Off for Real: Played with: His body is destroyed in season 4, but both his personalities are separated and survive... only for Dr. Parker to be accidentally killed again by Hippolyte, while his Damien persona Came Back Wrong before being killed too in the finale.
Manipulative Bastard: The Damien persona in the season 4 finale; he successively took advantage of Nadège's trauma to use her as a temporary slave to bring him Gladys's body, and then uses his mental powers to "convince" Cindy and Alternate Hippolyte to fight by his side, taking advantage of their feelings for Alternate Caleb and Carla, respectively.
Posthumous Character: He gets mentionned several times, but he is already dead by the time the story starts.
A company who deals with fashion design for superheroes. They serve as the main villain for season 2 by pulling out a plan to take over the Flander's Company so they could sell their products to supervillains as well, firing Trueman in the process. They then proceed to get rid of all the employees, one after the other, so they can get complete control over the company. Though they succeed, Trueman and his ex-employees eventually take the company back. The C.C then attempt to pull out a new plan at the beginning of season 3, but, before they could do it, their installations and most of them are decimated by Aegis, who were after Flander's and didn't know they had lost control. The few remaining members eventually join forces with Trueman to fight Aegis.
The Chessmaster: They put a scheme in place from season 1 to 2 in order to take over the Flander's Company.
Enemy Mine: They team up with the Flander's Company in season 3 against Aegis.
Hoist By Their Own Petard: After they lost the Flanders in the season 2 finale, they cover the event so it can give them time to take over it again. As a result, Aegis identifies them as the real owners of the Flanders' Company, and they are the first to get their Roaring Rampage of Revenge in the face. The whole Corporation ends up mostly destroyed because of this, leaving only Carla and her small group.
Knight of Cerebus: To a minor extent: their introduction marks the point where the show started to have an actual plot.
The boss and founder of C.C Corporation, the latter being named after her initials.
Badass: The first character to be confronted with Damien and not only survive, but counter his powers. Even more impressive, she actually almost defeated the whole Flander's Company on her own in the season 2 finale.
Batman Gambit: Relies on this to push the remaining members faithful to Trueman to demission after taking over the Flander's so she won't have to waste money by merely firing them.
The Dragon: Technically, she was this to Jocelyn and Chantal, but...
Dragon-in-Chief: She was pretty much the most active when it came to lead the C.C. Even lampshaded when the Flander's Company is taken over, as she mentions she will be leading while Jocelyn will only sexually harass his secretary and go to parties.
Dragon Ascendant: In season 2, after Chantal's and Jocelyn's death. Though considering what remains of the C.C. at this point, that doesn't really qualify as an ascension.
Shock and Awe: Her superpower, with puts her amongst the heaviest hitters of the series.
Surrounded by Idiots: After Jocelyn's and Chantal's death, she and Nadège are the only intelligent persons in their group; all the others are a bunch of morons who hardly realize they are supposed to fight (if they are able to fight at all, like Déborah, who spent more time whining than anything during fights).
Stone Wall: In season 2; her power makes her literally indestructible as long as it is active, even rendering her immune to Damien's telepathy, but since she has no offensive power otherwise, she is unable to fight back. She corrects this in season 3 and 4 by using guns.
Weak, but Skilled: As far as supers go in this Universe, she has a rather weak power with no real offensive potential; on the other hand, said power is extremely versatile, she is quite skilled with computers and she has fairly good aiming skills.
A C.C fashion designer, and complete airhead.
Bears Are Bad News: She gets eaten by a polar bear. Who later dies of food poisoning, the poor beast.
Too Dumb to Live: Getting Cindy to wear a girly, horrible dress against her will was one thing, but promising to make more such dresses when seeing her crying in shock about it? That was borderline suicide.
An annoying villain wannabe that was rejected by the Flander's Company. Especially disliked by Hippolyte.
Animal Motifs: Butterfly. The song playing for his first appearance is titled "Papillon de lumière" ("Butterfly made of light"); he seems to teleport within a cloud of light butterflies, and once wears a ridiculous butterfly costum.
Ascended Extra: Like many characters, he was first introduced as one of the candidate to be supervillains. He came back in season 2, where he is recruited by the C.C as a way to force Hippolyte into demission.
Fashion-Victim Villain: Invoked several times as a constant running gag. His poor fashion sense has the gift to horrify Hippolyte, Déborah considers it bad, and, as Carla once put it, "his mere haircut is an invitation to murder".
They Killed Kenny: Justified. It's explicitly mentionned he has the ability to resurrect after being killed. Hippolyte takes a sadistic pleasure in using this to kill him as many times as possible. Despite this power, he constantly fears death. Nadège even calls him out about it in the finale, pointing out that he shouldn't care, since he always comes back.
What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Played with. His main power (using his absurd dance to hypnotize people into dancing with him) sure isn't powerful, but it did allow him to give Hippolyte a hard time in the season 2 finale. He fails to be of any use against Aegis, but then again, we are talking about guys who were basically a bunch of God Mode Sues.
A team of Knight TemplarHero Antagonists introduced in season 3 as the new major antagonist. When first introduced, they savagely destroy the C.C Corporation's installations for unknown reasons. Later, they start attacking and decimating supervillains everywhere, and it's revealed they are looking for the Flander's Company.It's eventually revealed they are formerly a small group of weak superheroes who, after helping Dr. Jean-Luc Shredder to escape the Flander's Company, ended up with one of their members gravely injured, forcing Dr. Shredder to use the others as guinea pigs to try to find a cure... using the Damien Project formula. Predictably, this ended up turning them into incredibly powerful superpowered psychopaths who want to destroy the Flander's Company and end the current system, which they believe is intolerable. They are eventually defeated through an alliance of the Flander's and the remains of the C.C Corporation.
The Dreaded: Both the C.C. and the Flander's Company are scared shitless of them, and for good reason.
Knight of Cerebus: They were taken surprisingly seriously for this show. The C.C. Corporation was just a corrupt group trying to take over the Company and had no known body count. Aegis attempted to destroy supervillains as a whole, and succeeded in killing 75 of them.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: They are understandably disgusted by Superheroes working together with Supervillains for common profit and want to end this system. What the fail to realize is, this system is what prevent supers from just outright slaughtering each others.
Badass Normal: Apparently, this is what he was initially, since he had no known powers.
Covert Pervert: He appears as the most serious, strait-laced member of the team and displays no emotion, but Pyro once mentioned that the only thing that made her clothes interesting to him was when he stripped her of them.
Taking You with Me: When he realizes Trueman is completely overpowering him and the system can't be ended without disastrous consequences, he tries to blow up the whole planet along with him. Trueman manages to stop him by teleporting him on the moon.
Axe Crazy: She seems to be the one whose personality was altered the most by the formula, resulting in her laughing insanely when fighting, shooting almost everything in sight and taking a sadistic pleasure in killing her opponents. She even appeared disappointed when Kevin agreed to talk without being tortured first.
Villainous Harlequin: The way he dresses, though with a black-and-white theme rather than garish colors.
Brotherhood of Shadows
A congregation of big-name Supervillains that works to maintain the hero/villain status quo instituted 30 years ago by Oswald Trueman. They gather on a satellite in low Earth orbit, either through holographic video conferences or in person. The Brotherhood members spend more time bickering than being efficient, though.
Villainous Breakdown: Uncharacteristically, he's having one from the moment he's introduced — that's why he's consulting Dr. Parker. He's had enough of the status quo, and especially of being unable to kill any of his superhero enemies for good.
The Comically Serious: Certainly the most serious of the Brotherhood, and the one trying to keep them on track.
Good Counterpart: To the mainstream Flander's Company, literally. Though arguable (see above).
Good Is Not Nice: It's strongly implied this version of the Flander's Company, despite being heroes, is quite sinister behind the scenes. Plus, Georges Trueman is a businessman and only offers his services to those who can actually pay, which doesn't include Africa.
Mirror Universe: Not necessarily or solely along the good-evil axis (both being muddled in a series with mainly Villain Protagonists), but all alternate counterparts are very different from the characters of the original universe.
Abusive Parent: Invoked by Alternate Armand when he outright tells his daughter that his business has more value in his eyes than her virginity. But he is truly confirmed as one when we learn he injected her with Mind Control nanites to turn her into a killer without her knowing.
Big Bad Ensemble: Is revealed in the finale to be part of it, sharing the role with Damien and the Chorist.
Easily Forgiven: Even though he took George's side in his plan, Cindy and Armand decided to spare him and allow him to stay in the company. Though Cindy does express some regret about this decision.
Alternate Armand Trueman
Alternate Armand Trueman
Benevolent Boss: In contrast to his counterpart, once he takes over his Universe's Flander's in the finale, he is shown to be very much this. In the epilogue, one of his employees comes and asks him if he can takes a time off due to his daughter being ill. Alternate Armand answers by giving him three times the number of day he was asking, plus an additional pay so he can buy a gift for his daughter.
Anti-Hero: He is far saner than anyone in the original Flander's universe, but he still displays shades of it; when temporarly working with Cindy as a villain, and learning the rules villains go by in this universe, he suggests that, since they can't kill Mary-Jane Watson according to the contract, they might just break her a bone or two to make it look more realistic. This causes Cindy to express disbelief about Caleb being a hero despite such a mentality.
Badass: Easily one of the most badass character in the series. He handled Cindy in a fight, curb-stompedCarla of all people, and manages to go toe-to-toe with a Damien-possessed Gladys in the series finale.
Mind over Matter: Her power is mentioned to be Telekinesis, though she appears to only use it to redirect her bullets. She does use it fully in the finale against Hippolyte after he manages to disarm her.
Chekhov's Gunman: He is first introduced in the season 2 finale on a video left behind to explain the Damian project, should the company need it. Season 3 has him showing up for real and being responsible for "creating" Aegis.
Mad Scientist: Played with; he actually is a fairly reasonable scientist at the first look, polite and perfectly willing to help the Flander's stop Aegis when they find him. On the other hand, he is not above experimenting dangerous formulas on animals or humans, and his inventions tend to backfire a lot.
Mr. Exposition: This is how he is first introduced, and generally the main role he plays in all his appearances.
Only Sane Man: When working for Aegis; he decides to help the Flander's Company because, unlike Liam and his teammates, he does realize that destroying the current system of cooperation between villains and heroes isn't a good idea.
An army of female zombies from an Alternate Universe where they have almost eradicated humanity. Following the temporal paradox caused by the interactions between the two versions of the Flander's Company, several breaches open between the worlds, allowing them to reach the two worlds and attack it from everywhere. As a result, they serve as the main villains for most of the season, until the finale at least.
Zerg Rush: They are relatively easy to kill if you consider most characters in the cast have superpowers, but they are so numerous that they can quickly overpower and exhaust their enemies. By the end of season 4, most of the protagonists can hardly keep up.