Characters: Flander's Company
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Flander's CompanyA Company in charge with recruiting, teaching, training and eventually assigning supervillains to superheroes. The supervillains formed by the company follow a strict set of rules by fighting superheroes according to a plan that end up with them losing in exchange for being paid.
- Academy of Evil
- Card-Carrying Villains: It says something that their motto is "We do evil, and we do it good."
- Contractual Genre Blindness: Part of the rules they are supposed to follow, since their business requires to always let the good guys win.
- 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.
- Weird Trade Union: A company trading supervillains.
- Villain Protagonists
The young, charismatic, cunning director of the Flander's Company.
- Affably Evil
- All Your Powers Combined: Temporarily, thanks to the Super Serum.
- 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.
- Bishie Sparkle: Quite frequent, and even weaponized against Jocelyn.
- The Charmer
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Played with. He does indeed display traits of this, but he pretty much makes a rule of always satisfying his clients.
- Diabolical Mastermind: His main way to compensate his lack of powers (with his Charisma).
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He might lead a supervillain company, but he truly cares about his niece Cindy. And his brother, and other niece Gladys, to an extent too.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Even Igor seems to admire him.
- Everything's Better with Sparkles: Often parodied to insist on how awesome he is.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Literally. He once admitted he couldn't clearly understand the concept of saving the widow and the orphan.
- Evil Laugh: He can indulge into this, along with full-on Dr. Evil mannierisms.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Temporarily, at the end of season 3 and season 4.
- Family Values Villain
- Happily Married: Debatably his situation with Carla at the series' end.
- I Just Want to Be Special
- 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.
- Peek-a-Bangs: About half the time.
- Power Echoes: When under the effect of the Super Serum, his voice gets a nice reverb to it.
Hippolyte Kurtzmann / Sadoman
The Human Resource Manager at Flander's.
- Berserk Button: Well, technically, everything makes him angry, but Kevin has the gift to piss him off even more than usual.
- Big Entrance: This is part of what he teaches to supervillains.
- Bondage Is Bad: Well, Sadoman sure isn't a heroic figure...
- Calling Your Attacks:
- "TITS ON FIRE!"
- "COSMIC FIST!"
- Catch Phrase: "Suivant !" ("Next!")
- 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.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy
- 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.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: When in civilian attire.
- Gratuitous German: During his Heroic BSOD against his sister, during the second season episode of the filming of a video clip.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: To be fair, you'd be like this too if your job was to spend all day interviewing supervillain wannabes with ridiculously lame powers while expecting the new Dr. Doom to show up.
- Large Ham: Probably the biggest ham in the whole series. And that's something.
- Retired Badass
- Hand Blast: When charged enough with pain.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Though the "heroic" part is debatable.
- Number Two: Unlike Caleb, he has Mr. Trueman's full trust and is the second most important person in the company. He's the one to welcome important clients when Trueman isn't disponible.
- Obnoxious Snarker: Oh, gosh, is he...Recycle-Man: This is the Flander's Company, the supervillains enterprise, right?
Hippolyte: No, in fact we found the name and logo were nice for a local feminine curling team.
- Odd Friendship: With Caleb.
- Slasher Smile: He doesn't smile often, but when he does... it's this.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist
- 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.
- Badass Finger Snap: To create doubles.
- Berserk Button: Never mess with his coffee.
- BFG: His Nuclear Gun.
- 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.
- Doppelgänger Attack: With his doubles.
- Doppelgänger Spin: He tries this against Alternate Armand, but it doesn't work.
- Geek: In every sense of the term.
- Heterosexual Life Partner: With Hippolyte.
- Labcoat of Science and Medicine
- Mad Scientist: Big time.
- Nerd Glasses
- Odd Friendship
- With Hippolyte; they are pretty much the opposite of each others in personnality, but they are bestfriends.
- Also apparently with Captain Amerloque.
- Opaque Nerd Glasses: When in Professor Kaos mode.
- 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.
- Techno Babble
- Teeny Weenie: According to Cindy in Once Again with Devil. Better not think too much about how she knows that.
- Teleport Spam
- Retired Badass
Mr. Trueman's niece, a teenage barbarian with an axe.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Her axe seems able to cut everything, from flesh to steel or stone. Justified at least starting with season 3, where she is offered an adamantium axe.
- Axe Crazy: Literally.
- An Axe to Grind
- Barbarian Villainess
- Battle Cry: "BOUCHERIE !" ("SLAUGHTER!")
- Belligerent Sexual Tension
- 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.
- Braids of Action
- Celibate Villainess: She appears to be extremely disgusted at the idea of getting a boyfriend, and rejected Trucidator when he attempted to make advances on her.
- Cool Big Sis: Gladys sees her as one.
- Cute Bruiser
- Dark Action Girl
- Deadpan Snarker
- 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.
- Hates Being Touched
- 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.
- Knuckle Cracking
- Little Miss Badass
- Little Miss Snarker: When not busy making threats, she's quite sarcastic.
- Made of Iron
- Super Strength
- Sword Beam: Well, Axe Beam.
- Tsundere / Cannot Spit It Out: She has feelings for Alternate Caleb, but the best she could do about it was to kiss him then insist that this didn't mean she liked him when he left.
- Would Hurt a Child: In the Christmas Special. To be fair, the children apparently weren't humans and were most likely Enfants Terribles.
Dr. Damien Parker
Flander's Company's therapist, and the nicest guy around (usually...).
- Beware the Nice Ones: His Damien Mode.
- Big Bad Ensemble: He becomes part of it in the finale with alternate Georges Trueman and the Chorist.
- Brain in a Jar: After being blown up at the beginning of season 4, this is all that Igor could save. Well, Brain in an Aquarium, to be precise.
- Face-Heel Turn: The Damien persona becomes part of the Big Bad Ensemble in the season 4 finale.
- 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.
- Nice Guy
- Psychic Powers
- Sociopathic Hero: The Damien side of Parker's personality is terrifyingly sociopathic, to the point even the other main characters, despite being dangerous themselves, were initially afraid of him.
- Sore Loser: He doesn't take his defeat against Pyro well and trains hard so he'll be able to face her the next time.
- Super-Powered Evil Side
- Token Eviller Teammate: Ironically, the Damien persona is much more psychopathic and cruel than anyone else in the main cast.
- Token Good Teammate
- Villainous Breakdown: Goes through one after his defeat against Pyro.
- Walking Spoiler
- The Brute
- Captain Ersatz: Of Warduke from France Five (same actor and costume).
- Chained by Fashion
- Hopeless Suitor: For Cindy Trueman.
- Horned Humanoid
- Mistaken for Gay: By Dr. Parker at first, and others.
- Super Strength
- Token Minority: Being the Token Black Guy is a problem, since other supervillains tend to be Politically Incorrect Villains.
Armand's brother, Cindy and Gladys' doting father.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: To Cindy.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's a nice guy, but you don't want to make him angry. Non-Action Guy or not, he still has two ridiculously strong barbarian girls as his daughters.
- Nice Guy: Probably the only guy in the Company who can rival Dr. Parker in this area.
- Non-Action Guy: As he put it himself:George: Deplaced demonstrations of virility aren't exactly my cup of tea.
- The Load: Lampshaded in season 3, when he gets mad that Hippolyte feels useless:George: You're telling this to ME?! Listen, my brother owns all the company, my youngest daughter could crush my head with her finger, and even Gringo can make a better coffee than me! Honestly, apart from smiling like a dumbass and making the company more sympathtic, I don't bring much here!
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Judging by the few hints we got of his wife, you gotta assume their relationship was this.
- Token Good Teammate: Not as much as Dr. Parker, but he comes close.
Cindy's hulking younger sister.
- Ambiguous Gender: If not for the haircut, everyone would mistake her for a guy. Done on purpose, since she is played by a guy.
- And Call Him George: The usual result when she starts "playing" with someone. Usually Caleb.
- An Axe to Grind: Like Cindy.
- Bear Hug: She gets scolded by Cindy for this habit after nearly crushing Caleb to death.
- The Big Guy: She is taller and stronger than Cindy (despite being younger).
- Catch Phrase: "Hu?"
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength
- Dumb Muscle
- From a Single Cell: She can regenerate from just an ear, as Georges points out, although it will take her months. And as shown near the series' ending, it can go awry.
- Healing Factor: When possessed by Damien, it's revealed that Gladys's is strong enough to regenerate her own arm. And whole body.
- Incoming Ham: "DADDY! I AM HUNGRY!"
- Psychotic Manchild: Though she actually is a child.
- Real Women Eat Meat: She's fond of boudin (blood sausages) and "meat lollipops" (raw steak on a stick, actually).
- Super Strength
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Inverted. Her father and elder sister look both quite average, but Gladys... well... let's just say she is even less feminine than Cindy.
- Younger Than They Look: She is six years old (when first introduced in season 2), and taller than both her older sister and her father.Trucidator: Wait, you mean Godzilla here is six?
Caleb's stereotypical lab assistant.
- Ascended Extra: He was initially introduced as a one-shot character at the beginning of season 2. Caleb eventually recruits him as his assistant in season 3.
- Body Horror: Due to his Mix-and-Match Man look.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Genius Ditz: He might appear to be dumb or crazy, but he is at least as smart as Caleb.
- The Igor: Of course. To Caleb to be accurate.
- Informed Deformity: His visible deformities are limited to a scar drawn over the face and a hunchback, yet he's described in-universe as "having had a run-in with a Parkinsonian surgeon".
- Mad Scientist
- Mix-and-Match Man: Played for laugh. He is made of multiple persons' parts put together.
- Nightmare Fetishist
- Scars Are Forever
- Speech Impediment
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Not often, but he does the traditional Igor entrance from offscreen.
- Überwald: He comes from there.
- Verbal Tic: "Gnéé!"
Oswald TruemanArmand's and George's deceased father, and the previous director.
- Bad Boss: He refused to let Dr. Shredder quit, and sent a supervillain squad after him when he tried to leave anyway.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: If what we know from him is anything to go by, he might have been much worse than his son.
- Jerkass: According to Dr. Shredder, at least.
- Posthumous Character: He gets mentionned several times, but he is already dead by the time the story starts.
C.C CorporationA 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.
- Incompetence, Inc.: Other than Carla and Nadège, the organisation is pretty much this; their leader is a Mean Boss, their fashion designers are a duo of dumbasses with horrible fashion sense (in a company in charge with creating costumes for Superheroes, moreover), the boss's son is a Spoiled Brat Handsome Lech, and their Sixth Ranger is a stupid supervillain-wannabe with a lame power. You gotta wonder how this organisation even works.
- 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.
Chantal ConnasseThe boss and founder of C.C Corporation, the latter being named after her initials.
- Bad Boss: When she's threatening her You Have Failed Me subordinates with becoming part of their new Budapest sub-company, she's not just talking about them being Reassigned to Antarctica... but having them integrated into the concrete foundation.
- Bigger Bad: Of season 2; She technically was the one behind everything, but her son and Carla were the ones who drove the plot.
- Jerk With A Heartof Jerk: She is first seen mourning about her son's death, hinting that Even Evil Has Loved Ones... then she quickly reveals she is mourning because his death forces her to look sad so she can stay a Villain with Good Publicity, and complains that it's giving her wrinkles.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Let's face it, no-one can really blame Aegis for blasting her.
- Mean Boss
- Meaningful Name: Her family name is a French insult that can be translated either as "Dumbass" or "Bitch". While the first can't be confirmed, the second sure is true.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: She appears for only one episode before she gets killed by Aegis.
- You Have Failed Me: Threatened the other C.C members with this after their failure in season 2.
Jocelyn QuimjoyChantal Connasse's useless son.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Officially, he is the one leading Flander's after Trueman is fired, and as such the Big Bad in season 2. In practice, however, Carla does everything.
- Casanova Wannabe: At one point, he tried to get Carla and Nadège to rejoice in their victory with "alcohol and sex". They agreed for alcohol, but clearly rejected sex.
- The Charmer: Stated to be his only quality; the only reason he was brought along to begin with was so they could take advantage on his natural charisma for business relationships.
- The Dragon: To his mother Chantal.
- Evil Counterpart: To Trueman. Both are young, dynamic directors to the Flander's Company, lack any superpower and possess high charisma (though he sees Trueman as old). The main difference is a Trueman is a Badass Normal Magnificent Bastard while Jocelyn is a lazy Spoiled Brat Pointy-Haired Boss who leaves all the work to his Dragon-in-Chief. They even are the ones fighting each others in the finale.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Cindy cut him in pieces with her axe until only a spill of blood remained. And then Armand stepped on the few bits that remained of him.
- Handsome Lech
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Literally. With his depraved behaviour, arrogant attitude toward Trueman and obvious laziness, it's hard to feel sorry for him when Cindy slays him.
- Killed Off for Real
- Pointy-Haired Boss
- Smug Snake
- Spoiled Brat
The most efficient and proactive member of C.C Corporation, with eletric superpower to boot.
- Arch-Enemy: Serves as this to the Flander's Company as a whole until her Heel-Face Turn.
- 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.
- Badass Boast: "Don't underestimate me, woodlouses!"
- 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.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Tried to kill the heroes without wasting time in Evil Gloating. Also, see Batman Gambit.
- She unfortunately also acts Genre Blind in season 3 by failing to realize Armand would betray her once Aegis was disposed of. Made even humiliating by the fact that even Kevin and Déborah saw it coming. To be fair, considering the revelation from season 4, it's possible her feelings for Trueman blinded her.
- EMP: An extension of her electric powers, she can create an EMP wave that takes out electronics as well as the human nervous system.
- Enemy Mine: With Trueman, against Aegis during season 3.
- Faux Affably Evil
- Happily Married: To Trueman, of all people, at the end of the series.
- The Heavy: Of season 2.
- Heel-Face Turn: In season 4.
- Manipulative Bitch
- Psycho Electro
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She makes one in season 4 against Trueman after learning his Company is fragilised. It fails thanks to Über-Caleb's intervention.
- Say My Name: "ARMAND!"
- 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).
- Villainous Breakdown: She goes through one during the Aegis story arc.
- Whip It Good
The CC's accountant, and Carla's second-in-command after Chantal's death.
- Action Survivor: Managed to survive entire months in an alternate reality plagued with a Zombie Apocalypse, though it had quite violent repercussions on her sanity.
- Badass Bookworm: Her informatician skills match Caleb's.
- Beleaguered Assistant: To Carla.
- The Dragon: Becomes this to Carla after Chantal's death.
- Evil Genius
- Girls with Guns: Becomes this during season 3 to compensate for her lack of offensive powers.
- Cloudcuckoolander: In season 4, after her experience in the Choristes' universe. Though more in a crazy, paranoid way than the dumb, silly way of her comrades.
- The Comically Serious: In season 2 and 3. In season 4... not so much anymore.
- Not So Above It All: At the beginning of season 3, she admits to Carla that, while she didn't take part in Kevin's and Deborah's idiotic welcome back ceremony, she did help decorate Maxcence.
- Number Two: To Carla.
- Put on a Bus: She disappears after Mello sent her in a black hole at the end of season 3... ...but she is brought back in season 4 thanks to the opening caused by the two universes' interactions.
- 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.
- Unwitting Pawn: to Damien at the end of season 4.
- 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.
Déborah LevinskyA 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.
- The Ditz: Believe it or not, this is actually her power. Her head is so empty it makes her invulnerable to any form of psychic attacks, including Damien's telepathy and Silver's psychic powers.
- Everyone Has Standards: Even her thinks some of Kevin's tastes in clothes are ridiculous.
- Fashion-Victim Villain: Invoked in-universe. Her and Maxence's poor sense of fashion is so extreme that Carla was able to use it to harass Cindy into demission.
- Funny Afro: During Hitomi's clip.
- Human Shield: An unusual example of the trope: Damien uses her, not as a hostage, but as an actual shield to Silver's telepathic attacks. And it works.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Ninja: Subverted; though she once dresses as a (very stylish) ninja and pretends to know jiujitsu, she's hardly awesome.
- Killed Off for Real: In season 4
- Psychic Block Defense: Damien is baffled that his psychic powers can't affect her, and wonder if she's some kind of mystic Buddhist monk. The truth is that her brain is empty.
MaxenceAnother C.C fashion designer, usually teamed with Déborah.
- Butt Monkey: Especially in season 3.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Trueman shoots him in season 3 finale so he won't try to get Caleb's potion for himself. Also, For the Evulz.
- Mook Lieutenant: For the henchmen.
- Sidekick: To Déborah.
- 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.
- Shout-Out: Toward the middle of season 3, he ends up bald, in a wheelchair and possessing psychic powers. He is inexplicably back to his original condition later, however.
- Unexplained Recovery: See the Shout-Out entry.
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.
- Arch-Enemy: To Hippolyte.
- 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.
- Blinding Bangs: In his "rocker" form.
- Butt Monkey: To Hippolyte essentially.
- Cool Shades: Parodied.
- Dirty Coward: When captured by Aegis, he immediately gives away the new location of the Flander's Company Building rather than face torture.
- The Ditz
- 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".
- Golf Clubbing
- Involuntary Dance: His primary superpower.
- Iron Butt Monkey: See They Killed Kenny.
- Joke Character
- Loud of War / The Power of Rock: Another of his superpowers. Backfires spectacularly the one time he tries to use it.
- Resurrective Immortality: The reason he is an Iron Butt Monkey; he can and does get killed several times, but has the ability to resurrect each time. Doesn't mean he is immune to the pain however.
- Sissy Villain
- Super Zero
- 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.
- Transformation Sequence
- Throw the Dog a Bone: He finally gets a Crowning Moment of Awesome in the finale by defeating Alternate Hippolyte on his own, which he found quite cathartic (even if it wasn't the right Hippolyte).
- 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.
AegisA team of Knight Templar Hero 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.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble:
- Pyro is the Sanguine
- Liam is the Choleric
- Mello is the Melancholic
- Silver is the Phlegmatic
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Started out as minor unknown superheroes with lame superpowers. Then turned into a Knight Templar group with ridiculously strong powers.
- Hero Antagonist: Though a Knight Templar version of it.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: They killed Chantal Connasse. No-one will blame them for this.
- 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.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The whole reason behind their motivation, with the Knight Templar aspect.
- 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.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity
- 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.
- Hand Blast
- Heroic BSOD: According to Professor Shredder, he went through one when Silver got injured in their backstory.
- Knight Templar: Taken to the extreme in season 3 finale, where, realizing the system he is trying to stop is required for Earth to stay, he attempts to destroy Earth.
- The Leader
- Standardized Leader: Taken Up to Eleven; he apparently had no power until his exposure to Shredder's formula.
- 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.
- Villainous Breakdown: When he finds out Pyro got killed. And it's scary.
- 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.
- Blondes Are Evil
- Blood Knight
- Dumb Blonde: Invoked by Mello.
- Deadpan Snarker: Toward Silver.
- Fashion-Victim Villain: Invoked; she is described by Hippolyte as a "Godzilla à la Drag Queen".
- Jerk Ass: She constantly acts obnoxious toward Silver for the sake of it.
- Love Interest: to Liam.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Damian's mental blast only gives her a nosebleed. It eventually takes a supernova combined with Carla's temporarly increased powers to kill her.
- Pyro Maniac
- Sensual Spandex: Chantal Connasse calls her out on this, since Lycra had been out of mode since Flashdance.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: She appears to be the least crazy of the group... until Hitomi actually pissed her off.Pyro (to Liam): Okaaaaaaaaay... so actually, I really should stop annoying your sister.
- Expy: Possibly of Jean Grey. She even has a scene where she and Maxence parody X-Men 3.
- Psychic Powers:
- The Stoic
- Consulting Mister Puppet: He sometimes talks to his Joker skull-headed scepter.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He acts cowardly and keeps goofing around, but when acting seriously, he is as dangerous as his teammates.
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially when it comes to his attitude with Pyro.
- Gravity Master: According to the C.C's datas, he could initially only "slightly change gravity". Now however...
- Villainous Harlequin: The way he dresses, though with a black-and-white theme rather than garish colors.
Brotherhood of ShadowsA 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.
Victor Von Fataloose
Victor Von Fataloose
- The Alcoholic: His breakdown results in lot of alcohol consumption, leading notably Carla to doubt about his scientific prowess.
- Cannot Tell a Joke
- Evil Genius: Well, of course. He does contribute to the resolution of the rift problem, with the help of Jean-Luc Shredder.
- Kill Sat: His ship is one, with enough precision for a head shot.
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Of Doctor Doom.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name varies in the credits, from Fatalouze to Fataloose.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Fittingly; he's directly responsible for Reed Richard snapping and opening the interdimensional rift.
- 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.
- Is This Thing On?: He says it when being projected holographically on the satelite.
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Of Magneto.
- No Sense of Humor: Fataloose complains about this after being slammed against the ceiling for a joke.
Alternate Flander's Company
- 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.
- Heroes "R" Us: Deconstructed; while the superheroes created by this Flander's do protect people, the commercial nature of the company allows them to help only those who can pay the price. Even worst, they are injected with Mind Control nanites to ensure they obey orders and sent on actually violent missions. The finale reveals they got better thanks to Trueman's advice.
- 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.
- Shout-Out: Their reality had to create a superhero-producing company after all the actual superheroes were wiped out by a Communist version of Superman.
Alternate Georges Trueman
Alternate Georges Trueman
- 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.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Oh God, yes. He makes Armand, Carla, and Jocelyn look honest in comparison.
- Dirty Coward / Non-Action Big Bad: Once his superheroic minions are defeated and he is left alone against Hippolyte and Caleb, he scarily tries to negotiate with them by offering a We Can Rule Together option; they aren't impressed.
- Evil All Along: His status as a Big Bad isn't revealed until the last two episodes of season 4, though it was hinted before he was less honest than he appeared.
- Evil Counterpart: He is revealed to be this to the mainstream George Trueman in the finale.
- Faux Affably Evil: When revealing his true motivation to Hippolyte, he keeps talking politely to them, even asking why they are hiding from him when they are conversing "between civilized people".
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Killed Off for Real: Caleb and Hippolyte don't appreciate his betrayal.
- Manipulative Bastard: Pretends he wants to helps Hippolyte and Caleb get back to their world when he actually wants to go to their world in order to take control of it.
- Mean Boss: Notably, threatening Gauthier and Caleb with being thrown into an acid pool when they piss him off.
- Mind Control: He uses this on his Armand and Cindy thanks to nanites injected in their system to keep them under his orders for actual violent missions.
- The Napoleon: To the point he forces Kevin to kneel when next to him in his desk, due to Kevin being taller than him. Hippolyte even calls him one.
- Walking Spoiler
- Beleaguered Assistant
- Butt Monkey: Not as much as his mainstream counterpart, but still has his moments.
- Captain Obvious: Invoked by George.
- The Dragon: To George.
- 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.
- Cool Shades
- Deadpan Snarker
- Dragon Ascendant: Though he wasn't actually The Dragon, he takes over the Alternate Flander's Company after his brother's death.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Smug Super: He sure loves his power, and the admiration of the crowds.
- The Stoner
- Super Speed
- Tornado Move: By spinning himself.
Alternate Hippolyte Kurtzmann
Alternate Hippolyte Kurtzmann
- Beehive Barrier: He creates one against the Choristes."Protection Tome de Savoie !"
- Blessed Are the Cheesemakers
- Camp Straight: He is always clean, talks and acts in a very effeminate manner, whines constantly... and he has a relationship with his universe's Carla.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As ridiculous as he is, he is shown to be quite effective in a fight.
- Functional Magic
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His ability to use cheese-based magic, despite being outright ridiculous, is shown to be actually quite useful and powerful when he uses it.
- Invocation: His spells are named for French cheeses.
- Love Makes You Evil: Used on him by Damien through More Than Mind Control.
- Magic Idol Singer: A male version.
- Magic Wand
- Man in White
- Nice Guy: A drastic contrast with the regular Hippolyte. Hilarity Ensues when they have to replace each other.
- Whatevermancy: He's a master of Cheesemancy.
Alternate Caleb/Über Caleb
- 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-stomped Carla of all people, and manages to go toe-to-toe with a Damien-possessed Gladys in the series finale.
- Badass Beard
- Badass Long Coat
- Goggles Do Nothing
- Hand Blast: His primary power. He refers to it as "Quasar Wave".
- Fingerless Gloves
- Kamehame Hadoken
- Lightning Bruiser
- The Mentor: To his universe's Cindy.
- Oblivious to Love: He was completely unaware of Mainstream Cindy's feelings for him until Damien told him.
- Screaming Warrior: Comically deconstructed; his habit to scream when attacking has caused him to frequently lose his voice.
- Spin Attack: Used once to blast Choristes that are surrounding him.
- Three-Point Landing
Alternate Cindy Trueman
Alternate Cindy Trueman
- Action Girl
- Badass Adorable: She is significantly more innocent and nicer than her mainstream counterpart. Still can kick your ass, though.
- Break the Cutie: The reveal that her father was Evil All Along was quite a shock to her. She seems to have got better in the epilogue, though.
- The Chick
- Girly Bruiser
- Girls with Guns
- Gun Fu
- Guns Akimbo
- Little Miss Badass
- 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.
Alternate Carla Burnelle
Alternate Carla Burnelle
Gautier Trueman (alternate Gladys)
Dr. Jean-Luc ShredderA scientist who used to work for the Flander's Company, and took a major part in the Damien Project.
- The Atoner: Toned down, but he does express guilt for accidentally unleashing a bunch of Knight Templar God-Mode Sue Heroes on the Flander's Company.
- 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.
- Eyepatch of Doom
- Labcoat of Science and Medicine
- 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.
- Reluctant Mad Scientist
- Shout-Out: His family name seems like a reference to the same-named villain in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The ChoristesAn 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.
- Attack of the Killer Whatever
- Big Bad Ensemble: Arguably the main villains of season 4 with alternate George and Damien.
- Elite Mook: Zombieber
- Expy: Most of them are obvious parody of Sadako.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: They were created after several singers agreed to use a recent genetic method to procreate through autofecundation. As you guess, it didn't exactly turned out well.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Their main form of attack.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girls
- 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.
- Zombie Apocalypse: An obvious parody of the trope.