Characters: Freedom Force

Character sheet for Freedom Force.

The Freedom Force

The Minuteman

"For Patriot City"

An aging Nuclear physicist who helped create the Atom Bomb. He gets shot when he observes another scientist selling secrets to the Obviously Evil Sukhov. In his dying moments he touches an Energy X infused statue and is revived as... THE MINUTEMAN!


"For the good of all"

A former advisor to Lord Dominion. However, when he learned of his master's plan for Earth, he fled with Energy X in order to gift it to the best of humanity so they may stand up to the Domain. He then takes it upon himself to guide Earth's heroes as... MENTOR!

El Diablo

"Diablo listo"

A former petty criminal that was nearly killed in neighbourhood gang warfare. When he gains his power, he learns the true scope and beauty of the world and reforms as the fiery and passionate... EL DIABLO!

  • Badass Mustache
  • Captain Ersatz: Of the Human Torch, but Hispanic.
  • Flight: As expected from the above trope.
  • Foreshadowing: Tombstone claims that he will one day marry the Sea Urchin. Mind you, at he time he said it El Diablo had been erased from time, and his memory was possibly as muddled as everyone else's.
  • Glass Cannon: Can't take much but his higher tier moves can decimate anything that doesn't resist fire.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Every other word he says is Spanish.
  • The Lancer: The hotheaded Latin Lover to Minuteman's serious Cape.
  • Latin Lover: He never misses an opportunity for voice his attraction to a woman.
  • Magikarp Power: In the first game, he only has his basic attacks none of which are upgraded and to top it off he has an elemental weakness to the enemies he's introduced too. But level him up and he becomes one of the best damage dealers in the game. In the sequel, he's nearly indispensable for the first half of the game.
  • Personality Powers: Take a guess.
  • Playing with Fire: Caused by Energy X interacting with his hotheaded nature.
  • Retgone: Entropy erases him from time shortly into the third act of the second game. He gets better by the end.


"Peaches and cream"

The prettiest girl on campus, she was disdainful of her roommate's Wiccan beliefs. But one night, her roommate's mysterious statue talks to her and gives her great powers, and instructs her to fight evil as... THE ALCHEMISS!


"Full of energy"

Millionaire Playboy who is struck with Energy X. He goes to his scientist brother for help when he begins to create Energy X uncontrollably, but then refuses the Powered Armor he is offered. Another blast of energy then kills his brother and destroys his lab. In penance for this, he dons the armour and becomes... THE MAN-BOT!

  • The Atoner
  • Badass: OK, so he's just wearing Powered Armor, but he never takes it off.
  • The Big Guy: Of the original five members of Freedom Force.
  • Blessed with Suck
  • Break the Haughty: His extreme vanity disappears after he accidentally kills his brother with his abilities.
  • Captain Ersatz: His powers and his plight are essentially those of The Human Bomb from Freedom Fighters.
    • His armor also looks a lot like Iron Man's original set.
  • Death by Origin Story: The death of his brother thanks to his powers is what caused him to become The Atoner.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of the first Freedom Force, Man-Bot stays behind in the celestial clock to keep the time portal back to present day open, allowing Freedom Force to return home
  • Jerk Jock: Shades of it in his backstory.
  • Meaningful Name: Ted Taylor. Not only does it bring to mind Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle, but also Tim Taylor. "More power", indeed.
  • Mighty Glacier: Although you can make him able to fly later on to improve his mobility.
    • Leaving you able to play him as either a foot-slogging tank or a long ranged artillery/Energy battery.
  • Millionaire Playboy: His backstory, he also has a little bit of Jerk Jock too.
  • Name's the Same: His name is shared with that of a nuclear physicist, who is also called Ted Taylor.
  • Personality Powers: He was very full of himself when he got affected by Energy X, resulting in him being literally full of energy.
  • Power Incontinence
  • Powered Armor: It was built to contain his unstable energy but it works just like one. Though how isn't explained, his brother built it as a mobility aid. Either he modified it himself or he powers the flight and energy blasts through the Energy X he creates alone.
  • Pure Energy
  • Superpower Meltdown
  • Twenty Four Hour Armour: Justified in that, however uncomfortable wearing it may be, it's peanuts compared to what happens if he takes it off.

The Ant

"You called for an ant?"

Bullied high school nerd who loves ants. One day, he's infused with the powers of the ants and then prevents his bullies from committing a far more serious crime. From then on he's dedicated to fighting crime as...THE ANT!

  • Gadgeteer Genius: Makes his own acid bombs.
  • Rock Beats Laser: More often than not the best way for Ant to do damage is not to use his acid bombs but to have him pick up big things (like rocks) and toss them at enemies. Especially useful and funny during the Deja Vu arc when enemies with laser pistols die from a thrown rock.
  • Stone Wall: Can't inflict much outside of acid bomb or his later melee strikes but he has incredible endurance and agility.
  • The Smart Guy: Often researches a way to beat the Monster of the Week.

Liberty Lad

"I'm itching for a tussle"

The young president of Minuteman's fan club is injured by Pinstripe while watching Freedom Force in action. A blood transfusion from his idol saves him in time, and so he decides to don a costume and aid his saviours as... LIBERTY LAD!


"Unit ready"

A deadly human hunting machine from the future possibly sent back to destroy Earth's mightiest protectors, Freedom Force themselves! Once neutralized, Mentor is able to realign the robotic rapscallion to the greater good as...MICROWAVE!

  • Badass
  • Expy: His origin as an advanced robot built by a villain and subsequently joining the heroes is reminiscent of The Vision.
  • Flight, Strength, Heart: On top of his radiation powers Microwave has the ability to retrieve fruit.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Initially he's a Killer Robot from a Bad Future...
  • I Love Nuclear Power: His main weapon is a microwave beam that can irradiate targets.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Mentor's reprogramming, plus the damage he sustained in his first fight with Freedom Force conveniently erases his memories of the future.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Microwave was one and his "Clone Self" ability allows him to make some for you.
  • Mighty Glacier: Made of metal and near immune to radioactivity and physical attacks. His attack powers are decent but short-ranged (except for one that's annoyingly inaccurate), and he moves like the terminator. Once you unlock teleport some of these shortcomings disappear.
  • Pick Your Human Half: Averted in that Microwave looks and acts like a robot.
  • Robo Speak
  • Scissors Cuts Rock: One of Microwave's special abilities inverts the target's resistances and weaknesses, making what they could previously shrug off kill them. It's especially effective against Entropy.
  • Shout-Out: Mike comes from a future where machines have usurped humanity and took over the world. Where have we heard that before?
  • The Smart Guy: He's a robot from the future with highly advanced sensors. Kid knows stuff.


"Want me to pull a fast one?"

An ace pilot who loves speed. After his plane was shot down, he discovered he could outrun bullets and move fast enough to create whirlwinds. Though he opts for a quiet life back in Patriot City, Minuteman soons convinces him to become...BULLET!


"I am the Law"

A judge's assistant who becomes the target of hitmen when she agrees to testify in a murder case. Though under heavy attack, she recieves the blessing of Energy X and becomes... LAW!


An honest policeman assigned to watch of the woman who would later become Law. In their most desperate hour, he is transformed into... ORDER!

Man O' War

Hank Waters was a down on his luck fisherman about to pack in the business. That is, until he discovered a stowaway on his boat and hit a storm. After the ordeal he found himself transformed into... MAN O'WAR!

  • Expy: of Aquaman and Namor the Submariner.
  • Eyepatch of Power
  • Fish People
  • Lightning Bruiser: Once he gets flight.
  • Papa Wolf: Hints of it towards Sea Urchin, and the younger members of Freedom Force in general.
  • Sean Connery: Okay, not really, but it certainly sounds like him.
  • Shock and Awe: His powers include bio-electricity.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Man O' War is a pretty solid character but when the mechanical arc comes along he is practically required for his lightning attacks.
    • In the sequel, his electricity and energy X-resistance makes him the best wraith-hunter bar none. He's also extremely good against the Final Boss.

Sea Urchin

A young stowaway on Hank Water's ship. When a storm hits, she becomes the bubbly and eager...SEA URCHIN!


"For Gaia!"

A mysterious woman who appeared one day in Patriot Park. She can commune with nature, but none know her true identity. To the world she is known only as... EVE!


"I am judge and jury"

Nathan Graves is a devoted husband, framed for his wife's murder by his slimy next door neighbour. Energy X strikes him at the moment of his execution. Nathan Graves dies, but in his place rises... TOMBSTONE!

  • Anti-Hero: He's not that bad for a Nineties Anti-Hero and seems more focused on people who evaded justice than just killing every bad guy that he finds (this makes sense since the Freedom Force probably wouldn't allow him around if he were a Sociopathic Hero.)
  • Anti-Heroes Sound Deep
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He is called Tombstone but he is a good guy.
  • Darker and Edgier: Still Played for Laughs, but the guy possesses and kills people, attacks them with electricity from his own execution and causes animals to wither and die by his mere presence.
  • Demonic Possession: An inverted heroic example Tombstone can possess enemies.
  • Energy Being: Basically an energy x-induced ghost.
  • Ghostly Chill: Tombstone's basic punches deal cold damage.
  • Guns Akimbo
  • In a Single Bound
  • Intangible Man: In his Secret Origins cutscene he displays this power, but it's not really a factor in gameplay.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Tombstone has good stats across the board: The only thing that really stands out is his 7/10 endurance (granting him a massive 220 HP). His powers run the gamut from some decent and quickly unlocked attacks to some useful utility spells, like his possession spell, a few (mostly redundant) defensive powers, and a late-game teleport spell. His only real 'weakness' is his energy X vulnerability, which many late-game foes use.
  • Nineties Anti-Hero: As a clash from the Silver Age of everyone else. The game still manages to play it for laughs.
  • Power Nullifier: His "Power Devour" ability.
  • Shock and Awe: His pistols shoot electricity from his execution.
  • That Man Is Dead:
    Tombstone: Run, fools, and tell the wicked that their lies shall be brought into the light. For where Nathan Graves once stood... only Tombstone remains!
  • The Faceless: Never takes his execution hood off. It appears to have become his face.
  • The Lancer: Never really interacts with Freedom Force's more idealistic members but his attitude is very much this when compared to Minuteman's.
  • White Mask of Doom: Actually his execution hood.
  • Voice of the Legion: Mild example.

Green Genie

"Have a little Genie"

The rebellious daughter of an Arabian businessman who is granted the gift of Energy X shortly before an unwanted marriage. She enacts revenge upon her cruel father and escpaes to aid those less fortunate at...THE GREEN GENIE!


When a young boy's wilful ignorance or his proud heritage causes the death of his grandfather, the spirit of a God bonds with him to restore his grandfather to life and to protect the world as... QUETZALCOATL!

Black Jack

Jack Spade was all too eager to go to war, but his mentor kept him safely away from the front lines. Upon witnessing the power of Blitzkrieg, he resolves to aid the war effort as... BLACKJACK!


"For my country"

An Olympic fencer whose skill caught the attention of the odorous Blitzkrieg. He brainwashed her into being an agent of Nazi Germany, but when the sight of the French flag restores his self control and her patriotism she seeks to atone for her acts as...TRICOLOUR!

Sky King

"Rocket pack ready, let's take to the skies"

A movie star who wanted to help fight the good fight. When his modifications to his suit paid off as he apprehended a German spy, he decided to go to Europe, to make known the legend of...THE SKY KING!

  • Ascended Fanboy: Sky King was an adventure movie star who wanted to be a real hero.
  • Badass Normal: He's a normal man in a suit. In fact, he's probably more normal than the other 40's heroes.
    • Except for the wrist mounted chainguns and the rocket pack with super-sonic capabilities.
  • Death from Above
  • Reverse the Polarity: Invoked by Bullet to get Sky King's rocket pack working for real.
  • Powered Armor


A former burglar, she recieved her powers in prison and decided to reform as...THE BLACKBIRD!

Iron Ox

A former boxing champion who was exposed to Energy X and became...IRON OX!


A mysterious ally. Is he a robot, a human, an alien? Is he from mankind's past, or its distant future? All we know is, he is...THE SUPERCOLLIDER!

The Bard

Harry Holmes, a William Shakespeare fanboy who recently lost the love of his life. Throwing away his lute in frustration, he inadvertently ruptured an Energy X container and became imbued with the power of the muse, thereby transforming him into...THE BARD!

  • Ascended Fanboy: Sort of. Started off as a fan of Shakespeare, then became a Shakespeare-themed superhero.
  • Ballistic Bone: Throws exploding skulls for his move "Alas, poor Yorick."


Nuclear Winter

"Sorry for the frosty reception"

When Russian secret agent Sukhov was being chased by the newly transformed Minuteman and his ally Mentor, he was frozen in liquid nitrogen. This interacted with the tiny dose of Energy X within his body to create...NUCLEAR WINTER!


"Come and get me do-gooders"

A mafia boss made all the more daunting by Energy X. He rules the criminals of Patriot City as...PINSTRIPE!

  • Expy: Of Kingpin.
  • Cigar Chomper
  • The Don
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Go ahead tell me with a straight face he's not Al Capone with purple skin.
  • Stone Wall: Rarely will he ever kill anything but his passive allows him to negate damage from the most common attacks in the game which causes him to be damn hard to take down with your low level heroes.


"Let darkness surround you"

A former model who recieved a small scar to her cheek. Seeing herself as now warped and ugly, she decided to make the entire world so. She creates an underground kingdom which she rules over as... THE SHADOW!

Deja Vu

"You won't be smiling anymore | when you see what I have in store"

A schizophrenic who escaped from a sanitarium with the aid of his new powers. Able to duplicate himself and others, Freedom Force soon know the power of...DEJA VU!

Deja Vu: I've been hit / I don't feel well / I fall down / You go to *groan*
  • Gamebreaker: Since he's so easy to beat and has a predictable AI pattern you can farm his clones for near infinite prestige.
  • Glass Cannon: Subverted in that he isn't that strong despite his radiation gun but he literally has glass bones.
  • Me's a Crowd
  • Rhymes on a Dime.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Deja Vu has the incredibly unfortunate weakness to crushing attacks which is the most common type of attack from your heroes, a couple of jabs to the face and he shatters like glass.

Mr. Mechanical

"Time to watch a real architect at work"

A failed architect who was laughed out of town. With his ambition of revenge fueled by Timemaster, he intends to create a monument to destruction through the steel legions of...MR MECHANICAL!


A God from another dimension. He attempts to lure innocent women to become his servants, and Eve is the prize of that collection. Freedom Force must somehow content with the otherworldly power of...PAN!


The right hand man of Lord Dominion, he leads the forces of the Domain into battle as...PRAETOR!

Lord Dominion

Ruler of the Domain, he controls all of time and space except for Earth. He unleashes Energy X upon the most evil and twisted of its inhabitants to watch the planet tear itself apart. This leads to the birth of Freedom Force, a constant thorn in the side of...LORD DOMINION!

Time Master

"In my domain I have all the power"

He who controls all of time yet is still bound to it by the chains of his own mortality. It is his goal to conquer death by destroying everything but him, leaving only...TIMEMASTER!

Red Oktober

A Russian witch who allies herself with Nuclear Winter. In an effort to protect the interests of the Motherland, she fights Freedom Dorce as...RED OKTOBER!


An Italian opera aficionado. Blitzkrieg entrusts him with important tasks, which only serves to boost the indomitable ego of...FORTISSIMO!

Red Sun

A Japanese warrior who was split into a Hive Mind of identical bodies. His enemies know true fear as the face down dozens of enemies, each one an exact replica of...RED SUN!


A powerful mad psychic in the employ of the Third Reich. His foul plans know no morality, and he attempts to create a world under Nazi rule as...BLITZKRIEG!

  • Big Bad: Of the second game, until Entropy comes in after his defeat.


A being of near infinite power. She thrives on the chaos of existence, and using her powers for pain and destruction only serve to heighten her abilities. Surely all the universe will not fall before the power of... ENTROPY!