Characters / Freedom Force

Character sheet for Freedom Force.


The Freedom Force

The Minuteman

Voiced by: George Ledoux
"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!

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: He initially refuses to believe that Mentor is an alien, because he doesn't believe in aliens.
  • Badass Bookworm: He was an old scientist before gaining his powers. His detailed knowledge of nuclear weapons still comes in handy from time to time.
  • Badass Grandpa: Despite him being de-aged by the Energy X infusion he's at least 60 years old at the start of the game.
  • Cane Fu: His walking cane becomes his main weapon when he gets his powers.
  • Determinator: He can have up to three Heroic points. In the second game, where Heroic points can be used to bring a fallen hero back on his feet, he can be quite difficult to put down for good.
  • Fountain of Youth: One of the effects of his exposure to Energy X.
  • Glass Cannon: Minuteman hits like a truck in melee with his decent strength and high-damage attacks, but has a below-average endurance and goes down quickly under concentrated fire.
  • In a Single Bound: His enhanced strength and agility allow him to jump much higher than a normal human.

Mentor

Voiced by: Rob Waters
"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

Voiced by: Mikhail Islam
"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!

  • 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.
  • Neighborhood Friendly Gangsters: Before his empowerment with Energy X, he ran with a Latino street gang in the Barrio.
  • 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.

Alchemiss

Voiced by: Caroline Brown (Freedom Force)/Charis Leos (vs. The Third Reich)
"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!

  • Alpha Bitch: Before gaining her powers, Alchemiss was self-centred and vain.
  • Attempted Rape: What was probably going to happen to her if she did not get her powers.
  • Expy: She has elements of Scarlet Witch, even her powers have similar peculiarities (Scarlet Witch is a mutant but her powers are also magic, Alchemiss got powers from the statue of a goddess imbued with Energy-X) In the sequel she gets many elements from Jean Grey although it may also count as an Scarlet Witch reference.
  • Catchphrase: "Peaches and cream!"
  • The Chick: Of the original members.
  • Left Hanging: Her ultimate fate when she meets Energy X.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: It's never made clear if her powers are based on Energy X alone or were gifted to her by the Goddess.
  • Skepticism Failure: She mocked her roommate for following some generic wiccanesque religion, then she gets her powers.

Man-Bot

Voiced by: Ian Vogel
"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 Big Guy: Of the original five members of Freedom Force.
  • 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.
  • 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: He's forced to always wear his containment suit to keep his powers in check. Even so, he'll occasionally let off destructive shockwaves when struck.
  • 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.
  • 24-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

Voiced by: Geoffrey Laff
"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

Voiced by: Robin Russell
"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!

  • Kid Sidekick: Becomes one to Minuteman, despite the latter's protests.

Microwave

Voiced by: George Ledoux
"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!

  • 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.

Bullet

Voiced by: George Ledoux
"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!

Law

Voiced by: Lily Allen
"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!

Order

Voiced by: Chris King

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

Voiced by: Stephen Russell

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.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Once he gets flight.
  • Papa Wolf: Hints of it towards Sea Urchin, and the younger members of Freedom Force in general.
  • 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

Voiced by: Emily Abercrombie

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

  • Fish People: Similarly to Man O' War, her exposure to Energy X gave her a fish-like appearance and water-based powers.
  • Genki Girl: She's a perpetually cheerful and energetic teenager.

Eve

Voiced by: Kate Lohman
"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!

  • Expy: She's basically a heroic Poison Ivy with Green Arrow and Hawkeye's archery skills and trick arrows.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She has an attribute called "Crack Shot" which increases her aim; since her arrow powers all have great accuracy already, her aim is pretty much perfect. She has a power called "Homing Arrow" that will follow its target even if that means changing direction mid-flight.
  • Magic Kiss: So powerful that make enemies have a temporary Heel–Face Turn.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Lets face it any scene Eve is in is fanservice.

Tombstone

Voiced by: Rob Waters
"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!

  • 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, and one of his powers disables energy X attacks.
  • '90s 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.

Green Genie

Voiced by: Stacy Fischer
"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!

  • Baleful Polymorph: She can transform her enemies into a vase of flowers or into a friendly minion who will fight for her.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Her only direct attack is a ranged joy buzzer that deals a mighty 4 damage and can't be set to auto-attack. With some proper micro-management, however, her utility spells and disruptive powers make her (potentially) one of the most powerful heroes in the game.
  • Magic Carpet: Her main means of transportation.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Like with Alchemiss the source of her powers is a little ambiguous.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A scantily clad female genie with a nice voice to boot!
  • Reality Warper: Being a genie, this naturally comes with the territory. Her specific specialty is transforming and/or modifying allies and enemies alike.
  • Shock and Awe: Her Electric Joy Buzzer and Static Zap attacks.

Quetzalcoatl

Voiced by: Olga Bell (Johnny)/Keith Smith (Quetzalcoatl)

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!

  • The Medic: Until you unlock his snake-summoning, his only attack is a hexing melee strike that enemies often resist.

Black Jack

Voiced by: George Ledoux

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!

Tricolour

Voiced by: Eve Passeltiner
"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!

  • Badass Normal: She's just an "ordinary" fencer.
    • That can deflect bullets with a sabre, taken dozens of hits and go toe to toe with a giant enraged Gorilla with a whip.
  • Brain Washed And Crazy: She was put under mind control by Blitzkrieg and forced to do his bidding, but fortunately her strong patriotism allowed her to break free of Blitzkrieg's manipulation.
  • Captain Geographic: She is very French.
  • Catch and Return: She not only deflects bullets; she can bounce them back!
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Being a Olympic gold-medalist in fencing gives her speed and agility that can rival individuals with Energy X powers, and her masterful swordsmanship allows her to cut through almost anything with her fencing sword as well as to reflect projectiles back at the assailants, including bullets.

Sky King

Voiced by: Brad Shepard
"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.

Blackbird

Voiced by: Terri Brosius
A former burglar, she recieved her powers in prison and decided to reform as...THE BLACKBIRD!

Iron Ox

Voiced by: Stephen Russell

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

  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Iron Ox is a good melee fighter in his own right but he falls behind compared to faster or more versatile heroes like Bullet and Supercollider.

Supercollider

Voiced by: Mark Stevick

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

Voiced by: Alexx Kay

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."

Supervillains

Nuclear Winter

Voiced by: Nate Wells
"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!

  • Husky Russkie: He's built like a fridge even before he gains superpowers.

Pinstripe

Voiced by: Stephen Russell
"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!

  • 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.

Shadow

Voiced by: Lily Allen
"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

Voiced by: Dorian Hart
"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.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Every damn thing he says.
  • 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

Voiced by: Alexx Kay
"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!

  • Mecha-Mooks: His specialty
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Fancies himself a great architect but once you find out what happened to his last build you'll know why he's a villain.

Pan

Voiced by: Stephen Russell
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!

Praetor

Voiced by: Dorian Hart

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

Lord Dominion

Voiced by: Mark Stevick

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

Voiced by: Stephen Russell
"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

Voiced by: Olga Bell
A Russian witch who allies herself with Nuclear Winter. In an effort to protect the interests of the Motherland, she fights Freedom Force as...RED OKTOBER!

Fortissimo

Voiced by: George Ledoux

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

  • Stone Wall: He has a shield that protects him from almost every attack except for crushing and piercing attacks but since most of those are melee attacks he flies to avoid them making him a pain to take down.

Red Sun

Voiced by: Joseph Zamparelli

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!

  • Duel Boss: The first fight with Red Sun in the game is between only him and Black Jack.
  • Irony: A Japanese villian with a weakness to radiation.

Blitzkrieg

Voiced by: Stephen Russell

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!

  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: He uses the Timemanster's powers to alter history so that the Nazis conquered the world.
  • My Brain Is Big: Probably as a side-effect of his Psychic Powers, his head is grotesquely swollen to accommodate his overly-large cerebrum.
  • No Swastikas: Despite wearing a Nazi officer's uniform, the swastika is conspicuously absent. Instead he sports an Iron Cross in its place.

Entropy

Voiced by: Charis Leos

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!

  • Barrier Change Boss: Her resistances to electricity, energy x and radiation are interchangeable — if she's hit by one, she becomes vulnerable to one of the two others. Bring a team of Man-Bot, Tombstone, Microwave and Man'O War and watch her crumple.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Entropy is Alchemiss's evil side, and is roughly analogous to Phoenix from X-Men, in that she is far more powerful than her normal self.


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