Characters: Invincible

A list of heroes and villains found in the comic series Invincible.

Spoilers below.

Invincible (Markus "Mark" Grayson)

"Yeah...I can fly."

The titular Invincible. A young man new to the superhero scene, but nonetheless enthusiastic about doing good in the world.

Nolan Grayson (Omni-Man)

Mark's father, and an alien from the planet Viltrum. Was once a secret advance scout for a Viltrumite invasion, but has since become a completely changed man.
  • Expy: Starts out as an Expy of Superman (but 10 issues in, his plot becomes Beware the Superman).
  • Flying Brick: His powerset.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door
  • Royal Blood: Nolan is one of the lost heirs to the previous Viltrum king displaced due to the war that occurred after the King's death. He eventually takes the crown when it is discovered that Thragg had been hiding this fact after he discovered it.
  • Walking Spoiler: Oh Nolan. His role as being one of the first major villains in the series first few arcs. then followed by his Heel-Face Turn later. Most recently his ascension to become King of the Viltrumites.

Oliver Grayson

Mark's half-brother, Oliver was born to Nolan and an alien mantis woman whose species has an extremely short lifespan, but learns and develops very quickly. As such, he is a gifted boy with Viltrumite powers who grew from infancy to adolescence in just a few years.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: For Mark
  • Anti-Hero
  • Half Viltrumite Hybrid: He gets his purplish skin from his mother's side.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After accidentally infecting Mark with the Scourge virus when trying to poison those hiding on Earth even knowing it could possibly kill a massive amount of the human population.
  • Obviously Evil: This was played up pretty strongly when he first started fighting alongside Mark, but whatever plot thread this was leading to seems to have been dropped and he's been pretty normal since then.
  • Younger Than They Look: Like his skin color, a byproduct from his mother's species, he aged extremely rapidly.

Robot

Robot is, to all appearances, exactly what his name implies. He's actually a mutated scientist using a remote-controlled robot body. He later transfers his mind to a clone of Rex Splode, and later still pays tribute to Rex's Heroic Sacrifice by taking his name

Monster Girl

A charter member of the second Guardians of the Globe, Monster Girl can turn into a giant monster at will, but ages backwards with each transformation due to a curse. She is also Robot's longtime girlfriend.

  • Monster Modesty: Originally her monster form only wore trunks, but since then it's been decked out in something like a lycra cycling suit.
  • Older Than They Look: She's around thirty but has the appearance of a pre-teen, until Robot devises a cure for her condition. Taken even further after spending hundreds of years in another dimension.
  • Super Gender-Bender: Her monster form is unambiguously male; she even fathered a child in monster form.

Rex Splode

A cocksure young hero with explosive powers. Anything but popular due to his difficult behavior.

Allen the Alien

Angstrom Levy

Essentially Invincible's Arch-Enemy. Blaming Invincible for his hideously mutated appearance, he's willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to have his revenge.

  • Create Your Own Villain: Angstrom Levy was an amoral but harmless scientist who sought to perfect his technologies through less than legal means... until Invincible accidentally turned him into a freak with brains bulging out of his head and shoulders.
    • It was, in fact, largely Levy's fault: the accident happened because Levy tried to stop the Mauler Twins, who he'd employed for his experiments, from killing Invincible. When Mark points this out, Levy refuses to believe it, because by that point he's too insane to realize there was ever a time that he didn't want Invincible dead.
  • Heel Face Door Slam: Atom Eve convinces him that Invincible is a good guy and it was a delusion that the explosion was his fault, finally making him remember that the explosion was caused by him trying to save Mark...then one of the evil Altvincibles drags him to another dimension and an unpleasant fate. However, this turns into a Defied Trope as Mark immediately vows to track him down and rescue him.
  • It's Personal: One of very few villains to have a personal quarrel with Invincible, and the only one for whom the feeling is mutual on Invincible's part.
  • Meaningful Name: An angstrom is a microscopic unit of measurement. Levy is - or starts out as - an experimental physicist.
  • My Brain Is Big: Much to his dismay.

Atom Eve (Samantha Eve)

  • Badass
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Eventually.
  • Desperation Attack: Her powers can't alter living organic matter unless she's near death.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Subverts this by realizing that her matter-warping powers would be better used to stop famines than fight bank robbers. She does go back to superheroing eventually.
    • She returns to heroics because using her powers to try to stop famines, and essentially change the world take a serious toll on her body, and the effects tend to be temporary at best, because of that this trope is actually played straight.
  • Superpower Lottery

Bulletproof Invincible II (Zandale Randolph)

Cecil Steadman

A bigwig at the Pentagon, Cecil has employed Mark at various times and oversees the Guardians of the Globe.


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