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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.
- Achilles in His Tent: He's stayed out of super-heroics following Robot's takeover on the grounds that he's a father now and his responsibility is to his daughter.
- Action Dad: To his daughter by Eve, Terra.
- Arch-Enemy: Considers Angstrom Levy to be his.
- Badass Mustache: Does not have one, but due to his Viltrumite heritage may end up growing one.
- Baddie Flattery: Does this a bit.
- Berserk Button: Harming his loved ones or friends. Angstrom Levy learns this the hard way after terrorizing his mother and half brother, and breaking the former's arm. Mark did NOT take kindly to this.
- When an alien doctor at first refuses to help his daughter because she's part Viltrumite, Mark pulls a Neck Lift and tells him to help or die. In the same incident, he snaps at Oliver's girlfriend, who he blames for his daughter's predicament, mainly because he's terrified.
- Beware the Nice Ones: See Berserk Button above and No-Holds-Barred Beatdown below.
- Blood Lust: Constantly has to deal with this in later issues due to his Viltrumite DNA.
- Character Development: Mark starts out full of idealism and Wrong Genre Savvy - he thinks he's in a simple world of right and wrong. As the series has gone on, numerous personal catastrophes and Gray and Grey Morality choices have been forced on him. Whether this will result in a Knight in Sour Armor or a Knight Templar full of angst is yet to be seen. However current events show he is leaning toward the latter.
- Classical Anti-Hero: In later issues, Mark finds himself frequently making mistakes which cost the lives of millions of people all over the world, and as such becomes plagued with self-doubt over his own sense of judgment and morality.
- Chubby Chaser: When he sees the recently plumped-up Eve put on her costume again, he's quite pleased.
- Clark Kenting: His mask is just a pair of goggles and a headband, and gets torn often. Most people see right through it.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Either gives these out or is on the receiving end of one. Notable ones on which he is on the business include his father Omni-Man, Conquest... and basically the entire Viltrumite War storyline.
- Dad the Veteran: His father Nolan is Omni-Man, the world's premier superhero and a high ranking soldier in the Viltrum Empire's army.
- He's since become this to his own child.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Averted. His rape by Anissa is so traumatizing that he's unable to bring it up to his father and, until he confesses what happened to Eve, he's unable to get intimate with anyone.
- Failure Hero: Closer inspection of his actions and their consequences in the story reveal Invincible to be this. He often makes reckless decisions and ends up paying for them later, costing the lives of millions of innocent people and making himself more disliked than he already was. Examples include his interference with Levy Angstrom's experiment which turned the man to supervillainy and eventual genocide via alternate reality Invincible clones, blindly making deals with Cecil Stedman, rescuing Dinosaurus in attempt to use his evil intellect for good which caused millions to drown from melted ice caps after it didn't work it, making deals with Thragg to have him and remaining Viltrumites live on Earth, frequently changing his kill and no-kill stances, and eventually deciding to not even try to stop his hero-turned-tyrant comrade Robot from taking over the Earth. Even when he tries to leave Earth for a quiet life with his family, his bad decisions once again catch up with him when Thragg tries to have him and his family killed.
- Flying Brick: His powerset. He has to constantly remind people that he doesn't have super senses, though.
- Good Is Not Dumb: He has tried to come up with non-violent solutions to problems before resorting to punching. It's also implied early on that he is (at least) a decent student.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half Human, Half Viltrumite
- Heroes Want Redheads: Has this with Atom Eve.
- Lightning Bruiser: Shares this trope with his father and the rest of the Viltrumites
- Papa Wolf: Towards Terra.
- Retired Badass: After his daughter's born.
- Use Your Head: He uses this tactic a ton. Especially when hes pissed off.
- Would Hurt a Child: AND HOW, after seeing Thragg mortally wound his brother, he just decapitates Thragg's son right in front of him.
Nolan Grayson (Omni-Man)
Click here to see his Post-Reboot? Appearance 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.
- Badass Mustache
- Expy: Starts out as an Expy of Superman (but 10 issues in, his plot becomes Beware the Superman).
- Flying Brick: His powerset.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Nolan's decision to let Thragg live and banish him into space allowed Thragg to find the planet Nolan once sired Oliver, impregnate scores of females, and birth legions of babies to create a new Evil Viltrumite Empire under his rule.
- Papa Wolf: Goes ballistic whenever he even suspects that Mark is being hurt.
- 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.
Kid Omni-Man/Young Omni-Man
Guardians of The Globe
Click here to see his Pre-Viltrumite War Appearance Click here to see his Post-Viltrumite War Appearance Click here to see his Post-Robot Rebellion Appearance Click here to see his Post-Reboot? Appearance 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: To Mark.
- Face–Heel Turn: At the end of #127, he is now secretly in league with Thragg.
- 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.
- Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Half Viltrumite, half mantis alien.
- 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.
- Sociopathic Hero: He has no problem killing his opponents if he feels its for the greater good, but also displays a startling lack of empathy or care for any of his actions. He even tried to help Allen spread a virus that would kill all the Viltrumites on Earth while most like killing all the humans as well on the grounds that the few he cared about wouldn't be on it. In his mind, as long as his loved ones are safe, everyone else could die.
- The Mole: He's working for Thragg, but no one in his family, especially Mark, knows this.
- Younger Than They Look: As a byproduct of his mother's species, he aged extremely rapidly.
- Been There, Shaped History: He's served in several historical wars and was even Abraham Lincoln at one point.
- Came Back Wrong: Subverted. The first time we see him resurrect, he seems to be a screaming incoherent mess. But when he faces Nolan, it becomes clear he simply woke up pissed off as hell.
- Good Is Not Nice: He's known and called out by many, especially in the hero community, for being a Grade-A Jerkass. Even Cecil, who usually tolerates such behavior, calls him such. However, he is one of the most morally righteous characters in the series.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Is prone to several gory injuries and deaths, but always comes back good as new thanks to his power.
- Mayfly-December Romance: Has one with Dupli-Kate, who becomes the mother to his children.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: One of his main issues. Invincible's trip to the future sees him as an insane but reluctant tyrant, having finally snapped under the pressure of his longevity.
Teen Team/ New Guardians of The Globe
Black Samson (Markus Grimshaw)
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
- Hero Killer: Attempts to kill off the vast majority of the world's heroes in his attempt to take over the world. He succeeds.
- Older Than They Look: After changing to the clone body. Even more so after spending hundreds of years in the Flaxan dimension where time moves at a much slower pace.
- Powered Armor: After getting his cloned human body, he often wears a suit version of the original Robot, uh, robot.
- The Smart Guy
- Walking Spoiler: Just about everything to know about him came after the big reveal.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: During and following his time spent in the Flaxan dimension.
Rex Splode (Rex Sloan)
A cocksure young hero with explosive powers. Anything but popular due to his difficult behavior.
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Expy: of Gambit.
- Freudian Excuse: Rex has a lot of reasons for being a huge asshole, including the fact that his family gave him away and never thought about him again and being used as an assassin by his evil father figure.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Detonated his entire skeleton in an attempt to kill the Viltrumite he was battling.
- Improvised Weapon: Thanks to his powers, everything is a weapon to Rex.
- Simple Staff: His primary weapons are simple nightsticks, which he usually charges before throwing.
- Tykebomb: Literally.
Atom Eve (Samantha Eve Wilkins)
- Action Mom: To Terra, her daughter by Invincible.
- Big Beautiful Woman: Eventually. That said, after her pregnancy she loses most of the weight
- Desperation Attack: Her powers can't alter living organic matter unless she's near death.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Seems upset at Mark after he confesses about this happening to him, but shortly after, having had a little think about it and realizing how stupid her previous attitude was, comforts him, tells him to stop blaming himself for not fighting hard enough and says that she's there for him.
- Fiery Redhead: She's can be short-tempered, impatient, violent, and aggressive and loving and warm within the span of a few pages.
- Love Martyr: Atom becomes this for Mark due to the stresses of his superhero life and his reckless personality. Though the trope is deconstructed when it eventually causes her to have a breakdown and attack Mark while flat out yelling at him for ruining their relationship with some new disaster or arch-villain that he keeps getting himself involved in.
- Morality Chain: For Mark. According to Angstrom Levy, many dimensions where Mark turned evil was because she was hurt or killed and he snapped as a result. She often has to engage in kissing/passionate sex and spit platitudes of You Did What You Had To Do, You Did Everything You Could, You Shouldn't Blame Yourself and It's Not Your Fault to mitigate the blame Mark feels for his actions to prevent him from caving into full depression.
- 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.
- Person of Mass Destruction: The scientist who "created" her said mental limits that prevented her from fiddling with organic matter were put on her because if not her immense matter manipulation powers would've made her virtually omnipotent.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: For Mark. She even challenged Thragg of all people when she thought he harmed Mark.
Dupli-Kate (Kate Cha)
Shrinking Ray (Ray)
Monster Girl (Amanda)
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.
Bulletproof/ Invincible II
Bulletproof/ Invincible II (Zandale Randolph)
- Abusive Parents: See below.
- Accidental Murder: While his father is strangling his girlfriend, Zandale pulls him off her a little too hard and breaks his neck.
- Affirmative Action Legacy: To Invincible
- Dead Person Impersonation: Of his evil twin brother.
- Face–Heel Turn: Joins Robot in his world conquest, though he does try to make his friends be imprisoned rather than be killed.
- Handsome Lech: Despite having a girlfriend, he hits on more then a few female heroes.
- Lolicon: Averted. He doesn't like being hit on by Monster Girl in early issues.
- Now that She Is All Grown Up, he has no problem hitting on her.
- The Scapegoat: When he makes the reveal about his origin, Zandale's parents do not believe his twin brother was an evil Mad Scientist that unwillingly tested on his artsy, less ambitious twin brother. Instead, they convince themselves Zandale killed his brother after receiving powers and assumed his identity out of jealously.
- Self-Made Orphan: He and his girlfriend accidentally kill both his parents.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- The Unfavourite: To his parents.
- You Should Have Died Instead: Told this by his parents after revealing the fate of his brother, complete with threatening to see him executed for his involvement.
- Casting a Shadow: His superpower is using shadows as portals to travel through, but it comes with a cost considering the dark dimension he travels to has dangerous predators
- Good Is Not Nice: Actively kills criminals unlike his predecessor to the point he was more like a serial killer than a superhero.
- Heel–Face Turn: While not a villain, his recruitment to the Guardians of the Globe is met with great concern from Mark due to his past acts of murder.
- Kid Sidekick: Formerly Darkboy.
- Redemption Equals Death: Is killed not long after turning over a new leaf by an evil Invincible from an alternate dimension.
The Mauler Twins
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.
- Dimensional Traveler: The accident that gave him his powers fused all the memories of himself from alternate dimensions into his brain and mutilated his body. This had the effect of increasing his intellect and giving him the ability to create portals at will to travel to other dimensions, but also erased him from the multiverse by killing his alternate selves. Meaning if he dies, he's dead in all dimensions.
- 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.
- Killed Off for Real: Was finally killed off for good once he was decapitated by Robot when he accompanied Invincible to rescue Angstrom from another dimension.
- 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.
Allen the Alien
Allen the Alien
- Adaptive Ability: Whenever he is beaten to near death and survives, his body becomes even stronger than before. It got to the point he became strong enough to kill Viltrumites by himself.
- Ambadassador: After the Viltrumite War he becomes leader of the Coalition of Planets
- Defeat Means Friendship: Averted. Instead of fighting over a pointless misunderstanding, Mark tries talking first.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Allen has been critically hospitalized at least twice, but manages to come back as good as ever.
- Hero of Another Story: Allen has his own vaguely Green Lantern-like career and adventures, of which we only see a few snippets.
- Humanoid Alien: A burly cyclops with only three digits per hand.
- Let's You and Him Fight: He repeatedly ran through this scenario with Mark's dad until Mark actually tried talking to him and found out his attacks were a mistake.
A bigwig at the Pentagon, Cecil has employed Mark at various times and oversees the Guardians of the Globe.
- Big Good: Theoretically; Mark and others have considered him evil in the past and his actions prove as much.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: He has a tendency to make deals with superhumans deemed as incredibly dangerous or immoral because of their expertise that could provide great assistance and aid to his organization and the country. Unfortunately, this behavior has led him to resurrect Conquest to find more information on the Viltrumites and hide the fact he knew Omni-Man was not loyal to Earth before his infamous betrayal because he wanted to use his services. This was a behavior he inherited from his former boss.
- Expy: Is Nick Fury but just barely managed to keep his eye.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: When Mark is working for him, more or less.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He prefers to work with heroes and do things aboveboard, when he can. Unfortunately, once he's past the Godzilla Threshold, he stops being picky. At all. He even commits some incredibly unethical and reckless choices like reanimating Conquest to gain answers from him and constantly lying to his subordinates, which begs the question if his intentions justify anything he does.
SPOILER Terra Grayson
Terra is the daughter of Mark Grayson (Invincible) and Samantha Eve Wilkins (Atom Eve)
- Cheerful Child
- Daddy's Girl: She has to be one, considering in issue 127, she instantly forgives Mark for him being absent for the first five years of her life. Not to mention, earlier, she asked him if he was her father....Terra (while hugging a crying Mark): It's okay. I still love you.
- Disappeared Dad: Mark has been gone for 5 years of her life. This is because an alien force time travelled him back to when he was younger and made him spend half a decade in present time there. She forgives him, though.
- Human Mom Non Human Dad: Her mom is a human with transmutation powers, her dad is half-human, half-Viltrumite.
- Meaningful Name: Terra is named after Earth.
Grand Regent Thragg
Grand Regent of the Viltrumites, Thragg was trained from birth to be the strongest among them.
- Child Soldiers: Intends to raise his half-Thraxan children as this.
- The Dreaded: All of the remaining Viltrumites are terrified of Thragg with even the battle-hungry Conquest cowering in fear in front of him. Omni-Man himself is terrified of Thragg and cautiously warns his son Mark against facing him. The fact he even managed to kill Battle Beast made him even more feared through the verse.
- Enemy Mine: Is willing to team up with Mark or Nolan to prevent loss of Viltrumite life.
- Eye Scream: Suffers this during his battle with Battle Beast.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's pretty blatantly Freddie Mercury.
- The Paragon: In order to be made Regent, Thragg was trained from birth, tempered to be the strongest of the Viltrumites and educated in all manners of combat.
- Really Gets Around: After getting exiled from Earth and its moon, Thragg makes himself at home on Thraxa, siring dozens if not hundreds of children.
- Social Darwinist: Believes only the strongest of the Viltrumites can rule, unaware that the ruler he succeeded was revered for his leadership rather than strength.
- Would Hurt a Child: With gusto. Thragg's first act after raising his army was attacking Mark and trying crush little Terra's skull like a grape.
Second Strongest of the Viltrumites. He is sent to Earth to check on Mark's progress of conquering the Earth.
- Blood Knight: He doesn't care about expanding the Viltrumite Empire, he just wants to fight and relishes any chance to do so unlike other Viltrumites
- The Juggernaut: Easily one of Invincible's most powerful foes and seen as virtually unstoppable unless when using the most brutal and primal of fighting methods.
- Would Hurt a Child: Is more than eager to try and murder Oliver.
Anissa is a female warrior of the Viltrumite and among the last remaining survivors.
- Berserk Button: All Viltrumites are quick to turn violent. Something they struggle with and she admitted that she's killed for things less than taunting her.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Oh, so very much and she seems to enjoy it. She acted all nice and helpful in hopes of seducing Mark. However, after he returned from another universe the facade broke and she decides to explain her motives. Mark rejects her, and she decides to attack and rape him. Mark is so affected can't tell his father and once he was distracted she whispers "missed you" to Mark. When Mark attacks the drone Rex sent to negotiate with the Viltrumite she pretended to help him up only for him to slap her hand in anger, but her only reaction is to smile. A day later, when Mark is on the Viltrumite warship she sees him and casually greets him and his anger gets the better of him and he grabs her by the throat, shouting at her to "back off". However, she only revealed how much she is enjoying his anger and aggression to the point where she wants to speed up their "next meeting". The shocked Mark let her go and she smiles as Mark denies anything that his father need to know about what happened.
- Boobs of Steel: The most powerful female character in the comic, and the one with the largest bust.
- Blood Knight: She is shown to consider the fact that she must fight after failing to convince others with her thoughts to be lucky for her. Also, before she raped Mark who tried to fight her lightly to make her leave him alone only for her to enjoy the conflict.
- Dark Action Girl: She is super strong, fast, ruthless, cruel and will not hesitate before she kills her enemies. She totally fits.
- Didn't Think This Through: It isn't until the implication she's done something to Mark that she realized raping the son of her leader, who is clearly more powerful than her, was never a good idea.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: After five years she has a husband/lover, a daughter from him and son who seems to be the son of Mark due to her raping him five years ago, whom she loves very much.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She tried to convince Mark to accept the Viltrumite ways first and fought him after he refused. Later, Conquest mentions that she would try to convince others unlike him, which mean she is known to try to convince others with the ways of her people instead of fighting first.
- Evil Counterpart: Anissa is this to Eve. Both of them are after the same guy. However, Eve, who had some problems with Mark leaving for a long time, along with carrying their unborn child in her womb and believing he was dead, was willing to avoid the use of her superpowers to preserve the life of her the baby and sought to bring it into a world free of super-powered violence. Anissa, who fought against Mark before, wants to ensure that she can carry out her mission to birth children in order to save the Viltrumite species, rebuild the empire and doesn't care what Mark wants, and is the opposite sort of mother-to-be: actively embracing aggression and force to ensure the birth of a child to the point of raping Mark after seeing that the "Human's way" of seducing Mark didn't work. Also, Eve gave birth to a daughter, Terra while Anissa seemingly birthed a boy whom she calls Marky.
- In Love with Your Carnage: She enjoys Mark's aggression toward her after she raped him as seen when he grabbed her by the throat. All to the point of admitting that it made her want to speed up their "next meeting".
- Light is Not Good: Wears white with silver, but is very much cruel and sadistic.
- Manipulative Bitch: Oh, so very much. She rapes the main character and he is affected to the point where he can't seem to have intimacy with the woman he loves, Eve. Also, Mark start to shake at the sight of her and can't bring himself to tell his father, who is emperor of the Viltrumite and would certainly punish Anissa for what she did if he found out. He doesn't do or say anything when she whispers "missed you" to him and that is right after the birth of his daughter. Mark was so affected by what happened to the point that he couldn't stay with Eve after the birth of their daughter. Mark started to become more aggressive with Anissa as he grabbed her by the throat in front of his father, whom he told to stay out of it, only to let her go after hearing her admit that she is enjoying his aggression and it makes her want to speed up their "next meeting". Mark is so shocked that he lets her go and when his father ask him if there is something that he should know about, Mark just says "no" twice as he walks away while Anissa smiles.
- Oh, Crap!: Five years after she raped Mark, she went into an altercation with Eve, who had full knowledge of what she did. Then, when Nolan breaks up the fight and hears Eve mention something about the incident, he grabs her by the throat and demands to know what she did. However, after Mark lies about the rape, Nolan lets her go. Then, in the last page, we see her fly home to her husband/lover, Scott and their newborn daughter, displaying an odd sense of humanity. Then, we are introduced to a little boy who resembles a young Mark. In fact, Anissa even calls him "Marky", further implying that he is her and Mark's child.
- Older Than They Look: Anissa was born on the Viltrumite home planet, and witnessed the time of king Argall, the purge, the Scourge virus and the rise of Thragg to power which happened thousands of years ago. She looks not that much older than Mark. The Viltrumites age slower as they get older.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: She rapes Mark in issue 110 and her excuse for that is the Viltrumite mission of procreating with humans in order to save their kind from extinction and she wasn't performing on her end because she don't want to mate with the humans that resides on Earth. Also that Mark is young and weak, but he has Viltrumite blood running in his veins. She informs a traumatized and crying Mark to "man-up" and that it will probably take a few more times to impregnate her and she will see him soon before flying away. This means she intends to do it again much to Mark's horror.
- Retired Monster: Anissa seems to have mellowed within five years, even starting a family with a normal human alongside her son through another father. That said, it seems no one in her family is aware of what was before and we have no clue if she even regrets her actions...