The main protagonist, Kaycee is a normal girl with a troubled past who wants to be a superhero for personal reasons, despite having no powers herself.
And I Must Scream: Is forced to endure about ten minutes of a "psychic horror" version of this in order to be in position to stop DragonKlaw.
Badass Normal: What she is trying to become, possibly the first one to try since the very first generation of superheroes.
Bad Dreams: About her kidnapping. She gets over them eventually, with some psychic help.
Broken Pedestal: Briefly sees Go!Anna as this, due to her Jerkass attempt at dissuading Kaycee from becoming a hero. The two patch it up later after Kaycee proves what she's really capable of.
Charles Atlas Superpower: Her fighting prowess is severely underestimated by those around her. She beats herself up for not being able to jump four meters (13 feet), a hard task for any normal human being.
Death by Origin Story: A big part of what drove her to super heroics is her older sister getting killed by the mass murderer that abducted both of them. (The other part is being saved from this by Go!Anna.)
Determinator: She will not give up, despite everything that she goes through.
Future Me Scares Me: The knowledge that her future self, Maverick, became a vigilante hero unsettles her deeply.
Glory Seeker: She's not actually this, but quite a few other cadets see her this way.
Indy Ploy: Her mastery of this under pressure, coupled with her Determinator nature, is why she is somehow more successful than both her fellow cadets and established super heroes, despite her lack of powers.
Oblivious to Love: She never caught on that her friend Brian had a crush on her. Even after he all but spells it out as Brelvis, she doesn't quite catch on.
Sherlock Scan: Kaycee is able to grasp what's going on in a situation and react accordingly much faster than other cadets and even superheroes. She's able to tell there's a threat coming from a vent just from a few grains of sand falling out of it.
The secondary protagonist, Brelvis is an amalgamation of Kaycee's childhood friend Brian Lonsdale and his pet dog Elvis, a result of a botched effort to give himself super powers.
Big Damn Heroes: How he gets the attention of Magellan is by pulling this to save Go!Anna.
Calling the Old Man Out: Gets to do this after he learns his father tried to duplicate the creation of Brelvis, only with innocent people and alien species.
Deuteragonist: His personal story arc is mostly separate from Kaycee's at first, but it eventually leads to him planning to enroll in Magellan alongside her.
Fusion Dance: Brian's original plan to merge with Elvis. It didn't quite work out as planned.
Naked on Arrival: In her introduction, she's topless, with only the strategic rim of her fishbowl-like tank there to prevent the audience from seeing everything.
New Powers as the Plot Demands: She already had tentacles that give her an iron grip and help her to move faster than a normal human being, one-way telepathy that works underwater and could shoot out ink when it was revealed the spurs on her arms had poison that could paralyze a human being.
Noble Fugitive: She was sent to Earth to keep her safe from political enemies of her family back home.
Orphan's Ordeal: Her worst fears during the Lock(e)down arc show her mother and father were killed right in front of her by the queen. Directly Lampshaded by the author in the notes section below the comic.
Flying Brick: Just like Epoch, this is basically her main superpower.
Freudian Excuse: During Lock(e)down, it's revealed that her mother Evangaline, was a Loony Fan of Epoch who stole his sperm so she could have his daughter. From a small flashback, it appears she was more concerned about Charisma being a little trophy than as a child. Eventually, she had a mental breakdown and ended up in an insane asylum, at which point Epoch finally found out he had a daughter. No wonder the poor girl has so many issues.
Heroic BSOD: Has one after learning that she died in the alternate timeline. Luckily, someone slaps her out of it.
Missing Mom: Her mother is never talked about. She's finally introduced via flashback in Lock(e)down.
Required Secondary Powers: Word of God is that her reflexes are tuned slightly faster than a normal human being, allowing her to make split-second changes when she's running so that she doesn't run into anything.
Vlad Epoch is a Flying Brick superhero, one of the most well-known in the world. That's saying something considering how many are running around this version of Earth. He's the father of Charisma, who has him wrapped around her finger.
Bigger Bad: While other villains are more active (he's only directly appeared once), he's the greatest threat by far. The entire first story arc was just cleaning up the spillover from the failed efforts of his alternate timeline counterpart.
An alternate timeline version of the student Chang Chong, he turned to villainy after getting expelled from Magellan. Eventually, he and Miasma attempted to ascend to a higher plane in a plan that almost destroyed both the alternate and original Earths.
Story Breaker Power: A villainous example, Miasma can use her powers of illusion-casting on anyone to escape almost any situation. Not even telepaths have minds strong enough to keep her powers at bay. As it turns out, the only person she doesn't have a defense against is herself. Younger Maya claims she's the easiest mind-mojo she's ever done.