Characters: No Ordinary Family
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A police sketch artist, and patriarch of the Powell family. Was just a normal man with a dysfunctional family, until he suggested a trip to Brazil... and the rest, as they say, is history. Currently mainlines as a vigilante.
- Action Mom
- Big Eater: A side effect of her powers.
- Blessed with Suck: Stephanie, after a close shave with death, had been injected with the serum, which augmented her super speed to the point of allowing her to travel through time. A nasty side-effect of this, however, is that her chromosomes are beginning to decay. As of the same episode she seems to have no control over this, meaning she is effectively cut off from using her powers AT ALL. Of course it resolves itself by the end of the episode.
- Calling the Old Man Out: After her parents literally invited themselves over and proceeded to be generally condescending to to everyone.
- Fragile Speedster: Somewhat averted; the plasma shield generated by her speed prevents her from major injuries.
- Happily Married
- Healing Factor: Though, from what we've seen so far, she only heals faster, not better, which is unusual for this trope. Basically, she won't be regrowing limbs.
- Hot Scientist
- Mama Bear
- Missing Mom: Formerly; her Super Speed now gives her more time to spend with her children.
- Personality Powers: Stephanie's work formerly kept her too busy to spend time with her family. Now, with her Super Speed, she can do both.
- Super Speed
- Time Travel: As of "No Ordinary Future." Though she can't control it that well.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Jim.
- Would Hit a Girl
Daphne Powell (Kay Panabaker)
Jim Junior "J.J." Powell (Jimmy Bennett)
- Awesome by Analysis: While he doesn't always retain what he's learned, he can always do this on the spot.
- The Danza
- Ditzy Genius
- Eidetic Memory: Though it only lasts about six hours unless he spends the time to actually learn and retain the material through study.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Sure, Jim has Super Strength, Daphne has mind-reading and Compelling Voice, and Stephanie can run fast. But JJ's power is definitely the most versatile. He's learned a language in half a day, identified a species of bacteria without a microscope and solved a ten-year murder case. Not to mention being immune to mind-affecting abilities if he thinks about it hard enough. Furthermore, his ability to see physics itself has proven rather useful; he's no slouch in a fistfight because of it.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Played straight during the first episode when the others exhibited superpowers and he was still the ordinary kid with the learning disability. Inverted for the next several episodes when he hides his powers so that he can pretend to be working hard in school so that his parents will be proud of him (he thinks they won't be proud of him if he's relying on his powers to succeed).
- Improbable Aiming Skills: A result of his Super Intelligence. He uses it to play football. He ultimately uses it to take down Dr. King.
- Instant Trigonometry: One of the many benefits of his powers.
- Personality Powers: J.J.'s inferiority complex stemmed from the fact that he had a learning disability. Now, his powers have made him a super-genius.
- Precocious Crush: Develops one on Katie.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Tends to use this.
- Super Intelligence
- Weaksauce Weakness: His powers short out when he gets preoccupied with his girlfriend Natalie.
George St. Cloud (Romany Malco)
Katie Andrews (Autumn Reeser)
"Joshua"/The Watcher (Josh Stewart)
- Badass in a Nice Suit
- Becoming the Mask: Has rejected Dr. King's employment in favor of a life with Katie.
- Brought Down to Normal
- Combo Platter Powers: He's shown telekinesis as his main hat, but has also demonstrated a psychic shield, manipulation of internal organs, and memory manipulation.
- So far it looks like he got a mentalist package: Projective telepathy (the other kids at poker night), psychic shields and telekinesis which would also cover manipulation of internal organs.
- The Dragon: To Dr. King, until he quit.
- Fan Nickname: His real name has yet to be revealed (well, unless it really is Joshua...). If it ever will be...
- Heel-Face Turn: Though even then, as of recently, he's apparently 'offered' his services to the Powells as they go to him to get rid of Victoria's body. Thus doing for them similar things as what he did for King.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: He has not told Dr. King that Jim has powers. Thus far, his stated reason is because he wants to know why Jim and family have permanent powers rather than temporary. Especially since his powers are of the latter variety; he requires injections to keep his.
- Hitman with a Heart: He wants out.
- In Love with the Mark:
- Line-of-Sight Name: Where he gets his second alias.
- Mind over Matter
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Bringing Victoria to Mrs. X to be revived is likely what drew Mrs. X's attention to the Powell situation.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: All instances of Nightmare Fuel on the main page are attributed to him.
- The Power of Love: His love for Katie inspired his Heel-Face Turn.
- Psychic Powers
- Put on a Bus: Literally; he was last seen riding a bus into the distance. He returns in the finale.
- A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Posed as Katie's boyfriend
Will Joshua in order to get closer to the Powells.
Detective Frank Cordero (Guillermo Díaz)
- Dropped a Bridge on Him/Bus Crash: He hadn't been seen in a while and, when he is killed off, he was about to transfer to another precinct.
- Jerkass: Though he seems to have become much politer to Jim after the latter saved Cordero's life.
Detective Yvonne Cho (Christina Chang)
Dr. Francis Chiles (Reggie Lee)
Mr. Litchfield (Jason Antoon)
Dr. Dayton King (Stephen Collins)
Victoria Morrow/Amelia Hammond (Rebecca Mader)
Rebecca Jessup (Rachel Miner)
Theo Patton (Alex Solowitz)
Lucas Winnick (Eric Balfour)