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Characters: Red Lightning
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    The Vigilantes 

The Vigilantes are the main protagonists of Red Lightning. They are a few people who were not naturally inclined to rampage after gaining there powers. Led by Double-D, they make it a point to try to stop the various Super-Psychos from destroying their town.

Edd "Double-D" Waters

AKA: Flashpoint

Power: Superhuman Speed

Double-D was given superhuman speed, stamina and reflexes by The Storm, and is part of the minority left stable by it. Double-D has a strong morale fiber, which drives him to try and protect Peach Creek. Double-D is a fast healer, which is largely useful because he often takes the most damage in fights. Double-D tries the hardest to balance his normal life with his super hero career as Flashpoint, because his girlfriend Marie is often annoyed by his repeated absences. His powers came from his desire to move faster, to avoid the storm.

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Eddy McGee

AKA: Quarterback

Power: Superhuman Strength, Metallic Skin

Eddy was given the ability to turn into a larger, stronger, metallic version of himself, a form he calls Quarterback. Eddy is largely interested in his fame and opportunity to make money of his Super Heroics, but often shows a desire to help people, or at least help Double-D. Eddy lacks Double-D's healing ability, but compensates by being virtually indestructible. Eddy finds it easy than Double-D to balance between his hero and normal life, but mainly because the only people he really interacts with are involved in it. His powers came from his life of desiring pieces of metal.

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Finley "Finn" Trevor

AKA: PixelFace

Power: Telepathy, Telekinesis

Finn is a newcomer to the Cul-De-Sac. Finn was also affected by the Storm, being stuck by two lightning bolts, giving him both Telepathy and Telekinesis. Finn also has a little sister, Sadie, who is a Super-Psycho. Finn helps Double-D and Eddy with fighting Super-Psychos, but does not have a super-persona, until Ed made him one on the internet, PixelFace. He's powers come from his desire to know what others think of him, and his desire for more control over things.

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    Their Friends 

The Vigilantes have accumulated a generous gallery of friends who, while not part of the core team, often help out when need be. Many were introduced in season 2.

Ed McKnight

AKA: iJoker!

Power: None However, when he takes a drug that gives him temporary powers, He gains Flight and Force Fields.

Ed, unlike the other protagonists, was not affected by the storm. Ed is surprisingly good at keeping his friends secret, and often finds himself in power-related shenanigans without Double-D or Eddy. Ed films his friends exploits and uploads them under his YouRoll username iJoker!.

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Marie Kanker

AKA: N/A

Power: None

Marie Kanker is Double-D's girlfriend. She is described as having put on weight, as Double-D and Eddy's heightened metabolisms make them eat more, so Marie has gained a few pounds because of this. Marie is kinder than when she was a child, but still "wears the pants" in the relationship. Marie finds out in Episode 6 of Season 1, and did not take well to this fact.

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Hector Railway

AKA: Overload

Power: Astrakinesis/Fulgurkinesis

Hector is a member of The Bounce, a partially submerged nightclub. Hector is proven to be excitable, and is something of a nerd. Hector has the pseudonym Overload, and was given electrical Powers by the storm.

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  • Adorkable
  • Almighty Janitor: He's a barman and general handyman around the Bounce, but can create the most amazing thing and is just generally Badass!
  • Ambiguously Bi:He Slept with Ami,Vinyl, also With Nathan.
  • Animal Motif: Moths
  • Author Avatar: He is named Hector Railway, like the author.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Although unlike Ami and Yumi, he probably does this out of habit.
  • Day in the Limelight: Season 3 is mostly about him.
  • Electric Slide: He can run at high speeds along power lines.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Implied he built the BFG outside the Bounce's door.
    • He also created a power nullifier and implied to have created a robotic battlesuit.
  • Hollywood Nerd
  • Human Resources: A willing example. His electricity is rarely used for combat, and mostly just to provide free electricity for The Bounce.
  • The Insomniac: Type C. He goes for days without sleep because there is too much to do, which effects him negatively.
  • Otaku: He really likes Cheapo Sci-Fi.
  • Psycho Electro: He's not evil, but he's very excitable and has electric powers.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: He created the cure for cancer, as in, the STAR SIGN. He is more interested in his own amusement than the good of mankind.
  • Ride the Lightning: He did this in one chapter, during his Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • Shock and Awe: He can zap people with his fists. And run on power lines. And control lightning strikes. And electrocute people. And everything else.
  • Signature Move: SHAZAM!
  • Spit Take: He did this when he found out Yumi was dating Conner.
  • Trade Mark Favorite Food: He likes Soda.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Nathan. On the one hand, he and Nathan work well together, and are clearly on good terms, but Hector still considers it a "good day" when he was able to electrocute Nathan.


Ami & Yumi

AKA: N/A

Power: Pokemon Physiologies

Ami and Yumi are the owners of The Bounce. The were formally from the show Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, until they decided to retire after being struck by the storm, turning them into Pokemon-versions of Petting Zoo People. They hire the Eds and Finn, in season 2.

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The Chameleon

AKA: Nazz van Bartonschmeer, Eddy McGee, Ed McKnight, Vaughn Carpenter

Power: Shapeshifting

A Chameleon who wanted to be human, and developed shape shifting abilities by the storm. He intitally attacked the gang, picking them off one by one, but was defeated, and is released by Finn, becoming an ally.

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  • Morphic Resonance: His eyes remain reptillian, hence his trademark sunglasses.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Played With. It's rarely his eyes, which don't change, that give him away, but rather the fact that he's a terrible actor.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: He attacks the gang, and is a sentient Chameleon. However, he only attacks out of self-defense, as Finn attacked him without provocation for no other reason than that he is a Super-Psycho. After this conflict is resolved, he becomes an ally
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: His true form is tiny, but is able to take on the forms of full sized humans.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: His Power.


Jamie Carlsberg

AKA: N/A

Power: Ravenous Hunger, Powerful Jaws, Acidic Saliva

Jamie is a girl who was possibly given the shortest end of the stick possible by the storm. She is cursed with never-ending, ravenous hunger. However, she finds happiness in the form of Eddy.

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Nathan

AKA: Shining Fury

Power: Control over Light

A Mysterious newcomer who works at the Bounce as a Special Effects Technician. Nathan is almost impossibly nonchalant to the insanity around him. It turns out that he's a Super-Psycho too, Who came from Lemon Brook to Chase after his Crazy Brother

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Pinkie Pie

AKA: N/A

Power: None

A Pony from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, that was created when Ed encountered a guy with a "Magic Pencil Power". She remains at the Bounce, much to Nathan's chagrin.

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     The Subway Vigilantes 

Kevin West

AKA: Mr. Impossible

Power: Super Stretching

Kevin was given powers by the storm, the ability to stretch like rubber. Kevin is still grouchy, and when Nazz rejects him, Kevin goes berserk, using his powers to wreck a large portion of the Industrial District. Kevin loses his memory thanks to a blow to head by Eddy, and is currently looked after by Nazz. In season 2, he begins dating Vicken. His Powers come from his flexible morals.

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Vicken Holloway

AKA: Victory Girl

Power: Limb Sprouting

Vicken was a girl who began to date Kevin after his amnesia altered his personality. When Nazz attempted to bully her out of the relationship, Vicken retaliated (albiet unintentionally) by using her power to snap Nazz's limbs. Vicken had the ability to sprout limbs from any surface, which was born out of her pragmatic and "hands on" nature.

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Rolf Rolf

AKA: N/A

Power: Concrete Manipulation

The most major of minor characters, Rolf is a good friend of Kevin's, and seems to be the man who cleans up all the damage around town.

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Johnny 2x4

AKA: Captain Melonhead

Power: Plant Manipulation

A very minor character.

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     The Underground 

Conner Reid

AKA: NoiseBoy

Power: Sound Manipulation

Conner is a complete sociopath and wishes to wipe out anybody not affected by the storm. Conner is always smiling, and has the personality of a young child, wishing to be friends with everybody with powers, and seems to regard a fight with Double-D as a game. He is shown to dislike discrimination for the Super-Psychos by the police. Conner has a large loudspeaker grafted to his chest, and can create devastating sonic blasts. This physical mutation has evidently made it impossible form him to live a normal life, as thunderous techno music appears to play whether he wants it too or not. Conner's power comes from his love of music.

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  • Affably Evil: He's down right chipper most of the time, and seems genuinely shocked when Double-D takes a dislike to him.
  • Animal Motifs: Bats.
  • Anti-Villain: He's pretty much the poster boy for this trope.
  • Artistic License - Biology: Double-D says that his lungs are either absent or have been made redundant.
  • Body Horror: The Speaker on his chest seems to have been cauterized onto his skin.
  • Cursed with Awesome: The speaker on his chest is capable of being quite destructive, and Conner is so far the character who has caused the most collateral damage. But the drawback is he cannot hide his speaker, nor can he turn of the music.
    • His Super Hearing is also this. He hears every little noise humanity makes all at once, which manifests itself as a drumbeat.
  • Father to His Men
  • Freudian Excuse: Revealed in his Villainous Breakdown, that his parents didn't want him anymore, because of his mutation.
    • His attempted extermination of humanity is partially justified, because Humans make an unbearable amount of noise, the Conner tried to snuff out.
  • Friend to All Children: Played With, he was willing to kill almost all the children in Peach Creek, but Finn let's Sadie stay under his care, because he wouldn't let anything happen to her.
  • Flight
  • Gale-Force Sound
  • Hope Bringer: The Sweet Baby Among Us claims that his greatest power is not the ability to manipulate sound, but the ability to inspire hope in Super Psychos who have had there lives stripped away from them because the storm altered them too drastically.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Played With, he wants to be normal, but his definition of normal is a world where everyone has powers.
  • Leitmotif: The Thunderous Techno Music that follows him around.
    • It is also affected by his mood. When he's angry, it's heavy metal.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: A variant. He doesn't shout, but has a large speaker on his chest.
  • Meat Puppet: Vaughn was able to inject himself into Conner's body.
  • Musical Assassin
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Genuinely believes that he and Double-D are good friends, to the point he made them a gift basket when he and Finn were sick.
  • No Sell: His Immunity to Sadie's Powers.
  • Ship Tease: Has this with Yumi.
  • The Sociopath: Genuinely doesn't realize global genocide is a bad thing
  • Super Senses: His hearing. Conner hears EVERYTHING
  • Tractor Beam: He can do this with sound, for some reason.
  • Trade Mark Favorite Food: Seems to have a thing for Curly Wurlys.
  • Weak Spot: The slighted tap to his speaker will send him flying at high speeds.


Sadie Trevor

AKA: N/A

Power: Hypnosis

Finn's little step-sister. Sadie was given the ability of Hypnosis, and can force people to do anything she says via eye contact. Sadie has let her power to tempt her into doing whatever she wishes, as seen when she manipulates Double-D to fetch her a large ammount of sweets. She joins Conner's gang. Her Powers come from her want for control.

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  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite her general mockery and lack of empathy for Conner, she is quite possible the only one of his friends that joined out of her own choice.
    • The Season 2 Finale proves that she still loves Finn, and relies on him to protect her.
  • Big Eater: She Loves her Sweets.
  • The Dragon: To Conner.
  • For the Evulz: The reason she made Double-D act like a pirate.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: They glow indigo when using her powers.
  • Morality Pet: Despite being evil, she is still Finn's little sister and protecting her is his first priority.
  • Neutral Female: She doesn't get into fights like the others, and she's the member with the fewest combat applications to her powers.
  • Self-Made Orphan: She killed her own parents.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: She's the only one who doesn't actively participated in The Underground's more childish ventures.
    • The doesn't mean she's unwilling to exploit these activities.
  • Trade Mark Favorite Food: Shares Conner's love of Curly Wurlys.
  • Token Evil Teammate


Cameron

AKA: The Burrowing Owl

Power: Tunneling, Flight

Cameron is a Super Psycho recruited by Conner (Or quite possible, Sadie). He is some sort of hybrid between an Owl and a Human, with the ability of flight and tunnelling, making him a dangerous opponent either in the air on on the ground.

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Winnie Lordnelson

AKA: Harlequin Bondage

Power: Genius with Robotics

A girl who was recruited by Sadie to join the Underground. Harley is a genius with all things mechanical, especially Robotics. She likes to wear clown make-up and is often partnered with Future Fungus.

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John

AKA: Future Fungus

Power: Plant Manipulation, Time Manipulation

John is some kind of walking grass-man, and hails from Baltimore, from some unspecified time in the future. John can control both Plants and Time, but rarely uses the later gift. John dislikes his name, preferring to use his alias. Future Fungus.

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Greg Webster

Widescreen

Power: Aerokinesis

Greg Webster is a later addition to The Underground, having earned his spot by applying for the spot. Webster can control the wind, to such a degree it can be used indoors.

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     The Thugs 

Dominic Stockdale

AKA: Atomic Dom

Power: Self-Detonation, Regeneration

Dominic is an UKA/Jamaican in his late teens. Dom went on a rampage. He was given the power to turn any part of his body to a bomb, then grow it back. His powers come from his explosive temper.

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Milo Kosar

AKA: Riot

Power: Self-Duplication

Milo is a duplicator, caught using his powers to wage a turf war on the Skinwalker Cartel. Milo has been proven "Unstable" by psychiatric tests.

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Gordon Hame

AKA: Saw Boss

Power: Can Spit Buzzsaws

Gordon has the ability to spit buzz saws, an ability deemed too dangerous for society.

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Elesa Kamitsure

AKA: Pulverizer

Power: Can Inflate Her Fists

Elesa has the power to inflate her fists, a power she was using to extort money from her peers. Despite being a very petite and cute girl, she is actually voiced by Fat Albert.

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     Other Characters 

Percival

AKA: The Sentient Pier

Power: Absorbed into the Pier

A flamboyant associate of Conner who was absorbed into a waterfront carnival, which he can control. Percy is also a living squat, as he houses the Super Psychos that have been physically mutated.

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The Skinheads

AKA: Big Guy, Liverpudlian Carlsberg & Runner

Power: Cyborg Upgrades (Liverpudlian can attract Super-Psychos)

The Skinheads are a gang of local hoodlums who work for the mafia. The each receive cyborg upgrades from the mafia, and are often unfortunate victems of the storm, because Liverpudlian is a Power Magnet.

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Jimmy

AKA: N/A

Power: Immortality

Jimmy has been pottering about on planet earth since the dark ages. He knows the most about The Fury and keeps a journal that descripts the events of the Time Dancers.

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Vinyl Scratch

AKA: N/A

Power: None

Another pony drawn by the guy with the magic pencil power. She is Pinkie Pie's best friend.

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    The Snake-Pit Crew 

Vaughn Carpenter

AKA: N/A

Power: Unknown

Vaughn is a so far unseen character that a few Super Psychos have encountered. He is mentioned by the Chameleon as somebody to be bewared. It turns out he's a disembodied shadow, and has so far racked up the highest body count of the series, killing off several bystanders and one reoccurring character.

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  • Agony Beam: he gains one after eating Torture Man
  • Big Bad: Is showing signs of this.
  • Bi the Way: He killed Morgan via a deadly Blowjob and pretty much raped Conner in mid-ar
  • Brown Note: His giggle is described to break small bones, cause nerve damage and kill small animals.
    • His voice alone has been described to cause a small stinging sensation.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: If he eats a Super-Psycho, there's a chance he'll get their power.
  • Casting a Shadow: He is one, and can turn into a 2-d shadow to glide upon the ground
  • The Dreaded: "Beware Vaughn Carpenter" and rightfully so
  • For the Evulz: He dropped Miku to her death and then attacked Conner to stop him from saving her. This was done merely for a laugh.
    • Arguably, he kills, tortures, rapes, and eats innocent people for no other reason than he enjoys doing it.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: He's happily eat children, Super-Psychos, and anything else.
  • Psychopathic Man Child
  • Rubber Man
  • The Unseen: Up until Malice in Wonderland

     Introduced in TimeDancers 

Ace Waters

AKA: Ace 7

Power: Can transform into 7 Super Powered Avatars

Ace is Double-D & Marie's son from the future. Ace has inherited his father's scrawniness and awkwardness, and his mothers hair colour. Ace can transform into seven different superheroes by saying "PSYCHOPATH!".

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Paris

AKA: The Werewolf of Paris

Power: Lyncanthropy

Paris is a teenage runaway from Revolutionary France. He is also a werewolf, with immense physical prowess and savagery. He tries to fight his animalistic nature, until Ace, as Uncle Sam, cured him of it. He then joins the heroes.

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Anansi

AKA: Tribal

Power: Perfect Human

Anansi is a young man from Kenya who Jimmy recruited for the heroes. Anansi is skilled with a spear and has a strong sense of duty, and wants to protect his village.

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Princess Asami

AKA: Panda Bear

Power: Holographic Panda Armour, Self Propulsion

The princess of the goat clan from feudal Japan. Asami is incapable of speaking english, and requires her pet Kappa Duck to translate. She also seems to have a thing for Paris.

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Vlad Bartovski

AKA: Okean

Power: Hydrokinesis

A russian young man who encountered Jimmy, and witnessed Double-D and his friends. He was skeptical of Jimmy and Double-D, until he was struck by a storm himself, giving him psychic control over water.

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Epochabyss

AKA: N/A

Power: Space and Time Manipulation

Epochabyss is a Super-Psycho who has control over Space and Time, and seems to have knowledge of the Fury.

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Luna

AKA: N/A

Power: Manipulation of Comets

Luna is Epochabyss' No.2 and is driven forward by the urge to push herself to the Limit. She is from Bronx. And encounters Double D often during the series.

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Robert Pattinson

AKA: Copenhagen

Powers: Portals

Copenhagen is one of many Mooks Working for Epochabyss, He Can Travel To and From a World of Pure Dark Matter. and is apparently The Love interest of Luna

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     Introduced in Chasing The Storm 
Chasing the Storm is Different, in that it's one of two spin offs. this one deals with the Kankers, who were left unmentioned in The Story, And It shows a few signs of being canon. via the art it's receiving as well

Lee Kanker

AKA:N/A

Powers:None

Lee Kanker is a Lady of Generally Normal Life. Until Poltergeist comes and she started trotting the Globe looking for her and investigating various notes. she seems nicer than she once was. although she still has some of her previous traits.

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May Kanker

AKA:N/A

Powers: Her Moods affect the Weather

May Kanker Is Lee's Sister, And Recently Went out with Nikola. a Immagrant. She Doesn't Really have much to Do with the Story at First, But She Really gets mad when Nikola is possesed, And Things go Haywire

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  • Elemental Powers : the weather
  • Genius Ditz: Yep
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Although she has her smart moments in the series, it is claimed that in the show she was doing this
  • Stepford Smiler: more like Stepford Dumbass


Sue Baudelaire

N/A:

Powers: Ruby Manipulation

Sue is a Lady who Lee Met in a Hotel, While she was looking for a box. Sue And Lee Seem to have a great Friendship and She is the First of the Many Allies.

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  • Ambiguously Gay: There are some very hard to spot hints about her sexuality.
  • Most Common Superpower: she is rather... *ahem*... Busty.
    • Just Look at her Official Artwork
  • The Unreveal: after finding Sue's box. Neither lee or the readers see what's in there
    • Justified, sorta, as It Turns out she didn't want anyone to.

Dilan

AKA:N/A

Powers: None

Dilan is a Man that Grew up in Lemon Brook, and Generally Believed Super-Psycho's were Fictional. Needless to say, He Freaked out when he found one Cruising through his School.

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Felix Joaquin Atreides Dan Singe D'Oro Fortesque

AKA:Furri

Powers: yellow psychic volts, sensing

Furri is a kid that has spent a lot of time alone in a hospital. until Lee arived and took care of him for a short while. Of which ended with him returning to peach creek.

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Poltergeist

AKA:Poltergeist

Powers: Normal Poltergeist Stuff

Poltergeist is Genderless and It seesm to really Hate Lee. So Much it's aiding some other force in getting a fang. the reason for this is unknown.

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