Cyber Boy was born in the final years of The Civil War of his Home Satelite. His two fathers were Coldboot and Shop, a Cybernite Lawman and Medic respectively, while his mother was eMail, a Cybernite Post Officer.When Viral came looking for any and all survivors of the Cybernite Kingdom, eMail used her teleport powers to send Cyber Boy, her “little pixel”, to a location that was far away, and rich in data and signals, that would feed him and mask his scent, ensuring Viral would never find him.Cyber Boy landed on planet earth in London in 1991, and was unable to find a sufficiently advanced system to function in. So he merged with a basic computer model belonging to Charlie Scrap, the first Data Boy. Years later in 2002, the now retired Scrap sold his old computer in a church jumble sale, the machine being bought by teenage genius Lee Yamashita. Yamashita managed to connect his iPhone to the computer, and the phone’s advanced system was good enough to allow Cyber Boy to function. The Cybernite infant managed to travel from the computer to the phone, and managed to materialize.
Bizarre Alien Biology: Boy, they get a lot of mileage out this one. He only has two organs, has three parents, has a gender but apparently not a sex, has retractable holographic wings, which don't actually facilitate his flight, and is apparently made entirely out of light.
Cannot Spit It Out: Nurtured a very large crush on Bubble Girl for a very long time. When he finally did tell her she shot him down, unable to get passed his alien appearance.
Combat Pragmatist: If he can do something to hurt you, he'll do it. His fighting style mostly consists of Fake Outs, Groind Attacks, Biting, ruthlessly exploiting any weak spot he finds, and when you're down, he will kick and beat you until he is SURE you can't get back up for a while.
Dreaming of Things to Come: On a very vague sense, Cyber Boy is occasionally visited by "an angel" who may or may not be his mother, who warns of him of approaching dangers.
Eye Beams: He can fire Cyber Shocks from his eyes.
Gemstone Assault: After eating actual matter, he can create and control crystals, usually firing them from his tail and mouth, but he can also create and levitate massive crystal glaciers. This later becomes his Signature Move.
It should be noted that he is the only Cybernite to realise they can do this.
Good Wings, Evil Wings: Played straight by Human Standards. He has 7 angels wings, fairly average for his species.
When he becomes a royal Cybernite, His Angel Wings become Dragonfly Wings, noting him as exceptional.
Weaksauce Weakness: He only has a finite amount of charge on him, once he runs out without recharging, he vanishes back to wherever he's downloaded to until he can recharge.
It's probably not a good idea to let him near magnets either.
Would Hit a Girl: Justified, however, in Cyber Boy coming from a race without Sexes, and initially was unsure of what a female was even supposed to be. However, nowadays he just sees "human", regardless of age, sex or ethnicity, and acts to whatever extend he feels justified, given their crime.
AKA: Data Boy II
Lee Yamashita was a teenaged genius who was moved from Kyoto to Essex by his family. Lee was the one who bought Old PC at a church rummage sale, and activated him. Since then the two have been inseparable, and Lee was the one who became Data Boy, sidekick to Cyber Boy.
Arch-Enemy: Although he's locked horns with more than a few Supervillains, Hot Stuff in particular seems to have it in for him.
Badass Normal: Just because he lacks superpowers, skill, or any considerable fighting skill, doesn't mean he's not this. In fact, taking on a horde of MeatHeads with only a cannon you made out of bits and pieces you found lying around…without even being sure it would work has got to be pretty badass.
Of Course, perhaps Dr. Tarantula might not want to admit Lee is just smarter than him.
AKA: Hypno Man
Felix was the grandson of Manfred "The Goon" Goon, a pugilist crime lord in the eighties. Felix was a bratty, destructive teenage hellion that terrorised his parents and neighbourhood. Until he was kidnapped by the crime lord Organ Grinder, had his eyes harvested and turned into a cyborg slave.On his first job for Organ Grinder, he was attacked by Police Brutality, busting the chip in his head that made him a slave. With his identity back, he went on a rampage against Organ Grinder's organisation, beating on any criminal he could find in the process.
Tropes Relating to Hypno Man
And I Must Scream: Hypno Man's will often use his abilities to really, really screw over his victims. This can range from commanding them to stop breathing or telling an informant to say 'pterodactyl' in place of every other word when he's not talking to him.
Not to mention Hypno Man's own situation. Kidnapped by a crime boss to have your organs harvested, forcibly turned into a cyborg, and then having your identity stripped away. Felix hints he was conscious during that period as well.
By that logic, all of the Chain Gang is in that boat. Loads of Teenage Boys and Girls, all with various degrees of robotisization. Theres one girl with bits of her brain and her stomach missing!
Anime Hair: Parodying the trope, he has three great, giant prongs of hair stick out nearly twice the length of his head.
Anti-Hero: Of the 'Unscrupulous' type. He's vicious, socially maladjusted, willing to do anything to keep criminals off the street. He'll ruin peoples lives if they break laws or antagonise other people, and even when surrounded by allies, he's thinking of ways to take them down if they cross him.
His Story Arc both Deconstructs and Reconstructs the trope over it's course, as his unwillingness to reconnect with the world around him and his single mixed vendetta at Organ Grinder has shown to be detrimental to his health. Also, his homelessness and survival on the street has left him a Fish out of Water in a normal, non-superhero setting.
Arch-Enemy: Above all else, he has it in for Organ Grinder.
Big Brother Instinct: To Cyber Boy and Lee Yamashita. He knows Cyber Boy can handle himself in a fight, but he takes lengths to stop Cyber Boy making a fool of himself in public, and god help you if you threaten Lee in front of him.
In 'Invasion', he outright calls Cyber Boy is Little Brother.
When she was young, Viola ate blackberries off of a bush that belongs to a crazy farmer near her home town. After she fell violently ill, the town superhuman found out that the farmer in question was an alien, growing alien parasites called Zlugulas in the form of blackberries. The Zlugula matured and fused to Viola's stomach, the two forming a symbiotic relationship.The Zlugula feeds on Viola's calories, and in return generates a "Super Gas", that can be expelled as any gas Viola desires.
Balloon Belly: Her Signature Attack!, she uses her power to expand her stomach rapidly to act as a crushing attack.
Big Beautiful Woman: Her battle form, massively muscular arms, hugely fat stomach, and retaining her angelic face, which she uses to "crack bad-guy heads". Her real form is actually very waif-like.
Birds of a Feather: With Cyber Boy, both have no immediate family, feel it's their only calling in life to be a Superhero, both into Street Culture, and are both really, really weird. It comes as no surprise to anyone when it's revealed they like each other..
Boldly Coming: Let's see, there's her outspoken attraction to Trojan, a Cybernite, Meathead Dave, Roda Kyln'r, a Grotian and her loving boyfriend, Cyber Boy.
Crimefighting with Cash: A rare super powered example. She bankrolls Titanium, she buys the crew gadgetry, vehicles, and hideouts, and once stopped a weapons manufacturing ring by simply buying out a few companies and cutting off the production flow. She also pays for all the property damage.
Fiction 500: She apparently owns a massive chain of companies, which she inherited when she was eleven. She has more money than some third world countries, and owns or has a stake in just about every major enterprise in London and Essex.
No Sell: She's completely immune to viruses and diseases, as well as any outside attempt to alter her biometrics.
Voluntary Shapeshifting: A Limited version. She controls every cell in her body, but only has enough mastery to control her body frame, muscularity, fat-deposits, pigmentation and hair. Bone structure is an awful lot more difficult for her, and changing her gender is almost too hard to accomplish.
She has THE POTENTIAL to be a very powerful shapeshifter, but to pull it off she'd need to have a working knowledge of how each cell in whatever she's transforming into is put together.
The Xenophile: She's been shown several times to relate to aliens moreso than Human Beings. Since she's the only Earth-Native member of Titanium who was born with her abilities, she may feel a little isolated because of them.
Hulking Out: When things get really tough, he's use his shapeshifting to assume an over muscled, buzz saw covered Orc Form.
Our Goblins Are Different: He's a Grotian, basically the space alien that inspired the myths about Goblins, Gremlins, and Orcs. He's one of the tallest members of Titanium, has Psychic Powers, can Teleport, and Shapeshift.
Robo Sexual: He is hinted to reciprocate H-T-C's feelings for him.
The Corrupter: Any Cybernite he touches with his 2nd set of arms is turned evil.
Does This Remind You of Anything?: He has a very stubby tail, but he surrounds himself with female Cybernites, makes every effort to appear bigger than everyone else, and gets very defensive when his tail is brought up.
Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Due to his mutation, he has four arms. He uses his second set of arms to corrupt other Cybernites, either turning them into his slaves or feral animals.
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 Rockwell, they make it a point to try to stop the various Super-Psychos from destroying their city.
Tropes Shared by All Members
Ax-Crazy: For all their good will, altruism and general niceness, they are CRAZY MOTHERFUCKERS when it comes to fighting. They don't seem to have a concept of restraint, and cause a good lot of collateral damage.
Badass Beard: All Vigilance members have sported facial hair in some point. Hector, Thomas, Vaughn and Finnlay in the present, Conner AND Rockwell after the time-skip.
Brought Down to Badass: Any time the boys are stripped of their powers, they still manage to terrorise their enemies.
Big Eater: All six of the boys can put away more than their body mass in one sitting. Rockwell in particular takes the cake.
Necessary Evil: For all their destructive tendanies, when they were stripped of their powers in 'Human Afterall', the world quickly found out the lengths the villains where willing to go to WARRANTED their behaviour.
Tyke Bomb: Used as this by the government in the "Terrorise" arc, when the boys were brainwashed into rampaging across enemy countries, only to be wrangled back when the government got what they wanted.
Thomas was given superhuman speed, stamina and reflexes by The Event, and is part of the minority left stable by it. Thomas has a strong morale fiber, which drives him to try and protect London. Thomas is a fast healer, which is largely useful because he often takes the most damage in fights. Thomas tries the hardest to balance his normal life with his super hero career as Flashpoint.
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.
Worf Effect: Y'know Rockwell has magical powers, a completely invincible metal hide with more super-strength than any man has a right to have. Vaughn's Shadow tore through him like he was made of tissue paper.
Finley "Finn" Trevor
Power: Telepathy, Telekinesis
Finn is a newcomer to the country. Finn was also affected by The Event, giving him both Telepathy and Telekinesis. Finn also has a little sister, Sadie, who is a Super-Psycho. Finn was the first newcomer to join The Vigilance, and it was his death that inspired them to become The V-Team. Finn was killed in the finally of the 'Nemean Lion' arc, and was replaced by his lover, Future Fungus.
Psychic Nosebleed: Whenever he over exerts his powers, old cuts and bruises refresh themselves on his body, making it extremely painful for him to continue. Worse, these injuries must heal back in normal time.
Sacrifical Lion: He was killed at the end of 'Nemean Lion', and it was his death that inspired the Vigilance to become a government sanctioned superhero team.
The Vigilance 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.
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!.
Demoted to Extra: He really got screwed. Not only did he fail to gain a super power, but he's all but been replaced by Finn. Tries to defy it in one of the chapters by providing information for Edd and Eddy.
Eye Scream: In the bad future, both his eyes are missing
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.
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.
AKA: Nazz van Bartonschmeer, Eddy McGee, Ed McKnight, Vaughn Carpenter
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.
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
Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: A rare written example. Jamie is sometimes written with a heavy Dixie accent, but this slips from time to time.
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
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.
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.
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.
Affably Evil: He's down right chipper most of the time, and seems genuinely shocked when Double-D takes a dislike to him.
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.
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.
Weak Spot: The slighted tap to his speaker will send him flying at high speeds.
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.
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.
The Big Guy / The Brute: Depending on whether you see the gang as good or evil. Either way, he's definitely the muscle.
Conner even says he's the "Quarterback" of the group.
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.
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.
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.
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.