Major characters appearing in Brubaker and Phillips' Sleeper:
Holden CarverAn International Operations agent who gained superpowers and was coerced into going deep undercover in a supervillain organization. Has the ability to store up pain and release it through physical contact.
TAOA test-tube grown super-intelligent man who once joined and then fought the Wild C.A.T.S. After faking his own death, he resurfaced leading a covert organization of super criminals while simultaneously advising the Ancient Conspiracy that run the world’s economy. His motives are completely unknown.
Miss MiseryOne of TAO's three trusted Prodigals. Gains physical power from breaking rules and hurting people, and gets sick if she is forced to do "the right thing".
John "Jack" LynchFormer head of International Operations. A master manipulator who does whatever it takes to ensure that power stays in his hands. Coerced Holden Carver into going undercover in TAO's organization. Was shot and fell into a coma by someone working for TAO during Point Blank, but emerges at the end of Sleeper volume 1 to bring him back in.
Genocide JonesA super strong, bulletproof lieutenant in TAO’s organization. The closest thing Carver has to a friend.
Marc SlaytonAn excessively gruff associate of John Lynch. The current head of International Operations/Internal Operations. Does not believe that Holden Carver is really an IO informant under deep cover.
Veronica St. JamesAn IO agent and former partner of Holden Carver. Convinced that Holden can be brought back to the “good guys”, and is willing to put herself in danger to help him.
GrifterA former soldier who served with Lynch on Team 7. One-time member of the superhero team the Wild C.A.T.S. The central character of Point Blank.
Sir Malcolm JonesA retired IO and MI-6 agent who used to work with John Lynch. called to help bring Carver back to IO.
Peter GrimmTAO’s ‘Right Hand Man’. Can make you see whatever you fear most on an endless loop until you hopefully die.
XXX RayA mild-mannered pervert with x-ray vision. TAO seems to enjoy putting him in harm’s way just to torment Holden.
Pit BullA young recruit who is very eager to prove himself as a super villain.
BlackwolfA black werewolf.
SteeleyeOne of TAO’s three trusted Prodigals. Has Mind Control powers.
Diamanda M’batuQueen of Egypt and one-time ruler of Africa. A major player in the Ancient Conspiracy who contracts TAO’s organization for several favors.
The NihilistA mid-level supervillain with cybernetic enhancements.
AldoAn alien in Lynch's custody who claims to be able to remove the artifact from Holden's body.
TurbineA superhero working for IO who attempts to arrest Carver during the sale of a WMD.
YvonneThe Bartender at the Domino in “Point Blank”.