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Characters: Super Zeroes
Character sheet based on the yet-released series by Metal Shadow X

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Team as a whole

Star Lass (Roxanne "Roxy" Kaizen)

The series protagonist and team leader. Though she has strong, heroic ideals, this Japanese American early twenty-something has trouble acting out on them due to her slothful personality. A social disorder combined with years of emotional insecurity has caused her to almost always mask her true feelings, though her friendships with Astra, Claire, and especially Rio, has gradually improved her. She has the power to control solar/light energy.

Willpower (Macario "Rio" Rodriguez)

The muscle of the team and initially its only male. Roxy's Hispanic boyfriend/fiancÚ/husband, his unbreakable will allows him to do almost anything as long as he believes he can do it, even come back from the dead. He's often dim and acts otherworldly, but also has an uncanny flow in battle and helps Roxy deal with her awkwardness. Despite his supposed lack of intelligence, his power to control his inner energy is driven by his vast love for life.

Black Moon (Astra Badr)

The stealth member and de facto second-in-command. Roxy's Middle Eastern best friend. Having befriended Roxy at a young age, she dealt with a traumatic event that eventually drove her to become a crimefighter (a detective-superhero hybrid, to be specific) once obtaining her powers. Although her abilities are more suited to stealth and deception, she often relies on her physical strength in combat. While a bit of a hothead, her ambition to help others in need gives her a reason to be comfortable in working with a team.

  • Ambition Is Evil: Averted. Her ambition is one of her positive traits, and it's a reason Roxy is envious of her.
  • Bi the Way: Her crush on Roxy notwithstanding, she's still attracted to both sexes.
  • Blood Knight: Looks forward to a good fight.
  • Broken Bird
  • Combat Pragmatist: When she uses her powers for indirect combat.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Bert after she befriends him.
  • Cool Mask: She wears a hijab as Black Moon and covers her face when she's in battle.
  • Cowboy Cop: A classic example.
  • The Cowl: As a counter to Roxy's Cape qualities.
  • Dark and Troubled Past/Rape as Backstory: She was molested and (maybe, haven't decided) nearly raped as a teenager, prior to acquiring her superpowers, by a girl she was friends with and her boyfriend. This drove her into a career in criminology
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Not exactly kind, but far from evil.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The more acerbic type, though sometimes doesn't intend to come off so harsh.
  • Expy: She's based primarily on Raven (in terms of powers and appearance) and Raphael (in terms of personality). With a bit of Revy (her foul language) and Rattrap (his frequent skepticism) to go with it.
  • Foil: Serves as an ambitious yet hostile one to the lazy yet friendly Roxy.
  • Friend to All Children: Though mostly a pain to deal with for adults, she has a soft spot for kids.
  • Glass Cannon/Fragile Speedster: She's quick and good at offense, but doesn't have much in the way of durability. Hence her relenting and using stealth when she knows she's outmatched.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She's highly aggressive, but still strives to do the right thing.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Downplayed, but she's usually the first to get angry.
  • Heroic Build: As petite as she is, her body is well fit and definitely gives her a muscular appearance.
  • Hiding in a Hijab: A main reason why she uses one to fight is because it conceals her identity.
  • Hyper Awareness: Much like Roxy's sense of smell and Claire's super intellect, Astra grew up being able to detect things others are unaware of, making her more suited to be a detective.
  • I Gave My Word: If she says she'll keep you safe, she will hold on to that promise for dear life.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She always gives her friends a hard time, but deep down she cares a lot for them. It also helps that she's nice to children. She's also careful in not going above the law when interrogating cops.
  • Lady Drunk/Drowning My Sorrows: Despite claiming to have had no long term effects from her Near-Rape Experience, she turned to alcohol fairly early at the age of 17.
  • Lunacy: Her powers give her gravity manipulation, dark elemental abilities, and Intangibility.
  • The Lancer: Which she has some gripes about, but finds that it's for the best.
  • Occult Detective: Despite aiming toward mundane criminals, she ends up fighting superpowered threats more often.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She's barely 5 feet tall, but has the most athletic physique of all her friends.
  • Pragmatic Hero
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her signature color is a dark blue, but she compounds it with various shades of purple.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Her skin is rather pale and Roxy admits being attracted to her in a platonic sense.
  • Really Gets Around: She has more ex-partners than she's kept count of.
  • Sarcastic Devotee
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: She's a lot more vulgar than her friends.
  • The Sneaky Guy
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted, she's seen one since high school to deal with her PTSD. Fortunately, it has prevented her from experiencing any more traumatic flashbacks. However, she still copes with the ordeal with frequent drinking.
  • Therapy Is For The Weak: She withheld herself from seeking help for several years because of this reason. It was only after nearly killing someone early in her superhero career that Roxy put her foot down and kicked her off the team until she got help.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Like the others, though she's most definitely the closest one to break it if she's out of options. The only reason she actually holds back is because of the rule set by Roxy, who's still her best friend.
  • Tomboy: She's more masculine than the feminine Roxy or neutral Claire.

Metal Queen (Claire Morgan)

The resident genius and mechanic. A young African-American woman with a weary disdain for the world around her. She often speaks in a bored, monotone voice and uses her smarts to create gadgets for the team, including a cybernetic arm and protective suit she uses, while also capable of controlling metal. Annoyed towards the idiocy surrounding her life, she found solace in young Roxy's resolve to do something and joined her team with Astra. Despite her frigid front, she cares deeply for her friends and family and will be ready to fight for her life to keep them safe.

  • Artificial Arm: From losing her real one in a fight, it can turn into various types of firearms like a shotgun or machine gun.
  • Badass Bookworm
  • Black and Nerdy
  • Break the Badass: When the cool, collected Queen fights Biocide near the end of the first part, her armor is dissolved by acid, she gets cut up multiple times by Biocide's arm blades, and then is given a paralyzing poison from the wounds rendering her immobile as she's captured to use as bait.
  • Celibate Hero/Asexuality: Has little to no interest in sex, unlike Roxy. Although she does develop a crush on a boy in college.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: In a way. Without her armor, her metal manipulation would only get her so far. Especially if she were devoid of metal to control.
  • The Comically Serious/Only Sane Man
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: She has auburn hair despite being black.
  • Deadpan Snarker/The Snark Knight: Emphasis on "deadpan".
  • Deconstruction: She's essentially the title character from Daria, albeit with darker skin and being a superhero, but with the low self-esteem and depression that she was merely accused by other characters of having in the show.
  • Expy: As mentioned above, a deconstruction of Daria Morgendorffer, with bits of Velma and Tony Stark mixed in. Her lanky build is also partly inspired by Donatello.
  • Extra Ore Dinary: Her sole natural ability.
  • Gadgeteer Genius/Wrench Wench: Self-acquired, as opposed to her metal manipulation.
  • Geek Physiques: Tall but skinny.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: With a few exceptions.
  • Hidden Buxom: While not exactly as curvy as Star Lass, she has a great body despite looking frail. However, her low self-esteem causes her to hide her shape with long clothing, with the only exception being the body suit she uses to control her armor better.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: While a bit of a grouch, she's dead set on making a legitimate business in mechanical manufacturing.
  • Huge Schoolgirl/Statuesque Stunner: The tallest member at 6'2, she hit about 5'11 when she was only 15.
  • Insufferable Genius: She often boasts her intellect to improve her self-esteem.
  • Irony: She towers above all her friends, but is in fact the youngest of the quartet by several months.
  • Meganekko
  • Mighty Glacier: Her armor, at the cost of speed, is a juggernaut of weaponry.
  • Out of Focus: In the present, due to being at a college far from the other characters' location.
  • The Perfectionist: A downplayed example. She knows her inventions can't always be perfect, but still she beats herself up over it.
  • Powered Armor: Justified. Aside from her metal manipulation and mechanical arm, she has a rather frail physique that wouldn't be as well suited for battle.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Though less so than Moon.
  • Race Lift: Initially white, she was given a different ethnicity in order to create more variety.
  • Self Made Woman: She's on her way, having already started her own company shortly after graduating high school. The only reason she's applied to college is to keep her company from being liquidated by a rival CEO.
  • The Smart Guy
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Due to fighting her clinical depression.
  • Spock Speak: She speaks in a much more sophisticated way compared to her peers...
  • Stepford Snarker
  • The Stoic
  • The Southpaw: Even before losing her left arm.
  • Teen Genius: Formerly, now that she's in her 20s.

     Allies and Civilians 

Sound Garden (Hubert "Bert" Klingen)

A young German-American boy who was saved by Astra when he was left behind during a small evacuation. After cracking down and deciding to share her problems with him, the two of them formed an odd friendship after dealing with Illusionist together.

Terrastone (Esmeralda "Essie" Hernandez)

Claire's college roommate, she constantly tried reaching out to her and eventually succeeded. Born and raised in El Paso, the Latin American youth moved with her family in high school and met a young fellow named Kevin Welker who became her boyfriend. She's a recently reformed supervillain who works as Metal Queen's sidekick of sorts.

Captain Latex (Lucy DeMonk)

A high school friend of Rio's, this young lady sought a life of adventure and became a Robin Hood-like hero by stealing from wealthy people and donating to the less fortunate (and sometimes herself).

Troy Carlin

A classmate of Claire's and an aspiring actor, this young Caucasian male has caught the eye of the typically asexual Claire due to their similarities. Eventually the two of them started dating. He also has the ability to transform into other people and mimic their voices.

     Main Villains 

Empress Void (Sable Kaizen)

The leader of a small group of supervillains and Roxy's younger sister. Being tormented as a kid due to being physically incapable of having superpowers, she became obsessed with finding a way to acquire superpowers. After an extensive and complex plan, she managed to get what she desired - with her powers, she has a corrupted version of her sister's light elemental attacks, but can also negate non-physical attacks and create a black hole leading to a dimension of nothingness - but she can only use the latter two for a few minutes before it drains her energy. As her plan neared the end, she had an epiphany that she was destined to help her sister become better hero by being her greatest enemy. So she seized Biocide's company, turning it around and being seen by the city as a symbol for good, and began her crusade of opposing her sister from the background.

  • Affably Evil
  • All of the Other Reindeer: But it didn't entirely lead to her villainy.
  • Anti-Villain: Type I and III.
  • Big Bad: Of the first arc, though she could be considered the overall main villain of the series as she'll (possibly) influence other Big Bads later on, and due to her connections with Star Lass.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive/Honest Corporate Executive: An odd mix of the two. While using profits to fund her schemes, she runs an otherwise legit corporation.
  • Cast from Hit Points: The drawback to her more powerful abilities, due to the fact that her body literally is incapable of handling superpowers, except for the light attacks, which are only marginally stronger than her sister's. So she has to conserve her energy in battle and only use negation at the right moments. Eventually Baron Brawn creates an apparatus that bypasses this.
  • The Chessmaster
  • Evil Counterpart: To Star Lass. While Star struggles to stay committed to doing good and has the power of the cosmos, Void has embraced her evildoing and has the power of oblivion.
  • Femme Fatale: Used her charm to make Dave join her side.
  • Improbable Age: She actually became CEO of Biocide's company at roughly the age of 17.
  • Light 'em Up: She also uses light energy, but with a purple tint compared to Star's yellow.
  • Meaningful Rename: When working anonymously, she initially went by Void. After obtaining her powers, she wished to be referred to as Empress Void.
  • Morality Pet: She genuinely has feelings for Illusionist, but isn't likely to show it.
  • Necessarily Evil: She came to a realization that, since good can't exist without evil, she would be the evil to her sister's good.
  • Noble Demon
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Subverted. She lets her partners deal with the heroes as she can't fight for very long without special equipment, though occasionally uses her more easily accessible light powers. Also because she has to run Biocide's old company.
  • The Power of the Void: Or Oblivion, as she refers to the element.
  • Power Nullifier: Can negate all attacks except those that involve direct physical contact. Hence she is immune to guns but a punch, even powered by elemental energy, would still hurt.
  • Villain with Good Publicity

Biocide (Nora Osbourne)

A morally devoid human being. She thrived off the pain and suffering of the public for many years by serving as both a corporate CEO and a crime lord, until she was exposed as a fraud by a legendary superhero given hints by Sable, who used to go by just Void. She attempted suicide by falling into a chemical vat stored in a building owned by her company. However, she survived with the loss of her hair, skin discoloration, and poison powers. Forced into serving the one responsible for her fall, she deals as Void's personal assassin, which pleases her enough.

Illusionist (Dave Badr)

Astra's brother and a former ally capable of creating realistic illusions. After Astra endured a traumatic ordeal, he became a superhero to prevent others from dealing with what she went through. Eventually, after Roxy and his sister discovered their powers and joined him, he began to grow more concerned with their safety to the point he would trick them from following him. This came to a head when he finally confronted his sister's assailants and horrified them to such an intense degree that he quit in shame the following day. Having been an admirer of his work for years, Sable comforted him and told him he can turn to her. Once revealing her identity as Void, he willingly joined her.

Baron Brawn (Oswald Brutus)

A somewhat renowned scientist who worked on a serum to improve human performance, even to an extent to allow handicapped people with broken legs to walk again. However, feeling he was "selling out" and not thinking humanity was worthy enough to have it, he stole the serum to increase the potential and use it for himself. The result transformed him into an 8 feet tall Hulk-like creature, initially devoid of his intellect, he regained it throughout the next year. He was recruited by Void to give her superpowers, then as her science officer. He helps Void out of respect for her villainy and in the name of science.

  • Actually a Doombot: He often employs these, not because he isn't a formidable foe, but because he's busy with other experiments.
  • Affably Evil: Not to the extent of Void or Illusionist, but he's very friendly towards Queen due to seeing her as a formidable opponent.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Metal Queen. Both are the most intelligent of their respective sides, use terms of royalty (Queen and Baron) as their aliases, and share a disdain for humanity, but with varying degrees. Also, while both are the tallest of their friends/acquaintances, she's lanky whereas he's bulky.
  • Evil Genius
  • For Science!: Performs ungodly experiments, like the Androborg, in order to study the unknown.
  • Genius Bruiser
  • Insufferable Genius: Most of his banter is self-gratifying praise.
  • Mad Scientist
  • Meaningful Name: Brutus, as he betrayed his colleagues.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: As he became embittered over the years due to people not giving him the recognition he believed he deserved, he looks down on other people. Especially after transforming into, what he calls, a perfect being.
  • Noble Demon: Not to the extend of his boss, but he has some traces of honor.
  • Troll: He often does things solely to piss off Claire. One of them is taking her boyfriend and holding him captive in front of her, not even using him as a hostage or for blackmail. He didn't even really need to kidnap him.
  • Powered Armor: Not that he needs it, but he wants to fight Queen on even grounds with her own armor.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Though, unlike Biocide, he can back up his claims.

     Other Villains 

Androborgs

A hybrid of man and machine crafted by Baron Brawn. Initially using the bodies of his minions who failed him, after running low on troops, he began artificially producing the organic parts once they went into mass production. They serve as the mooks of the series.

  • Evil Counterpart: Though only her arm is mechanical, Claire is a good example of organic matter benefiting from technology. Androborgs, on the other hand, are homegrown organically and the metallic parts are slapped on.
  • Mecha-Mooks
  • Super Prototype: Justified, as Brawn was unable to acquire a bigger budget when making multiple copies, so he had to make them drastically weaker. Though still formidable enough to far outmatch non-powered humans, superhumans can handle them with ease.
  • Was Once a Man: The earlier models, which were failed henchmen who were experimented upon.

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