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* [[TheEveryman Greyson Hirsch]]: A Saint Louis investment banker with superpowers and severe family issues. He forms Superheroes Anonymous with his therapy group. He is married and volunteers at youth centers. He is dating a woman named Lauren Gerard. He possess power over gravity. [[spoiler: He eventually becomes a FallenHero and supervillain that has dozens of murders to his name.]]

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* [[TheEveryman [[VillainProtagonist Greyson Hirsch]]: A Saint Louis investment banker with superpowers and severe family issues. He forms Superheroes Anonymous with his therapy group. He is married and volunteers at youth centers. He is dating a woman named Lauren Gerard. He possess power over gravity. [[spoiler: He eventually becomes a FallenHero Damocles and supervillain that has dozens of murders to his name.]]



* [[TroubledButCute Hugo Malalou]]: A fifteen-year-old Titan fan who inherits the powers of the superhero after the paragon's passing. His father was DrivenToSuicide and he is unpopular at school, resulting in him carrying a simmering anger under his otherwise cheerful surface. He is Samoan in his ethnicity.

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* [[TroubledButCute Hugo Malalou]]: A fifteen-year-old Titan fan who inherits the powers of the superhero after the paragon's passing. His father was DrivenToSuicide and he is unpopular at school, resulting in him carrying a simmering anger under his otherwise cheerful surface. He is Samoan in his ethnicity.
ethnicity. [[spoiler: He becomes the hero Aegis.]]




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* ''Age of Villains''






* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: [[spoiler: Greyson originally was a man who admired superheroes and hated his abusive superhero hating father. He becomes the greatest enemy of superheroes in the world.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Greyson becomes the ultimate villain of the series and lays waste to much of superherodom.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Greyson undergoes this when he undergoes a TraumaCongaLine and kills multiple people, including hurricane.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Greyson undergoes this when he undergoes a TraumaCongaLine and kills multiple people, including hurricane.Hurricane.]]



* RedemptionRejection: [[spoiler: Greyson almost achieves it in the second book when he helps liberate a country from a superpowered apartheid state but then is betrayed by his comrades who just want to set up a new dictatorship. He decides to blame ''all'' superheroes for this.]]



* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Greyson suffers this throughout the series until he becomes a HeroKiller monster that everyone fears and loathes. With good reason.]]




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* VillainProtagonist: [[spoiler: Greyson]] goes through a TraumaCongaLine to become the BigBad of the series.



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** The Vanguard get this [[spoiler: once it's revealed that Titan was a #MeToo-level abuser of his coworkers and that they'd covered it up. Oh and Morningstar killed him among many other people.]]

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** The Vanguard get this [[spoiler: once it's revealed that Titan was a #MeToo-level #[=MeToo=]-level abuser of his coworkers and that they'd covered it up. Oh and Morningstar killed him among many other people.]]


* CapePunk: This is a series that depicts superheroes as entitled celebrities that are constantly caught between trying to maintain their squeaky-clean images and dealing with their foibles as human beings. Unlike, say, Comic/TheBoys, the heroes are mostly good people but when they break down then they break down hard. It also emphasizes the incredible temptations of power.

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* CapePunk: This is a series that depicts superheroes as entitled celebrities that are constantly caught between trying to maintain their squeaky-clean images and dealing with their foibles as human beings. Unlike, say, Comic/TheBoys, ComicBook/TheBoys, the heroes are mostly good people but when they break down then they break down hard. It also emphasizes the incredible temptations of power.

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* CapePunk: This is a series that depicts superheroes as entitled celebrities that are constantly caught between trying to maintain their squeaky-clean images and dealing with their foibles as human beings. Unlike, say, Comic/TheBoys, the heroes are mostly good people but when they break down then they break down hard. It also emphasizes the incredible temptations of power.

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* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler: The Hurricane is the most prominent gay hero in the world, though no one knows this, and is killed by Greyson at the end of the conflict.]]

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* BrokenPedestal:
** Hugo loses a lot of respect for Titan when he finds out he was a womanizing lech. [[spoiler: It's actually much worse and his respect is utterly gone after the last of the revelations.]]
** Greyson gradually comes to blame the Hurricane for most of his problems. [[spoiler: It's actually his fault.]]
** The Vanguard get this [[spoiler: once it's revealed that Titan was a #MeToo-level abuser of his coworkers and that they'd covered it up. Oh and Morningstar killed him among many other people.]]


* [[TheEveryman Greyson Hirsch]]: A Saint Louis investment banker with superpowers and severe family issues. He forms Superheroes Anonymous with his therapy group. He is married and volunteers at youth centers. He is dating a woman named Lauren Gerard. He possess power over gravity.

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* [[TheEveryman Greyson Hirsch]]: A Saint Louis investment banker with superpowers and severe family issues. He forms Superheroes Anonymous with his therapy group. He is married and volunteers at youth centers. He is dating a woman named Lauren Gerard. He possess power over gravity. [[spoiler: He eventually becomes a FallenHero and supervillain that has dozens of murders to his name.]]



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Titan turns out to be this as not only was he a notorious womanizer, which is a case of ValuesDissonance at best but he actually blackmailed one of his teammates into sex before arranging for her brother to OD on drugs. Most readers would cheer his death except for the fact his murderer also killed a dozen other innocent people in the process.]]
* ClarkKenting: A wig and long dresses protects Lady Liberty's secret identity.



** Dynamo is a sentient android and a stand-in for the Vision.

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** Dynamo is a sentient android and a stand-in for the Vision. [[spoiler: He turns out to be another {{Expy}} for Iron Man, being a TeenGenius inside a suit of armor.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Greyson undergoes this when he undergoes a TraumaCongaLine and kills multiple people, including hurricane.]]



* TheHeroDies: Titan's death triggers off the events of the series.

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* TheHeroDies: TheHeroDies:
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Titan's death triggers off the events of the series.series.
** [[spoiler: Hurricane also dies at the hands of Greyson.]]



* TheObiWan: Doctor Saint Pierre is this for Hugo. [[spoiler: He's also the Hurricane in disguise.]]

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* TheObiWan: MurderIsTheBestSolution: [[spoiler: Morningstar believes this and ends up becoming a mass murderer trying to kill Quinn and cover up her murder of Titan. It eliminates any sympathy that the reader might have had for her in avenging herself.]]
* TheObiWan:
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Doctor Saint Pierre is this for Hugo. [[spoiler: He's also the Hurricane in disguise. Later, he is struck down by his own student.]]
** Lady Liberty [[spoiler: becomes this for Hugo after she determines he's worthy of being a hero.
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** Dynamo is a sentient android and a stand-in for the Vision.
** Wyldcat is a heroic version of Catwoman named Dannel Winchester with a British accent and an EvenTheGirlsWantHer vibe.


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** Lord Borealis is a stand-in for both Lex Luthor and Magneto with the former's intellect as well as the latter's powers.


** Sentinel is one for Captain America.
** Seraph is one for Supergirl.
** Blur is one for the Flash.
** The Hurricane is this for Iron Man.

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** Sentinel is one for Captain America.
America. The co-leader of the Vanguard and peak human potential, he is TheParagon and a hero 24-7. He is also dating Seraph and the darling of the conservative community.
** Seraph is one for Supergirl.
Supergirl. Mikaela Guerrero possesses light based wings and is a Catholic heroine with heavy religious emphasis on her powers as well as personal faith. She is also [[spoiler: a habitual cheater on her boyfriend.]]
** Blur Robbie Rocket is one for the Flash.
Flash. Robert Geoffrey Gilford is a outspoken jerkass from Canada.
** Vulcan is one for Thor, being a man who claims to be the Greek God of Smiths.
** The Hurricane is this for Iron Man. Richard Saint Pierre is a therapist by day and an armored vigilante by night. He has the help of a tech genius and partner to protect Saint Louis.



* TheObiWan: Doctor Wendell is this for Hugo. [[spoiler: He's also the Hurricane in disguise.]]

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* TheObiWan: Doctor Wendell Saint Pierre is this for Hugo. [[spoiler: He's also the Hurricane in disguise.]]


* Greyson Hirsch: A Saint Louis investment banker with superpowers and severe family issues. He forms the group, Superheroes Anonymous, with his therapy group. He is married and volunteers at youth centers. He is dating a woman named Lauren Gerard. He possess power over gravity.
* Quinn Bauer: A female African American reporter that is struggling to distinguish herself at her job reviewing restaraunts. She gets the opportunity of a lifetime to interview the Vanguard when she stumbles onto a shocking truth: Titan was murdered by someone other than Lord Borealis.
* Hugo Malalou: A fifteen-year-old Titan fan who inherits the powers of the superhero after the paragon's passing. His father was DrivenToSuicide and he is unpopular at school, resulting in him carrying a simmering anger under his otherwise cheerful surface. He is Samoan in his ethnicity.

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* [[TheEveryman Greyson Hirsch: Hirsch]]: A Saint Louis investment banker with superpowers and severe family issues. He forms the group, Superheroes Anonymous, Anonymous with his therapy group. He is married and volunteers at youth centers. He is dating a woman named Lauren Gerard. He possess power over gravity.
* [[IntrepidReporter Quinn Bauer: Bauer]]: A female African American reporter that is struggling to distinguish herself at her job reviewing restaraunts.restaurants. She gets the opportunity of a lifetime to interview the Vanguard when she stumbles onto a shocking truth: Titan was murdered by someone other than Lord Borealis.
* [[TroubledButCute Hugo Malalou: Malalou]]: A fifteen-year-old Titan fan who inherits the powers of the superhero after the paragon's passing. His father was DrivenToSuicide and he is unpopular at school, resulting in him carrying a simmering anger under his otherwise cheerful surface. He is Samoan in his ethnicity.


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* DaEditor: Helen Madden is this of SLO Coast Daily, the newspaper that Quinn works at.


The series follows three seperate lead characters:

* Greyson Hirsch: A Saint Louis investment banker with superpowers and severe family issues. He forms the group, Superheroes Anonymous, with his therapy group. He is married and volunteers at youth centers. He is dating a woman named Lauren Gerard. He possess power over gravity.
* Quinn Bauer: A female African American reporter that is struggling to distinguish herself at her job reviewing restaraunts. She gets the opportunity of a lifetime to interview the Vanguard when she stumbles onto a shocking truth: Titan was murdered by someone other than Lord Borealis.
* Hugo Malalou: A fifteen-year-old Titan fan who inherits the powers of the superhero after the paragon's passing. His father was DrivenToSuicide and he is unpopular at school, resulting in him carrying a simmering anger under his otherwise cheerful surface. He is Samoan in his ethnicity.



* AbusiveParents: Hugo's father hates superheroes and loathes Titan in particular. This causes significant pain for Hugo as he worships Titan.

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* AbusiveParents: Hugo's Greyson's father hates superheroes and loathes Titan in particular. This causes significant pain for Hugo Greyson as he worships Titan.



* CityOfAdventure: San Miguel is where almost all of the action takes place. It is a very different one due to being an AlternateHistory as a 1987 earthquake resulted in the city being rebuilt as a major metropolis.



** Titan is obviously one for Superman.
** Lady Liberty is one for Wonder Woman.

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** Geist is one for Batman. He is an urban legend that targets serial killers, pedophiles, and other individuals with his "two strike" rule where he executes you if you get out and commit a second crime.
** Titan is obviously one for Superman.
Superman but has elements of the Hulk (gaining powers due to a nuclear bomb exploding). He is an Inuit who lost his family and tribe in the 1991 attack.
** Lady Liberty is one for Wonder Woman. She is the leader of the Vanguard and apparently gained her powers from a gemstone in the Amazon.

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** The Hurricane is this for Iron Man.


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* TheObiWan: Doctor Wendell is this for Hugo. [[spoiler: He's also the Hurricane in disguise.]]


* AmazonChaser: The superheroines of the world are sex symbols with many men (and women) appreciating the more muscular.



** Blur is one for the Flash.



* ShesGotLegs: Lady Liberty's legs are commented on many times in the story.




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* StatuesqueStunner: Lady Liberty is 5'11 and dominates her surroundings.


* AlphaBitch: Hugo's girlfriend, Brie, pretends to be one to fit in with the popular crowd. [[spoiler: It turns out to be BecomingTheMask is in play and she's long since become the real thing.]]

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* AlphaBitch: Hugo's girlfriend, Brie, pretends to be one to fit in with the popular crowd. [[spoiler: It turns out to be BecomingTheMask is in play and she's long since become the real thing.]]


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* ReformedButRejected: Lord Borealis made a HeelFaceTurn with Titan's help but even five years later, he's still considered a supervillain and immediately blamed for Titan's death.

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