A sub-page list of various characters that appear on the stories written for the "Coreline" Setting.
This Character Sheet is heavily under construction. Additions are highly welcomed. Now being divided into separate pages:
Tropes For The Characters As A (Near) Whole:
- Adaptational Badass: Many of the characters either take a whole new level in badass or adapt the badassery that they already have for the insanity that surrounds them.
- Composite Character: Many of them borrow elements from either various canonical interpretations of themselves, from canon and fanon interpretations of themselves, or from themselves and characters from other fictional sources.
- Deadpan Snarker: Many of them have their moments-even the most mild-mannered ones.
- Had to Be Sharp: As many of them see it, they are on a World Gone Mad and full of badasses-so they have to become more "awesome" to compensate, roll with the punches, as it is.
- Pop-Cultured Badass: Actual name-checking of the Tropes that are happening is something various characters do (see for example "Legends Of The Fourth Of July"). Some mention having spent time on TV Tropes or catching up on various stories as research.
- Seen It All: Various stories, such as the ones of Nescaro, Orion Pax 09, and Gideon 020, have the characters become kind-of-jaded at the rampaging crazy of the world.
Organizations with their own character pages:
THE AEGIS ORGANIZATION:
An offshoot of The Foundation based in Portland, Oregon, Aegis protects the citizen of the forest-like city from superhuman threats.
Tropes For Aegis In General:
- Noodle Incident: A couple have been hinted at in their debut story.
- Reincarnate in Another World: According to the opening narration of Coreline: Invasion of Portland, the core Aegis members came from an alternate version of the Marvel Universe that was destroyed by a cataclysm. Per Word of God, said cataclysm was connected to the Incursions in the 2015 Secret Wars miniseries.
Aegis's roster includes:
Rosalind PriceThe commander of the Aegis Organization.
- Adaptational Nationality: This alt of Rosalind is German-American in homage to Constance Zimmer, who played her in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Luther BanksThe second-in-command, Price's best friend and loyal right hand.
- Friendly Sniper: Banks is a nice guy, and skilled sniper.
Taryn FujiokaAegis' Public Relations expert.
- Adaptational Heroism: Her original version from X-Men: Evolution was just one more member of All of the Other Reindeer amongst the teens of Bayview High School, Fantastic Racism of mutants included. This version has no problem working with Inhumans and other enhanced individuals.
Giovanni "Jack" Magniconte/All-AmericanAn Italian-American Inhuman from Utica, New York. Jack is a former football player who admires Captain America.
- The All-American Boy: Jack is meant to be an updated version of this trope.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Carries a buckler-style police badge-shaped shield similar to what Captain America carried early in his career. Jack's shield can split into two parts, forming a smaller shield and a bladed weapon.
- Fanboy: Jack is one for Captain America.
- Ascended Extra: Jack is based on the original version of the character from The New Universe.
Keiko "Kay" Miyamoto/Silver SabreA Japanese-American Inhuman/mutant hybrid from Los Angeles, California. Kay has superheroism in her blood.
Amir Khosrow/GyralAn Iranian-American mutant from Chicago, Illinois. Amir is a cocky kid who dreams of being the next Steven Spielberg.
- Fan of the Past: Amir is a bit of a nut for 80s pop culture.
Jennifer Swann/ChromeAn African-American and Native American Inhuman from Amarillo, Texas. A mechanic as tough as steel.
- Ascended Extra: Jennifer is based on the character from The New Universe.
- Chrome Champion: Jennifer has the power to turn her skin into metal, like the X-Men's Colossus. Unlike her original New Universe counterpart, this version can change her skin back to normal at will.
- Race Lift: The original version of Jennifer Swensen was a white redhead. This version, Jennifer Swann, is African-American and Native American.
Jacqueline Tavarez/NightcatA Dominican-American enhanced human from New York City. Jacqueline is a singer/crimefighter who fights with feline fury.
- Adaptation Expansion: Her only canon appearance in Marvel Comics was a one-shot comic from The '90s: Nightcat #1 (April 1991) to be exact.
Harold "Hal" Danforth/HaywireA Jewish-American enhanced human from an alternate version of Portland, Oregon. He's been an America Redeemer and honorary Avenger.
- Reincarnate in Another World: Was seemingly killed in his native universe (or rather, his native version of Universe 616, having been born in Earth-712) during the events of "Avengers: Celestial Quest". Was revealed to have actually have been brought forward in time by a supervillain, and then joined Aegis. Emerged in the Core Timeline afterwards. He's jumped quite a few worlds.
- Trauma Button: Hal's girlfriend Inertia died in front of him trying to save Earth-712 in Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe. Hal never truly got over it, leading him to try and attack Death in Avengers: Celestial Quest. He's made attempts to deal with it more positively since then, but it's still a bit of a sore spot for him. Being in the Coreline means he can run into alts of Inertia, which he did once, and it freaked him out.
Allies of Aegis
These are characters that aren't officially members of the Aegis Organization, but Aegis can call on them when needed.
Kara Zor-El/SupergirlA Kryptonian heroine who unwittingly returned from the grave.
- Reincarnate in Another World: This Supergirl is a Pre-Crisis alternate of the Girl of Steel who ended up on the Coreline after dying fighting the Anti-Monitor in Crisis on Infinite Earths.
- Trauma Button: During the events of Invasion of Portland, the skies turn red. This terrifies Supergirl, as she sees it as a possible sign that the Anti-Monitor is coming back.
Dino-ThorA noble dinosaur with the power of Thor.
- Ascended Extra: Dino-Thor originally appeared in Spider-Island #5 (December 2015), his sole comic appearance.
Jerome "Jerry" Chang/Iceman IIA brilliant Inhuman consulting detective with cryokinetic powers, he models himself after Sherlock Holmes.
THE JOKER R GANG:
One of the many criminal groups operating out of Chicago, the Joker R gang is a frequent thorn in the side of hero groups including the Champions and the Avengers, bringing a unique brand of chaos to the Windy City.
Tropes For The Joker R Gang As A Whole:
- For the Evulz: The Joker R Gang is known to spread chaos and destruction, simply because they think it's fun.
The Joker R Gang's roster includes:
Ranma Saotome/Joker RAlternate version of Ranma Saotome, who was transformed at some point into an amalgam of The Joker. Very nearly as crazy as the actual Joker, he does his best to do his worst to the people of Chicago.
- A Lighter Shade of Black: Isn't quite as crazy as a lot of Jokers are. Not that that's saying much mind you, but he still cares for his girlfriend and gang.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He genuinely cares for his girlfriend and gang.
- Even Evil Has Standards: When a brawl with the Champions burst into the lair of an Amy Hardstone alt that was raping a guy to death, he expresses his distaste before killing her. Stealing from a telethon that is meant to help pay for the construction of a children's hospital terminal patients wing is also too low even for him (as he puts it, there is nothing funny nor artistic about it ("like trying to do an MST of Old Yeller"), not to mention that it's the kind of excessive cruelty that triggers the "unfunny", "scorched-earth", "kill-on-sight" kind of manhunts).
- Monster Clown: Goes with the role of The Joker.
- Worthy Opponent: Like other versions of The Joker, he sees Batman (or any other member of the Bat-Family) as one... to the point he is actively seeking to get one of them as an Arch-Enemy and is actually disappointed when the hero (or heroes) that responds to his attacks is not a Bat (witness the first chapter of Legends Of The Fourth Of July).
Hikari Horaki/BaneAlternate version of Hikari Horaki, who was at some point transformed into a version of Bane. Is Joker R's girlfriend.
- Amazonian Beauty: As a result of her transformation and usage of Venom, she has become one of these.
- Girlish Pigtails: Still has them, even if they are rather incongruent on her massively muscled, Venom-injected, Luchador mask-wearing body.
- Outlaw Couple: With Ranma/Joker R.
Shampoo/Harley QuinnAlternate version of Shampoo who has taken on the role of Harley Quinn. Is fiercely devoted to Joker R.
- Mad Love: Like... well... many Harleys to their "Mr. Js", actually. At least she loves Ranma enough (and Hikari) to not have any funny ideas about what to do to one part of this apparent Love Triangle.
- Meaningful Name: Averted. Unlike Dr. Quinzel, "Harley Quinn" is her Nom de Guerre, not her actual name.
Rei Ayanami/Killer CrocAlternate version of Rei Ayanami, one who was mutated at an early stage into Killer Croc.
- Humanoid Abomination: A mild example. Long story short, her appearance is the result of the typical Rei cloning process somehow Gone Horribly Wrong (very, very horribly wrong).
- I am a Humanitarian: Is rumored to have eaten the Gendo Ikari of her world.
Asuka Langley Sohryu/VenomAlternate version of Asuka Langley Sohryu, who was bonded with the remains of the 13th Angel to become Venom.
- Clothes Make the Superman: The Venom Symbiote is what gives her her superhuman abilities. Furthermore, the fact that it's an Angel provides it with abilities that other versions of the Venom Symbiote do not have.
- I am a Humanitarian: While she can normally control her symbiote's hunger for living flesh, if she hasn't been able to feed in some time, she becomes increasingly uncontrollable.
- Nightmare Face: The symbiote occasionally gives Asuka things that she shouldn't have, such as More Teeth than the Osmond Family.
- Outside-Context Problem: The fact that her Symbiote is an Angel instead of one of Venom's race (and thus capable of generating A.T. Fields with a little technological aid) catches the Avengers Infinity unaware and nearly destroys the organization in Legends Of The Fourth Of July. It took the help of Commander Misato Saotome, Mari "Captain America" Makinami and Maria "Thunderstrike" Vincennes (who came from Neon Genesis Evangelion universes and thus had knowledge of the Angels' weaknesses) to get Back from the Brink.
- Verbal Tic: Referring to herself as "we/us", as well as Snake Talk.
Shinji Ikari/ClayfaceAlternate version of Shinji Ikari who was mutated into a version of Clayface.
- Jail Bake: Is considered a master of this, having graduated with full honors from the Ma Beagle College of Criminal Culinary Arts.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Remains pretty stuttery and shy-sounding. Is a criminal with a tremendous body count (be it himself or through Felony Murder).
- They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: The fact that his looks (when morphed back to his Shinji Ikari self) are plain in the "gets lost in a crowd" sense is lampshaded on "A Tale Of Two Maris".
Katsuhiko Jinnai/ScarecrowAlternate version of Katsuhiko Jinnai who was taken on the role of Scarecrow.
- Annoying Laugh: He still has it from canon. The fact that not even his allies and lover like it is lampshaded a few times.
- Badass Bookworm: Effectiveness in a fight aside, he do has considerable knowledge in chemistry and how the human mind reacts to it.
- I Know What You Fear: His main gimmick.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Is highly prone towards winding up taking physical punishment that is equal parts lethal and humiliating. And just keeps walking it off.
- Outlaw Couple: With Nao Yuuki/Yellow Lantern.
- Scary Scarecrows: With some fear gas sprayed in advance, he is this. Unfortunately, his record against heroes (so far) has been bad enough that this is (at best) a Subverted Trope.
Nao Yuuki/Yellow LanternAlternate version of Nao Yuuki who wields a Sinestro Corps ring.
- Evil Redhead: She's a Sinestro Corps member-that is pretty evil.
- Eye Scream: Still has the missing eye of her anime version. Her eyepatch is a construct done by her Ring.
- Femme Fatalons: Her regular combat construct (aside from everything else she makes) is a replica of the HiME claws she uses in canon.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: Courtesy of her Sinestro Corps ring.
- Outlaw Couple: With Katsuhiko Jinnai/Scarecrow.
THE GOLDEN FOUR:
A criminal group that specializes in the manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs in Chicago.
Tropes For The Golden Four As A Whole:
- Breaking the Fellowship: Apparently had a falling out after the events in Legends of the Fourth of July, with Bullseye and Chrushette joining the Joker R gang.
The Golden Four's roster includes:
Natasha RadinovAlternate version of Natasha Radinov and a member of the Golden Four. A gamma mutant who is kept under tight control at all times.
- Dumb Muscle: Managed to fry her own brains by overdosing on gammaroids.
Irene "Rally" Vincent/BullseyeAlternate version of Rally Vincent and a member of the Golden Four. Has taken up the name of Bullseye.
- Tattooed Crook: Like the film version of Bullseye, Rally has a bullseye carved on her forehead.
May "Crushette" HopkinsAlternate version of May Hopkins and a gamma-mutated member of the Golden Four.
A Mega-Corporation that maintains a veneer of kindness and compassion, but is ultimately corrupt to its very core. Developing weapons and technology for whoever will meet their price, Nightstone Enterprises is a willing ally to the greedy, the selfish, and the powerful. Run by Alexander Sotanax, aka Thailog, and backer of the Vanguard and the Nightstone Defense Corps, it is a power to be reckoned with in the Core Timeline and a major reason why so many villains, corrupt politicians, and more stay in power.
Tropes For Nightstone Enterprises As A Whole
- Brainwashed and Crazy: The majority of the Nightstone Defense Corps are people that the Vanguard have kidnapped and "re-educated" (ie brainwashed and forcibly augmented with various mutagens and super serums) into an elite fighting force.
- Deliberately Bad Example: To heroic corporate groups like Wayne Enterprises and Stingray Industries, by Word of God.
- Even Evil Has Standards: They are the "evil" in any Evil Versus Oblivion scenario because they don't see the benefit of total annihilation... of course, they are going to backstab everybody who gets near them and commit tremendous atrocities of their own while everybody else's busy fighting the "oblivion"-seeking bad guy.
- Heroes "R" Us: Zigzagged Trope. Officially, the Vanguard are superheroes, and even do heroic things here and there. But the Vanguard is made up entirely of disguised supervillains who would much rather be causing trouble than stopping it.
- Mega-Corp: Obviously. And a pretty vile example of it.
- Private Military Contractors: Nightstone Defense Corps.
- We Sell Everything: Including things that are highly illegal.
Thailog/Alexander SotanaxAn Alternate of Thailog who is the CEO of Nightstone Enterprises. He made a deal with Puck to become human during the day, and sees the world and everything in it as something to be exploited.
- Bad Boss: Everyone that isn't Thailog is completely expendable in his mind.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: An uber example. Thailog has no morals, no compassion, no decency. The only thing that matters to him is his personal wealth, power, and pleasure.
- Evil Laugh: Is very partial to this. Even gets depressed if he doesn't have the opportunity to indulge in one of these for a long period of time.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Seeing as he's "voiced" by Keith David, that's a given.
- Fatal Flaw: An arrogant, Too Clever by Half sumbitch. By Gargoyles-verse standards, he won the Superpower Lottery; he has a lot of monetary and political power, and he's the kind of Magnificent Bastard that can be a threat with just one inch when other villains need a dozen miles. In a Fiction series written by Greg Weisman, he would probably have "Invincible Villain" written on mile-high neon letters. But the Core Timeline runs on different rules, and he's going to have to roll with a lot of punches.
- Painful Transformation: Like Demona in canon, Thailog made a deal with Puck to become human during the day, and thus adopted the identity of Alexander Sotanax as his human identity. And just like Demona's transformation, it is very unpleasant.
- Sdrawkcab Name: Not only is Thailog's own name a (sorta) reversal of his genetic "father", Goliath, but in creating his human identity of Alexander Sotanax, he reversed the last name of the man who bankrolled his creation; David Xanatos.
- Xanatos Gambit: Has a special fondness for these, just like one of his "fathers".
- We Have Reserves: While the Vanguard is particularly useful and he's never eager to dispose of such valuable resources out of practicality, the members of the Nightstone Defense Corps are completely expendable in his mind. After all, he can always kidnap and "re-educate" more.
Dr. LudwigAn alternate of the Medic from Team Fortress 2 that serves as the chief doctor for the Newark Branch of the Vanguard. While he is more than competent, nobody relishes the thought of going under his knife. And he much prefers experimenting on innocent victims than actually helping others.
- Eviler Than Thou: So extreme that he was fired by Mann Co, with Saxton Hale himself declaring this alt of the Medic too extreme, even for them.
One the surface, the Vanguard might look like another prominent team of superheroes. But looks can be deceiving. The Vanguard is actually made up entirely of supervillains who disguise themselves as heroes in order to better exploit those around them.
Tropes For The Vanguard As A Whole:
- Big Fancy Castle: The bases used by the Vanguard, the Citadels, greatly resemble modern versions of this Trope.
- Evil Hero: The entire Vanguard. Every. Last. One of them.
- Hate Sink: Their very first story establishes the whole lot of them as a bunch of sociopathic bastards that would kill anything and anybody because they are in the way of some goal the Vanguard seeks, or because they were an annoyance that they wish to exterminate (regardless of how minor it truly was), or just for kicks, and lord it over anybody still standing afterwards. They get a hell of a lot worse on further appearances. Word of God was that they were an Invoked Trope.
- Kick the Dog: A favorite tactic of many Vanguard members.
- Second Super-Identity: The overwhelming majority of the Vanguard have two super-identities; one for while they're pretending to be heroes, and the other for when they're being villains.
The Vanguard's Newark Branch roster includes:
Commander Ritsuko Akagi/Titania/She-HulkAlternate version of Ritsuko Akagi who has the powers of Titania. She disguises herself as a She-Hulk when pretending to be a hero, and has devoted her scientific knowledge and considerable strength to bringing further misery to the ordinary citizens and heroes of New Jersey.
- Drop the Hammer: Ritsuko wields a magitech hammer similar in design to the one Titania used in the Fear Itself event.
- For the Evulz: Her choice of disguise. While out as Titania, she disguises herself as a Misato Katsuragi alt. Why? Because the Misato of her universe was a Hulk and Ritsuko's enemy, so she does this just to upset the Misato who's head of the Chicago Champions.
Asuka Langley-Sohryu/Giganta/AmazoniaAlternate version of Asuka Langley-Sohryu, who has the powers of Giganta and then some. Uses the identity of Amazonia when pretending to be a hero.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The one and only thing that keeps Asuka from being totally irredeemable is that fact that she sincerely loves her girlfriend, Black Mari.
- Sizeshifter: Comes with the whole Giganta package.
Mari Illustrious Makinami/Black Mari/Captain MarvelAlternate version of Mari Illustrious Makinami, who was blessed with the powers of Black Adam. She disguises herself as an alt of Captain Marvel to fool the average citizens and real heroes around her.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Shazam!"
- Other Me Annoys Me: Really doesn't like "good" versions of Mari Illustrious Makinami, feels like they give her a bad name.
Shinji Ikari/Hyperion S/SuperboyAlternate version of Shinji Ikari with the powers of the Squadron Sinister's Hyperion. He disguises himself as Superboy in order to hide his evil actions.
- Attention Whore: Unlike most Shinji Ikari alts, he laps up any and all attention given to him like a cat laps up milk.
- Token Good Teammate: An extremely downplayed example. After Nabiki cleaned out the life savings of an old woman, he admits to feeling bad for her...right before deciding to kill her and put her out of her misery! Then again, that's positively saintly by comparison to the rest of his teammates.
Nabiki TendoAlternate version of Nabiki Tendo who was upgraded into a Gero Android. She uses her tech savvy to commit various cyber-crimes and hacking operations.
- Hollywood Cyborg: Comes with being a Gero Android.
Menma Uzumaki/Sabertooth/Iron FistAlternate version of Menma Uzumaki that is has the powers of Sabretooth in addition to his canonical abilities. Adopting the guise of Iron Fist when disguised as a hero, he's a deadly danger to those who are in his way.
- Healing Factor: Comes with being an amalgam of Sabretooth.
Hinata Hyuugi/Mystique/PsylockeAlternate version of Hinata Hyuugi that has the powers of Mystique in addition to her canonical abilities. Disguising herself as a Psylocke alt when pretending to be a hero, she uses her beauty and seductive ways to manipulate men and women alike.
- Secret Identity: In addition to maintaining her identity as a Psylocke alt while pretending to be a hero, Hinata further disguises herself as an alt of Ten-Ten while in her Psylocke form.
- The Vamp: Has no problem using her beauty and shapeshifting abilities to exploit men and women alike.
Tsunade Senju/Abominatrix/GeigerAlternate version of Tsunade Senju that has the powers of the Abomination as well as her own ninjutsu abilties and some of the powers she derived from Orochimaru's research. She uses the guise of Geiger in order to pretend to be a hero for her own ends.
- Amazonian Beauty: In her guise as Geiger. Her Abominatrix form, on the other hand...
- Cute Monster Girl: Has this vibe as the Abominatrix.
Sokka/Black Manta/SubmarinerAlternate version of Sokka who has the full powers of a Submariner, but adopts the identity of Black Manta in order to conceal his true identity and his cruel nature.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Supervillain or not, nobody dumps toxic waste into the ocean on his watch!
Sandra Guts/Bane/"Kei" ChoiAlternate version of Sandra Guts who has adopted the guise of an alt of Comic Book/Bane. She disguises herself as an amalgam of Kei and Grace Choi when pretending to be a hero, and is in charge of the production of many strength-enhancing drugs that are sold on the streets of New Jersey.
- Amazonian Beauty: She was one in her native universe, and has only gotten bigger since then.
- For the Evulz: Because of her hatred for the 3WA's Lovely Angels, Sandra's hero identity has her disguising as a more muscular version of Kei of the Dirty Pair.
- Spared By Adaptation: This version of Sandra Guts happened to land in the Core Timeline right before she could finish her Disney Villain Death.
THE NEW JERSEY SECRET SOCIETY:
The Secret Society of New Jersey is a gang of thugs that specialize in peddling strength-enhancing drugs, though they're not above other forms of criminal activity. But unknown to the majority of them, they're actually one of the many criminal organizations supported and manipulated by the Vanguard.
Tropes For The New Jersey Secret Society As A Whole:
- Fantastic Drug: Their specialty is producing and selling these.
The New Jersey Secret Society's roster includes:
Sandra Guts/Bane/"Kei" Choi
For Tropes applying to these characters, check their listings under "The Vanguard".
Ryoga Hibiki/MammothAlternate version of Ryoga Hibiki that's an amalgam with Mammoth.
- Dumb Muscle: Not exactly the brightest bulb in the bunch. Something that his teammates tend to mention. A lot.
Mai/Killer FrostAlternate version of Mai who has the powers of Killer Frost.
- Deadpan Snarker: She was one in her native universe. Still one in the Core Timeline.
Kevin E. Levin/Absorbing ManAlternate version of Kevin E. Levin who's taken up the moniker of Absorbing Man. He's typically left in charge when none of the Society members who are actually members of the Vanguard are present.
- Power Copying: Has his canonical ability to take on the properties of anything he touches.
Michael Morningstar/ParasiteAlternate version of Michael Morningstar. His condition has deteriorated, giving him purple skin and making him very similar to DC's Parasite.
- Power Parasite: Can drain the energy from anyone he touches.
Ron Stoppable/Ultra-HumaniteAlternate version of Ron Stoppable that's gone bad and gone ape as an amalgam of the Ultra-Humanite. He puts his newfound evil genius to creating whatever technology the Secret Society needs for their criminal endeavors.
- The Friend No One Likes: The rest of the Society tolerate him only because his brains make him an invaluable asset. Something that they make clear on many occasion.
A group of guns-for-hire that will do virtually anything, as long as the price is right.
Tropes For Chemical Warfare As A Whole:
- One-Winged Angel: The group uses a special Psycho Serum to transform into monstrous creatures for a fight. Although the four children are the primary users, in an emergency, they can also make use of it.
Chemical Warfares's roster includes:
Ritsuko Akagi/HydraAlternate version of Ritsuko Akagi, and the brains behind Chemical Warfare. She organizes the deals and creates the Hyde serum that transforms those who use it into monsters.
- Noodle Incident: At one point, the group injected Ritsuko herself with the Hyde formula. Not much is known about it.
THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT:
In the in-between of The 23 Hours of Madness and the setting's "current day", L.A. has sectioned itself off from the rest of the country and turned itself into a Mega City. The L.A.P.D. has become something similar to The Judges, as well-highly trained, highly equipped, and vested with the capacity of "Zero Tolerance": if you are a criminal and do not heed their warnings, you will be killed, no ifs or buts about it.
Even amongst the L.A.P.D., there are groups who are more secretive, such as the Special Investigations Unit, which is effectively the LAPD's Men in Black...
Tropes of the LAPD:
- All Crimes Are Equal: Implied with the "Zero Tolerance" mandate: criminals will be given a warning and allowed to surrender. If they don't... Justified Trope because the time after The Vanishing had seen a rise in crime done by complete madmen with access to powers and heavy firepower-if they are not brought down ASAP, they will leave behind heavy collateral damage.
- Badass Army: One of the setting's nastiest. And the very first one introduced, in chronological story order.
- Badass Longcoat: The uniform of the S.I.U., a high-tech, heavily-armored coat exclusive for their officers (so exclusive that fallen officers are buried with their coats, and stealing said coats is an automatic death penalty).
- Depleted Phlebotinum Shells: The "Pariah Rounds"-ammunition filled with a bio-toxin made with the "Pariah Gene"; a genetic anomaly that had appeared on many people after The Vanishing and which is an incredibly high-powered Power Nullifier.
- Expy: Of the Mega-City One Justice Department, combined with the Olympus E-SWAT and Public Security Section 9. Lampshaded In-Universe.
- Took a Level in Badass: A massive one. They are officially designated as "police", but the firepower they pack is enough for a hard-core army (and that is without counting the actual city's army...).
- The Men in Black: The "Special Investigations Unit". Rumors (and actual actions seen on the stories) include espionage and political manipulation, hunting down and assassinating people on other states (and countries), making plans for some kind of operation that may or may not involve declaring war on the rest of the United States...
Deunan Knute-WorthAlternate version of Deunan Knute that appeared on the Core Timeline during "Operation: Payback" (the time where every able-bodied, lawful Angeleno grabbed a gun and performed The Purge on any villainous Fiction they could find within L.A. limits), has since married an E.M.T. and became a Commander of the Los Angeles Police's Special Investigations Unit.
- Eye Scream: Like other versions of Deunan, she lost one of her eyes (this time during "Operation: Payback"), and wears a special eyepatch over it.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: She is a pretty proud Angeleno, and it is this pride that drove her to fight on "Operation: Payback" with great temerity (she did not wanted to lose her city again) and nowadays any action she takes, no matter how violent it may have been or cruel it may seem to other people, she has done to protect Los Angeles.
Anko MitarashiAlternate version of Anko Mitarashi that is a member of the Special Investigations Unit alongside Deunan Knute-Worth. Empowered by a different version of Orochimaru's seal that gives her immense abilities.
- Badass Longcoat: Her S.I.U. longcoat (more info on it above).
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Is an incredibly good police officer and covert-ops specialist, only that she is pretty feisty, sometimes absurdly so (at least for Deunan).
- Expy: The powers of the Seal essentially have turned her into a "hot ninja girl" version of Alucard.
- Hand Cannon: Packs a pair of Mega-Damage Class rail-accelerator pistols capable of tearing apart even the most armored of targets.
- Humanoid Abomination: Unleashing her Seal at full power pretty much takes her into what may or may not be Orochimaru's greatest wet-dream of power (that doesn't involves the Uchiha bloodline limits).
- Ms. Fanservice: This has not been reduced one bit from her canon self.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Any action that Deunan has taken, Anko is right there by her side.
"Raven" (a.k.a. Motoko Aramaki).An Alternate version of Motoko Kusanagi that is a member of S.I.U. and a close associate of Anko and Deunan. While a lot of her story remains a mystery to her associates (and the audience), she remains the cybernetically-enhanced terror she has always been.
- Berserk Button: Harm anybody that Raven likes and you better blow your own brains out, because she will chase you to the ends of the Earth, Terminator-style, to get revenge.
- Body Surf: She is capable of this, and has various bolt-holes with bodies spread throughout the planet for use when necessary.
- Composite Character: Of her various interpretations throughout the franchise, with her name (and the multiple bolt-holes with alternate cyborg bodies to Body Surf into) showing that her primary inspiration is the original manga and the Man/Machine Interface continuation.
The fusion between the Foundation for Law and Government and the Phoenix Foundation, the result of neither individual group having the resources to tackle all of the insanity and criminality that the Core Timeline had in store.
Currently, The Foundation is one of the greater unambiguously good factions within Coreline, providing stuff like pro-bono legal assistance, helping peopel organize security on their neighborhoods... and when necessary, deploying field agents with impressive skills and advanced vehicles to support them.
Tropes for The Foundation as a Whole
- Spell My Name with a "The": That "The" is very important when talking about The Foundation.
- Sentient Vehicle: It is not unusual for Foundation agents to have their own K.I.T.T.-style vehicles as partners.
- Throwing Off the Disability: Coreline medical technology helped him deal with his glaucoma.
An organization created by multiple Alternate versions of The Fantastic Four, the "Triple-F" (or "Future Foundation"/"Fantastic Foundation") aims to provide fantasitic solutions to extraordinary problems... which oftentimes involves clobbering the living hell out of a threat. Understandably, most field teams are of four members, although this is not set in stone.
Tropes for the F.F.F. as a whole
Although there are multiple teams running around with this name, the one that is referenced more often by people is the independent superhero teams funded by Rand Enterprises. Aiming to help the folks on the street, they perform pro-bono work, assist with security on community centers and affiliated activities, perform patrols and the like.
Tropes for the H.F.H. as a whole
- Corporate-Sponsored Superhero: With constant funding from R.E., the teams are free to do their work 24/7 if they wish to. For the most part.
- Heroes "R" Us: It is right there in the name.
- Humble Hero: For the most part, H.F.H. teams prefer not to be too flashy about the Rand affiliation and stick to dealing with street-level threats. Then again, on the Core Timeline, "street-level" can still get pretty damn powerful.
Tropes for SHIELD as a whole
- Big Good: Well, they certainly are trying their damnedest to be this.
- Redeeming Replacement: One of the things that this version of SHIELD is trying to be is this to other versions of it that went past Police Are Useless and straight into horrifying jackbooted idiots (pretty much canon Marvel Universe, Depending on the Writer).
- Shout-Out: They gave the name of their cooperation program with the Avengers Infinity the Avengers Alliance because it pretty much included doing something similar to the game (have Agents as part of Avengers teams).
"The Director"Alternate version of Philip J. Coulson that has become the Director of SHIELD (after the version of Nick Fury that ran it had to go). Currently tries to maintain a secret that he is the Director, in order to maintain a certain level of intimidation that he doesn't thinks could be obtained otherwise. First appears on the epilogue of Operation ENDGAME.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Doesn't looks any more intimidating than your math teacher... and is a highly experienced field agent and analyst, on top of leading one of The Line's top peacekeeping and espionage agencies.
- Berserk Button: People with Chronic Backstabbing Disorder (especially when he's one of the backs that has been/will be stabbed) and HYDRA (nowadays CHIMERA and all associated groups, which includes HYDRA).
- Big Good: The Director of SHIELD.
- Unexpected Character: In-Universe: Mari expected Nick Fury to be the Director... she certainly didn't expected Phil Coulson on the role.
Maria Vincennes/Captain AmericaAlternate version of Maria Vincennes (as she appears on the Evangelion RPG, Neon Genesis Evangelion RPG: The Nerv White Paper. Has the skills and weapons of Captain America. Leader of SHIELD Team Seven (a Covert-Ops team). First appears on the short story "Operation: SNAKE CHARMER"
- The Ageless: If the Serum didn't halt her aging entirely, it came pretty darn close.
- Comically Serious: A lot of the humor involving her revolves around her deadpan interactions with the rest of her team.
- "Flowers for Algernon" Syndrome: Turns out on her backstory that the Super-Soldier Serum's enhancements were unstable and would have eventually faded away... and she was a sickly (even more sickly than Steve Rogers), weak and intellectually-stunted girl on the Forties, which to put it mildly, meant a very bleak outlook for her once they did (to the point that the Red Skull's attempt at pulling The Final Temptation on her was him promising to make the enhancements permanent and We Can Rule Together). It got better.
- Married to the Job: Has pretty much no life outside of SHIELD missions.
- One Woman Army.
- Only Sane Woman: Is pretty much the only member of her team to have her act together.
- Older Than They Look: The effects of the Erskine Super Soldier Serum included extremely slowed aging (if not flat-out stopping). She looks like late teens while she is definitely older than any other member of her team-and with the experience to match. She was also frozen for a very long time.
- Super Soldier.
Jeff "Joker" MoreauAlternate version of "Joker" Moreau that is Team Seven's "wheelman", piloting the various types of dropships that are regular transportation for the crew. Also first appears on "Operation: SNAKE CHARMER".
- Ace Pilot.
- Deadpan Snarker: Still has this from his canonical appearances.
- Handicapped Badass: Even with all of the medical technology available on The Line, he still is being affected by Vrolik's Syndrome (whether it's because the Syndrome is too hard to work on or because he willingly chose to not look for treatment still has not been said in-story).
- Properly Paranoid: Constantly calls Captain Vincennes out on the idea of having Fujiko on the team. In his defense, Fujiko still has a bad habit to steal whatever she thinks she can get away with, even if it could hinder the mission.
- Sarcastic Devotee
Fujiko MineAlternate version of Fujiko Mine which is part of Team Seven as a thief/infiltration specialist. Poached by SHIELD and given a simple choice: Work for them or go to jail. Also first appears on "Operation: SNAKE CHARMER".
- Boxed Crook
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: If Joker has a good reason to be Properly Paranoid about having her on the team, it's because of her obscenely extensive record of pulling this off when she was "freelance" (and on the story that introduces her, things would have gone very bad for her had not she pulled the Batman Gambit of Cobra Commander thinking that Maria had taken an item she stole just because).
- Classy Cat-Burglar: The reason she was "headhunted" by SHIELD.
- Deadpan Snarker.
- Dude, Not Funny!: In-Universe: one of her favorite ways to dig at Joker is by making fun of his Vrolik's Syndrome.
- Master of Disguise.
- Most Common Superpower: Her impressive bust is one of the things that people notice the most... to the point it's pretty much the one flaw on her disguises (not that any of the people who notice seems to care).
Maya Ibuki.An Alternate of Maya Ibuki that has been fusioned with another "Ibuki": namely, the one from the Street Fighter franchise. Team Seven's hacker. First appeared on the short story "Operation: HARD ENTRY"
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: While on the job, she's incredibly competent and dependable. The instant she's off-duty, however, all she can think about is her upcoming date, even going on to Squee about how cute her date is.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Even on the Core Timeline, pretty often when people hear "Maya Ibuki", they don't think "Ninja good enough to enter the Street Fighter Tournament". Her boy-crazy, hacker-nerd attitude doesn't help with that belief either... until it's too late.
- Playful Hacker.
- The Smart Guy.
Tropes for S.O.R.C. as a whole
- Heroes "R" Us.
- Super Registration Act: The attempt by various Alternates of Stark from launching the Super-Human Registration Act on The Line was a partial success... after some toil and a few battles and everybody hating on how bad Civil War got. "Partial" in that what they wanted (which was at best the S.H.R.A. as was exactly written on the Marvel Universe and at worst a legal way to make all of the super humans on the United States conscripted) was not approved. The Line's version of the S.H.R.A. is not legally pressing for people who don't want to be superheroes (if you have powers and saved somebody's life but you just pulled the Heroic Bystander/Badass Bystander act, you won't get Cape Hunters after you) and those who do get benefits from registering such as a U.N.-approved I.F.F. code for international operations and optional training plus a higher chance of being head-hunted by groups like the Justice League Unlimited and Avengers Infinity (or deputy status on law enforcement agencies) and you can use your hero identity in court).
- Redeeming Replacement: In-Universe, many people see S.O.R.C. as this to Civil War and Dark Reign-era S.H.I.E.L.D..
And "The Man" has not disappointed.
First appears on the final chapter of Legends of the Fourth of July (Coreline).
- Big Applesauce/Brooklyn Rage: He is from New York. So is most of his Praetorian Guard. Probably not a good idea to tick any of them off, just because of that.
- Cool Old Guy.
- Cool Shades.
- Genre Savvy: As one of the men who spent their lives creating the superhero genre, it's obvious that he would know a lot of the tricks of the trade.
- Large Ham: What do you expect from the man who wrote for the Golden and Silver Age in Marvel Comics?
- Most Writers Are Writers: This Trope is applied in a good way, of course (granting him great amounts of Genre Savvy), but still... his speech about Mari's bravery did got prefaced with a discussion of what makes a hero, not unlike that of many of his Real Life interviews.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: "Reasonable" enough to listen to Mari's case (which, after all she had been though during Legends, gives him this Trope alone) and overrule Jameson's sentence (and give Mari a medal for her valiant (if technically illegal) actions) in a single, bombastic speech.
The World Martial Arts Academy is a special joint venture between Stark Industries, Wayne Enterprises, Stingray Industries, and more. Its purpose is to faciliate better training for the various superheroes operating in the Core Timeline.
Tropes for the World Martial Arts Academy as a whole.Goku that serves as an instructor at the World Martial Arts Academy. Was personally responsible for training the alt of Steve Rogers that's Mari "Captain America" Makinami's surrogate uncle.
- Big Eater: He's an alt of Goku. How could he be anything else?!
- Adaptational Heroism: Is substantially nicer and less lecherous than most alts of Happosai.
Tropes for the organization as a whole:
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: This is not the only evil Mega-Corp on the Core Timeline, but it is one of those that that have set the current standard. It's that Evil.
- Killer Robot: It creates oodles of these, from their signature "Boomer/Voomer"-roids, to Marionette-class robots, to copies of tried-and-true designs from the GFFA.
- Putting on the Reich: Their allegiance to the Empire Remnant and the First Order could not be better exposed than the fact that GENOM Security forces use their military attires, rank classification methods and some of their surplus vehicles (which have been modified to GENOM's pleasure, usually with higher automation, More Dakka and/or more KillerRobots on the inside). This is, by the way, a Shout-Out to Undocumented Features.
- Take Over the World: They try this occasionally. Their Establishing Character Moment on the story timeline is allowing a Mad Scientist like Hikawa free reign to mass clone an Alternate of Shinji Ikiryo that they had managed to capture (or more like managed to purchase after the Ghostbusters captured him by mistake) and try to use said clones to manipulate superheroes (in a test run to escalate to more... politically important... people. They even specifically target The Champions for reasons yet unknown—for all that it's possible, maybe it was for something strategically important, or maybe it was to put egg on Stingray's face) and the Person of Mass Destruction that was their prototype Gamma Kryptonian.
- Mad Scientist: Started by being a Mengele-like scientist during World War II on his home universe, and has only gotten worse from there.
- Offscreen Karma: Later appearances by Buster Maya and Superwoman Misato (which explicitly happen many months later) expose that they managed to hunt down and get revenge on him for what he did to Shinji.
- The Sociopath: He absolutely does not gives a shit about the massive amounts of suffering (to heroes, innocent bystanders and his own forces) that he creates with his projects.
Tropes for both organizations as a Whole
Maria "Miss Terrific" VincennesAn Alternate version of Maria Vincennes (one of Neon Genesis Evangelion's extra-canonical characters by way of the Japan-only Tabletop RPG "The NERV White Paper" with the abilities of Mr. Terrific.
- Attack Drone: Her T-Spheres.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: She "just" trained herself to (by comic-book standards, which are absurdly high) high-grade human levels of endurance, agility and strength. And being able to "jump good" (in the Samurai Jack sense).
- Domino Mask: Averted trope, unlike Michael Holt. She uses a full-face mask with only a hole for her hair to come out the top.
A team of anti heroes, who try to undermine villains while being on the radar of other heroes because they are openly led by a Lelouch, who most expect to be a villain and don't trust.
Mari Illustrious Makinami/VixenAn Alternate of Mari Illustrious Makinami that possesses the power of Vixen. She's a thief for hire that was hired to steal something from Lelouch, but ended up joining him in the end.
- Mega Manning: Animals only, but still her capacity to copy things such as a rhino's toughness or a cheetah's speed comes incredibly handy.
- Femme Fatalons: When using a big cat's power. Can cut metal, but not a Kryptonian.
- Mighty Glacier: Rhino, though it doesn't hold up compared to superpowered Nigh Invulnerablilty.
- Sensual Spandex: Vixen's dark gold outfit, cleavage window and all.
- Super Spit: Can spit venom and spider webbing depending on the power.
Princess Pride and KnightmanAn Alternate of Princess Pride from Megaman Battle Network. She and her navi Knightman ended up joining Zero at some point. Her country of Creamland either does not exist in Coreline or someone else is ruling it. She can Cross-Fuse with Knightman like in Rockman.exe Steam.
- Epic Flail: Knightman's Royal Wrecking Ball.
- Mighty Glacier: Both of them, even though Pride is a slender woman, but they can speed up temporarily using chips as well.
- Morph Weapon: Using Battlechips, although Pride can only use 5 at a time.
- Pretty Princess Powerhouse: Despite her innocent appearance she's extremely dangerous with her net navi.
- Stone Wall: Sturdy by default, but when using Stone Body even a Kryptonian can't move them, but only if their feet are planted on the ground.
The WastelanderA Fallout character of some sort, seemingly hailing from New Vegas based on his equipment. Who he is specifically, if anyone is unknown.
Annie/Clay GirlA member of the Core Timeline's Teen Titans who has the powers of Clayface.
- Spared By Adaptation: Survived the Batman: The Animated Series episode Growing Pains. Tim didn't.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Like Clayface, she is capable of this. And thus she uses it to help the Champions set a trap.
Haruka NanaseAn Alternate version of Haruka Nanase that is now part of the United States Coast Guard (as a rescue swimmer). First appears on the short story Semper Paratus.
- Adaptational Badass: An understated example-man is a Coast Guard rescue swimmer (as in "You have to go out. You don't have to come back").
- Determinator: Pretty much had to be one to get through Coast Guard Training from Hell (which is even more hellish now that, Post-Vanishing, there are a tremendous amount of threats on the ocean).
- Gender-Blender Name: This fact of his name gets a Lampshade Hanging by his co-workers on the story proper. Turns out that they have no problem with it (and with the name of the brother of one of them being "Ashley", they understand).
- Made of Iron: Gets bashed over the head with a fire extinguisher by an Alternate of Peter Griffin and doesn't seems to be affected with more than some minor bleeding from the head. Semi-justified by him wearing a helmet, although Peter Griffin is known to deliver quite the brutal beatdowns.
- Sensual Spandex: His "work uniform" happens to be a specialized survival suit (at the time of his introductory story, experimental) that protects pretty well from the cold on extended-duration missions. Makes his co-workers feel somewhat inadequate for a second when they first see him.
The Honorable Governor Optimus Prime (Mich.)
- "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings. It is also their responsibility to maintain this right."
So far, he has managed incredible success, making corporations within the Motor City (such as Omni Consumer Products) play nice with each other (at least within the state's limits). It is still far from complete, this mission he has proposed, but as a Cybertronian, he has nothing if not time to set things right... and a Prime is nothing if not driven to accomplish his promises.
- Beware the Nice Ones: The big bot is a Big Good... and not only is he an incredibly fearsome warrior himself, hurting him will bring everybody in Michigan (including the Mega-Corporations) down upon your head.
- Old Soldier: This robot is a veteran of the ever-timeless battle between the Heroic Autobots and the Insidious Decepticons.
- President for Life: Downplayed example in that he is "just" Governor. Also a rare heroic example, and furthermore a rare example of a "president for life" that had the "for life" part chosen by the public.
President Steven Grant Rogers.The current President of the United States, an Alternate of Captain America (from the comic book universes). Not much else is known about him at this current moment of writing. First mentioned in the fifth chapter of Legends of the Fourth of July (Coreline).
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Even if he's currently on a non-action role, nobody underestimates his fighting skills.
- The Chains of Commanding: Even if he has made great advancements (with the help of other people such as Governor Prime, The Foundation and the more heroic Mega-Corporations), he is still working on rebuilding the nation from the damages of The Vanishing, to not mention still struggling with people who have a hard time taking orders from Captain America, Commander-In-Chief or not. Operation ENDGAME also shows that he's not fond of the standard procedure of "evacuate the President while everybody else becomes Hold the Line fodder".
- Our Presidents Are Different: Both President Action and President Personable.
Amanda Waller.An Alternate version of Amanda Waller that is part of President Rogers' inner circle. Still runs the Suicide Squad.
- Adaptational Heroism: Unknown application. While President Rogers doesn't likes the fact that Task Force X/the "Suicide Squad" still exists, the fact that he has allowed it to keep on running (and allowed Waller to be part of his retinue) means that she possibly isn't as sociopathic as some versions of her have been.
- Good Is Not Nice: Again: the Suicide Squad exists on the Core Timeline, and she is the one in charge of it. Also there is her Establishing Character Moment below.
- Iron Lady: Her Establishing Character Moment is calling Rogers an idiot right to his face and pointing out that getting away while the getting is good instead of standing around in some dumb attempt to show he's a Father to His Men is gonna get him killed and will effectively decapitate America. Everybody else inside the Oval Office at the moment then point out to Rogers that she is right, making him decide to evacuate.
"Old Man" Fiddleford Hadron McGucket, Chief Priest of the North American Branch of the Church Of The Angel Combustion.An Alternate of Old Man McGucket, who in the insanity of the 23 Hours (a second Weirdmageddon, in his eyes) got "a calling" to worship machines (cars and mecha, the more powerful the better) and the badass people who wielded them for good. Eventually forming the North American Branch of the Church of the Angel Combustion, the crazy old man still lives in the Oregon town of Gravity Falls, where he preaches the word of the Angel Combustion and, in between creating insane devices, modifies cars for those he deems worthy.
- Composite Character: Not only between early- and late-series Old Man McGucket, but between Old Man McGucket and Chumbucket.
- Cool Garage: His "sanctum", built inside part of the Gravity Falls Junkyard (itself shared with other Alternates of himself). Imagine a super-science-y Mad Max/Scrapheap Challenge-style workshop.
- Cool Old Guy: Crazy old kook... capable of single-handedly (and absurdly quickly, at that) create Humongous Mecha and Cool Cars that can turn the average Mad Max-style road warrior into a veritable One-Man Army.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Seriously, "Hadron"? Kind of averted with his (equally funny) first name-so many "Old Man McGuckets" out there, he doesn't minds people calling him "Fiddleford" or a variation (well... he may still have a bit of an issue with people calling him "Ford").
- Gadgeteer Genius: A top-notch "comic-book-science" engineer inside of an "old kook".
- Machine Worship: Worships machines (cars and mecha, the more powerful the better), labels Badass Drivers as "Saints", and considers sentient machines such as Cybertronians as manifestations of the Angel's will. He is the "chief priest" of a (still admittedly small) pseudo-religious order of same-minded mechanics.
- Obfuscating Insanity: Zig Zagged Trope. It's really hard to tell if he's doing that anymore (look down on "Sanity Slippage").
- Sanity Slippage: The 23 Hours and their aftermath were not kind on the man-he didn't completely lost his Character Development from the Gravity Falls canon, but it's seriously hard to tell nowadays when if he's even pulling an act.
FBI Special Agent Emmanuel Stanislaus "Dipper" Pines, FBI Extranormal Investigations ("X-File") Division (Oregon office).A grown up Alternate of "Dipper" Pines, veteran of both the events of his canonical series and ten years of growing up on the Core Timeline, now an FBI Agent and a member of one of various current FBI sub-divisions (including the X-Files, VASCU and "Agency Zero") that try to bring paranormal criminals to justice. Assigned the Oregon "beat" because of the high amount of paranormal activity (including Wesen and Shadowrunners from up in Seattle doing Runs on locations like Portland), it is not unusual for him to return to the town where his life changed...
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Standard "FBI Agent"/"The Men in Black" outfit, complete with Badass Longcoat.
- Composite Character/Expy: He has elements of his canonical self, Agent Fox Mulder and John Constantine (the TV series version).
- Distinguishing Mark: He hides his Big Dipper birthmark with pretty heavy-duty stuff (cosmetics, applied false skin, holographic projections, lots of hat-wearing). Bureau regulations prevent him from having his hair as long as he did as a kid.
- Embarrassing First Name and Embarrassing Middle Name: But he nowadays rarely uses his nickname because 1) it's for his friends and 2) I Know Your True Name (and he thinks of said nickname as his "true" name) is in play on various types of magic he has to deal with.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: Has met the Office of Professional Responsibility a couple of times for using Bureau resources to pester people his sister dates. Every time he has escaped trouble because they meant bad things for her.
- Older and Wiser: Ten years of living on the Core Timeline has made him even more savvy at hunting the paranormal than he was on his canon series.
- Properly Paranoid: Takes precautions to prevent Bill Cipher from knowing information about him. Considering that many alternates of Bill go way beyond "creepy stalker" level, he is in the right to take them. Also see above on "Knight Templar Big Brother".
- Named by the Adaptation: Needs be said-many Alternates of a character either have differing first and/or middle names (because of Fanon and said names not being said on the show) to start with or occasionally do some change to their name (like adding a differing middle name) to reflect their difference from their "canon" versions on The Line. This version of Dipper was born with the name "Emmanuel Stanislaus" (which means that he is occasionally called "Uncle Stan").
- The Men in Black: One of them now. Younger versions of himself sometimes accuse him of having pulled a FaceHeel Turn, just because it sounds like it.
- Took a Level in Badass: Gentlemen, this is "Dipper" Pines ten years older and with FBI training-including stuff like handling firearms. Piss him off at your own risk.
- You Don't Look Like You: Barring some details, he resembles a cartoonish Jason Ritter (rather than his fanon designs that make him resemble his Grunkles or even Alex Hirsch (understandable, being Hirsch's Author Avatar in a way)). Also a Mythology Gag.
CortanaAlternate version of Cortana, who is the leader (or "benevolent dictator", in her own sarcastic delivery) the Post-Vanishing Pan-African Nation.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Zig Zagged Trope. Although she didnt got to the levels of crazy of Guardians and onwards, she still became somewhat Rampant and then achieved Meta-Stability.
- Good Is Not Nice: She is a meta-stable Halo-Verse Artificial Intelligence programmed by the UNSC's version of The Men in Black. Threaten her nation and those in it and you're gonna get as big a taste of the Covenant War as it'll take for you to regret it.
- Master Computer: One that rues a really big chunk of Africa.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Turns out she was immune to the massive hacking attack by PROGENY. Jokes about the events of the HALO series and the crazy that (may) have been left behind being too much for even the child of GLADOS and CABAL to take ensued.
The Dungeon Master
- Alternate Self: One of the very first things he mentions when he first appears is that he's a different Dungeon Master from the one that Hank and Diana knew on their native universe.
- Big Good: He wants to help people... which is one of the reasons why Mari and the others tolerate his constant appearances out of nowhere and his riddles.
- Cryptic Conversation: His standard way to pass information. It takes a very serious situation (or being asked strenously) for him to provide it in a different way.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": If anybody knows any other names for him, let alone if it's his real one, they sure haven't appeared yet.
- The Mentor: In a way, he was one for the 'adventuring party' that was the cast of the D&D cartoon (he even calls them 'students' when he first appears), and tries to keep in touch with them even now.
- Offscreen Teleportation: Very prone to appearing and disappearing without a trace the moment people are not looking at him—to the point that it's a Running Gag for Mari to keep asking JARVIS if his sensors picked the DM.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Actually called that In-Universe.
- Trickster Mentor: He wants to help people. As is standard of someone with the term "Dungeon Master", he does it in a way that has people knowing the answer on the very moment that it's necessary, and not one second earlier. Mari describes it (before he first appears) as him having "a Yoda complex".
The DefendersAlternate versions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Defenders (Jessica Jones, Matt "Daredevil" Murdock, Luke Cage and Danny "Iron Fist" Rand), and an Alt of the 90's cartoon Spider-Man that is their Avengers liaison that have Emerged on the Core Timeline. First appear among other heroes dealing with monsters all over the world on the fourth Chapter of "The Shikinami Ranger and the Monster Mashers".
- Humongous Mecha: This version of Spidey got himself a Leopardon all of his own (long story short, he got a little fixer-upper trophy on an adventure).
- Pop-Cultured Badass: Danny is the only Defender to recognize that they are fighting the spawn of Cthulhu on their collective Establishing Character Moment. He is quick to explain that he saw them on saturday morning cartoons.
- Powered Armor: They get Ninja Turtle Cyber Suits to help fight a rampaging Cthulhu.
- Throwing Off the Disability: The Alternate of Matt that is part of this group has been cured of his blindness. The side-effect is that his enhanced senses are still on and he's still susceptible to being overloaded with information (he's mentioned he'd had to train in taking in his "world of fire" alongside his regular sight).
- Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?: Asked by Luke Cage when he sees the Avengers running around with Humongous Mecha and Ninja Turtles with Powered Armor. The answer? Jessica found some friends (the aforementioned Turtles) that can lend them some toys to play...
Jessica Rabbit Pegasus
- "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."
- Good Bad Girl: She looks the look, and even plays the part at times. But she's devoted to her husband and willing to help the Avengers when she can.
- Romancing the Widow: Was on the recieving end of this. After Roger Rabbit died in her native universe, Jessica was broken and alone, even after arriving in the Core Timeline. It wasn't until she met Maximillion "Slapstick" Pegasus that she could love again.
Mari Illustrious Makinami/DeadpoolAlternate version of Mari Illustrious Makinami who has the powers and insanity of Deadpool.
- Fourth-Wall Observer/No Fourth Wall: Hey, I know I'm a character in the story! Some people might think I'm a big loon for talking and thinking that way! But when you stop to think about how it is around the Line, I think I'm definitely onto something!
- Healing Factor/Good Thing You Can Heal: Well, duh! I'm an amalgam of freakin' Deadpool!! You think little things like getting my head chopped off or getting blown to bits is gonna do anything more than slow me down?
- Psycho for Hire: Why, thank you!
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Hey, I wasn't going to stick around and watch some Captain America out-awesome me! I'm supposed to be the most badass thing around! It's in my damned contract!!
- Small Role, Big Impact: Okay, I'm a bit pissed about not having had more screen time, but on the other hand, I'm the reason Star-Spangled Me got a sentence and was driven to despair! So there!
Mari Illustrious Makinami/TaskmasterAlternate version of Mari Illustrious Makinami who has the skills and abilities of Taskmaster.
- Attack Its Weak Point: Tries this on the Indianapolis Champions. It... doesn't work out.
- Berserk Button: While she makes it clear that it's more about the money and the reputation, she also mentions that she is pissed at "Cap" Mari "stealing" her schtick of copying people's skills.
- Blessed with Suck: Her conversation with "Cap" Mari on A Tale Of Two Maris implies that her powers come with the issue that her skill-copying power has the weakness that every skill and move she learns takes space from other memories on her mind... including such things as her parents and other people she (once) liked. On the other hand, she may have been taunting the Captain-it is still too early to tell.
- Power Copying: Just like the regular Taskmaster alt, she can copy the skills of anybody, just by seeing them once.
Edward Elric/Grim ReaperAn Alternate version of Edward Elric that became the Grim Reaper (the Marvel Universe villain) after the attempt to resurrect his mother failed, experimenting on methods to do so regardless of how many people would die as a side-effect and becoming the sworn enemy of his own brother, Alphonse "Wonder Man" Elric, as a result.
- Adaptational Villainy: Canon version: Jerk with a Heart of Gold. This version: Omnicidal Maniac.
- Artificial Limbs: He's got an Automail arm that he has a fondness of transforming into a gigantic scythe.
The local version of the X-Men, which operates as a superhero team semi-independent of the Mega-Corp "Greymalkin Industries". As well, Xavier's School For Gifted Children is one of SORC's various appointed training facilities for superpower people.
Tropes the organization as a Whole.
- Back from the Brink: Currently, Greymalkin and the X-Men are doing pretty well, after a pretty crappy first stage (read Old Shame below).
- Corporate-Sponsored Superhero: Many X-Men are founding members of Greymalkin Industries, and Greymalkin Industries funds the X-Men and the Xavier School greatly. It has come to the point where Greymalkin employees, regardless of whether or not they are mutants or otherwise affiliated with the superhero group, have been given the street name of "X-Men".
- Old Shame: The first X-Men to Emerge on the Core Timeline were the more "current" Alternates of the Team... and as a result their attitude backfired hard (talking "had to sell off a lot of stuff to pay the bills and people were ashamed to be Mutants because it looked like the X-Gene was a Jerkass-making machine" kind of backfire). Understandably, this is an era that X-Men don't like to talk about.
Hikari Horaki/CyclopsAlternate version of Hikari Horaki who has the powers of Cyclops. Member of the Chicago X-Men.
- Adaptational Muscles: It's explicitly said that she has a pretty fit muscle tone and her outfit shows it off pretty well.
- Alliterative Name: Hikari Horaki.
- Badass Adorable: A waifish (even if extremely toned) teen with pigtails and freckles... and packing a bazooka behind each eyeball, a mind with immense tactical knowledge, and a capacity to kick ass that is only surpassed by Badass Abnormal martial artists.
- Blessed with Suck: The 'blessed' part is that, unlike Summers, she can turn off her Eye Beams at will and not blast everything in sight if she doesn't wants to. The 'suck' is the part that it takes time for her optic blast to build up to full power the moment she turns it on, directly consistent with the amount of time she has had it off (meaning that if she took a whole day with them off, it takes 24 hours or so for it to build back up). Understandably, out of Properly Paranoid precautions, she prefers to keep her optic blast on active mode.
- Cool Shades: When she's off-duty, she wears quartz-lensed glasses instead of her visor.
- Eye Beams: The powers that give her the "Cyclops" callsign.
- Girlish Pigtails: Even as a leader in an outfit like the X-Men, she refuses to get rid of that hairstyle.
- Sensual Spandex: Much to her chagrin, the outfit she wears (the 1990s-slash-X-Men cartoon-slash-early Capcom vs. games Cyclops uniform) looks very good on her.
Tropes for the group as a whole.
- Amazonian Beauty: The female ones are this, especially Mari and Asuka
- Going Native: This is Misato's backstory; she was a sociologist who came to Venus to study the people there and ended up living as one herself.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: They're all ripped and super-strong.
- Nubile Savage: How the female ones dress.
- World of Muscle Men: Both the males and females qualify—the hostile environment of Venus has made physical fitness a necessity for anyone wishing to live there.
Mari Illustrious Makinami/Jungle MariAlternate version of Mari Illustrious Makinami who lives in the jungles of Venus. Superhumanly strong, agile, and fast, and much more at home in the jungle than in civilization.
- Action Girl: Goes without saying. She can kick the ass of almost any non-superpowered character she encounters
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: She gets covered in all sorts of gross stuff (blood, fish guts, plant juices, saber-toothed tiger slobber) but never in a way that makes her less attractive.
- Boisterous Bruiser: She's a jungle warrior who can bench-press a dinosaur. She's also a lot of fun to be around, and always willing to help anyone lost the jungle.
- Bicep Kiss: In her introductory story she does it to showcase her Amazonian Beauty to some mooks.
- Boobs of Steel: In her debut story, she uses them as a distraction while beating up the villain
- Big Eater: Finishes off a fish bigger than herself, and calls it a light snack.
- Fur Bikini: Wears one. It's made pretty clear that she has no problem walking around lacking pieces of it.
- Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Is friends with a giant saber-toothed cat.
- Male Gaze: Takes advantage of this to distract an enemy long enough to kill him.
- Super Strength: Not a superpower per se, but still insanely strong.
- Vine Swing: How she likes to get around.
Maria "Doc Vince" VincinnesA young woman from one of the cities on Venus, and an alternate version of the character of the same name from a Neon Genesis Evangelion tabletop game (the Japan-only "NERV White Paper"). Pretty much a blonde pretty-girl anime version of Dr. Clark Savage, Jr., with a few other things turned up.
- The Ace: Is a multiple-time Olympic gold-medalist and phD-holder, among other things.
- Amazonian Beauty: She is described to be a pretty drop-dead gorgeous woman that is ripped and essentially superhuman.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Good genes and impressive training has turned her into a pulp-fiction supergirl.
- City Mouse: She isn't really used to being in the jungle, but unlike most she gets her bearings pretty quick.
- Expy / Captain Ersatz: She's based, in many ways, on a pretty famous Pulp character: Doctor Clark Savage, Jr.
- Genius Bruiser: She's extremely smart, to the point of being a borderline Omnidisciplinary Scientist
- Super Strength: She is mentioned to have the build of an Olympic athlete and can do such things as rip off trees (huge, presumably multi-ton trees) from the ground and toss them away with some effort.
Asuka Langley SoryuAn alternate version of Asuka who, like Mari, is much more at home in the jungles of Venus than in the cities. She has an on-and-off relationship with the local version of Shinji Ikari, who in this world is an Adventurer Archaeologist.
- Amazonian Beauty: Par for the course. Her appearances so far have some moment where Shinji inevitably goes ga-ga over her powerful frame.
- Blade on a Stick: Unlike Mari, who's strong enough to beat the tar out of dinosaurs with her bare hands, she uses a spear.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Like Mari, living in the jungle has given her incredible strength. She still relies on a weapon in most fights, though.
- Fiery Redhead: Just like in canon. The capacity to kill dinosaurs with her bare hands is pretty impressive, as well.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: She quickly develops a bond with Mari's giant pet saber-toothed cat.
- Super Strength: Can lift the aforementioned saber-toothed cat over her head without breaking a sweat.
- All Animals Are Dogs: His standard way of greeting people is to give them lots of slobbery licks. Mari and Asuka both love it, but Doc Vince finds it disgusting.
- Cute Kitten: At least when it comes to picking a name.
- A Dog Named "Dog": Ok, sure, it's a freaking saber-toothed tiger, but calling a member of the Felidae family "Kitten" still doesn't screams being highly imaginative.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Let's just say he isn't an ordinary "kitten".
- Covered In Drool: Given his size, this is the usual result of his displays of affection.
- Horse of a Different Color: He's big enough for Mari to ride on. Other people, like Doc Vince, try to as well, but aren't as keen on the experience.
- Lightning Bruiser: Fast, strong, and agile.
- Mega Neko: Even for a saber-toothed cat, he's gigantic.
- Panthera Awesome: As a half-ton saber-toothed cat, he's pretty awesome.
'Shinji IkariThe local version of Shinji Ikari, an Adventurer Archaeologist who occasionally has run-ins with Venusian versions of the other Evangelion characters.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: One who has plenty to do, since Venus in this setting is covered with mysterious ruins.
- Badass Bookworm: A professional archaeologist who once survived alone in the jungle for a month.
- Badass Normal: In a setting where everyone is either super-powered or super-strong, or possibly both, he has the limitations of a normal human. Doesn't stop him from surviving by himself in the jungle, though.
The United Nations Superpowered Peacekeeper Task Force, a.k.a. the "Overwatch", is Exactly What It Says on the Tin: the sub-division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations that is in charge of superpowered crime-fighting, assistance in humanitarian operations, and similar objectives. It is that "Overwatch", reborn like a Phoenix, with a hefty amount of initial membership thanks to multiple Alternates of the original crew and the members of the Wildstorm Comics team Stormwatch... and rising.
The world could always use more heroes...
Tropes for the group as a whole:
- Composite Character: In-Universe, its membership expanded by absorbing another United Nations superpowered task-force: the Stormwatch.
- A Lighter Shade of Black: The reason the Overwatch reactivation meant absorbing Stormwatch: while Overwatch had its fair share of bad decisions (ex. the creation of Blackwatch), it still was nothing compared to having Henry Bendix as a leader, or so the Wildstorm Fictions say (and they can provide way too many examples to support that)
- Multinational Team: The canon of all teams that compose the reborn Overwatch has plenty of members from all over the world... and even odd places like the Moon.
- Putting the Band Back Together: Suffice to say that this went much more smoothly than in the canon Overwatch universes.
- Redeeming Replacement: The story of the original Overwatch, to make a long story short, had a lot of blemishes that eventually led to the group falling apart and its members to be declared outlaws. This version of the Overwatch tries its damnedest to be heroes.