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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:


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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 Price

The commander of the Aegis Organization.

Luther Banks

The second-in-command, Price's best friend and loyal right hand.

Taryn Fujioka

Aegis' Public Relations expert.

Giovanni "Jack" Magniconte/All-American

An Italian-American Inhuman from Utica, New York. Jack is a former football player who admires Captain America.

Keiko "Kay" Miyamoto/Silver Sabre

A Japanese-American Inhuman/mutant hybrid from Los Angeles, California. Kay has superheroism in her blood.

Amir Khosrow/Gyral

An Iranian-American mutant from Chicago, Illinois. Amir is a cocky kid who dreams of being the next Steven Spielberg.

Jennifer Swann/Chrome

An 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/Nightcat

A Dominican-American enhanced human from New York City. Jacqueline is a singer/crimefighter who fights with feline fury.

Harold "Hal" Danforth/Haywire

A 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/Supergirl

A 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.


A noble dinosaur with the power of Thor.

Jerome "Jerry" Chang/Iceman II

A brilliant Inhuman consulting detective with cryokinetic powers, he models himself after Sherlock Holmes.
  • An Ice Person: Appropriately for a guy called "Iceman", he has ice-based powers.
  • Fanboy: Of Sherlock Holmes. Jerry even incorporates a deerstalker and Inverness cape into his costume.
  • Legacy Character: He took up the name "Iceman" in honor of Robert Drake. They were friends in his home reality.

    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.
  • Monster Clown: A lot of them have this motif, as they follow an alt of The Joker himself.

The Joker R Gang's roster includes:

Ranma Saotome/Joker R

Alternate 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.
  • Outlaw Couple: With his girlfriend Hikari/Bane.
  • Villainous Friendship: With his gang, specifically Shampoo.
  • 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).
  • Yearning for a Nemesis: Like all Joker's he obsesses over having Batman for an arch enemy.

Hikari Horaki/Bane

Alternate version of Hikari Horaki, who was at some point transformed into a version of Bane. Is Joker R's girlfriend.

Shampoo/Harley Quinn

Alternate version of Shampoo who has taken on the role of Harley Quinn. Is fiercely devoted to Joker R.

Rei Ayanami/Killer Croc

Alternate version of Rei Ayanami, one who was mutated at an early stage into Killer Croc.

Asuka Langley Sohryu/Venom

Alternate version of Asuka Langley Sohryu, who was bonded with the remains of the 13th Angel to become Venom.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Spiders, being a Venom after all.
  • 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.
  • Evil Redhead: She is a cannibal and Venom, for starters.
  • 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.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower / Shapeshifter Weapon: As expected of a version of Venom, she can use her limb as weapons.
  • 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/Clayface

Alternate 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/Scarecrow

Alternate 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 Lantern

Alternate version of Nao Yuuki who wields a Sinestro Corps ring.

    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:

Goldie Musou

Alternate version of Goldie Musou who is renowned as Chicago's chief drug lord. Has a wide variety of telepathic and telekinetic abilities.
  • Adaptational Badass: She has telekinetic powers and is physically stronger than in canon.
  • Adaptational Curves: She is noted to have bulked up to avoid the Squishy Wizard trope a lot of telepaths face.
  • Caught Monologuing: Cap Mari tricks her into monologuing so a compound she put into Clayface Shinji will activate and free her.
  • Depraved Homosexual: She's a lesbian that brainwashes women to be in her harem.
  • Mind Control: She possesses the mind control drugs she had in her home series and even has mind control powers here. She teamed up with Joker R to try and get all of Chicago under her control.
  • Mind Rape: Brainwashed several women to be her sex slaves.
  • Psychic Powers: She has telepathy, telekinesis and naturally... mind control.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Oh, good lord...

Natasha Radinov

Alternate 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/Bullseye

Alternate version of Rally Vincent and a member of the Golden Four. Has taken up the name of Bullseye.

May "Crushette" Hopkins

Alternate version of May Hopkins and a gamma-mutated member of the Golden Four.
  • Cute Bruiser: She would like to present herself as this... if she wasn't a homicidal criminal, she probably would be (in Hulk terms of height, she is The Runt at the End, for example).


    Nightstone Enterprises 


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 Sotanax

An 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. Ludwig

An 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.

    The Vanguard 


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-Hulk

Alternate 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.
  • Amazonian Beauty: In both her Titania and She-Hulk states, Ritsuko more than qualifies.
  • 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/Amazonia

Alternate 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.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: She and Black Mari first had sex after leveling Tokyo-3.
  • Sizeshifter: Comes with the whole Giganta package. She can also expand her muscles to be as large as she wants.
  • Sore Loser: Hates that she can't use all her powers in a fight, just to maintain appearances.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Destroys a whole children's hospital and murders Kiki, just to mess with the Avengers Infinity.

Mari Illustrious Makinami/Black Mari/Captain Marvel

Alternate 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.

Shinji Ikari/Hyperion S/Superboy

Alternate 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.
  • The Bully: As Hyperion, he loves bullying and mistreating those weaker than him.
  • Flying Brick: Comes with being a version of Hyperion.
  • 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 Tendo

Alternate version of Nabiki Tendo who was upgraded into a Gero Android. She uses her tech savvy to commit various cyber-crimes and hacking operations.

Menma Uzumaki/Sabertooth/Iron Fist

Alternate version of Menma Uzumaki that is has the powers of Sabertooth 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.

Hinata Hyuugi/Mystique/Psylocke

Alternate 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/Geiger

Alternate version of Tsunade Senju that has the powers of the Abomination as well as her own ninjutsu abilities 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.

Sokka/Black Manta/Submariner

Alternate 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.

Sandra Guts/Bane/"Kei" Choi

Alternate version of Sandra Guts who has adopted the guise of an alt of 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.
  • Fantastic Drug: In addition to Hustle, she now peddles Venom as well. She even wears a device that pumps the drug EX-Hussle into her body like the actual Bane does.
  • 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 the 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.
    Mari: As all you know, one of our biggest sellers are performance enhancing drugs. Venom, Hustle…basically, if it gives folks big muscles, then we sell it."

The New Jersey Secret Society's roster includes:

Asuka Langley-Sohryu/Giganta/Amazonia

Mari Illustrious Makinami/Black Mari/Captain Marvel

Sandra Guts/Bane/"Kei" Choi

For Tropes applying to these characters, check their listings under "The Vanguard".

Ryoga Hibiki/Mammoth

Alternate 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 Frost

Alternate 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.
  • An Ice Person: As expected of an alt of Killer Frost, she has ice powers.
  • Personality Powers: Ice powers are fitting for someone as cold and emotionless as Mai.

Kevin E. Levin/Absorbing Man

Alternate 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/Parasite

Alternate version of Michael Morningstar. His condition has deteriorated, giving him purple skin and making him very similar to DC's Parasite.

Ron Stoppable/Ultra-Humanite

Alternate 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.

    Chemical Warfare 


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/Hydra

Alternate 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-Worth

Alternate 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.

Anko Mitarashi

Alternate 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.
  • 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.

She gets her Day In The Limelight on the 4-part story "The Motoko Aramaki Incident", by Gideon020

    The Foundation 


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 people 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

Peter Thornton

Devon Miles

    Fantastic Future Foundation 

An organization created by multiple Alternate versions of The Fantastic Four, the "Triple-F" (or "Future Foundation"/"Fantastic Foundation") aims to provide fantastic 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

  • Big Good: Well, they certainly are trying their damnedest to be this.
  • Four Is Death: Inverted. Most teams have four members because they are Alternates of the Fantastic Four (if anything, it's good luck for the team). Although for various reasons not all teams will have this number, though.

    The Heroes For Hire 

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.

"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.

Maria Vincennes/Captain America

Alternate 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: She is an alternate of Captain America after all.

Jeff "Joker" Moreau

Alternate 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 Mine

Alternate 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".

Maya Ibuki

An Alternate of Maya Ibuki that has been fused 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.
  • Ninja: Like canon, she's trained as one.
  • Playful Hacker:
  • The Smart Guy:

     Superhuman Oversight and Relations Committee (S.O.R.C.) 

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..

Stan Lee, a.k.a. "The Man"

Stan "The Man" Lee... it's Stan "The Man" Lee. THE Stan Lee. From Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics to the head of one of the most important agencies that American super humans must deal with on their daily lives, he was chosen because he was the ONLY person that other people (including President Rogers) would trust with such power.

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 

The World Martial Arts Academy is a special joint venture between Stark Industries, Wayne Enterprises, Stingray Industries, and more. Its purpose is to facilitate better training for the various superheroes operating in the Core Timeline.

Tropes for the World Martial Arts Academy as a whole.


An alternate of 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?!
  • Mentor Archetype: He was a mentor to an alt of Captain America.


An alternate of Happosai who is a teacher at the World Martial Arts Academy. Helped to train Mari "Captain America" Makinami and Maria "Thunderstrike" Vincennes.

    GENOM Corporation 

The local version of GENOM Corporation, and one of the biggest examples of "Evil Mega-Corp" on the Core Timeline. They first appear on Mike's CLINE Snippet.

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.

Doctor Hikawa

An alternate of Dr. Hikawa that is one of GENOM's top scientists and the head of the Ikiryo clone and Gamma Kryptonian projects. First appears on Mike's CLINE Snippet.
  • 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.

    Justice League Unlimited 

Tropes for both organizations as a Whole

    Justice Society of America 

Maria "Miss Terrific" Vincennes

An 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.

     Grey Knights 

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.

Lelouch Lamperouge/"Iron" Zero

An Alternate of Lelouch Lamperouge that uses Iron Man-style Power Armor based on his Knightmare Frames from the series. A weapons developer that supplies various villains while plotting against them, he's managed to convince people he somehow isn't Zero so far, but fears being exposed.
  • Powered Armor: Unsurprising from an alt of Iron Man, he has power armor.

Mari Illustrious Makinami/Vixen

An 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.
  • 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 Invulnerability.
  • Power Copying: Animals only, but still her capacity to copy things such as a rhino's toughness or a cheetah's speed comes incredibly handy.
  • 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 Knightman

An Alternate of Princess Pride from Mega Man 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.
  • 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 Wastelander

A Fallout character of some sort, seemingly hailing from New Vegas based on his equipment. Who he is specifically, if anyone is unknown.

    Other Heroes 

Annie/Clay Girl

A member of the Core Timeline's Teen Titans who has the powers of Clayface.

Haruka Nanase

An 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.

The Honorable Governor Optimus Prime (Mich.)

"Freedom is the right of all sentient beings. It is also their responsibility to maintain this right."
The Governor of the State of Michigan (For Life), this alternate of Optimus Prime was chosen by the people (and then chosen by the people to remain there for as long as it took, by their decision to abolish the term limits) with a simple promise: transform the state back into a prosperous place, after many years of it being a Place Worse Than Death before and after The Vanishing.

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.

"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.

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...
  • 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 Face–Heel 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.


Alternate 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 didn't 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

An Alternate version of the Dungeon Master that has become an occasional guest (and some may say "nuisance") of the Chicago Extraordinary Avengers, providing advice and fore-warning of upcoming events in the form of riddles. First appeared on "Rise of the Extraordinary Avengers", Chapter 7.
  • 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 strenuously) 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 Defenders

Alternate 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".

Jessica Rabbit Pegasus

"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."
An Alternate version of Jessica that is married to the Maximillion Pegasus who's a member of the Chicago Avengers. Though not an official member of the team, she does what she can when needed.
  • 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 receiving 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.

    Other Villains 

Mari Illustrious Makinami/Deadpool

Alternate version of Mari Illustrious Makinami who has the powers and insanity of Deadpool.

Mari Illustrious Makinami/Taskmaster

Alternate version of Mari Illustrious Makinami who has the skills and abilities of Taskmaster.

Edward Elric/Grim Reaper

An 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.

     The X-Men 

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: invokedThe 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/Cyclops

Alternate version of Hikari Horaki who has the powers of Cyclops. Member of the Chicago X-Men.
  • Adaptational Curves: 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.
  • Super Toughness: A minor version of this is one of her Required Secondary Powers (and a manifestation of the typical comic book "beaten up so badly that a normal human would be dead of shock or concussions alone, but is still ticking" Trope).

The so-called "jungle heroes" who live on Venus, which has been turned into a jungle planet after the Vanishing. Most of them look, dress, and act like characters from early-20th-century pulp adventure novels. The ones we've seen so far are alternate versions of characters from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Tropes for the group as a whole.

  • Amazonian Beauty: The female ones are this, especially Mari and Asuka.
  • Jungle Princess: All of the women are naturally this.
  • 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.
  • Nature Hero: They all qualify, since their world is a jungle world after all.
  • 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 Mari

Alternate 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" Vincinnes

A 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 Soryu

An 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.


Mari's pet saber-toothed cat. Affectionate to people he trusts, ferocious to people he doesn't.
  • 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 Ikari

The 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.
  • Amazon Chaser: Has gone ga-ga over Asuka's muscular physique more than once.
  • 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.