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    Abby Brown 

Abigail "Abby" Brown

"After what happened to me, I got so many inspirations, so many ideas, I just couldn't stop drawing all week!"

A cheerful girl with a passion for fashion, Abby and her father have been enjoying life together after separating from her mother. Since the empowering event, she's been more pre-occupied with making costumes than exploring the grand scope of things.

Her power is a Healing Factor that lets her regenerate from injuries or sickness.

  • Adventure Rebuff: Hyeon advises her to ignore everything that happened with the smoke snakes and get on with her ordinary life, which does little to deter her.
  • Asexuality: Abby has been described as not having interest in anyone, and probably never will, putting her somewhere on the ace spectrum.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Subverted- Abby was originally going to be one of the characters dropped to make room for a new batch of NPCs. However, she was re-added soon after at the request of one of the players.
  • Closet Key: Her father realised that he was gay when he fell in love with a local politician. This led to him breaking up with his wife, and he and Abby have been living together since.
  • Fashion Designer: After being attacked by the smoke snakes, Abby is overcome with the desire to make superhero costumes for everyone.
  • The Fashionista: Her defining trait is her passion for fashion. She makes her own clothes, and is usually scouting for potential models.
  • Fiery Redhead: Abby is a nicer version of the trope- she has red hair, and a kind but fiesty personality.
  • Healing Factor: Directly inspired by Wolverine, Abby can regenerate from wounds or illnesses.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She has large baby blues, matching her cheerful and somewhat childish demeanour.
  • Large Ham: She can get very passionate about fashion, gesturing dramatically and yelling all her words when she gets into the groove.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Abby got her love of fashion from her father (who asks her to keep it on the down low, not wanting to be regarded as a full on gay stereotype).
  • Missing Mom: Abby's mother left after her father fell in love with another man. Since then, her father has been raising her as a single parent.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: A recurring joke amongst the players is referring to the cast as 'Oldport [Number] + Abby'. This is because of the time where she was nearly exiled from canon.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: When describing the process of fashion Abby dips into some pretty abstract concepts, like 'extrapolating the psychological' to turn into a 'metaphysical convention'.
  • Tears of Fear: She broke down in tears during the empowering incident, and needed a pep talk from Ciro before she was able to regain herself and continue onward.

    Amy Bang 

Amy Bang

"It's very interesting being a software. I didn't know that word but now I know it!"

Considered one of the most popular and likable girls in school, Amy enjoyed a life of pep and cheer until the acquisition of her power changed her drastically. Now she hangs out with Finn, helping him get to the root of the empowerment's mysteries.

Her power transformed her into a data consciousness that can travel between electronic objects.

  • Brain Uploading: Her power evaporated her body and converted her consciousness into a digital form. She immediately got shacked up in her mobile, and later was shown capable of transferring between devices.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Her mother calls her 'cupcake', which Amy is embarrassed by.
  • Emoticon: As she now exists in the virtual world, much of Amy's 'dialogue' is typed out on an electronic screen. Emoticons are automatically added to her sentences- Amy explains that she just has to think of an expression, and the emoticon will appear.
  • Hopeless Suitor: When she was human, Amy had a crush on Sebastian. This has passed, or at least been put on hold, since she turned into a phone. Instead, she harbours some interesting feelings for Finn.
  • Instant Expert: The mechanics of her data consciousness means that she can download information and 'learn' it near-instantly.
  • Irony: A short story written by the GM mentions that Amy hated texting when she was human. Now she's a form of data that communicates mostly through text.
  • Nice Girl: Amy is very sweet and kind-hearted, in contrast to the jerkish Finn and uptight Katheryn.
  • Playful Hacker: Being a data consciousness allows her to roam freely through the Internet, and within a few days she starts to learn how to sneak past firewalls and other security. Finn wants her to do so for his plans, but Amy herself just does it because she wants to learn and be helpful.
  • The Pollyanna: Even after becoming trapped in the virtual world, Amy is relentlessly cheerful and friendly.
  • School Idol: Before she was a phone, Amy was one of the most popular girls in school. And outside it too; behind-the-scenes material states she had a super popular Instagram.
  • Security Cling: After Sebastian saves her from the snakes, she runs into his chest and clings to him as they look for another way out.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: Using code from a Vocaloid, Amy eventually gives her data self a sing-songy robotic voice.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In the first DONA thread, Amy was a tough, pig-headed girl who's power- Toad from the X-Men- caused her to look like a, well, toad. Here she's much more chipper, and her power instead turned her into data.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Her mother is a shoe saleswoman, and is always travelling across the east coast. This means that she spends much more time with her father.

    Barbra Dixon 

Barbra Dixon

"I wouldn't be surprised if a bunch of us dropped out. Man, if I knew what my power was, and if it was useful like yours, I would be on the first train outta Oldport."

A tomboy, bike enthusiast, and girl gamer, Barbra has a sharp edge that can be dulled with friendship. Her parents are madly in love and movie buffs, which has granted Barbra some savviness when it comes to film. Her time since gaining her power has largely been spent needling Jacob about exploring their powers.

Her power resurrects her if she dies, and then grants her an immunity to whatever killed her.

  • Adaptational Backstory Change: Barbra in the original DONA suffered from internalised misogyny due to her mother leaving her father when she was young. In Oldport Blues her parents are still together and madly in love, so this trait is absent from her.
  • Adaptive Ability: Her power is taken from Doomsday, and will make her invulnerable to anything that kills her.
  • Apology Gift: Her mother convinces her to apologise to Jacob for not helping him much after he tripped in vomit. Thus, she comes at him the day after with a cupcake of apology.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: While she's smart and generally gets good grades, one of the GM's stories reveals that she can't concentrate in class and gets distracted with drawing sketches in her book.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: At first it seems like she's admonishing Jacob when he doesn't seem to care about Finn getting expelled, only to smile and agree that she doesn't care about Finn either.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She's a tomboy, and one of the few girls in the cast to have a short hairstyle.
  • Death-Activated Superpower: Barbra can gain an immunity to anything that kills her. Obviously, this can only take effect when she dies.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: There's an implication in a couple of flashforwards that Barbra's power transforms her into a horrifying monster that the Post-Human Division have been forced to detain.
  • Gamer Chick: It's mentioned in her bio that she's a gamer girl, which fits with her generally tomboyish personality.
  • Harmless Villain: In the GM's story for her, Barbra practises trying to bully people for their homework. Her attempt is laughably unintimidating.
    Hyeon: And pro-tip: if you ever want to really bully someone, don’t come to school wearing a Scooby Doo t-shirt!
  • Loving Bully: She'll be one of the first to needle Jacob for being selfish and ignorant. However, it has been said that she thinks he's cute.
  • Riches to Rags: Downplayed. Barbra and her family are still well-off, but they don't boast nearly the same amount of money that they used to have when the Dixons turned Oldport into a boom town.
  • Shed the Family Name: It's rumoured that she and her mother took Mr. Dixon's surname because her mother's surname has a long rap sheet attached to it.
  • Sour Supporter: She's one of the most enthuastic when it comes to exploring their powers, but at the same time will needle at any faults she finds with the others.
  • Stress Vomit: She throws up after the trauma of the empowering event. Jacob has the misfortune of slipping in it afterwards.
  • Tomboy: Barbra is a short-haired, snappy girl who likes biking and video games.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like Zia, her hair has been dyed purple.

    Benedict Tudor 

Benedict Tudor

"I have no plans to get rid of my abilities, Jung. You see, I enjoy the prospects of being the smartest man in the universe."

The Tudors are one of the richest and most affluent families in Oldport, with Benedict being just one of their many successes. Or, at least, that's how it should've been, but tensions have sparked between Benedict and his father due to his blossoming sexuality. With his power came a wealth of knowledge, which he's been trying to use to get to the bottom of the empowering event.

His power is a hyper-intelligent mind.

  • Abusive Parents: Benedict's father micromanages his life, expecting him to get the best possible grades so that he can inherit the family legacy. Even worse, he's blatantly homophobic, going so far as to hurl slurs at his son.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: While Benedict is still an affluent jerk like he was in the first DONA thread, he's more snooty and less manipulative.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Benedict used to have Deadpool's power, both his Healing Factor and his Medium Awareness. Here, he instead boasts Super Intelligence.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: His hyper mind allows him to glean huge amounts of information about an object merely by glancing at it. One look at Nadine told him her general attitude, how she spent the previous night, and her relationship with Hyeon.
  • The Beard: One flashforward shows him in a relationship with a woman. When Zia comments on it, assuming that he's bi, he clarifies that their romance is a front to throw pursuers off his track.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: Benedict truly believes that everyone hates him and is just putting on an act if they're nice, despite any evidence to the contrary.
  • Characterization Marches On: Originally conceived as a one-dimensional rich jerk, Benedict's personality was greatly expanded as the GM explored his character in non-canonical writings.
  • Cursed With Awesome: Hyeon has no sympathy when he learns that Benedict's power makes him extremely intelligent.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: His wife in one future calls him 'Benny'. Zia has a good laugh at his expense when she finds out.
  • Guilty Pleasures: He likes to experiment with a little make-up, though would prefer that you didn't know that.
  • His Own Worst Enemy: Thanks to all the abusive rhetoric he's been victim to by his parents, Benedict believes that he's not deserving of help, and that anyone who does try to help him are lying and putting on an act.
  • Impossible Genius: His intelligence is to such a degree that he can upgrade Hyeon's phone far beyond any realistic capabilities.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: When he's being dragged away by the snakes, he begs Ciro to hold on to him while tears and snot run down his face.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He acts cold and arrogant to hide the fact that he thinks he has no worth as a person.
  • Insufferable Genius: His already impressive intelligence was boosted a hundredfold by his power, and his ego grew to match it. 'Smartest man in the universe', indeed.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Benedict is described as unconventionally attractive, and part of it is due to his luxurious, shoulder-length hair.
  • My Skull Runneth Over: The problem with his power is that he isn't equipped to deal with the huge influx of information.
    • His first plot revolves around acquiring drugs in order to calm his mind down.
    • The shock of Carlie getting shot causes his power to go into overdrive, picking up every minute detail of his surroundings in such an overwhelming way that he's temporarily paralysed.
  • Preppy Name: It comes as little surprise that Benedict Tudor is one of the richest characters in the cast.
  • The Proud Elite: The Tudors are one of the richest families in Oldport. Because of his privileged upbringing, Benedict is haughty and arrogant.
  • Psychological Projection: He's internalised all his parents abuse under layers and layers of lies, and as a result doesn't believe that anyone else is genuine either.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He has flowing black locks and pale white skin, and skirts the line between Pretty Boy and being too skinny and pasty.
  • Reading Lips: His ability to analyse minute details allows him to perfectly read people's lips.
  • The Rival: He has a mutual enmity with Hyeon from the moment they meet. Their relationship lightens up a little when Hyeon helps him after the empowering incident, but they still bicker a lot.
  • Seriously Scruffy: The day after getting superpowers he arrives at school with messy clothes, massive eye bags, and tufts of his hair pulled out. The overwhelming information from his power stopped him from going home or sleeping peacefully.
  • Shipper on Deck: He expresses interest in getting Hyeon and Nadine back together, since he finds their interactions amusing.
  • Super Intelligence: Benedict's power increased his mental acuity to an incredible degree. His advanced reasoning is unparalleled, he has an eidetic memory, and his sensory processing is so exceptional that he basically has Super Senses. The downside? He can't turn it off.
  • You Are Grounded: Reality Ensues as his absense from home one night to try and figure out his powers leads to him getting grounded until the finals come around.

    Benjy Pathik 

Benjy Pathik

"Ssssssomething happeeeeened aaaannnd we nnnnneeed to fffffind out what it issss and ssstop it!"

The son of a child psychiatrist, Benjy is a kind-hearted boy whose identity issues have recently been on the forefront of his mind. This was only exacerbated by the acquisition of his power, which has left him questioning who and what he really is.

His power transformed him into a giant, humanoid bug.

  • Acid Attack: His mucus is acidic and has corrosive qualities. He first uses it to melt the auditorium wall and crawl through into the air ducts.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Benjy originally had Reality Warping powers he inherited from the Scarlet Witch. In this thread, his power instead turns him into a bug.
  • All Webbed Up: He's able to excrete a green material that can be used to web people up into cocoons. The other kids find a whole host of the cocoons when they first come across Benjy in his new form.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His power mutates him into a horrible bug monster, with wings, multiple eyes, incisors, and acidic mucus. He can, however, shift back into a more humanoid form.
  • Birds of a Feather: He's immediately drawn to Jenna since she was also turned into a bug form like him.
  • Disappeared Dad: Benjy's father is absent from his life. His mother offered the man a way to skip town after she became pregnant with Benjy.
  • Extra Eyes: He has an extra pair of eyes when in his monster form. They disappear when he's in his more humanoid form, so he only has two again.
  • Gentle Giant: Benjy's bug form is massive- 9'8 as a humanoid, and even bigger in his monster form. Despite his new size and shape, Benjy is still gentle and childlike.
  • Heroic Wannabe: He loves the idea of becoming a true superhero, even if his current form is a large setback.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He used to have a crush on Mirielle, though those feelings have been put on hold as he deals with his new body.
  • Hulking Out: If Benjy is put in danger, or experiences some other intense emotion, then he can transform from a Monstrous Humanoid into a bigger, mindless monster.
  • Loss of Identity: He was already questioning aspects of himself before he underwent his transformation. Being turned into a bug just heightened his introspection.
  • Mood Ring Eyes: When he's fully in control of himself his eyes are green. Otherwise, they're a sickly yellow.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Benjy's surname, Pathik, was only given to him in this roleplay. In the previous one, his surname was never revealed.
  • Nice Guy: Even after he's turned into a monster, Benjy retains his tender-hearted personality.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: He isn't monstrous, even though he's now a monster. Even when he loses control of himself, he operates via instinct and not with actual malice.
  • Social Media Before Reason: His first instinct when things start getting freaky in the locked school is to take a video recording of the strange events, even when Finn is impaled right in front of him.
  • Sssssnaketalk: Ever since turning into a bug, Benjy's general dialect has been plagued with sibilant emphasis, even on letters that don't normally make a hissing sound.
  • Sweet Tooth: His bug physiology also gives him a hankering for sugar. While he's supposed to keep a low profile, he does sneak out of Sebastian's house to steal candy.
  • You Sexy Beast: He says that he finds Eric's monster form 'prettier' than his human one. It's not clear whether he always held an attraction towards monsters, or whether it happened as a result of his mutated biology.

    Daigo Hiraga 

Daigo Hiraga

Played by: NickTheSwing (previously)
"I want to lead, and be followed. I want people to be saved by me. Not by faith, nor by notions of money. By me."

Daigo is an ambitious youth who rose from the ashes of a heavily abusive upbringing. Gathering like-minded individuals into his own little gang, Daigo's dark aspirations and hatred towards the elite have only grown with the onset of his superpower. Striking a deal with Agent Travers, Daigo and his gang have been tasked with luring out the rest of the superpowered kids.

His power gives him enhanced speed, strength, resilience, and healing, lets him manipulate temperature when he's out of sunlight, and gives him control over his own blood. This is all enhanced the more blood that he drinks.

  • Abusive Parents: His father and stepmother physically abused him, outed him as bisexual, and frequently mocked his Japanese heritage. This only stopped when his stepmother passed away, and his father grew too frail to hurt him anymore- which, in turn, led to Daigo exacting his revenge against the old man.
  • Attention Whore: He wants to have all eyes on him, and creates grand spectacles to draw people's attention to him. Benedict criticises Sebastian for calling the police on Daigo precisely because that's what Daigo wants.
  • Bastard Bastard: He's the result of a one-night stand between his celebrity father and a low-class Japanese woman. His illegitimate status caused his father to abuse him, which in turn caused him to embrace his 'wickedness' and become a villain.
  • Bloody Murder: Part of his vampiric powerset is the ability to control his own blood, which he can shape into weapons once it leaves his body.
  • Brains and Brawn: He's the leader and the muscle of his gang, whereas his girlfriend Melissa is the brain.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: As a result of being told all his life that he was 'evil' and 'wicked', Daigo has come to embrace the terms, and created his gang of outcasts specifically because he thought that society had given them no other option besides being evil.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Daigo got some powers related to being a vampire- enhanced physicality, a Healing Factor, and the ability to bolster himself by drinking blood- and then some powers that seem more of a stretch- like the ability to control his own blood, manipulate the temperature while out of sunlight, or transform people into monsters.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Double Subverted. He's head-over-heels for Melissa, but doesn't seem to mind when she flirts with other guys... but that's only because he thinks she's messing around. If she were to seriously act on her flirtations, he'd be very pissed off.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: He isn't aware of his enhanced strength when he first receives it, crushing a street lamp and then a man's arm by accident.
  • Ear Ache: His superpower gives him enhanced senses, which works against him when an alarm is so loud that it causes his ears to bleed.
  • Eat the Rich: A more literal example than most, Daigo planned to have his lizard monster gorge on the upper-class. Though it ended up targeting the poor instead at Melissa's behest.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Subverted: it seems at first that he objects to hurting children when he stops his monster from chomping down on two kids. But then the children start making a scene, and he sics the monster on them to keep them quiet.
  • Forced Out of the Closet: His parents forcibly outed him as bisexual. One of many instances of them being abusive towards him.
  • Freudian Excuse: He had a hell of an upbringing, but it doesn't excuse his monstrous acts in the present.
  • A God Am I: Daigo quickly lets his horrifying creation of a lizard creature go to his head, going into a grandiose speech of what this power makes him.
  • Heritage Disconnect: Daigo is half-Japanese but white-passing. Combined with his tumultuous upbringing, it's caused him some issues with his familial connections.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: During his fight with the other superpowered kids, Daigo ends up getting impaled twice: once in his chest by a bayonet that Rhys creates, and then by Harriet's spear in the back after it had already ran through Devin.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Given that he takes inspiration from Dio, Daigo's wardrobe consists of bright, colourful, over-patterned clothes that he throws together into a jarring ensemble.
  • Inner Monologue: Lampshaded when Daigo spends a minute intently thinking to himself while his fellow gang members awkwardly wait for him to say something out loud.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Daigo became a vampire after being empowered- his physical abilities increasing at night, and only increasing as he feeds. When exposed to sunlight, rather than turning to dust, he is put in a lot of pain, and cannot use his vampiric powers.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: He poisoned his stepmother to death after years of being abused by her, and then murdered a man he found beating up his girlfriend. This isn't his general philosophy, however, as shown when he was willing to kill innocent people for the sake of his goal.
  • Personality Powers: Played for Drama. Daigo's abusive father acted like Daigo was responsible for 'sucking the life' out of his birth mother. So Daigo was none too pleased when he gained the abilities of a vampire.
  • Rule-Abiding Rebel: He wants a revolution, but he also doesn't want to sacrifice the comforts of his upper-class upbringing. He'd rather have others carry out his rebellion for him.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Killed his own stepmother, and is heavily implied to be hard at work drawing out his father's suffering and poisoning him the same way.
  • Super Toughness: Getting his nose broken, his arm cracked, and stabbed twice does little to deter Daigo, as his accelerated healing factor allows him to shrug them off and keep attacking.
  • Sweet Tooth: He has an unexpected affinity for sweet foods, like mint cookies and milk chocolate.
  • The Unfettered: Daigo wants to be a supreme leader, and will go to any lengths to achieve that goal. He would even go so far as to poison his abusive stepmother to escape from under her thumb.
  • Wicked Cultured: He was raised in the upper class and his hobbies reflect this. He paints in his spare time, practises yoga, and treats his consumption of blood like it's wine tasting.
  • Wife-Basher Basher: His introduction involves him murdering a drunk man who was beating on his girlfriend. Being that he came from an abusive household himself, Daigo has no patience for that kind of behaviour.

    Destiny Landon 

Destiny Landon

"I think we all got superpowers. And that's terrifying. And we need to get out of here as soon as possible."

The youngest member of Daigo's gang, yet one of its most responsible and level-headed. A life of poverty has weighed down on Destiny's shoulders, but has also granted her a sense of maturity and self-sufficiency beyond her age. Not initially sure of what her power even was, Destiny has been more focused on helping her childhood friend Jenna than what her own fate entails.

Her power allows her to turn into various monsters, though it requires a specific trigger.

  • Childhood Friends: She and Jenna were thick as thieves when they were younger, though they started to drift after Destiny became embroiled in Daigo's gang.
  • Commonality Connection: Destiny and Edward became friends through disability communities; Edward is disabled, and so is Destiny's father.
  • Dissonant Laughter: The shock of seeing Jenna's bug form, then Ed throwing a pillow at Jenna, then Jenna stripping, then learning that the nurse 'exploded', causes Destiny to burst out laughing. Luna can only wonder if she's gone insane.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: She's fully appreciative of Marko's good looks and muscles, and has been known to flirt with him.
  • Gallows Humor: When dealing with the nurse's situation, Destiny makes a quip in the hope that her and Ed's laughter can make the situation feel more bearable.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: Her power allows her to transform into monsters. She can't control it, however, and has yet to learn what triggers it.
  • Nice Girl: She's an upbeat, down-to-earth, and kind girl.
  • Not What I Signed on For: After Daigo uses his power to create a murderous monster, Destiny decides that he's gone too far and cuts off contact with him.
  • Penny Among Diamonds: Like Ciro, she's one of the few Oldport residents with a low income. She's gotten picked on because of it, but on the flipside has become very self-efficient.
  • Plucky Girl: She's had to put with a lot, being poor like she is, but she hasn't let it get her down and maintains a positive attitude.
  • Re-Power: Destiny's power was originally the ability to control dolls. Then another character left the thread, and she inherited his ability to turn into monsters. Since her original power was never revealed in-thread, this doesn't cause much of a problem.
  • The Reliable One: She was taught to rely on herself by her father, and so became a responsible girl with a part-time job and a good head on her shoulders.
  • Riches to Rags: Her father used to be a homeless man who came into money after meeting his wife and publishing a best-selling novel. However, their finances dropped again after Destiny was born, and the family has since fallen on hard times.
  • Stunned Silence: The entire situation with the burned nurse and Jessica's apathy to it freaks her out to the point that she can't put it into words.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?:
    • Irene feels pity for Destiny, wondering what sort of parents would name a child something like that.
    • Her name has been made mocked in non-canon material too. Jacob wondered who would name their child Destiny, unaware he was talking to Destiny's best friend.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's afraid of ladybugs, which is unfortunate when her best friend is transformed into a swarm of insects.

    Devin Chayne 

Devin Chayne

"She can’t tell you what to do in the free world, can she?"

One of the most loyal members of Daigo's gang. Devin grew up in a political household, and his attitude has become amoral and opportunistic to reflect that. The advent of his powers have caused him to throw his lot in entirely with Daigo, following him further down his dark path.

His power lets him manipulate acid, and also gives his blood an acidic quality.

  • Acid Attack: Devin has the ability to manipulate acid, and his blood has changed to be more acidic, thus allowing him to manipulate it.
  • The Beard: Jae's a lesbian, but heavily in the closet. She briefly dated Devin so that people would stop asking about her lack of love life.
  • Bloody Murder: Devin's blood is acidic, meaning he can control it to cause corrosive harm. When he first displays his powers, he shapes his blood into a dagger to attack Hyeon with.
  • Chick Magnet: The GM has said that he's probably considered one of the most unconventionally attractive members of the cast.
  • Double Speak: He suggests grabbing a poor person to change into a monster for Daigo's plan. When he's criticised for 'using' poor people, he rephrases it as 'offering them an alternative' to their difficult situation.
  • Family Business: He comes from a family of politicians, and has been groomed to follow along in their footsteps.
  • Feel No Pain: He was born with nerve damage that renders him immune to pain.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Not in relation to his superpowers, but instead his dead nerves. People always mock or pity him when they find out about his condition, and he wants to live a normal life without it.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's spent years having to interpret people's true intentions, and as a result he's become a sweet talker who uses his words to deal with sticky situations.
  • Noodle Incident: How he managed to discover that he could control acid. He tells Daigo's group not to ask about it when it's brought up.
  • Personality Powers: His power lets him control acid, and fittingly he has an acidic personality.
  • Pinned to the Wall: During the fight with Hyeon and Harriet, the latter's spear runs right through Devin's abdomen and pins him against the wall in a bloody, potentially fatal manner.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: His political family have a long history of conservatism under their belt, though Devin himself doesn't approve of it.
  • Re-Power: A minor example: his original ability to manipulate acid was considered too narrow within the context of the story to be interesting to play. Thus, he was upgraded so that his blood itself was acidic, giving him an easily accessible weapon.
  • Slimeball: Described as such in his bio, Devin is a budding politician who's employed by Daigo to soothe over any situations that Daigo doesn't want to deal with personally.
  • Wicked Cultured: He's a devious person who enjoys reading and classical music.

    Ed Eisen 

Edward "Ed" Eisen

Played by: Dblade26 (previously)
"If this is puberty finally I actually don't want it, thanks."

Ed's hyperactivity and enthusiasm hide a clever mind and a grueling past filled with painful physical surgeries. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age, Ed has spent most of his life either in a wheelchair or in the hospital. While it's been hard, it also blessed him some good friends, a social circle that he's been eager to expand since getting his superpower.

His power lets him create Tulpas, clones of himself based around a specific personality trait or skill.

  • Commonality Connection:
    • He became friends with Destiny after they met up at disability communities, her father being disabled like himself.
    • In the same vein, he became friends with the similarly disabled Ivan when they met in the hospital.
  • Composite Character: Ed is capable of creating Tulpas that merge others personalities or appearances with his own. Like a Tulpa with Ciro's hair and responsibility, or Destiny's ethnicity and attitude.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: While his upbringing was normal for the most part, Edward has had to endure a slew of intense physical surgeries to help with his cerebral palsy. This has had a traumatic effect on him, though he tries not to think about it.
  • Disability-Negating Superpower: Of a sort. While Edward himself is still disabled, the clones that he creates don't necessarily have to be. He first discovered this when he found an injured Nurse Dini, and created a clone that could walk over and pick her up.
  • Driven to Suicide: There was a dark period in his life where he thought that suicide was a better alternative to the constant hospital visits and the severed connections that they caused. He didn't go through with it, though the thoughts still linger.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Edward's hair has changed from the long, light brown it was presented as originally to a shorter, darker brown cut.
  • Escapism: He likes sci-fi, fantasy, and video games, as they offer him some escape when he's hospitalised for his surgeries.
  • Genki Guy: Ed is hyperactive, cheerful, and constantly energetic. He has some issues underneath it, but his enthusiasm is sincere.
  • Hero's First Rescue: His desire to rescue the school nurse from her destroyed office is what allows him to discover his superpower.
  • In-Series Nickname: Almost exclusively goes by Ed, which helps differentiate him from the other Edward in the cast.
  • Motor Mouth: His near-death experience at the nurse's office throws him into a panic, and he speaks a mile a minute until he's able to calm down.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He sometimes dumbs himself down for his friends, and is generally smarter than he lets on.
  • Psychic Block Defense: The way that Edward's power works makes him immune to any sort of mental manipulation. Jessica wasn't able to control him with her Mind Control pheromones, Zia couldn't read his mind, and (as a downside) he's unable to hear Jenna's telepathic speech.
  • Tulpa: His power allows him to create clones of himself from his thoughts. These clones take on the personality trait or skill that's at the forefront of Edward's mind when he's creating them- for example, he created a strong, dependable clone when he needed someone to help an injured person.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: The smell of Nurse Dini's burnt flesh causes him to throw up continuously. Jessica doesn't appreciate when she arrives and he vomits over her.

    Emmanuel Vincent 

Emmanuel Vincent

"I need to eat! You don't know, you don't understand how hungry I am!"

Before getting superpowers, Emmanuel was an overweight boy working for the high school's newspaper. His mother has gone to extremes to try and slim him down, but has only ruined his mental health instead of improving his physical. This has changed with his power, which has slimmed him down and granted him a whole new lease of freedom.

His power is Super Speed.

  • Abusive Parents: Emmanuel's lack of self-esteem and self-control are a result of his mother, who verbally abuses him about being overweight. Even after he gained a super metabolism and slimmed down, she still tore into him when she found him eating cookies.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason he likes Mirielle is because she comforted him after he suffered his mother's abuse.
  • Big Eater: Even before he gained a super metabolism, Emmanuel craved food a little too much. He's introduced scoffing down on Mirielle's box of cookies.
  • Cast from Calories: The usage of his Super Speed burns up calories at an accelerated rate. As such, he's starving after using his power and needs to chow down to get his energy back.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's clearly terrified when confronting the Dark Dragon, but he refuses to back down.
  • Disappeared Dad: There's been no mention of Emmanuel's dad, besides a single comment about his mother being divorced.
  • Driven to Suicide: Two years before the events of the story, Emmanuel considered suicide after a particularly nasty lashing from his mother. He didn't go through with it, and instead sought out therapy.
  • Formerly Fat: Before the empowering incident, Emmanuel was overweight due to a lack of self-control around food. The metabolism he gained with his super speed slimmed him down a huge amount.
  • Healing Factor: His Super Speed grants him a certain degree of accelerated healing. He cracks a rib when confronting the Dark Dragon and then is fine to move around a few hours later.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He sees Simon jump out the window of the destroyed nurse's office wearing a charred nurse's coat and a surgical mask with a maniacal grin drawn on it. He doesn't seem to find any of it suspect and follows along with what Simon wants.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Realising that Simon is acting very bizarrely, Emmanuel tries to talk him down and pleads with him to fight whatever is making him act like this. It doesn't work.
  • My Beloved Smother: His mother wants to control every aspect of his life, which has ruined any sense of personal control that Emmanuel had.
  • Personality Powers: Emmanuel is a rambly person with no self-control, and got the power to go super fast.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: A variant when he first meets Mirielle. He holds her by the hand and begs her to take him with her so that he can get away from his mother's scolding.
  • Super Speed: He can run extremely fast. This caused him to burn up so much body fat that he went from overweight to skinny in the course of a single night.
  • Time Travel: It's been shown through non-canon material that he's capable of running fast enough to vibrate his body through space-time, allowing him to travel forward or back in time.

    Jae Hyung 

Jae Hyung

"Yeah. Punch you. Nice and easy. Then we can figure out what is it that you do."

Originally an average girl who dreamed of working with flowers, Jae's frustrations with her strict parents have led her down a life of rebellion. This in turn attracted her to Daigo's gang, which has fed into her surly disobedience. That said, she's been having some reservations about Daigo's actions post-empowerment.

Her power is karma manipulation, letting her cause good things to happen to good people and bad things to bad.

  • Badass Finger Snap: Jae activates her power of karma manipulation by snapping her fingers.
  • Book Dumb: She's said to be smarter than the average Joe, but logical subjects like maths or engineering baffle her.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Parent: Her parents refuse to let her become a florist like she wants, instead forcing her to improve her grades so she can have the life they never had.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Fearing that her attraction towards girls is just a phase, or just a way to rebel against her parents, Jae acts like the straightest girl around.
  • Incompatible Orientation: She has a raging crush on Ivy. Unfortunately for her, Ivy is straight.
  • Loss of Identity: Jae has spent so long molding herself into whatever her parents don't like that she's not entirely sure who she is anymore.
  • Must Have Nicotine: She's shown to be more dependant on nicotine than the other gang members that smoke.
  • Odd Friendship: As pointed out in-thread, Jae's surliness is very at odds with Jem, her friend and a Boisterous Bruiser. Jae snaps at the others when they point it out, saying that she doesn't have to explain her friendships to them.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted, as she shares her name with Hyeon's cousin Jae. Ironically, she doesn't like Hyeon.
  • Perpetual Frowner: It's mentioned in the character reference for her that she rarely smiles genuinely.
  • Rebellious Spirit: Her life has devolved into her spitefully rebelling against anything that her parents want her to do.
  • The Rival: She has an animosity going on with Hyeon, who dislikes her flimsy rebellion and smoking habits.
  • Seriously Scruffy: During the finals she comes in like she just rolled out of bed, with scruffy hair and wrinkled clothes. This is revealed to be because she knows Daigo's plan to put bombs in the school, and hurried there to warn her friend Jem.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Jae used to be an average kid with dreams of being a florist, but when her parents got too strict with her she became surly and rebellious.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: Jae is in possession of 'karma' powers: by clicking her fingers, she can cause good events to happen to people who do good things (and vice versa, causing bad events for people who are up to no good).

    Jessica Hawkins 

Jessica Hawkins

"I thought I could talk to you, and figure this out, and find out how to fix me, but no, you think I'm going to do something awful just because I screwed up once!"

The circumstances behind Jessica's birth are tragic- her mother sought solace from one-night stands after the murder of her family, and eventually became pregnant with a single daughter. Jessica could've been popular with her school peers, but has spent most of her life caring for her now-reclusive mother. This has fed into her generally jerkish personality, which has only gotten worse since she got blessed (or, perhaps, cursed) with her superpower.

Her power gave her pheromones that allow her to control people with her words. She also has purple skin and yellow eyes.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Jessica in the original thread was more nervous and less confrontational, though she retained her trait of snapping under pressure.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Just like her power's original owner, Jessica's skin was dyed purple once she gained her pheromones. Her eyes were also turned yellow.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: While not exactly a good person, Jessica has been making a conscious effort not to abuse her Mind Control power after her attempted rape, telling herself that she's better than that.
  • Butt-Monkey: She hasn't had the best luck so far. Zia nearly strangled her to death and then knocked her into the dirt later, Edward vomited over her, and three different futures have been shown where she was shot, killed, or kidnapped and tortured.
  • Bystander Syndrome:
    • When Zia gets in a fight with Nadine, and ends up getting ganged up by Tamasin as well, Jessica elects not to help out and instead scurries away while she can.
    • She runs into Dark Dragon, discovers how skeezy he is, and leaves him for Ivy and Luna to deal with while she scarpers off.
  • Commander Contrarian: Most of her time with the other kids is spent complaining about everything that they do.
  • Compelling Voice: Jessica- much like in the original DONA thread- has acquired the Purple Man's power set. She can make people follow her commands with just a few words.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: She snaps at Hans for trying to help her up after knocking her down, and would've gone on a longer tirade if they hadn't been interrupted.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her mother was severely traumatised after her boyfriend and parents were killed in a bungled robbery. She sought out old flames for a series of one-night stands, which is how Jessica was born. She's spent most of her time since caring for her reclusive mother.
  • Dirty Coward: She's quick to get in other people's faces, and equally as quick to retreat if they actually confront her.
  • Disappeared Dad: Jessica was the product of a one-night stand, and as such her father is missing from the picture.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her introduction has her snapping at the kindly janitor when he seems to be ignoring her.
  • Freudian Excuse: The horrible trauma her mother was put through, and the ensuing responsibility that was put onto Jessica's shoulders, along with suddenly gaining purple skin, paints a clear picture of why Jessica is such a jerk without excusing her from it.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Everything gets on her bad side and makes her snap, though it's not hard to see why when she's dealing with her new inhuman appearance.
  • Harem Seeker: She's slowly starting to realise that her crush on two boys stems from her desire to have multiple partners.
  • Incompatible Orientation: She has a crush on Benedict, not knowing that he's gay.
  • Jerk Justifications: She tries to avoid judgement of her attempted rape by claiming that anyone who just got superpowers would inevitably think about doing something awful with them. She just went ahead and did it.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: She points out that just because she's a jerk doesn't mean she's wrong when she criticises the others for being reckless.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: One potential use of her power is ordering people to forget things. She's used this to make a group of boys forget that she had controlled them, and then again on one of the teachers when she comes across Zia using her psychic power.
  • Living Aphrodisiac: Her Mind Control works by her emitting pheromones that compel others to do her bidding. They're not hormonal in nature, though Jessica could theoretically force people to fawn over her.
  • Mundane Utility: In the interim before finals, Jessica starts using her mind control power to get others to do everyday tasks for her, like cleaning her room or fetching groceries.
  • Rape by Proxy: After the empowering incident, she's accosted by a few boys on the way home. She forces them to fight each other with her Compelling Voice and then, once the power gets to her head, she nearly makes them have sex with each other. She makes them stop just before it actually happens.
  • Supernatural Angst: It causes her a great deal of woe that she's now an unusual shade of purple, and also that she can't speak without thinking lest she risk controlling someone into doing something dangerous.

    Katheryn Cherry Quinn 

Katheryn Cherry Quinn

"hOW iS preDIcTIng nuMbErS Going... to get me out of here? i dont like being ink."

The sole daughter amongst seven brothers, Katheryn was born into a life of competition and has came out on top. She's one of the smartest kids in school, and has the arrogance to match it. Her life of perfection has fallen apart, however, with the power that she's gained, which she's none too happy about. She's since shacked up with Finn, encouraging him at every opportunity to find a way to reverse her back to normal.

Her power turned her into a mass of ink.

  • Birds of a Feather: Before she was ink, Katheryn had a crush on Jacob, who shares much of her pedantic, uptight traits.
  • Blob Monster: Her power turned her into a sentient mass of ink. Her movement is extremely limited, enough so that she's been spending most of her time in Finn's notebook.
  • Cut-and-Paste Note: When she first turned into ink, she was only capable of writing words in a style reminiscent of mish-mashed ransom note clippings.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: The first reference for Katheryn's human form was a girl with glasses and long, dark hair. Later she lost the specs and had her hair change to a short, blonde style.
  • Gaydar: She correctly calls Benedict being gay and cites that she 'just has a feeling' when asked to explain. She does imply that there's more to it, though.
  • Hates Being Nicknamed: Amy calls her 'Kathy', which she isn't pleased by.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Katheryn would rather not spend the rest of her life as a blob of ink.
  • Insufferable Genius: She likes to lord her intellectual superiority over everyone else. It's annoying because she is just that smart.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: She has seven siblings, and all eight of them were raised by her father. She's become incredibly competitive as a result.
  • Missing Mom: There's been no mention of her mother, only that her father was the one who raised her.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: All of her other siblings are boys. She fought hard to prove herself superior to them all.
  • The Perfectionist: Katheryn is a perfectionist to a fault. She refuses to use pens because their mistakes aren't as easily fixable as a pencil, and won't hand in tests unless she's sure that they're perfect.
  • Power Hair: Her hair, back when she was a human, was short and coiffed carefully to the side. This reflected her no-nonsense personality.
  • Supernatural Angst: Unlike many of the other kids, Katheryn is horrified at being turned into ink and constantly urges Finn to try and find a solution for her.

    Kev Morriss 

Kevin "Kev" Morriss

"I've got a magic gun. I already told the others about it, but... it can do a lot of things a normal gun can't, and that's fantastic, isn't it guys?"

The Morriss' were primed to be an ideal Christian family, right up until Kev confessed to his parents that he was gay. After some hostilities, they reconciled, and Kev went on to live a happy life... or, at least, he might've, if he hadn't gotten himself involved with Daigo's gang. While desperate to maintain his friendship with them, he's come to seriously question Daigo's increasingly amoral actions.

His power allows him to summon magical weapons with various properties.

  • Coming-Out Story: An important part of his backstory is when he came out to his parents. They were initially scandalised, thinking it ruined their image of an ideal Christian family, but they were eventually able to reconcile with him.
  • Good Is Dumb: He's not the smartest person around, but he has a good heart. A better one than many of his fellow gang members.
  • The Heart: Kev is the most normal of Daigo's gang and considered their moral centre. When Daigo and Melissa created a lizard monster to kill the poor, he grew increasingly uncomfortable and then eventually confronted them about it.
  • Hunk: He's an attractive young man, with well-developed muscles and a square jaw. The kicker is that he's never even been to a gym; he just naturally developed that way.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Kev was head over heels for Marko, but Marko was oblivious and straight. So Kev moved on to Ivan... who is also (probably) not attracted to men.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: He follows along with Daigo even after Daigo makes it clear that he's a lot more morally repugnant than Kev is comfortable with.
  • Not What I Signed Up For: Like the rest of the gang members, he joined with Daigo to make a difference in the world. When Daigo enacted that 'difference' by creating a monster, and then set it on children, Kev opposed him and helped take the monster down.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: For a long while it was unclear whether Kev even was a diminutive, or whether it was actually his name. It was eventually clarified that Kevin is his name, he just never goes by it.
  • Raised Catholic: Kev was raised in a Catholic family, which has influenced a lot of his personality and beliefs.
  • Re-Power: After a different NPC was cut from the story, their power was melded with Kev's, boosting him from 'summoning magical guns' to 'summoning magical weapons'.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Daigo hasn't been shy about how much of a villain he is, but Kev still goes along with him because he'd rather not admit that some of his friends are terrible people.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Kev can reach into his chest and pull out a ball of light that forms into any type of weapon he wishes.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Not only can Kev summon any weapon that he wants, but he can change what effect they have. For example, he's summoned one gun that had a Homing Projectile, and another that silenced the object that it hit.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Kev's mother thinks that Daigo is a disturbed boy who's having a negative influence on Kev. She's completely right.

    Lenore Martin 

Lenore Martin

Played by: DoctorThunder (previously)
"No matter how weird or stupid or fucked up the things you like are, accept them and yourself, no matter what other people think."

The rebellious daughter to rebellious parents, Lenore was born to the punk and grew up with the punk. Despite her generally chill attitude, she has a problem with authority and a desire to expose the truths of the world. After getting off to a rocky start with her power, she's been working together with her friend Vivian to explore her capabilities.

Her power is teleportation. She also has an enhanced physicality, can stick to things, and can walk on water.

  • Camera Fiend: Lenore wants to be a photographer when she grows up, and has bought a camera to that end.
  • Commonality Connection: She and Vivian couldn't be more different, but they became close friends after they realised that they both like Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: Lenore has a goth-punk aesthetic, with all-black clothes, accessories, and heavy eye-liner, but she's also very chill and laid-back.
  • Hands-Off Parenting: Lenore was given a lot of freedom growing up. This has come back to bite her parents, as now she doesn't respect their authority.
  • Hidden Depths: Her punk outlook doesn't immediately convey that she's also an avid photographer who likes tabletop gaming.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: She provides the punkish, goth-looking Dark Feminine to her buddy Vivian's Light Feminine.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Her parents are Former Teen Rebels, and their defiant outlook was passed down to their daughter.
  • Mellow Fellow: She's a generally relaxed person, outgoing and slow to anger.
  • Messy Hair: Her hair is a short black mop, fitting with her punk get-up and her lackadaisical personality.
  • Rebellious Spirit: Growing up with rebellious parents fostered a rebellious attitude in Lenore. She considers herself a punk, and highly values her freedom.
  • Saying Too Much: She accidentally brings up the empowering incident in front of Vanessa, a girl who doesn't know about the superpowers. Fortunately, Vanessa misconstrues her words and the secret is kept.
  • Teleportation: With a quiet vworp, Lenore can teleport from one location to another. Too many 'ports at once can exhaust her or the person she's carrying.
  • Tomboyness Upgrade: Inverted- Lenore used to be a much girlier girl who performed gymnastics, but gave it up after she hit puberty and turned herself into a punk.

    Luna Black 

Luna Black

"Nut up and stop being a pussy."

Passionate, confrontative, loud and proud, Luna lights up any room she's in with her intense, volatile personality. Despite being polar opposites, she's a dear childhood friend to Ivy, though the two drifted apart after Luna became enamored with Nadine's gang of punk girls. The empowering incident has pushed the two girls back together, though Luna will have to put in the work to get things back to the way they were.

Her power is to manipulate and turn into electricity, and also enhanced strength.

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She likes local 'bad boy' Hyeon, and has mentioned in non-canon material that she thinks 'nice' is boring.
  • Ambiguously Bi: While she is crushing on a guy, it's been implied that her feelings towards Nadine could also be romantic in nature.
  • ...And That Would Be Wrong: She gets a thrill from stealing a mobile phone from a random woman. She then quickly adds that stealing is wrong and they shouldn't do it again when she sees Vivian glaring at her.
  • Because Destiny Says So: It's her belief that they got their powers for a reason, and so there's no point trying to hide them.
  • Birds of a Feather: This applies two-fold: she's attracted towards Hyeon and Nadine's gang due to their rebellious, devil-may-care attitudes, but is also close friends with Ivy due to their shared interest in geeky hobbies.
  • Brains and Brawn: Luna's tall and physically confrontative, while her best friend Ivy is smaller, more timid, and capable of great genius thanks to her power.
  • Childhood Friends: She was super close with Ivy when they were younger, but started to drift when she joined Nadine's gang. They've since gotten back together after gaining powers.
  • Closet Geek: Luna still likes anime and other geeky stuff, but hides it because she doesn't want Nadine to disapprove of her.
  • Commonality Connection: How she and Ivy became friends- they have a mutual love for video games and anime.
  • Dark Secret: She once helped Nadine bully Ivy, and considers that her most terrible secret.
  • Declaration of Protection: Being the physically stronger of the two, Luna makes it a habit to look out for Ivy, and tells her as such when Ivy worries about Travers coming after them.
  • Effortless Amazonian Lift: Her power gives her enhanced strength, which she only discovers when she easily lifts a grown man up by his collar. Both herself and Ivy are surprised and impressed by her new muscle.
  • Embarrassing First Name: She was named during a 'mystical' phase that her parents went through. While she doesn't mind the name itself, its origin is a source of shame for her.
  • Embarrassing Old Photo: Mrs. Havilland has some sway over her due to being in possession of old 'pirate tea party' pictures featuring Luna and Ivy.
  • Freaky Is Cool: She's one of the few not to have a negative reaction to Jenna's bug form, finding it cool rather than frightening.
  • Growing Up Sucks: Luna wanted to be a teen faster than other kids, but found that she lost something when she got there- namely, the friendship she had with Ivy. Instead of playing games and having fun with her friend, she'd hang out with the 'mature' kids and get up to more boring activities.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Her friendship with Ivy is super close, to the point that other characters think they'd make a good couple.
  • Hippie Parents: Her parents used to be pretty deep in the lifestyle. It's mostly in the past now, but sometimes the hippy comes back out to embarrass Luna.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's loud and proud, passionate and confrontative. She puts her all into everything she does, whether that's being a part of a punk gang, enjoying nerdy hobbies, or fighting against corrupt politics.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: She's 6', making her the tallest student in the cast besides Ivan. Her own parents have described her as freakishly tall.
  • I'm Having Soul Pains: She experiences severe pain when her electrical power starts to go into overload, only stopped when she unleashes it all in a blast.
  • Logical Weakness: That she can create electricity and often does so subconsciously means it's dangerous for her to be out in the rain or otherwise near a water source, as she discovers when the school sprinklers get set off and she has to fight not to electrocute anyone.
  • Mistaken for an Imposter: Ivy initially believes that she's an imposter that's taken the form of the real Luna, due to her intimidating appearance when they meet and her ability to be seen by normals while Ivy is still invisible. The misunderstanding is quickly cleared up, though.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Her introduction notes that Luna almost always has a smirk on her face.
  • Personality Powers: Luna's ability to control electricity fits with her energetic, volatile personality.
  • Rebellious Spirit: Luna has a problem with authority, and will make sure you know about it.
  • Ride the Lightning: It's possible for her to transform into electricity and surf through power lines.
  • Shock and Awe: Somewhat inspired by Black Adam, Luna has the power to create, control, and turn into electricity.
  • Terrible Ticking: After getting her powers, Luna is stuck with the sound of static in her head.
  • Throat Light: Lightning spills out of her body when she first gains her power, causing her eyes and mouth to glow with light.
  • With Catlike Tread: Her idea of 'stealthy' is taking large, conscpicuous steps in front of the person she's trying to sneak by.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In the first DONA thread, Luna was a slender white girl with a goth aesthetic and a Broken Bird personality. Here she's been race lifted to black, is a punk with some nerdy hobbies, and is more boisterous and confrontative.

    Marko Kinnon 

Marko Kinnon

"Pops should be asleep upstairs. I'll go check on him, and then maybe I'll bring back some cookies for you guys. Mint, like always."

One of the oldest members of Daigo's gang and, fittingly, one of the most responsible. Marko doesn't emote much, but he's a kind boy who works his hardest to help his parents with their store and Daigo's gang with their shenanigans. That said, he's becomes very disappointed with Daigo's attitude post-empowerment, and has divorced himself from the gang for the time being.

His power lets him create portals.

  • The Big Guy: Marko is the tallest and physically buffest of Daigo's gang. Despite his stature, he's gentle and quiet.
  • The Dutiful Son: His father is slipping into old age, and thus Marko takes a lot of shifts at the family store to ease his workload.
  • Foil: He serves as one to Ciro; both of them are responsible nice guys, but Marko is part of Daigo's unscrupulous gang while Ciro is on the 'good' side of the cast.
  • Hunk: Marko works out a lot, and it shows in his impressive musculature. He attracts a bit of attention because of it.
  • Loving a Shadow: He's into Zia, but it's been implied that he's more in love with her nature as a punk girl rather than with Zia herself.
  • Nice Guy: Marko is an all-around decent guy, who cares a lot for his friends and makes sure to look after them.
  • Not What I Signed on For: He's very disappointed when Daigo goes too far with his machinations, specifically after Marko warned him not to. He's since broke contact with Daigo for a while.
  • Oblivious to Love: He's blindingly unaware that fellow gang members Kev and Destiny have been crushing hard on him.
  • Re-Power: Marko's power was supposed to be that he could teleport small objects. This was later changed to him being able to make portals.
  • The Reliable One: Marko keeps an eye on his fellow gang members, makes sure his family's shop is running smoothly, and in general can be depended on as a responsible hard-worker.
  • The Stoic: He has trouble with expressing his emotions. Most of the time he's quiet and straight-faced, which leads people to think that he's emotionless.
  • Supreme Chef: He's one of the cast members known for his cooking skills. The first thing he does in-thread is whip up a batch of delicious cookies for his friends.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Inspired by Voyd, Marko has the power to create portals that can teleport objects from one place to another.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Marko fell for Zia because she's a punk that fights against the status quo, and he wants to learn how he can be more like that.

    Melissa Duchovic 

Melissa Duchovic

"With what we can do, well, we could probably run this school and no one would even dare to say a peep to us."

A sordid apple, Melissa has been raised to believe that she should work hard for what she wants and that everything she does has merit. This has led her to believe that she and her desires are superior to everyone else, which in turn has made her borderline sociopathic. She dates Daigo and is a member of his gang, despite not actually loving him- rather, she loves that he and his power could help her achieve her own goal of self-satisfaction.

Her power is to turn into smoke.

  • Brains and Brawn: While Daigo is the face of the gang, she serves as its intelligence.
  • Dark Action Girl: While she prefers to manipulate, she has been shown to get her hands dirty when she needs to. She effortlessly takes down a homeless man when Daigo demands that he be used for their experiment.
  • Desecrating the Dead: A flashforward has her dancing around the corpses of the Rogers High staff and students. She deliberately misses a step so she can enjoy the sensation of digging her heel into one of the bodies.
  • Driven to Suicide: When she was 14, Melissa was estranged from her adoptive parents and exhibiting unhealthy behaviour that caused her to contemplate suicide. This is when she switched into her current, selfish personality.
  • Gold Digger: Daigo loves her, but she doesn't love him back. What she does love is his money, his sex, and the power he can give her.
  • It's All About Me: Melissa only cares about her own wants and own goals. She doesn't care about Daigo's plan to revolutionise the world, and would happily ditch him once he helped her get what she wants.
  • Karma Houdini: What Melissa aspires to be. She wants to live in a world where she can do what she wants, when she wants, and not suffer any repurcussions for it.
  • Lack of Empathy: Best shown when she and Daigo order their lizard monster to kill an innocent bystander. She has absolutely no reaction to committing a murder, only caring about how long it takes for the monster to finish off its victim.
  • Lady Macbeth:
    • Daigo perhaps wouldn't have come out as evil as he did if he didn't have the sociopathic Melissa egging him on whenever he had doubts about his villainous activities. It's to the point that she can be considered the real leading force behind his gang.
    • She's also able to manipulate the Dark Dragon into attacking civilians instead of Travers, all as part of her own plot.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She realises that Daigo is gaga for her, and uses his feelings to manipulate him and his gang as she sees fit.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Her proposed solution when Travers forces the gang to work for her is to kill the agent as soon as her back is turned. Daigo stops her bloodlust, assuring her that Travers could be useful to them.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Unlike Daigo, who's a Card-Carrying Villain, Melissa's villainy operates under a more pragmatic mindset. She had no qualms with killing poor people and children when it wouldn't draw any attention to them, but she'll turn tail if their actions are suddenly observable by the public.
  • The Sociopath: Melissa's parents showered her with praise while also forcing her to work hard. She internalised their praise, which led her to honestly believe that she was superior to everyone else. Utterly ruthless, believing no one deserves her respect, lacking any deep emotional connections, and believing that her wants are the most important thing in the world, Melissa is one sordid apple.
  • Straw Hypocrite: She espouses some leftist ideals- such as overthrowing the government she believes to be corrupt- but in reality she's only aligning herself with those politics because they're the most agreeable to her actual goal of self-satisfaction.
  • Super Smoke: Melissa can transform her body, or any part of her body, into smoke, and then reform at will.
  • They Were Holding You Back: Daigo is unwilling to go too far with his monster project due to a promise he made to Marko. Melissa convinces him that Marko and the rest of the gang are holding back his true potential, and so he goes along with her idea of using their monster to kill more people.
  • The Unfettered: She'll go to any lengths to get the power that she craves. Manipulate her boyfriend, kill innocents, whatever it takes.
  • The Vamp: She's sexy, seductive, and believes she can draw out the 'dark' sides of morally good characters like Ciro or Mirielle.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: Downplayed; while she's in a relationship with Daigo, she's also attracted to Ciro's innocent qualities and wouldn't mind having something with him on the side.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Both of her parents are rarely in Oldport, being important doctors. She spends most of her time at Daigo's place instead.

    Michal Harvins 

Michal Harvins

"Man, I can burst into a fireball. Do you know how weird that feels?"

An impulsive young lad, Michal hasn't had a lot of parental supervision while growing up and thus hasn't really learned about caution and responsibility. Still, he tries his best, and is eager to impress the other kids when he's granted his superpower.

His power is to create and control fire.

  • Aesop Amnesia: Michal has been told plenty of times to be careful with his fire power, and plenty of times he's still used it where the public can see.
  • Emotional Powers: His fire becomes more volatile the more stressed out he is.
  • Genki Guy: He's childlike, impulsive, and a little too excitable for his own good.
  • Hands-Off Parenting: His parents are young and have bigger issues to deal with than their son, so Michal has had a pretty lax upbringing.
  • Has a Type: He has a crush on Luna and Zia, and quickly becomes smitten with Lenore when they met. All three girls are rebellious spirits with punk aesthetics.
  • Motor Mouth: At one point he politely asks Finn if he can ask a question, and then asks a bunch of them in rapid-fire.
  • New Ability Addiction: Once he gets the ability to create fire, Michal can't stop using it- even when he's urged multiple times not to.
  • Older Than They Look: Because of his diminutive height and childish personality, Michal can come off as much younger than the 16 he is.
  • One Head Taller: A platonic version. Much of Michal's screen time has been spent interacting with Ciro or Ivan, both of whom are over a foot taller than him. He seems to be enamored with tall people, judging by his awestruck reaction to Ivan.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: He asks Ivan upon first meeting him if his power took away his voice. When Ivan explains that his lack of voice is a disability that he's always had, Michal is horrified at his mistake and panics so badly that he bursts into flames.
  • Personality Powers: Michal got the power to control fire, and fittingly is one of the most impulsive members of the cast.
  • Playing with Fire: He got the ability to create and manipulate fire.
  • Race Lift: A strange instance. While it was offhandedly mentioned in the original DONA that Michal was black, his race was never mentioned in this thread. Thus he was assumed to be white until Finn called him black and the GM went along with it (making this a technical case of the trope being averted).
  • Redundant Romance Attempt: Michal catches Lenore's eye with his ability to make fire. He then tries to act suave and flirtatious, making a fool of himself.
  • Required Secondary Powers: So that he isn't constantly burning himself, Michal is immune to the flames that he creates. They also won't burn up his clothes if he covers his entire body with them.
  • Siblings Wanted: He's always wanted a big brother since his parents are so careless, which explains why he latched on to Ciro.
  • The Speechless: Jessica uses her Compelling Voice on Michal to make him 'shut up', leaving him unable to speak for the rest of the night.
  • Tiny Schoolboy: Michal is only 4'9", which makes him one of the smallest members of the cast. It's mentioned that his shortness is what's stopping him from asking Luna or Zia out.
  • Wreathed in Flames: He's capable of covering his entire body in flames, as he and the rest of the cast find out when he panics and activates it by accident. Everyone then trips over themselves trying to put it out.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In original DONA, Michal was chubby, wore glasses, and had Blue Beetle as his power. Here he's skinny, doesn't need eyewear, and his power is changed so that he controls fire.

    Nadine Bauer 

Nadine Bauer

"Life's too short for me to waste my time on bullshit."

Leader of a girl gang at Rogers High, originally created to fight against the other bullies but eventually falling into bullying habits of its own. Nadine doesn't care about you, your life, or your establishment. She resists any and all forms of authority, which once upon a time attracted her towards Hyeon- until their relationship simmered out and she realised that she was looking for love in the wrong places. Since then, she's gotten back together with Hyeon in a platonic sense, working with him to figure out what the empowerment is all about.

Her power is to resurrect from death in a new body.

  • A Mother to Her Men: Despite her fierce personality, Nadine has a deeply emotional core that leads her to protect and nurture those who are like her.
  • Birds of a Feather: She and Hyeon have similar counterculture attitudes, which Benedict points out when he realises that they used to date:
    Benedict: You two hate society for some reason, so you probably wanted to wallow in a pit of sadness- or punk, whatever- and complain about everything!
  • The Bully: Her girl gang was set up to stand against the male gangs that ruled the school. That said, they're still responsible for picking on kids who don't deserve it, like Ivy or Ciro.
  • Death-Activated Superpower: Nadine has multiple lives, meaning she can regenerate in a new body after she passes away. Naturally, she needs to die first to activate it.
  • Declaration of Protection: She feels the need to protect Josephine, and lets her know as such after bombs are planted throughout the school.
  • Flipping the Bird: Gives one of her proudest middle fingers to Finn after his usual bout of jerkassery.
  • Gang of Bullies: She's the leader of a girl gang at Rogers High. The reason why Luna stopped being Ivy's friend was to join up with Nadine's gang.
  • Glad I Thought of It: Nadine and the others have to decide what to do with Josephine when she joins them. Benedict suggests bringing her along, and Nadine shuts him down since she thinks she's the only one smart enough to make decisions. Then she decides they're bringing Josephine along.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Nadine's a jerk and a bully, but she does care a lot for certain people. She's also the first to balk at Finn's idea to kill Benjy when most everyone else was reluctantly agreeing with it.
  • The Lad-ette: She's a foul-mouthed gang leader who likes smoking drugs, playing soccer, and giving a middle finger to anyone and everyone.
  • Last Het Romance: It was her diminishing interest in her relationship with Hyeon that helped her realise that she didn't like guys in general.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: She attempts to attack Travers in the middle of an evacuation, even with multiple characters telling her that it's a bad idea, that there's more serious issues at hand, and also Travers could probably floor her if she wanted to.
  • Lesbian Jock: Likes the ladies, and plays soccer in her free time.
  • Let Me at Him!:
    • She lunges at Hyeon when he encourages Longhorn to ship her and Hyeon together, and has to be held back by Benedict.
    • Happens again when she attempts to attack Travers in their classroom. Zia has to hold her back until Josephine convinces her to calm down.
  • Meddling Parents: Her mother has been known at times to try and interfere in her life, which usually just sours things between the two of them.
  • Old Shame: invoked Once, her mother signed Nadine up for tap-dancing classes. Once.
  • Overprotective Dad: Gender-flipped with Nadine's mother Nalia: she threatened Hyeon when he started dating her daughter, and he has to seriously consider whether Nalia will kill him for joking about marrying Nadine.
  • Rebellious Spirit: Nadine doesn't care about the establishment, or the rules, or the opinions of anyone who tries to impose on her.
  • Resurrective Immortality: If she dies, then she just comes back to life in a new body. Her power is described as 'multiple lives', so whether there's a point where her immortality can 'run out' remains to be seen.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Her rate of swearing is a lot higher than the rest of the cast.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Calls Ciro 'Curly', which sounds almost friendly without the context that she bullies him.
  • Tsundere: She has a genuine side that she deliberately covers up with a thorny attitude. It's obvious when she interacts with Hyeon and has to keep herself from seeming like she's enjoying herself.
  • Visit by Divorced Dad: Nadine's parents separated after her mother discovered that she was just a side thing for her father. Said father has recently come back into Nadine's life, trying to atone for his past mistakes.

    Rose Hernandez 

Rose Hernandez

"It's like a D&D plot, right? "

What Rose lacks in familial love, she makes up for with bravado and snark. Her parents work in NY, leaving her at home with a babysitter that doesn't care about her. Turning instead to Dungeons & Dragons for companionship, Rose met Sebastian and they quickly became firm friends. She's been trying to assert herself since the empowerment, with little result.

Her power is to evolve other characters' powers.

  • Authority in Name Only: She tries to instill herself as the leader of the superpowered kids, insisting that her knowledge of superpowers makes her the best candidate for the leadership-slash-mentor role. She's the only one who takes it seriously, however.
  • Deer in the Headlights: Her reaction to Benjy being a monster and everyone attacking him is to freeze on the spot, too scared to do anything.
  • Escapism: Rose's parents neglect her and her babysitter doesn't care much for her either. She deals with it by escaping into the world of Dungeons & Dragons and other pieces of fiction.
  • Family of Choice: Her role models are not her parents, who are absent from her life, but the friends she found through a mutual interest in fiction.
  • Gallows Humor: She makes jokes to help her deal with the trauma from the empowering incident.
  • The Generic Girl: Rose's character is lacking compared to some of the other NPCs. This was lampshaded when Hyeon and Nadine called her a no-personality wallflower.
  • His Own Worst Enemy: It's mentioned that she has a problem with self-ostracising and dodging around her issues, rather than seeking help when it's offered.
  • Hopeless Suitor: She has a crush on her friend Sebastian, who's yet to notice her affections.
  • Insufferable Genius: Rose is described as a know-it-all, and has the condescending attitude to match it.
  • The Nicknamer: She gives out nicknames to the people that she makes fun of. One example is 'Bag Lady' for Harriet.
  • Parental Neglect: Her parents work at a law firm in New York, and so are hardly in the house.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After they screw up while trying to sneak past a police barricade, Rose tells the rest of the group that she isn't going to get involved in their next plot.
  • Skewed Priorities: She's more concerned with discovering what their powers are than the fact that David tried to murder Irene with no provocation. Finn calls her out on her indifference to the attempted murder.
  • Stepford Snarker: She's spent her life without any parental guidance and has a general disinterest in the world, and shows it through being snide and sarcastic.
  • Super Empowering: Her power allows her to 'evolve' the powers of others, causing them to become much stronger.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: When it's suggested that they become superheroes, Rose's only response is to bemoan that they're all gonna die.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Perks: She encourages Sebastian to use his powers for good. Her definition of 'good' is helping her cheat on the final exams.

    Vivian Waters 

Vivian Waters

"Yet, in that moment... my wish came true."

Once upon a time, Vivian was considered a lost cause by everyone around her. Her anxiety was such that even her therapist was at a loss, and led to her being ostracised at school for her frequent panic attacks. Then she received her power, and with it, a new lease at life. Despite the incredible potential for danger that comes packaged with her power, she's eager to find a way to improve herself with it.

Her power allows her to manipulate reality based on her belief.

  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Vivian can warp reality, but it's directly dependant on her belief. If she believes enough that something is real, then it will be real.
  • Commonality Connection: A mutual love of Dungeons & Dragons is what brought her and Lenore together.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Early on, Vivian was skinny. Out of a desire to diversify the cast more, her body type was later changed so that she was chubby.
  • Emotionless Girl: She briefly gives herself the power of Raven from Teen Titans. Not only does she get magic spells at her disposal, but her emotions are severely repressed so that she seems incapable of expressing herself beyond perpetual moodiness. Once this power goes away, she's back to her highly emotive self.
  • Endearingly Dorky: She's lovably awkward and has a lot of nerdy interests.
  • Forgot About the Mind Reader: She gets herself all flustered by thinking about how cool Zia is and then remembering that Zia is telepathic. She tries to dispel the thoughts by imagining a tap-dancing Gene Kelly.
  • Gibberish of Love: She starts to stammer, or clams up entirely, if Ciro is around.
  • Guilty Pleasures: Vivian is a huge fan of musicals, and would be mortified if anyone ever found that out.
  • Heroic BSoD: After she loses the power to control her emotions, Vivian reverts to her regular personality. This is accompanied by her 'crashing', curling up into a ball and not responding to her surroundings.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: Provides the nervous but upbeat Light Feminine to her buddy Lenore's Dark Feminine.
  • Nervous Wreck: She's known to have severe problems with anxiety- she frequently has panic attacks, and is considered to be a lost cause even by her therapist.
  • No Indoor Voice: When nervous about interacting with someone, as shown when she tries to talk to Zia's mother, she speaks loudly and without any pauses between her words.
  • No Social Skills: Vivian had a sheltered upbringing, and so she's completely lacking in social graces. She's awkward, stutters a lot, and tries to avoid people.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: While normally upbeat, her attitude when she's introduced is stoic. It becomes increasingly apparent that her power has affected her emotions.
  • Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: Vivian's power is tied to her belief: if she loses her belief, then she loses the effect of her power too. For example, she once believed she could have the strength of Raven, and in turn received Raven's supressed emotions and magical powers. When she realised that her new personality and powers weren't 'real', she lost them immediately.
  • Reality Warping Is Not a Toy: Her power changes the world around her depending on her belief. She's very aware of how dangerous this is, particularly since she doesn't have the best mental state, so does her best to avoid using her power.
  • Thinking Up Portals: For a brief while, Vivian had the power to create portals. She used them to help her group find and kidnap Crispin, then lost them once her power failed.
  • Weight Woe: It's mentioned that she's self-conscious about her body, as she doesn't feel brave enough to weigh herself.

Other Students

    Carlie Abelson 

Carla "Carlie" Abelson

"Take this, fucko! Dis-Abelson, BITCHES!"

A member of Nadine's gang. Cheerful, powerful, and none-too-bright, Carlie is a great friend to have and a not-so-great student to teach.

  • Curse Cut Short: Her muttering of 'What the f-' gets cut off when she's shot in the stomach.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She completely misses Benedict's declaration that there's a bomb in the school because she's too distracted with how cute Hyeon's squirrel Kwang is.
  • Dumb Jock: Like her mother, Carlie has taken an interest in wrestling and general sportsmanship. She's also incredibly dumb, flunking so badly in school that she had to retake a year.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: When Hyeon points out that Daigo shouldn't be smart enough to plan a bomb planting, Carlie theorises that his girlfriend Melissa could be responsible. Hyeon is shocked to admit that she has a point.
  • Handicapped Badass: Her prosthetic arm hasn't stopped her dreams of becoming a pro wrestler. Quite the opposite: she now dreams of being the first handicapped wrestler to make it onto national TV.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Like her mother, who's an ex-wrestler (and also her father, who's a wrestling fan) Carlie's wish is to make it to the big leagues in the ring.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Only gets called Carlie, and has yet to be called Carla.
  • Rule-Abiding Rebel: She likes the aesthetic of punk despite otherwise being a very clean girl, so her rebellious look and role as a bully fall a little short of the mark.
  • Token Good Teammate: Carlie is a genuinely nice girl who's simply not bright enough to realise the moral wrongness of hanging around a group of bullies.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Because she's enamored with the punk lifestyle, Carlie has an undercut that's dyed blue.

    Patty Newman 

Patricia "Patty" Newman

"Weed. He's talking about weed."

A member of Nadine's gang. Their designated lackey, Patty is happy with serving her friends and eager to prove herself to them.

  • Face of a Thug: She has a resting bitch face that makes her seem like she's constantly pissed off (the reality being that she's only occasionally pissed off).
  • Kids Driving Cars: Despite being in 10th grade and the youngest member of Nadine's gang, her father's negligence allows Patty to get away with using the family car.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Only goes by Patty, implied to be because she finds her first name embarrassing.
  • Parental Neglect: Her father is a deadbeat who hasn't given her any sort of recognition in her life, hence why she gravitates towards Nadine's gang of bullies.
  • Penny Among Diamonds: Like Destiny and Ciro, she's one of the few poor characters to occupy the otherwise affluent city of Oldport.
  • Sycophantic Servant: She's happy and willing to serve as the lackey for Nadine's gang, as it gives her some sense of recognition that's been missing in her life.
  • Wrench Wench: Her great love is cars and slot car racing. As a result she has a talent for working with machinery.

    Tamasin Weaver 

Tamasin "Tammy" Weaver


A member of Nadine's gang. Her quiet and cold attitude hides a kind girl that's been distanced from society by her bad reputation.

  • Book Dumb: She has a bright mind, but she doesn't work well with how the school tries to teach her. This has fed into her bad reputation, and as a result she's become prone to skipping class.
  • Face of a Thug: Like Patty, Tamasin constantly has a glare on her face that belies that she's actually a fairly nice person once you get to know her.
  • Loving Bully: She has a crush on Ciro, despite going along with Nadine when the latter bullies him.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Suffers from a bad reputation because she seems standoffish and has bad grades in school, but the reality is that she's quite nice and simply has a different thought process from most. The ostracisation led her to join Nadine's gang of bullies since she felt she could be herself around Nadine.
  • Parental Issues: Her parents have had difficulty accepting that she's trans, which has led to the relationship between them becoming sour.
  • Romantic Asexual: She's asexual, though notably not aromantic, desiring a romantic relationship but not a sexual one.
  • The Quiet One: Very rarely speaks, as she prefers to think her words over carefully out of fear of them being misconstrued.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She's looking for a romantic partner who she can have an honest, supportive relationship with, which is why she's fallen for Ciro.

    Vanessa Tenorio 

Vanessa Tenorio

"I already don't have confidence in my answers. That's why I look at her answers. Get with the program much?"

A 12th grade student at Rogers High School. Cares much more about her social life than her grades, cruising along on the latter while spending all her time glued to her phone.

  • Entertainingly Wrong: There's a close encounter when Lenore talks about the empowering incident in front of Vanessa. However, her description of smoke leads Vanessa to believe that she and Ciro were getting high instead of getting superpowers.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Vanessa changes her hair all the time, which shows she's a girl who's addicted to fads.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her name gets shortened to 'Nessa' by her buddy Ciro.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Looking away from her phone better emphasises the moment when she flirts with Lenore.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: Her primary trait is her addiction to her mobile phone, which she's rarely seen without. If she needs to focus on something else, then she'll multitask instead of put it away.
  • They're Called "Personal Issues" for a Reason: She seems to be secretive of her personal life, as she keeps her phone contacts as hidden as possible.
  • Unwitting Muggle Friend: She's in the same classes as the 12th graders, and is somewhat friendly with Ciro, but is ignorant to them gaining superpowers.

School Faculty

    Principal Shooter 

Principal Jim Shooter

"As you can all see, I'm a perfectly reasonable man ready to make any kind of offer that will properly teach you kids the meaning of collective responsibility!"

The principal of Rogers High. He knows about the existence of the empowered kids after Agent Travers threatened him at gunpoint to go along with her plan to frame some of them for the school's vandalism. Cowardly and ineffectual, but genuinely wants to look out for his school and students.

  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When talking to his mother about how troubled his life has become:
    "How do I handle the pressure, the stress, the Parents and Teachers Association?"
  • The Commissioner Gordon: Ciro manages to convince him to help the cast out, and thus he provides them with an alibi should they need to skip school to go about their superheroic business.
  • I'll Pretend I Didn't Hear That: Straight up says that he's good at following superior's orders and ignoring that he's seen or heard anything out of the norm.
  • Inane Blabbering: He's so shocked by Ciro managing to slip into his office that he can only manage to point around him and spout a slew of disconnected words.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He acts all high-and-mighty when interacting with the students. Once he's behind closed doors, however, he immediately starts bawling about the dangerous situation that he's in.
  • Momma's Boy: When put in danger, he calls his mother to have a good cry about it.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: He accuses the heroes of damaging the auditorium, and then refuses to listen to any of their counterpoints. This is later subverted when it's revealed that the entire situation was a set-up that he'd been forced into.
  • Quaking with Fear: The clearest indication of how scared he is by the situation with Travers is that his hands won't stop shaking.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: When he finds Ciro sneaking around his office:
    And in that moment, he opened his mouth, summoning within him the eloquence that one can only gain after years of careful work within the high school context. He stumbled back, grasping the doorway and opening his mouth even more, preparing his body for a concentrated dosage of carefully crafted potency.
    "What the FUCK?!"
  • Stage Whisper: He carries on a second 'private' conversation with himself while talking to Ciro, loud enough that Ciro can still hear it.
  • Therapy Is for the Weak: Doesn't believe that going to see a therapist would actually solve any of his problems.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Shooter loves Twinkies. When Ciro gets into his office and causes a mess, Shooter is mostly concerned that his box of Twinkies may have gotten disturbed.

    Mr. Claremont 

Mr. Claremont

"I've never seen students yell out at nothing. Though there was that one time they yelled at my supposed 'prejudice' in regards to their grades."

Roger High's chemistry teacher. Feared by his students, despite his amiability.

  • Bait-and-Switch: At first it seems he's caught Simon in his lie about not having any involvement in the school's power outage... then he jovially switches tune and lets Simon go on his way.
  • Delicious Distraction: His attention is diverted from a messed-up classroom and the suspicious students within by the sight of the delicious cookies that he loves.
  • Diary: He keeps a diary that extensively details his daily happenings.
  • Grumpy Old Man: When he finds his classroom (apparently) empty, he assumes his students have disappeared to a 'young people's meeting' and makes a smug remark about them being childish.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He has a thing for the Happily Married Mrs. Havilland (much to her daughter's disgust).
  • Sadist Teacher: Not intentionally. He doesn't let students catch up to his train of thought, and puts questions on his tests that he never mentioned in class. This causes even uptight students to crack and look for ways to cheat.

    Mr. Morrison 

Mr. Morrison

"You get to set the story. History is written by the winners and all that."

Roger High's philosophy and poetry teacher. He knows a little about the empowering incident, but has been unable to convince anyone involved to work together with him.

  • Bait-and-Switch Accusation: He claims that he knows everything that happened during the blackout. This isn't quite true, and forces Hans to stall until Morrison reveals how much he actually knows.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Noted to resemble a balding Jeff Goldblum.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: While it's not unfounded, his eagerness to blame the government for the strange happenings at school gets him branded as a kook.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: He's able to perceive the smoke snakes while the other adults cannot. This is because he vapes. Combined with his strange behaviour and ramblings, he struggles to have people take him seriously.
  • First-Name Basis: He tries to refer to Hans by his first name when discussing the blackout, though he keeps slipping back into calling him by his surname.
  • Properly Paranoid: He worries that his knowledge of the empowering incident will cause the government to do something to him. It's dismissed by Irene as him being paranoid. Four days later, he's missing from school and replaced by a government agent.
  • You Have to Believe Me!: When Irene comes to him regarding the empowering event, he gets a little too enthusiastic about his conspiracy and only manages to scare her off.

    Nurse Dini 

Nurse Dini

"If the numbers are right, then modern medicine is just... wrong."

Roger High's nurse. She was seriously injured after Simon blew up her office. She has since been mysteriously absent, with Shooter claiming that 'she's recovering'.

  • Curse Cut Short: Simon's abnormally high temperature almost causes her to say 'shit', before she remembers she's in school and catches herself.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: When Simon's temperature records as dangerously high, and then the phone mysteriously shorts out. She takes this as proof that the school's equipment is faulty, rather than an indicator of something supernatural.
  • Guilty Pleasures: Trashy romance novels. She pores through dozens of them a week.
  • Only Sane Woman: She's a straight-talker who lacks the quirks of the other Rogers High staff members.
  • School Nurse: Her profession at Rogers High. She's introduced when Simon starts to feel ill due to his power.
  • The Speechless: Jessica uses her Compelling Voice on Dini to make her 'shut up', rendering the nurse unable to speak at all.
  • Trauma Conga Line: The poor woman has her office explode, inflicting her with severe burns all across her body. Then Jessica uses her power to force Dini to shut up, before making her walk her way to the ambulance on her freshly burned feet.
  • Wham Line: Seconds before Simon's power explodes her office, she says something that has the potential of completely recontextualising her role as a simple school nurse:
    "Wait a second. I've seen this before."



"Here come a riddle, here come a clue..."

A kindly old man who works as a janitor at Rogers High school.

  • Cool Old Guy: Jerry is an older man and a favourite of both the teachers and students.
  • Mythology Gag: Just like in the original DONA thread, Jerry is introduced while whistling a tune.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He shows up to sing a tune and then disappear. However, his ability to walk through the students and leave the school through its locked doors is what makes the heroes realise that something seriously weird is happening.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the original thread, Jerry met a grisly end during the empowering event. Here, he is safely allowed to exit the school.

Other Characters

    Agent Travers 

Agent Sarah Travers

"I don't actually exist in an official form. In case we screw up and have to disappear, know what I mean?"

A mysterious woman who has paperwork tied to the Department of Justice but works for an organisation that doesn't 'officially' exist. She knows about the empowering event and has technology on hand to nullify the characters' powers. She strikes a deal with Daigo in order to better discover and observe which kids obtained powers.

  • Affably Evil: She's part of the government force that wants to detain the heroes. Aside from that, however, she's a pleasant and cheerful woman.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: One of the first things that Shooter notices about her is how impeccably she's dressed in a suave suit and tie. She follows up by establishing how much more powerful than him she is.
  • Badass Normal: As opposed to the main cast, Sarah has no powers to her name. She makes up for it with power nullifiers and years of physical training. When Melissa tries to stab her, she swipes the girl in the neck before she can even blink.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: She informs Shooter that she has snipers trained on their position. She then yells 'SHOOT', much to Shooter's terror, but she's berating herself for forgetting something rather than giving them a command to fire.
  • Batman Gambit: She leaves her fancy sports car in the school's parking lot, knowing it would be too enticing for Daigo's gang to pass up. When they break in, she activates the remote lock and forces them into a conversation.
  • Braids of Action: Her long hair is done up in a braid while she's on the job.
  • Grey-and-Gray Morality: When she's accused of dirty deeds, Travers stresses that the world is multifaceted and that terms like 'good guys' and 'bad guys' are meaningless.
  • Living with the Villain: Mr. Morrison is mysteriously out of school for the finals, with Travers disguised as a teacher and serving as his replacement so she can keep an eye on the kids.
  • Master Actor: She's like an entirely different person when she slips into the role of a substitute teacher, everything from her stance to her walk to the look in her eyes changing to seem harmless and friendly.
  • The Men in Black: She's a black-suited government agent put in charge of dealing with the superpowered kids as covertly as possible.
  • Not a Morning Person: During her conversation with Josephine, Travers mentions that most people don't like mornings because it's the start of their work day. She herself inverts this, as she enjoys the newness of the day.
  • Pet the Dog: She offers advice to Josephine when she finds the girl in a sad rut. Then she suggests that Jo leaves town, knowing that she'd have to detain her otherwise.
  • Talk to the Fist: Her response to Melissa threatening her is to chop the girl in the throat while she's mid-sentence, making her choke.

    Crispin Hayward 

Crispin Hayward

"And I thought... what's the big cultural touchstone of today? Superheroes. If this project is still going to this day, which it probably is, then mark my words: the government is trying to create superheroes."

An up-and-coming author whose latest novel Dawn of a New Age has reached bestseller status. He was hunted down by some of the kids after they discovered that his book contains startling similarities to the empowering incident.

  • Brainless Beauty: It's remarked multiple times that he's very attractive, but underneath his looks he's a bit of an idiot.
  • The Chew Toy: He gets no respect from the teens who kidnap him, and is subject to put-downs both verbal and physical.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: The urban legend that he based his book around is inspired by a government conspiracy that he wholeheartedly believes in. He makes mention of a 'sizable' internet community that agrees with him, and also brings up other conspiracies that he's convinced have been covered up. This leads the cast to not take him seriously.
  • Feet of Clay: He's an up-and-coming author, who initially appears to be handsome and confident... until the heroes actually interact with him, where he's revealed to be cowardly and ineffectual.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: He's completely convinced that he's in the right when it comes to his explanation for the empowering event. When obvious flaws in his idea are pointed out, he gets defensive and tries to twist them into the narrative that he's created.
  • Loony Fan: The reason that he freaked out when he first set eyes on Ivy: he thought she was a crazy fan cosplaying one of his characters.
  • Meta Guy: His book is titled Dawn of a New Age, and its plot is strikingly similar to the actual events of the roleplay. He makes some other tongue-in-cheek remarks that could apply to the RP, such as the difficulty of having too many protagonists.
  • The Obi-Wannabe: Crispin tries to act the wise adult when talking to the heroes, but it's clear that he's in over his head more than any of them.
  • School Is for Losers: He mentions in his radio interview that he dropped out of college, and since then has turned into a popular up-and-coming author.
  • Stylistic Suck: Despite being a best-seller, his book is panned as trashy by those who've read it.
    Luna: It's just really bad. I'm talking baaaaad. Like those stories you wrote when you were a kid? Those are much, much better.
  • Unreliable Expositor: He explains the cause and motivation behind the empowering event to the superheroes and to the audience. Or, at least, he explains what he thinks it's the truth, but his information seems suspect at best.

    Eddie Longhorn 

(Agent) Edward "Eddie" Longhorn

"I got exactly what you need. Came fresh from Colorado. They call it la big mama. Well, that's not true, I call it the big mama."

A local drug dealer and friend of Hyeon's. Also works part time as a construction worker. Some flashes to the future have shown him working as an FBI agent.

  • Bad "Bad Acting": When tasked with the role of a disgruntled pizza customer, he acts with an over-the-top gusto that earns strange looks from passer-bys.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Eddie makes a brief appearance in a flashforward before he shows up in the present time.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: A minor example. In the present, Eddie is a workman-turned-drug-dealer and a generally chill dude. In the future, he works for the division dedicated to capturing the protagonists.
  • Manchild: He's very childish and somewhat dim-witted. In fact, he acts more immature than the actual teenagers he interacts with.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He's only known by Eddie in the present. This caused a little confusion back when there was a second NPC called Eddie.
  • Outgrowing the Childish Name: In the future, where he's shown working at a government agency, he goes by Edward rather than Eddie.
  • Refuge in Audacity: He arrives to sell drugs to Hyeon armed with a giant '4/20' sticker on his backpack. When Hyeon arrives he eagerly waves him over while the teenagers balk at his obviousness.
  • Shipper on Deck: He's led to believe that Hyeon and Nadine have gotten back together, and eagerly encourages their relationship.
  • Stoners Are Funny: A drug-dealer and smoker, Eddie is a chill guy and not one to be taken seriously.

    Esther Byun 

(Agent) Esther Byun

"This is getting way too confusing."

An investigative journalist who's looking into the disappearances of some of the children. Some flashes to the future have shown her working as an FBI agent.

  • From Nobody to Nightmare: In present time she's an investigative journalist who's eager to help find missing children. This changes in the future, after the superpowers are exposed and she becomes hellbent on capturing the kids endowed with them.
  • Intrepid Reporter: She works as an investigative journalist, and first shows up in the roleplay when searching for the missing kids Amy and Benjy. Hyeon doesn't appreciate her nosing into their business, calling her a parasite when she tries to eke info out of him.
  • Muggle Power: In the future she's shown to have a hatred of the kids with superpowers, calling them 'freaks' and working with the government to detain them.

    Naveen Pandya 

Director Naveen Pandya

"I want to rectify the mistakes of our previous Director."

An unnerving man who has thus far only been shown in a flashforward. He took over directing duties at the FBI's Post-Human Division after their previous director, Simon, was ousted as a mole.

  • Don't Call Me "Sir": He's uncomfortable with his workers saluting him when he arrives, and orders them not to.
  • Handicapped Badass: He has a prosthetic arm, which along with his unintimidating appearance leads people to underestimate him. The reality is that he's a sharpshooter who served for years in the US military.
  • Stepford Smiler: At first glance he appears to be affable; talking politely to his employees, smiling gently as he talks to them, and bringing his dog into work. However, it's noted that his smile doesn't reach his eyes, which are emotionless, and that his serene attitude causes said employees to feel uneasy.

    Dr. Pathik 

Dr. Amaya Pathik

"I get it, I get it! My little boy’s growing old, and he’s gonna break a lot of girl’s hearts in his high school years!"

Benjy's mother, and the local child psychiatrist. Harriet is one of her patients, and she was responsible for getting Harriet a room in the school to sleep in.

  • Immigrant Parents: The Pathiks were nomads for many years before her parents settled down in New York.
  • Meddling Parents: As shown in a side story, Benjy's mother is the type to give her son embarrassing advice on his love life.
  • Secret Keeper: Her psychiatric experience allowed her to pick up on Benjy's identity issues, which she's kept quiet about on his behalf. He tells the other kids that she's someone they can trust to keep a secret.


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