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From left to right: Sideways, Gimmix, Shining Knight, Desperado, The Whip, Bulleteer, Crimson Avenger

In General

  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Some of its past members weren't part of any incarnation of the Seven Soldiers.
  • Ascended Extra: Desperado, Gimmix and The Whip were all killed in the comics during an ill-fated Sheeda incursion. Here, all three of them survived, and as a whole the Seven Soldiers have their own storyline in the Heretic Saga.
  • Badass Normal: Other than longevity, Desperado and Shining Knight have no powers, while the Whip, Gimmix and Crimson Avenger are all normal humans. The only truly super-powered members are Sideways and Bulleteer.
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  • Composite Character: The team is composed with members of both versions of original run and Grant Morrison's run alongside with new members (Sideways). The team has previous members that are part of the All-Star Squadron, Tomahawk's Rangers, Demon Knights, International Operations, Team One, Team 7 and various other historical characters from DC Comics.

Current Members

    Desperado (Greg Saunders)
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Desperado, also known as Greg Saunders, was an infamous gunslinger during the years of the Wild West. He fought every manner of criminal he could, and targeted mobsters and bank robbers. Almost on the verge of death, he drank the waters of Avalon from the Holy Grail and became immortal.

  • Adaptation Name Change: Since Adrian Chase is Vigilante, he goes by Desperado instead.
  • Badass Normal: Despite his longevity he has no powers other than guns, a lasso, skill, tenacity and sheer bravery.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": The 'V' on his belt means 'Victory' to reflect his cowboy motif.
  • Composite Character: He's based on Nathan Fillion, who voiced Saunders in Justice League Unlimited.
  • Cool Bike: Greg has a special Department of Continuity Hero-Cycle which has been customized to look like a vintage 50+ year old motorcycle with large saddlebags (which are rumored to be much more secured than they appear). This bike handles exceptionally well and can easily keep up with most land vehicles. The bike can even shift dimensions, provided the driver knows the coordinates.
  • Country Music: Greg Sanders is a capable enough singer and guitar player to support a primary career as a musician.
  • Cowboy: Greg Saunders was a singing cowboy in his Secret Identity.
  • Guns Akimbo: He wields a pair of revolvers as his standard weapons.
  • The Gunslinger: In keeping with his Old West theme, he's a gunslinger.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Although he's most likely unaware of it, Greg is half-Fable through his mother Mary Worth, who is known in myth as the Bloody Mary.
  • Horseback Heroism: Greg Sanders is a capable enough horse rider to tame and ride a bronco that even professional rodeo employees couldn't handle.
  • The Lost Lenore: To his wife Shelly Saunders, who doesn't know he remained alive after all those years.
  • Ludd Was Right: Greg doesn't like to use modern day technology due to him being an Old West Cowboy.
  • Nice Hat: He wears one as Desperado, Greg thinks a good cowboy hat is lucky. He often retires hats whenever it's luck has served him good, usually gifting the hat to someone as a means to thank them as a quite literal expression of "taking his hat off to you." This is also a way to honor his father.
  • Not Wearing Tights: Desperado, who dresses as a cowboy.
  • Odd Friendship: One's a cowboy from the Old West, the other is an Arthurian knight that's a Fish out of Temporal Water who still clings to his culture even if he/she's not in the right era. How they managed to strike a friendship is anybody's guess...
  • Primary-Color Champion: Either in casual clothes or as a cowboy, Greg's outfit is primarily red and blue, and he's a cowboy that fights for justice.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He was born in 1841 in the Old West due to Greg drank the waters of Avalon from the Holy Grail gave by Ystina before almost dying, he has been endowed with certain abilities like Immortality and Super Senses.
  • Related in the Adaptation: His mother is Mary Worth, better known as Bloody Mary.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: His favorite weapons, keeping with his Cowboy theme. These special seven-shooters can use any sort of .44 pistol rounds including KO4r, armor-piercing, tracer, dum-dum, or tranq rounds; but Greg prefers silver rounds in one and sim-rounds in the other.
  • Superhero Packing Heat: A staple of his are his revolvers.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ystina, which is mutual to both during the Heretic saga storyline.
  • Whip It Good: Sanders usually used his lasso to catch his foes. Greg's lasso works much like his handcuffs, but somewhat less powerful, is intuitively accurate, and though it is not indestructible, it does mend itself if broken pieces are placed together.

    Shining Knight (Ystina)
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A former knight of the Round Table in the times of King Arthur, Ystina spent years of immortality after drinking the waters of Avalon from the Holy Grail.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Ystina's enchanted sword has exceptional cutting capabilities.
  • Ambiguous Gender: While born female, Ystina identifies as both male and female.
  • Amicable Exes: Ystina and Diana were once lovers when the latter was Exoristos during their time on the Demon Knights. Nowadays both moved on their past as co-workers at D.E.O.
  • Badass Normal: Ystina is mostly a normal human with a magical sword, magical armor, immortality and a flying horse provided by Merlin.
  • Bling of War: Ystina's golden armor is fancy and protective.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Shining Knight's magical armor which protects him/her from all harm.
  • Cool Helmet: The armor comes with a horned helmet.
  • Cool Horse: Shining Knight has flown her winged horse into battle countless times. She's become quite the aerial combatant as well as using her connection with Victory to preform incredible aerial feats.
  • Cool Sword: Caliburn the Sword of King Arthur known as Clarent and the "Sword in the Stone", and not to be confused with the more powerful "Excalibur" which is only capable of being wielded by someone "pure" and can cleave through stone and earth without difficulty.
  • Cultured Badass: She's a music fan. Sometimes she sings songs aloud in unlikely places.
  • Heroic Willpower: Ystina has the ability to control impulses and emotions in order to make clear choices, overcome fear, endure immense physical pain, and resist mind control.
  • Immortality: Blessed by Merlin, Ystina is the last of their line of knights and gifted with the ability to live on to carry out their quest to find the Holy Grail.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Ystina is a true Knight of the Round Table, having been trained by Sir Galahad and mentored by Merlin. Ystina's training has been tested through hardship and battle over thousands of years, and always has seen her through every obstacle and opponent thrown at her.
  • Master Swordsman: Ystina was a hero of Camelot and one of the knights of the round table. He is well armed with his enchanted sword.
  • Pegasus: Ystina's horse Victory is essentially a Pegasus now, having been given wings by Merlin.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: A big fan of Firefly and annoyed it was cancelled so quickly.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Has been alive since the times of King Arthur.
  • The Strategist: Shining Knight saved the world countless times, very much due to her planning and efforts towards victory. Using her team's abilities to their maximum she has lead even the Seven Soldiers to victory on uncertain terms.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Ystina literally replaces Jack Dahl with the former after being erased by the Anti-Monitor.

    Sideways (Derek James Flynn)
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Derek James Flynn is an 18-year old Puerto Rican high school student who fell through a dimensional rift following the "Miracle Mesa" incident. As a result, he gained the power to travel through dimensions.

  • The Baby of the Bunch: He's the youngest member of the Seven Soldiers of Victory.
  • Expressive Mask: His Sideways mask moves with his emotions.
  • Happily Adopted: Derek's adopted parents David Flynn and Helen Flynn (née Garrick) and he's Puerto Rican who's birth name is Teo Santiago Ramos after his birth mother abandoned him. They couldn't be happier together.
  • Healing Factor: Derek possesses some degree of healing abilities and can recover from any injuries or wounds faster than normal humans.
  • Made of Indestructium: The edges of Sideways' rifts are incredibly durable and can be used for constructs as small as rudimentary tripwires or as large as immense blockades.
  • Magic Mirror: Sideways can open several rifts at once to different locations to see what's happening in distant areas. By focusing on a specific person he can track them.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Derek's body is tougher and more resistant than the body of a normal human, though he's far from invulnerable.
  • Parental Abandonment: His birth mother Rocío Ramos did not want to care for her child, but as she had personal objections to abortion, she carried the child to term.
  • Portal Cut: The edges of Derek's rifts are indestructible and razor-sharp, meaning he can use them to cut through solid matter.
  • Related in the Adaptation: His adoptive mother is Helen Garrick, the daughter of Jay Garrick and Joan Williams, making him the adopted grandson of Godspeed.
  • Super Strength: A secondary benefit of the incident that granted his powers gives Derek a degree of super strength. Stronger than the average person, but not Superman level.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: Unlike the rest of the current Seven Soldiers, Sideways has never been a member, but here he's the youngest member of the team.
  • Teleport Spam: More like a portal spam, but it functions the same way wherever what places he actually goes.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Derek has the ability to open rifts in the fabric of spacetime at his fingertips and swipe them across the air to make them large enough to walk through to any person or place he can think of.
  • Two First Names: Derek and James.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Derek is in high school and is a superhero.

    The Whip (Shelly Gaynor)
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The daughter of Rodrigo "Rod" Gaynor a.k.a The Whip. She would follow the footsteps of her father and family in order to become the modern Whip.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the comics Shelly has blonde hair, but here she's a brunette.
  • The Atoner: After she has the Suit of Sorrows removed.
  • Badass Bookworm: Shelly's book Body Thunder: How I Turned My Body Into A Living Weapon To Beat The 21st Century Blues made the Daily Planet Best Sellers list for a straight 52 weeks in 2014-2015. Supposedly it made her quite wealthy.
  • Best Friend: Ystina is her best friend. Best exemplified during the whole Heretic saga storyline.
  • Black Sheep: Shelly's mother was the black sheep of her criminal family. Shelly has a couple of uncles and several cousins with long criminal histories. Her "Uncle Tommy", for example, is a known enforcer for the Las Vegas crime-lord, Amos Fortune.
  • Composite Character: Shelly Gaynor seems to be combined with Whip, a member of the Seven Men of Death, a squadron of the League of Assassins led by Malcolm Merlyn.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: La Látiga.
  • Heroic Lineage: Her family had a rich oral history of heroics. At first, young Shelly did not realize these were more than tall tales.
  • Legacy Character: She's the latest Whip in a long line of crime fighters that go all the way to the time of the Wild West.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a cowboy hat in her casual clothes. It belonged to her father Rod Gaynor.
  • Primary-Color Champion: As The Whip she mostly dresses in blue, yellow and red.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Instead of being killed by the Sheeda during the first outing of the Seven Soldiers, she ended up transported somewhere else.
  • Spicy Latina: Shelly's family descended from Spain, Mexico and American Southwest by her ancestor Don Fernando Suarez. And she's a damn attractive lady that makes no effort to conceal her identity as a heroine known to the public.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'9"/175cm tall and quite the looker.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She replaces Joseph Kane/Ronin as the host of the Heretic armor in the soft reboot as the brainwashed Big Bad of the "Heretic Saga".
  • Whip It Good: The Whip of Suarez, which is her family's heirloom which is passed down the long the family line when they become The Whip.

    Gimmix (Jacqueline Pemberton)
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Daughter of Sylvester Pemberton. She spent months on a hellish life by being kidnapped, beaten and tortured by the Sheeda King Melmoth and her grandmother Gloriana Tenebrae in the Void. After being saved by Greg and discovered and awaken her fae heritage. Today, Jacqueline has returned to active duty as an Agent of the DEO where she works out of the Gotham City office and keeps herself in shape at the Wildcat Gym, engaging in the occasional prize fight here and there and becoming the gimmick-based heroine Gimmix.

  • Adaptation Species Change: In the comics she was fully human, but here she has 1/4 Noble Fae blood.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears one as Gimmix.
  • Boxing Battler: Thanks to extensive training, honed by her time at the Wildcat Gym, she's an incredibly skilled boxer. Jackie has not been a professional fighter for long, but she has already mastered eight fighting styles and is on track to master another two or three every year.
  • Break the Cutie: After her experience in the Fair Lands, being subjected to constant torture in means indescribable and incomprehensible to most humans, Jackie is haunted by this. She might be triggered by strange shadows, stress, a harmless phrase, or simply a scent in the wind. On one occasion, she had a meltdown causing her to lock-up and babble incoherently for hours, because she dropped a glass of milk and the shape of the spilled milk reminded her of one of her torturer's favorite implements.
  • Evil Matriarch: Her grandmother Gloriana Pemberton, who used her descendants as links for the Sheeda invasion and allowed Melmoth to torture her.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Master of Chemistry and Microelectronics, creating most of the gimmicks she has in her bag. Jacqueline is a master chemist and since embracing her fae nature, she has also began to unravel the secrets of alchemy. She's also a master at taking existing electronic devices and finding ways to make them smaller, often times improving their efficiency in the process.
  • Genius Bruiser: Jackie is a world-class genius. She is able to speed read, speaks dozens of languages, and is a exceptional at multitasking many complex processes.
  • Mr. Exposition: She's a member of The Network, who submit character files of the different characters of Earth 27.
  • Omniglot: Tapping into the Fae's natural ability to speak any language, Jacqueline is a preternaturally gifted polyglot, able to pick up a conversational mastery of a new language over the course of a prolonged conversation. By dousing herself in the culture of a foreign city, she can pick up the fluency in all local languages within hours. Without practice, this proficiency can fade over time but Jacqueline's exceptional memory prevents her from ever truly losing basic ability in any language she has learned.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Is a redhead with green eyes and descends from Fae.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Instead of being killed by the Sheeda in the first outing of the Seven Soldiers, she was captured and tortured by them until she was rescued by Greg Saunders.
  • Stocking Filler: As Gimmix she wears stockings that emphasize her legs.
  • Stripperiffic: While doing exercise she only wears a tank-top and some mini-shorts.
  • Uneven Hybrid: She's a Human-Fae Hybrid (3/4 Human, 1/4 Noble Fae).
  • Workout Fanservice: Her casual look certainly brings this trope to mind.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Jacqueline's faerie blood makes her particularly beautiful and fair to the eye, even preternaturally so. If Jackie wishes to be attractive to someone, she will be so. Though nothing physically changes about her form overtly, the passive glamour will carry her desire to those she encounters. This enchantment also carries over to photographs or video of her. While she does not have the ability to put those affected in a magical trance, Jackie is more than able to exploit an interest in her to suit her needs.

    Bulleteer (Alexandra "Alix" Harrower)
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The cousin of Alex Danvers and ex-girlfriend of Kyle Rayner. She's accidentally been exposed to experimental "smartskin" by her husband, Alix Harrower reluctantly became the superhero Bulleteer.

  • Amicable Exes: She and Kyle remain friends after their break up.
  • Applied Phlebotinum: The creation of Lance Harrower, SmartSkin is a nonmagnetic, indestructible substance with the appearance of metal. It has bonded to Alix's skin, granting her a number of abilities.
  • Badass Teacher: Alix is a trained instructor of Special Education and a Nigh-Invulnerable superheroine.
  • Blessed with Suck: Alix doesn't want to be a superhero, although she did as a child. Perhaps she will find a way to reignite this passion.
  • Boobs of Steel: Kind of literally. Has a large chest, her skin is metallic and she packs the biggest physical punch among the female members of the Seven Soldiers of Victory.
  • Camera Fiend: Alix has a good eye for photographic composition. She often enjoys stakeouts as it affords her a chance to embrace this passion. She also is prone to using her helmet's camera to take candid shots. She'll often ask to take selfies with the big named heroes she encounters in the field (which she sells to gossip magazines and at conventions to make extra funds).
  • Chrome Champion: Her SmartSkin covers almost all her body, and it makes her almost invulnerable.
  • Composite Character: Alix is composed with Alexandra DeWitt, Kyle Rayner's girlfriend who was the catalyst for the infamous 'Women in Refrigerators' movement.
  • Cool Helmet: The Bulleter Helmet, another creation of Lance Harrower, this bullet-shaped helmet has a hidden gravitron generator built-in. It also has a red visor which features a communications system, a Heads Up Display system with a network link to the DEO database, and an integrated alternative spectrum visualizer with night-vision, microscopic, macro-lens, infrared, ultraviolet, Kirlian filter, and thermal imaging modes. The visor also is networked with several cameras: one built-in hidden camera and smaller cameras which Alix place in various locations to use as surveillance devices.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Since the loss of Lance and the bonding of her SmartSkin, Alix has had difficulty adjusting to her new life. She has chosen to self-medicate with booze.
  • The Lost Lenore: Her husband Lance Harrower.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Her eyes have become completely white.
  • My Nayme Is: Alexandra goes by the name of Alix (with "i" rather than an "e") just to avoid confusion with her father Alexander DeWitt III or her cousin Alex Danvers.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Her skin makes her almost impervious to damage. The SmartSkin is unaffected by extreme temperatures, all but the most powerful of munitions, and even highly resistant to radiation and energy weapons.
  • No-Sell: SmartSkin can absorb the qualities of certain environmental stimuli. By touching an open fire, Alix can make her entire body instantly superheated. If struck with a blast from a plasma cannon, she can radiate that same plasma discharge until she chooses to expel it. In conjunction with her helmet, which produces gravitrons, Alix can become weightless and fly. Alix can only absorb one such quality at any given time.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Alix is the paternal cousin of Alex and Linda Danvers.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Alix is alive in this universe and broke up her relationship with Kyle to avoid her infamous fate in the comics.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 6ft/183cm tall, and despite her new skin texture, remains quite attractive.

    Crimson Avenger (Lee Travis)
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Daughter of military operative Jill Carlyle whip was saved from the elements by Howard Travis and taken to a sanctuary in Nanda Parbat, Jill's wounds are mended and she spends what she truly believes to be months recovering from her injuries. Lee Travis was raised by her father while her mother returned to active duty with the military as part of its Project Victory. After being killed by two unknown assailants wearing Sons of Batman jackets and shot with a bullet with a Barbatos symbol on it, but thanks to Boston Brand's intervention she survived and turned into a Spirit of Vengeance as the Crimson Avenger.

  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Rather than her successor, Jill Carlyle is her mother.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her Crimson Avenger outfit shows her navel piercing.
  • Blindfolded Vision: Wears a red blindfold as the Avenger.
  • Color Character: Crimson Avenger.
  • Composite Character: She's a combination of the first and second Crimson Avengers (Lee Travis and Jill Carlyle), having the former's name but the latter's outfit and gender. She also have the latter's cursed powers after using Lee Travis' old guns to kill in revenge and a bleeding wound appeared as part of the curse.
  • Gender Flip: While in the comics Lee Travis is usually depicted as male, here she's female like in her Earth-2 incarnation.
  • Guns Akimbo: Much like Desperado, the Crimson Avenger fights with two guns. These guns come with certain abilities that set them apart from regular firearms and even afford mystical properties.
  • Intangibility: She can become intangible and all physical objects can travel through her without harm to her body. However, it doesn't work against magic spells or her own bullets.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Jill Carlyle is her mother instead of her successor.
  • Resurrective Immortality: She cannot die by conventional means, even if she takes her own life with her mystical pistols she arises for her next assignment.
  • Vengeful Ghost: Lee is a minor spirit of vengeance and as such is fated to be forced into exacting revenge on whomever is her next assignment. Part of her "curse" is gaining the abilities of the deceased she is forced to understand as well as giving her her own powers that she sometimes cannot use at will.

Former Members

    Madame Xanadu (Nimue Inwudu) 
See the Dark Justice page

    Etrigan and Jason Blood 
See the Dark Justice page

    Exoristos (Diana of Themyscira) 

    Al Jabr (Ra's al-Ghul) 

    Vandal Savage 
See the The Legion of Doom page

    Daughter of Ducra (Essence) 
Essence is a Mysterious female entity who was related to Jason Todd's training with the All-Caste before he became the Red Hood.

    Spartan (Yohn Kohl) 
See the WildC.A.T.S. page

    Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) 

    Black Canary (Dinah Lance) 

    Arsenal (Roy Harper) 
See the Team Arrow page

    Guardian (John Diggle) 
See the Team Arrow page

    Arrowettte (Thea Queen) 
See the The Legends page

    Starman (Ted Knight) 
See the The Society page

    Skyman (Sylvester Pemberton) 
See the The Society page

    S.T.R.I.P.E.S. (Pat Dugan) 
See the The Society page

    The Whip (Rod Gaynor) 

    Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore) 
See the Young Justice page

    Adam Frankenstein
See the S.H.A.D.E. page

    Eve Frankenstein
See the S.H.A.D.E. page

Malagigi is a Frankish wizard and once an advisor to Charlemagne.

See the Apokalypse page

    Jon Haraldson 
Jon Haraldson, the Viking Prince, was a mighty hand to hand fighter, a superb athlete and an extraordinary swordsman. Former member of the Seven Soldiers of Victory.

A fierce warrior and former Soldier of Victory who has come face to face with her own mortality, she now seeks the help of Swamp Thing in order to protect her soul after her eventual passing from eternal damnation.
  • The Perils of Being the Best: She's really good at killing things. Unfortunately, this comes with the problem of people seeking her down to kill her, in the belief it will give them her immortality. And of course, the more she kills the more her reputation grows...
  • Really 700 Years Old: Because of her Deal with the Devil, she remains alive after centuries.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: In the comics she has nothing to do with the Seven Soldiers, but here she's a former member of the group alongside Brother Jonah, the Avatar of the Green during the 14th Century.

    Robert "Hob" Gadling 
Robert "Hob" Gadling is a man whose bluster earned him everlasting life when it was overheard by Death and Morpheus in a 14th century English pub.
  • Complete Immortality: He can die if he chooses to and under no other circumstance. He's been offered the choice but refused it time after time, even when suffering horribly.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: No matter how bad things get for him over the centuries — and they get very bad, along the lines of starving to death but being unable to die — Hob has never accepted or requested death.
  • Seen It All: After three or four centuries, Hob is a rather world-weary character.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: Hob is more associated with the Sandman than any other hero groups, but here he's a former member of the Seven Soldiers of Victory.


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