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Midnight
  • Crazy-Prepared: If you can think of it, then Midnight either has it in his Utility Belt, or he can build it from the contents thereof.
  • Grease Monkey: Trevor has a natural aptitude for working with engines of all types.
  • Secret Identity: It is not public knowledge that Trevor or his grandfather are/were Midnight.
  • Smoke Out: The original Midnight used chemicals for this. Thanks to his years of exposure to those chemicals, his grandson Trevor comes by it naturally.

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Ms. Britannia

  • Batter Up!: Porrklubba, a magic baseball bat made by the same dwarves who forged , is Ms. Thursday's weapon of choice.
  • Boyish Short Hair
  • Combat Pragmatist: Before training in Asgard her own only really training were schoolyard brawls and the occasional bar fight and as such she doesn't anything wrong with fighting dirty.
  • Fiery Redhead: Gets both her temper and red hair from her dad.
  • Flying Brick: Super Strength? Check. Super Toughness. Also check. Flight? With Porrklubba in hand that's another check.
  • Promotion to Parent: With her mother dead and father being... busy, Astrid's had to more or less rise her brother.
  • Punk Rock: Loves the music and the look and has ambitions to a rock musician.
  • Riot Grrrl: Naturally a fan of this genre and definitely thinks of herself as feminist.
  • Semi-Divine: Her mother was human and her father the Norse God of Thunder, so she's a bit more than human.
  • Superhero School: Part of her warrior training is going to Claremont Academy and completing her education there.

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Miss Americana
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Cyberknife
  • Basement-Dweller: Gina's severe agoraphobia was the driving force behind her construction of the Miss Americana robot.
  • Genius Bruiser: The Miss Americana robot is effectively this when Gina is technopathically remote-controlling it.
  • Secret Identity: It is not public knowledge that Miss Americana is a robot, or that it is an inanimate object when not being technopathically remote-controlled by Gina.
  • Sexbot: The Miss Americana robot averts this trope. Under her clothes, she looks like a Barbie doll.

  • Hurricane of Puns: The list of Complications on her character sheet - "Grue Are You?", "Grue The Looking Glass," "Hide & Grue," "Grue The Best!", and "Congrueity."

Mister Strix
  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: He can grow and retract them at will.
  • Abusive Parents: He has two sets. His “traditional” parents hid behind their cultural identity as Italian-American Catholics living in a working-class neighborhood, but they would have been considered physically and emotionally abusive by the previous generation. His vampire sire is actively trying to break his human spirit, which, among other things, includes hunting him down once a year on his “birthday” to beat him within an inch of his life.
  • Achilles' Heel: Folklore and fiction are full of things reputed to harm and repel vampires, and almost all of them work on him.
  • Alien Blood: His blood is so dark, in most lighting it appears to be black.
  • Alliterative Name: “Gaetano/Guy Giordano” is alliterative in print, but not when spoken aloud.
  • Electromagnetic Ghosts: Even though most machines don’t directly register his presence, his passing can cause technological distortions, like static and tearing.
  • Enemy to All Living Things: He is a Humanoid Abomination, and animals rightfully and instinctively hate and fear him. His touch, even his presence, can cause plants to wither and die.
  • Enemy Within: His variety of vampire has instincts for predation and self-preservation that a mortal can barely imagine. His undead body wants to drink all the blood it can get, sleep in the ground during the day, flee from The Sun, The Flame, and The Holy, and brutally murder anyone who seems like they might try to prevent it from doing any of those other things.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: His presence turns every animal into a hostile Evil-Detecting Animal.
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: The area around him is usually unnaturally cold. In his passing, windows fog up and water freezes. When viewed through an Infrared X-Ray Camera, he always looks colder than his surroundings.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Mo Giordano is an unrepentant gangster, but he didn't want that life for his children. He’s content to have his eldest son as a successor, but he was relieved when his two younger sons became a doctor and a priest.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: When he feeds, uses his powers, or for some other reason puts on his Game Face, his voice drops an octave and gains an echo, and his growls and Mighty Roars sound just like a lion or a tiger.
  • Eye of Newt: His blood and body parts would work as components in all manner of magical rituals, potions, and other works.
  • Fangs Are Evil: When he feeds or uses his powers, all four of his canine teeth extend to two or three times their normal size, and become razor-sharp.
  • Fantastic Catholicism: His little brother Rafael was a Catholic priest, and secretly part of a church-sponsored order of monster-hunters.
  • Fantastic Drug: His blood can trigger euphoria. The specific effect varies. For some people, it’s a stimulant, while for others, it’s a narcotic.
  • Faux Affably Evil: His vampire sire, “Johann,” presents as courteous and erudite at first, but the mask slips quickly.
  • Fight Off the Kryptonite: Sometimes he can muster enough Heroic Willpower to force his way past Supernatural Repellent. When he does, his force of will may destroy the Supernatural Repellent.
  • Fingerless Gloves: His touch doesn't leave fingerprints anyway, and they allow him to freely deploy his Absurdly Sharp Claws without shredding his costume.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: He spent five years with a stake through his heart, effectively in a deep coma. He’s still catching up on what he missed.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: He’s trying not to kill people, and he’s trying to only feed from “bad people.”
  • From a Single Cell: Even if his body is completely burned or dissolved, if the pile of ashes or the puddle of sludge is mixed with blood under the light of a full moon, his body will re-form in time to rise on the next full moon.
  • Fully-Embraced Fiend: His vampire sire, "Johann," is trying to gradually turn him into it.
  • Game Face: When he feeds or uses his powers, his facial features change significantly.
  • Glamour Failure: He is always surrounded by signs of his supernatural nature.
  • Good Shepherd:
    • His confidant, Father Cesare Messina, is technically retired, but he still works as a “supply priest,” filling in as needed to give active priests days off.
    • His late brother, Rafael, was one of these when he wasn't killing vampires.
  • Haunted Headquarters: By his very nature, any place in which he spends considerable time is “haunted.”
  • Haunted House: He squats in one of the city’s many abandoned homes. He keeps his casket in the basement, with heavy debris blocking the entrance, which he bypasses with his mist form.
  • Healing Factor: His body can heal most wounds instantly, and with time he can re-grow lost limbs or organs.
  • Healing Hands: His blood can act as a Healing Potion.
  • Healing Potion: This is the most common effect of consuming his blood.
  • Heavy Sleeper: He feels a powerful instinct to sleep during the day, and once he’s out, nothing short of physical assault will wake him up until sunset.
  • Heroic Willpower: He uses this constantly to resist his supernatural instincts, and occasionally to force his way past Supernatural Repellent.
  • Hollywood Acid: These ignore his Super Toughness and inflict Anti-Regeneration wounds upon him.
  • Holy Burns Evil: He can’t stand the sight of a “holy symbol” belonging to a deity associated with concepts like “Good,” “Life,” “Light,” or “The Sun,” or “blessed”/”holy” items associated with such a deity, like “holy water” and communion wafers. He has the same instinctive fear of them as he does of fire. Their touch burns him, as does the touch of their shadow, and ingesting the blood of someone who has recently consumed them will injure him. He can't break or move through a line or circle made from holy items, or open a container with a holy item placed on top of it. He must use Heroic Willpower to move through a door or window with holy symbols or objects mounted above or around it.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: “Smite Evil” powers affect him as though he were “evil,” regardless of his personal behavior.
  • Horror Hunger: His undead body craves blood above all else. For him, drinking blood is like the best sex, the best meal, and the best high, all rolled into one. Especially if it’s human blood, and especially if it’s fresh from the vein.
  • House of Broken Mirrors: He normally has no reflection, but if he stares into a mirror and concentrates, he can make a blurry image briefly appear. However, that effort will usually cause the mirror to spontaneously crack, or even shatter. Sometimes even walking past a mirror can be enough to break it. Mirrors can't hurt him or drive him into a fear-frenzy, but his instinct is to avert his gaze from them, and they can be wielded by another person to ward him off.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He is a thing that should not be. He is the living dead, animated by darkness and sustained with the blood of the living. Machines ignore him, animals fear him, and plants wither at his touch.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: His default response to meeting another vampire is to try to destroy it. He thinks their existence is as “wrong” as his, and he has so much trouble reining in his monstrous instincts, it doesn't occur to him that other vampires would even try.
  • I Am Not My Father: He became a doctor for the same reason his brother became a priest: To try to balance out their father’s crimes.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He understands that his widow is better off still thinking he’s dead (which he is), like she has for the last five years. He has no intention of disrupting the life she has with her new husband and their child.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Mo Giordano is a capo with the Scarpia Mafia family. His eldest boy is a chip off the old leg-breaking block, but his younger sons, Gaetano and Rafael, became a doctor and a priest, respectively (and now they’re both dead).
  • Kiss of the Vampire: The act of plunging his fangs into a person’s flesh and sucking the blood out of their veins causes their brain to release a rush of endorphins, drowning them in physical pleasure and making it difficult for them to understand what is happening, or to remember it clearly afterward. People can become addicted to this experience.
  • Legally Dead: There was a funeral and a grave and everything.
  • Living Shadow: He’s basically one of these, animating and preserving a human corpse.
  • The Mafia: His father, Mo Giordano, is a capo in the Scarpia family.
  • Mafia Princess: His sister, Flora, and to a lesser extent, his mother, Luna.
  • Mainlining the Monster: His blood can have all sorts of unpredictable and inconsistent effects on humans who consume it. Some may resort to unethical means to obtain it, either for profit or for their own consumption.
  • The Masquerade: He is not aware of any “vampire society” which might enforce this rule, but he tries to pass himself off as just another Differently Powered Individual.
  • Missing Reflection: Most machines simply do not acknowledge his presence. He has no reflection in mirrors or any other reflective surfaces. He does not show up in photographs or on video, digital or otherwise. His voice cannot be heard or recorded through radio or telephone. He doesn't show up on radar, sonar, or any kind of motion sensor. Automatic doors don’t even open for him. He can enter text with a keyboard, a scale will show his weight, and a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer will at least try to analyze a tissue sample from him, but that’s about it.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: When he feeds or uses his powers, his entire mouth doubles in size relative to the rest of his face, like the film version of The Mouth of Sauron.
  • Mr. Smith: His vampire sire has so far only identified himself as “Johann,” the German form of “John.”
  • Nice Guy: Who he was before he was turned into a vampire.
  • Nightmare Face: He can turn his face into a Supernatural Fear Inducer. He doesn't fully understand that he's turning his face into a conduit for the Schattenwelt. He's giving his enemies a glimpse of the literal "Abyss."
  • Noiseless Walker: His footsteps never make a sound, or leave any tracks.
  • Non-Action Guy: In life, he was a doctor, with no combat training. Now he’s a super-strong, super-fast vampire, who still doesn't have any real combat training.
  • The Nose Knows: He can smell a drop of blood from a mile away, and when he tastes it, he can learn the kind of information that would make a crime lab jealous.
  • Occult Detective: A vampire superhero is this by default. Though he isn't much of a detective, he’s likely to run into other supernatural creatures.
  • Off with His Head!: Decapitation won’t kill him, but it will knock him unconscious, and he’ll stay that way while his head is kept separated from his body. He’ll bleed out and his flesh will decay, so he’ll appear to be dead. But if his head and body are reunited, they’ll reconnect, and he’ll get better.
  • Our Souls Are Different: He technically still has one, but it’s not in great shape.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: He’s not the “technically alive” variety; he’s explicitly supernatural and definitely dead. He’s the Dracula style “Cursed by God” type. He doesn't have to worry about running water or being invited into a residence, but he has just about every other weakness and “quirk” assigned to vampires in fiction and folklore.
  • Overlord Jr.: His older brother, Matteo, is a thug just like his father.
  • Overly Long Tongue: When he feeds or uses his powers, his tongue grows to two to three times its normal length, and tapers to almost a point.
  • Perception Filter: He can use Mind Control to force people to ignore his presence.
  • Power Echoes: Especially evil power.
  • Power Nullifier: Sunlight suppresses his powers, as do bonds made from silver, or some other form of Supernatural Repellent (such as ropes that have been soaked in holy water, or had garlic or salt rubbed into them). He can't break such bonds, no matter how flimsy they are.
  • Protective Charm: If worn around the neck, most types of Supernatural Repellent (garlic, holy symbols, silver jewelry, etc.) prevent him from being able to bite or mind-control the wearer. He can't use his mist form to escape such bonds, either.
  • Psychic Link: This can happen if someone drinks his blood.
  • Psychometry: Blood carries psychic resonance. When he tastes someone's blood, he can read their mind and experience their memories.
  • Psycho Serum: His blood can cause addiction, hallucinations, and aggressive behavior.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: His severed limbs and organs will re-attach if brought back into contact with his body. Even if his body is reduced to chunky salsa, it will eventually pull itself together and re-solidify.
  • Raised Catholic: He was raised by Italian-American parents, one of whom is part of The Mafia, in Stark Hill, a working-to-middle-class neighborhood dominated by the descendants of Italian, Irish, and Polish immigrants, which literally has more Catholic churches than it knows what to do with.
  • Red Right Hand: Even when he was alive, he would've been typecast as a villain.
  • Religious Vampire: He was Raised Catholic, but he didn't really buy into it until after he was transformed into a vampire. He sees his curse as proof that God is real. But holy symbols still hurt him.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Outside of a narrow set of circumstances, he will eventually get back up. Beheading him and/or staking him through the heart will suppress his Healing Factor, but only while his heart is impaled and/or while his head is kept separate from his body. He can be put down indefinitely if his body is completely burned (disintegration, fire, sunlight) or dissolved (acid, holy water), but outside assistance can still bring him back.
  • Revive Kills Zombie: “Healing” powers hurt him.
  • Rise from Your Grave: He rose from the dead three nights after he died. His vampire sire, "Johann," let him be buried, so that he would have to dig himself out of his own grave. Johann wanted him even more mad with hunger and pain than he normally would've been from the vampiric transformation.
  • Rule of Three: His vampire sire, "Johann," drank his blood on three consecutive nights, and forced him to drink Johann's blood on three consecutive nights. Then he died, and three days later, he rose.
  • Salt Solution: Salt doesn't decay in his presence like most food. Touching "pure" salt will burn him, as will ingesting the blood of someone who has recently consumed it. He can't break or move through a line or circle made of salt, or open a container if salt has been poured on top of it.
  • Secret Identity: As far as the rest of the world knows, Guy Gaetano is dead and buried. Most people don't know that Guy is Mister Strix, or that either of them are vampires.
  • Spooky Silent Library: He was a bookworm in life, and in death he still finds public libraries comforting. His powers allow him to ignore any locks, alarms, or guards who might interfere with his night reading. He also spends time researching his condition, and the events of the five years he spent asleep with a stake in his heart.
  • Stalker with a Crush: His vampire sire, "Johann," transformed Guy into a vampire so that Guy could eventually (after he's been broken) take the place of the "child" Guy's brother Rafael destroyed. Johann's "children" are an unholy mix of family, friends, and lovers.
  • Super Smoke: He can transform into a cloud of mist, which can fly like hurricane-force winds.
  • Super Toughness: His flesh feels human, but it resists trauma like a mix of silk and Kevlar.
  • Transhuman Treachery: His vampire sire, “Johann,” thinks of humans as toys and cattle, when he thinks of them at all, and he's trying to bring Guy around to the same point of view.
  • Trauma Conga Line: His vampire sire, "Johann,", has already inflicted this upon him, and plans to keep it going until he breaks.
  • Turn Undead: Another person can wield a holy symbol, a mirror, or a piece of garlic to hold him at bay. In the case of a holy symbol, it doesn't matter if the person wielding it is a believer; the wielder doesn't even need to know what the symbol represents. He has to win a battle of wills to advance toward the wielder, and unless he does, he can't physically or psychically attack them, or anyone behind them.
  • Unbreakable Bones: His bones are as light as a human's, but they're harder than stone.
  • Undeathly Pallor: His skin is always unnaturally pale.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He has super powers, but he still doesn’t know much about fighting that he didn’t learn from film and television.
  • Unstoppable Rage: What happens if he goes too long without feeding, or even if he tries to subsist too long on low-quality blood. Also what happens if he's cornered by sunlight, fire, or holy symbols.
  • Vampires Hate Garlic: And wolf’s bane. They have the same effects as holy symbols and salt. They are the only plants that don’t die when he gets near them.
  • Vampires Sleep in Coffins: He doesn’t strictly need to sleep in a casket, but he does need shelter from sunlight and the soil of his homeland, and his casket is an efficient way to meet those needs.
  • Voluntary Vampire Victim: The experience of being fed upon can be addictive.
  • Walking Wasteland: The effect is random, not constant, but more often than not, his passing leaves death and decay. Plants turn brown and fall limp, sometimes even crumbling into ash. Breads and cheeses prematurely mold. Milk curdles. Wine turns to vinegar. Pregnant animals spontaneously miscarry.
  • Weakened by the Light: Sunlight suppresses his powers and burns him. It doesn't matter how much sunlight there is, or whether the light is “direct.” If he can see it, then there’s enough to burn him. He has the same instinctive fear of sunlight as he does of fire.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Even though his father was an abusive gangster, he still loved him. He became a doctor, partly to help balance out the evil his father had done, and partly so that his father would be proud of him. His little brother Rafael became a priest for the same reasons.
  • Wooden Stake: Impaling his heart with a wooden stake (or a silver blade, or a blade that’s been coated with garlic or salt) won’t kill him, but it will knock him unconscious, and keep him that way until the stake is removed. He’ll bleed out and his flesh will decay, so he’ll appear to be dead.
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Nick Cimitiere

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Nighthawk
  • Genius Bruiser: People rarely expect a scrapper like Robin to also have a brilliant mind.

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Octoman
  • Arch-Enemy: Goanna, a canon Freedom City villain who's been slightly retconned from being an straightforward Expy of The Lizard and Man-Bat (a niche already occupied by Megalodon), into more of a hybrid Expy of that and the Ultimate version of Green Goblin.
  • Alien Blood: (He's technically a human mutate, not an alien.) His blood is purple, since it contains both hemoglobin (red) and hemocyanin (blue). It's also thicker and more viscous than normal blood, pumped through his veins by three powerful hearts and contained under high pressure.
  • All Jews Are Ashkenazi: Played with. His parents were both raised Jewish, but only his father's ethnic background includes Ashkenazi ancestry.
  • Ambiguously Brown: His mother is a Puerto Rican Afro-Latina. His father is half-Filipino, half-Ashkenazi. No one guesses his ethnicity on the first try.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: He modeled his costume after the blue-ringed octopus whose bite gave him his powers.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He was Geckoman's biggest fan for years before he got his own powers.
  • Bald of Awesome: The accident which gave him his powers also caused all his hair to fall out, permanently.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: He's technically a human mutate, not an alien, but he's been transformed into a human/cephalopod hybrid.
  • Cthulhumanoid: The tentacles come out of his arms and his torso, not his face. But his biology is a hybrid of human and cephalopod.
  • Cuckoo Snarker: Often it seems like he's in his own world, or at least viewing the world through a different set of lenses from most people. But he can Trash Talk with the best of 'em.
  • Dangerous 16th Birthday: His powers were the result of an accident when he was 15.
  • Disabled Snarker: The accident which gave him his powers also completely deafened him, but it didn't shut him up.
  • Escape Artist: He's a Rubber Man with no skeleton, which allows him to slip free from bonds and squeeze through any opening that isn't water-tight.
  • Jumped at the Call: Geckoman saved his life when he was 7 years old. He's wanted to be a superhero ever since.
  • Kid Hero: He got his powers at age 15, and became a superhero at 16.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: He has no skeleton. His whole body is muscle. He has three hearts, which pump thick, syrupy purple blood through his veins at high pressure. He can change the colors and textures of his skin to perfectly mimic his surroundings, or any object or creature. Folds of skin on his neck, torso, forearms, the palms of his hands, and the soles of his feet open to reveal gills and new orifices. The orifices on his back, sides, and forearms contain retractable prehensile tentacles, which can each stretch for hundreds of feet. The smaller folds of skin on his tentacles and on the palms of his hands and the soles of his feet can open to deploy suckers, which he can smell through, and which can create a vacuum seal against a surface which allows him to Wall Crawl. A series of air bladders and tubes allow him to violently expel air or water from the orifices in his hands and feet, launching him through the water or into the air. They also allow him to spew ink produced by a new organ, either directly into the face of his enemy, or into the water or air to create an opaque cloud (the ink evaporates into smoke in open air). He has a second tongue under his original one, which can telescope out a full meter in a fraction of a second, with a set of pincers on the end like an octopus beak, which can inject paralytic venom produced by new glands at the base of his jaw.
  • Nested Mouths: He has a second tongue under his original one, which can telescope out a full meter in a fraction of a second, with a set of pincers on the end like an octopus beak, which can inject paralytic venom produced by new glands at the base of his jaw.
  • Numerological Motif: The number "8".
  • Older Alter Ego: He briefly tried to pass himself off as an adult hero, but even with Voluntary Shapeshifting, no one was buying it.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: Technically, his "costume" uses a yellow/blue contrast, but since yellow is only one step away from orange on the color wheel, the effect is similar.
  • Overly Long Tongue: He has a second tongue under his original one, which can telescope out a full meter in a fraction of a second, with a set of pincers on the end like an octopus beak, which can inject paralytic venom produced by new glands at the base of his jaw.
  • The Paralyzer: He has a second tongue under his original one, which can telescope out a full meter in a fraction of a second, with a set of pincers on the end like an octopus beak, which can inject paralytic venom produced by new glands at the base of his jaw.
  • Perma-Shave: The accident which gave him his powers also caused all his hair to fall out, permanently.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: After his mutation, seafood, particularly shellfish, which is awkward given his Jewish background.
  • Traumatic Haircut: The accident which gave him his powers also caused all his hair to fall out, permanently.

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Ouroboros
  • Red Right Hand: His fangs don't retract, and sunlight causes him significant discomfort.


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