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Gen13

    Caitlin "Kat" Fairchild 
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A redheaded nerd girl turned into a super strong (and super hot) Amazon after becoming Gen-Active, she serves as team leader and de facto main character.

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    Roxanne "Roxy" Spaulding / Freefall  
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A Smart Assed spunky girl who has gravity manipulation abilities.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Grunge.
  • Cheery Pink: Dyes her bangs pink and is associated with the color, and she's the most cheerful member of the team.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Is very jealous when Grunge flirts or acts perverted towards other women, especially Fairchild.
  • Delinquent Hair: Her hair bangs are dyed pink, giving her a punkish look.
  • Flight: Can do this with herself and others with her gravity powers.
  • Gravity Is Purple: Free Fall's gravity abilities were usually represented by purple or pink sparkles, though nowadays it's usually represented in light blue.
  • Gravity Master: She has the ability to nullify or increase gravity, the former allowing her or others to levitate and the latter to make it impossible for an enemy to move.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Alex Fairchild is revealed to be her biological father, which makes her and Kat half-sisters.
  • Psychic Link: Develops one with Kat, when one is hurt, the other knows it.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: In contrast to Sarah, Roxy is very much bothered being naked in public.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Downplayed, as this only happens when she's in her "bad girl mode".
  • Town Girls: She is the Butch.

    Perceval Edmund Chang / Grunge 
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A perverted slacker and Diaz of Chinese descent, he has the ability to absorb the property of any material he touches.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Is able to do this with his powers.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Does not like the fact that his first name is Perceval and prefers to go by "P. Edmund Chang".
  • Genius Bruiser. Him being a Ditz is just a rouse, for he has his aforementioned photogenic memory. He hides because doesn't want anyone to think he is a nerd.
  • Healing Factor: One of his powers.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: While every character has shades of this, Grunge exemplifies this.
  • I Know Kungfu: After the team is hit with power nullifying device by a scientist, he beats the crap out of the physically unimpressive scientist.
  • Jerk Witha Heart Of Gold: He may act like a self-centered jerk, but he's still a teenager and is still a hero that will still do the right thing.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's constantly thinking about sex and girls.
  • Photographic Memory: He's revealed to have this, but it's embarrassed by it because he thinks it makes him look like a nerd.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's actually shorter than Roxie at 5'3", but he's muscular and wide, not to mention his gen active powers.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Once used his powers to spy on Sarah sunbathing topless.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: There is the occasional hint that Grunge is smarter than he lets on, though this Depends Heavily On The Writer. The original writing team of Brandon Choi and J. Scott Campbell had him mostly as The Ditz, but occasionally displaying some surprising Hidden Depths. Adam Warren's Grunge, however, is pretty much exactly as stupid as he appears — whereas Gail Simone's Grunge is directly stated to be the most intelligent member of the team, just acting the carefree fool as a means of rebellion.
  • Oblivious to Love: Freefall has feelings for him, but he doesn't take notice due to being too interested in Fairchild.
  • Took A Level In Bad Ass: He starts out as a nerd but the begins to hide it by pretending to be dumb and started working out and skateboarding.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Is usually shirtless, showing off his chest tattoo.

    Robert "Bobby" Lane / Burnout 
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An Angsty Musician that was given fire-based powers.

    Sarah Rainmaker 
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A bisexual Native American girl who has weather controlling abilities.
  • Amazonian Beauty: While not in the same level as Kat, Sarah's still fairly toned. She passes off as one Cora Warriors easily.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Zigzagged at first. Sarah's still discovering her sexual identity, while she's sure she likes girls she's not so sure she still likes boys.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Used as a Running Gag when she first meets the team. She's half Native American.
  • Amplifier Artifact: Wears a pair of metallic amplibands that make her electric powers stronger.
  • Badass Native: Was trained as an Apache warrior.
  • Badass Normal: The only one in the team to have combat training prior to getting her powers.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: In one issue, she began teaching Kat how to fight.
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts like one to Roxie, who's younger than her.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Dresses as one of the Cora Warrior Amazons when trying to escape their city.
  • Elemental Powers:
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Thanks to her apache training she was the only one on the team who was actually a badass before getting her powers.
  • Expy: For Storm, sharing her power set, foreign origin and lack of a nudity taboo.
  • Flight: Is capable of flying using her wind powers to create vertical gusts of wind.
  • Hypocrite: Derides Grunge for being a pervert, but she herself makes perverted comments towards women and gives many longing looks to Kat in a bikini.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Bisexual technically, but still. It took her a while to come out. She can often be seen at LGBT demonstrations and lectures to her friends if they don't love up to her standards of political correctness.
  • Leotard of Power: Uses a red and green leotard as her uniform.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Her father was Stephen Callahan, making her half-sister of Threshold and Bliss.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: She's not shy about her sexuality and at times can be just a sex-focused as Grunge, though she's usually more subtle about it.
  • Lust Object: Is one to Bobby and Grunge.
  • Morality Pet: Serves as this for Grunge when he gets a little hotheaded, though he often ignores her.
  • Magical Native American: A gen-active Native American. Her Weather Control powers and her ancestry are clearly invoking this trope.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Towards Bobby, at times she's walking around naked and teasing him about it and other times she's giving him the cold shoulder.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the most attractive girls in the series and the one with no nudity taboo.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Sarah is very proud of her body and has no problem with nudity, and she knows exactly what kind of reaction her nakedness tends to inflict on others. Subverted in that she still doesn't enjoy being the target of Grunge's perversion (such as him trying to peek on her sunbathing topless).
  • She's Got Legs: Sarah has long toned legs which are often shown in her outfits.
  • Soapbox Sadie: Was part of environmentalist movements and tends to speak often about such issues, which her friends ignore.
  • Statuesque Stunner: While shorter than Caitlin, her official height is 5'11", and just look at her.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Who would have thought a half-Native American girl named Rainmaker would have weather controlling abilities?
  • The Tease: Sarah tends to deliberately flaunt her body in front of people just to get a rise out of them.
  • Team Mom: Is often trying to keep the team together and giving them emotional advice.
  • Town Girls: She is the Femme.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She is a Native American Lesbian (or Bisexual?).
  • Weak, but Skilled: Her powers don't give her any physical benefit, but she's still a skilled hand to hand fighter thanks to her Apache training.
  • Weather Manipulation: Her powers allow her to do this.

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Other Allies

     John Lynch 
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A famous figure in the WildStorm Universe, John Lynch was the director of I.O. until he defected to save the Gen13 members and became their mentor.

     Queelocke 
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  • Dimensional Traveler: Is capable of this, which is why it was being hunted in the first place.
  • Living MacGuffin: Due to its dimensional hopping powers it's a target for various villains.
  • Team Pet: For Gen13 after they rescue him from The Bounty Hunters.
  • Ugly Cute: It's an adorable green alien rat.

     Anna 
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  • Big Damn Heroes: Anna arrives just in time to save the team from The Freaks after they capture them.
  • Fembot: She was a female assassin droid built by I.O. until Lynch managed to reprogram her.
  • French Maid: She even wears the archetype short black dress and a white lace apron.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When the I.O. attacker The Jolla, she stays behind to buy the team enough time for them to escape and self-destructs along with The Jolla so the bad guys would have no evidence to trace the team again.
  • No-Sell: Since she's an Android, most psychic or emotional powers don't work on her, making her very useful when fighting The Freaks.
  • Robot Maid: She's a heavily armed Killer Robot for the I.O. which Lynch re-programmed
  • Robotic Reveal: Is exposed as one when Kat tears off her arm while under mind control.
  • Team Mom: Considers the Gen13 team to be her own children and goes Mama Bear whenever they're threatened.
  • Torpedo Tits: Has a hidden machine gun attached to each of her breasts.

     Lucius Morgan 
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  • Bald, Black Leader Guy: As the captain of a pirate crew.
  • Bash Brothers: Used to be one with Alex, Caitlin's father.
  • Papa Wolf: Leads a band of pirates to assault the Coda Warriors in order to get his daughter back from them.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: He's a pirate king, but he's pretty reasonable to Bobby and Roxy when he finds them and his only objective is to save his daughter from the Coda Warriors.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With one of the Coda Warriors he had a secret affair with.

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     Daphne Morgan 
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  • Beautiful Slave Girl: Not exactly as slave, but she's at the lowest position in the Coda Warrior society and she's pretty enough to catch Sarah's eye.
  • Big Damn Kiss: Was supposed to have one with Sarah when they part ways, but the writers changed their mind at the last minute and replaced it with a chaste kiss on the temple instead.
  • Child of Forbidden Love: She's the product of a forbidden love affair between a Coda Warrior and a pirate named Lucius Morgan.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Is dumbfounded when Sarah strips naked in front of her to put a guards uniform, until Sarah teases her about it.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Is the most feminine of the Coda Warriors, but it's still a lesbian with an obvious attraction to Sarah.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Lucius, the pirate attacking the Coda Warriors turns out to be her father and taking her away from them is the sole reason he's attacking them
  • Non-Action Guy: A female example. Due to being raised to be Coda Warrior, her gentle and nurturing personality was looked down upon and she's made a lowly servant as punishment.
  • The Un-Favourite: By most of the Cora Warriors, due to her gentle nature and being the offspring of a forbidden romance, but the current Majestrix has a soft spot for her, in that she at least hopes Daphne will one day change.

The Deviants / DV8

     Ivana Baiul 
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Ivana Baiul was the head of the scientific division of I.O. and responsible for Project Genesis and its cruel study of Gen-Actives, whom she plans to use them as her own personal army of teenage superhumans.


  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: She's able to transform her finger into deadly razor claws.
  • Ax-Crazy: Starts acting like this whenever she gets into a fight.
  • The Baroness: Of the Sexpot variety. She's a cold domineering woman with a Dominatrix vibe.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one on the left side of her upper lip.
  • Big Bad: She's the one responsible for the heroes being on the run in the first place. She's this even for her own team DV8.
  • Cranial Processing Unit: Subverted. She actually mocks the very idea of her putting her brain in her head after all cyborg augmentation she has done.
    Ivana: HAHAHAHA! You think I keep my brain inside my head? Come on, Khalid! You're an engineer! Think like one! It's inside the torso surrounded by eight inches of solid diamonsteel!
  • Control Freak: Uses any methods she can to have complete control of her subordinates, such as sex, drugs, blackmail, tracking chips or mind control.
  • Cyborg: She looks like an ordinary human, but she replaced most of her body with cybernetic enhancements.
  • Femme Fatale Spy: Used to be a top KGB spy and makes a lot of use out of her old tricks.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Usually wear short tight dresses, stockings and high heels.
  • No-Sell: Had a psi helmet incorporated in her skull plating to make her immune to Psychic Powers.
  • Really Gets Around: Maintains several affairs with her subordinates, notably Threshold whom she threats as her boy toy.
  • Robotic Reveal: Was revealed as a Cyborg during her fight with Lynch during the Gen13 origin story.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Her height is 5'10", and she's pretty attractive for a cyborg.
  • Super Strength: Thanks to her cybernetic parts she's much stronger than a normal human.
  • The Vamp: Likes to use her sexuality to manipulate men, mostly Threshold.

     Matthew Callahan / Threshold 
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  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He can be very arrogant about his powers and abilities. One of his first appearances actually has him kill a literal Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy who managed to beat him in a sparring match via Your Head A-Splode.
  • Badass Abnormal: He knows how to handle himself even without his powers.
  • Badass Cape: He's the only member of the group who actually wears a cape.
  • Berserk Button: Don't laugh at him.
  • Broken Ace: Is introduced as The Ace for Ivana's team at first, but quickly shows he's much more troubled and disturbed than he first appeared.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Not entirely willing on his part, but Nicole uses her powers to force him into this. When she uses a "pleasure wave" on him his Grunting Orgasm he seems to in as much horror as he is in ecstasy.
  • Code Name: Threshold.
  • Co-Dragons: To Ivana along with his sister, although he's clearly the biggest The Dragon of the two.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He wears a red patch the form of a lightning bolt. After his eye exploded I.O. offered to replace it with a cybernetic one, but he refused and kept his missing eye as a reminder of his potential.
  • Eye Scream: When his powers awakened the outburst was so strong that his right eye exploded.
  • Flight: Via his psychokinesis.
  • Force and Finesse: He's the Force to Nicole's Finesse, as he uses his Psychic Powers in a more brutal straightforward manner.
  • Freudian Excuse: As a child he witnessed the death of his parents and underwent years of brainwashing by the I.O. to be their loyal slave for years, which turned him into a psychopath.
  • Mind over Matter: Part of his power set.
  • The Mole: Briefly worked as a plant to the Gen13 team in the origin story.
  • Pet the Dog: Cares a lot about his sister, which naturally uses it to manipulate him.
  • Psychic Powers: His main powers which include Telepathy and Telekinesis.
  • Smug Super: He's very confident about his powers and often looks down on other Gen actives.
  • The Starscream: In the origin story, he says he plans to betray Ivana once he had an army of superpowered soldier under his command.
  • Telepathy: Part of his power set.
  • Torture Technician: He's one even without the use of his Psychic Powers
  • Weak-Willed: Surprisingly, he was much more susceptible to I.O. and Ivana's brainwashing than most. Ivana basically has him as her boy toy at one point. Even Nicole starts manipulating him easily.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: See Berserk Button. People who laugh at him tend to get this as a reaction.

     Nicole Callahan / Bliss 
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     Gem Antonelli / Copycat 
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  • Bare Your Midriff: Much like Rachel, her outfits usually expose her midsection.
  • Code Name: Copycat
  • Curtains Match The Windows: She has red hair and red eyes.
  • Due to the Dead: At the end Gods and Monsters she asks for a proper funeral for Jocelyn if Stormwatch wants their help.
  • Facial Markings: Has a diamond-shaped mark bellow her left eye.
  • Lady in Red: Nearly all her outfits are crimson.
  • People Puppets: Can take control of other people by making eye-contact. Freestyle trained herself to be immune to it.
  • Split Personality: Because of an incident with Bliss she had four different personalities along with her own: Soldier, which is rough and tough and does whatever it takes to get what she wants. Nihilist: Completely paranoid and hates everything, including her own life. Spy: Cold and calculating that analyzes every situation. Gemma: A five-year-old kid prone to fits and lots of whining.
    • Thanks to Freestyle her real mind begins to heal and her other personalities disappear.

     Leon Carver / Frostbite 
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     Rachel Goldman / Sublime 
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  • Bare Your Midriff: Her signature style always shows her stomach.
  • Code Name: Sublime
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Gem suspects she always puts on a haughty façade because she knows that, even though she can become tougher than steel, she can also be as vulnerable as mist.
  • Intangibility: She can use her powers to become intangible.
  • The Needless: If she becomes dense enough, her body loses the need to eat or breath.
  • Super Toughness: If she increases her density she can become as hard as a diamond and possibly even more dense.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's only a bit shorter than Caitlin at 6'2".
  • Underboobs: Sometimes her outfit also shows the lower part of her breasts.

     Hector Morales / Powerhaus 
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  • Badass Beard: The only male member of DV8 who has one of these along with a mustache.
  • Code Name: Powerhaus
  • Emotion Eater: His power allows him to absorb the emotions around him, turning it into body mass and strength.
  • Logical Weakness: He has a limit of how much emotional energy he can absorb before it overwhelms him, forcing him to release it.
  • Size Shifter: If he absorbs enough emotions, he can grow to gigantic sizes.

     Michael Heller / Evo 
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  • Animorphism: Can alternate between transforming into a wolf-man, a lizard man and a bat-man.
  • Code Name: Evo
  • Flight: Much like Man-Bat, he can fly in bat form.
  • Land, Sea, Sky: He can turn into three forms, Wolf (land), Bat (sky) and Amphibian (sea).
  • Lizard Folk: His Amphibian form.
  • Wolf Man: His wolf form, which his also the most commonly used of the three.

     Jocelyn Davis / Freestyle 
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  • Code Name: Freestyle.
  • Facial Markings: Has a star on her forehead.
  • Nice Girl: Especially when compared to the rest of her team.
  • Seers: Jocelyn has the ability to psionically view multiple possible timelines and subconsciously chooses the best course of action for herself from these possibilities. She has little control over this power, and when placed in a situation where she can't escape her powers still automatically activate.
  • Token Good Teammate: She's easily the nicest and most moral member of DV8.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Her design in Gods and Monsters is completely different from her earlier design.

Other Villains

     The Bounty Hunters 

The Bounty Hunters are a team of four multiverse-hopping mercenaries from the Damocles Universe.


     Helmut 

  • Be the Ball: His armor allows him to take the form of a metal ball.
  • The Brute: Often works as muscle for others villain.
  • Green and Mean: Has green skin underneath his armor.
  • Hired Guns: Works as a mercenary after he left jail.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: While armored, he easily tanks most of what the team throws at him.
  • Powered Armor: The source of his strength.
  • Revenge: Wants revenge against Lynch for putting him in prison for 20 years.
  • Shameful Strip: Grunge defeats him by deactivating his armor, which leaves him powerless and in his underwear.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Loud noises cause him great pain, even the squealing of bats is enough to give him a headache.

     The Coda Warriors 

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Sister Maxima is this to Grunge.
  • Amazon Brigade: The Coda Warriors are a tribe of badass women who descent from the original amazons of the Greek Myths.
  • Arc Villain: Of the "Lost in Paradise" arc.
  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking: The Majestrix is the strongest of the Coda Warriors and also their leader.
  • Bathing Beauty: The Majestrix is introduced bathing surrounded by guards and servants.
  • Blood Knight: All the Coda Warrior love combat, with the exception of Daphne, which makes her stand out.
  • Brawn Hilda: Sister Maxima, a giant, fat and muscular Coda Warrior.
  • Does Not Like Men: They tend to look down on men as the weaker sex and consider their only use to be breeding. Grunge doesn't mind.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The leader of the current Coda Warriors in only called The Majestrix in her Gen¹³ appearance, but in the larger WildStorm universe she's known as Andromache.
  • The High Queen: The Majestrix, ruler of the Coda Warriors acts as one.
  • I Owe You My Life: The conflict between the pirates and the Coda Warriors is resolved peacefully when Rainmaker saves The Majestrix from a pirate and asks for Daphne's freedom in return.
  • Fountain of Youth: The Majestrix herself is one, the Coda Warriors retain their youth by drinking her blood.
  • Morality Pet: Daphne to The Majestrix who she raised as her own daughter. She has a soft spot for her even though Daphne is a disappointment as a Coda Warrior.

     Trance and The Freaks 

  • Creepy Child: Phobia, who's just a little girl, but it's just as deadly as the rest of the team.
  • Dumb Muscle: Baby who needs his other half Doll to give him his orders.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Nymph whose body is entirely made of water.
  • Mind Control: Trance's power allows him to enslave a person to his will. It's implied that's how he keeps his team in check.
  • Snake Talk: How Albino talksssss.
  • Enthralling Siren: Nymph has a mesmerizing voice, which she uses to hypnotize others.
  • The Leader: Trance is the leader of the Freaks.
  • Rubber Man: Albino's power allows him to stretch his entire body.
  • Supernatural Fear Inducer: Phobia's power is to make a person hallucinate what they fear most.
  • Two Beings, One Body: BabyDoll, with Doll residing inside the huge but stupid Baby to give him orders.

     Dr. Althabia Monstreau 

  • Animorphism: What his experiments do to people. He wants to build an army of beastmen.
  • Bald of Evil: He's a bald evil doctor. or at least that's the mask he wears.
  • De-Power: His experiments not only turns the team into animal people, it also removes their powers.
  • Evil Genius: Used to be one for Ivana before he defected and used his intelligence for his own experiments.
  • Expy: Of Dr. Moreau from the The Island of Doctor Moreau.
  • Killer Gorilla: He became one years ago due to experimenting on himself and only poses as a human.
  • Money, Dear Boy: His motivation is to create an army of enslaved beastmen so he can sell them as slaves for profit.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His surname means Monster.

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