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A list of heroes and villains found in the comic series Invincible.

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Invincible (Markus "Mark" Grayson)

"Yeah... I can fly."

The titular Invincible. A young man new to the superhero scene, but nonetheless enthusiastic about doing good in the world.

  • Achilles in His Tent: He stayed out of super-heroics following Robot's takeover on the grounds that he's a father now and his responsibility is to his daughter. This ends when Thragg demonstrates that he's going to come for him anyway, killing Oliver, trying to kill Terra, and practically killing Eve and Mark - who're only saved by Eve's emergency organic manipulation abilities.
  • Action Dad: To his daughter by Eve, Terra.
  • Arch-Enemy: Considers Angstrom Levy to be his.
  • Badass Mustache: Does not have one, despite his Viltrumite heritage, though he can and does grow one as part of a Badass Beard as part of months in a coma. Becomes a Defied Trope at the end of the series, due to Mark believing the moustaches represent the old ways of the Viltrumites.
    • Several of Mark's evil alternates have Viltrumite style moustaches.
  • Baddie Flattery: Does this a bit.
  • Berserk Button: Harming his loved ones or friends. Angstrom Levy learns this the hard way after terrorizing his mother and half brother, and breaking the former's arm. Mark did NOT take kindly to this.
    • When an alien doctor at first refuses to help his daughter because she's part Viltrumite, Mark pulls a Neck Lift and tells him to help or die. In the same incident, he snaps at Oliver's girlfriend, who he blames for his daughter's predicament, mainly because he's terrified.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: See Berserk Button above and No-Holds-Barred Beatdown below.
  • Blood Lust: Constantly has to deal with this in later issues due to his Viltrumite DNA.
  • Came Back Strong: He and Eve are torn apart in the ambush that killed Oliver. When Eve's powers kick in and revive him, she also used the opportunity to increase his power so he can better fight Thragg.
  • Character Development: Mark starts out full of idealism and Wrong Genre Savvy — he thinks he's in a simple world of right and wrong. As the series has gone on, numerous personal catastrophes and Gray-and-Grey Morality choices are forced on him. Nevertheless, he ultimately maintains a strong sense of right and wrong, and by the end of the series he manages to bring peace to both the Earth and a large segment of the galaxy as Emperor of the Viltrumite Empire, emphasising the new main quality of the Empire — mercy.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: In later issues, Mark finds himself frequently making mistakes which cost the lives of millions of people all over the world, and as such becomes plagued with self-doubt over his own sense of judgement and morality.
  • Chubby Chaser: When he sees the recently plumped-up Eve put on her costume again, he's quite pleased.
  • Clark Kenting: His mask is just a pair of goggles and a headband, and gets torn often. Most people see right through it.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Either gives these out or is on the receiving end of one. Notable ones on which he is on the business include his father Omni-Man, Conquest... and basically the entire Viltrumite War storyline.
  • Dad the Veteran: His father Nolan is Omni-Man, the world's premier superhero and a high ranking soldier in the Viltrumite Empire's army.
    • He's since become this to his own children.
  • Disappointed by the Motive: Although Thragg can't hear him, he gives an awesome "Reason You Suck" Speech to him about how pathetic he is for fighting over petty vengeance over not being the Grand Regent anymore.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Averted. His rape by Anissa is so traumatizing that he's unable to bring it up to his father and, until he confesses what happened to Eve, he's unwilling to be intimate with her - and even then, it takes a little time.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Yes. Despite starting as an optimistic hero, Mark had to face the darkest events anyone could ever hope to, including the death of friends, his ideals being proven wrong, being raped, losing many years with his daughter, and then the death of his brother and father, he had a happy ending with Eve as the king of the redeemed Viltrumites, whose powers avert the problem with the Viltrumites being long-living.
  • Failure Hero: Closer inspection of his actions and their consequences in the story reveal Invincible to be this. He often makes reckless decisions and ends up paying for them later, costing the lives of millions of innocent people and making himself more disliked than he already was. Examples include his interference with Levy Angstrom's experiment which turned the man to supervillainy and eventual genocide via alternate reality Invincible clones, blindly making deals with Cecil Stedman, rescuing Dinosaurus in attempt to use his evil intellect for good which caused millions to drown from melted ice caps after it didn't work it, making deals with Thragg to have him and remaining Viltrumites live on Earth, frequently changing his kill and no-kill stances, and eventually deciding to not even try to stop his hero-turned-tyrant comrade Robot from taking over the Earth. Even when he tries to leave Earth for a quiet life with his family, his bad decisions once again catch up with him when Thragg tries to have him and his family killed. Ultimately, however, he averts this once he becomes Older and Wiser, as new Emperor of the Viltrumite Empire.
  • Flying Brick: His powerset. He has to constantly remind people that he doesn't have super senses, though.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: He has tried to come up with non-violent solutions to problems before resorting to punching. It's also implied early on that he is (at least) a decent student.
  • The Good King:Eventually becomes the Viltrumite emperor and (as the final issues of the series shows) he is EXTREMELY good at it. When he faces a rebellion, he puts them down, but also picks them back up and helps them become better than ever, to tremendous success. He breaks away from self-destructive traditions and shows his people a better way, which leads to the Empire becoming celebrated all across the universe.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half Human, Half Viltrumite.
  • Happily Married: To Atom Eve, 500 years later, they're still this.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Has this with Atom Eve.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Shares this trope with his father and the rest of the Viltrumites. He is stronger, faster, and tougher than most people on Earth.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards Terra.
  • Power of Friendship: In the final battle against Thragg, Robot decides to help his old friend one last time and sends Mark his exoskeleton. This protects Invincible from the heat of the sun for a valuable few minutes while Thragg continues to burn.
  • Precision F-Strike: Sums up being left in an alternate universe by Robot after Angstrom Levy is killed, his alternate self (the emperor of that Earth) is brutally murdered in front of him, and Robot announces his intentions of conquering the main Earth.
    Invincible: Holy Fuck.
  • Retired Badass: After his daughter is born.
  • Totally Radical: After finding out Eve is technically immortal.
    Invincible: Rad.
  • Use Your Head: He uses this tactic a ton. Especially when he's pissed off.
  • Would Hurt a Child:AND HOW! After seeing Thragg mortally wound his brother, Mark decapitates Thragg's son right in front of him.
  • You Are in Command Now: When his father dies in issue 141, Mark becomes the leader of his people.


Nolan Grayson (Omni-Man)

Click here to see his Post-Reboot Appearance 

Mark's father, and an alien from the planet Viltrum. Was once a secret advance scout for a Viltrumite invasion, but has since become a completely changed man.

  • A Father to His Men: After becoming the Viltrumite Emperor, he is quite protective of his people and helps them remake themselves from the monsters they made themselves into.
  • Anyone Can Die: As of Issue 141
  • Awesome by Analysis: figured out that Anissa raped Mark. All from seeing how they act together.
  • Badass Mustache: All Viltrumite men have one. It's their most defining trait after their powers.
  • Expy: Starts out as an Expy of Superman (but 10 issues in, his plot becomes Beware the Superman).
  • Flying Brick: His powerset.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He started out as a spy, then fell in love, then relapsed into his role. Then turned traitor, then came back and took over. Then died as a hero.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: At some point people forget that he betrayed the Guardians of the globe.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Nolan's decision to let Thragg live and banish him into space allowed Thragg to find the planet Nolan once sired Oliver, impregnate scores of females, and birth legions of babies to create a new Evil Viltrumite Empire under his rule. That's not even taking into account that Thragg kills Oliver and attempting to kill Mark and his family.
  • Papa Wolf: Goes ballistic whenever he even suspects that Mark is being hurt. He also held his son while he cried into his shoulder after he figured out Anissa raped him.
  • Royal Blood: Nolan is one of the lost heirs to the previous Viltrumite king displaced due to the war that occurred after the King's death. He eventually takes the crown when it is discovered that Thragg had been hiding this fact after he discovered it.
  • Walking Spoiler: Oh Nolan. His role as being one of the first major villains in the series first few arcs. Then followed by his Heel–Face Turn later. Most recently his ascension to become King of the Viltrumites.
  • World's Strongest Man: During his time as a superhero, he was described by many, including Cecil, to be the Earth's most powerful superhero and strongest individual. It's not until many years later that Mark is able to match Nolan's strength. Even among the Viltrumites, only Thragg is shown to be stronger.

     Debbie Grayson 
Mark's mom and Nolan's wife.
  • Alcoholic Parent: She becomes this soon after hearing the recordings of Nolan and Mark's fight, realising she's been married to someone that intended to invade earth, enslave humanity, and claims he never saw her as more than just a "pet."
  • Badass Normal: While not a fighter, she's heavily involved in both her families' adventures.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: During Nolan's Heel–Face Turn, he claims that he thought of her as nothing, which drove her to drink. She got better when Oliver came into her life.
  • Interspecies Romance: She is a human woman who married Nolan, an alien Viltrumite man.
  • Team Mom: Of both her family and as a surrogate mom for many superheroes.
  • Seen It All: She isn't bothered by most of the super heroics around her, especially the early revelation her son has superpowers. Mainly because she was expecting it to happen at some point.

    Kid Omni-Man/Young Omni-Man 

Oliver Grayson
Click here to see his Pre-Viltrumite War Appearance 

Click here to see his Post-Viltrumite War Appearance 

Click here to see his Post-Robot Rebellion Appearance 

Click here to see his Post-Reboot Appearance 

Mark's half-brother, Oliver was born to Nolan and Andressa (a mantis-like alien whose species, the Thraxans, has an extremely short lifespan, but learns and develops very quickly). As such, he is a gifted boy with Viltrumite powers who grew from infancy to adolescence in just a few years.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To Mark, though he grows out of it.
  • Anti-Hero: Initially, he's very willing to kill and doesn’t hold back half as much as his half-brother. Also hates Earth, and would betray the world a 100 times over if it means to protect his family. However, he still has some morals, and is at least willing to give being hero a shot. He grows up to be a much better, more honourable, and balanced man — though he still prefers living off-Earth.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Subverted. At the end of #127, he seems to be secretly in league with Thragg. It turns out he's actually a double-agent, spying on Thragg for Allen, something that ultimately gets him killed.
  • Killed Off for Real: After rushing to save Mark and his family from Thragg and his forces, he reveals to Thragg that he's still loyal to his family. And after being beaten by Thragg, he gives an Armor-Piercing Question of how he's attacking the Grayson family over them being the true royal family, Thragg kills him.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After accidentally infecting Mark with the Scourge virus when trying to poison those hiding on Earth even knowing it could possibly kill a massive amount of the human population.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Half Viltrumite, half Thraxan.
  • Obviously Evil: This was played up pretty strongly when he first started fighting alongside Mark, but whatever plot thread this was leading to seems to have been dropped and he's been pretty normal since then.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Early on, in the vein of an early Damien Wayne. He has no problem killing his opponents if he feels its for the greater good, but also displays a startling lack of empathy or care for any of his actions. He even tried to help Allen spread a virus that would kill all the Viltrumites on Earth while most likely killing all the humans as well on the grounds that the few he cared about wouldn't be on it. In his mind, as long as his loved ones are safe, everyone else could die - though the My God, What Have I Done? moment makes him really stop and think.
  • The Mole: He's working for Thragg, but no one in his family, especially Mark, knows this. It turns out that he's really spying on Thragg for Allen.
  • Younger Than They Look: As a byproduct of his mother's species, he aged extremely rapidly prior to hitting adulthood.

    Atom Eve 

Atom Eve (Samantha Eve Wilkins)

A relatively experienced superhero in her own right at the start of the series, and a classmate of Mark's, they become good friends and heroic partners, before eventually getting together.

  • Action Mom: To Terra, her daughter by Invincible.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Eventually. That said, during a stressful period in her pregnancy, she loses most of the weight.
  • Child Prodigy: Subverted. Whilst Sam was born with an inherent understanding of science, able to recite the molecular structure of objects even as a baby, but this superpowered intelligence did not pass over into other subjects. This made school difficult because despite being accepted by a presitigious school she was unable to keep up in any subject unconnected to her molecular powers.
  • Desperation Attack: An unusual example. Her powers can't alter living organic matter unless she's near death, but it mostly just seems to regenerate her and those around her, such as Mark.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Averted. Seems upset at Mark after he confesses about this happening to him, but shortly after, having had a little think about it and realizing how stupid her previous attitude was, comforts him, tells him to stop blaming himself for not fighting hard enough and says that she's there for him.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's can be short-tempered, impatient, violent, and aggressive and loving and warm within the span of a few pages.
  • Leotard of Power: A pink long-sleeved one.
  • Love Martyr: Atom becomes this for Mark due to the stresses of his superhero life and his reckless personality. Though the trope is deconstructed when it eventually causes her to have a breakdown and attack Mark while flat out yelling at him for ruining their relationship with some new disaster or arch-villain that he keeps getting himself involved in.
  • Morality Chain: For Mark. According to Angstrom Levy, many dimensions where Mark turned evil was because she was hurt or killed and he snapped as a result. She often has to engage in kissing/passionate sex and spit platitudes of You Did What You Had To Do, You Did Everything You Could, You Shouldn't Blame Yourself and It's Not Your Fault to mitigate the blame Mark feels for his actions to prevent him from caving into full depression.
  • My Greatest Failure: Revealed in her mini-series. When she was still a young hero starting out, the secret government agency that created her killed her birth father right in front of her, after revealing they had cruelly experimented on her birth mother. This enraged Atom Eve so much it briefly overrode her Restraining Bolt, allowing her to alter living molecules. When she comes back down, she's horrified that she used that brief window to enact revenge on the agency — instead of saving her family.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: She subverts this by realizing that her matter-warping powers would be better used to stop famines than fight bank robbers. She does eventually go back to superheroing because using her powers to try to stop famines, and essentially change the world, takes a serious toll on her body, and the effects tend to be temporary at best. Because of that, this trope is eventually played straight.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: The scientist who "created" her said mental limits that prevented her from fiddling with organic matter were put on her because if not her immense matter manipulation powers would've made her virtually omnipotent.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Whenever she's dead or dying, her powers resurrect her. This even applies to dying of old age - when she dies in the final issue, she immediately comes back young and revitalized.
  • Reality Warper: Has the ability to transmute things into other objects, though mostly limits it to a Green Lantern Ring effect because of the toll it takes.
  • Switched at Birth: Dr Brandish - the scientist behind the project funded to experiment on Sam in utero and raise her to be a weapon - switched her with the Wilkins' dead baby so she'd have a chance to lead a normal life.
  • Superpower Lottery: Immortality from natural death, the ability to create energy weapons, force fields and flight.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: For Mark. She even challenged Thragg of all people when she thought he harmed Mark, and did surprisingly well.

    Terra Grayson 

Terra Grayson

Terra is the daughter of Mark Grayson (Invincible) and Samantha Eve Wilkins (Atom Eve).

  • Affirmative Action Legacy: She more or less becomes a female Invincible to the galaxy, as opposed to the past, male Invincibles - though her half-brother, Marky, has the title on Earth.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: For a while. She grows out of it and becomes a very responsible lady.
  • Cheerful Child: Very happy, and loving child.
  • Comically Missing the Point: At some point Mark catches her with a boy who either had duplication powers, or was very frisky. When Mark scolds her, she doesn't exactly see it his way;
    Mark: That boy was beneath you.
    Terra: And beside me and on top of me and behind me!
    Mark: That's not what I meant!
  • Daddy's Girl: She's noted to be one from the start, but it really shows in issue 127 when she instantly forgives Mark for him being absent for the first five years of her life. It helps that it was most certainly not out of choice. Not to mention, earlier, she asked him if he was her father...
    Terra (while hugging a crying Mark): It's okay, daddy. I still love you.
  • Disappeared Dad: Mark was gone for 5 years of her life. This is because an alien force time travelled him back to when he was younger and made him spend half a decade in present time there. She forgives him, though.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Her mom is a human with transmutation powers, her dad is half-human, half-Viltrumite.
  • Meaningful Name: Terra is named after Earth.
  • She's All Grown Up: This is Terra after 500 years.
  • Technical Pacifist: She joins the galactic equivalent of the Peace Corps, but is not afraid of fighting, just does not like killing. When she is forced to fight, she blocks the opponent's blade, shattering it, with her opponent surrendering.
  • Took a Level in Badass: 500 years of training and fighting helps her become nearly as strong as her father.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Three-quarters human, one-quarter Viltrumite.

     Markus "Marky" Murphy 

Markus Murphy

Marky is Anissa's son, conceived when she raped Mark.

  • Alliterative Name: Markus Murphy.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Preteen Terra certainly considers him this.
  • Bastard Angst: Eventually gets this. He is full of self-hatred over being a Child by Rape and envious of Terra being born out of love. He and his dad patch things up, eventually, with his dad assuring him that he doesn't hold it against him.
  • Child by Rape: He's the product of Anissa raping Mark.
  • Foil: To Terra. Both are Mark's kids born from two women he knows. Terra is the daughter of the human woman he loved and wanted to marry, Marky is the son of a Viltrumite woman who raped him after he refused to be her mate. Terra grew up for a few years without her father due to time travel, Marky was raised by a stepfather and was unaware of his true heritage until after his mother's death.
  • History Repeats: At some point, his idolization of his father turns to hatred, leading to them fighting each other - though he's suggested to be the one who initiated it, and it's much less brutal and destructive. Much like with Mark's own father, it is implied they eventually talk it out.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: His mother is a Viltrumite while his father is half-human and half-Viltrumite.
  • Legacy Character: Takes over the "Kid Invincible" name as his superhero name.
  • Morality Pet: His birth is likely what made Anissa less hostile.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Some time after becoming a superhero, he seemingly becomes strong enough to almost kill his father.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Three-quarters Viltrumite, one-quarter human.

Global Defense Agency

A secretive government agency that helps organize and coordinate the various super heroes around the world.

    Cecil Stedman 

Cecil Stedman

Director of the Global Defense Agency working at the Pentagon, Cecil has employed Mark at various times and oversees the Guardians of the Globe.

  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Either this or Alas, Poor Villain, depending on your views. For years he has done things that Mark has not agreed with with, and even threatened to kill him. But even he thought he didn't deserve to die the way he did.
  • Big Good: Theoretically; Mark and others have considered him evil in the past and his actions can be taken as such - at the very least, he makes a number of very dubious choices.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: He has a tendency to make deals with superhumans deemed as incredibly dangerous or immoral because of their expertise that could provide great assistance and aid to his organization and the country. Unfortunately, this behavior has led him to resurrect Conquest to find more information on the Viltrumites and hide the fact he knew Omni-Man was not loyal to Earth before his infamous betrayal because he wanted to use his services. This was a behavior he inherited from his former boss, whom at first Cecil also disagreed with but later came around to his way of thinking. Both the Immortal and Monster Girl seemingly adopt this policy as well after they are put in charge.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Has his head crushed by Robot/Rex during his takeover.
  • Expy: For the first third of the comic he seems like he's Nick Fury if he just barely managed to keep his eye. However, by the time of #50 its pretty clear he's actually a lot more similar to Amanda Waller.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Back when he was just an agent, he was horrifically injured and lost several of his men to a supervillain duo. Years later, he learnt that rather than being in custody the Global Defense Agency had given them freedom in exchange for their services. He so strongly disagreed with this that he murdered the villains and went to prison. When he was released and rejoined the Agency he ended up becoming the director and employed the very same methods, letting terrible people go unpunished in exchange for their services, which inevitably led to a breakdown in his relationship with Invincible.
  • My Greatest Failure: As Omni-man's handler, he views not knowing about his true intentions to be this and devotes a lot of time, money, and effort to ensuring Deborah and Mark will be financially stable and guiding Mark so he won't end up like his father. He's one of the Grayson family's most supportive allies... at first.
    • His origin story reveals an even bigger one in his early history. He lead seventeen of his men into a trap laid by a supervillain duo and was the Sole Survivor but was so badly injured that he had to have artificial skin grafted to his entire body. The only piece of skin that was salvagable was a horrid twisted mess near his mouth which he deliberately kept as a reminder of his mistake.
  • The Spook: As far as the law is concerned he doesn't exist. He claims that he's so high up the chain of command that he doesn't even have a rank and that most of America's governmental officials don't know he's real.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: When Mark is working for him, more or less.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He prefers to work with heroes and do things aboveboard, when he can. Unfortunately, once he's past the Godzilla Threshold, he stops being picky. At all. He even commits some incredibly unethical and reckless choices like reanimating Conquest to gain answers from him and constantly lying to his subordinates, which begs the question if his intentions justify anything he does.

     Donald Ferguson 
Cecil's right hand man.

     D.A. Sinclair 
Originally an enemy of Invincible and creator of the Reanimen. Cecil invites him to join the GDA to continue his work under better conditions.
  • Mad Scientist: He was willing to work on hobos and runaways for research. He would cut their vocal cords to stop them from screaming.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Originally created the Reanimen (robotic zombie super soldiers) as a means of research but later decides help defend Earth from threats.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: His Reanimen are robotic zombie super soldiers created from still living people. Later Reanimen came from the alternate evil Invincible corposes.

Guardians of The Globe

     The Immortal 

The Immortal

One of Earth's oldest and most powerful heroes. Unfortunately for him, he's still no match for a Viltrumite.

  • Been There, Shaped History: He's served in several historical wars and was even Abraham Lincoln at one point.
  • Came Back Wrong: Subverted. The first time we see him resurrect, he seems to be a screaming incoherent mess. But when he faces Nolan, it becomes clear he simply woke up pissed off as hell.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When an old villain of his, Bi-Plane, threatens to kill everyone, the Immortal tosses him into the atmosphere to suffocate. If it helps, Bi-Plane was dying of terminal cancer anyway.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's known and called out by many, especially in the hero community, for being a Grade-A Jerkass. Even Cecil, who usually tolerates such behavior, calls him such. However, he is one of the most morally righteous characters in the series.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Is prone to several gory injuries and deaths, but always comes back good as new thanks to his power.
  • The Good King: After destroying Robot's human body, Invincible gives the Immortal effective rulership of the world with Robot's brain to act as advisor.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The initial emphasis is on the 'Jerk' part, though the 'Heart of Gold' becomes much more apparent over time.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Has one with Dupli-Kate, who becomes the mother to his children.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Takes one when he starts dating Dupli-Kate, explaining that the majority of his Jerkass attitude is because he found it hurt too much to keep losing people and tried to distance himself from everyone else.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: One of his main issues. Invincible's trip to the future sees him as an insane but reluctant tyrant, having finally snapped under the pressure of his longevity.


Darkwing I
  • Expy: Of Batman
  • Legacy Character: Is succeeded by his sidekick Darkboy.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He is killed off by Omni-Man during the first story arc. The reason why he is an expy of Batman, according to Word of God, is to make his death more shocking to the reader who thought Omni-Man was following the Superman route.


  • Expy: Of Aquaman
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He is killed off by Omni-Man. The reason why he is an expy of Aquaman, according to Word of God, is to make his death more shocking to the reader who thought Omni-Man was following the Superman route.

    Black Samson 

Black Samson (Markus Grimshaw)

  • Convenient Coma: His fight with Battle Beast leaves him comatose for many issues, allowing Monster Girl to make use of his suit so she doesn't rely as much on her powers.
  • De-Power: At the very start of the series he is forcibly retired from the Guardians of the Globe after he somehow lost his powers. Despite later getting a suit that allowed him to continue superheroics it is made clear that it is a hardly comparable to the power he once held.
  • Powered Armor: He wears one due to losing his powers before the start of the series. Later, his natural powers return.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: He is killed quickly and unceremoniously while working as a barber during Robot's hostile takeover.

     War Woman 

  • Badass Gay: She has a female lover. Said lover becomes the new War Woman and starts picking fights with the heroes.
  • Expy: Of Wonder Woman or Big Barda.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She is killed off by Omni-Man.

     Red Rush 

     Martian Man 

     Green Ghost 
  • Expy: Of Green Lantern.
  • Nausea Fuel: For him in-universe. To access his powers his has to swallow a green tablet and vomit it up to depower each time. He is grossed out by it.
  • Legacy Character: Implied by him that he is new to the role as the Green Ghost.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He is killed off by Omni-Man.

Teen Team / Guardians of The Globe II


Robot (Rudolph "Rex" Conners)

Robot is, to all appearances, exactly what his name implies. He's actually a mutated scientist using a remote-controlled robot body. He later transfers his mind to a clone of Rex Splode, and later still pays tribute to Rex's Heroic Sacrifice by taking his name.

  • And I Must Scream: He spends the rest of his days as a Brain in a Jar and while other people will listen to his ideas, that is about the full extent of it.
  • Brain in a Jar: His fate after Mark defeats him in #142. He is kept alive in this state so he can give advice to the Immortal, whom Mark has tasked with watching over the world. Robot admits that while he is very lonely, maybe this is for the best.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: After his Start of Darkness, he can't stop screwing over people. This is especially evident in the Wham Shot at the end of #141, where he had an entire blockade of robots blocking off the returning heroes after Thragg's defeat.
  • Expy: Of Lex Luthor or Ozymandias after his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Future Me Scares Me: In Reboot?, Robot's past-self infers what Mark is carefully not saying about his future self, and observes that he's always been scared of detaching himself from humanity like that and becoming a monster.
  • Hero Killer: Attempts to kill off the vast majority of the world's heroes in his attempt to take over the world. He succeeds.
  • Invincible Villain: Seems to become this when he took over the world, everything works in his favor. He killed off most of the superheroes and super villains without much resistance and successfully took over the world, and rather than hate him the people of the Earth support him for solving their problems. Even Mark Grayson and Allen don’t do anything to prevent it. In issue 141, however, he overplays his hand by kidnapping all the part-Viltrumite children on Earth as security against their parents, reasoning that Mark, now ruler of the Viltrumites, would come after him. This makes even those who had previously sided with him turn against him, and he ends up as a Brain in a Jar, courtesy of Mark.
  • Kiss of Death: Gives one to Monster Girl before having her thrown into outer space.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After killing a majority of both superheroes, supervillains and associates of such, he was finally stripped of his rule, and reduced to a brain. Now with no way to escape, and being constantly watched over to make sure he tries nothing. Probably his only consolation is the fact that he can still help mankind using his knowledge.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Briefly has one after murdering many of his friends and taking over Earth. This doesn't stop him from continuing with his plans, and he does them so successfully that most of his enemies agree that he was right — at first, anyway.
  • Older Than They Look: After changing to the clone body. Even more so after spending hundreds of years in the Flaxan dimension, where time moves at a much slower pace.
  • Powered Armor: After getting his cloned human body, he often wears a suit version of the original Robot, uh, robot.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Literally, After he and Monster Girl spend seven hundred years in the Flaxan dimension.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: What he looks like after he takes over the world.
  • The Smart Guy: As one of the most intelligent characters in the series, he is this to any group he works for.
  • Villain Has a Point: Robot spends the majority of his villainous turn trying to convince everyone, especially Mark, that he's right. Several heroes surrender to agree with him, Allen's allies won't attack Earth because they agree with him, and by #142, Mark does agree... before he punches a hole through him, reducing him to a brain in a jar and noting that Robot has some brilliant ideas, but they need to be filtered and implemented by someone with a conscience, such as the Immortal, who, abrasive personality aside, is one of the most consistently righteous characters in the series..
  • Villain with Good Publicity: After his Face–Heel Turn, he's made himself out to be a good man to the entire world (which he effectively takes over), having convinced all but a few that he is a good man. This all comes tumbling down when he crosses the Moral Event Horizon in issue 141, however, with even his allies turning on him.
  • Walking Spoiler: Just about everything to know about him came after the big reveal.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: During and following his time spent in the Flaxan dimension.
  • Would Hurt a Child: When Thragg's forces attack Earth, the Viltrumites loyal to Nolan join him to fight the madman. While they're doing that, Rex kidnaps their children from their human parents to blackmail the Viltrumites into not attacking afterwards, under Mark's leadership, or on their own initiative. This turns out to be a horrible mistake.

    Rex Splode 

Rex Splode (Rex Sloan)

A cocksure young hero with explosive powers. Anything but popular due to his difficult behavior.

  • Character Development: He grows up a great deal and becomes kinder and wiser, encouraging Eve, his ex, to go for it with Mark, before his Heroic Sacrifice. However, not everyone recognised this, as his bad first impression lingered.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His family was poor and broke, forcing him to steal for the family for their survival. His family happily sold him off for food, his new father figure trained him as a Tykebomb to his do his bidding, and when the government found out that he killed him accidently, he was hunted down.
  • Expy: of Gambit.
  • Freudian Excuse: Rex has a lot of reasons for being a huge asshole, including the fact that his family sold him away to a black ops government program and never thought about him again and being used as an assassin by his evil father figure.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Detonated his entire skeleton in an attempt to kill the Viltrumite he was battling.
  • Improvised Weapon: Thanks to his powers, everything is a weapon to Rex.
  • Jerkass: While he does have an excuse for this, he still arrogant, self-important and confrontational to many. He grows up, and became a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, then... cue Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's brash, shallow in his interests, and self-centered in most in what he does. He is still a hero, and those who can see past his flaws make good friends with him.
  • Odd Friendship: Despite both liking the same girl and thinking the other is a jerk, Rex and Mark actually manage to eventually become something akin to Vitriolic Best Buds. It's notable since Mark doesn't really spend much time in a personal sense with any of the Guardians of the Globe beyond Rex, throws less dangerous villains Rex's way to boost his self-esteem, and visits Rex whenever he ends up in the hospital.
  • Replacement Goldfish: When he finally found his parents again they were living happily with two new kids and held no remorse over abandonning him.
  • Simple Staff: His primary weapons are simple nightsticks, which he usually charges before throwing.
  • Tyke-Bomb: What his new father figure trained him to be, a loyal weapon that kills off any enemy international or within the states, or any threats to his organization.


Dupli-Kate (Kate Cha)
  • Disappeared Dad: Lost his mind trying to take care of his ever-fluctuating number of kids.
  • Hereditary Curse: The indirect source of Kate's powers. One of Kate's ancestors, the Warlord Fung Cha, was cursed by the dying breath of the Emporer of China that "The seventh generation after Cha's seventh grandchild would be burdened with a family too large to care for... and it would drive him mad." That grandchild would be Kate's father, Tsing Cha, and the curse was fulfilled by giving Kate and her brother Paul duplication powers. Taking care of hundreds of children by yourself can apparently be really stressful.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: With the Immortal, even becomes the mother to his children.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother died in childbirth, leaving her poor father to raise her, her brother, and all their duplicates by himself.
  • Me's a Crowd: Her powerset. her dupes have "1", "2", "3" etc on their uniforms. The original one, "0", always stays at a safe house in case the rest of her duplicates are killed.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Atom Eve walks in on Kate and several of her duplicates all having sex with Rex Splode at the same time. Later, Rex walks in on her and her duplicates doing excatly the same thing with the Immortal.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Rex Splode originally cheated on Atom Eve with her. In a sense of irony she cheated on him with Immortal.

    Monster Girl 

Monster Girl (Amanda)

A charter member of the second Guardians of the Globe, Monster Girl can turn into a giant monster at will, but ages backward with each transformation due to a curse. She is also Robot's longtime girlfriend.

  • Big Breast Pride: During her time in the Flaxan dimension she physically matures to adulthood and is quite proud of her chest. She jokes that she would have suspected that Robot was only interested in her physically if they had not known each other for so long.
  • Blessed with Suck: Her curse to transform into a monster causes her to grow younger, so even though she was chronologically an adult, she was in the body of an adolescent. Later Robot is able to cure the curse.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: A rare female example, it would seem being trapped in the body of a teenager/pre-teen for about thrity years has left her with some serious frustration and little restraint when it comes to openly appreciating the attractiveness of the male superheroes around her. Because of her appearance this, understandably, makes those she's leering at incredibly uncomfortable.
  • Gypsy Curse: This is the source of her powers. When she was young she fell in love with a man whose grandmother disapproved of their relationship, so cursed her to turn into a monster. Apparently, Monster Girl never figured this out and initially assumed she'd contracted some sort of disease whilst travelling.
  • Monster Modesty: Originally her monster form only wore trunks, but since then it's been decked out in something like a lycra cycling suit.
  • Older Than They Look: She's around thirty but has the appearance of a pre-teen, until Robot devises a cure for her condition. Taken even further after spending hundreds of years in another dimension.
  • Really 700 Years Old: after her time in the Flaxian dimension with Robot.
  • Ship Sinking: The last issue she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Robot.
  • Spoiled Brat: She came from a very wealthy family and is prone to lashing out at people due to looking like a child.
  • Super Gender-Bender: Her monster form is unambiguously male; she even fathered a child in monster form.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Cheats on Robot in the Flaxan dimension and admits she did it to hurt him.

    Bulletproof / Invincible II 

Bulletproof / Invincible II (Zandale Randolph)



A Martian refugee turned superhero.

  • Expy: Of Plastic Man or Martian Manhunter
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Rather unceremoniously and almost spontaneously killed by Robot.
  • For the Lulz: Pretty much why he became a hero, eventually becoming more noble and a bit more serious.
  • Shapeshifting: His main gimmick.

     Shrinking Ray 

  • Expy: Of Ant-Man or the Atom.
  • Killed Off for Real: Eaten by Komodo Dragon.
  • Punny Name: Shrinking Ray... shrink ray.
  • Sizeshifter: He can shrink to a few inches high.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: His main power is to shrink to only a few inches high, which does allow him to sneak around mostly undetected. There is no proportional increase in strength, unlike his expies Ant-Man and the Atom, nor do we see the extent of his shrinking to subatomic levels.

    Darkboy / Darkwing II 

Darkwing II
  • Back for the Finale: After many years (both in real time and in-universe) of believed to be dead, surprisingly re-emerges from the Darkforce Dimension he was trapped in, still alive but much older.
  • Casting a Shadow: His superpower is using shadows as instantaneous travel portals. It comes with a cost, considering the dark dimension he travels through is filled with dangerous predators
  • Good Is Not Nice: Actively kills criminals, unlike his predecessor, to the point he was more like a serial killer than a superhero.
  • Heel–Face Turn: While not a villain, his recruitment to the Guardians of the Globe is met with great concern from Mark due to his past acts of murder.
  • Kid Sidekick: Formerly Darkboy.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Not long after turning over a new leaf, he takes an evil Invincible from an alternate Earth into the shadow dimension. Since neither he nor the evil Invincible returns, it's presumed he was killed in the shadow dimension.


Other Heroes

    Allen the Alien 

Allen the Alien

  • Adaptive Ability: Whenever he is beaten to near death and survives, his body becomes even stronger than before (think Saiyans from Dragonball Z). It got to the point he became strong enough to kill Viltrumites by himself.
    Viltrumite Woman: "What the HELL, Unopan!? My ex-husband couldn't hit that hard!"
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: After the Viltrumite War and Thaedus' death he becomes leader of the Coalition of Planets.
  • Breakout Character: He went from sorta of associate of Mark, to friend and recurring character of the cast. It got to the point he was so beloved in real life that the creator himself admitted to liking him and promised that he wouldn't die before the series ended. He even jokingly toyed with a spin off series.
  • Came Back Strong: Similar to Saiyans from Dragon Ball, every time he nearly dies and comes back, he comes back way stronger. Case in point, he went from painfully below adult Viltrumites when he started off, to stronger than most adult Viltrumites at the end of the war.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Averted. Instead of fighting Allen over a pointless misunderstanding, Mark tries talking first. When they do eventually go to war, they end up as friends again.
  • Flying Brick: Similar powers to most Viltrumites: Super strength, durability, speed, endurance, reflexes, and agility.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Allen has been critically hospitalized at least twice, but manages to come back as good as ever.
  • Hero of Another Story: Allen has his own vaguely Green Lantern-like career and adventures, of which we only see a few snippets.
  • Humanoid Alien: A burly cyclops with only three digits per hand.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Was willing to use the Viltrumite virus on Earth to kill off the remaining population, even though it might kill the humans instead. He ends up regretting his actions but this leads to a rift between him and Mark.
    • He also manipulated Oliver - then working as a double agent for him - into pushing Thragg for a personal meeting, knowing how Thragg would react, in order to involve Mark once more. Mark, unsurprisingly, tries to kill him, though he later accepts his reasoning.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: He repeatedly ran through this scenario with Mark's dad until Mark actually tried talking to him and found out his attacks were a mistake - there were still meant to be fights, but he was just supposed to be the equivalent of a fight trainer to make sure that the relevant planet's champion was up to standard.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Eventually has to become this as the Leader of the Coalition of Planets, though he's not necessarily happy about it - especially when it leads to the death of Oliver, his friend. Mark is severely displeased, but (eventually) understands the reasoning and necessity.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: What he is as the leader of the collection of planets, he always try to make the best decision and when he is wrong is fully willing to acknowledge his mistakes.

    Tech Jacket 

Tech Jacket (Zack Thompson)

  • Instant Armor: His titular "tech jacket" is bonded to him and can be summoned instantaneously.
  • Hero of Another Story: He is the hero of his own series.
  • Powered Armor: The tech jacket armor gives him super strength and endurance, as well as advanced weaponry and the ability to breathe in space.


Firebreather (Duncan Rosenbaum)

  • Half-Human Hybrid: His mother is human, his father is a Kaiju. It is never properly explained how he was born.
  • Hero of Another Story: He is the hero of his own series.
  • Running Gag: When someone tries to explain how he was born (as in, how his mother became pregnant), the story is never finished. For reference, his mother can fit in his father's hand.
  • Super Team: Was briefly a member of a team called the "Pact" along with Invincible, Shadowhawk, and Zephyr.

     The Astounding Wolf-Man 

Wolf-Man (Gary Hampton)

  • Hero of Another Story: He is the hero of his own series.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Due a to a huge misunderstanding where Gary is blamed for the murder of his wife, Invincible is sent to arrest him. Thankfully, Gary is able to talk him down and explain everything.
  • Super Team: Temporarily joins the Guardians of the Globe.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: More or less a traditional werewolf, with a degree of superstrength, since he was chosen by the previous Alpha to become his replacement in a trial by fire scenario. He also leads his own pack.

Major Villains

     The Mauler Twins 

Mauler Twins
  • Cloning Blues: The cloning process for them is so perfect that neither can remember which is the original and which is the clone.
  • Genius Bruiser: They may look like your typical dumb bruiser, but they are certainly not someone to judge on appearance alone. Not only do they have vast knowledge in many science fields, super geniuses Angstrom Levy and Robot specifically recruited them for both their brain and their brawn.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Once they accomplish their goals, they decide to use their genius to help out. Possibly put on Robot's payroll.
  • Running Gag: Both them are identical clones, but that doesn't stop them from being confused over who was cloned from whom. In fact, it's the only thing that keeps them working harmoniously together.
  • Starter Villain: While not the first villains Invincible fights, they are the first to give him any trouble.
  • Super Strength: Massive amounts of strength, overwhelmed Invincible when he started out.
  • Those Two Guys: Never seen apart.

     The Flaxans 

The Flaxans

A species of extradimensional aliens that constantly invade only to be repelled.

  • Rapid Aging: Happens to them when outside their home dimension. They use technology to counter the effect and are forced to retreat when the tech is destroyed.
  • Running Gag: They appear early on every couple of issues, only to quickly be beaten back.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: Because time in their dimension flows much faster, each time they appear their weapons are more advanced. A side effect is they suffer from Rapid Aging outside of their home dimension.
  • Zerg Rush: While they are technologically advanced, Earth's defending superheroes are still much stronger than them. The Flaxans main advantage is their larger army whenever they invade.

    Angstrom Levy 

Angstrom Levy

Essentially Invincible's Arch-Enemy. Blaming Invincible for his hideously mutated appearance, he's willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to have his revenge.

  • Body Horror: Levy's brain has grown so large that it now takes up not only his head, but most of his shoulders and some of his back.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Angstrom Levy was an amoral but harmless scientist who sought to perfect his technologies through less than legal means... until Invincible accidentally turned him into a freak with brains bulging out of his head and shoulders. It was, in fact, largely Levy's fault: the accident happened because Levy tried to stop the Mauler Twins, who he'd employed for his experiments, from killing Invincible. When Mark points this out, Levy refuses to believe it, because by that point he's too insane to realize there was ever a time that he didn't want Invincible dead.
  • Dimensional Traveler: The accident that gave him his powers fused all the memories of himself from alternate dimensions into his brain and mutilated his body. This had the effect of increasing his intellect and giving him the ability to create portals at will to travel to other dimensions but also erased him from the multiverse by killing his alternate selves. Meaning if he dies, he's dead in all dimensions.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Atom Eve convinces him that Invincible is a good guy and it was a delusion that the explosion was his fault, finally making him remember that the explosion was caused by him trying to save Mark...then one of the evil alternate Invincibles drags him to another dimension and an unpleasant fate. However, this turns into a Defied Trope as Mark immediately vows to track him down and rescue him... then Robot murders him to trap Mark on that Earth.
  • It's Personal: One of the very few villains to have a personal quarrel with Invincible, and the only one for whom the feeling is mutual on Invincible's part.
  • Killed Off for Real: Was finally killed off for good once he was decapitated by Robot when he accompanied Invincible to rescue Angstrom from another dimension.
  • Meaningful Name: An "angstrom" is a microscopic unit of measurement. Levy is — or starts out as — an experimental physicist.
  • My Brain Is Big: Much to his dismay. Angstrom's brain is hideously enlarged, bulging from his head, shoulders and upper back as a result of a lab experiment gone wrong. He hates the way he looks, and hates Invincible for, as he believes, giving him his horribly mutated brain.
  • Never My Fault: His first thought when something goes wrong is blame Invincible.
  • Super Intelligence: Extremely intelligent in planning, inventing, and organizing.
  • Villain Has a Point: He was correct in the fact that Mark is far from incorruptible, and with the minds of thousands of Angstroms revealing that many of his counterparts go bad. In fact, very few of Mark's counterparts are good, and the ones that are bad usually lost loved ones. The whole invasion of Marks was composed of at least 19 of him.

A humanoid dinosaur man.
  • Death Equals Redemption: After realizing all his plans are doomed to fail, he asks Mark to mercy kill him.
  • Hero Killer: Kills Mark in issue 100. Except he actually only killed a clone that he made himself.
  • Morality Chain: Mark tries to be one for him. He fails.
  • Super Intelligence: His brutality is matched perfectly with his tremendous intelligence.
  • The Unfettered: Will do anything for his goals to make the world a better place, regardless of what he sacrifices.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Exceedingly so. His main goal is to protect the planet. His methods including wiping Las Vegas off the map in order to install solar panels and drowning the world to reduce the population and therefore consumption.

     Doc Seismic 
A villain with powered gauntlets allowing him to manipulate the earth.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite being defeated easily in his early appearances, at one point he captures nearly every super hero in the world. His plan worked so well it even surprised him. Probably one of the reasons Robot later killed him during his take over.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He can manipulate the earth, including lava.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After one defeat, he comes across a Lava Men civilization. He becomes their leader and leads them in capturing all of the super heroes.

    Alternate Mark Graysons 

Alternate Mark Graysons

An army summoned by Angstrom Levy to Earth composed entirely of alternate, villainous versions of Invincible.

  • Alternate Self: All of them are evil versions of Mark.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Several of them claim to have killed one parent or both.
  • Bizarro Universe: They're all quite opposites of Mark. One of them has a Badass Moustache like Viltrumites tend to do.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: How some of them die.
  • Elite Zombie: Many of the dead ones are brought back as Reani-Men.
  • Evil Counterpart: All of them are evil versions of Mark. Some don't have any positive traits whatsoever.
  • Evil Is Petty: Quite a few of them are being evil just because they are different.
  • Evil Overlord: What most of them became when they conquered their world.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: They each have some haircut that makes them stand out from Mark.
  • Hero Killer: Make no mistake, they may have had only a couple of appearances. But they killed thousands of people, dozens heroes and villains alike. Most of their deaths were either caused by each other or heroic sacrifices made by the heroes.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: Those stranded in another universe proceeded to cannibalize each other.
  • Lone Survivor: Eventually, only one is left.
  • Patricide: A few of them killed their father.
  • Sole Survivor: Originally, only eight were left.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Many of them were defeated by the heroes of Image Comics during the crossover they were part of, and not given much "screen time".
  • Would Hurt a Child: None of them have any qualms about killing children.

Starfish aliens native to Mars and enemies of the Martians. They're able to take control of any individual, with few exceptions.
  • Expy: Of Starro.
  • Hive Mind: Uses a main controller as a focal point who can then coordinate and direct others.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: Able to take control of any organism unless the organism's skin is strong enough to not be adhered to (Invincible, Titan) or if the organism can shapeshift (Shapesmith).
  • Starfish Aliens: Literally, they are starfish aliens.
  • Zerg Rush: Individually they are small and weak, but there are many of them and they use swarming tactics.

  • Heel–Face Turn: After calming down and going to therapy, he joined the new Guardians of the Globe.
  • Never My Fault: When his family gets killed by his powers, he blames Invincible right away.
  • Power Incontinence: He has the ability to absorb kinetic energy and fire it back in electrical bursts, but as he absorbs the energy he had no control over how to contain it. This led to his family dying as he was unable to direct the electrical flow as Invincible overloaded him with power.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Has this reaction when he realizes the deaths of his wife and son were his fault.
  • Never My Fault: Initially, though Invincible points out just how it is his fault, and at the same time, how all sorts of other deaths are his fault and they weigh on him every day.
  • Psycho Electro: He's a mentally unstable superhuman with electrical powers. He gets worse after accidentally killing his wife and son, though with time he gets better.
  • What an Idiot!: Powerplex, an electrokinetic, and his family decided to lay a trap for Invincible using his family as "hostages" while his family was tied up on a metal floor. Since metal conducts electricity, things did not end well for his family.

     Lizard League 
A group of snake-themed villains.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Not that they were ever harmless, but they are easily defeated in early appearances. Later on, when a team of only Rex-Splode, Shrinking Ray, and Dupli-Kate show up to stop them, they easily defeat the 3 heroes.
  • Curbstomp Battle: On the receiving end in most of their appearances, except for when they defeated the Guardians of the Globe without their usual powerhouses, resulting in Rex losing a hand and the death of Shrinking Ray.
  • Expy: Most blatantly of Marvel's Serpent Society, but snake/lizard theme villains are very common.
  • Mooks: The Lizard League soldiers.

     Angstrom Levy's son 


A former pacifistic race that became genocidal space conquerors. Tremendously feared and hated across the universe.

     In General 

  • Hybrid Power: Viltrumites can create offspring with many other alien species as their genes are extremely adaptive. Depending on the parent species, some hybrids (like Mark) can grow to become as powerful as a full blooded Viltrumite or in the case of Terra (who has her mom's powers along with Mark's), potentially even stronger.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The older they get, the slower they age. Pure-blooded Viltrumites and half-human hybrids can live for thousands of years.

     Grand Regent Thragg 


Grand Regent of the Viltrumites, Thragg was trained from birth to be the strongest among them.

  • Abusive Parent: He uses them as cannon fodder - sometimes quite literally throwing them at Mark. This comes back to bite him in the ass. When it becomes clear that Mark (the enemy) cares more about Thragg's kids than he does, the kids quickly turn their backs on their father.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He is easily the Viltrumites greatest fighter, and his position reflects his power is that he is The Dreaded to everyone.
  • Bad Boss: In contrast to The Good King Omni-Man and Invincible, he has no tolerance for failure and little patience for those who don't commit to their assignments.
  • Child Soldiers: Intends to raise his half-Thraxan children as this.
  • The Dreaded: All of the remaining Viltrumites are terrified of Thragg with even the battle-hungry Conquest cowering in fear in front of him, while Omni-Man himself is terrified of Thragg and cautiously warns his son Mark against facing him. He swiftly lives up to the reputation once he starts fighting. The fact he even managed to kill Battle Beast made him even more feared through the verse.
  • Enemy Mine: Is willing to team up with Mark or Nolan to prevent the end of the Viltrumite race.
  • Evil Is Petty: And how. After being removed from his status as Regent due to Nolan's more legitimate claim, he has started a war against his own people with an army of children he sired. When Mark finds out the reason, he thinks Thragg is pathetic and alone.
  • Expy: Of General Zod.
  • Eye Scream: Suffers this during his battle with Battle Beast.
  • Freddie Mercopy: He's basically what 80's Freddie Mercury would look like if he took steroids.
  • Hurl It into the Sun: Mark hurls himself and Thragg into the sun to render Thragg vulnerable. Robot sending one of his suits to protect Mark grants him a few crucial seconds of protection from the searing heat that Thragg lacks (which neatly illustrates the difference between them — Mark's enemy is willing to help him while Thragg is alone). After Mark finishes the battle by tearing out Thragg's throat with his teeth, the dying Thragg sinks helplessly into the sun and burns up into nothing.
  • It's All About Me: At his core, he wants to be the leader of the Viltrumites, and if he's not (which happens), he considers them Ungrateful Bastard and tries to destroy all of them.
  • Lack of Empathy: Perhaps his greatest flaw besides his self-centeredness is his complete lack of empathy for others. His little understanding or care for other people's feelings lead him to underestimate them and fail in his objectives each time.
  • Motive Decay: He went from wanting to conquer other planets, and protect his people regardless of the cost. To wanting revenge on Mark, everyone he loves, and the Viltrumites the same people he wanted to rule over.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's pretty blatantly based on Freddie Mercury.
  • Killed Off for Real: After a brutal fight on the sun, Mark tears his throat out and leaves him to sink into the plasma in issue 140.
  • The Paragon: In order to be made Regent, Thragg was trained from birth, tempered to be the strongest of the Viltrumites and educated in all manners of combat.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Although he is still a Psychopathic Man Child at his most reasonable, he did listen to Omni-Man and Invincible warnings on how to proceed in day to day life on Earth. Also he is willing to listen to a lesser being, as long as said lesser being gives out good advice. Make no mistake Thragg cares for no one but himself, but who will he have to rule over if he doesn't abide by native customs, nor have any competent servants who know what they will do if he blunders.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: After being overthrown, Thragg is really nothing more than a pathetic overgrown child throwing a genocidal temper tantrum over not getting what he wants.
  • Really Gets Around: After getting exiled from Earth and its moon, Thragg makes himself at home on Thraxa, siring dozens if not hundreds of children. Actually around a thousand or more.
  • Revenge Before Reason: The whole point of his war on his own people!
  • Social Darwinist: Believes only the strongest of the Viltrumites can rule, unaware that the ruler he succeeded was revered for his leadership rather than strength.
  • Strong and Skilled: He is not only physically stronger than just about all Viltrumites, he's easily one of their most skilled.
  • True Final Boss: He is the last significant antagonist of the series. After he's killed, things mellow out.
  • Would Hurt a Child: With gusto. Thragg's first act after raising his army was attacking Mark and trying to crush little Terra's skull like a grape.



Second strongest of the Viltrumites. He is sent to Earth to check on Mark's progress of conquering the Earth.

  • Blood Knight: He doesn't care about expanding the Viltrumite Empire, he just wants to fight and relishes any chance to do so unlike other Viltrumites.
  • The Brute: Thragg made it abundantly clear that his raison d’etre is to fight and kill any threats to the Viltrumites. Thus he serves as the strongest guard dog the Viltrumites have, and typically acts as an expendable brute.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's a legendary fighter among the Viltrumites, and because Viltrumites age slower the older they get, the amount of battles he must have been in is terrifying.
  • Implacable Man: Easily one of Invincible's most powerful foes and seen as virtually unstoppable, unless the most brutal and primal fighting methods are used against him.
  • Old Soldier: Similar to Thaedus he is very old, and a soldier. Though the similarities stop there.
  • Villain Respect: Develops it towards Mark, regarding his combat prowess - though mostly because he likes a good challenge.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Is more than eager to try and murder Oliver.



Anissa is a female Viltrumite warrior and among the last remaining survivors.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: She became more interested in Mark after raping him. He, by contrast, hates being around her. She eventually gets over it when she falls in love with a human.
  • The Atoner: While she doesn't regret raping Mark since it gave her her son, she is clearly sorry about it and is willing to die to save his wife and make up for what she did.
  • Berserk Button: All Viltrumites are quick to turn violent. Something they struggle with and she admitted that she's killed for things less than taunting her.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Oh, so very much and she seems to enjoy it. She acted all nice and helpful in hopes of seducing Mark. When Mark rejects her, she rapes him. When Mark attacks the drone Rex sent to negotiate with the Viltrumite she pretended to help him up only for him to slap her hand in anger, but her only reaction is to smile. A day later, when Mark is on the Viltrumite warship she sees him and casually greets him and his anger gets the better of him and he grabs her by the throat, shouting at her to "back off". However, she only revealed how much she is enjoying his anger and aggression to the point where she wants to speed up their "next meeting". The shocked Mark let her go and she smiles as Mark denies anything that his father need to know about what happened.
  • Boobs of Steel: The most powerful female character in the comic, and the one with the largest bust.
  • Blood Knight: She is shown to consider the fact that she must fight after failing to convince others with her thoughts to be lucky for her. Also, before she raped Mark who tried to make her leave him alone only for her to enjoy the conflict.
  • Dark Action Girl: She is super strong, fast, ruthless, cruel and will not hesitate before she kills her enemies. She softens after the Time Skip, thanks to her Morality Pet.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Nolan tells Mark that she's become a much kinder person while he was missing. Obviously Mark is skeptical since she raped him. Peculiarly, it turns out to be true ( their son was an effective Morality Pet), and she eventually dies saving Eve.
  • Didn't Think This Through: It isn't until the implication she's done something to Mark that she realized raping the son of her leader, who is clearly more powerful than her, was never a good idea. Cue Neck Lift by an enraged Papa Wolf.
  • Dies Wide Open: The reason why nobody realized she was dead right away was because her eyes were still open.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: After five years she has a husband, a daughter by him, and son by Mark due to her raping him five years ago, all of whom she loves very much.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She tried to convince Mark to accept the Viltrumite ways first and fought him after he refused. Later, Conquest mentions that she would try to convince others unlike him, which mean she is known to try to convince others with the ways of her people instead of fighting first.
  • Evil Counterpart: Anissa to Eve. Both of them are after the same guy. However, Eve, who had some problems with Mark leaving for a long time, along with carrying their unborn child in her womb and believing he was dead, was willing to avoid the use of her superpowers to preserve the life of her the baby and sought to bring it into a world free of super-powered violence. Anissa, who fought against Mark before, wants to ensure that she can carry out her mission to birth children in order to save the Viltrumite species, rebuild the empire and doesn't care what Mark wants, and is the opposite sort of mother-to-be: actively embracing aggression and force to ensure the birth of a child to the point of raping Mark after seeing that the "Human's way" of seducing Mark didn't work. Also, Eve gave birth to a daughter, Terra while Anissa had a boy whom she calls Marky.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Pulls one to try and protect Mark towards the end of the series, whilst defending Earth.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: She enjoys Mark's aggression toward her after she raped him as seen when he grabbed her by the throat. All to the point of admitting that it made her want to speed up their "next meeting".
  • Irony: Big-time.
    • This vile, bloodthirsty rapist become a loving mother and wife.
    • She also ends up Happily Married to a human man and having a half-breed daughter with him, despite basically having the A Nazi by Any Other Name mentality in the past.
    • She ends up laying down her life to defend the Earth from a Viltrumite warlord.
  • Killed Offscreen: When she is last seen she is still alive but wounded, after saving Eve's life, and it is unclear how wounded she actually was. It is revealed she died in between the events of two issues.
  • Light Is Not Good: Wears white with silver, but is very much cruel and sadistic.
  • Love Redeems: Eventually starts a family of her own on Earth. She is Happily Married to a human man and has daughter with him, while raising Marky as well. Mark is understandably deeply sceptical, but it turns out to be correct, and she performs a Heroic Sacrifice at the end.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Oh, so very much. She rapes the main character and he is affected to the point where he can't seem to have intimacy with the woman he loves, Eve. Also, Mark starts to shake at the sight of her and can't bring himself to tell his father, who is emperor of the Viltrumite and would certainly punish Anissa for what she did if he found out. He doesn't do or say anything when she whispers "missed you" to him and that is right after the birth of his daughter. Mark was so affected by what happened to the point that he couldn't stay with Eve after the birth of their daughter. Mark started to become more aggressive with Anissa as he grabbed her by the throat in front of his father, whom he told to stay out of it, only to let her go after hearing her admit that she is enjoying his aggression and it makes her want to speed up their "next meeting". Mark is so shocked that he lets her go and when his father ask him if there is something that he should know about, Mark just says "no" twice as he walks away while Anissa smiles.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Though she doesn't look it, she's thousands of years older than Mark, the person she wants to seduce.
  • Oh, Crap!: Five years after she raped Mark, she got into an altercation with Eve, who had full knowledge of what she did. When Nolan breaks up the fight and hears Eve mention something about the incident, he grabs Anissa by the throat and demands to know what she did. However, after Mark lies about the rape, Nolan lets her go - though he eventually figures it out. Then, in the last page, we see her fly home to her husband/lover, Scott and their newborn daughter, displaying an odd sense of humanity. Then, we are introduced to a little boy who resembles a young Mark and it's later confirmed that he is Mark's son.
  • Older Than They Look: Anissa was born on the Viltrumite home planet, and witnessed the time of king Argall, the purge, the Scourge virus and the rise of Thragg to power which happened thousands of years ago. She looks not that much older than Mark. The Viltrumites age slower as they get older.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: She rapes Mark in issue 110 and her excuse for that is the Viltrumite mission of procreating with humans in order to save their kind from extinction and she wasn't performing on her end because she didn't want to mate with the humans that resides on Earth. Also that Mark is young and weak, but he has Viltrumite blood running in his veins. She informs a traumatized and crying Mark to "man-up" and that it will probably take a few more times to impregnate her and she will see him soon before flying away. This means she intends to do it again much to Mark's horror. This event is also the reason why, in issue 137 Mark doesn't exactly believe his dad when he tells him that she changed for the better during the Time Skip - though as it turns out, Love Redeems.
  • Redemption Equals Death: She dies in battle, trying to protect Mark.
  • Retired Monster: Anissa seems to have mellowed within five years, even starting a family with a normal human alongside her son through another father. That said, it seems no one in her family is aware of what was before and while she is sorry for what she did, she doesn't regret having her son.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: She wants Mark for her mate because of his half-Viltrumite DNA. She doesn't care for his consent.

Ursaal is the daughter of Thragg and an unnamed female Thraxan (Oliver's mother's species).
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: She has purplish skin because of her mother. By the last issue she becomes more human looking, much in the same way as Oliver did.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Ursaal and her twin brother Onaan weren't that close, but she was still devastated after his death at the hands of Invincible.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Started as blindly obedient to her father, but turns against him after realizing he sees all of his children as being expendable.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Half-Viltrumite and half-Thraxan.
  • Younger Than They Look: As a byproduct of her mother's species, she aged extremely rapidly.

Other Aliens

     Battle Beast 
A humanoid lion man. He is constantly on the hunt for bigger and more powerful prey.
  • Ax-Crazy: He wields a battle axe and is insane.
  • Blood Knight: He rages when fighting and is constantly seeking a challenge.
  • Death Seeker: Implied in his search for more dangerous fights. Eventually finds it courtesy of Thragg.
  • In the Blood: His blood knight tendencies are implied to be a blood line curse. Proven true after he is killed by Thragg and his daughter becomes the new Battle Beast.
  • Nominal Hero: He only helps the heroes because they're a means to an end for his lust for combat.

     Space Racer 
An alien vigilante defeated and trapped by Omni-Man years ago. Rode around on a space motorcycle.
  • Cool Bike: He rides around in space on a motorcycle.
  • Expy: Mainly of the Silver Surfer.
  • Healing Factor: As long as he is connected with his gun, which he can summon at will, he can survive any wound.
  • Ray Gun: His main weapon. Apparently it is so powerful it can fire through anything, including Viltrumites.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: He is not afraid of running away when the fight is not going his way.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Seemingly killed and sealed away by Omni-Man before the series began. Once he is released and summons his gun, he quickly revives.

A warrior woman from a dying planet seeking a renewable energy source, nuclear in this case.
  • Glass Cannon: With her staff, she can cause some trouble with her super strength and energy bolts. Without her staff, she goes down easily.
  • Jerkass: She doesn't care that siphoning energy from a nuclear power plant will cause mass destruction and is willing to kill and maim to get what she wants.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As she is the leader of her planet, she turns out to be this despite initially fighting and being imprisoned. Invincible compromises with her that instead of draining energy from one entire nuclear plant, she absorbs energy from many plants, thereby preventing any meltdowns from occurring and she still gets what she wants.
  • Staff of Authority: Her Staff of Leadership, also her main weapon.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants to siphon nuclear energy to save her planet, even though absorbing nuclear energy from a nuclear plant would destabilize it and cause mass destruction. She doesn't really care, though she does happily accept a less destructive alternative when Mark puts it to her.

     Reboot? Aliens 

  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: While not an enemy, they do appear out of nowhere to give Mark a chance to go back in time and redo his life over.
  • No Name Given: Their species name is not given.
  • Our Time Travel Is Different: The aliens send Mark 5 years back in time through a wormhole.
  • Starfish Aliens: They speak English mentally, but they have ethereal bluish bodies and seem to not always be physically there.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Give this to Mark after he decides to go back to the future instead of fixing the past. They berate him, saying he could have fixed everything that had gone wrong in his life and by not staying will cause more death and destruction.

Minor Villains

     The Elephant 
  • Butt-Monkey: He is defeated easily in each appearance. Even his death is anti-climatic.
  • Expy: Of the Rhino. Even called so in-universe.
  • Hidden Depths: He was seen reading in a jail cell.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: He killed quickly and unceremoniously while working at the same barbershop as Black Samson during Robot's hostile takeover. The worse part is? He wasn't even much of a threat in the first place.

Long-time enemy of the Immortal.
  • Take a Third Option: Threatens the Immortal to let him carry out his plans or he will detonate his bombs wiping out all life on the planet. The Immortal takes another options and tosses him up into the atmosphere where he suffocates.
  • Taking You with Me: Since he has terminal cancer, he plans to detonate bombs in the atmosphere to kill everyone.
  • Running Gag: After his death, his corpse is seen floating in space.
  • Worthy Opponent: Seems to view the Immortal as this. The Immortal? Not so much.

  • EXpy: Of Galactus.
  • Killed Off for Real: Eventually killed by a simultaneous attack from every hero on Earth.
  • Reality Warper: His fights with him seem to involve warping the world around him. When he dies, the warp field he was projecting fades away.

The Order

A mafia like group of villains. They later mainly cause trouble for the Guardians of the Globe.



     Mister Liu 
Another boss in the Order. Later appears in "Guardians of the Globe".

  • Cyborg: He has a metal jaw.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Can project his soul out of his body which takes the form of a large Eastern themed dragon.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Does he thank the heroes for saving his life? Nope, he just promises retribution the next time he shows up.


Multi-Paul (Paul Cha)

Dupli-Kate's evil brother.


     William Francis Clockwell 
Mark's best friend and college roommate. Enjoys having a best friend who is a superhero.
  • Berserk Button: He's annoyed by people shortening his name.
  • Innocently Insensitive: William's commentary is often very rude without him realizing it until it's too late.
  • Put on a Bus: After revealing himself to be in a relationship with Rick, neither are seen except for cameo appearances.
  • Secret Keeper: Originally only him and Eve know he is Invincible. He became jealous when he found out Eve learned about it too.
  • Straight Gay: Revealed with little fanfare as gay and in a relationship with Rick.

     Amber Bennett 
Mark's girlfriend throughout High School and College.
  • Mistaken for Junkie: Before she figures out Mark's secret identity, she concludes that Mark's odd behaviour must be because he's selling drugs to help support his mother. When she shares her concerns with William and Eve they burst out laughing.
  • Satellite Love Interest: She is one to Mark initially.
  • Secret Keeper: It takes her awhile but she eventually becomes this to Mark.

     Art Rosenbaum 
A tailor who makes super hero costumes.
  • Cool Old Guy: Extremely old, makes the coolest superhero costumes.

     Rick Sheridan 
A former college classmate of Mark and William. Turned into a Reaniman against his will. Partially turned back into a human and later enters a relationship with William.
  • And I Must Scream: During the operation to turn him into a Reaniman, DA Sinclair cuts his vocal cords to prevent him from screaming.
  • Put on a Bus: After revealing himself to be in a relationship with William, neither are seen except for cameo appearances.
  • The Woobie: Turned into a robotic zombie super soldier against his will and even though he is partially turned back into a human, he is still affected by the trauma.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: He is turned into a Reaniman against his will. He gets better later.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The process that turned him into a Reaniman is partially reversed (the cybernetic parts are now part of him). He questions that he is less than human until a talk with Donald (he himself a former human in a robot body) convinces him otherwise.


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