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Welcome to the character page of the Webcomic, Lightbringer. Please note that this list is incomplete and requires more information.


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Main Cast

    Carter Granholme/Lightbringer 
A comic nerd who runs a Furniture store in Pharos City. Having an unexplained power to control light, he nonetheless stands by, trying to live up to his pacifist parents' legacy before he can take no more and finally decides to clean up his city. Becoming the first superhero for his world, Carter takes up the mantle of Lightbringer.

  • Anti-Hero: Although generally portrayed as an idealist, he has shown a willingness to use the ends to justify the means. Examples include his interrogation of the Serpent (which qualifies as torture), use of excessive force when handling General Werres (ie. chucking him through a window), and defiance of the mayor to continue vigilantism.
  • Blinded by the Light: Of course he is able to perform this feat.
  • Hope Bringer: What Carter built himself up to be, to bring Pharos City out its degenerative state and bring hope to its civilians.
  • Kill the Lights: Not only can Lightbringer absorb all the light in a area to power himself up, he can also blind people by blocking any light from hitting their eyes.
  • Light Is Good: As a hero with light-based powers.
  • Light 'em Up: As indicated by his name, Lightbringer can control and manipulate photons.
  • Talking to the Dead: Carter has a habit of talking to his family picture, as if he was talking to his parents.
  • Technical Pacifist: Lightbringer will fight crime and in one case tortured a criminal for information but does not believe in killing.

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    Hannah Ments/Osprey 
Never knowing her mother and having her father run off mysteriously at the age of two, Hannah managed to survive on her own for several years, moving from city to city and living off of charity and homeless shelters. Eventually finding herself in the harsh life of Pharos City at the age of 15, Hannah promised to herself that she wouldn't end up like many of the other girls she'd seen get kidnapped off of the streets of Pharos. As such, she began daily exercises used to increase her strength. To her surprise, while she showed no outward sign of increased muscular strength, she still managed to lift items twice her weight with ease.

  • Action Girl: Osprey, the Girl Wonder Hannah's alter-ego.
  • The Big Guy and The Smart Guy: Hannah doubles as both, giving Carter technical support but providing the lion's share of fisticuffs.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Hannah is capable of hoisting a stone table over her head without any sign of strain or effort despite her only mildly muscular frame and Lovhaug's insistence that she does not have any superpowers of her own.
  • Must Have Caffeine: She is addicted to Coffee.

    Eddie Crane 
Chief of Police in Pharos City, and Lightbringer's law-abiding ally.

  • The Commissioner Gordon: Eddie serves this role for Lightbringer, keeping him updated with illegal activities and information on villains in Pharos City.
  • My Greatest Failure: The demise of his family, back when he was a Lieutenant in New York City. During a bungled armed robbery of his apartment, his wife and children were murdered. Although the murderer was caught and sentenced to life in prison, Eddie didn't have the heart to remain in New York. Eddie took the Police Chief position in Pharos City to continue his profession, and escape the memory of his lost family.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Eddie was seen smoking at least once per issue.
  • The Stoic: Despite everything that goes down, Eddie's expression is always stone-faced.

Secondary Cast

     Michelle Allot 
Carter's coworker and a friend to Hanna. Michelle grew up in Shoreview, Minnesota, living there for most of her life while she tried to discover what it was she wanted to do with herself. As such, she took up writing and painting while she attended college, trying to get recognized. During that time, she fell in love with the Romantic Period of literature, that told stories of nature, heroes, and chivalrous deeds. As such, her love of the subject was reflected in her artwork and writing, particularly her poem "The Unconquered," which won her a few hundred dollars in a contest. To reinforce her free spirit, she changes her hairstyle on a daily basis.

  • Loves My Alter Ego: Had a big crush on Lightbringer, until she learned who was behind the mask.

     Gary Manning 
Gary had a fairly uninteresting life in Pharos City - went to school, graduated college and married his college sweetheart Karen. However, because of all the crime in the city, Gary fought back against it in his own way, developing a sense of humor to comfort him and the people he cared about so they would not fall into despair. His happiness only grew with the birth of his two children.

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     Louis Williamson/Linkara 

     Sandy Sanderson/Scarlet Baroness 
Michelle met Sandy at her book club and the two became fast friends. Since she feared that Carter and Hannah were in a relationship, Michelle hooked Carter and Sandy up. The two instantly hit it off and have been in a relationship since then. Sandy works as an English Professor at Delta University, Pharos City's local college. She's outgoing, proficient in Latin, and loves to challenge her students by analyzing texts in unorthodox ways. She's particularly fascinated by the Lightbringer and the concept of dual identities.

Villains

     Serpent 

     Walter Covacs/General Werres 

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     The Smiling Man 
A dimension-traveling murderer, and Lightbringer's very first Super villain. His origins and motives are shrouded in mystery, and is created mostly to promote the Superhero Webcomic crossover: The Crossoverlord.

     The Gentleman 
A dapper dressed serial killer, who targets prostitutes along Pharos City's streets.

  • Been There, Shaped History: Hes lived for over 300 years and is the identity of many infamous killers in history. These include: Jack the Ripper, The Black Dahlia, Jack the Stripper and the Zodiac Killer.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: How he pulls off his murders so easily. The victim needs to be willing for his gaze to take effect, or they can easily be ignored, as Lightbringer did.

     Darkbringer 
Formerly a petty thief living on the streets of St. Paul, this unnamed individual encountered a Dark Knight from another universe who imbued him with dark magicks. Now worshiping an actual being known as "The Darkness", the Darkbringer has devoted himself to destroying everything Lightbringer stands for and bringing about a new Darkness on Earth.

     Linda Sherman/Lady Analemma 

     Power Glove 

     Lacy Boyle 

     Legato Sin 

     Bruiser 

     Fire Demon 

     White Death 


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