The main group of cadets the story is focusing on, they're introduced in 2009, their first year of training.
- And I Must Scream: Is forced to endure about ten minutes of a "psychic horror" version of this in order to be in position to stop DragonKlaw.
- Badass Normal: What she is trying to become, possibly the first one to try since the very first generation of superheroes.
- Broken Pedestal: Briefly sees Go!Anna as this, due to her Jerkass attempt at dissuading Kaycee from becoming a hero. The two patch it up later after Kaycee proves what she's really capable of.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Her fighting prowess is severely underestimated by those around her. She beats herself up for not being able to jump four meters (13 feet), a hard task for any normal human being.
- Death by Origin Story: A big part of what drove her to super heroics is her older sister getting killed by the mass murderer that abducted both of them. (The other part is being saved from this by Go!Anna.)
- Determinator: She will not give up, despite everything that she goes through.
- Dude Magnet: Brelvis and at least three cadets in her class have a crush on her.
- Future Me Scares Me: The knowledge that her future self, Maverick, became a vigilante hero unsettles her deeply.
- Glory Seeker: She's not actually this, but quite a few other cadets see her this way.
- Indy Ploy: Her mastery of this under pressure, coupled with her Determinator nature, is why she is somehow more successful than both her fellow cadets and established super heroes, despite her lack of powers.
- Oblivious to Love:
- She never caught on that her friend Brian had a crush on her. Even after he all but spells it out as Brelvis, she doesn't quite catch on.
- When Charisma reveals that there's three different cadets in their class who have a crush on her, she's quite surprised for someone usually on the ball about things.
- Past Experience Nightmare: About her kidnapping. She gets over them eventually, with some psychic help.
- Sherlock Scan: Kaycee is able to grasp what's going on in a situation and react accordingly much more quickly than other cadets and even superheroes. She's able to tell there's a threat coming from a vent just from a few grains of sand falling out of it.
- Your Worst Nightmare: She has two. Being attacked by her would-be killer and survivor's guilt at being alive instead of her older sister Alexis.
Despite the Arabic-sounding name, Fatima is actually an half-octopus-like merperson, and is one of Kaycee's closest friends at Magellan.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Her upper half is humanoid with gills and pointed ears, and her lower half is mainly octopus-like tentacles, complete with ink squirting action.
- Combat Tentacles: A big part of her fighting style.
- Fish out of Water: Ignoring the pun potential, she qualifies. In fact, she (along with several other cadets) attends a special seminar just to become used to Earth.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Has no knowledge of sexual norms on Earth.
- Killed Off for Real: Her and Nadine become casualties of the Rarg invasion.
- Naked on Arrival: In her introduction, she's topless, with only the strategic rim of her fishbowl-like tank there to prevent the audience from seeing everything.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: She already had tentacles that give her an iron grip, help her to move faster than a normal human being, and could shoot out ink, plus one-way telepathy that works underwater. Then it was revealed during a fight that the spurs on her arms had venom that could paralyze a human being.
- Noble Fugitive: She was sent to Earth to keep her safe from political enemies of her family back home.
- Orphan's Ordeal: Her worst fears during the Lock(e)down arc show her mother and father were killed right in front of her by the queen. Directly Lampshaded by the author in the notes section below the comic.
- You No Take Candle: Broken English is her calling card.
- Alpha Bitch: While she does have some very good reasons, it doesn't exactly make anyone like her.
- Butt-Monkey: She frequently loses out in various humiliating ways.
- Daddy Didn't Show: Happens quite often (due to Epoch being off on missions), which really discourages her.
- Daddy's Girl: Pretty much her defining character trait.
- Flying Brick: Just like Epoch, this is basically her main superpower.
- Freudian Excuse: During Lock(e)down, it's revealed that her mother, Evangaline, was a Loony Fan of Epoch who stole his sperm so she could have his daughter. From a small flashback, it appears she was more concerned about Charisma being a little trophy than as a child. Eventually, she had a mental breakdown and ended up in an insane asylum, at which point Epoch finally found out he had a daughter. No wonder the poor girl has so many issues that can be exploited.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Her powers aren't as strong as her father's due to her age and the fact her mother was a normal human being.
- Heroic BSoD: Has one after learning that she died in the alternate timeline. Luckily, someone slaps her out of it.
- Ironic Name: The definition of charisma is a trait that allows a person to charm others, something that Charisma is lacking in spades.
- Missing Mom: Her mother is never talked about. She's finally introduced via flashback in Lock(e)down.
- Legacy Superhero: She's the latest member of her family to train as a superheroine. Her father is a superhero, and as it turns out, her paternal grandparents were both superheroes as well.
- Spoiled Brat: Her other defining character trait.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After Vostok melds all the cadets' minds together, she finally develops a proper sense of empathy.
- "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Her main desire is proving herself every bit as good as her father.
- When She Smiles: On the rare occasion she isn't acting like a total bitch, Charisma is shown to be quite pretty.
- And I Must Scream: She can do this to people. So far, she's only done it once in the comic.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She was arrested for theft in the past by Magellan USA. The Magellan Council only agreed to let her become a cadet so they could keep an eye on her dangerous powers.
- Future Me Scares Me: Learning that she became a villain in the alternate timeline makes her question herself.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's emotionally cold and not above manipulating people with her mind mojo, but when the chips are down, she's just as heroic as anyone.
- Master of Illusion: Her power is psychically-based illusions, so powerful that they affect sound and touch as well. (They apparently don't work against Brelvis's sense of smell, though.)
- Meaningful Name: "Maya" is a Hinduist/Buddhist concept describing perceived reality as we know it as an illusion.
- Start of Darkness: Chang's death seems to have started her down the same path that Miasma went down.
- Your Worst Nightmare: Though it's not shown on-page, during Lock(e)down, her speech bubble says "Chang", indicating she still feels some guilt and sadness in his death.
A Kiwi speedster, Nadine is another of Kaycee's close friends.
- Demoted to Extra: Though initially shown quite a bit through the first few arcs, she's taken a backseat as other cadets are brought to the forefront for characterization. Finally brought back into the spotlight with the side story Legacy.
- Dreadlock Warrior: Has a nice set of dreads by her third year, just like her alternate future self Speedlines.
- Genki Girl: Seems to love just about everyone and talks five miles a minute.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Definitely one of the nicest cadets.
- In Spite of a Nail: Despite all the changes to the timeline, she's still recruited to join the Fast Club like her future self.
- Killed Off for Real: Her and Fatima are among the casualties of the Rarg invasion.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: She's the oldest of five girls, making her the cadet with the most known number of siblings.
- Petite Pride: She's very thankful that she has such a flat chest when she has to run naked to join The Fast Club.
- Required Secondary Powers: Word of God is that her reflexes are tuned slightly faster than a normal human being, allowing her to make split-second changes when she's running so that she doesn't run into anything and turn her body into Jello.
- Took a Level in Badass: By her third year, she's so fast that she can take down a pair of Character Assassins with punches and kicks in just a few seconds.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's terrified of being slow.
A Flying Brick-type cadet whose powers developed during puberty, he has a lot of self-esteem issues. One of the many revolves around his inability to get intimate with those he cares about, including Kaycee.
- Flying Brick: His power set.
- Nice Guy: This is his basic personality.
- Legacy Character: In one future, he becomes Victory Man II.
- Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex: One of his self esteem issues is that he can't really get intimate with anyone, which is why he has a one-night stand with Charisma, who has a similar power-set that keeps her from being snapped like a twig during sex. Charisma even teases him about his crush on Kaycee, pointing out that a relationship between them isn't realistic.
- Power Incontinence: Since his power developed during puberty instead of being born with them, he's still getting used to his super strength. He manages to smash a desk during a heated exercise with his other cadets. Word of God states that some items at the school are specifically reinforced so that he doesn't have to use kid gloves on the entire world all the time.
- Prematurely Bald: After meeting his alternate self Victory Man II, his greatest fear is losing his hair early. It's eventually revealed in Lock(e)down that his fixation with his hair is really just the beginning of deep-seated issues regarding his self esteem.
A light-hearted cadet with powers over controlling mass, he enjoys playing pranks and making other cadets laugh.
- Attention Whore: He's determined to have the spotlight on him at any cost. Being ignored is shown to be his deepest fear.
- Gravity Master: He can both makes objects heavier and lighter with his powers, with the latter shown being easier than the former.
- I Believe I Can Fly: He can hover through reducing his mass and move faster through low-powered "moon walk."
- Let's Get Dangerous!: When he had to help take down a dragon when Magellan was under attack, all the joking was put aside.
- Naked People Are Funny: Ends up naked on the astral plane after trying too hard to control what he looked like.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Not his power set by himself. But when he and Louis combined their powers during a training exercise, he was able to lighten Louis' mass to the point where he could make extreme jumps that would otherwise not have been possible.
A Southern girl who is from a family of witches. Her guilt in her part of Chang's death has had some serious consequences.
- Cowardly Lion: She's not, but sees herself as such since she wasn't able to stop the Evil Weevil from killing her aunt. Keep in mind she was only a child at the time, and there was nothing she could have done.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Not herself personally, but the part of DragonKlaw's spirit that hitched along a ride inside her body after she tried to revive Chang has used her to cause serious mental damage to everyone during the Lock(e)down arc.
- Hairstyle Inertia: Lampshaded by present-day characters who note a decades-older future version of her has the exact same hairstyle as her present counterpart. She reveals she changes her hairstyle weekly and any similarities are just coincidental.
- In the Blood: Her aunt was also a superheroine and witch before she was killed by the Evil Weevil.
- Magic A Is Magic A: Her brand of magic is shown to need specific words and incantations, lest a mishap happen. Saying "Take me to the top of the tower" was supposed to take her to the top of a training tower....instead she ends up on top of the building.
- My Greatest Failure: She thinks she and the other witches let Chang die.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: As of the latest arc, she's become more than just a bit player.
- Southern Belle: She shows shades of being one.
- Your Worst Nightmare: Her worst fear is, or is at least represented by bugs crawling all over her, even inside her body. Eventually, it's revealed the bugs represent the Evil Weevil, as Montana-Rose was still a child when she saw her aunt get killed by him.
A wizard cadet from Hong Kong, he's shown to have a romantic interest in Maya. When his alternate self DragonKlaw shows up, he drains his lifeforce dry, though Chang manages to revive long enough to stop DragonKlaw and seal them both in an alternate dimensional portal. It's unclear if his spirit is alive or dead at this point.
- Alliterative Name: His name both starts with the letter C and almost rhymes.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: He gets drained of his life-force by his older self until he's nothing but a withered husk, a process that is very painful.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Though he does try to fight back, DragonKlaw is much too powerful for him to even contend with.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Despite being technically dead, he's able to keep the portal DragonKlaw was trying to open from collapsing and destroying Magellan.
- Evil Me Scares Me: Seeing his older villainous self shakes him to his core.
- Future Me Scares Me: In the few minutes he experiences with older, alternate future self before dying, Chang expresses disgust and distaste, proclaiming he'll never be like him.
- Not Quite Dead: His older self bleeds onto his body that's been drained of life-force. Since they're technically the same person, this revives Chang long enough to allow him to shove he and DragonKlaw into the portal.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Merely being in the story and then dying has lasting consequences for years later in the overall plot.
- Walking Spoiler: As shown by the fact half this entry is whited out.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He doesn't get a lot of character development before his untimely demise.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: It's left up in the air as to whether part of his spirit survives, still stuck in the alternate dimension. The fact that part of DragonKlaw's spirit was revealed to have survived during Lock(e)down doesn't clear up the matter.
A Grorb goblin from the realm of Byronia, he became stuck on Earth during an adventure and decided to become a cadet while Magellan Academy works on trying to get him back home.
- Jumped at the Call: Even before becoming a cadet, he had an extreme hero complex.
- Running on All Fours: He naturally runs this way, going fast enough to keep up with his partner, the speedster Nadine, in one exercise.
- Monochromatic Eyes: His eyes are a solid yellow.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Not just with girls, but with all cadets. Gifford's shown to only come up to most characters' knees.
- The Lost Lenore: He greatly misses his girl back home, Jin, who most likely thinks he's dead.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: He points out during the interspecies support group that the group members only have powers by the standards of Earth. Back in their own worlds, they're nothing special, and it makes him question if he deserves to be a superhero.
- Your Worst Nightmare: Possibly because of his alien mindset, Gifford's worst fear keeps changing each time he tries to escape it. They include being rejected by his home, being lost forever between dimensions, and returning home to find everyone slaughtered without him being there to protect them. Rochelle diagnoses them all as being manifestations of his paranoid-guilt complex.
She's a Buddhist cadet with one of the highest IQs on the planet. Though she's often impatient with what she sees as stupidity from other cadets around her, she's trying become emotionally ready to be a superhero.
- Always Someone Better: A positive example. Mindmistress is even smarter than Rochelle and is therefore one of the few adults she respects, even to the point of subconsciously wanting to design her future costume to be like hers.
- Bald of Awesome: Rochelle gained her bald head, save for a tiny beaded rattail, when her genetic mutation kicked and she became super-smart. Before then, she had a full head of hair and a normal IQ.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: It's mentioned by Rochelle herself that she could make her father's company billions of dollars, but instead is following her Buddhist faith and own moral code to better the world by becoming a superhero.
- "Groundhog Day" Loop: She enters one with the help of Ambrosia to figure out a way to stop the Rarg. From her POV, she never dies, but Ambrosia is forced to watch her die over ten times before they figure out a way to kill the aliens.
- Insufferable Genius: Rochelle Kwan, thanks to being one of the smartest people, teenager, adult, or alien, comes off as one of these. It takes meeting Mindmistress' alter ego Lorelai to get her a taste of humble pie.
- The Needs of the Many: Knowing that she's the only real one who can figure out a plan to stop the Rarg gives her the mental fortitude to sacrifice herself as many times as necessary using Ambrosia's time-slip abilities.
- No-Sell: The way her cranium is literally made prevents the Rarg from stripping her of her powers when they do so to most of the island.
- No Social Skills: Part of her cadet training is merely getting her to relate to her peers and not isolate herself.
- Sherlock Scan: Because of her intellect, she can figure situations out with only thirty seconds of glancing around.
- The Sleepless: She meditates instead of sleeping to keep her mind from crashing.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: It's shown in her mindscape that she secretly wants approval from her father for her powers, rather than just being used as a tool to make him money.
- Your Worst Nightmare: Her's is being normal, and by her definition, too stupid to solve something as simple as math problems.
An English cadet with Touch Telepathy, his powers can show psychic memory holograms of whatever he touches. He's one of the stranger cadets.
- Covert Pervert: He's shown to steal underwear from the girls in his dorm and hold it as a way to telepathically masturbate.
- Loners Are Freaks: Among the cadets, he's shown to have almost no friends or any meaningful relationships, which continues even into his third year.
- Power Incontinence: His powers are shown to cause him immense pain when he uses them. He's worse off than even Billy is, shown to be unable to even touch a girl. Eventually resolved as of Lock(e)down. Having his mind melded gave him enough knowledge to overcome the psychic barriers holding him back.
- Power Perversion Potential: The above reason for stealing girl's underwear.
- Took a Level in Badass: After having his mind fused together with the other cadets by Vostok, he's finally able to overcome the pain that comes with his powers. He's so ecstatic about it he even blurts out to Freya during a counseling session that now he can finally get laid.
A cadet with jumping powers, he's very serious-minded.
- "Stop Having Fun" Guys: He's the cadet who immediately takes failing a mission harder than anyone else, blaming it on a lack of control from other cadets and their powers. He's also one of the few to never shown use his powers frivolously.
- Your Worst Nightmare: His is represented by the word "Stuck", representing another cadet who has fears relating to his powers.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Not his power set by himself. But when he and Siono combined their powers during a training exercise, his mass was lightened to the point where he could make extreme jumps that would otherwise not have been possible.
A cadet who has control over his own density, allowing him to become a cloud of living tissue and gas or become super-dense like a small tower of living concrete. Since he has no control over his clothes whenever he transforms, he becomes naked. This has led him to become a joke among the other cadets.
- Naked on Arrival: The first significant bit of interaction he has involves him being forced to lose all his clothes.
- Power Incontinence: He can't phase his clothes with him when he changes shape.
- Took a Level in Badass: Manages to save Maya's life by learning what happens when electricity is conducted through a cloud of living tissue and also finally goes solid for the first time to break a villain's hand in the same arc.
A quiet Forn demon, at first Jenna disapproves of Kaycee being a cadet, feeling she only coasts to victory on the hard work of others. Later on, she warms up to her after Kaycee takes her to Alexis' gravesite. She reveals her own older sisters were killed by religious fanatics and asks to be Kaycee's sister instead.
- Cowardly Lion: The first time she's out in the field in a real combat situation, she freezes up. Lin-Lin calls her out on it.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She looks like a stereotypical devil-style demon, but she's really just a teenage girl underneath the horns and tail.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: A counter-example. She may have red sclera, but she's a heroic Magellan cadet.
- Your Worst Nightmare: Hers is revealed to be the day her sisters were sacrificed by a religious cult on her home world. She was forced to watch as a small child.
Another witch from Kaycee's year, she's shown to be much more timid than Montana-Rose, but still tends to go along with her friend's schemes.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's usually a completely harmless little witch... But completely tears apart the DragonKlaw nightmare in her mindscape with ease.
- Meaningful Name: Her alternate universe codename of Gothika fits her dark complexion and style of dress.
- My Greatest Failure: See the nightmare entry below.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Her natural look, when she's not putting streaks in or changing her hair color.
- Shrinking Violet: In comparison to the other witches introduced in the strip, she's very shy and unsure of her powers.
- Straight Gay: It was only recently revealed in the strip that she's dating Janice.
- Your Worst Nightmare: She, along with Montana-Rose, blame themselves for Chang's death.
A demi-goddess warrior from the realm Arkan, she's got a wicked temper that often manifests in forms of threats both verbal and physical towards her fellow cadets. She's got a slight rivalry with Charisma, mainly due to their similar powers.
- Cowardly Lion: Her greatest nightmare is shown to be the fear she showed when facing a horrible monster during a ritual in her home realm.
- Half-Human Hybrid: She's not a full-blooded god, but only about a quarter.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Her typical (and only) fighting style.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Her complete personality in a nutshell.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her people consider their hair to be sacred and never cut any of it....including their armpit hair. The short green dreadlocks she has aren't her real hair. Word of God is that she braids her hair many times, folds it up, and wraps green bits of cloth around it to make it that short.
A Russian from their colony on Mars, he can shoot plasma bolts. He and Joe get taken down by Kaycee and Fatima in their training exercise.
- Energy Weapon: His powers.
- Your Worst Nightmare: His thought balloon reads, "Outcast", perhaps reflecting his status as being the only cadet both an alien and human.
A Polish cadet with powers over electricity. She and Rochelle are taken out in the first exercise by Maya's mind-mojo.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She's been shown to have both pink and purple hair. It's unknown if this is from her power or a bottle.
- Your Worst Nightmare: Her thought balloon reads Smutno, which means "Sad" in Polish.
A Chilean fire-breather, she's one of Charisma's only friends/fans, and also has a boatload of issues relating to being a walking flamethrower.
- Blessed with Suck: While her powers are formidable, they've put a definite crimp into her social life.
- Breath Weapon: She can breathe fire. A side effect is smoke constantly trickling out of her mouth.
- Grand Theft Me: She's the first character Gaius takes over.
- Your Worst Nightmare: She confides in Freya that she feels ugly, due to having to wear an oxygen mask all the time, and even needing a fireproof bed. This comes out in Lock(e)down as her worst fear.
A cocky, stuffy French cadet who can fly. He's only been shown properly once in a side-strip with Montana-Rose.
- Demoted to Extra: Originally, he was supposed to have a "bit" with Montana-Rose where she would flirt with him continuously and he would disdain her advances. This fell by the wayside and he's never gotten any real characterization since.
- Flying Brick: Subverted. He's only got the power to fly and in their first year, doesn't even possess the muscle mass to carry another person with him.
- French Jerk: In his brief appearance, he's shown to be more concerned with how his ego will be bruised than working together with his teammate to complete their mission.
- I Believe I Can Fly: His only power.
- Your Worst Nightmare: His thought balloon reads "Falling", another cadet who's fear relates to his powers.
A mysterious alien cadet from the planet Pareya who is forced to stay inside a bio-suit, chiq is a male cadet with the power to steal other powers, whether they be genetic or magical in nature.
- All Your Powers Combined: He can steal any powers, though only one at a time.
- Ambiguous Gender: Due to his ambiguous sounding name, lack of facial features due to his opaque bio-suit, and six breasts, many readers thought he was a she. This got Lampshaded in the comic proper when Charisma, whom after spending living quarters with chiq for a year and a half, is corrected by Billy for not knowing his gender.
- Gender-Blender Name: Despite the female-sounding pronunciation of "Chick", he is, in fact, biologically male.
- Raised by Wolves: Word of God says he was raised on Earth (or rather, hatched on Earth) by humans. His powers are unique even among his own people.
- You No Take Candle: Sometimes mixes up his words, especially pronouns, referring to himself as me instead of I.
Though not much has been shown of Hugh, judging from the expression on his face when his team fails a mission and what Olga can read off of him, he's been having some tough times romantically.
- Out of Focus: Along with Jesus and Fabian, he's never directly spoken in the proper comic.
- Your Worst Nightmare: His is represented by the word "Broken", possibly referring to his recent break-up.
Not much is known about this cadet. What Olga reads off of him on the plane shows he's thinking of quitting Magellan.
The group of cadets behind the class of 2014, this group focuses mainly on the cadets Brelvis Lonsdog and Olga Beh. The rest were introduced through the humorous side segments known as Olga and Brelvis.
The secondary protagonist, Brelvis is an amalgamation of Kaycee's childhood friend Brian Lonsdale and his pet dog Elvis, a result of a botched effort to give himself super powers.
- Big Damn Heroes: How he gets the attention of Magellan is by pulling this to save Go!Anna.
- Calling the Old Man Out: Gets to do this after he learns his father tried to duplicate the creation of Brelvis, only with innocent people and alien species.
- Deuteragonist: His personal story arc is mostly separate from Kaycee's at first, but it eventually leads to him planning to enroll in Magellan alongside her.
- Didn't Think This Through: Brian's plan to merge with Elvis just to impress Kaycee was pretty darn stupid, considering he had no idea what he'd look like, and he didn't even know if the process was reversible. As it turns out, it wasn't.
- Fusion Dance: Brian's original plan to merge with Elvis. It didn't quite work out as planned.
- Extra Parent Conception: Since he was fused from Brian and Elvis, he has two sets of parents, one human and one canine.
- Gonk: Honestly, Brelvis is disturbingly ugly.
- The Nose Knows: It's his primary sense, and he's actually heavily limited in situations where it doesn't work (such as training scenarios with robots that smell identical).
- No Social Skills: Starts off with no tact in regards to revealing what he can smell or knows, which stirs up a lot of personal drama.
- Quit Your Whining: Brelvis complains how hard being restricted on the island and training to become a cadet is more than even Charisma does. Wombat-Man, of all people, finally calls him out on it.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead
- Spanner in the Works: He reveals Wombat-Man is cheating on Go!Anna, changing the course of events that led him to becoming Wombat-Man's sidekick Mongrel in the alternate timeline.
- Speech-Impaired Animal: He talks just like Scooby-Doo. Justified, considering his jaw appears to be a bit oversized and full of sharp teeth.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: Brelvis is slowly coming to terms with the fact that Kaycee can't see his crush on her.
- Your Worst Nightmare: A humorous one in comparison to other cadets, Brelvis is merely afraid neither of them is getting to be the dominant personality enough.
A new cadet who is the grand-niece of the deceased Magellan Council member Gola Beh. She's inherited her aunt's telepathic abilities. In reality, "Olga" is really a de-aged Gola, who is missing a large portion of her memories. She's decided to become a cadet and train to be a superhero again. She often finds it difficult to relate to her peers, being a thirty-four year old from the seventies stuck in a fifteen-year old body.
- A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Being unused to her powers, being surrounded by teenagers who think a lot mostly of sex is not a fun experience. When she tries to read the mind of an old man that knew her before, she sees way more than she wants to involving their sexual relationship. Hilarity Ensues. So does Squick.
- Conveniently an Orphan: Invoked. The records faked for her background have left her the only living relative of Gola.
- I Hate Past Me: A mild version. Olga calls her past self of Gola a moron for deciding co-ed dorms and showers were a good idea.
- Outdated Outfit: Her clothes, including her superhero outfit, resemble those of the 70s more than present day. Justified in that she's mentally from that era.
- Power Incontinence: Mainly because of her physical age, Olga is nowhere near as skilled as Gola was at shielding her mind from reading unwanted thoughts.
- Significant Anagram: Gola → Olga
- That Man Is Dead: Olga is having a very hard time putting her former self of Gola behind her. It's started to affect her relationships both with her current classmates and former teammates.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Most people mistake her for being Gola's daughter or niece due to their strong resemblance.
- Your Worst Nightmare: Her worst nightmare is forgetting everything, reflecting her permanently lost memories as Gola.
A Korean cadet with powers of magnetism. She's shown to be lacking some confidence in being able to use her powers.
- Came Back Wrong: When Olaf brings her back from the dead in the Rarg invasion, there is something decidedly....off about her, for she's become far more willing to kill and with violent mannerisms.
- Cute, but Cacophonic: She snores like a chainsaw.
- Power Incontinence: She can't control her powers when she gets the hiccups.
- Punny Name: Speaks for itself.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She's got a purple streak in her hair, but it's unknown whether it's natural or dyed.
A troll from Gnor, this cadet is known by the others for being extremely gassy.
- Bizarre Taste in Food: Expresses a desire to eat a dead rat for lunch.
- Came Back Wrongs: Ends up in the same zombified state Sun and Yasmeen are in when Olaf brings him back from the dead.
- Gasshole: He can burp and fart at the same time!
- The Mind Is The Plaything Of The Body: When he turns into Dylan's wylding form, he seems to gain some of her vicious nature.
- Morphic Resonance: His gassy nature.
- Shapeshifter: He can shapeshift, though the above trait remains the same no matter who he impersonates.
An American cadet with the power to create and control ice.
- An Ice Person: His power set.
- Ascended Fanboy: He's ecstatic to show off the bruise Charisma gave him to the other cadets.
- Casanova Wannabe: He apparently has a reputation for hitting on the girls in his class, but they're clearly not interested. Yasmeen refers to his as a sleaze.
- Power Incontinence: He accidentally freezes himself in the shower.
An Italian cadet who has control over the elements, specifically over light emission.
- Light 'em Up: Her power set.
- Jerkass Has a Point: She may be very blunt and angry when talking to Olga, but she gives her a much-needed wake-up call regarding how Olga's reading the minds of everyone around her and receiving special treatment.
A Kenyan cadet who can split into multiple versions of himself.
- Self-Duplication: A variation in that his multiples halve by size and mass each time he divides himself. He can also have some of the duplicates at different sizes.
- Power Incontinence: He can't multiply his clothes with his various selves yet.
A young Muslim witch with a history of magic running in her family.
- Came Back Wrong: Is much more bloodthirsty after she's revived by Olaf.
- Conspiracy Theorist: She's one of the only people suspicious of Olaf, going so far as to compile an entire notebook on everything she knows about him.
- Fantastic Racism: Her apparent obsession with Olaf notwithstanding, she refers to some of the non-human cadets at Magellan as "weirdos" in her notes. This despite the fact that many cadets are aliens or come from different realms, including at least three from her own class.
- HeelFace Turn: Not herself specifically, but her family underwent one towards the side of good a generation ago.
- Legacy Character: Her grandfather was a powerful and evil wizard who nearly sent California to Hell in 1972.
- Not Quite Dead: Olaf revives her in ParaRARGdox after she dies, and surprisingly, she agrees to whatever terms he put forth to come back to life.
An Indian cadet who can transform into Shakti, the Hindu Godess for Women. This form also gives him additional powers.
- Super Gender-Bender: His powers involve turning into an avatar of the female Hindu goddess Shakti.
A tiny pixie from a different realm. She technically doesn't wear any clothes, since as the artist pointed out, how is Magellan supposed to make a costume that small?
- Dark-Skinned Blonde
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Though she's naked, it's impossible to see anything due to how small she is.
- Canon Foreigner: She was first featured in one of xmung's other works called The Bare Pit.
- National Geographic Nudity: Being from a realm that has different standards of nudity and being so small are likely what give her a pass on flying around naked.
A Russian cadet who can control insects.
- Came Back Wrong: Though there's no indication yet that this is actually the case, Yasmeen believes she's been "tainted" by Olaf due to being brought back and is now one of his minions.
- Death Is Cheap: She's brought back to life by Olaf just after being declared brain dead.
- I Believe I Can Fly: A variation. She uses a cloud of bugs so dense beneath her feet that it can lift her through the air.
- Not the Fall That Kills You: She doesn't fall as a dramatic distance as those in superhero comics usually do, but she lands outside the area of the safety net and on her head, which would certainly kill anyone.
- Power Incontinence: Zigzagged. She's one of the few cadets in her class shown to have very good control over her powers. But during an exercise she loses control of the bugs for just a few moments and it causes her death.
- Rescue Romance: She falls for Olaf after he saves her from death.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Can control any group of bugs or arachnids.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Lampshaded by xmung, but it's also shown that being able to control a group of animals that have over 1 million different unique species actually can come in handy.
A Chinese cadet who's been chosen to carry on the legacy of the Chinese Lantern
- Legacy Character: He's the third in the line of Chinese Lanterns.
- Power Incontinence: He can't do the full-blown lantern yet, only a small one around his head.
A mysterious cadet that doesn't seem to operate the way everyone else does. The backstory for him was revealed in a reader comment.
- A Day in the Spotlight: The Olaf Mystery, a side story, was entirely about him and his mysterious ways.
- Alien Blood: His blood or the equivalant of is apparently black.
- All There in the Manual: Since much of Olaf's backstory was made in conjuction with a reader giving input, notes are often put beneath the sections he appears in to clarify his backstory.
- Ambiguously Human: It's not entirely clear, even to those who know him In-Universe, if he's a severely mutated human, an alien, an android, or some other sort of unworldly being.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: One of Yasmeen's theories is that he doesn't even possess male anatomy.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Before his personality and powers were fully fleshed out in his side story, he's shown smiling in his cameo in Olga and Brelvis, something he likely would never do.
- Eldritch Abomination: What Yasmeen believes he might be.
- Full-Name Basis: Olaf refers to everyone this way, without even a pause between the first and last name, calling Tom TomBass and Svetlana as SvetlanaYeltsin.
- Ghostly Glide: How he moves around, hovering through the air rather than walking.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: He can apparently make his eyes glow at will, using it to read Yasmeen's notes about him.
- Healing Hands: What Magellan officially classifies his powers as. The truth seems to be a little more complicated
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: Yasmeen refers to him as a 'thing' and 'it' in her notes about him.
- Magic A Is Magic A: While it's unclear if his powers are magical or scientific in nature, Olaf makes it clear that he can't bring a dying person back to life, only one who is actually dead.
- My Brain Is Big: His head is huge, with weird circles and lines on it, though it's not clear if this directly correlates to his powers.
- My Sensors Indicate You Want to Tap That: Bluntly points out that Matt wants to have sex with Olga.
- Necromancer: Part of his power set involves bringing people back from the dead. Yasmeen claims it's not true magic and that the academy doesn't even know how to classify his powers.
- No Social Skills: His way of interacting with his fellow cadets is rather...odd, to say the least. He says he has a list of questions he's been told not to ask again.
- Off with His Head!: The Rarg attempt to stop his reanimations by slicing his head off. Turns into a case of Losing Your Head when it turns out he can temporarily survive with his head removed.
- Psychic Static: Olga has trouble reading his mind because she says it's not a single individual minds, but fractions like a chorus. On the other side, Olaf has trouble with Brevlis' merged dual consciousness.
- The Empath: Appears to be able to sense emotions in a limited way, for he revives Svetlana because he no longer wants her to "feel distress."
- The Reveal: At the end of The Olaf Mystery, it's shown that the one reading Yasmeen's notes about Olaf was in fact himself.
A cadet who has the power to accelerate her growth, allowing her to grow taller, but not wider.
- Required Secondary Powers: Played with. When she has to grow faster than she's ever done before during an emergency, she thinks in her inner monologue that she hopes her bones, muscles, and guts can take it. Apparently, they're able to, for she's seen without any harm afterwards.
A cadet who has the power to project negative energy fields. His very distinct appearance is like that of a photograph negative.
A cadet who can fly. She's apparently not human, being classified with those like the aliens and the extra-dimensionals.
- Catch a Falling Star: When Svetlana falls a great distance during a training exercise, Jaxine tries to catch her before she hits the ground. In a subversion of this trope where Reality Ensues, she fails and Svetlana lands on her head.
- No-Sell: Because her powers appear to be biological in nature, she's one of the few to maintain them after the Rarg use their device to strip the powers from everyone on Magellan Island.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Jaxine has pink hair.
- Winged Humanoid: Jaxine has purple wings she uses to fly with.
An extraterrestrial with the power to shoot optic lasers from their eyes.
- Ambiguous Gender: It's ambiguous if Momo is male, female, or if their species even divides itself up into standard Earth genders.
- Eye Beams: A particularly effective example given they have six eyes!
- Starfish Aliens: Momo appears to be a pink worm-like creature the size of a human being with multiple sets of eyes.
A human girl with the ability to shapeshift into a savage Wyld form.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Her wylding form seems to be rather wolf-like in nature, looking like a little like a purple werewolf with limbs proportional to her size.
There's ten other freshman who make a cameo appearance in the side strip Olga and Brelvis, though they don't get any lines or character development. Their names are Woz, Yoko, Verne, Leigh Brown, Simon, Buddy, Kevin, and George.
- Skunk Stripe: Woz has white stripes in his black hair.
The latest group of cadets at the academy as of the story ParaRARGdox.
A Bolivian girl with an interesting variation on time travel powers. Her mother was saved in the '70s by Gola Beh.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her powers were forced on her by mad scientists and they did all sorts of torture to her to try and figure out a way to extend her time-slip powers to go further than one minute.
- No Social Skills: She's so emotional she starts hugging Olga in the middle of the showers while she's only in a towel.
- Our Time Travel Is Different: She can only go back as far as one minute into the past to change things, something she calls a "time-slip", since it's only mentally traveling back into her old body.
- Eye Scream: Loses an eye in an explosion on the robomat before Ambrosia goes back to stop it.
- Killed Off for Real: Dies during the Rarg invasion.
- Killed Off for Real: Briefly before Ambrosia goes back to stop the explosion that kills him and Marc.
- Killed Off for Real: Briefly before Ambrosia goes back to stop the explosion that kills him and Eli.
A pretty British witch with lots of confidence.
- Straight Gay: It's revealed she's dating Jemima during Lock(e)down.
- White-Haired Pretty Girl: She's got natural white locks, which fit her status as a magical witch.
A Lebanese wizard who regularly hangs around with Janice, Montana-Rose, and Jemima.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Hamish honestly cares about the group of witches he's friends with...but this doesn't stop him from suggesting they perform a spell naked because it has a higher chance of success that way.
A centauress from a parallel world where Ireland is inhabited by centaurs.
- Ascended Extra: Originally just seen running away during a crowd scene, fans were so eager to know more about the centuaress that xmung included her during a meeting of the "Understanding Terran Culture Support Group."
- Our Centaurs Are Different: Seem to be a pretty standard depiction of a Greek centaur with the exception of wearing a fantasy-style shirt.
As of 2011, they now have picked out codenames and designed their costumes.
A non-human cadet from the realm of Shlos.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Despite coming from a completely different world, she's much more human-looking than many of the other cadets who come from different planets and realms.
- Shapeshifting: She can turn into humanoid creatures from her homeworld, such as growing bat-like wings to help her fly.
A non-human cadet from the realm of Akti-itka, he has the power of Intangibility.
- Expy: Though possibly not intentional, being an arrogant speedster with white hair makes him strongly resemble Quicksilver.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Nadine really can't stand him, something that the Fast Club uses to motivate her when they say they are considering him as a member instead of her.
A wizard from Trinidad.
A witch from Japan.
As of 2011, they've designed their own costumes and chosen codenames, and are doing their sixth year placements with various Magellan groups.
A cadet with the power of ocular heat rays a la Cyclops from the X-men. Her costume has a visor to help strengthen and focus her blasts
- Deadly Gaze: Appears to kill Maverick, but it's only an illusion by Maya to fool Miasma by giving her everything she wants.
- Eye Beams: Her power set.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When she's using her powers.
- Chrome Champion: Her powers are malleable organic steel made from her body.
A cadet with the mystical ability to teleport by using her mystical hair. She does her sixth year placement with Euro Magellan
- Giver of Lame Names: Tom and Freya are not very impressed with her codename.
- Rapunzel Hair: Not usually, but when she uses her powers, it grows long enough to stretch out all around her.
- Telefrag: Exploited by her when fighting the Rarg. She teleports them into spaces where there are already pieces of rubble, killing them.
- Teleportation Spam: Her abilities come in quite handy when the cadets are being held captive by the Hybrids.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Since her powers come from her hair, there are white, star-like glowing spots that run throughout it.
He does his sixth year placement with Magellan USA.
- Baleful Polymorph: The cast page states that his powers are the result of a curse, not mutant DNA or technology.
- Petting Zoo People: He looks exactly like an anthropomorphic frog.
- The Unintelligible: While not much has been shown of the frog-boy, every time he appears, all he can speak in is "Ribbit!" and "Croak!" Apparently, his curse means he can only speak in Phrog.
- Super Strength: His powerset is listed as "powerhouse."
The group of cadets originally introduced in their fifth year, they are now in their final year. As of 2011, they have graduated, and been placed with various Magellan groups.
A cadet who loves to get up close and personal in combat. While she doesn't possess the Super Strength or flight of a Flying Brick, being invulnerable means she can smash through just about anything. She joins Force Magellan after graduation.
- Killed Off for Real: She perishes in the Rarg attack.
- Made of Iron: Her power set is invulnerability. When a group of cadets is in free-fall, she's prioritized last and is allowed to just fall into the sand since she won't be injured.
He's got powers that allow him to affect the world around him by creating paradoxes. He's placed with Euro Magellan after graduation.
- Reality Warper: He can change things by creating a local paradox in the area. It's a little complicated. Best demonstrated here.
- The Ditz: Go!Anna questions how she was ever able to graduate if she needs confirmation on what to do in normal situations the superhero teams face every day.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: She's able to shapeshift into a massive hog form, hence her codename.
- Magic Pants: Despite the huge shift in mass, her clothes stay with her. Possibly justified given that Magellan does have courses on how to develop costumes, which meant she'd be able to design one stretchy enough to shift with her.
- Visual Pun: A blonde pig with a frog she might have a crush on? Sounds familiar...
The cadets originally introduced in their final year who graduate the year after the story starts. In accordance with their status, they are allowed to pick out code names and design their own costumes.
- Bald of Awesome: His stated reason for keeping his head shaved, despite it resembling the hairstyle of the cultists that killed Jenna's family, is that the chicks dig it.
- Career-Ending Injury: Possibly. He gets beaten up very badly during World Fieldtrip Ever, to the point of being unconscious for a good majority of the action. At the end of the storyline, he's in a wheelchair, and hasn't been seen since.
- Elemental Powers: A native powerset of the Forn race.
- Hollywood Atheist: The Forn race is highly religious as a society, but Bif has chosen to abandon it, creating a great deal of friction between him and Jenna.
A Chinese mutant with the power to turn invisible. She's quick to berate Jenna for freezing up when her powers would have been useful. She's placed with Oz Magellan after graduation.
- Alliterative Name: Both her first and last name start with L.
- Fashion-Victim Villain: A example from a hero. Lin-Lin's superheroine outfit is not one of the better put-together ones in the Magellan universe. Considering putting together your outfit is one of the required classes at the academy, it looks like she might have failed that one.
She's the faculty head for Psychology, a reserve member of Force Magellan, and works as the student counselor. Her powers allow her to sense and control emotions, something she calls a 'vybe'. She and Tom are in a relationship.
- Alliterative Name: Both her first and last name started with F.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: After the Bad Karma storyline, her hairstyle switched from being long to short.
- Killed Off for Real: Sista Superior's blast kills her, Justine, and Ken when they're in an elevator and can't get away.
- Happily Married: She and Tom have a solid, steady relationship.
- Meaningful Name: Freya is the Norse goddess of motherhood and love, a fitting first name for someone who works with and essentially mothers a bunch of teenagers. Her last name Foster attests to the fact that she's 'fostering' them, while none are truly her own children.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Averted. While at first all she does is passively use her powers to stop fights and sense what's going on around her, when a brainwashed Tom comes after her, she unleashes her full powers on him. It's not a pretty sight and nearly fries his brain.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has natural, bright pink hair.
The faculty head of Phys Ed at the Academy and a reserve member of Force Magellan. He's got sonic powers allowing him to create a sonic boom with his voice. He and Freya are in a relationship.
- Bald of Awesome
- Brainwashed and Crazy: When Miasma creates an illusion where he thinks Freya was killed, he goes after his love and nearly screams her to death.
- Death Seeker: After Freya is killed during the Rarg attack, he seems to stop caring about whether he lives or dies during it.
- Hidden Depths: What none of the students know about him is that he hopes to eventually become a full-time member of Force Magellan.
- Killed Off for Real: All it takes is one kick from Sista Superior to crush his ribcage and instantly kill him.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: His sonic boom is so powerful it can be fatal at close range.
- Meaningful Name: His last name, Bass, is a reference to a sound unit.
Justine was faculty head for Security at the Academy. She resigned her position at the end of the Bad Karma storyline, feeling that she could no longer do her job properly.
- Curtains Match the Window: She has naturally red hair the same shade as her skin. Currently, however, it's dyed purple.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: After Bad Karma, her hairstyle switched from being short and red to long and purple.
- Killed Off for Real: She's in the elevator with Freya and Ken when Sista Superior blasts them to bits.
- Required Secondary Powers: Subverted. She has super-strength, but without her reinforcing exoskeleton, her bones will shatter and internal organs will burst under the pressure of using her powers.
She's an anthropomorphic French cat that teaches costume design with the higher-up cadets.
- Cat Folk: A more literal example than most. She even has six breasts like a realistic cat would.
- Expy: Of the droning Professor Binns from Harry Potter.
A mystical magician from Latvia, he's taciturn and a little strange in his ways. When faced with the presence causing all the troubles in Lock(e)down, he recognizes it, but keeps it to himself. The only one he informs are the students who caused the mess in the first place.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His first helm was eerie at best and Uncanny Valley at worst. His second has gone right into Darth Vader levels of spooky.
- Armor and Magic Don't Mix: Averted. He's a talented wizard and has been wearing his armor at every appearance in the storyline.
- Hero of Another Story: Mentioned in passing that he now had his father's helm, implying a story behind the matter.
- Super Heroes Wear Capes: He's one of the few heroes that do.
A former superhero who is now retired and teaches the younger generation.
- Retired Badass: She retired after a battle with Evil Weevil.
- Two-Faced: Half of her face got burnt off in her last fight. She hides it with an extreme combover.
- Wild Mass Guessing: Some fans have wondered if the "better half" she refers to having lost wasn't referring to her face at all, but a lost love.
A science professor who wears a supersuit in combat.
- Powered Armor: What he wears when out in the field.
A faculty member who teaches logistics.
Most of the Magellan Council was originally part of the IJF and currently run the Magellan Academy. For those character who never appear in present-day as part of the council, look under IJF.
A witch who has formidable powers even in her old age.
- Addled Addict: After being exposed to Diablo, she's left with body tremors that require her to be strapped down until it's completely out of her system.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She's tricked into opening up a portal to give DragonKlaw and Miasma more power and later on fights the current Magellan superheroes so fiercely they have quite a bit of trouble taking her out.
- Hold Your Hippogriffs: She swears upon the name of her Goddess, using it in the same way most people say "Oh my God!"
- I Was Quite a Looker: She looks quite stunning as a young witch and even in the present day isn't that bad on the eyes.
- My Greatest Failure: Miasma exploits the secret guilt she carried over Magellan's death to send her into an illusion where she got to rescue him.
- Scars Are Forever: Her arms were severely injured by the portal she opened after it tried to consume her. While she recovered, she's shown wearing long gloves thereafter to hide the scars.
- Ship Tease: It's hinted Magellan either had a thing going on with Glamour or Gola Beh. His nickname for Mary was Sexy Lady, after all.
Formerly the superhero Nitro-Man, Ken now is part of the Magellan Council and part-time drill sergeant for the cadets. He and Gola go way back, having teamed up on their first mission together when they were in their early twenties.
- Career-Ending Injury: Lost his legs in an unknown accident, putting an end to his official superhero career
- Costume Evolution: He goes from wide sunglasses to more of a visor in-between his first two meetings with Gola Beh. Later on in the 70s, he'd also have more of a streamlined, spandex look to his costume.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: He's mean enough to get even the whiny Charisma to shut up and makes Sioni carry Maya (pre-weight loss) all the way to their destination.
- Greaser Delinquents: What his first costume in the 50s invoked.
- Handicapped Badass: Lost both his legs in his last mission as Nitro-Man. He uses a hover-chair to get around, but this doesn't stop him from being the first one to want to attack the dragons that are plaguing Magellan.
- Hot-Blooded: His personality in a nutshell.
- I Work Alone: His initial stance on teaming up with the rest of the IJF. However, readers know how that worked out.
- Killed Off for Real: Gets blasted by Sista Superior along with Freya and Justine when they're stuck in an elevator during the Rarg attack.
- My Greatest Failure: Subconsciously, he still blames himself for Gola losing her eyesight and then later on her memories.
- Retired Badass: He is STILL the goddamn Nitro-Man and don't you forget it.
- Silver Fox: He's very good-looking for man in his seventies.
A telepath formerly of the IJF. At the beginning of the story, she's supposedly on sabbatical. Not all is as it seems, as she's still on the island, and possibly working for the bad guys.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Miasma makes her think she's still in 1972 Moscow so that her telepathic abilities will hide the villains.
- Code Name: She went by her real name when she became a superheroine, finding code names a bit ridiculous.
- Costume Evolution: The original dress she used as a costume was continuously kept up with the times, looking very different in the 50s as opposed to the 70s.
- Disability Superpower: Despite being blinded on her first mission, she carried on, thanks to developing her "third eye" which allowed her to see through the eyes of those around her.
- Fountain of Youth: She's permanently de-aged into a fifteen year old, which makes her lose all memories past the age of thirty-four.
- Heroic Willpower: Despite being in her seventies, she pushes so hard against Miasma's illusions that she breaks out of them at the cost of her memories.
- Killed Off for Real: Subverted. She fakes her own death at the end of Redux so that she can start over under her new identity of Olga.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: She loses all memories after 1972 trying to break out of the illusion. She loses any chance of getting them back permanently after being de-aged into Olga.
- Prophet Eyes: What her eyes looked like after being blinded by Vlax.
- My Greatest Failure: Getting blinded by Vlax on her very first mission stayed with her a long time, as she almost lost her superhero career before it started. As Olga, the reason she goes to Locke Island is to put the past behind her by seeing Vlax one last time.
- Ship Tease: She's got some with Magellan, since she was the last person he said goodbye to before performing a Heroic Sacrifice. Also a little with Ken in their first appearance. Some of his reminisces tend to sound a little like what former lovers might talk about.
- Spotting the Thread: She realizes she's in an illusion first when Miasma's powers fail for one single second and then secondly by using her telepathic abilities to psychically see what the room looks like
- Taking the Bullet: She pushed Ken out of the way on their first mission when Vlax fired a psychic blast at him. It resulted in her losing her eyesight.
- White-Haired Pretty Girl: While it wasn't originally natural, this is what her appearance in her twenties looked like.
A philanthropic former superhero, she joins the Magellan Council at the beginning of the story to replace Gola Beh, who is on sabbatical. She has a grudge against Kaycee Jones. In reality, Karma was killed by DragonKlaw and Miasma, with her identity stolen by the latter. To see all tropes relating to her real identity, look under Villains on Miasma.
- Bad Future: She seeks to prevent these from happening with her premonitions.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: While it isn't a very offensive power, she showed how useful it could be in her day-to-day life by using it to stop disasters and make money when she's older.
- I Was Quite a Looker: She was pretty nice looking back in the day.
- Seers: Her power is to see into the future.
- Uncle Pennybags: She uses her powers to play the stock market and give away millions of dollars to help people all over the world.
A former superhero with the power of musical manipulation.
- Out of Focus: While the other members of the IJF have gotten some characterization, not much has been done with Burfett or Mantovic.
A former superhero with the power to control plants.
- Out of Focus: Not much is known or has been done in-story with Mantovic.
A super smart chimpanzee.
A Cyborg who was from one of the first graduating Magellan classes. She's retired now and serves on the Council.
- Bald Women: Justified in that half her head is made out of metal.
The leader of Force Magellan, it's eventually revealed that the Master Assassin thinks she's the "main character" of the storyline he believes runs the world. To end the storyline, he tries to have her assassinated. Despite knowledge from the Chroners ahead of time, he almost succeeds.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Her appearance.
- Killed Off for Real: Attempted in the main universe and succeeded in the Chroners'.
- Nice Hat: She wears a very cool headdress as part of her costume.
- Not Quite Dead: Whatever took over Locke Island put her body into a sort of stasis, keeping her alive until it ended.
Vlad Epoch is a Flying Brick superhero, one of the most well-known in the world. That's saying something considering how many are running around this version of Earth. He's the father of Charisma, who has him wrapped around her finger.
- Conveniently an Orphan: His parents were always planning to go back for him but they were killed in the Q'arth invasion before they could.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Grace has said that his parents were Red Vlad and Comrade Katya, the first two superheroes to die in the Q'arth invasion.
- Regarding his own daughter, he didn't even know she existed until her mother ended up in an insane asylum, at which point he found out about Charisma.
- Expy: Power and costume-wise, he's clearly the most direct reference to Superman in the comic.
- Good Parents: Well, he's trying for this trope. Being so absent from Charisma's life doesn't help much.
- Grand Theft Me: Gaius decides he is the perfect human host for him to take over.
- Husky Russkie: He's noticeably one of the most muscular and physically biggest superheroes around.
- Killed Off for Real: He's one of the casualties during the Rarg attack when the invulnerability related to his powers is removed.
- Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex: Definitely a problem on how Charisma was conceived. Evangaline, Charisma's mother, got around it by somehow stealing his sperm.
- Parental Abandonment: Wordof God states he grew up without knowing who his parents were.
- Superpowerful Genetics: He gained his superpowers from his parents. Though he initially had them to avoid being crushed in his mother's birth canal, they faded away shortly after that, and he regained them later on in life.
- Hero of Another Story: She appears in the multi-webcomic team-up story Crossoverkill.
- Pregnant Badass: While she doesn't do too much herself, since her mind is stuck in limbo with everyone else on Locke Island, using her body through her fetus by Vostok is very helpful in doing certain things like saving Vertigo's life.
- Killed Off for Real: Another of the casualties during the Rarg attack.
- Magic Hat: His helm might be one considering he wouldn't be able to see otherwise.
- Meaningful Name: A Greek man named Zeus with the power of the gods.
- Undying Loyalty: His loyalty to Force Magellan is so strong that Miasma actually reaches a logical impasse in his mind she can't get around when trying to mind-mojo him into helping her instead of his teammates. It's the only time she can't get around one in the entire comic.
An Mlabbic alien who serves on the team. He survives the Rarg attack that kills so many of his teammates and works with Go!Anna to stop the threats to the island.
- Bizarre Alien Reproduction: He suggests that Hoodoo lay an egg to keep her baby safe before he has it explained to him that this isn't an option for humans.
- No-Sell: He's sent to help the Chroners deal with Miasma because his mind is too alien for her illusions to work on them.
A superhero from an alternate version of Earth.
- Boyish Short Hair: Has her hair just barely above a buzz-cut.
- Designated Villain: Yes, she tries to take Brelvis to a lab to be studied and Wombat-Man cheats on Annie with her, but in any other story, she'd likely be a Reasonable Authority Figure.
- Flying Brick: Her power set.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: As Annie points out, neither one of them are really trying all that hard to hide their identities with their codenames.
- Two Girls to a Team: She and Tassie are the only girls on the Oz Magellan squad.
- White-Haired Pretty Girl: Her general look.
- Time Master: He can make everything go super slow. When Maya is working on snapping him out of his brainwashed state, she thinks about ten minutes has passed, when really it's been an hour.
- Shaped Like Itself: His codename.
- Once Done, Never Forgotten: Apparently, he was so serious about his job he used to sleep in his armor. Annie still teases him about it.
- "Stop Having Fun" Guys: He's extremely serious about all aspects of superheroing and doesn't even take a chance to relax after graduating.
- Technopath: He can control all sorts of electronics around him.
- Torment by Annoyance: He's really irritated when people get his superhero name wrong, whether by accident or on purpose: This clues Kaycee into the fact that he's not himself after being brainwashed by the Hybrids.
- Up to Eleven: While unable to do it by himself, when whatever taking over Locke Island hijacks his powers, they're able to move the whole island by using him.
- Your Worst Nightmare: He thinks the world of Epoch and wants to team up with him, but is afraid his hero will seem him as pathetic. When Epoch goes into his mindscape and tries to snap him out of it, the powers controlling it send a deluge of distorted, monster versions of people he knows for them to fight until a warped version of Go!Anna castrates him, causing him to lose focus and allow the power to start using his mind again.
- Holier Than Thou: He tries to project an air of a classic, good ol' fashioned superhero right out of the 1940s a la Captain America, but he really just comes off as being completely insufferable.
- In the Hood: Wears an all-red hooded ensemble. His face has never even been shown on-page.
- Put on a Bus: He's with Magellan USA for the entirety of Worst Fieldtrip Ever, likely because his powers would have made it a bit too easy to defeat the villains.
- Spotting the Thread: He sees through a split second of Miasma's physical appearance not matching up with her astral appearance, cluing him in she's not who she says to be.
- Surpassed the Teacher: Lord Psiot admits that he's always had a better developed third eye then he has and is able to spot Miasma in a disguise when no other character in the story can.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: She's got sharp claws, the speed and strength of a tasmanian tiger, and a sixth sense.
- Meaningful Name: She's named after the Tasmanian tiger, a species that went extinct. She's one of the first superheroes to go down when the Hybrids attack. Lampshaded by Kaycee and Fatima.
- Spider-Sense: She's got a sixth sense that allows her to know when danger is near.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Her codename is the Australian term for a koala bear and she looks like one.
- Petting Zoo People: She's built and looks like an actual koala, giving her super-strength and agility.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: While she's shown in a flashback to when Go!Anna first started working in Australia, she's nowhere to be found in the present day.
Team leader of Magellan USA.
- Eagleland: His costume invokes this trope.
Magellan USA's resident telepath. She's one of the most skilled in the world and is called upon to see if she can recover Gola Beh's missing memories.
- Big Damn Heroes: She rescues Olga from Vlax on the astral plane just in time.
- Mind Probe: She uses one to help Gola recover the first of her missing memories, which helps fortify them during a later attack. Later, she informs Gola that her memories are permanently lost because the neural pathways that led to them have been erased with her deaging.
- Secret Keeper: She's one of the only people to know that Olga is actually Gola.
- GenkiBoy: A rare male example, Glom's few appearances show him always being happy and energetic, using hugs to incapacitate opponents and weapons. Even when destroying a missile, he hugs it to destroy it, calling it a "bad boomstick."
- Gag Penis: It's mentioned by Nadine in the side story Legacy that his appendage is huge.
- Meaningful Name: A greyhound is one of the fastest dog breeds in the world.
- Super Speed: He's one of the fastest speedsters in the Magellan universe, able to get from Miami to New York in five minutes.
- The Cameo: Shows up at the end of Dr. Spooky and Otto just in time to miss all the action.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Her tall, spiky, red hair makes it look like a flame.
- Playing with Fire: As per her name would suggest, she has fire-based powers.
A reservist member of Magellan USA, he's their resident expert on all things paranormal.
- Ascended Extra: Originally just a one-off gag, he eventually starred in his own mini-series.
- Cool Car: His 1950 Packard Henney Hearse is possessed by a demon named Otto.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He wears dark clothes and has tattoos all over his face, but really is a decent guy.
- Hero of Another Story: Stars in his own mini-series, Dr. Spooky and Otto, detailing his adventures.
- Occult Detective: What his day job tends to be.
- Save the Villain: Zigzagged. He's going to go back and save Hugo from Beelzebub, but when Hugo tries to sell out Otto, he changes his mind.
A Magellan branch with strict rules.
An Italian superheroine who is the leader of Euro Magellan, she has the ability to use quantum lightning, hence the 'Q' in her codename, and fly extremely fast over short distances.
- Fatal Flaw: She's far too confident in her team's ability to take on the Rarg and doesn't bother to gather proper intel from those already on the battlefield like Go!Anna before they engage them. The entire team ends up paying the price as the Rarg are so Crazy-Prepared they've already anticipated all of the team's moves.
- Killed Off for Real: She falls to her death when the Rarg hit her and Der Rote Verteidiger with the depowering ray while they're in mid-air.
- Scars Are Forever: She's got three parallel ones over her left eye.
- Bilingual Bonus: His codename means 'The Spider' in Danish.
- Petting Zoo People: He's got eight limbs, compound eyes just like a real spider would have, and has super-human strength.
- Bilingual Bonus: His codename means 'The Red Defender' in German.
- Flying Brick: His powerset.
- Killed Off for Real: Plunges to his death while flying in mid-air after the Rarg strip him and Contessa Q of their powers.
- The Cameo: Appeared as a background character in both Legacy and The Things That Matter. Finally appears in the story proper in ParaRARGdox.
- Skunk Stripe: Has a natural white stripe in her otherwise black hair, sort of a reverse Bride of Frankenstein look.
- Healing Magic Is the Hardest: His particular brand of healing involves drawing on the vitality of a person's alternate selves in other timelines, something that is extremely difficult to do.
- Punny Name: Grace admitted she gave him the codename Healing Hans purely as a pun off the words "healing hands."
To see the current identities and tropes associated with the later versions of most of the IJF, look under Magellan Council. Only those who never appeared later in the storyline will be detailed here.
The son of Victory Man and Lady Lariat, he was one of the first heroes to have superpowers. The academy and superhero organization are named after him.
- Code Name: Like Gola Beh, he went by his real name when crimefighting.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He had blonde hair, all his teammates seemed to like him, and he was a true superhero.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He likely knew that going into the portal to stop the Q'Arth demons would cost him his life. He went anyway.
- Super-Strong Child: His mother retired permanently from the hero business to raise her son because he had his powers from birth and proved to be quite a handful.
- Legacy Character: Both his parents were superheroes.
- Never Found the Body: He was utterly obliterated when he collapsed the demonic portal. All his teammates found of him was shreds of his costume.
- You No Take Candle: If Glamour's mind-mojoed inner state is anything to go by, this was how he talked.
The first generation of superheroes, they worked separately, but came together in WWII to fight the Nazis. More information about them can be found here.
A police-officer who gained powers when an alien meteor crashed through his house. Fearing rejection when he found out he had superpowers, he donned a costume and became the world's first superhero. He was active from 1930-1959, when his nemesis the Evil Weevil was able to permanently nullify his powers. He married Lady Lariat in 1936 and they had a son, Magnus Magellan, in 1942. He was killed in a car crash in 1962 at age 52.
- Career-Ending Injury: He had been shot in the knee in the line of duty and was looking at working behind a desk for the rest of his life when he gained his powers.
- De-Power: The reason why he retired.
- Eagle Land: The look his costume was clearly meant to inspire.
- Expy: His costume and powers are both similar to the Golden-Age version of Superman.
- Flying Brick: His power set was close enough to count. He couldn't fly, but he could leap great distances.
The most mysterious member of the Victorious, the real identity and final fate of this British superhero were never known. He worked from 1933-1955.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He was reported to have great, but not inhuman, strength and speed.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His costume was a black hood and dark purple.
- Expy: For the Golden-Age version of Batman.
- Never Found the Body: Though he never officially retired or was killed in the line of duty, he's most likely died of old age by the time the main story begins.
A circus star inspired by stories of Victory-Man, she ran into him after busting up a crime. They fought in the Victorious together and eventually married. Her career lasted from 1932-1942. When she had their son Magnus, she effectively retired from crime-fighting to raise her family. She died in a car crash in 1962 at age 51.
- Absolute Cleavage: Already having an ample bosom, she fought crime in a slinky tube top.
- Americans Are Cowboys: What her costume was invoking. Justified, since she started out as a circus performer.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Punny Name: Her last name, Lasser, sounds a lot like lasso.
The youngest member of the Victorious at age 15, she invented gizmos such as an explosive yo-yo and a personal anti-gravity device. Not much of a fighter and never taken too seriously by her enemies, she retired at age 28 to raise her twin daughters, whom she claimed were fathered by Victory-Man. She published her autobiography in 1962.
The first half of her career lasted from 1942-1955. The second short-lived attempt as Gizmo Woman lasted from 1969-1972. Currently, at age 83, she makes a living out waring the costume to charity events and conventions.
- Expy: Her story reads like any number of goofy Golden-Age superheroes who have been tried to be revamped into something less silly.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Claimed to have invented her gadgets by channeling the brain of a futuristic inventor from an alternate Earth. Um...
- Consummate Liar: The other possible way to look at her outrageous claims.
- Former Child Star: Her back-story certainly reads like any Hollywood tabloid.
- Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: Her claim regarding her twins' parentage was never proven or disproven.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She started off as a goofy superhero. Later on in life, she battled depression and an addiction to painkillers.
A nude superhero with the powers of Super Speed. He was a biochemist who wanted to find the secret to invisibility and instead gained a different superpower. He was and still holds the record for being the fastest man alive, even among modern-day speedsters. His career lasted from 1938-1951, until his disappearance at age 39. He left a legacy that includes the Streaker Synergy, an energy field that can be accessed by speedsters to help them go faster when they run nude.
- Expy: Of the Golden-Age version of The Flash. The Streaker Synergy appears to be a tribute to the Speed Force that speedsters in DC comics use.
- Legacy Character: The Fast Club pays tribute to him by running nude during their private meetings, since he was the first and fastest.
- Naked People Are Funny
- Never Found the Body: He disappeared while running around the world after being rejected for his nudity one too many times and was never seen again.
- Please Put Some Clothes On: Many people found his nudity discomforting, but any clothes he put on would burst into flames with how fast he ran.
- Professor Guinea Pig: He tested chemical cocktails on his body until they turned him into a speedster.
An ex-gangster, he lost his family in a mob hit and subsequently became a superhero. His career lasted from 1938-1957. He died at age 44 from a gunshot during a bust on a gang of weapons dealers.
- The Atoner: He used to be a gangster until he lost his family in a hit.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He was rumored to be fast enough to punch bullets out of the air with his knuckle dusters.
- Expy: Of The Punisher.
- Killed Off for Real: The only member of the Victorious to die in the line of duty.
- Shaped Like Itself: His codename.
Fascinated by the idea of the Red Light, which could only be harnessed by the greatest practictioners of the Golden Lotus martial art, he trained for many years before accomplishing his goal. One of the longest serving superheroes, his career lasted from 1942-1988. Currently, he's 95, though quite frail and not completely mentally stable.
- Expy: Of most token "ethnic characters" that Golden-Age comics had.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: His whole power set.
- Shrug of God: Crowley has stated that most of the information about Xuan has been privately retconned into two different characters, as she felt one man having a career that long and serving on two teams was unrealistic. Until officially announced in the comics, both characters are being put on the character page. Made even more confusing is that the current cadet to carry on the legacy, Lee Wu, mentions being trained by a "Master Yang", which is neither of the previous Chinese Lanterns' names.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: His powers activated when he and many of his townsfolk were trapped under a landslide. He used his powers to save them all.
A group of heroes from the alternate future. They are made up of present-day cadets and are all that is left of that world's group of heroes. The rest were killed in an explosion trying to stop Miasma and DragonKlaw. Once they apprehend Miasma, they go home, but not before meeting with their present-day selves to give them some much needed advice. All other spoilers about the team will be unmarked.
A future version of the cadet Kaycee Jones, she eventually executed Alan Brunton, the man who had previously kidnapped her and killed her older sister, after he kidnapped and killed her mother. Force Magellan kicked her out of the organization. She continued to work alone until a villain named Boilerplate burned her face severely. Rochelle developed a life-support system in her mask so she could continue working as a superhero.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Kaycee has been a superhero for years by this point, so she's able to hold her own against superpowered individuals even more so than present-day Kaycee.
- Darth Vader Clone: Lampshaded by present-day Kaycee after hearing about her future.
- Future Me Scares Me: The present version of Kaycee has some serious contemplating to do when she sees what her future might hold.
- Killed Off for Real: Subverted. It appears she's been killed off, but it turns out it was only one of Maya's illusions.
- Tattoo as Character Type: The Organizational Emblem kind. She got the Magellan symbol tattooed on her arm after they kicked her out, saying that they couldn't take away her right to wear it.
- Vigilante Man: Her modus operandi.
A future version of the cadet Nadine Turner. Her powers have grown in the years since she was a cadet and she's become even faster.
- Dreadlock Warrior: A milder example than most of the trope. She's still the same sweet girl, but she's become a much more proficient superhero.
- One-Way Visor: She has an opaque visor built into her helmet by Rochelle so that she can go unnoticed by anyone who knows in in the present.
- Took a Level in Badass: Justified, given all the training she's been through.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: As if almost all her universe's superheroes dying wasn't enough, she's unable to rescue Chang from the portal.
- My Greatest Failure: Montant-Rose blames herself completely for not being able to get all the superheroes out of the blast zone caused by the portal collapsing. She tried, but was too panicked to cast the proper spell, and only got the six we meet in the storyline out in time. She carries the guilt for the others, possibly numbering in the hundreds, who died.
- Formerly Fat: He lost quite a bit of weight during all his training at the academy. His present-day self marvels that he has the potential to become that buff.
- Future Me Scares Me: Inverted. Even with Psi-Jector in a coma, Mudge is absolutely ecstatic to see that he becomes a fit badass in the future.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He uses his powers to read an entire building, something he'd never attempted before. He got the information the team needed, but it was too much for him. He went into a coma and it's left ambiguous as to whether or not he'll ever wake up from it.
- Psychic Nosebleed: A classic psychic overload example as he tries to read an entire building to get the information from DragonKlaw, who is somewhere within it. He starts bleeding from the nose, eyes, and mouth as it takes a toll on his mind to filter all the thoughts out.
- Took a Level in Badass: He overcame his issues with having pain when he used his powers and can now focus them in on something as small as a hair.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: When the Chroners go back to their own universe, Mudge is still in a coma. Since the two universes are unlikely to interact again, it's possible we'll never know if he recovered.
- Butterfly of Doom: This version of Brelvis was trained by Wombat-Man on the streets of Sydney instead of being trained as a Magellan cadet. He also doesn't meet Kaycee again until they are both adults.
- Shaped Like Itself: His codename.
Several other superheroes are mentioned, including future versions of Jemima Castlemaine (Gothika), Rochelle Kwan, and Charisma Epoch.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Miasma brainwashed Gothika with her illusions to open the portal. Unfortunately, she wasn't strong enough, and the portal collapsed.
- HeelFace Turn: Two of the rudest and most unlikable cadets, Rochelle and Charisma, eventually became trusted, valuable allies of Magellan.
- Important Haircut: Charisma underwent one gaining a short, pixie haircut, around the same time she and Kaycee became friends.
- Killed Off for Real: Most of the superheroes of their world, including Charisma, Rochelle, Gifford, Jemima, V'ries, and Janice.
- Reed Richards Is Useless: Averted. Rochelle invented many useful devices, including the life-support in Maverick's mask, the opaque visor Speedlines uses, and the devices the team uses to cancel out Miasma's illusions.
- Old Master: By virtue of still being alive in a world so perilous to superheroes, she's definitely this trope.
A Chinese speedster who acts as one of the fake Character Assassins to test Nadine.
- Secret Test of Character: She acts as this to see if Nadine will stop them and complete her run in time.
See Magellan USA
One of the non-human speedsters in the club, Speed Demon is, as one would suppose, a demon.
- Our Demons Are Different: He's got a completely different design and power set than the other prominently featured demons at Magellan, the Forn.
- Visual Pun: His code name speaks for itself.
A talking dinosaur member of the club.
- Secondary Sexual Characteristics: Seems to be lacking any, leaving it unclear if they are male or female.
- Visual Pun: Like Speed Demon, it's rather obvious how they got their code name.
A Portuguese superheroine who is one of the main members who are encouraging Nadine.
- Bilingual Bonus: Her code name means 'Goddess of Speed.'
- Gag Boobs: She noticeably has the biggest rack of all the Fast Club members, making Nadine wonders how she's able to run while naked without them flying all over the place.
- Most Common Superpower: One of the few straight examples in the webcomic.
- Super Speed: He's got a variation on the power. Unlike the other speedsters, he's super fast when using his powers. Otherwise, he's very slow.
He acts as a Character Assassin during Nadine's run to test her along with Jade Arrow.
- All Bikers Are Hells Angels: His costume seems to invoke this trope.
A Vietnamese female speedster.
- Bald of Evil: He combines this with long hair, somehow.
- Bigger Bad: While other villains are more active (he's only directly appeared once), he's the greatest threat by far. The entire first story arc was just cleaning up the spillover from the failed efforts of his alternate timeline counterpart.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Go!Anna never had a chance against him, and only managed to drive him off just because Brelvis pulled a Big Damn Heroes...and he still was able to get the MacGuffin he was after.
- Sophisticated as Hell: This is how he talks.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Hasn't been seen in the comics in over ten years real time and at least two in-universe.
- And I Must Scream: His final fate, same as his younger alternate self.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Played With. He clearly loves Miasma, but not as much to a degree as she loves him. He also denies loving his still-living parents and sisters.
- Formerly Fit: He was a muscular and good-looking teen, but became bloated and fat over time. This is revealed to be a consequence of taking too much of the addictive magical drug Diablo.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: In his timeline, he became far more dangerous than any other villain.
- Not Quite Dead: In a botched attempt to get Chang back, DragonKlaw was able to hitch a ride as a spirit parasite in Montana-Rose's body. Despite his attempt for more power and to regain a physical body, he's defeated, and the fragment of his soul is destroyed permanently.
- Start of Darkness: He got used as an Unwitting Pawn by Master Drake in his timeline, which got him and Miasma expelled from Magellan. They fell into crime soon after.
An alternate timeline version of the student Maya Applecross, she's the lover of DragonKlaw and his partner in crime.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: As Karma Joffe.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She is shown to clearly be in love with DragonKlaw and is devastated when he ends up stuck in a portal, neither alive or dead.
- Formerly Fat: She was a husky young teen, but after all the training at the academy, she develops a svelte and muscular form.
- Sassy Black Woman: She occasionally falls into snarky, attitude-filled commentary.
- Story-Breaker Power: A villainous example, Miasma can use her powers of illusion-casting on anyone to escape almost any situation. Not even telepaths have minds strong enough to keep her powers at bay. As it turns out, the only person she doesn't have a defense against is herself. Younger Maya claims she's the easiest mind-mojo she's ever done.
- Vain Sorceress: She's very proud of how she blossomed from a fat teenager into a beautiful woman. Kaycee even uses this to distract her for a few moments when she's being mind-mojoed.
A braggart and self-centered security guard for Magellan. She's got sand powers.
- Bald Women: She ends up without any hair at all when reformed.
- Bullying a Dragon: She approaches Maya at the worst possible time, right when she's still mourning Chang's death and thinking about her future self Miasma. What Cassie gets for her efforts is stuck in a hellscape with demons torturing her. Maya threatens to make it permanent if Cassie doesn't do exactly as she says.
- Came Back Wrong: Technically close to death after part of her sand gets zapped into glass, they theorize that she might be missing some body parts when they reform her, since they can't replace the sand. They're right.
- Dishing Out Dirt: As it turns out, there's various types of sand using super-powered individuals. Cassie gets lucky when part of her is fused into glass in that they don't need to place every grain in a specific pattern to reform her. They can just dump what's left in a heap and run a current through her to reform, fingers crossed that the missing part of her won't be her heart or an essential organ.
- FaceHeel Turn: She was originally a security guard on Magellan Island, if not a terribly good one. After Maya uses some mind mojo on her, she leaves, and plots revenge on the teen. She actually almost kills her, but is stopped just in time, and is incarcerated at Locke Island once it's revealed she tried to kill a teenage girl for petty reasons.
- It's All About Me: This is probably why she never got into the academy more than anything else. Cassie is incapable of thinking about anyone but herself.
- Major Injury Underreaction: While she doesn't take no longer having defined fingers or toes too well, she only really hits the roof when she discovers her hair is gone too.
- Miles Gloriosus: She brags about how great she would have been as a superhero if she'd gotten into the academy. Then when she has the chance to prove herself when DragonKlaw= attacks the island with his dragons, she turns into sand instead to hide.
- Older Than They Look: He fought the original Victory-Man in the 30s, which means he has to be pushing one-hundred years old. Yet he's still going strong and is a frequent foe of Force Magellan.
- Was Once a Man: Word of God is that he was once a human being before an accident mutated him into the Weevil.
- Your Worst Nightmare: His thought balloon reads "Human", which can be taken as him either being horrified at what he's become or horrified at the thought of returning to such a weak, pathetic human state of being.
- Zerg Rush: The reason they were so hard to fight is that the longer the portal that let them through was open, the more came through.
A creepy serial killer who targeted Kaycee and her sister Alexis when they were children. Go!Anna rescued Kaycee in time, but not her sister, and he was imprisoned.
- Evil Clown: Always shown wearing a creepy clown mask.
- Split Personality: It turns out Brunton has at least two personallities, one pretty normal and the other a murderous obsessive psycophath.
- Would Hurt a Child: He kills Alexis before he's stopped by Go!Anna.
- Hero Killer: She kills Freya, Justine, Ken, and Tom durng the course of ParaRARGdox. Micra only barely survives her encounter with her and it forces her to retire from superheroing.
- Madeof Iron: She's very, very tough and it takes throwing everything but the kitchen sink at her to get her to stay down.
An insane and very Meta man who believes the world around him is fiction and that by killing off 'characters' in the story that he gets closer to finding out who the Creator of the world is. He's identified Vertigo as the main character to be assassinated. Later, he decides it is Kaycee.
- Body Horror: Cut off his nose, ears, and genitals in an attempt to alter the storyline.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Does this quite a bit since he already thinks he's in a story, mostly by addressing the audience reading the webcomic.
- Sanity Slippage: Seems coherent enough during his first chronological appearance on a talk show...right before he pulls out a gun and blows the host away.
- Taking You with Me: When in his mindscape, seeing his unaltered self to be the Creator, he decides to kill both of them to escape it all. He's stuck in a loop of this until Brainspike snaps him out of it.
The minions in the cult of the Master Assassin. They are generally the ones who carry out the killings.
- Catchphrase: "The character [Insert name] has been eliminated from the story."
- Early-Bird Cameo: They show up in Tom's nightmare caused by Miasma, having eliminated Freya.
- FaceHeel Turn: One of the guards on Locke Island turns out to be one, trying to eliminate Vertigo after her son is killed during a riot by a supervillain.
- The Mole: The guard on Locke Island.
A gang that got their powers from some advanced tech. They're meant to be villainous expies of the Fantastic Four. There's Jimbo Powers (Stretch), Vanessa Powers-Villas (Vanishing Vanessa), Micky Villas (Fireball), and Harry Gale (Clobber).
- Fat Bastard: In a contrast to the usual firepowered super, Fireball is quite stout, so much so he can't even fly like most fire-powered characters.
- BrotherSister Team: Vanessa and Micky.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: While they may not give a damn about anyone else, they seem to be a gang of evil True Companions. Vanessa is devastated when Brainspike causes Stretch a ton of pain by mentally controlling him.
- Hero Killer: Almost. If it had been anyone less tough then Wombat-Man, they would have been dead, and even he had a close call.
- Invisibility: Vanessa's powers as an Expy for the Invisible Woman.
- Playing with Fire: Micky's power set as he's the Expy for the Human Torch.
- Power Perversion Potential: Stretch uses his powers forms a noose to Troll the Magellan cadets when they visit Locke Island. And then they realize just what part of his anatomy he used to make it...
- Punny Name: Vanessa and Micky's last name Villas sounds a lot like the word villain.
- Rubber Man: Jimbo's powers as the Expy for Mr. Fantastic.
- Shout-Out: The uniforms Brainspike gives them in the astral plane are a direct homage to the Fantastic Four. Stretch doesn't like them however, calling them "damn poofy."
- Super Strength: Being an Expy of The Thing, this and a graphite exterior are Harry's powers.
- Unholy Matrimony: Jimbo and Vanessa are unrepentant villains and also happily married.
A Mad Scientist who also happens to be Brelvis' father. He experimented on people and turned them into the Hybrids. When one of them tries to kill him, it's revealed he experimented on himself too. The mutation consumes him until all that is left is a barely-sentient sponge.
- Bald of Evil: He's got only a small amount of hair left and is one of the most evil villains encountered.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems like a harmless, affable family man, when underneath he's a sociopath who destroyed several lives in the name of science.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He appears alongside his wife in the early chapters as Brian's parents, concerned when he turns himself into Brelvis. Or so he appeared to be
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Averted. He doesn't care one whit about his son or wife.
- I Have No Son!: He declares Brelvis to be nothing more than a freak of nature to him.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He started off as a backyard scientist and turned into an utter Mad Scientist nutcase.
- Laughing Mad His ultimate fate. Even when Brainspike scans his mind during Lock(e)down, all he finds is Lonsdale laughing like a loon with the sponge tightly holding him in place.
- Sanity Slippage: He starts off as your typical Mad Scientist, albeit one smart enough to invent an entirely new way to fuse species. But the further time goes on the more it is apparent that his mind jumped out the window a long time ago.
- Was Once a Man: He ends up mutating into an alien sponge.
- Your Worst Nightmare: Most disturbing of all the villains, he doesn't have a worst fear, because there's nothing left in his mind that's human enough to be afraid.
Created by Prof. Lonsdale, they were once ordinary people before being experimented on, creating half-human, half-animal monsters. And some alien DNA in there for good measure. Their names are Morgana Maxwell, Roy Flagg, Grey Little (Bunyip), and Alice Mann (Malice).
- Alliterative Name: Morgana's first and last name begin with M.
- And I Must Scream: Malice's inner mindscape is revealed to be Alice, naked and covered in spiders, screaming for help while the spiders crawling over her keep saying "Meat" over and over again.
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: Grey's mindscape in Lock(e)down is revealed to be his human self battling the two animals, a crocodile and Tasmanian devil, that he was combined with. He's putting up a good fight until Brainspike forcibly combines them again.
- Code Name: While most of them keep their names as a way to remember that they're still human on some level, Alice changes her name to Malice because she's no longer in control. The spiders are.
- Grey gets nicknamed Bunyip, a mythological Australian creature, and it sticks.
- Half-Human Hybrid: They were all fused with various monsters, but the animal to human proportions are played out in disturbing ways.
- High-HeelFace Turn: Morgana turns on the rest of the Hybrids about halfway through the story.
- Hive Mind: Unlike the other Hybrids, who were fused with only one or two animals, Malice came of the result from hundreds of spiders being fused with one woman. She's completely drowned out by all their voices.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Since part of them is still very much human, they're engaging in cannibalism when they eat people.
- Mind Manipulation: Malice's venom can make people obey her when spat onto their faces.
- Out of Focus: In comparison to the others, who get a decent amount of characterization, Roy is just sort of...there, in the background, as someone else for the heroes to fight.
- Speech-Impaired Animal: Morgana has the tendency for her R's to keep on rolling, possibly because of her mouth and teeth shape.
- Sssssnaketalk: Roy hisses out his S's.
- Tragic Monster: Yes, they've done some horrible things, but after all the trauma they've been through, it's hard not to sympathize a little with them.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: Throughout the chapter of Worst Field Trip Ever, readers kept asking what would happen if the species that were crossed were of opposite sexes. Morgana revealed that this is what happened to her, being fused with a male rat. While nothing explicit is shown, it's enough to get Brelvis to stop hitting on her. This is all if she didn't say that just to make Brelvis stop being annoying.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: After observing their inner minds, Brainspike notes it would be easy for him to separate the human and animal sides to give them some peace, since he is a skilled telepath. Since Brainspike is a self-centered little Jerkass, instead he fuses the animal and human sides together again to form minions.
- You Dirty Rat!: Morgana was partially fused with a rat. Possibly a male rat.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Their mad scientist creator infused self-destruct DNA into them, ensuring that they wouldn't be around for long. When this activates, part of their motivation is to get him to reverse this.
A man who had his mind embedded into a stable energy pattern. He outlived everything, including the end of his universe, leaving him alone in the dark for countless centuries. He tried to possess Epoch, but was foiled by Mindmistress and Rochelle.
- Grand Theft Me: Being made of energy, he can possess anyone.
- Logical Weakness: A man left alone in the dark for centuries understandably freaks out when the lights are abruptly turned off.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Mindmistress promises to go back for him once she can find a way to keep him from possessing people....and nothing is heard about him since.
A villainous group of humanoids from Gifford's world. He manages to strand a group of them in between worlds to save his village, but ends up getting separated from his home world in the process.
- Our Orcs Are Different: A pretty standard version of the orc. Big, tusked, and marauding helpless villages.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Her first wish of "wanting to be younger" caused her to continuously age backwards. Her second wish allowed her to control the condition, but only at the cost of draining years off from others, erasing their memories in the process. The third wish of "wanting to be free" killed her.
- Killed Off for Real:
- Older Than They Look: She's well over five-hundred years old.
- Cardboard Prison: Averted. Unless it is revealed in the future that she somehow escaped at some point, it appears that Vlax has been contained on Locke Island ever since she was sentenced.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: For someone who permanently shattered the minds of over fifty-two people, dying of cancer is a fitting end.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: The only reason she's still alive after Nitro-Man blasts her.
- Karma: Her cancer is healed by the end of Lock(e)down, but Olga ensures that she'll never be able to tell anyone she's actually Gola. It's a bitter pill for the supervillainess to swallow after she's wanted revenge on Gola for years and is denied even this small, petty one.
- Mind Rape: She feeds off the angst and misery in a person's mind to power her up, but doing so permanently shatters their psyche, leaving them with irreversible cognitive damage.
- Not So Harmless: After whatever is affecting Locke Island gets done with her, she's even more powerful than ever before.
- Unexplained Recovery: An In-Universe example. Somehow, DragonKlaw's ghost putting everyone on the astral plane cured her cancer.
An occulist who fakes his own death for nefarious purposes.
- Dirty Coward: Plenty willing to sic demons on people, but turning into a sniveling coward the minute he doesn't have the upper hand.
- Evil Old Folks: He's got to be in his seventies at the least and serves a demonic master.
- Groin Attack: The victim of one courtesy of Nina.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Tries to sacrifice Dr. Spooky, Otto, and Nina. Last seen screaming his head off running away from his furious master.
- Tattooed Crook: He's got a pentagram tattooed on his bald spot.
Otto's former demon master.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Alternately spelled Beelzeb and Beelzebub throughout the story.
Another demon in Hell and a rival of Beelzebub. The master of Hugo Proctor.
- Harmless Villain: He might be a demon lord, but he's rather pathetic. xmung even designed him to look as such.
- Speech Impediment: He has a very pronounced lisp.
A species of extremely xenophobic aliens. Capable of psychically gleaning information off of other lifeforms.
- Crazy-Prepared: They come to Earth with tech tailor made to stop the heroes in their tracks and give them the biggest possible advantage.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Accidentally wander into their territory? They will attack, they won't stop until you or they are dead, and if you die and they live, they'll take things a step further and blow up your home planet.
A superhero who saved a young Kaycee Jones from Al Brunton, subsequently becoming her idol. She was dating Wombat-Man until Brelvis spilled the beans about Luke and Captain Victoria cheating behind her back. Since then, she's been training Brelvis to become a cadet, though she worries she may have lost sight of how to still be an active superhero. In the alternate future, Epoch never saved the plane she was on, resulting in her death.
- Butterfly of Doom: Not dying caused a great many changes in the main timeline.
- Clark Kenting: One of her favorite disguises is "Sister Annie", a classic Catholic nun get-up, since it's one of the only ways she can hide all of her unusual attributes like her tail and spots.
- Goggles Do Something Unusual: Her costume is equipped with a pair that have come in handy more than once.
- Lizard Folk: She's built like a real lizard, complete with spots along her body, elongated fingers and toes that can stick to objects, and a tail.
- My Greatest Failure: She still feels guilt over not being able to save both Jones sisters on her first real mission.
- Retired Badass: She worries that she's becoming this, though keeps insisting it's just a 10-Minute Retirement. Finally gets back in the game at the end of Lock(e)down as a member of Force Magellan.
A superhero who was expelled from Magellan before he could complete his six years, Luke has been on the sidelines after a severe injury. His relationship with Annie became strained and then broke once he cheated on her. They later made up to the point of becoming friends. In the alternate universe, he became so shocked upon Annie's death that he never cheated with Captain Victoria. Instead, he took a young Brelvis in and trained him to become Mongrel.
- The Atoner: Implied to be his role in the alternate timeline as penance for never repairing his relationship with Annie before she died.
- Career-Ending Injury: Almost suffered one at the hands of the Baxter Gang.
- Jerkass Has a Point: While he may be rude about it, he points out that Kaycee and Alexis being kidnapped is a classic case of Missing White Woman Syndrome and that the police wouldn't be nearly as concerned if it was two Aboriginal kids that had been kidnapped. That being said, Annie points out it's still not good to sit on the sidelines while the girls are in danger.
- The Juggernaut: Almost indestructible and described as being impossible to stop once gaining momentum.
- Leeroy Jenkins: He almost never pays attention to anyone trying to help him, instead just charging into the fray.
- Made of Iron: The only reason he survived his injuries from the Baxter Gang. Much to Annie's consternation, this extends to when she tries to beat him up after finding out he's been cheating on her.
- What Does She See in Him?: It's not entirely clear just why Go!Anna stuck with him for so many years when he was a rude, self-centered, cheating sleazeball.
- Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?: He's able to afford things like Go!Anna's cycle and his Wombat Cave through using his reward money for capturing criminals and the stock market.
A very powerful psychic alien who has a special connection with Kaycee after saving her from Miasma.
- Accidental Murder: He was originally locked up because he killed an astronaut that first made contact with him. He later reveals this was a complete accident since he had never encountered a human being before and didn't understand how his powers affected their minds.
- Funetik Aksent: He haz a verry thick vone.
- Godzilla Threshold: Despite knowing he has Blue-and-Orange Morality when it comes to human beings, he's brought in when all the inhabitants of Locke Island are affected by an unknown psychic entity, since he's one of the only psychics powerful enough not to be affcted.
- Pet the Dog: He might be dismissive of most human beings, but after extensively being in Kaycee's mind and helping her, he has a very big soft spot for her. He didn't care about coming back to Earth to help in Lock(e)down until it was mentioned she was in danger.
- Starfish Aliens: He essentially is a space cucumber, requiring a tank of water to live in order to survive.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Despite wearing no clothes, there's no male attributes to speak of when one looks at him. Might be justified since his lower half is built much more like a snake than a human being.
- Beast Man: He's a giant albino snake-man that also glows.
- Bizarre Taste in Food: He loves eating the rats in the sewers.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: He's rather lonely since most people freak out upon seeing his appearance. He's grateful that Go!Anna likes him to the point where he helps her on her cases.
- Off-Model: He's drawn in a much more cartoony style, with over-exaggerated eyes and a mustache, than most of the cast.
- Healing Hands: Like almost all doctors that specialize in superheroes in this world, her superpower is healing.
- Improbable Hairstyle: She somehow forms it up into a perfect spiraled beehive. It does eventually come tumbling down after Gaius questions her rather roughly, showing an impressive amount of Compressed Hair.
- Brainy Brunette
- Dramatic Irony: The smartest character in both worlds has an alter ego who's mentally retarded. Lampshaded by Rochelle when she finds out.
- Powered Armor: Her armor increases her strength and provides a velocity redirection field that fends off bullets.
Detective Bates is the friendly police contact for Go!Anna. She secretly has X-ray vision that she uses to help her on cases. She's killed by a ninja who's after an artifact Go!Anna has.
- The Commissioner Gordon: For Go!Anna. In The Things That Matter, it's shown that the relationship was a bit rocky at the start, due to Go!Anna's involvement with Wombat-Man.
- Everyone Went to School Together: She, Annie, and Freya all went to the same school. Justified, as there's only one school for powered individuals, regardless of whether or not they're going into superheroics.
- We Hardly Knew Ye
Detective Bates' partner, he's much less-inclined to be helpful and friendly towards superheroes, seeing them as a nuisance towards regular law enforcement.
- Career-Ending Injury: He had his hands both lopped off by a ninja. While he appeared in a cameo at Dianne's funeral with them surgically reattached, he hasn't been seen since.
- Fantastic Racism: Hates superheroes in a world where they've been a part of every-day life since the 1930s.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the prequel story The Things That Matter, he's shown not to be nearly so bigoted, but that's also because his direct superior is a complete Jerkass and utter moron.
Otto's a Fassbender demon who's inhabiting Dr. Spooky's hearse to hide from his former demon master.
- Breath Weapon: He can breathe fire in his demon form.
- Cute Monster Boy: He doesn't look nearly as monstrous as the other demons in the strip, instead looking little and bovine-inspired.
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: Occasionally lapses into German.
- Made of Iron: All pun potential aside, Otto can use the hearse as a weapon without getting it damaged at all.
- Our Demons Are Different: For one, he can possess a hearse. While possessed, he can make the hearse drive itself and fly.
- Punny Name: His name sounds like 'auto' and he possesses a car.
Kaycee Jones' older sister. Killed by Alan Brunton before the start of the story.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Though she was a child at the time, Kaycee still harbors guilt that she was the one to survive instead of Alexis.
- Neck Snap: If Kaycee's nightmares are accurate, this is how she died.
A funeral director who ends up being taken on an adventure with Dr. Spooky and Otto.
- Damsel out of Distress: When she's captured by a demon, she doesn't wait for a rescue. Instead, she starts whacking the demon with a bone until it lets her go.
- Fiery Redhead: She may be out of her element being dragged to Hell, but she's not going to turn into a quivering mess.
- Ship Tease: With Dr. Spooky.
One of Russia's first superheroes along with Comrade Katya, he was given abilities from the same space rock that gave Victory-Man his powers. He's also the father of Epoch.
- Doomed by Canon: Their story becomes all the more tragic since it already revealed that they died during the Q'arth invasion during the first arc of the comic.
- Flying Brick: His powerset.
- Not So Invincible After All: Learns this fact fatally as a Q'arth demon sneaks up on him and stabs him through the chest.
- Orphanage of Love: Apparently he grew up in one and puts his son Vlad there to keep him safe from the government that wants to experiment on him.
- "Truman Show" Plot: All the villains they fight are cooked up in a lab by the government, giving them no real combat experience to rely on when the Q'arth demon invasion happens.
One of Russia's first superheroes along with Red Vlad, she was given abilities from the same space rock that gave Victory-Man his powers. She's also the mother of Epoch.
- Dramatic Irony: She and Vlad say they will defend Russia one last time before they defect to the West with their son. It proves to be their last mission ever and they never get to reunite with their son.
- Flying Brick: Her powerset.
- Not So Invincible After All: She discovers painfully that the Q'arth demons can cut through her otherwise invulnerable skin.
- Reality Ensues: Due to only ever fighting fake villains, she and Vlad are woefully underprepared to deal with the demon attack. They go down within minutes of engaging them.