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Queen Elizabeth I

The queen of England who employs both Sir Nicholas and Dr. Strange. Is killed by agents of Count Otto von Doom.

Virginia Dare

The historical first child born in the New World. In this series, she has the mysterious power to turn into animals. Becomes a love interest for Parquagh. Somewhat based off Gwen Stacy, considering her ties to Parquagh and her ultimate fate.

  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Her powers are shown to be caused by the temporal anomalies of the 1602 timeline, but the ending reveals that in the regular Marvel timeline, Virginia died in the shape of a white doe. This suggests that in the Earth 616 universe, Virginia Dare was a mutant or some other superhuman.
  • For Want of a Nail: Her surviving in this timeline is one of the main divergent points of history. Once it's been corrected, Uatu describes her death in the form of a white doe as a sign that the timeline has corrected itself.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: The anomaly in Roanoke gave her the ability to transform into white-colored creatures. She had no control over this until later in the story, when she learns Voluntary Shapeshifting.

Ananias Dare

The Governor of Roanoke Colony and Virginia's father. Possibly based off of George Stacy.

King James

King James VI of Scotland, becomes King James I of England after Elizabeth's death. Hates witchbreed with a passion, striking deals with the Inquisition to further his agendas.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Based on a popular theory of scholars, he seems to hit on Petros.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Appears to have pissed himself when Matthew Murdoch confronts him in his home.
  • Composite Character: His position of power and condemnation of witchbreeds brings to mind X-Men villains like William Stryker and Senator Kelly.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Say what you will about the real James VI, this one doesn't have much more to him than being a drunk asshole that finds any excuse to execute people.

William Shakespeare

The Bard of Stratford, a famous playwright who Doom kidnaps to document his journeys.

Christopher Marlowe

Famous poet and dramatist, author of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, and an associate of the witch hunter Serah. Introduced in Secret Wars (2015).


Sir Nicholas Fury

Queen Elizabeth's spymaster, and Peter's mentor. Finds himself a traitor to the throne when James takes over and becomes a fugitive. He is this reality's Nick Fury, though his portrayal is partly based on the historical figure Sir Francis Walsingham.
  • Badass Beard: Features a pointed goatee.
  • Composite Character: Nick Fury and Sir Francis Walsingham
  • Cool Old Guy: Well into his sixties but still capable of manhandling the agents that James sends to hunt him down.
  • The Consigliere: To Queen Elizabeth
  • Eyepatch of Power: Like his mainstream counterpart, he's an authority figure with an eyepatch.
  • In Name Only: Downplayed. He uses his name and the trust Steve Rogers had in his modern counterpart to get him to trust him. Then he clocks him in the head with a rock and denies that he is the same as the Nick Fury Steve knows in the present.
  • The Mentor: To Peter Parquagh
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: Has to wrestle between his loyalty to the country and his loathing of James I.
  • The Spymaster: For Queen Elizabeth.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Stephen Strange, whom he neither likes nor trusts.
  • Undying Loyalty: To his queen, and to his friends Carlos Javier and Sir Richard Reed.

Doctor Stephen Strange

Queen Elizabeth's court physician, who secretly practices witchcraft. Is contacted by Uatu, but must take his vow as well to remain silent. When James ascends the throne, he is beheaded but manages to communicate anyway. Passes to the next world when the world is saved. He is this reality's Doctor Strange and also has similarities to the historical John Dee.
  • The Consigliere: To Queen Elizabeth
  • Fictional Counterpart: To Doctor John Dee, a famous alchemist, scientist, mystic and occult scholar who served as an advisor and court physician to Queen Elizabeth I in Real Life.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Uatu tells him why reality is in danger, but Strange won't be able to tell anyone about it. Not as long as he is alive, that is. Luckly, his magic makes him able to speak for a while after his death...
  • Off with His Head!: He ends up decapitated.
  • Unwitting Pawn: A critical plot point is his realization that his actions and decisions are not his own, and it's revealed Uatu has been influencing his actions for quite some time.

Uatu the Watcher

Same as always, he must never interfere. Except for this time. Knows that these characters are showing up 400 years early, and knows that if left unchecked, it will destroy reality.

  • All-Powerful Bystander: Like always, but this time subverted. He's still not allowed to directly interfere, but is given enough freedom from his fellow Watchers to provide the heroes with the necessary amount of information to prevent reality's destruction.
  • Mr. Exposition: His primary role is to explain that Marvel characters showing up 400 years earlier than they are supposed to is not natural and a sign of coming disaster.

Peter Parquagh/The Spider

Sir Nicholas' young apprentice. Timid and bookish, a Running Gag involves him almost getting bitten by various spiders until he finally is at the end. He is this world's Spider-Man.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: He gains his powers from being bitten by a spider exposed to the same mystical energies that caused David Banner to become the Hulk, when their mainstream counterparts' origins had no connection whatsoever.
  • Back for the Dead: Is killed by Morlun at the beginning of Spider-Verse.
  • Composite Character: He is this continuity's Spider-Man, but also serves as the equivalent of Rick Jones due to David Banner trying to protect him from the mystical energies that turned him into a Hulk and Peter subsequently becoming a Morality Pet to David.
  • Morality Pet: David Banner's care for Peter is what ends up humanizing him and convincing him to become a good guy.
  • Nice Guy: His most prominent trait is his youthful kindness.
  • Ship Tease: With Virginia Dare.

Matthew Murdoch

A blind minstrel whose favorite ballade tells of "The Four From the Fantastick," but is often asked to stop singing it. Moonlights as an agent of Fury's, traveling across Europe to retrieve the Templar treasure. He is this reality's Daredevil.

Clea Strange

Stephen's wife and helper. Revealed to be from another dimension. She's this reality's Clea. Duh.
  • But Now I Must Go: After she concludes her Husband's business she leaves the Earthly plane through a portal she conjures.


An old man assigned to protect the treasure of the Templars, in the hopes that it can stave off doomsday. The real treasure is the walking stick he carries, which transforms into Mjollnir when struck on the ground, with its wielder taking the form of The Mighty Thor. Donal becomes a drunkard when he realizes that this means a crisis of faith for him.

Sir Richard Reed

A scientist and explorer who led the expedition of the Fantastick. Bathed in the energies of the anomaly, he gained powers corresponding to water. Was imprisoned in a cave with no holes by Doom where he would often be sought out by the Count for scientific advice. He is this reality's Mister Fantastic.

  • Character Tic: Is prone to suddenly ramble about scientific theories that would become relevant and accepted facts in modern times, such as the speed of light.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: At one point in the original series, Reed starts theorizing the reasons behind his and the Four's transformation into what they are. When Benjamin Grimm asks for the possibility of him returning to normal, Reed responds that it's an unlikely chance since he's far more interesting in his rock form.

Susan Storm

A young woman who fled England from an arranged marriage by sailing on the Fantastick. Gaining powers corresponding to air, Susan cannot become visible again, which means that the fetus of her and Reed's son can be seen growing inside her when she becomes pregnant. Doom imprisoned her in a glass case, using her as a sort of decoration for his bedchamber. She is this reality's Invisible Woman.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Is shown to be the kindest and most approachable of the Four, but doesn't hesitate to punch Natasha right in the kisser once she gets freed.
  • Invisible Streaker: Unless she's wearing clothes that show off her figure, she doesn't appear to be wearing anything. Until she starts using her forcefields, and then very suddenly becomes visible again.
  • Mythology Gag: Her permanent invisibility as well as the lack of force fields harkens back to Stan Lee's original plan and original depiction for Sue Storm's character.
  • Power Incontinence: She can't turn visible again - or at least, not initially. As it turns out, using her forcefields makes her visible, which is rather unfortunate when she'd been an Invisible Streaker.

John Storm

Susan's hotheaded brother who once killed a man in a duel. Gained powers corresponding to fire, and thus kept under a waterfall by Doom. He is this reality's Human Torch.

Benjamin Grimm

The captain of the Fantastick, and an old friend of Reed's. Gained powers corresponding to earth, and was imprisoned in Doom's dungeon, being deprived of food when he acted up. He is this reality's Thing.

Carlos Javier

A powerful witchbreed who uses his home as a safe haven to teach young witchbreed to use their powers safely. He is this reality's Professor X.

Scotius Somerisle

The field leader of Javier's students. Can fire beams of energy from his eyes, which can only be stopped by rubies. He is this reality's Cyclops.

Roberto Trefusis

One of Javier's students, who can lower temperatures to freezing levels, creating ice. He is this reality's Iceman.

Hal McCoy

Another of Javier's students. Henry has an apeish physique, which led to him being tormented as a child. His appearance belies his eloquent tongue and sharp mind. Further mutated into a blue furry monster by Octavius' attempts to cure himself. He is this reality's Beast.


A witchbreed with angel-like wings who was rescued from the Spanish Inquisition by Javier's students. Forms a close friendship with "John" Grey, to the displeasure of Scotius. He is this reality's Angel.

  • Straight Gay: He's admitted to falling in love with Jean Grey, but only confesses that it was her male disguise that he was smitten with.

John Grey/Jean Grey

A telepathic and telekinetic witchbreed who studies with Javier. Is actually a girl disguised as a boy. Dies from the strain of keeping the ship in the air to Latveria.

Rojhaz/Steve Rogers/Captain America

Virginia's near-silent Native American companion. Stands out with his blond hair and light skin. It's revealed that he's the cause of the anomalies, as he is Steven Rogers, aka Captain America, sent back in time from a Bad Future ruled by the Purple Man.

  • The Big Guy: He is huge.
  • Walking Spoiler: Anything about the truth behind his identity reveals very important backstory behind 1602's premise.


One of Fury's soldiers who remains loyal to him. This reality's Dum Dum Dugan.


The chief of the Native Americans living near Roanoke.

Henri le Pym

A scientist who was blackmailed by Octavius into curing him. Developed a potion that shrunk his wife to the size of an insect, and he later used to become a giant. Is this world's version of Ant-Man/Giant Man.

Janet le Pym

Le Pym's wife who has been shrunken to insect size and kidnapped by Octavius as leverage. Octavius threatens to feed her to Conners if le Pym disobeys him. She is this reality's Wasp.
  • Fan Disservice: Is naked all the time, but spends most of her appearances being tortured by Octavius.

The Gardiner's Men

A troupe of travelling players encountered by Angela and Serah. They are composed of the tumbler Madam Gomorrah, jester Peadar O'Cuill, strongman Arthur Dubhghlas, silent hermit Goodman Root, and a preternaturally intelligent racoon. This reality's version of the Guardians of the Galaxy, introduced in Secret Wars (2015).



Count Otto von Doom

The handsome ruler of Latveria. Orchestrates the assassination of Queen Elizabeth, tries to use the Templar treasure to rule the world, and keeps the Four from the Fantastick imprisoned. In a climactic battle, his face is horribly scarred by lightning. He later voyages to the edge of the world to fix his face. He is an ancestor of this reality's Doctor Doom.
  • Above Good and Evil: Sees himself this way.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Switches first names with Doctor Octopus in this continuity, the latter being known as Victor Octavius.
  • Archenemy: Of the Fantastick's crew.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Count of Latveria and an all around dick.
  • Bad Boss: Abuses his servants, throws Natasha off his ship, leaves the Four Who Are Frightful to die when Atlantis sinks...Otto's a bad man to work for.
  • Big Bad: He is the main villain in the original "1602" miniseries and the "Fantastick Four" sequel.
  • The Chessmaster: Sees himself as one. He spends most of miniseries one step aside of the rest of the cast, including Fury, but when things fall apart on him they do so in spectacular fashion.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Betrays the Four, Natasha, and Numenor.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Otto can lift more than two tonnes when wearing his suit of armour. Whether this is because it is magical in nature or because it is a very primitive form of Clock Punk Power Armour (or given that this is a von Doom, potentially both) is not explained.
  • Cool Helmet/Cool Mask: Adds a steel mask and helmet to his look after losing his face to Thor's lightning.
  • Evil Genius: Fancies himself one. Reality is that without Richard Reed he wouldn't be able to accomplish much.
  • Evil Overlord: Rules Latveria with an iron fist, assisted only by his armies of inbred dwarfs and vulture fliers.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Regarded as one of the best-looking men in Europe, and totally void of anything approaching redeeming quality.
  • Famous Ancestor: Of our Victor von Doom.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Twice over. Trying to unlock the Templar weapon ruined his face, and murdering Numenor drowned him when the city sank.
  • Informed Ability: Deliberately invoked. Otto sees himself as an Omnidisciplinary Scientist and political manipulator second to none, but the truth is that while not stupid he's far from the genius that he, and flunkies like Natasha, bill him as.
  • In the Hood: Sports a green cloak and hood that he covers his face with even before losing it to Thor.
  • Mad Scientist: Engages in breeding experiments that produce legions of dwarf servants and vulture flier assassins.
  • Mythology Gag: Otto "the Handsome"
  • Narcissist: Obsessed with his own supposed genius and good looks.
  • People Farms: Has breeding pens below his castle that he uses to maintain his armies of slaves.
  • Predecessor Villain: To Doctor Doom.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: Stabbing Numenor results in Otto drowning himself.
  • Smug Snake: Very full of himself and without the brilliance of Victor von Doom to back it up.
  • Tin Tyrant: Always wears a suit of armour, even before losing his face.
  • Would Harm A Child: Sends an assassin to kill Virginia Dare for unknown reasons.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Poisons Elizabeth, imprisons and torments Susan, and tosses Natasha to her death.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Natasha until he throws her off the boat.
  • Vain Sorcerer: Otto is very proud of his good looks and after Thor scars it resorts to wearing a mask and going on a quest to the ends of the earth to have the damage undone.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Otto has a good reputation in England, where he's seen as an inventor of wondrous toys rather than the scheming mastermind that he is.

Grand Inquisitor Enrique

The Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition. Tasked with stamping out witchbreed, the Inquisitor is very thorough with his work, despite some rescues from his old friend Javier's students. Secretly, he is only executing witchbreed who cannot pass as human like Werner, while those who are spared are forming his Brotherhood of Those Who Will Inherit the Earth. He is a witchbreed himself and is this reality's Magneto.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: This gets him executed.
  • Bait-and-Switch: The Boomerang Bigot leader of the persecution against Witchbreeds is executed... for being Jewish.
  • Bald of Evil: He's a bald villain in stark contrast to most versions of Magneto.
  • Beard of Evil: Until he shaves it off
  • I Am What I Am: "I was taught all I needed to know about your kind, when I was a weeping child, pleading to be allowed back to my family and my people... They were hard lessons, but I shall never forget them. After all... They made me what I am today."
  • Icy Blue Eyes: He has blue eyes to make him look sinister.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Like Magneto, Enrique is the father of Petros and Wanda. He makes a request to Javier to look after his children, but not telling them of their true parentage.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He uses people's prejudice toward the "witchbreed" for his own ends by pretending to be on their side and doing away with mutants who are against him.
  • Rape as Backstory: Possibly. His would-be executioner says that as a child he was abducted from the ghetto of Venice by "an enthusiastic priest" who took a liking to him. The man goes on to say that Enrique must have been an attractive child. It's kind of hard not to get the implication here.

Brother Petros

The Inquisitor's assistant and messenger. Unknown to him, he is Enrique's son, and this world's Quicksilver.

Sister Wanda

Another of the Inquisitor's assistants, and his daughter. Thus, she is the Scarlet Witch of this world.


Enrique's spy in the Vatican. How he managed to avoid execution considering his appearance is unknown. He sold out the Inquisitor and his assistants for his freedom, but Enrique kept him around anyways. He is this reality's Toad. Goes without saying.

Vulture Fliers

Henchmen of Count Otto von Doom who have the power to fly. They seem to be genetic monsters created by the Count. They are based on the Vulture.


"The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe," Natasha was traveling with Matthew until she tried to kill him so that she could take the Templar treasure to her true master and lover: Count von Doom. She accompanies Doom on his voyage to the edge of the world, but is thrown overboard. This reality's Black Widow.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Rather than a former Russian spy, this Natasha is an agent of Otto von Doom.
  • Dark Action Girl: As evidenced by her ability to beat up an entire room full of soldiers and get the drop on Matthew.
  • Disney Villain Death: Tossed from Otto's flying ship when she questions his orders.
  • The Dragon: To Otto von Doom.
  • Evil Redhead: Flaming red hair and no conscience. Since she hails from Eastern Europe, where redheads were often viewed as marked by the Devil this becomes something of an in-joke.
  • Femme Fatale: A pretty classic example.
  • Only in It for the Money: Admits to Murdoch that the only reasons she works for Fury is because he pays her well. Her loyalty to Otto is similarly hollow and, when his castle is under attack, she takes the opportunity to loot his treasury.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Green eyes, red hair, Otto von Doom's top spy.
  • Smug Snake: She's neither as smart, as tough, nor as indispensable as she thinks she is.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Otto von Doom. Right up until he kills her.

Purple Man

Implied to use his powers to become President of the United States, creating a Bad Future where heroes are hunted down. It is this regime that unwittingly sends Captain America back through time.
  • President Evil: He used his mind control abilities to become President of the United States and had every hero opposing him hunted down.

Norman Osborne

A Roanoke colonist who tries to buy the Native American's land. Resorts to increasingly criminal methods to try and find "The Source" of the world's strangeness, lusting for its power. Eventually kills Virginia and is sent to England to be executed. Is infected with gangrene, then mutated into a goblin-like monster by Octavius. He is this world's Norman Osborn/Green Goblin.

Baron Victor Octavius

An Italian noble and scientist who tried to cure himself of the bubonic plague using octopus blood. Instead, he mutated himself into an octopus monster. He managed to slow the transformation, but began running out of viable options to keep him human. Is this reality's Doctor Octopus.
  • Adaptation Name Change: As a result of switching first names with Doctor Doom in this continuity, this reality's version of Doctor Octopus is named Victor Octavius rather than Otto Octavius.
  • I Have Your Wife: Coerces Henri Le Pym into working for him by holding his wife captive and threatening to kill her.


A scientist who also tried to cure himself of the plague, but used dinosaur eggs instead of octopi blood. This mutated him into a dinosaur-like creature who retained his intelligence. He is this world's Lizard.

Captain Fiske

A pirate captain who attacks the ship Parquagh and Osborne are on en route to England. He is this reality's Kingpin.

Bull's Eye

Fiske's first mate who has an unmatchable aim. He is this reality's Bullseye.


A wizard who guides Doom to the edge of the world. He is this reality's Wizard.


Wizard's wife, who is a figure much like the mythical Gorgon. This reality's Medusa.


An albino in the Four Who Are Frightful's company. This world's Sandman (as in the Spider-Man baddie), with a bit of that other Sandman thrown in.


An expert hunter and trapster who voyages with the Wizard's company. This reality's Trapster or Paste-Pot-Pete or what have you.

Fin Fang Foom

A dragon who rampages through China until the Hulk kills him. This reality's Fin Fang Foom.

James Barnes, of Clan Buchanan.

A knight who encounters Serah and Angela, and is secretly a faustian created by Enchantress. This reality's Winter Soldier, introduced in Secret Wars (2015).
  • Artificial Limbs: A silver gauntlet gifted to him by Enchantress, who used it to replace his arm.
  • Body Horror: When his faustian powers activate, he is transformed into a disturbing insectoid creature.
  • Deal with the Devil: He is a faustian, one who is like a witchbreed but chose their powers rather than being born with them.


A faerie queen and sorcerous who gifts regular people with sinister powers, turning them into faustians. This reality's Enchantress, introduced in Secret Wars (2015).
  • The Corrupter: She can influence animals and humans alike, and often tricks the latter into accepting and abusing the powers she gives them.
  • Deal with the Devil: Her whole schtick.
  • The Fair Folk: Barnes refers to her as a faerie queen, and she certainly looks more Celtic than Norse in this incarnation.

Edwin Brocc

The a printer's apprentice who is due to be wed when he is encountered by Angela and revealed to be a faustian. This reality's Venom, introduced in Secret Wars (2015).
  • Body Horror: When he turns into a more classic Venom appearance.
  • Deal with the Devil: How he became a faustian. Specifically, he wished to obtain potions in order to seduce Anne Weying.
  • Love Potion: Used his powers to create one and win over Anne.
  • Multipurpose Tongue: Similarly to 616 Venom.
  • Poisonous Person: His fautian powers also enable him to generate poison while he is transformed.


David Banner

King James' right hand man. An all around Jerkass, he carried out the king's will without question until he came to the New World to search for Nicholas Fury. When the heroes saved the world, Banner shielded Peter Parquagh from the energies of the anomaly, turning him into Hulk.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Unlike Bruce Banner, he is portrayed as one of the bad guys, though he decides to turn a new leaf after becoming the Hulk.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After becoming the Hulk, he decides to change his ways and be a better person.

Lord Iron

A Spanish knight who Banner tortured in a war. Requires a special suit of armor he built to keep his heart beating. He is this reality's Iron Man.


Lord Iron's Moor assistant. This reality's War Machine.

Master Jameson

The loud-mouthed Irish publisher of The Daily Trumpet. Distrusts all super-powered people, and declares there should be a ban. This reality's J. Jonah Jameson.

Captain Ross

The captain of Lord Iron's ship to the New World. Leads a task force of men to destroy "the Source" after being lied to by Osborne. This reality's General Thunderbolt Ross.


The ruler of Bensaylum. Killed by von Doom. This reality's Namor.


Numenor's cousin who John falls in love with. This reality's Namorita.

Doris Evans

A young woman who John brings along on the Four's adventure. Dislikes him at first, but warms up to him. This reality's Doris Evans, the Human Torch's earliest girlfriend.

Lord Wingfoot

Lady Evans' fiance, who becomes John's friend at the end. This reality's Wyatt Wingfoot.

Marion Jane

An actress in a theater company who befriends Peter. This reality's Mary Jane Watson.

Witch Hunter Angela

A knight from a church which trains women to hunt down witchbreed. She has hunted them to near extinction, and begins her hunt anew when she discovers the existence of Faustians. This reality's Angela (Marvel Comics), introduced in Secret Wars (2015).

Witch Hunter Serah

Angela's travelling companion. This reality's Serah the Angel, introduced in Secret Wars (2015).

Anne Weying

Edwin Brocc's betrothed, though she's actually been brainwashed by a Love Potion. This reality's Ann Weying, introduced in Secret Wars (2015).

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