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Bruisers

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MAA_Bruisers_8159.pngBruisers empower themselves when attacking or attacked by Scrappers, raising all stats. Includes heroes well-known as superhuman tanks and walls.

Characters: Anti-Venom, Ares, Beta Ray Bill, Bishop, Captain Britain, Colossus, Gorgon, Groot, Heimdall, Hercules, Hulk, Hyperion, Iceman, Jessica Jones, Juggernaut, Molly Hayes, Sandman, She-Hulk, Spider-Girl, Spider-Gwen, Thing, Thor, Thundra, Valkyrie, Volstagg, Wonder Man, X-23.

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Anti-Venom

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"Once, Agent, I was shadow. Now I am the light that banishes the darkness. This world may be diseased, but fear not! For I...am the cure!"

As the original host of the Venom symbiote, Eddie Brock was one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies. That changed when the symbiote was forcefully removed from Brock's body. The leftover Venom particles in his bloodstream were transformed, bonding to his white blood cells, becoming a symbiote unlike any before. Born again as Anti-Venom, he has all the strengths of a symbiote with none of the weaknesses, plus the ability to cure any disease or poison. As to whether Brock's hatred of Spider-Man has changed as well...that remains to be seen.

  • All Webbed Up
  • Anti-Hero
  • Anti-Heroic Host: Besides Agent Venom, he's the most "heroic" of all the symbiotes.
  • Axe-Crazy: As Venom, he was already off the deep end, but with his Anti-Venom persona, he takes it to another level of crazy.
  • Call-Forward/Mythology Gag: He just had to call the symbiotes "toxin", huh?note 
  • Composite Character: this version is basically a distillation of Brock's Character Development over the years. 616!Brock's quest to rid the symbiotes once and for all was after he lost his powers as Anti-Venom and up to becoming the current Toxin, and his bio states that there is a possibility that his hatred of Spider-Man, stemming from his own time as the original Venom, still lingers.
  • Creepy Long Fingers
  • Evil Counterpart: He can be considered this to Spider-Man and Agent Venom, but he's also the good counterpart to all other symbiotes.
  • Good Costume Switch: His colors are an inversion of Venom's color scheme.
  • Good Is Not Nice: ...Or completely sane.
  • Healing Factor
  • Healing Hands
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door
  • Horrifying Anti-Hero
  • Hunter of His Own Kind
  • Knight Templar: He has devoted himself to destroying all other symbiotes by any means necessary.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: A few of his attacks include his fingers growing unusually long and appendages growing from his body to attack and/or purge his targets.
  • Power Nullifier: His L2 move I AM THE CURE! has a 60% chance to apply de-power to affected targets, meaning they can longer apply status effects. His L9 move Cleansing Touch removes all buffs and debuffs from the target and applies Purged, removing and preventing any class bonus.
  • Sanity Slippage: Years of being bonded with the Venom symbiote has done damage to his psyche.
  • Spikes Of Anti-Heroism
  • Status-Buff Dispel: His attacks have a 30 percent chance of removing a buff from his targets. Also, he gains a chance to preemptively remove a single beneficial status when an enemy uses a melee attack.
  • Straw Hypocrite: He wants to purge all symbiotes from the world, as he sees them as a toxin. Flash Thompson AKA Agent Venom points out that he himself is using a symbiote:
    Anti-Venom: You are polluted with the symbiote! I will draw it from you like the toxin it is, and destroy it!
    Agent Venom: Um, you got a little symbiote issue yourself.
    Anti-Venom: I was given this power to end the symbiote threat. Fight fire with fire, fight alien symbiote with alien symbiote.
  • Wild Card: SpecOps 18, he's hunting down the symbiotes on his own, but isn't above attacking SHIELD as well, even when offered help.
    • The end of Search for the Cure sees Eddie finally joining SHIELD's ranksnote . Spidey is the one to voice his doubts on whether this is a good thing.

Ares

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"Shall we dance together on the battlefield? Don't worry, I'll show you the steps. Just try to keep up."

As the Olympian God of War, Ares is one of the most brutal and fearsome warriors of all time. He is a genius-level military tactician and a master of all weaponry, both ancient and modern. Though his half-brother Hercules may be stronger, Ares is meaner, and he isn't shy about demonstrating it.

Beta Ray Bill

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"It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Agent. My oathbrother speaks highly of you and your deeds. If you will have it, I will fight as your comrade in arms. Let us make good on this in all worlds."

The Korbinites were attacked by Surtur's demons and forced to flee their world. Enchanted to become their cyborg champion and protector, Beta Ray Bill encountered Thor and proved himself worthy of Mjolnir. Granted the mighty Uru hammer Stormbreaker by Odin himself, Beta Ray Bill comes to the aid of all those in need without a moment's hesitation.

Bishop

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"This world is a much better place than the one I came from. I intend to help you keep it that way."

The "M" branded over Lucas Bishop's eye is a stark reminder of the apocalyptic future he comes from. In his world, the Sentinels had imprisoned the entire mutant populace and set their sights on the rest of humanity. Bishop traveled through time to prevent the same fate from befalling our own timeline. With his mutant ability to absorb energy and redirect it into concussive blasts, he seems well-equipped to succeed.

  • BFG: One in each hand, in fact.
  • Charged Attack: Lucas gains Potential Energy when hit with energy attacks, receives halved damage and gains an extra turn. Potential Energy can then be used to unlock new moves that cause stronger effects with more stacks.
    • His entire moveset pretty much revolves around this trope. Given both his energy protection/absorption abilities and his bruiser status, Bishop is capable of dealing massive amounts of damage when fully charged.
  • Dark Is Not Evil
  • Dimensional Traveler
  • Future Badass
  • Guns Akimbo
  • Multi-Ranged Master: His normal actions involve the use of different futuristic weapons.
  • '90s Anti-Hero: Complete with bad hair.
  • Stance System: By using 'Focus Energy' while he has stacks of Potential Energy, he can unlock a suite of moves involving energy manipulation.
  • Taking the Bullet: Has a chance to intercept Energy attacks aimed at his allies.

Captain Britain

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"Iso-8 is a crisis that knows no country or border. Great Britain stands with S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent."

After narrowly escaping death, Brian Braddock was offered a choice by the sorcerer Merlyn: the Amulet of Right or the Sword of Might. Lacking confidence in his ability as a warrior, Braddock chose the Amulet and became Captain Britain, the United Kingdom's greatest protector. Super-strong and nearly invulnerable, Braddock shares the call to heroism with his twin sister Betsy, also known as Psylocke.

  • Captain Geographic: Gets bonus points for having his moves named after British clichés like 'Save the Queen' and 'Smashing', as well as having the British flag appear behind him when Merlyn's Gift is activated.
  • Captain Patriotic: Serves as a S.H.I.E.L.D. liaison for Britain, as he is the premiere superhero representing his nation.
  • Charged Attack: "Roar of Valor" is a variation, which increases all his stats for every enemy KO'd in battle. On the flipside, he loses a stack when an ally is KO'd.
  • Cultured Badass
  • Flying Brick: He combines strength and speed.
  • Genius Bruiser: He has a doctorate in physics and gets the "Dr." teamup bonus, but he's built like a truck and his attacks generally involve hitting the enemies like a brick wall.
  • Gentleman Snarker: Trolling nosy people and insulting annoying villains with the utmost posh politeness.
  • The Good Captain/Captain Superhero
  • Ground Pound: The "Smashing" attack.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Has a chance to take extra turns via his "Merlyn's Gift" passive.
  • Right Makes Might: Invoked by his "Right is Might" move.
  • Stock British Phrases: Smashing!
  • Mr. Fanservice: He soars into battle in a skin-hugging outfit with an accentuated crotch area. (Thanks, Playdom!)
  • Troll: Granted, it was Coulson's idea to have him discredit a press rumor that was actually true, but giving Coulson's number to a flirtatious reporter was all him...
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: A design that resembles the Flag of the United Kingdom covers his upper body, with a smaller version on his cowl.

Colossus

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"Sometimes I am criticized for being too reluctant to fight. Now will not be one of those times."

Piotr Rasputin's power to transform his body into a nearly invulnerable organic form of Osmium first appeared in adolescence. Coming to America at the urging of Professor X, he became Colossus and has fought bravely despite his natural aversion to conflict and violence.

Gorgon

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"Agent, the thought of you and I working together will make our enemies quake and tremble! ...see what I did there."

Gorgon is the cousin of Black Bolt and a member of the Inhuman Royal Family. He is Black Bolt's bodyguard and trainer of all Inhumans recently exposed to the Terrigen Mists. If ever an Inhuman is lost, Gorgon will find them and bring them home. With the release of the Terrigen Mists across the world, Gorgon's responsibilities have grown with the increasing number of new Inhumans.

Groot

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Groot:I am Groot.
Rocket Raccoon: He says he's happy to be on the team, Agent, but he could use some soil.
Groot: I am Groot!
Rocket Raccoon: Hahaha! Oh man. I ain't repeating that one.

He is Groot...okay, but really Groot is the strangest member of the Guardians of the Galaxy... and that's really saying something. A Floral Colossus with a three word vocabulary, he is tremendously strong and nearly immortal. Even if he is blown to pieces, so long as just a twig survives to be replanted, Groot will return. And he even provides refreshing shade on hot summer days.

Hercules

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"You are wise indeed to seek the aid of the mighty Hercules! Come, let us share the Gift of Battle with these miscreants!"

As the illegitimate son of Zeus, Hercules is one of the strongest heroes in the world. Unlike his fellow demigod Thor, Hercules makes no secret of his love for wine, women, and battle. Having bested countless monsters, gods, and villains, the Prince of Power now seeks anyone who can give him a challenge...or a drink.

  • Badass Beard
  • Blood Knight: He's in this for the joy of the fight.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Big. Loud. Fun-loving. Hits like a Mack truck. Herc is exactly the kind of hero you want around to lighten the mood.
  • Carpet of Virility: This dude is one hairy bastard. Combine this a Walking Shirtless Scene, a kickass party, and superstrength, and you've got Hercules
  • Divine Parentage: The son of Zeus.
  • Fun Personified: He doesn't take himself too seriously.
  • Never Live It Down: in-universe, this is the basis of a teamup bonus between Herc and Constrictor, "Stink-Eye".
  • Really 700 Years Old: Herc's divinity is amusingly noted during an exchange with Tony in Spec Ops 6.
    Tony Stark: Much appreciated. This is a historic district. Try not to tear it up too much.
    Hercules: A historic district? I remember the first log cabins around here. Your people have a strange sense of history.
  • Taking the Bullet: Herc's "Gift of Battle" ability allows for him to block and counterattack enemy attacks.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Herc is really fond of trash-talking and one-upping Ares.
  • Super Hero Gods
  • Troll: He literally laughs at an enemy when attacked and his "Likes it Rough" passive triggers.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene

Heimdall

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"Odin has seen fit to grant you my services so long as you remain a friend of Asgard. No enemy of thine shall escape my sight."

Brother of Sif and steadfast friend of Thor, Heimdall is the guardian of the Bifrost Bridge and the eternal sentry of Asgard. His vision and hearing are so sensitive that they border on omniscience, allowing him to perceive threats from all across the Nine Worlds. Though statue-like in his demeanor, he is anything but idle, and will not hesitate to use his considerable skills as a warrior to protect Asgard.

Hulk

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"You don't want Hulk for brains, do you? That's all right. Hulk doesn't want you for brains, either."

Child prodigy Bruce Banner became a weapons researcher for the US Army, where he was inadvertently exposed to the radiation of a prototype Gamma Bomb. This granted him the power to transform into the nearly invulnerable Hulk — but at the cost of suffering the consequences of the Hulk's unthinking rages.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He's the Hulk, so of course he's green.
  • Blood Knight
  • Charged Attack: "Hulk Smash," "Thunder Clap" and "Titanic Hurl" consume a charge of Hulk Up (see Unstoppable Rage, below) to do massive damage. When combined with the Bruiser class's "Enraged" buff, these can be devastating.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In his Grey Hulk costume, he's implied to be this. His Fighting Dirty passive animation has him throwing dirt at an enemy before their attack, inflicting debuffs and then counter-attacking afterwards.
  • Genius Bruiser: He is in his bulked up mode all the time, but retains more of Bruce Banner's normal intelligence and personality than the Hulk usually does.
  • Hulk Speak: Used seldom, mostly in parody.
  • Shockwave Clap: His Thunder Clap attack which hits all enemies and applies Staggered.
  • Unstoppable Rage: He gains stacks of Hulk Up when attacked, which increases his attack and accuracy. There's also the Warbringer passives that come with his World War Hulk alternate outfit. That passive gains the Hulk (and his allies) War Frenzy stacks when attacked, which also increase attack and accuracy.
  • Stone Wall: his pair of exclusive EISO-8 turns Hulk into this. Ironclad adds Bastion that has a chance to reduce damage and resists critical hits, and Thick's Bulk Up reduces damage to Hulk for every stack of Hulk Up.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene

Hyperion

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"I have been told that we will be working together, Agent. I hope you can be my guide to your world. Perhaps you can tell me what a selfie is?"

When Hyperion was a child, he was sent to Earth as the last survivor of another race known as the Eternals. Raised by his adoptive father as Marcus Milton, he learned a strict set of moral codes to benefit society. When he grew old enough, he became the heroic titan, Hyperion. But one day, the skies turned red, and another Earth appeared in the sky. Even with all the other heroes of his Earth coming together, Hyperion could not prevent the catastrophe. By the time both Earths were about to touch, all that remained was Hyperion, struggling to keep them apart. The two worlds broke, and with them, all of existence. The only thing that remained, the only survivor once again, was Hyperion. Floating in a void, Hyperion was inadvertently rescued by the scientists of A.I.M. who would imprison and experiment on him. But Hyperion was rescued by the Avengers. Now, Hyperion hopes for a second chance to save this new Earth he now calls home and a chance at a new beginning.

Iceman

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"So you finally got around to inviting me, huh? Watch out, ladies, Iceman's joined the party!"

The class clown of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Bobby Drake is nonetheless stalwart original member of the X-Men. His command of temperature allows him to turn his body into organic ice, freeze atmospheric moisture into whatever object he desires, and launch punishingly cold projectiles of his enemies. Though he is hardly ever serious, Bobby's powers taken to their extreme rank him amongst the most powerful mutants on Earth.

  • Auto-Revive/Death Activated Super Power: If Iceman gets K'Oed, his Death Of Winter buff triggers restoring him back to 10% health instead, clears all present debuffs and gains Absolute Zero which unlocks additional new effects on his moves.
  • Bald of Evil: As Death.
  • Barrier Warrior: His Breaking the Ice action places an Ice Wall on all allies including himself.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: well-recognized both as a Fighting Clown and, when he gets serious, as one of the most powerful mutants.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: during SpecOps 16, courtesy of Apocalypse.
  • Call-Back: It seems to be too much of a coincidence: with Iceman's introduction, all original X-Men are finally available (although one is relegated to Mission Control only), just in time to introduce one of their biggest adversaries, Apocalypse. Not unlike how, one of The Avengers' Arch-Enemy, Kang the Conqueror, showed up right when the Avengers founders were all present for the first time, in SpecOps 7.
    • Not to mention his look which resembles both his original form (think Robin minus most of the clothes and covered in snow) and his newer form which is completely ice.
  • Coup de Grâce: his L6 as a Horseman, Freezes Over.
  • Curse Cut Short: His Horseman alt utilizes this in the names of the moves which, ironically enough, all utilize various expressions with Hell in them.
  • Evil Costume Switch: As Death
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: As Horseman of Death.
  • Foil: To Sunfire in both personality and powers.
  • Fun Personified: As Iceman.
  • The Grim Reaper: he didn't adopt the Death moniker for nothing; his passive allows him to get more powerful with each defeated foe, and a new set of abilities are tailored to curb the usefulness of resurrection-based heroes.
  • An Ice Person
  • Monochromatic Eyes: As Death.
  • Percent Damage Attack: Doom debuff reduces 70% of the current health of the target after being removed by duration or removal effects.
  • Pungeon Master: His entire skillset pokes fun on Mr. Freeze's pun-tastic one-liners.
  • Shonen Hair: sports a spiky mane, but disappears when he's a Horseman.
  • Spikes of Villainy + Shoulders of Doom: as the Horseman of Death.
  • Underwear of Power: Besides his entire body being covered with organic ice, Iceman wears nothing but a speedo and some boots.

Jessica Jones

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"I heard from my husband about you, Agent. Remind me to introduce you to Danielle sometime. I'm always looking for potential babysitters."

The same accident that left Jessica Jones in a coma and killed her parents was also responsible for giving her amazing strength. Shortly after deciding to become a hero, she became a victim of the Purple Man's mind control. Jessica eventually broke free from his control, but remained traumatized by the long term experience. With her hero days behind her, Jessica opened Alias Investigations and became a private detective, working with locals like Matt Murdock, Luke Cage and Heroes for Hire. Jessica and Luke eventually turned a fling into a thing, and ended up married with a daughter. Jessica has recently been kept busy helping Luke lead various teams like the Mighty Avengers.

Juggernaut

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"Here's how this works: you point, I crush. Make sure nothin' you give a &$%# about is in the way."

While exploring an ancient temple, Cain Marko came upon the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak. Upon touching it, he was infused with the power of a god, becoming an unstoppable human Juggernaut. He repeatedly sought revenge against his step-brother Charles Xavier and the X-Men, though lately he has straddled the line between hero and villain. Ultimately, Juggernaut serves nobody but Juggernaut.

Molly Hayes

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"The Heli-Carrier is Heli-cool! Can it go into space? I bet you'd run into all sorts of aliens in space. My friend Karolina says that you'd be surprised at how many aliens visit Earth these days. I heard that Thor was an alien, but if he's an alien, where's his spaceship? All Thor has is a hammer and a really cute hat with feathers on it. Maybe that's how he got to Earth, by flying with his cool hat? Are we gonna meet Thor?"

Molly Hayes is the youngest member of the Runaways, a group of young heroes who ran away from home because their parents were super-villains with apocalyptic plans. When Molly's abilities of super strength and endurance began to manifest, she saw it as the perfect opportunity to wear a cool costume and become a vigilante super-hero with her friends. However, the constant threat of being broken up by powered villains and heroes alike have caused Molly and the Runaways to stay on the run.

  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Temper Tantrum restores stamina, give her infinite attacks until recharge.
  • Blowing a Raspberry: Believe it or not, one of her attacks is this. She also does this when she backs away after using an attack.
  • Broken Pedestal: In the comics, she used to be a big fan of Wolverine (to the point that she wanted to marry him), until they finally met and her impression of him... wasn't favorable. Reflected in their team-up bonus "Wolverine is a jerk".
  • Car Fu: One of her attacks involves picking up a van and dropping it on the enemies. Funny in most cases; absolutely priceless in her Heroic Battle against the Punisher when it's her answer to his Battle Van attack.
  • Civvie Spandex: Her "cool" costume consists of an orange skull cap, a pink jacket with a green shirt underneath and a pair of jeans.
  • Cute Bruiser: Very cute. Very capable of trouncing entire teams once she gets rolling.
  • Damsel out of Distress: In SpecOps 25, she's cornered by Sebastian Shaw, much to Agent Coulson's distress, but the other Runaways insist she can handle it. Even so, they run to her side to help her punch her way out.
  • Everyone's Baby Sister: For the Runaways, as indicated by her special team-up bonuses with Karolina, Nico, and Chase (Sisterly Relationship, Den Mother, and Brotherly Relationship, respectively). Oddly not with Victor; their team-up bonus, Superfan, makes no reference to this trope.
    • Also in SpecOps 25 when she's trapped in the Hellfire Club by Sebastian Shaw and his goons, everyone is worried about her. See Damsel out of Distress above.
  • Flavor Text: All her attacks have one:
  • Genki Girl: She is really excited about joining the Avengers, and even more so at the prospect of meeting Thor.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She starts off the match stomping the ground in a fit of rage. She also depends on this (after using "Raspberry") to get infinite actions.
  • Implacable Teenage Girl: Like Juggernaut, she's immune to most forms of Stun and Incapacitation (except for the self-inflicted kind).
  • Kid Hero
  • Motor Mouth: Just read her recruitment dialog! She also has a personal tooltip for every attack she does.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Her second E-Iso, aptly named "Caffeinated," gives Molly the chance of staying awake after performing a Temper Tantrum.
  • Nice Hat: Is known for this in the comics, at least, but she wears a cute little orange skull cap here. She also really admires Thor's helmet, if her recruitment dialog is anything to go by. Also, the three armory items introduced in PVP Season 20 are three of her hats.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's the smallest character so far (justified due to her young age), yet she hits pretty damn hard with that wind-up punch, especially if your opponent has a Combo Setup tacked onto them first. Taken Up to Eleven when she grabs a van and clobbers everybody with it with her "Let's Play Catch!"
  • Power-Strain Blackout\Sleepy Head: Temper Tantrum causes her stamina to skyrocket and gives her infinite actions until it runs out, but then she'll take a nap on your next turn (unless you get her some caffeine).
  • Practical Taunt: She gains Taunt the Meanies, which makes her blow a raspberry at the enemies, making them focus their single-target attacks on her, then she counters them in return.
  • Sweet Tooth: One of her E-Isos gives her a chance to scarf some leftover candy before her turn.
  • Super Strength: As if effortlessly throwing a van or causing tremors merely by stomping wasn't enough of a clue.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Any Bruisers you pair her with get a stack of Enraged simply from having to work with her. Works in their favor, though.
    • Also mentioned in two team-up bonuses if you team her up with either Wolverine (see Broken Pedestal above) or the Punisher (in the comics he got badly beaten up by her when he attacked the Runaways. Their team-up bonus is even called "The Punisher gets punished").
  • Token Mini-Moe: She's the first preteen to join the Avengers, and her mannerisms (down to blowing raspberries as taunts) invoke this.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Due to her being a small child, enemies tend to do this with her. Needless to say, they don't do it twice.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: If her Drop Kick action and personal tool tip is of any indication.

Sandman

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"You ain't gonna regret this, Agent. I know a lotta people wouldn't believe I'd go clean. You did. So, uh, y'know...thanks. Alright, enough of that crap. Let's get with heroing already."

William Baker used to be a small-time crook. After escaping from prison, he fled to an irradiated beach near a nuclear testing facility. The radioactive sand fused with his body, allowing him to change shape, scatter and reform himself, and withstand almost any attack. Originally a prime member of Spider-Man’s gallery of rogues, the Sandman has recently attempted to overcome his inglorious past and become a hero.

  • Anti-Hero: He has recently become this.
  • The Brute: He was, as She Hulk put it, the Maggia's favorite dumb muscle before his heel face turn.
  • Charged Attack: gathering "Grit" increases the power of Sandman's Hammering Blow and Sand Spikes.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: lampshaded when he mentions that he could have used his power to help people (not in the sense of superheroics, that is).
  • Dishing Out Dirt
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Of the Dishing Out Dirt variety.
  • Foreshadowing: not that many people are surprised, but Sandman's eventual turn for redemption was hinted at in 2.3.6.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He wants to be on the straight and narrow from now on.
  • Morality Pet: a Teamup bonus lists his usual sparring partners Spider-Man and the Thing note  as the ones who helped him turn over a new leaf.
  • Opt Out: During the power struggle between the Maggia and HYDRA, Flint, usually associated with the former, decided to sit this one out. This eventually leads to his turn to redemption.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He's vulnerable to both Fire and Water based attacks.
    • In-universe, he wasn't very proud about having been defeated by a vacuum cleaner.

She-Hulk

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"There's nothing I'd rather do than fight this battle, Agent. Glad you asked."

Crusading lawyer Jennifer Walters was Bruce Banner's cousin, and needed an emergency transfusion of his blood after being shot. Along with Banner's blood, Jennifer received his ability to transform into a green-skinned juggernaut, and the She-Hulk was born.

Spider-Girl

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"Oh, hey there, Agent. Sorry, I was just thinking about my world, my friends...my family. You know, my father once told me there's no way to get a good story, to do a good job, without embedding yourself in the dirt. It's definitely a mess out there, so...for better or worse... I'm your girl. "

Anya Corazón, alias Spider-Girl, originates from the same universe as the "Superior" Spider-Man. Anya was born in Mexico, but came with her father to the United States soon after her mother died. She grew up in Brooklyn and developed an interest in gymnastics, until one day, she saw a man being assaulted by a group of strange individuals. Anya jumped in to save the man's life but was fatally wounded. The man, Miguel, turned out to be a part of a secret group called the Spider Society. He was also a sorcerer, and he transferred some of his powers into Anya in order to save her life, gifting her with incredible powers that manifested through a spider-shaped tattoo. Assisting the Spider Society for a time, Anya eventually returned her gifted powers, but she managed to maintain her incredible strength and agility. After a fight with the Kravinoff family, the former Spider-Woman, Julia Carpenter, was impressed with Anya and how she handled the situation and decided to pass her old black costume to Anya who took on the mantle of Spider-Girl.

Spider-Gwen

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"Hi, Agent. It's great to be part of your band. This is a crazy gig though, huh? I've been told we're gonna save the universe. I just hope we survive the show so we can play an encore"

Gwendolyne Stacy comes from a universe where she was bitten by a radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker. Like Spider-Man, Gwen initially used her powers for financial gain by becoming a professional drummer while maintaining a secret identity as “Spider-Woman” and drumming off to the side in her friends’ band, “The Mary Janes.” The Peter Parker of this Earth was bullied quite often, and Gwen often came to his defense, causing Peter to develop an inferiority complex. After Gwen revealed to him that she was Spider-Woman, Peter desired to be special like Gwen and created a serum which turned him into that universe's version of the Lizard. The serum causes Peter to go mad, and Gwen is forced to fight her friend. Due to the serum, Peter dies in the middle of the battle, and Spider-Woman is falsely accused of his murder and is on the run from the authorities. Soon after, Gwen is pulled into the fight against the Inheritors, which spans across the entire Spider-Verse.


Thing

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"Hey, I been waitin' to get invited to this dance. It's clobberin' time!"

Reed Richards needed someone to pilot his experimental spaceship, and he asked his college roommate, Ben Grimm. The Yancy Street tough-guy turned jet pilot agreed, and when the ship was struck by as cosmic ray burst, Grimm became the stone-skinned orange Thing, and one of the Fantastic Four.

  • Catchphrase: and it's the name of his L1, too.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The most sarcastic and down-to-earth (pun intended) member of the Fantastic Four by far.
  • Ground Pound: "Fault Line".
  • Rock Monster: At least, he appears to look like one.
  • Stone Wall: It's even the name of his Level 2 ability.
  • Super Toughness: His body is made of "interlocking stones" which resist many status effects and critical hits. Moreover, in his Future Foundation costume, his defense goes up whenever he gets hit.
  • Taking the Bullet: Has the ability to block enemy attacks, then immediately gaining stamina and an extra turn after. As an added bonus, his version is even called "Stone Wall".
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: In his Classic costume, but averted for his Future Foundation costume where he wears a wifebeater.

Thor

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"My task is to protect Midgard and its people. I look forward to fighting with you, Agent."

Exiled to Midgard by his father Odin, the Norse god of thunder, Thor walks among humanity to learn humility. It's not an easy lesson for him, especially not when he's practically invincible and armed with the divine hammer Mjölnir. A founding member of the Avengers, he fights a constant battle with his trickster half-brother Loki.

  • Badass Cape: He wears a flowing mantle of heroic red in all of his costumes.
  • Berserk Button: Do not ever impersonate him or so help you.
  • Cain and Abel: He's the Abel to Loki's Cain.
  • Charged Attack: Can acquire the "Might of Mjölnir" to increase the damage of his attacks. His Modern Armor alternate outfit also starts Thor off with two "Might of Mjölnir" stacks right off the bat. His Mighty Thor costume allows up to three stacks of "Might of Mjölnir".
  • The Comically Serious: A trait he shares with fellow Asgardians Valkyrie and Sif.
  • Cool Helmet: Classic Thor and Modern Armor Thor have a winged helmet.
  • Divine Parentage: The son of Odin.
  • Drop the Hammer: Mjölnir.
  • Elemental Powers: Of the Shock and Awe variety.
  • Mercury's Wings
  • Put on a Bus: Before Spec Ops 24 begins, both he and Odin get a disagreement on whether he should help Midgard. This holds him up and makes his character unavailable for the entire Spec Ops.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Thor might be young for a god, but that still makes him much older than most humans.
  • Shock and Awe: His Summon Thunder attack which catastrophic and hits all enemies. His Dynamic Empowered ISO-8 adds Thunder God which inflicts Static Charge to all enemies when using Inspire Bravery, while turning Hammer Throw and Empowered Strike into electricity-type attacks.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: in his "Mighty" alt.
  • Super Empowering: His Inspiring Bravery action gives all allies Strengthed increasing their attack.
  • Super Hero Gods

Thundra

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"Come, Agent! Let us declare our allegiance in the sight of our enemies. Let us see them cower before the might of Thundra!"

Thundra is one of the strongest women in the world, and the greatest warrior of her own world: an advanced female-dominated reality. She first came to our universe to challenge the strongest male, in order to prevent her reality from being erased. Though her prime allegiance is to her planet, she has been a steadfast ally of the Fantastic Four, as well as a founding member of the New Lady Liberators.

  • Amazonian Beauty: One of the more noticeably muscular female characters.
  • Bare Your Midriff: and has nice abs, too!
  • Chain Pain: She uses her chain in a variety of manners, be it for flaying, to wrap around her limbs for added impact or as a lasso.
  • Determinator: Facing an annoying character who is shielded or protecting their teammates? Thundra's 'Wallbreaker' passive allows her to deal an extra attack against them.
  • Dimensional Traveler: She came from an alternate reality to try and save her own world.
  • Does Not Like Men: Openly shows her disdain towards what she perceives as sexist or belittling comments from males.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Large Ham: Given her declaration to the Agent when recruited...
  • Power-Up: Aside from the standard Bruiser package, Thundra has a chance to get random buffs when using her Rolling Thunder ability.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Notably taller than other female (and even some male!) characters.
  • Super Toughness: Her Bastion passive gives chance to take reduced damage and resist crits from attacks, blunting Blasters' advantage over her.

Valkyrie

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"Though it has always been my duty to carry the dead, it has never been my pleasure. Agent, I pledge to help you defend this realm."

The Asgardian Brunnhilde confronted Odin All-Father rather than leave the body of her fallen friend. So impressed was Odin at her courage and strength that he made her the Valkyrie, guide of the honored dead to Valhalla. Armed with Dragonfang, her indestructible sword, and riding her winged steed Aragorn, she is one of the greatest warriors of Asgard, and a champion of Earth.

Volstagg

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"Rejoice, Agent, for Volstagg has seen fit to join thy party! Show me thy enemies and thy buffet, and forthwith I shall dispatch both with equal vigor!"

Known throughout Asgard for his great deeds (and even greater girth), Volstagg the Voluminous is the heart of The Warriors Three. Though boastful and reckless, Volstagg is tremendously loyal to his companions Hogun and Fandral, and he is fearless in face of his enemies. At least when others are watching.

  • An Axe to Grind
  • Badass Beard
  • Big Eater: No one can match his appetite.
  • Big Fun: known as the "Life of the Party" in Asgard, and also famous for that spare tire over his belt.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Booze-Based Buff/Bottled Heroic Resolve: His Elixir of Recovery action restores both his health and stamina and removes any debuffs on him. It also grants all allies Cast Iron Stomach which reduces the damage to taken from damage over time effects. Raise A Glass will make any Warriors Three to drink and gain their respective effects.
  • Chekhov's Gag: the Well Fed "passive" already existed long before Volstagg's release, but so far Volstagg is the only one who can benefit from it.
  • Counter Attack: If attacked while protecting, he consumes 1 Well Fed buff to counter attack.
  • Fun Personified: There is a reason he's called the Life of the Party.
  • Hammerspace: takes out two HUGE tankards when using his L6.
  • Stone Wall: demonstrated by having the chance to use Elixir of Recovery whenever he's attacked, not only restoring any lost HP, but removing most debuffs as well. These factors are enough to make battles against a party with Volstagg last longer.
  • Stout Strength
  • Super Hero Gods
  • Super Toughness: Like all Asgardians, he is immune to Burning, Chilled, Radiation, and Poison.
  • Taking the Bullet: Guard the Rear grants him Man in the middle buff that allows him to protect single-target attacks.
  • Throwing Your Axe Always Works: his L9, Axe-Arang.

Wonder Man

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"You've got a lot of talented people here, Agent. I'm not sure how much I can bring to the table...But if you want me, I'm in."

In a bid to destroy the Avengers from within, Baron Zemo performed ionic energy experiments on a man named Simon Williams. The experiments succeeded beyond Zemo's wildest dreams, transforming Simon into a being of superhuman strength and durability. Simon was welcomed into the Avengers as Wonder Man and became a spy for HYDRA. Later, he threw off HYDRA's control, saving the Avengers and truly becoming one of them. While his nigh-invulnerability has let him overcome physical challenges with ease, he continues to struggle with the ethics of using his tremendous gifts, endeavoring to pressure his humanity in the face of his own immortality.

  • Back from the Dead: Wonder Man has returned from presumed death several times in his comic book (and Avengers Alliance) backstory.
  • Badass in Distress: In Spec Ops 10, which introduced him, he spends the first act weakened from an explosion and the second in a coma. Fortunately by Act 3 he's recovered and ready to go.
  • Becoming the Mask: When he first joined the Avengers, he was meant to be spy for HYDRA but he later saves the Avengers, actually becoming one of them.
  • Cain and Abel: His brother is the Grim Reaper.
  • Determinator: The lower his health is, the higher his attack and defense.
  • Energy Being: His body is actually comprised of pure ionic energy.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Red colored.
  • Healing Factor: Activated with his 'Wonders Never Cease' ultimate, which restores some health and allows him to heal even further if he protects allies from attacks.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Beast. They even have a special teamup bonus, Rad Bromance.
  • Immune to Bullets: In fact, he's immune to all damage over time debuffs.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Had to be actively told not to try to single-handedly take on the swarm of bad guys invading his company while he was weakened by an explosion. His Ion Tamer passive will frequently make him throw himself into the path of enemy fire even when he's near death or in other cases where it would be wiser for someone else to take the hit, most especially if the attackers are Blasters.
  • Power-Up: Like Thundra, Simon can give himself random buffs by using his basic 'Ionic Punch' attack.
  • Taking the Bullet: Automatically protects allies against single-target attacks with his Ion Tamer passive.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?

X-23

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"...Logan said you could use some help. If he trusts you, so do I."

Laura Kinney is a female clone of Wolverine, conditioned to be the ultimate living weapon by a mysterious organization known as The Facility. She possesses adamantium claws in her hands and feet, and her mutant healing factor makes her extremely difficult to kill. Having escaped the abuse of her creators, X-23 has found a new home at the Avengers Academy, where she has begun to determine the course of her life.

  • Auto-Revive: Her rapid healing factor not only grants her a chance to survive fatal injuries, but she can also block other resurrection abilities with her Assassin's Strike and thus subvert this trope.
  • Bare Your Midriff: To match her typical depiction in comics.
  • The Berserker: When Trigger Scent activates on an opponent, she is forced to attack them instead of other enemies and has a high chance of doing a follow-up attack on all bleeding targets.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: during SpecOps 16, courtesy of Apocalypse.
  • Cute Bruiser: Small but tough, thanks to her regenerative abilities.
  • Coup de Grâce: As mentioned above, she can KO near-death targets and make sure they stay down.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Though given her upbringing its truly amazing how she hasn't become the next Sabretooth.
  • Evil Costume Switch: as the Horseman of War.
  • Flaming Sword: As a Horseman, her metal claws take on the appearance of being on fire.
  • Finishing Move: Assassin's Strike does so little damage that it is only a worthwhile move when using it will bring an opponent's health below 20% (since the Fatal Blow debuff immediately defeats regular enemies and greatly injures bosses with low health).
  • Healing Factor: Allows her to survive knockout blows, and reduces the effects of bleeding and poison.
  • Kick Chick: "Blades of Rage" and "Made for Walking" (devastating and scary attacks, both) involve her bladed toes.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: As War.
  • Opposite-Sex Clone: Of Wolverine.
  • So Proud of You: invoked, in that she sarcastically asks Wolverine if he's proud of what she's become, as War. Logan is not amused.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When she gains the Berserker Rage buff, she gains a high chance to do a follow-up attack on all bleeding targets.
  • Wolverine Claws: Two on each hand and a third near her toes, for lethal kicks.

Scrappers

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MAA_Scrappers_8463.pngScrappers deal an extra blow if attacking Infiltrators. Consists of heroes who balance powerful yet speedy beatdowns.

Characters: Angela (Marvel Comics), Avalanche, Blade, Chase Stein, Daredevil, Deadpool, Drax the Destroyer, Ghost Rider, Hellcat, Hogun, Iron Fist, Karnak, Ka-Zar, Kamala Khan, Knight America, Luke Cage, Magik, Mantis, Omega Sentinel, Quicksilver, Sabretooth, Shatterstar, Sif, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Woman, Spitfire, Squirrel Girl, Union Jack, Wolverine.

    Scrappers 

Angela

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"The Lord of Stars has informed me that you are capable in the art of the hunt, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Do not disappoint me."

A long time ago, Asgard was at war with the Tenth Realm, Heven. In an attempt to blackmail Odin to surrender, the Queen of the Angels kidnapped Aldrif, Odin's first-born and heir to Asgard. Odin refused and witnessed the death of his infant daughter. Enraged, the All-Father banished all the Angels and sealed off Heven from the other Nine Realms. Unbeknownst to Odin and the Queen of the Angels, Aldrif survived and was raised, in secret, as a Huntress of Heven known as Angela the Wingless One, but recent events have revealed Angela's true parentage. Now shunned by the Angels and filled with an Angel's hate for Asgard, Angela seeks out a place for herself in the galaxy.

Avalanche

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"Anyone who crosses mutants, crosses me. That includes anyone in S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent. I may be working for you, but I ain't forgetting my people."

One of the longest-serving member of the Brotherhood of Mutants, Dominikos Petrakis can generate vibratory waves from his hands, causing in organic matter to be violently shaken apart.

Blade

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"You're officially a vampire hunter, Agent. Just make sure you keep a stake under your pillow."

Eric Brooks was born an orphan. His mother was murdered during child birth, fed upon by a vampire. This act made Eric into a Dhampir, half-man and half-vampire. Gifted with all of a vampire's gifts and none of their weaknesses except for their thirst for blood, Eric swore to avenge his mother's death and became Blade. Trained as a vampire hunter, Blade hunts the undead lords of the night and seeks to kill the Lord of the Vampires, putting them all to rest.

Chase Stein

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"Oh man! Being asked to join S.H.I.E.L.D. is even better than joining the FBI. You get cooler gadgets than just the standard issue pistol. Real Double-Oh-Seven stuff. And Nico's told me about how you've been stickin' your neck out for us. So from now on, Agent, me and Old Lace got your back!"

Chase Stein was an average high school student who was good at sports and even better at slacking off, much to the chagrin of his genius-level inventor parents. Chase and his friends ran away from home when they found out that their parents were part of a murderous super villain group known as The Pride. While investigating his parent’s workshop, Chase came across many of his parent’s inventions, including a pair of X-Ray Goggles and a set of weaponized Fistigons. A while later, Chase’s girlfriend, Gertrude Yorkes, died in his arms... twice, bestowing upon him her Empathic Link with Old Lace, a genetically engineered dinosaur from the 87th century. They fight crime!

  • Awesome by Analysis: His X-Ray Goggles apply Targeted on a single enemy, making attacks against them guaranteed to hit and crit.
  • Armed Legs: Old Lace has slashing claws on her feet, as befitting a deinonychus.
  • Book Dumb: Hard to tell if this is being played straight. He doesn't sound particularly intelligent, but he did use "synecdoche" correctly in his SpecOps (and then second-guessed himself).
  • Civvie Spandex
  • Combination Attack: Old Lace joins in on attacks against enemies with the Deinonychus Denouement debuff. Also Chase's L9 move has him launch himself into the air off Old Lace’s back. She then swipes at the enemies with her claws while Chase rains down a barrage of rockets from above.
  • Counter Attack: His "Talkback" passive gives him a chance to counter and disable opponent attacks (e.g. if an enemy uses a melee attack, he counters with Fistigons' Firestarter and applies Immobilized, which disables melee attacks for a turn).
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Aside from their telepathic bond, Chase and Old Lace just are an ordinary teenager and his dinosaur.
  • Everything Is Better With Dinosaurs: Old Lace.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: His goggles give Xray Vision of their target. When using them on female characters, he pauses to enjoy the view.
  • The Mole: During SpecOps 25, he and the rest of the Runaways act as this for SHIELD as they do some of Kingpin's dirty work while trying to find out the whereabouts of the Avengers.
  • Palette Swap: The Iso-Saur mooks were clearly practice models for Old Lace.
  • Power Fist: His weaponized Fistigons are capable of shooting flames, electric blasts and missiles.
  • Psychic Link: He shares a empathic link with Old Lace
  • Synchronization: As with Ka-Zar and Zabu, he and Old Lace share one health and energy bar, buffs and debuffs affect them both, and if Chase is knocked out, she is too.

Daredevil

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"My first responsibility is to the people in my neighborhood, Agent. But if you need me, I'll be there."

Blinded by radioactive material when he was young, Matt Murdock nevertheless went on to become a skillful lawyer. As Daredevil, he puts his superhumanly enhanced senses and incredible martial-arts skills to service protecting the people of Hell's Kitchen and New York City.

  • Alliterative Name: Both his real name and his codename.
  • Ambulance Chaser: Lawyer by day, vigilante by night. He actually isn't one, since he's a defense attorney, but it's the name of the Team-Up Bonus he shares with She-Hulk.
  • Arch-Enemy: Bullseye.
  • Badass Bookworm
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Dressed like the devil but he fights against evil and serves the innocent. Played straight with his Man Without Fear outfit, which comes straight from the Daredevil Netflix series
  • Dating Catwoman: His relationship with Elektra.
  • Disability Superpower: His radar sense allows him to hit targets which are concealed and counter when attacked. He is also immune to attacks that Blind sighted characters.
  • Handicapped Badass: He is completely blind.
  • McNinja: An American ninja who fights with kicks and a manrikigusari (a pair of billy clubs connected by a chain, which he can also use separately).
  • Sneak Attack: Radar Sense makes all of his attacks Stealthy for 3 rounds. His Man Without Fear costume instead folds all of Radar Sense's buffs into his passives, so all his attacks are always Stealthy.
  • Status-Buff Dispel: Billy Club applies Internal Bleeding and Pressure Points debuffs to a target. Snap Kick applies Hobbled and Fumbling to a target making their attacks not stealthy and provoke counter attacks if said target uses a single target attack.
  • Super Senses

Deadpool

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"What a bargain right? I mean way better than Wolverine! That guy's a waste of 90CP. Who needs claws when you have pouches?!"

Is this an interrogation? I bet you want me to tell you that I am a wise-cracking mercenary with a regenerative healing factor - basically a better version of Wolverine. Or you want me to say I have a keen sense of fashion and a gorgeous face. Well I'm not going to! This 'Merc With a Mouth' is keeping his mouth shut this time!

  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Who puts a rubber ducky and a bicycle horn on their BFG? I do!
  • BFG: I'm so happy to see Playdom gave me one, combining all of SHIELD's toys into what looks like those multicolored-spandex teams use.
  • Black Comedy: I keep forgetting my friends can't heal their wounds whenever they get mauled. Oh well, c'est la vie.
  • Combos: Nothing gon' happen with my later moves unless you use the earlier ones first, you dummy!
  • Cosmetic Award: If some guy, of either side, makes some cool move, I will gave him one "like". Hey, wait, what do you mean "cosmetic award"? Those "like" have an important purpose! Just like the ones in Facebook! (note to myself: give one "like" to my own comment)
  • Dual Wielding: Sword or gun, I'm just that skilled.
  • Healing Factor: I see green boxes everytime I get hit!
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: How dare you call me a double agent! For me, infatuation and friends always come first. My pal Bob from HYDRA says hello.
  • Hollywood Hacking: I can surf the web while waiting for my turn, hacking down enemies' stats at laughable levels!
  • Fun Personified: I know I'm funny from the first time you saw me. If not, I'll let my guns talk to you.
  • Guns Akimbo: 'cause holding two guns makes you super cool, which I am.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Just swinging these sharp and pointy things makes me see dead people.
  • I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: There's no way that I'm going to tell you how awesome I am!
  • L33t L1ng0: Being OP or Imba? Me and 31337 tropers like this!
  • Medium Awareness: Did you win me or buy me? Just wondering.
  • More Dakka: Bang! Bang! Bang!
  • Nerf: I enjoy throwing a toy bat around to intimidate my opponents! I still have to complain why the bat also hits me out of nowhere.
  • '90s Anti-Hero: You might hate that Rob Liefeld guy, but I love him because he gave me lots of pouches!
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: There are no crowbars around, so why not smash 'em with my own lifebar?
  • Random Effect Spell: Cuz the Internet is random! So am I!
  • Status-Buff Dispel: Nuh-uh! No green boxes for you!
  • Unpredictable Results: I could randomly debuff my enemies to death...or I could nerf myself for the lulz.
  • Throw-Away Guns: My empty guns are still useful for one last whack on my enemies!
  • Troll: Still waiting for the devs to make me even better at what Wolverine does and rename the game "Marvel Deadpool's Alliance".

Drax the Destroyer

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"...You find Thanos, I get first cut. Otherwise, your call. The rest is just waiting."

Arthur Douglas witnessed Thanos' first visit to Earth, and for that, he paid with his life. Yet his story did not end there; the enemies of Thanos created a tremendously powerful body to counter him, instilling Arthur's soul within it. Thus, Drax the Destroyer was born. Though well-known as a Guardian of the Galaxy, his true allegiance is to one purpose alone: to kill Thanos.

Ghost Rider

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"Mephisto doesn't own me any more. You helped remind him of that. Looks like you and me'll be riding together awhile."

To save his adopted father, Johnny Blaze made a pact with the demon Mephisto. In return, the motorcycle stuntman would become Mephisto's emissary, the Spirit of Vengeance: the Ghost Rider. With his living chains, hellfire, and supernatural strength, Ghost Rider is the bane of all who cause others pain.

  • Auto-Revive: Once per turn, he can survive a fatal blow.
  • Badass Biker: Appears in this game riding his signature hellfire motorbike, which he uses to inflict various debuffs on his opponents.
  • Catchphrase: "Let's ride."
  • Chain Pain: One of his weapons is a Variable-Length Chain.
  • Charged Attack: Can gather stacks of "Sin" from enemies using his "Burn Out" ultimate to boost his damage with "Vengeance" buffs, or remove all stacks of "Sin" from an opponent with "Penance Stare".
  • Cool Bike: He rides his flame-wheeled Hellcycle into battle.
  • Damage-Increasing Debuff: Each stack of the "Sin" debuff, which he can place on enemies with either his "Damnation Chains" basic attack or "Eye of Judgment" passive, reduces an opponent's defence by 10%.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Black leather. Flaming skull for a head. Fights with the power of Hell. Good guy.
  • Deadly Gaze: "Penance Stare" allows him to look at his opponent's eyes and allows them to feel the pain they have inflicted.
  • Deal with the Devil: Ghost Rider is empowered through a demonic pact "Infernal Contract".
  • Flaming Hair: Bordering on Wreathed in Flames.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather
  • Hellfire: Most of his attacks deal damage of this sort.
  • Status-Buff Dispel: Using Soulfire debuffs from Damnation Chains and Highway to Hell.

Hellcat

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"Alright, Agent. I'm on the clock and ready to roll. Just point me in the direction of someone who needs their butt-kicked!"

Exploited childhood star, Patsy Walker, was inspired to become a Super Hero from a young age. She befriended both Beast and Moondragon who helped train Patsy in various martial arts and developed her latent psionic abilities. After which, she donned Tigra's old costume, and became known as Hellcat. While a member of the Defenders, she met Daimon Hellstrom. The two of them fell in love and were married until Patsy was killed by one of Daimon's adversaries, Deathurge. Her soul was trapped in Mephisto's realm, but she was saved and brought back to life by Hellstrom and Hawkeye's team of Thunderbolts. Patsy and Daimon separated soon afterwards, and Patsy traveled the world helping other heroes, eventually settling to work with her friend, She-Hulk, as a private investigator.

Hogun

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"...Agent. My mace shall strike where you bid."

Hogun the Grim finds little to smile about. With his homeland destroyed and his people slain, he wandered the Nine Realms until he eventually came to reside in Asgard. There he found lifelong friends in the form of Volstagg the Voluminous and Fandral the Dashing. Together they form the Warriors Three, Asgard's most steadfast defenders and close allies of Thor.

  • Black Viking: Well, Asian Viking.
  • Badass Beard
  • Badass Cape: Made of fur.
  • Booze-Based Buff: Presumably his third move considering it has a buff called Raise Your Glass.
  • Bottled Heroic Resolve: His third move heals him and grants him various buffs from the other Warriors Three.
  • Carry a Big Stick
  • Counter Attack: The basis of his entire moveset. He sets up and exploits counter/follow up attacks. His Way of the Warrior passive grants him a chance to attack when ally attacks or is attacked. This becomes guaranteed if said ally is part of the Warriors Three.
  • Deadpan Snarker: For all his economy with words, he does get a snide remark in here and there.
  • The Eeyore: They don't call him Hogun the Grim for nothing. He even shares a team-up bonus, "Debbie Downers," with other heroes who tend to be serious, deliver bad news, or otherwise darken the mood.
  • The Quiet One: He is a man of few words.
  • The Stoic
    • Not So Stoic: He went berserk when Volstagg accidentally let slip that Fandral once shaved Hogun's beard.
  • Super Hero Gods
  • Super Toughness: Like all other Asgardians, he's immune to Radiation, Burning, Chilled and Poison.

Iron Fist

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"You are doing excellent work, Agent. I'm proud to be part of it."

Orphaned as a boy, Danny Rand was granted the powers of the Iron Fist as he achieved adulthood. Often partnering with Luke Cage, he is a master of K'un-Lun martial arts and can focus the superhuman energy of the Iron Fist to fight, protect, or heal.

  • Animal Motif: The dragon.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: His super-powered attacks, healing and self-buffing all come from decades of martial arts training.
  • Combat Medic: He can use his chi to heal either one or all allies, as well as remove or prevent debuffs.
  • Coup de Grâce: With Hidden Potential, ''K'un L'un Combo' becomes 'Five Fingers of Death', one of the highest-damage attacks that possesses the Fatal Blow debuff.
  • Ki Attacks: All of Danny's attacks and buffs are made possible by his chi control.
  • Power-Up: Danny's 'Heart of Shou-Lao' ultimate grants him a massive stat boost, and can even boost his other attacks (see below).
  • Stance System: Using 'Heart of Shou-Lao' with Danny's Heroic Age alt unlocks upgraded moves for the next turn.
  • Super Mode: Using 'Heart of Shou-Lao' when Iron Fist has his Heroic Age alt massively upgrades his other attacks for the next turn (for example, 'Healing Chi' becomes 'Praying Lotus', healing all alies instead of just one and preventing instead of simply removing debuffs).
  • Supernatural Martial Arts: By focusing his chi, Danny can pack a big punch with his Iron Fist.
  • Supernatural Sensitivity: There are hints he has some of this, as when Nick Fury sent him out to see if he could detect members of the Circle of Eight.

Karnak

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"Mine is the power to understand weakness, Agent. You are a weakness. You are the keystone. Everything will fall apart without your support. I offer my assistance, so that all we hope to achieve comes to fruition."

After Karnak's older brother, Triton, was changed by the Terrigen Mists with undesired results, his parents begged to have Karnak avoid a similar transformation. Their request was granted, and Karnak was sent to his father's Tower of Wisdom to physically and mentally train. Karnak's honed skills allow him to spot and exploit any weakness of an opponent or structure. Using these martial skills, Karnak now serves Black Bolt and the Inhuman royal family to this day.

Ka-Zar

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"Those that break the law of Ka-Zar must pay the price! They will face our wrath together, Man of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Lord Robert Plunder, with his eldest son, Kevin Plunder, fled to the Savage Land to escape those seeking to exploit its rare deposits of Vibranium. After Lord Plunder was killed by the native Maa-Gor tribe, the same fate seemed to be in store for Kevin until he was rescued by Zabu, the last of a species of saber-toothed tiger. The two formed an empathic bond and became legendary to the denizens of the Savage Land. Kevin was given the name of Ka-Zar, which means "son of the tiger," and has allied with many heroes that have found themselves lost in the Savage Land.

Kamala Khan

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"Soooooooooooooooo... I don't know who you are exactly, but Captain Marvel said I should just follow you around if that's okay?"

Kamala Khan is a fangirl through and through. She idolizes every superhero, especially the former Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers. One night, she snuck out of her house to go to a party. While returning home, a strange mist enveloped and formed a cocoon around her. She emerged from the cocoon and soon discovered that she had gained incredible powers. Kamala decided that with those powers came a great opportunity to become a new Super Hero. Taking her idol's name for herself, Kamala selflessly seeks to save those in need for no other reason than that it is the right thing to do.

Knight America

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"Ah, hello! You don't look villainous, far from it. I am Knight America, a patriot of the realm. The flow of reality is convoluted. Our fates are intertwined, as it seems. Let us be true brothers in arms! I would relish the chance to assist you in the future. Hah Hah Hah!"

The Second Dark Age arose from the fires of the Atomic Age and the aftermath of the Second World War. What once was the danger of "mutual assured destruction" became the unraveling of the Second Industrial Revolution. With the world's nations broken and technology lost, darkness not only covered the world, but also consumed the hearts of many who remained. Those with evil intent began to build their own kingdoms by corrupting the willing and enslaving the weak. All hope seemed lost for centuries until The Sentinel of Liberty, Knight America, fought back against these tyrant kings. Following the traditions of a bygone era, Knight America would gather anyone, willing to listen, around the bonfires to hear the ancient oral tales of loyalty, selflessness and the magnification of moral fiber. Armed with only his shield and sword, and the full plate mail which he adorned, Knight America set out to encourage and rally the people to work together and push back against the darkness to bring about a new age of hope and hearth fire for all people.

Luke Cage

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"I spent my life sweeping trash off the streets of this city. Iso-8 just means we got a different kind of trash. Let's get to it."

Wrongfully imprisoned, Carl Lucas agreed to be an experimental subject in exchange for an early parole. The experiment went haywire, but Lucas emerged from it as Luke Cage, with superhuman strength and density, skin that can deflect a bullet and peerless street-fighting abilities.

  • Bald of Awesome
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Picking up a Hammer of the Worthy turns him into Nul, Breaker of Worlds.
  • Charged Attack: His Level 2 attack, Face Punch, consumes all stacks of Knuckle Up to do extra damage.
  • Civvie Spandex: His default outfit is a yellow t-shirt and dark pants while sporting dark shades.
  • Cool Shades: Sports a downplayed version of these.
  • Counter Attack: While Bodyguard is active, he preemptively counters enemies with Combo setup before they attack.
  • Drop the Hammer: In his Nul alt uniform. Unlike She-Hulk/Skirn, he does use the hammer for at least one attack.
  • Ground Punch: His Level 9 attack, ironically called Ground Pound instead which causes Collapsing infrastructure based on the number of Knuckle Up stacks on him.
  • Super Strength
  • Super Toughness: His Unbreakable Skin makes him immune to bleeding and have a very high crit restistance. He also gains Knuckle Up each time he's attack(maximum of 5) which reduces the damage he takes.
  • Taking the Bullet: Has the ability to block enemy attacks via L6 move Bodyguard.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Nul, Breaker of Worlds.

Magik

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"I'll go to hell and back for you, Agent. It's easy."

Abducted into the demonic realm of the Limbo as a child, Illyana Rasputin eventually came to rule it through her mutant powers of teleportation and her gift for sorcery. Though she has friends in the X-Men, especially her brother Colossus, she will always carry a piece of hell with her.

Mantis

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"Excuse me, you must be the Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Peter was telling me about. ...So that's your future? Very interesting. This one would be honored to assist you."

Mantis was raised by a secret sect of Kree living on Earth called the Priests of Pama. They trained her in the martial arts and unlocked her psychic potential, believing that she would one day fulfill a prophecy as the Celestial Madonna, the mother to the perfect being. Erasing her memories, they allowed her to return to the outside world to gain real life experience. She joined the Avengers but eventually left Earth to complete the prophecy. Mantis gave birth to a son and allowed him to be raised by the Priests of Pama while she explored the cosmos. She was imprisoned by the true Kree where she met Star-Lord, and together, they set the groundwork for building the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Omega Sentinel

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"I remember now. I remember being with my family, being...human. I'll never get back what they took from me, Agent, but perhaps now I can find a new path. Thank you."

Formerly a detective in the Indian National Police, Karima Shapandar was abducted and implanted with Sentinel technology and weapons, turning her into an anti-mutant sleeper agent. Known as the Omega Sentinel, she fought the Avengers until her human mind was restored to her by Tony Stark. She now fights on the side of the Avengers, hoping to reclaim ownership of her destiny.

  • The Atoner: Seeks to seize her destiny, despite the horrific transformation she underwent.
  • Combat Medic: With the use of nanobots.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Discussed in early encounters with her, but ultimately averted when S.H.I.E.L.D. rescues her.
  • Cyborg
  • Flechette Storm: "Penetrator Darts" strikes all enemies and causes Biofeedback (poison) damage.
  • Flying Firepower
  • Heel–Face Turn: Introduced as a villain after her personality was overwritten by her programming, but Stark managed to salvage her humanity.
  • Hologram: Invoked when Karima uses "Hologram Array" and makes the team more likely to dodge attacks.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Darts, plasma blades, hologram projections and healing nanobots, all contained within her metallic frame.
  • Laser Blade: Her Scrapper "Plasma Knife" attack.
  • Loss of Identity: She forgot who she was as part of her Sentinel programming.
  • Nanomachines: The basis of her defensive powers.
  • Neuro-Vault: She discovered the Prime Sentinel program, only to realize she was a Manchurian Agent whose anti-mutant programming would kick in if she ever found out about it. Fortunately, her real memories were also stored and she was able to access them once S.H.I.E.L.D. recovered her.
  • Robot Girl
  • Slave Mook: As a villain.
  • Stance System: Starts off as a Scrapper (primarily offensive), but can switch to a Bruiser (primarily defensive), and later Tactician (mixed). Each protocol grants her new abilities with the classes.
  • Theme Naming: Her protocols are named after the three children of Hyperion.

Phyla-Vell

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"So you're the Honorary Guardian everyone is talking about. Well, there is nothing 'Honorary' about it, Agent.
As far as I'm concerned, you are a Guardian of the Galaxy, now and forever. Now let's go save the galaxy!"

The genetic offspring of the original Captain Marvel and Elysius, Phyla-Vell is the byproduct of using Titan cloning technology to create her genetic twin brother, Genis-Vell. Trained on Titan, Phyla quickly took up the mantle of Captain Marvel after her brother was driven mad by his own cosmic awareness. Phyla sparked a romance with Moondragon, and the two eloped, exploring the galaxy together. For a time, Phyla-Vell became the new Quasar and joined the Guardians of the Galaxy alongside Moondragon. However, when Moondragon was killed by Ultron, Phyla became the Avatar of Oblivion to bring her back to life. As Martyr, she fights alongside her fellow Guardians of the Galaxy but with a dark purpose yet to be revealed...

Quicksilver

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"If my father is collecting Iso-8, we need to collect it faster. Fortunately, "faster" is my specialty."

Pietro Maximoff grew up an orphan with his twin sister, Scarlet Witch. Her wildly unpredictable powers have led Pietro to protect her throughout his life, with the help of his mutant ability of supersonic speed. At times as arrogant and manipulative as his father Magneto, Quicksilver has been both hero and villain, but has always tried to act in the best interests of his family.

  • Big Ball of Violence: The icon for the "Vortex Lariat" attack.
  • Counter Attack: Will counter all opponents with "Tag Team" if attacked while possessing stacks of Quickness.
  • Charged Attack: The damage of his "One Mile Punch" attack is amplified depending on the number of Quickness stacks he has at the moment.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Most of his individual blows are weak on their own, but they quickly add up
  • Fragile Speedster: His native stats give him high Evasion but low Defense.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Easily annoyed and impatient, and has especially brusque exchanges with Fury and Stark, but he does show genuine concern for his sister and is absolutely on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s side when it comes to the Pulse.
  • Rapidfire Fisticuffs: His "Blinding Punches" technique.
  • Speed Blitz: His signature style is to deliver many attacks very quickly. He also has a high chance to start off a round, and can take 2 turns every round.
  • Spin Attack: "Vortex Lariat" sees him spinning about the battleground, potentially stunning opponents.
  • Super Speed
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Often expresses disdain at being dispatched to tasks he believes are beneath him.

Sabretooth

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"Thanks for letting me out of that cell, Agent. Glad to be on the team. Oh, by the way...If I ever get this bomb out of my head, I'm going to kill ya."

Though Victor Creed's mutant healing factor and claws may resemble those of Wolverine, the comparison ends there. Sabretooth is feral, bloodthirsty, and utterly without humanity. These qualities served him well in the Weapon X program, where he and Wolverine forged their mutual hatred. Sabretooth now works for S.H.I.E.L.D., though not by choice; the bomb in his head, implanted by an unknown organization, is the only thing keeping him from killing everyone around him.

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing
  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: Along with a bomb being implanted in his head, he's also been embedded with Adamantium, making his attacks ignore defense.
  • Arch-Enemy: to Wolverine
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: With his "Frenzy" move he can take multiple turns with follow-up attacks.
  • Blood Knight: He enjoys killing quite much.
  • Charged Attack: gains Blood Rage for every stack of Bleeding on the target/s that he attacks. The stack of Blood Rage in turn will raise his attack, as well as increase the damage output of Brutal Slash.
  • Contractual Boss Immunity: to poison, via his healing factor.
  • Damage-Increasing Debuff: Claws Stripe applies Pain which increased damage by 8% for each stack.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He claims he killed his brother over a slice of pie.
  • Duel Boss: Wolverine goes solo against him in the Heroic Battle for 2.1.2, although the difficulty is amped up by Sabretooth being fought in three waves.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Wolverine.
  • Healing Factor
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Since this bad boy is a renowned villain with tremendous Blood Knight tendencies, him working with S.H.I.E.L.D. is an absolute given. Time will tell if he manages to betray S.H.I.E.L.D.........
  • Token Evil Teammate: The only reason he's joined S.H.I.E.L.D. because he has bomb planted in his head that forces him to do this. He even states if weren't for the bomb, he would be smearing the Agent all over the walls.
  • Unexpected Character: because of his reputation, he's the last villain you'll ever expect to be available for Lockbox recruitment.
  • Why Am I Ticking?: the in-universe explanation for his current alliance with S.H.I.E.L.D.

Shatterstar

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"I've heard you have a problem with your enemies and Iso-8, Agent. You'll be happy to know I'm carrying the solution right here."

A refugee from an alien dimension, Shatterstar was genetically engineered to excel at gladiatorial battles for the entertainment of his creators. He broke free of his slavery and escaped to this universe, where he became a member of X-Factor. His mastery of hand-to-hand combat is enhanced by his mutant ability to convert sonic waves into vibratory energy.

Sif

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"Asgard wishes it to be known that they support S.H.I.E.L.D.. I will represent the Rainbow Bridge and all the Aesir in this war."

The Asgardian warrior Sif is sister to Heimdall and close companion to Thor. She is a relentless warrior and has fought as Asgard's champion on numerous occasions. Sif is more closely tied to Midgard than any other Asgardian save Thor, and has come to love some humans. Her sword is able to cut through the barriers between dimensions.

Spider-Man 2099

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"Agent, it's an honor to meet you. I mean with all the things you've done in the past...What things? Wait, what year is it again? I should keep my shocking mouth shut sometimes. Just forget I said anything. Just happy to be aboard. "

In a future alternate reality, Miguel O'Hara worked for the Alchemax Corporation as a geneticist specializing in gene splicing. When an experiment to imprint new genetic codes went awry and resulted in the test subject's death, Miguel attempted to resign but was secretly drugged by Tyler Ston. the head of Alchemax. Now addicted to Rapture, Miguel would be forced to remain at Alchemax, since they were the sole manufacturer of the drug. Miguel decided to risk using the imprinting experimentation on himself in order to rid himself of the addiction instead of being Alchemax's puppet. However, an attempted sabotage during the experiment resulted in splicing Miguel's genetic codes with that of a spider, gaining abilities to the Spider-Man of the past. Repurposing an old costume for the Day of the Dead, Miguel became the Spider-Man of 2099, battling Alchemax and injustice in Nueva York.

Spider-Woman

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"S.H.I.E.L.D. and I haven't always seen eye to eye, Agent. If ever there was a time to mend fences, though, this is it. I'm in."

Suffering from uranium poisoning as a young girl, Jessica Drew was at the point of death when her geneticist father injected her with a serum derived from spider venom. After decades in stasis as the serum took hold, Jessica re-awoke into the contemporary world with tremendous powers. Initially trained by Hydra, she rebelled against them and joined S.H.I.E.L.D., where she's a valued asset.

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: A spider theme in her costume and the ability to inflict Poison.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: As Kuurth, Breaker of Stone, he single-target attacks apply shield breaker.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Like Luke Cage and She-Hulk, she picks up a hammer turning her into Kuurth, Breaker of Stone.
  • Counter Attack: Her Vegenance passive grants her 50% chance to counter melee attacks with Brawl and 50% chance to counter Venom Blast.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Spider-man although she doesn't share the exact same powers or origin with him.
  • Emotion Bomb: Her Fear Pheromones applies Cower and Intimidated to all enemies.
  • Especially Zoidberg: in her Heroic Battle, it was mentioned that Jessica never liked AIM, but that she likes M.O.D.O.K. even less.
  • Flying Firepower: As with Ms. Marvel, she has a mix of distance attacks and quick punches.
  • Living Aphrodisiac: She can secrete pheromones from her body that can elicit a range of emotions including attraction and fear.
  • Poisonous Person
  • Smells Sexy: Her Seduction pheromones allure, disorients and apply mind control an opponent, making them possible attack their allies and even protect their enemies.

Spitfire

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"Don't worry. I don't bite...much."

After being bitten by a vampire, Jacqueline Falsworth required a transfusion of artificial blood to save her life. The combination of artificial blood and the vampire bite granted her super speed, which she used to her advantage while working with the Invaders. Many years later, she was grievously wounded and given a second transfusion which once again reacted with the old vampire bite, granting her the regenerative powers, claws, and fangs of a vampire but with none of the normal vampiric weaknesses. Embracing her new life as a part-vampire, part-android, part-human, Spitfire seeks her place in the world as a member of MI:13.

Squirrel Girl

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"My furry buddies here say that you're doing a great job, Agent! ...Seriously, you should be flattered. They're not easy to impress!"

At the humble beginning of her career, Doreen Green attempted to become Iron Man's sidekick. Afterwards, she quickly came into her own, becoming a legendary icon of superhuman power. Though her powers of agility and command over squirrels may seem unimpressive to the uneducated eye, she's proven herself one of the most powerful warriors in the world, having easily defeated Wolverine, Deadpool, Dr. Doom, Terrax, and even Thanos.

  • Almighty Janitor: her current profession as a babysitter is referenced with her Teamup bonus with Luke Cage.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Obviously.
  • Assist Character: Her level 2 move Furry Fury has a bunch of squirrels rain on the opponent, while her level 9 ultimate Wrath of the Raging Squirrel sees squirrels scatter from the enemy after the attack ends.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Perky, sweet and The Slayer of All That Breathes.
  • Charged Attack: She gains a stack(s) of Acorn Power either via Super Squirrelly passive or her Furry Furry attack. Each stack increases attack and gains chance to counter when an ally is attacked. Her Nuts to This move consumes and coverts Acorn Power into a Nutty stack. Each Nutty stack gains 20 percent chance to gain an extra turn after she attacks. Her Wrath of the Raging Squirrel attack consumes all stacks of Nutty to do extra damage but will not gain an extra turn afterwards.
  • Damage-Increasing Debuff: Squirrel Strike applies Pain increasing damage taken by 8%, applies Exposed debuff if target has Pain and if the target has Exposed applies Wide-Open increasing the damage of melee-type attacks.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Her clawing attacks stack up in damage, while Furry Fury rains a dray of squirrels on the opponent.
    • Wrath of the Raging Squirrel takes the trope literally as she moves toward the opponent for a barrage of slashes, bypassing any revival buffs her target may have.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: as the first CovertOps hero reward, Squirrel Girl doesn't seem to have a weapon themed after her; later CovertOps heroes, Moon Knight, Sunfire and Volstagg, have the Vigilante Toolkit, Hand of Kagutsuchi and Asgardian Tankard, respectively.
    • This seems to have been changed with her appearance in the Season 2, Chapter 5, Mission 3 episode "Up a Tree", where players can earn the Chitter Box. It still counts as this trope as it comes way after her debut.
  • Fighting Clown
  • Groin Attack: Her first attack is a thick blur of hits that ends with a brutal knee to the cajones. Trust Squirrel Girl to go for the nuts first...
  • The Minion Master: Can communicate with hordes of squirrels and can summon them to attack enemies.
  • Relax-o-Vision: Her Wrath of the Raging Squirrel attack sees the screen turn dark while damage is dealt to an opponent.
  • Sneak Attack: Her Wrath of the Raging Squirrel attack.
  • Shout-Out: Her final move is named Wrath of the Raging Squirrel, complete with its infamous traits.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Her Covert Ops sees her talking to squirrels through a modified version of Hank Pym's ant-communication device.
  • Visual Pun: Her moves and passives are named after puns regarding squirrels, fur or nuts.

Union Jack

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"If Cap's on your side, you must be doing something right, Agent. Count me in."

When war threatened Britain, James Falsworth swore to defend his country, and donned the costume of Union Jack. He is skilled at all forms of combat, specializing in pistols, daggers, and other weapons of espionage. A close friend of Captain America, James has fought alongside Rogers to protect the British Isles on numerous occasions.

  • Action Initiative: his whole shtick revolves around pre-emptively countering opponents when they pull long-range attacks (Capital Defense), melee (Stiff Upper Lip) or even supportive/defensive acts (Steady On). And there's no element of chance here; as long as Union Jack has the following buffs, and enemies do not use Stealthy attacks, he will counter them.
  • Badass Normal: Fights with nothing more than his expertise in various combat techniques, both ranged and melee.
  • Captain Geographic: His moves and buffs are reminiscent of World War II-era British phrases.
  • Captain Patriotic: Fights to defend Britain from foreign invaders.
  • Composite Character: The in-game bio identifies him as the original WWII combatant James Falsworth, who is even given the War Buddies teamup bonus with Wolvie and Cap. However, in a bit of discontinuity, in Season 2 he introduces himself as 'Joey', a.k.a. Joseph Chapman/Union Jack III. And when you think about it, it's unlikely that he is James Falsworth, since he'd have to be super old (and to be fair, it's hard to be sure about this since his mask covers most of his face).
  • Damage-Increasing Debuff: Service Revolver applies Lock-On increasing the damage of ranged attacks, and Trench Warfare applies Wide-Open, increasing the damage of melee attacks.
  • The Musketeer
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: He wields the infamously overpowered Webley MK VI.
  • Sibling Team: With Spitfire.
  • Status-Buff Dispel: Can do this by kicking and slashing at his enemies with "Over the Top".
  • Stiff Upper Lip: Even invoked in the name of his melee-countering buff.
  • Stock British Phrases: In the names of all his moves and passives.
  • Sword and Gun
  • Throwing Your Dagger Always Works: For his "Over the Top" attack, he throws his dagger at foes before executing a series of physical blows.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Entire Body: The Union Jack design on his bodysuit.

Wolverine

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"If the world hasn't ended already, I'll pitch in to keep it spinning a little longer."

Born in 19th century Canada, James 'Logan' Howlett was a frail child. His mutant abilities did not manifest themselves until adolescence, after which he became a drifter and soldier. He drew the attention of several shadowy black-ops organizations, and suffered experimental procedures that bonded Adamantium to his skeleton and claws. Now a committed member of the X-Men, Wolverine carries a mortal grudge against Victor Creed, better known as Sabretooth.

  • Animal-Themed Superbeing
  • Arch-Enemy/The Rival: Sabretooth.
  • Auto-Revive: Has a chance to survive a KO due to his healing factor.
  • The Berserker: The lower his health is, the more likely he will brutally counterattack his enemies.
  • Blood Knight
  • Cain and Abel: Although not related in the comics, Wolverine and Sabretooth have both referred to each other as "brother" at one point and Logan has even referred to him as family. Also they seemed to have known each other in Canada. This was never really brought up again in the game but their relationship definitely embodies this trope.
  • Counter Attack: Beserker Rage gains chance to counter attacks with Beserker Rage. He gains a higher chance when his health is lowered.
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Healing Factor: Allows him to survive knockout blows, and reduces the effects of bleeding and poison.
  • Military Super Hero: Has participated in countless wars including World War II along with Captain America and Union Jack.
  • '90s Anti-Hero
  • The Nose Knows: His Stalking empowered ISO-8 grants him Hunting Instict which applies Unique Scent when attacked with a melee attack to the attacker. Enemies with Unqiue cannot be protected or counter Wolverine's attacks and higher chance to be hit by Wolverine.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Thanks to his healing factor that has slowed his aging drastically.
  • Sneak Attack: His "Feral Ambush" attack, which is stealthy and grants a chance for him to stun his target.
  • Taking the Bullet: His "Come At Me, Bub!" passive causes him to randomly protect allies from single-target attacks.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: When paired with Punisher they gain the Team-up bonus, Bad Blood: Heroes who do not get along with Punisher. Also his mortal enemy Sabretooth.
  • Wild Card: When you attack his team, he may either protect teammates, counterattack you...or do both. This is even more prevalent when he's wearing his alternate Brown-and-Tan outfit, where he can even get an extra turn on top of protecting teammates or counterattacking foes thru that outfit's "The Best There Is" passive.
  • Wolverine Claws

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