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Some of these entries are for orphaned characters who no longer have an active player, or contain aspects added by old players that may no longer be current. They are included for the sake of completeness.

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Beast (Henry McCoy)

One of the founding X-men and a long-time Avenger, the Beast is one of the great scientific minds of the Marvel universe. He had always been beast-like with overly large hands and feet, but, at one point he tried (and failed) to make himself look normal. This gave him blue fur and an even more bestial appearance.

Elsa Bloodstone

Like her father, she is a monster hunter, at this point one of the universe's premiere hunters. Also like him, she has the superpowers albeit through the Bloodstone found in a piece of clothing instead of inside her body.

Crystal (Crystalia Amaquelin)

Crystal is a princess from a group called the Inhumans. Each had a unique power and hers was controlling the four elements. She has long-standing ties to the Inhumans themselves, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers (by herself), and the X-men (through her ex-husband). Currently she is depowered although even she doesn't know what caused it.

Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)

The Ghost Rider is a man who first gained the powers of the Spirit of Vengeance when he made a Faustian deal. Now he is cursed to share his form with the angel Zarathos and met out justice with a shotgun and flaming motorcycle.
  • Anti-Hero: He's no hero and he isn't afraid to let you know it.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Part and parcel to the whole Spirit of Vengeance thing.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: His name is Johnny Blaze and that was before his head was on fire.
  • Badass Biker: Ghost Rider. Add to that he's a stunt cyclist and a legend among the biker community
  • The Dreaded: Stories of the Ghost Rider and not being able to escape him are spread through the supernatural and criminal underworlds alike.
  • Deal with the Devil: Kind of how the whole thing got started, even if it was for a good reason.
  • Stepford Snarker: Johnny's life is one giant unending nightmare, but you wouldn't know it from the wall made of quips he surrounds himself with.
  • Escaped from Hell: Blaze literally slipped out of The Pit. Twice.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Heaven and Hell, Angels and Demons, all of them have manipulated Johnny for their own ends. Mephisto in particular loves yanking his chain whenever possible.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Blaze and Zarathos finally have an understanding, even if Johnny still questions the Rider's actions at times.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Have biker boots and leather jacket, will travel.
  • Long Lost Sibling: He had no idea he had a brother, let alone that his brother was a fellow Ghost Rider.
  • The Snark Knight: Superheroes, the devil, and even himself. No one is above a cynical insult.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Innocents must be avenged at all costs and those that harm them are in for whole new worlds of pain and suffering.
  • Death Glare: The Penance Stare is almost literally this, inflicting pain and searing the soul based upon the severity of your misdeeds.
  • Badass Family: His mother Naomi was a Ghost Rider fighting against a family curse, his brother Danny is a Rider in his own right (bonded to the spirit of vengeance that is their ancestor), his father and step-father were daredevil stuntmen, and his cousin Jennifer Kale is a powerful sorceress.
  • The Drifter: Blaze never stays in one place wrong, traveling America's back roads and hating whenever he gets dragged into a big city for any significant amount of time.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: When the Penance Stare reacts differently to Deadpool, Johnny is treated to a highlight reel of the horrible things that have occurred in Wade's life without any ability to influence the events and running commentary from Deadpool himself.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Robbie Reyes, Danny Ketch, Johnny Blaze are all active Ghost Riders on site.

Acacius Macfarlane

A psychiatrist employed by SHIELD for their personnel and to provide clinical insight into the minds of the supercriminals that SHIELD deals with on a day-to-day basis. He also just so happens to be a mutant, a psychic.

Martyr (Penny Guthrie)

One of the youngest in a long line of mutants in her family, Martyr is a healer. Kind of. She can heal injuries of those around her but she takes them on herself. So, their broken bones become hers.

Penance (Arta)

Penance is a mutant from what was once Yugoslavia. She has spent a lot of her life as a prisoner both in an interdimensional hellscape and in a sort of time share with the consciousnesses of others. Now mostly free of her past, she is trying to make sense of the horrors of her world.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Her fingers, toes, and hair are all this.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She leapt onto the back of M, the woman who once inhabited her body, with all ten razor-sharp fingers and toes digging in.
  • Disability Immunity: When someone tries to use sound against her. She couldn't hear Dracula's Compelling Voice, for example.
  • Girls' Night Out Episode: Attempted along with Jubilee, Husk, and Domino. It did not end well after Deadpool crashed the party.
  • The Speechless: She does not speak. She has communicated by nonverbal means on occasion.
  • Too Many Belts: Her entire outfit is endless belts. In universe there's a reason. Out of universe, she was created in the 90s.

Revolution (Gabby Anderson)

Gabby Anderson was on her way to a wedding when she was injured during a superhero battle, losing her family and the use of her legs. After a long recovery, she developed a super suit. However, she chose not to use it to fight supervillains but to help those the other heroes didn't give a second thought to.

Rogue (Anne Marie)

''A prominent member of the X-men, her only native power is the ability to absorb aspects of other people (superpowers, memories, personality, skills) with a touch. She maintains the powers gained from Carol Danvers on site.

Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker treated his new-found powers as a joke until the death of his Uncle Ben. Now he fights crime because, say it with us now, "With great power comes great responsibility".
  • Adorkable: Both as Spidey and as Peter. Especially in his interactions with MJ.
  • The Adjectival Superhero: And how. He even corrects people when they get them wrong!
  • Alternate Self: Several, most notably the CEO, a twisted and evil Peter Parker from a possible future.
  • Deadpan Snarker: All. The. Time. So much so it's possibly what friend and foe alike best know him for.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Spidey and Porcupine definitely apply. As do most the other heroes he's associated with.
  • Future Me Scares Me: After encountering the CEO, an evil version of himself from a possible future, Peter has been shaken to his core and is fearful of his own scientific prowess.
  • Guilt Complex: He has this in spades to such a degree he blames himself for things beyond his control that haven't even occurred yet!
  • Happily Married: Peter and Mary Jane are still going strong in board canon. OMD is a dirty word.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Deadpool (whether he likes it or not!)
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Thanks most to J. Jonah Jameson. Even AFTER Spidey rescued him and the Daily Bugle from Carnage!
  • Hurting Hero: Whether it is losing his teaching job, watching NYC fall apart around him, or dealing with the stress of his wife being stalked, he can't catch a break as Peter or Spider-Man...and his best stories come from it.
  • Offing the Mouth: Sometimes quips go too far, such as referring to Shriek's relationship with Carnage as "Rolling around on evil noodles" and Spidey gets hurt as a result.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Shriek started it and the Web-head responded in kind.

Squirrel Girl (Doreen Green)

A mutant who started her career as sidekick to an unwilling Iron Man, she eventually made her way to New York and joined the Great Lake Avengers before going on her own and winding up working for SHIELD. She has squirrel powers and can talk to squirrels.

Stepford Cuckoos (Mindee, Celeste, and Phoebe Cuckoos)

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  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Due to the nature of the site, they're the same age they were around the Civil War about a decade ago.

Kid Arachnid (Miles Morales)

The Spider-Man of another universe, Morales was transported to Earth MHR-616 and now fights alongside a slightly different version of the Spider-Family.
  • Kid Hero: He's only 14.
  • Motor Mouth: In the grand Spider-Man tradition.
  • Spider-Family Crossover: In 'Swarm of the Vultures', Spider-Gwen, Mania, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man (Parker), and Kid Arachnid teamed up against two versions of the Vulture.
  • The Trope Kid: Kid Arachnid

Vision Girl (Viv Vision)

In an effort to be more human, the Vision built himself a robot family. Viv is his daughter. She lived a relatively normal life until her uncle, the Grim Reaper (Eric Williams) nearly killed her. On Earth-MHR-616 this experience motivated her to improve her natural abilities as a coping mechanism, so she became a heroine.
  • Alliterative Family: Vision, Virginia, Vin, and Viv. Averted with Sparky the dog though.
  • By-the-Book Cop: "In such a spirit, Father, do you wish to inform Samuel Sterns of his rights under the United States Supreme Court decision of Miranda v. Arizona, with the additional questions often used in the state of New York in order to comply with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations?"
  • Canon Immigrant: She's a character created post-Civil War, as is the rest of her family save Vision himself. Spared by the Adaptation And they are all alive in MHR-616 as they were brought over before Vision Vol. 2 #9.
  • Liar Revealed: Happens to her in "The Leader's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". She tells her dad that she's at a study group and then they both show up to stop the titular villain.
  • Robot Girl: But of course.
  • Super Family Team: She and her father (so far).

Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair)

A former New Mutant, among other teams, Rahne is a Scottish mutant whos powers resemble werewolfism. She spent her early years in a state of self-loathing but has gotten into a better place as an adult.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Her resemblence to a werewolf is incidental. She has a transitional and full wolf form and her powers are in no way tied to the moon. She also doesn't have a weakness to silver and the like.


The Blob (Fred Dukes)

The Blob could have been one of the original X-men. Instead he used his powers for evil, usually as the muscle. He recently tried to reform, casting himself as a hero for the common man. He is very rotund and is nearly impossible to move. He currently serves as Famine in the Horsemen.
  • Acrofatic: He's surprising agile for a guy his size.
  • Barrier Warrior: Nothing moves the Blob!
  • Big Eater / Villainous Glutton: Depending on what side of the fence he's on. The latter is especially true as Famine.
  • The Big Guy: On both the Champions and the Horsemen.
  • Body Horror: As Famine sucks the life force from others, he gains new body mass in the form of massive fat deposits that he can then redistribute around his body as needed.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He started out trying to reform, even being a founding member of an incarnation of the Champions. Then he got conned by Apocalypse into becoming the new Famine.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: His Famine incarnation.
  • Jabba Table Manners: As Famine. Made worse by the fact that he's usually eating people.
  • Large Ham: Both pre and post-Famine.
  • Metaphorgotten: Happened when he tried to give a pep talk to the Champions.

Deadpool (Wade Wilson)

The infamous Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool is an utterly insane fast-talking hired gun who can survive nearly anything the world can throw at him due to his healing factor and lots and lots of weapons. He currently serves as Pestilence in the Horsemen.


Nuke (Frank Simpson)

A soldier in Viet Nam who was tortured during the war and then thrown into the Weapon VII program, he was given enhanced abilities and an addiction to adrenaline. He was sent out into the world and became terrorist who targeted the Un-American (essentially everyone else).
  • Cyborg: He has bones made of metal and skin that's Ultradurable plastic.
  • Super Soldier: Good Ol' Weapon Plus made him Weapon VII as part of Project Homegrown
  • Brainwashedand Crazy: Nuke had schizophrenia long before Weapon Plus brainwashed him into being their killing machine
  • The Vietnam Vet: 90% of Nuke's military service record is from 1961 to 1978, and he is one of the more violent Vietnam Veterans.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Nuke was tortured in a Vietcong POW Camp and to present day still hallucinates his enemies are Vietcong and NVA.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Specifically the Broken Soldier subtype.
  • One-Man Army: Nuke was a Black Ops soldier during Vietnam, and was usually deployed alone.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Face Tattoos tend to mean ruthlessness.
  • Berserk Button: Say "No VC" and he will literally burn your world to ashes, salt the earth, and kill the entire city before he calms down.
  • Patriotic Fervor: The bad version, big time.

Ruby Thursday (Thursday Rubinstein)

A mad scientist who replaced her own head with a gumball-shaped computer, she gravitated to a group of eccentric rogues called the Headmen. Each had a shtick somehow related to their craniums. She ran for President in the 70s, believes her head is the height of beauty, and collects lovers as a hobby.
  • Bald of Evil: Technically, in her spherical-headed form.
  • Butter Face: Body like a supermodel, head like a red gumball.
  • Mad Scientist: She believes everyone on earth deserves a ruby red gumball head like hers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Moreso than the comics version.
  • For Science!: A lot of her behavior. Among other things it was the only reason she helped Finesse try to cure a child of Dark Beast's genetic manipulation.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Happened in 'Of Two Heads' with her and the Beast.
  • Pet the Dog: Her moments with her daughter. Additionally, in "Molliver Twist", she went out of her way to help Molly and her friends escape a villain, albeit for her own selfish reasons.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Thursday Rubinstein became Ruby Thursday.
  • Gender Bender: Considering goes this route in order to wear a red uniform (worn by the men at the Raft) in "Time Served".
  • Prison Riot: Started in 'Time Served' to cover her escape and to provide backup for the inevitable response.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Her head.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorates
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: She claims many fields among them robotics, bio-organics, chemistry, and political science.
  • Cut Ruby Thursday a Check: Pointed out by multiple characters. She still doesn't care.
  • Fem Bot: Her current body is entirely artificial.
  • Fur and Loathing: On occasion.
  • Losing Your Head: Frequently removes it.
  • Body Horror: She removed her own head and replaced it with a computer inside a sphere.
  • Disco Dan: Somewhat. The decor in her lab is very 1970s.
  • Sarcastic Clapping: Does this to Finesse, while Ruby is running on a treadmill no less.
  • President Evil: Tried to be this when she ran against President Ford and Governor Carter but was exposed as a supervillain before the election.
  • High Collar of Doom: A frequent fashion choice of hers.
  • Does Not Like Magic: Not a fan of mages or claims of magic.
  • What Happened to the Mouse? 'The Hitchhiker' tries to explain whatever happened to her robot buddy the Dibbuk.
  • Older Than She Looks A less extreme example, but she looks to be in her late-20s/early-30s when she appears human but in site canon still ran for President of the United States in 1976 which means that she's a member of the Silent Generation.
  • Not Staying for Breakfast: Done to Deadpool among others. Part of her deep intimacy and commitment issues.
  • Really Gets Around: She's looking for anyone she finds interesting and her interest is incredibly fleeting.
  • Alternate Self: She gathered a room full of them in 'The Gathering Place' for a nefarious plot. The other Rubys included:
    • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The Ruby Thursday from one alternate earth can get like this. She tends to have kaiju-like fights with Ant-Man and Goliath.
    • Rule 63: The Ruby Thursday of Earth-3490 is a man codenamed "Monday Monday". He looks like a Chippendale's dancer.
    • Lady of Black Magic: Two in fact. One is Sorceress Supreme of her world and the other is a witch from a world of monsters.
    • Klingon Promotion: The Ruby of Earth-83840 became Sorceress Supreme by killing Baron Mordo.
    • Pumpkin Person: Wednesday's Child from Earth-666 has a pumpkin for a head.
    • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Earth-8101's Ruby is a chimpanzee.

Spoilsport (Elizabeth Bell Pryce)

Formerly of Madripoor's High Town, Pryce is now a mercenary for hire/courier in New York City.

The Trapster (Peter Petruski)

A disgraced chemist, he went into villainy as Paste-Pot Pete. The ridiculous name and his generally ineffective nature lead him to be a laughingstock. He's tried to live down that initial debut many times now but so far hasn't been able to. He faces the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man in about equal measure.
  • Butt-Monkey: And how!
  • Dirty Coward: After kidnapping the superheroine Finesse, he brought her to a dock to hold her ransom. When Omega Red showed up, he high tailed it and ran, leaving her (still bound) to be saved by Wolverine while she berated him.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He tries so hard.
  • Large Ham: He thinks it makes him sound more impressive.
  • Never Live It Down/Once Done, Never Forgotten: Several. In addition to his comics canon defeats, his site canon calamities include a one-punch KO by Molly Hayes and the time when he tried to attack the Baxter Building but was instead on the receiving end of a clothesline from the Thing who was actually just trying to hail a cab outside HQ.
  • Trap Master: About the only thing he's good at.

Mister Malicious (Jack Lastman)

Former hero and current henchmen, Malicious is a mutant who lives to cause trouble. He has the power to absorb inanimate material and apply it to his body.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a total clown, but he's very good at performing heists.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: Has propositioned males, females, and Symbiotes.
  • Fallen Hero: Used to be a superhero before turning coat.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He speaks very casually and jokes around, but this is done strictly to mock and demean everyone around him.
  • Freudian Excuse: He feels that he failed as a hero because he was destined to be a villain like his father, and that You Can't Fight Fate.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: During his stay at the Xavier Mansion, his rude behavior made him heavily disliked by just about everyone. Nonetheless, people tried to rehabilitate him.
  • Fusion Dance: His powers are based on fusing with objects.
  • Obviously Evil: During his stint at the Xavier mansion, literally everyone who interacted with him could tell that he was up to no good. He was mostly tolerated because he was surrounded by powerful mutants that could kill him the second he turned on them.

The Demonic Dire (Ethan D’Aristotle)

The charming, cynical, and sadistic Dire is man who lives and dies by advocating sin. With his teleportation and enhanced reflexes/speed he is a deadly assassin, reliable mercenary, and the perfect stereotype for a villain.
  • Friendly Enemy: Ethan’s short feud with Mister Malicious led to an unforeseen partnership between the two.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist Dire loves seeing people suffer for no apparent reason, especially people who deserve it. One time, he even shoved a homeless man off of a roof just for the heck of it!
  • Villain Teleportation: One of his powers is teleportation.

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J. Jonah Jameson, Jr.

The bluster and anger-filled publisher of the Daily Bugle, Jameson is the boss of Spider-Man (Peter Parker) among others. His paper is a tabloid that specializes in smearing superheroes, in particular that Wall-Crawling Menace, Spider-Man.

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