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Up in the attic,
Down in the cellar,
Lost in a static,
Coming back for more.
Oh, for more
-Who We Are, Imagine Dragons

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     Squad Three in General 

Squad Three in My Superhero Academy

Ash: Pyro. Not a #$&%ing idiot. Gives so little #$&%s I might as well be celibate.
Van: ...I promise it's going to be an interesting story once this vile creature is cast away, castigated and crushed for her cruel chicanery.
Rebecca: Okay, you are getting a thesaurus for your birthday, you need to save the sexy talk for after you've gotten to know someone, and as for you...I'm Rebecca, and I'm sorry for my classmates' lack of tact. They're good people once you get to know them. ...I'm also sorry about the smell. You get used to it."
Mikael: Yeah, so don't be to jealous. Demon magic can be volatile. Like this one time, where I tried to fix a sex-changing raygun.
Finn: I see! I will defeat you! No one outclasses my cannonball!
Martin: Citizen's arrest ma'am.


The Class's battering ram. They're usually the first to charge into a situation, a trend that stretches back to before there were squads.

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    Mikael Freisch/Memento 
Player: Kagescorpionakki

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A German-American hunter, raised by his elderly (and somewhat paranoid) grandfather. His mother died not long after he was born, and his father ran out before Mikael ever met him. Mikael suspects his powers come from his deadbeat dad, as no one else in his family has powers. He's generally calm and outwardly polite - but he also can be blunt and brutally honest. He doesn't easily trust people. Has the power to empower objects over time, slowly improving them and eventually causing them to gain minor powers. It turns out that Mikael is actually half-demon. He at first rejects the notion, but soon has an ephihany and accepts his demonic heritage. And even becomes a demon himself. He also gets genderbended on the same day, becoming a sexy succubus. Whether or not all of this will stick, only time will tell.

  • Archer Archetype: Albeit one who hunts a lot
  • Bottomless Magazines: Thanks to his power, his quiver never runs out of crossbow bolts.
  • Character Development: Starts out as a rough-edged, male demon hunter who would stop at nothing to eradicate demons and other such monsters from the face of the Earth. Ends up a sexy succubus who has accepted her demonic heritage and lives by her desires.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Zig-zagged. He has a power, which he uses to make his clothes and weapons, but if separated from the things he's created his power works too slowly to be of use.
  • Covered with Scars: His arms have numerous scars from the animals he's hunted. His face is conspicuously free of them.
  • Disappeared Dad: He never knew his father, but theorizes that his powers come from the man. Though as it turns out, Zamael wasn't exactly a man...
  • Expy: He's Rip Van Winkle with the powers of Dauntless. And he looks like Link.
  • Gender Bender: Mikael ends up a victim of this. Though she doesn't seem to mind much.
  • The Magic Touch: His power.
  • No "Arc" in "Archery": Invoked. His crossbows are empowered to ignore gravity in order to better hit their targets.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Invoked - Mikael worries that, being a blonde-haired and blue-eyed German, he'll catch the eye of the school's resident (former) Nazi doctor.
  • Shout-Out: In addition to the traits under Expy, Mikael's costume bears a striking resemblance to the garb of the Good Hunter. His last name is derived from Der Freischutz, which he can be heard singing in his introductory post.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: In Mikael's case, he uses crossbows with blunted or tranquilizer bolts, specifically because they aren't lethal.

    Rebecca Raleigh/Pollutrix 
Player: PossiblyQuiteInsane

Rebecca displays of love of superheroes that borders on obsession, and is driven by an intense excitement at becoming one herself. She has desired to be a superhero and idealized them from a very young age, and her response when a swamp spirit bonded with her without her consent, giving her powers in the process, was only of momentary anger before Rebecca delightfully embraced her new opportunity to go superheroing. Rebecca's bond with Elly has given her power of 'anything putrid or filthy', and she had the added benefit of being the only student of Class 1 to arrive with her morals and priorities more or less straight—at least for becoming a superhero in Saint's mold.


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  • Apocalypse Maiden: The Lethal Legion and some inter-dimensional conquerors show interest in making Rebecca their plaguemaster/ Doomsday Device to threaten the world with unstoppable pestilence.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Rebecca has never wanted to be anything but a superhero.
  • The Cape: For a long time, the closest Class 1 had to an Ideal Hero and the only one who attended the school to follow the trail of Saint and the others and be a hero for its own sake. Saint himself said "[Rebecca had] more of a right to be [at the academy] than half of the students [there]." Even now, she's the shining cape of squad 3 and the straight man.
  • Elemental Powers: Rebecca controls those things filthy and putrid.
    • Make Them Rot: Rebecca's pollution is super effective against plant life—as Ever Green found out. Rebecca being Rebecca, she took the hit almost as hard as Ever Green.
    • Walking Wasteland: Rebecca's touch putrefies water, even when she's drinking it. She has to put in active effort not to spoil everything around her, especially at breakfast and lunch hour. She's still not allowed in restaurants these days.
  • Heroic BSoD: Not unlike Lucy, is prone to self-blame, no matter her actual culpability in an incident. As late as the tournament arc she blames herself for the lost people in the Outdoor Pool incident. note  At the tournament itself, she blames herself for Victoria being bitten by a werewolf—whom Rebecca had never met that just happened to cross the finish line at that time and go into a frenzy at Rebecca's very smell. Said werewolf, Rachel, had also missed her shots, which were supposed to prevent the whole spread of lycanthropy thing.
  • The Leader: Shows traits of this around the Outdoor Pool arc, and not of a soft leader either. Even before and after this incident, Rebecca is Class 1's biggest cape.

     Jacqueline Leslie Bates (Ash Phoenix) 
Player: Enirboreh

Foul-Mouthed Pyro Who Gives Little #$&%s (Except When She Does) 

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“If I could give any less of a #$&% I'd be celibate.”

  • Asexual: Or at least she claims herself to be—specifically in a discussion with Mikael. In actuality, Ash is at the very least grey-asexual; since she's shown typical physiological signs of sexual attraction on rare occasion and either ignores it or flat-out runs away. That said, she seems to be exclusively close to Rebecca of all people...
  • Body Horror: Illustrated in the recent Villain Attack arc. Revealed to have inherited Lovecraftian Superpowers from her estranged mercenary mother, Ash unlocked the ability to psychokinetically strip her own flesh into microscopic strings for use as weapons and manipulators. This 'epidermal ribboning' evidently came with a price—while she also gained Required Secondary Powers in the form of haemokinesis, enhanced endurance, and an instantaneous regeneration for when she turns back, Ash's sense of touch has been completely ruined due to her effective self-flaying ripping every single one of her nerves as her skin was removed from her musculature. As such, it doesn't seem to be an ability she'd be inclined to use again anytime soon.
  • Book Dumb: Not explicitly showcased as of yet (as this would require there to have been a proper class), but whilst in homeroom and undergoing introductions it is clear that Ash has little to no interest as to what the teacher is saying and is much more intrigued as to the classroom itself and her fellow students. Her blatant reclining on her desk is testament to her disinterest in class itself.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: It's clear that Ash has an incredibly logical and intellectual mind beneath her slacker-ish tendencies; she'd just rather not be bothered about using it. However, from what smarts she's shown so far it's obvious she's more clever in the moment on the battlefield than she is with more abstract theories and strategies.
  • Bubblegum Popping: Surprisingly averted so far, for the most part. Ash is clearly a trained bubblegum master.
  • Embarrassing First Name: There is nothing inherently wrong with "Jacqueline," but when you try and attach it to a brash, bubblegum-chewing punk you can start to see why she decided to call herself Ash.
  • Fiery Redhead: Zig-Zagged. Brash, outspoken, and as ginger as one would expect—but has only ever gotten truly furious once, and that was at Mikael. Other times anything that irritates her is responded with a snarky, logical comment instead.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As seen with her interactions with people one-on-one, Ash can showcase a genuine advisory side and sympathy for her classmates—if only she's given a chance to properly talk to them. The ‘Jerk’ aspect tends to come in out of her stress from being around too many people and having to keep track of them all.
  • Playing with Fire: Ash's initial power is a tremendously potent form of pyrokinesis—albeit limited only to what her body produces. Her body temperature is constantly settled around a toasty 115-120°F as a result of this.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Efficiency is her game, and Ash seems to slip into a more detached and logical mindset whenever in a crisis situation. Which usually results in her using less-than-heroic methods if it means getting the job done.
  • Street Smart: For sure. Ash has so far shown to be incredibly attentive to the minutia of her environment, judging people by their gait and mannerisms and being fairly accurate most of the time as well. This is illustrated most prominently in her “intrigue” of Karl—his distinctly robotic tone and lack of real, indicative mannerisms confuses her as to his intentions.
  • The Lad-ette: Or at least, tries her hardest to pass herself off as one. Sir Swears-a-Lot indeed.note 
     Vandes "Van" Tepes 
Player: Nick The Swing

  • Bloody Murder: A very, very well trained user of blood - he can ignite his blood, control it into various blades, use it as poison...
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite reminding many people of Alucard with his power set, and being somewhat overeager for a worthy foe, he's a surprisingly moral sort, and desires to become a full fledged hero.
  • Double Knockout: What his fight with Ash ended in - that, and a severely wrecked training area.
  • Familiar: He has more than 60 deadly animals he can call upon, and quite a few more exotic creatures besides.
  • Healing Factor: Together with shapeshifting - he is very difficult to kill with this in mind.
  • Hell Hound: His "Black Hound" and his various evil looking wolves.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Uses his blade, the Chikage, in this fashion, drawing it from his arm mounted shield.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: He has six layers of Not Lefthanded - Level 5 thru 0 Restraints, with Level 0 requiring multiple people to verify the need for it to happen, and it can only happen at night.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Explicitly refers to being a part of the "Wallachian Court", descended from Dracula himself. He is a vampire much in the vein of a Hellsing-style "True Vampire", having a menagerie of powers, and locking them behind restraints. He does however abjectly refuse human familiars, citing the act as inhumane.
  • Warrior Prince: One of several in fact! He is said to be the middle child of the family, and the moral one out of his siblings, implying they are far less principled in as far as their powers.
  • White Sheep: In comparison with his brothers.

     Finn Acker (Other-Sider) 

Player: Lovely Magician Savvy

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The Hot-Headed Part-Time Energy Being
Hot-headed and brash, Finn used to live a normal life with little sister, Celia, and father on the beach after his mom's passing. However one day, his father's experiment to bring a creature from another world went wrong and instead brought in an aggressive and carnivorous beast. The beast saw Finn and Celia chased after them. In order to save Celia, Finn sacrificed himself to the beast. However due to its' strange biology, Finn did not die. After having a long conversation with the beast, he was given immense energy, turning him into a energy being. He was spat back out and returned home where his father made him a belt to keep him stabilized. Realizing what his power could do for the world, he enrolled in Saint's Academy in October.
  • Badass Cape: Gets one when he is in energy form.
  • Berserk Button: Do not hurt or insult his little sister and squad mates.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He cares very much for his little sister, Celia, to the point where he almost sacrificed his life for her.
  • Blood-Splattered Warrior: He has a lot of blood on him after fighting his way through two ships during the last battle. He can't even tell if it is his blood, the enemies' or a mix of both.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Has a habit of charging in if someone is in danger.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In "So Thank You For Taking A Chance On Me" after realizing he just bet away his whole squad's afterlives to Thor as pat of a duel as to see who could build a better house for the chance to summon Thor if they win. He only realizes it a few seconds afterwards.
  • The Determinator
  • Energy Weapons: Literally can make energy weapons out of his body.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has been in a negative and hazy state since "Waking Up To Ash And Dust." He had yet to resolve it or discuss it with the others, even by the end "I'm Just A Symbol To Remind You That There Is More To See"
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In his backstory, he let himself get caught and eaten by a beast from another dimension to save Celia. Subverted in that he survives said sacrifice.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Since the events of "Waking Up To Ash and Dust", he has become much more harsh on himself such as calling himself "useless", "a dumbass" and "an asshole".
  • Hot-Blooded: Is a fiery young man
  • Idiot Hero: Is rather dense when it come to more logical minded things but, is still strives to be a hero. This trait ends up frustrating him down the road.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: He is hot-blooded, impulsive and can be dense at times, compared to his more stern and worrisome scientist father.
  • The McCoy: Is very emotional and will protect people, even if he doesn't know them.
  • Messy Hair
  • The Nicknamer: Tends to call his squad mates by shorter versions of their names.
  • No Indoor Voice: He is prone to yelling.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears red in both forms and aspires to be a hero.
  • Parting Words Regret: During the memorial, he chides himself for his cussing out to The Saint as the last thing he said to him. He regrets that he avoided Saint before his death and never talked things through.
  • Power Crutch: He wears a belt made by his father to keep him stabilized in both forms, allowing his energy form to be usable.
  • Power Floats: In energy form
  • The Power of Creation: He can create weapons from his body in his energy form
  • Power Limiter: His belt is also this in that it prevents his energy from spiraling out of control.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to his future grandson, Joe's sensitive guy. Finn is much more aggressive, crass and hot-blooded compared to his grandson who is much more delicate, cautious and nervous.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: While not near Ash's level, he has a habit of using swears.
  • Swallowed Whole: By a extra-dimensional beast. Thankfully, the beast spared him, gave him his powers and was spat back out.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Has his mother's duffel bag.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can switch between his human and energy forms at will.

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Player: Kingxana 0

     Hunter Ivan Alexander-Armstrong 
Player: Ginger Mc Gingin
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Finis Excedens, a biomancy augmentation spell that Hunter can innately cast to boost his physical prowess several fold, but damages his body in doing so, potentially killing him if he over uses it.
  • Dhampir: Although he doesn't know it, this is what Hunter is, & why he has most of his powers.
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