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The various villains seen in Power Academy.

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Main Antagonists

    Jonathan Knight 

Jonathan Knight

Jonathan is the head of Knight Research Labs—on the surface, a legitimate research company, but in reality, a front for his twisted, evil deeds. He's one of the most clear and imminent threats towards the students and staff of Power Academy, and is deeply tied into the backstory of several of its students. Including the player character.

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    Eris Mychro 

Eris Mychro (formerly Helena)

Power: Metal manipulation, undead strength and summoning

The Helena of the heroes' universe, who was accidentally killed a few years prior, by a falling piece of debris during a fight between Talan and Swilium. She was evil long before that point, however, given an incident where she humiliated Talan. It turns out she wasn't killed in the fight—only left for dead. Jonathan Knight later recovered her in her broken state and used her as a test subject for his brutal experiments, held in the same facility as Sam. One night, after she was accidentally killed in an experiment, she was temporarily resurrected by demonic forces; she went on a rampage, causing a mass breakout that allowed Sam to escape.

One day, Alderon receives word that Helena, now adopting the name "Eris," is about to take over the underworld. Left with no choice, he resurrects her to bring her back into the world of the living. She is denied her conquest of the underworld, but at what cost, one can only speculate...

    Prof. Vilhelm Christiansen 

Professor Vilhelm Christiansen

Vilhelm was a brilliant cyberneticist who was dying of a rare congenital heart defect. After years of feverish work, he perfected a cybernetic heart and saved his own life with it. However, he didn't stop there; he realized the potential of his work and proceeded to modify his body further, eventually turning himself into a cybernetic monstrosity. Vilhelm also modified his brain with wireless sensors to take control of nearby electronic systems. He grudgingly works with Timmy as the co-teacher for the Mad Science class—though for obvious reasons is held in very low regard by the students.

Unsurprisingly, he's one of the main antagonists, serving as the Evil Genius.

    The Arbiter 

The Arbiter, aka Slade Ashen

Enshrouded in mystery, the Arbiter is the leader of the Church of Terminus, a cult worshiping the Great Old One. His pseudonym comes from the fact that his followers view him as the conduit between Terminus and the people of Earth—the one who would bring peace through the Great Old One's wrath. The Arbiter leads their enthralled forces on a path of destruction while the Great Old One consolidates power. He believes he is doing the world a favor with these actions, rationalizing that this will force an Enemy Mine situation for the world once Terminus strikes.

He is actually Slade Ashen. His disappearance was no accident; he simply used it as a cover to go off the grid and serve his new master. When the heroes unmask him, it causes no short amount of shock—especially for Val and Isaac. He ends up fighting the party at several points, and even temporarily joins forces with them at one point.

    Terminus 

Terminus

The Great Old One, Master of Reality, Ruler of Shadows—all common names used to describe this...entity. According to legend, Terminus is a Multiversal Conqueror who ravages universes and destroys heroes wherever she goes. But over the course of the story, it's revealed that Terminus is very real, and a very real threat to the heroes—one of the most powerful they will ever fight. It's all just a question of what form the Great Old One has taken...

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Knight Research and Affiliates

    Juliana King 

Juliana King

A wealthy socialite and financier, Juliana is an ally to a couple of the staff members of Power Academy. She is regarded with suspicion, however, due to her connections to various criminal enterprises and close relationship with Jonathan Knight—and in fact, she eventually ends up inheriting the company. In addition, she's also implied to be affiliated with Terminus' modern-day followers. In truth, Juliana IS Terminus—specifically, her human guise. See also Terminus' folder above.

    Pamela Kyle 

Pamela Kyle

Powers: Psychic; can project illusions via the mind

Formerly a geeky girl with a love of comics, Pamela was a loner (not helped by her psychic powers). After a freak accident and suffering a major head injury, she came to believe she was all three of the Gotham girls: Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn. Becoming a professional thief, she uses her powers to make people believe she is one of the villainesses she thinks she is. Jonathan hires her to perform a few missions for him, but she's only in it for the money.

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The Church of Terminus

    Jericho Mall 

Jericho Mall

    Andrew Volker 

Andrew Volker

The Shadow Court

    The Shadow Daemon Lord 

The Shadow Daemon Lord

Role: Malevolent entity that inhabits Warpen's body

    Warpen Hardgreaves 

Warpen Hardgreaves

Power: Teleportation

One of the Academy's more malevolent students. Warpen is the son of Wardson Hardgreaves, head of the Shadow Court, and is being prepared to lead the organization. He viewed his adoptive sister Tala as more of an asset than part of the family. And when he comes to the Academy, he is instantly smitten with Val, often stalking her.

Trained in martial arts, equipped with a sword and skilled with his teleportation abilities, Warpen is a force to be reckoned with. Further fueling his powers is the fact that he's the vessel for the Shadow Daemon Lord, the deity worshipped by the Shadow Court.

    Wardson Hardgreaves 

Wardson Hardgreaves

Power: Shadow, teleportation

Warpen and Tala's father (adoptive in the latter case), Wardson is the leader of the Shadow Court. Despite initial assumptions, he's not part of Jonathan's conspiracy, though his actions certainly benefit them.

The Iron Skulls

    Garrett Phelps 

Garrett Phelps

The leader of Kragsmark's mafia organization, Garrett is essentially the city's de facto ruler thanks to how far his influence has spread. With all these supervillains coming into town, though, he realizes his time is coming to an end.

Others

    Fate 

Fate (aka Amelia Kleiner)

Role: Eldritch Abomination currently hunting Gill

    Alistair Rudess 
Power: Psychic; has mastered the body switch technique

A student at the Academy, Alistair is one of the more antagonistic people the PC encounters there. Having grown up surrounded by prejudice and hatred towards mutants and psychics, he has declared humankind to be worthless—though he could just as easily be using this as an excuse to wreak havoc.

He is a recurring boss throughout the game.

The Mirrorverse

    Valerie Ashen 
This version of Val came across the Frost Scepter, an artifact that amplified her cryokinetic abilities, but inflated her pride and drove her mad with power. She has conquered a significant portion of the world and turned it into a frozen wasteland that she rules with an iron fist.

    Simon Locksley 

    Isaac Ashen 

    Alice Solheim 

    Layla Ulrich 

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