The Dragon "Family"
(The) Dragon a.k.a. Emperor Kurr
- Back from the Dead: He survived certain deaths so many times thanks to his potent healing factor.
- Beard of Sorrow: Grows one after Debbie's death.
- Body Horror: After being beaten to a pulp and stuffed into a narrow smokestack, his Healing Factor turns him into a twisted monstrosity. Later, he has to have Mighty Man break every bone in his body so they can be set properly.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: As a result of Horde.
- The Chosen One: Of his home species, which is the source of his superpowers.
- Full-Frontal Assault: He's naked in his climactic battle with Overlord, as a result of Overlord vaporizing his clothes along with the team of Red Shirts that came along.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Dragon has been Impaled with Extreme Prejudice on a church spire, been repeatedly dismembered, had a bowling-ball sized hole blasted through his chest on at least three separate occasions, his skin burned off, etc.
- Fusion Dance: The circumstances of his death result in his essence getting entangled with William Jonson's body, allowing Dragon to periodically take control, bulking Jonson up in the process.
- Healing Factor: It's so powerful, he even develops immunity to mind-control. It's also a family trait, but not a racial one, and is associated with the Chosen One status; his brother survived his mother being disintegrated when he was literally minutes post-conception — the fetal mass was fished from her ashes and proceeded to grow into a normal, healthy baby.
- There's a bit of Reality Ensues to go with it. Once, when severely beaten (his jaw broken, fingers mangled, among other injuries), he had to go to Mighty Man (who is a nurse in his/her civilian identity) to have his bones re-broken so they would heal correctly. So while he'll eventually recover from almost any injury, his body won't automatically just straighten everything out.
- Immune to Bullets: Bullets have no effect on him. They bounce right off.
- Immune to Mind Control: Downplayed. He doesn't resist completely the first time but all subsequent attempts using the same technique are ineffective thanks to his Healing Factor.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: His aim is perfect from the first time he steps onto a shooting range.
- In fact, it has been stated to be one of his powers. When he was struck by negate and had his abilities stripped, he noted that this power was removed and this was the first time he ever missed.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's a big strong guy but unlike most strongmen, he is extremely fast and is as agile as characters like Spider-Man.
- Mysterious Past: For the first part of the series, Dragon is a total amnesiac who remembers absolutely nothing about who he is or where he came from.
- Naked on Arrival: Dragon first shows up naked in a burning field.
- Not Wearing Tights: The only time Dragon wears spandex is during his stint in SOS. Before that, he wore a police uniform.
- Omniglot: He lost count of the number of languages he knows, so all he's sure of is that it's around a hundred.
- Typically, he doesn't even realize he knows the language until he hears it due to Laser-Guided Amnesia.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Dragon started out as a nickname given to him by Nurse Ann due to his appearance. Since he didn't remember his original name, he adopted "Dragon" as his legal name.
- Planet Looters: In his former life as the psychotic emperor of a race of aliens searching for a new home, he wanted to develop a virus to wipe out humanity so his race could displace them.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner e.g. When about to blow up a monster's head using one of Dung's high-pressure diarrhea-spraying cannons: "Eat shit and die!"
- Rubber-Forehead Alien: He looks essentially human, save the green skin and fin on his head.
- Super Strength: He is massively strong, and more powerful than any human could ever be.
- Top-Heavy Guy: He has large muscles and comparatively small legs, and according to Erik Larsen that look isn't stylistic - he's really shaped like that because it's normal for his species.
- Upgrade Artifact: How he knows so much about Earth.
- Wall Crawl: Since he's strong enough to dig his fingers into solid stone.
- Electric Black Guy: Inherited his mother's power but only uses it as a last resort.
- Half-Human Hybrid: He's the product of an Interspecies Romance between the male alien Dragon and an African-American human woman.
- Healing Factor: As The Dragon's son, he inherited the Chosen One genes, and that includes the regeneration. The fact it, and the Super Strength, pass on through the generations actually plays a plot point in his story: it's discussed during his wife's pregnancy that it's actually ideal for her to have the baby surgically removed from her uterus prior to its full development, since its healing factor will allow it to survive the premature birth much better than her frail human womb could handle its growing Super Strength. His step-sister Angel, who aborted a child they conceived, learns that their son survived being aborted because of this trait. And another lover of his, Tierra Jones, actually dies because she got pregnant by him and refused to have the baby extracted, resulting in their son fatally kicking its way out of her at some point in her pregnancy and going on to raise itself on the streets.
- Super Strength: Like his father, he has enormous strength and is far stronger than any human.
- Legacy Character: He's basically replacing his father as the title's hero.
- Twofer Token Minority: Kind of; he's alien on the father's side and African-American on the mother's side.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Angel. Siblings in everything but blood, something is bound to happen. Angel's behavior certainly doesn't help.
Jennifer Dragon (nee Murphy) AKA Smasher
- Boobs of Steel: She's a very buxom woman equipped with Super Strength and Super Toughness.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Wonder Woman, at least is appearance.
- Cute Bruiser: She's beautiful and a pleasant person, but also a super-strong, super-tough vigilante who can more than hold her own in a fight.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Pulped the head of her abusive first husband to protect her daughter when her superpowers manifested.
- Mama Bear: She first used her powers to protect her daughter from her abusive husband who wanted to take out his frustration on her since Jennifer was no longer suffering anymore.
- Most Common Superpower: As is typical of Larson's style.
- Killed Off for Real: At least in the current reality.
- She was later spotted in Dimension X — only to be killed again. And again. And again.
Angel Dragon (nee Murphy)
- Abusive Parents: Her own father, on top of being an domestic abuser, tried to beat her up after her mom's superpowers made her resilient to his beatings. Keep in mind Angel was a infant/toddler at the time.
- But I Can't Be Pregnant!: With her half-brother's child, no less.
- Cute Bruiser: Has superhuman strength and invulnerability just like her mom and manifested these powers at an earlier age as a young teen.
- Dark Mistress: Her Savage World counterpart became one to Mr. Glum.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Her power manifested in pretty much the same situation as her mother's.
- Evil Twin: Her Savage World counterpart.
- Going Commando: At first, only when in costume: see image. Eventually she stops wearing underwear all together, much to Malcolm's embarrassment.
- Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Averted; she does end up getting her baby to Malcolm aborted. It turns out fine, though.
- Incest Subtext: With her half brother, Malcolm. As of Issue 200, it's just text.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: She has this for a while with Malcolm, before they finally did the deed. And again in Issue 201.
She-Dragon AKA Amy Belcher (formerly Sensation)
- Cute Bruiser: Yeah, she's a Cute Monster Girl version of the Dragon. But that means she has the same Super Strength, Super Toughness and Healing Factor powers that he does.
- Delinquent Hair: Has a mohawk after her previous Godiva Hair was burnt off in battle.
- Expy: Of the Sensational She-Hulk; even her early insanity is a reference to Walters' No Fourth Wall gimmick and her abusive mentor Johnny Redbeard was originally a Take That! against Sensational She-Hulk writer/artist John Byrne.
- She takes a bit from Comicbook/Storm as well, what with the mohawk, leather outfits and (later) take-not-crap attitude.
- For a time, she wore an outfit identical to a certain red-headed swords-woman.
- Idiot Hero: At the beginning at least.
Barbaric & Ricochet:
- Altar the Speed: Barbaric proposes to Ricochet at the insistence of SOS's merchandising guy, since Ricochet is pregnant and he can't market a couple having a baby out of wedlock.
- Dumb Muscle: Barbaric.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: luckily, Ricochet has stretching powers.
- Playing with Syringes: How they got powers.
- Rubber Woman: Ricochet has a very limited form of this— she bounces and can be stretched by external forces, but can't actually shapeshift.
- The Runaway: Both of them are teen runaways.
- Wedding Smashers: Predictably, a bunch of villains show up and start a fight, but Ricochet yells at them and they stop. This trope was lampshaded beforehand; when Barbaric invites lots of superheroes to the wedding because he wants a big superhero wedding "like Reed and Sue", Ricochet points out how much of a disaster that was.
Dart AKA Jill August
- Improbable Weapon User: Darts.
- Reality Ensues: Her whole schtick is impaling people with throwing darts. This leads to a perp she helps arrest suing the city for millions for police brutality.
- Scars Are Forever: Dread Knight disintegrates her legs from the knees down.
- Legacy Character: After the Savage World Dart's accidental murder, her niece takes up the mantle.
Horridus AKA Sara Hill
- Abusive Parents: Her parents were deeply religious people who thought God was punishing them for having premarital sex and therefor treated her more like an animal then a daughter.
- Combat Tentacles: Her tail is used this way.
- Crossover Ship: With Michelangelo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- Cute Monster Girl: She's a little more monstrous than some examples of this trope, having an anthropomorphic reptilian head instead of a human face, but she's still very cute and a lovely girl despite looking like a humanoid spiny lizard.
- Driven to Suicide: How she became an orphan.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Her mother was abducted by aliens, who impregnated her with a genetically altered embryo that become Horridus.
- Happily Married: To Battle Tank.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl
- Madwoman in the Attic
Mighty Man AKA Nurse Ann Stevens
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Ann as Mighty Man. Her friend Phyllis wants to sleep with Mighty Man even though she knows he's really Ann.
- Flying Brick: She can fly and has super strength and durability.
- Gender Bender: Nurse Stevens' entire power set is that she has the ability to transform between her birth form, that of a human woman, and that of a male Flying Brick.
- Hospital Hottie: Ann in her natural form is a fully licensed hospital nurse and a very attractive woman.
- Killed Off for Real: her Earth version is killed by Chelsea Nirvana.
- Missed the Call: She just happened to be the one at the deathbed of the previous Mighty Man, Robert Berman. His Grandson Billy didn't get to the hospital in time, so he transferred his powers to her instead.
- Ann almost Missed The Call herself, being unaware of the transfer for weeks until she accidentally made the motion to transform into Mighty Man (striking her forearms together, while trying to break a fall). Her Savage World counterpart never had the accident, and went unknowing for years, until the Dragon from the original timeline showed her how to transform.
Superpatriot AKA John Quincy Armstrong
- Nanomachines: His powers basically stem from being modified with these.
- Old Soldier: He's been fighting since World War 2.
- Phlebotinum Rebel: Got his original powers as a result of being captured and experimented on by Those Wacky Nazis. He destroyed their base so they couldn't replicate the process.
- Shapeshifter Weapon: He can turn his limbs into various sorts of guns.
- We Can Rebuild Him: After having his limbs destroyed by the Vicious Circle's Mako and being Left for Dead, he was made into a Hollywood Cyborg with Artificial Limbs.
Rapture AKA Sharona Jackson
- Anything That Moves: The Savage World version of Rapture. Unfortunately, she's also disgustingly obese, unhygienic, and insane.
- Breeding Slave: Implied to have happened to her in Dimension X, before she fought back and took control of the monsters. After she captures her former allies who have become trapped there, she tells them in no uncertain terms that she plans to have her monsters do the same thing to them.
- Clingy Jealous Girl To Dragon.
- Electric Black Guy: A female variant. She has electric powers and is a black woman.
- FaceHeel Turn: In Issue 230, she is revealed to be alive in Dimension X, and very, very evil.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Invoked but ultimately subverted.
- Killed Off for Real: On Earth, Darkworld, and Savage World.
- Most Common Superpower: she admits that she relies on static cling to keep her costume in place.
- Psycho Electro: Rapture in The Savage World is a homeless schizophrenic who believes she's an angel/alien with invisible wings.
- Shock and Awe: She has electric powers.
Liberty & Justice
The Deadly Duo
- Ambiguously Brown
- Crimefighting with Cash
- Pointy Ears: Probably as a side-effect of his cat powers.
- Small Name, Big Ego
- Super Senses
The Kid Avenger
- Big Bad: Overlord 1 was this until his death in issue 21.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Antonio Seghetti served as this during the first couple years of publication. He was soon replaced by Vic.
- Evil Is Hammy: Oh yes. And thanks to Tony Jay, the Animated Adaptation turned this Up to Eleven.
- Evil Old Folks: Overlord 1, Antonio Seghetti, was approximately 70 years old by the time of his first appearance.
- Expy: Of Doctor Doom, apparently.
- Legacy Character: There were three Overlords so far: Antonio Seghetti, Vic Nixon and Flash Mercury.
- Boldly Coming: Lets just say he's not one to take questions of his virility lying down.
- Mister Big: Outside of his Powered Armor, he is a very diminitive alien who is towered by anyone else, specially around his human girlfriend.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He is in genuinely in love with Savage World!Angel Dragon and tends to react very violently when she is injured.
- Interspecies Romance: With Evil!Angel Dragon.
- Galactic Conqueror: In Dimension-X, he had conquered several planets and laid waste to many others that stood in his way.
- Killer Rabbit: Glum looks a little red doll and has a rather harmless name, but he is not to be underestimated: he is a fearsome Galactic Conqueror that devastated armies in his powered suit and could very well destroy Earth.
- Powered Armor: To make up for his height, he wears a power armor that makes him a much more formidable foe capable of trading blows with the dragons.