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Main Characters / Team Blue Skye
"Team Blue Skye"
Our Heroes (Skye Emery, Finch "Finn" Finwick, & Ava Lorenz)
Appearances: Singularity & Blue Skye Rising
The three main characters of Singularity & Blue Skye Rising. Three heroes brought together under the most unusual circumstances and united to expose a dangerous conspiracy.
- Badass Family: They're not blood relatives, but there's no denying that Skye, Ava, and Finn basically see themselves as one. That said, they're a very formidable trio.
- Family of Choice: Technically speaking, since Skye & Ava are adopted sisters.
- No Name Given: There really isn't an official name for the three, though author Marc Quill refers to them internally as "Team Blue Skye".
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: They're this, considering that the trio consists of an artificially-created human originally meant to be a super-soldier, a homeless gay youth who left his homophobic foster parents, and an equally-homeless teenager who happens to have energy-manipulating superpowers.
- True Companions: By the end of Singularity, the three become this, willing to do whatever it takes for each other.
Skye Emery / Bluebird
First Appearance: Singularity #1: "Skye"
Originally created in a laboratory owned by SDI Genomics in 1995 to be the first of an army of super-soldiers to be sold on the black market, the infant that would grow to become Skye Emery was liberated from SDI's facility by Dr. Elizabeth Emery. In time, Dr. Emery would raise the baby, teaching her the value of being compassionate and kind. While she has suffered from fractured memories due to incomplete Project Singularity conditioning upon her birth, this moral fiber has stayed consistent, even if Skye didn't know it just yet.
Upon arriving in Toronto, Skye set out to discover her past and expose the conspiracy that had her marked for death, aided by Finch "Finn" Finwick and Ava Lorenz. With Finn and Ava's help, Skye was able to take down SDI's attempts at using her to restart Project Singularity.
Skye now uses her powers to protect the city of Toronto from evildoers as the Bluebird.
- Action Girl: Goes without saying, really.
- Adorkable: Begins to show signs of this once she warms up, so to speak. Her date with Zaida Khan in "Flight of the Bluebird" is a big example, where she's surprisingly jovial when talking to Zaida.
- Affectionate Nickname: Zaida Khan, Skye's girlfriend, gave her the nickname of "Bluebird" in reference to how Skye became fond of a lonely bluebird during her time in Peterborough.
- All-Loving Hero: Once she gets her memory problems sorted out and embraces her heroic upbringing.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Not a straight example as her chosen hero name ("Bluebird") really doesn't have anything to do with her powers at all.
- Artificial Human: This turns out to be the onus for Skye's creation. She's actually an artificially-created human being by SDI Genomics in the hopes of creating an army of superpowered soldiers.
- Back from the Dead: Her return to life after being fatally stabbed through the chest in "Undaunted" can be considered this.
- Big Damn Heroes: How she "introduced" herself to Finn in the first issue of Singularity, by way of saving him and his friend Leo Stein from a gang of homophobic criminals.
- Blue Is Heroic: As Skye becomes more heroic, the color blue increasingly becomes more associated with her. The new superhero costume she's given in Blue Skye Rising is largely blue, while she also adopts "Bluebird" as her new superhero name.
- Bully Hunter: Skye describes herself as this in her first-person narration in "Credibility Gap" as she talks to the reader while fighting off Canadian Freedom Militia thugs.
- The Cape: Though it takes a while for Skye to embrace this role due to her fractured memories, she definitely takes to it easily, to the point of now being Toronto's very own superheroine.
- Captain Geographic: While a bit more understated than most examples, Skye's desire to protect the city of Toronto and its people does put her in this category.
- Character Blog: Skye's in-universe Twitter account actually exists. It mostly shows Skye reacting to various things happening in Toronto. The in-story explanation for the account was that Finn had it made for Skye so she could better communicate with Torontonians.
- Chest Insignia: Skye's superhero jacket has a red maple leaf symbol emblazoned on its chest.
- Civvie Spandex: Her superhero "costume" in Blue Skye Rising, which consists of a heavily-stylized blue motorcycle jacket, skin-tight blue jeans, and dark blue motorcycle boots.
- Cool Big Sis: To her adopted younger sister, Ava.
- Despair Event Horizon: Nearly killing Finn while under a mental state that turned her into a mindless assassin basically shattered Skye's belief in herself, something that she wouldn't snap out of until learning about Dr. Elizabeth Emery.
- Enemy Within: What her Project Singularity programming appears to be. Whenever a certain set of code words are uttered, it transforms Skye into a mindless assassin focused on "The Mission". However, this appears to have been removed after Skye overcomes it one final time while captured by SDI.
- Expository Hairstyle Change:
- She apparently started out as a natural redhead with shoulder-length hair until she decided to cut it to a pixie cut and dye it purple-and-pink as a means of a "new beginning".
- In Singularity #5 ("Falling Upwards"), Skye dyes her hair to blue-and-white so that she could maneuver around Toronto without arousing suspicion due to being considered a wanted criminal by police.
- By the start of Blue Skye Rising, she's returned to her purple-and-pink hair while letting it grow out slightly to signify the degree of maturity she's gained since defeating SDI.
- Expy: Of Captain America. Marc Quill has stated a few times that Cap was on his mind when developing Skye's backstory in greater detail. It shines through in how Skye is explicitly described as a super-soldier, as well as her being as noble and kindhearted as Steve Rogers is.
- Folk Hero: To the people of Timmins, Ontario, where she was known as "The Girl From Nowhere" during her brief stay there.
- Friendless Background: Due to the nature of her memory and amnesia problems, Skye couldn't make any lasting friends without forgetting about them the next day.
- Good Is Not Soft: While she is a shining example of kindness, Skye will not hesitate to fight aggressively against her enemies. However, she does admit in "Credibility Gap" that she has to pull her punches against non-powered foes so that she doesn't end up killing them.
- Healing Factor: Skye has this ability, on top of her superpowered strength, speed, and endurance. It's strong enough to the point that it can even heal fatal wounds that she suffers, like getting stabbed through the chest with a gigantic blade.
- Heroic Vow: Makes one at the end of "Credibility Gap", promising to do what she can to protect Toronto's diverse citizens from all forms of hate crimes.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: The terrorist Canadian Freedom Militia attempts to invoke this in "Credibility Gap" by creating a fake Skye to ruin the real one's reputation with Torontonians. The plan falls apart on the account of Skye exposing the Militia's lies publicly and the Torontonians knowing better than to believe that their heroine had apparently gone bad.
- Homeless Hero: Skye's backstory establishes her as this, drifting from town-to-town and often living on the streets, thanks largely to her ongoing memory problems.
- Humble Hero: Despite being a big deal in Toronto, the only thing that matters to Skye is being the best of herself. Not only for the city she's vowed to protect, but also to her friends.
- Human Weapon: SDI's original plan for Skye, to the point that they left in latent programming that would turn her into this upon the use of trigger words to activate it.
- I Have Many Names: Skye Emery (her "given" name, in the sense of being an artificially-created human, anyway...), Subject SK-591 (her Project Singularity ID number), Skylar (the misnaming that Finn's boyfriend, Stephen O'Day likes to use), Bluebird (Skye's personal codename, which is also the nickname that Zaida Khan gave her), The Girl From Nowhere (A nickname given to Skye during her time in Timmins, Ontario).
- Living Lie Detector: Thanks to her enhanced senses, Skye can spot someone being untruthful based on facial expressions and the way they speak.
- Meaningful Name: In-universe, Skye got her name from Dr. Elizabeth Emery mainly due to the doctor's love of the nighttime sky, as well as the endless possibilities that were possible for her away from SDI's watch. Her surname of "Emery" also rhymes with "memory", which is fitting for a character who's had to struggle with years of fractured memories of her past.
- Meaningful Rename: Upon learning the role Dr. Emery played in her upbringing, Skye decides to take on the Emery surname for herself to honor her surrogate mother's legacy.
- One-Woman Army: Given the fact that she was meant to be the first of an army of these, it's not surprising.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: An unusual case as it's never made any clear if "Skye" is her actual given name. However, we learn in Singularity #6 that it was the name given to her by Dr. Emery, thus making the name as close to a legal name as possible.
- Person of Mass Destruction: What SDI had planned for her as the first Project Singularity super-soldier, until Dr. Emery decided to liberate her from SDI's Base Alpha to prevent this fate.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Grows into this kind of friendship with Finn after several adventures with him.
- Quest for Identity: Skye's story in Singularity, on top of finding out why exactly she's being hunted down by an amoral pharmaceutical firm.
- Secret Public Identity: The city of Toronto pretty much knows her by her given name, though once she adopts "Bluebird" as a proper superhero name, Torontonians have no issue with calling her that.
- Shipper on Deck: Once she learns about Finn's love for the hockey-playing Stephen O'Day, Skye believes that her best friend's romance with Stephen is one worth having. She even takes time in the middle of mowing down SDI soldiers in "Unbreakable" to give Finn some advice on how to propose to Stephen.
- Stellar Name: Skye's very name, which was given to her by Dr. Elizabeth Emery upon her creation. Dr. Emery was inspired by her own affinity for looking to the night sky for guidance, and the idea of her surrogate daughter having limitless possibilities ahead of her.
- Street Urchin: Was the case for most of Skye's youth due to her increasing memory problems and Dr. Emery's disappearance.
- Superheroes Stay Single: Averted thanks to "Flight of the Bluebird", which reveals that Skye has a girlfriend named Zaida Khan. She's quite happy to be with her.
- Super Soldier: She is explicitly identified as one many times throughout Singularity & Blue Skye Rising. Which is unsurprising, given that she was essentially designed to be one by SDI before Dr. Emery liberated her.
- Super Speed: She's fast enough to catch an escaping motorcycle on foot.
- Super Strength: As a result of being born with superhuman abilities when she was created. Against regular enemies, Skye tends to send them flying with her normal strikes. She's also strong enough to obliterate robotic foes like SDI's Genetic Extractors with her own brute strength. At one point in her past, she lifted a car that was about to explode above her head, then throwing it somewhere far enough away from people.
- Super Toughness: The very first time we see Skye? She survives a truck crashing into her without even getting a single scratch. She also is pretty much bulletproof to the point that only specially-designed bullets made of a iridium and yttrium hybrid are strong enough to even pierce through her skin.
- Token Super: Starts out as this between her and the non-powered Finn, but that goes away once Ava Lorenz joins in.
- Trigger Phrase: Formerly had a set of three words that would activate her super-assassin programming, but appears to have overcome that for good after resisting said programming while in SDI's captivity.
- Walking the Earth: Skye drifted from town to town after Dr. Emery disappeared. The idea of losing her memories at random made this a very daunting experience for her.
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Though Skye isn't really a patriotic-minded superhero, her jacket is consciously designed with the flag of the city of Toronto in mind, complete with red Canadian maple leaf on the chest.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Skye dyed her previously-red hair to a shade of purple and pink to signify the start of a new beginning for her life.
- You Are Number 6: Skye was originally designated as Project Singularity Subject SK-591.
Finch "Finn" Finwick
Skye Emery's Best Friend
First Appearance: Singularity #1: "Skye"
A gay Jamaican youth from Toronto that Skye runs into during her search to expose SDI's conspiracy.
- Action Survivor: Finn starts off barely surviving by the skin of his teeth during Skye's encounters with SDI's troops. Especially impressive as he's not exactly the striking image of a badass. By the end of Singularity, he's managed to take some levels in badassery.
- Adorkable: He visibly is quite excited to hear that Skye survived getting hit by a truck thanks to her superpowers.
- Alliterative Name: To the point that even his nickname is alliterative.
- Audience Surrogate: Is set up as this in contrast to the superhuman and extraordinary Skye.
- Determinator: From his very first appearance in Singularity #1, wherein Finn bravely stands up for his friend Leo against a trio of criminals, we see that he's a very determined young man.
- Deuteragonist: Fulfills this role as the second-most important character behind Skye. His romance with Stephen O'Day is treated as a key storyline, along with the Singularity conspiracy and Skye's search for answers about her past.
- The Everyman: Is this in comparison to Skye (an artificially-created super-soldier) and Ava (a teen who can control a limitless source of energy).
- The Heart: Creator Marc Quill has said that Finn brings out the best in his friends. This becomes evident in how Skye begins to see the humanity in herself after spending time with Finn.
- I Know Madden Kombat: His boyfriend Stephen (a hockey player) taught him a patented "pull the jersey over a guy's head" maneuver, which Finn is finally able to do on a SDI soldier in Singularity #7.
- Nice Guy: He's a completely affable and lovable guy to his friends. His inherent kindness even rubs off on Skye, who gradually becomes kinder than she was when she first met Finn.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Finn considers Skye to be one of his best friends, a feeling that's mutual on Skye's end of things.
- Relationship Upgrade: Singularity ends with Finn agreeing to marry Stephen O'Day. Blue Skye Rising starts off with Finn making plans for his wedding with Stephen.
- Straight Gay: Finn's homosexuality is just accepted as normal by mostly everyone he knows. He also doesn't act in a stereotypically gay manner at all.
Skye Emery's Younger Sister, Energy-Controlling Superhuman
First Appearance: Singularity #3: "Missing Persons Case"
Born with the ability to manipulate energy that her body produces, Ava joins Skye & Finn's quest to expose the Singularity conspiracy after they rescue her from an SDI-affiliated medical research facility. Ava's powers make her a very powerful, if inexperienced, ally for Skye and Finn against any threat.
- Action Girl: Not as adept of a fighter as Skye is, but she's still tough enough to fight.
- Barrier Warrior: A lot of Ava's application of her powers involves creating pink energy shields around herself to defend from attacks, or even around things that need to be shielded like explosives.
- Berserk Button: Harming her big sister Skye in any way? Not a good idea, unless you want to end up with a faceful of energy coming your way.
- Emotional Powers: Can activate her energy powers whenever her friends are in danger.
- Energy Absorption: Ava can absorb other forms of energy to increase her strength. This ends up being instrumental in stopping the Project Singularity super-soldier chambers from activating in Singularity #8.
- Hand Blast: Ava's main form of offensive attack with her energy powers.
- Kid Sidekick: Though downplayed compared to most examples, Ava's basically this to Skye. However, Skye herself doesn't see it that way, instead viewing Ava as every bit equal to her.
- Light 'em Up: Ava can control light-based energy that her body produces. However, she does need to recharge every now and then whenever she exerts herself.
- Pink Heroine: As seen in the image above, Ava often wears pink clothing, and her energy abilities are often described as being a form of pink light.
- Power Glows: Whenever Ava gets herself to full power, her body glows in a radiant pink light.
- Took a Level in Badass: She now has greater control over her powers since joining up with Skye & Finn.
- Undying Loyalty: To both Skye & Finn. It's why she decides to go help them out, even when Skye had her stay behind in Kensington Market to keep Ava safe.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Ava's family kicked her out of the home after she accidentally used her powers to destroy the family's car and part of their house.
Finn's Boyfriend, Hockey Player
First Appearance: Singularity #1: "Skye" (mentioned), Singularity #7: "Unbreakable" (on-page)
Plays for the Toronto Marlies and notable for being the first openly-gay professional hockey player in history. Stephen is Finns boyfriend, who hes known since high school at Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute. He is someone who believes that he can be the best of who he is on and off the ice.
Immediately after Finn helped Skye and Ava defeat SDI and Project Singularity, he proposed to Stephen, who happily accepted.
Finn's Other Best Friend
First Appearance: Singularity #1: "Skye"
One of Finns closest friends since elementary school. Leo is someone Finn has trusted for all his life. Hes helped support Finn through many major events in his life, especially when Finn decided to move out of his foster parents home.
Leo was present with Finn when he first encountered Skye in January 2016, as he was being protected by his friend from a gang of homophobic thugs. After staying mostly under the radar since then, Leo has recently offered his expertise on tailoring and technology to provide assistance to Skye and Ava while Finn is on the road with boyfriend Stephen ODay.
- Ascended Extra: Since Finn is away with Stephen for the AHL Playoffs, Leo gets a chance to join Skye & Ava's superheroics by way of aiding them in his own way.
- Hidden Depths: The first issue of Blue Skye Rising establishes that Leo is an expert tailor, which is important, since he's the one who helps create Skye's new superhero costume.
Skye Emery's Girlfriend
First Appearance: Credibility Gap
A Muslim university student whose family Skye briefly stayed with in 2009. Skye fell in love with Zaida over the few months she stayed with her family, until she mysteriously vanished one day.
Several years later, Skye encountered Zaida who was now studying at Torontos Ryerson University on one of her crime sweeps of the neighbourhood. Her memory problems now fixed since the last time she was with Zaida, Skye quickly remembered every detail about her stay with the twenty-one year-olds family back in 2009.
After defeating the neo-Nazi Canadian Freedom Militia terror group, Skye met with Zaida again, accepting both an offer for a date over coffee and an affectionate kiss on the cheek from her long-lost friend.
The date in question would see Zaida and Skye affirming their feelings for one another through a friendly chat, as well as a fun date visit to the CN Towers EdgeWalk. Though Zaida had to leave Canada to go celebrate Ramadan with her family in Lebanon, she promised to keep in touch with Skye and return sometime soon.
- Adorkable: Skye finds Zaida's nerdiness to be quite endearing.
- Genki Girl: Her enthusiasm for just about everything is something that Skye really loves about Zaida.
- Proud to Be a Geek: Skye mentions that Zaida can spend hours and hours talking about comics or games without a stop.
- Relationship Upgrade: In "Flight of the Bluebird", Zaida officially becomes Skye's girlfriend.
Chief Alexandra MacDonald
Toronto Police Chief
First Appearance: Singularity #3: "Missing Persons Case
Serving as Chief of the Toronto Police since 2010, Alexandra MacDonald has strived to make sure the city she serves is safe from all crime that would threaten it.
Chief MacDonald conducted an ongoing investigation on Skye Emerys activities since her arrival in mid-January. While she did issue a citywide arrest warrant for the twenty year-old superhuman for a series of incidents involving her and SDI-owned facilities, Chief MacDonald ended up dropping the warrant after she discovered SDIs duplicity in their attempts to frame Skye as a criminal.She continues to proudly serve as Chief of Police to this day.
- Inspector Javert: Chief MacDonald starts off as this, believing Skye to be responsible for a series of incidents involving the seemingly-benevolent SDI corporation. Once the truth about SDI is exposed, she becomes a reluctant supporter of Skye's activities.
Miss Meredith Meads
Landlady of Safe Haven Homeless Shelter
First Appearance: Singularity #2: "Miracle Monday"
Formerly serving as a lead counselor at the Agnes P. Woolcroft Crisis Centre in Sudbury, Meredith Meads is the stern, yet caring Head of the House at Safe Haven Homeless Shelter.
First Appearance: Blue Skye Rising #1: "Politics for Fun & Profit"
Not much is known about Dane Carter or why he was fired from the FBI, but its clear that he has taken a vested interest in what the Conglomerate is plotting.
Carter made his presence known during an attempted terrorist attack on the Evergreen Framework presentation in Toronto when he saved Skye from nearly getting killed by Nick Scratch Scrawfield after the twenty year-old briefly lost her powers. With Carters help, Skye was immediately rushed to hospital, where she would make a full recovery. Before leaving, Carter left his business card and explained to Skye, Ava, Leo, and Finn that they shared common goals.
- Cold Sniper: Carter is introduced by sniping down the Conglomerate-aligned mercenary Scratch before he's able to kill a badly-weakened Skye.
- Despair Event Horizon: Learning about how corrupt the American government was thanks to lobbyists and private military contractors disillusioned Carter from serving his country for a while.
- Establishing Character Moment: Carter's first appearance has him saving Skye from being killed by "Scratch", even going down to make sure she gets to a hospital before she bleeds to death.
- FBI Agent: Used to be one, until he left the Bureau for as-of-yet undisclosed reasons.
- Nerves of Steel: He's unmoved even when Ava is charging up her energy so that she could attack Carter in order to protect her sister.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Shows a bit of this when answering Skye's call, trying his best to dodge questions before ultimately agreeing to meet with her.
- We Help the Helpless: Blue Skye Rising #2 establishes Carter as someone who runs a one-person A-Team-styled operation. Supposedly, a soldier of fortune who doesn't care all that much about the "fortune" part of the job title.
SDI CEO & Project Singularity Co-Founder
First Appearance: Singularity #1: "Skye" (as "The Chief"); Singularity #5: "Falling Upwards" (as Selfridge)
The ruthless and business-minded CEO and Founder of SDI Genomics, North Americas largest genetic and medical firm. In 1995, Selfridge attempted to hijack Project Singularity from Dr. Elizabeth Emery in an attempt to turn it into a project designed to manufacture superpowered soldiers.
First operating under the guise of The Chief after learning of Skyes existence and tracking her down to Toronto, Selfridge eventually got himself directly involved after the Repossession Task Forces repeated failures. Despite briefly bringing Skye under his control, Selfridge was ultimately defeated when the young superhumans determination overpowered her programming, allowing for Skye to aid Ava and Finn in stopping the SDI CEO. He perished in the resulting destruction of SDI Base Alpha.
- Big Bad: He's the main villain of Singularity.
- The Corrupter: Attempts to forcibly turn Skye into one of his mindless Project Singularity super-soldiers. It's just too bad he didn't account for Skye's determination to protect her friends no matter what overcoming whatever latent programming she had embedded within her.
- Evil Plan: Capture Skye and use her to restart Project Singularity to create super-soldiers to sell to the highest bidder.
- For Science!: As he tells Dr. Emery, "There's no room in progress for kindness."
- Insistent Terminology: Selfridge refuses to dignify Skye's newfound humanity by calling her that name, instead opting to call her by the Project Singularity serial number she was designated with ("SK-591").
- Killed Off for Real: Dies at the end of Singularity after SDI Base Alpha's destruction.
- Powered Armor: Wears one in Singularity #8 ("Undaunted") after Skye comes back from the dead. As advanced as his suit of armor is, Selfridge still loses in the end.
- Villain with Good Publicity: His illicit operations are kept on the down-low, enabling him to have Toronto Police help his hired guns in trying to capture Skye for their purposes. By the end of Singularity, that good publicity collapses literally and figuratively thanks in part to Skye and her friends stopping Selfridge's plans, as well as SDI falling apart not long after.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Once he's put on his powered suit of armor to confront Skye, Ava, and Finn, he's reduced to ranting and raving as he fights the three.
Dr. Elizabeth Emery
Former SDI Scientist, Project Singularity Co-Founder, Skye's Creator
'First Appearance: Singularity #6: "Unraveling"
A geneticist who formerly served as the head of SDIs Project Singularity artificial superhuman creation program. Originally intending for her program to serve as a way to help cure life-threatening diseases, Dr. Emery abandoned the project when SDI CEO Gerald Selfridge expressed his desire to turn the Projects creations into future super-soldiers. Emery liberated the projects only creation an infant designated Subject SK-591 in a daring escape from SDIs Base Alpha in December 1995.
She took care of the infant (eventually renaming her Skye, in reference to her own love for gazing at the night sky) through its early years until she mysteriously vanished in 2001. Despite her abrupt disappearance, Dr. Emerys nurturing influence has left a lasting legacy on Skye, who grew up as a compassionate and heroic young woman who uses her superhuman abilities to help others in need as a result of Emerys love and care. This has also inspired Skye to take on the Emery surname for herself in tribute to her surrogate mother.
Dr. Emerys current whereabouts are unknown at this time.
- Death by Origin Story: Seems to be the case with her sudden disappearance in 2001, though the ambiguity of Dr. Emery's fate leaves this very open-ended.
- Missing Mom: Dr. Emery disappeared in 2001, leaving her surrogate daughter to take care of herself for the rest of her life. Blue Skye Rising seems like it'll address this plot point further.
- Parental Substitute: Given the fact that her "daughter" was essentially created in a laboratory as part of a top-secret SDI project, she fits this description.
- Token Good Teammate: Seemingly the only scientist working on Project Singularity who wasn't on board with Selfridge transforming it into a super-soldier creation project.
- Upbringing Makes the Hero: If it wasn't for Dr. Emery taking care of Skye when she was a child, her "daughter" wouldn't have probably grown up to be the heroic young woman that she became.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Appeared to be the only scientist working on Project Singularity that didn't believe in creating artificial super-soldiers for use in warfare, hence why she decides to take baby SK-591 away from Base Alpha to raise her in her own care.
Gerald Selfridge's Secret Weapons
First Appearance: Singularity #5: "Falling Upwards"
Five armored robots created to hunt down "rogue experiments" in the name of SDI. Armed with a variety of weapons and capabilities, the Extractors are relentless and will not stop until whatever assigned mission they have is complete.
- Mecha-Mooks: The Extractors are a quintet of robots designed to do Selfridge's bidding.
The Ultimate Weapon
First Appearance: Singularity #7: "Unbreakable"
A massive behemoth sent by Gerald Selfridge to help take care of Skye and her friends after their attack on Base Alpha.
The Conglomerate / TriDyne Technologies
TriDyne Technologies CEO
First Appearance: Singularity #8: "Undaunted"
Ambitious and calculating, Jackie Quincannon has always been used to being handed down everything by her parents John and Janine Quincannon, the proud co-founders of the TriDyne Technologies firm.
In 1990, John Quincannon passed away due to heart complications, leaving the ownership of TriDyne to be inherited to twenty-five year-old Jackie, who was the last surviving member of the immediate Quincannon family.
Through her years of guidance, TriDyne has grown exponentially as a leading technological enterprise and supplier for the United States military.
In secret, Jackie is also one of the heads of industry and state that have become a part of a shadow group known only as The Conglomerate. Time will tell if this factions intentions for Skye and her friends will bode well for their future.
First Appearance: Singularity #1: "Skye"
A former Joint Task Force 2 soldier-turned-Troubleshooter for SDI Genomics. In actuality, Brandt is the head of its Repossession Task Force, a specialized paramilitary unit whose purpose is to apprehend any rogue experiments that are property of SDI. Relentless and ruthless to the core, Brandt is a consistent threat to Skye, Finn, and Ava. Despite that, the three heroes have repeatedly fended him off on more than one occasion.
After SDIs fall, Brandt has been brought under the employ of Jackie Quincannon and TriDyne Technologies, serving as her personal bodyguard.
- Arch-Enemy: To Skye, Ava, and Finn.
- Badass Normal: He's regularly fought against a honest-to-goodness super-soldier in Skye and survived on multiple occasions.
- The Dragon: First to Gerald Selfridge in Singularity, and now acting as one for Jackie Quincannon in Blue Skye Rising.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Started out as a former JTF-2 operative before being recruited by SDI to head up their Repossession Task Force.
- Would Hurt a Child: Brandt isn't averse to shooting Ava when he's confronted by her in "Unraveling".
Senator Joseph Rosenthal
Senator of Kentucky
First Appearance: Blue Skye Rising #1: "Politics for Fun & Profit"
A U.S. Senator from Kentucky who's under the Conglomerate's payroll.
- Corrupt Politician: He's a part of The Conglomerate as one of their members within Congress.
- Manipulative Bastard: Thinks of himself as this, but he really isn't. He's easily cowed by Jackie Quincannon when he's confronted by her in one of the flashbacks from "Politics for Fun & Profit".
- No Party Given: Averted as the narration in "Politics for Fun & Profit" specifies he's an Independent Senator from Kentucky.
USNN (United States News Network)
TriDyne-owned News Station
First Appearance: Blue Skye Rising #2: "Diplomatic Immunity"
An American cable news network owned by TriDyne Technologies, often reporting on current events with a biased perspective that shows preferential treatment to TriDyne's interests.
- Alphabet News Network
- Expy: Of Fox News, right down to having pundits espousing biased opinions.
- Pompous Political Pundit: USNN host Tom O'Callahan, host of The O'Callahan Briefing, seems to be an extreme version of this as seen in his appearance in Blue Skye Rising #2.
- Strawman News Media: It's stated that USNN frequently reports with a certain bias against individuals and groups, while making sure to portray TriDyne in a favorable light.
Other Villains & Criminals
Renata Brooks / "Skye Emery"
Former Toronto Police Constable, Neo-Nazi Terrorist
First Appearance: Credibility Gap
A former Toronto Police officer who became increasingly angered by Skye Emerys heroics, Renata Brooks chose to turn to a life of crime as a way of getting back at a person she thought was undeserving of the adoration of an entire city.
Brooks was hired by Oscar Hellinger and the Canadian Freedom Militia to impersonate Skye as part of a larger plan to discredit the newly-turned superhero by falsely claiming that she supported the Militias white nationalist cause. As a result, she was also given an off-brand version of a SDI-created serum meant to simulate almost all of Skyes superpowers. This got the attention of the real Skye Emery, who ended up confronting Brooks at a standoff between Militia forces and counter-protestors who rejected the terror groups hateful messages in late April 2016. Brookss ruse was publicly exposed after Skye easily defeated her in battle. She was then later arrested and subsequently removed from the Toronto Police by Chief MacDonald due to gross criminal misconduct.
- Dirty Cop: Is corrupt enough to work with neo-Nazi terrorists just because she feels Skye is undeserving of the fame she's attained as Toronto's superhero.
- Evil Knockoff: Made into an evil Skye doppelganger with the use of a bootleg SDI serum by the Militia in order to destroy the real Skye's credibility with Toronto's citizens.
- Sanity Slippage: Brooks' deception gradually falls apart when faced with the real Skye, eventually to the point where she's flat out yelling obscenities at everyone and generally losing her cool.
- Super Strength: Thanks to the bootleg SDI-made serum given to her, she has a slightly-weaker version of Skye's super-strength abilities, which doesn't help her much when faced with the real deal.
- Villainous Breakdown: Suffers an epic one during her fight with the real Skye Emery, who easily exposes Brooks as a fraud in front of dozens of Torontonians. By the time she's unmasked, Brooks is left a ranting, incoherent mess before Skye takes her down.
Canadian Freedom Militia Leader
First Appearance: Credibility Gap
Removed from Canadian Parliament in 2013 for his extremist views on immigration, Hellinger turned to terrorism in order to further his white nationalist agenda. A year after, he founded a paramilitary group called the Canadian Freedom Militia in order to spread his hateful message across Canada.
Hellinger collaborated with news magnate Roland Rycroft of Dawnstar News to fabricate an elaborate scheme designed to discredit Skye Emery in the eyes of the city of Toronto, utilizing an impostor of the twenty year-old as part of this plan.
At the Take Back Canada rally that Hellinger and the Militia organized in April 2016, the terrorists ambitions were stopped in its tracks after Skye defeated her manufactured impostor that Hellinger created in a tough battle. Hellinger was promptly arrested by Toronto Police for his crimes.
- Evil Plan: Use a fake Skye Emery to ruin the credibility of the real one, so that The Conglomerate can take her down while she's at her weakest.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Unsurprising, given that he's the leader of a neo-Nazi terrorist organization.
- Right-Wing Militia Fanatic: His Canadian Freedom Militia is explicit in their desire of a "white and pure Canada", resorting to extremist terrorism to achieve this.
''Nicholas "Scratch" Scrawfield
Mercenary and Agent of The Conglomerate
First Appearance: Blue Skye Rising #1': "Politics for Fun & Profit"
A mercenary who used to work for a private military contractor, the man only known to most as Scratch carried out an attempted theft of bootlegged weapons and counterfeit money along with his partner-in-crime, Wesley Dubs Weston. The two were stopped in their tracks when their planned escape ripped through the streets of Toronto, and right into the hands of Skye Emery, who defeated Scratch and Dubs before leaving them in police custody.
Scratch would not remain in jail for long as a mysterious benefactor soon helped he and Dubs escape the Toronto Police headquarters for a new plan to be carried out. Disguised as a CBC News cameraman, Scratch got himself close to the delegation of leaders at the Evergreen Framework ceremony on Victoria Day. Before he could assassinate the leaders, Scratch was literally snuffed out by Skye, who gave chase to the hired mercenary.
In the ensuing showdown, Scratch took advantage of Skye losing her powers temporarily to critically wound the twenty year-old superheroine. However, before Scratch could finish Skye off, he was taken down by Dane Carter, a former FBI agent turned freelance operative.
After Scratchs failure, he was reprimanded by Jacqueline Quincannon, who had him killed by way of the compliance chip implanted into his brain upon his hiring by the Conglomerate.