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A list of characters in the Superhero City online role-playing game. And this isn't even all of them.


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    Heroes 

The Hero

Your hero avatar, who serves as the main character in the game.
  • The Cape: This is your default role as the protagonist. Both the Kingpin and Trixie expressedly label you this way, the former in a derogatory manner when you defeat him, the latter while flirting with you in Dr. Fulkerth's item store. Of course, through the wonders of avatar designing, you can make your character's appearance to be more like The Cowl (among numerous other options).
  • The Determinator: Especially evident during your character's second in-story fight against Alloy.
  • Flying Brick: Just one of many abilities you have and can collect in-story.
  • Hand Blast: In many, many varieties.
  • Made of Iron / Super Toughness: The only reason you don't get turned to paste the first time you fight Alloy.
  • Super Speed: You get several abilities that give you this, and it's frequently used in-story.

Shadow Knight

A former superhero who's still well-known and famous despite having retired from heroics prior to your coming on the scene. His real name is Jefferson Night (no, that's not a typo) and he's the owner of the Night Tech company.
  • BFG: It's later revealed that he's got a whole cache of these.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": He wears a stylized "S" on his belt buckle.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: As he is described on a recent Ability card called Knight's Code: "Guardian of the people and upholder of justice, Shadow Knight will do everything in his power to keep the city safe from villainy. He will put himself in between you and danger, without hesitation."
  • Dark Is Not Evil
  • Dating Catwoman: Used to do this with Catalyst, in both their identities. This was outlined during a recent Tug-of-War event in the game that explained their past history.
  • Expy: He's essentially Superman with energy-based powers.
  • Flying Brick
  • Hand Blast
  • Handicapped Badass: Shadow Knight walks with a cane these days, but this apparently doesn't hamper his heroics one bit.
  • Papa Wolf: For his daughter Starry.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero

Starry Knight

Shadow Knight's daughter, real name Jessica Night, and an aspiring superhero herself. She plays a critical role in the Supervillain City and Sins' City missions.

The Traveler

A time-traveling hero who pops up often to give you cryptic advice.

Alexandra Thorne

The leader of the law-enforcement organization known as BADGE.

Henry the Hammer

Archaeologist Henry Jones sought a mystical hammer said to give its wielder great power. On finding the hammer, with your hero character's help, he transforms into the mighty hero Henry the Hammer.

The Foundry

A group of five metallic superheroes who you meet during the SHC Labs missions. Led by Neutronium (whose body is black and purple), the other members are Plutonium (green and yellow), Titanium (white and blue), Steel (sea-blue and sky-blue) and Copper (brown and gold).

Sunstone

A superhero who you meet in the Cairo missions, who's dressed like an ancient Egyptian pharaoh.

Isha

A female ally who you first meet in the New Delhi missions. Initially appearing as an Indian native, she's later revealed to actually be an Atlantean.

Kasey

A young girl and resident of Supervillain City, who you meet during that city's missions. She offers to become your sidekick in exchange for you getting her out of that dimension.
  • Does Not Like Spam: She dislikes eating vegetables. Getting her to eat her veggies is one of the missions on that tier.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Shortly after you meet her, Kasey offers to become your sidekick in exchange for an opportunity to escape Supervillain City.

Hell On Wheels

A red-skinned devil-hero who serves as your ally in the fight against the Lords of Sin, the Seven Deadly Sins, and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
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    Villains 

Dr. Reginald Fulkerth

A genius scientist and Shadow Knight's arch-nemesis.
  • Ambiguously Evil: He claims that his experiments are for the betterment of the city, but some of his aside comments are, at best, suspect. Then he turns out to be the Big Bad of the Supervillain City missions.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Shadow Knight.
  • Big Bad: Of the franchise as a whole. Fulkerth tends to be the go-to villain in the game materials.
  • Evil Genius
  • Friendly Enemy: To your hero character, somewhat, as he's quite willing to sell you stat-boosting items whose effects last for limited periods (if only because so doing will further Dr. Fulkerth's own purposes).
  • Gadgeteer Genius

Trixie

Dr. Fulkerth's personal assistant.

Hardwire

The very first villain you fight during Shadow Knight's initial training segment in the Justified Tutorial. He later returns in the revamped Tokyo missions.
  • Arch-Enemy: To your hero character, arguably.
  • Gadgeteer Genius
  • More Dakka: Hardwire utilizes multiple rocket launchers as seen in one of his in-game artworks.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Originally just a tutorial villain for you to defeat when you're just starting out in the game, he was previously characterized simply for his More Dakka artwork. As of the revamped Tokyo missions, his Gadgeteer Genius skills are more emphasized, with him building an army of cybernetic ninjas and showing up in more missions in that city.

Heatwave

One of the first villains you face during the Manhattan missions. He leads a gang called the Circle of Flames.

Icecap

One of the first villains you face during the Manhattan missions, and a minor one at that.

The Kingpin

The boss of the Manhattan missions, and the leader of a widespread criminal syndicate.

The Suit

The leader of the Las Vegas branch of the Kingpin's criminal empire.

Loki

The boss of the Midgard stage, and the traditional Norse god of trickery.

Catalyst

A super-thief who antagonizes Shadow Knight's Night Tech corporation.
  • Black and Grey Morality: She breaks into Night Tech to steal various pieces of equipment, but only because she believes the tech's being used to supply criminals with weapons.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: Although she prefers the term "corporate saboteur."
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Death by Origin Story: Catalyst's father, a top BADGE agent, was murdered while investigating a corrupt corporation.
  • Friendly Enemy: To your hero character; during her Tug-of-War event with Shadow Knight, she would offer to upgrade certain ability cards in your possession (treated in-story as training of certain skill-sets and upgrading of equipment she'd stolen from Night Tech).
  • Knight Templar: Catalyst's alter ego, attorney Carmen Trent, comes across this way, as explained in the back-story detailing her first meeting with Jefferson Night, Shadow Knight's alter ego. In brief, she demanded that he own up to various wrongdoings being perpetrated by his company, Night Tech; as Catalyst, she went the extra mile and stole technology from the company to keep criminals from getting their hands on it.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Catalyst sees herself this way. Of course, Shadow Knight doesn't agree.

Haxxor

A skilled cyber-thief who's exclusive to April Fool's Day missions.
  • The Cracker: He only appears on April Fool's Day to "take over" the Superhero City window-browser and challenge the hero to fulfill various tasks.
  • Not So Harmless: Recently got a HUGE push, taking over Dr. Fulkerth's plans and burning his face on the moon. But it turns out he's Actually a Doombot.
  • Deface of the Moon: His raid after his major Not So Harmless event is you fighting the moon after he's done this.

Voodoo King Lou

A living zombie, formerly a voodoo priest who tried to raise an undead army to help him rule the world.
  • Black Magic: "This Houngan abused his mystical voodoo powers to bring the dead back to serve him in his unending quest for lordship over the living. But his powers soon overtook him, turning him into a juggernaut of death with an undiminished thirst for blood."
  • I'm a Humanitarian
  • The Juggernaut
  • Zombie Apocalypse: What you have to fight against when you summon a raid to battle Lou.

Pack Leader Silvermane

A powerful werewolf and the leader of an alpha-pack of wolf-creatures.
  • The Dreaded: "This great dark monster of a werewolf smells faintly of death and his massive size and bloodthirsty history gives even the strongest of his own alphas cause to cower in his presence."
  • Omnicidal Maniac
  • Wolf Man: Silvermane controls an army of them that you fight in a Raid, and he is one himself.

Lord Lucius Bloodvayne

A vampire lord seeking global domination.
  • Fallen Hero: "This man was once a great general of an army of valiant men and women. He has been changed by dark powers and now leads scores of vampires in his fiendish quest to herd humanity like farm animals."
  • Looks Like Orlok: His vampire army, in the Raid you summon specifically to fight them. However, none of them wear trench-coats as per the trope description.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast
  • Vampire Monarch

Astronickus, Bringer of Judgment

An intergalactic would-be conqueror. According to part of his in-game back-story: "Immortals from another world want the human race eradicated because of acquisition of powers beyond its control. One of them, Astronickus, is over 500 feet tall with blazing eyes and stands ready and emotionless in its mysterious space armor."

Ninja Lord Fuma Hanzo

A dreaded master ninja. According to his in-game back-story: "This hulking ninja lord in armor resembles an ogre and is rumored to actually be an oni. He wields all of the powers of a sorcerer and the strength of a demon... and of course all of the awesome skills of a ninja. To make matters worse, he's about to flip out."

Amazon Queen Shieka

The queen of Xergond's cybernetic Amazon forces.

Vercona

Queen Shieka's lieutenant in the Xergond armies...and possibly something more, if Shieka's own statements and reaction to your having defeated Vercona are any indication.

Zigonian Queen, Kemma Azonix

The queen of the Zigonian armies, who cross over from another Klicknation game, Starship Command: Battle for Earth.

Heavy Metal

A villain you face during the Midgard missions, who controls a gang of thugs.

Ferrous

The arch-enemy of the Foundry, with the power to manipulate metal. He later steals their powers to become the monstrous Alloy.

General Naron

A military general who's initially believed to be an Atlantean, he was imprisoned by them for numerous atrocities. It's later revealed that he's a key figure to the extraterrestrial race known as the Hyperboreans, from whom the Atlanteans are descended.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Isha and the Atlantean populace (at least, those who aren't secretly his supporters).
  • Fantastic Racism: He believes humans are inferior to Hyperboreans.

Umbria

A minor female alien supervillain who you fight during the Hyperboreans' invasion of Earth.

Dr. Kemet

A mad genius who appears in a set of missions in between Cairo and New Delhi when you're seeking 100% completion of both cities' tiers.
  • Evil Genius
  • Evilutionary Biologist
  • Mad Doctor
  • Transformation Trauma: Not Dr. Kemet himself, but the people he experiments on. Specifically, he lures in potential victims with a fake spa treatment, then performs experiments on them that cause them to turn into horrifying creatures, while bilking them out of their money as a bonus.

Krampus

A devilish villain who appears only during the Christmas missions.

Hollow King

An otherworldly monster that only shows up in October for Halloween-centric missions.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He basically resembles a winged, horned skeletal creature with a crown of green flames on his head.

Baron Axon

A villain who wears a Doctor Doom-like hood and who aspires to rule the world, as stereotypical supervillains are wont to do.

King Khan

A gorilla villain who leads a primate army that you fight during the DC missions.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Seven devilish monsters who each embody a different vice.

The Lords of Sin

A group of seven fiendish beings who serve as antagonists from the Sins' City missions onward.

White Oni

The Big Bad of the revamped Tokyo missions.

Dr. Argon

An Atlantean genius scientist who wants to take over Atlantis as a means of overthrowing the human race. Part of his plan involves freeing General Naron from his prison.

The Watchmaker

A mechanically-minded villain from the old Tokyo missions.

Red Fission

A Supervillain City native.

Switchblade

Another Supervillain City native.

Harsh Winter

A cold-themed villain who only appears during the Thanksgiving missions.

Shadow Lord

A shadow-monster who you fight in the Elite Bosses 2 tier.

The Grisley Family

A family of evil circus clowns, who were recently (as of this writing, October 11, 2012) introduced as a special Halloween-exclusive raid. The group is led by the demented Evil Clown.

Dark Matter

One of the more recently-added Raid bosses, she's a psychotic villain bent on destroying everything in existence. She's Starry Knight's Superpowered Evil Side.

The League of Hate

Newest supervillain team on the block, consisting of three powerful baddies: the sly and dynamic Micro-Titan, the malevolent and supreme Oblivion, and the deviously brilliant strategist Cerebellum.
  • Brain in a Jar: Cerebellum
  • Living Shadow: Oblivion
  • Deathtrap: Oblivion is fond of these. Both the issues that involve him have you dealing with his elaborate death traps. These include a horde of flaming, exploding squirrels, a room full of hallucinatory gas that have you fighting malevolent children in panda costumes, a robot gorilla with the head of Elvis (seriously), and forcing you to done a heat-resistant suit to overcome a living lava man, which almost has you fighting Shadow Knight (in the same bulky, face-concealing costume) to save the mayor's daughter.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Micron, until he becomes Micro-Titan
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: After Micron becomes Micro-Titan
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: One of Micron's powers...he doesn't just shrink himself, he can turn his powers on you!

    Other Characters 

Boxer Zyson

The first opponent you face in the Nexus Fight Night tournament.

Karradine

An alien martial artist and one of three opponents you face during the Nexus Fight Night tournament.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
  • Badass Boast: "So, young hero, you wish to challenge Karradine, the ultimate martial artist. My knowledge spans several galaxies and tonight, you will feel the pain from 12 worlds."

Rourk the Wrestler

The final opponent you face in the Nexus Fight Night tournament, he's green-skinned (a la The Incredible Hulk) and a wrestler.

Santa Claus

Yes, the jolly red-suited man himself. Appropriately, he's your ally during the Christmas missions when you engage Krampus in combat.
  • Badass Santa: He teams up with you to stop the machinations of the villain Krampus, who's delivering mystical lumps of coal in random places throughout Manhattan.


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