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The Terrifics

    Mr. Terrific (Michael Holt)
"I wrangle the unknowable...and pin the impossible down..."

The world's third-smartest man, and the superhero known as Mr. Terrific. A millionaire and scientist, Michael is an expert in many, many fields. Prior to the events of the series, he had journeyed to Earth 2 on an undercover mission for Batman, leaving his company, Terrifictech, in the hands of Karen Starr (Power Girl), who unbeknownst to him had returned to Earth 2. He returns during the Dark Multiverse crisis, and later finds that Stagg Industries has acquired his company and with it, the technology to enter the Dark Multiverse.

Michael uses "T-Spheres" — supercomputers in floating spheres adorned with his symbol — as well as his intelligence to fight crime.

  • Adapted Out:
    • His status as the second Mr. Terrific has been removed, as there (so far) wasn't ever a Golden Age of heroes, and Earth 2's Mr. Terrific was a villain who Michael didn't base himself off.
  • Badass Normal: No powers to speak of, but he's skilled in all fields. He's basically Batman but with some flying orbs instead of batarangs.
  • Expy: He's the Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic of the team, being the super smart member of a team of explorers.
  • Hollywood Atheist: He's rather dismissive of religious beliefs on rational grounds.
  • Jerkass: He's more interested in scientific research than helping his friends.
  • The Lost Lenore: He still misses his dead wife, Paula.
  • Science Hero: Uses his tech and brain to save the day.
  • The Smart Guy: Well, he is the third-smartest man in the world, and is easily the most analytical member of the team.
  • Token Minority: The only non-Caucasian member of the team.

    Metamorpho (Rex Mason)

An adventurer who was transformed by the Orb of Ra. He is in a relationship with Sapphire Stagg.

Rex has the ability to change the chemical makeup of his body, as well as its shape.

  • The Big Guy: The most physically imposing and strong member of the team.
  • De-Power: After the fight with Algon, he turns back into a human. But at the end of #12, he returns to save Mr. Terrific.
  • Expy: He's the Ben Grimm/The Thing of the team, being the super strong, deformed big guy who has a civilian love interest, while also not getting along with the more childish member of the team.
  • Locked into Strangeness: In #12, as he was about to destroy the scepter of Ra that gave him his powers in a Tragedy Of Impulsiveness, he gets an SOS from Phantom Girl, and opts to instead become Metamorpho again, destroying the staff in the process.
  • Reality Ensues: When he loses his powers, he finds it impossible to have a normal life due to the years he spent as both Metamorpho and as a mercenary, thus not having enough experience to get a regular job.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: His main motivation is getting home to Sapphire, who is a universe away.

    Plastic Man (Patrick "Eel" O'Brien)
"I think I wanna go back to being an egg now."

A former criminal exposed to a mysterious chemical, Plas ended up helping Batman explore the Dark Multiverse. This experience left him as a dormant egg, and only when he was re-exposed to Dark Multiverse energies was he restored to his normal state.

Plas has the ability to shapeshift, and his body is extremely malleable. He is also immune to Dark Multiverse energies.

  • Avengers, Assemble!: Go Terrifics, Go! (Metamorpho thinks he needs to change it.)
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's the most humourous and immature member of the team.
  • Expy: He's the Johnny Storm/Human Torch of the team, being the most humourous and fun, while also having a rough relationship with the resident big guy.
  • Parents as People: When he gets the chance to be awake again, he goes to Angel and Luke, trying to apologize, but they don't want to hear it. However, he did somewhat manage to mend things with Luke by riding the Batmobile together.
  • Rubber Man: So much so that he can stretch to get a bird's eye view of a giant being while standing on it.
  • Took A Level In Jerk Ass: He's really pissed that nobody bothered to wake him up, or even tell his family. He's still his immature self, but he's clearly got a chip on his shoulder.

    Phantom Girl (Linnya Wazzo)
"Are...are you guys...really real?"

A Bgtzlian who has been trapped in the Dark Multiverse for an unknown amount of time. She is currently locked in her intangible form.

Linnya has the ability to become intangible, while also being able to travel between dimensions.

  • Adaptation Name Change: Previously, the modern ancestor of Tinya Wazzo's (well, as originally conceived) was Enya Wazzo, who went by Phase. Here, she's called Linnya Wazzo and uses the Phantom Girl codename.
  • Expy: She's the Sue Storm/Invisible Woman of the team, being the one female of the group, as well as having powers related to tangibility.
  • The Heart: When the Terrific's made plans to disband, she was against it due to this. In #12, Plastic-Man and Metamorpho come to her SOS without a second thought. (To clarify, Eel cut father/son bonding time short, and Rex became Metamorpho again, for her.)
  • Hotter and Sexier: Inverted. Linnya's costume is very obviously based on Phantom Girl's Retroboot costume, but Tinya's shutter-style Cleavage Window has been filled in with black.
  • Intangibility: Her main ability, which everyone from her race possesses. She's currently locked in this state.
  • Power Incontinence: She's stuck being intangible. When she does become capable of being tangible again everything she touches blows up.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After returning home, her mother holds a gaudy ball for her and expects her to find a husband on the spot. She opted to return to Earth.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Linnya is the only female member of the Terrifics.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Linnya looks almost exactly like Tinya, her descendant from the 30th century.


Supporting Characters

    Simon Stagg

Metamorpho's boss and Sapphire's father. A slimeball that brought the Terrifics together.

    Sapphire Stagg

Metamorpho's girlfriend and Simon's daughter. Unlike her dad, a very nice girl.


Simon's neanderthal henchman who is much smarter than he seems.

  • Dark Secret: He's Doctor Dread.
  • Freudian Excuse: He lost everything after being frozen in the ice age, experimented on by Stagg to be a glorified butler. Constantly considered dumb muscle. Can you blame him for becoming Doctor Dread?

    Element Dog

One of the living creatures affected by Algon, he becomes Metamorpho's pet dog.


    Angel Mc Dunnagh 
An old flame of Plastic-Man and the mother of Luke.

    Luke O'Brien

Plastic-Man's estranged son.

  • Big Damn Heroes: Joins his dad in saving Mr. and Mrs. Terrific...As Offspring!
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: After debuting chewing his father out, he wants nothing to do with him. But after a game of basketball, Eel lists off things he could do with him. He settles for a ride in the Batmobile, and when he's called to action, he tells his dad it's okay.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Has a chip on his shoulder over this.

    Paula Holt

Mister Terrific's wife who died in a car accident.

  • Alternate Universe: Java plans on killing Mr. Terrific after killing an alt of her that became Ms./Mrs. Terrific.
  • The Lost Lenore: Michael clearly misses her dearly.

The Strong Family

    Tom Strong

A Science Hero from another universe, he left the message that brought the team together.

  • Battle Couple: Fights crime with his wife and daughter.
  • Foil: He's one to Michael, as both are Science Hero type heroes. But where Michael has lost his family, Tom still has his.
  • Science Hero: The greatest of America's Best Comics.

    Dhalua Strong

Tom's loving wife and fellow adventurer.

    Tesla Strong

Tom and Dhalua's spunky and genius daughter.


    King Solomon

Rogues Gallery

    Algon, the Ancient Elemental Man

The team's Starter Villain, he is an ancient Metamorpho who seeks to take Rex's place in modern days to escape his prison.

  • The Corrupter: He debuts unleashing his powers to turn the city and it's citizens into Metamorpho's that go on a mindless rampage.
  • Starter Villain: Becomes this in the Terrific's debut.

    Doctor Dread

An enigmatic villain in a metal suit who has orchestrated the story from the shadows.


An Alternate Universe counterpart of Metamorpho from Earth-44, where heroes and villains are robots.

    Phantom Boy

A sulking teen from the magical Earth-13 who is an opposite gender duplicate of Phantom Girl.


A vampire from Earth-43 who is the alternate counterpart of Plastic Man.


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