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Unmasked Gwen
Gwen Poole was just a regular girl from the "real" world before somehow being transported to the world of Marvel Comics.

Originally, Gwen had no powers. She relied on guns, katanas and Plot Armor in order to fight. As of issue 16, she becomes a Reality Warper based on manipulating the fourth wall. The most common use of her power has her breaking panels and using the space between them.

  • Animal Motif: She has a bit of a Shark motif between her cute shark backpack, her pet land shark, and appearing as an anthropomorphic shark in one gag in which she exposits her motivations in the form of a Youtube video.
  • The Atoner: Issue #13 has Gwen finally realize how much damage she's done to those around her, thinking that these were just characters and plot devices instead of living, caring people. She vows to try and make amends to her friends for her mistakes, starting by getting Mega Tony a job at Parker Industries. Even more in issue 20, where she fully abandons the notion that she is "more real" than the rest of the universe Explanation  after an encounter with her future self. She even resolves to make amends with Miles Morales.
  • Badass Adorable: Loves guns, swords, robots, ghosts, and more craziness than you can shake a stick at, and is a full on Genki Girl with hair that is half pink. She even has cute backpacks of shark, penguin and octopus varieties.
  • Badass Normal: More on the "normal" end of the spectrum than is common for a superhero, but after some tutelage by Batroc she does have some decent hand-to-hand skills and firearm practice. She still has to mainly rely on her wits though, at least until unlocking her Reality Warper powers.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: She has awareness of everyone's backstory and secret identity, and later becomes a Reality Warper. Future Gwen states that's the universe trying to tell her to turn bad. She refuses to turn to the dark side.
  • Break the Cutie: A few times during the course of the story, when she finds out the world won't work out her way, and she won't always get a happy ending. The death of Cecil is her first big loss, and it sparks her quest for vengeance against M.O.D.OK. When her team breaks up, she falls into a depression. During issue 20, she bursts into tears upon realizing her brother has been Ret-Gone, and actually goes to Terrible Eye for solace.
  • Broken Bird: Part of her backstory. She dropped out of high school, can't get a job, and all her friends have moved on with their lives. By the time we see her old life, we see she's long since become cynical, lazy and detached from reality.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: After returning home Gwen feels as if some force is compelling her to cross over to the Marvel universe, even though she doesn't remember already having done that. She keeps finding more and more proof its possible and ways to do it. Even after giving up due to her brother almost being killed by one such portal, the universe double downed and outright forced her to deal with things like dialogue boxes, scene transitions and even The Fourth Wall itself. Bad Future Gwen eventually spells out to her that Gwen is now a comic book character and subjected to the same laws as all the other characters, while also encouraging her to just have fun with it (in the worst way possible).
  • Chaotic Stupid: She's gung-ho, unpredictable, and often ill-prepared. And while Gwen is usually well-intentioned enough to fit Stupid Good, other times she does more questionable stuff (stealing a virus from Black Cat and selling it to Hydra, helping the Champions by blowing up a police car, and wrecking up lots of policemen while carrying a criminal and introducing herself to the reader).
  • Characterization Marches On: In the Rocket Raccoon & Groot series, she comments on her Clothing Damage promoting violence against actual women. In her own series (and especially her Champions appearance), she shies away from bringing such things into comics, and is apolitical. She sees addressing real life issues as taking away from the appeal of comics. The tie-in also portrays her as a bit of a selfie-obsessed millennial, which is something that is all but dropped from her character after that.
  • Clothing Damage: Her costume is completely torn apart during her appearance in the last two issues of the Rocket Raccoon & Groot series.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Given she lacks any sort of actual skill in combat at first, resorting to cheap shots and usage of explosives is basically plan A.
  • Cosmic Play Thing: She doesn't seem to realize though that the world is actively working against her. It won't kill her, but it won't play to her tune either. Though after returning to the real world, it seems for whatever reason that the universe, or some powerful being, wants her in the Marvel universe and will stop at nothing to accomplish it.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's a tiny little terror that will mow down criminals with large assault rifles then wonder why everyone else on the street is so mad at her.
  • The Cutie: At least the naive and endearing Gwen from her ongoing, even nicknamed on Gwenpool Strikes Again as "Marshmallow Gwen".
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Issue 3 implies that Gwen didn't have the best life before entering the Marvel Universe given that her reaction to learning it might not be possible to return is a sad "It's probably for the best." She has the same reaction when told her parents may forget her. And then issue 16 shows how Gwen was a Broken Bird whose laziness and cynicism caused conflicts at home.
  • Daydream Believer: Even when she was living in her own world she believed in fictional worlds being real enough to hope that Secret Wars (2015) would fold her world into the new Marvel Universe and actively seek out ways to reach the multiverse. Her books whole existence proves that she was/is right.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: She became a competent fighter on her own, but she gains powers to control the comic medium as of issue #17. The jury is still out if this fits more under Enlightenment Superpowers or Power Born of Madness.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Played with: She can't actually see the fourth wall, but she can still touch it. And jump out of it into the borders between panels.
  • Future Badass: In the future, her ability to understand and manipulate the medium effectively makes her omnipotent. Unfortunately...
  • Future Me Scares Me: After some undisclosed incident which sours her on the other heroes Gwen becomes a complete sociopath, viewing everyone else in the Marvel Universe as nothing more than playthings for her amusement. She manipulates everyone into another superhuman Civil War which is considered the single most catastrophic event in their Earth's history all because it would be fun for her to watch. She outs Miles Morales' identity to the world leading to his family all being murdered the same day, and any and all attempts to stop or attack her are utterly futile since she's effectively the single most powerful being in the universe at that point. Gwen meeting her eventually makes her decide to never put herself above the fictional characters again, since not only does she realize she is subject to the same rules as them, but continuing to follow that path would ruin the lives of all the heroes she loves so dearly.
  • Genre Savvy: She is capable of fighting and surviving in the Marvel world purely because she has read so many comics she knows exactly how to work the system in her favor.
  • Heel Realization: During issue 20, witnessing her Bad Future self's complete apathy towards the Marvel Universe, culminating in cold-bloodedly shooting the future Miles Morales, Gwen realizes that that's exactly how she used to treat everyone around her as well. By the end of the issue she decides to become a full-on hero.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices her long comic lifespan (and thus, her life) to prevent her evil self from existing.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Gwen's a shut-in NEET who gets little to no physical activity. Despite this, she has toned, shapely legs, no excess fat on her, flawless skin and naturally-occuring blush makeup, and of course a perky, if comparatively rational bust.
  • Idiot Hero: Gwen definitely isn't a Science Hero, and despite her wearing a mask to conceal her identity, she has very little sense of subtlety whenever she does wear it. She gets even dumber whenever she's not written by Christopher Hastings, such as in her Secret Empire appearance.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Subverted Trope - she's got wide, light-blue eyes to evoke the trope (and certainly looks perky while unmasked), but she's definitely not so innocent.
  • Irony: She's actually not a Deadpool reader. She considers him too "LOL memes" for her tastes.
  • Knife Nut: Whenever she has an opportunity to use her katanas.
  • Leotard of Power: With long sleeves and a hood, but it definitely still fits (quite tightly, in fact.)
  • Luminescent Blush: Averted Trope. As can be seen from her picture, she frequently has a faint pink coating under her eyes (even through her mask while she's wearing it) much like the trope in question, but it's entirely without the implications of her being shy or embarrassed - she's often entirely alone while her mask is off, and she'll still look like that. It's just how she (very cutely) looks.
  • Medium Awareness: Due to being an "immigrant" from a world where she read comic books.
    Gwen: The people are paying good money! Give them a show!
    Cecil: Your wealthy mutant clients probably don't want you to blow up robots on their lawn
    Gwen: Not them! The people who paid $4,99 for this comic!
    Cecil: Right, your Truman Show thing.
    • It gets worse when she returns to her homeworld and sees comic book features there, leading to some Ninja Prop attempts.
  • Meta Guy: Her background lends to this. Just see her commenting on her Clothing Damage.
  • Moral Sociopathy: Gwen has little reservations about resorting to violence and murder based off her view that's just in a comic book world, with simple justifications like they're the bad guys, they're unimportant, they're both...and sometimes, she'll just do it for the intent of saving her own skin, though she certainly doesn't rob banks to get by. Future Gwenpool apparently dropped the moral part entirely. Gwen herself finally realizes how deranged she was behaving when she sees her evil future self kill Miles Morales.
  • Most Common Superpower: Averted; she's of average size. In Issue #3 of Gwenpool Strikes Back, she poses for a pin-up shot and demands the artist "give me a D-cup!", but remains completely normal size.
  • NEET: Her backstory is revealed in issue 16: she dropped out of high school and has no job, and has very little connection to the outside world. By the next issue she got a job at a movie theater and is considering college, but is overall thinking more about returning to the comics world.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: "Harley-Gwen" in Gwenpool Strikes Back
  • Pink Is Feminine: Gwen tends to be clearly visible in covers or in-universe situations alike by cutting a streak of pink over the background. It goes hand-in-hand with her cutesy image.
  • Popularity Power: Who she can and can't beat is dependent on her popularity. Seeing as she's a D-lister, more famous characters always get the upper hand or find a way out of her traps - including Paste-Pot Pete, of all people.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: In her solo titles, Gwen's manipulation of the medium works perfectly, In West Coast Avengers, she downright notes not being able to reach to outside the panel.
  • Reality Warper: As her understanding of the comic universe grows she learns how to interact with and manipulate the medium itself to effectively become this, stealing a spare costume from a prior issue, escaping tracking by retreating into the "space between" (the white space between panels), and becoming such a massive threat that even the future Sorcerer Supreme is no match for her ability to "crumple reality like it's paper."
    • Even without becoming evil, she's been shown to be able to do things like teleport and time travel, create "paper-memories" of anyone that while easily destroyed have all the same powers and strength as the original (which she did unintentionally with Doctor Doom), and both enter and escape Hell with Mephisto present. Essentially, she has the potential to be one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel universe.
  • "Reason You Suck" Speech: Gets this from Deadpool of all people who basically tells her she is just a random new character most casual people would confuse with Gwen Stacy and that compared to him she is expendable.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Invoked and played with. Gwen, being a literal Self Insert Character, has a tendency to force her way into taking part of other Marvel Heroes' adventures. This tends to have varying levels of acceptance from the other characters.
  • Screw Destiny: Her future self tells her how she is destined to be a villain and will make a sizeably long run Note  of it too, citing how her powers are more tailored to those of a villain, how she was relegated to the role of henchman when she debuted, and how the other heroes already see her as a nuisance. Gwen, realizing she doesn't want to screw over the rest of the Marvel Universe even if she is supposedly more real than them Note , promptly promises her future counterpart that NONE of that will ever happen. Cue Ret-Gone. Unfortunately, doing this dooms her series to be cancelled.
  • Sizeshifter: Future Gwen abuses establishing shots and perspective tricks to enter the following panels as a giant.
  • The Southpaw: As seen in Spider-Man/Deadpool, when the Merc with a Mouth finds her drawing in the Gutter Space.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Gwen's usual way of handling remotely-difficult foes early on since she had nothing in the way of actual combat training.
  • Talkative Loon: Speaks a lot, and whether she's just talking at random or expressing her Medium Awareness, it does make her look like a complete lunatic to others. It gets even worse in Gwenpool Strikes Again.
  • Taught by Television: Her initial sword fighting and bomb-making skills were straight out of YouTube videos.
  • The World Is Just Awesome: The Marvel Universe is, at least. This eventually convinces her to become a full-on hero and abandon her reckless ways: She loves all the Marvel Heroes and the world they live in, and if continuing her current path leads to her becoming a villain who opposes them it just isn't worth it.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Beyond the constant badass-grinding she undergoes through the story, there's her first being trained by Batroc the Leaper, then unlocking her Reality Warping powers.
  • Trigger Happy: She's always in ecstasy when given the option of shooting her opponents.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Her Leotard of Power with sleeves could be easily mistaken for a bathing suit (and in some ways, it was one in the alternate cover that spawned the character).
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: While Gwen's knowledge of the world helps her to a degree, she assumes she's in a straight-up superhero story while she's actually in a Deconstructive Parody.
  • You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Her pink highlights inspired the costumer to do a pink outfit - using all the spare fabric in that color was a plus!


Gwen's first friend, or at least first person she didn't try to murder.

  • Break the Cutie: His time as a ghost is very unpleasant. He can't interact with much of the world and his own family tries to exorcise him when he tries to visit, causing him to develop depression and nearly get tempted into evil.
  • Came Back Strong: Once he possesses a brainless beast to get a physical body again.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: A male example.
  • Friendly Ghost: Gwen even has an Imagine Spot with him as a Casper type.
  • Killed Off for Real: He dies in the first issue, and while his ghost comes back he's still, technically, "dead". Though he eventually regains his real body in the final issue.
  • White Sheep: His uncle was a criminal, and his parents are dangerous rednecks who try to exorcise him. All things considered, Cecil turned out a lot better than his family.

     Big Ronnie 
The owner of a clothing store/tailor who caters to special clientele. She also hands out jobs to freelance mercenaries looking for work.
  • Fluffy Tamer: In the "Merry Mix Up" Holiday Special at least she has magical connection to Fin Fang Foom. Yes. You read that right. She also affectionately calls the giant alien dragon "Little Egg," and the holiday special implies that they are romantically connected.
  • The Handler: The part of her business that isn't costume design.
  • Quote Mine: Her hero testimonials outside her costume shop are clearly cut and pasted from multiple sentences or even sources. The only one which wasn't cut and pasted was Daredevil's (which might still be used out of context anyway), and Captain Marvel's isn't proper English.
  • Sensual Slavs: Implied to be Eastern European with how her speech is written.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Tall enough to earn the name "Big" Ronnie, and very easy on the eyes.
  • Third-Person Person: Frequent in her speech.

     Batroc the Leaper 

French mercenary and master of savate. For general information, see Captain America's villains.

  • Badass Normal: By far the most experienced and capable member of the team M.O.D.O.K. put together.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Issue 24 has Batroc perform several impossible feats such as jumping hundreds of feet in the air and kicking down the thick metal doors of a safe, all while stating that he doesn't have super powers. Heck he even gets through a force field that specifically targets people with powers.
  • Evil Mentor: Becomes this to Gwen, teaching her to fight and shoot. Though he has enough affection for her to realise that she doesn't actually want to be evil, and so only takes her on non-villainous heists, such as robbing Chance's casino.
  • Fan Nickname: "Dadroc".
  • Forgot Flanders Could Do That: After years of Badass Decay turning Batroc into a Memetic Loser, people — including Gwen! — have forgotten that he's capable of going toe-to-toe with Captain America. This series gives him a Character Check that shows exactly how much of a badass he can be.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His daughter was a one-off joke character from Agent X, and died shortly after her introduction. While it's never brought up in Gwenpool proper, Gwenpool Holiday Special heavily implies that her spirit visited Batroc every year during the Solstice Reunion. explanation  Because her spirit visits him, Batroc is unable to move on and stop mourning.
  • Team Dad: As the oldest and most experienced member of M.O.D.O.K's team, he serves as this to the rest of the agents. He also develops quite the soft spot for Gwen especially.
  • The Dragon: First to M.O.D.O.K., then to Gwen.

     Mega Tony
A mad scientist who actually isn't that mad, in-fact he's usually quite friendly. But he is also a brilliant inventor who specializes in potion-like concoctions.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check : His work is so impressive that gets him a job with Parker Industries.
  • The Medic: He's a master of the Healing Potion.
  • Nice Guy: The calmest, sanest, most pleasant member of the M.O.D.O.K. crew. Gwen even calls him "The Sweetie".
  • Perpetual Poverty: Why he's working for M.O.D.O.K. He has a ton of student loans, and is struggling to stay afloat, despite the excellent pay his boss offers. It's also why he becomes so angry after she inadvertently brings down the organization.
  • The Smart Guy: While Gwen is the strategist of the bunch, Tony has shown to be the most learned of the group, and uses his creations to help whenever he can.
  • White Mage: His role in the Arcade arc. He was the team's healing mage, and even wore a white mage outfit with crosses.

     The Terrible Eye
Sarah without her helmet.

Real name "Sarah". A strange magic user that works for M.O.D.O.K., connected to a higher plane of existence. Her powers come from her mutli-eyed helmet, which is also what makes her so loony.

  • Ambiguously Human: She has slightly-off looking skin and eye coloration and an odd, Skrull-like chin.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Whatever cosmic awareness her helmet grants her, it covers such a broad range with no filter that she comes across as completely unhinged.
  • Future Badass: Sarah knows a few magical cantrips but is no match for any A-lister hero like Thor or Deadpool. But in at least one Bad Future she qualifies as the Sorceror Supreme.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: Thanks to her helmet, at least. After she gets into "Nyu's School of Witchcraft" she gains magical abilities even when not wearing it, but the helmet continues to act as Amplifier Artifact.
  • Perky Goth: When she's not wearing the helmet, she returns to her normal self, which is a gothic but otherwise pleasant girl.
  • Phlebotinum Overload: It turns out all of her magic abilities are contained in the headpiece, which expands her consciousness beyond the normal plane. She's a normal human though, so having expanded consciousness results in some pretty strange quirks.
  • Talkative Loon: Her ramblings about magic and other worlds confuse everyone around her.
  • We Used to Be Friends: In the future, Gwenpool is a villain that incites chaos and war among the Marvel universe for her own amusement and Sarah is a foremost adversary in trying to stop her.



"Recruited" Gwen into his mercenary outfit after she killed his top agent. For general information, see his TV Tropes entry.

  • Bad Boss: Everyone who works for him is expecting him to flip out and murder them at the slightest provocation, so no one is really that upset when Gwen launches him into space.
  • Starter Villain: The first real supervillain Gwen has to face in her series.
  • The Worf Effect: Subverted: Gwen initially doesn't take him seriously because he's low-tier villain who always gets his ass kicked, but he quickly proves how much of a threat he is by killing Cecil and forcing Gwen to work for him.
    • Played straight when Gwen finally defeats him, showing off all the new knowledge and skill she gained up until that point.

     Vincent Doonan 

The biggest, and often only client of M.O.D.O.K. He hires the mercenaries to get rid of any abnormal threat that endangers his neighborhood.

  • Actually a Doombot: Despite looking like a middle-aged man, he is actually a literal doombot, made by Doctor Doom himself, who ran off after an attack on Doom by Squirrel Girl.
  • Anti-Villain: He makes some pretty bad decisions like temporarily allying himself with the Tuethidans against Gwen and her friends but he isn't really a bad guy. Just one whose experiences have led him to believe in keeping his neighborhood safe and isolated from the usual comic book weirdness. Further more, he'll later be trying to stop Future Gwenpool.
  • Cursed with Awesome: After his identity as a Doombot with free will becomes public and he fights to save his neighbors from alien criminals, he's lauded as a hero and no longer has to hide his true self. Exactly the sort of thing that he had been trying to avoid for so many years.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He's on good terms with Gwen after he sees that she wants to be a hero.
  • Robotic Reveal: He's secretly a Doombot who escaped Latveria during a raid by Squirrel Girl who, after seeing his creator's complete apathy towards his survival, wishes to live a mundane life away from metahumans. The Tinkerer build him his fleshlike covering to conceal his true form.
  • Token Heroic Orc: Despite being a Doombot he is actually a pretty good guy and is rather horrified to find that even the nicest people can still harbor irrational hatred.
  • Two-Faced: After his Robotic Reveal, Vincent's face is split between his exposed Doombot face on the left side and his human disguise on the right.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: After his reveal goes public, Dr. Doom (who at this point is the new Iron Man) watches the news bulletin apparently proud of what his runaway creation had become.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He really just wants to keep his neighborhood safe and free from the destructive antics of super-people.


Like M.O.D.O.K., another pre-established villain, and the third major villain Gwen faces in her story. He traps Gwen, her friends and many other mercenaries in a dungeon.

  • Breather Boss: He himself is no physical threat to Gwen, and the dungeon game he creates is easily breezed through. Deadpool is the biggest threat to the heroes during the story.

     Future Gwenpool
An evil version of Gwen, from the future. Through the use of her powers, she's become a nigh-omnipotent, omniscient villain.
  • Arc Villain: She's the main villain of the Beyond the Fourth Wall arc.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: She invokes this to explain why they should be evil. Knowing people's secrets, warping reality to suit your own needs is a powerset more fitting for a villain so their life would be so much easier (and fun) that way.
  • Broken Bird: Possibly. She states the universe itself was setting herself up to become evil and she decided to play along.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: In her own timeline she's ridiculously powerful. In here, though? Her power level is proportionate to Gwen's belief in her future being a good idea, which surprised even her.
  • Deal with the Devil: Mentions she made a deal with Mephisto.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Shows shades of this, listing her many evil accomplishments and claiming it's all very fun.
  • Evil Counterpart: To our Gwen. She's what Gwen would be if she abused her powers and didn't develop empathy for other characters.
  • Evil Feels Good: Part of her argument as to why current Gwen should become her.
  • Evil Is Cool: Invokes this too to make Gwen want to be her after she realizes the hand clapping thing.
  • Evil Makeover: The costume becomes mostly black, and adds a cape and pants.
  • For the Evulz: Apparently, she just became full villain, destroyed everyone's lives, and started wars because it was fun.
  • Future Badass: Our Gwen is a low-level hero who only recently got her powers. But her future self is almost unbeatable, and has ruined the lives of pretty much every hero.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: She does the recap page for Issue #20.
  • Make-Up Is Evil: Has black lipstick to go with her new black wardrobe.
  • Popularity Power: She's unable to permanently take down A-list heroes such as Spider-Man as their deaths are retconned or explained as dream sequences whenever she does. However, she can hurt them and does so frequently.
  • Paint It Black: Her outfit is primarily black, as opposed to our Gwen's white.
  • Reality Warper: Why she's so powerful, along with Medium Awareness.
  • Ret-Gone: She gets undone when Gwen rejects the path that would lead to her... even if this probably shortened her own comic's run and so her own life.
  • Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains: Inverted. This Gwen wears pants, while ours doesn't. Presumably Ronnie got more material to make her pants with.
  • Sizeshifter: In her first actual appearance, Gwen abuses establishing shots and perspective tricks to enter the following panels as a giant. With the help of an Imagine Spot an Perspective Magic she makes herself human size next issue.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: She claims the universe itself wanted her to become a villain (explaining Gwen's current reality as a Start of Darkness arc) and she decided to go with it.
  • The Needs of the Many: She claims accepting this philosophy is expected from heroic characters nowadays, something she was not willing to do (so sacrifice the people she thought of as friends for mooks and bystanders), and this was her Start of Darkness. She isn't exactly reliable though.
  • Villains Never Lie: Averted, she tries to convince Gwen she's an Anti-Hero from a timeline where Spider-Man and Sarah were evil for a few minutes before dropping the act.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Up until now, Gwen's had to face relatively small-time villains. But future Gwen is, far and away, stronger than all her predecessors combined.
  • Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: Subverted. At first Future Gwen does try to take out her enemies with martial arts moves complete with Talking Is a Free Action, but finally gets bored of the fight and just shoots them all dead. Including Spider-Man.

     Doctor Doom 
The Doctor Doom, and the villain of the fifth arc. Gwen decides to target him, hoping that defeating him will boost her relevancy and prevent her from being cancelled. Unfortunately, Gwen doesn't know about his recent Heel–Face Turn.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Invoked by Gwen, who is somehow able to remove several years of character development and briefly set him back to villainy.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: He believes that Gwen is simply a magic-user, and that her Gutter Space and use of comics are just how she chooses to manifest her powers. Though he does find it odd that her power doesn't feel like magic.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Was a villain who became a hero, then was turned back into a villain by Gwen, and finally managed to return to the side of good.
  • No-Sell: As a master of magic, he's able to transport himself out of the Gutter Space, and is able to deflect Gwen's bullets.
  • Not So Different: Both he and Gwen come to realize that they're both villains who had chosen to abandon their destiny and become heroes, even though it's difficult. They end up parting on good terms after this.


     Teddy Poole

Gwen's brother. He's very caring and supportive of Gwen and her interests.

  • Distressed Dude: He ends up in Hell, somehow. Strung up by Satan, no less. Gwen busted him out for his troubles in the final issue.
  • Foil: To his sister. Unlike Gwen who whole heartedly embraced the marvel universe as so much better than her own and wanted to stay, Teddy saw it as a Death World constantly under threat of destruction where only a select named few get to survive and wanted nothing to do with it.
  • Reality Warper: Its implied that he has the same abilities as Gwen. The reason the Future Miles, Vincent, and Sarah need him is because he can passively shield them from Future Gwen's wall breaking powers.
  • Ret-Gone: Unmaking Evil Future Gwen also made him disappear, though only in a "was never found" way, meaning he is still somewhere in the Marvel Universe. Unfortunately for him, that somewhere happened to be Hell.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: While everyone else forgets the timelines he's altered, he remembers.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: He goes into the Marvel universe to get his sister back, then brings her back in time to before she left her world, so as to prevent her from ever traveling to the Earth-616.
  • Trapped in TV Land: Turns out that when Gwen first arrived on Earth-616, Teddy was with her for the ride. But unlike her, he had a much rougher time adjusting to the universe.
  • Walking Spoiler: He has a bigger role in the plot than expected.
  • Vague Age: He goes to school, but what kind of school isn't explained. We know he's younger than Gwen, so that would put him anywhere in high school.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: After retrieving Gwen from the Marvel Universe, he finds keeping her there to be quite the chore as she keeps coming across more and more ways to cross back over, each one a completely new way over from how she originally did it. This is because it's a one-way trip, and he's just bringing them into a pocket universe modeled after their memories.

     Ted and Martha Poole 

Gwen and Teddy's parents. Unlike Teddy, their relationships with Gwen are more strained, as they're frustrated with with her being a NEET. It's later revealed that they have counterparts in the Marvel Universe, but these versions never had any children.

  • Open-Minded Parent: Gwen's mother doesn't appreciate her daughter's lot in life, but she takes an interest in Gwen's writing, and encourages her to work hard at it. After Gwen gets a job and starts turning her life around, her father also encourages her love of comics by giving her tickets to Comic Con.
  • Shout-Out: One is "Ted Pool", referencing one of the heroes who were combined in Gwen, and the other is Martha because that's how the mothers of both Superman and Batman are named.
  • Tough Love: Gwen's father is more argumentative with Gwen, and isn't afraid to call her out on her behavior. When she gets a job, he's more lenient ("dream cool dad dreams for me!")


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