The Uniques is a superhero comic series featuring Loads and Loads of Characters, so to make things easier, the character sheet will be organized by Cast Herd.
Hope Sage is the daughter of famed superheroes Mentor and Kinetic and the series' central character. The series begins when she awakens from a two-year coma she'd gone into after the psychic shock of feeling her parents die in the destruction of New York City in 1994. As she comes to terms with everything she's lost, she sets out to build her own superhero team to pick up where her parents left off.
Hope's best friend and mission control for their budding superhero team. A child prodigy in computer programming, she spends her free time away from the team as part of a table top role playing game group.
- Badass Bookworm: Serves as the team's mission control for a reason.
- Badass Normal: So far appears to be the only regular human on the team besides Scout.
- Child Prodigy: She and her brother were able to figure out the inner workings of alien technology as toddlers when teams of adult scientists couldn't figure out how they worked.
- Empowered Badass Normal: There are neural implants on her arm that allow her to operate her computers at the speed of thought.
- Generation Xerox: Her parents filled the same role for the League of Seven that she does for Hope.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: She fills this role for Hope and her budding Super Team.
Katie Flynn/Kid Quick
One of hope's friends, Katie is the daughter of famed speedsters Speed and Celerity and one of the first people Hope recruits for her team.
- Missing Mom: Celerity was killed in the bombing of New York City.
- Motor Mouth: Frequently talks at superspeed.
- Ship Tease: She and Scout get a hefty dose of this in Volume 2. [[spoiler: They Kiss in Issue #10)
- Super Speed: Her powers
Scout/ Matt Smith
The enignmatic sidekick for the mysterious vigilante known as Ghost.
- Badass Normal: Like Motherboard, he's one of the few Typics on the team.
- Expy: Of Robin.
- Kid Sidekick: Fills this role to Ghost.
- Legally Dead: The reason he's more cautious about his identity than his teammates is that he was believed to have died in a fire.
- Secret Identity: The only member of the team who bothers having one, even keeping his identity a secret from his own teammates. When not in uniform, he uses the alias "Guy". His real name is revealed to be Matt Smith, and the reason he's so paranoid about his identity is a combination of the fact that he's legally dead, and that the number of corrupt politicians he's taken down would get him arrested on sight if he registered for his hero license.
Grandson of the retired superhero Archangel. After his grandfather died in the psychic backlash of the attack on New York, he moved to Madison City to try to follow in his footsteps.
A teenager from California looking to make the world a better place one bar fight at a time. He and Singe aspire to be heroes like Mentor and Kinetic, but have made little progress until Hope comes along
Jack's protege and surrogate younger brother.
The League of Seven
Paul Hart/Countryman I
Hope's father and one of the founding members of the League of Seven.
Hope's mother and one of the founding members of the League of Seven.
Katie's father and one of the founding members of the League of Seven.
Katie's mother and one of the founding members of the League of Seven.
- Battle Couple: She and Speed were this even before they started dating.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Flashbacks reveal that she survived long enough to evacuate survivors before succumbing to radiation poisoning in her husband's arms.
- Good Parents: To Katie
- Happily Married: To her husband and crime fighting partner, Speed.
- Killed Off for Real: In the first issue. Flashbacks reveal that, rather than dying in the explosion, she used her powers to evacuate as many people as she could in the span of a few seconds before the radiation finally killed her.
- The Lost Lenore: To her husband and daughter.
- Missing Mom: Like Sue Sage, she died in the attack on New York.
- Posthumous Character: Just like everyone else who died during the New York bombing.
- Super Speed: Her main power.
One of the original members of the League of Seven. He was at ground zero when New York City was destroyed, and only survived thanks to his alien biology.
Teen Force 3
The Group as a whole
A thre-person team of Corporate-sponsored superheroes created by multi-billionaire John White to boost public morale in the wake of the tragic attack on New York City. Although originally created as a beacon of hope for the people, the constant stream of merchandising tie-ins has lead many to see them as little more than a blatant marketing tool.
- Beneath the Mask: Shardzz is disgusted by the personality that he's forced to put on for the cameras, while Gravity Girl and Energyze have to pretend to be dating after the paparazzi misinterprets an overheard conversation.
- Corporate-Sponsored Superhero: A whole team of them
- Expy: They have a superficial resemblance to Brittany Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Sisqo
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Issue 7 reveals that despite their celebrity status and bickering off camera, they do genuinely want to make the world a better place.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: There are hints of this when they're away from the cameras.
Mandi Lee/Gravity Girl
The Task Force
A superhero team under the direction of the United States Government.
- Speak Ill of the Dead: Because Hope and Michael are the only ones who know that they were brainwashed and didn't attempt a coup against the US government of their own free will, the fallen team members are remembered by the public as traitors.
Shawn Redman/Countryman III
Former protege of the previous Countryman who took the mantle after his mentor was killed in the attack on New York. He's revealed in the first issue to be a mole for the unnamed conspiracy that engineered the attack.
- Career Versus Man: Had to choose between becoming a superhero and being with the guy he'd been in love with since middle school.
- Dying as Yourself: Makes Telepath kill him after she momentarily frees him from the Big Bad to keep the man from retaking control.
- Expy: Of Captain America, like everyone else to wear the Countryman mantle.
- Fighting from the Inside: Periodically breaks free of the Big Bad's mind control. He uses it to plant the suggestion to form her team in Hope's mind so that she'll be in the right place at the right time to stop him.
- Legacy Character: He's the third person to wear the costume and identity of Countryman.
- The Lost Lenore: To his ex-boyfriend Bill after his death in Issue 10.
- Manchurian Agent: He and his entire team are brainwashed pawns of the Big Bad.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: He and Bill were in love, but they were both gay men in the early 90s, and as Coutnryman, Shawn was expected to become
- Straight Gay: He and Bill used to date.
One of the superheros of the Task Force
A clone of the superhero Liberty
[[folder: Paul Reviere]]A superhero who takes his name after the historical figure
An android who works alongside the Task Force
The Pryde Foundation
The ringleader of the girls from Jacquelin Pryde's orphanage. She can duplicate the powers of other Uniques.
Covet's second-in-command among the girls from the Pryde Foundation. She can absorb energy and redirect it as lightning.
One of the girls from the Pryde Foudnation.
One of the girls from Jacquelin Pryde's orphanage. She can produce an ultrasonic scream
The only boy from the Pryde orphanage. He can slow the movements of everyone around him.
- Bullet Time: He does this every time he uses his powers, since everyone else is now moving in slow motion while he moves normally.
- The Smurfette: A male example
One of the girls from Jacquelin Pryde's orphanage who developed superpowers. She uses her voice to enthrall the men around her.
- Compelling Voice: Her main power
- Enthralling Siren: Plays this role in the trap to capture Hope's team.
- Power Perversion Potential: Given the fact that Michael was the only male member of the team who'd been stripped naked before being chained up, if she hadn't already raped him before the escape, she clearly planned to.
Noted philanthropist and head of the Pryde Foundation. She vehemently opposes teen superhero teams, And uses the actions of both Hope's team and the TF 3 to further her agenda.
- Arc Villain: Set up as the villain of the first "season".
- Big Bad: Of the first season.
- The Chessmaster
- Muggle: Unlike her wards, she has no powers.
- Starter Villain: Along with Annihilgator, she's one of the first villains the team faces.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Only the heroes know that she's involved with the actions of her wards, and all their evidence was destroyed when Jack brought the building down on them.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Accomplished his goal of destroying the U.N. headquarters and killing everyone inside.
- Pyrrhic Victory: Kills himself in order to destroy New York City
- Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears once, in a flashbacks, but it's his actions that set up the beginning of the series.
- Starter Villain: Sort of. He's the one who set the plot in motion by blowing up the U.N. building but has no other significance to the story.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Blows himself up in his first and only appearance.
A mysterious and enigmatic Unique who advocates superhuman isolationism. His agents are responsible for the destruction of New York City, but there is debate among the public over whether or not he had anything to do with the attacks.
- Ambiguously Evil: His underlings carried out the bombing of New York City in 1994, but other superhumans insist that he had nothing to do with them and reports blaming him for the attack are lies.
- Issue 9 reveals that the reports that he was responsible were indeed lies, and he was killed to prevent him from proving his innocence.
- Expy: of Magneto
- The Ghost: Has yet to appear in person, but his allies are responsible for the terrorist attacks on New York City. Finally appears in Issue 9 via Flashback.
- Posthumous Character: Was killed shortly after the attack on New York to prevent him from revealing the truth.
- We Used to Be Friends: Was close friends with Mentor and Kinetic during their early years of being heroes, but like Magneto and Professor X, they split apart over ideological differences.
The First Psion
A mysterious figure seen in the first issue giving orders to Countryman. He leads an Ancient Conspiracy
towards an as-yet unknown goal. In Issue 10, he identifies himself as [[spoiler: The First Psion, and is revealed to have telepathically brainwashed several heroes at both the
- Big Bad: The first season sets him up as this.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: His goal is still a mystery to the audience.
- I Have Many Names: Since he's been alive for almost a century, he's gone by many identities. His current one is US Vice President Hollis Richards.
- Older Than They Look: By his own admission, he's several decades old, having been alive since at least the 1940s during the day of the original Countryman.
- Spoiler Character: Almost all tropes related to him are spoilers Issue 10.
- Telepathy: Can control the minds of others.
Hope's younger sister. Conscience has been living with the Carters ever since her parents died.
Nikki's older brother. He currently works as a government agent.