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The main protagonists of the series, they are team of six young adults, five boys and one girl, who specialize in search and rescues. Their ranks include: The Commander (Amanda), Red Hot (Kyle), Fluke (Paul), Spooky Jones, Tsunami (Gordon), and Flyboy (Mitch).

In General

  • Badass in Charge: The Commander has contacts with the military and trained with the marines for 11 months.
  • Badass Gay: Kyle and Flyboy as well. Spooky Jones is bisexual.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Fluke is a Nice Guy, but don't mess with his friends or else.
  • Genius Bruiser: Flyby. He then team's technical expert and has proved that he has street smarts on top of it.
  • Heroes Of Another Story: Spooky is a detective of sorts on the side, and Commander used to help her mom out at work.
  • Kid Heroes: Well, not really kids, as they are all young adults and two members are still teens, but otherwise they are defacto this trope.
  • Five-Token Band: Or rather, Six Token Band. The Commander is a Native American young woman, Red Hot is a homosexual white young man, Fluke is black, Spooky is Chinese, Tsunami is Samoan, and Flyboy is white.
    • As of chapter 3, Mitch has come out as either gay or bi to Kyle.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: All except for Spooky were rejected as interns for adult teams of superheroes for one reason or another. Red Hot's past and psychological profile were considered worrisome, and Fluke was flat out told his powers would do more far harm than good. Their misfit statuses, as well as their young ages, make them not well liked by adult superheroes. Spooky is the exception, as adult teams would really like him to join their ranks, but he refuses.
  • Secret Identity: They're all quite liberal with using their real names even while on the job. The Annihilator says their identities are an Open Secret among superheroes and super-villains, though it doesn't seem to put even the members of the team older than eighteen in danger at all either. Which makes sense considering they're just a search and rescue team.
  • The Smurfette Principle: They have only one female member, the Commander, though as she was the one who put the team together in the first place, she's their leader.
  • Stock Super Powers: Well, this is a superhero comic after all.
    • The Commander: Telepathy
    • Red Hot: Fire
    • Fluke: Fluke is Cursed with Awesome, being able to give people lucky breaks at the cost of his own luck. Good thing he likes helping people.
    • Spooky Jones: Spooky can use magic and has vast knowledge of the occult.
    • Tsunami: Water
    • Flyboy: Can fly and boasts he could lift a mountain if it wasn't attached to the earth. Granted, he CAN make Spookies car and even a whole plane fly by simply touching it.
  • Submissive Badass: Spooky seems content to follow rather than lead, but he may very well be even more badass than the Commander.
  • Super Hero Origin: The bonus comic covers Spooky's as well as how he met the Commander.

Team Members

Kyle Conlen / Red Hot

Kyle is the main protagonist of the series and a member of the Young Protectors, the series' titular team of heroic young people. He is the hero known as Red Hot and is in possession of some pretty hot powers. However, Kyle harbors many secrets and hidden fears, one of which being that he is gay.


  • Badass Gay: He is one.
  • Blessed with Suck: His powers are connected to his emotions, which makes certain things in life hard to enjoy.
  • Buffy Speak: Kyle slips into this on a few occasions.
  • Celibate Hero: He's afraid of having sex or any other sexual relations because he fears losing control of his powers during the act and hurting someone. His fears are justified by his Dark and Troubled Past.
    • Considering what happens on his 18th birthday when he loses his virginity to Annihilator - getting ambushed and sent to Hell as part of a plan to help open a portal between it and Earth - it'd be a wonder if he didn't remain skittish about sex for some time afterward.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Twice. What happened to his first parents is a mystery, but his foster parents abandoned him after he nearly killed them and their daughter while on A Date with Rosie Palms.
    • Later, his real father is revealed to be alive and well. He's a Big Red Devil, yes, but alive and apparently willing to make Kyle his heir. His mother is still a mystery, though just imagining who or what she could be brings several squicky thoughts to mind.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His powers haven't exactly made his life easy.
  • Emotional Powers: Kyle's fire powers are linked to his feelings, even pleasure.
  • Fiery Red Head: He didn't seem like one at first, but proved otherwise during his and Anni's fight with Hunter and Killer.
    • He seems level-headed for most of chapter 5, but when he sees Annihilator reverted to a teenager - who claims to not remember a thing, from his own name to anything else - Kyle snaps and accuses him of lying, and seems ready to outright deck the kid. And his fist is flaring up with a big-ass ball of flame, too.
  • Foreshadowing: Kyle's first line in the entire comic, "Oh, to hell with it" is this.
    • The "Truth or Dare" bonus comic reveals that he and Spooky will sometimes share a bed, since Spooky gets cold very easily and Kyle's body temperature is apparently naturally quite high, which warms him. The audience is also shown that Kyle really enjoys it and will kiss the back of Spooky's neck at times. Along with a few other bits of banter, this can count as foreshadowing the reveal that Kyle's in love with Spooky. And, as of chapter 5, it seems to be very mutual.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Could be this if his mom turns out human. Regardless of if she is or isn't, his dad is still a Demon King.
  • Hell Gate: He's the key, or at least one step in the process, to opening it.
  • Honey Trap: Fell for one of these.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Laampros, his father and resident Bigger Bad, believes he's this at first simply for being weak. When he proves otherwise, he gives Kyle a bizarre So Proud of You moment, complete with The Reveal of his parentage and the declaration that Kyle may well be a suitable heir after all. Cue Kyle's utter horror.
  • Invisible Streaker: His first date did not go well. Invisibility was involved. Of the sort that doesn't turn his clothes invisible as well.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: When he gets pissed at the Annihilator for betraying him and actually manages to burn him with his flames, despite the Annihilator's noted Nigh-Invulnerability, Laampros is so impressed that chooses to reveal he is Kyle's father with a tender kiss on the forehead and a Wham Line.
  • Muggle Foster Parents: Had some until his powers kicked in.
  • Stealth Pun: Kyle is gay and has fire-based superpowers. He's literally a flaming homosexual. Well, in a technical sense. Personality-wise, he's actually a...
  • Straight Gay: His typical demeanor does not suggest that he is gay.
  • The Reveal: He is the key to unlocking a portal that will allow the Demon King Laampros to come to Earth and wreak havoc there, eating and raping humans to his heart's content. Oh, and Laampros is also his dad.

Paul Nicholas Jackson / Fluke

Kyle's friend and fellow member of the Young Protectors. He is rather unlucky, but by choice, and uses his powers to help others like the rest of his teammates.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: Don't mess with his friends.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Zigzagged with Blessed with Suck. Fluke has incredibly bad luck, but only so he can accumulate a mass of good luck to give to others to save their lives. One crashed, recently paid off car = saving people's lives from falling debris of a burning building. Seems like a pretty fair trade off.
  • Equivalent Exchange: His powers work by balancing luck, so he has to suffer some bad luck in order to pass along the good. Whether this can work the other way around hasn't been addressed yet.
    • Tsunami implies it's perfectly possible for him inflict bad luck on people and put the odds in his own favor to get what he wants like maybe a fight with the Annihilator and Platinum Priestess.
  • Has a Type: Apparently he likes redheads. And no, the point was not lost on anyone.
  • Nice Guy: Very easily one of these.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: With a slight drawback.

Spooky Jones

Kyle's friend and fellow member of the Young Protectors. Spooky lives up to his name by being an expert at magic and the occult, and outside of his work with the Young Protectors, he often investigates things involving the paranormal.


  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a trenchcoat.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When he was thirteen he spent a year in Hell. In his own words, he was the shiniest new toy they'd had there in awhile. This makes him very empathetic towards Kyle's plight, as well as the trauma victims he deals with on a regular basis.
  • Ethnic Magician: His exact ethnicity is unspecified, but he's of east Asian descent.
  • The Hypocrite: He makes a few comments about "racial sensitivities" and is implied to be sensitive about his own nationality and ethnicity, but has no problem poking fun at others' ethnicity and/or orientation, albeit all in good fun.
  • Hidden Depths: When he's not being the comic relief of the series, Spooky can be very insightful and mature. He's also quite empathetic and sympathetic towards others mostly due to his own Dark and Troubled Past.
  • Intimate Healing: Smooches Kyle to heal him immediately after releasing all the souls meant to be sacrifices for Laampros in Chapter 5.
  • Meaningful Name: He got the name Spooky from his "spooky eyes".
  • Occult Detective: His job outside the Young Protectors.
  • One Hero, Hold the Weaksauce: One of only two non-insane magic users on the planet, which, according to the other, should be impossible given what happened.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Because, after escaping hell, he doesn't know what his name used to be.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He fulfills this role best out of all the members of the team.
  • Submissive Badass: He doesn't seem to have any aspirations to be a leader, but he is nonetheless as badass, if not more so, than the Commander.
  • To Hell and Back: Age thirteen was not a good year for him.
  • Wimpification: Prone to this in-universe. It's his one complaint about the team's fanbase.

Amanda Charleyboy / The Commander

The leader of the Young Protectors and their only female member. She is a telepath and in charge of organizing and directing the team's movements when on missions.
  • Amicable Exes: She and Spooky.
  • Badass in Charge: Her alias alone instills this image.
  • Badass Family: By the looks of her mom, she comes from one of these.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Averted. When she was fourteen she stole a car and was caught by the police, but the cops didn't treat her like a criminal like she thought they would, nor did she do it with any criminal intent. The police thought she was a Military Brat from the base acting out for attention when she really stole the car because she thought she had to in order help someone.
  • Guy-on-Guy Is Hot: her perspective, at least where Spooky is involved.
  • Team Mom: She's largely the Only Sane Woman of the team, and in charge of keeping the guys in line.
  • Telepathy: She's actually a telepath.
  • Sensible Heroine, Skimpy Villainess: She's the former to the Platinum Priestess' latter. Specifically, her outfit appears to be based on a military uniform of some sort while the Priestess sports a Chainmail Bikini.

Gordon / Tsunami

One of the oldest members of the team.


  • The Comically Serious: To the point where the entire team is stunned by him cracking a joke in chapter 5. Probably amplified by the fact that he was making a light-hearted crack about Spooky kissing him to heal his injuries from battle. His response is basically a sheepish, "What? I can make jokes, too."
  • Noble Bigot: Tsunami is the only member of the team to display outright disapproval at Kyle being openly gay to the team, his reasons being because the team includes Flyboy who's a minor.
    • As of chapter 5, he's come around and tells Kyle that he doesn't care what Kyle is - both in terms of his sexuality and his demonic heritage. In fact, his only objection to seeing Spooky and Kyle kiss in front of everyone at that point seems to be the fact that the other teammates are still injured and in need of Spooky's healing magic as well, and the hostages are still tied up. He even manages to make an honest-to-god joke about how he'd just prefer that Spooky use a little less tongue when healing him.
  • Fan Nickname: "Tsu Tsu," or just "Tsu," seems to be a favorite.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Given his biased views and caustic personality, he's not exactly the most popular member of the team.
    • Seems to be moving past this as of chapter 5, where he - of all people - gives a very effective You Are Better Than You Think You Are speech to Kyle as the latter is facing off against Laampros and trying to fight off the demon king's influence.
  • Making a Splash: He can control water and shape it into various objects.
  • My Greatest Failure: Is deeply ashamed of some (hitherto unrevealed) event in his past where (secret and unsupervised) vigilante activity on his part directly resulted in unspecified casualties. As such, he is NOT receptive to similar behavior from his teammates.
  • Sick and Wrong: He is not a fan of the team's fans' artwork of them.
  • Team Dad: Pretty much literally. He's the legal guardian along with Amanda of Kyle and Mitch and he cares a lot about the safety of the younger members of the team. This justifies his reaction to the team's fanbase's antics a bit more in hindsight considering they were pairing him with his legal wards.
    • Though a degree of prejudice had a hand in it as well it seems.

Mitch / Flyboy

The team's youngest member after Fluke, and their tech-expert.


  • Gadgeteer Genius: Downplayed. He's the team's tech expert, but it took him a few days to find the deleted history on the team's computer that Fluke erased. Whether it took so long because he simply didn't have the time to do it earlier or it took some effort on his part is never made clear.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's the team tech expert, but his powers have nothing to do with technology or intelligence, but physical feats.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Averted. He uses them when flying.
  • Hidden Badass: According to Fluke, out of the two of them and Spooky, it'd be best if Flyboy was the one who remained on the lookout for the Annihiliator in case he came back, suggesting a certain degree of faith in Flyboy's abilities, despite his young age.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: This attitude got him booted off his last superhero team.
  • Spoiled Sweet: As revealed in his bonus comic - seems to come from a very well-off family with loving parents, and is easily one of the most kind-hearted, gentle members of the team.
  • Straight Gay: If his confession is genuine and not just an attempt to make Kyle feel better.
    • Confirmed in his bonus comic - has a boyfriend named Corey, who also has powers of his own.
  • Vigilante Man: Spends his nights doing covert rescues and arrests.

    Villains 

What is a superhero comic without villains? These guys are, of course, the Big Bads of the series-or are they?-either way, they certainly aren't the good guys.

In General

  • Villains Of Another Story: All the villains who've reared their ugly heads so far in the series are this.
  • Refusal of the Call: A villainous example. Something big currently in the story has many superheroes and villains alike preoccupied. However, the Annihilator and the Platinum Priestess stayed behind and as we find out, not because they weren't interested in a little villainy.

Duncan Wells / The Annihilator

The first villain we're introduced to in the series and the main love interest of our protagonist Kyle, or so he seemed. Like Kyle, he has a Dark and Troubled Past and some secrets, as almost all villains do, though even his secrets seem to have secrets lately.


Sircea / Platinum Priestess

A mystical villainess and acquaintance of the Annihilator. She has some history with Spooky apparently.


Laampros

The Bigger Bad of the series brought forth by the Annihilator and the Platinum Priestess in their quest for immortality and eternal youth. He is a King of Hell and evil as they come.


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Cory

Flyboy's friend and ex-boyfriend as of Flyboy's bonus comic. Has powerful telekinetic powers but very little control over them. By the end of the first volume of the comic he's living with Flyboy and apparently they rekindled their relationship.

Aanado

A demon who met Spooky during his time in hell. Also his lover. He's shown in passing during one of the bonus comic, then has a large role during a Patreon-only comic about him and Spooky, and then he has a large role during Legendary, the second volume of the comic.
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