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    Tenth Precinct 
The men and women of the Tenth Precinct.

Toybox

Officer Robyn Slinger

The newest recruit at the Tenth Precinct. The daughter of a pair of retired science heroes, she uses her mother's box and her father's army of mechanical toys for combat and reconnaissance.


  • Affirmative Action Legacy: Her dad was a Golden Age hero called Colonel Lilliput who used an army of toy soldiers. She inherited his toys but has updated them.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She's dated at least one man in continuity (two if you count her boyfriend in Beyond), but on the other hand, she goes out for a drink with Jackie in the first issue, and doesn't necessarily say that she's not into girls when Jackie raises the issue. She also seems rather awed when she first meets Rexa.
  • Audience Surrogate: In the first few issues, the audience learns about Neopolis through her eyes.
  • Badass Normal: Despite her lack of innate powers, she is instrumental to defeating Ultima, and later figures out how to kill Morningbright.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Like her father before her, she's very good at making machines.
  • Naïve Newcomer: She's spent most of her life in the civilian suburbs of Neopolis, and it takes her a while to get used to a city where everyone has superpowers.

Smax

Officer Jaafs "Jeff" Macksun

Robyn's partner, and a grim veteran officer. A half-ogre from a sword-and-sorcery world, which is a cause of much embarrassment for him, he came to Neopolis hoping to escape his miserable past.


  • The Big Guy: He and his twin sister Rexa tower over most of the other characters.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: He and his twin sister Rexa were in an incestuous relationship back before he left his homeworld. They resume the relationship after he defeats Morningbright.
  • Child by Rape: He and his twin sister Rexa were the product of an ogre raping a warrior woman.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His dad raped his mother, abused him and his sister, and was starting to sexually abuse his sister before Jaafs killed him. Later, he worked as a dragon slayer and was not too bad at it, until he ran afoul of a monstrous dragon called Morningbright, who killed the princess he tried to save. After that, he fled to Neopolis, became a cop, and seemed to be getting his life together... and then his partner got killed. Suffice it to say, Jeff's had a rough life.
  • Failure Knight: His career as a dragon slayer ended badly, and when the series starts out, he's on the verge of getting put on a desk because of his partner's death and his extremely poor reaction to said death.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: His mother was a humanoid. His father, from what little we've seen of him, was not.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Despite all the awfulness he's seen, Jeff still believes that there is right and wrong, and seeks to uphold the law.
  • Naturalized Name: He was called "Jaafs Macksun" back on his homeworld, but adopted the name "Jeff Smax" to fit in when he moved to Neopolis.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He goes berserk when Robyn nearly dies during Ultima's rampage.

Jetman

Captain Steve Traynor

A tough-but-fair former Golden Age flyboy and the Chief of the Tenth Precinct.


  • Armored Closet Gay: He is deep in the closet in the original series, to the point that none of his fellow officers know about his partner.
  • Da Chief: He runs the Tenth Precinct.
  • Dating Catwoman: In an attempt to hide his homosexuality, he tried to pursue a romance with Sky Witch, his wartime nemesis (who has since reformed.)
  • Even the Guys Want Him: According to Wulf, quite a few German guys were attracted to young Jetlad before it became widely known that he was only a teenager.
  • Expy: He is based on the Golden Age kid hero Airboy.
  • Happily Married: He and his partner Wulf have been together for over fifty years.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Before finally accepting that he was gay, he tried to convince people that he was hot for his former nemesis Sky Witch.
  • Kid Hero: He fought in World War II as the hero Jetlad. He was only eleven years old.
  • Lover and Beloved: He first met his longtime partner Wulf when he was still a teenager and Wulf was an adult.

Hyperdog

Sergeant Kemlo Caesar

An intelligent Doberman Pinscher in a suit of powered armor, and Captain Traynor's second-in-command.


  • Accidental Pervert: Like most dogs, he's colorblind, and thus has seen Girl One naked. When she confronts him about it, he insists that he's not into human women.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: He's in a relationship with the human Neural 'Nette. He keeps this on the down-low because even in Neopolis, human-animal relationships are frowned upon.
  • Furry Reminder: In Beyond, when he goes to visit the recently-retired Traynor at home, he nearly pounces him in much the same way a regular dog pounces a human they're fond of.
  • Mobile-Suit Human: He wears a suit to give himself a more humanoid body, as his canine limbs aren't exactly suited to conventional combat.
  • Talking Animal: He's a talking Doberman Pinscher.

King Peacock

Detective John Corbeau

A powerful adherent of the Yezidi faith who can commune with his god to find the weaknesses in objects. Partner of Synaesthesia.


  • Pressure Point: One of his powers allows him to find the weaknesses in objects.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: He has very old-fashioned ideas about gender roles, even making his wife follow several steps behind him when they're out in public.
  • Token Wholesome: He is an interesting subversion. On the one hand, he is the most overtly religious and conservative officer in the precinct. On the other hand, his powers rely on communication with Melek Taus, who is sometimes regarded by non-Yazidis as a devil.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: In the second half of the original series, he is tricked into competing in gladiator games against officers from other precincts. These battles are held to the death, and he is forced to kill or injure his opponents to advance and return home. He ends up winning the tournament, and is deeply ashamed of it.

Synaesthesia

Detective Miriam Jackson

A black female detective with synesthesia, which causes her sensory input to mingle together, allowing her to sense things that others miss. Partner of King Peacock.


  • Hollywood Dateless: She is a reasonably-attractive woman who nonetheless seems to have a great deal of difficulty dating, to the point that she once got desperate enough to date Smax.
  • It's All My Fault: In Season 2, she is wracked with guilt over Girl One's death, because the latter died protecting her. She tries to alleviate her guilt by comforting Irma, who's been taking the whole thing even harder.

Jack Phantom

Sergeant Jackie Kowalski

An intangible officer, and the partner of Peregrine.


  • Butch Lesbian: With her short hair and masculine costume, Jackie makes no secret of her sexual orientation.
  • Incompatible Orientation: She would probably date Det. Jackson in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, Synaesthesia is straight.
  • Intangible Man: She can make herself intangible at will.
  • Odd Friendship: Despite their considerable political differences, Jackie and Peregrine have been partners for years.

Peregrine

Lieutenant Cathy Colby

A Born-Again bodybuilder with a flying harness. Partner of Jack Phantom.


  • Awful Wedded Life: She and her husband Lloyd hit a rough patch in Season 2 after she catches him dressing up in another hero's costume.
  • Heroic BSoD: In Beyond, she suffers a crisis of faith after seeing her Lord and Savior drunk.
  • Heteronormative Crusader: While she tolerates Jackie because they're partners, she otherwise has very little tolerance for gay people. When she and Jackie are sent to arrest Sun Woman, she immediately tears into the old woman. She also forces her husband to get counseling after catching him "crossover dressing".
  • Mistaken for Gay: Due to her large build and the fact that she doesn't talk about her home life, some of the officers think she's a lesbian. She is very much not, much to Jackie's chagrin.
    "She's straight. It's painful."
  • Odd Friendship: Despite her homophobia, she and Jackie have been partners for years.
  • Token Wholesome: She is a devout, Born-Again Christian who objects to people using her Lord's name in vain.

Shock-Headed Peter

Officer Pete Cheney

A hotheaded, racist young officer. Partner of Dust Devil.


  • Elemental Powers: He can generate electricity. A lot of electricity.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While rounding up prostitutes during the hunt for the Libra Killer, he let one young working girl off with a warning. She later ended up being killed by the Libra Killer. His superiors chew him out for it.
  • Noble Bigot with a Badge: While he is an honest cop, he harbors a lot of prejudice towards the city's non-human populace. This gets him into increasing trouble when the Precinct brings in Joe Pi.
  • Power Incontinence: The antennae he wears on his head barely controls all the electricity that's being generated by his body. In Season 2, he grows increasingly stressed out at the prospect of having his antennae taken away by Commissioner Gilbert's new regulations, and his control over his powers suffers as a result.

Dust Devil

Officer Duane Bodine

A cowboy with high-tech guns. Partner of Shock-Headed Peter.


Girl One

Officer Sung Li

An android martial artist whose body is covered in shifting patterns. Partner of Irma Geddon.


Irma Geddon

Irma Wornow

A middle-aged female officer with an entire arsenal built into her suit. Partner of Girl One and later Joe Pi.


  • Happily Married: Her husband is an unemployed pre-cog with nothing to do all day except anticipate her every desire. She's quite possibly one of the happiest wives in all of Neopolis.
  • Powered Armor: She wears a suit of power armor with an entire arsenal of weaponry built into it, including nuclear weapons.

Joe Pi

Detective Joe Pi

A "Ferro-American" officer from a robot-dominated world who joins the Tenth after Girl One's death. Becomes the new partner of Irma Geddon after Girl One's death.


  • The Ace: He seems to be good at everything. Except hostage negotiation.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Despite being a robot without human emotions, he is a master at deadpan humor.
  • Shout-Out: Word of God (via artist Gene Ha) is that he's modeled after "Great Mazinger Zapper, Ultraman, Shogun Warriors, general bits of historic Japanese helmet design, but also Spectreman!"

Micro-Maid

Doctor Sally-Jo Jessell

The resident pathologist for the Tenth Precinct, able to shrink herself down to conduct up-close autopsies.


The Word

Harry Lovelace

The Tenth's resident hostage negotiator. He has the power to command people to do whatever he wants.


  • Compelling Voice: When he uses his powers the text turns red, a la Jesse Custer.
  • Exact Words: Those under his sway will do exactly what he tells them to do, nothing more and nothing less, and thus he often finds that he has to phrase his commands very carefully.

Spaceman

Officer Alexei GlushkoA Russian ex-Cosmonaut telepath who serves as a Special Interrogator.
  • The Alcoholic: He is often drunk. The precinct looks the other way because he'd probably be even more of an alcoholic if he lost his job.
  • Mind Probe: He can go rooting around in suspects' heads for information. While any evidence collected this way is inadmissible in court, it can be used to give detectives an idea of what questions to ask.

Monsoon

Sergeant Hector Lopez

The station's desk man, able to control the weather.


Wolfspider

S.W.A.T. Team Leader Bill Bailey

A double-amputee in a multi-armed exoskeleton, and the leader (and possibly only member) of the Tenth's S.W.A.T. team.


  • The Ace: He is apparently so good at his job that he's the only member of the S.W.A.T. team.
  • An Arm and a Leg: He lost both his legs in a teleportation accident.
  • Brought Down to Normal: He is rather cruelly sidelined in Season 2, when Commissioner Gilbert bans his exoskeleton from the field.
  • Handicapped Badass: He has no legs, but his exoskeleton makes him one of the deadliest officers in the Tenth.

Multi-Woman

Officer Jenny McCambridge

A woman with the ability to generate seven selves, all connected to her chakras. Partner of Slipstream Phoenix.


  • Friendless Background: In Season 2, she confides in Slipstream Phoenix that she's always felt like a loner because the Precinct has never bothered to give her a partner, assuming that her multiple bodies would give her all the partnership she could ever want.
  • Me's a Crowd: She can generate up to seven bodies, which makes her very useful in crowd control.

Slipstream Phoenix

Officer Slipstream Phoenix

An uptight transfer from the 51st Precinct. Partner of Multi-Woman.


  • Badass Normal: If he has any actual powers, they're never shown, but he demonstrates a talent for quick, outside-the-box thinking.
  • Broken Ace: He is a good cop, but finds socialization difficult and is an obsessive perfectionist.
  • Mistaken for Spies: Installed in the Tenth by the openly-authoritarian Commissioner Gilbert, everyone else assumes that he's been sent to spy on them on Gilbert's behalf.

    The Forty-Niners 
Before there was a Tenth Precinct, there was the Neopolis Police Department.

Skywitch

Officer Leni Muller

A former German pilot who defected to the Allied Forces in 1943. After the war, she became the second female officer in Neopolis' police department. She doesn't have powers, but does ride around in a broomstick-like contraption called the besenstiel.


  • The Beard: Steve Traynor tried to woo her in a desperate attempt to hide his homosexuality. Since she had feelings for him, she was not happy when she found out.
  • Easily Forgiven: Back during the war, she had a fierce rivalry with Jetlad that culminated in him shooting down her besenstiel. But she's long since forgiven him for that, even though she does occasionally tease him.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: She despises her former countrymen, especially those like Gromolko who still dream of restoring the Reich.

Steelgauntlet

Officer Frank Chambers

An officer in the burgeoning Neopolis Police Department who sealed himself up in a suit of armor after an accident horribly burned his body. In reality, a highly-advanced robot. Partner of Spirit of '76.


The Maid

Officer Joanna Dark

A sword-wielding holy warrior with divine powers.


Black Rider

Officer Ramon Morales

Neopolis' sole Latino officer in 1949, and a former vigilante who rides a motorcycle and wields a sword and flintlock. Partner of Skywitch.


  • Expy: He is based on Zorro. He even references having once owned a horse.
  • Urban Legend Love Life: His fellows all assume that he's a playboy, but the reality is that he's married and apparently faithful to his wife.

Spirit of '76

Officer Adam Pure

A brutish patriotic-themed superhero who enjoys beating up robots. Partner of SteelGauntlet.


  • Captain Patriotic: He wears a flag-inspired costume, and his name is a reference to a famous painting from the Revolutionary War.
  • Jerkass: The first time we see him, he's beating up on poor Private Steel, who's been accused of a crime, but doesn't have any ability to speak in his own defense.

Rocket Ryan

A time-traveler from the future who wears a jetpack.


  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: He is apparently carrying on a polyamorous relationship with his teenage sidekicks, the Time Twins. He insists that it's totally normal in the time period from which he hails.
  • Expy: He is based on Buck Rogers, except reversed; whereas Buck ended up in the 25th century, Ryan came from there and ended up in the 40's.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: He and his sidekicks, the Time Twins, hail from the 25th century.

Doctor Omega

Captain Zoran Orval

The Chief of the NPD, an alien from a distant planet that collapsed.


    Perps 

Libra Killer

M'rrgla Qualtz

Formerly the Vigilante From Venus, a valued member of the Seven Sentinels, now a washed-up porn star and serial killer.


  • Depraved Bisexual: She tries using her telepathy to seduce Monsoon into letting her go. When that fails, she later telepathically rapes Jack Phantom, hoping that Jackie will attack her so that she can claim that the cops have it in for her.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Her true form resembles a massive worm with way too many eyes and sharp tentacles.
  • Expy: She is a mix of Martian Manhunter and Mr. Mind.
  • Horror Hunger: Her species eats the pineal glands of humanoids. The Sentinels gave her cover for years, but when she retired, she resorted to hunting prostitutes to get her food.
  • Mind Rape: In a bid to get her case thrown out for police brutality, she inserts memories into Jack Phantom's head of them having sex so that Jackie will attack her.
  • Suicide by Cop: She decides to rush Commissioner Ultima during the latter's rampage through the Tenth Precinct, and is blown apart for it.

Ultima

Commissioner Ultima

The former Commissioner at Grand Central, and supreme authority of Precinct 1. She's also a murderous drug addict who was buying drugs in Neopolis and who abuses her authority to cover it up.


  • Answers to the Name of God: Traynor calls her "God's snottier, older sister".
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: On her world, the Roman Empire never fell and most black people are still slaves. She's thus disdainful of the Tenth Precinct's "Nubian" officers, like Micro-Maid and Synaesthesia.
  • The Dreaded: She is so feared that Gromolko blows his own head off in order to prevent the cops from finding out that she was one of his customers.
  • Noble Bigot with a Badge: The other Precincts looked the other way on her racism for years because they assumed that it was just a character flaw in an otherwise-ideal officer.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: She abuses the hell out of her authority to keep Jackson and Corbeau from finding information about who killed Stefan Graczik.
  • Superpower Lottery: Her powers include inter-dimensional teleportation, super-strength, and the ability to project beams of energy powerful enough to hurt Smax. Traynor speculates that she could probably have leveled Neopolis if she wanted to.

Gromolko

Prof. Gunter Gromolko

An ex-Nazi scientist who defected to the US after World War II. He managed to win amnesty for his past actions by agreeing to help build Neopolis, only to blow it during a failed attempt to go back in time and help the Nazis win the war. By the time the original series starts, he's reduced to selling drugs and weapons on the black market. His suicide helps kick off the major story arc of the original series.


  • Ate His Gun: In the first issue, he blows his brains out in police custody so that Spaceman won't learn that he's been supplying drugs to Commissioner Ultima.
  • Driven to Suicide: He kills himself in police custody to avoid disclosing the names of his clients.
  • Expy: He is based on Dr. Sivana.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He dies in the first issue, but helps kick off the major story arc for the original series.
  • Stupid Jetpack Hitler: He developed all kinds of crazy technology for the Nazis. After the war, he was hired by the US government to help them build Neopolis.

Morningbright

A monstrous and powerful Firstborn dragon from Smax's homeworld, and the thing that drove Smax to move to Neopolis.


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    Beyond the Farthest Precinct 

The various new characters featured in Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct. With the subsequent release of Season 2, it is unclear if any of them are still in continuity.

Cindercott

Major Sean Cindercott

The new Chief of the Tenth Precinct, a borderline-authoritarian with a body that resembles a Franklin stove.


  • Skewed Priorities: He cares more about enforcing Mayor Famaille's mandates than actually fighting crime.
  • Taken for Granite: He and Mayor Famaille are turned to stone by the Hell Ditch Pilgrim.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: He was installed by Mayor Famaille to put a tighter leash on the Tenth Precinct, and he quickly does, establishing many new and strict rules.

Rexa

Officer Rexa Smax

Jeff Smax's sister and lover. Initially partnered with Irma Geddon, she is later partnered with Hoodoo Priest.


Panthalassa

Officer Jenny

A mermaid with hydrokinetic powers. The new partner of Jack Phantom.


  • Bi the Way: She turns out to be bisexual, much to Jackie's delight.
  • Godiva Hair: Her long curly tresses conveniently cover up her bare chest.
  • Token Minority Couple: She is one of the only openly LGBT officers in the Tenth, and just happens to become Jack Phantom's love interest.

Curlew

Officer Chelle Chambliss

A bird-like officer with a loud cry. The new partner of Dust Devil.


  • Make Me Wanna Shout: She is able to let out a piercing cry that can stun and disorient opponents.

Subliminal Kid

Officer Mack Luhan

A rookie with a oval-shaped television for a head that can project subliminal images at people.


  • Ambiguously Human: It's not clear if Luhan is some sort of robot or a cyborg. While he has a television set for a head, the rest of his body appears to be organic.
  • Meaningful Name: He is name for Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian philosopher who came up with the phrase "the medium is the message."
  • Punny Name: His civilian name is a pun on the surname McLuhan.
  • Subliminal Seduction: His powers allow him to hypnotize people by flashing suggestive images at them.

Hoodoo Priest

Officer Parsifal Congo

A priest of hoodoo, able to summon spirits to aid him in fighting crime. Though he dresses like a traditional West African, his codename implies that he's an American. Initially partnered with Peregrine, he is later partnered with Rexa.


  • Pals with Jesus: He can summon avatars of deities to fight for him. It almost literally drives the devout Christian Peregrine insane, as he summons an avatar of St. Peter who manages to knock out her version of Jesus.

Saltator

Officer Paulie Oldwood

A rookie with enhanced strength and durability, and also the power to jump very high. The new partner of Synaesthesia.


  • The Casanova: With a costume consisting solely of tight shorts, he gets a lot of female attention.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has long blonde hair and is not exactly unattractive.

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