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Contrary to what one might suspect from the title, the Whateley second generation stories are not about the children of the original characters. They feature a new group of freshman who enter Whateley ten years after the start of original stories — long enough so that Team Kimba and their contemporaries have all graduated, but not long enough for them to have fully settled into adult life. The "second generation" refers to the second generation of canon authors.


     In General 
  • Canon Immigrant: Most of these were Fanfiction characters before they were elevated to Canon status.

The new characters for the 2nd Gen stories include:

     Okami (Hikaru Myoujin, formerly Daniel Moate) 
A member of a cadet branch of Japan's Imperial family who was trained from birth to serve as a servant of Amaterasu, only to find herself the object of worship when she becomes the Paladin of Amaterasu.
  • Blessed with Suck: She's a solar-powered essence transformer without a well, meaning that whenever she's in the sunlight, she converts it to essence, which any nearby mage can pick up. Combine that with her being a regenerator, and the result is that any unscrupulous mage can stick her in front of a laser, pick up the essence she gives off until she physically can't continue, let her recover, and then repeat the whole thing as many times as they'd like. Worse, the combination has lead to a lot of burnouts, which in turn has put some very large holes in her memory.
  • Blue Blood: at least one member of the Imperial household, implied to be the crown princess, addresses her as cousin.
  • Discard and Draw: previously was a very different person with different powers, the Hikaru we see now is the result of several near-fatal burnouts.
  • Last of His Kind: The last Myoujin in existence, because Amaterasu's enemies have been killing off members of the family for decades.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: her cousin chides her for always trying to do too much.

    Kenshin (Taka Ono) 
A young man who manifested the martial arts skills of a shonen fighting anime protagonist (and unfortunately the attitudes to match) sent off to America after causing too much trouble at home.
  • The Ace: He's a hell of a fighter.
  • Bishōnen: Very much so, much to the ire of his detractors.
  • Mistaken for Gay: The combination of his extreme bishonen-ness and his practicing Tai Chi while ignoring the girls who watch him doing so led to his enemies deciding that he must be gay, even though he's repeatedly told them that he isn't.

    Dragonsfyre (Morgana Jones, formerly Rob) 
A former Ordinary High-School Student imbued with magical powers in a horrific experiment Gone Horribly Right by a cult that wanted to create a living magical battery and who still bears the physical and mental scars from her ordeal. She's classed as a mage but knows little magic, and her personal interests favor technology. A pyrokinetic, hence the codename, though her control is still sketchy.

    Glyph (Bianca St. Claire, formerly Bryan) 
Legacy Character whose Avatar mutation allowed him to inherit an Always Female role - but with the result that she became a Gender Bender as the power adapted her to make her suitable. Unfortunately, she also inherited the leadership of the family business along with her Grandmother's appearance and magelike powers—a business she originally wanted no part of.
  • Abusive Parents: Bryan's father loved him, but his mother thought of him only as assistance for her daughter, Paige, who was third in line to become the White Lady, and spoiled Paige rotten in the process. Bryan speculates after becoming the White Lady that if his mother was still around, she wouldn't be proud of him, she'd be mad that he 'stole' Paige's position, even though Paige died.
  • Evil Albino: She's a subversion but she's also afraid this trope could be used against her.
  • Functional Magic: Rune magic, specifically. Glyph draws magical runes which she then charges with her essence. This gives her a faster reaction time than most magic users when she realizes she can prepare spell slips in advance.
  • Heroic BSoD: Had one after watching his entire family murdered before his eyes.
  • Hidden Backup Prince : Her cover story is that her "Grandfather" (read: uncle) had a son out of wedlock who in turn had a daughter and that the White Lady knew and kept her existence hidden as to not have all her eggs in the same basket.
  • Mafia Princess: Fully aware of it, wants no part of it, and worried her new friends will reject her once they learn her origins. Morgana even invoked the trope by name. So far her friends are sticking around.
  • Power Glows: Some of her most powerful runes are literally tattooed on her skin, hence her codename. They glow blue when activated.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Another trope she's afraid she won't be able to escape, as much as she would like to. It doesn't help that nearly all of Whateley has assumed that she's a supervillain who wants to recruit thugs.
  • Unexpected Successor: Bryan was not even supposed to be able to inherit the White Lady's power due to being male. His Avatar Trait combined with him being of the bloodline allowed him to be considered close enough albeit with a few necessary alterations.
  • White Sheep: Bryan did not want to serve the Family because he knew they were engaged in criminal activity. Bianca is resigned to it, but does not want to be a supervillain.

    Backtrack (Bailey St. George) 
Raised by a single, paranoid-but-financially-successful mom who homeschooled him, resulting in a very limited social life before Bailey mutated, which changed his sheltered life even more with a radically different BIT, an ability to 'find' things, and a strange danger sense. Having little or no exposure to girls before she was forced to become one, her first few days a Whateley have been a very eye-opening experience.

    Eisenmadel (Erica von Abendritter, formerly Eric Schroeder) 
The Jewish product of Nazi Super Science who was imbued with powers during the latest skirmish in her grandparents' lifelong battle against Nazi deadenders seeking to establish a Fourth Reich.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: She asked out a nice guy she liked. Another girl she barely knew happened to like the same guy, and because the other girl had GSD, the other GSD girls got very mad at Erica for asking out someone who wasn't taken, even though Erica had no idea that the other girl liked him.
  • Legacy Character: Her grandmother was the original Eisenmadel, a Badass Normal secret agent.
  • Missing Mom: Hasn't seen her mother since she was six but learns she was recently in the hands of a Nazi-themed supervillain and may even be brainwashed.
  • Playing with Syringes: Her powers come from a Super Serum created by her grandfather, which she drank to keep it away from neo-Nazi pursuers. The Gender Bender may have come from the serum's interactions with heritable changes she received from another genetic treatment her grandfather developed to save her mother from a terminal metabolic disorder.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Her great-grandfather was a legendary World War II Nazi supervillain who was so despised that his name is still cursed in the series' present day. Erica's branch of the family disowned him and she does not want to be associated with him, but Kirsten drags up the secret and uses it to blacken her name.
  • Unknown Rival: She has one in Kirsten/Wahnsinnig, a superfan of the original Eisenmadel who is furious that someone else got the codename and doesn't know that Erica is the original Eisenmadel's granddaughter. Erica, for her part, has absolutely no idea why Kirsten hates her so much, or what she wants.

    Calliope (Fiorella "Cally" Persico, formerly Fabrizio) 
Erica's best friend, a receptive and projective empath and telepath whose love of singing gives the impression of a limited subset of siren powers. Sweet and carefree and definitely not a fighter, she's slowly turning female under her Exemplar Trait's influence. Her twin brother Francesco also attends Whateley under the codename "Arriete" and her Gender Bender has put a severe strain on their relationship.
  • Break the Cutie: She gets attacked by the ODS, outed to the whole school, the Amazons steal her girlfriend, her brother winds up in hospital after he accidentally outed her to ODS after they drugged him... and this was all in one day.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Her powers are music-based, but she named herself after the muse of epic poetry, not Euterpe, the actual muse of music.
  • So Happy Together: She and Copacetic hook up. It doesn't last long before trickery and brainwashing break them up.
  • Wrong Genetic Sex: Does not consider herself male but her physical transformation is still incomplete.

    Lapin (Lucretia "Tia" del Bosque, formerly Luke) 
The victim of a mutation ray that his Mad Scientist former girlfriend used on him in a fit of jealous rage that gave him the Body Image Template of a well-known retired superheroine, which unfortunately included the appearance and proclivities of a Playboy bunny, ears, tail and all. Technically not a mutant, just imbued with mutant traits, she's a bit spooked to be attending a school frequented by the exact sorts of people who upended her life. Worse, coping with the drawbacks of her mutations requires assistance from the very Devisors she so fears, and someone pulled strings to get into rich-kid cottage Melville, which she finds intimidating. Given her badly battered psyche and underdog-level powers is it any wonder she's about as timid as the bunnies she so resembles?
  • Agent Provocateur: Tia is being secretly groomed by at least one, possibly two factions within the MCO. Whether they want her to become The Mole, a Honey Trap or just want to use her to burnish their reputation is not yet clear. She has no inkling of their intentions, but she has noticed some troubling signs without putting two and two together.
  • Blessed with Suck: She has powerfully enhanced senses, particularly smell,taste, and hearing—which she cannot turn off in our frequently loud and smelly world. Riding a train after her sound-cancelling ear plugs failed practically reduced her to tears.
    • She's also an Exemplar, but she's only an Exemplar 1, meaning she's barely stronger or faster than the human norm and actually weaker than elite baseline human athletes. She can't get fat but she can't improve with exercise, either, and her eidetic memory is fully of holes from brain damage. Even being upgraded to Exemplar 2 upon retesting at Whateley didn't raise her spirits much.
    • Between her physique and her nymphomania she's practically tailor-made to be the ultimate party girl... which is the very last thing in the whole world she actually wants to be.
  • Expressive Ears: They make her emotions very easy to read, though she has been learning more control lately. For instance, she intentionally laid them back to communicate her consternation to Hikaru.
  • Famed In-Story: Her spectacularly tragic and controversial origin story (complete with accusations of infidelity and a nationally televised trial), her BIT donor's checkered past and her distinctive appearance all conspire to make her a minor celebrity, something she could do without.
  • Hiding In Plain Sight: Tia was originally assigned to Poe, despite her Gender Bender being public knowledge, on the theory that a high profile involuntary gender bender like her actually supports the cover story that Poe is the dorm for kids who need psychological support. But someone yet unknown pulled strings to get her transferred to rich-kid dorm Melville, which is unfortunate because she really does need the psychological support.
    • Tia thinks she should be allowed to go around openly even on yellow and red flag days because her story is so well known it implies that Whateley has nothing else to hide. Unfortunately the School Administration does not agree.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Suffers from nymphomania - or rather, a lack of impulse control leading to, among other things, oversexed behaviour. Since it makes her flaky and extremely biddable, it pretty much amounts to the same thing. Currently controlled with medication.
  • Karma Houdini: Not her, but so far, the girl that kissed Luke in a effort to break up the social circle he had built for her now ex-girlfriend, and got no real consequences for it. Said psycho ex-girlfriend has also not suffered many consequences so far.
  • Meat Versus Veggies: An internal case. Luke really loved meat but rabbits are herbivores. Much as Tia would love a nice bacon cheeseburger meat products of any kind make her violently ill. Just one more thing in the loss column that she notes at every meal.
  • Playboy Bunny: The living embodiment, compete with ears, tail, and a Playboy sponsorship (Hugh Hefner took pity on her, and signed her to an exclusive contract to prevent anyone else from exploiting her... or so she hopes.)
  • Shrinking Violet: Currently suffering from PTSD, depression, and a generally poor self image, which all conspire to make her less than assertive, especially under the influence of her nymphomania meds, but Dr. Bellows judges that it's best to control the nymphomania and try to rebuild her self esteem using more conventional therapy.
  • Unwanted Assistance: There's a bit of this percolating through her relationship with her BIT donor/foster big sister Iron Bunny. "Ibby" means well but has a checkered past due to her own impulse control issues. (Sure, give a 16 year old kid with impulse control issues a half-million dollar 800 horsepower Porsche —What Could Possibly Go Wrong?) Tia appreciates Ibby's help but wishes she'd never been put in the position of needing it in the first place.

    Invictus (Tanya Wright) 
Another Legacy Character who is a bit disturbed to have manifested her deceased mother's exact appearance as well as her powers. Have her guardians been entirely truthful with her? Is she just a replacement for her mother? She's hoping to get her questions answered by attending her mother's Alma Mater.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Raised by superheroes, tends to go off half-cocked when it comes to cape stuff.
  • Metamorphosis: Tanya's spent the last couple of years slowly transforming into an exact copy of her mother, including (according to Word of God) a change from right handed to left handed.
  • Seen It All: She was raised by superheroes. There really aren't many mutations that faze her.

    Cerulea (Laura Samuels, formerly Larry Thorson) 
A Devisor and Gadgeteer, whose manifestation included a new sex, light blue skin, bright blue hair and broke up her parent's marriage, because her father is both a homophobe and an H1 fanatic. Suffers from a Devisor's typical hyperfocus issues but shows no signs of Diedrick's syndrome so far.
  • Freakiness Shame: Covers her blue skin with makeup, and worries any potential roommate (or lover) will be freaked because her lips, nipples and vulva are all purple.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: The only confirmed lesbian among the changelings so far.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Projects an attractiveness glamour. She was unaware of this because she lacks any magical ability of her own, though it might explain why she keeps attracting both wanted and unwanted attention.
  • Transgender: Was deeply unhappy prior to her manifestation and would consider her transformation an unmixed blessing if it hadn't triggered so much family drama.

     Charger (Nicholas Brennan, Jr.) 
Second-generation member of a genetically-engineered race of Petting Zoo People, he is the oldest of the Horse Animen to be born that way, and the first to learn that their creator, Dr. DNA, had left an extra gift in their genome in the form of the Mutant Meta-Gene Complex.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Literally half horse.
  • Punny Name: His codename: not only he a horse-man who knows how to fight, he's an Energizer who creates and shoots electrical discharges.

    Dragonblade (A.J. Blackstone) 
The child of a superhero and a supervillainess, AJ was already receiving magical training when his mutation kicked in. He's not nearly as suave or as competent as he thinks he is.
  • Crazy-Prepared: His father is, and he's done his level best to make AJ that way, too.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Due to the circumstances he manifested under, his main ability is the power to form and control 'Smokey', a dragonet which can take several forms, including a sword from which AJ takes his codename. AJ can push extra Essence (magical energy) into Smokey, or pull Essence from him, as needed. He also can manifest magical dragon fire.

    Shieldwall (Jimmy Cannes) 
A Philadelphia street kid mentored by the cops at his local Police precinct, who banded together to send him to Whateley after he manifests in a spectacularly high profile manner when someone tries to assassinate the Chief of Police.
  • Kid Detective: Fancies himself one, would like to become the real thing.

    Reinforce (Adam Carlyle) 
Younger brother of Razorback, who grew up seeing the other former Outcasts as family and has a live and let live attitude about atypical body shapes.
  • Legacy Character: Adam is Razorback's younger brother, the same one who loved dinosaur rides in Gen 1.
  • Martial Pacifist: He's about as easy-going as anyone you can find... but the bullies who have mistaken him for a pushover learn the hard way that he can't be pushed around easily.
  • Land Down Under
  • Mugging the Monster: Happens to him twice in his intro story. He quickly shows the ones doing it just how much of a mistake they made.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Shaping up to be one right from the start, with his arrival at Whateley delayed for several days by an overzealous MCO agent.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: His shifting power is remarkably potent, though he gets locked into a form for up to an hour if he shifts too many times or into something particularly non-human. Like when he copies his brother.

    Red (Nathan ?) 
Reinforce's roommate, a Rager who suffers from frequent, devastating nightmares.
  • Berserker: Adam asked to room with a Rager, figuring that he could emulate Jericho and help the other guy keep his cool. Mr. Filbert, one of the Melville Cottage house parents, obliged.
  • The Fair Folk: Nat appears to be a Redcap (a nightmare Faerie with blood-red hair, claws, fangs, and a nasty disposition - traditionally, they were described as wearing wool hats that had been dyed with human blood, hence the name). This doesn't seem to be just a case of GSD, either, though whether he actually is Fae or not hasn't been confirmed yet.

    Toison (Dawn-Renae ?) 
  • Fauns and Satyrs: Dawn appears as a female Satyr. As with Red, this doesn't seem to be by chance, especially since she's mentioned having a certain amount of magical talent, so she is quite likely to be Faerie even she doesn't know it yet. The whole issue of naming herself after the Golden Fleece might be a clue, too.

    The Barnes family (Retrofit 1/2, Maidenclaw, Moonbrook, Hat Trick) 
A family consisting of a girl who committed suicide, a woman and a boy who were murdered, the gadgeteer who brought them back to life, and another boy they picked up along the way.

Retrofit 1 (Derek Speers)

  • Insistent Terminology: He is a gadgeteer, yes, but he is not a mad scientist.
  • No Social Skills: He doesn't understand people or how to communicate with them at all, and makes several missteps by accident. Myra and Ella have to help him out.
  • Official Couple: With Myra, by the end of The Quantum Suicides, Part 2.
  • Purple Eyes: Bright violet.
  • Reality Ensues: He's actually in favour of shutting down the project that brings people back to life, both because of the problems with the devise and because the devise has a side-effect- any baseline it brings back gets turned into a mutant, and there's a lot of people who'd do some dark and scary stuff if they knew about that.

Maidenclaw (Na'Chessa Rakia Barnes, formerly Chester Ferris)

  • Abusive Parents: Chester's father lost a leg in Desert Storm and wanted to live through his son, which he did by forcing his son to be as active as possible while refusing to admit that his son wasn't into physical sports and was being bullied by the others on the sports teams. When his father discovered that his son's D&D character was female, he became enraged and tore up the picture, devastating Chester so much that he killed himself several days later.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Chester was bullied horribly by his classmates.
  • Damsel in Distress: Gets taken prisoner by Boggart, but is rescued by Myra.
  • Driven to Suicide: Jumped off a water tower.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Na'Chessa has bronze dragon ancestry.
  • Shock and Awe: Na'Chessa sneezes lightning and is effectively immune to electric attacks because her body absorbs electricity.
  • Unfortunate Names: As said in The Quantum Suicides, first half: Chester, when Myra lampshades it:
    Chester. That was an unfortunate name, in this day and age; too many ways for bullies to turn it on a victim. Something in the way he moved, so careful and furtive, made her think he'd been on the receiving end of such malicious creativity before. She'd insisted on calling him Ches instead, much to his surprise and her amusement. Nicknames came easily to her, and it suited him.

Moonbrook (Myra Barnes, formerly Myra Paget)

  • Berserk Button: An actual mad scientist wanted to dissect her unborn daughter's remains. Myra's response was a furious rant that became legendary to everyone who heard about it, and included some interesting threats.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Chessa and Marcus.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: To a lesser degree than Marcus- she died in 2000 and came back in 2016. She doesn't have much trouble adjusting, though.
  • Heroic BSoD: Had one after seeing the grave of her unborn daughter, which led to her manifestation.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Averted- because her spells are derived from a game series she spent years playing, she got the hang of her spells pretty quickly.
  • Jack of All Trades: Because her spells are derived from the ones in Dragon Quest, she has a lot of different kinds, including fire, ice, lightning, vacuum and shield spells.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Her ex-boyfriend pushed her over the railing of the boat they were on, and she drowned. It was successfully seen as an accident.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: She was pregnant when she died, but unfortunately Speers and his team didn't know that, so while Myra was successfully retrieved, her daughter was not. She didn't take it well.
  • Shout-Out: Her name and all her spells are from Dragon Quest.

Retrofit 2 (Marcus Barnes, formerly Marcus Billings)

  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Died in 1991, came back in 2016. He missed a lot.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Manifested as a gadgeteer.
  • Legacy Character: Speers let him use the codename Retrofit, not needing it any longer.
  • Trauma Button: He died in the infamous Fools' Fight, after a missile hit him and his family. Anything related to fighting, guns, missiles or smoke gives him flashbacks.

Hat Trick (Pat Barnes, formerly Patrick Dulles)

  • Be Careful What You Wish For: After a mysterious stone became embedded in his body after a superhero/villain fight, an unknown entity offered him anything he wanted, and Pat asked to be cool. He got what he wanted, but his body was forcibly changed to become female, which he definitely did not want.
  • Blessed with Suck: His powers make everyone who sees him perceive him as cool. He always has a reply ready, can do anything he tries to, and never fails... as long as someone's watching. If they're not, he only has the amount of skill he had before manifesting, which in most cases is zero, so whenever someone's not watching, he's made painfully aware of how little talent he really has. He also can't not be cool, which can be a disadvantage if he's trying not to be noticed.
  • Instant Expert: Again, only if someone's watching.
  • Pronoun Trouble: He identifies as male in spite of his transformation. However, his power can make it so that people see him how he wants them to, so while ordinarily everyone sees him as male, he can switch things around so they all perceive him as female.

     Essemmelle (Kareela Greer) 

  • Awesome Aussie: From Perth.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a nice girl, but if you annoy her, she will brand you with a word that will ruin your day, if not longer.
  • Blessed with Suck: As a Package Deal Psychic, at least one of her powers is usually always on. She can't keep the telekinesis on around baselines without being spotted, and when her ghost-seeing power is on, she usually winds up seeing murder victims who want her to deal with their murderers- but she's a high school student, not a superhero, so there's usually not much she can do. She also wound up in an asylum because of her ghost-seeing power.
  • Combo Platter Powers: She's a Package Deal Psychic, with three powers: seeing the dead, telekinesis, and empathic branding- she can fix a description ('idiot', 'awesome', 'suspicious') on someone, and everyone around them immediately perceives them as fitting that description.
  • I See Dead People: Her first power, which she loathes.
  • Mind over Matter: She's a telekinetic, and is often seen with items flying around her.
  • Most Common Superpower: Noted as having a bust that would be more suited to someone much taller.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: She's in her teens, but isn't even four feet tall. And while her form of dwarfism can usually be fixed by injections of human growth hormone, her mutation seems to inhibit that, so instead of growing up, she grew... out, so to speak.
  • Punny Name: Her codename is the phonetic spelling of 'SML'. She's a short girl who sees ghosts and used to be in an asylum, but can now move freely, making her a Small Medium at Large.

     Calibrate (Jamie Howe) 
Lapin's psychotic ex-girlfriend.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: After she manifested as a mutant, her old friends ditched her, but Luke stayed with her and helped her find new friends.
  • Ax-Crazy: She's genuinely insane and equally dangerous.
  • Hope Spot: When she was first assessed, she was thought to not have Diedrick's, but turned out to have it. It was explained that she has another (unnamed) form of mental illness that was masking the symptoms.
  • Mad Scientist: She wasn't one to start with, but went completely off the deep end and now she fully qualifies.
  • Never My Fault: Part of her insanity consists of this trope. She's not stalking Lapin, there just aren't many routes on campus so they keep accidentally meeting. She didn't turn Luke into a bunny girl, the bunny girl kidnapped Luke and took his place.
  • Science-Related Memetic Disorder: She has Diedrick's.
  • The Smart Guy: Was doing revolutionary work with BITs before she went mental.
  • Yandere: She's obsessed with Lapin. What she actually intends to do with/to Lapin is presently unknown.

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