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A series from the short-lived DC Focus imprint (following people with powers outside of the usual superhero genre). Fraction follows a quartet of Childhood Friend's (Ford, Trent, Mike and Pete) who stumble across a set of super-powered armor and divvy it up. Pete gets the helmet, Trent the boots, Mike the gloves and Ford the chest plate. The four begin using those pieces for vastly different purposes, as the original owners of the armor try to track them down.

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  • Asian Store-Owner: One of them gets robbed by the gang early on.
  • Basement-Dweller: Pete still lives with his overbearing mother.
  • Burger Fool: Ford works as one, dressed like a chicken.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Attempted. Ford tries to sell the chest plate to a technology firm, but they tell him they won't deal in obviously stolen property.
  • Divorce Is Temporary: Teased, as Trent still has feelings for his ex.
  • Good Feels Good: Trent discovers this as he uses the bootsand their thrusters to save people.
  • He Knows Too Much: The man sent to recover the suit (who has a suit of his now) is killed with a self destruct mechanism by his employer to keep him form being captured.
  • Lecherous Stepparent: Mike was raped by his stepfather as a kid and uses the gloves to kill him.
  • Off the Wagon: Ford is a recovering drunk who gives in to temptation due to various stresses in his life.
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  • Psycho Party Member: Mike is the most reckless and violent of the four.
  • Rock–Paper–Scissors: The four friends do this to decide who gets which piece of the armor.
  • Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: The local cop trying to make sense of what's login on, who fixates on the four.
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