Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe is a live action web series set in the Valiant Comics universe from the creators of Super Power Beat Down. The plot finds the titular British intelligence agent forced to betray his closest allies by the ruthless assassin Roku. Now, on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes and villains in the world in the hopes that he can survive long enough to set things right.
The series stars:
- Michael Rowe (Arrow, The Flash) as Colin King/Ninjak
- Kevin Porter (DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story) as Aram/Armstrong of Archer & Armstrong
- Ciera Foster (Straight Outta Compton) as Amanda McKee/Livewire
- Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers) as Angelo Mortalli/Bloodshot
- John Morrison (WWE, Lucha Underground) as Gilad Anni-Padda/Eternal Warrior
- Derek Theler (Baby Daddy, Shark Killer) as Aric Dacis/XOManowar
- Chantelle Barry (90210, Entourage) as Angelina Alcott/Roku
- Tatiana DeKhtyar (Super Power Beat Down) as Colonel Capshaw
The series will also featured other popular Valiant Comics characters such as Faith, Divinity, Timewalker and one of their newest characters, Savage.
Tropes that are a part of Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe:
- Badass Normal: Although a skilled martial artist and super spy, Ninjak possesses no superhuman abilities yet he is going up against a Blood Knight psycho killer with a Healing Factor, a time displaced 5th century warrior wielding alien Power Armor, three immortal brothers with Super Strength and Nigh-Invulnerability, a mystic assassin with Psychic Powers, a Flying Brick superheroine and a Technopath; all trying to kill him.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Bloodshot's combat style lacks in defense; allowing his nanite-healing factor to pick up some of the slack.
- Let's You and Him Fight: Ninjak and the other heroes are all technically after the same Big Bad, but since he was forced to betray them, they'll more than likely be inclined to let their fists do the talking.
- McNinja: Colin King is a British billionaire ninja-spy.
- '90s Anti-Hero: Ninjak and Bloodshot have shades of this.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Ninjak and Bloodshot love to dish these out, and so do the other characters to varying degrees.
- Powered Armor: XO-Manowar's armor.
- The Scapegoat: Ninjak becomes this for Roku, kicking off the entire plot.
- Slasher Smile: Bloodshot displays one of these after being shot in the head.
- Technicolor Ninjas: Ninjak's outfit is 70-80% purple.
- We Used to Be Friends: Presumably, this will come into play when Ninjak's former allies come to take him down after his aforementioned betrayal.