Click on each profile for an expanded bio, but be aware, Sydney's bio (Halo) contains spoilers if you haven't read up to page 86.
Name: Maximillia Leander Age: 34
Height: 6' 1" Hair: Purple Eyes: Purple Rank: Lt. Colonel Powers: Phenomenal strength, speed, armor, flight and energy beams. She is normally quite tough, but has a power reserve that she can call on to focus into one of her attributes to supercharge it. In extreme cases she can even draw against her other abilities to "max out" an attribute giving her staggering capabilities and making her power level difficult to quantify.
Maxima is the team's overall combat operations leader and one of the most powerful supers known. She is a brilliant tactician when she needs to be but tends to get a little cocky due to her power.
She enlisted in the Air Force after graduating high school and did several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, however her militant feminism and short temper were deemed "incompatible with the operation environment" and after several "incidents," the military decided to redeploy her.
She is a beautiful and exotic woman, and the attention she draws has poisoned her
somewhat to the opposite gender. She wants to be taken seriously, and despite her power and abilities, every time she sees a man checking her out, it makes her feel like none of that matters to them and all they see is an exotic sex doll, and it contributes to her rabid feminism.
Name: Sydney Scoville, Jr. Age: 21 Height: 5' 0" Hair: Dirty Blonde Eyes: Brown Rank: Cadet Powers: Halo's name and powers are derived from HIGHLIGHT TO SEE POWERS the spheres that orbit her. Each one grants her a different power, but can only use 2 at a time (1 per hand). Flight, force field, energy beam, telekinetic pseudopod, telepresence. The powers of two of the orbs are unknown.
Sydney has no powers of her own, nor does she have a fabulous body like most empowered, and hanging around with 'all the beautiful people' gives her something of a complex, both about her appearance and her abilities. In actuality she is one of the more powerful members of the team, but there's a large gap between power and application. Also being on a team with the likes of Dabbler and Maxima, she doesn't get a chance to show it often.
Sydney also has some trouble dealing with her celebrity status and all the attention makes her a little introverted - when she's not being sarcastic.
She co-owns a comic book store with Joel.
Sydney's knowledge of superhero fiction has repeatedly proven to be valuable to the team, as she seems to be better at coming up with power stunts than the power's owner in many cases.
Name: Xuriel Shahara Tantalis Age: 187 Height: 5' 10" Hair: Blue Eyes: Lt: Blue / Rt: Green Rank: Civilian Specialist Powers:Too many to list, derived from multiple sources including magic, psionics, mutant powers and martial arts. She also has a cybernetic arm with a teleporter in it that allows her to retrieve weapons & gadgets from her lab.
Dabbler is the ultimate Jill of all trades, she is an accomplished martial artist, sorceress, tinkerer, has innate, mutant, and psionic abilities. However she also has the attention span of a sugared up child, so she is rarely able to master much of anything.
She has a complex heritage, suffice to say she is roughly 1/2 succubus, 1/3 doppleganger, and 1/6 some unidentified alien species. She identifies as a succubus but enjoys some of the attributes from her other parents. Though she lacks the ability to shapeshift, she inherited the psionic abilities of her doppleganger parent, her intelligence and
incredible mathematical abilities come from her father, whom she has never met. Basically Dabbler is an alien mutant demon martial artist cyborg psionic tinkerer.
She has a very sexual and playful personality, and goes out of her way to antagonize Maxima, who she feels is big fuddy duddy. She acts ignorant of Earth culture on occasion, but as often as not she's just trying to get a rise out of people.
Name: Kenya Cassidy Age: 28 Height: 6' 7" Hair: Red Eyes: Brown Rank: 1st Lieutenant Powers: Moderate super strength and powerful kinetic absorption. Anvil can dramatically increase her strength with stored energy or can release it in a devastating attack.
Kenya was always a big girl growing up, she was over 6' by the time she was 12, from there she mostly grew out and her strength shot up, making her middle and high school years very awkward. She still has image issues but is slowly becoming comfortable with herself as she hangs out with the other empowered. She's still usually the biggest person in the room, but at least now she doesn't stand out quite as badly.
She was recruited into the hero game by Maxima and as someone who knows what it's like to stick out in a crowd, the two are slowly becoming friends.
Name: Daphne DeShantis Age: 19 Height: 5' 8" Hair: Strawberry Blonde (Natural Color) Eyes: Blue Rank: Corporal Powers: Harem can teleport, but unlike most teleporters, she doesn't have to 'destroy' the original in order to reappear at another location, effectively creating duplicates. She can have a total of 5 'bodies' out at once, however the fewer copies she has out the stronger she is. The copies share a single mind, making Harem excellent for recon work and creating awkward social situations.
Harem's copies all started out identical but she has customized them over time, dying and cutting hair, buying individual wardrobes for them, and more than one has a number of tattoos. She displays somewhat different personalities depending on which one you're talking to, but this is an affectation as all the bodies are controlled by a single mind. Despite this, each body is capable of totally independent action, she can perform multiple disparate and complex tasks simultaneously. Often, one will be in class and another sleeping or studying, so most of the time she's not at 'full power,' however, being able to teleport, it is trivial for her to regroup.
She is slowly developing a martial art that takes advantage of not only her strength when combined, but her ability to split and recombine instantly.
Despite her youth, Harem is surprisingly learned and skilled, the result of being able to do five things at once.
Name: Peggy Kessler Age: 27 Height: 5' 4" Hair: Lt. Brown (dyed pink) Eyes: Hazel Rank: First Lieutenant Skills: Peggy's primary function on the team is as a sniper. She is an exceptional marksman with most weapons, but with a quality sniper rifle her ability borders on the unreal. She is also capable of piloting a variety of helicopters and also functions as the force's personal trainer and nutritionist.
Peggy was deployed in Iraq at the same time as Maxima, and they met in the incident that cost Peggy her leg. Maxima was injured soon after and they spent some time in recovery together and became friends. Impressed with Peggy's skill as sniper, Maxima recruited her for the team and they've worked together ever since.
Peggy's rifles of choice are the British L115A1 Long Range Rifle, an AWM configured for .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6 x 70mm), also known as the Arctic Warfare Super Magnum (AWSM).
She also uses the Barrett XM500, a bullpup version of the venerated Barrett M107 .50 cal., for when the
situation calls for power over the extreme accuracy the AWSM.
Name: Brook Falls Age: 30 Height: 5' 5" / 5' 9" Hair: Red Eyes: Green Rank: Corporal Powers: Brook can generate focused heat beams, fly and sheath herself in a heat aura. The aura is normally focused to within a few inches of her skin, but can be used as an AOE attack as well.
Through a series of comic misadventures, Brook fell into the vigilante game along with Mister Amorphous and Achilles, and eventually were rounded up by Archon and offered immunity if they joined. She comes across as a bit of a dimwit at times, but she simply processes information in a different order a lot of the time, making it seem like she's missed something obvious.
She is unique in that when she manifests her powers, her body changes, becoming slightly taller, stronger and fuller. No one knows why this is.
Name: Mathias Age: 32 Height: 5' 11" Hair: Straw Blonde Rank: Civilian Specialist Powers: Math is a preternaturally skilled martial artist, capable of moves that many would call superhuman. His reflexes, speed, attack and defensive abilities exceed many members of the team that actually have powers in those categories, making him one of the more dangerous members on the team, despite him not technically actually having any powers.
Math claims to be the 999th in a line of martial artists, which seems ridiculous unless you assume both parents of every generation in his tree were martial artists. He's continually seeking the next challenge, participating in every fighting tournament he feels will offer him worthy opponents. He participated in the UFC, but quit after 3 matches that ended in under 10 seconds, returning to unsanctioned and often illegal tournaments and street fights.
Archon approached and persuaded him to join with minimal effort, citing that supervillians would provide challenging battles for him. So far he's not impressed.
Math can seem indomitable at times, but he is almost comically distractable by sexy women. He has been knocked to the losers' bracket in several tournaments because of it, and has only come out on top due to his uncanny knack for blind fighting.
"There's no such thing as 'just a human'"
"People who have power they didn't earn rarely know how to use it effectively."
Name: ... Age: 33 Height: 6' 1" Hair: Brown Eyes: ... Rank: 2nd Lieutenant Powers: Mr. Amorphous can control his size and density to a degree, as well as stretch and reshape his body quite a bit. His body has great tensile strength giving him super strength extreme resistance to blunt attacks and excellent resistance to piercing ones.
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Name: Harold Age: At least 50 (appears to be in late 20's) Height: 5' 10" Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue Rank: Corporal Powers: Invincibility. Proper, aggravating invincibility. He has shrugged off attacks that would destroy matter on the subatomic level. Also he is about 50% stronger than a normal human since he doesn't have to worry about tearing muscles or breaking bones by straining too hard.
Unofficial Powers: Merciless taunting
Achilles doesn't know exactly how or when he got his powers (thought it would be patently obvious to anyone who was with him at the time).
Judging from his taste in music and clothes (his invincible hairstyle notwithstanding) Achilles seems to be stuck in the 80's to some degree. Whether this is a side effect of his powers and when he got them, or if he's just nostalgic and totally into glam rock is not known.
Achilles can't be poisoned, suffocated, starved, irradiated, crushed, cut, pierced, burned, frozen or injured by any method yet discovered. As such, his tactic in a fight is to simply taunt his opponents until he can get his hands on them. He
has limited combat utility on his own since he can't fly or move particularly fast, and he's not much threat to a smart opponent, but he is still an invaluable asset to the team.
He's often off site doing something insanely dangerous - movie stunts, deep sea welding, collecting samples from an active volcano, but he prefers hanging out with the team, citing "You can only drive a car off a plane into an ammo dump so many times before it gets boring."
Name: Hiro Age: 32 Height: 6' 2" Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Rank: Major Powers: Hiro is sometimes jokingly referred to as "Superman lite" as he has super strength, toughness and can fly. And maybe something else!
Unofficial Powers: Rakish good looks. Unofficial Disadvantages: Seems to keep losing his shirt.
Hiro pretty much had his choice of service when he signed up, but insisted signing on as an Army regular. Disciplined and professional, he quickly rose to Master Sergeant. He is level headed and organized, and was reluctantly convinced to attend OCS and transitioned to Commissioned Officer.
Off duty, Hiro is something of a lad. Supers are photogenic to begin with, and Hiro gets more than his share of attention from the ladies. A situation that will surely not be helped by him becoming an internationally famous superhero.
Name: Stewart Aegir Age: 38 Height: 6' 4" Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Rank: Corporal Powers: Stalwart the second strongest member of the team behind Maxima, though Hiro keeps trying to claim that title. And something else maybe?
Stalwart prefers to mostly hang out in the background, sporting a nice suit.
Name: Azarin Age: 26 Height: 5' 9" Hair: Black (usually colored) Eyes: Gold Brown Rank: Recruit Powers: Lightning. If it has something to do with lightning, she can probably do it. Generate it, shoot it, absorb it, even bottle it.
Maybe something else?
Jiggawatt usually just hangs out in the background, but surely more will be revealed eventually.
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