City Of Heroes
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Featured Hero #62
Name: Ashton Flamer
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary: Claws
Secondary: Regeneration
Server: Infinity
Ashton is a lone ranger. One man. One destiny.


Tag List
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comics - 96 uses
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emotes - 24 uses
events - 392 uses
fan fiction - 2 uses
fight club - 19 uses
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game design - 350 uses
global chat - 48 uses
guides - 45 uses
hamidon - 36 uses
hero con - 6 uses
humor - 647 uses
issue 0 - 9 uses
issue 01 - 25 uses
issue 02 - 115 uses
issue 03 - 133 uses
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issue 07 - 19 uses
issue 08 - 25 uses
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moderation - 81 uses
movies - 22 uses
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patches - 91 uses
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Featured Heroes
BubbleYumm
Origin: Technology
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Force Field
Secondary Powerset: Psychic Blast
Server: Virtue

Once a lowly piece of bubble gum, BubbleYumm was mistakenly tracked into a lab on the bottom of a scientist's shoe. Exposure to a mysterious lab-ray gave her sentience. She melded with a nearby semi-sentient robot and became the lifeform she is today.

The Afterlife Kid
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Dark Melee
Secondary Powerset: Regeneration
Server: Justice

Alfred Leifson was no one special, just another drone in the city. All that changed the day he was gunned down in the street, an innocent bystander in the wrong place, at the wrong time. For most men, that would have been the end, but Alfred returned from the dead with a deep-seated need to enforce the justice he had been denied.

Zia Frostfire
Origin: Mutant
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Empathy
Secondary Powerset: Radiation Blast
Server: Triumph

One of two orphaned children, Zia has only a name and her brother Argon Frostfire as a tie to her past. Together with her brother she has searched the world for a place of acceptance and a hint to unlock the mystery of her and her brothers heritage.

Novaheart
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Peacebringer
Primary Powerset: Luminous Blast
Secondary Powerset: Luminous Aura
Server: Virtue

Will Ironheart was born with the very minor mutant ability to change his mass. This made him special, but not Special enough to become a Hero.

Instead, he joined the Paragon City PD, and was gaining a reputation for undercover work when he was found by a Peacebringer seeking a merge, and Novaheart was born!

Since earning the honor of a cape, he will only wear a simple Black mantle in honor of both Omega team and the many Kheldians who have been slain since their arrival on Earth.

Winged Murasaki
Origin: Mutant
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powerset: Fiery Aura
Secondary Powerset: Ice Melee
Server: Virtue

Kawamura Miyuki had always been exceptionally tall, but she never knew just how far her unusual nature went until she discovered her inherent control over the elements in high school. Cornered by a cycle gang in an alley one day, flames burst up around her, driving her tormenters away. Learning to focus her powers further, Miyuki discovered that not only would fire protect her, but she could summon ice to her hands, and heat and cool the air around her in a way that meant she could harness the wind for flight.

Since then, she's decided to use her abilities to punish those who would torment others.

LibertyCrusader
Origin: Mutant
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powerset: Invulnerability
Secondary Powerset: Super Strength
Server: Triumph

FEAR NOT! Good citizens of Paragon... I, the LibertyCrusader! Am on the
job!

Where have I come from? What strange origin story may be told?

I say to you now; these things matter NOT!

For I am a true scion of Liberty, Freedom... and above all... JUSTICE! I was once just a man... as are all of you, and yet, I have taken up the single most important cause of all; TRUTH! Indeed, deep within each and every one of you, also beats the heart of a Hero; you are all, LibertyCrusaders! in your own way!

Fear my hearty cry of battle for I call out any who would tarnish or oppress the basic rights possessed by the good citizens of this country, and Paragon itself.

LIBERTY and JUSTICE for ALL!

Kuso
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Martial Arts
Secondary Powerset: Regeneration
Server: Pinnacle

Former assassin on the path to redemption after seeing what destruction she could lay down with her new powers. She should have realized sooner what was being done to her, but she felt remorse only after laying waste to a small fishing village in her home prefecture. Her sister Negumi has vowed to find Kuso and help her find redemption for her past deeds. Sadly, they always seem to miss each other by moments.

Huntress of Prey
Origin: Mutant
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Katana
Secondary Powerset: Regen
Server: Liberty

The daughter of a famous hero and the villian he fell in love with, Huntress of Prey uses her skills, beauty and brains to fight crime in Paragon City.

BluFlux
Origin: Science
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Energy Blast
Secondary Powerset: Energy Manipulation
Server: Guardian

Schadenfraulein
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Gravity Control
Secondary Powerset: Radiation Emission
Server: Virtue

Sarah Fleischer was a drifter with no sense of purpose until she unearthed a stone tablet while volunteering at an archaeological dig. Now she is focused like never before on her true calling: fighting crime in Paragon City. "Nothing satisfies me," she has been heard to comment, "like bringing a little misery into the lives of those who richly deserve it."

Iridium Iris
Origin: Science
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Claws
Secondary Powerset: Regeneration
Server: Virtue

Formerly an astronomy lab assistant at Paragon University, Iris got her remarkable powers of regeneration by dosing herself with iridium. A few martial arts lessons with bladed gauntlets later, and she hit the streets of Paragon City looking to stop some crime.

Wila
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Dark Miasma
Secondary Powerset: Archery
Server: Virtue

The wila (VEE-lah) are believed to be female fairy-like spirits who live in the wilderness and sometimes clouds. They sometimes appear as the swans, snakes, horses, falcons, or wolves that they can shapeshift into but usually appear as beautiful maidens, naked or dressed in white with long flowing hair.

The voices of the wila are as beautiful as the rest of them, and one who hears them loses all thoughts of food, drink or sleep, sometimes for days. Despite their feminine charms, however, the wila are fierce warriors. The earth is said to shake when they do battle. They have healing and prophetic powers and are sometimes willing to help human beings. At other times they lure young men to dance with them, which according to their mood can be a very good or very bad thing for the lad. They ride on horses or deer when they hunt with their bows and arrows and will kill any man who defies them or breaks his word. Fairy rings of deep thick grass are left where they have danced which should never be trod upon.

Crash Jupiter
Origin: Science
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Dark Miasma
Secondary Powerset: Electrical Blast
Server: Virtue

First in his Space Academy class in categories like "Most Skilled Emergency Landings" and "Most Flight Simulators Somehow Set On Fire," Crash Jupiter was given command of a crew and a newly-developed space vessel. With First Mate Raye Gunn, they set off to boldly go places and see stuff.

Michael C Louis
Origin: Science
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Claws
Secondary Powerset: Regeneration
Server: Infinity

Investment banker by day, Michael C Louis is the main character in the CoH webcomic Reaped and Sewn.

Lilyfyre
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Fire Blast
Secondary Powerset: Electrical Manipulation
Server: Virtue

When magic backfires, it backfires in a big way. A lock of hair stolen from a long lost love was used to bring a fragile blossom to life. But Lily was not the docile, sweet, obedient flower her creator had hoped for; she burned with outrage at being forced from her quiet garden.

Joe Insanity
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Assault Rifle
Secondary Powerset: Devices
Server: Infinity

Joe Insanity is the latest in the line of armed vigilantes dating back for five generations. Originally from Pennsylvania, his family sent him to Paragon City as a training exercise. Since his arrival he has demonstrated his family’s well known fighting style; saving the city multiple times, and spending more time in the hospital than many Doctors.

br0k3n
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Kinetics
Secondary Powerset: Radiation Blast
Server: Infinity

Br0k3n was summoned from another dimension to animate an organic computer designed by genious technomancer, Dr. Valentine Montgomery. She was intended as a bodyguard and plaything of the rich and famous.

Another of Montgomery's creations attacked and killed him before br0k3n's spirit was melded with her new body, leaving her shattered, weakened. She had never been given a name by her creator, and took as hers the first thing that was said to her..."You sure are broken, aren't you?"

She was turned over to the anthromorph-heavy Kit Kat Klub in King's Row, where she met Juke Joint Jezebel, one of Montgomery's early works. J took br0k3n under her wing, so to speak, and the pair prowl Paragon City fighting villains...when they're not busy dancing the night away on stage.

Juke Joint Jezebel
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Kinetics
Secondary Powerset: Sonic Blast
Server: Infinity

JJJ was an early creation of technomancer Dr. Valentine Montgomery. She is an anthromorph created from magically enhanced DNA, and was named for the song playing on the radio when she was born. She is an irrepressible spirit who took one of Montgomery's later creations, br0k3n, under her wing. Together, they fight crime by day and dance by night.

Arrowhunter
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Trick Arrows
Secondary Powerset: Archery
Server: Virtue

On the drive home from my Olympic archery qualifier, some guy hyped up on Superadyne threw a girl into oncoming traffic. I swerved, not enough. The girl was paralyzed, I was blinded. Sherri -- that was the girl -- and I, we ended up in the same hospital room and it grew from there. She was a science whiz, and started making arrows with miniaturized weapons. Me, I was used to training...I worked my other senses. Now I can hear a thug's pulse, feel the chill of the Vazhilok, smell the oil and ozone of a Clockwork. And I can use that to go out and get some justice.

Violet Volt
Origin: Technology
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Electrical Blast
Secondary Powerset: Energy Manipulation
Server: Champion

People said Supermodel Violet Rose's looks made the hairs on your neck stand on end. She hid her fairly weak electric powers from the world. The Rikti invasion changed all that. Famed designer Sabian Black built a costume to harness her powers. Violet Volt was born! Never trained for combat, she was badly injured during the war. Her modeling career over, Violet became a full time superhero.

Raye Gunn
Origin: Technology
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Radiation Emission
Secondary Powerset: Radiation Blast
Server: Virtue

Raye Gunn was First Mate and Science Officer on an experimental spacecraft under Captain Crash Jupiter. Upon its 10th and final "emergency landing," the spacecraft was lost beneath the water of Independence Port and the crew set off to explore this strange new planet.

Deuco
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Kinetics
Secondary Powerset: Dark Blast
Server: Infinity

Deuco is a wizard specializing in the transfer of energy. His research turned him into an energy lich. Now he feeds on ambient kinetic energy, and releases negative energy as a side effect. Kept alive purely by his own magic, he cannot sleep. He takes it in stride, though, and enjoys using his curse to positive ends.

Riley Grimm
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Empathy
Secondary Powerset: Radiation Blast
Server: Freedom

Riley Grimm is a linguistics major gone monster hunter gone high profile hero. All it took was her little sister dying.

Riley went to college in Salamanca and had her twin brother and little sister over visiting when things went terribly wrong. Now she's blasting green pain and healing, her sister's a ghost and her brother Ryan's turned into a dark version of her.

She'd already registered herself as a hero months before to enter hazard zones to research the Trolls and the effect of Superadine on their speech centres and as such, has been unable to change her paperwork from Natural to Magic.

There are rumours of an other-dimensional version of her in this world, a kheldian.

Oktober Storm
Origin: Technology
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Energy Blast
Secondary Powerset: Energy Manipulation
Server: Guardian

On Dec. 21st, 2021, at 9:12 am - as foretold in the Mayan "Long Count" - 95% of the world, its people and their civilizations, were suddenly destroyed. The reigning superpower, the Russian Imperial Republic, was gone. But in the months following The Last Day, the Russian survivors managed to scrape together the resources required to rebuild their temporal displacement engine, with power enough to send one man back in time to prevent the cataclysm. That man was agent Ngemi Andropov, a young, middle-tier and unspectacular security agent... the only person alive even remotely qualified for the mission: the assassinations of the grandfather of Archon-Duke Chandos, and of Lord Recluse himself - the two men most directly responsible for the end of the world. On Oct. 25th, 2023, at 11:35 pm, armed with a decommissioned version of the STRM Battle Suit, Andropov was sent to Paragon City in what was once the United States of America, to carry out his dark charge.

Og the Caveman
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powerset: Invulnerability
Secondary Powerset: Super Strength
Server: Justice

Og fall into lake, get frozen. Wake up, find out it 30,000 years later. Og think this really suck. Where get good mammoth steak in this place?

Faia
Origin: Science
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Martial Arts
Secondary Powerset: Regeneration
Server: Justice

One half of the Faded Saints, Faia Teru is the result of an illegal and unorthodox government attempt to create ultimate soldiers. Severely genetically and physically modified within a laboratory for ten-odd years along with partner and boyfriend Kami Mawaru, the now-immortal pair became mercenaries working for big money once the corporation that had produced them went under. The pair were asked to come to Paragon by Justin Sinclaire (the only member of the Freedom Phalanx either Saint admittedly likes), who had heard of their oft world-saving deeds. However the Phalanx got more than they reckoned for in the Saints: they were vigilantes, former government attack dogs that were as underhanded and unethical as the villains themselves. Boy was Paragon City in for a rude awakening.

Doctor Bear
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Empathy
Secondary Powerset: Radiation Blast
Server: Virtue

John Runningwater comes from an unusual family. His father was a Cherokee shaman, and his mother was a 3rd generation Irish-American scientist. When John told them he wanted to be a healer, they took it in different ways. To avoid a fight between his parents, John studied both the way of the Shaman and the way of the Doctor. While he was setting up his office, his portable X-ray machine exploded. He was knocked unconscious, and in his altered state of mind, saw his Bear Totem, a book which he took to be the spirit of his university studies, and an amorphous green radiation "spirit." The three spirits merged, and infused his body, and Doctor Bear was born.

Donner
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powerset: Invulnerability
Secondary Powerset: Battle Axe
Server: Virtue

When Don Kane was on a hiking expedition in the German mountains, He came across a dark cavern. In that cavern was an old wooden chest with Runes carved into the entire surface. When he figured out how to open the chest, he found a belt and an Axe with runes inlayed into the head. When he put on the belt and picked up the Axe, he found he could hover. He also found that his strength was magnified by a great deal. There are other gifts not yet discovered that the Axe and Belt grant as well. When he made his way back to the states, he decided to use these gifts to help others and headed to Paragon City. A curious side effect of note is that the longer he holds the Rune Axe, the more he is convinced that he is the reincarnation of an aspect of Donner, the Teutonic deity.

The Green Starburst
Origin: Science
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Empathy
Secondary Powerset: Electrical Blast
Server: Liberty

In a mysterious flash of green energy the Green Starburst was born. Realizing he had the ability to greatly heal others, he chose to use his talents to help other superheroes fight injustice and evil wherever they find it in Paragon City.

Master of Magma
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powerset: Stone Armor
Secondary Powerset: Fiery Melee
Server: Guardian

While a tenured professor of archeology and cultural anthropology at Paragon City University, his research uncovered long lost systems of alchemy and hermetic magic. The rise in threats to Paragon pushed him to use those secrets, transforming his body to stone and mastering the molten energy within to fight for all mankind.

Archimagos
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Mind Control
Secondary Powerset: Empathy
Server: Victory

From his early teens, Aaron Rosenfield studied magic with Sir Arthur Braddock, Court Wizard to Queen Elizabeth II and Sorceror Primaris of the British Isles. His training prepared him for fighting mainly otherworldly entities who were trying to enter our realm, but when Aaron's sorcerous abilities proved useful against more mundane beings, he took on the mantle of Archimagos and battled crime and villainy in his home city of Los Angeles.

After the recent Rikti invasion, Archimagos relocated to Paragon City to help stop the upsurge in Circle of Thorns, Tsoo, and Banished Pantheon activity. Once here, he formed a team, The Supernaturals, dedicated to protecting Paragon City and the world from magickal threats from all quarters.

Aufheben
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Martial Arts
Secondary Powerset: Super Reflexes
Server: Justice

Anarchist and martial artist trying to bring freedom to the people of Paragon City

Icy Hot Man
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powerset: Fiery Aura
Secondary Powerset: Ice Melee
Server: Champion

He fell in love with a woman who was into Magic big-time, so he followed suit. In the process, his skin turned orange and his hair white. But that doesn't matter - he now controls the power of fire and of ice and combats crime as Icy Hot Man! Oh, he's still chasing the girl...

Jezebella
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Claws
Secondary Powerset: Super Reflexes
Server: Guardian

Jezebella possesses a razor sharp wit and an even sharper set of talons. It's not easy being a six-foot tall, lavender-skinned gargoyle in a city of humans, but somehow she always manages to shred the competition and claw her way to the top.

Skyborn
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Energy Blast
Secondary Powerset: Energy Manipulation
Server: Protector

Skyborn came to Paragon City shortly after the first Rikti invasion, and has spent his time since then helping the citizens of his adopted home. He has worked closely with the PCPD, as well as the Vanguard. During the second Rikti Invasion, he was instrumental in stopping several incursions.

When not in "uniform," Skyborn is Marcus Chiang, a doctor at Steel Canyon Medical Center. Marcus was born in San Francisco, California. His childhood was a fairly normal one, but when he began puberty, he noticed he'd developed an affinity for energy sources. Over time he began to develop ways to harness and channel energy in a raw form, using it to do anything from firing bolts of charged particles to flying. He resisted becoming a super-hero until after he finished medical school, and might have continued on as nothing more than a doctor had it not been for the Rikti Invasion.

The Rikti war proved to him that he was needed. With his family's blessing, he moved to Paragon City to begin his two careers: Doctor and Superhero!

Ms. Lisette
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powerset: Invulnerability
Secondary Powerset: Battle Axe
Server: Freedom

In a distant galaxy, there is a planet inhabited by an all female race known as the Nythians. The Nythians were created by the goddess Nythia in her own image. One day, Nythia created two very special Nythians with extraordinary abilities. Nythia then sent her very special champions to Paragon City to protect the population from evil. Ms. Lisette can be found fighting with her twin sister, Ms. Nikki.

Oroborous.
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Broadsword
Secondary Powerset: Regeneration
Server: Virtue

An interdimensional traveller, Oroborous was effectively exiled from his homeland. He has made Earth, and Paragon City in particular, his new home. He was told being a stripper wasn't very dignified, so now he works for Hero Corps.

Templar King
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Martial Arts
Secondary Powerset: Dark Armor
Server: Champion

The Templar King is the last of the Atlantean Paladins of the Sacred Pugil. Through the centuries, the Paladins have guarded the Book of Infinite Wisdom from those that would use it for evil. Legends say that whoever solves the riddle of the Book of Infinite Wisdom will find the secrets of the universe. The Templar King must guard the Book until someone solves the Riddle - or until he can appoint a worthy successor. Can you solve the Riddle? Look into the Book of Infinite Wisdom. Now, what do you see?

Klaus Alteron
Origin: Science
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Martial Arts
Secondary Powerset: Super Reflexes
Server: Protector

The son of an overlord, Klaus was tired of his indifferent sire and split the country shortly after beginning serum treatments for the special soldier corps. By leaving before completing the process, he is near always in a state of heightened awareness due to the endorphins and adrenaline coursing through his veins. (It also tends to make him quite cranky.) To keep himself from overloading, Klaus prowls Paragon's streets regularly, finding true solace only in the company of two close friends.

Mr. Stopheles
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Dark Melee
Secondary Powerset: Invulnerability
Server: Virtue

Mr. Stopheles is a Collections Agent for Hades Corp. At least, that's what his business cards say.

Lancelot Emery
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Empathy
Secondary Powerset: Energy Blast
Server: Guardian

Lancelot "Lance" Emery's reputation for easy smiles, easy living and easy loving is well-founded and provides the mix of mystery and speculation that allows him to walk that fine line of fame where everyone thinks they know him, but no one really does. That's just the way he likes it.

Smallkryie
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powerset: Ice Armor
Secondary Powerset: Battle Axe
Server: Pinnacle

At a hair over 4 feet, Frejid the Valkyrie could barely get respect from her peers, let alone the fallen Norse warriors she was supposed to carry of the field of battle. Facing the shame of yet another bard in Valhalla singing the tale of her mother's drunken night with a dwarf, she's come to Paragon City to prove her worth.

Rapport
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Gravity Control
Secondary Powerset: Force Field
Server: Infinity

After a heavy night of partying at the Pocket D, Kyle McNamee stumbled through the streets of Kings Row to his studio apartment. All was well and good until a small group of Skuls saw him as easy prey and advanced upon him. A quick pistol whip to the back of Kyle’s head triggered his unknown dormant powers of gravity control, force field generation and later, telepathic assault. After fleeing for his life inside of a personal force bubble, he later returned to the crime scene as his new costumed alter ego: Rapport.

Aggelakis
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Empathy
Secondary Powerset: Archery
Server: Justice

Aggelakis (from the Greek word for "angel") is in a perpetual state of amnesia. She remembers no events further back than two weeks, though doctors haven't yet been able to figure out why. Agge does, however, retain bits of learned knowledge if repeated often enough. This in and of itself makes neuroscientists very eager to inspect her, but she suffers from a fear of finding out why she keeps forgetting. To mind readers, her thought patterns seem twisted and not whole.

Autumn Nymph
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Earth Control
Secondary Powerset: Storm Summoning
Server: Pinnacle

Autumn Nymph was just one of the many magical creatures that inhabit the forests and wild areas of Paragon. Just like others of her kind, she was allotted tasks to be carried out for the changing of the seasons; Autumn’s was to usher in the fall colors to the trees around Paragon. But a fierce magical battle tore a hole in the fragile barrier between the magic world and the human world, and Autumn fell through. Now she works to restore the balance of magic so that others of her kind won’t have the same fate, never able to return and only glimpsing her family as the seasons change.

Doug the Troll
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powerset: Invulnerability
Secondary Powerset: Super Strength
Server: Justice

Doug was once an overweight teenage boy who wound up in the wrong crowd. He was hoping for acceptance from his peers, but got it in a way he never imagined. At one particular party, Doug was held down by several party goers and injected with a lethal amount of Superdyne. It nearly killed him. Instead, Doug wound up becoming one of the strongest (or strongerest, as he puts it!) trolls in all of Paragon City.

Considering the dose injected, Doug is permanently stuck in his form, but has sworn off superdyne for good. Instead, he has gone on a quest to either prevent anyone else from falling into the trap of becoming a troll...or helping the healing process with previous superdyne users.

While some may believe Doug to be just a big smelly troll, his heart has always been in the right place.

Just don't get too close to his feet.

Operator 47
Origin: Technology
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Kinetics
Secondary Powerset: Electrical Blast
Server: Infinity

I know what you must be thinking... "Oh how the mighty have fallen." My legal matters are over now and I'm ready to start anew. By court order, I have returned the equipment back to the Crey (reluctantly mind you) and have served my leave as a licensed Hero. I've had my name dragged through the mud and my reputation ruined. I've served my time, now it's my turn to do "the crime" so to speak. Reckless: yes. Hot-headed: yes. Bitter: maybe. Angry: no. I still have faith in justice and mean to serve it anyway I can. There is no better place to start a story then at the beginning.

Okagi
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Katana
Secondary Powerset: Dark Armour
Server: Victory

Peaceful Embrace must be stopped, she has become too violent, too deadly. Who better to stop her than her own sister? Vengeance isn't a quality that most heroes espouse, but I intend to pay her back for the loss of my eye.

Rocketfire
Origin: Technology
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Energy
Secondary Powerset: Energy
Server: Triumph

Using technology developed by himself and his teacher and mentor, Rocketfire continues the battle to defeat the Council, always on the lookout for a re-emergence of the villains that spawned these fascist malcontents.

Lady Abigail
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Broadsword
Secondary Powerset: Regeneration
Server: Victory

Abigail Talonfist is from another dimension and from another time era. She came to Paragon City not by choice but through a desperation attack that caused her life. While she lived in the 13th century in her homeworld, she was a warrior sorcerer bent on getting revenge for her fallen comrades hunting a local murderer, instead she got both the comrades murderer and an otherdimensional being at that. Though the murdering wizard escaped, Abi had to deal with the Envoy of shadows. Through a bloody scuffle, her last attack changed her forever. Now in Paragon she awakens from a tombstone in Moth Cemetery as a living spectre on a new path of destruction...to wage war agaisnt the CoT.

With finally stopping the CoT, Abi now tries to find her way back home. She presently has stepped down as a super hero in order to help MAGI research magical artifacts that may send Abi back to her right time and dimension,but when called to action by her peers, The Nocturnal Misfits, or other heroes in need, she takes up her mantle and sword to put a stop on peril in Paragon City.

Apollo.
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Broadsword
Secondary Powerset: Invulnerability
Server: Defiant

Apollo was once a strong unicorn soldier, found guilty of the murder of a Warlock's daughter. Cursed by the vengeful father, he was transformed into a human and flug across the galaxy to Earth. To return himself to normal, Apollo must fight the forces of evil, while trying to recollect what really happened. Was he really guilty of murder?

LaughingSam
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Katana
Secondary Powerset: Dark Armour
Server: Defiant

Once tainted by an unspeakable darkness, this once young and jolly lad was given the ironic title of LaughingSam, after realising that he no longer laughed or smiled. He seeks to put an end to the spreading darkness, hopeful that no other would have to suffer like he.

Doctor Leo
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Illusion Control
Secondary Powerset: Empathy
Server: Freedom

Born to an abusive father, Leo discovered at an early age that he could heal the bruises that the beatings left on his sister, mother and himself. Introverted and with few friends, he used to retreat into himself, using his powerful imagination to escape the life that was falling apart around him. Then one night, as his father beat up his family once more, the illusions he desperately conjured in his mind materialized, attacking his father and protecting his family. His father left to never return, but realizing his mother and sister were scared of the powers he had displayed, he left to Paragon City, to start a new life alone, in a place where his powers could be accepted and used for good.

Johanna Sinclair
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Energy Blast
Secondary Powerset: Energy Manipulation
Server: Triumph

Pulled forward into her own future by a temporal/mechanical glitch, the AX member known as Johanna Sinclair was recruited by the Ministry of Holy Affairs' Special Operations Division when it was learned that she had developed strange abilities as the result of her jaunt through time. Now a Special Expeditionary Marshal (AX callsign: ANOMALY), Johanna distorts time around her to painful (and often fatal) effect against those she faces.

With the troubles currently plaguing Paragon City (not to mention the recent Rikti invasion), the Ministry has dispatched Johanna to lend much-needed tactical support to the other AX members there, where she also acts as AX liaison to the local superhero group known as the Twilight Vanguard.

Johanna's other AX adventures, much to her amusement, are being chronicled in a trilogy of books, titled "Unexpected Results."

Arameah Azielle
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Mind Control
Secondary Powerset: Kinetics
Server: Virtue

The Azielle Clan of demons were renown for both their neutrality and their vast stores of magical ability and knowledge. They refused to take sides, instead serving those that could pay, or those who proved worthy. One day, a customer arrived, and chaos ensued. Enslaved, imprisoned, or destroyed, the clan was scattered across the multi-verse. Some were even used to create powerful magic items, their essences locked inside of inanimate objects, during creation, making the items unique in all the 'Verses. The Azielle demon soul is potent, more so than any other, richly steeped in the arcane.

Arameah and a cousin escaped the slaughter, and he took care of her while they remained hidden. Eventually, he was summoned away. When the summoning came for her, Arameah feared the worst. Instead, she found herself freed, let loose in Paragon City, free to do good to balance out the great evil that had destroyed her home and family.

Candyfloss Dementia
Origin: Science
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Dark Melee
Secondary Powerset: Dark Armor
Server: Liberty

Pursuing a PhD in dark matter physics by day and enjoying life as a candy raver by night, Justine Webster lived a perfectly normal--if somewhat hectic--life in Paragon City. And then she discovered that her long lost older sister had not died in a car accident but had, under the name of Aramanth Dementia, turned to a life of crime in the Rogue Isles. After hearing of her sister's horrible deeds, Justine resolved to fight crime and, hopefully, find some way of convincing her sister to turn from her life of evil.

Vera Aloe
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Illusion Control
Secondary Powerset: Empathy
Server: Freedom

Long before her fantastical mutant powers manifested Vera bcommitment to two principles ensured a life of success and virtue. Those principles are: rigorous training and perpetual pleasantness. In order to advance those principles Vera founded S.T.E.A.M. (Superior Training Ensures Amiable Mutants) and hopes some day to see S.T.E.A.M. in a position to contribute to the defense and beautification of Paragon City. Vera Aloe is somewhat shy, a little awkward, and almost painfully earnest.

Vera's father is the effervescent E. Lecktrical Banana, her mother the solemn and righteous Tempest of the Sound. She nurtures a bathetic little crush on Barnaby Bagglesworth: "He's perfect for me; he's a mutant!" Vera's favorite song is "Once in a Lifetime" by the Talking Heads.

Lady MoRawk
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Earth Control
Secondary Powerset: Empathy
Server: Guardian

At the ender age of 17, a troubled youth with too much time on her hands (and not enough parental supervision) headed out to Boomtown with a group of friends. Somewhere along the way the gaggle of young girls were noticed by a group of trolls. Most of the girls ran, but one stayed to party. After a night of binge drinking, dancing and superadine, Lady MoRawk was born.

Bruisefairy
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Martial Arts
Secondary Powerset: Regeneration
Server: Victory

Nethari Rivers, aka Bruisefairy, is a metahuman from another dimension which is controlled by the Council Empire. She came to Paragon City as a child when her mother made a bid for freedom from the population purges on their homeworld and was adopted by a local family after her mother died. She and her human brother Micah both excelled at martial arts as children and continued their studies into adulthood. Nethari holds a special hatred for the Council, as she is fully aware of what they can become if left to run unchecked. Micah disappeared shortly after the first Rikti War and Nethari now searches for him even as she defends Paragon City from all manner of threats. She can be found most often with her best friend Lady Abigail Talonfist, her partner in leading the Nocturnal Misfits.

Ms. Hospitality
Origin: Mutant
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Empathy
Secondary Powerset: Radiation Blast
Server: Champion

Ms. Hospitality began her hero career as "Med-Evac Girl", an Illusion/Empathy Controller. But a savage villain ambush and imprisonment at the Terra Volta Reactor shattered her, destroyed her supergroup, and forced her to change identities. She took the name "Ms. Hospitality" and eventually avenged her team, but not before an odd side effect surfaced; her Illusions power began to fade, and she began to manifest radioactive powers instead. Re-designated as a Defender, Ms. Hospitality (Hospy to her friends) is currently a captain in the supergroup "The Earthguard".

Corporate Clown
Origin: Technology
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Electrical Blast
Secondary Powerset: Electricity Manipulation
Server: Freedom

After Rex Farthingworth, AKA Corporate Clown, lost everything in a bad stock deal he flew into a blind rage. He stormed down to the tech department of his failing business, Blasty Co., and demanded that they outfit him with powers to fight crime. While the scientists did help The Corporate Clown gain his powers, the clown hair and make-up was entirely of Rex's own design. Now, after a bail-out from the Paragon City government and a few friends, Rex is beginning to rebuild his industrial empire. Nevertheless he remains available as The Corporate Clown to fight crime wherever it is found.

The Corporate Clown is a good friend of Kelos, brother to Vera Aloe, and thus is connected with the S.T.E.A.M. super group. He seems to have had a vibrant dating life prior to his corporate downfall, and most of the other male members of S.T.E.A.M. remain in awe of his confidence. Despite his casual attitude towards people's feelings in general, it appears that he may have some true romantic feelings towards Vera Aloe. This rumors remain unconfirmed, but he was overheard in a bar by his supergroup buddies stating something along the lines that he liked Vera too much to date her. These details remain unknown by Vera herself.

Ashton Flamer
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Claws
Secondary Powerset: Regeneration
Server: Infinity

Ashton is a lone ranger. One man. One destiny.

Blue Thunderbird
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powerset: Invulnerability
Secondary Powerset: Super Strength
Server: Liberty

Born James Proudstar-the younger brothe to Marine Sgt. John Proudstar, and the second son to Neal and Maria. He was raised on their ranch, which is located near Campe Verde on the Apache reservation, where he was taught in the ways of his ancestors. James took up the superhero mantel and named himself in honor of his brother, and follows the teachings of the X in the pursuit of his goals.

Origin: Magic
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Illusion Control
Secondary Powerset: Force Fields
Server: Pinnacle

Prismo Decatur was a failed magician, who couldn't pull a rabbit out of a paper bag, much less a hat. Until he found an unusual magic shop, with an owner who knew everything about him, including his dreams. He gave Prismo a black silk top hat, and a knowing wink. When he went outside, Prismo saw a Hellion mug a defenseless old woman. Without thinking, he put the hat on, and with newfound power, made the thug crumple into a quivvering pile, while putting a magic 'bubble' of protection around the hapless victim. He turned around to thank the shop owner... but the shop was gone, vanished into thin air.

Prismo now uses his powers to help other defenseless people, and helped to realize his lifelong dream of being a real magician. And a hero, to boot!

Coldwave
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Ice Control
Secondary Powerset: Storm Summoning
Server: Virtue

Formerly a super-powered soldier known as Arctic Ranger with 42 Brigrade Group of the Canadian Armed Forces, a horrible accident left him dying slowly in the arctic hinterlands. Rescued by the Inuit Goddess Sedna, he was rebuilt, repurposed, and renamed: Coldwave. Now a conduit of Sedna's will, he has been dispatched south to Paragon City in order to keep Her up to date on the doings and deeds of the southern peoples.

Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Energy Blast
Secondary Powerset: Energy Manipulation
Server: Defiant

Conceived during a solar flare she was born with her talents locked inside. Some 20 yrs later an accident during another solar flare her powers were unlocked.

Origin: Natural
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Martial Arts
Secondary Powerset: Super Reflexes
Server: Triumph

During a family vacation to the mysterious Orient, Carl Schafer's parents left him there as a way to get rid of their lazy and ungrateful son. While he was stranded, Carl made his way to an ancient temple of monks where he decided to change his ways and becoming kind and giving, instead of freeloading and selfish. When he returned to the United States, he heard about the call for heroes in Paragon City and decided to use the martial arts taught to him by the monks to fight crime.

Sera Ash
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Empathy
Secondary Powerset: Energy Blast
Server: Infinity

Sera had been well on her way to finishing her medical degree when one night on the ER rotation changed her life. A seriously injured patient who had been involved in a gang shooting pulled a gun in the emergency room and started firing indiscriminately. Sera felt the bullets thud into her own flesh, but it was her friend Allie that absorbed most of her attention. Allie had been hit in the throat and was only seconds away from dying when Sera reached out her hand and a flash of green energy healed the worst of Allie's torn flesh.

In the weeks that followed, Sera was shocked to find that she was a mutant. The gene had never run in her family and she'd been so focused on med school that she'd never bothered to be tested. A long period of soul-searching followed but it was ultimately her mother who helped her decide to register as a hero. After all, her mother had said, her abilities could help far more people in Paragon City than she would ever see in an emergency room.

Weapon One
Origin: Technology
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Energy Blast
Secondary Powerset: Devices
Server: Triumph

Weapon One was a weapon system engineer for the US goverment's WEAPoN Project. He devolped the nanobot tech that powers his suit, and was forced to don it during an attack by Archnos on the lab. Now trapped in a symbiosis with the nanobots, he seeks the others who were orphaned by The Project, hoping to forge a Supergroup out of the disaster and ensure that all who were hurt by his research now have a home, with The Weapon Project.

Origin: Technology
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Earth Control
Secondary Powerset: Radiation Emission
Server: Victory

A young teen uncovered a closely hidden family secret unexpectedly one night. By the pale moonlight of a warm October's eve he felt himself changing into a beast with an insatiable hunger for gourmet chocolates and stylish outfits.

Vector X
Origin: Technology
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Electrical Blast
Secondary Powerset: Devices
Server: Liberty

Once contained in an electrical facility adjacent to a scrap yard, scientists created VectorX . He tries his best to protect others from destruction with his electrical abilities.

Barleywine Eaglebait
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Broadsword
Secondary Powerset: Regeneration
Server: Victory

One day, the young pixie Eaglebait "fell" into a jug of the sauce while he was supposed to clean the cottage. He decided to "borrow" a magic sword with which to smite evils. If he can manage to stay "sober" long enough, he just accomplish this...

MAG'Pie
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Dark Melee
Secondary Powerset: Super Reflexes
Server: Virtue

Half-man, half-bird, all bad-ass, pure wise-ass.

Incorrigible flirt and irascible snark.

Known for quips, one-liners, and Daffy Duck impersonations.

Airliner
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powerset: Invulnerability
Secondary Powerset: Super Strength
Server: Virtue

Airliner, born Ian Errol, was the son of classic silver-age hero Blue Angel and his wife and fellow member of their once-team The Infinity Squad, Dynamo Girl. Their child, born with the superhuman strength inherited from his mother Dynamo Girl, quickly discovered his many abilities.

From a young age, he was put on the fast track as a superhero prodigy. Trained in tactics and combat - as well as academic subjects - all at home, his greatest shame was that he couldn't taste the sky in the way his father did, looking so regal and free. He wanted to fly just like his dad. Still, with superstrength, and near-invulnerability, he chose the moniker of 'Headliner' due to his popularity in papparazi and teen magazines, going on to become a public idol, especially to teen girls.

Then, on his nineteenth birthday, it happened; he was launched into the air by a punch, and he didn't land. Instead, he flew. After the battle, enthused beyond all words, he renamed himself and became the harmony of two powerful heroes - the legacy continued. As Airliner!

Brawler Barbie
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Tanker
Primary Powerset: Invulnerability
Secondary Powerset: Super Strength
Server: Virtue

After traveling the world as a teenage fashion model, earning her pilot's license, going to the moon, headlining several rock tours, teaching, serving her community as a doctor, firefighter, and police officer, running for president (three times), serving in the armed forces, AND a short stint as a NASCAR driver (1998 - look it up), Barbara Millicent Roberts decided to spend more time fighting crime in our beloved Paragon City. We girls can do anything -- right, Barbie?

Dolphin
Origin: Science
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Mind Control
Secondary Powerset: Kinetics
Server: Virtue

Dolphin was the first of Crey Industries Paragon Protector's Poseidon Project to successfully merge man with aquatic mammals.

Sued Crey Industries in 2006 for independence as a sentient being under the Civil Liberties Act of 2005. Also cited was the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause. Petitions were submitted by many organizations in support, including many marine based foundations such as Sea World International, of which he is now a spokesman.

Legally changed his name to a more human name after winning his freedom. "Phineus Triton Orion", or as his signature usually denotes: Phineus T. Orion. The entirety of the name is taken from Greek mythology.

Big Chilly
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Blaster
Primary Powerset: Ice Blast
Secondary Powerset: Ice Manipulation
Server: Infinity

Born into a low income family, Big Willie Green grew up around the best and worst of society, depending on whose opinion you asked. Big Willie began his teenage years as a criminal, falling in with the Outcasts that controlled his poor neighborhood in Steel Canyon.

Fate, however, had more in store for the Outcast nicknamed Chilly by his companions. One night he was running drugs for the gang when he was ambushed by a mob of Trolls. Running for his life, Chilly escaped through Perez Park, dodging the Trolls but struggling through the worst snowstorm in Paragon City's recent history. By burning the drugs he carried and the containers they were in, Willie Green managed to survive the night huddled for warmth beneath the eerie branches of the trees in Perez Park. But the smoke he inhaled from the fire that saved his life changed him...mutated him.

When the sun's light finally broke through the night, a new hero stood ready to enter the world - Big Chilly.

Iron Frame
Origin: Technology
Archetype: Scrapper
Primary Powerset: Katana
Secondary Powerset: Invulnerability
Server: Union

John Drake was naturally gifted with a sword, but his heart wasn't in it. He couldn't defend himself when a wannabe-supervillain burned him with a prototype flamethrower suit. With most of his body destroyed, John was only ever going to live with a full-body prosthesis. The Empyrean Corporation designed the first Iron Frame body. Empyrean wanted him to be their pet enforcer, and Drake wasn't ready to turn villain. Fortunately, one of John's early successes was the rescue of billionaire industrialist Tony Kord. With Kord's help, the Iron Frame was born.

Grandma Gnosis
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Illusion Control
Secondary Powerset: Empathy
Server: Victory

Grandma Gnosis, ret'd USMC drill sergeant, left for the islands of New Colchis to study mysticism after the death of her husband Amos. After her studies there, she moved back to Paragon City and took up residence in a farmhouse outside of Salamanca. There, she drills new heroes in proper English grammar, etiquette, and decorum.

Six O'Clock
Origin: Natural
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Gravity Control
Secondary Powerset: Radiation Emission
Server: Pinnacle

As a young girl, the hero known as Six O'Clock realised that she could see and touch the very fabric of space-time itself. But while attempting to show off this ability to her family, she pulled the wrong thread and created a knot, freezing her family, the room and everything in it. She tried desperately for years to undo her mistake, but had no success... until one day she heard of a place where those with strange powers could hone their skills. So now she's in Paragon City, learning to control her powers, hoping that one day she'll be able to go home and free her family from the prison she trapped them in. But no matter where she goes or what she does in Paragon, her mind will always be back in that room, where the clock on the wall is still reading Six O'Clock...

Taliesen
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Gravity Control
Secondary Powerset: Empathy
Server: Virtue

Discovering his powers to manipulate the force energies about him at 16, Taliesen was unsure he wanted to explore this gift. He was born into a legacy of guardians, sworn to protect his homeworld and they had been driven into exile or killed. The darkness and violence of the world he was born on quickly motivated him to action, however. Nevertheless, the world persecuted those who stepped in to protect, shunning them for interfering in any form with the abuse or torment. There was no grattitude or acceptance for those who fought to right wrongs. He was outcast for his attempts. In despair, he fled the world and wandered the galaxy and dimensional ports until he found Paragon. Here was a world that accepted heroism and appreciated it. The citizens needed protectors so Taliesen settled there, joining in the ranks of Paragon's guardians and fulfilling far from his birthworld, his legacy.

Effronterey
Origin: Mutation
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Gravity Control
Secondary Powerset: Kinetics
Server: Guardian

Eff is a Entity in space that lends temporary Aid to Planets in Peril and Earth is no different. He manifested himself as a human and he utilized the powers that he normally uses in celestial form...Matter, Time and Ice. He managed to defeat many villains in his short stay on Earth but there's still a lot of work to do and this immortal boldly faces evil head on! Maybe earth will be his new home for a little while.

Frost Petal
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Controller
Primary Powerset: Ice Control
Secondary Powerset: Storm Summoning
Server: Freedom

You do not believe in faeries? Frost Petal say believe in faeries! *clap clap clap*

I have many uses, many tools. Frost Petal is rider of storm and controller of ice! I help you slay dragons and trolls and wizards and orcs! Nastybad bigthings that creep and crawl. Punysmall badthings that bump and bite. You need my helpstuffs! What not to like? I make them slow and stupid! I make them fall down go boom! I trap them like ice cubes! You get cutcut, I make better! Frost Petal make sure nastybad bigthings and punysmall badthings don't come back!

Tam Lyn Carter
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Defender
Primary Powerset: Dark Miasma
Secondary Powerset: Psychic Blast
Server: Justice

Named after a figure from Scottish myth, Tam teaches Japanese and linguistics at the local college when he's not out fighting crime. His interest in languages stems from a childhood spent at archaeological digs. While teaching English and studying in Japan, he found a strange artifact in an old shrine. He blacked out after picking it up, awaking in his own room. Since that day he has had a strange affinity for shadows. When he discovered his powers, he did some research. The object he picked up likely held some sort of dragon spirit captive, and the spirit has now possessed him! Usually he is able to control it, but sometimes the dragon inside starts to show through. Tam is dealing with this as best he can, and has moved from his native Maryland to Paragon City so he can help out that city's famous heroes. Originally known as "Shade," Tam's secret ID was outed early in his career when he rescued one of his students. He hopes to become a translator for visiting Japanese heroes someday.