Name: Craig Carson
Abilities: Embodiment of the 'Living Thunder', Super Strength, Invulnerability, Flight, Weather Empathy
Rank: TEAM LEADER
Thundrax is a veteran Canadian superhero who's associated with the RCMP, UNTIL, and a reserve member of Toronto's Starforce team. Formerly a politician, he now runs a large energy and mining corporation, Flux-Carson Enterprises, as well as the Carson Foundation charity. He is a friend and confidante of many superheroes in Canada and Millennium City.
"Make no mistake, lives are on the line. Saving them may take all the sweat and blood we have. I've still got plenty of both to give. Do you?"
Name: Carter Williams
Abilities: Enhanced Durability, Enhanced Strength, Military Training
Rank: FIELD LEADER
Carter Williams served in the United States Army as a commissioned officer for five years. He was injured during an ambush attack in Afghanistan, and though he saved lives with an act of supreme courage, he was injured and honorably discharged.
Eager to serve again, Carter volunteered to test Dr. Jasper Helm's wondrous suit of armor, and became Captain Adamant, the Unbreakable Man. Encased in the ATHENA, Carter becomes the backbone of any task force. His durability and strength are useful additions to the Protectors' arsenal, as are Carter's military discipline and uncanny willpower.
"As long as I live, I will fight for the innocent and the weak. And I'm not dropping dead anytime soon."
Name: Sebastian Steinman
Abilities: Super-Intelligence, Telekinesis, Power Armor
Rank: FIELD LEADER
The Peacemaker is a Millennium City based metahuman who's been active as a superhero for the better part of a decade. Originally made to serve as a successor and counterpart to a hero from another world, he was sent to this universe just in time to witness the Battle of Detroit. Left injured and in stasis for many years, he re-awoke during the Qularr invasion, initially with no memory of his origin - only his real name and his superhero alias. While struggling to come to terms with himself and the burden of his mantle, Peacemaker has become not only one of the most brilliant scientists and engineers among the superheroes of today, he's also an incredibly powerful psionic whose mastery of telekinesis, assisted by his power armor, also makes him a powerful force to be reckoned with.
"Do not underestimate the wolf inside of me, or else you will get burned."
Abilities: Fire/Ice Manipulation, Lycanthropy
Rank: FIELD LEADER
Razira, unlike all of the others of the Protectors' team, has her past and civilian life buried behind layers of 'need to know'. What little she has said include that she was born in Florida more than 30 years ago, moved to Millennium City to get away from it all, gained a college degree in Business Management, and became a barista at the main coffee chain there...at least until she was kidnapped, genetically altered, and eventually became the Hero she is today - a werewolf with the powers of oxygen based temperature control. Now a five year veteran of the heroic lifestyle, she was approached out of the blue by Sparrowhawk, inviting her to the Protectors. Despite being a lone wolf type through her former job at UNTIL, something deep down told her to accept. Now she finds herself as a Field Leader hoping she can keep the team in one piece through their many dangerous adventures across the globe and beyond.
"As a Protector, I specialize in making sure any innocents are out of harms way."
Name: Thandi Wessels
Abilities: Dark Energy Control, Dark Energy Blades, Teleportation
Thandi Wessels. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thandi is the descendent of a line of magic linked to ancient energies of the African continent. When her magical abilities came of age, Thandi was able to use her dark energies to assist others, and became a local hero in the Johannesburg area. Over the years, she participated in the 2004 Tsunami relief efforts and eventually was chosen to receive UNTIL training. For several years, she participated in international humanitarian efforts and UNTIL-sponsored activities. She has been a part of several international superhero groups and in 2012 was part of an UNTIL effort to repel an attack by Warlord in Okinawa. Her name was offered by UNTIL to Sparrowhawk and Thandi accepted her invitation to join the Protectors of the World.
"Why don't you pick on someone my size for a change?"
Name: Ralph Matheson
Abilities: Quantum Energy Manipulation (Giant Growth/Shrinking, Density and Mass Manipulation, limited Force Projection)
The son of an accomplished physicist and engineer, Ralph gained his abilities as a result of accidentally mishandling one of his father's inventions-- at the time believed to only be a model of the device-- during a convention photo opportunity. As his finger slipped over the on switch for a split second, he was blasted with an empowering jolt of quantum force. Encouraged by his father to put his newfound powers to use for the greater good, Ralph invented his heroic persona from his aptitude at altering his size at will.
Atomac previously counted himself as a staunch member of the Young Sentinels for several years. However, his diligent work ethic caused him to distance himself from his easier-going allies as time went on. As several of his friends became fully-invested Sentinels, Atomac sought his own "graduation" to the big leagues-- which led him to ask for the advice and patronage of Thundrax, himself an ex-Sentinel and sometime sparring partner and mentor to the junior hero.
"If I was -really- angry, I'd start with your fingers."
Name: Alexis Talia Monroe
Abilities: Weather control, Energy Projection and Manipulation, Superspeed
A New Vigil alumni, Blue Freedom struck out on her own when the team fell into inactivity. During her time working independently from a team, she managed to harness her rage and turn it into a clear focus for her crime-fighting endeavors. This allowed her to start taking on greater challenges and push her abilities to their limits and beyond. It also allowed her to not worry about property damage she didn't cause. For a time, Blue Cyclone also was a member of the Progeny, another teen group. Differences in moral attitudes in relation to crime fighting left her to reconsider her membership, leading to her decision to exit the group. She has since taken up the fight against crime alongside the Protectors.
Name: Jocelyn Marie Oliver
Abilities: Regeneration, Super Strength, Flight
Joss was raised in a home with strong antimetahuman sentiments. So when powers of her own emerged in her teenage years, her socialite parents did everything they could to hide the matter. But when Joss stumbled on a box that held evidence of yet another family member with metahuman abilities, she discovered that there were some skeletons in the closet. She decided to leave her home in California, to move to Millennium City, where others would accept her. And maybe she could put those powers of her to good use.
Abilities: Kinetic Absorption and Redirection, Rocket Fist, Modular Design
Centurion was created in 1938 by a brilliant scientist. Fearing that his creation would be used as a weapon by against Allied Forces, he sealed away his android and the blue prints to create more. Centurion's creator was killed by German soldiers, and the machine remained sealed away until decades later when he was located by UNTIL. He was reprogrammed, and awoke with a simple task: to protect the helpless and continue his father's research.
"Make a wish!"
Name: Faye Carrano
Abilities: Super Strength, durability, flight & Cosmic Flame
When you wish upon a star, all your dreams should come true or so the rumor goes. Faye Carrano saw just that past the smog of Millennium City and wished to be a super hero. Faye's wish came true and the Cosmic Glory came to be! She comes in like a bright comet in the sky, surrounded by her cosmic flame. It fuels her super strength, take hits that would knock a normal person down, fly through the sky and in space. As her days as a child and teen end and adulthood begins, Faye is still wary of the future and what "fame" may bring her. The people, however, matter the most and she is ready to fight to protect one and all!
"I would consider surrender. You can neither fight nor outrun wind and rain."
Name: Kaspar von Schneider
Abilities: Weather Manipulation, Magical Knowledge
Born into an old family of German nobles, Fahrenheit has a heavy burden to carry. For centuries his family has used its natural affinity for magic to help, protect and serve the greater good. Honor, honesty, kindness and awareness of etiquette and reputation have been the governing principles of the von Schneider family for over 600 years and Fahrenheit is working even harder at upholding them since the last prominent member of his family - his grandfather - fought on the side of the Nazis in WW2, believing to be serving the interests of the German people. Determined to make up for his grandfather's mistake and to make the von Schneider family known as a force of good again, Fahrenheit uses his inherent talents for magic and weather manipulation in the way most appropriate for modern times: being a superhero.
Name: Connor Roja
Abilities: Cybernetic Enhanced Abilities, Minor Super Strength and Durability, Specialized Ammo
Connor Roja was born in 1831. This veteran, ranger, and lawman stumbled across an alien crash site, where he rescued the injured pilot, and was mortally wounded when hostile aliens came searching. He awoke later to find that the pilot had managed to save his life by bringing him to his home planet, where the ravaged parts of his body were replaced by advanced cybernetics. They traveled together for nearly 200 years, before Connor finally decided to come home. In a world with no more cowboys, Ironhide seeks to prove to the world that good old fashioned justice is alive and well.
"C'mon, who doesn't like a good redemption story?"
Name: Aron Johnson
Abilities: Air Manipulation, Cantrips, Flight, Smoke Mimicry
Aron Johnson, now also known as Jinn, is a former street kid who unintentionally gained the powers of the air jinn. It would almost be a modern retelling of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, were it not for the fact that in this story the protagonist ended up actually becoming the genie.
For a while Aron was the unwilling accomplice of a supervillain, but he was eventually freed from his master's evil influence.
As a condition of the pardon for his crimes and his newfound freedom, Jinn agreed to be monitored by UNTIL. He later went on to reinforce the Protectors' team.
Name: William Pepler
Abilities: Strength, Invulnerability
A member of UNTIL, Noble spends much of his time a 'test subject' for various weapons and their effects upon super powered individuals. A father and husband, he also makes time to assist the Protectors when necessary, lending his awe inspiring strength and incredible physical fortitude.
Name: William M. Prescott
Abilities: Peak Human Conditioning, Mastery-level Marksmanship, Honed eye-hand coordination, Trained Gymnast
"A capable leader needs to excel in numerous roles. That's my specialty."
Name: Alexandra 'Alex' Harper
Abilities: Polymath, Genetically Enhanced Human Attributes
Sparrowhawk is one of the world's most dangerous combatants and a master in a multitude of skill sets. After traveling the globe for years as both an agent of UNTIL and as a costumed crime fighter, Alex saw a need for a strong and efficient team which could handle world wide crises or threats. Thus she created the Protectors of the World, a group who would be on the first line of defense to tackle such events. Often Sparrowhawk works behind the scenes in a supervisory capacity, ensuring heroes are sent out and tasks completed as efficiently as possible.
"It is far more important to do the right thing than it is to hold to the letter of the law."
Name: Imani Abbot
Abilities: Duplication, Teleportation, Chronokinesis
Imani Abbot is the daughter of Texas Congressman Malcom Abbot. This hacktivist turned hero gained her powers during a freak accident while visiting a dimensional travel testing facility. The incident caused the entire south Texas town of Frontera to simply disappear, with her as the only survivor. Accidental exposure to dimension particles has left her with the ability to change the vibration of her molecules in such a fashion that she can put herself into a state of tetra-dimensional existence. Up-and-coming with a lot of potential, she now uses her talents to assist the Protectors in their mission.
Name: John Upshaw
Abilities: Vector Manipulation, Physical Fitness, Military Training
John Upshaw, a Marine Corps veteran and former DIA operative, was captured by mercenaries in 2013 and held captive for 4 months while ransom demands were made. When no ransom came, his captors finally decided to execute him on live television. It was in that moment his latent metahuman abilities emerged, allowing him to eliminate the mercenaries and managed to signal for rescue. Too overqualified to continue his work as a DIA operative, he decided to head for Millennium City, the pinnacle of superhuman activity.
Abilities: Super Strength, Shape Shifting, Plant Based Powers
Voreen was born on a planet known as Sha-Prylen. It's a word of botanoid aliens who can grow themselves into any shape they wish. Usually this process takes days. For voreen it is mere moments, she was born a mutant, her metabolism was on overdrive and she was capable of even absorbing plant-matter and incorporating it into her biomass to aid in the recovery of any beating she had taken. The later ability had caused a fair portion of the population to regard her with some fear, but her dedication in fighting for what's right generally kept her viewed in a positive light.
"The difference between you and I is that one of us is nothing more than a filthy animal who learned to walk on two legs. The other is me."
Name: Hermes Balewa
Abilities: Cybernetic Enhancements, Super Speed
Dragged from his home on Monster Island by ARGENT, and used as a test subject for some experimental cybernetics to enhance his speed and combat capabilities, this cheetah manimal escaped his captors shortly after being relocated to Millennium City. After H.E.L.I.X., the supergroup that had first rescued and recruited him, disbanded, Wildeye drifted from team to team, eventually becoming an agent at UNTIL for several years, and finally finding himself among the Protectors.
Name: Johnathan Naswood
Abilities: Shape Shifting, Regeneration, Occult Knowledge, Survivalism, Tracking
Witchery Way, real name Johnathan Naswood, was born in the early mid twentieth century in the Alamo, New Mexico. A member of the Navajo Nation, a climate of systematic racism and the suffering of his own people influenced Naswood to take up crime. Using a dark ritual and sacrificing his own brother for the power of the legendary skin walker, Naswood spent the early sixties fighting against what he believed was to be the eventual death of his people. In truth, he became little more than a violent domestic terrorist.
Captured by none other than Vanguard himself in the late sixties, Naswood spent the next fifty years of his life in federal incarceration. It was only when Naswood single handily an attempted prison break at Stronghold and saved the lives of several Primus officers that he earned parole. Since then, he has dedicated himself to fighting alongside those he'd once consider his enemies, hoping that it will be some small step of cleansing his soul of his sins.