Name: Harley 'Ace' Davidson
Abilities: ACE Flight Suit, Genius Intellect, Tech and Gadgets
"Let's blow some shit up."
He's the guy who at the age of 12 built himself his first freaking Jetpack. A true technical genius born and raised in rural Tennessee and damn proud of, it would you ever ask him, he wears the title of redneck as a badge of honor. He might not be the sharpest tool in the utility box and he can come off as a tad unrefined due to his rural upbringing and lack of knowledge about social norms in the big city. Though put him in front of any technical equipment and you'll see the magic happen. All his life he's been tinkering away, building amazingly advanced technological marvels out of any old junk he could find.
This includes, of course, his very first Jetpack. A project for his school science fair, this opened up a whole new world of possibilities for Ace as universities all over offered up a spot for the young genius. He settled for MCU and packed his bags. Of course it didn't take long for Ace to think bigger upon arrival. In a city surrounded by heroes and villains it was only a matter of time before he expanded on his flight suit and took up the mantle himself! Not literally speaking, of course, a mantle together with a Jetpack would not end well... Like, in flames, believe it's true!
More recently, Ace has also been chasing military pursuits.
Name: Oliver Black
Abilities: Chemistry Skills, Cryokinesis, Mutant Physiology, Parkour
"I'm serving only one flavour. And I don't do sprinkles."
Oliver Thomas Black was born in London, England. He lived a typical middle-class childhood in the United Kingdom, until his genetic mutation manifested during puberty and turned his life upside down. Winter came early that year.
At the age of 16 Black filed for emancipation and moved to Millennium City, The City of the Future, in the United States.
Oliver soon found himself using his mutant powers for good, hindering the criminals in his neighborhood. He became known by the alias Black Ice and joined a club of young metahumans and heroes in training, New Vigil. This would eventually lead to him joining his current team, The Progeny, which formed the start of Oliver's career as a crime fighter.
After a funny clip of Black Ice bantering and effortlessly wiping the floor with some painfully incapable bad guy went viral, Oliver received the life-changing opportunity to become a corporate sponsored hero. He decided to roll with it.
Black Ice is currently trying to combine his sponsorship with Good Guise, his chemistry study at MCU and, as of late, dating life with his everyday heroics. A slippery slope, even for him.
Name: Marc O'Neill
Abilities: Vocal Generation/Manipulation of Radio Waves, Power Jump (via Boost Boots)
"This dial is tuned to Justice! ...or something like that."
When Marc O'Neill's latent ability manifested, he thought he had completely lost his voice from a really bad flu, only to hear himself talk over his father's two-way radio! In a chance encounter, the hero Sabotage directed Marc to an acquaintance who fashioned a set of equipment allowing him to harness his voice.
Communick is still a relative novice when it comes to heroics. His powers being ill-suited for direct combat, he ends up taking a more supportive role on missions by acting as a coordinator and moral support.
During the events of Tried and Tested, Marc found himself accidentally injected with a mutagenic serum that temporarily boosted his abilities.
Abilities: Kinetic Manipulation, Style
"Beep boop robot noises!"
Deviate is, to all outward appearances, a robotic being. Standing at least a foot taller than most humans, lanky, rail-thin and with a segmented mechanical body, his is a conspicuous presence. His humanoid frame seems awkwardly proportioned, with long limbs, large hands and feet, and a rather bullet-shaped head. While his towering mechanical appearance tends to draw attention on its own, his sense of style (and the fact that he wears clothes at all) seems to garner still more stares and confusion. He has a fondness for bright colors, graphic t-shirts, and unique headwear.
Having spent the majority of his active existence at the SION campus among metahumans and other sapients with extreme mutations, Deviate has a strong tendency towards unconditional acceptance. Faced with the verbal ferocity with which Deviate will fight against social oppression, injustice, and bigotry, some might call him a social justice warrior. This wouldn't be an inaccurate label. He holds himself and those around him to a high standard of morals and ethics, and is not afraid to speak up for and act on what he feels is right.
Name: Erin Reyes
Abilities: Divine Healing, Celestial Blasts, Swordfighting
"You shall see the glory of my God not through my words, but through my actions."
Faith is a member of the Modern Order of the Knights Templar, an organization that managed to grow in secrecy after years of persecution nearly annihilated them all. Trained since a young age to use the powers of the divine to heal and protect, she has a drive to help those in need. After years of foreign work -- which took her from the Philippines, then to Indonesia and Sri Lanka -- she's been assigned to train in Millennium City under the tutelage of one of the Order's finest sword fighters in the use of her weapon, Gratia. She now uses her divine powers and growing sword skills to aid the people of Millennium City, and ensure the safety of her teammates.
Name: Sidney Mason
Abilities: Quickdraw, Weapons Expert, Mercenary Training
"There's nothin' loose about this cannon."
Kid Ballistic was raised abroad to be a soldier of fortune, but when his father left him on his own, he came to the United States and became a crimefighter. Raised on a healthy diet of westerns, action flicks, and paramilitary training, this young gun is known for his quick draw, his weaponsmithing skill, and his penchant for collateral damage. For a gunslinger, his aim isn't very good, but "KB" makes up for it by choosing quantity over quality. Why use one bullet when you can use one-hundred?
Though he has a kind heart, it often gets lost in the shuffle between his vices and his personal baggage. But for what it's worth, he has more experience than most of the team combined, and pursues the job full-time, since he doesn't go to school. He helps fund the team's operations (and its pizza consumption) with a small war chest, and can serve as a surprising voice of reason when the going gets tough.
Name: Olevia Alvarez
Abilities: Super Strength, Invulnerability, Flight, Magical Abilities
"Do you think this costume makes my butt look big?"
Lash is Olevia Alvarez, possessor of the powers of the Celestial Dragons. Olevia is the resident popular girl and fashionista at Grace Memorial High School. She came to have her abilities purely by happenstance. During vacation to visit the Great Wall of China, she witnessed their national hero, LONGWANG, be murdered by an adversary. Mysteriously his abilities and powers passed into her, granting her great strength. Taking on abilities she never asked for, Olevia nonetheless has made an attempt to do some good with the mystical traits bestowed to her. Try as she might, though, Olevia's skills in wielding them often backfire. A former member of New Vigil and associate of the Young Renegades, Lash now fights alongside the Progeny in order to perhaps better her skills as a crimefghter.
Name: Teresa Toledo
Abilities: Metal Manipulation, Armor, Genius Intellect
"I've got thick skin."
Terry Toledo is the daughter of 'El Cerebro Ceruleo' and 'Flor de Mayo', members of the 1980s South American super team 'Los Amigos Invencibles'. Born after her family resettled in Millennium City, she was perfectly prepared for when her powers inevitably manifested. At 16, she's developed powerful metal manipulation abilities. However, Terry has never shown much interest in heroics, preferring instead to follow in her father's footsteps as an engineer. Still, things change - when a family nemesis that promises to destroy everything she holds dear arrives in Millennium City, Terry put aside her apathy for capes and tights, and instead obtained the experimental alloys that transform her into Strong Suit.
Name: Hank Alden
Abilities: Metahuman Agility/Strength, Regeneration, Therianthropy (caused by an increase of adrenaline levels)
"Being a hero's a rush!"
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Hank Alden is the 17-year-old grandson of the first Terrific Tiger (Quimby Williams) and his wife, Jane, Queen of the Jungle (Tabitha Perello). A pretty smart kid, Hank managed to slide by in his freshman and sophomore years at Tigerlily High School. Most of his time was spent in football, where he fought to get promoted from third string to second string on the school’s team. After a fateful game that saw his metahuman powers awaken for the first time (and cause widespread panic in Tigerlily Falls), Hank moved with his grandparents to Millennium City. It was hoped that the boy might live a “quiet” life, removed from the world of superheros and supervillains. Hank, however, had other plans, deciding to join the teenage supergroup The Progeny. What will happen now that Hank has great power and responsibility? Only time will tell.