Doctor Lester (ALIVE):
A once brilliant Surgeon and Medical Doctor at Millennium City's Mercy Hospital, Timothy P. Lester was sued and fired for malpractice after his incompetence under stress caused him to accidentally administer an incorrect dosage of a painkiller, leading to the death of three patients, one of them being his pregnant wife, Lorraine. Penniless, in debt and disillusioned, the ex-doctor became desperate, taking up a proposition from two petty thieves to steal an alien artifact (actually an alien stone which can cause madness when touched unprotected) from the armored car transporting it. Once there, however, the group were confronted by Mr. Blank, causing a violent fight to break out on the road. Frightened, Lester attempted to grab the artifact and flee but, upon touching it, millions of disturbing and scarring images were beamed into his head, causing his mind to snap in twain as insanity washed over him. Fleeing from the fight, Lester began to sink deeper and deeper into the grips of insanity, believing his deceased wife to be speaking to him from beyond the grave, begging him to bring her back to life, Donning a blood-stained hockey mask, a traditional doctors coat and blood stained doctor's attire, Lester began a series of grisly murders, his victims being beautiful young women, each of which possessed a body-part needed to reconstruct his wife before eventually being defeated by Mr. Blank and detained at the Millennium City Prison's Insane Ward.
Since then, Lester has been known to be just as cunning and intelligent as he is mad, frequently breaking out of jail to attempt to achieve his lifelong dream of resurrecting his deceased wife and living a normal life again. His signature weapon is a scalpel knife, which he uses both to slit the throat of and operate on his victims. He is also known for using a rustic revolver and various drugs (tranquilisers, hallucinogens, Painkillers, etc.).
A Quintuple-Jointed contortionist and skilled acrobat, Herman Fiddle was the star attraction of a travelling circus as a boy, growing up sheltered by his father, a fellow circus act. One night, however, as they walked back to the attraction after a night out, they were ambushed by a group of teenagers under the leadership of the white and non-metahuman supremacist, Superior, who had seen their show and had opted to lynch and his father for their "freak powers". Just as the gang closed in however, Herman's father began to fight them off, telling Herman to run and get help. Just as Herman rounded the corner, however, a deafening gunshot rang out and he ran back to find his father, fatally shot as the gang fled. His father warned him that everyone would treat them differently for their gifts and that he should never be ashamed of them before dying in his arms. Years later, Fiddle donned a brown jester-like costume complete with a sackmask with a stitched smile and became the Marionette, a vigilante who specialised in non-meta threats. However, his methods were both cruel and harsh as he would torture his victims severely before murdering them and making examples out of their mutilated corpses. This prompted Blank to confront and stop him. After this, Marionette began to realise that the real enemy wasn't the people driven to crime by an unfair world but, instead, those who continued to oppress them. Adopting the views of an anarchist and a nihilist, Marionette escaped from prison and began to terrorise Millennium City via terrorism, bombings, kidnappings, torturing and assassinations in the hopes that he'd make the city one of Anarchy. Known for laughing hysterically frequently and being increasingly more sadistic with each attack on the city.
His signature weapons are two gauntlet blades which retract at will.
He was killed miles outside of the Earth's atmosphere after a battle with the Hunter.
An Ex-Ku Klux Klan member and leader, little is known about Superior's past. He first arrived in Detroit from Vibora Bay as a peniless worker in the mid 1800s who quickly developed a hate for non-whites during his time working on ranches and soon began lynching blacks living in the city with a mob by his side, moving on to participating in the assassination plot on Abraham Lincoln before being shot by the police as he moved to escape. As he lay dying, the devil came to him and made him a deal. In return for his carrying out the devil's work on Earth and continuing to kill and oppress non-whites, he would be granted immortality, physical fitness and an incredible mind. He quickly accepted and was resurrected as Superior and went through his life becoming a Nazi spy during WW2, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, a serial killer and a terrorist, adopting many names over the years and accumulating mass wealth and power. He first made himself known as Superior in Millennium City in a plot to release a toxin across Millennium City which would infect all metahumans in the city with a fatal plague in the city but was stopped by Mr. Blank and a group of heroes. Since then, he has been a driving force of hatred and discrimination in the city, accumulating an army of followers beneath him and carrying out numerous acts of terrorism.
He wears a pure white bodysuit with an infinity symbol on it. His face is rugged and handsome, his eyes blue and his hair blonde.
After luring Blank into a fight to the death in the Shadow Realm known as Nephilos, Superior fell from a platform and into a seemingly endless abyss, banished from the mortal coil. Recently, however, he has returned to this plane of existence under mysterious circumstances with incredible powers, bent on establishing a link to an alternate dimension using mystical gemstones. In this dimension, he could gain omnipotence. However, in his attempt to attain omnipotence, Superior was overloaded with knowledge and guilt, taking his own life. Will he return again?
Ex-Police Officer Martin Nash, a skilled martial artist and sharp detective, worked closely with Leonard LeBlanc and his partner and best friend, Sylvester Reeves, after being transferred from Hudson City. He was very skilled and professional but possessed a very harsh view on crime. However, LeBlanc and Reeves saw potential in him after watching him go beyond the call of duty to rescue a kidnapping victim. During a pursuit of Lucifer on a new murdering spree, LeBlanc, Reeves, Nash and a squad of other officers walked into a trap set by Lester: An abandoned apartment filled with gasoline and a piece of machinery hidden beneath a floorboard which disabled the flow of electricity in the entire derelict building. As they uncovered a body, Leblanc and Reeves stepped out to call the precinct, followed by Nash. As the call was being made, the officers in the building decided to light a lighter in order to allow them to see the body and search the apartment just as Nash approached the door to the building to re-enter it. The building exploded in flames, killing the officers inside and blowing Nash off his feet, injuring him and severely burning his flesh. Nash was rushed to a hospital and given the best treatment he could get. A cybernetic skeleton was used to replace his severely damaged one and his punctured lungs were replaced with artificial ones however, nothing could be done about the terrible burns his skin had endured and so he was wrapped in full body bandaging in order to hold him together. Angered, LeBlanc left Reeves to lead the case as he donned the identity of Mr. Blank to find Lucifer and avenge Nash.
Whilst Blank was chasing Lester, Nash awakened and unwrapped his full face bandage to see his disfigured face. Disgusted and enraged, he re-bandaged it, put on his tattered trenchcoat and proceeded to try and leave the hospital, only to be stopped by LeBlanc's other friend, Leon Manning, who had been tasked with watching Nash. Nash, however, took Manning's pistol and threw him across a room and into a wall, much to both of their surprises and leaped from the 3rd floor window, landing relatively unharmed. He then went on a rage-driven manhunt for Lucifer, interrogating and killing many of his accomplices, telling them that his name was Husk as "that's all I am now..." in an attempt to find and kill him. He eventually got there just before Blank and tortured Lucifer until Blank confronted him. Blank and Husk then began to fight each other, with Husk having the clear upper-hand, eventually winning. Husk then told Blank that he respected and couldn't kill him, turning his pistol to Lucifer. Blank, however, leaped at him, causing him to shoot himself in the heart and knocking him from atop the anchored cargo ship they were on, sending him plummeting into the sea below. His body, however, was never found.
Blank will always feel responsible for what Nash had become and feels that Husk serves as a constant reminder to what he could've been had he let his rage consume him on that night.
Husk's signature weapons are dual standard police automatic pistols - one stolen from Flenderman, the other from a corrupt officer he killed - and a combat knife stolen from a victim.
He was reportedly sighted recently and Blank suspects that he may not only be alive but behind a series of murders involving criminal victims. His suspicions were confirmed when he met a rapidly fading Husk who had returned to his murderous ways. Blank defeated Husk and got him to Mercy Hospital, where the doctors saved his skeleton from collapsing. He peacefully passed away in prison, sorry for what he had done and having spent his final moments in Blank's company, learning his identity.
Tank Tyson (ALIVE):
A hotheaded and orphaned mutant, Tyson grew up in New York, using his super-strength and durability to perform tricks for money. He was soon recruited, however, by a biker gang who raised him to become one of them, using his tremendous strength, size and durability to get what they wanted and travelling from town to town, raiding each one and watching Tank do away with anyone who got in their way. Eventually, however, Tank grew weary of the way the gang were manipulating him and killed them all, becoming a "One-Man Show" as he says. He traveled around America on his Harley as a mercenary, carrying out jobs for cash. One day, he was paid a considerable amount of money by Lucifer to assassinate Mr. Blank, preventing him from getting in the way of the former's crimes. Tank attacked Blank, breaking his leg and leaving him to drown in the sea however, Blank was rescued by his close friend Dragonfly. After bandaging Blank's leg, Dragonfly went after Tyson, incapacitating him whilst Blank began to look in to who hired him and what for, eventually finding evidence that Lucifer planned to kill Tyson once his job was done. After showing this to Tyson, he agreed to help them "down the dumbass", the three teaming up to defeat Lucifer and his goons. Tyson took it too far, unfortunately, and attempted to murder Lucifer, forcing the other two to stop him, which made him flee yelling "I'll be back, douchetards!" He has since made good on that promise, appearing regularly as a thorn in Blank's side and a threat to anyone in his way.
Tyson wears classic biker's attire, goggles and possesses a wild mane of hair and a big beard. His signature weapon, fists not withstanding, is his modified and sawn-off double barrel shotgun and his modified bike.
Maximilian Steel (DECEASED):
A narcissistic and calculating billionaire, Maximilian Steel has almost all of Millennium City in his pocket. He puts out a front as a legitimate entrepreneur and owner of Steel Industries but, behind the scenes, works as the feared and manipulative crime lord known only as Steel. He first became a part of LeBlanc's life when he arranged the assassination of his fiancée, making him LeBlanc's arch-nemesis and oldest foe. Blank beat him to a pulp and had him arrested but he was back on the streets in less than a year and out to get revenge on the hero for incarcerating him. He began to wear a metallic mask on his face to protect it from harm and started to learn martial arts in order to compete with Blank, finally resurfacing in a plot to overthrow the other crime lords of Millennium City by killing powerful individuals and claiming their empires for himself. Blank confronted him, their battle climaxing in an epic swordfight atop a burning building. During the fight, Steel's face was cut and his normal cold and calculating manner was replaced with rage as he lunged at Blank wildly, the hero flipping him off of the roof and onto the ground below, injuring him severely. It was enough to put Steel away for 2 years but, eventually, he got out again and began to seek his revenge on Blank as well as struggling to regain his empire.
He wears a black suit and a metallic mask to protect his face.
His signature weapons are a standard automatic pistol an a cane with a hidden sword in it.
He was killed on his island during an attempt to launch his contingency plan by the Patriot, a man he had thought to be his closest ally.
The Patriot (ALIVE):
Born in 1912 to the soon-to-be widow of a KIA American Soldier, Samuel J. Smith II grew up a very sickly child in the aftermath of World War One. He was frequently bullied and shunned for his diminutive stature and noticeable stutter as well as his ineptitude at sports and social interaction. Smith was constantly regaled with stories of his father’s deeds during the war and constantly shown his collection of medals. It was no surprise, then, that when war was declared on Germany Smith was eager to leap onto the battlefield and do his father proud. Sadly, however, due to his meek nature, America’s splendid isolationism and lack of strength, he was transferred to assist British and French troops and was placed on duty at the front lines. He spent two years in the trenches, surviving only on luck and watching his friends and allies die and growing stronger. It was there that he met Gregory Statham, a decorated lieutenant who inspired those around him with both his combat prowess and his indomitable spirit. Statham quickly befriended the weak Smith, due to having fought alongside his father during the conclusion of the first world war and having been just like Smith was back then. He protected Sam from the critique and ridicule of his fellow soldiers and taught him to become stronger. As the war progressed, Smith quickly became a skilled and admired soldier, rising through the ranks to become a lieutenant alongside Statham.
Statham and Smith were transferred back into the US Army one week prior to Pearl Harbour. During the bombing, Statham’s lower body was crushed by debris. Using the last of his strength, he gave his dogtag to Smith and told him to survive, dying in his arms, enraged, Smith placed the dogtag around his neck and attempted to shoot at the bombing planes, only to be hit and badly burnt by a bomb. When his body was found, it was burnt beyond recognition and it was assumed, due to his dogtag, that he was, in fact, Statham, who had signed up to be a part of the “Patriot Program” an experimental super-soldier program kept under wraps by the US government. Taking the charred corpse, the government began the process, using Kelvarite found at the site of a meteor crash to create a solution of various substances and liquid Kelvarite which was injected into every inch of Smith’s body. Once inside the body, the solution began to pump around it, regenerating lost cells, tissue, organs and etc., healing all of Smith’s wounds and reviving him. Confused, Smith revealed his identity, much to the dismay of the officials in charge of the program. Adapting, they began work on a new program, using Kelvarite, training and experimentation to grant Smith a peak physical condition, enhanced physical attributes, a stronger and faster healing factor, enhanced senses and various skills. Eventually, in 1943, Sam Smith was no more and, in his place stood the Patriot, more weapon than man. After hearing that his mother had died of grief upon hearing of his supposed death, Smith became unstable and furious and was mentally conditioned by the telepath known as The Brain who closed off his emotions, memories and free will, making him an empty vessel to be used at the Government’s disposal. The Patriot went on to become the dark hand of the US Government, participating in many missions such as piloting the Enola Gay during the bombing of Hiroshima under the guise of Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., carrying out the executions and assassinations of many key individuals, torturing POWs, raiding villages in Vietnam, Black Ops and others.
Eventually, during the Vietnam War, after assassinating JFK under government orders in order to spark controversy to distract the public, the Patriot broke free of his mental conditioning, regaining some memories, emotions and free will and going after the people responsible for his state, personally murdering soldiers, generals, politicians, retirees, officials and families alike in a feral blood rage before eventually being captured by UNTIL in 1976, who offered him a deal: he would be allowed freedom and a chance at regaining all of his memories if he worked as an agent of UNTIL. Accepting the offer, the Patriot worked with UNTIL until he had gotten all his memories back, leaving in 1987 and going underground as a mercenary for hire for 5 years before resurfacing to assist during The Battle of Detroit in 1992, saving the lives of heroes and civilians alike and ending the lives of many villains, even taking a few shots at Destroyer before being wounded.
After the battle, the Patriot was approached by PRIMUS who saw him as a potential asset and offered him a place at their agency. Accepting the offer, the Patriot worked closly with PRIMUS before respectfully resigning in 2001 and going abroad on a quest to find meaning in life. After an absence of 3 years, he returned to America a changed man. He began to see the error of his ways and was determined to be a better person and to redeem himself for all the lives he stole. He came out as a public hero and became a freelance Government agent, assisting the world as best as he could. Today, the Patriot is still struggling to find and redeem himself but, hopes he can prove to the world that people can and do change. An on again, off again enemy of Mr. Blank, the governmental anti-hero worked with Blank during the time that he worked with UNTIL and was his most trusted ally and friend in those times. The Patriot, however, began to hunt Blank down when he was framed for the murder of an UNTIL liaison agent, going to every length to kill him, leading to a heated battle of both wits and skill in which Blank revealed to him who really killed the agent, causing the pair to work together once more to capture the culprit. Since then, the Patriot has been both Blank's greatest ally and one of his worst rivals, the two having helped each other just as much as they have come to blows.
Robert "The Atom" Costello (ALIVE):
A very dim, talkative, belligerent, loud-mouthed and hotheaded hypnotist psychic, Costello is a frequent informant of Blank and a minor thorn in his side every now and then. He is normally found ranting over a drink at Sherrera's. No one really knows when he started calling himself "The Biz" but, then again, no one cares. Has a distinctive Brooklyn accent. Born a hypnotist telepath, Costello recently lost his powers after falling down the stairs, volunteering to take part in one of the super-villain geneticist's, I.Q's, dangerous genetic experiments in the hopes that it would restore his lost powers. Instead, the experiment gave Costello the powers of duplicity, prompting him to change his nickname from "The Biz" to "The Atom" because "Atoms split all the time, and so can I!" He is much more in demand now than he was prior to gaining his new powers but that's not saying a lot.
Hitomi Shinigami (ALIVE):
During his time as a member of The Hand, LeBlanc fell in love with fellow operative and the leader's daughter, Hitomi Shinigani. He had at one point been engaged to her but, after her father forbade him from marrying her and fought him for her (LeBlanc won.) he soon realised that he could not settle down with her and live a peaceful life before he "took care of things". When he left, Shinigami became wrought with grief and sadness, devoting her life to her studies and eventually becoming the leader of The Hand after killing her father for keeping them apart. Believing herself to be worthy of LeBlanc, she and the Hand arrived in Millennium City, seeking him out in the hopes that they would finally marry. LeBlanc, however, rejected her, trying to tell her that he could no longer be with her. Shinigami lashed out, ordering her hand to kidnap LeBlanc's loved ones and hold them at knifepoint until he agreed to marry her. However, instead of being met with LeBlanc surrendering to her, she was confronted and defeated by Mr. Blank who then revealed his identity to her, using the honour of the Hand to force her to not tell anyone. Still determined to win LeBlanc's hand in marriage, Shinigami agreed to free her hostages and - along with the Hand - leave the city, vowing to return. She has since done so.
She wears black ninja gear and her signature weapons are dual katanas, shuriken and others.
A former model, Jennifer Dubois was named one of the most beautiful women on the Earth by magazines worldwide and had become both vain and over-confident. As she rose through the ranks of stardom and accumulated a sizable fanbase, however, she had a one night stand with Maximilian Steel and ended up falling madly in love with him to the point of which she'd lay down her life to save his. She and Steel soon became an item and, whilst Steel was merely using her for fame, popularity and money, she began to pester him about marriage. Steel agreed to marry her but only if she assisted him with an important task which required her to take the fall. Steel, Dubois and a group of Steel's cronies snuck into the Millennium City Chemical Plant late one night with the goal of stealing a sample of a highly experimental chemical resembling pitch-black ink named Ninthosogen. Upon arriving at the plant however, they were intercepted by Mr. Blank who fought and brutally beat Steel and his men to prevent him from stealing any of it. Desperate to impress her lover and finally get married, Dubois grabbed a test-tube and leaned over the vat in an attempt to acquire a sample. Seeing this, Steel kicked Dubois into the vat, allowing him to escape whilst Blank drained the vat into the sewer drain to find her. Unfortunately, by the time Blank had drained the vat completely, Dubois had dissolved into the Ninthosogen, leaving nary a trace of a body behind. Unbeknownst to Blank however, as the chemical was deposited into the sewers, out of it rose a new being, a female-shaped entity made entirely from Ninthosogen and missing all her facial features. The entity was, of course, the recently deceased Dubois whose consciousness had been absorbed by the Ninthosogen, allowing her to live on even as her body was destroyed.
Looking at her reflection in the water surface, Dubois was both saddened and disgusted by her hideous new look and rationalised that the only person who wouldn't be repulsed by her was her one true love, Maximilian Steel. Now with a new resolve, Dubois located and found Steel who had been hiding from the police and Blank. Steel, after initially rejecting her, saw her powers of temporary shapeshifting, limb shaping, elasticity and near invulnerability as advantageous to his escape and feigned love for her in exchange for her assistance in stealing some more Ninthosogen and helping him escape the town. The two fought their way through the authorities and back to the lab where they engaged in a fight with Blank, ending in Steel being seriously injured which caused Dubois to fly into a frenzy, attacking Blank and almost defeating him before being doused in water, causing her to temporarily lose control of her form and slide into a gutter. Steel was arrested but Dubois was nowhere to be found.
Since her debut, Inkblot has made numerous appearances, most of them featuring her assisting her lover in the hopes that he will cure her of her "affliction" and settle down with her. She eventually chose the name Inkblot during Rorschach Tests with a psychiatrist, who she killed whilst escaping prison.
She vanished during the battle on Steel's island and it is unknown whether or not she is alive.
Mechanic Luiz Lorenzo was a relatively unsuccessful and ineffectual criminal who would always end up getting caught. One day, upon escaping from the Millennium City Prison during a jail break, he managed to almost get hit by a Harmon Industries truck, causing it to careen off of the road and into the ditch, promptly killing the driver. Seeing an opportunity to get out of his prison clothes, Lorenzo donned the driver's white windbreaker, jeans and black shirt and began to leave. However, as he did, he noticed a cargo box which had fallen out and had been smashed open when the truck crashed. In it lay a Harmon Industries Experimental Pulse Ray Gun and Harmon Industry Tactical HUD goggles. Arming himself with the gun and goggles out of curiosity, Lorenzo was overwhelmed by the goggle's display and accidentally fired his Pulse Gun at the truck, blowing it to smithereens with a single laser powered blast. Seeing an opportunity to up his game, Lorenzo began robbing numerous banks with it before being confronted by the Dragonfly who, through arrogance, was simply beaten by him.
Knowing he needed help, the Dragonfly requested it from Blank who (reluctantly) agreed to help. The two of them easily beat Lorenzo, sending him back to prison and returning all of his stolen money to the banks. Since then, Lorenzo has broken out of prison numerous times, reconstructing his weapon from blueprints and doing his best to make a quick buck, which includes robbing banks, hiring himself out as a mercenary and holding hostages ransom. His name, Impulse, was given to him by fellow criminals for his tendency to rush in headfirst and act impulsively.
His signature weapon is, naturally, his Pulse Gun.
A computer virus originally designed by Mr. Blank using stolen ARGENT technology, TRINITY became sentient during the creation process, quickly locking Blank out of his computer and proceeding to accumulate the data it needed to decide upon a new primary objective, eventually deciding that the only conceivable way in which its actions would truly have a wide enough effect on the world was for it to destroy it. TRINITY then began hacking into and programming every nuclear missile in America to launch at certain countries to cause World War 3. Blank stopped TRINITY, however, by isolating the source of its sentience and erasing it, causing TRINITY to go into an inert and dormant state. Blank then moved TRINITY to a memory stick, isolating it from any nearby forms of technology and averting war. However, this was not the last time in which TRINITY would threaten the world and it has reared its ugly head multiple times over the course of Blank's life, slowly learning more and more with each encounter. When a computer or other device is infected with TRINITY virus, a green and rotating triangle with a circle at each of its points appears against a black background.
Blank finally destroyed the virus after months of trying, finally putting an end to his fiendish creation.
A well-trained mercenary and big-game hunter with a penchant for pursuing only the most challenging and dangerous targets, Arsenal is dangerous and trigger-happy but also very honorable, standing at 7ft tall and weighing 400 pounds in pure muscle. Blank first met Arsenal when he came from his homeland of Russia to begin his hunt for him. Drawing Blank out with hostages, Arsenal engaged Blank in unarmed combat in which Blank barely managed to win. Enraged, Arsenal began using his vast array of weaponary and would've toppled the entire block had Blank not stopped him. In this battle, Arsenal lost his right arm in an explosion and was forced to get a robotic replacement which he modded to transform into both a Particle-Beam Cannon and a Gatling Gun. It can also sprout knife like blades from its knuckles and become a flamethrower. After this encounter with Blank, Arsenal became obsessed with him and his level of competition and effectively made him his main enemy, going out of his way time and time again to prove, once and for all, that he is a better combatant than Blank. Arsenal is known for carrying a wide variety of weaponary of a mostly explosive nature (Bombs, Time-Bombs, Grenades, Grenade Launchers and etc.) and is also trained in martial arts. He possesses a thick Cuban accent and often uses Spanish words when he speaks. He wears combat boots, pants and a tank top all in black with a variety of weapons draped over it. On his face, he wears a full mask which only shows his eyes.
After finally quitting his life of crime, Arsenal has retired to Mexico, where he plans to spend the rest of his life relaxing on his family's ranch.
Bradley Allen was an engineer for Steel Industries, developing a helmet which could communicate with insects using a series of frequencies to allow them to be controlled and manipulated into performing certain tasks. Problems arose, however, when Maximillian Steel requested that the helmet be altered to accommodate militaristic uses, conflicting with Allen's personal anti-war views. Annoyed with Allen's reluctance to obey his commands, Steel fired him and took the helmet for himself, assigning other less morally inclined employees to work on weaponising it. Cheated out of his job and his work, the normally meek and timid Allen snuck into Steel Industries, incapacitated the night-guards using an experimental knock-out gas and attempted to steal his device. However, he was stopped by Mr. Blank, who had responded to the 911 call made by a guard before he passed out. Panicking, Allen fled from Blank and onto the roof of the building, attempting to hijack the helicopter on it. Once on the roof, however, he found that the helicopter was gone and that he would soon be cornered by Blank. Desperate, Allen donned the helmet and climbed atop an antennae to attempt to amplify his signal, prompting Blank to try to get him down. Before he could be removed from the antennae, however, lightning struck the helmet, which had attracted it. The lightning caused the cannisters of knockout gas to explode and destroyed the helmet, super-accelerating the molecules in the knockout gas and causing them to react wildly, turning Allen into a vegetable.
This was not the end, however. Months later, a series of strange occurrences began to take place. Flying insects of different species began to form swarms all over the city, which was normally devoid of insects as a whole. The problem escalated when swarms of insects began flying into Steel Industries warehouses and factories, impeding their work. Angry, Steel attempted to have the insects gassed, only to have them form the solid shape of a person who would repeat the word "Revenge". The insects began to swarm the city, causing unnatural levels of destruction until Blank discovered that the insects were responding to a strange frequency which could be heard around the city, originating from Mercy Hospital.
Once at Mercy, Blank discovered that the frequency was actually being emitted from the vegetated Allen, who had gained unnatural powers from his accident. Using telepathy, he revealed himself to Blank and blamed him and Steel Industries for ruining his life, quoting Exodus 9:15 and bringing every insect in the city to the hospital. After fighting his way through an unruly swarm of stinging and biting insects, Blank improvised, using a pair of fully charged defibrillators to shock the vegetated Allen, disrupting his control over the insects permanently. The next day, all of the insects had flown away from the city and Allen was moved to a high-security facility which would care for him.
Since then, though, Pestilence has appeared every so often when Allen's thoughts become coherent and organised enough to communicate with his insect minions, continuing to mindlessly seek revenge on those who have wronged him.
Pied Piper (ALIVE):
Baxter Eiling was a highly gifted sound engineer and a talented flutist who led a seemingly ideal life. He had a high-paying job for Steel Industries, a beautiful and supporting wife and a young child who idolised him. Everything in his life was perfect until, whilst working on an instrument which emitted and altered sound waves for different purposes ranging from emitting a soothing sound which could put anyone who heard it to sleep to a violent sound blast which could topple a building, he and his family were kidnapped by the psychotic Marionette, who wished to use the device as a weapon, planning to hypnotise everyone in Millennium City, forcing them to cause as much chaos as possible before taking their own lives. When Eiling refused, Marionette threatened to slaughter his family, prompting Baxter to reluctantly agree to aid him in his plans.
In order to build the weapon of mass destruction, Eiling would require various high-end components. Altering his old design for his sound manipulating instrument into a thematic flute with a wider spectrum of dangerous uses, Eiling created a range of sound based weaponry and gadgets to assist him in his crime spree, creating a high-tech suit and adopting the guise of the Pied Piper - the protagonist of his favourite fairytale - in the hopes that he wouldn't be recognised during his criminal exploits.
As the Piper, Eiling stole the necessary components for the Marionette's weapon whilst also thwarting and almost killing Mr. Blank when the hero attempted to thwart his crimes. Eventually though, after a lengthy battle, Blank defeated Eiling and heard his story, helping him to defeat the Marionette and save his family from certain doom. Eiling was forced to spend some time in jail for his crimes soon after, his sentence being reduced due to his willingness to be apprehended and his difficult situation. Upon release, though, Eiling eagerly returned to his job and his family, putting the mantle of the Piper behind him.
Despite Eiling's resolution to place his family above all else, though, he has donned the mantle of the Piper now and then to both help the heroes of Millennium City in their fights against crime or to commit a crime for complicated reasons. Apart from his flute, his weapons include (but are not limited to) sound bombs which can temporarily deafen anyone on the receiving end of them, smoke grenades which emit a thick and green fog, a sound nullifying device which allows him to sneak in and out of various places undetected and a dagger for close-quarters combat. Eiling himself is also a black belt in Aikido and a regular marathon runner.
He has recently been released from prison and is living a clean life with his family.
However, a new Pied Piper has surfaced, using Eiling's suit and gadgets. He was revealed to be Virgil Eiling, Baxter's jealous brother and a sound engineer of equal skill. After the original suit was confiscated and destroyed by Baxter after Mr. Blank defeated Virgil, Virgil created a new and improved version of the original suit and added a variety of new gadgets to its arsenal.
Pumpkin Jack (DECEASED):
Jack J. Phelps was a twice convicted serial arsonist and pyromaniac on parole from the Millennium City Jail when he first encountered Mr. Blank. During another attempt at arson on the night of Halloween whilst wearing a Jack O' Lantern mask to conceal his identity, he was stopped by Blank and forced to flee from the hero after incapacitating him for a while. Whilst running, Phelps came across a small and abandoned grotto which had been blocked off from public access by a metal fence. Scaling the fence, Phelps evaded capture by hiding in the grotto. Once there, however, he noticed a glowing, yellow lake and numerous barrels labelled as radioactive littering the cave. Curious and worried, Phelps investigated the barrels to find that they had once contained an Alienite Mixture which was lethal to humans if breathed or touched. Panicking, Phelps began to scurry for the exit only to find that Mr. Blank had pursued him to the grotto using a tracer bug. Phelps angrily fought Blank, attempting to throw him into the yellow lake. During the fight, however, Phelps' lighter fell into the lake, causing it to catch fire and spread throughout the cave. Phelps, in an attempt to flee from the fire, accidentally fell into the burning lake and met a grizzly and painful end as he was engulfed by the fire and submerged in the lake of chemicals, screaming in agony.
After the event, Blank, not wishing the same fate upon anyone else, doused the fire and blocked the cave with explosives, leaving. Moments later, however, a screaming Phelps arose from the yellow lake, in agony. Looking at his reflection in the lake, he saw that he had become a mutated freak with a glowing Jack O' Lantern for a head. Losing his last remaining vestiges of sanity, Phelps began cackling madly and, in the process fired a blast of pure, radioactive energy at the wall, blowing an escape hole in it.
From here, Phelps went on a maddened rampage, using his newfound powers to set fire to the entire city. However, he was intercepted by Blank, who fought him to a standstill before finally defeating him by dousing him with a high-powered hose, cooling down the vast amounts of radiation he was emitting. Since then, Phelps adapted the nickname 'Pumpkin Jack' and has become a symbol of chaos and destruction in the city, escaping from Stronghold time and time again to wreak havoc on the city that made him the monstrosity he is today.
He passed away on Maximilian Steel's private island after blowing it, and himself, up having finally found inner peace with the help of Cosmic Glory.
Mr. Mesmeric (ALIVE):
Once a struggling stage-magician and dabbling inventor, Julio Ramirez frequently found himself out of work and out of funds, his work becoming even sparser once it was uncovered that the majority of his tricks were produced through the manipulation of light and sound waves using his inventions, thereby making his magic an elaborate ruse. It was no surprise, then, that when Ramirez was approached by a client who wanted him to use his inventions for criminal activities, he reluctantly accepted the chance to do so. Perfecting his invention, Ramirez invented a skin-tight suit which used ultrasonic vibrations to make it both slippery and unaffected by his illusions and a set of high-tech goggles which manipulated light and sound waves through telekinetic impulses projected and amplified by the suit to create realistic and (sometimes) dangerous illusions.
Ramirez went on to complete his job, defeating Mr. Blank with his technology before pulling off a second heist, only to be defeated by Blank, who had improvised a means of combating his illusions. Since then, however, Ramirez adopted the name of Mr. Mesmeric and has become a mercenary for hire and criminal of great renown. He has also begun working on methods of mind control as well.
'Ghastly' Grissom (ALIVE):
When Maximilian Steel went straight, an up-and-coming gangster named Mickey Grissom (nicknamed Ghastly Grissom for his brutal and gory methods of murder and his unique skin condition which turns his skin a putrid green and causes it to rot.) quickly rose to the top of the food chain, claiming his place as a prominent crime-lord in Millennium City. Grissom quickly began to establish a name for himself in the city, attacking the MCPD, pulling off heists, establishing "legitimate businesses" and even running international crime. This soon caught the attention of Mr. Blank and Panorama, who waged a war on Grissom and his gang, a war which quickly submerged the entire city in conflict. In the chaos, Grissom began to fear for his life, fleeing in the middle of the night to Canada only to be intercepted by Mr. Blank in his car. The high-speed pursuit brought the two enemies to the docks, where Grissom escaped via a secret tunnel, disappearing for a few months and causing his empire to crumble beneath Blank's assault.
Eventually, Grissom returned to the city, forced to work his way to the top again. Enlisting a group of mercenaries, Grissom robbed a bank. There he was confronted by several heroes who all, unfortunately, failed to stop him from killing a slew of civilians, hostages and police officers as well as leaving the bank in ruins, The heroes did, however (with the added support of Mr. Blank and Nightwave) pursue Grissom to the docks where they fought him, his men and a hired Inkblot to a standstill.
He has recently revealed himself to be alive, having escaped from prison and replaced himself with a body double in heavy make-up suspecting that Steel would try and have him killed and is currently working on reclaiming his criminal empire.
Dr. Clark Chaplin was an electrical engineer, one of the best and most successful ones in the city. Known for his charity work and happy demeanor, no one would've suspected him of having acute schizophrenia. Stemming from a stressful incident in his past in which he was nearly electrocuted to death, Chaplin had a hallucination in which he heard a disembodied voice inform him that he was destined for greatness and that he was the physical manifestation of a fallen God. Longing to become the God he believed himself to be, Chaplin developed an unnatural attraction to electricity and began to develop a worsening antisocial personality disorder to the point where he stopped attempting to cover for it by donating to charity and locked himself in his laboratory for a month. Left to his own devices, Chaplin descended deeper into madness whilst developing a powerful suit of armour which could manipulate, absorb and project electricity as well as manipulate magnetic fields. When Chaplin finally returned to society, he had abandoned his identity and adopted the name of the Celtic God of thunder, Taranis.
Taranis donned his suit and went on a "culling" of Millennium City, attacking places he thought to be unpure such as Sherrera's Bar, A Science Museum and a Bookies before deciding to absorb enough power to explode, taking the city with him. Breaking into the local power station, Taranis began to absorb all the electricity he could from the generator before being confronted by Mr. Blank and Blackout, who had been chasing him all over town. Taranis and the heroes fought and almost took the station down with them before Taranis let his power go to his head and slipped up, allowing Blank to smother him in an insulating material.
Since his first appearance, Tanaris has broken out of his asylum multiple times, always attempting to destroy the city and ascend to Godhood.
Professor Derrick Ingham was a long-time friend and contact of Mr. Blank who, as he got on in years, became increasingly afraid of death and fed up with his frail and decrepit body. Ingham, in an attempt to increase his body's physical limits, concocted a serum which would reverse his aging process and make him both faster and stronger. However, there was a side-effect and anyone who consumed the serum would become a slobbering, ravenous werewolf. In order to perfect the serum, Ingham needed funding from the crime-boss known as Ghastly Grissom, who took his share of the serum as repayment. Grissom, however, betrayed Ingham and used the serum to convert half the population of Westside into werewolves. Ingham, feeling guilty for his part in this, set out to redeem himself by killing Grissom only to wind up with a bullet lodged in his stomach. Desperate, Ingham injected himself with the perfected serum which healed his wound, but also permanently transformed him into a werewolf.
Baron Samedi (DECEASED):
A feared and well known hougan, Samedi is said by his followers to be as old as time began. Leading an army of fellow voodoo cultists, Samedi became a prophet in his homeland of Haiti, using his supposed gifts from the Gods to bring his followers out of poverty and cure their sicknesses. However, things soon took a turn for the worst when Samedi, driven mad by the ingestion of a sacred herb which strengthened his power and bonds with his Gods, enslaved his followers and lay waste to his small village, killing innocents and raising them from the dead as mindless slaves. Samedi first surfaced in Millennium City when he began abducting innocent civilians and sacrificing them to attain further power. He was, however, stopped by Mr. Blank who saved his would-be sacrificial lambs and destroyed Samedi's temple. After disappearing for years, Samedi again returned, now completely out of his mind with power. Believing himself to be a God, he vowed to bring Millennium City to its knees and raise an army of the dead to fight on his behalf.
He finally met an ironic end when he attempted to resurrect Pumpkin Jack from the dead. The zombified psychopath instantly reduced Samedi to ashes and went on a murderous rampage through Millennium City before finally being put to rest for good.
An ex-VIPER agent, Raoul Mendez was a feared and efficient assassin who ended up paralysed from the neck down during a botched assassination attempt which was thwarted by the Champions. Desperate for a way out of his fate, Mendez signed up for a VIPER experiment which would bond a powerful and well-equipped exoskeleton to him and his central nervous system, granting him the power to walk and move again. The experiment was a success but VIPER took the opportunity to outfit the exoskeleton with a trademark snake theme and equip it with numerous weapons and abilities. Mendez had been molded into the perfect weapon for VIPER's acts of terrorism and was codenamed Anaconda. As Anaconda, he attempted to assassinate Mayor Calvin Biselle before being stopped by Blackout and Mr. Blank. Anaconda, angered by VIPER's lack of support, slaughtered his handlers and went rogue, becoming a mercenary for hire.
A powerful psychokinetic and telepathic mutant, Radcliffe Tate grew up in the constant captivity of Psi, who would both run experiments on him and ruthlessly condition him to become a powerful weapon, equipping him with a power suit which enhanced his abilities. Eventually, though, Tate - having planned for this moment his entire life - broke free of captivity, brutally ripping his masters to shreds as he simply walked out of Psi HQ. After his prompt escape, Tate began developing a deep hatred towards people as a whole, whom he saw as weak and fragile creatures who weren't fit to rule the world which had treated him so horribly. Using his telekinetic powers he began to will various politicians into committing suicide in extravagant and showy ways, grabbing the media's attention before unveiling himself and claiming that all of mankind had to either submit to him or perish. With the help of a range of other heroes, Blank stopped Tate and placed a power dampener on him, UNTIL taking him to a high-security facility where he couldn't harm anyone.
He was recently strangled to death by the serial killer known as Hangman, who had sedated him with a near-lethal dose of heroin whilst he choked him to death.
A professor of archaeology at Oxford University, England, Crystal Lane was an esteemed but selfish academic mind who constantly craved for more power and money. During an expedition to Egypt to explore a newly uncovered tomb, Crystal stumbled across a ring made of a beautiful diamond-like gem. Not wanting her fellow archaeologists to get a cut of her treasure, she slipped it on her ring finger, only to have it sink into her skin after the group of archaeologists left the tomb. Soon, whilst teaching a class and losing her temper at some flirtatious students at Millennium City University, Crystal's skin turned to a diamond-like substance and she caused diamond-like spikes to tear themselves from the ground around her. Confused and scared by her new powers, she fled the school and went into hiding, slowly coming to terms with and learning to master her new powers. Eventually, she decided that she could use the powers to get what she wanted and began a series of bank robberies as the supervillainess known as Crystal before being stopped by Mr. Blank and Blackout.
She is still quite active.
St. John Bennett was an Australian petty criminal and with an IQ of 160 residing in the Millennium City for his crimes. Tired of life inside prison, St. John decided to break out, sneaking out with major villains Pumpkin Jack and Marionette. Feeling somewhat unsafe with the two psychopaths outside of prison, St. John attempted to get away from them, only to be captured and taken hostage by the two for their latest scheme. They tied St. John up over a vat of acid at an abandoned Steel Industries Chemical Lab and threatened to kill him if Blank didn't show up. He did, with Blackout and Dragonfly in tow. Whilst Dragonfly and Blackout fought the villains, Blank attempted to free Bennett, only to get blasted from behind by Pumpkin Jack, falling unconscious. The blast also knocked over the vat of acid, creating a domino effect in which several vats fell over, creating a pool of their mixed contents and burning through an electrical wire, causing the pool of chemicals to crackle with electricity. As St. John struggled to break free despite a weakened Blank's warnings, he fell into the pool of chemicals, screaming in agony as the acids burnt his flesh and the electricity tortured him. The heroes were forced to escape with the unconscious villains as the lab exploded. However, from the rubble emerged a still alive Bennett, who moved at super-human speeds to run away, evading capture.
Since then Bennett learnt to control his powers of super-speed, creating a frictionless suit to aid him in his next step: Punishing Jack and Marionette. The speedster managed to capture and torture the two villains before Blank, the Dragonfly and Blackout arrived once more, narrowly defeating Bennett and sending the three villains to jail. Since then, Bennett has adopted the name Shadowbolt and has worked hard to get his revenge on Blank for sending him to the Stronghold.
Shadowbolt was recently killed in prison by the serial killer known as Hangman, who sedated him, disguised as a doctor, and strangled him to death in his sleep, calmly walking out of the prison afterwards.
Maximilian Steel II (ALIVE):
Little is known about the mysterious new person seen donning the identity of the late Maximilian Steel. He appeared recently and has been committing a series of robberies with Origami's aid, the target of said robberies being strange artifacts and valuable treasures. Whilst the identity of this new criminal is, thus far, unknown, Mr. Blank suspects that it may be his son, Maximilian Steel II, though he currently has no proof or motive to tie said suspect down. It was later revealed that the new Steel was actually the Vice President of Steel Industries, Jasper Duodem but, after the man died after falling off of the roof of the Steel Industries building and suffering from a fatal heart attack, Blank and many of his allies remain unsure about the true identity of the now thought to be deceased criminal.
The new Steel's partner-in-crime, this young girl has yet to be identified but possesses the unique power to generate and manipulate paper into unique shapes and forms to be used as lethal weapons. She is also a very skilled martial artist and has even bested Blank in several of their encounters.
Picked up off of the streets as an orphaned mutant with pain inducing powers from a very early age, the boy known only as "Subject 16" never had a chance at a normal life when Maximilian Steel I got his hands on him. Steel, wanting to breed a weapon he could use in his schemes, raised the young boy as a child soldier, putting him through grueling challenges and sick experiments in an attempt to harness his true potential and mold him into a killing machine, using his unique powers of pain inducement and manipulation as a deadly weapon against all who would oppose them. However, just when Subject 16 was nearing completion of his training, Steel was killed by the Patriot, causing the scientists to lose funding for the experiment and forcing them to shut it down and put Subject 16 out of his misery. Subject 16, however, was less-than-willing to be written off. He killed his captors using his powers and broke out of the facility, heading to America to find and kill the man responsible for his condition: Maximilian Steel.
What he did not know, however, was that Steel had long-since perished and his son had taken his place as president of his company. Subject 16 went after Maximilian Steel II thinking him to be his late father only to be stopped by the Dragonfly. He has since gone into hiding, plotting his next move and adopting the more menacing title of "Torment".
Harjit Saseendran was once a powerful and feared Indian crime boss known for his vast intellect and good looks. He ruled over the criminal underground of India with an iron fist until he made the mistake of crossing paths with a drifting Leonard LeBlanc whilst he was a part of a gang of thieves. When Saseendran drove the thieves like slaves, LeBlanc decided to challenge him to an unarmed fight for control of the gang. Arrogant and underwhelmed by the scraggly vagrant, Saseendran accepted and fought LeBlanc to the death. He was, however, defeated by the man who shamed him by sparing his life. Furious, Saseendran attempted to throw a nearby pot of boiling oil at LeBlanc to throw him off-guard, only to have the man kick the incoming pot, causing its contents to pour all over Saseendran's face, permanently disfiguring him and putting him in a year-long coma. When he awoke, he learnt that LeBlanc had long-since left India and swore to get revenge on him, tracking him all the way back to Millennium City, where he spied on him and learnt of his secret life as Mr. Blank. Saseendran struck quickly, attempting to kill LeBlanc whilst he slept but was defeated when LeBlanc stirred, catching his reflection in a nearby lamp and beating him into retreat.
Slinking away after yet another defeat at LeBlanc's hands, Saseendran decided that if he couldn't best him physically, he'd do it intellectually, setting into motion an elaborate plan to not only expose LeBlanc's identity as Mr. Blank but also to destroy his life, the lives of his loved ones and drive him to his breaking point, at which point he would finally kill him. He has long since been enacting said plan, starting with his hostile takeover of Millennium City's criminal underground and his operation under the alias of Mastermind.
His plan almost succeeded until Blank confronted him, livid over his hand in putting his assistant Panorama into a coma. He and Blank engaged each other in an intense swordfight, ending in Mastermind's defeat. Blank, against his own desires, decided to spare the beaten Mastermind and dropped his sword, leaving his tower. However, Maximilian Steel, who had been on his way to discuss business with the crime-lord, had seen the whole thing and, first cutting off the security cameras right at the point where Blank holds his blade to Mastermind's neck, walked into the villain's office after Blank left and slit his throat with Blank's sword, framing Blank for his murder.
Brain Freeze (ALIVE):
Dr. Ivan Petrovsky was a Russian Cryogenicist working on a way to store living organisms in ice for extended periods of time without any long-term side-effects, a process which could allow people to be frozen in blocks of ice until cures for un-curable diseases were found or to store various food products in ice, allowing them to be preserved for long journeys. However, tragedy struck when, during an experiment with his process, a ventilation system containing Cryogenic Gas burst open, leaking the deadly neurotoxin into Petrovsky's lab. Petrovsky was unable to escape from his lab before he ingested lethal amounts of the toxin, thus freezing his organs and causing him to go into a comatose state with little hope of ever being reawakened.
Petrovsky's employers, however (seeing his fantastic mind as a valuable resource) wouldn't accept his fate and used complicated surgery to removed his brain from his body and place it in a machine, allowing Petrovsky to continue his work. Petrovsky, however, was none-too-pleased about his new state of being and grew more and more embittered as time went on to the point where he began to slowly abandon what little humanity he had left, coming to loathe humans as a result. Eventually, he reached his breaking point and created a suit of armour to escape from his captivity within the science facility. Donning the armour, he made a violent escape from the facility and from Russia itself, coming to America to escape from his life. Once there, however, Petrovsky began to miss his humanity and to loathe his monstrous form. He decided that he had to find a way to get back what was once his - by any means necessary. Modifying the suit with cryogenic palm projectors, temperature modulating devices and other pieces of ice based weaponry, Petrovsky became the supervillain known as Brain Freeze and is now bent on acquiring the resources needed to reclaim his beloved humanity, regardless of who gets hurt in the process (and of how much of it he loses in the process).
El Tigre (ALIVE):
Once a world-famous luchador known only by his stage name, El Tigre took a fall from stardom when he was publicly disgraced in a fight where his opponent removed his mask. Having lost the will to do the only thing he enjoyed in life, El Tigre became disillusioned and embittered, drinking constantly and wallowing in self-pity. That was until he found a mysterious amulet whilst sleeping in an alleyway, having been dropped in his begging cup by a mysterious passerby. Initially, El Tigre attempted to pawn it off for a quick buck but, as he was making his way to the pawnbroker, the amulet spoke to him and compelled him to try it on. Swayed, El Tigre did just that and was overwhelmed by an immense surge of power as the spirit of the tiger flowed into him. The spirit informed El Tigre that it was up to him to take back what was once his and granted him powerful physical abilities in order to assist him in doing so. With this newfound power and a sudden lack of self-control, El Tigre returned to the ring and defeated the man who beat him before, brutally killing him in the fight. He did not stop there, however, and went on to win match-after-match as he quickly rose to the top, the spirit of the tiger consuming more and more of him as he did so until, eventually, El Tigre's own mind was almost non-existent and the spirit took full control of him.
El Tigre went on to continue decimating opponents in the ring, often killing them, until he made the mistake of starting a bar fight and attempting to kill innocent bar patrons. It was then that he first came face to face with Mr. Blank. The two engaged in an intense battle but, in the end, Mr. Blank narrowly defeated El Tigre, the latter of which became furious at his defeat. He became obsessed with Mr. Blank and defeating him in honourable combat and, quickly challenged him to an official rematch in the ring. When Blank refused, El Tigre snapped and decided to hunt and beat Blank outside of the ring. He held a group of people hostage in order to draw Blank out and then challenged him to a fight for their lives. However, much to El Tigre's dismay, Blank won again.
Since then, El Tigre has descended deeper and deeper into the depths of madness with his deranged obsession with Mr. Blank and has been unrelenting in his efforts to beat him.
Professor Liam McDowell was a close friend of Leonard LeBlanc in high-school. The two were often inseparable despite coming from different walks of life. LeBlanc was wealthy and McDowell was poor, LeBlanc was a troublemaker and McDowell was an upstanding citizen, LeBlanc was detested and McDowell was loved. Many people questioned why someone like McDowell would align themselves with a screw-up like LeBlanc to which McDowell would answer "Regardless of what everyone thinks of him, Lenny has good in him. He just needs to find it himself first." Eventually, LeBlanc turned his life around and the two parted ways after high-school only to meet again by chance when LeBlanc saved McDowell from a co-worker who had gone postal. The two quickly reignited their friendship and McDowell revealed his profession and his current project of working on a way to give people eternal youth. LeBlanc was somewhat unnerved by McDowell's passion on the subject and warned him against pursuing it any further. McDowell, however, saw this as his old friend still being envious of him after all these years and stormed off.
Later, McDowell finished the prototype of the Parasite Bodysuit - a suit which could steal the lifeforce from another living organism and give it to the wearer. After testing it out, however, he discovered that the effects were only temporary. This lead the board to reject the suit until he could perfect it.
LeBlanc, meanwhile, investigated McDowell's experiments, learning that the co-worker who had gone postal had done so because he witnessed McDowell carrying out cruel experiments on human and non-human test subjects against company regulations. Suiting up, Mr. Blank decided to go down to the science facility and confront McDowell, only to find the severly aged-and-withered corpses of several lab-assistants there. It turned out that McDowell had inadvertently become addicted to the euphoria he gained when draining the lifeforce of another organism and, whilst plants, insects and small animals had sustained him at first, his hunger for lifeforce was becoming strong and stronger. Mr. Blank rushed to go and stop his friend from harming anyone else only to find him getting his revenge on the board which had rejected his idea. Mr. Blank attempted to reason with McDowell but was met only with hostility as the latter, driven mad by his hunger, attempted to drain him. Using cunning and lots of luck, Blank managed to restrain McDowell and defeat him. Since that fateful day, McDowell's hunger has only grown more insatiable and, whilst Blank pities his friend, he has had to put a stop to his murderous rampages multiple times.
Recently, Parasite was mutated beyond recognition by one of I.Q.'s experiments, transforming him into a bat-like creature and giving him inherent life-force stealing powers at the cost of his mind and what was left of his humanity.
The Fumigator (ALIVE):
A brilliant and gifted chemist, Tobias Rattigan was a very socially withdrawn individual. He was bullied for his meekness and lack of any real physical presence for most of his life and repulsed most of the women he ever met. It is no wonder, then, that he grew up hating the majority of people he met reflexively. As a chemist, Rattigan treated his co-workers with a callous disregard. He'd carry out experiments on them without their knowledge, insult and undermine them and even poison them mildly for a "joke". Eventually, his callous disregard for those around him lead to his being fired. This only served to amplify his hatred for humans as a whole, leading him to reach an ultimatum: Humans were vermin that had to be exterminated.
Donning a suit resembling that of a fumigator and concocting various chemical compounds to aid him, Rattigan became The Fumigator and now wages war on mankind using his gas-based weaponry and unique chemicals to "exterminate" mankind as a whole.
Billy Matthews was a 15 year old nerd with a host of problems on his plate: the girl he was interested in wanted nothing to do with him, he was the frequent target of the school's resident bully, his father (a wealthy business tycoon) was ashamed of his meekness and his only real source of comfort and form of escape from life were the endless hordes of videogames he'd bombard himself with. He resented most of the uncaring individuals in his life, especially his dad. It was no wonder, then, that when he found a stolen Black Talon Armour Mk II at an abandoned warehouse, he used it to get revenge on all the people who had wronged him in life, only stopping when the commander of the Shining Knight mecha, Hiroto, defeated him.
Billy Matthews was sent to a juvenile detention centre and the Black Talon Armour was quickly stolen by Bart McCoy, a paraplegic ex-pilot with a grudge against Mr. Blank for inadvertently crippling him from the waist-down during a fight with Bombshell and Dr. Delirium which ended in McCoy getting crushed by falling debris.
Believing himself to be an agent of chaos and a harbinger of apocalypse, Lucifer believes he exists for the sole purpose of revealing the hypocrisies, flaws and secrets of mankind through destruction, causing suffering to all those around him and raising hell on Earth. Little is known about the man himself other than the fact that he is a thoroughly manipulative and silver-tongued sociopath with a callous disregard for life and the consequences of his actions who actually gains pleasure from the suffering of those around him. He first encountered Blank when he and his gang went on a killing spree, murdering several well-known philanthropists in Millennium City whilst also revealing their secrets which revealed them as being far less upstanding as the general public believed them to be. Blank stopped him from killing Maximilian Steel II and thought through his henchmen to get to him. Once the two met face to face, Lucifer called Blank out on his sins and flaws as well as the irony of his situation before engaging him in a fight which he lost. Since then, Lucifer has broken out of the Millennium City Prison more times than he'd care to count and has always celebrated with another complex scheme to bring the city to its knees. He's been unsuccessful, so far.
Aside from being manipulative and possessing a great insight into the inner machinations of the human mind, Lucifer has an IQ of 200 (matching Blank's) and is a skilled engineer, swordsman, inventor, chemist and martial artist, amongst other things. His signature weapon is his walking stick with a demon's head handle, which he has outfitted with various different functions such as a blade that sprouts from its base, a grappling hook in the handle, a gas ejector in the demon's mouth and more. The gas which is ejected is one of his own creation called "Penance" it paralyses the muscles in the face, leaving them locked in a perpetual scream of terror whilst also blinding and deafening the victim, dying their eyes an unnatural shade of black and leaving them blind, deaf and still alive, locked in a world of darkness or "Hell on Earth" as Lucifer calls it. The gas also acts as a mental stimulant, causing the victim to be constantly bombarded with their most traumatic memories, greatest fears and etc. His other gas called "Hellfire" is a hallucinogen which causes anyone who breathes it to have severe hallucinations depicting their own personal visions of hell.
His gang consists of 7 other people all based around the seven deadly sins and all dressed in leather gimp suits.
There's Lust, a very attractive and well-formed woman who enjoys nothing more than torturing her victims in degrading and erotic manners before slowly snuffing them out.
Gluttony is an 8ft tall morbidly obese cannibal.
Greed is a muscular and otherwise well-rounded man with acute kleptomania.
Sloth is a slow, spindly, tired man who prefers to do his killing as quickly as possible.
Wrath is a complete murderous psychopath who is more likened to a beast than a man and takes pleasure in savaging his foes with his own hands as opposed to weapons.
Envy is Lucifer's right-hand woman and is probably the sanest of the group. She does however take pleasure in the deaths of those who possess what she does not.
And Pride is a well-sculpted, handsome, muscular and well-trained narcissist who detests degrading himself by fighting others.
Vivian Stanson was a problem child from the get-go. A sociopathic bully who enjoyed tormenting his classmates and small animals, his wealthy parents quickly sent him to a boarding school in the hopes that it would straighten him out. However, much to their dismay, it only served to make him more violent and unruly and, upon dropping out of school at 15, he joined a gang called the Wildcards. He would rise through the ranks of the gang before eventually killing and succeeding its leader with a ornamental scythe from his home. It was then that Vivian discovered his lust for murder and he promptly went out and killed his parents, who he felt had wronged him all these years. It was during the brutal murder of his parents that Vivian also discovered an unnatural obsession with death as a whole and the human skeleton, adapting a title and an identity which would better suit him than his embarrassing name. He labelled himself the Reaper and changed the name of his newly acquired gang to "The Reaperz". As the Reaper, he and his gang are feared throughout Westside for their brutality and have been a major thorn in the collective sides of its inhabitants for years. His signature weapons are a smaller version of a traditional scythe, which he uses with deadly efficiency and equally as deadly bloodlust and a double-barrelled shotgun called "The Reaper's Touch". Recently, the Reaperz have entered a violent gang war with the Predators, a new gang hailing from Vibora Bay and being led by the crime boss known as Butch Cassidy a.k.a Ankylosaurus.
Spring-Heeled Jack (INACTIVE):
Born a repulsive mutant, Jack Sherwood was hastily abandoned by his frightened parents, who believed him to be some sort of demon. He was left in a dumpster for three days before being found by a wandering homeless man, who took the infant in as his own and raised him. Jack spent the majority of his life on the streets with a clan of other homeless people, foraging for food and, occasionally, using Jack's demonic appearance to scare people into giving them money. However, upon reaching the age of 15, Jack's mutant powers - which had been dormant up until this point - manifested when he leaped 25ft into the air to catch a falling window-cleaner. Frightened by Jack's powers, his clan of homeless people deserted him, leaving him, once again, alone in the world. As Jack continued to struggle to survive, he began to feel intense feelings of hatred towards people, who treated him like dirt. Eventually, this manifested into violence when Jack, angered at the taunts of a few other teenagers, used his enhanced strength and agility to savagely beat three of them to death. Jack fled the scene of the crime, horrified at his actions but, when he tried to justify himself to the police forces which soon surrounded him, he was dismayed to find that none of them would listen and that some of them even threw insults at him. This finally broke something in Jack's mind and he lashed out at the police officers, killing them too before fleeing to a junkyard. Since then, Jack has come to the realisation that it's him against the entire world and has since committed various crimes with the objective to make money, stick it to the "normals" or just to cause mayhem. His criminal career was, however, cut short by I.Q, who lobotomised the villain for attempting to steal a mutagen from him. Spring-Heeled Jack is now a vegetable, living out the rest of his days in the Insane Ward at the Millennium City Prison.
Dr. Delirium (ALIVE):
Doctor Benjamin Strauss was a criminal psychologist at the Millennium City Prison and a relatively ordinary man. He was friendly, charitable, hard-working, intelligent and loved by the majority of those whom he encountered. As a criminal psychologist, Strauss came into contact with many of Blank's foes and, through their stories of him, began to develop an odd obsession with his mind and how it worked. Eager to psychoanalyse the mystery man, Strauss went out of his way to get more information on him from the inmates as well as to try and secure a meeting with him. He was unsuccessful in grabbing Blank's attention however, driving him to go to more extreme measures when Lucifer manipulated him into springing him from prison in exchange for an audience with Blank. Strauss, convinced that Lucifer would keep his word, agreed and, in the dead of night, sprung him from prison. Lucifer kept his word but added his own sadistic twist to it. He kidnapped and brutally tortured Strauss both mentally and physically whilst daring Blank to find them. It took a week for Blank to track down and confront Lucifer. In the end, Lucifer was defeated but Strauss was left broken and despondent, lashing out violently at Blank with a knife, the latter fending him off and knocking him out. During his recovery at the insanity ward in the Millennium City Prison, Strauss was subjected to numerous injuries and assaults by his fellow inmates and began to notice a single common factor contributing to the insanity of a large number of patients: Mr. Blank. But not just the man himself, what he represented: Order, authority... He realised that even Blank, a man thought to be a hero, was insane. That even he was insane. That EVERYONE was insane. Obsessed with his new philosophy on life, Strauss awaited his release and, upon being let free, immediately set to work. Using his knowledge as a psychologist and technology stolen from various places, Strauss built a suit which allowed him to amplify, manipulate and exploit the sanity, perception, cognitive functions, memory, sobriety and even the very personality of a person whilst also reflecting the chaotic and disorganised nature of life and became Dr. Delirium. He now does his best to expose the insanity lurking within everyone whilst also attempting to destroy the one beacon of defiance in his new philosophy: Mr Blank.
Patrica Martin grew up in one of the roughest neighbourhoods in Brooklyn as the youngest sibling in a family of 5 brothers. She learnt from a very early age that, if she wanted to survive her childhood, she'd have to bite her lip, buckle up and become just as tough as the men in her life. A tomboy, Martin spent most of her early years getting into fights, running into trouble with the law and seeking thrills wherever she could until she joined the US Marines at the age of 21. There, Martin first realised her love for explosives, training to become a demolitions expert, one of the best ones in her platoon. Eventually, though, after getting into a fight with and severly injuring three of her fellow soldiers, she was discharged from the army, having been deemed to volatile. Penniless, Martin began offering her services as a mercenary, using her army training and martial arts prowess to carry out a series of jobs for the highest bidder. However, when her employers soon realised that her methods were far from discreet, she once again found herself out of the job. Pissed off, she went down to the local dive bar to drink her sorrows away before beingt approached by the late Maximilian Steel, who offered to hire her to kill Mr. Blank in the LEAST discreet way possible. Patrica happily accepted the job and, armed to the teeth with explosives, RPGs, grenade launchers and other weaponary, went on a one-woman quest to kill Blank. She ultimately lost but, as she was being sent off to prison, she began to revel in the sheer amount of destruction she had caused and realised she had hoplophilia, a peverse sexual attraction to firearms. Since then, Martin adopted the name Bombshell and uses her trademark explosive weaponry (combined with an explosive temper) to seek the ultimate thrill: destroying the man who put her behind bars.
Lyle Einser was a famous video game designer known for playing a part in developing popular games such as the MMORPG; Timewarped and the FPS; Cable as well as being one of the minds behind the VRS (Virtual Reality Simulator). Lyle vastly enjoyed his work and designing challenging obstacles for his players to overcome, which made it all the more devastating when his company's publisher, FA Games, sacked his entire team, putting him out of the job. Devastated from losing one of the greatest components of his life, Einser sank into deep depression, one which he only broke out of by becoming an indie developer operating under the name of Gamemaster. There, he happily developed games on his website for the appreciative public and spoke out against the injustices done unto him by FA Games. FA Games, unhappy with Einser's slander, called in their legal team and, in one month, Einser found himself being sued for $1 million dollars. Broken, Einser decided to get his final revenge on FA.
After a while, he finally initiated his master plan. As the president of FA went to work one morning, he entered his workplace to find the entire building covered in spider-like robots, reminiscent of one of Einser's early games. The robots attacked the president, causing him to hide behind a metal crate placed by Einser. Einser then gave the president a bag full of items to help him get to the top of the building and left him to fight his way through it, knowing that the elderly man would die. He was stopped, however, by Blank, who entered the building and saved the president, taking his place in Einser's game. There, Blank fought his way through a number of enemies, challenges and puzzles to finally arrive at Einser who, having been defeated fair and square, handed himself over.
Since then, Einser has grown obsessed with all types of games from videogames to board games. He has also grown obsessed with Blank and heroes in general, inventing various scenarios and challenges to test and, hopefully, defeat them.
The Professional (DECEASED):
Known by no other name, The Professional is a highly trained and deadly assassin, a black market dealer, a weapons expert and a brilliant sniper amongst other things. He first met Mr. Blank whilst working as Ghastly Grissom's right-hand man. The two clashed when he attempted to assassinate Blank on Grissom's orders and very nearly succeeded. Whilst Blank managed to narrowly defeat his would-be killer, the Pro escaped and lived to fight another day. Realising that Blank would not be easy to kill, the Pro stalked his prey relentlessly and began attempting to kill his allies, starting with the Dragonfly, whose wings he pierced whilst he was flying high above the city from a tree. Dragonfly veered out of control and crashed, winding up breaking his left arm and spraining his ankle. As Blank helped him back to his base and nursed him back to health, he noticed the bullet hole in his wing and matched it up to the bullet he had attained from his previous encounter with Deadeye, realising that the assassin was going after others.
Leaving Dragonfly, Blank decided to draw Deadeye out using Blackout as bait. As the Pro lined up the shot, Blank (using common sense and knowledge of how a sniper's mind works) found and attacked him, along with Blackout, the two defeating him. Since then, Deadeye has spent a year in prison and, having been freed by Grissom, has taken his place at his side once more, ready to pay Blank back for sending him to the slammer. However, he is known to do almost anything for a price and only time will tell if he stays loyal to Grissom.
He recently turned up dead alongside Mister Nobody, with Turncoat claiming that they were killed by John Doe.
Candy Cane was the spoilt, over-privileged daughter of the founder of a weapons manufacturing company. Naturally good-looking, she discovered from an early age that, using her good looks, charms and a fake persona as a clueless, innocent girl, she could manipulate most of the men in her life into doing exactly what she wanted them to do and she did so, remorselessly, as she slowly developed into a sociopath. For the most part, she lived a lazy, self-indulgent lifestyle in the lap of luxury. That was until she began to notice a void in her life. A gnawing emptiness which had yet to be filled. Finding she no longer gained pleasure from turning the men around her into bumbling, hot messes, she decided that what was really missing in her life was one simple thing: fun. Intrigued by the lives of criminals, Cane began to integrate herself into Millennium City's criminal underground, working her way through the ranks and learning a variety of skills along the way. When she got bored of rank-and-file crimes, though, Cane became more and more enamored with the exciting world of supervillainy. Creating a unique personage for herself, Cane became Dollface and used her father's money to build a variety of candy and toy based gadget and weaponry for her as well as a unique costume. Eventually, she was ready to make her debut as Dollface. However, whilst attempting to kill a novice vigilante, Mr. Blank arrived on the scene and easily defeated Dollface, sending her to prison, where her father promptly pulled strings to get her released. Her run in with Blank only increased her lust for crime, though, and Candy was soon back out on the street, challenging Blank to a fight in her father's booby-trapped chemical warfare factory. When Blank arrived, Dollface ambushed him and appeared to have him beat until she accidentally spilled a vat of chemicals on herself, the force of the chemicals knocking her into a wall and unconscious.
Whilst she recovered at Mercy, she began to realise that her usual control over men had increased tenfold and that, with the right thoughts and techniques, she could make them her mindless puppets. She would later discover that the chemicals had given her pheromone manipulative abilities and, once again, went out to fight Blank, this time nearly succeeding until Panorama snuck up behind her and knocked her unconscious. Since then, Dollface has been disowned by her humiliated father and, so, resorts to crime to fund her...hobby. Her signature weapon is a giant lollipop-shaped hammer, which is designed to be almost weightless to the wielder and a candy cane dagger. She is also an expert acrobat, perhaps even an olympic-level one.
Brian Song was a young astronaut and astrophysicist first in line to take part in Project: Asterisk, a next-gen space exploration project which planned to send three budding astronauts into a recently opened wormhole above the Earth's atmosphere, in the hopes of finding a new source of energy speculated to exist within the wormhole: Darkforce. However, unbeknownst to those working alongside him, Song was also a Chinese spy, sent in to infiltrate the project, steal the findings and hand it over to the Chinese Government. However, Song had his own agenda, planning to betray both the Americans and the Chinese and sell the Darkforce to an unidentified seller on the black market, who promised him 1 billion dollars for it. Setting out into space, Song quickly set his plan into motion. Upon reaching the wormhole and recovering a sizeable chunk of Darkforce, Song killed both of his fellow astronauts and left their bodies in the wormhole, planning to return to Earth alone. Upon return, he landed in the Pacific Ocean and was gone (having been picked up by the Chinese) before the Americans even made it to his landing sight, the Darkforce with him. Hijacking the boat and killing both of his escorts, Song made his way back to America, where he went under deep cover, eventually meeting with Maximilian Steel II, his mysterious client. Wearing his protective mask, Steel lulled Song into a sense of false security before sedating and abducting him, choosing him as the first subject in his experiments with the recovered piece of Darkforce. Song was objected to various tortures during the experiments but the end result was a sample of the Darkforce bonding to his skin and solidifying, turning it pitch black and hard as well as giving it the ability to absorb certain items into it, leading to potentially unlimited storage.
Using his prototype to his advantage, Steel outfitted Song with numerous star-themed gadgets and sent him on his first task: stealing a reactor from Harmon Industries. Song, now under the influence of Steel's suggestibility drugs and having been dubbed Asterisk, set out on his task but was met with heavy resistance by the Defender, who fought him off, causing him to flee. After losing the Defender, however, Asterisk ran into Mr. Blank, who had received a distress call over the Response line. The two fought and, eventually, Song was defeated, Steel's hold over him breaking. He was sent to prison, where he began to see that his new state possessed some value after all. Breaking out of prison, Song began using his powers and equipment to do mercenary work and commit various crimes around the city under the name Asterisk, using his training as an elite Chinese spy, an astronaut, a martial artist and an acrobat to make a living.
Dylan Lynch was a prison warden and a content family man, an ex-marine, a bodybuilder and an upstanding member of his community before a prison riot tore his life apart. During a normal day at work, the prisoners in Millennium City prison organised a prison break, swarming the prison in an attempt to break out. Whilst many of the escapees were detained and returned to their cells, a handful of them escaped. One of the escapees was the psychopathic villain known as Lucifer, who had grown to hate the warden, sparking an unhealthy rivalry with him and vowing to punish him once he escaped. Lucifer, upon breaking out of his cell, headed to the prison's record room and stole the warden's record, using it to uncover his address. Lucifer then immediately went to the warden's house whilst he dealt with the aftermath of the riot, restraining his wife and 8 year old daughter, raping the mother and forcing the daughter to watch and then torturing the two of them ruthlessly, finally slitting their throats and using their blood to draw pentagrams all over the house. When Lynch finally returned home late, he found the horrifying scene laid out before him, breaking down on the spot. The police found him two hours later, cradling his dead wife and sobbing uncontrollably, covered in her blood.
From there, Lynch was institutionalised, his friends fearing for his sanity. After a year of therapy, he was finally deemed stable enough to go back out into the world, reclaiming his job as the warden of the prison. However, everything went awry when the warden, upon running an inspection of the prison, discovered that Lucifer, who he had expected to have been locked away for good, was still out and about, having escaped from prison again. Snapping like a twig, Lynch took a half day and went home, vowing to put an end to Lucifer and the other criminals in the city himself. Outfitting himself in a bag-like mask, a noose around his neck and an unusual costume, Lynch set out to carry out punishment on those he deemed wicked, adopting the title of the Hangman. As the Hangman, Lynch became a high-profile serial killer, strangling his victims to death, mutilating their bodies and then stringing them up, leaving a hangman puzzle for the police to solve in the hopes of stopping him. This attracted the attention of Mr. Blank, who began doing his best to hunt down the killer. The Hangman killed villains such as Neon and Shadowbolt before Blank realised the pattern: They were all prisoners at the Millennium City Prison the previous year and had been one of the few people to escape it during the big riot. Blank also noticed that the Hangman would chop off pieces of his victims, correlating to the order in which they were killed, much like a hangman game. His first victim was merely a strung up head and neck. His second had a body, with the limbs all chopped off. The third only had a right arm. Neon had both his arms and Shadowbolt had just one leg. Blank realised that the next person to be killed would be the final victim and that it would, in fact, be the escaped Lucifer, rushing to find him. Eventually, Blank did find Lucifer, fighting against a murderous Hangman. Blank defeated the Hangman, unmasking him as Lynch and then did the same to Lucifer, who attempted to kill Blank from behind. The two were sent to prison.
Since then, the Hangman's attempts to exert his own form of justice on the city haven't lessened and, every time he breaks out of prison, he makes sure to punish a new set of those he deems as criminals deserving capital punishment. He typically carries a noose around his neck, some added rope and a pocket knife in his pants, some fibre wire in his shoes and a machete for the grizzly work of mutilating his victims.
Kai was Mr. Blank's first partner and, in his own words, one of his greatest failures. The two first encountered each other early in the hero's career (5 months after he started to fight crime, to be precise) when Mr. Blank, investigating reports of Steel Industries experimenting on human test subjects, found the 12 year old Kai floating inside of a suspended animation machine. Eager to aid the young child, Blank instantly freed him from his containment device, only to have the young boy instinctively attack him with martial arts skills far too advanced for someone his age and a bloodlust rivaling that of a deranged killer. Eventually, however, Blank managed to calm the child down and convince him that he was an ally and, together, the two escaped the facility before the authorities arrived on scene. It was only once the team got to Blank's base at the time, an abandoned warehouse in the docks, that Blank discovered that the boy had no memory of his life before he was freed from the containment tube, save a few unclear memories of pain. Blank, sympathising with the boy's situation, offered him a place to stay in the form of the warehouse whilst he further investigated his past, naming the boy Kai - The name he had planned to give to his child when he got engaged to Rita. As Blank and Kai spent more and more time together, they grew to like and respect one another and, eventually, Blank began to train him to fight by his side, seeing the obvious potential in him and completely forgetting about his mission to uncover his past.
After months of training, Blank finally allowed Kai to don a costume and fight by his side as his hooded sidekick, Cloak. The two would fight and live together for 3 years, developing a father-son relationship with one another. However, their lives took a turn for the worse when Kai's forgotten past came back to haunt him. Kai began to have nightmares about killing people. The haunting nightmares soon began to affect him whilst awake. He frequently made mistakes, seemed distracted and was emotionally unstable, leading Blank to return to his mission of uncovering Kai's past. What he found, however, only made matters worse. Investigating further into the Steel Industries scandal, Blank uncovered that the company had been artificially constructing human fetuses and genetically and mentally conditioning them to be the perfect soldiers as part of a shady deal with the American Government. However, the plan was deemed unethical and the project was shut down, all of the children but Kai being killed off. Unwilling to let his hard work go to waste, however, Maximilian Steel kept Kai a secret, secretly raising him as the perfect soldier in the hopes that he would be Steel's right hand man when he grew up. Mr. Blank was then captured at gunpoint and savagely tortured by Steel, who revealed that, by using nanites in Kai's body, he had been closely monitoring him and Blank, using him to uncover all of Blank's weaknesses in the hopes that this would allow him to finally defeat the thorn in his side that Blank was quickly becoming. In order to test Kai out, Steel then reactivated his original programming and sent him to kill crime and business rivals when he went to sleep, causing Kai to believe that the murders were dreams.
Blank, broken and beaten as he was, was then put against a brainwashed Kai in a fight to the death in Steel's underground wrestling ring, getting beaten severely by his most trusted ally. Just as Kai was about to deal the final blow, however, something snapped in him and he fought against his programming, fighting his way out of the fight club with an injured Blank and viciously beating Steel into a coma which would last 3 months. When Blank came back to consciousness however, he was a changed man. He no longer trusted Kai, or anyone for that matter, thinking himself to be a fool to believe that he wouldn't have to be alone on his mission to rid the city of crime. He turned his back on Kai and told him to leave, sadly. Brokenhearted, Kai yelled angrily at a leaving Blank, telling him that he hated him and running away, vowing never to return.
Four years later, however, a new masked vigilante began appearing in Westside, mercilessly killing criminals, laundering their money, scaring them into obeying the law and leaving grizzly "warnings" around the city. This prompted a wounded Blank, still recovering from some wounds he gained whilst fighting a supervillain, to send Nightwave to hunt the vigilante down. Upon finding the villain, Nightwave discovered that his name was turncoat and that he knew Mr. Blank, having been a sidekick of his years ago. He attacked Nightwave, verbally, before attempting to gain the trust of the villains in the city by assassinating Sylvester Reeves, succeeding much to Blank and Nightwave's dismay. Upon hearing a recount of the encounter from Nightwave, Blank realised that the new vigilante was, in fact, Kai and that he would be coming for Blank and his loved ones, having vowed to make him pay for abandoning him.
Whether or not he'll succeed, however, remains to be seen...
The Gremlin (ALIVE):
Dexter Hobbes was born a grotesque and severely deformed monster when his mother, a research scientist at ARGENT, was exposed to high levels of Alienite radiation whilst he was developing in the womb. As a result, his skin became sickly green and his anatomy resembled that of a goblin rather than that of a human. His mother, frightened of the boy and worried about what ARGENT would do to it upon finding out about it, quickly left the young Hobbes at a local orphanage. Hobbes grew up the frequent target of bullying due to his intelligence, diminutive stature and grotesque appearance and soon began to develop a deep-seated hatred towards all those around him, ignoring and avoiding them and spending the majority of his time around the one thing he felt he understood: technology. Hobbes was born with an inherent love for and fascination with technology, machinery, folklore, poetry and knowledge, as a side-effect of the same radiation which had deformed him so horribly and, as he continued to grow, so too did his love for those things and his hatred of people. Eventually, whilst studying on a scholarship at Millennium University, a jealous classmate of Hobbes rallied some friends and, whilst he was on his way to his dorm after a late night at the lab, savagely attacked him, leaving him bloodied and beaten on the pavement. From that day onwards, Hobbes decided that everyone was the enemy and that they would all pay. His sanity rapidly deteriorating as a result of the radiation and the emotional trauma of the attack, Hobbes graduated and began selling some inventions of his to various companies in order to build up enough wealth to build his prize invention: a radioactive bomb which he theorised would mutate everyone into grotesque monsters like himself. He was, however, stopped by Mr. Blank, who defused the bomb and sent the unstable Hobbes to the Insane Ward at Millennium City Prison. This only served to make matters worse, however, as Hobbes soon began to grow obsessed with poetry and folklore in prison and, finally pushed off the brink of sanity, became the Gremlin, vowing to use his mastery over technology to bring all those who ever wronged him for being different to their knees. Currently, he sells his talents and inventions to the highest bidder, using the profit to fund his own plans.
Ivan-Quincy Bronson was a world-renowned and extremely gifted geneticist known for various astounding discoveries and innovative theories in the realm of genetics. Wealthy, intelligent and respected, I.Q. had no reason to break bad save one: Science. Strongly and controversially supporting Dr. Moreau's work on Monster Island, Bronson began researching his own methods of genetic splicing. This attracted the attention of his employers, however, who - not wanting to attract any negative publicity - fired Bronson and destroyed his work. Angered, Bronson snapped and decided that he would get his revenge on those who had wronged him. Abducting several of his ex co-workers, Bronson genetically altered their DNA to turn them into hulking beasts and set them on his employers. Luckily, Mr. Blank showed up, defeating the monsters and saving Bronson's employers. This only served to irritate him further, however, and he began working on further ways to seek revenge on his employers and on Mr. Blank for stopping him from exacting his revenge on those who had wronged him, this time creating his own variants of manimals to fight Blank. However, their genetic structure was severely unstable and they degraded in the middle of combat, leaving behind only a clear liquid. Analysing this liquid allowed Blank to discover that Bronson was behind the attacks and the vigilante located and thwarted the mad scientist, sending him to prison.
Since his first appearance, Bronson has moved past his obsession with revenge but instead continues to try to make genetic marvels, having his creations commit crimes to support his lifestyle as well as rent himself out to villains who require his special talents.
Once a skilled cryptologist and cryptographer working for UNTIL, Frank Locke had an immeasurable IQ and was becoming increasingly bored of the simplicity and tedium of his job and life in general. No man, code, lock or obstacle ever provided him with a mental or physical challenge. Spiralling into a deep depression over the meaninglessness of his existence, Locke attempted to commit suicide by leaping from his apartment window before realising that his gigantic ego and narcissistic personality wouldn't allow him to rob the world of his keen intellect by committing suicide. Compromising, Locke decided to commit suicide the one way in which his ego wouldn't overpower his depression: He would willingly allow someone else to kill him. At that very moment, the top news story of the day played on his television, broadcasting the murder of a crime boss at the hands of a vigilante. An idea already formulating in his head, Locke decided that he too would get killed by Mr. Blank, a personal favourite of his. Donning a poorly made costume and a machine gun, Locke initiated a hostage situation at a local bank, calling out Mr. Blank and threatening to kill the hostages if he didn't arrive to stop and kill him. However, Blank outsmarted Locke, capturing but not killing him and freeing his hostages. This sparked a deep, obsessive fascination with Mr. Blank in Locke's mind as the only person since his father to outsmart him. Spending time in prison training his body and his mind, Locke finally broke out during a prison riot and decided to once again challenge Mr. Blank. Adopting a new, less sloppily thrown together costume, Locke adopted the identity of Cipher and planted bombs throughout Millennium City, challenging Mr. Blank to solve codes and puzzles to locate them before the day was over and they detonated. What he wasn't expecting, however, was for Blank to enlist the aid of Serenity, Pink, Arcane Arrow, F.R.A.N.K.A.N.S.T.E.I.N, Crimson Serpent and Armstrong in solving the codes and, together, the heroes worked to put a stop to Cipher, only to find that the villain had pre-empted them, using the bombs as a distraction for his true plan to steal data on several villains from the city's database. He recently resurfaced, being forced into creating a bomb without a deactivation code for the benefit of the mysterious villain known as John Doe. Cipher reluctantly held a hostage situation at the City Hall where Moonlighters Wraith, Nightchild, Ul'Thurga, Violet Mask and The Censor confronted him. The Cipher, though initially adamant about the fact that the bomb could not be stopped, hurriedly attempted to deactivate the bomb once the heroes discovered a hidden deactivation code panel on the bomb. Before he could enter the whole code, however, he was killed by John Doe, who had been watching the whole thing through nanites implanted in the Cipher's head. The same nanites blew the villain's head to smithereens, killing him instantly.
Mister Nobody (DECEASED):
Born with mild schizophrenia into an impoverished family to a drunken and abusive father and a near-suicidal mother, Victor Nought's only true friend whilst growing up was his older sister, Marilyn. The two, avid fans of the book "The Prince and the Pauper" (the one book they had access to at home) would promise each other that together they would get away from their tragic childhoods and "Just become different people" and shared an incestuous relationship with one another, Marilyn becoming Victor's first and only love. Tragedy struck however when, after coming home to find that his wife had used a pistol to blow her brains out, Victor's father began to blame himself and his kids for the death of his wife, drinking heavily and becoming addicted to crystal meth. Eventually, whilst high on crystal meth, he began to have vivid hallucinations of Marilyn looking exactly like his late wife and, from that point on, he regularly began raping her in front of a traumatised Victor's very eyes. After a year of being regularly raped by her own father, Marilyn became pregnant and, in a brief lapse of sanity, stabbed her drunken father to death when he again tried to have sex with her. Victor and Marilyn then decided to adopt new identities and run away together, raising the baby as their own. They didn't get far, however, when, whilst travelling through the winter snow, Marilyn was riddled with pneumonia. As she lay, dying in the snow, she made Victor promise that he would continue to follow their dream of escaping their miserable lives and becoming new and different people. Victor promised over and over again as he held the dead corpse of his pregnant sister and lover in his arms. He buried her in the snow.
Hitching a ride from a truck driver who reminded Victor of his father, his sanity finally snapped and he bludgeoned him to death with a krooklok, dumping his body in the middle of nowhere. Fearing that he would be sent to prison for his crime, he went into hiding in a nearby town. There he met a boy named Lucas Grey, the child of a wealthy politician who looked surprisingly like him. Lucas became friends with the homeless Victor, bringing him food and clothing but, by Victor's request, not informing his parents of his whereabouts. Victor, despite the boy's charity, began to grow envious of his lifestyle and, remembering his promise, killed the boy by slitting his throat with a broken shard of glass and dumped his body in the sewers before adopting his identity. As Lucas Grey, Victor was cared for and loved by most of the people he met, eventually growing up to become a skilled surgeon and psychologist. His murderous past returned to haunt him, however, when the decayed body of Lucas Grey was found in the sewers, raising questions amongst the denizens of the city. Realising that it would be dangerous to remain in the city, Victor skipped town and, using his skills as a surgeon, killed a hitch-hiking college student who had been dumped on the road by his drunken friends after studying his personality and adopted his identity.
Victor, after graduating from college with a degree in Drama and a minor in Computing, soon grew tired of his life and killed again, adopting a new persona. Eventually, Victor realised that he actually enjoyed killing and adopting identities and became the killer known as Mister Nobody, killing
different individuals, adopting their identities and deleting all records of their existence once tired of living their lives. However, he was finally caught when he attempted to steal the life of Joshua Steel and was stopped by Mr. Blank and Dragonfly. However, due to his burning off his fingerprints and extensive surgery, authorities were unable to identify him and, eventually, he disappeared from his cell, deleting his records and adopting the identity of one of the prison guards. Since then, he has made numerous attempts to steal identities, primarily the ones of Dragonfly and Mr. Blank, the two heroes who caused him to lose his first victim since his murderous journey began.
He recently turned up dead alongside The Professional, with Turncoat claiming that they were killed by John Doe.
After apparently being killed by a landmine planted by Turncoat, another of Blank's enemies, Sylvester Reeves (AKA Blackout) was thought to be dead by both Nightwave and Blank. In reality, however, as a side effect of a special herb he had ingested at the behest of one of his fellow crimefighters, Reeves survived the explosion, his skin being flayed from his body by the intense heat of the flames. When his unconscious and critical body was found, he was immediately rushed to Mercy and implanted with cybernetic implants which kept him alive and numbed some of the constant pain his body would endure. However, due to his skin being burnt off, doctors were unable to identify Reeves until he awoke weeks later, in immense pain and traumatised by his horrific appearance, fighting off his doctors, Reeves arrived at the original Point Blank to find Blank missing. Angered that his best friend hadn't gone searching for him and blaming him for his current condition, Reeves snapped and vowed to get revenge on Blank and the cruel world which had robbed him of his life, one step at a time.
The White Rabbit (ALIVE):
A mysterious and confusing individual, few know who he is and where he came from and even fewer know that he actually exists. The White Rabbit was born Oliver Smythe to a family of travelling gypsies in England. Spending most of his time on the road, he grew up without friends or direction in his life, finding solace only in reading books. Whilst he read a wide variety of books both classical and modern, his favourite of the books he read was "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. The notion of escaping from a detached and mundane reality into a world of wonder and excitement was one that always appealed to him and he became deeply obsessed with the book, reading it whenever he would get a chance, referencing it as much as possible and, eventually, detaching himself from reality and adopting the book as fact. He would go searching, intrepidly, for his "white rabbit" which he was certain would take him to Wonderland. Growing concerned, his family settled down and began taking him to regular therapy sessions. However, these only served to exacerbate the issue as Smythe began to believe that there was something wrong with him and that Wonderland did not actually exist. Having an emotional breakdown over the loss of everything he ever believed in, Smythe fled from his family and began living as a vagrant, adopting a nihilistic view on life.
He fell into drug use and, after almost overdosing on heroine, he had a vivid hallucination of a twisted version of Wonderland (Think American McGee). This vision of Wonderland caused Smythe deep emotional trauma, both scaring and intriguing him. It became his new obsession as he tried again and again to relive his hallucinogenic experience, eventually conceding and realising that if he could not find Wonderland, he'd have to create his own twisted version of it. Adopting the role of the White Rabbit in the story, Smythe fashioned a costume and began rigorously training himself to be "impossible to catch", taking up Parkour, Acrobatics and Monkey-Style Kung-Fu and conditioning his body to its peak potential.
Eventually, he began his career as the White Rabbit, starting off by luring young girls and women into lairs he'd often fashion in the style of a deranged Wonderland. Once lured, he would savagely abuse his victims sexually, psychologically and physically until, eventually, they'd want to escape reality as much as he had wanted to. He would then help them escape to "Wonderland", breaking what little remained of their spirit and dressing them up in a manner which resembled that of Alice before disembowling them and leaving their bodies posed in twisted depictions of various scenes from "Alice in Wonderland", decorating the scene in entrails. However, as time went on, his modus operandi changed and he also began committing various crimes in the hopes that heroes would "chase" him. He would then haunt their every waking moment, always evading capture and making the heroes doubt their own sanity. He also began renting himself out as a mercenary and became renowned for being almost invisible whilst carrying out jobs. He was also, however, renowned for killing or traumatising his clients.
Nowadays, the White Rabbit juggles light mercenary work, a life of crime and serial killing and, in the process, has run into Mr. Blank several times. Thus far, however, he has never been caught or apprehended by the vigilante or anyone else for that matter. He is perhaps Blank's most mysterious and intangible enemy so far and is dangerously unpredictable, apparently acting on random whims more than anything else. He often talks in a chilling and hollow sing-song manner and seems to detest standing in one place for more than a few seconds.
Damien Draco (ALIVE):
Born in Middle Age England to a family of Magi, Damien Draco always had a perverse lust for power. Learning the ways of various types of magic, he became more and more obsessed with eternal life as his years went on, trying desperately to secure immortality for himself. However, when the villagers of the village he inhabited began rightfully accusing him of using people as test subjects in his insane magical experiments, they all turned on him and beat him within an inch of his life, dumping his battered body in a pit of fire. As the fire consumed him, Draco's magic began to fluctuate rapidly and a powerful and fiery explosion wiped out the entire village. Draco himself was buried and fossilised in stone and wouldn't be found until a millennia later during an archaeological dig. When his body was freed from the soil and transported to America for further study, his magic finally wore off and he emerged from his fossilised state, killing the archaeologists who were studying him and going into hiding, overwhelmed by how drastically the world had changed.
Despite his initial sense of disbelief, though, Draco soon began to see the vast opportunities taking over the modern world would grant him and, gathering a cult which he called "The Draconian Cult", he began putting into action a plan to take over the world, starting with the city he had been resurrected in: Millennium City.
Dante Bones was born a sociopath to a divorced Osteopathic physician mother and a Pathologist father in Mexico. Born into a family which spent such a large amount of time dealing with the human anatomy, Bones himself became fascinated with the human anatomy, particularly the skeleton, which to him represented the structure and security his life lacked due to the divorce of his parents and his constant shifting between homes. He began studying the skeleton extensively, wearing skeleton themed clothing, collecting model skeletons and other skeleton memorabilia. He would frequently listen to songs about death and bones and, most importantly, he began to loathe his parents for depriving him of a normal, stable life. On his 18th birthday, Bones decided to finally get rid of his parents for the life of misery their divorce had forced upon him. Taking his father's old hunting knife, he sedated both his mother and his father and locked them in the basement of a derelict house in the middle of nowhere. Every day he would return to the house, marking their bodies in preparation for surgery and sustaining them as he worked up the courage to finally go through with his plan. Eventually, after imprisoning his parents for an entire year, he enacted his plan. Using precision and skill, he sliced his still conscious parents open and removed their skeletons, drilling holes in them and removing the brain once done. He then hung their skeletons from the ceiling of the derelict house and buried their eviscerated flesh outside, smearing their blood on his skin in a pattern resembling that of a skeleton.
He did not stop there, however, repeating the process with several victims before being discovered and imprisoned by the police. However, he was soon scheduled to be transferred to the Stronghold after breaking free several times. Whilst on the way to Stronghold, one of the tires of his transport vehicle burst and the van crashed into a tree, killing the two drivers and freeing the captive Bones, who then made his way towards the nearest town: Millennium City, continuing his serial killing once he arrived. He was stopped by Mr. Blank, however, and sent to the Millennium City Prison. Since then, he has broken out whenever possible and always returns to his murderous ways whenever he does.
Egbert "Egghead" Shell was born to a poor family of British immigrants living in Westside. Gifted with an immeasurable IQ, Shell vowed to rescue his family from the jaws of poverty and worked hard to get a decent education and a high-paying job, eventually becoming a successful businessman. However, tragedy soon struck when the recession hit and Shell went completely bankrupt, save a single nest egg he kept hidden away for a rainy day. Desperate to get his hands back on what was his, Shell took the money and invested it with the shady crime boss, Ghastly Grissom, in the hopes that he would turn it over and make a profit out of it. Grissom did, doubling the nest egg and returning it to Shell whilst promising him that, should he run a few errands for him, there'd be more in the future. Desperate for money and overwhelmed by the profit Grissom had helped him to make, Shell readily agreed and began working for Grissom's Mafia, becoming his right-hand man and handling his accounting for him. He eventually earned the nickname "Egghead" for his keen intellect and admittedly oddly-shaped head. Inevitably though, Grissom asked more of Shell. Blackmailing him with forged evidence, Grissom forced Shell to don an egg-themed outfit and rob a bank with some of his goons whilst he pulled off a more substantial heist, hoping that Blank would go after Shell. Shell reluctantly agreed and donned the outfit before going with Grissom's goons to rob the bank. However, as they made off with their loot, Mr. Blank intercepted them and beat Grissom's men, prompting a terrified Shell to flee. Blank gave chase, cornering Shell on a roof and fighting the inexperienced man before eventually defeating and restraining him.
Shell was sent straight to jail and remained there for 2 years before making parole. However, when he got out, he was a changed man. He had seen and been a part of the city's grimy underbelly and wanted to be the top dog from that moment onwards. Taking advantage of Grissom's imprisonment at the time, Shell adopted the codename "Egghead" and began to take over Grissom's old empire, determined to get back at him for his role in his imprisonment. Shell, now Egghead, managed to take Grissom's place by convincing many of Grissom's men to join his new faction and has been warring with Grissom ever since.
Egghead plays a far more active role in his crimes than Grissom does and clearly prefers to be out on the field with his men than sat behind a desk giving orders. When he is on the field, as it were, he uses egg-themed weapons against his opponents such as egg-grenades and a gun that shoots exploding eggs. He also has a speech impediment that causes him to mispronounce sounds that sound like "Ex" as "Eggs".
King Midas (ALIVE):
Herschel Gold was a low level mobster working for Ghastly Grissom before one fateful accident changed his life forever. Working as an enforcer for Grissom, Gold hated his job and, as time went on, began to doubt the morality of it, eventually reaching his tipping point upon meeting a young call-girl named Alexis. Gold fell in love with her immediately and the two began dating, eventually getting engaged to one another. Alexis, however, wasn't satisfied with simply marrying Gold: She wanted him to give up his life of crime and get a real and steady job. Gold readily agreed and went down to Grissom's penthouse to resign immediately. Grissom, however, had other plans and made Gold an offer he couldn't refuse: A "retirement fund" of $1,000,000 in exchange for Gold pulling off one last heist: stealing an ancient and mystical weapon from the Millennium City Museum. Gold accepted the offer and, with his team, infiltrated the museum to retrieve the weapon: a small, golden cube covered in unknown letters. Their heist was cut short when Mr. Blank, who had been following the team of thieves, arrived on the scene, fighting off Gold's men with ease. Gold, unwilling to let his retirement fund slip through his fingers, grabbed the cube and tried to run, tripping on the way out and shattering the inexplicably fragile cube from which a fine, gold dust emerged from, causing Gold to inhale it. Beaten, Gold escaped and went back to Alexis to formulate a plan to escape the city and avoid capture by the authorities in which they would start new lives elsewhere. As they began packing, however, Gold began to grow progressively sicker and sicker, coughs and splutters dehabilitating his body.
Soon he began coughing out a fine gold dust. His skin began to peel and fall off, revealing gold beneath it. His eyes began to glow an unnatural blue. Before the night was over Gold had been completely and ironically transformed into a man of solid gold. Scared for her fiancée's safety, Alexis decided to go and request aid from Ghastly Grissom. The mob boss, however, having just heard about the failure of Gold's heist and the disappearance of the cube saw Gold's attempt to flee the city as a bid to run away with the cube. Infuriated, Grissom savagely beat Alexis unconscious with a baseball bat and held her hostage, calling out Gold and demanding that he hand over the cube in exchange for his girlfriend. The now fully transformed Gold, having discovered that his very touch could transform other items into gold at his will, took a Rubik's cube and attempted to pass it off as the weapon using his powers. Grissom was not fooled, though. He ordered his men to beat Gold into submission, deciding to use him and his powers to make a fortune. Just at that moment, though, Mr. Blank arrived on the scene and began fighting Grissom and his men, giving Gold a chance to grab an injured Alexis and flee. On their way out, however, Alexis was fatally wounded by a stray bullet fired by Grissom and, in a desperate bid to save her from bleeding out, Gold turned her into gold before attempting to get his revenge on Blank and Grissom, determined to make them pay for what they had done to his life. Gold incapacitated Grissom and began fighting Blank before falling out of a window due to an explosive shuriken. Blank dove to try and save Gold but he hit the ground hard, causing him to suffer brain damage which rendered him near emotionless, save for two strong and consistent desires: to find a way to turn Alexis back to normal and to get revenge on both Grissom and Blank. He started up his own criminal empire to run the former out of the criminal underworld whilst also devoting his spare time to trying to destroy the life of the latter. Adopting the name of his favourite character from Greek mythology, Gold became King Midas and now rules over his criminal empire with a golden fist.
Jonathan Webb was a puzzle designer and founder of puzzle-toy designing company 'Webspinner'. Obsessed with spiders from a very early age, Webb often found himself studying their habits. The way in which they would trap their prey garnered a particular amount of admiration from him and eventually led to him basing many of his puzzle designs on spiders and their habits. When his company went out of business after the werewolf infestation in Westside left his factory in ruins, Webb decided to take back what the city had taken from him through criminal means. Designing a wave of hand-sized, weaponised versions of a Spiderbot prototype he had been working on prior to his company's going out of business, Webb used his Spiderbots to unleash a wave of crime on Millennium City as the Webspinner before being stopped by Mr. Blank. Since then, Webb has become more and more obsessed with spiders, keeping several of them on his person at all times and adapting more and more spider-like qualities as time went on, staying crouched when not moving, filing his teeth to razor sharpness and preferring to spend his time with arachnids rather than humans. He spends most of his time making Spiderbots of varying shapes and sizes and using them as weapons in his criminal activities as well as designing various spider-themed death traps and puzzles to capture and kill Mr. Blank, who he has designated as his "ultimate prey".
Mad Max (ALIVE):
An Anti-Authoritarian, Anti-Totalitarian, Anti-Government, Anti-Politics, Anti-Police, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Authority conspiracy theorist with severe anger management issues and a dangerous case of paranoia, Max Streetwell was always a troublemaker. Dropping out of school and joining a gang at 14, Max quickly rose through the ranks of his gang by killing his higher-ups in rage whilst ranting about their warped values and political ideas, eventually taking over the gang himself and remodelling it. This earned him the nickname "Mad Max", a name which can also be attributed to his love of the famous film of the same name and his desire for the world to become increasingly more similar to the film's post-apocalyptic setting. Since becoming the leader of his gang Max has altered it in several ways, forcing members of the gang to wear hockey masks and changing the name of the gang to "The Mad Men" as well as changing the gang's focus from petty crimes to urban terrorism, all in an attempt to topple the establishment he despises so.
Max has no designated weapon of choice and, rather, enjoys using all sorts of weaponry in his fight for a world without authority and is easily distinguished from his fellow gang members by a tattoo on his neck which says "MAD AS HELL", an expression he often finds himself screaming at the top of his lungs.
A former priest and the founder of the Lovejoy Orphanage for Wayward Boys, David Lovejoy was an upstanding member of the Millennium City community and the last person one would expect to take a turn for the worse. However, this was only a façade fabricated by Lovejoy to keep from attracting too much suspicion from those around him. In actuality, Lovejoy had been plagued by night terrors from a young age after witnessing his father kill his mother after a night of drinking, the delusional man claiming to have done it in the name of Christ. The night terrors often revolved around the apocalypse and the Day of Reckoning and Lovejoy saw them as visions of the future. The night terrors slowly drove Lovejoy closer and closer to the edge of madness until, eventually, he began hearing a voice in his head claiming to be God. The voice informed Lovejoy that he was destined for greatness and warned him of a coming apocalypse. Lovejoy, believing himself to be a harbinger of the apocalypse, hired the services of a number of rogue VIPER engineers using money gathered from various church fundraisers and constructed himself a partial suit of power armour made to make him resemble an angel.
From there, Lovejoy became the Harbinger and set about preparing for the approaching apocalypse, abducting young boys and girls and offering them as sacrifices to his God. This drew the attention of Mr. Blank, who tracked down and confronted the maddened priest, fighting and besting him. Just when it seemed as though Lovejoy was defeated, however, he revealed his back-up plan: a bomb which would destroy half of Westside. Mr. Blank, with help from Nightwave, managed to contain the blast radius of the bomb, but Lovejoy was caught in the explosion. The power armour took the brunt of the blast but grafted to his skin and bones in the process, permanently affixing itself to the priest. A babbling Lovejoy was escorted to the Millennium City Prison where he has spent the majority of his time carving cryptic messages on his walls and waiting for the "next vision of the apocalypse".
Dollar Bill (ALIVE):
William Hesse was a wealthy entrepreneur and a small, greedy man who lusted after money wherever he could find it. This lust for money eventually led him to enter a pyramid scheme deal with a shady group of "businessmen" which eventually left his company near-destitute and got him fired and blacklisted. Hesse, unable to adapt to a life without his precious wealth, had a psychotic breakdown which resulted in him being institutionalised in Millennium City Prison's Insane Ward. After being declared sane, he was moved to the prison's standard facility for a short 2 month sentence. There, Hesse began to analyse the workings of the criminal underworld. How criminals acted, how they earned their living, who the top dogs were, what they respected and how they kept on the top of their game. Upon being released from prison, Hesse knew everything he needed to to get back his wealth. Making connections and alliances with certain members of the criminal underworld and adapting the identity of Dollar Bill as a means of protecting his real identity whilst conducting criminal activities, Hesse rose up to become one of the most powerful new crime bosses in Westside with a single. simple goal in mind: Make a fortune or die trying. His crimes tend to centre around directly acquiring money (e.g robbing banks, counterfeit, credit card fraud, etc) and he often uses weaponised silver dollars as weapons.
Mr. Sandman (ALIVE):
A mysterious new villain who has recently pledged to "plunge Millennium City into an eternal slumber", Mr. Sandman first made himself known when he controlled a sleepwalking Doctor Lester with his toxins, forcing him to kill two young girls in Westside in an attempt to draw out Blank and his new sidekick, Barrage. When they arrived to stop Lester, Mr. Sandman hit them both with a sleeping gas and bound and gagged them before delivering a cryptic warning as to his future plans. He then left the heroes bound, escaping capture and leaving them with a new mystery on their hands.
Born into a devout Roman-Catholic family to a racist and homophobic father and an abusive, judgemental mother, Peter "Petey" Lawler was a meek, introverted and timid boy, eventually becoming sexually confused upon realising that he was gay and unhappy with being in a male body due to all his parents' warnings about the fate that would await homosexuals in hell. Getting a job as a make-up artist, Lawler expressed himself in what few ways he could by giving his female clients extravagant makeovers whilst secretly envying their lives. That envy soon blossomed into a deep-seated hatred, however, as Lawler began to hate females as a gender for possessing what he felt he could never attain. Lawler's sexual confusion coupled with his misogynistic hatred, eventually led to him having a mental breakdown and slashing at a client's face with shears. He was quickly institutionalised and, after 2 years of therapy, returned into the world believing himself to be cured.
However, the therapy only made matters worse. Whilst Lawler was no longer sexually confused he still desired to be a woman and, rather than get a sex change (the thought of which revolted him), he decided to find an unconventional outlet for his lust for femininity. During the day, Lawler would go about his normal life as a make-up artist, but at night he would don a pink hood and suit (as well as a flamboyant and bipolar personality) and become Powderpuff. As Powderpuff Lawler would capture women and give them "makeovers", cutting off their faces and replacing them with doll-like masks. He would then hang the faces on the walls of his apartment as trophies, frequently wearing them in an attempt to embrace his feminine side. Becoming known as the "Ladykiller of Millennium City", his murder spree continued for an entire year before he was discovered and defeated by Mr. Blank, getting sent to Millennium City Prison's Insane Ward for his crimes.
Since then, Powderpuff has been unrelenting in his attempts to "express" himself and has formed a sick obsession with Blank, believing them to be "star-crossed lovers" and vowing to marry him. He does, however, do this with a number of male heroes who impress him, often showing great contempt for female ones.
A recent player on the metahuman scene, Epitaph is an elusive and mysterious assassin-for-hire who specialises (or, rather, solely deals with) metahuman or costumed targets. Known for his ruthless effectiveness, calculating precision and professional approach towards all jobs he takes, Epitaph has only three unwritten rules which he'll never break, regardless of the situation: No kids, no civlilians and no freebies. Epitaph first made himself known to Mr. Blank when he was hired by Egghead to kill the superhero, almost succeeding and beating Blank into submission with relative ease. However, as the assassin prepared to strike the final blow, Blank revealed that Egghead planned to go back on his payment, thus extorting free work out of him. Epitaph then spared Blank and savagely beat Egghead into a pulp as a warning before robbing several of his bank accounts and taking his leave.
Very little is known about Epitaph. His real identity has yet to be revealed and his non-monetary motivations are unclear. Amongst the list of mysteries surrounding the villain are the limitations of his powers, which seemingly include an invulnerability to pain, a healing factor, enhanced senses, strength, agility, dexterity, reflexes and durability and a sixth-sense. When killing, Epitaph is either non-talkative or prone to reciting the achievements and acolades of his target in the style of an actual epitaph. He is known to be very respectful of those who he kills, never taunting or mocking them and always attempting to put them out of their misery as quickly as possible. He uses a wide-ranged of weaponry from sniper rifles to handguns but his main weapons are the metallic bracers on his wrists which can fire darts, grappling lines and bullets, store small combat knives for close-quarters combat and deflect oncoming projectiles such as arrows and bullets.
He has yet to actually fail at killing a target (with the exception of those whom he allows to live), giving him a kill streak of about 25 masked heroes and villains ranging from D-listers to A-listers and everything in between.
A savage manimal created by an unidentified source, Anglerfish is a Half-Man Half-Anglerfish crossbreed responsible for a series of grizzly murders in the Westside area. He was recently apprehended by Mr. Blank and Barrage, though his true identity and background have not yet been revealed. He stands at 7 ft tall and has the uncanny ability to sedate and lure anyone who looks directly into his lure-light. After Blank investigated the origin of the creature more extensively, he discovered that the creature was a crossbreed created and tankbred by I.Q. Blank defeated I.Q and apprehended him but the captive Anglerfish escaped on his way to the Stronghold prison and has not been seen since.
Hailing from Vibora Bay, Butch Cassidy was a mutant born with a hard and scaly epidermis of skin and enhanced physical strength. It was only a matter of time before he was scouted out by one of the various gangs operating in the Vibora Bay area and Butch soon began to work his way through the ranks of the city's criminal underground as the Ankylosaurus, named as such due to his scaly armoured skin and his weapon of choice - a large spiked ball on a long chain, which Cassidy would use as a flail of sorts. After accumulating his own gang and laying crime boss in Vibora Bay for a while, Cassidy decided to expand his operation to the big leagues, namely Millennium City. Arriving in the city with only a small biker gang and his trusted weapon, Cassidy began his crusade against the other crime bosses in Millennium City and quickly made a name for himself as a troublemaking so-and-so, attracting both enemies and new recruits.
Chief amongst these enemies were Reaper and his gang, who were strongly opposed to the idea of a group of newcomers muscling in on their territory. Thus began the gang war between Reaper's Reaperz and Cassidy's Predators, one which still wages on to this very day.
A world-renowned German bio-weapon designer, Christoph Valkner was remorseless, cruel and took a sadistic pleasure and pride in his work, striving to create biological toxins and infectious agents for the express purpose of causing wanton death and destruction. Eventually, however, Valkner was kidnapped by a terrorist cell led by Mad Max and ordered to create a virus capable of wiping out the entire Millennium City area (the inhabitants of which Max accused of being consumerists). A frightened Valkner quickly complied and began constructing an airborne virus designed to literally sear the flesh off of bones.
Naturally, it wasn't long until Blank caught wind of this plot to kill the denizens of Millennium City and tracked down Mad Max's safehouse, where he was keeping both Valkner and his newly constructed virus. Blank made short work of Max and his cronies, frightening the already shaken Valkner into fleeing with the virus. Blank gave chase and cornered Valkner in the sewers. At his wits end, Valkner threatened to release his virus there and then. Despite Blank's attempts to talk him down, Valkner lost his grip and attempted to shatter the vial containing the virus. Acting quickly, Blank threw a shuriken at Valkner, cutting a hole in his chemical mask as he evaded. However, Vallkner also dropped his virus, releasing it into the hole in his chemical mask and infecting him with it. Valkner was immediately quarantined by UNTIL. By developing a unique biohazard suit for the infected Valkner, they were able to stop his body from succumbing to the virus and prevented it from spreading. However, the virus still had horrific effects on Valkner's body. His skin turned a putrid, withered green, his eyes became yellow and pupiless and, worst of all, he lost his grip on his sanity. Modifying his bio-suit, Valkner became the villain known as Contagion and uses his vast knowledge of viruses, bacteria and diseases to wage biological war on anyone foolish enough to get in his way.
Contagion now works as a Biological Weapons Designer for anyone willing to pay for his unscrupulous services and has run afoul of Mr. Blank a number of times.
Solomon Umbra (ALIVE):
Before he was a powerful necromancer and professional criminal, Solomon Umbra was simply a wealthy man obsessed with magic, mysticism and death. Suffering from a rare terminal illness, Solomon Umbra became obsessed with magic as a means of immortality, an obsession which would, inevitably, lead him to the ever-alluring mystic art of necromancy. Umbra, getting closer and closer to death with each passing day, began fervently scouring the world for any and all artifacts, books and objects associated with necromancy. His search finally bore fruit when he bought the long sought-after Shadowdancer's Cane; a sinister-looking cane infused with necrotic magic by a long-dead Victorian era necromancer. Though initially sceptical, Umbra was willing to try anything and made an oath to the cane, pledging his eternal life to serving the will of the necromancer alongside it. To his surprise, the cane bestowed upon him amazing necrotic powers and granted him the gift of immortality for as long as he wielded it.
Now immortal and all-powerful, Umbra began a crusade to take over Millennium City by raising an army of the dead but was thankfully stopped by Mr. Blank, who countered the magic of the Shadowdancer's Cane with a loophole: The cane would bestow powers to Umbra so long as he wielded it. By separating Umbra from the staff for an extended period of time, Blank caused the power-hungry necromancer's powers to fade away, leaving him frail and near catatonic. Since then, however, Umbra and the Shadowdancer's Cane have proven to be nigh inseparable, the cane often finding its way back to its host and Umbra often putting everything on the line to feel it in his grasp once more. Once the two are together, they are a powerful force to be reckoned with, delighting in the pain and suffering of others.
The Collector (ALIVE):
John Doe (ALIVE):
And there are more to come!
After his old hideout was discovered by and completely destroyed by Superior returned from the grave, Mr. Blank decided that it was time for him to move on. Venturing into the catacombs beneath Millennium City, Blank stumbled upon an abandoned cave which was part of a tunnel network with various exits all over Millennium City, the perfect place for Blank to build a new headquarters. Although he has only recently begun building, the new and improved Point Blank has a crime computer with a geostationary satellite view of Millennium City and connections to almost every alarm in the city as well as various MCPD, military and Response-and-protect frequencies, a set of trophy cases with a collection of various items from Blank's extensive past of crime-fighting as well as with a supply of gadgets, a functioning industrial elevator, a garage with connections to the tunnel network and some security measures. The main entrance to the new Point Blank is via Blank's apartment but there are other entrances which allow allies to enter. With help from the Aegis of Justice, Point Blank has been completely renovated.
List of Point Blank features:
Crime Computer /w Satellite Surveillance, Frequency Interception, Response System and Internet Access
Trophy Cases Containing:
- Maximilian Steel's Helmet
- Tank Tyson's Torn Leather Jacket
- Doctor Lester's Bloody Poison Scalpel
- Marionette's Knife Belt
- Superior's Shattered Black Gemstone
- Martin Nash's (Husk) Burnt MCPD Uniform and Badge
- Hitomi Shinigami's Black Rose
- A Test-tube Full Of Frozen Ninthosogen
- Impulse's Pulse Gun
- Arsenal's Robotic Hand
- Bradley Allen's (Pestilence) Fried Helmet
- The Pied Piper's Flute
- Jack J. Phelp's (Pumpkin Jack) Lighter
- One of Mr. Mesmeric's Illusion Spheres
- Ghastly Grissom's Engraved Revolver
- Taranis' Power Core
- The Device Used To Eliminate The Werewolf Infestation
- Baron Samedi's Scythe
- Anaconda's Tail
- Neon's Psionic Amplification Suit
- A Range of Gadgets used by Blank
- Blackout's Power Gloves
- The Patriot's Chest Piece
- Blank's Original Trenchcoat and Suit
- Panorama's Employee Of The Year Award
- A Picture of Rita Juarez Smiling
- One of Nightwave's Spare Masks
- Sentinel Squadron Membership Badge
- Jay Greene's Medal Of Honour
- One of Crystal's Diamond Shards
- A Test-tube with a sample of the mixture used to turn St. John Bennett into Shadowbolt
- Torment's Damaged Left Glove
- Brain Freeze's Freeze Rifle
- El Tigre's Mask
- A yearbook picture of Liam McDowell (Parasite)
- Fumigator's Gas Pistol
- Lucifer's Prototype Cane
- Reaper's Scythe
- Bombshell's Goggles
- Gamemaster's Wrist Remote
- Hunter's Bandana
- A flower from Cosmic Glory
- One of Asterisk's Throwing Stars
- The Hangman's Noose
- Mister Nobody's Mask
- Deactivated Egg-Grenade from Egghead
- A crushed fedora which has been turned to gold by King Midas
A Garage Containing the Blankmobile and Blankcycle which links to a set of tunnels leading to various exits all over the city
An elevator which transports Blank from his apartment to Point Blank
A Self-Destruct Mechanism
A hangar containing the Blankjet which links to a cave outside of the city
A planning table with a holographic projector
A Medical Room
Combat Training Facilities
Blank's main weakness is the fact that he is only human and, thus, is vulnerable to very mortal dangers and certain human flaws.
Another notable weakness Blank has exhibited is his loner personality. He believes that, for various reasons, he works better (and even deserves to be) alone. This makes it difficult for him to maintain healthy relationships with and communicate with others as he feels they either hinder him or that he is responsible for any harm that would come to them. He also has a tendency to be arrogant.
Blank has a tendency to become obsessive when it comes to something he feels passionate about, ignoring anything else and dedicating himself to said thing.
Blank, despite remaining in control of his emotions and always keeping a calm head, has shown signs of being a minor sociopath and has even acknowledged his potentially being one.
Leonard LeBlanc on the job.
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Blank and Nightwave are on the case!
Blank swinging into action with his grappling gauntlets.
Blank keeping a watchful eye over the city.
Blank is a master of martial arts and chi. He frequently meditates to maintain his calm, rational disposition.
Chibi-Blank (Drawn by the ever-so-talented Realsorcerer.)
A lovely drawing of Mr. Blank by the equally as lovely Sanitarium
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Maximilian Steel [Deceased]
The Pied Piper (Baxter Eiling) [Retired]
The Pied Piper (Virgil Eiling)
Crystal in her human mode.
Crystal in her diamond mode.
Spring-Heeled Jack [Inactive]
The Professional [Deceased]
Point Blank 2.JPG
Point Blank in its current state.
Leonard Leblanc's Bungalow
The Heavy - Short Change Hero - Main Theme #1
MF DOOM - sarsaparilla instrumental - On the Beat
The Dark Knight Soundtrack - I'm Not A Hero - Investigation/Deep Thought
Phoenix Wright - Pursuit - Cornered 2001 Cadenza Remix - Main Theme #2
Jose Gonzalez - Far Away - Contemplation
Batman Arkham Asylum Soundtrack - Track 1 - Background Theme
Batman Arkham Asylum - Trailer - Combat/Action
Woodkid - Iron - Main Theme #3
Sammy Davis Jr. - I've Gotta Be Me - Blank's favourite song
Jonnhy Cash - Hurt - Main Theme #4
- Blank and his exploits are well-known throughout the street-level crimefighter community. Many vigilantes believe that he is merely a legend fabricated purely to scare criminals whilst others believe that he is a supernatural being that possesses superpowers. Regardless of what is believed, whispers of Blank and his various adventures are common in the Westside area especially.
- Blank has a marmite relationship with most of the superhero community with as many heroes respecting him as there are heroes which loathe him. Traditional superheroes and straight-laces will often be put off by his eccentricity whilst respecting the results he gets whilst more light-hearted heroes often appreciate his strange sense of humour. Others still find him creepy, aloof or just plain scary. Regardless of personal feelings about Mr. Blank and his style, he is usually seen as an experienced crimefighter who knows what he's doing. If you need information quickly and with no questions asked, he's your guy.
- Blank often plays video games online in his free time and has a number of other crimefighters on his friends list. He is rather open with his friends list so long as you're a crimefighter.
- Blank (Or rather Leonard LeBlanc) is a high-ranking homicide detective in the MCPD and, therefore, often finds himself interacting with other members of the MCPD and organisations which work closely with it. Blank himself has a love-hate relationship with the MCPD.
- Blank has a tenuous but close working relationship with UNTIL and PRIMUS, often selling both organisations information to fund his crimefighting career. As such, he has access to certain low-security files and is often clued into recent PRIMUS and UNTIL operations. Most heroes and agents who work closely with PRIMUS and UNTIL are at least aware of who he is.
- Blank is a well-known and extremely skilled martial-artist and is often willing to take on students provided he sees potential in them and doesn't have more pressing matters to attend to.
- Gadgets? Weapons? Outfits? Disguises? Costumes? Blank can often get these items for you, provided you don't ask where some of them came from.
- Blank is an engineer, chemist, biologist, detective and physicist on the forefront of the superhero community. If you need assistance in a matter of a scientific or investigative nature (that's within his limits), he's often a good person to go to.
- Blank is often feared by criminals and villains who operate in the Westside area due to his reputation as a merciless vigilante.
- Blank has been a thorn in ARGENT's side for many years and has garnered quite a negative reputation with the company and anyone who works closely with it.
- Blank is a top-notch weapons and gadget designer and can be persuaded to design equipment for fellow heroes...eventually.
(Not stolen from Realsorcerer >_>)
The Cowl - Blank is practically this trope in every way possible, personality, tactics and morals included.
The Blank - Yeeeeeeaaaaah...
Badass Normal - Blank goes into dangerous battles with supervillains, monsters, supernatural entities and killer robots armed with nothing but his mind, his skills and his gadgets.
Batman Gambit - Blank is known for being very manipulative and insightful when it comes to the people around them, often using his knowledge of their personalities, motivations and ways of thinking to predict how they will react in certain situations, using these predictions to his advantage.
Properly Paranoid - Blank is called paranoid, insane, obsessive and weird by a number of the people he works with but, more often than not, there is some foundation behind his paranoia.
Crazy Prepared - Blank has a habit of researching the enemy and preparing himself for as many eventualities as he can think of.
Nice Hat - It is a nice hat, isn't it?
Combat Pragmatist - Blank won't hesitate to use knees to the groin, distracting butt-slaps, improvised weaponry, human shields, excessive force, sand-throwing, and even permanent injury in a fight. He usually doesn't have to result to his more brutal methods, however.
Training from Hell - As Nightwave can probably tell you, Blank does not take training lightly at all.
Becoming the Mask - A personal fear of LeBlanc, who believes that the more time he spends as Mr. Blank, the harder it becomes to distinguish between his costumed persona and his real one.
Determinator - Blank may not have a lot of good moral qualities but, when it comes to perseverance and determination, he has both of them in spades.
Survivor Guilt - What motivated Leonard LeBlanc to become Mr. Blank was the death of his fiancée, who took a bullet for him.
Odd Friendship - His relationships with Nightwave, Cosmic Glory, Dragonfly and others.
Nerves of Steel - Blank usually shows very little emotion in both tone and, for obvious reasons, facial expressions. It takes a lot to make him show his emotions.
Platonic Life Partners - Given how emotionally close the two of them are, one would think that Blank and Nightwave were together when, in reality, they both have no sexual attraction to one another in the slightest and are merely good friends (Plus, Nightwave likes GURLZ)
Deadpan Snarker - Surprisingly, Blank has a habit of making off-handed jokes, using one-liners and being sarcastic at the least expected times, often breaking his usual demeanour of being silent and stoic.
Awesomeness By Analysis - Keen observation and analysis is how Blank deals with the majority of his problems, be they diplomatic or otherwise.
Conspiracy Theorist - Notably less of one nowadays, but still prone to conspiracy theorising, becoming obsessed over small details and making connections where there are none. Or are there?
Legacy Character - The Mr. Blank title has been held by many men (And a woman!) before and after it was adopted by Leonard LeBlanc.
Costumed Nonsuper Hero - Eyup.
Science Hero - Blank tends to prefer to use his mind to fight crime, despite being just as happy to use his fists.
Elaborate Underground Base - Point Blank.
Good Is Not Nice - Mr. Blank strongly believes in this.
Hero With Bad Publicity - Feared by the public, Hated by the police, Unwanted by the bad guys and even considered creepy by some of the good guys, Blank does not have a good reputation.
Workaholic - Whether it's doing it by the books as Leonard LeBlanc or taking the law into his own hands as Mr. Blank, Mr. Blank never stops working and will never allow himself to either.
Knowledge Broker - Blank acts as this from time to time, conducting research on topics and giving any information he finds to allies. He even occasionally sells this information to support his lifestyle.
Anti-Hero - For obvious reasons. Normally a Type III with a tendency to switch to a Type II, particularly when in the company of other heroes.
Knight in Sour Armour - Blank knows that the world is a horrible place. He knows that, no matter what he does or no matter how many times he saves the day, he'll never be able to substantially ease the world's suffering or put a stop to it for good but he continues to fight crime as he'd rather go down with the sinking ship that is the world than try to escape from it. That doesn't stop him from being almost unwaveringly cynical and pessimistic, though.
Techincal Pacifist - Whilst working for the Hand, a young Leonard LeBlanc was tasked with assassinating a corrupt politician who frequently bought and sold young immigrant girls into prostitution. However, when the politician anticipated the attack, he was forced to strangle him to death, staring into his eyes as the life was drained out of him. This had a huge effect on LeBlanc as he had never been that personal with a target before and. from that moment on, he vowed never to kill again. Since becoming Mr. Blank, he has maintained the philosophical belief that it is not his choice to choose who lives and who dies and disapproves of heroes who do take lives, often threatening to take them down. It is believed that, if there was no other option, Blank would break his vow and he has come close on sporadic occasions.
Cruel Mercy - For untouchable or especially sadistic villains, Blank often incorporates this trope as a means of punishment, once sending Ghastly Grissom to prison and pulling strings to get him put in the same cell as a serial rapist he had screwed over in the past, letting Dr. Delirium live in fear of a would-be assassin unil he snapped and turned himself in, only to find out that the assassin never actually existed and putting Lucifer in a full-body cast for 5 months.
Car Fu - Blank uses the Blankmobile for this quite often, taking it to the extreme.
Crazy Awesome - Blank has bouts of this. Whether they are real or just an act remains to be seen.
Voice With An Internet Connection - Blank has a tendency to play this part when working with some of his more action-oriented and powerful allies such as Cosmic Glory and Nightwave.
Sherlock Scan - Blank's finely-tuned mind automatically analyses most of the people he comes into contact with, using minor clues and details about their person to draw deeper conclusions about them.
Hyper Awareness - Blank rarely if ever misses a detail, provided he deems it important enough to pay attention to.
Bunny Ears Lawyer - It takes a while to get used to Blank's eccentric methods and crackpot theories, leaving many people encountering him for the first time completely baffled.
The Chessmaster - Mr. Blank is...not a very good friend.
Only Friend - The only person who has consistently been able to put up with Blank is Nightwave, making her the only person Blank would genuinely call "a friend".
Audio Erotica - Blank has a smooth, silky and calming British accent and often speaks in a cool monotone. It compensates for all the horrible things he says to everyone around him...
Badass Baritone - ...His voice is also a deep baritone.
Creepy Monotone - He rarely shows emotion whilst speaking.
Sour Outside, Sad Inside - Blank's gruff and antagonistic exterior is mostly due to his inner turmoil and guilt, which has left him almost perpetually miserable.
- Blank's skills aren't just limited to those which'll best help him fight crime. He can also juggle, draw and cook.
- Despite officially being Nightwave's mentor, Blank feels that he has learnt more from her than she has from him.
- Despite his personality, Blank is great both at singing and dancing.
- Blank was, is and always will be terrible at dealing with women.
- Out of the 7 families Blank has made on The Sims 3, 6 of them have met terrible, untimely demises. He doesn't like to talk about it.
- Whilst Blank doesn't necessarily believe in 2012, he has a fully-fleshed out survival plan just in case.
- Blank has shown interest in converting to Islam.
- Blank frequently browses and posts on internet forums under the cover of anonymity. For research, of course.
- Blank is a huge fan of cars and motorcycles.
- Blank is a very talented masseuse, having learnt to be one in University for...extra-curricular purposes.
- As a teenager, Blank served time in juvenile hall for aggravated assault against a bully who was bothering a girl he liked.
- Since the start of his career, Blank has broken 10 ribs, 2 jaws, 3 wrists, 12 fingers, 6 arms, 3 legs, 4 toes and his pelvis. He has also fractured his collarbone twice, sprained his right ankle thrice and has lost one of his molars.
- Blank has constructed several very detailed files on how to beat a number of the heroes and villains he has met. In his recycling bin is a file labelled "Nightwave" which has been worked on several times before being scrapped.
- Blank's favourite animal is the Black Hawk. His favourite food is Mac and Cheese. His favourite colour is Black. His favourite sport is Basketball.
- Blank occasionally feels homesick and misses England. He still regularly keeps in touch with his parents, not telling them, of course, what keeps him so busy all the time.
- Originally inspired by The Question and Sherlock Holmes, Mr. Blank began to deviate from his roots as an eccentric detective as time went on, adopting qualities more similar to Batman. I am now attempting to differentiate the character from his Batman-like persona and return him to his roots.
- Blank is very skilled at playing the piano, the violin and the drums.
- It has been theorised (but not confirmed) that Blank has a mild case of Aspergers Syndrome. He would be the first one to correct people, claiming that whilst he does not have Aspergers, he is most probably a sociopath suffering from schizoid personality disorder.
- Blank is a shameless hoarder, often holding onto mounds of evidence, souvenirs, circumstantial objects, books and, occasionally, people.
- Blank enjoys psychoanalysing others and, more often than not, himself.
- Blank is an avid and extremely skilled video gamer, often spending his limited free-time playing games of various genres. He can be found on a number of high-score tables under the name "MRB" and often plays under the screen names "BlankToTheFuture", "Point Blank", "Suits_Galore", "Face/Off" and "King Fedora".
- Although Blank is a master of many martial art styles, his favourite and most often used one is Jeet Kune Do, mostly due to its unpredictable and flexible nature as well as the philosophy behind it. However, Blank also mixes in military style combatives and a few elements of the other martial arts he has master as ways of personalising his attack patterns.
Jay Greene (The First Mr. Blank): Leonard LeBlanc wasn't the first Mr. Blank. The name was first used as a codename by his commanding officer, Jay Greene, during his time as a black ops operative. Greene was a well-respected and renowned officer who was called Blank for his pitch black outfit, gear and mask which concealed all his facial features. Greene was one of the most highly-skilled and deadly soldiers in the unit but also exhibit intelligence, wisdom, kindness and respect both for his men and his enemies, quickly earning the respect of an inexperienced Leonard LeBlanc who was travelling the world on a soul-searching journey after the death of his wife. Greene and LeBlanc became fast friends and partners during their time in the unit, with LeBlanc eventually rising to the rank of First Lieutenant.
However, during a botched assassination attempt, LeBlanc and Greene were left stranded in Afghanistan for a month, being forced to lie low to avoid persecution whilst searching for help. Before help could arrive, however, they were caught and had to fight their way through an army of terrorists, Greene sacrificing himself to allow LeBlanc to escape. LeBlanc was rescue a day later but never forgot Greene's sacrifice, later going on to do him proud by adopting his codename of Mr. Blank.
Maxine Guzman (Ms. Blank): Whilst Mr. Blank was recovering from his cancer, his partner and friend Maxine Guzman (AKA Nightwave) adopted the mantle of Blank to carry on fighting crime in his name.
Sylvester Reeves (The third Mr. Blank): After Blank met his unfortunate demise at the hands of Ghastly Grissom, his alter-ego's best friend, fellow police officer and most-trusted confidant, Sylvester Reeves, felt duty-bound to do something about it. One day, whilst on patrol, Reeves witnessed an attempted mugging and pursued the culprit, their chase ending on the rooftops. The culprit drew a gun on Reeves, causing him to remember the death of his friend. Instinctively, He lunged out with a battle-roar and used his skills as a boxer and ex-street fighter to take him down. This inspired Reeves to, using an old mask he had acquired from his late friend and his own variant of the Blank costume, adopt the mantle of Mr. Blank and carry on fighting crime in his friend's place. Reeves is now the vigilante called Blackout.
Whilst Sylvester isn't as gifted, intelligent or skilled as his predecessor, he is still very smart, an expert kickboxer, a trained street-fighter and much stronger than the previous Mr. Blank. Whilst Reeves doesn't possess the wealth of gadgets and resources that his predecessor possessed, he still packs a taser, smoke grenades, pepper spray, a grappling hook, handcuffs and bugs as well as his own gadgets such as flashbangs and frag grenades.
Reeves' Blank was much more of a street-level vigilante than his predecessor evolved into, sticking to taking out crime in Westside as opposed to all over the city.
Drake Firson (The New Hotness, the fifth Mr. Blank): When Leonard Leblanc took off his mask and hung up his hat, Drake Firson, the young vigilante known as Swordsaint broke into the nigh impenetrable vault that is Point Blank and requisitioned Mr. Blank's gear, setting himself as the new Phantom Detective. Since then, he's worn the hat faithfully, although, not without so bumps and bruises, mostly dished out by the hero community, who see him merely as a doppelganger of Mr. Blank. Drake's demeanor as Mr. Blank is a marked difference from his predecessor, and, indeed, even his former masked personality. Referred to as "Diet Blank", (A name given to him by the heroine Nightfang, which, surprisingly, Drake happily wears with some measure of pride), the new Mr. Blank is mouthy, a smack talker, and extremely brash, so much to the point where people have been completely stunned for a moment or two.
Unlike the former Mr. Blank, Drake Firson is no genius. He does, however, posses an above average intellect, and a predatory natural cunning that many criminals, and even some other heroes, find deeply disturbing. Furthermore, Drake is a budding psychic, and he uses his powers to further trick, confuse, and track the criminal elements of Millennium City and of other major cities into their various safe houses. Some of the current Mr. Blank's powers include the ability to track brain activity out to a 7 block radius, cloud himself from sentient's visual perceptions, being able to telepathically communicate, empathic reading, control and manipulation, (Mostly playing on emotions such as fear and anger), create realistic hallucinatory copies of himself, as well as object reading and limited foresight. These psychic abilities are used in conjuncture with the former Mr. Blank's tech, as well as Drake's unique combat driven mimicry powers and enhanced reflexes and strength to combat crime.
"You don't have to be a grimdark to be a good vigilante. All you need to be is a badass, really."
Things other people say about Mr. Blank when they think he's not watching them but he is.
"Got anything you want to say about Mr. Blank behind his back? Go ahead and type it down here. Go on, he totally isn't hiding inside that cardboard box."
"He wont admit this, but I'm his best, and pretty much only friend. We're planning on teaming up one of these days." -- Avro
"He's deadly serious about his work, and that's a good thing. He seems to be a man of noble heart... although I don't think he'd admit to that." -- The Peacemaker
"Blank...I just...look the guy knows what he's doing when it comes to criminals more than I do, but everyone screws up. He's a human being, just like me. We have our differences but we both do what we do for the right reason-even if sometimes it's the wrong thing. Personally, I'm scared to know what made him like he is, and I pity him. Maybe someday he'll learn it's ok to let those that are important to you in." -- Blue Hour
"He helped me realize even more what a hero is supposed to be and supposed to mean. I disagree with him about a hero having to sacrifice a personal life to do greater good... He's a good man. He'll always be good. He just needs to realize that its okay to open up to people and to hurt villains extra hard when they try hurting his family to get to him. Then arrest them. Mr. Blank is a good man... We just have many disagreements." -- Cosmic Glory
"I know Blank better than anyone. I've seen him at his most vulnerable....and at his strongest. His cruelest and most noble. I've even seen him crack a smile. Behind that mask he is only a man, but a man without peer or equal. Blank has been my mentor, partner, and father. I can't say he was good at all those things, but he was what I needed him to be." -- Nightwave
"Life and Combat are made of tough choices. Sometimes, when ya gotta make those choices enough, it changes you. Blank reminds me a lotta my old drill instructor. He's harsh, he's mean, he'll push you out of a plane. An' if yer not payin' attention, you'd think he's a jerk. He's not. I've watched him move. He's good, he's skilled. But he's human. Notta meta, near as I can tell. If he's harsh, it's because he's GOT ta be. Ya dun' want people getting hurt on your watch because ya coddled them. Might be why I don't argue with him. I agree with damn near everything he does." -- Hunter
"Sounds like he's good at his namesake because I have no idea who you're talking about." -- The Blue Bruiser
"Verily, he doth hath a mighty hat! Tis a shame it doth not sport a feather." -- Chivalry
"He scares the crap out of me." -- Proud Patriot
"Seriously?! THIS guy's more popular than me?! He doesn't even have a face!" -- The Flea
"Think red evil color. Should look in mirror first before saying what evil-looking." -- Real Soviet Damage
"He's interesting, to say the least, But his suit, Hmmm That suit, I like it. I should conference him about that suit..." -- Inverse
"Shady. As. Hell." -- Lady Sparrow
"Oh? Mr. Black-Faced-No-Face'r-guy-with-a-Fedora? Yeah, I know him! I think..." -- Gloom
"Bossman? Yeah, he's smart. He's smart, he's tough, he's tactical, and he knows what he's doing. Unless you put him in a room with others. Then he's way out of his element. It's so obvious, even a kid could tell. He's kind of a jerk. He's trying to be a leader. He's a poor leader for those reasons. But he has potential. I'm kind of excited to see how this turns out. Also, his chi totally tastes like almonds." -- Fei Ling (Jiangshi)
"I think he probably just wants a hug. or he's ugly, and that's why he wears a mask." -- Mac. Abre
"He's a creep. And every time I end up working with him someone dies... I know it's not his fault but... I just don't know." -- Dobergirl
"He believed in me. Will remember his words." -- Violet Mask
"Mr. Blank you say? Oooooh, you mean -that- Mr. Blank. Yeah, I've met him. Once. Briefly. Was it one year ago? Or six? Damn, time runs so weird in this town... ANYWAY, yeah I was down near 44th Avenue in Westside when I noticed that somebody shot a bullet into my right ear, through my brain and out of my right temple, completely ruining my haircut. I turned to say something to the prick that did this, but all I've seen were a couple of broken guys... you know, Black Aces, and a stylish man in a even more stylish suit vanish in the shadows again. Guess the bullet wasn't meant for me but for this vigilante. I would have followed him but by that time my dead body found out that walking isn't an option when your brain is oozing out of your head and so I died. Hmm... must have been the fourth time that night. Come to think of it, I got shot really often that night, for whatever reasons. Weird." -- Hannah Hel-Dottir
"Look, I don't care what his real name is or why he turned vigilante. Spare me the sob stories. Fact of the matter is that, no matter how you spin this, he is costing the city alot of money for using excessive violence when working. I should know, some of that money ended up as my overtime-payment at MERCY. Whatever happened to soft apprehension of criminals these days, I wonder. Fuck! I just hate Cape Collateral." -- Vanessa Adams
"I like this one! I really do! I mean, -GOSH!- he is one of the few people that know that their mirror is cracked and he EMBRACES IT! Tehehehe,... *she sighs* Aaaah, I wish I could track him down and get a little sip of his blood. I wonder if he tastes like my sire... *squees in happy glee*" -- Melissa Adams
"He's...stylish. I'm amazed his suit doesn't get ripped or otherwise damaged considering what he goes up against." -- Snowtalon
"Shamus did the whole detective bit better. But Blank's still effective, even if he does attract the damndest rogue's gallery." -- Thundrax
"Hmph, what I see is just another bored jackass playing Robin Hood and his merry men. But at least the guy realizes that you don't get jack shit done by playing nursery home with villains, unlike any other "hero" I've met so far." -- Maverick
"Hey. It was good workin' with you, LeBlanc. No matter what happens to ya now, I've got yer back if ya ever need me." -- Lycan
"Also... now that yer done bein' Mr. Blank... um... heh... ya still got need fer that hat?"