"One should always strive to be their very best."
Name: Alexandra 'Alex' Harper
Abilities: Polymath, Genetically Enhanced Human Attributes
Sparrowhawk is one of the world's most dangerous combatants and a master in a multitude of skill sets. After traveling the globe for years as both an agent of UNTIL and as a costumed crime fighter, Alex saw a need for a strong and efficient team which could handle world wide crises or threats. Thus she created the Protectors of the World, a group who would be on the first line of defense to tackle such events. Often Sparrowhawk works behind the scenes in a supervisory capacity, ensuring heroes are sent out and tasks completed as efficiently as possible.
"Make no mistake, lives are on the line. Saving them may take all the sweat and blood we have. I've still got plenty of both to give. Do you?"
Name: Carter Williams
Abilities: Enhanced Durability, Enhanced Strength, Military Training
Rank: FIELD LEADER/TEAM TRAINER
Carter Williams served in the United States Army as a commissioned officer for five years. He was injured during an ambush attack in Afghanistan, and though he saved lives with an act of supreme courage, he was injured and honorably discharged.
Eager to serve again, Carter volunteered to test Dr. Jasper Helm's wondrous suit of armor, and became Captain Adamant, the Unbreakable Man. Encased in the ATHENA, Carter becomes the backbone of any task force. His durability and strength are useful additions to the Protectors' arsenal, as are Carter's military discipline and uncanny willpower.
"As long as I live, I will fight for the innocent and the weak. And I'm not dropping dead anytime soon."
Name: Sebastian Steinman
Abilities: Super-Intelligence, Telekinesis, Power Armor
Rank: FIELD LEADER
The Peacemaker is a Millennium City based metahuman who's been active as a superhero for the better part of a decade. Originally made to serve as a successor and counterpart to a hero from another world, he was sent to this universe just in time to witness the Battle of Detroit. Left injured and in stasis for many years, he re-awoke during the Qularr invasion, initially with no memory of his origin - only his real name and his superhero alias. While struggling to come to terms with himself and the burden of his mantle, Peacemaker has become not only one of the most brilliant scientists and engineers among the superheroes of today, he's also an incredibly powerful psionic whose mastery of telekinesis, assisted by his power armor, also makes him a powerful force to be reckoned with.
"Do not underestimate the wolf inside of me, or else you will get burned."
Abilities: Fire/Ice Manipulation, Lycanthropy
Rank: FIELD LEADER
Razira, unlike all of the others of the Protectors' team, has her past and civilian life buried behind layers of 'need to know'. What little she has said include that she was born in Florida more than 30 years ago, moved to Millennium City to get away from it all, gained a college degree in Business Management, and became a barista at the main coffee chain there...at least until she was kidnapped, genetically altered, and eventually became the Hero she is today - a werewolf with the powers of oxygen based temperature control. Now a five year veteran of the heroic lifestyle, she was approached out of the blue by Sparrowhawk, inviting her to the Protectors. Despite being a lone wolf type through her former job at UNTIL, something deep down told her to accept. Now she finds herself as a Field Leader hoping she can keep the team in one piece through their many dangerous adventures across the globe and beyond.
Name: Craig Carson
Abilities: Embodiment of the 'Living Thunder', Super Strength, Invulnerability, Flight, Weather Empathy
Rank: FIELD LEADER
Thundrax is a veteran Canadian superhero who's associated with the RCMP, UNTIL, and a reserve member of Toronto's Starforce team. Formerly a politician, he now runs a large energy and mining corporation, Flux-Carson Enterprises, as well as the Carson Foundation charity. He is a friend and confidante of many superheroes in Canada and Millennium City.
"As a Protector, I specialize in making sure any innocents are out of harms way."
Name: Thandi Wessels
Abilities: Dark Energy Control, Dark Energy Blades, Teleportation
Thandi Wessels. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thandi is the descendent of a line of magic linked to ancient energies of the African continent. When her magical abilities came of age, Thandi was able to use her dark energies to assist others, and became a local hero in the Johannesburg area. Over the years, she participated in the 2004 Tsunami relief efforts and eventually was chosen to receive UNTIL training. For several years, she participated in international humanitarian efforts and UNTIL-sponsored activities. She has been a part of several international superhero groups and in 2012 was part of an UNTIL effort to repel an attack by Warlord in Okinawa. Her name was offered by UNTIL to Sparrowhawk and Thandi accepted her invitation to join the Protectors of the World.
"Why don't you pick on someone my size for a change?"
Name: Ralph Matheson
Abilities: Quantum Energy Manipulation (Giant Growth/Shrinking, Density and Mass Manipulation, limited Force Projection)
The son of an accomplished physicist and engineer, Ralph gained his abilities as a result of accidentally mishandling one of his father's inventions-- at the time believed to only be a model of the device-- during a convention photo opportunity. As his finger slipped over the on switch for a split second, he was blasted with an empowering jolt of quantum force. Encouraged by his father to put his newfound powers to use for the greater good, Ralph invented his heroic persona from his aptitude at altering his size at will.
Atomac previously counted himself as a staunch member of the Young Sentinels for several years. However, his diligent work ethic caused him to distance himself from his easier-going allies as time went on. As several of his friends became fully-invested Sentinels, Atomac sought his own "graduation" to the big leagues-- which led him to ask for the advice and patronage of Thundrax, himself an ex-Sentinel and sometime sparring partner and mentor to the junior hero.
"If I was -really- angry, I'd start with your fingers."
Name: Alexis Talia Monroe
Abilities: Weather control, Energy Projection and Manipulation, Superspeed
A New Vigil alumni, Blue Freedom struck out on her own when the team fell into inactivity. During her time working independently from a team, she managed to harness her rage and turn it into a clear focus for her crime-fighting endeavors. This allowed her to start taking on greater challenges and push her abilities to their limits and beyond. It also allowed her to not worry about property damage she didn't cause. For a time, Blue Cyclone also was a member of the Progeny, another teen group. Differences in moral attitudes in relation to crime fighting left her to reconsider her membership, leading to her decision to exit the group. She has since taken up the fight against crime alongside the Protectors.
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"I just wanna do some good. Don’t make it more complicated than that."
Name: James Rodgers
Abilities: Enhanced Strength, Endurance, Reflexes, and Speed. Exceptional Gunslinger
A product of the post-World War I era, the Great Depression, and World War II, James Rodgers enlisted to serve the US Army as an Airborne Ranger in the European campaign. Towards the end of the war, he lost his left arm in combat and was transported to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. This was where he was recruited for Project Citizen, a black ops program designed to put disabled veterans, who still had a strong desire to serve, back into action as "super-soldiers”.
James Rodgers went by the designation "Citizen Thirteen" as he performed mission after mission for Project Citizen, slowly becoming disillusioned throughout the decades. Eventually the program was closed down, and Rodgers found himself back in civilian life looking for a purpose. As the world of super heroes grew exponentially, he saw an opportunity to serve his Country more directly, and on his own terms.
"Make a wish!"
Name: Faye Carrano
Abilities: Super Strength, durability, flight & Cosmic Flame
When you wish upon a star, all your dreams should come true or so the rumor goes. Faye Carrano saw just that past the smog of Millennium City and wished to be a super hero. Faye's wish came true and the Cosmic Glory came to be! She comes in like a bright comet in the sky, surrounded by her cosmic flame. It fuels her super strength, take hits that would knock a normal person down, fly through the sky and in space. As her days as a child and teen end and adulthood begins, Faye is still wary of the future and what "fame" may bring her. The people, however, matter the most and she is ready to fight to protect one and all!
"I would consider surrender. You can neither fight nor outrun wind and rain."
Name: Kaspar von Schneider
Abilities: Weather Manipulation, Magical Knowledge
Born into an old family of German nobles, Fahrenheit has a heavy burden to carry. For centuries his family has used its natural affinity for magic to help, protect and serve the greater good. Honor, honesty, kindness and awareness of etiquette and reputation have been the governing principles of the von Schneider family for over 600 years and Fahrenheit is working even harder at upholding them since the last prominent member of his family - his grandfather - fought on the side of the Nazis in WW2, believing to be serving the interests of the German people. Determined to make up for his grandfather's mistake and to make the von Schneider family known as a force of good again, Fahrenheit uses his inherent talents for magic and weather manipulation in the way most appropriate for modern times: being a superhero.
"Oh, I need a Quote? Let me think of something catchy, 'kay?"
Name: Linden Kingswood
Abilities: Regeneration, Super-strength, Super-speed, Guns & Nanomachines, Son.
A clone created by VIPER as an assassination model, Linden has been slowly turning her life around. She is currently taking college classes, is on the Varsity Cheer Squad, works at a local animal shelter and is a consultant for UNTIL.
While she has a fair range of unassuming Meta abilities as well as a plethora of preprogrammed training, Linden prefers ranged combat over close, with guns being her weaponry of choice.
She maintains a unique perspective on the Hero-Villain duality.
She is a strict vegetarian.
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Abilities: Superior Strength and Agility, Minor Telepathic Abilities
Marauder's kind are often removed from their home world to be used as gladiators or guards to the Malvans or other races, and she was no exception. Originally taken off her planet to serve as a guard for some low ranking noble, she was later dropped off on Earth to await a new 'boss'. When her new 'boss' never showed, however, she instead tasked herself with becoming a guard for those she'd grown fond of. Which is just about everyone.
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"It is far more important to do the right thing than it is to hold to the letter of the law."
Name: Imani Abbot
Abilities: Duplication, Teleportation, Chronokinesis
Imani Abbot is the daughter of Texas Congressman Malcom Abbot. This hacktivist turned hero gained her powers during a freak accident while visiting a dimensional travel testing facility. The incident caused the entire south Texas town of Frontera to simply disappear, with her as the only survivor. Accidental exposure to dimension particles has left her with the ability to change the vibration of her molecules in such a fashion that she can put herself into a state of tetra-dimensional existence. Up-and-coming with a lot of potential, she now uses her talents to assist the Protectors in their mission.
"The difference between you and I is that one of us is nothing more than a filthy animal who learned to walk on two legs. The other is me."
Name: Hermes Balewa
Abilities: Cybernetic Enhancements, Super Speed
Dragged from his home on Monster Island by ARGENT, and used as a test subject for some experimental cybernetics to enhance his speed and combat capabilities, this cheetah manimal escaped his captors shortly after being relocated to Millennium City. After H.E.L.I.X., the supergroup that had first rescued and recruited him, disbanded, Wildeye drifted from team to team, eventually becoming an agent at UNTIL for several years, and finally finding himself among the Protectors.
Name: Johnathan Naswood
Abilities: Shape Shifting, Regeneration, Occult Knowledge, Survivalism, Tracking
Witchery Way, real name Johnathan Naswood, was born in the early mid twentieth century in the Alamo, New Mexico. A member of the Navajo Nation, a climate of systematic racism and the suffering of his own people influenced Naswood to take up crime. Using a dark ritual and sacrificing his own brother for the power of the legendary skin walker, Naswood spent the early sixties fighting against what he believed was to be the eventual death of his people. In truth, he became little more than a violent domestic terrorist.
Captured by none other than Vanguard himself in the late sixties, Naswood spent the next fifty years of his life in federal incarceration. It was only when Naswood single-handedly prevented an attempted prison break at Stronghold and saved the lives of several PRIMUS officers that he earned parole. Since then, he has dedicated himself to fighting alongside those he'd once consider his enemies, hoping that it will be some small step of cleansing his soul of his sins.
"Whoever fights monsters something something something. Whatever, I never liked Nietzsche anyways."
Abilities: Lycanthropic Regeneration, Enhanced Strength, Enhanced Speed, Enhanced Senses, Mastery of Archery and hand-to-hand combat
A heroine operating out of the West Side of Millennium City, Wolfgirl is a powerful lycanthrope, her natural abilities perhaps surpassed only by her analytical mind. These traits, coupled with formidable skill in combat both hand-to-hand and ranged, make her a powerful ally and a dangerous foe. Spoken of in whispers in the criminal and supernatural underworlds, she has joined to fight for justice alongside the Protectors when the world calls for her.