"A capable leader needs to excel in numerous roles. That's my specialty."
Name: Alexandra 'Alex' Harper
Abilities: Polymath, Genetically Enhanced Human Attributes
Rank: TEAM LEADER
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
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 Originally made to serve as a successor and counterpart to a hero from another world, he was sent to this universe just in time to witness the Battle of Detroit.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.
"A gun is a tool. A tool I'm very good at using to solve problems."
Name: Mike Malcon
Abilities: Olympic-Level Marksman, Extensive Munitions Knowledge and Experience, Response Initiative Training
Mike Malcon, known within the United States Defense Department and the hero community as Armory, is a man of many skills. These skills are all dedicated to crafting him into a modern-age warrior of gun and mind.
Working as a 'Problem-Solver' for the Response Initiative within the government, Mike has lead a long career of field-work. He's traveled across the world, and been involved in hindering the actions of various organizations. Well-trained and experienced, combined with the arsenal of a small country, all fuse to make a powerful and efficient fighter.
Originally dipping his toes into the world of heroics through liaison with PRIMUS, Mike has come to view his heroic activities as merely an extension of his job with the government. While still moderately low-key in the reputation factors of the heroic world, his foray into joining up with the Protectors of the World is slowly causing his reputation to rise. He has yet to decide if this is a good thing.
"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.
"The Shining Knight always Slays the Dragon"
Name: James Richardson
Abilities: Galahad Powered Armor, Golden Sword
The persona James adopts as Chivalry is, while not exactly different from his normal personality, far more extroverted. Chivalry is loud, boisterous and straight-forward. He's well known, especially in the Millennium City area, as a resolutely heroic figure. He's taken down more than one giant monster and has racked up a good number of villains defeated. Many heroes remark on his thickly put-on Early Modern English dialect, sometimes leading to confusion, but usually leading to amusement.
"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!
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Name: Gareth Koenig
Abilities: Energy Absorption, Energy Projection, Energy Utilization, Teleportation
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"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.
"C'mon, who doesn't like a good redemption story?"
Name: Aron Johnson
Abilities: Air Manipulation, Cantrips, Flight, Smoke Mimicry
Aron Johnson, now also known as Jinn, is a former street kid who unintentionally gained the powers of the air jinn. It would almost be a modern retelling of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, were it not for the fact that in this story the protagonist ended up actually becoming the genie.
For a while Aron was the unwilling accomplice of a supervillain, but he was eventually freed from his master's evil influence.
As a condition of the pardon for his crimes and his newfound freedom, Jinn agreed to be monitored by UNTIL. He later went on to reinforce the Protectors' team.
Name: William Pepler
Abilities: Strength, Invulnerability
Rank: Reserve Member
A member of UNTIL, Noble spends much of his time a 'test subject' for various weapons and their effects upon super powered individuals. A father and husband, he also makes time to assist the Protectors when necessary, lending his awe inspiring strength and incredible physical fortitude.
"No villain can escape the might of the God King!"
Abilities: High Degree of Super Strength and Durability, Divine Aura, Training with Archaic Weaponry
The God King of the Forgotten Islands, the Lord of the Five Wells, Son of the Shimmering Serpent and Golden Moon, Tartolmec is a powerful extradimensional being who has come to Earth many times in the past for adventure and glory! After the Protectors aided him in retaking his home from a heretical former priest and his demonic master, Tartolmec has decided to join the team as both a way to repay his debt and to enjoy the experiences offered by Earth.
Name: Audrey Peplar
Abilities: Telepathy, Telekinesis, Empathy, and Martial Arts Training
"You will learn more from the mistakes you make in life than you ever will from the things you've done right."
Psion - previously known as Psioni-Gal - is a former teen hero from a now disbanded group known as the Teen Wardens, with a career that goes back to 1997. When her former team parted ways, she stepped into a solo career and pursued academic pursuits. Along the way, she reconnected with former teammate Noble, married, and became a mother. Now, she is the owner of a highly successful coffee shop chain (Super Latte), set up a network of heroes operating in Westside (known as the Westside Defenders), and has joined her husband in the Protectors of the World.
Abilities: Super Strength, Shape Shifting, Plant Based Powers
Voreen was born on a planet known as Sha-Prylen. It's a word of botanoid aliens who can grow themselves into any shape they wish. Usually this process takes days. For voreen it is mere moments, she was born a mutant, her metabolism was on overdrive and she was capable of even absorbing plant-matter and incorporating it into her biomass to aid in the recovery of any beating she had taken. The later ability had caused a fair portion of the population to regard her with some fear, but her dedication in fighting for what's right generally kept her viewed in a positive light.
"I'm not a hero, I'm just a guy helping his fellow man."
Name: Virgil Williams
Abilities: Advanced Flight Suit, Tech Helmet, Various Gadgets, Sniper Rifle
Growing up a military brat, he had no idea what his life would be like after he joined the service. Showing that he had great care for the people he worked with and never treating another soul with disrespect he would come to find out his Grandfather's greatest secret. Shortly after the death of his grandfather that secret came to light. Virgil was given the War Hawk suit to take up his Grandfather's mantle and become the next hero in the family. After his three tours ended he found himself in the city. He quickly went and signed on with the Protectors who are now family to him, and will fight by their side till the end.
"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.
"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.