The Cast

Spoilers! This section is kept up to date with the story, so there may be story details you don’t want to see if you haven’t caught up yet.

You have been warned.

The Mavericks:

Jessica Napier (Shade): Acerbic and rude, Jessica is no people’s hero, but she will fiercely fight for what she believes in. The defected clone-daughter of Rebecca Napier, Jessica is using the Mavericks as an outlet to fight her past. Is now working as a private investigator to further redeem herself by helping the people of Blackburn.

Physical Description: Redheaded, pale and freckled, many people overlook Jessica and her athletic build. Her costume is purple and black with a hooded cape.

Abilities: While not an anomaly, Jessica is still incredibly dangerous, taught from a young age in stealth, gadgetry and close quarters combat.

Alexander Marcio Santos-Malone (Onyx): Alex has always been kindhearted, but unfortunately lacks in the brains department. The former college linebacker dropped out of school after snapping his left leg in a freak injury. After losing his job at Cerberus, Alex is now trying to prove his worth to himself via heroism.

Physical Description: Brown haired. Tall, tan and bulky, Alex certainly has the archetypal hero’s build, but hardly carries himself that way. His costume is all-black and paramilitary with a gas mask.

Abilities: Umbrakinesis, Shadow Walking, Teleportation, Night Vision.


The Underworld:

Edgerrin Hamilton (Hades): A mysterious and wealthy real estate mogul, Eddy is currently clawing his way to the top of the criminal underworld after the power vacuum caused by the Phoenix Incident.

Physical Description: Tall, thin, well-defined black man. Well-dressed and is usually seen with his signature fedora.

Abilities: ???

Nisa Jai Verion (Mouse): Tortured from the beginning of her existence, Mouse’s childhood consisted of endless painful lab experiments. Having escaped this fate, Mouse has built a criminal army so she can never be caged again. Is now working as Hades’ right-hand woman.

Physical Description: Petite and albino, with a wolfish face.

Abilties: Can create any chemical compound inside her body.

Grigori Ivanovich: A Russian mobster with connections to the Kremlin. Wishes to expand bratva activities throughout Blackburn.

Physical Description: Bald with a thick brown beard, over six foot and nearing three hundred pounds.

Abilities: None, unless you counts a copious amount of guns.

Mantis: A horrific but perfectly sentient half-human, half-insect creature created by Martin. Was used as his muscle during the Phoenix Incident, but has since vanished.

Physical Description: Humongous and green, with black compound eyes and a crooked scythe-arm. 

Abilities: Enhance senses, super strength.

Dr. Martin Salazar (Sonrisa – Deceased): A gifted biologist from Colombia, the mad scientist used to run a human trafficking to fund his many experiments since losing his job after Mouse’s escape. Was killed in battle during the Phoenix Incident.

Physical Description: A hideous mass of broken bones walking with a cane.

Abilities: Psychokinesis, Teleportation, Force Fields, Levitation.


Maverick allies:

Friedrich Kravitz (Prism): Fritz spent a childhood chafing under his Orthodox Jewish parents, and became quite the troublemaking teenager. His mischievous impulsiveness cost him and Alex their Cerberus jobs, so he helped save Blackburn during the Phoenix Incident. He has retired after Shade’s return to hero work and now works for the software company Scholz Enterprises.

Physical Description: Blonde, scrawny and short, but nonetheless able to make himself attractive.

Abilities: Light Manipulation, skilled gadgeteer.

Quinn Fletcher (Chiroptera): Student of the third American Spirit and mentor of Phantasm, the blind sister of the police chief spent twenty lonely years in the shadows. She returned to train Shade in the ways of the Mavericks, and has since gone back to retirement.

Physical Description: Tall and dark-skinned with short curly black hair.

Abilities: Blind but possesses enhanced senses.

Gilda Fletcher: Former Police Chief of the Blackburn Police Department and now the city’s mayor, Gilda is perhaps the only public official with squeaky clean hands.

Physical Description: Shorter and stockier than her sister, riddled with stress.

Abilities: Leadership and quick on the draw.

Dallas Cardozo: A cynical but well-meaning detective, Dallas is one of the few cops Jessica can trust.

Physical Description: Fairly average Cuban-American male with black hair and penchant for Hawaiian shirts.

Abilities: Investigation and Marksmanship.

Jefferson Higgins: Grew up in a middle-class West Indian neighborhood, but became addicted to film noir. Is now living out his dream of being a detective.

Physical Description: Fairly average Jamaican male with a penchant for out of style fashion.

Abilities: He’s like Jeff Bailey!



Rebecca Napier (Phantasm): Former CEO of Cerberus Security and the woman responsible for the Mavericks disbandment, the short-tempered former vigilante launched a genocidal plan to exterminate crime in Blackburn and take over the city’s police force. Had a crisis of conscious when confronted by her daughter and turned herself in. She is now serving a life sentence in Redwater Correctional Institution.

Physical Description: Identical to Jessica except a few inches shorter and with (minimal) signs of aging.

Abilities: “I’m you, but stronger.”


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