Scrolling through all the heroes of Freedom City Play by Post and trying to work out what's going on can seem a daunting exercise for new players, so in that spirit I'd like to offer the Roster of Active Player Characters, giving a quick overview of who's who and what's up in the world of our site's narrative. This won't ever be final of course, things change. So don't be shy about whatever needs fixing, adding, removing and so forth to make this as helpful as it can be. If you want to submit blurbs yourself, I welcome it. You know your characters best and how to present them.
Roster of Active Player Characters:
Amorph: Ralf Steiner. An innocent, protean form of life created by a rengade of SHADOW. A student at Claremont Academy with no close friends or group affiliation.
Argonaut: Yves Zerme/Yvejskrujanharbh'aar. A.E.G.I.S. agent and free Omegadrone. Close with Harrier and affiliated with the aforementioned agency.
Arrowhawk: John Aaron Fraser. Avenging, aging trick-arrow archer with a temper. Driven and almost manically determined to fight evil and find his lover's murderer, he has a dim view of what he sees as 'amateur' superhumans. Affiliated with the (NPC) Sherwoods of Nottingham.
Asad: Amir al-Misri. Deceptively layabout tycoon with energy-absorption powers. Close with Velocity and Young Britannia, with no group affiliation.
Black Knight, The: Jonathan Hale. Neophyte knight, an awkward, orphaned English teenager bound by fate to a recurring mystic betrayer's mantle. Wielder of magic arms and harness. No close allies or team affiliation.
Bliss: Birth name forsaken. A dour Xuli'pa warrior with cybernetic and genetic enhancements, escaped from her homeworld in search of something better than servitude. Close allies and affiliated with the other Voidwalkers Roulette and Ruby Voxx.
Blodeuwedd: Cerys Pfer(false name). Quiet young Welsh anti-supernatural agent wielding weapons magical and technological. Has close allies in Blue Jay, Crimson Tiger, Kit and Tsunami, affiliated with the Order she serves and Claremont Academy.
Bloodline: Anton Bienh. Vampire freedom fighter from a future ruled by stalkers of the night. Gifted with both military training and powers from his half-vampiric blood. No close allies or affiliations.
Blue Fox: Eve Martel. Agile and iron-willed French mentalist. She is close allies with other former members of Young Freedom(especially Midnight II), romantically involved with(NPC) Wendy-Go, and is affiliated with Claremont Academy and Martel Enterprises.
Blue Jay: Antoinette Baudin/'Tona'. Determined archer from a devoured Earth. Close allies with Blodeuwedd, Crimson Tiger, Fleur de Joie and Tsunami, romantically involved with Kit and affiliated with Claremont Academy.
Blue Stinger: Daniel Randall. Orphaned and altered hunter of SHADOW's secret ways. A cyborg super-soldier with a motorcycle on a mission to save his kidnapped friend. No close allies or affiliations.
Brigandine: Ami Jennifer Rask-Martel. Optimistic and forward-looking young scion of the Martel super-family. Wielder of a psionic power shell. Close with her aunt Eve Martel(Blue Fox), affiliated with the Martel family and Claremont Academy.
Cannonade: Joseph Macayle. Labor-aiding legacy superman. Close allies with other Liberty League members and affiliated with that team.
Cavalier: Kyle Steward. Level-headed, well-traveled alien abductee and stellar guardian. No especially close allies, but his affiliation with the Star Knights means he often works with other space-faring heroes.
Cerulean: Eileen Labatt. Young bearer of mystic markings, buoyed by her natural optimism and self-confidence. The marks grant her powers of light and revelation, though they come from a shadowed source. No close allies or team affiliation.
Citizen: Sharl Tulnik. Stalwart and skeptical young AI from the digitized city of Tronik. Master of his native cyberspace and now owner of a space-worthy robot suit. Close allies with other Claremont alumni, and super-geniuses such as Dragonfly and Miss Americana. Romantically involved with Temperance, and affiliated with Young Freedom, Miss Americana and Tronik.
Cobalt Templar: Corbin Hughes. Determined and historically-minded wielder of a mystic power ring. Close allies with the Liberty League, Blue Fox, Crimson Tiger Ghost Girl, Wraith, and the (NPC) Barnstormers. Romantically involved with (NPC) Ultiwoman Quo-Dis. He is affiliated with the Seven Ring-Bearers.
Coiled Lightning: Charlie Stevens. Mechanic retired from combat, wielder of a high-tech gauntlet that lets him use electricity as a whip and be a hero, something that's going to his head. No close allies or team affiliation.
Comrade Frost: Dimitri Peshkov. Undying jovial Russian draugr(heat-draining vampire). Close allies with the Freedom League(Auxiliary), Fleur de Joie, Gabriel, Gaian Knight & Tiamat, Set & Sekhmet. He is affiliated with the Russian Guard.
Corona: Aya K'Zan/ Anya Corazon. A Lor investigator with energy-projection powers and a brusque attitude, forced onto Earth by her enemies in high places. No close allies, affiliated nominally with the Lor Republic, high school biology teacher.
Crimson Tiger: Mali Benjawan. Fearless and fierce young Muay Thai artist. Close allies with Blodeuwedd, Blue Fox, Blue Jay, Citizen, Cobalt Templar and Kit. Affiliated with Young Freedom.
Crowdsource: Theresa Cruwes. An engineer with as great a strategic acumen as her impulsive streak. Chemically changed into a semi-synthetic being able to change shape and split into copies of herself. No close allies, affiliated with Archetech.
Dawnstar: Ras-Izh. A curious young superwoman with memories of the past and a mission of the future. Her vast cosmic power is married to a love of the art and history of mortals. No close allies. Affiliated with the others of Ultima Thule.
Deep Freeze: Ana Plonsky. Cryokinetic tinkerer and dour former astronaut, mutated by a voyage through space. Close allies with the hunter [NPC]Starshot, she works as the mechanic for his ship 'Xeno'.
Dragonfly: Mara Hallomen. Mentally-warped, weapons-hating inventor with a space-warping suit. Part of the loose genius gathering at the Lab, associated with the Interceptors via her romantic involvement with Jill O'Cure.
Dragonid: Silvar Drash. A dragon born without wings on a far-off world, whose fierce love of freedom earned him a new life with metal wings. Close allies with other surviving members of the Praetorians, with whom he is resolutely affiliated.
Echo: Elizabeth Stein. A university student thrilled by her reality-changing powers and horrified at the implications of her alternate-universe doppelganger. No close allies or team affiliations.
Eclipse: Talisyn Alar. Freelancer cyborg star captain who's rejected both the sides of order and chaos in the universe. Close allies with crewmates Rock & Nae-Dae, no affiliation besides personal sense of justice.
Edge: Mark Lucas. Quarter-djinni with bottomless good cheer and power. Affiliated with the second Liberty League, Claremont Academy and the United Nations agency UNISON. Close allies with many Claremont alumni. Romantically involved with (NPC) Nina al-Darsah.
Elite: Lady Tatiana Gaius Libera. Unfalteringly honest and restrained alien, wielder of an infamous super-sword, a noble tactician and valiant warrior. Close allies with the other surviving members of the Praetorians, with whom she is affiliated.
Endeavor: Sakurako Hino. Introverted, mutant heiress of international business heroes. Looking forward to becoming Claremont's newest inventive heroine. No close allies, affiliated with Claremont Academy.
Errant: Elias Silvestri(false name)/Hector Aguayo III. Hard-bitten psychic from the land of tyrants. Affiliated with Claremont Academy, no close friends or allies(largely by choice).
Equinox: Dr. Siobhan Drake. Streetwise elementalist Wiccan. Affiliated with the loose magical gathering of Parkhurst Hotel, close allies with Ghost Girl and Nick Cimitiere.
Fast-Forward: Richard Anthony Cline. Reformed fast-mover with a super-family and mystic accessories. No team affiliations, close allies with Set & Sekhmet and Wail. Father of Thoughtspeed(William) and (NPC) Holly Cline, husband of Hologram(Paige Psion-Cline).
Fleur de Joie: Stesha Madison. Warm-hearted plant controller and florist with two Earths to care for. Close allies with many, many heroes, including Jill O'Cure and Velocity. Affiliated with the Freedom League.
Foreshadow II: Erick Sloane. Prescient acrobatic vigilante. Close allies with street heroes like Graft and Revenant, in an odd friendship with Synapse. No team affiliation.
Gabriel: Carson Keefe. Sound-amplifying mutant with a loving heart and a mission from Heaven. Close allies with Harrier, Jack of all Blades and Miss Americana. Affiliated with the Freedom League.
Gaian Knight & Tiamat: Tarrant Mcleod & Teagan(real name unsaid). Jovial geology professor with versatile geokinetic powers, a magic sword and a fiery dragon comrade. Close allies with Fleur de Joie, Gabriel and Set and Sekhmet. Affiliated with the Freedom League.
Galvanic: Chlo'zel Elzak. Brilliant and vivacious Tempestian scientist, given great physical strength and control over electricity by her boundless curiosity and desire to explore the universe. No close alies or team affiliation.
Geckoman: Christopher Kenzie. An irreverent young man with more wit than smarts. Wields the proportional might of a gecko along with technological weaponry and vehicles. He is close allies with Edge, Jack of all Blades, Midnight II and Wander, and several Claremont alumni. He is affiliated with the Interceptors and romantically involved with (NPC) Spellbound(Liz Lawlett)"
Ghost Girl: Kimberly Storm(real name Rebecca Stone). An upbeat Canadian girl who died in the 1980's, returned as a chill ghost superheroine. Close allies with Crimson Tiger, Equinox, Nick Cimitiere, Temperance, Wraith and several Claremont alumni. No team affiliation.
Glamazon: Thaelia. Rambunctious Atlantean demigoddess whose true home is the sea. Close allies with Rampart, Temperance and Tsunami. Affiliated with Atlantis and Claremont Academy.
Graft: Dr. Tyrone Mendoza. Biologist and life-loving medical doctor attached to a fearsome Grue biological weapon that refuses to kill. Close allies with Foreshadow and Velocity. No team affiliation. Owns a clinic in the Fens district of Freedom City.
Grimalkin: Lynn Epstein. Energetic fairy-made ninja with powers of glamer. Close allies with Jack of all Blades, Jill O'Cure and the other Interceptors. No team affiliation. Widow of (archived) Colt.
Hammer: Kwame Harris. A wrestler that has decided to enter the world of superheroes. A powerhouse that loves to give the audience a show.
Harrier: Steven Murdock. Free, eternally-grieving Omegadrone who uses his powerful armor to rescue others. Close allies with Dragonfly, Gabriel, Jack of all Blades, Miss Americana and Wander.
Hologram: Paige Psion. Maternal psychic with an entropic twist. Close allies with Set & Sekhmet and Wail. No team affiliation. Mother of Thoughtspeed(William Cline) and (NPC) Holly Cline, wife of Fast-Forward(Richard Cline).
Hronos: Time-traveling robot and guardian of the timestream. A sombre, mysterious creature. He has no close allies besides Velocity, and no team affiliation besides the other(NPC) Mechanodynames, robots who embody concepts.
Hūhunu: Tamahine. An alien scout with a laser focus, slight naivete and almost wholly military outlook. Equipped with high-tech weaponry and an advanced stealth suit. No close allies, affiliated with the Praetorians.
Jack of all Blades & Jill O'Cure: Erik and Eliza Espadas. Peerless energy-wielding swordsman and brilliant biokineticist who are never at a loss for words. Many close allies including Fleur de Joie, Gabriel, Miss Americana and Wander along with other members of the Interceptors, the team they effectively lead. Jack is romantically involved with Willow(Minerva Espadas) and Jill with Dragonfly(Mara Hallomen). Jack is the father of Eden Espadas, and their family has adopted otherworldly refugee Yolanda
Kharag: Vesken, The Golden King, etc. Alien master of psionics and martial arts, once god-king of his world but dethroned by and forced to join the Praetorians of the Delaztri empire, a creature of pride and fierce honor. Close allies with other surviving members of the Praetorians, his main present affiliation.
Kingsnake: Brian Markus Brubaker. A hunter of those who prey on humanity, given a new view of the world by the Labyrinth and his trafficker father. A blind martial-artist trained in the Shambala Vale, his other senses superhuman and his bodily prowess nearly so. No close allies, as he prefers solitude for practical and personal reasons. No team affiliation.
Kit: Samantha Vance. Unconventionally-minded thief born in Hell and bearing a brand of demonic power. Close allies with Blue Jay, Blodeuwedd, Crimson Tiger and Fleur de Joie. Affiliated with Claremont Academy.
Mater Vyrdna: Vyrdnaya Solnys-Kori Milareth. Idealistic alien cyborg mechanic who long lost her family and is discovering a new one. A part of her ship, able to command technology and form myriad tools and weapons. Affiliated with the Praetorians.
Maxima: Dr. Cassandra Steel. Prodigy using SCIENCE to go past human limits. No close allies, affiliated with the Grant Conglomerate.
Meatheral: Jeremiah Cornwell. Bookish and story-loving scholastic mystically bound to a tome of elemental power under mysterious circumstances. This binding allows him to assume the nature of the Greek elemental forces. No close allies or team affiliations.
Midnight II: Trevor Hunter. Monosyllabic bringer of nocturnal retribution who hunts the unjust with weapons mundane and cosmic. Close allies with Blue Fox, Cannonade, Cobalt Templar, Dragonfly Edge, Fleur de Joie, Geckoman and Wander. Affiliated with the Liberty League. Romantically involved with Wander(Erin White) and grandson of the first Midnight(Travis Hunter).
Miracle Girl Casey Blankenship. All-American heroine with a manipulatable energy shell inherited from her father that grants tremendous speed, strength and flight, and journalistic interests gained from her intense curiosity. No close allies, affiliated with Claremont Academy.
Miras: Asli Safiyya Sadik/DJ Eclectic/'Sophie'. Opinionated and spontaneous half-Djinn music-minded heroine. Practitioner of book-learned time magic and imbued with the fires of humanity's spiritual kin, with which she battles the forces of apathy and selfishness. No close allies or team affiliation.
Mirror: Alton Gotti. Engineer with shallow pockets and a prankster streak. Gifted with powers over both light and glass by a mysterious girl named Mary. No close allies or team affiliation.
Miss Americana: Gina Evans/Cyberknife. A superhuman mind who controls a lovely robot body to briefly escape her hateful organic one. Close allies with Dragonfly, Gabriel, Gaian Knight & Tiamat, Harrier, ubiquitously known to scientific heroes, and main stakeholder of the super-science conclave of the Lab. She is romantically involved with Harrier(Steven Muddok).
Miss Grue: Daphne Celeste(no "true" name). Shape-shifting Grue gal with a kindly heart. No close allies or team affiliation.
Monkey Wrench: Alexandra Durham. Street-smart genetically-altered mechanic with an innate gift to communicate with and control electronics. Uses a fleet of robotic drones She has no close allies and is affiliated with Archetech.
Moon-Moth: Myothizar A'lira. Alien mystic from a race of magically-gifted moths. A gentle, open-minded soul blessed with power. Close allies with other surviving Praetorians, with whom he is affiliated.
Net Fly: Serge Explinker. A young mutant with the power to manipulate sound waves, and the smarts to improve on that. Close allies with Tsunami, affiliated with Claremont academy.
Nevermore: Aleksander Garen Nakani. Orphan rescued from a brutal secret society, seeking to become the next Raven. Close allies with Midnight, Polarity, Solvrytter and the(NPC) Raven. Affiliated with Claremont Academy.
Newt, The Keahi Kekoa. A cheery, personally magnetic and cocky Hawai'ian given mutant stretching abilities by the mysterious manaka root. No close allies or team affiliation.
Nick Cimitiere: Eric LaCroix. A once directionless man submerged in death and returned with the powers of a psychocomp. Works at a coffee shop. Close allies with Changeling, Equinox, Ghost Girl, Pitch and Silhouette. Affiliated with the loose gathering of mystics at the Parkhurst hotel
Nightingale: Nicola Cervenka. An unwilling, determinedly altruistic vampire struggling with her faith and longing for vengeance on the murderer of her convent. No close allies or team affiliation.
Oracle, The: Zephyr Brooks. Quiet, introspective and dry-witted psychic, a student at Claremont. Determined to become a reformer of minds. No close allies, affiliated with Claremont Academy.
Paradigm: Amara Val-Ren. An alien pillar of morality and loyalty granted great power by an empire now dead. Close allies with the other surviving Praetorians, whom she is affiliated with.
Phantasmo, the UNLIVING: Henry Gibson Trent. Garrulous and homeless deceased English stage magician. A jocular revenant granted extraordinary powers in life and death through a pact with Mr. Infamy, using his powers to defend the helpless. No close allies, affiliated with the homeless of Freedom City.
Polarity: Juno Dempsey. Acrobatic mutant lightning-flinger conscious of the borrowed time she lives on. Close allies with Nevermore and Solvrytter. Affiliated with Claremont Academy.
Pulsar: Jacob Manning. A veteran of America's special forces and former AEGIS superagent, now a super-powered journalist trying to save lives. No close allies or team affiliations.
Queenie: Maybelle McQueen. Openhearted, food-focused master chef atoning for past selfishness. Wields a mighty magic ring from the future. No close allies or team affiliation.
Rampart: Cho Paige Lee. Untested and forceful Terminus mutant. Close allies with Glamazon and Stronghold. Affiliated with the (NPC) World Youth Rescue Movement(WYRM).
Revenant: Lucy Harker. An undead lawyer from the Prohibition era, cursed with undying strength and devoted to the justice of law. Close allies with Foreshadow and Solar Sentinel. Can be found at the Our Lady of Mercy shelter.
Riff: Warren Wilder. Soulful Sound Tech with the musical skills and the sonic power to rock evil. No close allies. No team affiliation, moderately famous musician.
Roulette: Stahnze Turk. Proud, compulsive liar born of unlikely parents, with the criminal skills and eye lasers to leave his mark on the universe. Close allies with the other Voidwalkers Ruby Voxx and Bliss. No other affiliation.
Ruby Voxx: Ruby Hawkins(birth name). Alien-abducted and fearlessly daredevilish bounty hunter. Armed with self-powered weapons and an armored encounter suit. Close allies and affiliated with the other Voidwalkers Roulette and Bliss.
Samaritan: Vonne Murray. Fiery and idealistic young man who carries the 'human totem' of strength and object understanding, come with some friends from New York City to learn how to better use his powers and fight off the Labyrinth. No close allies, affiliated with Claremont Academy.
Scarab, The: Elena Guerrero/Prince Heru-Ra. Undying psychic illumination in ephemeral flesh, sworn to defend the downtrodden and do good no matter the cost. No close active allies. No team affiliation, but an ally of the Freedom League and heroes the world over. Eternal foe of SHADOW.
Seahawk: Naomi Baines. Half-alien half-Welsh hybrid with a love for flying and the power to walk away from any crash. Flies an experimental super-jet, her half-alien physiology granting incredible regenerative powers. Close allies with Miss Americana, affiliated with Archetech.
Set & Sekhmet: Ever-glib Egyptian god of darkness and outsiders on parole with the brusque and standoffish goddess of war. Close allies with Fleur de Joie, Fast-Forward, Gabriel, Gaian Knight & Tiamat, Hologram and Temperance. Affiliated with the Freedom League.
Seika: Seikahi'ino("Sei"). Raptor-like arboreally-adapted alien archer with superhumanly keen senses, searching for a home for her outcast people. No close allies, but she does have an odd tie with the hunter [NPC]Starshot.
Solar Sentinel: Henry Mason. A sombre American veteran of the first World War given cosmic powers to fight a war among the stars. Close allies with Revenant, who he is romantically involved with. No team affiliation.
Solvrytter: Gunnar Ornsberg(Sir Gunnar of Ornsberg Hall). A young knight wielding mystic weapons from an Earth fallen to the Terminus. He is close allies with Nevermore and Polarity, and affiliated with Claremont Academy.
Starlight: Samantha Lawrence. Former drug addict and single mother from an abusive home, determined to turn her life around and prove to herself she be more than she was. Semi-energy being made of and able to control light. No close allies or team affiliation.
Sun Walker: Daniel Lee. A quiet young Californian electrician who bears the power of unstoppable Monkey, the Sage Equal to Heaven. No close allies or team affiliations.
Synapse: Dawn "Dee" Farrington. Rebellious and sullen aristocratic heir granted psychic powers and a mad sister by the government. Close allies with Foreshadow, and affiliated with the Vanguard.
Temperance: Eliza Oxum. Streetwise scion of water-spirit nobility. Close allies with Ghost Girl, Glamazon, Tsunami and Wail, romantically involved with Citizen. No group affiliation.
Terrifica: Qiaolian Song/Samantha Carson. Brilliant and inventive crimefighter sure of her smarts. No close allies or team affiliation.
Tesseract: Sarah Jones. Spatially-awkward, competitive and adventurous reshaper of space-time, making her cash-strapped way through life. No close allies, Claremont Academy alumnus.
Thoughtspeed: William Cline. Mentally-focused and irrepressible speedster. Close allies with Glamazon and Tsunami. Affiliated with Claremont Academy. Light antipathy for the (NPC) Atom Family.
Titan: Henry Thompson. A man forged for liberty's defense. No close allies, affiliated with the U.S. military and A.E.G.I.S.
Traveler, The: Sitara Shishakala. Immortal, jaded and endlessly curious augmented warrior borne to fight among the stars. Survivor of her native and adopted civilizations. Close ally of the other Praetorian survivors, whom she is affiliated with.
Triakosia: Dancia Devons. Centurion's Compatriot. Investigative reporter with otherworldly power. No close allies or group affiliation. Works for the Freedom Ledger.
Tsunami: Giang Trang. Understated water-wielding young woman. Close allies with Blodeuwedd, Crimson Tiger, Glamazon, Net Fly and Thoughtspeed. She is an alumna of Claremont Academy.
Ulysses: Alexander Cross. Kindly old English museum guard suffused with the power of the mighty steam engine. No close allies or team affiliation.
Velocity: Velocity: Megan Howell. Former cheerleader and veteran super-speedster. Close allies with the Freedom League, Asad, Fleur de Joie, Grimalkin and Young Britannia, romantically involved with (NPC) Robert Harrow and member of the Freedom League. Mother of Lawrence Harrow.
Wail: Keith Lemarr. Stentorian gay 80s icon. Close allies with Temperance and Wander. No team affiliation.
Wander: Erin White. Hard-hitting enhanced survivor. Close allies with other Liberty League members, Dragonfly, Fleur de Joie, Gabriel, Harrier and romantically involved with Midnight II. She is affiliated with the Liberty League.
Wayward: Born Margaret Carter Jr., best known as Valerie Cain. Musically psionic lesbian showbiz heroine. No close allies or team affiliation.
Wildcat: Felix Silvestri. A young man from West End bursting with untamed passions and brutal power, trying to hold onto his ideals as he wrestles with the beast within. No close allies or team affiliations.
Willow: Minerva Espadas(nee Salix). Organic robot empowered to preserve the Earth's biosphere. Close allies with other members of the Interceptors, Fleur de Joie, romantically involved with Jack of all Blades and affiliated with the Interceptors. Mother of Eden Espadas.
Young Britannia: Agnus Stone/Annice Stone. Pop star infused with the British Spirit of Justice. Close allies with other Vanguard members, Asad and Velocity, affiliated with the Vanguard.