The Show


Otherwhere is an actual play podcast about super powered teens traveling through the multiverse being heroes, and confronting their own personal traumatic backstories. With bonus intra-team drama!

Questions, concerns, or issues related to multiverse law can be directed to Lee, your inter-dimensional tour guide.


Otherwhere is produced by Law of Names Games and is played in Masks: a New Generation by Brendan Conway.


Otherwhere is released the last Wednesday of the month.

The Heroes


Our Heroes, who have become a team in spite of themselves, are a mismatched group of outsiders, trying to find a place where they might be able to belong.

Feedback

and his otherselves are played by Thom who also plays Vanguard

Kat

and her otherselves are played by Allison, who also plays Majorette, & Psyker

Mystic

and her otherselves are played by Siobhan who also plays Vibe

Phantom

and their otherselves are played by Charlie who also plays Winn & Hope

Quint

and his otherselves are played by Erik, who also plays Thaumaturge & Silver Mask

Rainy Woodrose Sunrise

and his otherselves are played by M, who also plays Anti

The Multiverse


A glowing ribbon of white light glows against a velvet black background. It curves, undulates in soft waves, bright in the center, pale and fuzzy at the edges.

Come closer. Focus on the brilliant center of the ribbon.

The colors are stronger now, lines of them, smaller ribbons, all twisting together. Winding over and around each other, their individual hues visible, but still blending together. Still shading into white.

Closer.

The colors separate, define. Each ribbon is unique now, it’s own band of color turning and weaving around the others without touching. Intertwined, but separate. Moving nearer or farther from one another but never, never coming together. An infinite chromatic range, so very close, and so very alone.

And closer still.

Explore the multiverse
and its inhabitants

Rancho Pasillo California


The City, Prime


Rancho Pasillo, Ca

Rancho Pasillo, California

With its strip malls, and housing tracts, and sprawling downtown where the tallest building is only 10 stories, Rancho Pasillo is a different kind of city, attracting a different kind of Hero.

Here, they don’t swoop through a rainy night to knock out villains in dumpster-filled alleys, or engage in brooding rooftop banter with their enemies while the pitiless moon watches impassively.

This is the Golden State.

And if people here know anything, it’s how to look good.

In Rancho, you’re more likely to run into the Sterling Starling front row, center at the latest off-off Broadway production, or Ethereal Specter brunching at the neat little farm-to-table bistro that opened down on Del Paso. Trident patrols the beaches while working on his tan, and Doctor Nuclear sometimes runs shows for kids at the Discovery Museum.

And it’s not just their images. California heroes are simply their own breed.

Of course, so are the villains.


Strip Mall Storefronts

The People of
Rancho Pasillo



Past Dimensions

World 47783: An AEGIS-run military dystopia

Mystic

The Nova


art by @apothecs

Juniper "Juni" Harroway

Pronouns: she/her

Biography:
Juniper, Juni for short, is a high powered and inexperienced sorceress. After her own powers emerged, she discovered her late grandfather was the hero Thaumaturge who had abilities like her. However, he was lost years before in a fight that stopped a great and terrible force.

The rest of her family does not have powers so she self isolates from them whenever possible. Juni started doing hero work as a way to learn about her powers and give her something to do away from her family. Until she joined the team she was pretty much a loner, not wanting to risk other people’s safety.


Powers

  • Sorcery

  • Defensive magic & shielding

  • Magical bolts

  • Crippling self doubt


Mystic is played by Siobhan, @spellboundmage


Otherselves


World 60910

Mystical
Mystical is a bubbly hero in pastels, who has taken up her grandfather Thaumaturge's mantle as part of the New Dreamers, a reboot of his old team, the Dreamers.

World 47783

Mystic
One of AEGIS's up and coming teen agents, Mystic uses her magical powers to support the HERO code alongside her grandfather Thaumaturge.

Quint

The Delinquent


art by @apothecs

Quintessential Hero

Only child of the iconic pop-hero Hope, and telekinetic Psyker, Quint is determined to not be a hero.

For more information, please see his interview with Julia Lit, of That's Lit: With Julia Lit.


Powers

  • Psychic Constructs

  • Projective Empathy

  • Absolute Rejection of Parental Authority

  • Anime Protagonist Hair


Quint is played by Erik, @primefactorx01


Otherselves


World 60910

N/A
His parents having never fallen in love, Quint does not exist in this dimension. His father, Hope, remains a successful, if slightly older, idol/singer/hero, and his mother Psyker works with the government.

World 47783

Essential
Working with Anti as part of the OP, Essential is comfortable being both a hero, and a rebel. He leads a small team of agents in missions designed to destabilize AEGIS and bring freedom to the city and its heroes.

Kat

The Scion


art by @apothecs

Katherine "Kat" Slane II

Pronouns: she/her

Biography:
The daughter of Transition, an infamous mercenary that can travel between dimensions. Kat was raised by Transition and lived a pretty nomadic lifestyle. Transition intended to turn Kat into her partner and eventual successor.

Kat was given the best education Transition could provide, was enrolled in school when they were in a dimension long enough, and was given training in martial arts.

A former partner of Transition, Lady Glimmer, tracked Kat down while she was in the Prime Universe and showed her how much damage Transition was causing. A couple dimension hops later, Kat got a chance to leave.

While Transition was out on a job she stole a spear and a one use dimension hopper and ran away to the Prime Universe.


Powers

  • The Spear of the Technomage

  • Impressive Martial Prowess

  • Interdimensional Connections

  • Hard Light Projection Armor

  • Totally No Baggage Around Mothers. At All.


Kat is played by Allison


Otherselves


N/A

Kat is a fixed dimensional point.

Phantom

The Nomad


art by @apothecs

Phantom

Pronouns: they/them

Biography:
Noah Wilson was born in a different dimension than Prime. As the only child of a pair of researchers, who worked long hours into figuring out space travel, Noah was often left alone. It wasn’t uncommon for children to be left on their own and to seek out their own methods of gaining knowledge or skills, but Noah often found themselves alone far more often than any other kid their age. They sunk most of their time outside of learning and developing skills into reading about fantasy and sci-fi worlds, longing for the chance to explore.

Since Noah was reserved and shy, they didn’t have many friends and passed the time mainly solo. This was until Ollie showed up and took them from their dimension. Once Noah left, they discarded their old name and became Phantom - a “ghost” who never really lingered or touched places or people. Phantom took to their new life with eagerness and never looked back; or so they said.

They traveled to various dimensions, sometimes alone, sometimes good or bad places, but always returning to Ollie’s side. Phantom never spoke of their experiences and the troubles or trauma they suffered outside of Ollie. When they went to his home dimension, Prime, Ollie’s device malfunctioned and exploded, killing them. Phantom chose to stay after burying him, unsure of their next step.


Powers

  • Cloaking array

  • Anti-grav Rig

  • Interdimensional Travel Experience

  • Maybe Haunted?

  • Serious Abandonment Issues


Phantom is played by Charlie, @magical_pride


Otherselves


World 60910

Shadowdancer
An aspiring hero with darkness control powers, Shadowdancer has just been accepted into AEGIS Heroic Youth Program and hopes to be placed on a super team in the next year.

World 47783

Noah Wilson
A rather ordinary young man, Noah is a member of the AEGIS A Scouts, in the hopes of eventually joining the ranks of their non-powered soldiers.

Rainy Woodrose Sunrise

The Star


Christopher Rey

Pronouns: he/him

Biography:
A citizen of world 60910, Rain is a member of the Eternal Defenders.

Armed with a magic-enhanced bow, Rain is the communicator of the team, using his facility with language and quick wit to both diffuse situations and make sure the media has plenty of sound bites.

At 16, he's been part of his team for 2 years, after being matched with the other Defenders as part of the AEGIS Heroic Youth Program.


Powers

  • Powers

  • Go

  • Here


Rain is played by M, @mekkitymek

Otherselves


San Pasillo Prime

Christopher Rayne Rey
As the president of the senior class, and the unquestioned male lead of the theater department, Chris is excellent at attracting and holding attention.

Feedback

The Reformed


art by @apothecs

Aaron Riley

Pronouns: he/him

Biography:
Feedback was once one of the hottest things on the supervillain scene. Showing up in viral media, publicly embarrassing the police and superheroes alike, with an ever-growing fandom as he caused puckish chaos.

That all changed.

While pulling a job alongside the mad villain Freakshow, he found himself forced to choose between preventing thousands of innocent deaths or letting Freakshow get away with a chemical weapon. In the end he betrayed and defeated the madman, destroying his own villainous reputation in the process. Since then he's been desperately trying to find a way to make things right... Even if that means starting from the bottom as he tries to live up to the mantle of hero he's chosen.


Powers

  • Sonic Blasts

  • Soundwave Manipulation

  • Collection of Rogue Assets

  • Street Cred

  • Raw Bad Boy Appeal


Feedback is played by Thom, @inactus

Otherselves


World 60910

Syncopate
Part of the recently-formed super group All Music, Syncopate is gaining a reputation as a quick-witted and powerful super who controls soundwaves. He has recently begun to gain a certain degree of fame after playing a key role in a well-publicized shopping mall showdown and dance battle.

World 47783

White Noise
An agent of the OP under Anti, White Noise serves in Essential's team. He lost the ability to speak when AEGIS removed his vocal cords in an attempt to weaken his sonic powers.

Anything But A Hero

an interview by

Julia Lit

of 'That's Lit!' by Julia Lit

Panel: a set with 2 chairs. The Backdrop has the words That's LIT!. On the right side, a woman sits, adjusting her lapel mic.

Panel: A young man wearing a green button up shirt and a brown coat is walking onto the stage. His brown hair is slicked down severely. Blue can be seen near his roots.

The woman's face brightens. She faces the camera. “Welcome back, everyone. Sorry for the delay. Technical difficulties. I'm Juila Lit, host of That's LIT! with Julia Lit. And we're here today with our special guest, Mr. Quintessential Hero.” She turns to the young man. “First things first, Mr. Hero--Can I call you Mr. Hero? Is that your real name?”

The young man sighs. “Yes, that's the name written on my birth certificate. I've checked. Call me Quint. Please”

“Quint. I can do that.” she nods. "That's quite the name.”

"I agree. Unfortunately, no lawyer in the city was willing to take up my suit for ‘undue hardship due to unconventional naming conventions.’”

"With parents like yours, did you actually expect anyone to?” She turns to the camera and cocks her head to the side before returning to Quint. “For the benefit of our audience streaming at home, could you tell us a bit about yourself?”

“As if anyone in your audience doesn’t already know who I am?”

“Please, Quint. Humor me?”

The young man takes a deep breath before continuing. “Fine. My parents are Psyker and Hope. Heroes who have consistently been in the top 10 in whatever popularity polls you have faith in.”

“And that’s Psyker, the Psychic Blademaster and Hope, the Idol hero, correct?”.

“Who else do you know who would have names like that?”

“Fair. And you are powered as well, correct?”

“Yep. I know not everyone’s powers can be inherited, but I guess I hit the jackpot, right? I have been throwing psychic darts at Whiskers since I was four.”

“Whiskers? Your dad’s former side-kick?”

“That’s him. Used to baby-sit me. Loved telling stories. When he wasn’t singing. And don’t worry, I hardly ever hit him. He has reflexes like a… well… cat. In or out of his anthropomorphic form.”

“And is that what you do for fun? Throw psychic weapons at cats?”

“Hey, I’m not just throwing things at cats! Technically, Whiskers is a ‘feline therianthropic’. Besides, If you look up my file, you’d see that I like to ‘Cause trouble and harass authority figures’. At least according to my guidance counselor.

“Is that true?”

“I mean… it’s not not true. Who hasn’t taken a can of spray paint to the side of AEGIS headquarters”

“Probably most people”

“Really? You’d think with all the tags already there, half the city has practiced their anatomy artwork on that wall.”

Julia had a polite smile on her face as she continued. “Besides technical anatomy drawings, what else do you do for fun?”

Quint started counting things off on his fingers. “Weed. Drinking. Netflix. I tried to get into Fortnight, but those 12 year-olds just obliterate me. I swear they’re playing a totally different game.” He suddenly stopped short. “Oh, should I have said the weed thing? And the drinking?”

“It’s fine, Quint.” Julia shuffled through your notes. “So, it says here you haven’t officially joined the ranks of the city’s heroes, despite the growing expectation to.”

“I’m not a hero.”

“But the boy and the Slime Lord…”

“I’m not a hero.”

“And then there was Armordillo and the paint-ball team…”

“I am not a hero.”

“But what about…”

“Look. I just want to be a kid. I didn’t sign up for any of this. I dye my hair brown and use about a gallon of product on it, because otherwise the blue spikes makes me look like some anime protagonist. I dress boring, I act up. I AM NOT A HERO.”

“You’re saying that, but…”

“They were in trouble, and I was just there. I didn’t go out looking for it. But I’m not going to just sit there and watch a kid get dissolved by a discount Gelatinous cube.”

“Isn’t that what a hero would say?”

Quint gets up, visibly angry. “This interview is over.” He grabs his lapel mic and tosses it into the air, following it with a pink-and-blue glowing sword that slices it cleanly in 2. The audio people wince as the feedback reaches their ears, and Quint is already gone.

Julia turns back to the camera. “And there we have it. As much as he denies it, he really is the quintessential hero. I’m Julia Lit, host of That’s LIT! With Julia Lit. Good night, fam.”


Heroes

Anti:

Prime
Shadow powered hero and leader of the alternative super organization STRIKE.

World 47783
Once leader of STRIKE, when it was purged by AEGIS under the direction of Vanguard, Anti and his few remaining allies fled underground. Now he strikes with his shadows from the shadows, as the leader of the Opposition, or OP.


Crash:

Prime
Teenage super and daughter of Corona and Eclipse, the premier heroes of Halcyon City. Crash is a relatively new transplant to Rancho Pasillo

World 47783
A technopathic agent of the OP, who seems more concerned with tech than human life.

World 60910
A psychic technopath, recently moved to Rancho Pasillo from Halcyon City. The daughter of two of Halcyon's biggest heroes, Corona and Eclipse. Crash has little to no combat abilities, but has control over electronics and their components.


Doctor Arcadia:

Prime
An urban legend that has spread through the power community. Some heroes have told stories of an old man covered in cybernetics that wanders the world. Meeting places and times are rarely consistent, he appears to be able to teleport at will anywhere in the world. Stories gathered from various heroes say that he was once a great scientist on the verge of creating utopia until his body, work, and life were destroyed. Now he wanders between dimensions trying to put his life back together. No solid info on this man could be found and he remains an odd rumor among the heroes.


Doctor Nuclear:

Prime
Though his body is aging, Doctor Nuclear’s mind is as sharp as ever. One of the few remaining Golden Age hero, the Doctor doesn’t do many heroics anymore, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t contribute to Rancho Pasillo’s super community, especially the up an coming youngsters. He is active with Sidekicks, and always has at least 2 or 3 young heroes he’s mentoring, teaching them to value brains, as well as brawn.


Ethereal Spectre:

Prime
Once part of the Lost Angels, a celestial superhero group from LA, Spectre relocated to Rancho Pasillo for a more quiet life. Once a sparkling star among her teammates, she now lives a quiet, almost reclusive life.


Hope:

Prime
The Idol hero. In his younger years, Hope was part of the boy-hero band iKoniK, where he openly used his projective empathy powers to heighten the concert experience. He has since branched off into his own solo career. In his heroic career, Hope specializes in disaster management and hero support, where he uses his projective empathy to keep panic to a minimum, and bolster his allies. He is an above average martial combatant, but is no match for the city's more powerful villains. Despite this, he remains a popular hero.

World 60910
A famous, if slightly older, idol/singer/hero. Hope is childless.


Imaginarium:

Prime
A hero from the dawn of the Silver Age. She had the power to bring her anything she could imagine into the real world. Imaginarium has had long career and will soon be retiring. She fought the deadly Baron Blood, matched wits with Scanline and R.A.M, mentored heroes, redeemed villains, and more. A statue of her stands outside city hall. Imaginarium currently lives a quiet life out on her estate. She occasionally comes into town for photo shoots, promotional events, or to appear on Cassidy Valentine’s radio show.

World 60910
Leader of one of the original super groups, the Dreamers. Also the subject of a huge amount of slash fic, with his teammate Thaumaturge.


Impact:

Prime
He's an immigrant from Guatemala and a boxer who's power is building up kinetic energy he releases with punches. He has an adopted daughter who changed his life. He used to just use his powers to cheat at boxing until he stepped in with them to save someone's life.


Lady Glimmer:

Prime
A founding member of the Paragons team over in British Columbia, Canada, and a respected hero before that. Lady Glimmer is one of Canada’s most popular heroes and has a sizable following outside of it. She’s lived in Rancho Pasillo for a number of years and appears here occasionally even after moving back to BC. Lady Glimmer has the power to manipulate light and teleport. Lately she has been seen in Rancho Pasillo more frequently training a young hero by the name of Hector. Rumor has it, and this newspaper regards this as slander of the highest order, that Lady Glimmer was in a relationship with the mercenary Transition for a few years.

World 60910
Known as Coruscate, he is the last remaining founding member of Aquamarine Orchestra, Marching Heroes, the super team to which Majorette belonged prior to her change of careers.


Lancelot:

Prime
Leader of the Round Table
Teen super, mecha pilot. Leads a team of mech-suited, Arthurian-themed heroes.


Mr. Whiskers

Prime
Hope’s old sidekick. Cat were. Leaving the supers game several years ago, after a series of incompatible partnerships with other heroes, Mr. Whiskers is now the principal of Sebastian Octavius Xanatos High School.


Mx. Impossible

Prime
An adult hero and mentor in the Sidekicks program. They have supernaturally acute hearing, among other powers.


Phantom Hex

Prime
A leather-clad psychic and agent of AEGIS. She's reputedly gained quite a following for both her acrobatic fighting and her sex appeal.

World 47783
A well-known and powerful AEGIS agent, who is rumored to be able to re-write memories. It's whispered she might be working with Anti and the OP.


Psyker:

Prime
Psyker’s oldest memory is that of her standing in a snow covered forest, wearing a blood soaked hospital gown. Due to her ability to project and manipulate psychic weapons into the world and the obviously extensive training she must have had in combat, it has been assumed that she escaped from some sort of super soldier program.

Had she not been found and adopted as an adult by a hero, her destructive nature may have lead her down a path of villainy. Instead, she learned to channel it heroics, albeit still relatively destructive heroics.

Psyker is able to produce weapons with her mind, that she can than manipulate telekinetically, or she can grab hold of them an wield them with greater precision manually. While she prefers blade, they can take any form she wishes. They can have physical effects—swords that cut, hammers that bash— or her weapons can have psychic effects that leave no physical evidence.

Hope and Psyker met during a team-up, and while it appeared that the pop-idol annoyed and irritated Psyker, they eventually fell in love and married with great fanfare.

World 60910
A black ops agent of the government, who carries out extra-legal heroics behind the scenes and out of view of the cameras. Psyker is unmarried and childless.


Remix:

Prime
A teen hero and member of the sidekick's program. Not great at remembering what he should and shouldn't say. His mentor is Mx. Impossible.


Shadowstar:

Prime
AEGIS outreach/recruitment hero


Spectre?/Spectre?

Across the Multiverse
Phantom is unsure if Spectre really exists. After being isolated on a dead dimension for months, Phantom “met” Spectre, a ghostly man with white hair and eyes and a cloak like her own. Spectre told Phantom that one day they’d stop existing to others if they kept going. He then disappeared and sometimes when Phantom is tired or alone in a dark place, they see him. Phantom is not sure if he is real or something their mind conjured.


Star Dancer:

Across the Multiverse
A rising star in the powered community and currently the hottest thing in the gossip mags. Star Dancer has power and an ego to match. He first made the headlines when he fought Word Smith and his deadly Crossword Army. Loud, Flashy, and Bombastic, when Star Dancer is in town you know it. He’s appeared in local papers saving poor trees from the backs of rampaging kittens, all the way up to front page articles featuring him throwing down with the whos who of supervillainy. Rumor has it that he’s talked about something called ‘The Multiverse’ and that he is apparently its defender. Star Dancer has not commented on that. In more recent news, Star Dancer has declared himself the nemesis of the mercenary Transition.


Sterling Starling

Prime
A flying, sonic powered hero, largely known for his eccentric style. Unlike most heroes who have an iconic look, Starling changes his costume for almost every appearance. The only two elements that remain the same are the cape-like “wings” attached to his sleeves, and the filigree silver bird’s head half-mask he wears.


Thaumaturge

Edward Harraway, Juni’s grandfather

Prime
A powerful hero who sacrificed himself in a fight against a big supervillain years ago. Juni never got to speak to him about their powers before he went missing. She figured out her grandfather was [insert hero name here] after he “died”. Juni wonders if her life would be different if she had gotten to speak to talk to him about their powers.

World 47783
A senior AEGIS officer and magic user, who is entrusted with the training of many young heroes, including his granddaughter. There have lately been rumors he might not be as loyal to Vanguard and the rest of AEGIS command as previously thought.

World 60910
Now-retired member of the Dreamers, one of the world's first televised super groups. He has since passed the mantle to his granddaughter, Mystical. He's also a popular subject of slash fiction, alongside his former partner Imaginarium.


Trident:

Prime
According to Trident’s official biography, all he remembers of his past life are bright red bathing suits, and how to swim. With the ability to breath under water, as well as deep sea echolocation, and super strength, Trident came ashore one day carrying a half-drowned beach goer. Now, he spends his time split between AEGIS and the Coast Guard, keeping Rancho Pasillo’s beaches safe from both villains, and ocean accidents.


Vanguard:

Prime
Strong, steadfast, and shiny, if slightly out of touch with modern teenagers, Vanguard is the public face of the AEGIS hero. Lately, though, his appearances have been further and further apart, and people have begun to worry that Rancho Pasillo’s defender has priorities higher than the city. Though he us less active now than he used to be, Vanguard is a founding member of Sidekicks, the mentor program for junior heroes.

World 47783
As the unquestioned leader of AEGIS, and the single most powerful hero in the world, Vanguard has a single mission-- to make the world safe. He has honed and refined the mission of his organization into the perfect weapon against any evildoers who might threaten civilians. Some say that he has gone too far in his quest for security, and has become a tyrant, ruling Rancho Pasillo with an iron hand. But no one says it very loudly, for fear of disappearing into the belly of one of the reeducation facilities.

World 60910
Director of AEGIS and agent to the stars, Vanguard manages all the heroes of Rancho Pasillo, as well as acting as the face of the Heroic Youth Program. He is a powerful hero in his own right, but has been out of active heroics for years, focusing his intention instead on coordinating rivalries with his counterpart, Isak Emerald. (It is also rumored the two of them were, at one time, invovled.)


Villains

Hive

Prime
Composed of what used to be 19 individuals implanted with neural uplinks, HIVE is one composite brain with 19 bodies. Created originally to be the presidential guard of a small, obscure nation, they are a highly effective combat unit, as well as an excellent tactician. After realizing that they were worth more as a mercenary than a bodyguard, they switched professions. Their former principal was their first target.


Isak Emerald

Prime:
An open supervillain who fancies himself more of a dashing rogue than an actual master villain. To him it's all about crafting a reputation that makes the heroes hate you, and the civvies wanna BE you. It's all about the showmanship, the craft. He'd never actually want to murder someone, to kill a hero, or to cause a massive crisis... But some high profile crimes, pranks, or anything like that? That's where the real show and the real power lies.

World 47783:
Proprietor of a rare book shop, Emerald still has his finger on the pulse of the city's underbelly, and can always make time to help a friend make things a little more...interesting...for AEGIS

World 60910
Agent to villains, and manager of all evil supers in Rancho Pasillo. Emerald is responsible for the planning, scheduling, and nemesis roster for the public villains of the city. He generally works in close concert with Vanguard, agent to heroes, and it is rumored that at one time, they were much closer than colleagues.


Spectre?/Spectre?

Prime
Phantom is unsure if Spectre really exists. After being isolated on a dead dimension for months, Phantom “met” Spectre, a ghostly man with white hair and eyes and a cloak like her own. Spectre told Phantom that one day they’d stop existing to others if they kept going. He then disappeared and sometimes when Phantom is tired or alone in a dark place, they see him. Phantom is not sure if he is real or something their mind conjured.


Transition:

Through the Multiverse
Rarely THE Supervillain in a scheme but THE muscle you hire when you want something down right. Transition is an infamous mercenary known throughout the powered community. If you have the cash and want the job done right, you hire Transition. They’ve worked for villains, heroes, and everything and everyone in between. Armed with an array of weapons and gadgets, backed up by an impressive martial prowess. Transition has gone toe to toe with some of the most prominent heroes and villain


The Voiceless:

Through the Multiverse
A cloaked and hooded figure who is part of an order dedicated to policing the multiverse and removing fixed dimensional points as abberations.


Civilians

Cassidy Valentine, the Voice of Rancho Pasillo:

Prime
Delivering the news to Rancho Pasillo around the clock. Cassidy has been the omnipresent voice in the ears of drivers and ever present to the eyes on the small screen. Cassidy hosts the morning and afternoon news, a local radio station, and puts out the podcast Hero Talk. Cassidy works tirelessly to ensure the success of the local TV and radio stations. Some residents of the city speculate that she has a secret superpower that let’s her avoid having to sleep.

World 60910
A hard-hitting investigative reporter for WNUS Rancho Pasillo Radio News.


Jack Winn:

Prime
Founder and CEO of Forearmed, the city’s only insurance company offering comprehensive superhero/villain policies. Not only do they insure the heroes themselves, but they provide reasonably priced plans that protect civilians against super-induced damage to person or property. Winn himself is an unremarkable man, who lives a quiet life with his wife and corgi.


Jennifer James:

World 60910
The manager of the Eternal Defenders, and self-appointed team dad. Jennifer is brusque and no-nonsense, hiding how much she cares for the team behind a businesslike exterior.


Julia Lit:

Prime
Super hero fandom YouTube star, and host of That's LIT! with Julia Lit.

While Julia is not a fixed point, every one of her otherselves seems to be remarkably similar.

World 60910
A familiar voice on the airwaves of the city, Julia Lit hosts several popular shows including the Caper Countdown, That's Lit with Julia Lit, and Why Should We Care? an interview program asking heroes why they think they are important to the city.


Justin Simons

Prime
Widely regarded as the best mayor ever to take office in Rancho Pasillo. He saw the city through the Abaddon Crisis in his first term and Lightbringer’s attempted purge in his second. After managing to bring the city through two near apocalyptic events, Quinten has retired into the background of city politics. He acts as a consultant to whatever branch of the local government needs him. Some days he manages superheroes, other days parks. Most of the city still hopes to see him run for mayor again.


Lieutenant Matteo Ochoa:

Prime
AEGIS outreach/recruitment agent. Partnered with Shadowstar


Oliver "Ollie" Adler:

Prime
The son of an inventor Trevor Adler, Oliver grew up being the test subject for most of his dad's inventions. While some were helpful or benign, there were several that were dangerous. But his father never worried about putting him in danger if it brought about progress. One day his father placed a device onto him and with a flip, Ollie was no longer in his own world. He had been transported. He was confused and surprised but also... relieved. He was finally free from his father.

Ollie learned how to use the device, his father's son through and through in inventing, and traveled, never settling down. When he ended up in Phantom's dimension, his device had a small malfunction. So he lingered. He had landed in Phantom's room. Through this the two began to talk and over the time it took him to fix his device, Ollie and Phantom had developed a friendship. Seeing parts of himself in Phantom - the loneliness and isolation caused by their parents - he offered to take them with him. Give them the same opportunity for freedom he had.

While they did not always travel together, they were each other's longest companion and most reoccurring, always refinding each other until Ollie's death


Trevor Adler:

Prime
CEO of Suprasystems, and inventor of dubious tech that he has no fear of using. Created the dimensional drift tech. His son, Oliver Adler, was Phantom's long-time traveling companion.

World 60910
Chief Imagination Technician of SupraSystems, the largest company in Rancho Pasillo. Making various types of electronics, SupraSystem is ubiquitous and almost invisible. Adler is also the inventor of the Adler Process for Power Acquisition, a highly-guarded proprietary process for enhancing a fledgling super's abilities.


To the People of Rancho Pasillo:

I came to this city a traveler, displaced from my home dimension and adrift in the multiverse. You, the people of Rancho Pasillo, welcomed me into your homes and hearts. Made me feel less alone. Gave me something to once again fight for. I, in turn, have given my all to protect you from the dangers that lurk in the darkness between the worlds.

Though inter-dimensional travel has not yet become prominent here, I would be doing a disservice to the city were I not to warn you about the risks that come with drifting.

For dangers lurk in the multiverse. Dangers in the form of evil people. People who travel between dimensions not for pleasure or education, but to hurt, and dominate. I would be remiss in my role should I not help you to prepare to fight those people, when they come. To fail to show you how to stand beside me.

For this reason, I am publicly declaring my role as Protector of the Multiverse.

It is a heavy burden, but one I am proud to bear. I will stand between you and the terrors that haunt the dimensions, the evils that fly on black wings from one universe to another. And I will, in turn, train all those who wish to fight beside me.

Together in courage,