Mintonette

Father was a British envoy in charge of controlling several trading ports out of Ceylon. There he met a Ceylonese woman who would later give birth to their daughter. They all lived in Ceylon until Chanaka graduated high school, and her father wanted for her a proper western schooling. Fearing he’d been gone too long …

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Strabat

Betrayal is such an excellent motivator. Especially for the youth. It has been enough to keep the acrobat Wesley Vincent going all his adult life. As a youth his professional and personal lives crashed into each other, forever putting the young man on the path toward redemption, in the role of avenger. This path has …

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Bouncing Betty

Bouncing Betty has always been a tomboy. Chalk that up to the name Elliot. Growing up there wasn’t a sport Elliot didn’t play, and play aggressively. Much to the chagrin of most the boys in her life. After school, and a year of college she went looking for the military. They were less excited than …

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Cat’s Meow

An affluent son of a real estate magnate and anti-vivisection celebrity by day. Winslow Burns is the very public face of the animal rights world, which without him might very well not even exist. Which makes sense as he can turn into an animal he sets his mind on. With his powers, he uses animals …

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Zeitgeber

“The Ghost Who Runs.” Has ring, will travel. A German soldier that Updike Hailey met during the war. Had the chance to kill Steeplejack, but let him go. Framed as a dissident, and chased out of Germany by death squads, he fled to the U.S. to find Hailey—now calling himself Steeplejack. The two men weren’t …

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Steeplejack

Updike Hailey made a military career out of disarming and creating weaponry from Frankensteined bits. On the battlefield it saved countless more lives than it destroyed—that of Kaspar Snell for one. Back home, it helped him to arm, and save the lives of The Generation. There is nothing that  Updike—or Steeplejack—can’t “jerry-rig” into some sort …

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Captain Fitzroy

Hugh Fitzroy is the perfect definition of an “old salt.” As a boy in Ireland he would sail boats, and worked as a fisherman. The first chance he got, he signed up for the Royal Navy and when he left her Majesty’s fleet, he moved directly into captaining commercial freighters and cruise ships. The work …

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