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Character sheet for the as-yet unpublished Hidden Heroes
Commander Thomas Doone
Leader of the League's elite Delta Squadron. "Tom Doone" is almost certainly not his real name, but his actual history is known only to himself and his second-in-command Cassandra Wells.
- A Father to His Men
- Combat Pragmatist - "Remember, if it's stupid and it works, it's not stupid."
- Deadpan Snarker - In fairness, this applies to most of the squad
- The Captain
Colonel Cassandra Wells
Tom's first officer, Cassandra rotated out of the squadron to take up a more adminstrative role. She hates it. So, she tends to go with the Deltas on operations as a "facilitator - a facilitator with guns."
- The Lancer
- Colonel Badass
- One of the Boys - Once pulled a knife on a dressmaker who recommended she wear something "frilly".
Lars "Mouse" Svensen
Chief of unarmed combat instruction, Mouse is usually found manning the crew-served weaponry. He speaks only rarely, but his contributions are usually valuable. Hates being unarmed, and usually has a selection of holdouts. Originally from Stavanger, Norway.
- The Big Guy
- Genius Bruiser - Mouse has two masters degrees, one in Classical Norwegian Literature and one in International Relations. He rarely points this out.
- Hidden Weapons - Several. Usually including knives and a ludicrously small .22 pistol. Like this one.
- Pants-Positive Safety - So far, hasn't let him down.
- Gentle Giant - Generally, but gets rather violent when anyone threatens Cass or Juliet.
- Only Known by Their Nickname - To the point where Tom has to check Mouse's personnel file to remember what his first name is.
- I Call It Vera - His Fabrique National Minimi. He calls it Elsa.
Sierra is the League's chief of flight operations and one of their greatest assets. People are often confused at first meeting, however - she's not a helicopter pilot, she's a helicopter. An artificial intelligence intended to be the first full-size drone helicopter, she gain sentience through... some method. So far, she hasn't gone on a rampage.
- Glass Cannon - Dangerous and effective, but like all helicopters she can't carry enough armour to repel anything other than the odd small arms attack.
- Primal Fear - A rather odd one. She suffers from debilitating terrexastramortiphobia - fear of surface-to-air missiles.
- Sentient AI Warning Signs - Checks about half the list.
- Robot Girl - kind of. Might also qualify as a Sapient Steed or a Mechanical Lifeform, depending on your acceptance of AIs as human
Head of technical development and intelligence, Juliet's most noticable feature are her thick, wraparound goggles
- The Smart Guy - despite being, in fact, a girl.
- Goggles Do Something Unusual - in this case, actually allow her to see. Without the goggles, her hypersensitivity causes even the slightest light source to cause agonising pain. They're more like super sunglasses.
- Blind Without'Em - because she wraps her head in her arms and whimpers pitifully.
- The Woobie - her parents, unable to handle her demanding disability, handed her over to a specialised school. It is not a coincidence that one of the Deltas' first missions after she joined was flattening the school with lots and lots of Semtex.
- Knife Nut - Her goggles restrict her accuracy with firearms beyond about fifty feet, so she has instead focused on hand-to-hand combat and the use of combat knives. She rarely enters a dangerous situation without dozens of knives, which can lead to hilarious Extended Disarming
Kaitya Mikhailovna Pavlichenko
The League's Cold Sniper, Kaitya also suffers badly from Lzherusskie and The Great Politics Mess-Up. Her father was a senior KGB officer, her grandfather a member of the Politburo.
- Cold Sniper - Pretty much her entire schtick.
- Why We're Bummed Communism Fell - She's really quite upset about it.
- Catch Phrase - "This would never happen in Soviet Union!"
- Obfuscating Stupidity - The Funny Foreigner subtype. It's revealed slowly that Kaitya is much less bummed about the end of the Cold War than she lets on, as a combination of emotional defence and because she thinks it's funny to watch Americans react to decades-old communist rhetoric.
- In Soviet Russia, Trope Mocks You - Referred to occasionally.
- Russian Guy Suffers Most - Claims that this is the case, despite the total lack of evidence. Shunts her towards being The Eeyore
Antonio "Tony" Hernandez
Kaitya's spotter and backup sniper, Tony and Kaitya are Different As Night and Day. He is a Friendly Sniper, except, apparently, on the job, when he goes so cold and professional he even puts the wind up Kaitya.
- Friendly Sniper - Except when he's actually about to shoot you, when he shunts into Cold Sniper so fast Kaitya gets Mood Whiplash.