The Heroic League Project: Villains

29 Mar

Every story with superheroes needs villains.  The Heroic League is no different.  While the group(s) will fight against political and economic corruption, they’ll also go toe to toe with some world class baddies.  In the beginning, the main focus will be on the FLQ, with some mentions of the IRA (mostly that Britannia disobeyed orders to go into Ireland, find the leaders of the IRA, and kill them).  But there will also be the world shaking megalomaniacs, the solitary psychopaths, the individuals bent on revenge, and those claiming that the current world is corrupt and needs to be destroyed so a new world can rise from the ashes.

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Angus McIntyre

Angus represents a sort of cross between the FLQ and the IRA, as he threw his support behind the IRA, then when he escaped capture and fled to Canada, he backed the FLQ.  In reality, his motives are not political at all.  He’s an arsonist, and he loves his work.  It’s not so much an art for him as the act of creating the needed materials to destroy a targeted area.  He’ll come up against Canadien a few times before he’s put behind bars.  Even behind bars, he’ll play an integral role for the heroes beyond the 1970s and well after the October Crisis.

Liota Mandrake

Liota Mandrake is the wizard behind the curtain, so to speak.  She has honourable ends to justify her actions.  Wanting to create a better world for the human race, one that will benefit everyone.  Sounds nice, right?  However, how she goes about this is another thing.  Purchasing large numbers of facilities through her company Mandrake Biogenetic, she puts human beings through rigourous testing, some are successful, others die, and some have life altering side effects.  Mandrake manages to stay one step ahead of the authorities, always covering her tracks.  She is a constant thorn in the side of the Mannekin for decades.

Oliver Featherstone

Featherstone is a former black ops member of the British military.  He volunteered during the British government’s secret testing project that resulted in creating Britannia (Melanie Cooper was also a volunteer of that project).  Oliver even volunteered to see how well Britannia’s fighting ability was.  To Her shock and the shock of her superiors, she nearly killed Oliver.  Because of this, she vowed never to use her powers at full strength, as she constantly pulls her punches whenever she is with the group dubbed the Heroic League.  Oliver wants revenge.  He believes he should have been chosen as the last candidate for the project, not someone like Cooper.  He believes that Britannia failed in her mission to kill every threat the IRA brought forward.

The Oligarchy

The name was loosely translated from computer files of the aliens species that gave Emerald, Hydro, Prairie Fire and Tiger Lily their amulets of power.  They at first appeared benevolent in their ideas, encouraging the four to help wherever they could.  But after two years their more malevolent nature came out, as the amulets began “rewriting” a program over top of the moral choices the four had been raised with.  This caused the entire group (Canadien, Free Spirit, Britannia, Mannekin, and Yellow Jacket) along with the newest member, Bowhunter, to face the Galactic Warriors in a heated battle.  As Britannia and Emerald fought an earth shaking battle, it was Free Spirit who was able to deactivate the program from the amulets.  This allowed Britannia and Emerald to take the fight to the Oligarchy’s mothership.


Former Roman Catholic priest, Father Francois Carbaneau believed he had become the “wrath of God” and began a one man war against all that he deemed evil in the world.  No one was able to explain the incredible power he had, nor were they able to explain the flaming broadsword he carried, all they did know is that he was nearly unstoppable.  He became fixated with the second Mannekin, calling him brother and saying they were fighting the same battle.  Trinity nearly kills Yellow Jacket, denouncing him for being openly gay.  Yellow Jacket escapes from Trinity’s path which allows Britannia and Emerald to bring him down.  Neither one pulls their punches, and it takes all their power to stop Trinity and bring him to justice.

Stewart Maxwell

Stewart Maxwell is the son that Donelda and Gerald gave up for adoption when they decided that they wanted to try making a go of it on their own, without relying on their parents wealth.  Finding it was impossible to raise a child without a decent income, they finally decided that it would be best to give the child up for adoption to a family more capable of raising him.  Three years later, Derrik is born after Donelda and Gerald finally take employment through Gerald’s parent’s company, Stewart Enterprises.  When Maxwell learns of all of this, he becomes obsessed with revenge.  The SE fortune could have been his, and he targets both Mannekins (II & III) along with Donelda.  Never directly, but he taunts them, always saying they could have stopped all of this.  His acts are murder, and he takes delight in it, making a macabre canvas with his victims.  His victims have no connection, they are individuals of opportunity.  He never sees people as people, more like objects he can manipulate.  While Mannekin and especially Donelda, are his primary targets, he becomes obsessed with Free Spirit II and the Bowhuntress in Ravenport, Maine.

The Sisterhood

The Sisterhood is an age old organization dating back thousands of years.  Some say they originally were Amazons, others say they began in the far east.  While the written history of the Sisterhood is lost, this secret organization lives on.  Every member is female, all are trained and educated in a vast number of fields, and all are expert assassins.  Each member is given a code name, such as Sister White, Sister Eventide, Sister Valhalla, Sister Tuskaloosa, and so on.  Raw recruits are simply named “daughters” as are the very rare times when a child is born into the organization.  It was rumoured at one time males were killed while females were kept, and it’s believed now male fetuses are aborted before birth.  There is no evidence of this occurring, and some say that male infants are actually left with orphanages.  The organization is lead by one who calls herself the Matriarch.  She is often the oldest woman in the organization, and she alone can leave the group without any reprisal.  Some have, and one current ex-Matriarch actually gives the members of the Heroic League information.  She acts as a librarian at the Francis Morrison Library in Saskatoon.  Any members who do leave are often hunted down and killed.  To date, only three members have escaped this fate; Sister White who lives in Bishop Hills, Texas; Sister Eventide, who lives in Ravenport, Maine; and Sister Jadda, the daughter of Sister Jade, now living in Detroit, Michigan.  While the Sisterhood acts of it’s own accord, there are times when members are instructed to assist the Heroic League, as it is beneficial not only for the organization, but also for the greater good.

The Red Hand

Whereas the Sisterhood is an ancient group of female assassins, the Red Hand is much newer, and operates with a decidedly different objective.  The Red Hand is much more military in it’s influence, and often hires out their cells as mercenaries to whichever government needs to keep order.  The Red Hand, lead by a man known only as The Watcher, likes the current status quo, and will fight to keep it that way.  Like the Sisterhood, any members who leave are often hunted down and killed.  While the Red Hand will use the services of the Sisterhood, there is no love lost between the two organizations.  Currently there is one cell that has managed to leave the Red Hand; Bravo 10, lead by Operative Violet Rose, second in command Omega Six, reconn 6-2-6, explosives expert Crimson Luna, and intelligence officer Indigo Beta.  These people are more commonly known as Jonathon Tiberius Walker, Malcolm Montgomery Watt, Joseph Chen, Chelsea Morgan, and Isabella Giamatti.  Walker and Watt currently live in Bishop Hills, Texas along with Marianne Wollcott (a.k.a. Sister White), while Morgan is the Assistant District Attorney for the city of Ravenport, and lives with her sister Yolanda (the two are also known as Free Spirit and the Bowhuntress).  Chelsea and Yolanda are aided by Darla Drobsky, formerly known as Sister Eventide.

Those are the villains and villain groups so far.  There will most likely be others in the future.

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