Payback was once Kevin Franklin, a member of Dakota's mayor's personal staff, who tried to save the young gangbangers at the Big Bag turf war from experimental tear gas. Once exposed to the Q-Juice, Kevin became the monstrous Bang Baby. Since he conflict with Icon and Rocket, Payback reformed and became a member of the Shadow Cabinet, and later joins the group Heroes.
Icon's partner and friend, Rocket has an inertia belt that allows her to fly and form shields of kinetic energy. She's outspoken, liberal, and one of the first teenage mothers in comics.
An ally of Icon and Rocket, he became Icon's replacement when he was off-planet and he was killed in action against Oblivion. He is described as "a thinly-veiled Luke Cage parody through which the treatment of black characters in comic was explored".
Virgil Hawkins was exposed to a mutagenic gas that swept his city of Dakota, which gave him and other 'bang babies" superpowers. With the ability to control electromagnetism, Static joined the Teen Titans and continues to protect his city while serving on the team.
A clergyman who turned the tide of the African-American Civil Rights Movement
Prodigy inventor Curt Metcalf uses a high-tech battle suit of his own design to fight the international crime cartel known as the System in the guise of Hardware.
DMZ is an African-American male who was physically advanced by alien medical technology. One of the most interesting members of the Blood Syndicate.
Icon is the superhero persona of Arnus aka Augustus Freeman, and member of the Terminan alien race. He crash-landed on Earth in the American South in 1839; Raised as a slave, but escaped through the Underground Railroad. Following a series of events, Augustus decides to become a Superhero, and eventually joins the Justice League, after being drafted by Superman.
He is a founding member of the Blood Syndicate. Following the death of Tech-9, he became the second leader of the Blood Syndicate. He was an easily angered, American muslim and an honorable leader. Wise Son is invulnerable and can't be physically harmed.
Dharma is the leader of the Shadow Cabinet. He is also responsible for the creation of Bang Babies as well as merging the Dakotaverse into the DC Universe.
The mechanic of the Shadow Cabinet. He has minor telekinetic powers, but usually is only seen operating the Cabinet's teleportation device: Shadowslide.
The corrupt CEO of Alva Technologies and the arch-nemesis of Hardware (who is actually his genius apprentice Curtis Metcalf), but eventually ending up naming him the vice president of his company.
Alien who sabotaged Icon's ship and made it crash on Earth. He returns to Earth in Icon's absence and kills his replacement, Buck Wild.
A professional criminal turned Bang Baby.
The mayor of Dakota and the mother of Holocaust.
The creator of the Quantum Juice and the first Bang Baby.
An enemy of Icon and Rocket.
The son of Raquel Ervins, a.k.a. Rocket.
Icon supervillainess who manipulated Buck Wild into becoming one of her goons. She uses her beauty to hypnotize men together with a weapon she calls a P-whip that ensnares males and makes it easier for her to mesmerize them.
An enemy of Buck Wild.
Rocket's ex-boyfriend and Amistad's baby daddy.
Raquel Ervin/Rocket's best friend. Darnice replaces Raquel as the new Rocket when she goes on maternity leave and is paired with Buck Wild as the new Icon.
A pastiche of Marvel's Captain America in the Dakotaverse. He teams-up with Buck Wild in the early 1970s when Buck was Jim Crow.
An enemy of Buck Wild who temporally resurrects him to become Buck Voodoo.
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