3. Act 1: Mighty to Defy

What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?
-William Ralph Emerson, 1847

Scenes 1-4, Scenes 5-7

Scenes 8-9, Scenes 10-12, Scenes 13-15, Scenes 16-17

Scenes 18-20, Scenes 21-23

Intermission (Scenes 1-4)

Dramatis Personae

Principal Characters

Quinn Kaufman, the young superhero Newton, who has telekinetic and extrasensory abilities. (they/them)
Holly Koval, the young superhero Loki and Quinn’s best friend, who creates illusions. (she/her and he/him)
Dominic Könberg, the supervillain Sir Amethyst, who commands all the elements of the earth. (he/him)

A Congress of Heroes

Abraham Armstrong, the superhero Canaveral and leader of the New Champions, who commands kinetic energy. (he/him)
Adam Abelard, the superhero Vulcan, who transforms into metal to create both ice and fire. (he/him)
Emilia Alvarez, the superheroine Zookeeper, who transforms into animals. (she/her)
Jack Forester, the young superhero Sequoia, who transforms into wood. (he/him)
Miriam Wright, the superheroine Anima, who commands the zoetic energy of life. (she/her)
Molly Madigan, the young superheroine Referee, who imposes fairness in an aura around her. (she/her)
Niccolo Mellas, the young superhero Hypnos and Jack’s boyfriend, who can project his senses at a distance. (he/him)
Simone Destrey, the young superheroine Journey, who teleports. (she/her) 

An Assembly of Villains

Albert Ford, the supervillain Ridealong, who can communicate with and access the senses of a designated target. (he/him)
Alessandra DeVitto, the supervillainess Hertz, who controls vibrations. (she/her)
Jennifer Könberg, the supervillainess Dame Adamant, who is invulnerable to harm. (she/her)
Maria DeVitto, the supervillainess La Borda and Alessandra’s wife, who can control spacetime. (she/her)
Morgan Könberg, one of Jennifer’s parters and an accomplished artificer. (she/her)
Nicholas Dreyfus, the supervillain Motael and a technological genius. (he/him)
Robin Goldberg, the supervillain(ess) Rube, who instinctively alters probability in their favor in an aura. (any pronouns)
Saige Sanders, the supervillainess Brewer, who can designate a single object to psychically observe and control. (she/her)
Percival Könberg, the supervillain Sir Ardent and Dominic’s younger brother, who has super strength. (he/him)
Sara Dreyfus, the supervillainess Overshadow and Nicholas’s daughter, who has power over shadows. (she/her)
Tristan Könberg, the supervillain Sir Alacrity and Arthur’s youngest son, who has super speed. (he/him)
Vivian Könberg, the supervillainess Dame Acumen and Arthur’s only daughter, who magically manipulates objects. (she/her)

Intermission | Book 3 | Next Chapter

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