Cast Page: Melissa Forrester

Melissa Forrester

Date of Birth: March 12, 2049 
Race/Ethnicity: Irish American
Height: 5’3”
Weight: 110lbs.
Hair: red Eyes: green
First Appearance:
Descendants #0

Melissa was sent to the Academy in hopes of controlling her ability to exude mood enhancing stimulants, which had driven her to depression due to never being able to trust the emotions of others. At the Academy, she was roommate to Alexis who made constant overtures of making her part of her circle of friends, but was always rebuffed.

In the winter of her first year at the Academy, Melissa as kidnapped and remained in stasis for nearly a decade before Alexis and company unexpectedly rescued her from the Langley campus. Horrified at how much time she’d lost, Melissa fell into her old patterns, rejecting Cyn’s attempts to make friends. She did, however, find a kindred spirit in Kareem, who was as literally removed from a normal life as she was spiritually.

Powers and Equipment: With minimal combat ability, Melissa relies on her mood elevating power to distract enemies while concentrating on applying the healing touch to the fallen. Neither power is without it’s price, however. … Continue reading

Cast Page: Kareem Utt

Kareem ibn Raimi Al-Utt

Date of Birth: March 3, 2053 
Race/Ethnicity: Iranian American
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 149lbs
Hair: brown Eyes: brown
First Appearance:
Descendants #0

Kareem was born in Iran and moved to California with his parents when his father took a job offer as part of a team researching the then newly discovered astral plane. When Kareem displayed astral projection powers he decided, with his parents’ consent, to attend the Academy to make the most of them. Unfortunately, his time at the Academy was cut short by his kidnapping and imprisonment in a stasis cell.

Time in the cell damaged Kareem’s body and by the time Kareem was freed from his confinement, his body had fallen into a deep coma, leaving his astral projection as his only method of communication. Despite this, Kareem made fast friends at Freeland House, particularly with the depressed and reclusive Melissa even before Laurel created a network of devices that allowed Kareem to communicate via computer screen and speakers and travel miles from his comatose body.

Powers and Equipment: Possibly due to his unprecedented lengthy exposure to the astral plane, Kareem has developed abilities … Continue reading

Cast Page: Juniper Taylor

Juniper Taylor

Date of Birth: December 23, 2058
Race/Ethnicity: English/Native American
Height: 5’4”
Weight: 132lbs
Eyes: hazel
First Appearance: Descendants #0

Little is known about where Juniper comes from or her life before the Academy other than the fact that she had a class with Warrick and was placed in stasis before he was. She was being transported by a Project Tome cover operation when the vehicle had an accident and freed her. Ian and Alexis rescued her from Tome’s agents and bought her to Freeland House.

There, Juniper did her best to ingratiate herself with the other teens, though she is frequently made the butt of Cyn’s jokes for her sunny disposition. Though she isn’t particularly close to anyone else at Freeland House, she approaches the Descendants’ activities with excitement and gusto, though she rarely seems to take missions – even missions that directly threaten her life – seriously.

Powers and Equipment: Juniper possesses a heat sense and the ability to lower the temperature of an area or object, causing objects to become so cold as to turn brittle. She also uses this ability to freeze water vapor … Continue reading

Cast Page: Cynthia McAllister

Cynthia “Cyn” McAllister

Date of Birth: December 12, 2056
Irish American
usually 5’8”
Weight: usually 178lbs.
Hair: white
Eyes: usually green (naturally purple due to albinism)
First Appearance: Descendants #0

Born to an abusive family in North Carolina, Cyn faced her father and brothers’ ire for being born an albino; something her father insists means that she isn’t his child. Things only became worse when her psionic ability of perfect shapeshifting and accompanying six-fold increase in her appetite manifested. Her father and brothers quickly discovered that even small electrical shocks were enormously painful to her and sent her powers haywire.

Eventually, Cyn made her way to the Academy, where she was once again abused in the form of being kidnapped and held in stasis for two years before being rescued and bought to Freeland House.

With a fresh slate in Mayfield, Cyn has become close friends with Warrick and has taken Laurel as a sort of surrogate mother. She now considers the Descendants to be her family and fears losing them more than anything. She is forceful and opinionated, mirroring Alexis’s younger days as she tries to … Continue reading

Cast Page: Warrick Kaine

Warrick Kaine

Date of Birth: November 1, 2057
Italian American
Weight: 123lbs.
First Appearance: Descendants #0

A resident of Brooklyn, New York, Warrick always dreamed of becoming a hero like those he read about in comic books and fantasy novels. When his psionic powers manifested in the form of metal control, he became one in order to protect the other kids in his neighborhood from gangs looking to avenge themselves for his actions.

As the prelate Damascus, Warrick nominated himself as sidekick to his real life hero, The Whitecoat. After a series of flubs, the Whitecoat finally bought Warrick’s ‘career’ to the attention of his parents, who decided that if their son wanted to be a prelate, he would have to do it the ‘right’ way; by learning how to harness his powers at the Academy. Unfortunately, Warrick drew the attention of Project Tome, which placed him in stasis for ‘data collection’ for over a year before he was rescued in the raid on the Langley campus.

Following his rescue, Warrick quickly made friends with Cyn and the two of them … Continue reading

Cast Page: Ian Smythe

Ian Smythe

Date of Birth: April 21, 2049
Race/Ethnicity: Mixed European American
Weight: 159lbs
Hair: brown
First Appearance: Descendants #0

A California native, Ian grew up as the brain to his brother’s brawn. Both Smythe brothers developed powers of fluid density control; with Ian having more raw power, but his older brother, Isaac, having far better fine control. Ian entered the Academy to follow in his brother’s footsteps and soon fell in with Laurel and Alexis, who he harbored an unrequited crush for.

After the Academy and college, Ian chose to move to Washington State to take a development job with Brant Industries, becoming Laurel’s neighbor and even dating her for a time. When Alexis came to him for help, the Academy Enforcer, Prometheus, ended up destroying Ian’s home in his efforts to apprehend her. Both out of a need for vengeance and a sense of duty to the captured kids, Ian proposed a raid on the Academy’s Langley campus. The raid ended with Ian confronting and being gravely wounded by Prometheus.

Once at Freeland House, Ian seems to have no qualms letting his talent at engineering … Continue reading

Cast Page: Alexis Keyes

Alexis Keyes

Date of Birth: January 3, 2049
Race/Ethnicity: Roma American
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 160lbs.
Hair: black
Eyes: green (wears reading glasses)
First Appearance: Descendants #0

The middle sister of five girls, Alexis inherited her father’s ability to generate heat generating particulate matter that she calls ‘black heat’. When it became clear that Alexis’s powers were beyond her father’s scope to teach and her mother’s patience to clean up after, she was sent to the Academy to learn. There, she met Laurel and Ian and became the defacto leader of the trio; driving most of their adventures with her swingshift emotions and impulsive nature.

Alexis ultimately decided to give back to the Academy and become a teacher rather than move to the west coast with Laurel as Ian did. Over the years, she became distant and more than a little guilty over the trouble she had caused her friends in her youth.

This all changed when Alexis discovered the Academy’s betrayal and bought it to the attention of the only people she knew she could trust; her two best friends. Now the leader in the fight against Project Tome, she remains wracked … Continue reading

Cast Page: Laurel Brant

Laurel Brant

Date of Birth: February 2, 2049
Race/Ethnicity: African American
Weight: 137lbs.
Hair: black
Eyes: brown (wears glasses)
First Appearance: Descendants #0

Daughter of Brant Industries owner, William Brant, Laurel grew up with all the advantages in life except her private tutoring kept her from socializing with kids her age. This changed when Laurel’s psionic power of hypercognition and eidetic memory manifested and she was sent to the Academy at Langley. There, she met Alexis and Ian, forming a tight knit trio with herself as the voice of reason to Alexis’s impulsiveness.

When Alexis discovered the Academy’s betrayal, and Ian subsequently proposed the fated raid on Langley, Laurel joined them. In the aftermath of the raid, Laurel bought her friends and the rescued teens to Freeland House, which had been a private holding of her father, which he then gifted to her.

After coming to Freeland House, Laurel has dedicated herself to ensuring the comfort of it’s inhabitants; both physical and mental.

Powers and Equipment: While Laurel has no superhuman combat abilities, she is self taught in more than half a dozen martial arts and has … Continue reading

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