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Increased UFO sightings and the disappearance of Alloy/Mark and Swift have Dragonfire on edge and doubting themselves.

Maire — Senses energy and lay lines, she possesses magic powers. She has a full head of dark hair and is part of the Dragonfire group.

Kohl — Winged and buff hero with flowing blonde hair who is part of the Dragonfire group.

Alloy (Mark) — Built with a short flattop hairstyle, he has bionic arms and legs. He is considered the least intelligent member of Dragonfire.

Kamakazi — The other female member of Dragonfire. She battles with a sword and wears her hair pulled back with a forehead curl.

Swift — African American, with curls on top of his head and the sides shaved. He is part of the Dragonring and has a crush on Gennin.

Simon — Blonde with glasses, the young boy is the nephew of Professor Stringfellow, who doesn’t know he is gay. Part of the Dragonring, he can mind travel.

Neji — A gay youth with a crush on Simon. He lives about Gennin’s ballet school and is part of the Dragonring.

Lee — Sarcastic with a slightly cruel sense of humor, he is part of the Dragonring.

Professor Stringfellow —A middle-aged man with a beard who cares for his brother’s on Simon. He works for the government and is homophobic. He decides to join Dragonfire as Tower, offering his own skills obtained through science.

Homer Bently — A former military man, who is an old friend of Kohl’s.

The Canadian Shield — A superhero Dragonfire has brought in from Canada for assistance. Wears a maple leaf on his chest and headcover.