|The NHL's Guardian Project|
Attributes: Titanium claws that can rip through most anything (Marvel probably has the patent on the term "Adamantium"); can spit radioactive plasma.
Comparables: Some Wolverine/Sabretooth in him. The radioactive spit is pretty unique though.
Story: A skilled musician who can play most instruments well. Prefers the guitar. Sees himself as the underdog. He has a tremendous sense of honor and duty and would rather die than fail. Almost impossible to beat in a fight because of that all-or-nothing attitude.
Attributes: Hoofed feet, wings of a bat, horse's head; he can withstand heat; breathes fire; a whip-like tail made of flexible titanium with barbed hooks at the end.
Comparables: Another unique one. The horse's head reminds me of some villains, and the wings will always draw comparisons to Angel or Archangel. Breathing fire is done by several characters. But the tail I think is unique and the combination of everything is also quite original.
Story: He makes up for his appearance by being extra kind and caring. Loves to play practical jokes.
Attributes: super strength; can manipulate ocean currents and weather patterns; can turn parts of his body to water.
Comparables: I'm stumped. Looks familiar...but can't think of a character. I don't know why Juggernaut pops into my head, other than the size of this character and the helmet. Let's give credit for another original.
Story: He's a sailor (of course), and tough as nails.
Attributes: rides a "hover horse"; an innovative machinest; given that the GP claims The Duck as the only Guardian without super powers, I can only assume that The Ranger has powers similar to what Captain America was given - added strength and speed. Speculation only.
Comparables: Robo-Cop crossed with Captain America/The Captain with the vigilante attitude of The Punisher.
Story: Is a vigilante cop-type of character. Very friendly
Attributes: Much like Thor, he is half-man/half god; without knowing for sure, I would assume that he has god-like strength, god-touched weapon and shield; Having lived for two millenium, he obviously has a lot of wisdom from experience; a natural leader.
Comparables: The Black Knight, Thor.
Story: He is a trained gladiator - one of the best. Later he became a Senator. Is a decendent of the Roman God Jupitor. He has lived for 2000 years.
Attributes: Flight, incredible sight (pinpoints objects from 30 thousand feet), x-ray vision, has a pet titanium eagle and can see whatever the eagle sees, he can read minds and make a person do things against their will, and is a true telekinetic.
Comparables: Angel/Archangel, but with better powers and the pet angle is pretty cool. What else are you going to make "The Flyer"? A person who drives a car?
Story: He is very patriotic and very intense as a personality. Loves to be the leader.
Attributes: Controls the element of sand; can call upon a pack of coyotes; retractable claws; can fire cactus quills from inside his coat; can handle extreme heat/cold weather temperatures.
Comparables: Uh - Wolverine? While there are some unique aspects to this character, this one is the least original of the 30. Looks a lot like Wolverine, and though the powers are different, the claws are the same.
Story: He's a drifter who wanders the desert. He's adaptable and dependable.
Attributes: Can project ice missiles from his hands and glide on a sheet of ice. Small wings don't enable him to fly, but allow him to glide through the air.
Comparables: Cyclops (appearance), Iceman (powers)
Story: Son of a steel worker. Thinks outside the box - a gifted inventor. Adapts to change with ease.
Attributes: Nearly blind (like actual sharks) so his other senses are heightened; controls an army of sharks; software empath (I assume that means he can control computers with his mind); not an officially detailed attribute, but I'm guessing he's a kick-ass swimmer.
Comparables: Submariner and Aquaman come to mind pretty quickly, but this character is quite a bit different from them. Unique.
Story: A computer geek from Silicon Valley. Very low key and relaxed.
The Blue (to be posted when released)
Attributes: Controls the element of sound for mind control; ability to teleport.
Comparables: Very cool. Kind of reminds me of Dr. Strange crossed with Nightcrawler.
Story: He's quiet, reserved, mysterious - and of course, he loves music.
Attributes: Can move at the speed of lightning, can travel from place to place using power lines, can summon lightning from the sky and harness the energy, can focus electric blasts from his fingertips, can create a "bolt spear" and hurl it at the enemy, can travel on lightning pulses shaped like a surfboard.
Comparables: Electricity as a power has been done lot of times, but any character with such power has yet to become a popular one. The surfboard reminds us of Silver Surfer. Another original.
Story: A brazen, cocky man of action. A ladies man, he is also unpredictable and bold.
The Maple Leaf
Attributes: Is immovable and can grow in size; branches sprout from feet or hands at will to grasp objects; can shoot sap and trap the victim as if in a web; can communicate with the plant world.
Comparables: Very original. Like an Ent from Lord of the Rings. The power to grow has been done lots of times, as has the communication with plants and sprouting branches from the body. But the combination of things creates a pretty unique hero.
Story: Nickname is "Trunk". He is the funny man of the group, always there with a joke.
Attributes: The cape possesses the ability to shape shift; he can propel himself out of water to great heights; can use Echo Location to track enemies in the water; can summon rain and then use the ensuing downpour to create weapons; can summon his whale friends for aid when needed; has spikes in his ankle and wrist bands that enable him to maneuver through tree tops quickly; can use focused sonar blasts as a weapon
Comparables: The appearance reminds us of Batman. The powers and abilities are again very unique. Summoning weather and calling animals to assist is nothing new, but this is a new slant to that.
Story: Fearless personality, but other than that I am unable to dig up any information about the Canuck's background and personality.
Attributes: Can shape-shift, can speak any language and assimilate himself into any culture. Like The Flyer, he has uncanny eyesight that can spot an object from 30 thousand feet. He has a sonic scream that can destroy objects (or bad guys).
Comparables: None. While the idea of a "bird-man" has been used many times over the years, none have carried any real presence. The sonic scream has been done by Banshee and Black Canary. But in reality this is a very original character.
Story: He is (or has been) a CIA operative. His shape-shifting allows him to hide the fact that he is a seven foot half-man, half-eagle. He is a master interrigator. He is the "spy" of the Guardian group.