Doomed

A villain used sorcery or super-science to extract all the nicest, noblest parts of themselves so as to become a better villain. That emotional effluvium is you. So now you're a Care Bear, until you either fade away - or are re-absorbed, possibly redeeming that villain.

Janus

What secret identities don't revolve around "I can't let my parents know"?

  • You want to impress a love interest who doesn't like the superheroic identity
  • You work at a place where heroic activities are frowned on or monitored - imagine a junior AEGIS intern moonlighting as a hero
  • You had parents and you did lose them because you were found out, so now you're ultra-paranoid
  • You're worried about the social pressure of being out - your superpowers are ridiculous, or (for example) you can't walk except while in your transformed state (which has its own downsides)
  • Your transformation involves a necessary shift of visible identity indicators - SheZow or Moldiver where a male hero presents as female

Legacy

What's a deductive-reasoning Legacy that isn't Sherlock Holmes?

  • The time traveler/time viewer (with limits, goes well with a playbook change to Harbinger or Innocent depending)
  • The psychic from a line of psychics
  • The body-hopping ghost, or the medium who questions them
  • The guy with holographic technology that he also uses for reconstructing crime scenes

Nomad

The sci-fi Nomad:

The fantasy Nomads:

Rydia
A young girl of blessed circumstance who places her trust in those not of this world.Description Rydia (pronounced [ˈɹɪ.di.ə.]), sometimes referred to as Rydia of Mist, is a playable character in Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. She is a Summoner from the village of Mist, and …

Protege

A key thing is that the labels are very broad. The absent-minded professior's Superior is not the haughty arrogant showman's Superior, nor the observant detective's Superior. Find a focus for the label.

A friend observed that mentors often seem to embody Superior. What about the other labels?

Danger:

Freak:

Savior:

Mundane:

Reformed

How do we make a Reformed in a lighter tone?

The sample PC I had for this was a girl using a cursed sword, who retained muscle memory and could still fight. The authorities needed her to pretend otherwise to her criminal contacts from Before. She didn't have memory of her contacts, making this extra dicey.

Transformed

How about Transformed characters who aren't just hulking biological mutants?

  • The zombie
  • The cyborg or robot
  • The ghost