The way the serial, "When Walk the Gods", is set up, I don't recommend reading this list until after you've read a few Acts of the serial...but some of you might want to be primed on who these guys are. Just be warned, there are (minor) spoilers. New characters first appearing in "Night of the Mind-Tyrants" are coloured purple.
Dennis Welbeck, a society dilettante, is secretly the mysterious Dreamstalker, who brings the group together. Gifted with strange mental powers, he can walk the dreams of others, guided by the enigmatic entity he knows as the Sleeper, and learn the plans of evil men. In the waking world, he can employ his mental abilities thanks to the amplifying powers of his magic helmet. When that fails, he can fall back on his skills as an amateur magician and illusionist. A veteran of W.W. I, he still suffers from the scarring effects of his exposure to mustard gas.
The beauteous Silhouette has the ability to transform into her own, 2-dimensional silhouette. No locked room is closed to her and, in that form, she is largely impervious to harm...though unable to effect others, in turn. In reality, she is Dahlia Messensinger.
Chet Morgan has been dubbed the "Spirit of Decency" in his guise as Mr. Amazing, the epitomy of heroism. Good luck seems to follow him everywhere, but is it truly thanks to the magic scarf he received as a boy?
The featureless mask hides, not just the identity of Crispin Baker, but his race as well. A black man at a time when racism was almost accepted, he seeks to prove himself, both as Crispin Baker, medical school student, and as Blacklight, super-speedster.
A robot with a human soul, Roberta is no true costumed hero, but with her strength and other abilities, she's a welcome member of this loose fellowship.
The enigmatic Man-Fly prowls the underworld, a figure of mystery and the macabre with his eerie mask hiding the face of Artie Trent, W.W. I flying ace. A self-made hero, with his sleeping-dart gun, his skills as a detective and an escape artist, the Man-Fly is a loner, reluctantly forced to ally himself with this group of heroes. Though, ironically, his ties to the group are the closest, being a long time friend of Dennis Welbeck's.
Gloves and the Rajah
Though just a teenager, Kid Gloves is a genius prodigy, whose boundless intellect has invented many astounding tools to help him in his swashbuckling battle with crime, such as his sonic car, and the magnetic gloves that lend him his name. But despite his brilliance, he's still barely a man, and his youthful impulsiveness is therefore tempered by the more seasoned wisdom of his Sikh Indian partner, the ex-soldier known as The Rajah.
Sister Maria Bonnier can not understand why God has blessed her, or cursed her, with her strange ability to emit a scream with the force of a sonic boom, but in her guise as the mysterious Canticle, she prays she is doing God's work by fighting the enemy of men.