The Phoenix Defenders is an American animated television series produced by Cartoon Network Studios. It is a coming of age story of a team of superhuman teenagers who fight the forces of evil in their own way as well as dealing with their normal daily lives.
Tag line: Being a teen is hard, especially when you have superpowers and have to save the world from time to time. The Phoenix Defenders are no different from any other teenager. They just want to grow up, find their own way and be happy.
Season 1&2-The series centers on the lives of a group of fifteen teenagers who lived in the fictitious city of Goldmoor. a vigilante team called The Phoenix Defenders. The team deals with all manner of criminal activity and threats to the city from time to time, and the series also explores what they do when they are not saving the world; like dealing with their own struggles with their social lives.
Season 3- The season follows the exploits of the future children of the previous Phoenix Defenders as they faces foes and teenaged problems while trying to follow their parents' footsteps.
List of Characters
Main Characters (The Phoenix Defenders)
Lyn Betty Jean Manchester/Cursechanter (voiced by Elizabeth Gillies)- a 16 year old self proclaimed yet unofficial highly disciplined leader of The Phoenix and is Berna's redheaded older sister with a heroic reputation. Lyn is a natural born leader who is fiercely serious and stubborn and is willing to help people in need and won't stop at nothing to protect her family, friends, and anyone in danger. She is a very talented gymnast and martial artist and can easily manipulate and control a supernatural substance called mana from her aura to create numerous things(energy blasts, shields, etc.). She is revealed to be a magic spark,Her Phoenix Defenders mask is black.
Bernadette "Berna" Verdona Manchester/ManaStar(voiced by Ariel Winter)- the 15 year old younger sister of Lyn who can manipulate and control mana. She is portrayed as a high school outcast and gets bullied by most her peers. Berna is shown to be very self-conscious, sensitive, shy and insecure but is very stubborn. She is a coward who would normally stays in the shadows while her friends fight against villains. However, as the series progressed, she became somewhat a confident, courageous and outspoken girl. Her Phoenix Defender mask is pink.
Hermione Russo/Shield (voiced by Kate Micucci)- a super powered girl with elemental abilities to control, manipulate and reshape earthen materials, particularly soil, dirt, stone, concrete, and rock and to control anything magma based. She is simple minded, eccentric, and polite. Though is on good terms with Devanie, Hermione has strong romantic feelings for her in spite their different personalities. Her Phoenix Defender mask is brown.
Skye Rowan/StormWind (voiced by Kaitlyn Alexander)- a happy ,fun loving and caring but tomboyish teenager who is Aeolus' maternal older half sibling and has the ability to control and manipulate weather. They are in a romantic relationship with Zak Saturday as evidenced and mentioned in a few episodes.Her Phoenix Defender mask is light gray.
Delphine Datura Isley/ Poison Rose (voiced by Jennette McCurdy)- a highly intelligent but crazed girl who is the biological daughter of Pamela Isley (Poison Ivy) as she is chemically made and injected into Ivy and is genetically identical to her. Due to being raised by Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Catwoman, Delphine was introduced into a world of crime and had committed many criminal acts which often gets her in trouble with the law for many times. She has a strange but strong connection with plants and has the ability to mentally control and animates all forms of plant life on a molecular level. Her Phoenix Defender mask is green.
Mallory Black/Hex Storm (voiced by )- an agile gothic punk girl with a mastery of black magic to bring misfortune upon others. She is depicted as a mischievous troublemaker and shows little disregard to other people, including her friends and her boyfriend Apollo. Like Berna, she is considered a freak and an outcast by most her peers because of her appearance, personality, and bad luck. She and Devanie are cousins and is mostly known for their on and off friend/enemy relationship. Her Phoenix Defender mask is light purple.
Tora Alisha Neal/Voltage (voiced by )-a seemingly cool, callous, blunt, and somewhat ill tempered homeless girl with the ability to control and manipulate electromagnetism and to create massive shockwaves. She does not like to be touched by people because of her past and powers. Prior to the events of the series, Tora was born to the late famous psychiatrist Dr. Homer Neal and an unknown deceased mother. At the time of her birth, Tora activated her electrokinetic abilities but unfortunately, she had accidentally released some static which killed her mother by giving her a heart attack while giving birth to Tora. Her father hated her for the death of his wife and feared her because of her meta-human powers and decided to take his angry out on her with his tests. As time goes by, her powers had became very unstable, making it impossible for Tora to control at the time. The only person who had treated her with love, kindness and respect at the time was her older brother whom she has a close relationship with. One day, every member of her family blamed and shunned Tora for the accident and the authorities had made an agreement with her father, they allowed him to her for testing under the condition that she was not allowed out of the lab. She was kept in a glass room for a few years, until her father was murdered. Tora escapes but without money and nowhere else to go, she lived in a nomadic lifestyle. Living without food and money, Tora Phoenix Defender mask is dark purple.
Seraph "Sera" Nikita Hernandez/Hyrr (voiced by Becky G)- a young delinquent who has an elemental ability to control, manipulate and reshape fire. Sera is a grumpy, abrasive, aloof, self interested, and selfish girl who is very cruel and dismissive towards everyone. Prior to the events in the series, Sera was born to a couple who decides to get rid of her because of her gender. Abandoned by her biological parents, she was then raised by a family who took her in. One day, after her younger adoptive brothers decided to prank her by dropping ice cold water on her and calls her a freak ,an enraged Sera lashed out and gravely injured them with her powers. Realizing what she had done, Sera fled out of fear and befriended a young runaway named Jackson. She had decided to stay with Jackson where he later introduced her to Aeolus and Crispin. A few years after Jackson's death, she met a boy named Peter Thorne but once kissing him, she accidentally released a fire burst from her body which it ended up burning him to death, causing her to distance herself from everyone even more. Her Phoenix Defender mask is red.
Crispin Rivers/Frost King (voiced by David Mazouz)-the 13 year old who has the ability to manipulate ice and snow. Antonio is friendly and more of an open and gentle person but is really anti-social, shy and quiet, but only speaks up when he needs to. His Phoenix Defender mask is silver.
Aeolus Rowan/Zephyr (voiced by Michael Cera) -Skye's 15 year old younger maternal half brother who is a very passionate and honest person and can manipulate winds .He has romantic feelings for Berna. His Phoenix Defender mask is orange.
Marina Sanders/ Whirlpool (voiced by Raven Symone) -the sporty 17 year old girl who has the ability to increase the local specific density of water and manipulate its shape. She is romantically interested in Flint. It is revealed that her deceased mother is the sister of the queen of Atlantis, thus making her royalty. Her Phoenix Defender mask is light blue.
Flint /Diamond Boy (voiced by )- the fun loving 17 year old jock and member of The Phoenix Defenders who is able to shoot laser beams from his eyes. He is romantically attracted to Marina. Prior to the events of the series, Flint was originally from Baton Rogue, Louisiana to an upper class family. When he was born, he had developed the ability to manipulate diamonds from his body, which he is rejected by his father but is supported and taken care of by his mother. until he was dropped off at Belle Reve Penitentiary and he haven't seen his parents since then. His Phoenix Defender mask is gold.
Devanie Black/Oz(voiced by Isabelle Fuhrman)- the 17 year old emo girl who is somewhat apathetic and levelheaded who is usually depicted with a stoic expression on her face. Devanie has a range of superpowers based upon her skills with telekinesis and psychokinesis, with her mind empowering her to manipulate and levitate objects. She and Mallory are cousins and are mostly known for their on and off friend/enemy relationship but won't hesitate to put aside their differences to help each other when necessary. Devanie is shown to be romantically attracted in Hermione as she is shown to be jealous when a random boy gets to close to Hermione. Her Phoenix Defender mask is gray.
Saya Sato/Velocity (voiced by Kimiko Glenn)- the 16 year old Japanese American member of the Phoenix Defenders who is capable of running at hypersonic speed and has a very spunky, bright, perky, outgoing and upbeat personality. She is later revealed to be a direct descendant of Samurai Jack from her father's side. Saya used to live in Gotham City when she was young because her parents were scientists before moving to Goldmoor where she soon started her superhero career as "Velocity". At the age of 2, she was in a lab accident at Project Cadmus which granted her the ability to run at high speed but doesn't remember what happened or who was responsible for the accident. Her Phoenix Defender mask is yellow.
Apollo McGuire/LightMan (voiced by Drake Bell) -the ditzy, laid back, carefree and good natured 17 year old scene who can manipulate and control light. He is very good friends with Flint and is in a romantic relationship with Mallory. His Phoenix Defender mask is peach.
Nicollette "Nicky" McGuire (voiced by )- 16 year old boy and a close friend of Skye.
Melanie(voiced by Tanaya Beatty)-Skye and Aeolus's 23 year old stepsister and the daughter of Hana. She is aware of her step siblings's superhero identities.
Howard Russo(voiced by Brad Garrett)-the chief of police of Goldmoor's police force and the father of Hermione. Despite his "tough cop trope" personality, Howard is shown to be a mature father figure to Hermione and loves his daughter very much, that he strongly believes his daughter is a wonderful person.
Samantha Rowen and Hana (voiced by Grey Griffin and Alex Rice)- Skye and Aeolus' mothers who cared deeply about their children. Samantha is Skye and Aeolus' impulsive biological mother and a Lakewood High's science teacher. Hana is Samantha's childhood friend and lover, the mother of Melanie, and the Rowan's siblings's second mother who is of Aboriginal Canadian descent. Hana also works as a customer service employee at Walmart as seen in Radda, Do you speak it?. She is shown to be a more responsible parent than Samatha and tries her best to keep Samantha from being reckless and out of trouble.
Steve Sato (voiced by Eric Bauza )-Saya's father and former scientist who is aware of his daughter's powers and superhero identity.
Donovan Sanders (voiced by Kevin Hart) -Marina's African American human father and is Lakewood High's gym teacher. Donovan loves and cares about Marina immensely and is highly protective of her.
Shirley Manchester (voiced by) -Beatrix's mother and the maternal grandmother of Lyn and Berna. She is very domineering and manipulative individual who despises Lyn and Berna because they are the daughters of a former criminal and is verbally abusive towards them. She has a strained yet poor relationship with her daughter and granddaughters as she is more concerned with the reputation and wealth of the Manchester name than the people close to her.
Beatrice Manchester (voiced by Colleen Villard)- Lyn and Berna's 30 year old widowed mother who is a member of the Manchester family, a family of extremely wealthy socialites. She has and is more caring towards Lyn and Berna than her own mother. .It is heavily implied that Beatrix is currently in a romantic relationship with Agent Six.
Valarie Rivers (voiced by)- Crispin's mother and local Goldmoor hippie. She often attempts to spread the message of peace and love only to get insulted by everyone for being a hippie.
Selena Carter (voiced by Maia Mitchell)- An 19 year old girl who is originally from Australia and is a vigilante with the ability to.After witnessing Delphine using her powers, she had became interested in her and what's to know more about her, despite Lyn's warnings. She is Delphine's love interest and later girlfriend.
Manny Manchester (ne Tennyson) (voiced by Clifford Chapin) -the late father of Lyn and Berna who was killed in a car crash four years prior the series. Manny has a criminal past and has a rough history with Celia's mother, which later results in a deadly car crash with Berna inside, taking away her courage and hope and was replaced with fear and hopelessness, leaving her vulnerable to bullying and harassment by her classmates.
Macy Connors (voiced by Pamela Adlon)- an insensitive ringleader of a small clique of bullies who continually teased, harassed and mercilessly bullied Berna because she was involved in the same car crash that killed Celia's mother and because of Manny's criminal past.
Weston voiced by- a homophobic self proclaimed bad boy and a member of Macy's gang who frequently picks on people who are less popular.
Mayor Spoons (voiced by Seth McFarlane) the Mayor of Goldmoor who is very cheerful, irresponsible and yet childish.
Ashley(voiced by Stefanie Scott)- a stuck up, snobby head of the cheerleader squad who has a possessive love with Aeolus and is constantly jealous of Berna's friendship with Aeolus and often threatens and torments Berna to stay away from him.
Katlyn (voiced by)- Ashley's best friend and second in command of the cheerleader squad. Like Ashley, she is stuck up but is spoiled. She has a temporary unrequited crush on Apollo and she even accused Mallory of seducing him into liking her more than Katlyn herself. Katlyn claimed she and Ashley used to date each other but split up after Ashley felt their relationship is boring. They later reconciled their relationship.
Mr. Tatum(voiced by Patrick Seitz)-A history teacher who is better suited as a drill sergeant than a teacher.
Mr.Johnson(voiced by Matthew Mercer)- Lakewood High's administrator who has a strong respect for school authority, structure and discipline.
Principal Williams(voiced by J.Michael Tatum)- the principal of Lakewood High.
Mr. Elliot (voiced by Tom Kenny)- the eccentric vice principal of Lakewood High who retains a clam and light hearted demeanor.
Mr. Flora (voiced by Johnny Galecki)Flint's art teacher who has a crush on him.
Deborah Malfoy (voiced by Emma Watson)Mallory's gothic friend and ex girlfriend who is a vampire. She speaks in an upper middle class English accent.
Stormy-Skye's anthropomorphic pet cloud. He was conceived when Samantha dared Skye to use her powers to tame a cloud.
Casey Smith- an emo and a close friend of Skye and Devanie who is openly attracted to men.
Dylan Irish- a nerdy African American of indeterminate gender and friend of Skye and Skye's temporary crush who is the captain of the boy'sbasketball team.
Jillian- a member of Macy's gang and is Katlyn's younger sister who secretly has strong feelings for her bullying victim, Dylan.
Nicole- Celia's mother and Manny's ex lover.
Charmcaster (voiced by)
Rex Salazar -
Mad Mod (voiced by Malcolm McDowell)- a psychedelic British villain with no superpowers but has the ability to produce illusions resulted in surreal 1960's styled landscapes.
Celia (voiced by Kathleen Barr)- a close friend of Macy who was at first kind to Berna until Berna accidentally squirted mustard all over Celia's leather jacket which she had stated that it used to belong to her mother before she died and after that incident she became hostile towards Berna. It is later revealed that Celia has feelings for Berna. Celia was born to a single mother and an unknown father who had allegedly abandoned them. It was revealed that unbeknownst to her, Manny is Celia's estranged biological father, thus making her, Lyn, and Berna's half sisters and Manny had never abandoned her, Celia's mother was the one who forces him to leave. Manny had tried many attempts to meet Celia and had contact with her, but Celia's mom refused to let her get near their daughter.
Control Freak (voiced by Alexander Polinsky)- an overweight super villain and movie fanatic, notorious for using a nuclear super powered remote control to warp reality to suit his movie inspired images.
Fallon Violeta Salazar/(voiced by Victoria Justice)-the current leader of the second generation Phoenix Defenders and the second oldest child of Lyn Manchester and Rex Salazar. She has the combined ability of manipulating mana and powered weapons and machines out of her body at will. Athletic, confident and headstrong, as she fully embraces and relishes her role as the new leader of the Phoenix Defenders. Although Fallon is shown to be a capable leader just like her mother, but her cockiness, reckless and stubborn nature usually gets in the way. Fallon has temporary unrequited feelings for Solomon before getting together with Ombretta.
Ombretta Black/Conjure (voiced by) the older twin sister of and the biological daughter of Hermione Russo and Devanie Black. She has the ability to manipulate shadows. She has romantic feelings for Fallon.
/Nightshade-the empathic younger twin sister of Ombretta and the biological daughter of Hermione Russo and Devanie Black.
Robery Hawkins/ voiced by)-the son of Tora Neal and Virgil Hawkins.
Solomon Saturday/ The Wild Child((voiced by)-the son of Skye Rowan and Zak Saturday. Solomon is served as the butt monkey of season three by everyone due to his inability to use his head at times.
Rosalie "Ro" Rowan- a 15 year old girl who is the long lost biological daughter of Berna Manchester and Aeolus Rowan. In season 3, she had eventually became a member of The Phoenix Defenders.
Prima Beatrix Salazar- the oldest child of Lyn Manchester and Rex Salazar. She has the ability to control and manipulate electronics with her mind. She is more mature and serious than Fallon and Tercero.
Tercero Rafael Salazar- the youngest child of Lyn Manchester and Rex Salazar. He has the ability to
The daughter of Saya Sato and Richie Foley.
Rex Stewart/Warhawk- the son of Green Lantern and Hawkgirl.
Lyn Salazar- the former leader of the previous Phoenix Defenders. After the 30 year time-skip, she is the wife of Rex Salazar and is also the mother of Fallon, Prima, and Tercero.
Aeolus Rowan- the biological father of Ro and Casey and the husband of Berna.
Berna Rowan- the biological mother of Ro and Casey and the wife of Aeolus and Sera. It os later revealed that Berna suffers from immense post traumatic stress disorder inflicted by Celia's death.
Sera Hernandez- the former member of the previous Phoenix Defenders. After the 30 year time-skip, she is the married to Berna.
List of Episodes
- Before the Nightmare:
- School Dazed: The Phoenix Defenders must survive another year of school while trying to hide their secret superhero alter egos from those around them.
- Terror in the Woods:
- The New Kid:
- The Bitter Visit:
- The Bitter End: Tired of the Phoenix Defenders for protecting her from Celia, Berna decides to confront her alone, only to discover a shocking origin story that will shock her forever.
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Phoenix Defenders!: Our heroes are getting ready for Halloween until a supernatural force came to get rid of them and the residents of Goldmoor to unleashed a powerful evil the world as ever known and see.
- 2 Frenemies vs Detention: Mallory and Devanie had a hard time controlling their on and off rivalry which causes them to get detention. While serving detention, they must work together to escape for the clutches of Mad Mod himself.
- The Deadly Flower-
Description: Part 1-
Part 2- a mysterious villain is lurking in the shadows and has a strong desire to destroy Berna. The Phoenix Defenders will do their best to protect Berna and to figure out who is the person.
- How the Star Guardians Save Christmas: The Star Guardians must save Christmas from The Grinch.
- Prom Edition: It's time for the team's prom and everyone is getting ready. With some drama, romance and friendship, Can the Star Guardians survive the ultimate high school experience: prom night?
- Mechanical Mayhem: Although a giant robot in Goldmoor sounds pretty bad for the Star Guardians, they soon learn that there is something worse, a giant robot designed for their destruction! Who is behind this machine and will he strike again?
- Boom: The peace in Goldmoor is interrupted by a villain with highly destructive habits. Can the Star Guardians stop him before the city is rubble?
- The Gremlin: The Star Guardians must stop a villain who is actually a gremlin.
- Bitter Reunion: A creature that feeds on energy roams the streets of Goldmoor and it's up to the Star Guardians to take it down. The only problem is that the creature might be somebody that one of the Star Guardians know.
- Hit the Surf: Everybody needs some time off. Even superheroes. After calling in some people to watch the city while they're gone, the Star Guardians decide to hit the beach! What could possibly go wrong?
- Arguments Can Cause Tears: Berna, Crispin and Aeolus get into a heted argument when Aeouls and Crispin told Berna that Serais is a bad influence for Berna while Berna stubbornly believes that she isn't. Jealous of Berna and Aeolus being close to each other, Katelyn takes matters into hr own hands by threatening to kill Berna in front of the whole school unless Aeolus agrees to be her boyfriend.
- The Eye of the Hurricane Part 1: Maya gets over pressured after Macy threatens her to stay away from Julie, causing her to avoid Julie at all costs.
- The Eye of the Hurricane Part 2:
- The Eye of the Hurricane Part 3: Once they finally reconcile, Berna then founds out the truth behind the tragic reason of why Sera is so harsh towards people.
- The Eye of the Hurricane Part 4: Maya and Julie publicly announced their relationship to the Star Guardians, who are shocked yet supportive upon hearing the news. Yet, Paul became very depressed upon hearing the news and not everybody are not as accepting of a same sex relationship.
- Saving Private Zeta: The Star Guardians must protect Zeta and Ro from Agent West and Agent Rush.
- The Final Day of School-
Description: the love triangle between Berna, Sera, and Aeolus intensifies to a whole new level.
List of Shorts
- Beware of the Hax: Tired of getting killed off on Team Fortress 2, Indira decided to hack it in order to win. However, a certain stranger decides to show Indira what happens to people who hacked a game.
- You Shall Not Pass: As Donovan drives down a road, he comes across a bridge where he must answer three questions from the bridge keeper before proceeding.
- The Wrath of the Snails: Serena has the ability to control snails and use that power to kill Lisa only to have slower than expected results.
- Emo vs. Goth: Devanie and Mallory are battling each other in a stereotypical yet comical way.
- I'm at a loss for words: Devanie has a somewhat normal day while meanwhile, Control Freak introduces coffee to Jan.
- Radda, Do you speak it?: Samantha works as a customer service employee at Walmart and has trouble understanding what a customer is saying.
- That's Just Who I Am: Before she was a Phoenix Defender, Skye doesn't know who she is anymore. Luckily, she has a stepsister who has lots of knowledge and a half brother who has lots of spare clothes.
You're pitiful, y'know that! No wonder your father killed himself!
What do you know about me?!
Nothing but your wealth and status. Does all of that mean nothing to you? Look at the way you dress, you look like trash! Aren't you so appreciative of the money your family mysteriously have been blessed with? Your family are just a bunch of greedy thugs, aren't they? How else could you Manchester, be one of the most richest families in the world?!
Take that back!
Why should I? I could confess to the whole school that you have a gangster family?! By the looks of it, I bet they're just like you!
What did I do to deserve this?!
You existed! You existed, you...you freak!
Who do you people think you are? A bunch of superheroes?
That's right, thieves.(turned into a puddle of water) No, do your worst.
One of the robbers grabbed a sponge and throws it at Marina, which absorbs her.
Seriously, you didn't have the decency to use a name brand sponge.
- Looks like it's just you and me. Woman to Woman. You're no match for me. I was a champion blackbelt while you're just some silly Static Shock wannabe. You don't stand a-
Tora just touches Roberta on the chest and sends over 1000 volts of electricity through her body. She flies across the room and lands on the unconscious bodies of her companions.
Grab the buns cuz Voltage is frying up some burglars! Get it? Burglars? Burgers? Burglars rhyme with burgers? (everyone just stare at him)...Oh, screw you people!
- Delphine Isley:It's cute that you actually think i'm going to do that crap.
Lyn Manchester:I'm your handler and you will do it!
Delphine Isley:Correction: Batman is your handler and what he tells you what do...you tell me what to do and once i do it you report to him.
Lyn Manchester:Wrong. I am your handler and i report to him to show that you are keeping your end of the bargain and keep you out of Arkham. So if you don't want to comply... (steps closer and forces Delphine to look up to keep eye to eye contact)...we can end this today and put you in a cell.
- Delphine Isley:Lyn, do me a favor and go eat a poison root.
- Skye Rowan:This is Stormy! He's my pet...i've had him since my powers kicked in. My mother ,Samantha, dared me to try taming a cloud, and after i did, this little guy decided to like me so much that he wouldn't go back home. He decided to live with me! (hugging her pet again, Stormy made a contented sound much like a cat's purr. Skye then glanced up at Zak) I left him behind in Canada because i wasn't sure if he'd be safe here... Guess it's okay if i keep him, huh?
- Saya Sato:Speaking from the girl who has the same superpowers as a carpet. So does that make you Carpet Woman? Or maybe the Magic Carpet with legs?
Tora Neal: Touche.
- Saya Sato:(shouted excitedly)Yes! I have friends in this class! Now i don't have to be all awkward and alone!
- Saya Sato/Velocity:(shouted) What the heck was that?
Mallory walks towards Saya and whispers something to her, and gesticulating toward something on the road before disappearing.
Saya Sato/Velocity: (shouted angrily)You have got to be kidding me, i tripped over a speed bump?! What kind of idiot decided to stuck a speed bump in the street?!
- Lyn Manchester/Cursechanter: (shouted) HONG KONG PHOOEY!
Lyn then round kicked the man across the face, sending him flying across the street in a flash and crashed onto a building.
Hong Kong Phooey: (offscreen)Right here.
The camera turned to who said it and Hong Kong Phooey was actually there, much to everyone's surprise. Hong Kong Phooey ,for no reason, karate chopped a nearby trashcan in half.
- Citizen: (shouted) HELP! SOMEONE JUST STOLE MY WATCH WITH A PICTURE OF OTTO OSWORTH, BUCK TUDDRUSSEL, AND LARRY 3000 FROM TIME SQUAD ON IT!
Howard Cooper:Who cares? We don't even know you.
Citizen:Someone please get him!
Velocity zoomed off and a few seconds later came back with the wrong suspect.
Saya Sato/ Velocity:I got the culprit!
Citizen:Wait a minute, that's the wrong guy.
Saya Sato/Velocity:Oh...Oh well, he's gone.
Lyn Manchester/Cursechanter:Not for long!
- Skye Rowan: What? Can't a girl laugh?
A girl can, but you can't!
- Donovan Sanders:(screams)AAAAHHHHH! SOMEONE SAVE THE BLACK MAN!
- Berna Manchester: Hey Sera!
Sera turned around, eyes wide with surprise but she quickly put on a cool mask.
Sera Hernandez:(scoffed) Screw off!
- Howard Cooper:Stay still, Phoenix Defender! Your days of vigilantism are over!
Howard Cooper:What? People don't say that anymore?
- Lyn Manchester:Is...that what everybody in school call you?
Berna slowly nodded as she fumbled with her fingernails.
Berna Manchester:I mean, what other suiting name is there to call me?
Lyn Manchester:Your real name. You're Berna and that's that. You shouldn't let people get away with treating you so horribly. Truth to be told, i don't know what it's like to get bullied, but if you're allowing yourself to be a victim of bullying without doing anything to stop it, then you'll let those people win. You can't let that happen. You have to stand for what's right, even if it means standing alone.
Berna Manchester: Thanks...Lyn...Let's hurry up to class before the tardy bell rings.
- Donovan Sanders:GIRL! DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT TIME IT IS?! WHERE ARE YOU?! YOU SAID YOU WOULD BE INSIDE THE HOUSE BY NINE! IT'S 2 MINUTES PAST NINE! OOOH BABY, YOU ARE SO COMIN' HOME RIGHT NOW!
Marina Sanders: But dad-
- Crispin Rivers:Do you do that all the time?
Tora Neal:(coldly) When people get too close, they get hurt. It's how it works.
- Beatrix Manchester: I guess you could call him a bad person. But not when you girls were around! He wasn't bad around us! Never!
- Agent Six: Don't you ever do that again! Do you hear me? You could've been killed!
Agent Six embraced her tightly before releasing and walking off.
Agent Six:Still, don't do that again.
- Berna Manchester:No! You don't know anything about me! You don't know what i've been through! You don't get viciously bullied and harassed at school because you're not a teenaged outcast! You get perfect grades! You have lots of friends! You're one of the most popular kids in school! You have a boyfriend who 1) lives in an alternate dimension and works for an organization known as Providence, 2) have the ability to create a variety of machines on his body and 3) He can cure E.V.O.s! You can cast spells! You're the powerful one in the group! You're considers by many superheroes and villains as one of most strongest and powerful beings in the entire universe! You're Bruce's favorite godchild! You're Sunny's favorite relative! You're the team leader! YOU'RE THE FIRST BORN SIBLING!
Lyn Manchester:(angrily)Sis, That's enough!
Berna Manchester:(shouted)You just think i'm weak because i can't protect myself from Celia! But i can and i will!
Lyn Manchester:(shouted)I'M JUST TRYING TO PROTECT YOU, THAT'S WHAT OLDER SIBLING ARE SUPPOSED TO DO!
Berna Manchester:(shouted)WELL, I DON'T NEED PROTECTION...NOT FROM ANYONE AND ESPECIALLY NOT FROM THE LIKES OF YOU!
- GET UP!
Katlyn:You've been seducing my Apollo that's what! And don't even try to deny it!
Mallory Black:Apollo who?
Katlyn:You know perfectly well which Apollo!
Mallory Black:We are talking about Shaggy Rogers right?
Apollo tried to hold a chuckle when Mallory opened her book again and began to read.
Mallory Black:Well, i'm so sorry for seducing your Apollo. And who are you again?
Katlyn:Ha! I know it!
Mallory Black:Know what?
Katlyn:That you've been seducing Apollo!
Katlyn:Apollo! My boyfriend!
Bro, you're so lucky, getting Katlyn.
Mallory Black:Who are you again?
Katlyn;Wh-What? No, that's not important!
Mallory Black:Well if i don't know who you are, doesn't that mean i don't know who your boyfriend is?
Apollo suddenly burst into laughter.
Apollo McGuire:Katlyn, leave her alone, okay? This is getting boring.
Katlyn:I know it, she is seducing you?
Apollo McGuire:Say what?
Katlyn:It's not true, right?
Apollo McGuire:Katlyn...why would i choose an ugly cheerleader when i can have Mallory all for myself? She's the attractive one around here and you know it.
Mallory smirked rather satisfactorily as Apollo smiled and hugged her. Suddenly the teacher walked in with a new student.
What is going on here?
Katlyn's eyes immediately watered.
Katlyn:Mallory Black hit me!
Apollo McGuire:What the...?
It's true! And she tried to attack us!
She's so scary!
Katlyn:But Apollo saved me! He pulled her off me!
Mr. McGuire, is this true?
Mallory Black:Yes, It's true.
Katlyn stumbled in shock as Mallory stood up, looking completely calm.
Apollo McGuire:(whispers)Come on Mallory, don't do this.
Mallory Black:I attacked Katlyn because there was a wasp tangled in her hair. I was just trying to pull it out before it could sting her...but it flew out.
Katlyn:Wait...THERE'S A WASP IN MY HAIR?!
Well class, settle down because we don't want to scare our new student away before he even gets to acquainted with you. Class, meet Nicky Johnson.
- Weston: Hey newbie, are you a boy or a girl?
Nicky: My name is Nicky, i'll leave that up to you,
Weston:Girl then. You even look like one.
Aeolus:Will you please shut up!
Weston:Hey, i was only having a laugh.
Aeolus Rowan:Well, it's wasn't funny.
- Skye Rowan:So Nick, where are you from?
Skye Rowan:What made you want to come here?
Nicky:I don't really know. My parents decided to move here awhile ago. Things were starting to get really rough at school. So my parents decided to move because of it.
Nicky:Yeah. A lot by everyone in my old school. Let's just say that once i told them about my little secret, some people accepted it but a majority of the school picked on me because of what i said.
Skye Rowan:Tell me, Nicky. Do you ever look around at people and wonder why you feel like you don't quite fit in with who you're supposed to be? Do you ever question why you were born the way you were? Do you ever look in the mirror and feel like you're staring at a stranger.
Nicky:What are you trying to say.
Skye Rowan:For me, i'm not a girl but i'm not a guy either. I'm sorta in between.
Nicky:Then what are you?
Skye Rowan:Let's just say that i'm partly male and partly female in appearance.
Well, you're right about one thing.
I got bored, so i pretended that i needed to use the restroom. So, you're the new kid?
Yes. How do you know?
I never seen you before so i thought you might be know?
Um...do i look like a girl? Honestly.
No of course not! Why would you look like a girl? You're a boy aren't you?
U-um yeah of course. Stupid question. Sorry.
Don't be sorry!
Thank you so much!
- Skye Rowan:YOU KNOW WHAT MR. STEPS! I WILL GET YOU! SERIOUSLY! WATCH OUT! I'LL CURSE YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! YOU AND YOUR EVIL SPAWNS WILL FEEL MY WRATH! THIS HOUSE WILL AS WELL! MR. HOUSE, I'M COMING FOR YOU! BRING IT ON! I DON'T NEED YOUR SASS! WHAT WAS THAT? YOUR SHAKING IN YOUR RUSTY OLD TERRAIN OR WHATEVER? YEAH! THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT!
The screen then focused on Aeolus who is just staring down at her with a deadpan expression then turned to face the audience.
Aeolus Rowan: Let's just say the psychiatrist was busy for the next 2 weeks.
- Celia:Berna?! W...what are you doing here?!
Berna Manchester:I'm need you to listen to me. I'm sorry. I'm sorry about what happened to your mom. I wish i could go back in time. I wish i could make you happy again. I wish i could just bring back the past. But...I can't do that. There's only so much
Celia:Seriously?! You want me to trust you?!
Berna Manchester:You don't have much of a choice.
Celia:NO! I DON'T DESEVE TO BE SAVED! I DON'T WANT TO BE RUINED BY YOU! YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING! YOU'RE JUST LIKE YOUR FATHER, BERNA MANCHESTER! YOU ARE A CRIMINAL, A LIAR, A FAKE! YOU'LL LET EVERYONE DOWN JUST LIKE YOU LET YOURSELF DOWN! DON'T YOU SEE? I'M PROTECTING MYSELF FROM YOU! IF YOU'RE EVEN THE SLIGHTEST BIT DECENT, YOU'LL LET ME STOP YOU!
Berna Manchester:This is why...This is what i'm trying to save you from...
- Berna Manchester:Why do you hate me? Your future self acted as if i were her friend.
Sera furiously whipped around and faced Berna.
Sera Hernandez: (shouted) I DON'T CARE ABOUT MY FUTURE SELF!
Berna Manchester:Well, you are your future self. You'll be acting just like that one day.
- Steve Sato:(sarcastically)Wow, you are the hero for crazy girls with febreze.
- Skye Rowan: Hey look, everything is going to be okay tomorrow. Just wait and see, things might turn out-Katherine:I can't be bothered to go to prom...no guy had asked me out and i'm going to my cat's funeral. Don't feel sorry for me because the cat was fat and useless anyway. So stop talking to me, you ugly dude.
- Mr. Johnson: Okay girls, because you've both so quiet during detention, i will let you both go early...I know you need to get home and get ready for prom tomorrow night not why i'm letting you both go. Don't make me give you another detention about this again. Do you both understand.
- Zeta:This is a tree.
Ro Rowen: I know what a tree is.
Zeta:Most trees have green leaves.
Ro Rowen: We still have trees.
Zeta:They take in carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen.
Ro Rowen:...Say what now.
- Agent Bennett:Did i tell you fire, West?!
Agent West:I-I was just-
Agent Bennett:You don't fire unless i tell you to! You got that?
- Lyn jumps
Lyn Manchester:AHHYYYYAAAA! (throws a ball of duct tape at her)
OW! WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT?!...is that duct tape?
How did you get that?
Lyn Manchester:Oh, well Mr.Tatum told me to put some stuff up, then he said 'take it down maggot!' and i said 'God man, make up your mind!' so i took it down and rolled it up into a ball.
...you really are crazy...
- We are all freaks and if we don't accept that we are freaks then we are nothing. Even Sparky here, she is as much of a freak as the rest of us.
Hey, leave me out of this.
How long are you going to keep this act going? You have killed more people than the rest of us. I know what you did that day. I read the report, it's time to stop pretending that you are some kind of innocent person.
Sera Hernandez:What is she talking about, Sparks?
Tora close her eyes and looked away, refusing to speak to Sera.
Delphine Isley:F.A 4113 was the name of a plane that crashed 7 years ago. It made the news around the world. I'm surprised you guys haven't heard of it. (looked over at Tora who had closed her eyes trying to block out Delphine's voice) Over 500 people were killed in that accident; men, women, and children. The passengers and crew members were all dead before they could hit the ground. They have been electrocuted; the officials blamed it on faulty wires but that was never proven. (looked at Tora again, who now have tears forming in her eyes) The report said that the images were too graphic and disturbing to share with the public. There was one reported survivor, a seven year old girl...she came out of that accident without a scratch on her. Ain't that Tora?
Everyone watched as tears began to run down Tora's face, sparks shooting off where the liquid touched the skin. Wincing at the sparks, Tora looked up and glared at Delphine.
Tora Neal:It was an accident.
Delphine Isley:So what? You still killed them!
Tora Neal: (screams)I was a child!
Delphine Isley:(yells)It doesn't make any difference to the families left behind to grieve! You can pretend all you like but you know that deep down inside, you are a freak too!
- Tora Neal:(screams)All of you had make a choice, you chose the life you wanted to live. You chose the life of protecting citizens and those who had chose to be a villain had chose to kill people. Some of us never got the choice. I destroy everything i touch, anything and everyone i cared about! So don't you dare stand there and tell me that i don't know that i am a freak!
Tora stormed out of the room, Crispin had tried to take a hold of her but was shocked back into his seat as she pushed past him in tears as she ran out of the basement.
I wasn't even a day old when i killed my mother-she never even got to hold me. While she was pregnant with me, she was having major fits and by the time she gave birth to me, she no longer had the strength to fight, She had a heart attack and died because of my static- her heart just couldn't take it and i killed her. My father fall into a deep depression and he had send me off to various boarding schools and then granting my custody to my brother. My father hated me for killing my mother and took his rage on me with his tests. My powers got more and more unstable as the tests went on, the human body is not supposed to deal with that much static so it sent my powers into maximum overdrive. The only person who has ever been able to come close to me and was the only one who has ever cared about me was my older brother.I had spend my first few years in a glass room and men in shock proof suits and water guns would go in and care for me...i was treated and watched like a lab rat as they dubbed me as Project X. I wanted them to leave me alone but they always keep punishing me for no reason.
Sometimes... I think i came from a family of meta-humans. I know that my father was a psychiatrist and all but he did like to travel a lot. According to my brother, whenever she got headaches, the house would shake.
But what about your brother? Wouldn't he have contracted some sort of meta-human powers, too?
Tora Neal:I don't know. He never did weird things like they did...like i did. As far as i know, he was perfectly normal, just like... well, almost all of you.
I'm sorry Daddy! It was an accident!
Dr.Homer Neal:You killed 500 people. That is a lot of people baby girl.
Young Tora Neal:I'm sorry!
Dr. Homer Neal:Don't hug me! You may never hug me...you know you will only hurt me. Do you enjoy hurting people child? (Tora tearfully shook her head and wiped her face, sparkling slightly at the liquid on her face) You kill everyone and everything you touch child. From now on, you won't be touching anything or anyone again.
Tora snapped her eyes open to see that Delphine had knelt down next to her and was prodding her in the face with a pencil.
Delphine Isley:Buzz, buzz! Anyone in there? (stood up and walks away)Come on sleepyhead, we gotta go.
Tora Neal:Alright! Alright! I'm coming!
- Delphine Isley:Your father was Dr. Homer Neal right? Me and my aunt Harley were huge fans of his.
Delphine Isley:Did you kill him? Your father was murdered wasn't he?
What the heck Delphine?!
Delphine Isley:Hey, i'm just asking! You don't mind do you Sparky?
I don't want to talk about it Delphine.
Who is Dr.Neal?
Delphine Isley:He was this psychiatrist... who was infamous for creating Project X.
Delphine Isley:It was a project that was used to study on the effects of ECT on human beings.
ECT? What's that about?
Delphine Isley:Electroconvulsive therapy.
Ain't that when they electrocute you?
He electrocute people?
Delphine Isley:Did your own father electrocute you when you were a child? Is that the main reason why you are all sparky now?
- Solomon Saturday:Wh-Why can i taste colors? Also why am i on the ground?
Fallon Salazar:You were staring out into space for like seven minutes, we got kinda worries about you so i heroically volunteered to slap the sense back into you.
Solomon Saturday:There's nothing heroic about the damage you did to my face!
- The Phoenix Defenders was inspired by The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, Teen Titans, Steven Universe and Family Guy.
- Although younger children and teenagers were the intended audience for the series, it has dealt with serious and dark themes including child abuse, death, PTSD, grief, transphobia, bullying, and homophobia.
- The Phoenix Defenders is one of the few animated shows to feature LGBTQ characters and is the first animated show to feature a transgender character.