D.F.B. - Death From Below
From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|D.F.B. Crew (Death From Below)|
|Motto:||The streets take care of their own.|
|Logo:||Jagged arrow pointing downward|
|Group Colours:||Purple and Green|
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In the days directly after the first Rikti War, ex-Freakshow member Elisa Morales decided she was tired of being given the choice between cowering before street crime or joining it. She chose option three: fight back.
With King's Row and other low income neighborhoods less represented by the heroing community than the ritzy, upscale districts (as evidenced by the unusually high number of warehouses in the garment district seemingly dedicated to being temporary lairs for various thugs), Elisa started recruiting Paragon locals to defend their localities.
Most of the 'crew are pretty down to earth as heroes go. Sure, some of them are mages, undead, robot obsessed, or slightly dangerous to themselves and their allies, but they're all loyal to their city and ready to defend it against any threats that rise before it.
D.F.B. is largely retired at this point, with its members having moved on to mentoring younger heroes, much as the surviving eight have done. Some wind was also taken out of their sails when Elisa was lost in Recluse's Victory, somewhere between dead and nonexistent; although she's returned as a divine agent in the form of Street-Spirit, the crew is without singular leadership. Which is fine, as they are still notable for being major power players in support of other supergroups.
Current active members
Postmortem - cryogenically possibly undead, leader by default
Dusty Finish - longbow agent and cowgirl
Spacey - only occasionally and accidentally annexes sovereign nations
Jibril - semi-insane oracle of fire
Hit People Guy - he hits things and he is a guy
Street-Spirit - urban born angelic agent, shares Elisa's soulspace
Haley Somerset - People-shy psychic supreme
Dead and/or Missing
Elisa - killed? by Lord Recluse, in a divine pact to protect her city
Kusanagi - Reported M.I.A. in the Shadow Shard, possibly on deep cover op in the Rogue Isles. Current status classified.
Douglas Smith - went heroing to find his family. Found them. Stopped heroing.
Not Either Of Those
Heavy Metal Thunder - is not sure how he got into this, but damned if he's going to quit now!
Earth Magus Mu'Koros - Hot-tempered young wizard with a difficult past
D.F.B. supports a number of other supergroups, lending their veteran advice and time-tested superpowers in the fight against evil...