ed Badge – A 1930s era vigilante. He wears a western range duster outer coat so deep red it's almost black. Hat is a wide brim with a flat top the same color as everything else about him. His face is always obscured by the hat, but he also wears some kind of a mask totally covering his head completely with only eye holes . His other clothes, gloves, and boots are the same deep red. He looks to be just over 6 foot tall and average weight, however his height is difficult to guage because of the hat and boots. He moves with an almost balletic grace, but doesn't lack strength when he needs it.
His main weapons are two modified Colt .45 automatics. The spent shells are captured in a hard plastic like shroud on the side of each, and the front of the guns have a short suppressor attached which create a “squee” sound each time the guns are fired He also uses red stilleto throwing knives.
The guns are held in special holsters in outer pockets of the duster.
has a special lining which has a limited ability to stop up to .45
bullets from penetrating, but he still feels the shock when they hit.
He knows pressure points and Jiu Jitsu for hand to hand fighting.
He will kill, but prefers not to as he prefers crippling his opponents with guns, knives, or hand to hand. He has a bad attitude and when he gets into a rage anything goes.
The questions about the Red Badge are -- what set him off? Why is he targetting the Bruno Carbone gang, the largest in the city?
And ... who is the Red Badge?
Al is very protective of his sister and blames himself for the attack as he thinks this was a message to him from the crime lords in the city.
Sarah's boyfriend. She was on her way to meet him when she was attacked. Mays was going to propose. He still has the engagement ring and keeps it with him at all times. He owns a small factory developing and manufacturing specialty materials, both in metal and plastics. Physically just over six feet tall and well muscled, used to box in college and played on the football team as a running back. He also has a temper.
In his 60s mostly bald and slight of build. Wears horn rimmed glasses and owns a fix-it shop repairing household items like toasters, radios, etc. Has a basement workshop where he works on deadlier items. He used to work for a weapons manufacturer as a designer, but no one knows this part of his life as it was in Europe before and during WW1. He knows how to use the weapons he designs. Very well. A good friend of Al and Sarah's parents (now deceased). He's more than a little upset about what has happened to Sarah.
The current Police captain for the city. Very political, seemingly ineffectual. Reportedly on the take and one of the reasons many believe crime has exploded in the city.