CharactersEditBallister Blackheart was once a fierce enforcer of the law until his best friend betrayed him and blew up his right arm during a joust. His friend hadn't meant to, but the Institution's leader, Mistress Director, decided that Goldenloin should be the post boy for the Institution. Blackheart decided that the Institution was not, in fact, working for the people, but against the people. He follows his own moral code now, which involves working against the Institution and calling their bluff. Although he does so in a manner with the least casualties possible. Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter who aspires to supervillainy and has convinced Lord Ballister Blackheart to take her on as his squire. While quick-thinking and innovative with her powers, she is disturbingly destructive and rarely gives any thought to consequences. She's trouble.
Goldenloin is the kingdom's darling and the figurehead of the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics and is responsible for Ballister's lack of a rightarm - not that he'll ever admit it. He has a very high opinion of himself and is Ballister's