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"Level Fifteen Scrapper Looking For Team!"
Creator: Cryptic Studios
First Appearance: "City of Heroes" #1 (Dark Horse Comics)
Game: City of Heroes
Personal Data
Real Name: Hernando Barrera
Known Aliases: '
Species: Human
Age: '
Height: '
Weight: '
Eye Color: brown
Hair Color: brown
Biographical Data
Nationality: American
Occupation: registered hero, Vanguard operative
Place of Birth: '
Base of Operations: Paragon City, RI
Marital Status: single
Known Relatives: Sally Barrera (sister), unnamed parents
City of Heroes (Dark Horse Comics), City of Heroes (Blue Kings Comics), Guardians of the Dawn AFTERMATH
Known Powers
Martial arts, physical reflexes
Known Abilities
Vanguard armor, iron sword
NPC.png This entry is an In-Game Non-Player Character.

Apex is an in-game hero in the City of Heroes MMO.

Character History

Born Hernando Barrera, Apex was a natural scrapper, relying on martial arts and reflexes to win the battle.

After moving to Paragon City following Statesman's call for heroes after the First Rikti Invasion, he took up residence with fellow hero War Witch.

He has a sister, Sally, who briefly worked for Crey Industries.

After losing War Witch in a battle with Requiem, he is given a physical manifestaion of her mystical fire sword. Not long after that, he was last seen in the streets saying "Level Fifteen Scrapper, looking for team!"

He would later be recruited by Back Alley Brawler to help the United Nations security team Vanguard in securing the Rikti War Zone and would eventually be promoted to the rank of Vanguard Commander.

Powers and Abilities

Apex's primary ability is Martial Arts. He is a physical scrapper who pushed himself to his best.

His secondary ability is Super-Reflex. While not invulnerable, his training allows him to dodge or otherwise minimize attacks. Since joining Vanguard, he wears modified Vanguard armor.

While he carries an iron sword, a dying gift from the woman he loved, he is not trained in sword fighting and thus continues to rely on his physical abilities.

Other References

(See his Paragon Wiki entry for more information.)

Apex is one of three central characters in the Blue King Studios incarnation of the City of Heroes comic series. Apex and War Witch lived in an apartment in Steel Canyon, in which most of the comic series focuses on. He first appeared in the Dark Horse one-shot special along with War Witch to help out Thunder-Clap to take on the Freakshow and the 5th Column.

Although he appeared in the comic series along with War Witch, Apex did not initially appear at all in-game. His only references were an exploration badge in Steel Canyon in front of their former apartment and one in Faultline. He was eventually seen in the Rikti War Zone as a Vanguard contact.

Although not seen, Apex was referenced in several episodes of the "Guardians of the Dawn Spotlight" series often by War Witch. He appeared briefly in the "Guardians of the Dawn AFTERMATH" one-shot special talking with other Vanguard officers about the destruction of Galaxy City.