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Super-Anthro-What now?

Zodiac is a furry superhero comic. Those who have "Extraordinary Powers and Abilities" are required to register with the government; these persons are then often hired by major corporations to protect their interests, with the caveat that they must also perform public service.

The New Dawn corporation is one such business, who are branching out into hiring supers for the first time. Lead by an enigmatic, probably insane board, Zodiac is a team still learning to work together, while many of the established heroes are finding that going public only has drawn their old enemies to them once more.

Also branches off into two other comics, Quetzalcoatlus featuring the Zodiac team and Second Chance featuring Saurus.

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 Libra: Dude! I mean I know he's got regeneration but did you have to break his arm?!

Gemini: He can regenerate?

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  Leo: One more like that, Morris, and I will end you.

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  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Pisces' main reason for joining Zodiac is this; in case he ever loses control of his powers, he's surrounded by a team capable of taking him down.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Capricorn.
  • Immune to Bullets: Nightmare. Notably, the Chest Shots Only rule is averted, as Saggitarius shoots her in the face.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Aquarius managed to do this to Ghoul with her own arm... Though Ghould didn't seem that much annoyed by this.
  • Jack of All Stats: Jigsaw is big, cunning, powerful, and seems to be quite fast, as Cancer observes. Word of God mentions that while he is not the strongest, fastest or toughest of the villains, his performances in all those categories are above-average, and he seems to have some hidden abilities up his sleeve.
  • Kid Hero: Cancer, who's in his early teens.
  • Load-Bearing Hero: Saurus during Second Chance.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Twelve main characters, their co-workers at the New Dawn corporation, and each one of them has their own family, friends, and rivals, and a twelve person villain team.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Capricorn and Pisces. Both are Cursed with Awesome and good people, despite the source of their abilities.
  • Lovecraft Lite: Id, the antagonist of Second Chance.
  • Magical Native American: Played to the hilt by Aquarius.
    • Though he doesn't appear to be as close as Aquarius, Sunspear in Second Chance also qualifies.
  • Mass "Oh Crap": YOU STINK OF FEAR!
  • Me's a Crowd: Gemini and Bi-Polar.
  • Mini-Mecha: Cancer's Crab-bot.
  • Mix and Match Creatures: Jigsaw.
  • Morality Chain: Imani is one for Pisces.
  • Most Common Superpower: Taurus.
  • Muggles: All non-supers.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
    • Nightmare to Taurus. Though others team members have a rough time, this is nothing compared to the humiliation Taurus is suffering, who is completly unable to protect herself from Nightmare, and is so paralyzed in fear that the idea to fight back or flee Nightmare doesn't even cross her mind.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Taurus exaggerates her ditziness.
  • One of Us: Eggplantman, the author, acknowledged the existence of TV Tropes, giving direct links to this page in his Deviant ART commentary, and provided the current image.
  • Oh Crap: The Celsius phantasm in Second Chance #3, and Saurus in Second Chance #17.
    • Aquarius did not expect Ghoul to talk back at her after she punched him through his body.
    • Slaver when she discovers that Gemini's multiples personalities are more complicated that she thought, and that she unwillingly released the one personality which should have been left asleep.
    • Libra, upon seeing Cancer’s robot, but before anyone else knew that’s what it was:
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 Aries: Is there a problem bud?

Libra: Could be… There is a damn big robot in the hallway. Is that a problem? ‘Cause if it is, I’m totally prepared to start freaking out anytime.

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