Doctor Gabriel Fryth, of the Society of the Sacred Sand. He is the teacher of Applied Mythology, a very real world class that isn’t that popular. He is known for testing people on obscure dates and never being clear as to the expectations. No student who has taken his class has ever found themselves facing down something they learned in his class.
Kiln once caught him on a lie about their ancient culture.
The Math Teacher: “Mister Brick” sounds like the name of a veteran superhero, but it’s the nickname every student uses for math teacher Benjamin Rick. Mister Brick, one of the few regular teachers who taught at the school during its original era, returned after Hellbinder reopened the doors.
Mister Brick is here to make sure “these damn kids know how to add and subtract in between all this other nonsense.” His math classes are tough but fair. Despite his lack of super powers, he’s also more than willing to dress down a student for violating the rules, even if that student hurls cosmic blasts at him.
The English Teacher: Princess Arizella was meant to return to her undersea kingdom after graduation four years ago. Instead, she retained her identity as Cutlass and became Phoenix Academy’s first-year English teacher. Arizella’s love of classic literature is infectious, but she hasn’t adjusted fully to having
friends who are still students. She also enjoys teaching hand-to-hand combat with her Buccaneer Blade forged from the weapons of the Ghost Pirate Court, though sometimes she gets carried away with the quipping and acrobatics.
The Gym and “Applied Skills” Teacher: None of the students would ever admit to liking the robotic Sergeant S.U.R.G.E. and he likes it fine that way. S.U.R.G.E. is a Clean Slate success story, seeing as he was originally designed as a weapon to take down the HHL. The Sarge’s programming and core ability, to mimic the power of any metahuman he detects, serves him well now as the PE teacher at Phoenix Academy.
While an undisclosed A.E.G.I.S. facility still holds his full mimicry mechanism, the Sarge has access to a few different (regulated) power profiles for copying, including Magmatador and Seismic Prime. The Sarge also has no problem tossing a barrage of withering insults at any student not performing well enough in gym class. The Sarge is grateful for the opportunity to get out from the backwater government basement he had been consigned to.
The Headmaster: Hellbinder changed his ways during his final meeting with the founders of the Phoenix Academy. He similarly changed his appearance when he became headmaster, but his powers are the same. He is a master of arcane energies, which often manifest as hellfire. He arrives in a flash of bright light and heat at times when it’s very fortunate for him to appear… or very unfortunate for students doing something harmful to the school. Students tend to keep their heads down on days when Hellbinder walks the halls, but even when he keeps to his office, he can appear anywhere on school grounds
in a moment’s notice.
There’s a rumor around school that Hellbinder has a ‘confiscated goods’ cabinet in his office that’s nothing but incredibly over-spiced, processed snacks you can’t usually get in the states - the kind of stuff that has the same warnings on the bag as you see on the side of propane bottles.
The Administrator: Day-to-day operations fall into the hands of Selma Schwartz. Selma looked ancient when Infi-Knight first brought her into the Phoenix Academy administration as a secretary. She’s served the school admirably for decades as the person who knows which kids are out sick, which teachers left for Jupiter, and how much time villains have on their Clean Slate accounts. Her appointment to this high level position hasn’t dulled her ability to keep tabs on the school, but as administrator she’s now the liaison to the Halcyon City government and to A.E.G.I.S.
The Art Teacher: Ms. Alexis Crowe, formerly known as the superhero Gaia, left her caped days behind her after falling in love with the work of artist Anish Kapoor. Taking up the paintbrush, she launched her own art career, and soon became known for the marvels she worked with ceramics. Upon invitation she came to teach at Phoenix Academy, hoping to bring art to young supers. She is quite eager to teach, but holds a grudge against anyone she feels doesn’t truly respect the Art.
So she’s a villain.
She has questionable taste.