The Sign: Leo, the lion
The Hero: T’Challa (The Black Panther), Marvel comics and films
Known For: Being royalty (by both birthright and having earned it) of the coolest country on his continent, if not the world. Brilliant, athletic, noble and good-looking. Often surrounded by beautiful women (the Dora Milaje, his royal bodyguards). Pops out his incredibly sharp claws when confronted by a threat.
Favorite things: Running a government and protecting his people from harm, inventing amazing new technology, and (just for kicks) occasionally joining up with The Avengers to save the world from various threats… all while maintaining his regal bearing. Also enjoys beating the crap out of bad guys for (of course) high-minded reasons. It’s all in a day’s work when you’re Prince T’Challa, Defender of Wakanda, and King Of The Dead (long story there…).
Quote: “God works through me, the same as you. There is no feat I achieve that you are not capable of.”
Compatible with: Aries and Sagittarius
Fatal Flaw? Is being “incredibly cool” a flaw? Is being on the receiving end of the adulation of his nation a flaw? Is flying around in an advanced antigravity throne a flaw? Is saving the world from alien invaders a — oh, I give up. He’s awesome and he knows it without having to wave it in anyone’s face.
The Sign: Cancer, the crab
The Hero: Hellboy, various comics and films.
Known For: Difficult parental issues (was literally born in Hell) and generally downplaying his past (despite being both the heir to a throne and a descendant of King Arthur). Gruff and grumbly, largely as a defense mechanism. A powerful force for good who has saved the world more than once, but isn’t comfortable with being praised for it. Feels like a misfit, hangs out with other misfits, is in love with a misfit, saves the world from… well, you get it. Technically a demon but still has a lot of love to give.
Favorite things: Keeping the world safe from spooky threats that no, aren’t a figment of your imagination after all! Getting the job done quickly and efficiently so he can return to the comfort of his home, his cats, and his Baby Ruth bars.
Quote: “I can promise you two things. One: I’ll always look this good. Two: I’ll never give up on you… ever.”
Compatible with: Scorpio and Pisces
Fatal Flaw? You’d think someone who fights supernatural evil who has so many emotional connections to people would have that leveraged against him plenty… and he does. He just punches his way through it with his enormous Right Hand Of Doom… which by the way, was designed to bring on The End Of The World. Yeah, I guess it’s a good thing he reins in his feelings as much as he does…
The Sign: Gemini, the Twins
The Hero: Elric of Melniboné, various works by Michael Moorcock
Known For: Traveling through various dimensions and fighting the Cosmic Forces of either Law or Chaos… whichever one is in the lead at the time. Intelligent, talented with magic, and noble when he chooses to be (with occasional outbursts of homicidal rage).
Favorite things: Both his favorite and least favorite thing is his sword, Stormbringer. It has saved Elric’s life many times, and helps sustain Elric’s otherwise frail health. Oh, and Stormbringer sucks out people’s souls, is intelligent, and sometimes takes it upon itself to kill someone Elric cares about. Also, the sword is planning to destroy the entire Universe some day. Otherwise, they get along great!
Quote: “Elric knew that everything that existed had its opposite. In danger he might find peace. And yet, of course, in peace there was danger. Being an imperfect creature in an imperfect world he would always know paradox. And that was why in paradox there was always a kind of truth.”
Compatible with: Libra and Aquarius
Fatal Flaw? Elric is composed entirely of fatal flaws: last survivor of a hated and feared species who can’t catch a break from people or Gods or Destiny Itself, yet is a manifestation of The Eternal Champion, who exists in one form or another in all realities (again with the contradictions!).
However, since Blue Oyster Cult do a song about him, I forgive everything.
The Sign: Taurus, the Bull
The Hero: Hercule Poirot, various works by Agatha Christie
Known For: Solving potentially messy mysteries while (paradoxically) being impeccably dressed, well fed, and managing to avoid any violence personally (or even exerting himself more than absolutely necessary). Has a gift for finding clues by sitting back and letting people talk rather than mucking about with a magnifying glass.
Favorite things: Three courses: a crime (preferably murder most foul), followed up by a fine meal (despite a sensitive digestive tract), being more punctual than everyone else (and then complaining about it), then while someone else cleans up (he hates a mess) announcing who the murderer was. Dessert after the confession, provided the main course didn’t upset his stomach.
Quote: “Always a man who had taken his stomach seriously, he was reaping his reward in old age. Eating was not only a physical pleasure, it was also an intellectual research.”
Compatible with: Virgo and Capricorn.
Fatal Flaw? Maintains an expensive lifestyle (including a secretary and valet) without any obvious evidence he ever has to work for money. Free to pursue whatever makes him happy without the responsibilities of family or friends. So… no.