Hey @goshdarnitmaria, so happy to hear that you are new to Champions! Let me give you the rundown!
This is Kamala Khan:
But you might know her as Ms Marvel
She’s awesome, and was the one who first suggested the formation of the Champions. If you’re not already reading her series, I’d suggest that you do, because there’s no way I can even begin to tell her story.
Kamala is an Inhuman. She can grow and shrink and stretch, and is a badass melee fighter. Over time, she’s learned from her mentors like Captain Marvel and Iron Man about responsibility and teamwork, and she’s pretty much the one holding the team together (in my opinion).
Next up, Miles Morales:
Also known as Spider Man!
Miles is actually from the Marvel Ultimate universe, and was brought here by the events of Secret Wars (along with his parents and some friends. Its pretty unclear tbh).
Miles was bitten by a radioactive spider in an experiment designed to replicate the powers of Peter Parker, and he’s picked up those powers and a few extra. Along with wall crawling and web-slinging, he can shoot electric shocks from his fingertips and hes got some cool one-ops too.
Then we have Sam Alexander:
You may have recognized him as Nova
Sam also has a long backstory, and it revolves around his dad, whose helmet he used to become Nova after his father disappeared.
The helmet gives Sam the power of flight, as well as some energy blasts and some other cool stuff. Sam provides the comedy for the Champions, and a solid ground to hold the team together (when he’s not making jokes at their expense).
Now, these three had been a part of the All-New All-Different Avengers, and they’ve known each other for some time. They’re good friends, and they’ve each had a few crossover issues.
In Champions, they meet up with Amadeus Cho:
(who I now realize is shirtless like 99 percent of the time)
And you’ve seen him as the Totally Awesome Hulk
Amadeus is officially the 8th smartest person in the world, and he was smart enough to cure Bruce Banner of the Hulk. However, he transferred the powers to himself, and now he has full control over the Hulk’s powers.
He’s the guy in the group that hosts the party, and makes sure that everyone has a place to crash after its all over.
Then there was Viv!
Viv Vision (who doesn’t have a superhero name, I guess), is Vision’s daughter. She’s had her own story (just read the Vision comic. It’s terrifying. and awesome), and now she’s got her own group.
She can phase through walls, fly, and so much more. She’s the best.
And last, and certainly least, Scott Summers:
AKA Cyclops, this Scott is actually stuck in the future and not his future genocidal self. He used to roll with the X-men, but now he’s joined the Champions.
Scott shoots lasers from his eyes (I know, they’re actually concussion beams. but lasers sound cooler).
jean grey: prefessor xavier is the best thing that could ever happen to young mutants! scott summers: he’s a great leader, a great teacher, and a great friend hank mccoy: it’s thanks to charles that we’re all here now