The Irregulars were a heroic group formed of Case 53s after it was revealed during the battle against Echidna that the Triumvirate were complicit in their creation.[1]

Goals and MethodsEdit

The Irregulars made an alliance with Faultline's Crew upon their formation. Agreeing to share resources and information. Weld proposed that they become pro-bono mercenaries, likely aided by the funding that the Protectorate were giving them.[2]



Cauldron had been releasing Deviation cases for various ends throughout the world. Many were used as villains to prop-up certain heroes so they gained in reputation quicker. As such they gained a reputation for villainy among the public.


Originally made of protectorate capes, many of whom found themselves passed over for promotions and generally discriminated against because of their appearance. They are largely independent but were able to draw upon Protectorate resources.[3] Most of the monstrous capes who had been members of the Protectorate left to join them,[4] although some, such as Hunch, chose to stay.[5]

The Irregulars reached out to C53s across the world, and their numbers swelled.[6]

In the period when new Endbringers appeared following the defeat of Behemoth, their numbers dropped somewhat, although they continued recruiting.[7]


They had risen to enough prominence that Cauldron invited them to meetings.

Gold MorningEdit

The Irregulars fought at the oil-rig battle during Gold Morning as part of the 80 strong contingent. Several of them were killed but many successfully evacuated. They assaulted the Cauldron Compound, which was eventually destroyed by Scion.

They played an important role in ending the event.


Presumably the group is now defunct.


Gentle Giant
various Case 53s


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  1. The Irregulars
    Formed of a splinter group of ex-hero Case 53s and others, following the revelations of the Triumvirate’s involvement with Cauldron. The group does mercenary work, with a focus on doing good deeds more than on making money, and retains loose ties to the Protectorate and Wards. - Cast (In Depth)
  2. Missing Interlude
  3. Interlude 19.y
  4. Weld’s popularity and time in the spotlight made him a figure of interest when, following undisclosed events in Brockton Bay, he turned from the established heroes and brought vast majority of the monstrous capes in the Protectorate and Wards with him. - Excerpt from Glow-worm P.8
  5. The monsters in the Protectorate have almost all left. Only one who stayed, I think, are Hunch and Polish. - Excerpt from Interlude 19.y
  6. He reached out to monstrous parahumans both American and international, and he kept his together while carrying out deeds for the camera. Maintaining a group of such size isn’t an easy task when its numbers are swelling like his group’s did. - Glow-worm P.8
  7. Even the defeat of Behemoth or the appearance of the new Endbringers didn’t serve to bring Weld back into the fold. If anything, Weld seemed to note that his team’s numbers were dropping. He and the monstrous capes serving under him stopped making as many public appearances. We don’t know what he started doing at this time, but this team was still recruiting. - Glow-worm P.8