The Hopefuls were a team of young heroes attending Hope Prep in the early 2000s. They first came together confronting a football prank/interdimensional invasion at the school. Members include:
E Lane Sobcheck, a young violinist with a sorcerous violin. As an adult, she calls herself Threnody.
Yuan ap Balor, The Fomorian, half-fae prince, formerly known as The Pale Prince, who evolved from an Outsider into Defender.
Mya Moreno, Eclipse (II), a former Beacon named Shadow Boxer who grew up to become an Avenger.
Alessandra Ambrosia was a Star as a teen, then she became the vessel for Venus, the Paragon.