- half African-American/half Cherokee
- “M” birthmark on the nape of her neck
- Janet, her mother
- Gerald, her step-father
- Calvin, her father
- power — medium
Krystal is an only child who just moved from New York City to the small town of Lincoln, Connecticut. Her parents have been divorced for a year now and her mother has already re-married. Krystal is angry with her mother, Janet because she feels like she didn’t try hard enough to make the marriage work. She doesn’t like Janet’s husband, Gerald, (1) because he married her mother in the first place and (2) because he’s not her father but tries to act like he is. Krystal yearns for her father to return, to rescue her.
At this point in her life Krystal has no idea what her future holds. Her one true hobby, drawing/painting, has lost all appeal since the break-up of her parents.
Then she meets the Mystyx.
Ever since she was a child Krystal has seen ghosts and heard them speak to her. She tried to ignore it, until now. The appearance of Ricky is hard for her to ignore, probably because she thinks he’s cute, even if he’s dead. And when she meets two kids in school who seem to know that she’s different too, she wonders if there’s a reason why she has this freaky power. Once she agrees to help Ricky get his soul back to the right place Krystal accepts her power as a medium. She’s not prepared for the fact that her two new friends also have powers and that together they all seem to grow stronger.
Now, not only can Krystal see and hear ghosts, she can see the future, and the past in some instances. The visions start in a dream when she’s in the mental hospital, right after she finds out about her father. This time, for Krystal, is the lowest she’s ever been. She feels completely hopeless but the vision empowers her, gives her a new purpose, a deeper goal. She embraces it.
- half Caucasian/half Argentinean
- “M” birthmark on her right hip (midriff)
- Lidia, her mother (Buenos Aires)
- Martin, her father (Caucasian)
- Called a “Richie” because her family is rich
- power — teleportation (disappearing & reappearing)
Sasha is an only living child of parents who are too concerned with their money and social status to be bothered with raising a child. Her mother, Lidia, was born in Buenos Aires and lived there until her father, Martin, met her on a business trip and brought her to the States. Lidia originally wanted a large family but after several miscarriages before finally having Sasha she settled for one. Unfortunate for Sasha. Now her mother is so into her committees and shopping that she rarely has time for Sasha, truth be told, the Carrington maid, Casietta, was actually the one who raised Sasha. Being ignored by her parents has made Sasha a moody and irritable teenager—more so than normal because she seemingly has everything anybody could ever want and yet it’s not what she really needs. She desperately wants her parents to pay attention to her for a change.
As for her future, Sasha doesn’t know what she wants to be. What she knows she will not be is an absentee parent.
The onset of her teleportation power began just after her fifteenth birthday. She’d been at her house, pissed off because neither one of her parents had bothered to remember it was her birthday and she’d wished she was anywhere but there. In an instant she’d gone from the living room of her house to her bedroom. It took her a few days to come to grips with the power but then she grasped it as her own, as the one thing she had that made her special.
Because she’d lived in Lincoln since she was a baby (after Lidia had gotten pregnant this time they thought it would be relaxing for her to continue the pregnancy in her home town until she gave birth, so Sasha was also born in Buenos Aires) she’d known Jake Kramer since elementary school, even though they were from opposite sides of the tracks and her parents would die if they found out she was socializing with him. It was the summer of her fifteenth birthday when Jake saw her at the pool and recognized her birthmark, the one that matched his. It didn’t take long for her and Jake to connect their birthmarks to their supernatural powers, however, they had know idea what to do with that information. Meeting Krystal and finding out that she could talk to the dead gave Sasha the idea that their shared powers were meant to help others. So after helping to find out the truth about Ricky Watson’s death, Sasha knows the Mystyx are just beginning.
- “M” birthmark on his right bicep
- Louis, his grandfather
- Will, his father
- a “tracker” (because his family lives by the waterfront, near the tracks, where the low income families live
- power — super-strength
Jake is an only child. His mother left when he was six, unable or unwilling to deal with a supernatural child. He lives with his father and his grandfather. His father works for the electric company, spending most of his time away from home and seems to resent Jake. Louis is the one responsible for raising Jake but now suffers from the early stages of dementia. Jake, therefore, feels obligated to take care of him. This is fine with Jake since he doesn’t have a personal life. He’s shy and keeps to himself, except for Sasha he doesn’t associate with any of the students at school. Because he’s from the tracks he feels like they’re all looking down on him. The Jocks especially give him a hard way to go. He has no girlfriend and no prospects and that’s fine with him, studying so he can get into a good college and get out of Lincoln is his main goal. Until he meets Krystal.
Jake’s power came quickly, the day before he turned fifteen. He’d been cleaning the living room and meant to only move the couch out of the way so he could vacuum when instead the couch went flying through the patio door. His grandfather had witnessed the whole scene, but Jake refused to talk about it with him. Then, he saw Sasha, saw her birthmark and knew there was a connection. Meeting Krystal only cements the idea that they’re special and here for a reason. And it’s Jake’s grandfather who gives them the origin of their supernatural powers.
- Only child of South Korean parents
- “M” birthmark on her right ankle
- Has an ongoing compilation of useless facts
- power #1 — telepathic (able to read the thoughts and stored information of others)
- power #2 — empathic (the ability to share and understand another’s emotions and feelings)
Lindsey is the daughter of a South Korean diplomat and his adoring wife. As the only child in a very political family Lindsey learned early on how to be personable and charming no matter what her personal circumstances. She’s very intelligent, spending her spare time studying things that others may deem useless but using them in her daily life. As a result, realizing that she could hear the thoughts of others wasn’t so much of a surprise to her. But the horrific train crash that left her parents dead, and her miraculously unscathed, is an anomaly she’s yet to recover from or figure out.
Forced to move to Lincoln with Aurora Hampton, Lindsey is now facing a new town, new friends and an incident that haunts her on a daily basis.
Meeting the Mystyx was no mistake, Lindsey is convinced. There’s a reason she was sent to Lincoln, a reason why the four of them were brought together at this time, in this place, and she’s more than eager to figure that reason out. Until the revelations become too painful and the mind she’s come to pride herself on becomes the very tool that could end the lives of the other Mystyx.