After the destruction of all the heroes at the hands of all the worlds villains (a plan formed by The Professor) The Fraternity was formed they quickly cleaned up the destruction caused by the great battle and wiped the minds of everyone on earth making it seem like super heroes never exisisted except in comic books and T.V shows and the heroes that survived (only ones mentioned were the big three of the Wanted universe based off of the DCU's Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman) Then going on to form the council of five and rule the world.
Similarities have been drawn between the villians of Wanted and the villians in the DCU (most likely intentionally). Such examples include t he two major characters:
- Wesley Gibson / The Killer , based on Deadshot, Bullseye (weapons expert with perfect aim)
- The Fox , based on Catwoman (animal-based jewel thief and joy-killer, former girlfriend of "The Detective"/Batman)
There are five arch-villains in charge of the world. Two are analogues of specific DC villains, while the other three are pastiches of prototypical comic book arch-villains. The Fraternity consists of many sterotypical and un-original super-villlians. This is by no means copying, rather an analytical look at the villian that exist in the DC (and to a much lesser extent Marvel) universes. The villians and criminals that the Fraternity consits of include (As taken from Wikipedia)
- Professor Solomon Seltzer, based on Dr. Sivana and Lex Luthor (super-intelligent inventor/megalomaniac)
- Mr. Rictus, based on The Joker and Black Mask, with a touch of the Red Skull (sadistic, amoral, joke-using murderer)
- The Future , a time-traveling bigot in the vein of Kang, Per Degaton, or The Lord of Time, with a touch of Hate Monger (neo-Nazi madman)
- The Emperor , an anachronistic autocrat reminiscent of "sophisticated" villains such as Ra's al Ghul, The Yellow Claw, The Mandarin or Fu Manchu
- Adam-One , a primeval immortal that's a pastiche of Vandal Savage and others, such as the Ultraverse's Rex Mundi (immortal conqueror)
The Professor's Gang (based on Superman's enemies) is:
- Brain Box , based on Brainiac (alien intelligence)
- The Imp , based on Mr. Mxyzptlk (hyper-powerful trans-dimensional dwarf)
- Fuckwit , based on Bizarro (imperfect clone of powerful super-hero)
- Sucker , based on Parasite (able to steal the powers of other villains) and Marvel Comics Venom (alien organism that takes over a human host).
- Doll-Master , based on Toyman (commands lethal toys)
Mr. Rictus's Gang (based on Batman's enemies) is:
- The Avian , based on The Penguin and the Vulture (spider-man) (bird-based villain)
- The Frightener , based on The Scarecrow, (uses fear and viruses as weapons); also similar in appearance to Carnage from Marvel Comics
- The Puzzler , based on The Riddler (puzzle-themed villain).
- Shithead , based on Clayface (shape-shifting mud-monster, actually composed of feces)
- Deadly Nightshade , based on Poison Ivy (plant-based villainess)
- Johnny Two-Dicks , based on Two-Face and Ventriloquist (a milquetoast controlled by a nefarious second personality)
- The Mad March Hare , based on The Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland-themed madman)
Throughout the comic, a villian similair to Magneto also pops up, along with a Thor/Loki look alike. Iron Fist and Luke Cage look alike also make appearances.
Millars creation of the Fraternity also pokes fun at the fact that villians never work together effectively. In the wanted world, they all sign up underneath one leader, Solomon Seltzer.
All members of The Fraternity carry around a small pin with the Fraternity crest on it, which once shown allows the wearer to kill, rape, steal or destroy anything they please without facing concequences of any kind whatsoever.