The Surviving Eight are eight prominent heroes who escaped the Rikti War with their lives. They have dedicated themselves to helping Paragon City rebuild after the war devastated much of the area. They help inspire the next generation of heroes, setting an example and helping them however they can.
- Technically, Numina did not survive the war, as she had already been dead for quite some time when it happened.
- Most of the surviving eight comprise the Freedom Phalanx, except for Back Alley Brawler, who founded the Regulators.
- Back Alley Brawler is the only member of the Surviving Eight who is a trainer. The rest offer Task Forces. In order of Security Level, their Task Forces are: Positron, Synapse, Sister Psyche, Citadel, Manticore, Numina, and then Statesman.