Characters in the lost wars universe can come in many different shapes and sizes. Some come from a decorated military background, others are simple office drones attempting to get past the day to day toll of the workplace with the small promise of promotion. Every last one can be boiled down to about 5 traits.
All of these atributes are within a hero in some capacity but there is also some kind of shortcoming of these traits within each hero. Within the system itself this means that for the player or Universe Master that each character will have some kind of flaw in at least one of these catagories.