'Normal state' : Sickly, withdrawn, paranoid and socially awkward with troubling thoughts. an outcast due to a complicated past. The character is extremely depressed and resolves to doing drugs more often, as a way to escape from the cruel world.
When he gets high, he transforms into a futuristic alter ego version and travels to parallel dimensions, meeting alternate versions of people he knows in real life, battling monsters, breaking shit and therefore unknowingly altering the 'home universe' - his own reality. However, he doesn't know he has such abilities and as a result believes he's insane, seeing things around him constantly change every morning.
His confusion leads him to doing even more drugs, which leads to more inter-dimensional adventures, time jumps, which alters the 'home universe' even more dramatically, which makes the real world even more bizarre to him when sober. However, as an addict and a lonely person, he finds it difficult to stop smoking.
Lives on uncle's support. Uncle only supports him to secretly learn more about his mysterious case.
-(Working name) Ally #1
His facial features are actually based on John's. Anyway. This guy doesn't go on dimensional trips with the main character's alter ego but almost always appears on his side, whichever alternate reality he enters. There's another two characters like this one, but I haven't designed them yet. Also, these three characters' costumes will change every adventure, as the main character's alter ego doesn't travel with them, but only meets alternate versions of them.
In the home universe, he's your stereotypical jock: plays football, has the looks, gets the girls. Protects main character through high school.
Facial features based on Ellie Goulding. Top student in her faculty (doing Drama). Cheerful, friendly and energetic, but unfortunately, being one of the most popular people at the university automatically means she's the total opposite of the main character.
The main character has a secret crush on Jane, and she doesn't notice him. This crush projects into the main character's subconsciousness and therefore makes Jane another inter-dimensional ally of the main character's alter ego. Funny thing: The alter ego doesn't have a crush on Jane, and the subconscious Jane has a crush on the alter ego. Some ego, huh.
Psychology (more research needed) post-grad. Super genius. Ambitious.
Curious about main character's case. Believes main character's power is the key to dominating all reality, and that's the only prize that will be worth his superior intellect. Comes up with theories, gathers substantial data and tries to replicate the (dimension travelling) event many times to limited success. Thinks main character is wasting his limitless potential and such power should be in the right hand. Main villain. To be further explored.
Main character's uncle.
Owner of the world's greatest technological monopoly (to be expanded). Natural-born businessman. Visionary. Pragmatic. Greedy. Always looks for a way to ensure his corporation's technology stays on top at any cost.
Believes inventing the technology to command machines with thought will give him the necessary cutting edge to dominate every market. Willing to spend any amount on neural R&D (research needed). Funds Kman's research on main character's abilities, unaware of Kman's personal plans.
Before starting his company, Robert accumulated his wealth through illegal drug and weapon trades.
Shy, kind. Sympathizes with main character. However they hardly ever speak.
Kman's girlfriend. Also super smart, but never lets anyone see it for fear of ruining relationships with others. There's conflicting loyalty in future.
OR She's Kman's assistant, but also Chris' girlfriend and main character's friend. She'll ultimately have to choose between good and evil, basically. To be further explored. (ACTUALLY, giving the villain a girlfriend will give him too much of a weakness and reduce his badassery level. I might actually go through with the Chris X Maggie scenario)
Robert's adopted younger brother and main character's father.
Owes Robert his life and therefore has to agree to do any amount of dirty work (i.e. drug & weapon trades)
Also a small-time criminal.
Considers having a child a burden.
Dies when main character turns eight. Death sentence.
Jim's wife. Main character's mother.
Used to be a bar singer.
Grows up with Jim and sees him walk down all the wrong paths while powerless to stop him.
Becomes a drug addict due to Jim's 'job' (i.e drug trade)
Teaches her son to be nothing like his parents.
(Raped by Robert 2 years after Jim's death - Too brutal for a manga?)
Overdoses on main character's 12th birthday.
Single. Robert flirts with her from time to time but to no avail.
Strict, fierce, all-knowing and sarcastic. Knows more about the main character's dreadful family history than anyone else.
Lives next door to main character (due to a reality alteration)
Vouches for main character although he's the biggest loser at school, due to her close friendship with his late mother.
One of the main character's stoner-buddy in the home universe. To be further explored.
Drug lord. You pay, you live. Otherwise, he'll find you.
Also has extreme levels of power (>9000) in alternate dimensions. To be further explored.
-Trips could be partially in colors (one color every trip, Frank Miller-style, perhaps?) while home universe panels are in traditional black and white.