Our main antagonist for the first story arc, but not necessarily a villain.  The Iron Ascender is the established but disillusioned hero of the city.  It is speculated that industry mogul John Maple is the man behind the mask, but his true identity in unknown.  There is also speculation that the Ascender may be a robot and remotely controlled.

The Ascender is obviously a metallic exo-suit, but it is more bulky and substantial than Iron Man or War Machine.  Similarly to those two, he flies through the air powered by his feet and can shoot energy beams from his hands.  He is very tall, standing approximately seven feet.  When face-to-face, he should tower over Kinetic, and any villains nefarious enough to do battle with him.