Originally, the additional characters in the MetaHero Universe were called Sidekicks. Sidekicks is now a project codename for the additional characters and creatures that'll be released in 2 parts: DOTs & Species.
They need to be discovered by the DOTs as part of the MetaHero game
Sneak peeks of "Sidekicks" which are likely to be closer in style to Species. While these were illustrated by Chris Wahl, the upcoming "Sidekicks" (i.e DOTs and Species) will be created by Blur Studio.