Dean Knighthawk is the creator and sole proprietor of the Knighthawk Foundry. He was a friend of Prof's and did research on motivators using Prof's epic powers. Dean, Prof, Tia, and Amala were close group of friends. Dean was not an epic but the other three were. Dean is paraplegic, so he controls a mannequin to do his bidding with a motivator he made from The Wooden Soul's DNA.