Here is a list of my primary heroes in-game. I create typically with a focus on story first, then gameplay, and lastly race or sex.
There are many types of heroes in Paragon city. Each has their own style and strategy. Their own strengths and weaknesses.
Are you a run straight into the action kind of person? Then you might try an indestructable Tanker or hard hitting Scrapper. Do you prefer to stand back and analyzing a situation and forming a plan of attack? Do you prefer to fight crime alone, or would you rather take on a supporting role in a larger team.
There is a wide range of starting archtypes which include: Blaster, Controller, Defender, Scrapper and Tanker. Then after you have advanced a hero to level 50, two more archtypes become available to you, the Peacebringer and the Warshade.