In most of the campaigns set in the Butlerverse, the Player Characters have been built as "Standard Superheroic Characters" for whatever rules system was in use at the time. For the early campaigns (such as The Sentinels Campaign, which ran from 1983 to 1985), this meant a base of 100 Character Points and an additional 150 Disadvantage Points. When Champions Fourth Edition (the "Big Blue Book" with a cover by comic book artist George Perez) came out, the Team America campaign (which ran from 1988 to 1992) used the same numbers. Later, for The Sunshine Warriors campaign (running from 1993 to 1996) this was increased to a base of 125 Character Points and 150 points of Disadvantages.

The Hero System Fifth Edition (the "Green Man Book", sometimes called "FrED" after the revised edition was released) bumped up the points totals for a "Standard Superheroic Character" to a base of 200 Character Points and 150 Points of Disadvantages. When the Butlerverse was opened up as a shared world campaign setting during the days of The Global Guardians PBEM Campaigns (which ran from 1999 to 2006), most of the various campaigns used these numbers. The team members of the specific Global Guardians campaigns, however, were "High Powered Heroes" built on a base of 350 points, with 150 points of Disadvantages.

The Hyperion Academy campaign is the first campaign set after the release of Hero System 6th Edition, using the new guidelines for characters (325 base points plus 75 points of Complications).