The New Purple Gang are the updated version of an old gang from Champions Online known simply as the Purple Gang - they range from old 20s era inspired gangsters to more common street-thugs and are named after their chosen uniform color.
The New Purple Gang are amongst the first enemies the player-hero will face after entering Milennium City and are especially prominent in Westside, where they plan on taking over via terrorizing local business and citizens alike.
The New Purple Gang take orders from the supervillain known as Kevin Poe, as a result they have an intense rivalry with PSI - who Kevin has a personal vendetta against.
The New Purple Gang utilizes a typical gang organization, with lower-level members serving as common thugs and more powerful individuals acting as enforcers. The leader of the group, Kevin Poe, is not afraid to hire mercenaries when they can assist him in attaining his objectives.
The New Purple Gang is the creation of Kevin Poe who, in 1998, arrived in Millennium City intent on building a power base with which to bring down the organization known as PSI. He earned a position of power in one of the City's existing gangs, intent on molding them into a force he could use to accomplish his goal. Raids on armories run by the Millennium City Police Department and PRIMUS have allowed Poe to equip his followers, and news of the New Purple Gang's continual successes resulted in a swelling of their numbers.
Recently Poe has turned his attention toward increasing the size of the New Purple Gang even more. A gang war has broken out in Millennium City's West Side; the New Purples are attempting to force lesser gangs, such as the Black Aces, the Maniacs, and the Cobra Lords, to join them. Signs point to the fact that Poe is making his final preparations to strike against PSI, and he has even contacted the weapons genius Waylon Talos to provide high-tech arms with which to equip his men.
- Their name is drawn from The Purple Gang, a factual group of thugs that arose in Detroit in the 1920's.