The Paradox is one of the four factions of the Nexus Force. Led by Vanda Darkflame, they specialize in the usage of the power of the Maelstrom to turn the evil, sinister power of the Maelstrom against itself. Paradox is the only faction in LEGO Universe whose leader was not one of the original Crux Explorers. Their color is red, and the faction emblem is a red-and-white hurricane with a tiger eye in the center. The Paradox has set facilities in many of the worlds of Lego Universe to study the Maelstrom.