(*waves at Reverent*)Name:
Nathan CopelandTitles (If Applicable):
Former 50th ranked assassin in UAAProfession/s (If Applicable, besides Assassin):
President of an underground hip hop label, Founder of a Christian religious group that spreads their word through rap music. Age:
Jamaican (possibly raised in Scotland or Ireland, noticeable accent) Relatives (If Applicable):
Growing up, Nathan found that religion itself was, in many ways, a business. Whether saving souls (if they paid enough) or condemning those who 'didn't deserve it', faith had been, for many years, dealt by the hands of priests and high ranking officials like that of drugs- a quick fix for the right amount of tribute. You had power if you showed enough belief in faith.
It turns out that the less than legal enterprises, such as anything involving the mob, had a similar creed. So, with that in mind, a young Nathan Copeland honed his skills on the mic and the turntables, forming an international group of rappers from all around the world, signed under one record label; HIS record label. As the money poured in, so did all the trappings; drugs, sex, decadence from every form and make.
Eventually, Nathan grew tired of his 'gilded cage', concert after concert blending into one joyless grind. One week, over several bottles of Red Stripe, he read the Gideon Bible in his hotel room, from cover to cover. When he emerged from the room, Nathan Copeland's eyes shone with the light of a fanatic. Still keeping his hold on his music label, Nathan formed a religious group, preaching the word through flowing lyrics and heart-catching beats. People loved it; most rappers from his label willingly volunteered to record songs for his group, sometimes free of charge.
Things went on like this, until one day a fight broke out in his studio. As much as 'turning the other cheek' was part of the Scripture, he didn't want to die. Using a boombox, he crushed the skulls of the two men who were attacking each other, blood splattering on the walls and the windows.
It turns out the men were part of a group called the United Assassin's Association; Nathan had killed the 101st and 100th members of the group, and as such was inducted into the blood sport. He worked his way up, hearing a rumor of the previous number 1, a legend named Travis Touchdown, and felt his blood boiling with anticipation. Eventually killing lost the edge it provided, even with the customizations of his penthouse apartment and boombox into a place of death. He wished to obtain one goal; to die at the hands of the previous number one, the man he called 'the Crownless King'.
He is shown to revere, and possibly even worship, Travis, judging from his excitement upon seeing him and how he gets the chance to fight him. In addition to this, Copeland's general demeanor towards his successful and luxurious lifestyle, and how he wholeheartedly embraces his death at the hands of Travis, suggests that he may be depressed or weary of life and hoped to seek a way out in the form of fighting Travis.
Indeed, he did find his way out. He walked through the pearly gates, after some debate between himself and the gatekeeper about his past life. Heaven was... everything and nothing like he expected. There was peace, and tranquility. Calmness and acceptance. A quiet feeling of love and the promise of never being abandoned. His heart, though, had been soaked with too much blood to be clean and completely pure. And it was, in this case, that the fighting spirit of Nathan Copeland became one of many of God's soldiers; demons and evil spirits were driven away on the ethereal plane, back to their pit of darkness...
Until Santa Destroy became a beacon to those same spirits. After the re-appearance of one known as 'Bad Girl', one of the pit's worst denizens, there had be a counter to the gratuitous bloodshed and evil that was happening in the Vegas-like Santa Destroy. Travis Touchdown killed him once already, and there would be a thankfulness with being sent to the Almighty; at the same time, he would both want to help the Crownless King conquer the new Sin City that is Santa Destroy, and bring down the organization responsible for so much carnage on the earth. Personality:
In terms of personality, Nathan Copeland doesn't exhibit many stereotypical hip hop traits beyond his appearance and some of his mannerisms, and instead speaks in a manner that Travis describes as "mystic crap", possibly owing to the fact that Copeland seems to be very religious. Weapon/s Of Choice:
His boombox, later upgraded to speakers and microphones. Abilities & Powers (If Applicable)/Combat Skills:
In battle, Copeland uses a boombox which transforms into armor covering his arms. This armor can be extended to give Copeland's melee attacks a range advantage. This boombox can alternatively be used in regular form, where Copeland is able to fire missiles from its loudspeakers. He also uses the environment in his suite, including a loose chandelier and carpets which operate like conveyor belts, to trap challengers, although Copeland himself can be affected by these dangers as well and only creates environmental hazards whilst in boombox mode.
His alliance with the angels has gifted him with some new abilities; not only can he punch with extreme force, but using his boombox, the music and beats can be focused to become a beam of sound energy, hitting with as much force as a bullet. These sound bullets can be shot over and over with working speakers, and concentrated to a laser form using a microphone.