Forgive this bit of a sidetrack, but I thought it would be an interesting idea to kick around.Superhero/Villain:
Pan. The world at large is currently unaware of his existence. Those that are aware that the Greek Gods really existed are aware that Pan really is as he claims- a God of Virility, Nature, Music, and Shepherds.Age:
A true immortal, Pan is at least as old as the Ancient Greek Civilization. Among the Olympians, Pan's true age is unknown- they claim Pan is the product of a tryst between the god Hermes and a wood Nymph but then admit that Pan fought in the Titan-God War making him far older then his supposed father.Sexual Orientation:
Bisexual, with a Female Preference. Pan has and enjoys sexual encounters with both genders but if given a choice between a man and a woman he'll choose the woman most of the time. [Also, bisexual character but straight player. Some fade-to-black may be used in M/M encounters.]Base of Operations:
Pan's doesn't really have a base of operations but currently is usually seen in the same basic area of Zatanna. Acting as a sort of Mentor to Zatanna, her current interest in this Justice League has made him an unofficial member as well.Powers/Skills:
Pan isn't just a meta-human using a Godly theme but a genuine ancient pagan God. Not as strong as he used to be, he does still have some important attributes inherent to Godhood. Most notably is that he has a rough form of Immortality, he doesn't age or get sick and if physically killed he will eventually resurrect. With limited ability to affect his appearance he can speak and understand any human language and can choose to appear to just be a normal if handsome mortal male to mortals.
As a God of Virility the most direct reflection of this aspect is supernaturally high male fertility and supernaturally effective sexual attraction pheromones, the most relevant aspect to the adventures of Wonder Woman and the Justice League is that this aspect also gives Pan the ability to heal himself and others by mere touch. The exact scope of his healing powers is unknown. Pan knows that in the old days he could go so far as to resurrect the fairly recently dead.
As the God of Nature, Pan displays such abilities as the ability to communicate with all living things, control over plant life, limited ability to manipulate the weather, and teleportation between natural settings. Exact limits of these powers are currently unknown but believed to be significantly weaker then they were in ancient Greece.
As the God of Music, Pan displays supernatural levels of skill in performing music, supernatural speed at learning to play musical instruments and/or arrangements, and with music as a focus it's theorized that he may be using Godly Will to manipulate the emotions of others. Or he could just be that good.
As the God of Shepherds, Pan is supposed to be able to lend protection and be connected to Shepherds and Shepherding/Animal Husbandry- but since the beginning of the modern age this aspect may be turning into a God of Superheroes aspect. What this means for Pan's abilities and nature is unknown.Weaknesses:
As a God, his abilities and even his very life is dependent on how much faith others have in him and how well connected he is to his aspects. Since the pagan Gods aren't really worshipped in any real numbers any more this means that his power is much weaker then it was in ancient times and the exact levels fluctuate wildly. As for his connection to his aspects he has to regularly immerse himself in them or conceivably he could die of the divine equivalent of starvation.
As for from his specific aspects- as the God of Virility methods and artefacts of birth control have an affect on Pan similar to holy water on a vampire if usually not as extreme. As the God of Nature he is sensitive to Pollution in a matter similar to Captain Planet. As the God of Music he feels physical pain at hearing music generated for reasons other then genuine artistic expression. The God of Shepherds/Superheroes seems to have no such weakness at present given how at flux it seems to be.History:
Pan's deep origins are tied in mystery. An ancient Greek God- some versions say his father was Hermes and his mother was a wood nymph. Other versions say that Pan is even older then Zeus, a nature spirit that became a God so that he could help the Gods in the Titan-God War. Whatever the origins, Pan became a member of the deep and rich mythology of the ancient Greeks as the God of Nature, Virility, Music, and Shepherds. A wild and hedonistic God mostly known for being the 'God of Sex, Drugs, and Rock'n'Roll' before there was a term for such a thing, he mostly spent his time drinking with Dionysis, having jam sessions with Apollo and Hermes, and sleeping around. In time, the faith in the old Gods faded and Pan would join his fellow Gods in their overall retreat to Olympus.
Pan however did have a bit of a stronger hold on the mortal plane then most of his fellow Gods and Goddesses. Also worshipped as 'The Horned God' in the Wiccan/Neo-Pagan religions and traditions, he could afford a few stronger glimpses and trips into the mortal plane. Not long really, as such things go, but longer then most Gods.
Things changed when the Amazons let themselves be known. An artefact of the old ways and the old Gods, just it being in the knowledge of mortals had suddenly strengthened some connections between Olympus and the mortal realm. Strong enough connections that Pan was able to come to the mortal realm, helping quietly when he can and to provide some level of guidance and mentoring to humanity as well as hopefully to use her fame to help restore Olympus.
Well, it sort of worked. Zatanna would be the first to get on the case. Within a week of each other 3 women, each in different hospitals in different states, gave birth to otherwise perfectly healthy and happy babies that had small nubs on their skulls that would eventually become horns. Over the next two weeks so would 5 more women across the country. A previously unheard of birth defect suddenly happening 8 times in 3 weeks- and about the same time that Star Labs would confirm that all of the Horn Babies had the same biological father, Zatanna would find out that all the Horn Babies had mystical potential far beyond that of mortal children. When a few of the new moms decided to confide with Zatanna that the father of their babies was 'just some guy' they met in a park or campground, the search would eventually lead to Zatanna finding Pan.
It's now been a little over a year with Pan's existence still being kept secret. More Horn Babies keep being born, but Horn Babies have all been happy and healthy and as far as anyone can tell can tell Pan uses nothing more then his natural 'animal magnetism' to get the women to sleep with him. What he's doing with his supernatural pheromones may be borderline creepy, but it's not like he's actively going out to mind control women or anything- nothing illegal is going on. And it does make some level of sense in that the demigods do establish a Faith-Base to help keep him in the mortal world. And it's not like the human race isn't getting anything out of the deal as a mentor who is thousands of years old helping with the mystical side of adventures- one with healing powers to boot! With the Justice League, Pan plays a sort of shadow-background role but a handy one of healer and information source on the mystical/supernatural side for the team. He does seem to genuinely hope for a better future for the human race, though whether that means the return of the old gods isn't exactly clear.Activity:
Mentoring Zatanna and other superheroes with a mystical bend to their abilities, avoiding responsibility, helping with environmental and social causes, fathering more bastard demigods.Known Enemies:
Ares, Responsibility, PollutionAppearance: