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NAME: Michael White
NOM DE GUERRE: None yet
PLAYER: Cold Heritage
SEXUAL ORIENTATION: Heterosexual
RESIDENCE: Brazil/Under the Sea
PARENTS AND RELATIVES OF NOTE: Ernst Oeming, 'Godfather' (in prison); Ilsa Haupstein, biological mother (deceased); Hans GŁnsche, biological father (deceased); Atticus Savage, adoptive 'father' (in therapy)
POWERS: Major: Superhuman Strength (covering things like lifting capacity, how hard he can hit, jumping really high, running fast by virtue of powerful leg muscles, and offering as of yet untapped potential for more esoteric applications like exhaling with force comparable to high winds), Minor: Superhuman Stamina (covering things like resistance to damage, disease, poisons/toxins, radiation, and other hazards; allowing prolonged periods of exertion before suffering exhaustion as well allowing extended periods of deprivation before suffering deleterious effects; he does not heal at an accelerated rate, but he will heal completely from harm sustained if given sufficient time). Although currently on the higher end of the spectrum for a superhuman of his powerset, age, and experience (which is, of course, still less than a mature hero serving as an instructor or as a Sentinel), Michael will continue to become more powerful with age - assuming he lives to get older - without ever reaching a plateau. (this is intended as a caveat that the character's powers are not static)
EYE COLOR: Blue
HAIR COLOR: Black
WEIGHT: 726 lbs.
BODY TYPE: Hulking
Beyond the Image
LIKES: Silence; Sad Songs; Storms; Restraint/Self-Control
DISLIKES: The Weight of History; People Prying Into His History
TALENTS: Tai Chi; pankration; playing the cello; gymnastics; acrobatics; emotional control; concealing emotions and reactions
CHARACTER TRAITS: Withdrawn; Secretive; Emotionally Vulnerable; Socially Obtuse
PERSONALITY: Although Michael may resemble a jock, he lacks their confidence and certainty. He is scared of other people finding out what he really is. He does not socialize as well as others his age; he misses cues and references that one would expect of someone his age. Michael wishes to be liked and validated, and it is difficult for him to deal with rejections that others would take in stride.
History: The von Klempt-Napyeer Process, pioneered is a method of genetic manipulation discovered in the 1930s. It was a discovery many years ahead of its time. It was a discovery based upon conclusions derived from highly unethical, morally repugnant experiments upon unwilling human subjects. The scientists involved faced no punishment for their actions; the majority were recruited by the Allies, some by the Soviet Union, and a few fled to South America. Ernst Oeming was the son of one of the scientists who fled to South America. Ernst shared his father's dreams, and employing the resources secreted away, toiled to create an army worthy of the horrible, shattered nightmare that had scarred Europe so deeply and his father desired so profoundly to resurrect. Oeming's work bore fruit, but some of his peers drew attention. In time, forces of good came to put an end to it all; Oeming still lives, a prisoner of the most secure prison upon Earth.
Michael was one of the products of Oeming's careful work. Cryogenically frozen as an infant in equipment that had been smuggled into the United States, Michael might not have been anything more if not for Atticus Savage, a legacy hero who faced off against legacy villains. After a battle that saw the cryogenic equipment keeping Michael in stasis damaged, Atticus took the infant and raised it as his own, woefully ignorant that he had also set into motion the resuscitation of other infants. Only two other infants survived - the others suffered from complications in resuscitation or genetic flaws, and perished. The two that remained would go on to become Terrence and Tiffany-Lynn Terror, a pair of juvenile delinquents with dreams of graduation to full-on supervillainy. They terrorize the state of Texas and Louisiana.
The upbringing that Michael had was by several measures fantastic. He was well fed, clothed, and had a roof over his head. He did not suffer deprivation or hardship. His instructors and companions were androids. They lacked sentience and sapience, but they were advanced enough that an otherwise unsocialized boy could not tell the difference or know any better. Michael learned everything that a normal boy his age would learn, and then some: he was taught tai chi, gymnastics, and acrobatics to help him gain control over the power that made it necessary for him to be housed in an isolated complex constructed at the bottom of the ocean. It was perhaps not entirely necessary, but Atticus wanted contingencies in place in the event that nature proved ascendant over nurture - the debut of the Terror Twins entirely vindicated his actions in his eyes. At age ten Michael began to learn to play the cello and pankration. He learned both primarily from an android that he had taken to calling Aristotle, although whether it was consistently the same android is not something Michael could be certain of.
Atticus was, sadly, incapacitated and traumatized by his arch-nemesis, the super-villain Gradelino. With Atticus in therapy with the finest minds of the superhero community, Michael continued his training without knowing anything had gone awry. As Atticus made progress, he managed to inform the DSA of the undersea base's existence and requested that the DSA taken Michael under its wing. The DSA complied, and sent agents to the undersea base. They were somewhat perturbed that the entire affair was set to explode upon command in a blast whose magnitude measured in the thousands of kilotons, but after Aristotle urged Michael to go with the agents, they achieved their goal. Michael was sent off to Nebula High, where he could be instructed to, perhaps, become a productive member of society.