MUTANT MULTIPLIER: CliqueReal Name:
Francisco Martin Oberman (Frank)Group Affiliation:
... Multiple Boy. ::sigh::Powers:
* Self-Duplication (25 exact duplicates)
* Memory Absorption of DuplicatesSkills:
* Strength, Stamina and Speed of non mutant who endures extensive physical training
* Skilled tactician and engineer
* Martial Artist: AikidoBio:
Francisco Oberman was born under a set of tragic circumstances: first, unlike most mutants, Francisco’s powers manifested in the womb; second, his mother was in a car accident when she was eight months pregnant. The kinetic impact of the car crash activated Francisco’s mutant power, and the child created twenty-five exact duplicates inside of his mother’s belly, killing her immediately.
As a result, Francisco’s father resented him throughout his life. Though Felipe Oberman never treated his son without civility, he never quite came to love him. When Felipe died of cancer, he confessed on his deathbed that he had hoped to be a better father, but that truly, he wished that Francisco had never been born. This affected Francisco deeply. He lost both his parents by the age of twelve. After his father's death, he moved in with his Catholic grandparents who, despite their good intentions, only added to Francisco's difficulties.
Despite the disproportionate disconnect between himself and his parents, Francisco felt a certain amount of closeness to them through their scholarly work. His father was an engineering professor of German descent. His grandfather escaped NATO prosecution for war crimes in World War II. Francisco's mother migrated from Brazil when she was seven. She was a professor of literature. His parents met, incidentally, in New York when the two had been briefly exiled by the Argentine dictatorship of the late 80s. Their body of work was vast, ingenious and influential in the developing boy's mind. Francisco felt that he could understand and thus forgive his father because he understood the mechanics of his mind through his work; and he knew that his mother would forgive her child because of the sheer love directed towards that unborn possibility in her poetry.
Being a mutant in Argentina was difficult, but Francisco's powers lent themselves well to the task. Francisco paid to attend the Argentine University of Buenos Aires at the age of 15 by duping laborer-selves to sell souvenirs, serve meals at tourist restaurants and drive cabs. Though a single person cannot do much, twenty five people constantly working around the clock allowed him to live and study comfortably. He was able to complete a bachelor's degree in biology in a single semester by overloading on classes and sending duplicates to them.
It wasn't much later that the Beast, Dr. Hank McCoy, discovered Francisco. He sent the X-Men to recruit the young man, but unbeknownst to them, Apocalypse, an immortal mutant, had also discovered Francisco's whereabouts and enticed him to join his crusade to conquer the world with riches beyond his wildest dreams. However, the young mutant got cold feet after he witnessed the Apocalypse's brutality and joined the Beast's paramilitary group. He helped them defeat Apocalypse.
At the School, Francisco enjoyed unequaled joy at being part of an actual family. Under the tutelage of world-class intellects, Francisco earned degrees in chemistry, geology, physics, a master's degree in engineering and criminal sciences and began his doctorate in engineering.