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The Tormented Dreamer: IndicaReal Name:
Sativa(his "evil" twin sister).
Caden can sense the emotions of others(but not their thoughts) and can attempt to project emotions onto others in order to communicate with or to influence them. This is a two-edged sword as Caden can be influenced by others while he is linked with them. At first at least, this ability requires close proximity and is strengthened by physical contact. Dreamscaping;
Caden can live in a world of his own dreams, where he is supreme over his creations. He can bring participants(willing participants or those unable to resist) into the dreamscape with him, but his omnipotence diminishes as the number of visitors increases. He cannot control the minds or actions of those in his world and those visiting can(with practice) learn to manipulate the world themselves though, typically, not as well as Caden himself. Caden can freely banish visitors from his dreamscape(they simply 'wake up'), except in the case of telepathic mutants that resist being expelled.
As an interesting work-around, the dream-world can be used as an alternative to telepathic communication but the process is unwieldy and leaves the participants physically vulnerable during the interaction(as is the case anytime Caden and others enter the dreamscape). Dream-Forging;
While limited and involuntary(at first), Caden can temporarily create physical manifestations of his dreams. This ability is difficult to master, but is extremely versatile and potentially extremely powerful. While Caden is inexperienced, however, this power has a tendency to be quite disastrous
(he thus found a kindred spirit in Jean Grey, who understands all to well the importance of containing a great, wildly unpredictable power). Skills:
Mildly Resistant to mental attacks; hyper-intelligent; dabbles in psychology and neurophysiology; intrigued by forensic and paranormal investigation; exhibits poor ability in most athletic ventures.Bio:
Caden is one of two children born to a German father and Italian mother. However, he and his twin sister, Miranda, were raised in Florida and shared a fairly typical childhood(sibling rivalry notwithstanding). After their father was brutally mugged, robbed, and left to die in the street, everything began to unravel. The twins were 8 years old at the time, and they could barely process the loss of their father and, certainly, did not have the emotional fortitude to bear the drunken emotional breakdown of their mother.
As the pair approached puberty, Caden reacted to his pained life by becoming more and more withdrawn while his sister became more and more aggressive and rebellious.
Then, one day, Caden found his escape. He was dreaming and found himself aware of, and in control, his dream. His father was there, his mother too... she was sober and baking a cake. His sister was a little girl again and was playing with dolls... it was Caden's birthday. Life was perfect. Caden lived what felt like an entire childhood in the span of a single dream...
...but the dream began to twist, slowly, but surely. It seemed somewhat random, but he would lose control of his 'sister' in the dream. She would become a pre-teen again and would torment him, emotionally and physically, and try to destroy his perfect world. Then, just as suddenly, she would revert to the sweet, innocent little girl again and the dream would continue just as Caden wished it to.
Finally, Caden awoke from his dream to an unspeakable tragedy. He found himself in a hospital bed, nearly a full year later. The doctors said he had been in some sort of coma... but they were baffled, even scared, by the boy's condition-- maybe even superstitious? Caden could tell how they felt just by looking at them, he had no idea how he was doing this, but somehow he knew
what the doctors were feeling.
Then, as if he weren't besieged by enough misery, the boy learned his mother was dead and his sister missing. His entire world was destroyed.
He drifted from one foster home to the next, growing heavy-set and lazy as he spent more and more time each day immersed in his own dreams. As he entered his teens and awoke sexually, his dream world grew all the more vibrant... and his personal demons all the more vicious. He still found himself unable to control the manifestation of his sister in the dream world, at least not consistently, as she continued to shift between a sweet five-year-old child and a vicious, sexually abusive teen.
When he was fifteen, his nightmares reached a terrible Zenith when his sister brutally raped him. He was in control of everything but her in his dream, yet nothing he tried could prevent the abuse. Nothing could make her stop. He could not awake, he could not banish her-- all he could do was struggle in vain against the horrible scene.
As the image of his sister finished her game, Caden finally awoke... he returned reality screaming, covered in cold sweat with his boxers soaked with semen. His room was decimated, his home broken and burning as if it had been attacked by some terrible monster. His adoptive parents brutally murdered.
Caden ran away, his emotional torment beyond all imagination, and he fully intended to end his own life. A few days later....
[Will complete bio with campaign specific details]
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