Fiend FrenzyOrigin Story:
Bradley's father, the original Tasmanian Devil, struggled with the news that he was to be a father. He worried that any child might carry with it the burden of his powers, forcing it to deal with the consequences of an, admittedly dubious, gift. He, himself, had initially raged against his own abilities, and the bestial instincts that came with the shift. It was difficult to learn to live with the animal inside, and he hated to think of his own child being forced to struggle in the way he once had. But, despite his best efforts and the miracle of modern contraceptives, the matter was taken out of his hands.
The first twelve years of Bradley's life were fairly typical, or as typical as one's life can be when their father is a superhero. Especially a were-Tasmanian devil superhero. Which is to say, not typical at all. Still, things got much more complicated when he started going through puberty. For most boys this time of their life is hellish, all pimples, hormones and growing pains. For Bradley, the biological nightmare was considerably more intense. They simply do not cover waking up to find your sheets torn to shreds, or your ears suddenly going all furry and pointed, in health class. Hugh had been a full-grown adult when he gained the ability to shift between his forms, so he had no idea how the actual process of growing into one's were-form would go. Still, he was able to provide some much-needed support for his teenage were-devil.
Bradley was definitely not Michael J. Fox, and his high school experience was wildly different from Teen Wolf. Still, he somehow managed to retain his humor throughout the uncomfortable transition from human boy, to meta-human adult. His clever mind and sense of humor served him well, and he graduated with grades that would have secured him a place in most universities, had he any desire to get a higher education. No, instead he decided to follow in his father's footsteps. The old man wasn't getting any younger and his fighting days were rapidly coming to an end. Bradley enlisted his father to teach him how to put his powers to their best use, to control the shifts and the inner animal.
Little did Bradley know that the end was nearer than he ever expected. Prometheus attacked and captured his father, skinned him and then placed him in stasis, which is where he remains for the moment. As far as anyone else knows, though, Hugh is dead. Bradley mourned his father's passing, though any child of a superhero will tell you that they live with the knowledge that every battle could be the last. Every villain could be the one that ends it all. That doesn't make the reality any easier to bear.
Now, Bradley fights for his father, to protect the parents and children who should never feel the pain he has felt, or the fear that he remembers from his own childhood. He yearns to rid the world of all villains, all threats, so no boy ever has to lay in bed and pray that his father will come home.Home City:
Born in Sydney, Australia.Civilian Appearance/Style Description:
Bradley favors casual attire, in the form of jeans, t-shirts and sneakers. He's often been accused of woeful lack of personal grooming, due to his perpetually disheveled hair, wrinkled clothing and eternal five-o-clock shadow. Even in his human form, however, no matter how laid-back and easy-going he may strive to appear, he moves with an uncanny dexterity and economy of movement, his steps making little to no sound. He sometimes falls into an eerily preternatural stillness, like a predator stalking prey, almost without seeming to realize he is doing so. Behind laughing brown eyes, lurks the animal within, always ready and waiting to be unleashed.Costume Description:
Fiend Frenzy doesn't really have a costume. He shifts and Bradley's physical form alters greatly, becoming far more muscular, with a pelt of thick, black fur and small, pointed ears. The only aspect of his appearance that one might consider 'costume' would be the signature white T on his chest and abdomen, but that's just a natural aspect of Tasmanian devil anatomy. Personality:
Bradley is clever, quick-witted and laid-back. The fact that he doesn't seem to take much seriously and spends half his time on pursuits of a less than productive nature, has been the cause of some friction with the more...studious and upright of his companions. He's been known to fall into indecipherable Australian slang, with a notable intensification of his accent, whenever confronted by accusations of being a slacker or the source of some prank or another. His perpetual grin and glittering eyes make it difficult for him to appear innocent, even if he is, since he finds the reactions of certain individuals to such things highly amusing. Despite this, he is a demon in a fight, and when shifted his bestial nature makes for a more serious personality, though also a highly volatile and temperamental ally. He is very cautious about his own temper, and often responds to serious confrontation between himself and his companions by trying to diffuse the tension. If he does
become angry, he will typically extract himself from the situation by whatever means necessary, to avoid losing control. His greatest fear is losing his temper, or his self-control, and hurting one of his friends, or an innocent.Powers/Weapons:
Bradley's powers rely entirely upon his ability to shift into his meta-human Tasmanian Devil form. When in that form, he has enhanced speed, strength, sharp claws, razor teeth and powerful jaws that allow for a punishing bite force. His thick hide and tightly compacted musculature also serve to provide a measure of natural armor. He also gains a far greater ability to track, or investigate, using scent.
Therianthropy: He can transform at will into a giant Tasmanian Devil, in which form he has razor sharp claws and fangs.
Superhuman Speed: He can move fast enough to dodge bullets.
Claws: His claws can cut through steel.
Superhuman Sense of SmellWeakness:
While shifted, Bradley's connection with his baser, more animal instincts is far stronger than when he is in his human form. This makes him more vulnerable to mental attacks, since his willpower and higher reasoning is already at the mercy of his own bestial nature.