Hope no one objects. I tried to keep his powers balanced, but every time I read through him I have second thoughts. I don't think he's over-powered, but if he seems like he is, tell me and I'll revise. I based him on Neil Gaiman's vision of Loki, though much less sinister and much more misunderstood. He causes trouble because he's bored, not malicious, and now he's trying to turn himself around. Let me know what you think. Biographical Information: Code Name:
Michael AutumnOther Aliases:
Michael the Magnificent, the Astounding Autumn, LokiIdentity:
Autumn is a human magician who moonlights as a super-hero.Occupation:
Member of the Liberty Legion, stage magician, former con-artistLegal Status:
Citizen of the United States of America with suspected in connection with several white-collar cons, though there's no solid evidence connecting him to them.Place of Birth:
Boston, MA Martial Status:
Single at present.Known Relatives:
Daniel Autumn, Chief of the Boston policeCurrent Base of Operations:
New York City Extent of Education:
No formal education, though is a bit of a Jack-of-all-Trades: He is capable of picking up basic foundation in a given field. He also has extensive knowledge of cons, both traditional and ones of his own creation.Religion:
He claims to be a member of the Aesir.Group Affiliation:
The Liberty Legion (Modern Age) Background Information/Origin:
No one knows boredom like Loki does. Being the smartest god surrounded by doom-bringers and muscle-heads, he got himself into his fair share of trouble. It started harmless enough, but eventually, after one particularly nasty prank, he found himself imprisoned under the earth for all eternity by his brothers. All in the name of entertaining himself.
However, if his imprisonment gave him anything, it was time to think. And, being smarter than the Aesir that put him away, he eventually found a way out. Unfortunately, he found his world a changed place. The Aesir had all but left, and the people that has paid his kind tribute were a thing of the past. But Loki was not deterred: he had spent lifetimes buried under tons of rock and earth, snake venom dripping onto his face, burning him uncontrollably. He was ready to have some fun.
Today he goes by the alias “Michael Autumn,” and performs as a popular stage magician. His shows are frequently packed and his act consists of both magic tricks and feats of escapism. He is as clever and as silver-tongued as ever.
Or at least, that's what he wants you to think. In reality, Michael A. Autumn was born in Boston in 1977, and moved to New York when he was nineteen to pursue his dream of becoming a famous magician. He made hisliving initially pulling elaborate schemes and tricking stupid people out of their money. However, as a talented magician and escape artist, he achieved fame and a moderate amount of wealth fairly quickly. Now, in order to make amends for an early life of white-collar crime, he's using his abilities to fight crime around New York City.
Autumn is playfful and cheery and is always looking for new ways to entertain himself. He's also a bit of a playboy, but generally regard sex as another way to amuse himself. As a result, he doesn't limit himself by only seeking out members of the opposite gender. Known Meta-Human Abilities:Genius-level intellect:
Michael Autumn clever and fast-thinking. He is very good at solving puzzles and riddles, as well as planning elaborate pranks and strategies. However, he only really devotes his considerable intellect to things he thinks would entertain him or advance his ability to entertain himself. As a result he has a smattering of basic knowledge in a variety of fields and can quickly adapt as the situation demands.Prestidigitation:
Autumn was always interested in magic. As a result, he did a bit of research into real supernatural abilities. Through practice and patience, Autumn taught himself to perform minor magical tricks. He can levitate small things like keys and wallets and throw them about, create very minor illusions like lights and sounds, making items smaller than a baseball disappear and reappear, perform minor hypnosis (enough to captivate and persuade an audience, akin to a very persuasive public speaker). The Prestidigitation extends to some physical abilities as well, like the ability to juggle and throw cards. But they’re entirely theatrical in nature: the cards are just paper playing cards, and though he may juggle swords, it doesn’t mean he has any idea how to use one. He can levitate small objects but not throw them. And though he can capture an audience’s attention, he can’t make them do anything they didn’t want to do already: he can stop a fight between two people fighting against their will, but can’t make someone rob a bank (unless of course they want to, then he just gives them that extra push)Fire creation/manipulation:
Similarly to prestidigitation, Michael devoted much of his time to the study of fire manipulation in order to spice up his act. After all, if he can do something most stage magicians couldn't, how better to draw a crowd? As a result, he has learned to create fires up to the size of a fireplace fire and manipulate fires the size of a car-fire.Fenrisulfr/shapeshifter:
Autumn is a talented illusionist, and can change his physical appearance almost at will. He can make himself look like any humanoid-figure, though the change is entirely cosmetic: he may change his muscle-mass, but he’s still as weak as his original shape. Shapeshifting serves no purpose in combat, but excellent for disguising himself. His ultmiate "disguise," however, is a monstrous black wolf he calls Fenrir. It's the only animal-like shape he can make, and the use of such a strong illusion leaves him exhausted afterward. He prefers to not take the shape when vulnerable, however, only assuming the form as a magnificent finale to his stage show.Particularities, Limitations, and Weaknesses:
Despite the few useful abilities Prestidigitation affords, and his terrifying wolf-form, Autumn as he is is incredibly inept in combat. He can produce and manipulate fire at whim, but he isn't super strong and, though he can survive more damage than even the hardiest human, he's easily incapacitated and even killable if someone cares to try enough. He can throw fire, but no farther than he could a baseball and needs to be "touching" at least part of it in order to control it, and even them it's a limited sort of control. He can't turn it into any weapons and can only extend a few feet in front of him. He’s more of a tactician than a soldier. His forte lies in social interactions, and planning, but while his plans are usually solid, Autumn, himself is more unreliable and a bit of a coward, not to mention self-serving.
In keeping with his claim to be Loki, he is also deathly afraid of snakes and snake venom causes him excruciating pain.Equipment, Weapons and Paraphernalia:
Loki always carries a few small balls for juggling, playing cards, and other such props.Skills, Talents, Hobbies, and Abilities:Con-artist:
Autumn is wealthy, and it’s not just because of his successful-stage show: he’s very good at parting stupid people from their money. And he loves parting stupid people from their money. Though ever since joining the Legion, he's done his best to curb his illegal habits. So far he's succeeding, but his checkered past isn't much of a secret from the Legion's members.Theatrics:
Autumn knows Prestidigitation’s limits. As a result, he knows how to captivate an audience without magic. Loki is a capable and persuasive public speaker and a talented showman. He has a flare for the dramatic and always seems to know how to push a person’s buttons.
He also likes to keep up on the entertainment world, watching movies and television shows and keeping up on popular music and reading comic books. After all, everything he does he does to keep from getting bored.Physical Information: Ethnic Group:
Pansexual: He considers sex to be just another form of entertainment, and he doesn't like to limit his optionsAge:
140lbs. Hair Colour:
Autumn is thin and in shape, though not very muscular. His red hair is usually slicked back for stage shows, though when not it almost stands on end, and he uses Prestidigitation to make is look as if it were a live, burning fire. He has a handsome, angular face and intense, thoughtful eyes. His chin bears a small soul-patch.Distinguishing Characteristics:
Aside from his continuously "burning" hair, Loki has a noticeable burn scars across his eyes that looks like he had acid splashed in his face. The burns don’t affect his vision at all, though they are incredibly striking. He claims it's from the snake at the center of the Earth dripping it's venom into his eyes, and prefers to not talk about how it really happened.Normal Attire:
He prefers to wear expensive black suits and tuxedoes during his stage-shows, but usually relaxes in some kind of loose fitting pants and t-shirt or beater. While pulling a con, he usually wears whatever costume he needs. Costume Description:
While fighting crime, Autumn plays up his magician persona: He wears a colourful top-hat/tuxedo/silk cape with white gloves and a featureless white porcelain mask: though he can change what his face looks like, he prefers not to, and his flair for the dramatic translates into astounding genre savviness: every superhero needs a mask.Quote(s):
"Just wait, the best is yet to come."
Reference for character's appearance (not my art): http://sigel-aka-kai.deviantart.com/art/Loki-30252228