Ok....so I actually had three different ideas that each demanded to be written up so I did
. I'm perfectly happy to play any one of them so I'm asking which if any of these would fit in best? Name:
Arthur Lancaster Alias: Power ManAge:
45 (appears to be in late 20's) Gender:
Arthur's father was Uther Lancaster, the original “Power Man,” and his mother was “Lady Light,” both of whom were rather popular heroes in their time who chose to retire. It seemed as if Arthur was set up to have a normal childhood. But that was not the case….when Arthur was only 6 years old one of his parents’ enemies, of which there were many, chose to exact his revenge and in a single night made Arthur into an orphan. With no other family to take him in Arthur became a ward of the state. And as his powers began to manifest the young boy found himself unable to fit in with the other children at any orphanage he was placed in. At the age of 17 he left the orphanage in order to pursue ‘the family business.’
As a hero he maintained a secret identity, and served his city faithfully. His secret identity was very much the secondary portion of his life. He had no wife, no child, few friends; he was not Arthur Lancaster who dressed up as Power Man to fight crime. He was Power Man who dressed as Arthur Lancaster when he was not fighting crime. The driving force behind his service to his city was simply the love of the people. Growing up without a real family and with few friends Arthur had never known much if any praise before he donned his cape and costume. But as Power Man everyone in the city was behind him, they loved him, he was a hero!
For years his life continued like this,and he was happy. But eventually it all came to a screeching halt. While battling his main criminal nemeses Power Man was placed in a do or die situation. And in a moment of instinctive action he wound up accidentally killing his enemy, and the hostage said enemy had taken. After the battle Power Man turned himself in to the police. He allowed himself to be jailed, and tired. It took months but eventually the courts rendered their decision. In light of the fact that he was acting in self defense, and that his actions saved the lives of countless citizens he was acquitted of the charges against him.
A week after the trail Power Man attempted to return to the business of being a hero. But to his shock, and shame, he found that the public who had once adored him was no longer quite so friendly. Media reporters looking to make quick money had painted him as a celebrity criminal who had used his popularity to get away with murder....
He could not cope with the jeers, and boos that his name now attracted. He could not….and would not submit to being treated that way by the ungrateful masses! Something within him changed, he began to care less and less about the people he had once loved more than life itself. He began to see his abilities as gifts that should be used for HIS benefit. And it was not long before he turned his back on being a hero, and chose a darker path….Powers/Weaknesses: Power Cells:
Arthur's body is different from a 'normal' human's on a cellular level. He possesses the same cells as any normal human would but in addition to these he possesses cells that act as generators for his body producing an excess of energy which manifests itself in several different powers. Flight:
The energy constantly flowing through his veins means that Arthur has a constantly high potential energy, one of the easiest things for him to do is convert this potential energy into kinetic energy which he uses to propel himself through the air. Superior Physique :
All of Arthur's cells are saturated with energy allowing them to last longer and work harder than they ever should. This means that Arthur is quite a bit stronger and tougher than the average human being. (I'm thinking strength/toughness normally sitting around the level of Captain America)Discharge:
Arthur is able to expel the energy in his body in the form of electrical energy which blasts from his hands. But this ability is not perfect while Arthur is able to aim these blasts of lighting they still behave like lighting and have a tendency to swerve off course if they pass a strong enough conductor before their intended target.Overcharge:
Arthur's power is strongly linked to his emotional state as he becomes more angered his cells begin to produce more energy and his strength and the strength of his powers increases. (I'm thinking strength/toughness topping out somewhere along the lines of Mr. Incredible)Overload:
Should Arthur ever become truly enraged his cells' energy production has the potential to greatly outstrip his energy consumption. To the point that his body is unable to contain the amounts of energy coursing though his body and he begins to lose the ability to control the discharge of electrical energy from his body. In short he is unable to stop electricity from lashing out at any conductor around him until his energy levels are once again at a containable state.Occupation:
Professional Criminal Marital Status:
Arthur has always had a reserved and controlled personality, he has always viewed his powers as more of a curse than a gift due to the fact that they force him to be outcast from the vast majority of humanity. For his time as a hero he forced himself to keep his emotions constantly in check but now he is just beginning to explore what 'letting go' feels like. Education:
High school degree & some college. Other Info:
Jacob Whitecloud Alias (Supers only):
Unknown(Appears mid 20's)Gender:
NeutralPowers/Weaknesses: The Old Ways:
Jacob believes that his powers originate from his people's customs and his strict adherence to the ancient laws and customs of his people earning him the respect and patronage of the spirits around him. There are several scientific explanations for his abilities though without examining his body they can never truly become anything more than theoriesSpirit Sight:
Jacob possesses the ability to see the 'spirits' of other life forms allowing him to pick them out in the dark, at a distance, and even when blindfolded. Most scientists agree that he does this the same way a shark can sense the electrical current that runs though another animal's body. Spirit Warriors:
Jacob believes that he is able to capture the soul of those enemies whom he defeats in one on one combat. He does this by taking a 'trophy' from their body. He believes that as long as he has said 'trophy' he is able to command their spirit which is trapped on earth and unable to go on to what lies after death until he has freed them. This practice is considered a punishment for the spirit of any human being and as such Jacob rarely captures the soul of a man or woman for fear of angering the spirits who grant him his powers. Some theories as to how he is able to create these apparitions range from manipulation of light waves to latent telekinetic abilities. He currently possesses two spirit warriors; The Wolf which is the long dead spirit of the first predatory animal Jacob ever killed with his bow. And The Gunman: which is the spirit of a human being which takes the form of a Confederate States of America field officer. Whether this is simply a shape Jacob gives said 'spirit' or it is really a confederate soldier is unknown. Spirit Search:
Jacob is able to gain knowledge from those he kills he believes it is from searching their souls for the desired information. The best scientific explanation is that his brain is somehow capable of copying the synaptic pathways of others after they have become inert. Soul Eater:
Upon the death of an enemy Jacob believes that he is able to absorb a portion of their power and life force into himself. In doing so he feels that it allows him to live a longer healthier life. He credits this ability as the reason he does not age. It is unknown whether this is an actual ability or simply a falsehood that his mind has created. Weapons:
Jacob carries a number of weapons which he uses to defend himself:Composite Bow:
Using a modern version of his ancestor's original weapons of choice is the closest Jacob will allow himself to come to using a firearm. He has been known to use several different forms of arrows ranging from explosive tipped, to armor piercing, to poisoned.Hunting Knife:
Jacob's secondary close combat weapon is a very sharp hunting knife perfect for silent kills.Tomahawk:
His close combat weapon of choice Jacob is very skilled and hard to defeat when using his tomahawk and hunting knife together. Brief Bio:
Jacob claims to be an immortal who is hundreds of years old, he claims to have been born before the European colonization of the new world and to have lived his way through history every since. Whether these claims are true, lies, or simply an indicator of his lack of a grip on reality is unconfirmed. What is confirmed is that Jacob is a man of native American descent, practices and believes in his people's "old ways," and possesses 'super powers' which he tends to use for personal gain. WeaknessesMarital Status:
Jacob is a proud quite man, he speaks only when he feels something needs to be said. He is quite vindictive and has a tendency to seek revenge against anyone he feels has crossed him.Education:
Maximilian Arturo Alias (Supers only): FearmongerAge:
(Note: Powers must be reasonable)Beyond Genius Level Intellect:
Maximilian was born with a natural potential for knowledge that can best be described as 'super human' this is credited to his brain, which seems to operate much more efficiently than most human brains. Photographic Memory:
Max possesses a photographic memory everything he sees, hears, or reads he remembers with perfect clarity. Natural calculation:
Max can unerringly solve logic, math based problems, and determine probabilities without the use of tools, where as others solving the same problem would be unable to without the use of computers.Instinctual Invention:
Max has a near instinctual knowledge of how to design and build extremely advanced machines and weapons. He can mentally envision every part of his intended creation before he even picks up a single tool. This allows him to create his unique equipment and weapons. Equipment: Full Armor:
A suit of powered body armor that Max constructed for himself. It offers him a high level of protection from most conventional forms of attack, as well as providing him with immunity to chemical based weapons. It also houses the ammunition his weaponsClaw:
A large glove and wrist bracer which Max wears on his left hand. Each of the glove's fingers end in razor sharp blades. Each blade is capable of being coated with one of several chemical substances. The claw is connected to his armor and receives said chemicals from the storage tanks on Max's back.Hybrid Rifle
Using his mastery of all forms of science Max has designed and built, what for him is, the perfect weapon. The hybrid rifle is a combination of a sniper rifle which fires armor piercing rounds and a chemical/flame projection system which is fueled by the tanks on his back and capable of firing any of the substances held within. Chemical Tank:
Max's chemical tank is a large unit stored on his back, it holds several different chemicals which are combined inside the tank before being used to fuel Max's weapons. This means that until they are being fired the chemicals inside his tanks are non-volatile and he is able to in effect carry several different chemicals at once.
- Napalm= Max uses this combination to wield his hybrid rifle as a powerful flame thrower
- VX-303= Based off of VX nerve gas VX-303 is a chemical of Max's own creation. It is an aerosol gas, when it is inhaled, VX-303 causes the pain receptors of the human body to fire making the subject experience extreme pain without ever suffering any physical damage.
- Hallucinogen = Another chemical creation of Max's this hallucinogen reacts differently with every subject it is introduced to. The subject can experience altered perceptions of reality, witness the fulfillment of their greatest desires, or their worst fears. The only constant is that the hallucinations are almost inseparable from reality until the gas wears off. The hallucinogen can be delivered as a gas or directly into the bloodstream as a liquid with the second option creating a more powerful effect.
- Molecular Acid= A highly corrosive acid which Max uses to literally melt away obstacles...and enemies. Weaknesses:Human body:
Other than his amazing intellect Max is no different than an average human being. He has trained his body well in order to keep himself strong but posesses no super strength or toughness above that of a normal human. Brief Bio:
Born the son of a highly successful stock broker, who was in fact a multi-millionaire, Maximilian lived a life of privilege. Even from his youngest days his parents knew there was something special about their boy, he was so smart! To the outside viewer Max had a near perfect life, but what those on the outside didn't know was that Max hated his mother and father. He hated them for their lack of intelligence, for the fact that as long as they were in the way he would never reach his full potential they were in his eyes little more than ants standing in the way of an intellectual giant with their insistence that he only be promoted so many grades so quickly. When he was 11 years old, both of Max's parents died in a mysterious car crash. The boy showed little grief at their funeral, most people chalked it up to his being in shock. By age 13 Max had already graduated high school and was working on his first degree, by age 16 he had obtained degrees in chemistry, physics, engineering, and mathematics. Now at age 23 he has a PhD. in chemistry, and physics. He lives a comfortable life off of the money amassed by his father and wants for nothing. He works at the local college, as a professor of Ontology and Cosmology, as well as entry level Chemistry. Occupation:
College ProfessorMarital Status:
Max looks down on the common man, seeing them as barely worth considering. He is very much a sociopath caring nothing for any harm he does. He enjoys experimenting on people, watching how they react to different situations. Particularly fear and ecstasy he uses his money to fuel his criminal carrier which he commits simply for the fun of it. Education:
Several College Degrees.Other Info:
P.S. I'm up for just about anything and don't really have any offs.