Caucasian (American mutt)Sex:
Single, homosexualTeam Affiliation:
XavierPosition at the School:
High school junior
Ethan is a normal-looking, attractive young man with bright eyes and an infectious smile.Date Of Birth:
Dec. 22, 1994 (the winter solstice)Place Of Birth:
Providence, Rhode IslandCitizenship:
Ethan, in spite of the treatment he gets from his father and oldest brother, remains a cheerful and optimistic person. He's always got a ready smile and a sarcastic remark. He's musically inclined, and always has a tune to hum or whistle. He's flirty and open about his sexuality when in the halls of the school, where he feels safe. He makes friends easily, and is very protective of all of them. He's usually the peacemaker, always trying to make sure everybody gets along.Background:
Ethan had an absolutely unremarkable childhood. His parents stayed together in upper-middle-class suburbia, his older brothers played tricks on him but protected him from bullies, he had friends and a healthy imagination. Everything looked like it was going to be a completely normal life.
Until only a few years ago. When most boys start feeling the effects of puberty, they go through physical changes they can't understand but which can be explained to them. But Ethan, in addition to all of the normal hormonal problems, was ill far more often than his peers. And unlike his friends, who would get hot with fever when they were ill, Ethan would get cold. Nothing the doctors could do seemed to help him, and in some cases, only made him colder. His parents worried that he may die - especially when he started affecting the air around himself. They would walk into his room and it was like walking into a refrigerator.
It was only because he couldn't control the power that was building in him that he was having so many problems. He felt an almost instinctual urge to make things cold, and when he did, he became cold himself. He learned, very early for a pubescent boy, to control his impulses. Once he stopped exercising this strange ability of his, he began to get better.
He wanted to go back to school, but it was quite obvious that he wasn't "normal" anymore, and the only school he could attend would be Professor Xavier's.
In addition to the problems associated with his mutation showing up at puberty, something else emerged then, too. Ethan realized he was gay. With his father and oldest brother distancing themselves from him already because of the mutation, he didn't think he could come out to them, and wondered if he would have to live a lie for the rest of his life. But his brother Chris, fascinated by Ethan's mutant powers, actually became closer to him, and Chris is the only one that knows that Ethan is gay. Chris is fine with it, but also understands that neither dad nor Shaun would accpet it on top of the mutant thing, so it's a secret between just them.
Elizabeth writes and illustrates children's books that she sells at the local Barnes & Noble. She also has readings of her own and other author's children's books at the library three days a week. She loves all her sons equally, and has no problems with Ethan's mutation.
Dr. Travis MurphyRace:
Travis is a G.P. at a moderately successful independent practice in Crasnton - just South of the city of Providence. He is something of an old-fashioned father figure, just a bit lost in the twenty-first century. He still doesn't quite know how to cope with his youngest son's "special abilities." He is a little colder to Ethan than to the other boys.Other Relatives:
Ethan is the youngest of three boys, and the only mutant in the family. His older brothers are Shaun Murphy (23 - studying medicine at Johns Hopkins University) and Christopher Murphy (20 - college student at the University of Rhode Island, majoring in communications). Shaun, much like his father, is concerned that the fact that his brother is a mutant might reflect poorly on him and hinder his career, and so is not on good terms with Ethan. Chris, on the other hand, thinks that his brother's powers are really cool and the two are very close.Powers:
Major: Ethan can control cold and create ice at will from the moisture in the air. He can shape it as he wishes as it forms. He can fire blasts of cold from his hands, freezing anything that gets in the way.Power Limitations:
Major: Ethan has an unusual susceptibility to his own powers. He is no more immune to the effects of cold than an average human, and using his powers causes him to become more cold the more he uses them. He could literally kill himself from hypothermia if he overuses them. He usually always bundles up in many layers of clothing, even on warm days, as he is usually almost always a little bit cold.Hobbies and Interests:
Ethan loves music of all kinds. He plays the piano and sings - if a little off-key - enthusiastically. He enjoys summer sports, such as volleyball, when he can get out in the heat and work up a sweat, which he rarely does otherwise. He almost never goes swimming, however - water's cooling effects are no friend to him. He enjoys reading, and especially likes horror & fantasy - he worships Clive Barker.
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