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Post by Proarden (Gravity Man) April 9th 2015, 3:05 pm


Gravity Man
"Why am I the way I am? Because of the most deadly poison to all mankind. Hope. Through hope they've taken everything and now... hurting them is all I have left. Don't think you have the right to lecture me for being evil. I've been there, both good and evil. I see it for what it really is while all you do is sit there staring at the map. "


Basic Biography



Real Name: Zak Megaton? (Maybe?)
Pseudonym: Zak Megaton
Villain Name: Gravity Man
Title: "Gravitas"
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Age: 25 (chronologically unknown)
Occupation(s): Gang-leader
Gender: Male
Race: Engineered Metahuman
Hair: Black Hair
Eyes: brown
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 250lbs.
Blood type: Superfluid O-


The Looks


 Gravity man is distinguishable due to his rather strange set of attire. His primary attire seems to be something out of a horribly overdone slasher series. It's a black robe/cloak looking thing with frayed and tattered bottoms and sleeves, black boots and a hood that drapes over his face. The robe is split in the middle though not revealing a thin set of durable armor beneath him (to be added later as advancement) There is an embroidered purple G over his heart and a black overcloak that one might expect to find on a king...or a Harry Potter cosplay. Beneath the hood is a relatively unremarkable man whose only distinguishing features are the fact his eyes appear to have some SERIOUS cataracts.
Spoiler:
Gravity Man (Gravitas) Photo10



The Legacy



Personality:
  A tormented and angry molten core that is burning eternally beneath miles and layers of a cold and calculating intellectual person. Yes I just described the earth, but it's also applicable to his personality. He is layered, and occasionally if you strike the right area you will release the pressurized molten core. A good example of it is calling Gravity man by his real name. Call him that and he's liable to kill without mercy, without hesitation and without thinking of the ramifications. He despises, above all, being reminded of the fact he does not have the power to do something. Furthermore being late to events, people ascertaining his identity or other such things are unacceptable to him and heads will roll. He cannot seem to believe that something is out of his hands, or that something is beyond his control.

Despite his history, Gravity Man is not one of those people who you just need to hug and be friends with. Trying to do that will likely get you killed. Gravity Man acknowledges he is a victim of circumstance but he CHOOSES to rise above it and obtain power, seeing it as opportunity. Be it because he's so mentally messed up, or because it's his inherent personality... Gravity Man is a villain for one reason. He wants to see his enemies destroyed.

  Generally speaking, Gravity Man is know primarily as a "sociopathic" man whose antics and plans often times are the cause of great chaos, riots in the streets and men and women turning upon their own kin. The "rumors" have it that whenever gravity man is near you can tell simply because of how people act more "insane" and "deranged" around him and are more likely to cause problems. Events of the most unnatural will also occur and it is for this reason he's been in constant evasion of The Agency. Regardless of superstition and conceptualizations one thing is for certain... Gravitas or "Gravity Man" is not a force to be trifled with. He's a brilliant mind with power, resources and nothing to lose.

Nothing is more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose.


History:
 The subject of experimentation by an enigmatic group known as "The Agency". A young man named Zak was taken and experimented upon with the meta-gene and the experiment manipulated to essentially create a living weapon. This weapon was known as "Experiment: Gravitas" and soon enough it would be the weapon they desired. Zak, Gravitas, was placed in a home, given two parents and allowed to live a remotely normal life for a short time. His mother and father both pawns to an Agency ploy, and sooner rather than later they would find themselves cast aside when their use had run out.

Spoiler:
 Zak was still a young boy when the men in black suits came and took his family away alongside him. The Agency took him, locked him in a cell for three years. He was allowed to receive card and letters, but he was not allowed to send any. While imprisoned he received letters from the people who were once his family. His father had grown ill and passed, then his mother soon became lonely, though continued to write to him every day. The clicking on the wall only became clearer as He began to receive letters from another prisoner, something that baffled him, but elated him all the same.

  Zak quickly grew attached to the letters, feeling as if they were his only connection to his family and to his friend, Jared. Zak was forced to watch the world around him evolve. Eventually he got a letter from his friend Jared that explained that he was planning to escape and find their families. It then stated that he wanted to free Zak and so they could all escape together, meanwhile he began getting depressing letters from his mother about how her own isolation began to break her inside and that she was so lonely she couldn't stand it any longer. She began to ask why Zak didn't respond, and asked if it was because he was mad at her. She pleaded and begged him to understand she didn't want this for him, and she didn't know that this would happen. She was simply a barren woman who wanted a child...and when a family friend, Jamison, offered to help them with an adoption she gladly accepted.

  Zak wanted to reply, but he was forbidden. He was forced to watch as letter after letter came from his mother and from Jared. Each one from his friend updating him on their escape plan. Each letter from mother getting more and more somber. Until finally he received a letter that stated that she felt too alone. She wrote that the loneliness was killing her and so she ventured that if she didn't hear back from him soon that she would die. One way or another. Zak could scream, holler and do whatever a seven year old boy could do to try and write back to his mom. All of them on deaf ears, especially as he hadn't even seen a guard since he lost consciousness three years ago.

  Jared finally put the plan into place and soon he began to initiate their elaborate escape. Jared was the first person Zak had seen in three years. He was shocked, but finally the door was removed and they began to look for their families. They finally made it to Jared's father's room and freed him...but when they went to find Zak's family all he found was a blood stained letter, a pool of blood and a broken mirror with the words "Zak I love you" written over and over again. Zak, unable to accept the fact he could not prevent his mother's death was dragged out and away through the facility. As they got towards the front door they began to notice the door had light, but darkness in the room all around. Before long, Jared's father's head was kindly removed by a bullet and the lights turned on.

  The Agency then drug both Zak and Jared back to their cell's to live another two years in total isolation. The letters never came. Letters were never sent. This was his life and the clicking on the wall. Him in a room with a bed, and food that he wasn't sure he could eat, as half the time he did he later woke up with sutures and stitches from experiments they easily preformed on him because of drugged food.

  The Agency finally drug him out of isolation, and then they put it on him. The second shackling device. They sent him off with a group of metahumans, one of them being Jared. In the time it took, Jared had changed a lot and even his powers seemed different. In the field the group of four metahumans excelled. They were truly weapons of control and precision. They were The Agency's hands. Their first successes. Unfortunately as they came back from taking down a small country's prestigious government forces, The Agency stated that they expected three of them to die. Finally the four metahumans were forced to fight and kill one and other. Zak had grown fond of his group, but was shocked to see that it would not be a four person free for all. The Director of the Agency commanded two of the metahumans to kill themselves. They obviously struggled, but ultimately resistance was futile. Each one would have killed each other willingly, until Zak was forced to cripple Jared, but ended up refusing to finish him off.  The Director walked over and placed a gun in Zak's hand, and then put a gun in Jared's hand.

  The director informed Zak that Jared that he listened to their conversations and their bonding on their dispatched mission. It was revealed that Jared was a religious young man, despite being a child he took comfort in his faith, his father's faith. He then clarified that suicide was quite a sin and that if Zak allowed Jared to commit suicide he would be sending him straight to Hell, something that Jared feared and something that Zak was made fully aware of. The director commanded Jared to put the gun under his chin and then looked to Zak. The director said he would count to five, and as soon as the director said "five" Jared was to pull the trigger and end his own life. The director started with one, leaving Jared to plead for a moment, begging Zak to kill him. Then the director said two, which left Zak to protest. The director said three, and Jared assured him it was okay. The director said for, Zak closed his eyes and pulled the trigger and when he did... *click*... *click*.... The clip was empty. Zak looked to the director, hopeful that this was all just a test. The director looked to Zak and chuckled saying

 "Well...at least you tried." and then when Zak looked back to Jared (as the director knew he would, out of sheer shock value) he said "Five"... and the rest was history....

   Zak was never the same after that. Who could be? The child had murdered by the age of twelve. Zak eventually grew and as he did so did his power. Eventually he was powerful enough to break away with the first ever forced-created metahuman the Agency had created. Zak used his powers to break the primitive shackle around his neck, and made his grand escape into the outside world, where he learned just how cruel all humans were. Spending some time as a homeless kid, spending some time as a thug. Zak learned harsh lessons, but they were easy compared to his childhood. Eventually he made his way to Indianapolis where he killed and usurped a group of his own. He and the gang generals then migrated and spread to the Pittsburgh region in hopes of taking opportunities there.

  His gang did well and held up on their own, soon ruling half of the Pittsburgh underground and half of the Indianapolis underground. Something he wouldn't keep, but something he willingly let go of. It was eventually discovered that Jared may still be alive. Due to Agency experiments it was revealed that he did indeed survive, and now it was time for Zak to free his ally. Sacrificing a good chunk of his membership, they stormed an Agency base and intercepted a pod containing Jared, releasing him and recruiting him to destroy The Agency and possibly human kind once and for all, and he planned to do so by taking over a rival gang. Royal Pain's gang in Pittsburgh.

  During his years in Pittsburgh, he encountered a rather "charming" kid Hero that went under the name "The Talon", a bird like entity with bird claws, the ability to fly and a powerful sonic screech. Still looking close to his age, Zak and his little "gang" were a recurring enemy for The Talon, though often times Zak withdrew or retreated out of the simple compassion he felt for a young "hero" with aspirations and the desire to protect his family and friends. It was Talon who gave Zak the name "Gravity Man". Several times Gravity Man went face to face with Talon, each time he won he would spare the Talon, each time he lost was a general error made by an underling that forced a retreat. There were few occasions even when Gravity Man and Talon were forced to fight side by side, in many cases it had been against The Agency and other prominent gangs that were in the way. Although they were enemies, Gravity Man had in fact developed a connection, even going as far as total ambivalence towards Talon, showing no care for even arresting and defeating previous generals. His semi-emotional attachment to this enemy was severed in one conflict when Talon used a sonic screech to throw Gravity Man back and then flung himself at him. Talon tried to be child-like and cool and figured with his talons he'd slice the hood and reveal the face of his nemesis to the world. A simple miscalculation drove the talons themselves across Gravity Man's eyes and ended his ability to see.  A scared Talon then tried to leave Gravity man with sliced eyes and what was essentially a severed nose-bridge.

  In his rage, Gravity Man used his powers to ground Talon, this time for the final time. The mid-air hero was slammed to the ground and then slowly and forcibly condensed to the degree that the young man was imploded, then Gravity Man released his power and cause an explosion of gore. Without another word he made his way back to the base, trying to sense and detect his way through his sensitivity to gravity and the gravity emitted by other forces. It's uncertain if it was out of regret, or out of sheer calculative nature that Zak kept the name "Gravity Man", as no one tends to take seriously one with such a simple and unoriginal name.

  It took a few years for him to master the ability to use his power in order to "sense" and "see" the area around him through his power, and unfortunately it did have it's repercussions, as he found himself aging at a rather alarming rate than usual, and by time he actually mastered his control of his power and his sensitivity-sight he already appeared to be a twenty five year old man.  Gravity Man and his "gang" are now on the prowl, keeping his Pittsburgh sect under direct authority of himself and his most trusted general.

  Generally speaking, Gravity Man is know primarily as a "sociopathic" man whose antics and plans often times are the cause of great chaos, riots in the streets and men and women turning upon their own kin. The "rumors" have it that whenever gravity man is near you can tell simply because of how people act more "insane" and "deranged" around him and are more likely to cause problems. Events of the most unnatural will also occur and it is for this reason he's been in constant evasion of The Agency. His evasion of The Agency and their "tests" on him have led him to many mysterious ends and found himself on the brink of sanity as he's encountered many dangerous metahumans and humans alike, each time surviving the encounter with more knowledge than before.

 The Agency has yet to relent their pursuit upon him as they've taken virtually every living person he's ever developed even the most remote connection for, and he's continued to make his mark on the world through underground dealings and acts of terrorism.


 



The Powers



Gyrokinesis: His very existence generates disruptions in gravity. It is his focus on suppressing this effect, and allowing the effect to roam wild that allows him to mimic telekinetic-like effects within the gravitational pull between himself, others and between matter.

Gyrosensetivity: The ability to sense and "see" as well as feel the effect of gravity on all things within a 50 yard radius. This is an enhanced sense power that can supplement for his lack of vision. The vision can be generalized or concentrated. See weaknesses for more info.

Superhuman reflexes/combat prowess: The ability to react and enact his power out of sheer instinct and reaction that he can implement his powers and begin making movements. He is also dangerously skilled with chains, pistols and total mastery over his own original weapon that will be named at a later date.

Gravitational Field Side-effects: Due to the constant influence of gravity he has simply by existing; Gravity man has his own gravitational field and has actually conditioned his body in the harsh gravity in terms of training and cardio. This gives him superhuman durability and stamina as his body has compacted on a molecular level and his training has allowed him to go longer stretches in Earth's gravity without tiring as easily.

Gravitational compression/dispersion: His workings into augmenting his own self and actually working with his gravity to a smaller and more focused level. This allows him to influence gravity on a much, much smaller scale and actually influence the density of things and objects. This allows Gravitas to control the density of objects or people by making the target more compact and dense, or causing dispersion which causes the target to become less dense. This also subsequently allows Gravitas to increase or decrease the weight of a target whose density he is altering. Gravitas has recently learned that lessening density Gravitas to be able to stand things that one could otherwise not stand upon, like water or air.

Gyrovectoral Manifestation: Gravitas is able to utilize his power and affect more than just gravity.  Gravitas' very existence is destructive to the laws of natural born physics, and as such with extreme care he can actually generate a type of vector manipulation, playing and altering the forces of kinetic and potential energies, momentums and altering directional influences of matter. Further more he can also influence the level of inertia, acceleration and quantum potential at the most destructive levels.

Wormhole: Gravitas gains the ability to teleport between two areas of space-time as if it were a sort of portal. Provides quick escapes for those with superhuman durability, though it "instantly" kills most normal humans that attempt to pass through. (Permission based where applied)





The Weaknesses



Sight through Gravity: He is only able to see things with the assistance of his gravity sensitivity. While doing this he is unable to see things in great detail (i.e read things, notice colors or details). If he focuses in great detail he is bale to single out words/writing on parchment/signs/etc but his radial detection/sensory is completely removed.
example 1:
Gravity Man in order to preform a task such as "read" ink on paper or see the details of someone's face or see anything with clear detail needs to focus his sight, which removes his "radial danger sense" effect from his Gyrosensetivity. While focusing he is vulnerable as if he were a simple person with eyes. Without his "radial" sensitivity activated he is unaware of anything happening beside him or behind him, leaving him rather defenseless to another incoming attack, be it from speedsters to guns or whatever has slipped out of his line of vision.
example 2:
Without focusing his sense, Gravity Man only has a "rough sketch" of the situation. A good analogy would be like seeing mist figures or stick figures in comparison to the Mona Lisa drawing that is his focused sense. That being said he cannot distinguish certain shapes with ease, or tell when one is wearing armor. His sight is reflective of the "weight" of something. So if someone throws a tennis ball at him, a rock at him and a grenade at him with only general sense he is limited to knowing three object of the same "size" and of different weights were thrown. The tennis ball weighs less than the rock, which weighs less than the grenade. Unfortunately without specified sense he's not going to be able to discern the danger of the grenade until it's perhaps too late, or unless he shifts to specialized sight, which then he's looking down at the objects and not paying attention or aware of everything going on around him.

Extension of myself: His power is not a mental power. His power is actually his own physiological existence influencing the "gravity" (his powers). That being said, any use of his power MUST be accommodated by the movement of some part of his body.

Volatile: Gravity Man is in fact volatile, as stated in his personality he will act violently and without mercy to anyone who calls him by his name, likely to become unfocused and rage-fiend when blood is drawn, and being an all around uncompromising objectivist means these volatile outbursts can tend to make it difficult for him to ally with someone. These outbursts that cause him to rage-fiend out also result in him becoming lethargic, more easily tired and overall weaker than normal as the thread progresses.

Combat Specialist: Gravity Man is skilled with Chains, Pistols and his own original weapon. His reflexes are for primarily activating his power and dodging. Any other weapon he is as clumsy as a baby learning to walk with it and has no real use for it.

Thick skin is heavy skin: In increasing his durability he has become more compact in his density and therefore is forced to increase his overall weight as well. This makes swimming difficult and can be an issue for several obvious reasons. The more durable he makes himself the heavier he gets.

Opposition: Due to their opposing natures of density, Gravitas cannot use both wind-walking and durability, he must choose one or the other.

The risks of being dense: By altering his density and the density of other things he also alters their weight, which means when he is more dense he will be unable to swim without assistance from his powers, or he may break what he is standing upon. Likewise if he lessens his density he very well may be easily blown away by a strong gust.

Linear incline: He cannot increase density without increasing weight, or vice versa.

Hole-In-One: Gravitas creating a wormhole actually causes his own gravitational field to become disrupted, Despite his body being hardened to inhuman levels due to his continual gravitational pressure, the wormholes disruption causes him to lose his superhuman levels of durability for 2 posts after travel. As he is no longer super humanly durable he must be cautious about the utilization of his powers afterwards.




The Artifacts



The Talisman of Tribulation:
    A talisman created by Gravitas after the defeat of Phoenix. By taking the ashes of the man and instilling them with stem-cells, new life began to naturally grow in an embryonic like state. At this time Gravitas utilized the vacuum of space and a rare radioactive isotope as he utilized his power to create pressure in the ashes and create a smoky LIVING gem of energy, life and viridian glowing flames within. It was set in obsidian with three claws that secure the gem safely. Each gem has a symbol engraved into it. One is a Gold Alpha symbol, the second is a Ruby Brimstone alchemical symbol and the third is a cross-hair like symbol that has arches coming midway between each line, that one being made of amethyst.  All Items with the Gravitas color for titles/names are functions of this Talisman.

Phoenix Down:
Item Advancement Description: After the death of the hero known as Phoenix, Gravitas took the ashes of the fallen hero and infused them with a rare radiation, utilizing his gravity powers in order to create a rate and beautiful gemstone that harnesses part of the hero, Phoenix and their rare ability to return itself from death.

Item Power: The amulet has 3 charges. Each time it is used it expends a charge. The amulet can do one of three things. The amulet recharges 1 charge per topic.
  - The amulet will unleash a torrent of vibrant viridian fires to scar the surrounding area and reduce metals to bubbling liquids in a flash.
  - The amulet allows the wearer to breathe fire in a 50 foot cone. The fire burns hot with a viridian color, and is not extinguished by water.
   -The amulet may consume all two charges in order to bring back an individual whom has passed away, providing the corpse is present.

Item Advancement Weaknesses:
  Sparing: The item only has so many charges, and recovers 1 charge per topic.
  Scars of Broken Wings: The Gem is powerful, however once it is introduce to the power of Red Energy, Telekinesis, or Gravity Manipulation, it goes inert for the remainder of the thread.

Entropic Solaris:
Item Advancement Description: The Talisman of Tribulation was forged and Gravitas turned to Alpha and began to work on biologically upgrading and perfecting the piece. While Alpha initially only managed a minor upgrade, through teamwork and the inspiration of Luke Masters (Eta), Gravitas began the idea to forge this new addition to the Talisman. The Genome was implanted and imprinted by Alpha, while the rare Entropic radioisotopes and darkmatter needed were harvested by a RISE operation to subdue the Lych. This allowed them to bring forth the soul of one long passed, left between worlds to serve as a Harvester of Souls.
 Advancement Abilities:  Consuming three charges, the Gem has a corporeal form created around it, summoning from the realms of the dead and defeated a cold, chilling black and violate flame that takes form of a sentient bodyguard for Gravitas.
  Advancement Weaknesses: The minion has it's own weaknesses, and when the minion is summoned, the Talisman cannot be used for any of it's other functions.
Minion
Talisman Summon:



The Black Dragon
"For every Phoenix that resurrects from ashes, there's a Dragon to reduce it back!"


Basic Biography



Real Name:  Andrew Pettiglio
Alias: Drew Brady
Villain Name: Holocaust
Title: "The Ashborn Dragon"
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian
Hair: Black
Eyes: Green
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 172 lbs.
Blood type: O-


Character Apperance



Spoiler:
Gravity Man (Gravitas) Holoca10




Character Profile



Alignment Justification:
  Holocaust has alweays been Chaotic, and moreover he's always been evil. If there is such a thing as "Law" to him, it's always been the law of whatever he feels like at that moment in time. While to him it may seem pretty lawful, to others it is an ever-changing case by case thing. Despite his overall lack of respect for authority, he is perfectly aware of knowing and following laws when it gets him that which he desires, or finds it the best means to do so.

Personality:
Reborn from ashes. A dragon only truly learns humility just as it's soul fades away. The Black Dragon rose and brought with him a fire as cold, lifeless and empty as he was. The quiet systematic psychopath was sent to his grave at the behest of his own universal counterpart. But when it comes to the echoes of the dead, nothing could be more clear.
Death changed Holocaust. No longer is he a silent psychopath, but rather a very dedicated and serious one. Whereas he once believed the world to belong to him, he sees now only the orders and obligations he owes to the one whom "put him back together" and allowed to the Black Dragon to be reborn of ash, just as a phoenix.

Where once was an arrogant man, there is a very persistent one. While his hubris has been curbed, he still sees even the most powerful of foes to be ants to the new heights he can rise to, having been pulled from the realm of Death itself. Holocaust knows when to feign sympathy when he needs to, including showing some sort of care towards the other people and Rise members if it would get him what he desires.

His death and rebirth have granted him new purpose, and in his mind, are solidified as law. The Lych itself returned him from Death into the gemstone that sits within The Talisman of Tribulation, and whomever holds that gem holds Holocausts unwavering allegiance.

History:
Holocaust, The Black Dragon and the Destroyer of Earth. Andrew Pettiglio was born not to our dimension alone, but a mirrorverse as well. This version of the beloved "Phoenix" was powerful and mighty Black Dragon. He grew up as any American child could have wished. Two incredibly loving parents and an annoying sister. It was an almost a happy order to his world, something he grew to be content with. Of course there's no fun in that. Around middle school when he found himself at the mercy of some high school bullies. The same old bullies one would find in your average school. Calling him derogatory slurs. Calling him a Faggot, saying they fornicated with his mother, told him to stop inbreeding with his sister. Poor fools didn't know what they were getting into as they punctured a knife into his arm. The act of violence seemed to change him. Not only physically did these dark flames manifest but something within in his mind snapped as well. Whatever it was, Andrew was never the same since the fateful day.

Frozen teenagers standing amongst the alleyway, appearing to be nothing more than human boys turned into snowmen. As the police investigated, and hilariously enough someone sneezed and that's when they realized that what they just stumbled upon was not simply snow, but ash. But what happened to these boys was nothing in comparison to what was unleashed upon the world. An entire school, two hundred people. Then a town, seven hundred people, and then...
...an entire world brought to it's knees.

Now typically when a child gets stabbed in the arm there's police called, the child gets therapy and after copious years of mismanaging his depression he becomes an alcoholic. But not him. No, the boy seemed to hold no actual concept of depression, or even remorse for what had happened. It was actually quite alarming, but no one thought anything of it, until much later. No, Andrew felt nothing for being harmed and now he actively embraced his metahuman abilities to harm others without any shred of human decency. Without a single shred of regret. Now in the beginning it was true, he masked it well. Sure we know he's a psychopath but to everyone else, he was just a poor, broken little child. He didn't mean to hurt those boys. He didn't know what had happened. Now under duress and mental anguish the poor boy couldn't seem to get a handle on his powers, or so the official story would say. Later on in the week though, he touched the family dog and as it let out a single yelp. It seemed to envelop in a quick black flame, but there was no heat. There was only a chill lingering in the air, as the features of the dog appeared to have burned away, leaving no detail just the clumpy ash in the form of a dog. The ashes of the quadrupedal friend were all that remained, Andrew playfully swatted them and smiled as they carried to the wind.

Of course next we know what happens. First it's the dog and then it's his parents. But this time it's a bit different. He pulls his mother aside and begins refining his power. Slowly trying to bring it under control. He helps her in with the groceries but as soon as the poor woman sits down, he grabs her feet from the beginning. Her feet freeze, the life taken from them, and as she attempted to jump to her feet to run, they scattered like ash, as she stumbled and fell, unused to such nubby legs. Next he would take her arms, listening and actively relishing in the screams. The pleas for him to stop, his mother's final words being that she loved him as he gripped her throat and watched as the life left her body. Her head scattering as a clump of ash. Then his father was due to came home. Now Andrew felt a little playful. He took flour from the pantry and scattered it and mommy's ashes everywhere. Writing messages on the wall, as if they were written by his mother. Well needless enough to say, Daddy actually seemed to fare much better. You see, Daddy had powers of his own, he tended to keep it real quiet. Andrew took his father by surprise, jumping from the other room to grip his arm. The warmth radiating from his father seemed to almost burn as his own coldness seemed to leave it's mark. Andrew looked down to see the flesh on his hand a bright red, skin completely blistering off already, while his father's arm turned to ash.

In the savagery of the moment, in primal fear. Andrew attempted to run, barely evading the fire his father shot out. In the end, Andrew's father would pursue him, and Andrew would get ahold of his father, draining the heat from him with his own, black flame. Not before, however his Father grabbed his neck, leaving a scar not only on the boy's hand, but on his throat as well.

Now the thing that truly shocked everyone was how he stayed up all night, keeping an eye on his sister. He told her over and over again what was going to happen. Tomorrow they were going to school. Then he was going to kill everyone. She was told how she didn't need to worry, she had always loved making snow angels. Well he told her now he had the power to make that happen. They'd all be angels, angels of snow and ash. But he had to make sure she didn't warn them, it would spoil the surprise. Of course the next day comes and they get on the bus, they make their way to the school and immediately he holds his sister close, walking to the center most point that he could find of the building. He held his sister close, hugging her tightly as he could. The small tinge of fear and remorse quickly was released. He felt his power welling as he brought out a surge of this power, the emotion. Upon his parents he practiced restraint and control. Not here, no now he practiced full brutality and uncontrolled torrents of power.

He felt cold. He opened his eyes and the world around him felt so...still. Empty. Cold. He opened his eyes slowly and looked as there were charred marks. The shadows of people walking etched into the walls. Pillars-no statues of the snow-like substance. Ash standing tall, formed as people, walking amongst their mundane, pointless lives. He couldn't help but smile at what he had done. All this power, and not a soul could stop it. He didn't feel empathy or remorse. No, his friends, his neighbors and classmates. They were pointless. Their lives empty, devoid of reason. But here, like this, they were made as a memorial. He looked down to his sister, the one in his arms. He shifted slightly, seeing some of the ash shifting in his arms. She had not been spared. He tried to hug her close, but the ashes crumbled to the ground, coating him. He stepped into them and looked to the world around him. The entire world made grey, scorch marks from his Blackbane flame charring the wall, the outlines of innocent people unaware of their nearly instant demise, as the flames died down, leaving black crystals in it's wake.

"Look Angie..." He said with a little bit of laughter escaping his shaking voice, as a single tear rolled down his cheek. The last trace of the kind boy named Andrew dropping from the face of a monster and joining his sister's ashes upon the ground. "Look at all the angels."

With his power it didn't take long to bring about a group of metahumans under his command. The Talons were born, and he was their literally fearless leader. The world surrendered to them and their might. Deathwave joined him as his second in command, and then following that was Deluge. These two were the only ones he would ever call his friends, though he was always more partial to Deluge. When the opportunity arose, Holocaust saw the chance to bring a new, flourishing, world crumbling down. Truthfully, he had never been so elated. Bringing his forces from his own universe he left the "Reverse Dimension" and came to our world, where the Dark Talon's fought their doppelgangers from this world.

Holocaust's first order of business was to murder the family of this "Phoenix" and give the hero a display, or rather a taste of "The Black Dragon". He occupied Phoenix a bit, while his orders to Deluge and Paine prompted the murder Phoenix's family. However the deed itself was only done by Holocaust himself. A blazing blast of black fire crippled his father, leaving him mortally wounded, though he would be the last to die. Holocaust quickly killed Angie, looking into her eyes with a spark of sadness for only a moment as he realized...this was the reason. This was the reason she had to die, and she had to die first. He then sent a beam of black fire into the head of Andrew's mother, leaving her corpse intact for him to view. His father's death was another matter entirely, he was the last to expire from his wounds.

In the end, he would learn humility, defeated and destroyed by Phoenix. An apparent self-sacrifice as the dimensions closed. While The Realm Walker spared Phoenix, Holocaust was not so fortunate. He was left to drift within the void, when a large smiling hound of blue ghostly eyes came before him. He was offered a choice. To accept a peaceful, quiet end or to fight, or flee if he could. Of course he chose to flee...

He had perished and in a painful last attempt to survive, he was ripped to the afterlife, left in an eternal and empty darkness. That was until Phoenix's ashes were collected, and the Talisman of Tribulation was created. Then it was charged and augmented by the entropic energy of Death itself, the concept and the man. The Lych. In his empty, dark, cold nothingness there had come a spark as The Lych appeared. The Skeletal form of Death approached his soul, offering a very simple deal. Serve as a champion to whomever hold the Talisman of Tribulation, and after 5000 years of service, he would be given new life as a Collector of Souls under The Lych's employ, and entire realities would be the target of his psychotic wrath.

A deal, that Holocaust accepted eagerly...



The Powers



The Blackbane Flame: Holocaust has the power to create and control unique type of fire. Unlike regular fire this flame is black that fades to violets and greys. Unlike regular fire, the Blackbane is painfully cold to the touch of living hands. It does damage similar to the fire but it feels absolutely cold. It still melts ice as if it were fire, but will freeze water.  He is also capable of converting normal fire into this black fire as well. He is able to increase a small black flame to incredible sizes for his convenience, or compress and solidify it into a compressed crystalline form, where it is rendered inert and unable to be manipulated any longer. His fire bringing about death to people reduces them to an ash-like state. Although while killing people turns them to ask, unlike ash it maintains its form more akin to snow. His body is immune to the effects of Blackbane fire.

Blackbane Brutality: Holocaust has an incredible strength of 40,000 tons with the durability to match it.

Dance of the Dragon: Holocaust possesses incredible fighting reflexes and skills. He possesses the reflexive power to incinerate bullets to ash before they leave a gun barrel and reach his face, as well as several fighting styles instilled not just by how he  learned to fight, but the knowledge of those granted to him by The Lych.

Dragon's Rage: Holocaust's body gains regenerative properties. His speed is increased to Mach 12, and his strength and durability are doubled. His body is wrapped in an intense Blackbane flame that steals the entropic energies and life forces of others to heal him.



The Weaknesses



The Law of The Oath: Must obey the Talisman wielder's commands AS HE CAN BEST INTERPRET them. This will often times override his free will, and anyone whom possesses the talisman can make him do whatever they please.

Destruction is NOT the best Medicine: Holocaust now possesses an almost hilarious degree of Thanatophobia. He fears dying again, and though he knows that he can always be resurrected from the gem, he will do whatever possible to avoid taking any risks that will bring harm to himself, unless directly ordered to by the Talisman bearer.

Change you, Like a Remix: Holocaust holds a personal vendetta Phoenix. Whenever Phoenix is around and available to be attacked, Holocaust's soul manages to overpower the oath of the Talisman and he may immediately attack Phoenix. Doing so causes him to enter Dragon Rage.

Raging Weary: Dragon Rage causes Holocaust to become weary and exhausted. He picks one person and when that person is defeated, Holocaust loses the benefits of his Dragon Rage, he also cuts his baseline strength and durability in half. In his exhaustion he can only walk at a staggered pace and also loses all ability to react quickly. He is essentially removed as a threat from the topic.

The Frenzy: Dragon Rage removes his ability to use his Blackbane flame other than to maintain his dragon-like features and produce a flame breath that reaches out in a 60-foot cone. Otherwise he loses the ability to use the Blackbane flame at all while in Dragon Rage. I addition anytime he can prioritize his target over others, he must do so, unless attacking another is a sure-fire way to grant him an opening on his marked foe.

The opposite of Elements: Earthen Element is an enemy to fire but also an enemy to the utility of ice and cold. The Geokinetic abilities quickly extinguish his flames where water normally will not. In addition, whenever he is hit with elements of earth double to the capacity of what would normally be done. A rock thrown at 100lbs will hit him and harm his body as if it was a thrown rock of 200lbs.

The Law of Undeath: While he is in a deal for his resurrection, while he is tied to the talisman he is considered an undead. That being said he cannot heal by any means other than rituals of necromancy or by the regeneration of his Dragon Rage. Powers that normally allow for the healing for  living things will harm him as if it were acidic, and many cases will reduce his durability's effectiveness.

Angie's Angels: An area that possesses effigies of angels are areas that Holocaust attempts to avoid. There's psychological trauma related to them that he no longer remembers. Laying eyes on an Angel makes him freeze up, sweat and then desire to get as far away as possible. If forced to look upon the effigy of an Angel he freezes up. This freezing up affect becomes less effective in a thread the more he is forced to acclimate to it in a thread.

Psychosis: Whenever any of his weaknesses are utilized for the first time in a thread, there is a chance that his brain will shift, or miscommunicate the orders that was given to him. In doing so, whenever a weakness is utilized against him, there is a 1/6th of a chance that his orders are completely jumbled and he is left inert, like a lifeless puppet. There is a 1/6th chance that the orders are replaced by the next order given to him by any individual he can hear, that isn't Phoenix.

Primeval Awareness: While Holocaust is a psychopath, it does not mean he in incapable of being disturbed, put-off or otherwise alarmed. He is bold, uninhibited and holds impaired levels of remorse and empathy. But he is also fundamentally aware of those that are "Darker fish" or perhaps even more crazed and insane them him. He is generally very cautious of the people and prefers to get away from them as quickly as possible, and will even feign subservience in order to do so.

A caustic state of mind: Holocaust is mandated to attend Therapy by the one whom will employ him one day. Not to change his mind, but to allow them to understand the driving force and inner workings of his mind. People whom try to understand Holocaust, or examine his behaviors outwardly run the risk of either infuriating him and sparking his direct ire and the full force of his attention. This of course even goes against Holocaust's better judgements. If they do not become the instant subject of his attention, it will spur his narcissistic personality, and he will actively prolong whatever he is doing to stroke his own ego.

Blitz-Option: Holocaust has Fighting Skill that allows him to make short and subtle reactions fast enough to keep himself defended against those with inhuman speeds. Unfortunately, doing this requires the entirety of his concentration. When he decided how to defend himself from a fast moving opponent he cannot change the nature of his defense. If he defends himself using his blade, he must use his blade for all defenses as long as he's engaged against the speedster. If he's defending himself with his power, he cannot use his power for any offensive purposes, nor draw his blade while defending against a speedster. Any foe with a speed beyond Mach 3 will require his undivided attention to defend against, making him incapable of keeping track of the battlefield as he normally may be able to.

Unstable Psychology: Holocaust's therapy sessions have caused further instability in his mind. This causes breaks in his mental defenses that keep others out. It allows others to read his mind without the need for permission.


The Mechanics



Therapy: Holocaust is required to be in Therapy once a week, and to miss these sessions comes with consequences that supersede all mundane concerns.

Black Dragon Fang: Holocaust has the ability to solidify his Blackbane flame into a single sword, a sword notoriously used to kill Phoenix's sister.

Wealth and Resources: Holocaust typically serves as an enforcer to Gravitas and The Lych, granting him a nearly endless lifetime's supply of wealth and resources.

Fighting Skill: Holocaust's fighting skills and reflexes are finely tuned enough to allow him to face off against opponents with super human speeds, however he lacks the ability to lash out or strike at foes with such speed.

Unstable Psychology: Holocaust's therapy sessions have caused further instability in his mind, disassociation beginning to form between himself and his actions, as he seems to gradually become more, and more unhinged. This makes it incredibly difficult to control his mind, but allows others to read his mind without the need for permission.



The Arsenal






The Minions


(All characters can be as powerful as they want, as long as they are balanced with proper weaknesses.)




Character Priorities



Character Priorities

Agility
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Endurance
Gravity Man (Gravitas) Black_12
Mental
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Reaction
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Strength
Gravity Man (Gravitas) Black_12





Character Trivia




  • Holocaust made his original debut in the "Reverse Dimensions" Arc, concluding with the thread Destruction is the best medicine.

  • Holocaust was originally played by a different member of the site for the purposes of serving as an Arc boss. The player (Pat) has given permission for his creation to be reused.

  • Holocaust is a fan of several sports, however he always deemed them "Too safe". Thus is why in the dimension he came from, he forced entire leagues of people to upgrade the nature of how they play. American Football incorporated spiked shoulder pads, while Basketball incorporated a bouncy ball with a hand-grenade inside.

  • Holocaust hated all drugs, prescribed or recreational. He believes that they cloud his mind from appreciating the act of siphoning the life from someone with his powers.

  • Holocaust continually wears scarves and driving gloves to mask his scarred, unhealing hand as well as the large handprint on his throat.







RP Sample


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RP Mechanics



Engineering/Medical Background: Zak's Agency background and isolation gave him plenty of time to read. His favorite subjects and most known subjects are in mechanical engineering and in medical treatment.

Lunatic effect: Have you ever heard of the Lunar effect? Yeah it's a myth. You know what's not a myth? Strange shit goes on in the human mind when Gravitas is around. Though it's unsure why, people tend to act just a little more crazy around Gravitas. That doesn't mean that people are always in an uproar, but things like Riots, mob mentality and al around crime rate increases. it was speculated that this is because of one of two things. The first being that his inherent effect on gravity causes on the water of the body, and ultimately influences neuron impulses, subsequently making people less able to resist the temptation of bad judgment calls. The second theory is that his effect on gravity actually makes it more difficult on youth hear to pump blood and blood takes a little longer to reach the brain, which causes the blood to be less oxidized and eventually causing the brain to be oxygen deprived and their judgment suffers, thus the "lunatic" effect. Whatever the reason... people are just a bit more likely to go crazy around him.

Age Effect: It is a little known fact that gravity actually does have an effect on our aging process. Unfortunately, he found this out a little too late as his physical being began to age at a rather noticeable increased rate. By time he had the ability to use his own power to circumvent these effects he was already at the physical age of a 25 year old.

Superfluid: Gravity Man's ability being a direct output of his own physiology, means that his blood, regardless of where or when spilled, functions as a superfluid. Meaning it looks like a fluid and acts as a fluid, but moves through air as if it were a gas and with 0 viscosity, making his blood able to escape even air-tight containers.

Phoenix Down: The once-Hero Phoenix was defeated and utterly broken by Rise. Gravitas had no interest in breaking the hero, his investment was in what happened when the hero perished. Once he was dead, Phoenix turned to ash to be reborn. Before that happened, Gravitas utilized his power to collect the ash and compress it into a beautiful gemstone that radiates power. He has yet to train or prepare for what he used the gem for, but he has it safely hidden.


Physical Priority

1 : Endurance : 1
2 : Reaction : 2
3 : Strength : 3
4 : Agility : 4



Trivia


* Gravity Man and much of his gang are fans of the Pokémon Series. They even have their own code for classifying threats and their powers off of Pokémon classifications.

* Gravity Man's accidentally gave The Talon his powers with radioactive birds. He to this day still has no idea what he was thinking.

* Gravity Man created "The Gravitron Glaive", an original type of weapon that has surprising effectiveness. He got the idea while sitting on some kid's trampoline in their back yard while they screamed and tried to call the police.

* Gravity Man has a bad habit. He feels the compulsive urge to answer other peoples Cell-phones and opening the conversation with the line "I'm in your house." while people are away from their cell phones. This habit formed when he once lost a bet to Jared which resulted in him having to answer his own phone like that for a week. He does it to other peoples phones because it's much funnier when people don't know you and aren't expecting it.

* Gravity Man uses the moniker "Gravity Man" and the strange appearance to come off as a laughable and unoriginal person. A ploy to deceive people into not taking him seriously.

*  His metagene triggered due to his once-fear of falling to his death. When he had to go "sky-diving" for his captors.

* Gravity Man is one of few people who knows how a primitive Agency Shackle works.

*57 Xp from Yamm, 15 Xp from Tsxero, 228 Xp from Silus*


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