Character Name: Lumion
Quote: "You can only fall so far, and it can only be dark for so long. Then you can splat and malinger, or you can rise and shine. I choose to rise and shine."
Power Level: 10 (150pp)
Concept: Transforming half "alien" powerhouse, returning from an emotionally crippling loss.
Real Name: Winston David Patton
Legal Status: Legal citizen of the United States
Place of Birth: Chicago, Ill
Marital Status: Widowed
Living Relatives: Albert and Jean (Parents)
Hair: Brown with streaks of gray
The canister had resisted any and all means of penetration by SPIRAL. Some of the best scientists in the organization had tried to crack it, but it was of a material that defied conventional technology. Even one of the greatest heroes of the age, Fortune, was helpless before its mystery.
Only one young boy, Winston David Patton, the son of a SPIRAL intelligence officer, had a clue what was inside, and that was because the creature sent him dreams. The Ergocite had scanned far and wide across the globe, seeking one who not only was of the correct genetic pattern, but was of a psychological profile which would keep him from abusing the powers it granted to harm others or for profit. Young Winner had a powerful conscience and a fear of losing control that reigned him in. When the time came, the simple biotechnological entity - a powerful tool designed by a race believed to be Atlanteans to empower them to protect and defend the fragile Earth - slipped from its unbreakable prison and sought out the boy.
Unfortunately, the time came when Winston was a mere 11 years old. His father had come under attack by Serpent's Tooth assassins, and the Ergocite was forced to save him by granting him the powers meant to emulate the Olympian Gods at a young age. Luckily, Winston was not only more than interested in Greek Mythology, but like most kids was inspired by superheroes. A quick telepathic information dump, an ectoplasmic second skin of protection, and he was more than a mere boy - he was Powerboy!
For the better part of a decade, Winner, as Powerboy, fought evil around the world, slowly growing in power and confidence. Finally, one day, he fought one of his deadliest battles. Serpent's Tooth had made a temporary truce with Vincent Destruv, who had designed a powerful cybernetic warrior capable of battling Powerboy blow for blow. The 17-year old Winston found himself in London, struggling against a twelve-foot killing machine hell-bent on destruction. Thousands died, including his girlfriend, Angelica Garren, the adventuress known as Starra. Winston had proposed to the young woman only minutes before the start of the rampage. When Powerboy learned that all this death and destruction was aimed at him, he was emotionally crushed. He felt that he had the blood of thousands on his hands. He collapsed into a state of despondance, wandering as a vagabond for a period of a year and a half after spending a month in a psychiatric hospital. For a year of that time, he found a home with a motorcycle club made up of other unusual people - mutants, mystics, and the failures of scientific experiements. When he found himself falling in love again, he abandonned the nomadic club.
Winner lost himself in Chicago as a librarian until he was again called to London five years after his apocalyptic battle with SATAN Blue. The cyborg, thought destroyed, was uncovered, having spent years repairing itself. When it surfaced, Winner's companion revealed herself to be a magically endowed superhuman herself - Celtic Raven. She plead with him to help contain the rampaging cyborg. Winner couldn't bear to fail again, but as he watched Celtic Raven's fight against the monster, he forced himself to act. Older, stronger, and with an even greater sense of purpose, Winner took the battle to SATAN Blue and eventually destroyed every non-organic piece of the battle-borg, rendering him harmless.
Now, realizing his duty, he took the more mature name of Lumion and continues his struggles for truth and justice in a world that desperately needs heroes.
Powers and Tactics:
The Ergocite is a living, non-sentient entity which serves to help a human emulate the powers of the mythological gods. It is actually composed of the flesh of a donor species of pan-terrestrial, sentient reptilians who are descended from the dinosaurs. When seen back on Earth, they have been described as dragons, and are possessed of enormous psychokinetic potential. Whether this organism is actually responsible for humans becoming nigh omnipotent creatures such as Zeus, Apollo, Odin and Thor, or just a development of Atlantean super-science is uncertain. Winner and the Ergocite form a symbiotic being, and as such, are actually a single entity.
With the Ergocite, Winner is incredibly resistant to harm and able to survive naked in deep space, has highly enhanced sensory abilities, and can fly. He can lift enormous weights via psychokinetic reinforcement of his body, powered by sunlight. For raw lifting power he can shove over 1600 tons over his head. Utilizing his power to generate energy bolts, his lifting ability is dramatically curbed to a mere 800 pounds. It takes a few moments to recharge up to full strength. For all of his lifting power, Lumion can merely hit at around the 100-ton range. He can also produce a powerful groundquake in a radius of about thirty feet by punching the earth. Only the surest of foot and balance can remain standing in the wake of his groundstrike.
His Solar Bolts are devastating in power, possessing the raw power of an artillery shell, but projecting them drains him and leaves him flat footed and unaware. A better use of projected energy is producing a powerful spotlight of several million candlepower, more than sufficient to blind an opponent. The beam spreads out in a cone of 60 feet long and 60 feet wide. He can also produce a smaller amount of light, perfect for illuminating areas.
Lumion does not fly as much as he creates a Lightbridge. In atmosphere, his top speed has been clocked at 4000 miles per hour. Outside of Earth's atmosphere, Lumion can hit the speed of light and locate wormholes through which he can reach distant solar systems within this galaxy.
Internally, each and every cell of Lumion's body is telekinetically shielded. His biological structure is such that he can survive in deep space, ignoring the effects of intense heat, intense cold, radiation, vacuum or the pressure of crushing gravities. He is also able to feed himself via solar energy and recycle oxygen in his bloodstream. As long as he has access to naked sunlight once a day, Lumion has no need for food, water or air. Unfortunately, he is susceptible to darkness-based forces or drains which absorb heat and light. Being solar powered, he can be rendered a normal (if extremely fit) young man.
Given his invulnerability, Lumion prefers to go hand-to-hand first, since that is more easily scalable in combat than his starbolts which can tear through even tank armor, and a missed shot is likely to plow a mile away into a habited building.
With "softer" allies, he zips around the battlefield, absorbing punishment and drawing opponents to vent their power on him and containing collateral damage. At the speeds at which he can fly, he can intercept and absorb nearly every attack.
Without the power of the Ergocite, he is still a capable opponent combatwise, having trained with skilled combatants over his teenaged years, and his years of experience make him a keen investigator.