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Mr. Vaudeville

Notes: This ended up looking a lot more like the costume of the Spiderman villain ‘the Shocker’ than I intended. I’m pretty happy with that, though, as he was a primary influence on the character.


Alias: Warhead
Legal Name: Warren Hirsch
Gender: Male
Age: 29
Ethnicity: American
Occupation: Criminal; Henchman; Mercenary
Height: 5′ 11″
Body Type: Stocky, Powerful
Hair Colour: Ginger
Hair Type: Short, Curly
Eye Colour: Green
Skin Colour: White
Species: Superhuman

Powers and Abilities

Powers: Kinetic and thermal energy absorption, enhanced strength, concussive energy blasts, self-detonation.
Details/Limitations: Able to physically absorb all kinetic and/or thermal energy generated by direct physical blows, bullets, throwing weapons, fire, explosions, and certain types of energy beams/blasts, while suffering no physical damage. His physical strength increases relative to the amount of energy absorbed; by absorbing multiple attacks from an opponent he will eventually become stronger than them, and therefore able to defeat them. If he’s able to absorb huge amounts of energy, he gains the ability to project powerful concussive blasts from his hands. At any time, he can ‘detonate’ all the stored energy in his body, resulting in a potentially massive explosion – although this would leave him powerless and is usually only used as a last resort. Stored energy naturally dissipates over time, and without it he possesses only regular human strength. Additionally, without almost constantly absorbing more energy he suffers frequent and unbearable headaches.
Abilities/Skills: Demolition/Explosives, safe-cracking, wrestling, boxing.
Costume: Fireproof, shockproof mesh bodysuit with full head mask; boots; gloves; sleeveless jacket; gun and grenade belts.
Weapons: Equipped with an ornate six-shot revolver and a belt of frag grenades. Known to use plastic explosives and mines on occasion.
Physical Weaknesses: Any energy beams or blasts that do not rely on kinetic or thermal energy, as well as anything or anyone that can leech or drain energy from him. Quickly becomes powerless if somehow removed from all applicable energy sources.
Mental/Emotional Weaknesses: While at extremely low power levels, he suffers unbearable headaches that negatively impact his emotional stability, as well as his logic and reasoning skills. This causes him to be extremely vulnerable to mental attack.

Personality and Relationships

Primary Traits: Psychotic, violent, brutish, sadistic, unstable.
Likes: Explosions, causing mayhem, bare-knuckle boxing, cage-fighting, easy money.
Dislikes: Law enforcement, superheroes, advertising, being manipulated.
Habits/Quirks: Sociopathic, angry, and sadistic, he enjoys criminal behaviour and inflicting pain on others while lacking the empathy to use his powers for good. Often resorts to fighting and causing explosions with himself at the centre as a means to absorb energy and make the pain in his head stop, something which goes hand in hand with his mercenary nature. Highly valued as a henchman among the smarter and more powerful villains, but too chaotic and unfocused to become a crime lord himself, he can actually show surprising intellect and composure when fully powered.
Fears: A padded cell, being unable to replenish his power levels.
Family: Kane Hirsch (Brother)
Romantic Interests:
Allies: Tarantula, Alley Cat, Monsoon, The Botanist, The Huntress, I.Q., The Brass Bison
Affiliations: The Lawless Earth Network
Enemies: United States Sentinels, Society of European Superheroes, Indo-Asian Superhuman Assembly, Apex Squad, Iron Patrol.


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