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Notes: I’ve been looking forward to creating this guy for a while. My second speester character. While Velocity got her powers in an accident, this guy is a mutant and was born with his powers.
Alias: The Jade Tornado
Legal Name: Jiang Lin
Occupation: Travel Agent/Administrator; Tour Guide; Former Chef; Superhero.
Height: 5′ 9″
Body Type: Stocky, Toned
Hair Colour: Black
Hair Type: Long, Straight
Eye Colour: Brown
Skin Colour: Pale tan
Powers and Abilities
Powers: Super speed, superhuman reflexes, enhanced durability/toughness.
Details/Limitations: Able to travel at incredible, blistering speeds; known to be capable of exceeding Mach 3 (2301.81mph) without breaking a sweat. His superhuman reflexes allow him to keep up mentally with his own physical speed, and grant a level of agility and acrobatic skill beyond normal humans – able to dodge even high velocity bullets with relative ease. As his body is adapted to the pressure of travelling at super speed, he has an unusually tough muscular and skeletal structure, allowing him to shrug off most physical blows that would seriously hurt, or even kill, a normal human.
Abilities/Skills: Communication, diplomacy, acrobatics, Kung fu, Escrima/stick fighting, first aid, cooking.
Costume: Heat resistant, waterproof bodysuit with mask, gloves, and boots; supportive wrist and calf wraps; belt and waist sash; steel-rimmed hat with reinforced frame; cape.
Weapons: Extendable baton/staff attached to belt, steel-rimmed hat can be thrown as a disc like weapon (though rarely used in this way).
Physical Weaknesses: Not much defensive gear/armour, not especially strong when moving at regular speed.
Mental/Emotional Weaknesses: Vulnerable to psychic attack.
Personality and Relationships
Primary Traits: Noble, friendly, witty, honourable, charismatic, mysterious.
Likes: Cooking, travel, cinema, martial arts, plants, justice.
Dislikes: Criminals, factories, western food, corruption, sweatshops.
Habits/Quirks: A friendly, approachable, and popular individual with an excellent sense of humour, he spent most of his young adult life working as a chef and avoiding confrontation as much as possible to avoid revealing his powers. Eventually no longer able to stand by and do nothing as crime levels only increased, he created the Jade Tornado costume in secret over a number of years and began fighting crime. The popularity of his costumed persona skyrocketed overnight, which led to him moving to a bigger city and taking a day job at a travel agency with more ‘sociable’ hours. He still follows his passion for cooking in private, and fills up as much of his time with hobbies as possible. When in costume, he adopts a much more reserved, dignified, and enigmatic persona than in his civilian life.
Fears: Full scale war between superhumans and humanity, needles, enclosed spaces.
Family: Jiang Suyin (mother) Jiang Mei (sister).
Romantic Interests: Wei Shun (girlfriend)
Allies: International Freedom League
Affiliation: Indo-Asian Superhuman Assembly, Terran Defence Corps.
Enemies: Tau Magi, Church of the Fractured Dawn, The Shadowguard, The Lawless Earth Network.