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Blue Blazer

Alias: Absorbing Man
Real Name: Oswald Proctor
Genre: Supervillain
Powers/Special Skills: absorption of other individuals, taking on aspects of their appearance, additional strength, and in the case of other supers, their powers
Special Weapons/Tools/Armor: none
Affiliations: none
Past Aliases: none
Status: at large
Oswald led a life full of dejection and heartbreak. He grew up in an orphanage for the first 7 years of his life, believing that his parents had been killed in an automobile accident shortly after his birth. But he found out that they had simply tired of having a child and had left him on the doorsteps of the orphanage. He began to question the orphanage workers, begging to know why his family had deserted him when he had needed them the most. None knew, and Oswald began to feel the first pangs of vengeance itching at his heart.
As a teenager he was quiet and timid and often the subject of cruel ridicule by his peers. He spent prom night crying in his bedroom, having been unable to find a single girl willing to be his date. But he excelled in academics, got into a good school, and in his early twenties secured a successful job as an orthodontist. It was in this job that he met his future wife, a woman who did nothing but take advantage of his rising wealth. Even before they were married, Oswald knew she could never be faithful to him, and he was right. But instead of doing anything about it, he let her do what she would, clinging to the idea that when they were old, she would calm down and love him. So she filed for divorce instead and took half of his wealth. He never saw her again. he became deeply depressed and his work suffered so much that he was soon fired.
Lacking all motivation to rebuild his life, Oswald stayed at home for months at a time. It was not until his landlord showed up one day to complain about the smell from his neglected apartment. In anger he grabbed Oswald’s wrist and it was only then that the mutant power asserted itself. The landlord began to melt into Oswald’s skin, until his entire body had become assimilated into Oswald. Instead of being afraid, Oswald suddenly felt invigorated, powerful, stronger than he ever had.
After weeks of scouring alleyways and absorbing homeless, Oswald began to feel ready to exact his revenge on a world that would not accept him. He began a devious rampage of murder and villainy, calling himself the Absorbing Man. When he was confronted by the superhuman team the Defenders, he was able to absorb River AND her ability to control the movement of water. His costume even took on some of the attributes of hers. But it was soon realized, when Megavolt shocked him with a wave of electricity, that the effects could be reversed. River was restored to her normal self. The Absorbing Man was taken into custody and placed into a specialized cell surrounded by a light charge. He as held there until a breakout was conducted by the Crimson Cabal.