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February 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm #625
The modern era has seen an increase in meta-humans. Science can explain most of it, but can rarely control any of it. Dr. Karl Vogner was one of the world’s leading scientific researchers. He held multiple advanced degrees in biology, genetics, physics, mechanical engineering and chemistry. Some say he was the worlds smartest person. That was his meta-human power. He worked with an equally brilliant British scientist named Aberdale Croft and together they found the GorWol genetic trait in humans which allowed for meta-human abilities. Aberdale wanted to exploit their research for personal gain but Vogner was adamant to use the data for the benefit of mankind. Aberdale tried to kill Vogner and steal the data but in the ensuing struggle Aberdale was disintegrated by the experimental quantum destabilizer machine they were building. Feeling guilty, Vogner used his intellect to create a massive humanitarian corporation becoming a multi-billionaire and using those resources to create and fund the International Security Force (or the ISF). Called Beacon by some of its earliest members Vogner assisted the growing number of meta-humans learn to control their manifested traits or abilities. He perished at the hands of his old research partner Aberdale, who transformed into the super villain Dr. Dimento, a master at body possession and a powerful psychic. Before his death Vogner transferred his life essence into the ISF central computer and lives on as the ISF’s sentient computer. This is the man that started it all- Beacon.
February 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm #20337
The first recruit Dr. Vogner found was a fellow scientist Dr. Maynard York from England. Dr. York was a British scientist working for the Cray Technologies Corporation when he noticed irregular scientific and business practices with the environmental survival suit he was working on. Dr. York stole the suit and became a hero. Dr. York is an ergokinetic, he is a living energy battery. However he needs a special suit to actually project the energy for various uses, both offensive and defensive. While not as smart as Beacon in the bio genetic field, Maynard is just as smart in the engineering and robotic fields. The suit has super strength in the 20 ton lift range, project focused force bolts, project a force field, has energy thrusters for flight and can manipulate the light spectrum around itself to become almost invisible. Dr. York took the code name MAGATEK and became the ISFs main scientist after the upload of Vogner to Beacon and was the organizations first reserve team leader until he passed the torch to Stargazer.
February 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm #20341
Welcome! Great concept with the ISF. Can’t wait to see more.February 28, 2013 at 9:58 pm #20350
The first recruit in the ISF was Darrel Blake, a US Army sniper wounded in Afghanistan by an IED strike where he became a quadriplegic. Dr. Vogner visited him in the recovery ward at a US base in Germany, determined Darrel was an ergokinetic like Dr. York, then helped fake his death before taking him to the first ISF headquarters. There Beacon and MEGATEK worked to create cybernetic appendages which allowed Darrel to fully utilize his ergokinetic powers. The cybernetic appendages allow him to project energy from his hands in the form of focused energy blasts or to add additional damage to his melee attacks. The suit allows him to bend light around his body thus rendering him near invisible. Darrel acts as the ISF recruiter and stealth specialist taking the name Power Stryke. The suit has a vocal computer which provides Blake a very simple voice translator to assist in recruiting new members. His lower leg cybernetic appendages provide him with the ability to run much faster than a normal person, just past what is considered super speed (90 mph). He is also an expert in Krav Maga. While he enjoys the second chance at life the ISF provides, he is still bitter at being a quadriplegic and has an angry attitude towards life.
February 28, 2013 at 10:08 pm #20351
Genie and Bronco joined the ISF just before the beginning of what the media called the “Meta War” between the ISF and Vogner’s old nemesis Aberdale and his meta villains called the Dark Cabal. Genie was an emergency room doctor and is a powerful psychokinetic and uses her psionic energies to heal herself and others. She also has some neurokinetic abilities to attack her opponents mind. This allows her to stun or confuse them and even to attack their head with searing psionic energy. She can also control her body to become translucent and even to phase through objects. She has some cognitive abilities which allow her to see what happened in the recent past and to sense hidden objects. She can project her psionic energies behind her for flight although at limited speed (90 mph). She can teleport herself and others. Bronco is Canadian, is a biokinetic and has thick skin able to withstand extreme kinetic damage and to a lesser degree, other attack forms. He is not 100% invulnerable and can be harmed. Naturally he can lift 40 tons with extreme effort. Billy can also project energy from his hands, but not with the skill that MEGATEK or Power Stryke can do. His Ergokinesis is limited to his fists but he can increase his melee damage. When fully enraged, Billy increases his strength to the 50 ton range and his ergokinetic damage increases. His leg muscles are powerful enough to leap great distances up to 170 feet in a single bound. Bronco hates wearing his ISF costume, preferring to wear his rancher clothes. Since joining the ISF, Genie and Bronco became romantically involved and are the first meta-human couple.
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Very cool work. Welcome!March 1, 2013 at 12:41 am #20353
Drake Warfield spent 6 years in the Army as an Infantry Officer after graduating from college. Leaving the Army after his second tour to Afghanistan, Drake was a Doctoral Candidate studying Medieval History at Syracuse University when his GorWol trait manifested. Drake left school after accidentally blowing up a wing at the campus library killing 4 people. Power Stryke approached Drake in the Adirondacks and after a lengthy talk, Power Stryke convinced Drake to seek out Beacon to gain better control of his powers. Drake has the powers of Photokinesis. He can project massive amount of light based energy from his body. He can use this energy to generate energy blasts from his hands and eyes, add luminous damage to his melee attacks, protect himself from damage, heal himself and fly up to 300 mph in normal conditions. Concentrating and using his Photokinesis for just flight Drake can reach speeds of MACH2. Drake has superhuman strength to lift up to 20 tons with extreme effort. Stargazer was the first ISF Team ALPHA leader and before the Meta War he passed command to Major Mercury and took control over the ISFs reserve team. He is in a relationship with Starpixie.March 1, 2013 at 1:10 am #20354
Hello in the forum.March 1, 2013 at 1:53 am #20356
Gabrielle was a college student in Bratislava, Slovakia studying English when she was discovered by a talent scout for a modeling agency. She quit school and began a career as an international model working in Eastern Europe. Working as a model and part time actress for eight years Gabrielle grew bored and yearned for more excitement. While on a fashion shoot in Switzerland, Gabrielle was being mugged when her GorWol Psychokinesis trait manifested. She quickly subdued her attackers and left the country before anyone could stop. Taking the name Vikka in honor of her maternal grandmother she began a career as a crimefighter until recruited by Power Stryke. Vikka is a powerful Telekinetic. She can project telekinetic force bolts that can punch through steel, create telekinetic shields for herself and her allies, focus and grab objects or people, choke someone from a distance, and fly at speeds up to 100 mph. She can lift up to 10 tons with her telekinetic powers. Vikka is also has neurokinetic powers. She can attack someones mind to stun, confuse them, or blast them with pure psionic energy. She has limited abilities to heal herself with her mind. When she focuses all her energy into her force field, she is almost invulnerable. She is in a relationship with Vargr.
March 1, 2013 at 1:59 am #20359
Dietrich Junger was always different from other people growing up. He always had a wid streak and grew up a loner. Athletically gifted in sports, Dietrich rarely played team sports due to his fear that people would pick on him for his oddness. After high school Dietrich drifted from manual labor jobs around Germany, sometimes living in the wild. One day while travelling to Munich in search of employment, Dietrich was accosted by some Nazi Skinheads out on the road. As they began to beat on him, his GorWol trait manifested. His fingernails grew in length and became razor sharp, his skin turned an ash color and he raged at them with an animal-like ferocity. Labeled a freak he was incarcerated on murder charges when Power Stryke and Genie appeared in his cell. After determining his innocence from reading his mind, Genie teleported the group away to ISF HQs. Vargr, as he is now called, works with Vikka to calm the savage animal inside. Dietrich is a therianthropic who turns into a Lycanthrope or werewolf. In his bio-morphed form he has increased strength in the 10 ton range, enhanced agility, speed and senses and sharp claws. His lycanthrope form makes him very swift and nimble making it hard for opponents to hit him. His increased muscle mass and tough hide gives him a limited form of protection against kinetic attacks. His claws are sharp enough to tear flesh, brick, concrete and can scratch steel. He does maintain his intelligence when in lycanthrope form but he can easily fly into a savage rage and lose control.March 1, 2013 at 6:41 am #20367
Justin Hawkins was a regular college student studying languages when his GorWol trait manifested. He was a junior and began to experience migraine headaches when he suddenly lashed out his room light for being too bright and destroyed the bulb with telekinetic powers. Loosely experimenting with his powers he discovered he could read and influence the minds of others. Honing his mind reading skills he easily passed his university tests and graduated with degrees in Spanish and French. Not wanting a regular job, Justin began a life as a grifter, using his powers to help him win just enough money to live comfortably but not enough to arouse suspicions. He lived for a time in Atlantic City, then moved to Las Vegas, then to Tokyo, and Macau. In Macau he ran afoul of some Chinese Triad mobsters and he quickly fled after using his telekinetic powers to save a juicy girl and accidentaly killed a crime boss’s son in the process. He hid out in Dhubai, Sun City, Baden-Baden, Monaco; anywhere where there was gambling, always staying one step ahead of real and imagined pursuers. His life finally caught up with him back in Atlantic City. After the fiasco he was approached to join the ISF. He then changed his name to Justyn Gamble to start a new life. As Lord Psyker he befriended Thunderstike and took over command of ISF Team BRAVO. At the conclusion of the Meta War, after Thunderstikes death, Lord Psyker went AWOL from the ISF hunting for Thunderstikes killer. Upon his return Justyn recruited new manifesters and formed ISF Team CHARLIE. Justyn is a powerful psychokinetic and telekinetic. With his telekinesis he can create force shields, project telekinetic force blasts, move or lift up to 15 tons and create hand held weapons like swords, whips or shields to use in combat. He can also fly and pick up others to fly with him. With his psychokinesis he can attack the minds of others with searing psionic energy damage, confuse opponents, heal himself and protect himself from psionic attacks. He also has some telepathic abilities and can read minds, detect lies and decipher an opponents movements in combat. He is one of the worlds most adept and powerful mentalists.March 1, 2013 at 8:50 am #20381
Victoria was an overweight, self conscious woman working as a secretary/receptionist in a large corporate building in Prague when her GorWol trait (Umbrakinesis) manifested. She was on her lunch break and while walking back to her building from a supermarket she was mugged by some hoodlums. Fearing for her life Victoria put her hands up to protect herself from numerous slaps and a bolt of dark energy passed through her hands to one of her attackers. Stunned by what she had done she faced the other hoodlum, deflected his bullets and beat him into consciousnesses. Taking the rest of the day off, Victoria vowed to use her powers for good and began an extreme regimen to shape her body and mind to use her powers. Shadowmynx is an Umbrakinetic and has some Scotokinetic powers. She can control dark energy to project blasts from her hands, create melee weapons (she prefers dark daggers), steal the life force from an opponent, obscure their vision so they are less accurate, create shadow binds to hold an opponent, create fearsome shadow images to scare them, phase her body with shadows, teleport long distances or short combat teleporting, enhance her melee damage with dark energy, and increase her durability to various attacks. She can also use her dark energy to fly and drain the area around her of life to heal herself. She, along with her partner Shocktriss, is a member of ISF Team BRAVO under Gunslingers command.
March 2, 2013 at 1:03 am #20424
Cayden was a social worker in Detroit when her GorWol trait manifested after a particularly hectic day at the office. Taking the name Shocktriss she became an untrained vigilante until she was recruited by the ISF. Shocktriss is an Electrokinetic. She has powerful Biolectrikinesis, Electrogenisis and some Electrophysiology powers. She possesses the ability to bodily generate electrostatic energy which he can release or harness for a number of effects. As she expends her electrostatic energy, her body automatically begins to recharge the stores. She can mentally control the amount of electricity she discharges, anywhere from a single volt to a full 5,000,000 recorded volt charge at once. She can discharge tremendous amounts of electrical energy for offensive and defensive abilities. Her offensive abilities include electrical blasts, electrical enhancement to melee damage, and target neutralizing electrical hold attacks. Her defensive powers include ion skin, an electric protective sheath to resist damage (better against energy attacks) and recharging/healing her body from draining ambient electricity in the area. She has lightning fast reflexes and can run at super speeds (300 mph). She is a current member of ISF Team BRAVO.
March 2, 2013 at 2:08 am #20430
Emilio Gomez won a much sought after and contested full ride scholarship to MIT from a scholastic humanitarian organization when he was a poor street kid in Mexico City. After enduring an investigation to determine if he somehow cheated due to his acing the science portion of the scholarship entry exam, Emilio was allowed to enroll in MIT. He left 5 years later with a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. He was offered a research position at Lighthouse International (one of Beacons companies) were Emilio worked on technological advances such as laser emitters and particle accelerators. Deducing some of the items he worked on were later seen in the news as equipment the ISF were using Emilio approached Beacon and was allowed to work for the ISF. Not content with being just a lab rat, Emilio designed a combat suit and weapons to use as an ISF field operative and team member under the name Tekpro. While not a particularly effective combatant Emilio proved useful with on the spot engineering as he defused the Dark Cabals neutron bomb in the Arctic, rewired the life support systems at Mercy General Hospital during a Meta War battle in Nova Scotia, and fixed the Tokyo maglev system to save a train full of school kids. During the Las Vegas Battle in the Meta War Tekpro tried to stop Hooligan from fleeing and was beaten to death. His damaged face-kit is displayed in the ISF Hall of Heroes. His death resulted in ISF changing who to allow as field operatives. Tekpro was a techno-path, he could instantly understand how technological items worked and how to fix them.
March 2, 2013 at 8:46 am #20441
Terry Harding was a small town athletic star in football and hockey up in Minnesota. He was never really bright and received a football scholarship at the University of Minnesota and he excelled as a defensive lineman. After his sophomore year he was struck by a drunk driver but he managed to walk away unscathed. Police assumed the drunk driver hit a tree and died. Terry was so distraught he left school and went back home to live with his parents. He kept his new found abilities a secret because he did not want anyone to be scared of him. One day he observed some members of the ISF fighting the super villain Golem and Terry helped them drive the villain off. He was recruited that day and became good friends with Lord Psyker. When Lord Psyker became leader of a new ISF team, Team BRAVO, Terry joined him. He met and fell in love with Pharmikon. During the Meta War Terry proved to be a valued member of BRAVO team, able to hold his own against many of the Dark Cabals strongest members. Terry survived the Meta War and was days away from proposing to Pharmikon when, on a routine mission to rescue a collapsing bridge, he was stabbed from behind by the super assassin known as Devilblade with an osmium energized blade killing him instantly. Thunderstrike was a biokinetic. He was immensely strong able to lift 35 tons with effort. His skin was highly durable and could withstand most kinetic and environmental attacks. (Thanks to LiveWyre for the pose, perfect brute pose)
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