Quick Bio: Willard Gale always hoped his son, Roscoe Gale, would become a meteorologist and scientist like him. And while Roscoe did have an interest in the science of weather, he was more excited about a career as a news channel personality weatherman. Roscoe was well known in Los Angeles for his dashing good looks, bright smile, and strong personality in reporting the news. Roscoe wanted more, however, since weather in recent years of his career had been dull and predictable in Los Angeles. One day while visiting his father's lab, Roscoe learned that his dad had invented a machine to track, and even create, weather patterns. Roscoe realized this would be his ticket into the big time, but his father forbid him from using it for personal gain, instead choosing to use it to end the ongoing drought in California like had planned. Roscoe hired some men to steal his father's machine and notes, and make it look like saboteurs by one of his colleagues, thus throwing Roscoe off the scent. With the weather machine and notes in his hands, Roscoe immediately began creating abnormal weather patterns which he would then report on. But soon things were getting out of control when Roscoe began creating bigger and bigger storms, until a huge flood began sweeping Los Angeles. Captain Hollywood, who had been helping Willard to find his weather machine, learned of Roscoe's misdeeds and tracked him to the Hollywood Sign, the highest place where the weather machine would work. They found Roscoe and they attempted to gain control of the machine. Willard interviewed, and both he and Roscoe were struck by lightning while wrestling for the weather machine. While the resulting energies from the machine combined with the lightning and granted Roscoe the ability to control and create weather patterns, Willard was electrocuted and died in his son's arms. Roscoe was sent to the police, but began misplacing his guilt on Captain Hollywood, who's intervention in his plans he believes resulted in his father's death. Roscoe now is known as The Weatherman, a villain bent on exacting revenge against Captain Hollywood.
Powers/Abilities: -Weather Manipulation: able to create, channel, and control various weather patterns at different intensities for various effects. -Can create and manipulate Storms, Lighting, Tornadoes, and Temperature, often a result of emotions -Can Levitate and Fly through Gale Force Winds -Knowledgeable Meteorologist
Not bad for a new villain, huh?
Like many of Captain Hollywood's main villain/threats, I was looking for city-level threat as well as occupations that can make you famous. I began thinking of news anchors, and then TV weathermen came to me! Suddenly ideas of tv personality weatherman turned actual weather manipulator flooded my senses. And I knew I had my villain!
I should address the two, large Elephants in the room: First, this marks the 3rd character in my universe with the ability to control the weather; the first two being Empress and Deesastra. While it seems that all these characters have the same power levels, they are actually quite different: Empress is the strongest weather manipulator due to her ties to Mother Nature, but Weatherman is more knowledgeable about meteorology and the science of weather than Empress, and Deesastra for that matter. Weatherman is also better at concentrating his weather powers into small concentrations to do it indoors as well as outdoors. Finally, Deesastra is different from the two because she controls NATURAL DISASTERS, where as Weatherman can not(Empress can, but she chooses not too due to the dangers). So, Weatherman is limited in his powers. Secondly, I know his name is a bit redundant and obvious, but I wanted to use "Weatherman" because it fits, it describes his history, and it has never been used by anyone before(at least not to my knowledge). So, I'm sticking with it.
In terms of design and villain persona, Weatherman's look is inspired by classic and modern raincoats. I went with a "dark and cloudy" color scheme. You'll notice the shadow under his hood. Instead of a mask, I thought it would be a neat idea to have Weatherman shield his identity via darkness concealing part of his face. Now, as a villain, he's more of one fueled by revenge. While the whole thing with his father and the flood wads in fact his fault, but he's to vain, stubborn, and guilt ridden to admit it. Instead, he - like so many other villains - choses to place the blame on the hero. He thinks because Captain Hollywood interveaned when he was trying to fix everything, and for getting his father involved, it was Capt.'s fault that his father is dead. So, in most of his crimes it will be fueled by revenge.
Honestly, this is perhaps one of my favorite enemies you've created for Captain Hollywood. The power-set is very cool and I love how you incorporated a raincoat into the Weatherman's costume. Good show, sir! 👌👍