Our current Sunday game night is set in Gotham City of the DC universe, and we have a rather eclectic group of heroic types for the setting.
I started with one that unfortunately despite being powerful really too passive for the setting and he has gone by the wayside to make room for my new character Greenlight.
Thanks to lapinbeau www.furaffinity.net/user/lapin…
for this image of Greenlight pre-Gotham.
Born in Central City, Brendan Saint, son of Dr. Marcus Saint (Doctor of Neurology) and his wife Dr. Angela Saint (Doctor of Psychiatry) , was practically raised under the stories of the superheroes that made a large portion of their culture.
Young, impulsive and enthusiastic, and Brendan has always enjoyed an active lifestyle and a broad circle of friends. Often taking advantage of the latest innovations in technology for fun Brendan became somewhat adept in the various shop classes.
Then on his 16th birthday the school announced a field trip to the Central City Flash Museum. and that was the day that everything changed for Brendan.
While the class was exploring the Jay Garrick wing the Flash Museum became the location of a fight between the current Flash and the Weather Wizard. Everyone immediately evacuated except for Brendan who's curiosity compelled him to stay and watch the fight. Various displays were damaged and a nearby explosion caused Brendan to be concussed. Struggling to get up he realized he had placed one hand on the Jay Garrick's old helmet and the other on the helmet that once belonged to his own 'reverse-flash' The Rival. Distracted by the realization he was oblivious to Weather Wizard's lightning bolt until it struck him.
When he regained consciousness Brendan was being pulled from the rubble by the Flash, and given a good-natured chiding over not leaving when the fight began. For days afterwards, Brendan felt a little 'off' and yet his perception and reflexes were never quicker. It was only one day while on his paper route where he had to run from an overprotective dog did he realize he had gained super speed. Buying some books from the museum he read up on the topic and came to the conclusion that the lightning somehow 'woke up' latent speed force imbued in the molecules of the two helmets which then 'infected' his own body with the gift of speed.
Creating a super-suit of his own he very quickly came to the conclusion that although 'pretty darn fast' is impressive, being able to outrun any car on the road isn't as impressive as people who can outrun bullets and ray guns. With such a realization in mind he was uncertain how best to turn his abilities to his advantage, then his mother told him that thanks to another 'revenge-influenced murder' by one Dr. Crane, she got a job teaching psychiatry at the Gotham University.
Now in a new city, with new problems, a new school (Gotham Academy) and no pre-existing super-speed heroes to overshadow him, Brendan will now take to the streets as Greenlight.
Among his abilities like his Super Speed bag of tricks, he carries a GoPro-ish camera and a specialized smartphone (with the locator turned off), a utility belt with many useful items and is currently learning the skills of law and psychiatry. His family is as of yet unaware of his after-school activities but are under the impression that he is part of a Role-Playing Club and he often will discuss his adventures with them under the pretense that they are fictional.