This is surprisingly similar to an old RP I was in on another board.....Would like to get back into that character actually. There's no rule against the heroes being cynical bastards is there?
I kept a few fields from the previous character sheet I made for this character on another forum. Just some thing I thought would be useful/relevant to the character. Additionally I've noticed that some of his equipment might be outdated so I'll be relying on you, Orange, to clue me in on any technological updates that should be made.
Name: Noah Bond
Appearance: Noah stands at approximately 6' 1" and weighs in the range of 200 lbs. His body is well toned and athletic though somewhat unimposing. Noah has dull green eyes and brownish black hair which hangs just past his ears. He has three tattoos scattered across his body. The first is a Tribal Sleeve
running the full length of his right arm. The second is a cross-hair overlapping his left index finger and thumb. The final tattoo is that of an eagle adorning his left pectoral. When not out saving the day, Noah typically dresses in a Joe Rocket Biker Jacket
, gray tee shirt, blue jeans, and a single pair of black tennis shoes. Even when not on duty Noah keeps his berettas concealed inside his overcoat. Additionally Noah usually has his helmet
clipped to his shoulder.
Costume: Noah's costume is rather simplistic. In actuality he simply purchased a kevlar suit as well as a replica SWAT mask
to hide his identity. Noah did take the liberty of decorating the uniform with various red trimmings, however he has kept it more or less the same, removing only the identifying "POLICE" and "SWAT" tags in order to avoid an unfortunate case of mistaken identity.
Weaponry: Noah's primary weapons are a pair of Beretta 93R's.
The 93R has a 20-round box magazine and is capable of semi-automatic and three round burst firing modes. The effective range of the weapon is approximately 50 m.
Powers: Controlled Adrenaline
The source of Noah's powers is adrenaline. Through this skill he is able to increase his speed, strength, and perception to almost three times that of a normal individual. On a full charge, Noah is able to lift up to 500 lbs with relative ease and can reach speeds of 35mph on foot. In addition to these physical skills, Noah is able to view the world in a kind of "bullet time" state, granting him the ability to perceive and make decisions at higher speeds than normal. It is this skill in particular which attributes the most to his fighting ability as he typically uses it for lining up shots and taking down multiple enemies in one fluid chain. This power does not come without a price though. As anyone who's ever experienced a severe adrenaline rush will tell you, the toll it takes on the body is extreme. Noah is not exempt from this. At present, Noah can only fully maintain this state for 30 seconds before it becomes necessary for him to slow down and catch his breath. Noah is able to increase the effective rate by toning down the amount of adrenaline he produces or by using the ability in shorter time spans.
Other skills: Crack shot, practices his own version of the gun kata, and is also a practitioner of parkour.
Personality: Noah is by nature, extremely cynical. At his core he truly believes that nothing he does will ever really make a difference and that he's more or less just going with the flow of things. This cynicism often makes him come off as brash and rude around others. This jaded personality masks a deeper need to protect and in fact to be protected, though one would have a hard time getting him to admit it.
Background: Noah's story began in Meridian, Idaho. His father was a desk jockey and his mother a waitress at the local diner. Whenever he wasn't absolutely swimming in paperwork, Noah's father would take him hunting from time to time, or, if it was too cold out, to the rifle range. These semi-weekly trips started when Noah was 7 and ended shortly after he turned 12 when his parents divorced. He lived with his mother in Fargo, North Dakota for awhile before finally moving out when he was 18. His father had remained in Idaho, and had rarely visited the boy. Thus, Noah headed west, finally settling down in Seattle. If he wasn't already on the fast spiral downhill, then this was where it all started. It didn't take long for the lonely Noah to be adopted into one of the local gangs. It was on the streets of Seattle where Noah rediscovered his forgotten skills with firearms. Though he never actually killed anyone, Noah had a hand in several store robberies, muggings, and the like during his brief life of crime.
When Noah was 20, he finally left the gang, using what money he had left from the most recent job to purchase a pair of beretta 93R's, a motorcycle, and the first month's rent on an apartment in Manhatten. Life as a common thug had made him cold towards others, making it difficult for him to hold down a job for long. Noah worked in and out of various retail stores before finally landing a permanent position in a warehouse for a popular shopping website. Noah has remained in this position to the day.
Noah's rather dull life took a turn for the strange after only a few months of being employed at the warehouse. News of people with superpowers spread like wild fire through the city. As the rumors spread, more and more metahumans seemed spring up around Noah. It was then that Noah's own body began to show signs of change. Noah first noticed it at work during one of their usual mad rushes. Noah found time practically slowing down for him, while others made comments of his unusual increases in strength. It wasn't long before Noah found himself in a Doctor's office trying to explain what was happening to him. It was obvious he had gained some kind of ability like so many others before him, but just what was it. It was there that Noah learned that his body had undergone a quite drastic physical change. The adrenaline that Noah usually produced had become much more potent. In addition, Noah soon discovered that he could consciously control the production of the substance.
It was an unusual feeling having a power of one's own. Noah felt more alive than he ever had. No longer were his days filled only with the hum drum back and forth between work and home. In his spare time Noah practiced parkour and, in an attempt to make it more interesting, did so whilst carrying his guns. Before long, Noah had developed a unique fighting style based on various moves he had learned through parkour mixed with gunplay. Despite all this, life as a vigilante failed to hold any interest for him, and he'd spent enough time as a crook to know that wasn't a life worth going back to. So what then? What was he to do with this new lease on life? Eventually Noah came to the conclusion that even if what he did wouldn't make a difference, there simply wasn't anything else in his life worth doing. Thus, Noah made himself a costume and got to work.
Job(s): Works in an online warehouse.
Relationships: Noah has no active relationship with either of his parents and as an only child, no siblings with which to confide in. Rather, Noah has created something of a pseudo family with his friends at work. In addition he has a pet beta fish named scooter. Sadly his work life has made it difficult for him to retain a girlfriend and he is thus currently single.
Notes: Owns a motorcycle.
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