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Name: Cora Kuremeka
Appearance: Cora's already athletic build has adapted well to a life of fighting on the run, Sacrificing some bulk for lots of lean, coiled muscle. He remains tall and broad shouldered though, standing at 6'5, and weighing about 165 pounds. He has olive colored skin, blue eyes, and dark black hair which he has allowed to grow slightly so it now reaches just short of his shoulders. There's not a lot of time to be hunting for hair products, so he simply keeps it combed back instead of spiking it like he used to. He retains his fondness for wearing sleeveless, somewhat tight fitting t-shirts, leaning towards mostly dark colors, like black, blues and grays, and still He always wears a sterling silver chain around his neck, with some sort of black colored charm hanging from it. He's also taken to keeping a black hooded sweeter tied around his waist, which he usually wear at night and when the weather gets colder.
History: Cora grew up in a pretty normal North American city in Nevada, with his single father, his mother having died due to heart problems while Cora was still very young. Cora's father was a professional middle-weight boxer, and fairly successful, providing a good quality of life for his son, though it meant he was frequently traveling. When he deemed Cora old enough, he began taking him with him on matches, even allowing the young boy to train with him, and soon Cora gained a passion for boxing, even entering a youth boxing league when he became eligible.
It was during high school, in a school league boxing match, that Cora's mutation manifested. Near the end of the match, Cora was on the ropes against his opponent. It was a extremely tense moment, as Cora knew that one more hit in the right place would put him down for the count, and lose him his spot in the championship. As his opponent threw what would be the match ending punch towards his face, Cora's mutation activated, for a split second turning that portion of his face into a hard diamond-like material, absorbing and returning the kinetic force of the blow on the boys hand, damaging it. Luckily, because of the small area and quickness of the change, no one but Cora and his father noticed the transformation, but it was enough for Cora to take advantage of,And he Subsequently won the match. Afterward, when Cora explained what happened to his father, his father insisted that he forfeit the rest of the championship. Shocked, Cora refused, only to have his father forcibly withdraw him from both the championship, and the youth league, which required parent permission. Cora was furious at this, feeling that it waskeeping him from doing what he was meant to do, but of course his father was only looking out for his safety and that of the other boxers, who would be at risk if Cora's power activated unconsciously during a fight. This drove a wedge between the the father and son. They began to have constant arguments, and Cora began to act out in rebellion, getting into fights at school, and engage in back alley street fighting,generally getting into trouble.
The two got into an argument that led to Cora storming out of the house. When he was eventually picked up, the argument started again, only to be cut short as large truck, it's driver having fallen asleep at the wheel, served into incoming traffic, and slammed into their car. Cora, because of his ability, got out shaken, but unharmed, but his father was in critical condition, and had to be rushed into emergency care. Cora spent hours in a hospital waiting room as doctors struggled to save his fathers life, wracked by the guilt of knowing that if he hadn't stormed out of the house, hadn't argued with his father, then the accident might not have happened.
Eventually, The doctors succeeded in saving his fathers life, to Cora's endless relief, but only just, as his father slipped into a deep coma.
This event almost drowned him in a wave of guilt and shame, and he found himself falling even deeper into street fighting as a means of escape, even participating in a few fights against others with powers. One of these led to a acquaintances of his offering him a chance to go somewhere where his gifts would be better appreciated. The offer was vague, but in Cora's state, he was looking for anywhere else to be.
Which is how he ended up in Genosha, as a member of the Brotherhood.
And he quickly grew to hate them. It didn't take long for Cora to determine that most of the Brotherhood as far as he could tell was made up of the craven, the weak minded, and the psychotic. They were mostly thugs and acted accordingly, only working as one thanks to the leadership of Magneto, one of the only people on the island whom Cora could grudgingly respect, even if he disagreed with his views. But unfortunately Cora would soon find out his views weren't welcomed, and neither were his attempts to leave.eventually he was informed that if he didn't stay, people who were less able to defend themselves may become involved. The threat was enough to stop his attempts to leave, but he continued to get into "disagreements" with the more obnoxious members on the island, which was tolerated, more or less.
When Magento's plot went pear shaped, and the general confusion that followed the massive event, Cora thought he could finally start making his way back home, But finding the former former X student Miranda in shock, and clearly in no shape to take care of herself, he couldn't bring himself to just leave the girl alone with who knows who still running around on Genosha, now without a leader to hold them back. So, he ended up staying on the island a entire year, taking care of her, it becoming pretty obvious that if he hadn't she probably wouldn't have lasted so long. At one point, they met up with a friend of hers who was ferrying people back to the mainland, and it seemed they would be set, but the friends untimely death sent Miranda into an even further spiral of depression, and also sent her running towards the ruins of her old school, it became clear he still couldn't leave her alone. It was around this time she began to insist that she and Cora were "not friends" which Cora easily deduced was some sort of desperate attempt to shield herself from further loss. He just told her to think of him as a stalker in that case because he wasn't going anywhere. He was hardheaded enough himself to recognize when someone didnt know what was good for them.
After Miranda got over her issues enough to travel, they ran into another one of her friends, leading a small resistance and refugee group.
Powers: Super enhanced Durability and endurance, via the power to transform all, or parts of his body into a an incredibly hard and durable diamond-like crystal material. This material is not true diamond, and appears semi clear, with a pronounced blue tint to it. While in this form, his body has the ability to absorb, store, and then release kinetic force/energy. This energy is released primarily in bursts of force through contact, but can also be released through contact with the air to create short range concussive blasts. Any absorbed energy must be released before Cora can change back to his organic form. It requires a conscious or subconscious effort to initiate the change. Cora has learned to grow and shape the crystal parts of his body, and even dislodge and and use parts as projectiles, though when not connected to him, they lose some durability and their kinetic absorption. The form also gifts him with a measure of super strength, and of course, Given the nature of the material, resistance to corrosive damage, and to extreme temperatures and pressure.
Other: (Should I know anything else?)
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