Barry Reese

Pulp Writer Extraordinaire

SOLAR
Phil Seleski
Valiant Universe (VH1 Version)

Affiliations: Solo D10 Buddy D8 Team D6

Distinctions: D4 (+1PP) or D8
Godlike Being
Nuclear Physicist
Emotionally Unstable

Power Sets:
Man of the Atom
Molecular Manipulation D12
Space Flight D12
Energy Blast D12
Godlike Durability D12
Godlike Resistance D12
Godlike Senses D12
Self-Duplication D12
SFX: Absorption – On a successful reaction against an energy-based action, convert your opponent’s effect die into a MAN OF THE ATOM stunt or step up a MAN OF THE ATOM power by +1 for your next action. Spend 1 PP to use this stunt if your opponent’s action succeeds.
SFX: Area Attack – Add a D6 and keep an additional effect die for each additional target.
SFX: Constructs – Add a D6 and step up your effect die by +1 when using MAN OF THE ATOM to create assets.
SFX: Focus – If a pool includes a MAN OF THE ATOM power, you may replace two dice of equal size with one die +1 step larger.
Limit: Vulnerability – Earn 1 PP to step up STRESS TYPE inflicted by magic-based attacks by +1.
Limit: Growing Dread -Count 1s and 2s on dice as opportunities when using a MAN OF THE ATOM power.

Specialties:
Cosmic Master D10 or 2D8 or 3D6
Psych Expert D8 or 2D6
Science Master D10 or 2D8 or 3D6

Milestones:
Oops… I did it again!
1 XP when a use of your power inadvertently creates a new villain or puts the universe in danger.
3 XP when splitting yourself into multiple beings to try and take care of more than one emergency at the same time.
10 XP when forced to recreate the universe to undo a mistake.

I Need You With Me… Forever
1XP when forced to protect Gayle or another of your friends from harm.
3XP when bringing a loved one back from serious injury or death.
10XP when you choose to extend the lifespan of a loved one by a century or more.

Background Info:

Solar was the childhood hero of Dr. Phil Seleski, who thrilled to the green-skinned hero’s exploits in comic books. Seleski grew up to became a nuclear physicist who was exposed to a massive amount of radiation during a terrible accident. Seleski was reborn as a God, able to create whole worlds with his power. Seleski created the Valiant Earth, home to great heroes and villains. Here he adopted the guise of his childhood hero and fought to safeguard this world. Solar took part in the event known as Unity when Erica Pierce, who had survived the same accident that created Solar, sought to unify the timelines. Solar is constantly trying to balance his humanity with his God-like nature and is frequently kept sane by the love of Gayle Rogers, his co-worker and on-again, off-again girlfriend. Solar has the ability to split himself into alternate selves and has done this on several occasions, usually as the result of tremendous stress : one of his selves, Solar the Destroyer, went off into deep space in search of the Spider-Aliens; another one of his selves met with Void of the W.I.L.D.Cats and helped spark the “Deathmate” crossover between Image and Valiant.

In terms of using Solar in adventures, keep in mind that he is VERY powerful. In fact, with his Molecular Manipulation power, he can do virtually anything — he can make himself invisible, he can grow sixty feet tall, he can turn lead into gold, etc. He’s capable of going toe-to-toe with cosmic entities and emerging unscathed — most of the time when he does lose, it’s because of his own self-doubts more than anything.

Definitely play up his mental instability and his Growing Dread limit! Those really are the only things that keep Solar from being completely unstoppable.

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