aka Thomas “Tommy” Ferguson
*Hellfire Breath 5
*Detection 3 (Limit: “evil” magic)
*Damage Resistance 3
*Swinging 2 (this is accomplished via Hellhound’s “ponytail”)
Art – Writing (Expert +2 bonus), Stealth (+1 bonus)
Viewed with hostility by the authorities
Tommy Ferguson was a struggling writer living in the Bronx when the event dubbed “The Skip” took place. “The Skip,” which most sources connect to a glitch involving the Large Hadron Collider, resulted in everyone on Earth losing five minutes’ worth of time. The incident took place during a test conducted at 11:43 a.m. EST on New Year’s Day – during this period, Ferguson was in the midst of writing what he hoped would be the first in a series of stories revolving around a creature unleashed from Hell whose job was to pursue a group of escaped demons known as Satan’s Eight. At 11:43 a.m., Ferguson was toiling away on an action sequence… at 11:48, he suddenly found himself transformed into the bestial Hellhound of his stories.
Ferguson soon found that he was able to transition at will between his human form and his superpowered identity… and that he was not the only person in the world to have undergone a change. Superpowered men and women now made up approximately 1% of the world’s population – though the level of power granted to each varied wildly. Some merely looked different, others had abilities that were minor in usefulness.
For his part, Tommy has decided to keep his activities local – he’s a “street-level” hero for the time being and many people aren’t even sure if he’s real at this point. Unfortunately for him, there are signs that his fictional enemies – Satan’s Eight – may have either been created out of thin air or other men and women may have gained their abilities.
In his normal identity, Tommy is a 50-year old African-American male. He is twice-divorced and has two grown children. With all of this in mind, he is not a hot-headed hero, despite the fact that he spews hellfire. He relishes his power and the youthfulness that comes with it but he also knows it’s a tremendous responsibility and he feels a need to inspire the youth of today. Not wanting to reveal his connection to Hellhound, Ferguson has shelved that series and continues to write stories featuring his other characters.
Hellhound is part of The Skip Timeline, copyright Barry Reese.