VIBE (ICONS WRITEUP)

VIBE
PACO RAMONvibe

Prowess 4
Coordination 5
Strength 3
Intellect 3
Awareness 3
Willpower 3

Stamina 6

Powers
*Sonic Shock Waves – Blast 6
(Extra: Burst)

Specialties
Athletics (+1 bonus), Leadership (+1 bonus), Performance – Breakdancing (Expert +2 bonus), Power – Sonic Shockwaves (+1 bonus), Sleight of Hand (+1 bonus)

Qualities
*“Word’s out on the street is chu guys are the Chustice League. I figure, guys like chu and me, we should be on the same crew.”
*Brashness hides deep-seated self-esteem issues.
*Breakdancing is his thing.

Background

The leader of the Detroit street gang Los Lobos, Paco Ramone had a secret asset: his mutant sonic powers. When the JLA moved to his hometown, he decided it was time to go after the big score. He asked to join under the name “Vibe”.

Steel and Vixen accepted him after witnessing his powers. However Aquaman, and to a lesser extend the Martian Manhunter, were understandably sceptical. Especially after Vibe managed to involve the JLA in a turf war in Detroit.

Vibe’s career in the JLA lasted for a few months. Over this time he gradually improved himself and became more and more efficient. He even played a vital role in defeating Despero. However, the “Legends” PR campaign by Darkseid then struck, and heroes became reviled.

Paco went back to the streets of Detroit as he couldn’t stomach the public’s reaction.

While he was far from the temporarily disbanded JLA, he was tracked down. Despite a valiant struggle, Vibe was killed by an android dispatched by Professor Ivo. He thus became the first JLA member to be killed in the line of duty. The JLA later arrested Ivo for murder.

One of Paco’s brothers later became a member of the Conglomerate with similar powers, under the name Reverb.

Though often reviled as the ‘breakdancing member of Justice League Detroit,’ Vibe had potential to be much more. His accent was far more pronounced when he was among outsiders and was a way that Paco ensured people underestimated him. At home around his family, his English was quite good.

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