JUPITER (ICONS WRITEUP)

Jupiter
Joseph Blake
Created by Barry Reese

Prowess 5
Coordination 6
Strength 9
Intellect 4
Awareness 5
Willpower 5

Stamina 14

Powers
*Blast 10 (Can be emitted from either his eyes or his hands)
*Dazzle 6
*Flight 8
*Immortality 5 (Limit: Can be killed by magical attacks)
*Damage Resistance 8 (Limit: Reduced by half against magical attacks)
*Super-Senses: Enhanced Hearing 3

Specialties
Aerial Combat – Expert (+2), Investigation, Performance: Acting

Qualities
The World’s Most Famous Man
“God, I hate magic.”
Everyone: “Don’t you want to know more about the source of your powers?” Jupiter: “No.”

Background:

Jupiter’s mother was caught in the rays of the Tunguska event that took place in Siberia in 1908. Pregnant at the time, she immediately noticed that her unborn child seemed to be growing at an accelerated rate within her and was quite active. She came to the attention of an American scientist (Wilbur Blake) who took her under his protection. After she died in childbirth, the scientist took the baby back to the United States with him and named the child Joseph. It soon became clear that the child was not a normal boy — he developed far faster than normal and was a physical marvel, as well as being able to channel energy through his body. Upon reaching maturity, his aging seemed to halt, leaving him perpetually in his twenties physically. Eventually brought under the auspices of the United States government, his first mission was to accompany the bombers on their runs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After the end of the War, the Allies were able to convince the United States to ‘share’ Jupiter (his codename being a reference to both the mythological god and to the largest planet in the solar system) with the world. Jupiter thus became the first member of the United Nations’ International Hero Corps (IHC).

Decades later, he is now the world’s most popular ‘superhero’, with action figures, a Netflix series, and a long line of charitable works to his name. He can sometimes come off as arrogant but that’s a byproduct of being treated as special his entire life — he genuinely does want to help the world. He has been in a longtime relationship with his teammate Spook, a woman trapped in a ghostly, intangible state. Since they cannot touch, she allows him to have physical relationships with other women, though this is a constant source of jealousy and tension between them.

He hates dealing with ‘magic,’ since that seems to be one of the few things that can really hurt him.

Published by Barry Reese

Professional author that has worked for publishers as diverse as Marvel Comics, Moonstone Books, Wild Cat Books, Airship 27 and Pro Se Press!

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