Matthew Sage Age:
- WhiteQuote: " It is amazing what you can find on the Internet."
PL 11 170/170Legion
- PL 11
All-out Attack, Attractive, Benefit, Ambidexterity, Benefit, Cipher, Defensive Roll 2, Eidetic Memory, Evasion 2, Extraordinary Effort, Great Endurance, Hide in Plain Sight, Improved Aim, Improved Grab, Improvised Tools, Instant Up, Inventor, Jack-of-all-trades, Move-by Action, Power Attack, Quick Draw, Takedown, Throwing Mastery 4, Tracking, Ultimate Effort: Willpower, Uncanny Dodge, Weapon BreakSkills
Acrobatics 4 (+11), Athletics 2 (+6), Deception 7 (+10), Insight 1 (+8), Intimidation 4 (+7), Investigation 2 (+6), Perception 2 (+9), Persuasion 2 (+5), Ranged Combat: ???? 7 (+11), Stealth 4 (+11), Technology 6 (+10)PowersLegion's Collectables
. . Bat's Grapple Gun: Movement 1
. . Batarangs: Strength-based Damage 2
(DC 21; Multiattack [4 extra ranks], Reach (ranged) 3: 15 ft.)
. . Battle Bracers from Apocolypse: Strength-based Damage 4
(DC 23; Affects Insubstantial: half ranks, Incurable)
. . Gloves of Red Tornado: Cylinder Area Damage 10
(DC 25; Cylinder Area: 30 feet cylinder; Unreliable (5 uses))Legion's Piecemail
. . Glide Suit: Movement 1
. . Inscribed Ruins: Immunity 5
([0 active, 0/2 PP, 1/2r], Damage Effect: Magic; Sustained; Limited - Half Effect)
. . Rebuilt Thanagarian Helm: Senses 4
(Extended: Sight 1: x10, Infravision, Radio, Ultra-hearing; Sustained)
. . Themiscryian Plating: Protection 4
([0 active, 0/2 PP, 1/r], +4 Toughness; Sustained)Offense
Batarangs: Strength-based Damage 2, +4 (DC 21)
Battle Bracers from Apocolypse: Strength-based Damage 4, +13 (DC 23)
Gloves of Red Tornado: Cylinder Area Damage 10 (DC 25)
Grab, +13 (DC Spec 14)
Throw, +4 (DC 23)
Unarmed, +13 (DC 19)Complications
Motivation: Doing Good -After witnessing a murder at the hands of his friends. Matthew now strives to do good to replace his evil and dark past.
Motivation: Recognition - Though he has won over so big hitters, Legion still aches to have the public admire him much like they did Batman or even Robin.Languages
Will 7Power Points
Abilities 90 + Powers 18 + Advantages 30 + Skills 21 (41 ranks) + Defenses 11 = 170Background:
Matthew Sage grew up on the upper North Side of Gotham. Unlike most residents there, Matthew hardly had to worry about crime and violence. Most of the North side is where the wealthier families hand their housing built. The only time Matthew saw Batman was on the news. Though he normally stayed up at nights just to watch what little video of him there were. Yet, as a little boy Matthew idolized the hero of his town and dressed up as him when he was little.
Along with a good neighborhood, Matt's parents were uncorrupted. They brought Matt up on good manners and being polite. Do to his uprising; Matthew steered away from gangs and drugs throughout his school life. It wasn't until senior year of high school that Matthew finally rebelled. After being caught in his room with a girl, his parents grounded him. Though Matthew claimed nothing happened. This angered Matt to the point of rebellion. He began to sneak out at night, go driving with his football buddies. Cause vandalism throughout the night. In turn this also affected his grades, something he normal excelled at. Soon, he flunked out of football and was caught sneaking out more and more. It was also at this time that Batman had vanished.
It finally came to the moment when he and his friends thought it would be fun to rob someone. Many had their doubts about it and left, but Matt and 2 others decided it would be exciting. So, they slid on Ski Masks and waited in an alley. Moments later a couple walked by. Zach (the leader of the other two) grabbed at the girl, while the other two pinned the guy. With gun in hand, Zach wrestled the girl to the ground. Struggling, the girl scratched at Zach's face. Out of anger, Zach fired the gun, killing her. The others looked in horror as he then turned and shot the guy. Looking at the two, he told them, that they were to never tell.
2 weeks later, Zach was arrested for murder, his DNA found on the girl. The other friend committed suicide while Matt acted as a witness, dropping all charges in doing so. Though this did not help his growing guilt. One day as he walked home from school, Matthew stopped a bully from beating up one of the students. Many cheered him for his deed which seemed to flick a switch in Matt's mind.
Quickly, his grade rose and by the end of the year was on the honor role, gaining the affection of his parents once more. As a gift, his parents revealed to him the bank account they had saved up for his college. It had more than enough for him to go to school on and was even granted scholarships. This left Matthew with a great deal of money.
His heroism started one day when his guilt pushed him to the point of drinking and in a drunken state, bought 5 Batrangs found after a battle. Matthew didn't seem to remember this purchase until it arrived on his door. Matthew was at first shocked on the amount he spent on them, but using his sharp mind (which seemed to of sharpen back to its peak before drugs) Matthew reversed engineered the simple design to the point of easy reproduction. Though he did little with the weapons, merely spent his summer learning how to throw them. He started by watching old videos of Batman using them. By the start of his freshman year at college, he was very accurate and deadly with the batarangs.
Moving to an apartment near Gotham's college, Matthew saw firsthand the crime in the town. He didn't sleep well his first few weeks in his new place. Again it came to a moment when his neighbor's boyfriend attacked her that Matthew jumped into action. Using his batarangs, Matthew was able to fend off the boyfriend. The girl thanked him.....
Again the battle seemed to eat away at the guilt and a week after fending off the boyfriend, Matthew was patrolling his building. He quickly found that having just a few batarangs was not going to be enough to fight. He learned this lesson with a baseball bat to the ribs. Using his college money, Matthew started to buy products of other heroes. He was amazed at what they would leave behind. Using the Internet and the Black Market, Matthew gathered his suit. After the bat incident, Matthew bought a fallen Themysciraian woman's armor that was collected after they aided in an attack. Of course it was made for a woman, so Matt only using certain plates from the armor, holding the rest. After having his head slammed into a wall which broke his first helmet (as seen in the picture), Matt bought a Thanagorian helmet that had been uncovered after the invasion. He then rebuilt it with the look of a cowl (Much like Dredd's helm). Other instances brought up other reasons to buy more gear from others who specialized in that field. Much of his suit copied that of Batman's.
By the end of his sophomore year, he had had 23 emergency room visits and countless stitches. However, the guilt of what he did in the past seemed to ease. Using what he called, "The Batman Tactic", Matt also joined Muay Thai and Yoga in attempts to give him an edge of the local thugs. Also at this time, he had finished his suit. Having all but exhausted his funds (but still having scholarships) and using his developing mind, Matt seemed to piece together a truly freighting piece of armor. He was also now prowling the night not just in his building anymore.
When Jimmy Olsen visited Gotham (for a convection), he happened to get the first photo of Matt. The news noticed many similarities of his suit to other heroes and quickly named his "Legion." Unfortunately, this gained Nightwing's attention. Seeing a stranger using his mentor's weapons, he traveled to Gotham to confront him.
Upon meeting Legion, Nightwing demanded he stop using "stolen" equipment. After refusing, the two fought. The fight was short, but Legion impressed Nightwing and rather than seeing the young blood die from this "stupid crime fighting", he decided to train him once a week. Legion agreed to this and the two went their separate ways.
By the end of his junior year, Legion was starting to be taken seriously. Of course this lead too many others seeing him, including Wonder Woman (Diana). Like NIghtwing she confronted him. Unlike Nightwing, when he refused, she battled him. He seemed to hold his own for about 4 hits before a blow to the ribs cause 5 ribs to break. Furious with him, she ripped away the armor from his body. Legion proceeded to attack her again in rage. Both because of her verbal abuse (which always seemed to bring him back to that night) and because she destroyed his armor. Shocked, Wonder Woman beat him to near death. Worried she went too far and knew modern medicine wouldn't help him, she took him to Themyscira. Their magic was able to save his life.
As Matt was healing from his wounds, he was greeted by many of the women. This caused unease on the island and Matt was quickly locked up and guarded daily by Philippus. Unknown to the others Matt and Philippus seemed to grow found of one another. When he was healthy enough to stand again, Philippus began to secretly train Matthew in the art of combat. Both seemed to enjoy one another. Soon Philippus started staying inside his room to "guard" him all day and night. Diane grew suspicious and walked in unannounced, catching them in the act.
Matthew was almost banned from the islands with nothing more than a rowboat when Philippus stepped in and reasoned with Diana. She said if he could pass the test of battle, then he should be able to wear their armor with honor instead of dishonor. Diana gave Matthew the summer to train. With Philippus' help, he passed the test and was rewarded with his very own armor. Though nothing like Wonder Woman's, it was still better than anything else he could find. Matthew accepted it and a feast was held in his honor. It was there that after some talking with Mnemosyne, that Matthew tried the Courting ritual to Philippus. She politely turned him down in saying, "Come back, when you can hold your head high and are not burdened with troubles." Though she was flattered and told him that the answer wasn't no, just "not now." Matthew has since asked if he could return each summer to resume his training. Diana (now queen) has accepted his request each time. He has given up on Philippus for time being. Though their battles are always enjoyable.
After college, Matt has entered the business world under Wayne Industries. For now he is a simple Data Entry Clerk. The pay is ok, but the hours allow him to vanish when needed. With the help of both Themyscira and Nightwing, Legion is quickly becoming a force to be taken seriously.