Athletics 3 (+11), Insight 9 (+11), Intimidation 12 (+12), Perception 9 (+11), Stealth 9 (+13)Advantages:
All-Out Attack, Close Attack 6, Diehard, Evasion, Fearless, Improved Initiative, Improved Trip, Move-By Action, Startle, TrackPowers: Lizard Man Physiology:
Extra Limb 1 [tail]
Movement 2 [Wall-Crawling 2]
Power Lifting 3
Senses 5 [Accurate Tracking Olfactory, Darkvision]Claws:
Damage 2 [strength based]
Enhanced Advantages 2 [Improved Critical 2]Fire Breathing:
Damage 10 (Extra: Area [Cone])Offense:
Melee Attack +10 // Unarmed Damage +8 // Claw Damage +10; critical 18-20
Ranged Attack +4 // Fire Breathing Damage +10Defense:
Will +6Costs: Abilities 60+ Skills 14+ Advantages 15+ Powers 51+ Defense 14= 154 pts.Real Name:
Becuase of his animal-like nature Salamander has a shorter than average fuse and goes off from time to time.Weakness:
Salamander is vulnerable to extreme cold temperatures as a result of his reptilian nature.Background:
Henry Rucker never really got a break his whole life; in high school he was only able to maintain a C- average, most the girls he wanted to date didn't want to be anywhere near him, his parents barely even acted like the noticed he was around or where he was going when he went out. Not that he had anyone to hang out with either, his only friend was his pet snake. Basically Henry was ignored by the world in general and he knew it and it caused him to become a very quiet and reserved person as he grew older. Never speaking to someone unless they started a conversation, which was a rare thing in itself.
When Henry finished high school and entered into the workforce he found that his poor grades only left him able to get work as a janitor at ASTRO Labs on the night shift. And while the pay was close to twice as good as any other place he could find work, Henry was still alone in his section every night but he still settled into his life and learned to be content with having so little to do with the world around him.
Four years later Henry's worldview was radically altered when VIPER broke into ASTRO Labs to steal the research and samples of a newly created chemical that was supposed to help victims of massive injuries recover faster by stimulating the dormant parts of the human brain that were evolved from our reptilian ancestors and result in increased healing. The VIPER agents blew open a hole in the wall, took Henry hostage and forced
him to lead them deeper into the building. Once VIPER had secured what they had came there for they were getting ready to make their escape when Henry made a move of his own: he tried to take the chemical back.
Now Henry didn't do it because it was the right thing to do, not at all. No, Henry did it out of fear of losing his job because he would be blamed for the VIPER agents getting into the labs and he was trying to save his own butt. Somehow Henry managed to wrestle the container free of the agent's grasp and ran away, trying to find a place to hide in hopes the
VIPER people wouldn't be able to find him. What ended up happening was one of the VIPER agents fired his blaster at Henry in an attempt to scare him into stopping and instead his aim was so bad that he hit the container, covering Henry in the chemical from head to toe. Screaming in pain as he continued to run, Henry crashed into one of the experiments.
The machine was designed to generate a constant charge of energy and between that and the chemical that Henry was covered in combined with the unstable nature of the two things caused a malfunction which resulted in an explosion with Henry being at the center. This of course forced the VIPER agents to leave the scene knowing that the FCPD would soon be there, leaving Henry for dead. But somehow he managed to survive his experience, though he was injured fairly bad: third degree burns over the majority of
his body and several fractures to different limbs. At the hospital Henry was treated for the chemical burns he suffered and he spent the majority of a week being treated, it was during that time Henry was interviewed several times by the police about the robbery. He thought he was the lead suspect but in truth the officers were simply trying to get as much information as they could. It was also during this time that Henry's body began to mutate
into a reptilian state, confusing doctors as how to treat him as the more time went by the more reptile-like Henry became: growing in size, the addition of a tail and scales that covered his body from top to bottom. There was also evidence of Henry's personality being affected as well; his old personality that was quiet and meek was slowly becoming more direct and confrontational. By the end of the week Henry's personality and body had
completely transformed and he escaped from the hospital in the middle of the night, by breaking out his window and leaping to the ground six stories below, and went into hiding.
He hid himself in the sewer tunnels under Freedom City, coming out at night only to feed or protect himself from threats perceived as the police began to search for Henry thinking he was involved in the attempted theft. Eventually he ran afoul of Pseudo of the Freedom League, who by clever use of his racial ability to change shape made himself immune to the flames Henry was able to project and brought him in to be studied by scientists at the Albright Institute. What they learned is that Henry's old personality has been warped by his experience that empowered him and triggered the release of all the anger he internalized over the slights he suffered in his lifetime. Now he's Salamander, a being who will no longer be ignored and will do as he pleases whenever he wants, no matter who is in his way. Before Salamander could be transferred to Blackstone to be held for his trial, he managed to escape and despite efforts by the police and Pseudo he has remained free.