ANOMALY (Power Level 10)
: Alexander "Lex" Sway
Height / Weight
: 6’1” / 180 lbs.
Hair / Eyes
: Red (bald) / Green
Place of Birth
: Bartonville, Illinois (March 24, 1989)
: Vindicators #694
: Graduating high school, Lance McGee and Christine Sway believed that everything was in order. Their futures were ensured. Life was good. The quarterback and head cheerleader had been together since their freshman year and had never dated anyone else. The prom king and prom queen had it all in high school… but outside the walls of Everett Dirkson High School in Central Illinois is a harsh reality just waiting in the bushes for kids like them. Lance’s scholarship to ISU was lost thanks to his new found love of alcohol and Christine’s pregnancy had her parents cut her off. The two moved into a trailer park along the banks of the Illinois River and it was there that Alexander Sway came into the world.
As Lex grew up, his parents settled into the new careers reality had prepared for them. Lance became a laborer at a nearby excavation company while Christine found a job stripping at the Cherry Tree. At least, she tried to. Often, she was told that guys didn’t want to watch a girl with a black eye and a puffy lip dance. As reality crept closer and closer, Lance drank more and more. It helped him to forget about what Christine was really doing to make ends meet and sometimes it only encouraged him to punish her for her illicit career.
As Lex grew older, he grew bigger. He was a natural athlete- just like his old man and not long after turning thirteen he had decided that he had seen enough. Standing up to his father on his mother’s behalf, Lex was punched and sent flying against the kitchen stove. Getting to his feet, his Neo-Sapien abilities manifested for the first time- every molecule in his body mimicked the properties of the metal.
Neither of his parents were able to accept Lex- ironic given that one of the pair had to have passed their genetic template onto him. Throwing the boy out, Lance was content to decree that Lex must have been the result of an affair Christine had had in college and the two were able to return to their sad, pathetic lives.
Lex began living on the streets- up until a chance encounter with a legend took him away to his real life. The former Vindicator Crusader met him and saw his potential and recommended him to a school for young people like himself. En route, the two met Jacquelyn Webber, a young woman just a few weeks Lex’s junior. Her own Neo-Sapien abilities manifested in order to save Lex- helping to cement their friendship.
As the two worked their way through the school, friendship blossomed into romance and the pair began dating. To their peers, their relationship was like something from a fairy tale- though littered with its own kinks, the pair genuinely loved and respected each other. Those around them regarded them as soul mates, but Jacquelyn’s lack of self-confidence slowly began to eat at the pair.
NEW VINDICATORS: Radix Malorum Est Cupiditas
– Everything came to a head during a trip to Japan in their senior year, when Jacquelyn’s long-lost mother returned. Intercepting a stray blast from the woman, Alexander’s powers reacted to the energy, permanently altering his physiology… and giving birth to Anomaly.
As Anomaly, Lex gained his own gravitational pull- making him something of a minute black hole. In this form his body becomes much more cold and dense. Though he had gained much, he had also lost much. Upon their return from Japan, Jacquelyn grew even more distant...
It was months later when the two would get back together. They began to plan a post-graduation road trip, but their plans were hindered by the Affiliation's attack. The pair were caught in an explosion and though Lex made it through unscathed, Jacquelyn was critically injured. He managed to get her and the rest of their team into a nearby hospital where their lives were saved.
NEW VINDICATORS: Sic Semper Tyrannis
– Lex and Jacque returned to the Academy when summer drew to a close and their former classmates learned that the pair had eloped. The married couple entered the Trials with Fathom and Occultus Unus and managed to successfully arrive at the Final Trial. It was here that Jacquelyn faced off against Sclera and the young man's X-Ray vision revealed that the injuries she received from the bomb had rendered her unable to bare children.
The battle was stopped when Sclera came close to killing Lex's wife. Eager to avenge her, Lex remained in the Trials, desperate for his opportunity to fight Sclera. Such a chance never appeared as insurgents from Moksha interupted the final rounds. Instead, Lex was content to accept an invitation to join the Guardians.
VINDICATORS: Coup d’état
– Anomaly and Tripper responded to a distress call from Alcatraz Island, summoning their old friend Rumble and the Illuminati with them. The heroes were able to quell the prison riot with the help of the Vindicators who arrived soon after to warn of a plot against anyone who had ever been a Vindicator.
When the Order of Chaos laid siege to San Francisco, Lodestone divided their forces between saving the city and protecting the prison. He led the Aurelius, Tick-tock, Deimos and Anomaly into battle and watched as an out-of-practice Anomaly successfully managed to fell both Blaze and Kitty. Still, when Solar and the others became too much for the heroes to contend with, Tick-tock froze the area in a state of suspended animation, waiting for backup from the island to arrive before proceeding any further...
NEW VINDICATORS: Para Bellum
– Contacted by Loess, Anomaly and Tripper left the Guardians to join the Vindicators, a new group devoted to bringing Lodestone away from Apocatastasis.
STR 14  (+14), DEX 10, CON 16 (+3), INT 10, WIS 14 (+2), CHA 10
SKILLS: Drive 2, Intimidate 6, Knowledge (civics) 5, Knowledge (history) 3, Knowledge (streetwise) 3, Knowledge (tactics) 3, Notice 4 (+6), Pilot 2, Profession (prison guard) 4 (+6), Sense Motive 4 (+6)
FEATS: Attack Focus (melee) 2, Benefit 1 (Status [Vindicators]), Crushing Pin, Equipment 1, Improved Disarm, Improved Grab, Improved Pin, Interpose, Leadership, Martial Artist 1 (Wrestling), Power Attack, Startle, Stunning Attack, Teamwork 1, Tough 3, Ultimate Effort (Grapple), Weapon Bind
POWERS: Density 12 (Enhanced Strength 24, Immovable 4, Protection 6 [Extras: Impervious], Super-Strength 4 [Power Feats: Bracing]), Dimensional Pocket 1, Energy Aura 1 (cold; Power Feats: Extended Reach), Gravity Control 9 (Power Feats: Environmental Adaptation [high gravity]; Flaws: Limited [Increase, -1], Range [Touch, -1]), Immunity 9 (life support), Teleport 5 (Extras: Portal [+2])
Equipment: cell phone, Guardians Uniform (+4 Toughness)
COMBAT: Attack +4 (+8 melee; includes +2 for aggressive stance), Grapple +24, Damage +14, Defense +0 (includes -4 for aggressive stance), Knockback -13, Initiative +0
SAVES: Toughness +12 (+6 Impervious), Fortitude +10, Reflex +3, Will +5
COMPLICATIONS: Obsession (Martyr Complex), Prejudice (Neo-Sapien), Responsibility (Tripper)
Abilities 14 + Skills 9 (36 ranks) + Feats 21 + Powers 77 + Combat 16 + Saves 13 = 150 points