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Go right ahead. We're long past the point where I might put a lid on anyone's creativity.
Phrozen wrote:The Electric Ghost
Roger Turing was one of Doctor Moreau's attempts at transcending the shroud of death. Finding that Dr. Hebert West's chemical compounds a dead end, Moreau decided to go digital. Assuming control of the brain dead Turing who had languished in a coma for several years. Moreau was successful in uploading the man's memories to a computer system but found no response.
Believing that the coma had lead to permanent non responsiveness, Doctor Moreau promptly forgot about the experiment and moved on to other fascinations. The fact was that Turing did wake up but didn't no how to respond. The weeks with no sensory input combined with spurts of information from web access has severely warped Turing's mind. When he was finally able to download himself into a robot body, the continuing lack of any sensation led to a rampage through the city. The Electric Ghost was stopped by Ink and Spot. Who both thought the robot was just another FRC creation that went haywire.
Turing has gone on to menace Freehold ever since. He has also worked as muscle for other villains who promise him the ability to feel. Though he potentially could have access to unlimited amounts of information, Turing's mind is much too degraded to actually process many functions other than raw emotion. Now, that Splotch knows the truth he kinda feels sorry for what is left of Turing which seems to be less and less in each incarnation.
Kevin Gilbride was a drifter and petty thief. While moving through Freehold Gilbride tried to steal from one of The Gentleman's bookies. Catching Gilbride red handed, they brought him to the Hamilton University's chemical waste disposal and sealed Gilbride in a barrel. That barrel happened to be some remains of Doctor Moreau's experiments. Whatever was in that barrel transformed Gilbride into a hawk person. Seeking his revenge against the thugs who tried to kill him. Gilbride began calling himself Gyrfalcon after the large hunting birds native to Northern Europe. He has tangled with Splotch many times.
Unlike most Gyrfalcon actually likes his new form. He enjoys the flight, enhanced strength, senses, and razor sharp talons. Though the appetite for pigeons, rats, and mice is a little disconcerting. Recently, Gryfalcon has come under employ of the Gentleman as one of his enforcers. Gryfalcon thinks that O'Hara has finally recognized his strength and ability. In reality, The Gentleman just uses him as his own personal hunting bird.
One of The Gentleman's top captains. Mazuku runs Lowtown for The Gentleman and is responsible for bringing in new talent to the organization. Mazuku is a hard man. Coming over from Somalia as a boy Mazuku grew up in Lowtown and was shaped by it. Though not physically imposing his eyes reveal that he is one that is not unaccustomed in the slightest by violence. His name in Swahili means Evil Wind and Mazuku fully lives up to that nickname.
Mazuku is a metaman. His ability is to turn into any gas. Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide are his favorite forms but he can turn into any. In his gas form he of course is unable to be physically damaged though is susceptible to being dispersed by force or captured in a container. He can always eventually reform but it may take awhile. Mazuku's first name seems to be Asad.
Charles Phipps wrote:Microwave
Amusingly, the Weasal lost his hand when he figured out Jennifer was Splotch's girlfriend only to find out she had spent months training with her cousin in self-defense.
Charles Phipps wrote:I see him as having eventually evolved into a living lightning bolt. As a result, he can manifest in increasingly bizarre ways due to exposure to various energies and becoming more physics breaking as an entity. Several times, Splotch and Ink thought he died blasting everything with electricity.
Bluntly, as Doctor Moreau says, a lot of the emotions we feel as people come from biology. While Turing remembers these emotions, he no longer allows them to define himself.
I'm imagining him as the sort of professional thug that used to be extremely common in Marvel comics. Kevin thinks, wrongly, he's big time but is really a guy with an inflated sense of importance. He actually thinks, erroneously, he's one of Splotch's archenemies when his role is mostly "Insidious Seven Member 5#".
Gyrfalcon actually took over the underworld of Freehold briefly during one of the Gentleman's prison stays. Needless to say, he ran the criminal underworld into the ground to the point that the Gentleman had to build it from the ground up (which actually benefited him tremendously).
Mazuku is, interestingly enough, a lot smarter than people let onto him. He's also reasonably content in his current position. Being the Dragon to the Big Boss is a better position than actually being the Boss itself in many respects. Still, he has some disagreements with them, including the unwillingness to just flat out kill every hero in the town.
Amusingly, Mazuku is also possessed of telekinesis that functions around his gaseous form. As a result, he's quite able to punch and smash people around easily.
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