Sunday, March 11, 2012
There was a period of Japanese history long ago that was never recorded, a dark time when the island of Japan was ruled by demons. A powerful God-Devil named The Infernal One blazed a burning trail across the Empire, leaving nothing but ash and death in his wake. The villagers of Mount Chokai, seeing the destruction across the land and fearing The Infernal One would destroy the mountains themselves, decided to fight back. It is believed that the people of Mount Chokai fought so valiantly, so bravely to protect the mountains, that the Earth itself decided to act on their behalf. The greatest fighter of their village was resurrected as the Ghost Samurai, a spirit with a heart of ice cold enough to freeze the Infernal One with his touch. For centuries the Ghost Samurai travelled the land, slaying the Oni Fire Demons until eventually destroying the Infernal One himself. Japan was returned to normal and history forgot about the Ghost Samurai and the people of Mount Chokai.
In 2007 a fragment of bone was purchased by the Tetsuo Corporation that once belonged to the Ghost Samurai. Through genetic engineering and the dark arts of necromancy, the Tetsuo Corporation was able to replicate an army of Ghost Samurai's to serve them. Whether the original will return is still unknown.
Ghost Samurai is undead, which means he does not feel pain or suffer any of the afflictions of the living, such as pain, fatigue or hunger. He also radiates an aura of cold that will freeze skin on contact, lower the temperature of his surroundings and extinguish fires, both natural and supernatural. In a country built primarily of wood and rice paper, the value of this ability to the Japanese people is tremendous.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
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Professor Alexandre Kronosh was a renowned historian and collector of rare artifacts before becoming the first King Kronosh the Conqueror, as he liked to call himself. His career was often overshadowed by his ambitious friend and co-worker Professor Barton Hollinger-Smith, who had discovered the Chalice of Delphi. It was after drinking the perpetually refilling waters of the Chalice that Alexandre had his vision of the future. In the vision Alexandre met a future version of himself. This Future Kronosh was the enemy of the Canadian Legion and had been defeated by them many times. Future Kronosh was also the wielder of a powerful artifact called The Sceptre of Time's Shadow. The Sceptre gave Future Kronosh great power, but not enough to defeat the Legion. He believed if he travelled back in time and gave the Sceptre to his younger self, he would be able to defeat the Legion early on, thus sparing himself some rather embarassing defeats.
Young Kronosh had a different idea. He had no interest in going head to head with the superheroes once he knew he couldn't defeat them. Alexandre turned away from his older self, rejecting his offer and returning to his own time. The older Kronosh was forced to return to the Fortress Between Seconds, an alternate dimension that served as a nexus of power for those in possession of the Sceptre.
The Sceptre was previously in the care of the wizard Abraxas Ro who died in the year 1900.
Powers and Abilities
Kronosh was able to gain certain visions of the future by drinking the water from the Chalice of Delphi. The older version of Kronosh from Earth-O gained possession of the Sceptre of Time's Shadow. The Sceptre allowed Kronosh to travel between the past, the future and the strange dimension known as Fortress Between Seconds, a place where time does not exist. It also allowed Kronosh to summon things from the past, soldiers from WWII and dinosaurs that would serve him, for example. Whether or not the younger Alexandre will come into possession of the Sceptre remains to be seen.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
"One of our military experiments broke lose sir. The Army is currently in pursuit but it is a . . . delicate situation."
"When you say experiment, are you talking about a machine or a person, Captain?"
Ït . . well it is a HE, sir. A homeless . ."
"Say it, Captain. Say this is a person we're after here."
"It is a person. We're doing all we can to locate them but. . "
"Let me get this straight. See, I've got the file in front of me but I need you to reiterate and clarify some of this information for me, Captain. I mean, to ME it appears as if you and your people down there are incredibly stupid. You grabbed a homeless truck driver, gave him an experimental concoction full of artificial adrenaline, animal steroids and radical DNA-altering nanites. Then you lost him. Now you couldn't possibly be THAT stupid, could you?"
"The nurse at the hospital used the wrong amount of . . ."
No. That's now where the mistake happened. Why in the world would you use a homeless nobody? Why not a soldier, who we can track, train or control? Why would you pick someone with no home, no family, no ties to civilization and give him something THIS dangerous? Why not just leave a GOD DAMN NUKE AT THE TRAILER PARK YOU STUPID SONS OF BITCHES!!"
"Sir we're doing everything we can to contain. . ."
"Fine. Look, how much power are we talking about here? File says increased strength and durability. How strong is he going to get, how big of a bullet are we going to need here?"
"Well we never actually obtained a maximum increase in muscle mass and physical power in our animal tests. The animals were put down the minute they were enraged and became dangerous."
"Are you telling me the madder this thing gets, the stronger it becomes?"
"Like that old TV show? What's this guy's name, Bill Bixby?"
"No sir. It's Brian Cockrane I believe."
"That was a joke, Captain."
"I am sorry but I don't see the humor in the situation, sir. Now is not really the time to be laughing."
"That's because you aren't the one that has to send his men out in front of this thing. I'll be in touch. King of Clocks out."
At 15 Melissa discovered she was gifted with the ability to sing. Ten years ago there were no 'idol' shows but that didn't stop her from becoming an overnight sensation. Britney, Christina, and Jessica were just making their appearance, Melissa was going to be the first, the biggest, the most popular pop singer to ever come out of Canada. She performed live on MuchMusic and TRL, with crowds so massive the downtown areas were shut down. The day before her 18th birthday, Melissa started her multi-million dollar world tour in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The crowd was half a million people strong and the heat was making them rebellious. As Melissa took the stage they surged foward, crushing the front row against the stage.
Two songs in and people were beginning to riot. Melissa watched as fights broke out in the crowd and by the fourth song they had burned down a number of kiosks set up around the stadium. A bottle struck the drummer, forcing the band to stop performing. Melissa felt as if her brain was on fire. As she started performing her hit song Rock Candy Princess, the crowd went berserk. Her agents rushed to pull her off the stage but she was petrified. The fire in her brain was almost audible in her ears. A girl in the front row dressed just like her was being sexually assaulted by three boys, people were fighting all over, throwing things at the stage and destroying everything. She couldn't take it. Grabbing the microphone she screamed to the crowd to stop it. Stop it. Three times she said it and 500,000 plus people suddenly stopped in their tracks, unable to resist the power in her voice. When she spoke, everyone who heard her was forced to obey.The very next morning on her 18th birthday Melissa joined the Canadian Armed Forces. On completing her basic training she was asked to join the CSIS. Now as one of their top ranking agents, Melissa has been chosen to lead the government sponsored Alpha team known as the Legion. Who better to manage the world's first superheroes than a woman whose commands cannot be ignored?
When Faith Johnson was 13, she was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. She spent the next five years enduring a number of painful chemotherapy procedures and cancer treatments. Faith did her best to endure, even managing to finish high school. The other students were incredibly cruel to her, making fun of her weakened, skinny body and bald head.
On her eighteenth birthday, she was approached by a group of doctors and lawyers on behalf of the mega-corporation Chemex-Iblis. They told Faith that they could cure her, as long as she was willing to go with them. Given the choice between death and their offer, Faith really had no choice at all. For the next eighteen months she lived in a special medical center where she was injected with a number of unknown chemicals and bombarded by a variety of radiation. During that time she discovered the Head of Research for Chemex-Iblis was also dying of the same form of bone cancer that Faith was being treated for. A lot was invested in her treatment and everyone was incredibly nice to her. Until the treatment began to show some surprising and strange results. Chemex-Iblis had predicted an increase in bone density and a regeneration of the cells destroyed by cancer. Instead, her body started taking on the consistency and properties of rubber; her bones and skin became increasingly more stretchable and flexible until the point where she could actually extend her limbs great lengths.
To the Chemex-Iblis scientists, this was a freakish disaster. But to Faith, who always had a fun sense of humor and irony, it was a blessing. Considered a failure, the treatments were completed and Faith was released, the cancer in her body completely gone. A settlement from the company allowed her to buy her own house and on her 21st birthday she moved in and immediately began making plans for a family.
Over the next six years, Faith had six children from a variety of different fathers. She had made a promise to herself when she was sick that if she ever got well she would have a big family. Due to her stretching abilities, Faith was able to bring the children to term within seven months and have completely pain free child births. Although none of the men were husband material, Faith was incredibly gentle and kind to every one of them. But after the sixth child, her finances were running low and so Faith decided to take the offer from CSIS to become a member of their superpowered team, the Legion.
Plasti-Girl can stretch her limbs and body to super-human lengths and sizes. These stretching powers grant her heightened agility enabling her flexibility and coordination that is beyond the natural limits of the human body. She can contort his body into various positions and sizes impossible for ordinary humans. Her powers also greatly augment her durability. She is largely able to withstand corrosives, punctures and concussions without sustaining injury.
She will usually wrap an opponent up in her body to attempt to control and compromise with them. To trap an opponent, she can also flatten her body and smother her opponent until they give in. What Faith doesn't know is that she is also able to increase her body size and mass, she could also make herself bigger and larger, or simply inflate herself like a giant beach ball. The exact limits of her powers are unknown. At this time her molecular structure is fluid but in time it will solidify, perhaps leaving her with completely new powers in the process.