Taking a few days off to post other things did me some good, but tonight, it's back to ICONS for a good old Smilin' Stan and Jovial Jack sort of bad guy.
Professor Victor Vladislav
Interface 5 - Can't Retrieve Information, But Can Animate Machines
Transit 7 - Via Conductive Surfaces
Being of Solid Electricity
Point Total 49
Professor Victor Vladislav was well on his way to becoming the next Tesla. His theories of electrical transmission were nothing short of brilliant, but also more than a little unconventional. Spurned in the Soviet Union, he defected to the USA and found himself a valued research fellow at EUREKA. Everything seemed to be going well for him, right up to the moment a Commie saboteur cross-wired his latest experiment. Victor threw the switch, there was a massive explosion, and all the lights in the county went out.
A massive, brightly glowing man-shaped light that stood in Victor Vladislav's place. None of the Professor's reason remained, only pure electric rage. The monster left via the nearest electrical outlet, only to reappear a few miles away. He began tearing through town, followed by a ragtag group of animated cars and construction equipment. If not for the timely intervention of the Olympians, the Deco City would have been leveled by his fury.
Since then, Zzzyrge (as a local radio station dubbed him) has escaped custody a number of times. While his/its intellect no longer matches its previous levels, Zzzyrge has learned to temper his rage somewhat, making him a more effective opponent. But he is easily misled, and often used, willingly or not, as muscle by smarter villains.
(Yeah, I kind of "reskinned" Interface to turn it into a machine control power. Zzyrge doesn't really have the smarts to do the other thing, and this seemed more appropriate. One of the strength of ICONS is how easy it is to do such a thing.)