Over on the ICONS group at Google Plus, John McMullen asked if I'd ever posted the characters from my Owlcon one-shots. In fact, I haven't. Until now. One of these is a repost, and another is partly out of Hero Pack 1 (though I provided a background and Aspects for him, so I'm including him as well). Without further ado, here they are, that hot new team ready to save the world...
Power Expert (Elemental Control)
Elemental Control Device 5 (Cosmic Energy) - The Star Gem
Fast Attack Device 3 - The Star Gem
Motivation : Protect the weak
Connections : Teenagers From Outer Space
Epithet : The Silver Sentinel
Catchphrase : "By the stars!"
Personal : Feels responsible for Immaterial Girl
Social : Unsettling Cosmic Being
Once, Jennie Chen was a normal girl from Seattle. That was before the UFO crashed in the park near her house. The government said it was an experimental airplane, but that didn't explain the small silver stone Jennie found under the monkey bars. The stone talked to her in her sleep and told her she was needed for a great destiny. It also served as a beacon, one the Teenagers From Outer Space recognized. They arrived one night, in the sky above her house. They recognized the great power she now possessed and offered her a chance to go with them.
This being a comic book, of course she went along. As Cosmo-Lass, Jennie had many fantastic adventures, eventually becoming one of the most important members of the team. But she was also homesick and decided to return to Earth, to see her family, who had since moved to Meridian. And, as a favor to the rest of the team, she brought Immaterial Girl along.
Just keeping tabs on I-Girl would be a major task in and of itself; Jennie decided the best way to channel her enthusiasm would be to form a superhero team. And so the Young Sentinels were born.
Aerial Combat Expert
Blast 4 (Blasting) - Heat Vision
Motivation : Made to be a Hero
Connections : Timothy Chase - Boy Genius
Identity : Artificial Superhero
Catchphrase : "I'm here to help!"
Secret : Is actually a robot
Personal : Trusting and naive
Weakness : Can only heal half stamina. The rest must be repaired.
Hyperion! Hero to kids everywhere! He's strong, he flies, beams come from his eyes! He's here to help and he's the greatest hero ever.
Everyone knows his story: Trapped in a mystic crystal from ages past, Hyperion was freed when the stars aligned in a cosmic conjunction. Now, he uses his powers for the good of all!
Well, that's the story, anyway. The truth is, if anything, even more far-fetched. Young Timothy Chase was born with an incurable neuromuscular disorder. But no wheelchair could confine his genius. Working in his basement laboratory, he built a robot code-named HYPER-10n. He programmed it to be a hero, to have adventures and record them.
Sometimes, Timmy "rides along" using Hyperion's camera eyes and microphones, but most of the time, Hyperion just does what he's supposed to do: be the hero he was made to be.
Blakatoa (created by Justin Davis)
Aura 3 - Heat
Elemental Control 5 - Earth and Fire
Epithet : The Soul Volcano
Catchphrase : "I'm Too Hot To Handle!"
Identity : Former Detective Noah Turner
Connections : Street Contacts
Social : Uncomfortably Warm
Personal : Always a Cop at Heart
Enemy : Mag-Maa, the Molten Manhunter
Enemy : Little Augie Caesar
Noah Tanner: Meridian's youngest, baddest detective. A man like him did a powerful amount of good. A man like him made some very powerful enemies. When Noah went up against Little Augie Caesar's mob, the self-styled King of the Urban Jungle decided to put him down for good. He brought in Mag-Maa, the Molten Manhunter to bury Noah so deep even the Underdweller wouldn't find him. But maybe that wasn't the best decision. Turns out that Mag-Maa's lava attacks didn't kill Noah Tanner. They changed him, turned him into something different, stronger, more powerful.
On that night, Noah Tanner didn't die. But he was given a whole new life. On that night, Blakatoa was born!
Bad folks better watch out: the Soul Volcano is on the job.
Affect world while phased
Motivation : Girls just want to have fun, and kicking villain butt IS fun!
Identity : Kaylee! (Celebrity Extraterrestrial)
Catchphrase : "You're stuck in the material world, but I am Immaterial Girl!"
Social : Stuck in the '80s. Out of sync with current culture
Rival : Cosmo-Lass
Weakness : Strong Magnetic Fields
My origin? Ohmygawd, how many times do I have to tell you this story? I mean, gag me...
Anyway...I was born on San Dimas. No, not IN San Dimas, that's a city on your world. I was born ON San Dimas, it's this totally nowhere planet about 35 light years from Earth. Seriously, it was totally gross. No decent malls or anything. The only good thing was that my dad was like this important astronomer guy, so we had this massive satellite dish in our back yard instead of a swimming pool. Most of the time, the dish picked up noise, but it we pointed it at this one spot in the sky, we got this thing called EmpteeVee, which was from Earth. And it was like, totally bitchin! And I was like, "Dad, we need to go there for vacation," and he was all like, "No can do, Princess." (He totally called me princess.) It was like totally too far and we didn't have the technology to get there. No fair!
So one day, these gnarly dudes called the Klinzhai showed up. They were like space bullies and they wanted our lunch money or something. As if. But they were like totally buff and had guns and bombs and totally wrecked San Dimas. One day, I was at my school, trying to explain EmptyVee music to my friends (they totally didn't get it) when a bomb went off. It destroyed the school and hurt and killed a lot of people, which was pretty sad even though they WERE lame, but get this: I DIDN'T GET HURT AT ALL! At first, I was like "Ohmygawd! I'm a ghost!" but no, I just had superpowers. Go me.
Like a week after that, the Teenagers From Outer Space showed up. They're like this superhero club from all over the galaxy and they were here to kick Klinzhai butt, and they totally asked me to join them. Well, except for Cosmo-Lass, but she's totally jealous of my style. And the best part? They had a ship that could travel super fast, AND they knew how to get to Earth. Bitchin'!
Anyway, when we got to Earth, it turned out that like a century had passed since the good Emptyvee was on. And the stuff they play now? It's totally not music. But there's some cool stuff too. Like lots of supervillain butt to kick. And that hunky Surfer Dude guy in Westguard. Do you have his number?
Mind Shield 8
Epithet : The Master of the Unreal
Connections : Black Dragon Dojo
Catchphrase : What's that behind you?
Social : Mutant
Personal : Has trouble with authority
Luis Munoz was thirteen when his mutant powers of illusion manifested. Rejected by his family, he ran away and lived on the streets, using his powers to scam people in order to keep himself fed. One day, he encountered a mind he couldn't trick, the mind of Randall Ellison, better known as The Black Dragon. The Dragon talked him into coming back to his dojo, where a regimen of martial arts allowed Luis to perfect his control and instilled in him a badly-needed code of honor. When Black Dragon learned Cosmo-Lass was forming the Young Sentinels, he recommended Luis to the team. Taking on the name Phantasm, he uses his mastery of illusion to fool their enemies.
Rich "Thrill" Seeker
Flight Device 7 - Flying Skateboard
Sleep Device 7 - Knock-Out Gas Capsules
Motivation : Thrills
Catchphrase : "What a rush!"
Identity : Rich "Thrill" Seeker, Extreme Sports Champion, Millionaire
Social : Ridiculously Famous
Enemy : Widowmaker II
Personal : Incredibly Easily Bored
"So, there I was, working on my ramp, trying to nail a clean 760 Ollie when I thought...Dude! What if the skateboard had no wheels? You could Ollie all the time!
Anyway, the whole X-Games thing was getting kind of lame. I thought about going into MMA, because I've been training like crazy for the last few years, but then it hit me: superhero. I mean, it's like the most extreme game ever.
Besides, after that guy parachuted from space, all the conventional stuff is lame. So, I decided to put some of my endorsement money to a better use. Tricked out the board, got myself a rad battlesuit, and I'm totally stoked. My agent hooked me up with the Young Sentinels. I know I've got a lot to prove and all, but how hard can it be?"