Daily Archives: October 21, 2012
So for the past little while, I’ve been doing a superhero story on deviantArt called Green Defender. And no, it’s not a comic book, because I can’t draw worth shit. Seriously. Also, I don’t have a PayPal account set up yet, so I can’t hire an artist, and I’m not gonna ask so-shipsahoy to draw an entire web comic just for me. So yeah, it’s just a typed out story. But because I don’t cover all of GD’s backstory right away and because people might be interested to see what he looks like, I thought I’d post a bio here.
Now again, because I can’t draw worth shit, I used Hero Machine 3.0 Alpha to put together an image of Green Defender that I would be satisfied with. Also, I’m aware that the logo is an obvious Nightwing rip, that’s because I couldn’t really find a logo that I was satisfied with, and the one I thought up when I was pretty much the Superman logo with a GD instead of an S, so the Nightwing logo is pretty much a place-holder and I decide on a better logo, kinda like how Power Girl‘s old costume had that hole in the chest.
Name: Geoffrey Hicks
Alias: Green Defender
City: St. Jean
Operates out of: An abandoned lab
Bio: When Geoffrey was 16, he was involved in an accident where his science teacher, Doctor Randal, lost control of an experimental ‘green voltage’ that cost the life of Doctor Randal and infused Geoffrey with the voltage itself. Shortly after, he realised the electricity was sent out through his hands to anything he touched. Deciding to run away from home out of fear of harming his parents, he was soon met by a woman named Tina Cade, a billionaire who works with superhuman youths that enlisted him into a new school to hide his status as a superhuman and made him a part of a team called the League of High School Superheroes. After graduating, he returned to his home-town of St. Jean to see it had fallen on bad times with crime rates increasing drastically. He now takes up the mantle of St. Jean’s only guardian, protecting it from the everyday thugs to mobsters to even menaces like the twisted Haphephobia.
Personality: Geoffrey tends to try and be an optimist in defiance of the things happening around him, regardless of how horrible. However, he does have self confidence issues since he’s just now becoming a solo hero. He has learned as much as he can about science from Doctor Randal’s notes left in his own private laboratory, and has since studied in the ways of the greatest detectives and tacticians in the world. He has trained in Muay Thai kickboxing and Judo. He personally abhors the use of guns and lethal force, believing that even the worst of the worst need to at least be given a chance.
Powers: Geoffrey’s body is empowered by experimental green electricity that is channelled through his hands. By wearing gloves, he keeps it from constantly electrifying anything he touches but can still send out electrical blasts and shields by specifically willing himself to do so. He can also heal his wounds by absorbing standard electricity through his hands.
Equipment: Geoffrey’s utility belt generally contains a number of smoke pellets, tranquillizer darts, and various antidotes and sedatives made to combat the effects of Haphephobia’s often-times toxic touch. He also carries a grappling hook gun as he does not possess the ability to fly. His cape is made of a material that is completely bullet proof.
Weaknesses: While the green voltage is seemingly never ending, using too much of it at a time can be exhausting. Getting wet can overload the electricity in his body and cause harm to him, meaning he can’t go underwater without a dive suit of some sort, and cannot use his powers once underwater.