|Image||Resistances (4D)||Aptitudes (5D)|
|Powers (14D)||Adds/Disadds (-5D)|
Armor 5D (5D)
Life Support 2D (1D)
Super Strength 4D (4D)
Super Aptitude: Fighting 4D (2D)
Telekinesis 4D (2D)
Competency Pool: 2D
He has a cult (of varying sizes throughout the years) that consists of humans and lower-ranking twiceborn who follow him religiously. He mutates them with his bio-engineering to grant them powers beyond what they would ordinarily have.
His followers call themselves the Reagents. At this time, for the young hero and his allies, the Catalyst and his Reagents are a serious threat.
Bulwark I was battling the Supervillain Ember, a woman that can transform her body into a living, well, ember. Her powered form features cracks of molten orange shining through skin that looks like it's made of ash. Not only can she shed ash to make obscuring clouds, but she can fly and has a disintegrating touch.
They battled in the sky, and Bulwark went down multiple times, coming back a few minutes later each time to renew the fight. (This is part of what leads people to believe there were multiple Bulwark suits, but the ash in the sky made it difficult to get good quality video of the fight).
She was building up for a final attack when Bulwark charged in at met her head-on. When the flash faded and the ash blew away, Ember was down for the count and Bulwark was nowhere to be seen.
There were a lot of people that died during that battle, so most people believe that Bulwark was one of those that died that day. Speculation ran rampant for a while, but it died down as other heroes of the time fought amazing battles of their own.
Nicky has a mad-on for Ember, but he is also (rightfully) a little afraid of her. This is not enough to warrant a disadvantage.
He was certain the rescue workers were going to catch him red-handed, but then there was a blur and a moment of disorientation and Nicky found himself on the street with a bunch of other residents. Then he got the chance to see Hermes in action, depositing more and more people on the street after he saved them.
The young hero spared a few moments to talk to Nicky afterward, and though he didn't say it directly, Nicky got the impression that Hermes knew that he had been in the middle of burglarizing that room. With a comment about 'walking the right path', Hermes let Nicky off without turning him in.
Later that weekend is when Nicky stumbled upon the Bunker. With Hermes's words fresh in his mind, Nicky set about becoming the new Bulwark.
I picture it having a small kitchen/living area, a bunkroom with attached sanitary space, and some sort of storeroom full of non-perishable food/supplies. More emergency bomb shelter than a super-hero base.
There ALSO is that one heavy blast door that nobody has been able to open... but that probably just to the sewers or a cave. Right? (Possible story hook or room for future expansion. Oh... that's what's on the other side of that door?)
While exploring the underground (parts of the city were built ontop of the ruins created in the war) Nicky found a small silver disk like a watch battery. Upon pressing it he was teleported into the Bunker, and his origin story began.
Size 2D (4 rooms) Cost: 1D (1D free)
Part of that was a large spool of copper cable, which the repair bay turned into some sort of bronze alloy and used it for the less exposed areas of the suit. The rest was made of steel recovered from rebar, railroad spikes, i-beams and the like, soo the bulk of the armor has a dark steel/gray color. Overall the suit is definitely less effective than the original.
Played by: Llayne