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Character begun by Mina, but developed by me in gameplay
BASIC INFORMATIONCANON OR ORIGINAL:
Jonathan Arwell HarperCODENAME:
Formerly 26, now VoltNICKNAMES:
Jonny, JonnyCloneCURRENT AGE:
Chronologically 5, but appears 35DATE OF BIRTH:
Cloning process complete June 10th, 2005MARITAL STATUS:
HeterosexualBASE OF OPERATIONS:
Mutant Town, Redhook,BrooklynTIME AT INSTITUTE:
Never a student, though his donor was one of the first class (Active for 8 years from 1994-2002)HOMETOWN:
Mojoverse, Cayman Islands (Donor born in Mechanicsville, VA)KNOWN RELATIVES:
*Note Jon Harpers relatives do not know their son was clonedPHYSICAL APPEARANCEHEIGHT:
Surviving members of Mojo's clones:
Longshot (first viable clone)
Shatterstar (last viable clone)
Well built, almost impossibly perfectly formed, thanks to genetic manipulation during his creation, though like all Mojo's clones, he weighs less than 100 poundsEYES:
His hair tends to spike and crackle with static electricity. His bones are hollow, like all of Mojo's clones but as special attention was spent on his hands, he has five fingers. To enhance his abilities, electrical input ports are built into his palms, but he usually hides them with gloves.CLOTHING STYLE:
Jonny has adopted the laid back, slightly goofy persona of his donor, and dresses casually, jeans, Chucks, and t-shirts, often with some cartoon character or comedic phrase on them. He sleeps in just his boxers, which also have cartoon characters on them more often than not, and if he gets hungry or bored at night, he will wander around in just his undies. He doesn't have a lot of shame.UNIFORM:
He wears the standard Shield Issued X-Factor uniform, augmented with his specially crafted gloves. Invented specifically for him they utilize advanced circuit technology to channel the electricity he generates into a broad-spectrum electrical wave perfect for stunning his opponents without using lethal force. POWERSGENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Electrokinesis – Jonathan can generate electricity from his body and control the intensity, direction, and duration of these currents. In addition to the obvious uses this might have, he can use his powers to create electromagnetic fields in order to fly through the air though he never does that, short out and disrupt the workings of electronic equipment, and charge his CD player in 30 seconds flat.
He has the ability to send currents not only through solid objects but through the air as well. He can draw on nearby electric sources for a quick boost of power and energy, and his control is precise. Jon is immune to most forms of heat because he channels so much energy, and can absorb and adapt other energies into himself to release as lightning. He does not affect the weather in any way.
Because of his cloned nature, his bones are hollow which make him slightly faster and more agile than his donor had been. His recuperative and regenerative abilities are enhanced, and he's able to place himself into a hibernative state in case of injury or survival. His brain is conditioned to learn via subliminal programming, and so if he needs to learn a language or how to perform a specific task, he can do so by listening to instructional programs while in a state of temporary stasis.WEAKNESS:
Water, of course. It’s very conductive, but he cannot control the direction of his current in water or over a wet surface. Also, while there are advantages to his cloning, there are many disadvantages, chief amongst them is his conditioning can resurface, and the assassin he was programmed to be can be brought out via trauma, or manipulation shutting off the conscious part of this mind that has chosen to live life as Jon Harper.PERSONALITY
The Jonathan that Mina and the others at the Institute knew was your classic funny guy, the class clown, the life of the party…he was always smiling and his smile was infectious; he had the uncanny ability to liven up any situation. Believe it or not, he could even get Scott to laugh once in a while through sheer force-of-will alone. He was friends with everyone, always willing to lend an ear or a hand or charge a battery when someone’s cell phone died. Choosing to identify with that aspect of himself, Jonny remains slightly goofy, and very childish, though when called on, he remembers the training his donor went through and can be a grown up.
As 26, he doesn’t remember that aspect of his personality, though. Mojo has shaped him into his version of the perfect creature: cold, merciless, calculating and efficient. In many ways he is numb, unable to really feel any emotion unless directed to by his creator. He is obedient to a fault – his brainwashing has seen to that – and is singularly focused on whatever goal he is given.
Fearful of returning to that darkness, Jon struggles daily to live life as a man, not a tool, and despite not needing to eat or sleep as much as a normal human, does so anyway to maintain a human lifestyle. He doesn't dream, or at least not to his knowledge, and while he fears what dreams may come, he will risk the nightmares in order to be human.
Jon feels no guilt over the 167 murders he committed for Mojo, and will often casually mention them, and the espionage surrounding them. He has a special fondness for the women of X-Factor, considering Jet a playmate, and harboring deep feelings for Wanda that he doesn't entirely understand, seeing her as something not quite human, like himself. He adores them all, though, and is devoted to Alex Summers, often serving as X-Factor's second in command, though he claims he has no leadership abilities. HISTORY
Born in Mechanicsville, Virginia, Jon Harper discovered he was an electrokinetic, at age 15 and ran off to live in a storeroom above Times Square, in New York, thinking to make money with his ability. Approached by Charles Xavier at 19, he became the fifth member of the newly forming X-Men, and though his team mates elected him as their field leader, Jonny had no problem relinquishing the job to the younger, though far more qualified Scott Summers. He stayed with the X-Men for nine years, marrying the sixth member Mina Burton, before dying in the spring of 2002 of pancreatic cancer.
Specimen #26 was cloned from DNA taken from the terminally ill mutant, by the disgraced Dr. Arize, funded by the reclusive crime lord known as Mojo. While some of Mojo’s earlier attempts at cloning resulted in flawed, damaged specimens, 26 is the result of years of research and a virtually perfect DNA replication process. Mojo learned from his past mistakes of letting his creations retain too much of their original personality and memories and has refined his method, using advanced brainwashing techniques to carefully mold and shape 26 into the creature he wants him to be.
26 was an operative of sorts, designed to complete any mission or task he is assigned quickly and efficiently, without question. He has undergone extensive training in hand-to-hand combat and how to use his powers to the best of his ability, usually with lethal results. He is at Mojo’s beck and call, completely obedient to any task he might be assigned, committing 167 flawless murders at his masters command.
But somewhere deep inside of 26 was the ingrained memories of Jonathan Harper, memories of a wife, a child and a life of heroism cut tragically short by an all-too human disease, memories that Mojo doesn't know exist. Memories that 26 didn't know existed. Memories that surfaced when he was sent to execute the rogue Longshot. Awakened from his conditioning by his proximity to the school that meant so much to Jon Harper and the unusual powers of his fellow clone, 26 fled the school, and abandoned his life as 26. Returning to the Mojoverse shortly after, he discovered that Longshot had already destroyed their master, and all his works, and for the first time in his short second life, 26 was free and had no idea what to do. Unwilling to become the X-Man his donor was, 26, now living under the name of his donor, joined the newly formed X-Factor, seeking the redemption that the organization so offered.
During the many absences of their Bossman, it is usually Jon who takes over the team, doing all that he can do to keep the team afloat. Only during their misadventure during Krakoa has he reverted briefly back to 26, but all other times he has hovered on the brink he's managed to keep himself Jon. He's come to terms with both 26's path, and Jon's working to reestablish a relationship with the remaining members of the first class, some of whom see him as a dishonoring of their friend's life, though his constant work towards atonement seems to have won most of them over.DURING APOCALYPSE:
Jon confronted the Horseman of War attempting to reach Alex within the brainwashed monster he had become, but was blasted with nanites that began to convert him into one of War's mindlessly violent soldiers. In fear and desperation, Jon sent out an electric pulse though his body that fried the little machines and saved him. Realizing this was the key to awakening the Horsemen and their converted, Jon sent out the message that electricity would kill the nanite infection, and followed War to Washington DC, freeing many soldiers including a converted SHIELD Agent, Maria Hill. As she coordinated a rescue using the information about the electricity, Jon returned to the school to help there. During the disaster phase of the attacks, Jon was escorting the last group of evacuated children to Graymalkin One, when the EMP pulse downed the helicarrier fueling station they had taken refuge in.
Once things went back to what passes as normal around here, Jon was helped to search for Wanda Maximoff when she ran off after her brother abandoned the team intending on redeeming his father. He was a key player in the relief mission that turned into a battle with a rogue Doombot, and has become the father to a rescued kitten he named Victor (even though it is a girl) that he pulled out of a ruined home in Latveria.SAMPLE RP POST:
Jonathan (because that was now his name and there was no getting around it) was absolutely amazed at Mutant Town. He'd been to Genosha, to kill a man once, had worn a yellow M on his shirt, served as a personal attendant until, while the fat politician was bathing, he'd dipped his hand in the water and sparked his electricity, frying the bastard into stew. His reward for that was to be placed back into his vat for more education and conditioning. It had, at the time, seemed like the way things were.
But Mutant Town was so very different from the strange slave culture of Genosha, the half-oppressive / half-manipulative governmental policies. Here, even in the shadow of racially motivated hatred and violence, this could've been any ethnic part of the city. Instead of street signs written in chinese or italian vendors selling fruit from carts, there were two headed women arguing with themselves over how to punish a silver haired boy who had broken her window with a baseball. Jonathan shook his (single) head and smiled to himself, "Weird wild world," he chuckled.
He looked up at the address written on the building, and it matched the one he'd been given. This was it? This was X-Factor? It was just a brownstone, a shop front on the bottom and probably living area up top. Not what he thought a super hero headquarters should be. (Certainly not a mansion)
A little boy on a skateboard came zipping by, and Jonathan moved quickly, slamming his foot on the tail of the deck and flipping the child into the air. The boy hovered where he was and then lowered himself to the ground, "Hey, dick, that was so not cool," he spat, his black eyes filling with flame. "You a Sap?" he asked, pronouncing the word like 'sape' for sapien, a derogatory turn for non-mutated human. "Cuz you in the wrong town if you are."
Jonathan stuck his gloved hand in front of the boy's face and sparked his fingertips. "What do you think, Midget? Tell me, this really X-Factor HQ?"
"Who wants to know?" the kid asked, unimpressed by Jonathan's display.
Flipping his fingers, skillfully, Jonathan was suddenly holding twenty bucks, "I could ask someone else, you know." Street magic was not really much of anything, but it was a good practice of his skills, to keep himself nimble. Part of him whispered that he should stick a knife in the eye of this little smart ass and get it done with, but that was 26.... and he wasn't that. He'd chosen to be more than that.
The kid snatched the bill and got back on his skateboard, "Yeah, that's it."
"Hey, kid," The boy turned and looked at him, impatience in his fiery eyes, "If you can fly, why bother with the skateboard?"
The boy snorted and said, "Flying's easy. A triple heelflip, now that's hard."
Jonathan snickered and went up stairs, muttering, "Weird wild world."
He stepped into the X-Factor lobby and looked around. "Hello?" he called.