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So I'm starting up RPGing in the CVnU, so I need somewhere to put my old bio from Prime:
Name: Jason Timothy Dodd
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Blue
Height : 5'7"
Birthplace: Vine City
Martial Status: Single
Group Affiliation: (currently) Leader of Champions of Peace (formerly) Founder/Leader of Vine Titans, Member of Ice Dragons
Known Relatives: Stephanie Kelly Dodd (Mother/Deceased) Richard Damian Dodd (Uncle/Deceased) Mother Nature (Foster Mother) Unknown father
As long as Humans have walked the face of the Earth, so too have the Fundamentalists. Both similar races, both evolved in almost exactly the same way, with one key difference. While humanity has its fair share of mutants and those with spectacular genetic abnormalities, all Fundamentalists are born with gifts. Innate powers that grant them mastery over anything and everything, the fundamental forces of nature. Back in the days when the Earth was young, Fundamentalists were pure and without emotion, mating with others out of desire to keep their race alive. But with their close resemblance to humans, it was inevitable that the two races would eventually cross. Human-Fundamentalist hybrids were born and, unlike their almost-holy predecessors, these creatures obtained the traits of the bad side of humanity. When people with the power to crack the galaxy in half have sinful emotions like anger, the world is certainly not a safe place.
So two elder Fundamentalists, a man and woman who had found the key to immortality, decided to intervene. They took away the powers from the rest of their kind, allowing the Fundamentalist race to vanish. However, within the last couple of centuries, the Fundamentalists have returned, albeit with a fraction of their former power. Based in Natura City, under the Grand Canyon, they lie dormant, waiting until the day they can seize the Earth as their own. The two great elders, still alive, are now known as Father Time and Mother Nature. Mother Nature keeps the Fundamentalists in check in their city, while Father Time journeys through time itself, seeking moments when his presence is needed. Recently, many Fundamentalist families have moved to live outside the city, including the Dodd and Rayne families. Some leave in order to enjoy the company of humans, in disgust of their own race. Others leave to exert their dominance over humanity, though the elders do not put up with too much of this.
The Prophecy was made two hundred years ago by Father Time, during a council of Fundamentalists not long after their return to prominence and the founding of Natura City. It is recorded as:
"Back when the Earth was young and our people were new, Mother Nature and I saw fit to take away the powers of our great race. You had grown rebellious and violent, prone to childish fits of anger. But we did not seek to permanently destroy our people. Now, even the most powerful of you have only a fraction of the powers your ancestors possessed. Someday, all that will change. Two boys will be born, alike, and yet unlike in many ways. Their birth will signify the return of our once great race and they will command all the powers of their ancestors. One day, however, the boys will make a choice. Both will sacrifice their young lives, one seeking to end the world, the other seeking to save it. This is destiny. This is fact. I have seen it happen with my own eyes. The boys will be born with the mark of the crescent moon, which signifies their destinies. One is Lucifer, the Morning Star, who shall bring about the day of destruction. The other is Hesperus, the Evening Star, who will end the day of destruction and bring about the night of tranquility. Two boys. One fate. The mark of the crescent moon will signify their arrival."
Jason Timothy Dodd was born on April 30th 1994, with the mark of the crescent moon on both his palms.
Damian David Rayne was born on April 30th 2000, with the mark of the crescent moon on the backs of both his hands.
The Story of Eclipse
On April 30th, 1994, a woman named Stephanie Dodd gave birth to a baby boy. She never told anyone who the father was, not even her brother, Richard. The boy was named Jason. But the birth was anything but ordinary, because Ricky and Steph weren't human. They were fundamentalists, born with natural superhuman abilities. They expected Jason to be born with the powers typical of their kind. What they didn't expect was for the child to be the prophesised chosen one, the one who would someday save the world, at the cost of his own life. But the dual crescent-moon birthmarks on Jason's palms gave away his true nature: he was the chosen one, fated to be one of the most powerful men on Earth, but also destined to die at a young age.
Ricky and Steph were part of an acrobatic circus act based in Vine City, so Jason was raised within the circus. As he grew up, he excelled at gymnastic and acrobatic feats, due in part to his subconscious control over gravity. He also proved himself to be something of a prodigy, as despite the fact that he was home-schooled by his Uncle, Jason became an incredibly intelligent boy. He was also quite a talented inventor from a young age and even went so far as to create a few gadgets to assist his parents in their act.
As soon as Jason was old enough to understand, he was told of his destiny. His mother and uncle saw no reason in keeping it from him. This was a blessing, in a way, as Jason grew up with the belief that every day could be his last and he should live every day accordingly. There was never a wasted moment with Jason, every second of his life had a purpose. This is a philosophy Jason holds onto throughout his life, despite the fact that it doesn't give him much of a social life. At the age of 8, Ricky and Steph started including Jason in their act. But at the age of 10, the boy's life was changed forever.
On April 30th, 2004, Jason's 10th birthday, his parents died. In the middle of a death defying stunt, his parents lost consciousness and plummeted to the ground. Everyone else assumed the fall killed them, but Jason knew otherwise. He was watching the routine and, as they fell to the ground, he slowed their fall with his powers. They shouldn't have died... But they did. No cause of death was ever found. Jason was distraught. He fled from the circus and unleashed his power upon the city. He continued his rampage until one day, he was stopped by a stranger. This stranger taught Jason the values of a hero and that, instead of giving into the pain caused by the death of his parents, he should use it as a motivator to help others, so that no-one else would have to feel his pain. Through the man's teachings, Jason decided to take up a superhero persona and, taking his name from him birthmarks, embarked upon his career as Eclipse.
He lived on the streets, rarely washing and only eating whatever food he was given by grateful citizens. Jason Dodd the boy was now missing, presumed dead, but Vine City had itself a new protector, the crimson avenger: Eclipse. Many citizens were able to piece together the obvious clues, but none interfered. Though many were aware that the child of the Dodd's had become a costumed vigilante, they decided that it was for the best. After all, the boy had no known living relatives and he was making a real difference to the city with his heroics. Better for him to live the life of a hero than go into foster care. Over a year later, Eclipse's life changed yet again. He was found by his people.
The fundamentalists took him to the City of Eden, a place hidden deep under the Grand Canyon. There, Eclipse met Mother Nature. But here he also discovered what his people were really like. They were arrogant and self-important, treating human kind as little more than cattle. As someone who had dedicated himself to protecting heroes, Eclipse could not accept this point of view. When he spoke up, the so called "wise" members of his race scoffed and patronised the boy, acting as though he was merely a foolish child. But Jason was a very intelligent boy. He did not take well to being patronised. He left the City of Eden to return to his home, shunning the rest of his kind and blocking them out of his life. Before he left, he told the wise ones one piece of information, which troubles them to this day. "You say humans are inferior because they are weak, that our people are more powerful than they could possibly imagine. You forget that I have power beyond your wildest dreams. So, how should I treat you?"
For the next few years, Jason remained the protector of Vine City. At the age of 15, he met a group of likeminded heroes. All were summoned to Vine City Jail by the supervillain called Madros, who was searching for a worthy apprentice. They were: Arach-Knight, wise cracking teen with spider-like powers; Solor, a survivor born of a different race on a different world; Emerald Lantern, latest recruit for the Green Lantern Corps; Sicily Boss, a deadly character with a bark as bad as her bite; and CellPhoneGirl, an innocent young girl, new to the world of superheroics. When all of the six had taken their place, Madros set off his trap, detonating the prison. The criminals were set loose and the group of teen heroes had to work together to hold them back. During these events, Jason discovered the shocking truth that Madros was behind the death of his parents. After the jailbreak, the group decided to band together and set up base in Vine City as the Vine Titans, with Eclipse as their leader.
The original team didn't last for long, but a new wave soon arrived. Before long only CellPhoneGirl and Eclipse remained out of the six founders. Jason, in the end, couldn't handle the strain of leading a team. It was too constricting, prevented him from being able to do his own thing. There were too many wasted moments when he was team leader. So, he left, seeking to leave Vine City for an entirely new home. But he was stopped by the criminal Madros. Ambushed and defeated, Eclipse was injected with nano-bots, designed to kill him and then self-terminate, leaving no trace. The same way his parents were murdered. Eclipse was forced to work for the madman under the threat that he would detonate the nano-bots. For a long while, Eclipse did all his master commanded, even fighting the hero Gerald the Sloth and joining Invado of Per, a team led by the villain Dreadmaster. Then, Madros commanded Eclipse to infiltrate the Vine Titans.
Jason made his way into Vine Titans Tower, but as soon as he did, disaster struck. The Titan called Moonglow accidentally hurled the team back through time, to World War 2. Forced to fight for his life with some of the new recruits, Jason soon rediscovered his inner hero. Upon returning to the present day, to find that Moonglow was dead, Eclipse left the team again, so he could settle things with Madros. He confronted the villain in his lair and used his power to destroy the support beams that held the base up at the same time that Madros activated the nano-bots. But at that moment, three of the Vine Titans, CellPhoneGirl, War Killer and Uchiha Hotaru, arrived to try and save Eclipse. They all escaped the base, but Jason was dying. Knowing that Nighthunter, an authority on nano-bots, could save his life, Jason teleported to Ice Dragon Island, where Jake Hamilton, the Nighthunter, saved his life. From that moment, Nighthunter became Eclipse's mentor, unintentionally becoming the father figure Jason had lacked throughout his life. On his 16th birthday, Nighthunter gave Jason the gift of a nano-suit, similar to his own.
Eclipse served with the Ice Dragons for a while, but deep down he knew that they weren't his real family. After an adventure in which Jason encountered a future incarnation of himself, the future Eclipse warned Jason that he should return to his family, or the consequences would be dire. So, with little other choice in the matter, he left the Ice Dragons, but still maintained a close relationship with Jake, his teacher. Eclipse met up with the Titans next during an earthquake disaster in Vine City, but never attempted to rejoin the team. However, he met a girl named Talon, who was using the alias of Fulcrum at the time, and after a bout of amnesia on Fuclrum's part, Jason tried to help her rediscover who she really was. But when he found out the truth himself, he wasn't too happy.
Shortly afterwards Jason was recruited to lead a strike team into the headquarters of the Order of Santa Camisia, to retrieve the bodies of Sha and Sovereign Son. As the latter was the mentor of his mentor, Eclipse saw it as his duty to accept. It didn't take long for the team to be located by the Order and soon Eclipse and War Killer came face-to-face with Talon. But shockingly, she saved War Killer's life, simultaneously betraying the Order. Gambler, the leader of the Order, came down upon the three heroes with his powerful rage. They put up a good fight, but oddly, as soon as Eclipse made physical contact with the King of Kings, his nano-suit teleported him away to a power-negating room. A video recording from Nighthunter explained this was a fail-safe, as Jason was not ready to contend with a threat like Gambler. But soon a more powerful threat entered the room: Final Arrow. The evil creature proceeded to tell Eclipse that he expected great things, and also that he would be seeing a lot of him in the future.
Fundamentalists are called so because they can control the fundamental forces of nature. Most Fundamentalists can only control one or two fundamental forces, usually gravity or electromagnetism, but Eclipse has the power to control all four. He has the potential to become as powerful as Father Time and Mother Nature, unlocking the key to immortality as they have. Unfortunately, his destiny means that immortality is pretty useless. Nonetheless, Eclipse does have four powers at his disposal:
GravityGravitational Force Manipulation:
Like most Fundamentalists, Jason was born with the ability to control the force of gravity. Due to training from his parents he has learned to utilize this power in many ways. Firstly, Eclipse is almost constantly using this power subconsciously, allowing him to be light on his feet and more agile than any ordinary human. He can use gravity to increase the power of his physical attacks and even levitate himself and other objects. His powers work on two main fields, personal gravity fields and general gravity fields. By focusing on an individual gravity field he can affect that individual/object, allowing him to do anything from making them heavier/lighter to levitating them or even crushing them into a tiny mass. By affecting the general gravity field of Earth, Eclipse can control the environment, causing everything to fall up to the ceiling or any other point he chooses. He can make everything lighter/heavier and turn off gravity completely. Effectively, Jason's control over gravity is a form of telekinesis. Recently he has started implementing this power as a way of enhancing his strength.
ElectromagnetismElectromagnetic Force Manipulation:
This is a power used by fewer Fundamentalists, but is still relatively common. It allows control over the force of electromagnetism. Eclipse could use this to magnetically levitate/throw metal items around, but with his control over gravity this is unnecessary. He focuses more on the electrical aspect of it. This can range from creating electrical sparks, to full currents of electricity, to summoning the power of lightning. There are also a few more specific uses to his power, of which he has only exhibited one so far: teleportation. By focusing on the electrons which make up his body or the bodies of those around him, Jason can accelerate those electrons past light speed, allowing teleportation through time and space. However, due to negative encounters with time travel, Jason avoids that aspect and focuses instead on teleporting through space. Another specified use was exhibited by his grandfather, the Thunderbird. Thunderbird was blinded early in his life and used his electromagnetic force control as a way of sensing the electrical activity around him, seeing without eyes. A more obvious use is an electromagnetic pulse, which Jason recently implemented against the villain DaggerKlutz.
Nuclear Strong and Nuclear Weak Forces:
These two powers work in tandem with each other, mostly, but Eclipse has not yet mastered any use of them, due to the obvious lack of a teacher. However, Mother Nature used this power to permanently bind the molecules which made up Jason's signature extensible bo-staff, hence making the staff indestructible on a molecular level. Recently, Eclipse has explored these powers a little more and can now create a Nuclear forcefield that will nullify the strong force on anything it makes contact with. Also, after being summoned to do battle with Ninjans, Eclipse used the same method as Mother Nature once did in order to make his own body indestructable. His skin is now inpenetrable, though his bones and organs remain mostly the same as before, albeit slightly more durable.
Abilities and Equipment
When Jason first became a superhero he had barely any control over his powers, so he had to rely on his abilities and equipment to gain the upper hand. Many of these gadgets are no longer used, as Jason places more trust in his powers. As a inventing prodigy, Eclipse was able to create a variety of crime fighting gadgets:
Jason's most used gadgets, these crescent-shaped pieces of red metal act as multi-purpose boomerangs. With his control over gravity, Eclipse can influence the flight of his crescent-rangs. Their uses include grapplying-rangs, flash-bang-rangs, electroshock-rangs and many more. (NOT IN USE)
Jason's boots contain a large metal plate hidden in the sole and toe, adding extra power to his kicks.
Jason developed tracers as a child, which he can plant on enemies and track using a tracking device on his belt.
Jason had upgraded his motorcycle, christening his creation Thunderbird in his grandfather's honor. The new bike is faster than the old one, with crescent-rangs loaded within, ready to fire, along with a multitude of other useful gadgets. (NOT IN USE)
An extensible bo-staff, able to shrink down to an inch or extend up to six feet, Jason has been using his staff as a weapon for years, becoming quite adept in using it. Also, the staff has been 'blessed' by Mother Nature, who used her powers over the Nuclear forces to make it indestructible on a molecular level. (NOT IN USE)
A birthday present from his mentor, Nighthunter, Eclipse has a nano-suit in place of a superhero costume, one which takes on a new form by responding to Jason's thoughts. Currently Eclipse uses a costume he came up with on his own, signifying his new role as a leader of heroes.
From the Crater, his base in Vine City, Eclipse is able to monitor all criminal activity from his newest invention: Big Bro. It consists of a circular metal plate surrounded by multiple flat-screen-monitors, which rotate around the plate on rings. The device can only be activated by Eclipse's nano-suit and works thanks to a series of tiny cameras Eclipse placed at strategic points throughout the city, allowing him to watch out for crime and, sometimes, use his powers to stop crime without even having to leave the Crater.
While under Madros' power, Eclipse was forced to use the villain's weapon of choice, a broadsword. Taking inspiration from his new mentor, Nighthunter's sword, Eclipse had his own weapon made. It is a large, heavy sword, but also light due to Jason's power over gravity. Unless he wills it, only another Fundamentalist would be able to lift the sword. Eclipse often creates a Nuclear forcefield around the blade, so anything it comes into contact with will be separated on a molecular level. The sword itself is also indestructable.
Jason has picked up a lot of hand-to-hand skills from his time on the streets of Vine City, and his skills were fine-tuned by Nighthunter to make Eclipse a powerful hand-to-hand adversary, even without his powers. His fighting style relies mostly on speed and particularly kicks, along with blows from his staff. Nowadays Eclipse has learned to use his gravity powers to increase the strength of his blows.
Eclipse was born a child prodigy, developing quite an impressive mind despite never going to school. He is a keen inventor and excellent strategist, often using his brains to outsmart the foes even his impressive powers can't beat.
Geraldthesloth - When under Madros' control, Eclipse fought the hero archer known as Geraldthesloth. Early on in the battle, Eclipse's left forearm was pierced by an arrow, a cut which remains visible to this day.
Uchiha NeVann - In the first round of the King of the Vine tournament, Eclipse went up against Uchiha NeVann. After a long battle with the Shinobi, Jason was defeated when NeVann summoned a powerful air pulse, which exploded on contact with Eclipse and splintered the skin and flesh of his chest. The Teen Wonder retains several scars on his chest from this encounter.
Warsman - When Kaligar Roxom declared war on the planet, Eclipse was one of the heroes who went to meet him. Eventually, Warsman flew straight at Eclipse as the young hero summoned a field that would separate the atoms of anything that touched it. Warsman lost an arm, but a splintered bone penetrated the field and created a scar running horizontally across the right side of Jason's neck.
DaggerKlutz - While fighting the leader of the Vine Syndicate for a remote that would end the mind control the villain had over the entire planet, DaggerKlutz fired a barrage of energy bullets near the end of the fight. Many of these wounds healed but one burrowed its way into Eclipse's right shoulder, leaving a deep, hollow, round scar.
(as an NPC)
And many more!