By Butterguy 2 Comments
Name: Emanuel Salas
Ability: Enhanced synesthesia/Sound manipulation
Emanuel Salas' first memory was one of his worst. As his family crossed the border into the United States from Mexico, a border patrol guard captured him and his little brother. He watched the rest of his family get shot and killed. Another moment made that day unforgettable when the border officer shot the gun next to Emanuel's left ear, causing him to go permanently deaf in one ear. Emanuel and his brother were then sent away to an orphanage, where his brother soon joined a gang to keep his brother alive. However, Emanuel's brother was killed in his imitation stage, and the young deaf boy was now alone. Until, when outside one day, Emanuel starts to see colors, but in a different way. These colors were coming from sounds and from the emotions of others. When a little boy cried, Emanuel could see a sorrow blue and when a little girl laughed a faint pink arose, but what did this mean.
As years went by, Emanuel started to make more sense of his ability, eventually losing about 75% more of his hearing in the other ear. He learned how to absorb this energy from emotions and sounds and could do things, but his best thing he could do was fly.
He learned how to take the sound waves and use them as a hovering device to make him float in the air. Of course, he did this alone and kept it a secret, also plotting an awful revenge for something.
Emanuel also discovered how to use different sound waves to mask himself and become invisible, while also learning how to use people's emotions for energy himself, which he could blast on his own for a weapon. (For his knowledge in all of the emotions, eventually Emanuel was chosen to become a White Lantern however, his darkness caused to overload and his mind was shattered with different, unwanted emotions, which eventually caused him to decline the ring.)
With his new abilities, Emanuel slaughtered the gang who killed his brother, and made his way over the border by using his powers. Life became easier when Emanuel discovered he could use his synesthesia to control people's emotions, as he made plenty of people do his bidding, eventually arriving in Metropolis, to take on the greatest hero, Superman.
For Emanuel, he knew he could defeat Superman, but had to keep under a guise. Using an outfit of an owl, an animal of the night and silence, he became Burrowing (a type of Mexican owl, he was used to seeing growing up.)
However, it was not Superman that Burrowing challenged, it was Butterguy, a silly man, with a silly name. There was no way a boy with butterfly wings could defeat a man with the ability to control all sound and emotion.
However, there was much more in store for Burrowing, and he didn't know how powerful, Butterguy really was.