The Aces- Inner Circle

Biography

 Former Crimelord
Knox is the current crimelord in town. Before his arrival the city's underworld was in total chaos. The criminal underworld was divided into different gangs and criminal organisations. The bosses of these groups weren't too fond of each other, always looking for a way to kill one another so he/she could take over their turf. As a result the town was plagued by constant gang wars. Knox was able to kill a few of these bosses and earn the loyalty of the others. He managed to unify all the different gangs and criminals and mold them into his liking. He dubbed this new group of individuals The Aces 
 
The Aces is a massive operation, controlling one third of North America's criminal activity. Knox treats every member as invaluable, everyone has their value. He acts as somewhat of a father figure towards the younger gang members. Having had a rough life himself, Knox can relate to the troubled youth. When confronted with a youth that wants to join his organisation, Knox will talk him out of it. He wants to spare the new generation the troubles he had.
 
The criminal organisation has different branches. A blackmailing branche, a smuggling branche etc. Knox's closest associates are called the Inner Circle. They are a group of few of the most skilled and powerful criminals in the world. Knox would meet with them every month to update on the situation. 
 

Leader

Name: Basil Lin 
Age: 22
Height: 6'2, while armored 9'11
Weight: 200 lbs, while armored 3650 lbs
Aliases: Knox, The Greedy One, Bass
Former Position: Gang member of the Iron Dragons  
Powers & Abillities: Genius Intellect, Fighter, Wears Powered Armor
Bio: Not much is known about Basil's history. He used to be a member of one of the weaker gangs: the Iron Dragons. Most of the time the dragons didn't do anyone harm, they hung out most of the time. One day a gang war broke out between the Franchetti Family, the Pitbulls, the Killers and the Police. A lot of people were killed in the crossfire, including the Iron Dragons. Basil was shot and fell into a coma. When he awoke crime had flooded the city. Basil seeing how things had gotten out of hand, decided to take matters in his own hands. He worked his way up in the criminal business for three years, then he killed the crimelord and unified the rest of the criminals. 
 

Members -  Under Construction

 
Name: James Briggs
Age: 28
Height: 6'3, Empowered 7'1
Weight: 225 lbs, Empowered 820 lbs 
Aliases: Briggs, Bricks
Former Position: Smuggler of the Pittbulls

Powers & Abillities: Fighter, Superhuman Strength, Durability and Stamina
Bio: James Briggs is a mutant with the ability to transform his body into organic stone granting him superhuman strength. He manifested his powers at the age of 12 in front of his peers. The peers seeing him as a freak shunned him and Briggs turned to a life of crime. Briggs used to be a weapons smuggler for the Pitbulls. A married man and loving father of 3 children, Briggs had a simple life. One day when an enemy gang targeted the families of other gangs, Briggs family was also targeted. He rushed home just in time to see his family being saved by Basil. Since then Briggs has become a loyal surbodinate and friend of him.
  

 
Name: Edward Brown
Age: 26
Height: 6'2, Empowered 6'11
Weight: 230 lbs, Empowered 865 lbs  
Aliases: Eddy
Former Position: Strongman of the Pittbulls

Powers & Abillities: Fighter, Superhuman Strength, Durability and Stamina
Bio: Edward Brown is the best friend of James Briggs. They both activated their powers at the same time and both their powers are similair, making them feel connected in a way. A joker, Eddy is a foli for the more serious Briggs. Eddy has been involved with the underworld since he was 15, his powers to turn into stone made him a valuable strongman and extortionist. One day when his boss had a meeting with the leader of the Sisterhood, a rival gang, Eddy was appointed bodyguard. When he was there he fell head over heels for the leader of the Sisterhood, The Red Queen Tamera Jones. After seeing his best friend and the woman of his dreams join Basil, he also joined. From that point one Eddy has become a dear friend of Basil. 

 
Name: Alexi Nikolai
Age: 324
Height: 6'0
Weight: 185 lbs
Aliases: The Gunslinger, Alex Nicols
Former Position: Leader of the Midnight Sons

Powers & Abillities: Genius Intellect, Fighter & Marksman, Healing Factor, Superhuman Strength, Durability and Stamina
Bio: A vampire born in Russia. Alexi lived a veryluxurious life, until he was lynched by the villagers.. Alexi left Europe and traveled to America during the 19th Century. When he arrived in America he took up gunslinging from the locals in town. Alexi grew to love the WIld West and would still think back at the time when he was still a gunslinger. Because of his vampirism Alexi couldn't live in the sun, something that left him bitter. Decades went by and he established a gang called the Midnight Sons, all fellow vampires. One day they were apporached by Basil. By using his technologival intellect he forged a ring that would make it possible for the vampires to walk around in daylight. Alexi promised Basil his services.
 
Name: Yoko Yamashiro
Age: 25
Height: 5'4
Weight: 108 lbs
Aliases: Lady Y, Slave number 17
Former Position: Slave of the Yakuza

Powers & Abillities: Genius Intellect, Fighter & Marksman,
Bio: A slave just like her mother, Yoko was born into slavery. Her mother not wanting her duagther to experience the same horrors she did, tried her best to protect her daughter. She escaped the yakuza, but the bosses eventually caught up to her. The Yakuza bosses killed her mother and  would use Yoko for all their dirtiest fantasies. Yoko angry and bitter at the Yakuza for killing her mother and making her life a living hell, swore revenge. But she couldn't do anything, until one day Basil entered the building and crippled the bosses. Moving in for the finishing blow, Basil was stopped by Yoko who wanted to kill them herself. Basil impressed by her actions and beauty let her have her way. Since then Yoko has been loyal to Basil.

 
Name: Tamera Jones
Age: 30
Height: 5'8
Weight: 123 lbs
Aliases: The Red Queen
Former Position: Leader of the Sisterhood

Powers & Abillities:  Fighter, Marksman & Demolitions Expert
Bio: Tamera Jones is a demolitions expert and leader of the all-girl gang the Sisterhood. She used to work closely with the former crimelord, but he double crossed her and took over her turf so he could build a shopping mall. Tamera Jones angry at him for betraying her planted several bombs in the mall. On the day of the gran opening she detonated them all, destroying the building before any person could enter it. The crimelord immediately knowing who was behnd it started an all-out war with Tamera, during which he killed her friends and family. When Basil took over he ceased the war, gave Tamera her ground back and invited her to join his ''family''. She gladly accepted.
 
Name: Angelo Franchetti 
Age: 34
Height: 6'2
Weight: 172 lbs
Aliases: Specs, Glasses
Former Positon: Tech expert of the Franchetti Family

Powers & Abillities: Genius Intellect
Bio: Angelo was a child prodigy born into a maffia family, he was destined to take up his father's position as boss of the Franchetti family. Angelo didn't like this very much and would rather concentrate on his experiments. So it was eventually his brother who took up the mantle. Angelo was an valuable asset for his family, developing major technical weapons. One day his lab was raided and Angelo was blinded by acid and his brother was killed. After the whole ordeal Angelo was bitter, he had lost his brother and  was blind. He knew how to reverse the process but none of his assistants were smart enough to figure his notes out, until Basil used his expertise to make him a special visor which he could use to see again. After that  he pledged his loyalty to Basil.
 
Name: William Pierce   
Age: 36
Height: 5'11
Weight: 150 lbs
Aliases: Skull, Bill
Former Positon: Assistant of the former Crimelord

Powers & Abillities: Genius Intellect, Master manipulator& Torturer
Bio:  When William was young he was a chess prodigy.  William is a man who loves challenges, after a succesful professional chess career of 8 years, William decided he wanted more. He sought out the utlimate thrill and turned to a life of crime. He planned his raids with pinpoint accuracy, this attracted the attention of the crimelord. He employed William as his personal assistant. When Basil took over the underworld, he killed the crimelord. According to the other crimelords, William was next in line to take over the empire. Basil knew this and challenged William to a chess match. basil won and William decided to follow Basil.
  
Name: Adam Fester 
Age: 29
Height: 7'9
Weight: 445 lbs
Aliases: Rayza, The Animal
Former Positon: Cage Fighter for the House of Pain

Powers & Abillities: Fighter, Healing Factor, Superhuman Strength, Durability and Stamina
Bio: Adam used to be a hooligan hailing from London. One day he was kidnapped and injected with a mutagenic that transformed him into a reptillian monster, he was then forced into cage fights.  Week after week Adam had to fight another monster like him to survive. Years went by and Adam was shipped to America, he became a hit in the underground fighting world. One day Basil was beaten up by the owner of the House of Pain and thrown into the cage of Adam. Adam not wanting to hurt a human, helped Basil escape. Basil asked Adam to come along but he was too ashamed of himself. When Basil established himself as the new crimelord, he recruited Adam and promised him he would find a cure for his condition someday. 

Name: Louis James Henderson
Age: 23
Height: 5'9
Weight: 134 lbs
Aliases: LJ, Jaws
Former Positon: Drugsdealer  of the Sweet Street Hustlers
Powers & Abillities: Genius Intellect , Chemical Specialist, Feels no Pain
Bio: The latest member of theInner Circle. A brilliant chemist, Louis used his expertise with chemicals to come up with the lates drugs. He tested most of the drugs on himself, during one of these trips he viled his teeth to sharp edges. One day Louis had developed a new drug and decided to test it out with his friends. They injected themselves with the drug. After a few minutes Louis didn't feel anything, but his friends did. All of Louis's friends started killing themselves.  Louis had to watch in horror as al his friends took their own lives. Hearing from this tragedy Knox invited Louis to join his group, Louis accepted.

 
Name: Marco Chevalier
Age: 41
Height: 6'3
Weight: 165 lbs
Aliases: Too many to List
Former Positon: Con Artist

Powers & Abillities: Genius Intellect, Knife Fighter, Master of Disguise & Deception
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