Super Name: Scorn
Real Name: A.L.E.X. Y
Hair Color: Black
Super Power Origin: Genetic manipulation
Powers/Mutation: DNA spliced with amphibian traits: regeneration, enhanced agility, speed, and strength, super senses, amphibious breathing, claws, wall-climbing; anti-telepathic intrusion implant, minor self-hypnotic ability
Weaknesses: Hypersensitivity to cold temperatures, light, sound, and pain, awkward situations, bad luck
Appearance: Pointed ears, black sclera, secondary, transparent lids, black claws, sharp incisors, body mostly hairless
Place of Birth: Switzerland
Alexander Steele, Rex Donovan
Occupation(s): Handyman, mercenary
Weapon(s): Two combat knives with brass knuckles
After their ninth month at a secret YOUgenics facility, the twins ALEX X and ALEX Y were delivered from a synthetic womb and given to an interim foster family. The two were raised by Dr. Karl Lehmann and his wife but continually were sent to the laboratory in Switzerland for examination. ALEX Y was more seen by the scientists to monitor his unusual and controlled genetic growth. It was difficult to separate the siblings even in their early years.
When ALEX X was thirteen she discovered what they were doing to her brother. ALEX Y was subjected to experimentation involving chemical hypnosis, violent exercises of combat in his chemical trance, and constant genetic alterations. She informed her horror stricken foster mother who then smuggled the two out of the country to the United States.
ALEX Y took on the name Alexander Steele as a US citizen, but operated beyond the law under the alias of Scorn. He set up a repair workshop in the city with a basement devoted to special equipment and considers himself a "black market handyman".
Scorn is a synthetic mutate, and his DNA was spliced with animal characteristics, namely amphibian DNA. This gives him heightened agility and senses and he is also capable of rapid regeneration and amphibious breathing. His unusual features include black eyes with a set transparent lids, webbing between his fingers and toes, black claws, point ears, and elongated canines.
the feeling or belief that someone or something is worthless or despicable; contempt: I do not wish to become the object of scorn | [ in sing. ] : a general scorn for human life.
• [ in sing. ] archaic a person viewed with such feeling: a scandal and a scorn to all who look on thee.
• archaic a statement or gesture indicating such feeling.
verb [ with obj. ]
feel or express contempt or derision for: I was routinely ridiculed and scorned by conservatives and liberals alike.
• reject (something) in a contemptuous way: opponents scorned his offer to negotiate.
• [ no obj., with infinitive ] refuse to do something because one is too proud: at her lowest ebb, she would have scorned to stoop to such tactics.