Name: Charles Barnes
Codename: War Killer
Aliases: Warrior Killer, WK, Boyscout, Charlie, Hero, Wars, Chuck, Star-Spangled Hero, War Frog
Eyes: Green (Wears Glasses)
Weight: 200 lbs.
Identity: Secret (known to certain Government agents and other superheroes)
Occupation: Superhero, Adventurer , Soldier
Place of Birth: New York, NY (Earth-615)
Group Affiliation: None. Formally: Vine Titans, Champions of Peace
Known Relatives: James Buchanan Barnes (father, deceased), Natalia Alianovna Romanova Barnes (mother, deceased), George M. Barnes (grandfather, deceased), Winnifred C. Barnes (grandmother, deceased), Unnamed grandparents (presumed deceased), Rebecca P. Barnes Proctor (aunt, deceased)
Abilities: See Below
Marital Status: Engaged to Katherine Faith
Official Look: Captain Rex
Fighting AbilitiesTrained by his father and mother thanks to their military and espionage training, as well as his training gained from his teacher, Master Yu and his training he learned while in the Initiative, Charles, knowing he has no super-human abilities to speak of, has trained his body well in multiple forms of combat and fighting styles, making himself ready to face whatever evil forces he may come across while fighting for truth and justice.
Hand to Hand Combat: Trained in the fighting forms of Boxing, Karate, and Jujitsu, Charles has trained his body well, normally getting up close and personal to his opponents, using his fists and feet to take down his target quick and easy with fast punches and gabs, along with using acrobatic abilities combined with kicks from the foot. His parents being soldiers, he has been taught to that when in battle, there is never such a thing as a “fair fight” and has trained himself to use whatever methods it takes to defeat an opponent, using a form of dirty fighting of his own style at times to take down foes swiftly.
“Winging It”: This is a term Charles uses for a special fighting style he has slowly developed, normally using it against opponents that outnumber or out power him, Charles using a random mixture of his surroundings, skills, and weaponry as he tries to “think outside the triangle” and thinking on his feet to find the easiest way to take down his opponent(‘s) by catching them by surprise with his actions. The main downside to this style is that it regularly leads to Charles over/under thinking or making bad calculations, leading to getting injured himself or to his plans backfiring altogether.
Along with his fighting abilities, Charles has been trained in other forms of fighting skills, along with being a trained pilot.
Samurai Training: Spending most of his youth in Japan under the teaching of Master Samurai Chin Yu, Charles has skilled in the ways of the sword, becoming a skilled Samurai and swordsmen, in fact because of his skills, he was given the name “Warrior Killer” because no matter how many foes he faced, they always fell at his blade, this name would eventually be shorted slightly as his superhero codename, “War Killer.” Other than his shield, Charles’ favorite weapon in combat is a sword.
Gymnastics Training: Trained by his parents, and strengthened during his training in the Initiative, Charles is a very skilled athlete and gymnast, training his body up to being as durable and flexible, along with agile and having great agility as possible, placing his skills up with those of an Olympic athlete.
Black Ops Training: Thanks to his mother being a former Russian KGB super-spy, she trained her son in the ways of espionage and stealth. Added by the training he received from Master Yu, Charles is a skilled and stealthy spy. Though he rarely uses his espionage training while out as a hero, he uses these skills more now after joining the military as a way to give back to his country like his father; the skills come in handy during stealth missions, especially in foreign countries.
Pilot Training: His father being a skilled pilot, trained Charles in how to fly a jet, making him a skilled pilot himself and a dangerous opponent in the air.
Languages: Because of his parents moving around a lot during his childhood, Charles is fluent in a variety of different languages such as:
No Super-Human Abilities: Though he comes from a world full of and works side by side with people who have all sorts of powers and abilities, Charles doesn’t have any super-human abilities to speak of, making him much easier to getting hurt while in battle, along with healing from injuries slower than most of his fellow heroes.
Possible Mental Breakdown: Being mentally scared by the death of his parents and loss of his home world, Charles as become paranoid of losing the remaining people he cares and loves for (Examples: Talon, the girl he loves. Eclipse and CellPhoneGirl, two of his closest friends.), which makes him possibly mentally unstable due to no one really knowing how much more loss he can take before he’s pushed over the edge.
The Liberation Armor: Shortly after leaving the C.O.P. Charles began upgrading his suit, moving away from the traditional spandex and to a more armored exo-suit. With this new suit he is not better equipped to do battle with the criminals in Vine City, making him more prepared to take on any threats he may come to face while in the field.
1. Helmet: Contains various technology such as:
- HUD (Heads Up Display)
- Night Vision
- X-Ray Vision
- Heat Vision
- Auto-Targeting System
- Limited oxygen supply
2. Chest Plate: Plated with a light-weight, but durable, titanium-like alloy that is able to stop most bullets and knifes, and resistant to certain ballistic missiles.
3. Forearms: Grants the wearer the ability to lift up to 1700 lbs.; along with arms of the suit also contain:
- In both gloves there are small tasers built into the knuckles, putting out up to 50,000 volts.
- Sensors built into the finger tips allowing the wearing to analyze various substances; sensitive touch microphone on index and middle fingers that permits eavesdropping through solid surfaces.
- Grappling guns built into the forearms
- Launchable tracers
4. Boots: Grants the wearer greater agility, allowing him to survive high jumps without injury; allows the wearer to run up to 40mph.
5. Energy Shield: Photonic shield which is able to deflect most ballistic material, from small pistols, high-powered rifles, to even small missiles.
(NOTE: Along with these, the suit also has a build in kill-switch which can be activated from the War Room, stopping any unauthorized use of the suit.)
Trained by his father, Charles normally uses weapons in combat to aid him in battle, and has been trained to be able to use most modern weapons from firearms to defensive weapons such as shields to even blades like swords and knifes.
PX6 Single Shot Plasma Pistol: Designed to fire a special form of plasma into beams of small, but powerful, “energy bullets” for combat.
- Fires off a small, single shot beams of plasma energy that are able to burn through flesh and most metals.
- Does not require reloading.
- Must be recharged every 24 hours; any electrical outlet will do.
- Has built in palm-recognition sensors, permitting any unauthorized usage
Blue Lantern Ring: During the attack on Earth by the mighty villain known as Glucknar. Lantern rings of every color were sent out to find warriors to fight off against this evil threat. While on a mission in New York, War Killer was chosen to be a wielder of a Blue Power Ring, transforming him into a Blue Lantern of the Blue Lantern Corp, and becoming an embodiment of Hope to the universe.
Function's of the Ring: Ring’s Powers and Abilities – Blue Power Ring
(NOTE: After the Light Wars, Charles chose to keep his ring and currently keeps it in a secure location of his knowing in case he is ever required of its use in the future.
Form of Transportation
Shortly after the formation of the Champions of Peace and taking advantage of the technology he now had access to, Charles designed for himself a new vehicle, something that would get him places faster and safer than his former forms of transportation. Designing a hover car, he is now able to travel around the world in no time flat, as well as upgrading the car to have special tools and weaponry to help him in his fight against evil.
- Can reach speeds of 200mph (on land) and 140mph (in air).
- Hover propulsion technology, allowing the vehicle to soar high above the clouds.
- Reinforced armored plating, making the car much stronger, allowing it to survive major crashes and still function, as well as making it completely bullet-proof
- Auto-drive systems, allowing Charles to control the bike remotely via a controller in his belt.
- Smokescreen, for such things as quick getaways or stealth, the vehicle can release a non-toxic cloud of smoke.
- Two mini-rocket launchers built in underneath the car’s sides, right behind the two front tires.
- Can seat up to five people (two in the front, three in the back).
The Apartment: Located in Vine City, after the death of his close friend, Eclipse, Charles felt that it was now his duty to be the new protector of Vine City. Using his connections as leader of the C.O.P., Charles rented out the top floor of a five story apartment building in the city; picking this particularly building due to learning of an old bomb shelter that was long forgotten underneath the building’s foundation. Using his apartment as a front, Charles has secretly transformed the shelter into his base of operations where he now watches over all of Vine City from, as well as the rest of the world. Even after his departure from the C.O.P., this apartment continues to be his current residence.
- Charles’ Apartment: Located on the fifth floor of the building, the apartment is made up of one living/kitchen area with a refrigerator, oven, small couch, bookshelf, and a TV. There is also a small bedroom.
- Main Computer – From here War Killer is able to watch over all of Vine City as well as the rest of the world, allow him to know where he is needed should trouble arise to his attention.
- Transport Tunnel – Once an old subway tunnel that was closed off by the city years ago; since the building of his headquarters Charles rebuilt the tunnel as his means of traveling in and out of the base vie his motorcycle or car. The tunnel connects to an old warehouse just a block away from his apartment.
- Danger Room – Using the same Danger Room designs that the C.O.P. use; Charles uses this area to keep his body in shape, training with different battle simulations almost every day.
- Display Room – Located in one corner of the room are three display cases which hold War Killer’s various uniform’s he has worn during his time as a superhero.
Issue #0: The War Killer
Born to James and Natalia Barnes of Earth-615, Charles Barnes was born into a world of heroes. Years before his birth, the superhero community was divided by the Super-Human Registration Act, which forced all superheroes to reveal their secret identities to the U.S. Government. Many heroes believed this to be an attack on their rights and jeopardized the safety of their loved ones, while the rest felt that it would make heroes more accountable for their actions and in turn would save more lives. Causing a civil war within the superhero community, with one side was led by the hero known as Iron Man while the opposition was led by the hero known as Captain America, Steve Rogers, the war raged on until Rogers surrendered upon realizing that his resistance was causing more harm than good. In the end, while walking up the steps of a New York City courthouse, where he would be given a chance to speak out against the SHRA, he was assassinated.
Following the death of Steve Rogers, Steve's former partner, James "Bucky" Barnes, would go on to take up his former mentor's mantle and would become the new Captain America. It wasn't until the Earth was threatened by an invasion by the alien race known as the Skrulls that the heroes were reunited. Following the invasion, the United Nations passed the Super-Human Freedom Act, which formed a group of various key figures within the superhero community to whom other heroes could reveal their identities to without putting their loved ones in jeopardy.
Years following these events, James Barnes would be married to the heroine known as the Black Widow, and would eventually give birth to a son, Charles. Growing up idolizing his parents, Charles dreamed up being a hero, and during a trip with his parents to Japan Charles encountered a martial arts master who, after witnessing the potential in the would-be hero, agreed to train young Barnes. Years following his training, he would be given the same "Warrior Killer" for no matter how many opponents he faced, he always came out victories. Returning to the States, Charles would take this name and become the "War Killer" and would continue his training under his father.
But at the age of seventeen Charles' life would be changed forever. Driven mad by his chaotic alternate personality known as The Void, the hero known as the Sentry began a rampage through New York City. Bringing together the heroes, including Charles and his parents, he was forced to be witness as one-by-one the heroes he once looked up to were killed, including his parents. During a last ditch effort, Charles came face-to-face with the very monster than had destroyed his world, and with a single, reality-shattering punch young Barnes was sent flying through the multiverse, surviving the Sentry's punch only by the protection of his father's shield.
Finding himself transported to another universe, that in one way is very similar to his while in many others completely different. Alone and with nowhere to go, the young hero would eventually find solace in a young super-heroine known as CellPhoneGirl, with whom he found new purpose and mission. Realizing that he most likely was never going to return to his own world, alongside CellPhoneGirl, he would go on to join the team of young heroes known as the Vine Titans, with whom he would come to meet various of new friends. Years would pass as Charles continued to adjust to his new home, becoming a prominent young hero as he, and many of his fellow Titans, became a part of one of the largest superhero teams in this world's history: the Champions of Peace. With the C.O.P., Charles would go on countless missions and battle many villains, but following the death of one of his closes friends, Eclipse, and feeling partly responsible for his death, Charles left the Champions and vanished from the superhero community.Over the passing months, Charles has retired to Vine City, which at one time was under the protection of Eclipse, becoming the city's new guardian in honor of his late friend.
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