Friday, July 4, 2014

1st Generation

            A super's name is not the one they are given at birth, but the one they choose when they reach the age of reason. These are the names of the children of Silent Knight.

(from oldest to youngest) -
Aquario, Ares, Flicker and Hat-Trick

            Aquario possesses the power to create and manipulate water. This ability grows more powerful over the years, when he discovers how to separate the hydrogen atoms from the oxygen and accelerate them to explosive potential. He is a character hybrid of Aquaman and Gambit.

         Ares' powers are the embodiment of the word super human. He is incredibly strong, he can fly and he breaths fire. The last power contributes to his charred, black teeth. Although, he has super human abilities, he is still human. A bullet will not kill him, but it will pierce his skin. He is a character hybrid of Hawkman and Superman.

         Flicker possesses the power of flight and the ability to emit a burning, hot light that blinds anyone who looks at it. This light will not blind her because of her orange and black eyes. They were something she was self conscious of as a child but now just another thing she has grown to embrace. Her similarities to Ares' abilities are what make them very close siblings as they grow up. She is a character hybrid of Black Canary and Pheonix.

Noun: hat trick - three consecutive scores by one player or three scores in one game.

          Hat-Trick's powers allow him to create anything he can imagine. However, he's limited to the creation of only three charms at a time. So, while most super heroes choose their own names, Hat-Trick, was a nickname from his siblings. The three charms he manifests most often are his three most loyal imaginary friends: Roosevelt ( or Rose, for short ) the teddy bear from his childhood; Soft-Snout, the dog he always wanted; and Kerry James, a guy kind of like his own Tyler Durden. The flying carpet was a birthday gift from mom. Hat-Trick is a character hybrid of Doctor Strange and Green Lantern.

( 30 years later ... )

 Aquario was the only child old enough to do hero work with Silent Knight before he retired. So like his dad, he still takes his work very seriously. He lived on land while he was doing hero work in the city. But, some years later he led the fight to reclaim Atlantis for his people. They had become refugees in their own home after it was lost in the Treaty of the Gauntlet. Now he resides there as its' ruler. The Alliance of Super Citizens were outraged by his violation of the treaty and did not support his intentions to rebuild his home. Aquario is no longer considered a member of the Alliance. Now, he rarely comes ashore and only in the moonlight. The sea is his domain.

 Although, Ares was trained by Silent Knight, he did all of his early hero work under Aquario's wing. They were effective and often successful, whenever they could get along. But, Ares always had a tendency to take things too far. There were times when battles were almost lost solely because the two were in disagreement of shoot 'em down or lock 'em up. Even the addition of Flicker could not ease the friction between them. This led to Aquario doing more solo work while Ares and Flicker patrolled the skies. Ares now lives downtown in a home the city pays for. He's been able to make his hero work his only job, therefore, abandoning any use of his civilian identity. He rarely takes off the cape and tights anymore, he says they've just become who he is. And because, the city pays for his amenities, this luxury comes at a price of absolute obedience to those who write the checks. The papers may still write his hero story, but some members of the Alliance just see him as a mercenary.

 Flicker received her training from both Aquario and Ares when she joined their hero work. Despite being a powerful super, she was fickle when choosing sides in their arguments. Often times her decision was not based on which one was right or wrong, but which one she thought had the most chance of winning. When Aquario went solo, she and Ares continued to fly side by side. They still team up to do work, but since Ares gained government sponsorship, they are seen together less often. Some of this is due to Felicity's (Flicker's) day job as a news anchor of a television and radio show that promotes the opinions and sometimes, propaganda of the Alliance. She now reports on hero work around the world, and withholds the stories that are not in accordance with the image that the Alliance wants to have.

Hat-Trick was the last to leave home. And so, during his teenage years of development, he was able to get some one on one time with dad. Silent Knight used this time to focus on training Hat-Trick's mind, rather than his body. He wanted him to have the mind of a detective, instead of a soldier. Ofcoarse, there was some physical training, but most of the time that was when Aquario would come to visit and contribute a lesson or two to Hat-Trick's education. In his studies, Hat-Trick  gravitated toward the subjects of philosophy and law. This was a stepping stone to him receiving his law degree and starting his own practice in the heart of the city, all while writing several books that commentate on the social order of supers who think they're above or beneath the legal system. Hat-Trick did some hero work under the wing of Aquario, but discovered he really didn't want to make it his life, like the others did. He preferred making a difference while standing before a judge and jury. And so, when the Alliance offered him a membership, he declined.

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