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Who are you? Sum yourself up in one sentence.

The spiffiest cape in town.

Do you have any nicknames, street names, titles, or nom de plume?

AKA "The Atomsmith"

What is your full birth name?

Quentin Quill

Where do you live?

10 mins bicycle ride from Freedom University, in a comfortable riverside house.

How old are you? What year were you born (if applicable)?

I was born in 1970, making me 40 years old.

Physical Traits

I still have a boyish look, but my body isn't young anymore. Have a slightly stocky but robust build.

What is your gender? If not applicable, please explain.


How would you describe your heritage?

Born in to a family of academics in London, direct descendant of Sir Charles Quill, admiral of the British Navy who participated in the sinking of the Spanish Armarda. It means I still have a coat of arms attatched to the Quill family.

How tall are you?

Just under 6'

What is your body type?

Stocky, and robust.

Do you have any particular weaknesses, such as allergies or physical disabilities?


How do you carry yourself? Are you graceful, or heavy on your feet? Can you be stealthy, do you walk with confidence?

I am not graceful particularly, but I carry myself with a quietly confident air of a respected academic.

Describe your skin, eye, and hair color.

Blond hair, blue eyes, light coloured skin.

How do you wear your hair, if applicable? Do you have facial hair?

I have short, slightly unruly hair. No facial hair.

Do you consider yourself attractive? Do others?

Moderately so, in a subtle way. A handsome face and charming smile.

Do you have any scars, tattoos, piercings, or birthmarks?

Of course not, they wouldn't befit a professor.

Do you resemble anyone famous?


Do you have a dominant hand?

Right handed.

What kind of clothing do you wear?

As a professor, a tweed jacket, bow tie, and smart casual clothes. As Supercape, a blue/white slightly baggy costume and hood with enormous cape that flaps magnificently. My clothes are made of an unstable molecular latice that changes cut and colour according to my psychic wishes. Meaning the cape can be enormous or more sedate when need be.

Do you wear makeup?


What is your vocal range? Is your voice distinctive in some way?

It slightly low, reassuring, slow.

Do you have any distinctive habits, nervous tics, or mannerisms? Where did they come from, and what causes them? Do other people notice and remark on these habits? Do they annoy you or other people?

I tend to hide behind my cape when I get insecure.


Where do you come from?

London, UK

Have you made any major moves, or do you live in your hometown?

Yes, one year ago I was kicked out of Cambridge University (where I had trained and taught for 20 years), and ended up in Freedom City.

Do you feel loyal to your country of citizenship? Do you consider yourself patriotic? How do you feel about the government of your country?

Not particularly. I am a firm believer in democracy and western civilization, a less firm but still notable socialist. However, I have no particular allegiance to any one country.

How do you feel about the place you come from?

Fond, but not particularly patriotic.

Where is your home town? What was/is it like?

I was born in London town. It was vibrant and exciting, and had lots of museums!

Growing up, were most of the people you knew similar to you, or were you somehow a minority? How did that affect you?

I went to a Grammer school, so most of my fellow chums at school were of a similar ilk. I wasn't particularly popular, but I wasn't bullied either.

Is there something you've always been really good at or really bad at? How has that affected your life?

Yes, I'm very good at studying. This lead to a place at Cambridge University and a professorship there. I'm not much good at being at the centre of attention however, only when lecturing.

Were there any traumatic experiences in your early years (death of a family member, abandonment, orphaned at an early age)?

Actually no, it was relatively normal.

Briefly describe a defining moment in your childhood and how it influenced your life.

Passing my exams to get into Grammer School. My parents where very proud!

What stupid things did you do when you were younger?

Hardly any.

Where did you go to school? How much school did you have, and did you enjoy it?

I was Schooled in London, and was something of a swot.

Do you have any mementos of your childhood? What are they, and why did you keep them? If you have none, why not?

Only my school reports, a few certificates and medals.

When did you decide to become a hero? Why? Did anyone influence you one way or another in the decision?

When I was kicked out of Cambridge last year. I realised that my theories where too radical, and yet I had come to possess considerable power. It felt like I had a moral duty to use these powers.

Is the reason you give people for becoming a hero different than your real reason? If so, why?

Only slightly: I just say its my duty, without mentioning my past.

Do you have any deep, dark secrets in the past that may come back to haunt you?


Do you represent yourself as being different from who you really are? Why?

I pretty much have to. Yes, I present myself as more confident than I am.

Do you have any sort of criminal record? If so, is it public knowledge?

Heavens, no!


What are your biological parents' names?

Humphry Quill and Cressida Quill.

Were you raised by them? If not, please explain and describe who raised you.


What was their standing in the community? What did/do they do for a living?

My Father was an anthropologist, who was sometimes away travelling Africa (where he died). My mother was a piano teacher.

Where are your parents now?

Both dead, my Father died when I was 30, in Africa, and was never found. My mother died soon afterwards, perhaps from grief.

Did your family stay in one area or move around a lot?

Stayed in London all their life.

How did you get along with their parents? How do you get along with them now (if applicable).

Pretty well in general. They pushed me quite hard academically. Perhaps a little too hard.

How do your parents view you now, or how would they?

They would probably be pretty proud, except for my leaving Cambridge.

Do you have any siblings? If so how many and what are their names? Describe your relationship with them.


Do you love or hate one member of the family in particular?

Not particularly. I was perhaps a little close to my mother.

Is any member of the family special to you in any way (perhaps, as a confidant, mentor, or arch-rival)?


Are there any black (or white) sheep in the family (including you)? If so, please explain.


Do you have a notorious or celebrated ancestor? If so, please explain, including how it has affected your life.

Sir Charles Quill was a famous naval admiral at the battle with the Spanish Armarda. I guess it meant we always had a little pride and class in our family.

Do you have a partner and children currently? If so, please describe them.


If you do not have a partner or children, do you want them someday? How firm are you in your opinion on this, and what might change your mind?

Probably. I'm not desperate for these things, but they would be nice.

What type of person would be your ideal mate?

Calm, Intelligent, and beautiful!


Do you have any close friends? If so, please describe them, and how you came to be close to them.

Not at the moment, I'm still rather new.

Do you have a best friend? If so, how did they become your best friend? How close are you to your best friend?


If you were to go missing, who would worry about you?

My neighbour, the elderly Mrs. Cribbins, academic peers, perhaps some students.

Have you lost any loves? If so, how did it happen, and what did you do?

An old love of mine died 3 years ago after being mugged in London. I'm not a fan of muggers.

Do you have any bitter enemies? If so, please describe them and their history with you.

Professor Ruffbury, head of experimental physics at Cambridge, who kicked me out. The swine!

If you have enemies, how do you think they might attempt to work against you in the future?

I'm sure old Ruffbury continues to pull strings to discredit me.

What is the worst thing someone has done to you?

Ruffbury again. Kicking me out after I blabbed about my theories on quantum entanglement.

Where do your loyalties lie? In what order?

To the good of humanity first. To democracy. To justice (and I include social Justice in that). To the advancement of science. Probably in that order.

Who or what do you trust the most? Why?


Who or what do you despise? Why?

Dictators and social cruelty.

What qualities do you admire most in other people? Are these qualities you possess?

An incisive mind. Someone who scrutinises what they do. Charm. I possess the first two, and a bit of the third!

What qualities do you hate most in other people? Do you have any of those qualities?

Certainty, cruelty, impulsivity. No, I don't possess any of these!

Do you have a secret identity? If so, who knows it? Do you hide it from people who are close to you? Why?

Professor Quentin Quill, lecturer at Freedom University. Yes, it's quite a secret. I wouldn't want my quiet cosy life as an academic ruined by exposing me as Supercape!

Do you work well on teams and in groups? Are you a leader or a follower?

I work well in both. I'm not a leader or follower. I'm democratic!

Are you on a super team? If so, how do you get along with your comrades? Do you trust them, or do you have secrets from them?


Are you a member of any church, fraternal organization, club, committee, political party, or other group? How much time do you spend on that?

I am a member of secular and socialist debating societies, and spend a modest amount of time in both.

Personality & Beliefs

Who are your heroes?

Charles Darwin, Jeremy Bentham, various other scientists and philosophers. Always looked up to the founding fathers too.

Did you ever become disillusioned with former heroes or idols? If so, why and what were the circumstances?


Do you like being a hero? If so, what is the most rewarding part? If not, what makes you keep doing it?

Hmm. I neither particularly like it or dislike it. It's a duty but not an unpleasant one.

Is there anything that would make you give up hero work, or even switch sides?

Not from my perspective.

What are your short term goals (what would you like to be doing within a year)?

Do some good, get some experience.

What are your long term goals (what would you like to be doing twenty years from now)?

Retired, and have furthered science!

What is your greatest fear? Why? What do you do when something triggers this fear?

Probably having my cost life destroyed by my secret ID being exposed.

Is there anything you would give you life for?


How do you feel about money and material wealth? Do you desire it or disdain it? Are you miserly with what you have, or do you like to share? Is it a mark of success, or a means to an end?

I desire having enough. I desire that quite strongly. I like a cosy life with creature comforts. However, I'm not greedy beyond that. I don't view it as a mark of success.

How do you generally treat others?

Very politely. Kindly. On occasion, patronisingly.

Are you a trusting person? Has your trust ever been abused?

Yes I'm very trusting, and of course, it has been abused by students and scientists.

Are you introverted (shy and withdrawn) or extroverted (outgoing)? Do you have a lot of self-confidence?

It depends on the situation. In individual or small group situation, I'm confident. I feel a bit akward being idolised or the centre of attention.

How do you act around attractive, available members of your preferred sex?

I try to be a bit more charming!

What are your most annoying habits?

Playing with my bow tie.

Do you feel contempt for any general category of people? Who are they, and why?

People who claim the moral high ground. They really shouldn't.

What is your favorite food? Do you prefer any particular type of food? Do you take the time to enjoy your food, or do you eat as fast as you can?

I eat all sorts and love my food! I love fine food!

What is your favorite drink (alcoholic or otherwise)?


What is your favorite treat (dessert)?

Creme Brule.

Are there any specific foodstuffs that you find disgusting or refuse to eat?


What is your favorite color? Are there any colors you dislike?


What sort of music do you like? Is there any that you hate?

I like modern classical. I don't hate any music, aside from simplistic bad music, of any genre. Oh, and I despise autotuned voices.

If you have a favorite scent, what is it?

Freshly cut grass.

Do you have a favorite animal?

Not really. Not an animal lover.

What is your most treasured possession? Why?

My mother's piano. I can barely play it but its in my home and reminds me of her.

Do you enjoy "roughing it", or do you prefer your creature comforts?

Absolutely the latter.

Is there a job or a task you would absolutely refuse to do?

Of course, any I thought were morally wrong.

Do you consider yourself a spiritual person? If so, how do your beliefs affect your life?How important is it to you?

No, I am a strong secularist and athiest.

Was your faith influenced or molded by anyone special?


Could you kill? Have you killed?

I haven't, I could, but I wouldn't like it at all.

Are there circumstances under which you believe it is permissible to kill? What are they?

Yes, to protect human life. That's probably about it.

How would you react to watching someone kill another person? Would your reaction be different if the killer was a friend or an enemy of yours?

With shock and horror. I would probably get extremely angry, and even violent if an enemy did it.

How would you react if something important was stolen from you?

I'd get pretty angry and strive to get it back.

How would you react to public humiliation?

Probably terribly badly. But it depends on the circumstance - ridicule would be worse.

How would you react if a good friend or relative were purposely or accidentally killed? Has it happened to you?

Again very angrily. It happened to an old flame 3 years ago. I would certainly seek justice, possibly vengeance... but I hope not murderous retribution.

What do you consider to be the worst crime someone could commit and why?

Murder, especially if sadistic.

If your life were to end in 24 hours, what five things would you do in those remaining hours?

Smoke a fine cigar, drink a fine port, eat a splendid meal, and do so in the company of a lovely lady.

Career & Training

Do you have any special training in your hero skills? If so, where and how did you get it?

Absolutely none!

Who taught you the most about your heroing abilities? What was your relationship with that person?

Nobody taught me anything. Colt gave me my first few pointers.

Do you have any particularly unusual skills? How did you acquire them?

After study at Cambridge, I am an expert on physics, and have graduate level education in psychology and biology.

Do you do something besides hero work for a living? Have you ever done anything else, or do you plan to?

Teach and research at Freedom University.

What is your preferred combat style?

Diplomacy followed by radiation attacks. With as much intellect behind them as I can muster!

Have you ever received any awards or honours?

Yes, several academic ones.

What skill areas would you like most to improve in? Is there anything you can't do that you wish desperately you could?

Heroic skills. Being a hero. Heroism.

How do you act around people who are more skilled than you in areas you'd like to improve? Are you jealous, or do you try and learn?

A little bit of both, but maybe more interested in learning.

Lifestyle & Hobbies

What is a normal day for you? How do you feel when something interrupts this routine?

I arrange my leisurely teaching and research activities as I wish. A heavy lunch. Maybe a debate. Evening at home or at a theatre with a good drink and good food. And I don't much care for that routine to be broken up!

Do you have any hobbies, or interests outside hero work? What are they, and where did you pick them up?

I am a lover of food and wine and know quite a bit about them. I enjoy debating.

What do you do for fun?

Drink, debate, eat.

Do you have a costume? What does it look like?

Yes, it varies slightly according to my will. Its generally blue and white, with a magnificent cape and hood, slightly baggy.

How do you normally dress when not in costume?

Smart Casual. I like courdroy and tweed.

What do you wear to bed most nights?

Pyjamas. Nice ones.

Do you wear any special jewelry? What is it, and what does it look like?

Good heavens no!

Do you have a special place where you keep your valuables?


What's your preferred means of local travel? How about long distance?

By Bicycle if incognito, otherwise, flight (by plane or self propelled!)


Have you ever made a will, or tried to make arrangements for your death? What provisions did you make?

No. Must get round to that at some point.

If your features were to be destroyed beyond recognition, is there any other way of identifying your body?


What would you like to be remembered for after your death?

A good man.

Do you believe you pose a threat to the public? Why or why not?

Possibly. My powers can be quite "explosive" and cause collateral damage. I have to be careful.

What do you perceive as your greatest strength?

My mind. My ethics.

What do you perceive as your greatest weakness?

My inexperience.

As a player, if you could, what advice would you give your character? Speak as if he/she were sitting right here in front of you. Use proper tone so they might heed your advice...

Trust yourself and your commitment. Bear in mind you are inexperienced but able. Don't rush into things, look for some way to gain the advantage if you can. Remember that all hero's where new at one point, and you are no different. Be confident but realistic and learn when you can.

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20 Questions: Supercape

Intro voice over….

Rich “Voyeur†Royer is at it again folks, and boy it took some time to get this cape to sit down for an interview! And when we say cape, we mean it! Today, Voyeur Royer interviews none other than one of the founding members of the boffin-coffin “Labâ€, and owner of the largest cape in Freedom city… Supercape!

Perhaps it has taken a while because this caped marvel is a bit of a traveller – and we don’t mean to the beach for a weekend away. The radioactive marvel is known to flip about all over the universe! But just for today, he has sat down to answer some questions for us…

1 RR: So, where are you from, Supercape? You have a cool British accent.

SC: That’s right Mr. Royer, I am from England. I’d better not give to many other clues away about my secret Identity away – so I won’t say exactly where from.

2 RR: So how would you describe yourself?

SC: Well, as your charming little intro said, I do have a particularly big and splendid cape. Look, it shimmers slightly if you look closely. Rather spiffy if I say so myself. But actually, the really amazing thing is that I can change its cut and colour in the blink of an eye!

3 RR: Sounds fun! So, what makes you hide behind the mask?

SC: I do have a private life too. And one I rather enjoy. To be honest, I’m not really one for crowds, fame, or publicity. Not that I mind it. Too much. But I wouldn’t trade in my nice peaceful normal life for anything.

4 RR: So what made Supercape become a hero – surely not just the cape?

SC: No, that’s true. It’s a responsibility, Mr. Royer. If you can do what I can do, you have a responsibility to do what you can to help. Everyone has that responsibility – it’s just that I have more particular responsibilities now.

5 RR: And what can you do, exactly?

SC: It’s a bit complicated to describe without going into complex mathematics, Mr. Royer. I suppose I could just say “its quantum†and wave my hand. If you want a bit more detail, its shifting around energy states of atoms, and manipulating entangled strings of space-time. As your intro said, I’m a long distance traveller!

6 RR: Moving on to your personal life, and personality… what kinda stuff do you like? And what drives you mad?

SC: Science is my love, well you see how we play around in the Lab *chuckle*. And anything with a bit of culture, fine music, fine wine, fine art. Nice city for that, Freedom City – something for everyone. As for what gets my goat – well, its intolerance, ignorance, cruelty. People just being stupid I guess.

7 RR: And what kind of shape are you in, mind and body?

SC: Not bad, not bad. I’m in ok shape physically but I’m not an athlete like the other heroes of Freedom City. As for mentally, my brain is sharp and I have no obvious neurosis.

8 RR: What is your greatest fear?

SC: Probably losing my marbles. Thinking is my greatest pleasure and luxury. It happened to me once, Dr. Simian hit me with an Idiot beam. Never again *shudders*. Now, even the sight of monkeys brings me out in a cold sweat.

9 RR: What is your greatest ambition?

SC: I’ve achieved what I wanted to achieve – unlocking the quantum mysteries of the universe. But there is always another layer of the onion to peel. So the quest continues.

10 RR: What do you feel about the state of the world today?

SC: It’s good, but not without problems. Science has brought the 21st century unparalleled health, wealth, and advancement. But we still have chaos and problems in society. Unequal distribution of wealth, religious fanaticism, unrestrained forces of Capitalism, lack of democracy and corruption in many parts of the world, weapons of mass destruction… need I go on?

11 RR: Do you have any prejudices? How do you get along with others?

SC: Not really. I don’t like brash idiots, or people who are too sure of themselves and their convictions. We all need to question ourselves or we are ruined.

12 RR: Where do your loyalties lie?

SC: To humanity first and foremost. Then to myself, as I am part of humanity *chuckles*, then to Science, as I think it serves humanity. I confess I little direct loyalty to country or state, other than how they serve humanity. Of course, I have always have a spot for friends. My philosophy is basically utilitarian – “the greatest good for the greatest numberâ€

13 RR: Do you have a partner, a Mrs. Supercape, perhaps?

SC: *Chuckles* No, not that I wouldn’t like married life. I would. But I don’t think she would be called Mrs. Supercape, that’s for sure!

14 RR: I bet! So what do you do to relax, when off duty?

SC: Well, it’s actually quite relaxing at the Lab, you know. I don’t know if you have ever been? No? well, there is a splendid library and reading room on one floor, which is rather good for unwinding, or maybe resting your eyes.

15 RR: How would your friends describe you?

SC: Gosh, I don’t know. Head in the clouds maybe, a bumbling fool *laughs*. As long as they said I always tried to do the descent thing. I think I do, anyway, even if I don’t succeed.

16 RR: Do you consider yourself a role model?

SC: Maybe. I hope children get interested in science from the work we do at the Lab, anyway. And I hope by being a decent human being, we can all lead by example.

17 RR: What about religion? Do you believe?

SC: No, I’m an atheist. In my opinion, religious doctrine can be a dangerous social and political force, although individual faith is a different matter.

18 RR: Are you part of a team?

SC: The Lab is a loose kind of team, I suppose. We don’t often fly around in formation, but we do all work together and have fought and won together at times too.

19 RR: How do you feel about metahumans and aliens on Earth?

SC: It’s an interesting question, and I’m not sure I have the answers. From a sociological perspective, it all gets rather complicated. However, we have to treat all sentient life with respect. We must be tolerant, fair, and welcoming.

20 RR: So, after answering all these questions and reflecting on your life as a hero, what advice would you give yourself?

SC: You know, I think I’m doing rather well Mr. Royer! I should be proud of what I have achieved!

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