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PL 7- Light of Truth Legecy

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Player Name:Flare_Knight

Character Name:The Beacon

Power Level: (7) 105/105PP

Trade-Offs:-2 Defense / +2 Toughness

Unspent PP: 0

Gold Status: 0/30

In Brief: An orphan with the ability to turn into a blob of Sentient Light after being chosen as the new Beacon and having an accident occur. Has funding from the Albright institute and goes to Claremont when not aiding at the orphanage he grew up in.

Alternate Identities:David Jones

Identity: Public

Birthplace: Freedom City

Occupation:Student

Affiliations: Albright Institute, Claremont Academy

Family: Langston Albright (Mentor/Father-Figure), Happy Days Orphanage (Caretakers)

Age: 17 (DoB: July 15th, 1994)

Apparent Age: 17

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: South African

Height: Varies (5'10)

Weight: Varies

Eyes: N/A (Brown when formed)

Hair: N/A (Dark)

Description: Pharos is, as easily to describe him, a blob of shifting Light. It has a physical substance and can be touched, but it is extremely bright and sometimes seems to roll like a wave, even when not being touched. It has the ability to solidify the light it gives off, as well. It's voice is soothing and melodic, but has a hint of an accent, and seems to come from the entire creature. If fighting as a Human, he wears a modified Beacon costume, a white Spandex suit with yellow boots and a cape. These disappear when he is in his 'blob' form.

When Pharos is a human, he wears white three-piece suits at all times, unless there is simply no way for him to do so, or he is at the orphanage, at which point he wears bright white T-Shirts and jackets with jeans, and makes sure to never spill a thing upon them. Even when he can't wear a suit, his hair is always impeccably styled, never grows long, and he takes pains to follow manners and etiquette.

Power Descriptions: Light

History: His first words after the transformation were full of panic, and terror, as he melted under his own fingers. He wondered why he was so bright, why he was falling apart.

Langston Albright, the man who, obviously, ran the Albright Institute, was the former Beacon. That, however, was many years ago, and Albright was now simply a man who ran an institute to gather knowledge about Super humans, and he was aging. He had used the powers of the Light of Pharos to keep his body in working order, but he was still nearing ninety years old and even the Light could not keep his body working much longer. Plus, he had heard rumors, rumors that his old enemy, Nacht-Krieger, was coming back, and more powerful than ever. There were options, heroes who he could entrust with this power, but the Light had other plans.

The Light was not originally a thinking entity, not entirely. At the very least, when it came into existence, it was not thinking. It was after thousands of years, however, that Pharos, the original, slowly became one with the Light. Then the ones that came after him did the same, but never as strongly. It took years upon years, empires rose and fell, and the world shifted, but, eventually, the Light became ‘aware’. Not as Pharos, for Pharos was only a part of the Light, instead, the Light was its own identity, one separate from those within it. It was around this time it realized that Langston Albright, as good a bearer as he was, was becoming older, too old to wield the powers, and the Light decided to fix this in its own way, not realizing Langston’s planning.

It started as pains and flares of his power, light, not painful, but obviously strange, but Langston thought it was simply his power telling him, reminding him, that he had to find a successor soon. He scheduled many interviews with promising supers, mostly those with weaker powers who wanted to help others, and spent most of his time looking over the files, painfully examining and cross examining their profiles to find the best successor possible. All the while, his flares became more powerful, and he found himself slipping, becoming less able to focus. He held hard onto his abilities though, and, through a grueling interview process, selected a particularly interesting child named David Jones.

David Jones was born in South Africa, but his parents immigrated when he was only 3 months old, meaning he knew little of the culture. When he was 4, he had just been taken to a movie by his parents when a drunk Driver swerved into their car, and he only survived due to spontaneously developing the power to turn into a liquid form, protecting him from the impact, though his parents were not so lucky. He had been raised there, and while he had been considered for Claremont, it was decided that, as it was, his powers were too weak for it to be necessary, and, though he wanted to be a hero, he realized he probably couldn’t do too much, and was happy to understand this and decide to bandon it.. Indeed, what was more impressive was that he seemed to be a good deal smarter than average, though he wasn’t a genius, and he seemed able to resolve most conflicts easy enough. As he had aged, however, there hadn’t been a family to adopt him, so he simply passed his time and had begun to work at the orphanage as more of a worker then a child to be watched.

Deciding this was the child to be his inheritor; Langston brought him to Albright Industries, and began to transfer the power to him. It was supposed to be a simple process, one where David would become the new Beacon and, eventually, live on the legacy he had made famous during the old times, perhaps using his own power to become liquid in new ways.

This wasn’t how it happened. During the transfer, the Light attempted to make its move, trying to form its own body, where it could interact with the world. It was barely doing this when it gained insight into Langston’s plan, seeing what he was doing, and, in a fit of worry after the realization, dove into David Jones’ body, speeding up the process. There was a blast of light, and, when Albright could refocus his eyes, he saw David melting into a puddle. At first, it seemed though the powers had destroyed David, but the teen slowly managed to form himself into his humanoid form, though still made of light, then, with even more focus, turned back into a solid human. Thanks to the oddity of the creation, David was able to, by thinking intently on it, figure out what the Light had been trying to do. This was not the end of Albright’s plans, however- as David was still able to assume a human form-, and, in some ways, he had been prepared for something like this.

He began his training, giving David an apartment to stay at while he began teaching him. Business, controlling his Powers, and many other things were on the list, things that David had not been taught, but needed to learn. Thankfully, the child was a quick leaner- a quality Albright had been looking for- and grasped the basic ideas of Business quickly, devoting his time to both his studies and his time at the orphanage, though he avoided running himself ragged, he had to give up time at the orphanage to work with it. Even though this saddened him, in many ways, he also got to be a hero now, and one who could truly make a difference. Not only that, but he was the inheritor of the powers of the Light of Truth. There was no way for David to be unhappy when he was able to do something he had been dreaming about since he was a child!

As he continued his training, it became obvious to Langston that he simply could not teach the child anymore. He was becoming weaker and weaker, and his powers were fading even faster than David’s were increasing, a side-effect of the transformation, and with his weakened powers, came the loss of his abilities. He could no longer even create a simple item made of hard light, and his ability to protect himself had fallen so much that a fall down the stairs could knock the wind out him- though barely truly hurt him-, and he had become unable to fly. Understanding this meant he might be nearing his end, but caring more that his student got the proper instruction needed to carry on his legacy, Albright enrolled David in Claremont for the Fall, intending for him to learn from the best school for Supers he knew.

David is a nice kid, and had a very easy view on life. He’s his own person, and doesn’t let his accidents get him down, though he does sometimes say jokingly that he's cursed. He works hard for what he has, and realizes few people are as lucky as him, he has incredible powers, a place that he can call home, and a person who, even if he won't say it often, cares for him very much.

Personality & Motivation: David is an open-minded person, probably due to his upbringing, and is always willing to listen to people in trouble. He wants what's best for everyone, and will work tirelessly if someone has a problem to help them get over it.

David wants nothing more then to take on the mantle of the Bearer of the Light Of Truth and be considered a good successor, and to protect the world. Indeed, his worst fear is if he somehow sullies the name that he has taken, as he feels that it would be the greatest insult, not only to his home, but to Albright as well. This means he always does his best, but can be swayed to popular opinion if he finds himself becoming disliked. He works towards Justice and the Law, but swings in what 'Justice' is can influence him. This is not to say he is not stubborn in principles, but rather he is adaptable.

Powers & Tactics: David isn't quite as powerful as some incarnations of the Beacon, and indeed probably ranks as one of the weakest. This creates serious problems when people who remember Beacon come after him. Indeed, he's weaker then the 80 year old Langston Albright was before he appeared, but trains extremely hard. He relies on his Liquid body for infiltration and avoidance purposes, but he's still a wielder of the Light of Truth, and can fire beams of Light, or blind foes for short periods of time.


Complications:

Successor: David is both the Successor for the Light of Truth, and thus Pharos, White Rose, White Thorn and Langston Albright/Beacon, but also is a contender for successor of the Albright Institute itself. He also still spends time at the Happy Days Orphanage, looking after the children. These can be hard to juggle together at times, and can end up with Davd being a bit frazzled at time- though he defiantly tries to stay in control-.

Responsibility: David essentially has two teaching schedules, one at Claremont for more general studies, and one with Langston, for business management

Protection: The Light of Truth is a single object, and only has so much power. As David grows stronger, Langston grows weaker. This means that, while Albright was originally more powerful then the novice David, he is now significantly weaker, and if old enemies, if they so wanted, could easily take the older man and attempt to gain revenge.

Enemy: Nazis. As a hold-over trait from the memories of White Rose and Thorn, Pharos holds a greater then usual Dislike for the Nazis and their newer minions. In particular, Nachht-Kreiger is a serious enemy for him, his Antithesis, though he is significantly more powerful then the new Beacon.

Prejudice: Pharos is South African, though his parents left before he could even walk. This means that there are a few people who are not very fond of him.

Abilities: 0 + 0 + 0 + 6 + 6 + 6 = 18PP

Strength: 10 (+0)

Dexterity: 10 (+0)

Constitution: 10 (+0)

Intelligence: 16 (+3)

Wisdom: 16 (+3)

Charisma: 16 (+3)

Combat: 10 + 10 = 20PP

Initiative: +4

Attack: +5

Grapple: +5

Defense: +5 (+5 Base, +0 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed

Knockback: -5

Saving Throws: 5 + 5 + 2 = 12PP

Toughness: +7 (+0 Con, +7 Forcefield [impervious 4])

Fortitude: +5 (+0 Con, +5)

Reflex: +5 (+0 Dex, +5)

Will: +5 (+3 Wis, +2)

Skills: 24R = 5PP

Diplomacy 6 (+9)

Knowledge; Business 6 (+9)

Notice 6 (+9)

Languages 1 (English[Native], Zulu)

Gather Information 6 (+9)

Feats: 1+2+1+1+1 =6PP

Improved Initiative

Inspire 2

Luck

Leadership

Benefit (Successor to Albright Institute)

Powers: 6 + 14 + 11 + 15 = 46PP

Insubstantial 1(Liquid,Extras: Solid Form (Continuous Duration) Feats:Innate) (David's true form, Liquid light, Light) [6PP]

Forcefield 9(Extras: Impervious 4 Feats: Selective) (Solidifying the Natural Light David gives off, Light) [14PP]

Immunity 11(Life Support, Starvation and Thirst, Aging) [11PP]

Flight1(10MPH, 100')[2PP]

Light of Pharos Array 7.5(Feats: 2 Alternate Powers) (The Light of Truth, Light) [15PP]

  • Base Power: Blast 7 (Feats: Accurate) (the Focused Light of Pharos, Light) [15PP]

    Alternate Power: Dazzle 7 (Feats: Incurable) (The True Glory of Pharos, Light) [15PP]

    Alternate Power: Flight 3 (using the Light to propel himself, Light) [6PP] & Create Object 4 (Feats: Tether) (Solid Light Constructs, Light) [9PP] [6+9=15PP]

Drawbacks: (-2) + (-0) = -2PP

Vulnerability(Shadow/Darkness, Frequency: Uncommon Intensity: Moderate, +50% to DCs) [-2PP]

DC Block:

ATTACK      RANGE     SAVE                        EFFECT

    Unarmed     Touch     DC15 Toughness (Staged)     Damage (Physical)

    Blast           Ranged   DC22 Toughness (Staged)     Damage (Energy)

NOTE: The easiest way to get your DC Block to line up is to write it out in a word processor in a Courier font, then just copy/paste it into your post.

Abilities (18) + Combat (20) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (6) + Feats (5) + Powers (46) - Drawbacks (2) = 105 Power Points

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Notes;

:arrow: He doesn't have Light Control as the main power of his Array. This is due to a lack of points. My first expenditure would be gaining another AP, moving Blast to that, and putting Light Control as the main Power

:arrow: as I am unsure of what Wealth the Albright institute is capable of (Langston himself doesn't even have the benefit, but that's not rare), I simply limited it to a single benefit feat. Exactly what he can get off his Benefit is hard to say, but probably not a lot.

:arrow: I plan to IGNORE all the Tomato and the Mirrors and 'What measure is a non-human' stuff with this character unless it's specifically brought up by others. This character has a different story I'm going for, which is about living up to a Legacy, not 'Am I humaaaaan!?!'.

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