Babel

Strength
6x
Agility
4x
Intellect
7a
Willpower
9c

Hand Size:
Edge:
4 (25)
2

Origin:

Babel is a paranormal, a sort of altered human who gained his powers during the White Event, an incident that set the New Universe apart from standard reality. His expression of paranormal power is psionic in nature, and has given him several enhanced linguistic capabilities.

Powers:

Natural Psi-Powers (psipathic):

Greater Linguistics (a) (w): this intensity 12 power allows Thame to speak in any tongue, but be understood by listeners in their own language. This power isn't limited by the number of people present, nor any number of different languages spoken by his 'audience'.

Linguistics (t) (i): this psipathic talent allows Thame to understand the languages used by people talking to him. Combined with his own language studies, he need only attempt actions (at intensity 12) if he encounters a language he has never heard before.

Hindrances / Augmentations:

(none)

Equipment:

Communications Gear (i): extending his influence greatly, this headset allows Thame to communicate with any of his Medusa Web ops while they're on a mission; this device has a 100 mile range, and a decent level of signal encryption onboard (intensity 7).

Skills:

Archaeology / History (i): Thame is a student of history, believing that the key to the future lies in knowledge of the past. He essentially knows everything there is to about human history, including details about its wars, its accomplishments, and its short-comings.

Computers (i): to facilitate his leadership of the Medusa Web, Thame has learned all he can about computers - how to operate, program, and repair them. He is very fluent in computer technology, especially when using it to adversely affect others.

Detective / Espionage (i): preferring to sit in the background of a situation, as opposed to taking it on directly, Thame has become quite an expert in surveillance operations, commanding them from afar via data sent to him by various Web operatives.

Leadership (w): having worked for years honing his skills in charge of a wildly variant, inherently hostile group of paranormals, Thame has essentially perfected his leadership skills, allowing him to add +1 to the actions of any group he's in charge of.

Should his leadership disappear, however, this changes into a -1 for the duration of the encounter.

Linguistics 3 (i): even without his paranormal powers, Thame is a veritable master of language, knowing no less than fifteen separate tongues without his powers. As such, he can use any non-Doom suit to trump when wielding this skill, as it is level three in scope.

Military (w): a true scholar of military history and combat methodology, Thame knows this skill by default, though he isn't, in fact, a member of any armed force (besides the Web). He can intuitively understand military plans and protocols, as well as the commands of a ranking officer.

Contacts:

Thame is the leader and co-founder of the Medusa Web, and as such he can easily rely on anyone within that organization for aid, if he should find that he is in need of it. As he's recently recruited the Psi-Force into the Web as well, he can count on them for help, too.

Calling:

Idealist: Thame Panagitis has a dream, a dream he shares with most of the Medusa Web: he wishes to unify the world into one government, one people. In order to do this, however, he often has to do things he doesn't like, but feels his goal is vital to the survival of the human race.

Costume:

Thame doesn't dress up in funny suits. He simply wears business attire while he is action, particularly since he's never actually found at the front of any battle - if he can at all help it, at any rate.

Personality:

Thame is a charming and intelligent fellow, and he is also quite driven in his goal of world unification. However, he regrets the things he has done (and plans on doing) in the name of this goal, as they weigh upon his conscience. Not that he's about to let that stop him, of course.

Real Name: Professor Thame Panagitis, PhD.
Occupation: leader of the Medusa Web, former history professor
Legal Status: Greek citizen with no criminal record
Marital Status: married
Alias(es), if any: several, but as of yet unknown
Group Affiliation: the Medusa Web

Height: 5' 9"
Hair: black
Eyes: brown
Weight: 180 lbs.
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: his beard and moustache

Story:

Thame Panagitis was a college professor and linguistics expert in the sixties when he was approached by KGB defector Alexei Ruyanev, who had a proposition for him. This proposition was the unification of the entire Earth into one single political body.

Thame liked this idea.

He joined up with Ruyanev to form the Medusa Web, a paramilitary force that was funded by a large number of corporate interests. This group had the goal of uniting the governments of the earth against a singular foe: the Medusa Web.

This would bring the earth together like never before, and keep it in one piece in the coming chaos that Ruyanev predicted would come about. He was more right than he knew, for in the summer of '86, the White Event graced the earth.

This astronomical occurrence granted two people out of one million paranormal abilities; that's a lot of folks on a planet with 5.5 billion souls. Incidentally, Thame was one of those people, developing the power of communication to the utmost extreme.

His language-based powers, augmented by his own linguistic studies, made Thame (who'd taken the Medusa Web code name of Babel) the best choice for leader of the Web, and that is exactly what he does. He leads the paramilitary force now, and usually oversees all its military actions.

Such was the case when he was approached by the US government, who had a problem with several paranormal teens, those known as the so-called Psi-Force. The government wanted them gone, not caring how, so Thame decided to take them in and make them Medusa Web agents.

Over several weeks, his operatives tried to capture the Psi-Force kids, and eventually got half of them. The American government went back on its deal, however, keeping the captured youths for themselves. When he made a stink about this, Babel and the rest of the Web were all deported.

After that, Babel decided to be friendlier to the youths, and tried to recruit them again, though this didn't work. He eventually got them into the Web's folds, though, after he rescued all of 'em from the Siberian Project, a Soviet paranormal laboratory.

This battle cost him several of his own agents, but he managed to gain the trust (sort of) of Psi-Force, and they joined the Medusa Web on a contract basis. Babel then used Psi-Force and the Medusa Web to fulfill his goal of world unification, right after the War.

This was the third World War, throughout which Babel and his groups were quite active, though they didn't participate in the 'meat' of the action (as presented in the four-part War mini-series). His activities after the War have not yet been catalogued.

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