Emmett Proudhawk (deceased)
Emmett 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 powers are psionic in nature, allowing him to easily outmaneuver most mere humans.
Natural Psionics (Psipathic Powers):
Crowd Control (a) (w): Emmett can use this power on several people at once; usually anyone within near missile distance of his person. He can do so with intensity 11 power - though particularly strong willed people can shrug off Emmett's area effect mind control.
Mind Control (t) (w): Emmett usually wields this lesser form of mental control, as he has a much easier time of concentrating on one person at a time, which he may do with intensity 14 ability. Very few people can resist this overwhelming psionic power, unless Emmett is fatigued.
Mesmerism (s) (w): Emmett has the ability to hypnotize people per the normal talent, though his prowess is much greater than any psychologist. He can put people in a trance, and program future actions and insert suggestions into their minds, with intensity 17 skill.
Telepathy (a) (w): while not as impressive a telepath as Wayne Tucker, Emmett is a competent psi in his own right, and can achieve mind to mind communication with other sentient beings quite easily. He can manage this with intensity 14 skill.
Psi Bolt (a) (w): Emmett can also attack the mind of another directly, inflicting intensity 14 karmic damage with each deadly assault. He can accomplish this by focusing the entirety of his willpower into one staggering strike of painful psionic energies.
Hindrances / Augmentations:
Guilt-Ridden: after losing three of his listees to various bad ends, Emmett became determined to prevent this from happening again. Should he ever lose yet another of his charges, all of his ability scores would effectively drop to zero for the duration of the encounter.
Boxing (s): an essential part of Emmett's intelligence training has taught him how to defend himself without a weapon - not that he needed much help. Emmett may divide his pre-cardplay action score between two unarmed melee attacks, the last of which occurs as a contingent action.
Detective / Espionage (i): a highly trained member of the CIA, Emmett is good at spying on folks, as well as practicing general subterfuge. He's well-versed at rooting out clues, operating spy equipment, and knowing whether or not he's being followed.
Guns (a): part of his government training involved learning how to use guns. Emmett can hit an opponent with a gun at one difficulty level lower than would normally be necessary. He is quite the marksman, in fact.
Law (i): part of Emmett's government training included his gaining an intimate knowledge of the law and how it works. Were he a licensed attorney, he could lower the difficulty level of defending a criminal in court by one difficulty level.
Manipulation (w): even before he received his paranormal powers, Emmett could competently manipulate the minds of others into doing his bidding. In combination with his Espionage talents, this made him quite effective at his job.
Were he still alive, Emmett might be able to rely on the original members of Psi-Force for aid, if they weren't still mad at him for forcing them together in the first place. He could also rely on his brother Eugene for help, if he were at all available.
Mentor: after he rescued five of the eight psychic teens on his CIA list, Emmett became their mentor, and did everything he could to guide and protect his charges, even though they didn't really want this assistance in the first place.
Emmett Proudhawk has no costume to speak for. He often wore a black suit jacket over a white collared shirt, a black tie, black trousers, and black leather shoes while on the job, but began wearing casual wear once he went 'rogue' from the CIA.
Emmett was a driven man, one who decided to make right the wrongs perpetrated by his government. He went out of his way to make sure that he did all he could to protect the youths endangered by the publication of his List, and even died to save them.
Real Name: Emmett Proudhawk
Occupation: none, former CIA operative
Legal Status: US citizen wanted by the CIA, legally deceased
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: Agent Proudhawk
Group Affiliation: Psi-Force (sort of)
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none
In his youth, Emmett Proudhawk aspired to greatness. He wanted to be a part of what was right in the world, and wanted to enter government service, on the side of the Law. With his childhood friend Derek Shiningstar, he went to Washington DC and applied for a position in the FBI.
With hard work, the two made it into the long arm of the Law, and eventually joined the CIA. Emmett and Derek became partners, and worked on various cases that were ... unusual. In fact, Emmett and Derek were assigned to a particularly strange detail concerning paranormal abilities.
The two were to compile a list of potential super humans, and started by scouring America for the names of people who scored particularly high on ESP tests. Emmett was about to turn his list of eight teenagers who scored highest on these tests in to his superiors when it happened.
The White Event.
After this astronomical phenomena struck the earth, several people began to develop paranormal powers, and those on Emmett's list were no exception. Unfortunately, Emmett's partner had gone bad and sold his list to several foreign governments and corporate interests.
After he found out this had happened, Emmett went out and tried to collect the children on that list, though he didn't get to all of them. One disappeared without a trace, and two were supposedly killed. Emmett had managed to find four of them, and hid them in the Sanctuary.
A home for runaway children in San Francisco, Sanctuary is run by an old friend of Emmett's, Colby Shaw. Herself the ex-wife of another CIA operative, the Skipper, she was dedicated to helping out homeless kids. As such, she couldn't help but help Emmett's charges.
The last youth on his list was being held at the Siberian Project, a Soviet agency dedicated to developing and exploiting paranormal abilities. Using his own, newly developed psionic powers, Emmett managed to get into Russia to save Anastasia Inyushin, the girl with healing powers.
Emmett took her back to the Sanctuary, and introduced her to the other four people that were to be members of his Psi-Force: Wayne Tucker, a telepath like himself, Tyrone Jessup, a teen that could 'astrally project', Michael Crawley, who was a psychokinetic, and Kathy Ling, a telekinetic.
Guided by a vision he had as a youth, Emmett began to train the children how to concentrate their essences into a being of singular power. However, Anastasia thought that the others didn't like her, and that she was a danger to them, so she left the Sanctuary.
She turned herself into the KGB, who came to pick her up. The rest of Emmett's charges showed up to rescue her, but they were cornered by lots and lots of Soviet gunmen. Their leader, the Soviet paranormal known as Mindwolf, then attacked Emmett when he tried to save the kids.
Their psionic duel was a tough one, but in the end, Mindwolf won, and he killed Emmett. However, the psionic teenagers managed to do what he had trained them to do, and they formed the Psi-Hawk for the very first time, using it to beat their KGB opponents and Mindwolf.
After all this mess, these teens (and several others) went on to form the paranormal group known as Psi-Force (though they never called themselves that). This group was rather successful in the long run, though it took them a little while to warm up to each other.
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