(Disco) Mike 003
Disco Mike, or Mike 003 as he is known to the Jensen Congress, is physically a normal human. However, he has access to a large array of high tech equipment, some of which is of his own design, which technically makes him something of a high tech hero.
Limitations / Enhancements:
Force Field Breastplate: Disco Mike wears a seemingly medieval breastplate most of the time, made from Excellent (20) m.s. materials. It provides him rank value 6 protection from physical attacks on his torso, -2 RS against energy attack (that isn't electrical, fire or cold, that is).
Of course, the truth is that this chunk of armor conceals a force field generator, of Mike 002's design. This emitter works at rank value 30, providing Disco Mike considerable protection from attack. This defense breaks down as follows:
RV 20 / RV 30 / RV 4 / RV 0 / RV 0
Laser Gauntlets: these metallic gloves, of Excellent (20) m.s., each have a laser projector mounted behind their knuckles. These weapons can each be fired to inflict rank value 20 Armor Piercing Energy damage per deadly blast - and look cool, too!
Of course, that's not all. For each doubling of turns they are applied to a single target, the gauntlets' damage is increased by +1 RS, to a maximum of +4 RS bonus damage. Furthermore, if Disco Mike trains both on a target, the damage he inflicts is increased by +1 RS as well.
Omni-Scanner: personally assembled for him by Michelle 232, this hand-held device helps Disco Mike to perceive things that conventional senses couldn't dream of. Naturally, this is a good thing to someone as scientifically inclined as Disco Mike!
Thanks to its rank value 40 sensors, Disco Mike has external access to the biological sense, energy sense and nativity sense powers - at the very least. This assumes, of course, that the omni-scanner doesn't have additional, as-of-yet undocumented features, you see.
the Transfinitron: although Disco Mike doesn't know the first thing about cross-temporal physics, he nonetheless has himself a device with which he can travel from one timeline to another. Built for him by Mike 013, this large platform allows Disco Mike access to the multiverse!
Able to send things from one variant earth to another, Disco Mike's Transfinitron is usually just used to pass from Earth Three to Earth Zero - and back again. Though on occasion, Disco Mike will use this rank value 40 dimensional transit machine to explore other earths...
Advanced Guns 2: the creator of practical laser weaponry on his world, Disco Mike is naturally well-versed in its use. He may wield energy-casting weapons or conventional weapons accelerated by the power of the electron as if his Coordination was +2 RS higher than is listed above.
Electronics 2: thanks to a wartime epiphany, Disco Mike was compelled to study the art of electronics - and has become its veritable master! He may operate, repair, build, or even design electronic circuits (whether analog or digital) at his Intellect score +2 RS!
Guns: though he rarely uses this skill these days, Disco Mike was trained by the Marines in the use of conventional firearms. Whether wielding a standard, semi-automatic, or fully automatic rifle or pistol, Disco Mike does so as if his Coordination was +1 RS in value.
Martial Arts style B: though he's not much of a fighter, even after his wartime experiences, Disco Mike is nonetheless a capable melee combatant. When engaged in unarmed combat, Disco Mike may resolve such attacks as if his Melee value was +1 RS higher than is listed above.
Military / United States: when it was time for good men to enlist in the war against religious extremism, Disco Mike readily did so. A successful soldier, he can readily function within modern military units, and can even lead them into action when he is required to do so.
Physics / Optics: maybe it was a bump on the head that caused it, but Disco Mike found himself compelled to study light in all its many facets during the War. He is conversant in conventional physics at a +1 RS, but has an additional +2 RS where light and optics are concerned.
Disco Mike is a well-respected member of the Jensen Congress. Not only is he one of its original members, but he's given the group access to his laser weapon technology - a definite plus! He gets on particularly well with Mike 002 and Mack 066, due to their similar life experiences.
Disco Mike wears a curious ensemble. He wears brown sandals, faded blue denim bell bottoms, brass colored gauntlets, a brass colored breastplate, a brown leather belt with an oversized disco ball belt buckle mounted on it, and a large red cape fastened to his breastplate.
Disco Mike is a supremely laid-back individual. He's experienced many hardships in his life, but is nonetheless a consummate optimist, and believes that the best in life is yet to come. It's hard to be negative around him for any length of time, as his positivity is quite infectious!
Real Name: Mike Jensen
Occupation: inventor, super hero, television star
Legal Status: citizen of the United States on Earth 3 with no known criminal record
Marital Status: divorced
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: the Jensen Congress
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 170 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Disco Mike wears an afro of truly heroic size, along with thick, fluffy sideburns. His breastplate is impractical as a piece of armor in and of itself, but allows his prodigious chest hair to stick out in places.
The world that Disco Mike hails from, known to the Jensen Congress as Earth Three, had a considerably different historical path than that which has occurred in most other timelines that group is aware of. For one thing, disco never died on Earth Three - it simply grew over time.
A cultural phenomenon that swept America and, in time, the entire planet, the philosophy of disco helped to remake the world into a much more environmentally friendly place. American science managed to evolve past the desperate need for fossil fuels... which caused problems elsewhere.
When various middle-eastern nations collapsed economically, no longer propped up by the ridiculous amounts of money their oil industry made them, their governments grew desperate. Jihadists and dictators alike waged war against the 'Great Satan' and its sinful disco lifestyle.
And, of course, the 'green' technology it readily exported to whoever could meet its price.
In time America was forced to go to war, and not willing to engage in another morale-shattering Draft like in Vietnam, it put out a call for volunteers. Surprisingly, a very large number of youths did indeed enlist willingly, wishing above all to defend their new, better way of life.
Disco Mike was one such individual. This Mike Jensen counterpart left college in the middle of a physics degree to do his duty, and did indeed fight in several conflicts against religious extremists of many different stripes. That's how he earned his stripes, after all.
And, as some would say, his insanity. You see, Mike was severely concussed during one of his unit's last battles in World War Three, and wound up in the hospital for several months. Though he seemingly lay comatose, Disco Mike's brain was in fact working on overdrive!
It was during this time that he laid the mental foundation of his greatest work: laser weaponry!
Once he was out of the hospital and subsequently discharged from the military, Disco Mike went back to college, and focused on mastering the sciences of electronics and optics. Many years later, Mike had demonstrated a practical portable laser weapon prototype.
Naturally sharing his technology with the military, Disco Mike refined it further and further over time, and even used it for a short period as something of a super heroic adventurer. In fact, Disco Mike is something of a celebrity on his world for his many inexplicable activities.
Winding up as a minor television personality when he wasn't gallivanting about the world, righting wrongs and seeing the sights, Disco Mike practically became a household name on his world. Disco Mike abruptly faded from the public eye one day though, and hasn't returned since.
Most people assumed that he met his untimely in some godforsaken third world hole.
The truth, however, is that Disco Mike went on to greater heights of adventure - much greater. You see, he'd met a counterpart of himself from another timeline, another Mike Jensen... who wanted Disco Mike to join together with him and several other cross-time counterparts of himself!
Finding this notion too ridiculously awesome to resist, Disco Mike did indeed take his counterpart - who he came to know as Mike 001 - up on his offer. This naturally involved a technological trade, with Disco Mike giving up his laser technology in exchange for a Transfinitron.
This device, used by Mike 001 to cross the timelines, gave Disco Mike access to the multiverse itself! Using this, as well as force field technology given to him by Mike 002, another founder of what came to be known as the Jensen Congress, Disco Mike decided to go exploring for a while.
And had all kinds of wacky adventures across the planes.
Once he'd gotten that out of his system, Disco Mike journeyed to Earth Zero, a world where humanity never bothered to evolve. This was the headquarters of the Jensen Congress, and where Disco Mike would come to do a lot of his work advancing his already impressive laser science.
In addition to building laser emitting implements for his cross-time counterparts there, Disco Mike has been working on making his technology even more energy efficient and intense. It's the best place to do so, after all, since he need not worry about things such as 'collateral damage'.
While his work proceeds apace, Disco Mike has nonetheless found the time to make several new friends within the Congress. He gets on quite well with Mack 066, as both of them are military veterans, as well as Mike 002, who was similarly ridiculed for his high tech notions.
At least, until he proved that they worked...!
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