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Crimson possesses various superhuman attributes given to him by the Power House Enhanced Human Augmentation Process. His body has been enhanced beyond a normal human being that has granted him the following: Superhuman Strength: Crimson's musculature, skeletal structure and connective tissues have all been augmented to levels well beyond those of a normal man of his height, weight and build. As a result, he is capable of lifting 100 tons or more normally, more if using his psychokinetic limbs. Superhuman Stamina: Crimson's augmented musculature is much more efficient than that of an ordinary human. As a result, his muscles produce considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity. At his peak, he can exert himself for up to a week before the buildup of fatigue toxins in his blood starts to affect him. Superhuman Durability: Crimson's bodily tissues are tougher, more resilient and more resistant to various forms of injury than those of a normal human. Specifically, he is able to resist impact and blunt force to a much greater degree than ordinary humans and a lot of metahumans combined. He can withstand impacts, such as falling from several stories or being repeatedly struck with superhuman force, that would severely injure or kill a normal human with little to no injury to himself. Also, his skin, joints, ligaments, etc. are specifically enhanced to withstand the extreme friction generated by moving at such extreme speeds when flying (Forceriding).
Crimson has a potent but narrow mutant power of a sort that is generally referred to as "tactile telekinesis". Most tactile telekinetic have practically no range on their powers at all, needing to physically touch something to exert their TK upon it, but Crimson is far more powerful than that and is able to manipulate things with his TK at a range of up to approximately 50 feet. Crimson has indicated that he visualizes his powers as being equivalent to using an infinite collection of mental arms complete with hands. While this conceptualization has facilitated the development and use of his powers to highly impressive results, it is still a mental crutch that he has taken to an extreme, and it hampers him in some ways. In addition to his "Force Limbs" manifestation, Crimson also exhibits extremely comprehensive Telekinetic force fields that protect him and anything he carries from a broad array of threats and dangers. Furthermore, Crimson has demonstrated an ability to become more resistant to particular sorts of dangers after being exposed to them. He specializes in grappling; he grabs his opponent with his extra arms and begins pummeling them or slams them to the ground for stomping by manifesting multiple legs. Because the various limbs are telekinetic, they're immaterial and he can reach through objects and into hazardous spaces with them. Due to the extremely strong nature of his Force Limbs few opponents would be able to effectively fight Crimson in hand to hand combat, but to make things even more futile Crimson has also learned to fight in a simple but very effective fashion to make the best use of his unique powers. Though he's had little formal training, he's able to combine a rudimentary knowledge of combat with his mutant ability to create a unique type of freestyle combat. He combines his raw strength and his ability to create multiple telekinetic limbs to provide devastating effects.
Once he is able to sink a grab onto someone (Grab). Usually he crosses his arms across his chest and skims along the ground in straight lines. Origin Jesse was born into an Irish mafia family. though due to their nature it would not be discovered for some years later after his augmentation. Further his ability to launch himself in a linear fashion at high speeds. no matter what sort of rough scrape he got in. Crimson is able to use his force limbs to slide himself around at high speeds by pushing and pulling his body. The bullet it seemed merely flattened against the surface of a crimson force field that protected Jesse. Rory was a man of influence in the Irish mob and over the years as he watched his boys grow up he saw in Jesse much of himself and had decided early on that when Jesse was old enough he would begin to groom the lad to follow in his footsteps. Once he got over the shock Rory was just as surprised as the boys were. Then events which would have taken their natural course came to an abrupt head when Jesse was 13 years old and Rory was out on business. suffering intense emotional distress and it was this event which first triggered his mutant psionic powers. They were good boys and not prone to hiding things from their father and thus they immediately told their dad as soon as he returned from his "business trip' (read: "hit") what had happened. Crimson can use his Clinging and Stretching to move around in an interesting fashion in enclosed or semi-enclosed areas. Crimson’s movement is in straight lines. the eldest of two sons. the fact of the matter was easily proved. Being boys they started playing with it and Joseph accidentally fired the gun while it was pointed at Jesse. he always came through unscathed. The only thing observably different about him was that somehow. Tragedy was averted however as Jesse's aforementioned unrevealed powers prevented him from taking any damage at all. . gaining full velocity immediately. but Joseph would be kept in the dark about the family business. and can slide between rooftops if they are within the length of his range. or move laterally while maintaining his original facing so long as the two Half-moves are in straight lines without turns. Not knowing exactly how this was possible and not really caring Rory made the boys swear to never ever tell another soul about Jesse's newfound power. However as the years passed he worked with Jesse to discover everything he could do with this new found ability and to push its limits. Jesse and Joseph were home alone and the boys found one of their dad's guns while playing hide and seek. Crimson can employ as many force limbs as needed to completely deprive the grabbed person of all leverage (Perfect Leverage). but he can take a half move reposition himself to move again in the new direction. Also. However he cannot gain altitude without something vertical to anchor himself to. Though he didn't believe the boys at first. and must end each Phases movement anchored to something. His mother died delivering Jesse's younger brother Joseph when Jesse was nine and thus the raising of the two boys was left to Rory and a succession of nannies. coupled with his extreme resilience allows Crimson to make brutal battering ram attacks (Move Through). but he is also able to move up or down buildings and other vertical surfaces. His mother's death affected Jesse profoundly. including urban areas and is very capable of surprising opponents by taking advantage of this fact.
Wanting to help his father any way that he could Jesse agreed and the fight was set. Jesse was also quickly accepted and fondly regarded by many of his father's associates. After several rounds Jesse wound up brutalizing Tolintine. as his boyish appearance and inexperience were evident. That wasn’t enough for Driagano. Out of respect for the Sullivan’s years of loyalty to the family (and the fact that they couldn't really do much to Jesse without calling in some powered help). and feared by rivals and enemies. a rival Mafioso for the Fischetti mob. As his fame grew. He was in deep for over $100. as Jesse's rep grew both their lots improved. he wanted the Sullivan’s to pay deeply for making him look like a fool. and in the ensuing blood bath Rory and Joseph were both fatally shot along with several other close friends and relatives. He hunted down Vincent and those that had assisted him. Vinnie and a few of his "friends" hit the party fast and hard. Rory agreed and broke the news to Jesse. leaving him for dead as he escorted his father out of the building – his debt to Driagano paid in full. Pushed beyond his ability to deal with such a tragedy Jesse snapped and entered into a murderous rage. Leaving a trail of broken bodies behind him he worked his way through the Driagano organization until he discovered that Vinnie and Alphonse Driagano had holed up in an abandoned warehouse with as many gunmen as they could call in. few heavy hitters were as feared as he was. Jesse and Rory both were content with this. His fight was against a low powered thug that worked for Big Al named Vincent Tolintine. Jesse wasn't satisfied however. and give Joseph the chance to go to college and really make something of his life.000 to Alphonse “Big Al” Driagano. Joseph had just been accepted into Harvard Law School and Jesse had decided to throw a celebration for his “college boy” brother. As predicted by his father Jesse Sullivan quickly skyrocketed through the rank and file of the mob and became an elite "trouble-shooter" and all around go-to guy for inflicting violence. Early on the other made men and friends of the family called Jesse the "Kid". Jesse was soon approached by his Don and told him that an accord had been made with the other families and he was no longer welcome in the family or the neighborhood. Jesse was respected by his peers and the upper echelons of the extended New York mafia families. the Don indicated that Jesse would be allowed to live and go in peace. even as he gained more experience the name stayed with him though it eventually got dropped as he continued to prove himself. Jesse went directly there and broke every person in the building until he reached Tolintine and Driagano. and could stay until after the funeral services for his family. live a better life. . so did his misfortune. Vincent Tolintine decided that this party was the perfect place to catch Jesse unawares and settle up for good. He boasted loudly that Jesse wasn’t the only “powered” enforcer hanging around and he meant to show the Kid who was boss. Tolintine and Driagano were never found. Of course his abilities couldn't be kept a secret forever and soon it was known among the underworld of New York that Sullivan was invulnerable and unstoppable. Jesse took stock and realized his family had been slain. He wanted to destroy all those even vaguely associated with the Driagano family. Life could not have been better for the Sullivan’s. and wipe the entire organization out. In what the press would later coin “The Driagano Downfall” it was revealed that over forty gunmen had been assaulted with three quarters of the men needing extensive reconstructive surgery in order to survive. who was calling himself “Fracas”. An accord was struck between the two men and Driagano told Rory that the only way he could clear his debt was to put Jesse in the Arena – a super powered pit fighting circuit started by a nameless backer. It turned out that his father Rory had a bit of a gambling problem and had bet on one too many “sure things” that didn’t win.When Jesse turned 16 Rory began taking him along on jobs and Rory soon saw in Jesse a potential to rise in the ranks of the mafia. Fighting off the attack singlehandedly.
was talking with a well-dressed Anglo man in earnest. When the men saw Jesse. many of whom were unaware of the game's existence. Besides himself there were a handful of other men and woman. Jesse took to the gruff but wise old man right away. “Ladies and gentlemen. Jesse approached the two men with a bit of apprehension.Rory and Joseph's funerals were held soon after. then bombarded with some ray. That excitement soon faded as he was approached by a beautiful Chinese woman. Ricky Valdez. He soon arrived in Emerald City to begin a new life. he was motioned over. . and the well-groomed man talking to several important looking people. Jesse shrugged and the man smiled. he encountered and battled a variety of super-humans. I am the Power Broker and I welcome you to the Power House!” With that introduction the lights dimmed then exploded in a cacophony of multicolored strobes. the Great Game was ended by its sponsors after being infiltrated by a superhero who vowed to bring down the organization. The players in the game fought other sponsored players as well as designated superhuman beings. Soon after. nearly blinding Jesse. he was released. He was asked by the well-groomed man if he would like to be rich and what he would be willing to do in order to be so. He was escorted into a chamber. he was sponsored by a corporate head. Inside the warehouse there was a scurrying of technicians. all of which held a business card like Jesse had in his hands. He aided him in finding a job at a garage where Jesse could fix up some cars while he tried pulling himself out of the hole he was sliding into. Chi-Huan financed Jesse's travel expenses in return for a portion of his winnings. Late one night he was surprised to find that the owner of the shop. The man broke away from his assemblage and approached Jesse and his group. Chu Chi Huan of ChiHuan Associates. then his world faded to black. Deciding he had nothing to lose at this point Jesse made his way to the abandoned warehouse that the address on the card pointed him to and his fate was sealed. in his case. nor do they possess any memory of it taking place. The priest did his best to console Jesse and tried to explain the will of God. He was a foot taller and heavier than his previous self. with the end goal of winning the "ultimate prize" promised by the game's supposed architect. strapped down and injected with several different drugs. Like many players in the game. The rest was a blur. He could feel the power reside within him and he was giddy with excitement. doctors. Unsure of what to do next he looked up a friend of his father’s named MacDuff (“Mac” to his friends) Carson. but his baby brother was a different story all together. and rightly so after the way his life was turning out. He was handed a card and told to be at the address at midnight and the world would be his. Jesse needed answers to these questions and so after the funeral he confronted the priest with them. and soon had a plan laid out for Jesse. Eventually. All of this occurred and the participants had no idea what was happening. He talked of how the wages of sin must be paid before one can leave the mortal coil and that perhaps God had need of Jesse and his gift. Jesse became a participant in the so-called "Great Game. the Power Broker." a competition in which various wealthy individuals placed bets on the outcomes of battles between superhumanly powerful individuals. Jesse never believed he or his old man were going to go heaven. During the game. while Jesse stood there watching the caskets be lowered into the ground and listening to the priest's benediction Jesse questioned why God would take his brother and leave him to live. if ever there was someone who should have lived a long and happy life it was Joseph.
helps out those in danger whenever. and scaring off loitering drug dealers and thugs from the neighborhood. stopping a number of break-ins. The mad genetics genius tweaked a few of the Power House Augmentation problems. spliced in some of his Moreau genes (rhino DNA seemed to work best) and sold Jesse (now dubbed “Rhino”) to the highest bidder as super powered muscle for hire. Inc. He protects those who can't protect themselves. but perhaps one day he will call on the bonds of friendship and team loyalty he has earned with his contributions to his fellow teammates to assist him in his war on the genocidal mutant hating organization. however. Jesse has also been on several "missionary" trips to Africa and South America where he has in truth gone out to assist fellow mutants being interred in IHA (Institute for Human Advancement) run mutant camps in third world countries. and wherever he can. rescuing a handful of people from a burning apartment. When the Game shut down he was sold to Teleios to recoup the monies that were spent on his upkeep. And thus it wasn't long before his neighborhood patrolling led him to become involved in stopping super crime. serving time for his involvements in several of their (mastermind’s) crimes. and doing other good deeds as the need arose. breaking up a prostitution ring. and making it unsafe for street criminals to play their trade in his area. After several “bosses” he wound up in Alcatraz. he is slowly coming to realize everything that had happened to him and his latent mutant powers of force field control are gradually returning. He has thus far kept the true nature of these trips a secret from his fellow Protectors. After being purged by Epoch while in confinement in prison. Jesse couldn’t form coherent thoughts and soon his old life became muddled with what was occurring to him right now. He started off with simple things like freeing some people trapped in a wrecked car. Jesse is following his instincts and trying to find ways to earn his salvation. seeing it as a personal crusade. . eventual membership as one of the first members of the super group known as the New Protectors. just what anyone would do in his place if they were able.. The other people in his neighborhood saw it differently and soon Jesse noticed he was getting a different kind of respect from the grateful citizens that recognized him. Jesse didn't consider these to be acts of heroism. He soon found himself spending his free time patrolling the neighborhood looking for trouble. With his mental facilities being hampered by the DNA. but in actuality two years had passed.For Jesse it seemed like a moment. Jesse knew he couldn't stop all crime or clean up the city completely but he saw it as his duty to do what he could. In addition to fighting such dangerous and well known supervillains as EVIL.
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