Enkidu"So... anyone wanna get something to eat? Because I think I'm about to starve to death."
[ NAME ]
Graham[ HERO IDENTITY ]
(Birth name unknown)
Enkidu[ NICKNAME/ALIAS ]
Kid[ AGE ]
Nineteen[ GENDER ]
Male[ AFFILIATION ]
HERO[ APPEARANCE ]
There isn't really too much to say about Gamma, he looks pretty ordinary as far as he's concerned. He has curly white hair, brown eyes, and stands at about 5'9". He appears to be skinny, but actually has a rather wiry build beneath his clothes. Graham doesn't really have much preference for what he wears, or even much of a fashion sense to speak of in general. If you tell him it looks good on him, he'll happily wear it, even if it's a blatant lie.[ PERSONALITY TRAITS ]
Easy going[ BIO ]
Graham doesn't remember much about his early life, only life in the facility. He, along with many other children, were collected and brought to the facility to take part in the Typhon Project, led by a man who called himself The Poacher. The Poacher would always claim that these experiments would make them infinitely stronger, beings beyond any machine. In return for their gifts, all he asked was that they accept him as their father, and give him their loyalty in his quest to save the entire world, from both the vile, corrupt 'heroes' who treated humanity as if they were nothing, and the mindless machines who supported them.| MISCELLANEOUS |
Of the 42 children gathered over the years, Graham became the third of just seven who were considered 'successful' subjects. This was how he earned a name, changing from Subject 33 to Gamma. From then on, he served the Poacher as a loyal minion, protecting him from a number of rivals and outside forces alongside his 'siblings', and even leaving the facility to aid him in other missions. These often involved conflicts with heroes, and though at first they were just more enemies, but as they got into more and more fights with them, he began to notice something... different... The way they would fight almost always seemed to focus around defence, protecting the weaker normal humans when they could have taken the opportunity to attack them. This came to a head when an accident during a fight nearly led to one of his younger siblings, Epsilon, being crushed by falling debris, only to be saved by the hero they were fighting at the time. He would never forget the emotions he saw pass over that heroes face as Epsilon was pushed clear of the rubble.
That look of pure, unadulterated relief.
It wasn't just him that had been affected either. Upon returning to the lab and talking to the rest of his siblings, it was clear that they all agreed on some level that something wasn't right. They'd been told that the people the world called 'heroes' were all monsters, sadistic and unforgiving people who would kill them on sight. By fighting them, they were saving the world, one fight at a time. And yet one had just given their life to protect Epsilon, their enemy. They decided it was time to start looking into things a little further. Perhaps their father had just misunderstood something, maybe he could work together with the heroes, and they could all protect the world as a team!
As it turned out, there was a misunderstanding, but not on the Poachers side. As their secret hunt for information continued, they found themselves confronted with more and more evidence that their father was not the hero he claimed to be. The things he had done, the things they had done, they were truly horrific. Moreover, they served no real goal other than to further the mans own experiments. It was likely he would continue this process until they were all killed, or until he achieved... something... So they all collectively decided they wouldn't give him the chance, at least not with them.
For almost a full year and a half, they planned their escape, until finally, just a few days before Gamma turned eighteen, they found their chance. A team of heroes had discovered the lab, and had launched an raid. Instead of rushing to engage the intruders like the Poacher had ordered, they instead used the confusion to sneak around them and try to leave. However, before they could make it out, they found themselves face to face with the Poacher himself, who declared that he had caught onto their plans a few months prior, and would destroy them before allowing them to leave, if only to prevent his research from potentially falling into the hands of his rivals. To this end, he released something horrific on them, the unsuccessful subjects of the Typhon Project. Mindless humanoid abominations, who knew only hunger, pain and anger. It seemed unlikely that they'd make it through them, if not for the two oldest siblings, Alpha and Beta, putting everything they had into clearing a path through the horde so Gamma could take the others and escape.
Finally, after years of living as little more than weapons, they were free. However, they still had the issue of trying to survive on their own in a world they don't really know much of anything about, especially the younger ones. They managed to survive for a little bit, but Gamma, now calling himself Graham, was seriously beginning to wonder if he could actually take care of them properly as the new oldest sibling. In fact, it seemed quite likely that he would end up letting them down, having gotten them all out of the lab only to fall to one of the many dangers of the outside world.
Until they met a man with tired eyes, who offered him a chance to be someone who can protect his family, protect everyone.
A chance to be a hero.
Graham has four surviving siblings, only two of which were old enough to have worked in the field along with him, Alpha and Beta. The two who were old enough for field work were Delta at seventeen, now named Delilah, and Epsilon at fifteen, now named Ellis. The younger two are Zeta at thirteen, now Zeke, and Eta at just seven, now calling herself Elise.ABILITIES[ RANKING ]
B rank[ POWERS ]
Graham can assimilate the dna of any living creature he's eaten into his own body, allowing him to either transform parts of his body into theirs, or grow new ones to mimic them. This allows him great versatility at close range, transforming to adapt to most situations with great efficiency. However, at long range he is unfortunately limited to either throwing things or trying to close the distance between him and his opponent.[ PHYSICAL STRENGTH ]
Naturally, the act of transforming burns an incredible amount of energy and calories, and he therefore has to eat an equally incredible amount of food in order to keep his power from literally starving him to death. In addition, transforming too many times in a short period can easily leave him exhausted, so he has to be very careful not to get careless in that area, a task that can be quite difficult given his impulsive nature.
Graham has been fed the meat of many animals that wield strength far beyond that of an ordinary human, such as bears and gorillas, and oxen. When manifested, these allow him a great boost to his own physical strength.[ AGILITY ]
Agility is one of the areas where Graham's power really
shines. By transforming his legs, feet and relevant back muscles into those of a frog, or better yet, a flea, he can leap great distances easily. With a few more transformations on top of those to change the form of the leg, he can put those muscles towards running speed instead, with equally incredible results. He can manifest wings of birds he's eaten for flight, or the fins, tails and gills of fish to move freely underwater. Though he may not have true
super speed, when it comes to mobility, they're just about the only
ones who have him beat.[ INTELLIGENCE ]
Intelligence is something of a falling point for Graham. He just doesn't have much knowledge on how to live out in the real world, despite Jeremy's best attempts to teach him. On top of that, he never actually had any real schooling in the lab, as most academic knowledge didn't really serve his purpose as a humanoid weapon. He can read, write, and count decently enough, but almost any other subject is lost on him. The only things stopping him from falling to a one are his sharp instincts and tracking abilities, a decent grasp of combat tactics, and a surprisingly good understanding of biology and the animal kingdom, having been deemed absolutely necessary by the Poacher.[ DESTRUCTIVENESS ]
Graham has relatively few options available to him if he wants to damage buildings and the like. Sure, for small things he can definitely do a number of things, such as smashing through doors or walls with the arms of a mantis shrimp, but he is unlikely to be toppling buildings on his own any time soon.[ LETHALITY ]
Teeth, claws, spines, venom, aformentioned mantis shrimp arms, Graham is a being built to end life, and to his shame, he is exceptionally good at it. [ ENDURANCE ]
Sometimes humans forget just how incredible animals can be when it comes to defence. The iron clad beetle has to have a hole drilled through their shells before scientists can mount them with pins. A certain type of deep sea snail known as chrysomallon squamiferum is covered in hard scales, and has literal iron
incorporated into it's shell. Graham can grow these shells over his skin, scaled up to match his human size. Another aspect of his power is that he can also nullify any poisons, venom, or parasites he ingests. Dangerous materials such as sharp bones or inorganic materials will still cause damage due to injuries, but he can eat food no matter how old it would normally be, even if it's rotten.[ EFFICACY ]
While highly versatile, Graham's power to transform is limited depending on how much he's eaten recently. If he's got a lot stored away, he's good to go, but if he hasn't eaten enough in the last few hours, it could fail him right when he needs it most.[ SKILLS ]
Incredible instincts[ EQUIPMENT ]
Extremely skilled at tracking
Surprising amount of knowledge on biology, particularly the animal kingdom
Not a bad cook
Mostly just a backpack full of snacks, just in case.