Has a photographic memory due to how their brain was rewired during their trigger. Unnaturally good with animals. Fast learner, partially due to aforementioned photographic memory.♦ Classification:
Brute | Thinker♦ Mechanics:
The core of Enki’s power is… well, their core. Enki’s core acts not only as the centrepiece in their power, but also their whole body. Most of the organs that would normally be found in one’s torso have had their functions taken over by Enki’s core, which can be found around where the bronchial tubes usually meet. The carapace-like shell surrounding Enki’s core is thick and dense, and gets progressively tougher as Enki uses their power. If Enki’s core were to ever be broken, it would result in their immediate death.
Enki’s power is, generally speaking, fairly simple: an exponential and continuous increase in most of their physical attributes by “ramping up”. This includes things like sight, strength, toughness, sense of smell, rate of healing, etc. As mentioned previously, this process relies on Enki’s core, and is also limited and controlled by said core.
Although there is no hard limit to how much Enki can ramp up, heat is the biggest soft limiter. As Enki ramps up, their core generates heat. The faster Enki ramps up, the more heat is generated and vice versa. If Enki chooses to slow down the rate at which they ramp up, then heat is generated that much slower, and pausing or reducing how much they’ve ramped will begin cooling down Enki’s core.
This opens several methods of approach when fighting. For weaker foes, ramping up and cooling down quickly is often ideal, while ramping up, pausing to cool, then ramping up again several times leads to an overall higher increase and a better chance at dealing with tougher, more resilient foes.
Heat produced internally isn’t, however, the only threat to Enki. Operating in warmer climates as opposed to cold ones will have a mild effect on Enki’s efficiency, though Enki’s true weakness is in heat-based powers and weaponry. Examples include pyrokinetics or tinkers with laser weaponry.
Enki shouldn’t be able to die from overuse of their own power, as they’d likely fall unconscious or become immobilised long before they died from overheating, though being overheated by someone else is an entirely different matter.
Whilst using their powers, Enki can be seen emanating steam from their skin and sweating in an effort to reduce heat. If Enki ramps up enough, the glow of their core might be visible through their chest.
Ramp timing: 50 seconds to ramp will result in Enki being strong enough to lift most cars and being able to shrug off most small caliber weaponry. Enki can continue to ramp after this comfortably for a little while longer, though a pause to cool down will eventually be needed.
Ramping up faster will take roughly half the time, but produces way more heat. Enki would need several long minutes to cool down before being able to ramp up again if he chose to do so.
Diminishing returns: the more Enki ramps up the less efficient ramping gets. This is true both in how strong they get, and in how much heat is generated and lost.
Rest: Enki can only stay ramped for about six hours at a time during a day. This is what stops him from ramping up infinitely. If Enki does reach the six-hour mark, they’ll need to stop to rest and recuperate.
When Enki heals using their power, there body is reverted to a state consistent with after their trigger. This has effectively stopped them from aging.
The full list of attributes that are ‘boosted’ when Enki uses their power is as follows: strength, durability, sight, sense of smell and hearing, mass, reflexes and reaction time.♦ Equipment:
Enki carries around a notebook and pen, as well as a portable Encyclopedia. The former is for simple note-taking, while the latter is for identifying objects they've never seen before.