Standing at just over six feet in height with a weight of approximately one hundred seventy pounds, having broad shoulders and little body fat with a V-tapered physique, Alex has what many refer to as a boxer's body. Combined with his messily styled dirty blonde hair, blue eyes, and strong jaw line, these factors place him comfortably within what most would call attractive. After his awakening in the destroyed city not much about his appearance had changed, aside from his hair lightening slightly and a second set of eyes
appearing below his original ones. As if this weren't enough, Alex fears more changes are to come.
Alex is an overall arrogant man, thinking about himself first and foremost and acting in whatever way he feels is justified. He's impulsive and quick to anger, which combined with his energetic nature often gets him into trouble. Despite his flaws however, Alex does care about others, often going out of his way to aid those in need when he's able. In his mind this is interpreted as a form of heroism, inflating his ego further. Falling in line with his seemingly self centered persona, Alexander's biggest fear is a life of mediocrity. This also works as a motivation for him, as Alex will do almost anything within his means to avoid being looked down on and to elevate himself to a higher standing in life, even if that means putting himself in harm's way.
A small town journalist without much reputation, Alexander had spent his career thus far trying to make a name for himself and break into the big leagues. He had covered many stories, sometimes with what was publicly available, others by going behind "enemy" lines and using questionable methods; burglaries of local residences and businesses, minor corruption in the local government, busts of small time drug dealers, though nothing large enough to attract the attention he sought and to move up in the world. Combined with the meager living he earned off these stories, Alex had grown frustrated. He wished for something big he could cover, and with the lockdown of New Atlantis it seemed his wishes had been granted.
He spent months trying to gather information on the matter, using the few contacts he had, reaching out to the families of those who had disappeared, though to no avail. It seemed as though every avenue he took to acquire some iota of substantial information was blocked off, with any tracks he could follow going cold. He had heard that others were experiencing similar hardships with this story, which only drove him more. In his mind this meant he would be revered if he managed to break it open, and so Alex plunged himself further into his work.
He got in touch with companies who had a hand in the construction of the artificial island city, groups which donated to its funding, politicians linked to it in any way. Every time however, Alex was met with a sudden dead end, as if someone knew what he was doing and was actively interfering. This only deepened his frustrations, and it was on a fateful night when Alexander was at his wit's end that a woman appeared before him, clad in black and offering him the power to find the truth. Alex would have accepted hastily if he were able, but her presence seemed to incapacitate him. Without missing a beat she continued though, and soon Alex drifted out of consciousness, waking in a ruined cityscape unfamiliar to him.
Basic hand-to-hand combat
Breaking and entering
Alexander has a proficiency for the magical side of the wind element with no aptitude for anything else, making lightning his only ability. He utilizes this mainly in an up-close-and-personal way, taking advantage of his speed to close the distance and avoid damage. Thanks to the control Alex has over the electricity he uses, many applications are available to him, from direct bursts of electricity to electromagnetic fields. Unfortunately Alex is unable to do much at larger distances, and his ability to affect wide areas at once is extremely limited.Melee