James McCarthy Alias |
James stands at 6 feet and has athletic type of body. His costume is black trench coat with a black fedora and black pants as well as black leather shoes.Notoriety |
employed Variant Type/Danger Level |
Clue Finder: James' power allows him to pick up on the smallest details of an object or area around him and thus aiding him in detective work. This can range from noticing tiny scratches on wood to seeing the flaws in the design of an image. This power is sight based and because of its nature James has a hard time focusing on one task when his eyes are drawn to so many details in his surroundings. This can cause him to become distracted and makes him multitask. It also makes being in large crowds disorientating and forces him to concentrate on keeping his senses from wandering.
[Gear]Attire |Armament/Equipment |
He has two nightsticks, a taser and a standard police handgun, a pair of police handcuffs and law enforcement shotgun.
[Temperament & Lifestyle]Affiliation |
New Haven PDAlignment |
Peacekeeper Personality/Habits |
James has a large sense of duty to keep order in the city by solving cases. He has eyes for a mystery and solving a case. James tries to approach situations from a rational and logical perspective instead of an emotional one. He believes that law enforcement should focus on practicality and rational solutions instead of emotional and sentimental ones.
Many have called him apathetic, but he doesn't call refer to himself in that way and just views that statement as something people call him from a place of emotion. James believes that Variants should use their powers to the best of their abilities to make their lives better without turning to crime.
James also prefers local law enforcement and his very suspicious of federal government agencies. Occupation/Trade |
expert boxer and brawler. sharp shooter and excellent detective skills. Family |
he has both his parents as well as a brother and a sister.Background |
James was born in New Haven in the Ville Rouge district, to a upper middle class family. His father was a doctor and his work kept the family's wealth in good shape. His father was good man who viewed his job a noble cause and loved helping people. James however never had any interest in the career of a doctor, no he always preferred things like detective work. When he was a little he read lots of detective stories and watched many detective movies. His favorite birthday present was when his parents bought him an expensive detective's kit with all of the tools needed to try and hone detective skills of his own.
When James had started high school he developed an interest in philosophy as well as become an avid reader of the Sherlock Holmes novels. It was around this time that his Variant ability activated and he discovered that his ability to pick up on very minor details had become inhuman and he quickly put this good use helping him solve cases as a Private Investigator and had great success.
When he went to collage he studied in philosophy as well as forensics and criminal psychology. In his study of philosophy James developed a strong belief in individualism mixed with an equally strong belief in logic and rationalism. Once he was out of college he went through the process of becoming a detective for the New Haven Police Department.
Some in the department thought that it would be a good idea to have a variant be a part of the police force as a sign of good faith with the variant population in the city. Once he became a real detective James saw himself helping solve many cases throughout the city, some even jokingly called him 'the world's greatest detective'
Even as a member of the New Haven police department James still chose to take an alias and used the name Atlas when dealing criminals.