Heroes of Freedom City
Name Pulsar AKA Frank Costen
Weight 200 Lbs
Hair Color Brown
Occupation Mercenary, Criminal
Affiliations Viper, Anyone willing to pay him, Numerous partnerships with various other super villians
Power Source Mutant
Power Level Delta Metahuman
Threat Level Yellow
Frank Costen found his life going nowhere. He was too poor to get himself drunk, and, being a high school dropout dishonorably discharged from the Army, couldn’t find any gainful employment even when he tried. Getting a tip that VIPER was recruiting, he jumped at the chance. Sure there’d be officers to deal with once again, but with his military experience, he’d be sure to get in. Besides, he was desperate.
The tip turned out to be legit, and soon Frank was being given a physical. When the results came in, he recieved an offer. They were looking for some “special recruits” to be come part of an elite fighting unit. Would he be interested? Let’s see,… recognized his talents, better pay…. Oh Hell yes! It looked like his luck was changing, and things were finally going to be turning around…
The “evaluation test” for this “elite force” turned out to nothing more than experiments in human mutation. As the electronic hum of the machinery he was strapped to rose in pitch, Frank felt intense pain sear through every cell of his body. It then got worse, and even worse still. In so much agony, Frank barely noticed when the machinery overloaded and exploded around him. He was uncertain how much time had passed, all that he knew was that the pain had ended. Apart from being buried in rubble, he felt better than ever had in his entire life. In fact, he felt as if he was bursting with energy!
With a mere gesture, he blasted the rubble off his body and stood, seething with intense power and anger. Someone would pay for the pain they inflicted upon him. Surrounded by VIPER agents, he was ordered to stand down. Not a single agent nor scientist was left alive as he blasted the remains of that small VIPER outpost into crumbling pieces. The power was now his with which to do whatever he pleased.
Since then, Frank, using the name Pulsar, has been a common sight on the supervillain scene. Sometimes involved with a scheme of his own, sometimes with other criminals, he has fought most of the major (and minor, for that matter) superheroes in America. He’s done precious little winning though. For some reason, things just don’t seem to go his way.
Pulsar is, at heart, a lazy underachiever. He thinks of himself as the stuff master villains are made of, and one of the most powerful men in the world. The truth is, he doesn’t work hard at anything, and expects to be handed fame, fortune, and women on a silver platter. He has an excuse for everything that goes wrong, explaining away all his failures as “bad luck.” The fact that he’s sometimes correct about this just reinforces this behaviour.
Despite numerous failures and imprisonments, Pulsar still displays a remarkable sense of self-confidence. He’s a bit of a show-off and is certain that he has the power to defeat anyone. He loves to hear flattering comments and extravagant praise, and will be putty in the hands of an attractive woman willing to deliver such to him. Despite a noted belligerence about following orders (which got him dishonorably discharged from the Army), it doesn’t take much for a charismatic person to manipulate Pulsar into doing their bidding.
His costume, uses an opposing color scheme and has a bit of a modern look to it. The majority of the bodysuit is a dark metallic green, with short, light-green chrome gloves and boots. Upon the chest is a circular, golden ring with 8 sharp, compass-like points. The North, South, East, and West points are longer, with the inner circle of the design filled with the same chrome green as his gloves. Three chrome green areas taper into the star-like emblem, one from above, and two from below, giving the whole thing a look similar to a “radiation” symbol. The mask is the same light green chrome, exposing his nose, mouth and chin and has golden goggles. His energy, pulses green.