Heroes of Freedom City
Stewart "Rockstar' Bonham
Commander of AEGIS in Freedom City
Stewart “Rock Star” Bonham recently took over as Chief Administrator of the Freedom City Operations Center, commanding AEGIS forces in the region. Bonham is well known as the son of legendary AEGIS agent Luke “The Duke” Bonham, second only to Director Powers in deeds of daring-do. Raised since childhood to be the perfect AEGIS agent, Stewart joined the organization and found himself standing in his father’s very large shadow; however (as he once put it), “For AEGIS, shadows are a piece of cake.”
Bonham is young, impetuous, too good looking and athletic for his own good, and the callsign, “Rock Star,” doesn’t stray too far from his public persona. He loves the spotlight, and sometimes appears on A.M. Freedom to talk about security issues in Freedom City. He’s played on his image and even appeared onstage with prominent rock bands to perform on the guitar (although not always for self-aggrandizement; one time he leapt into a mosh pit to beat up a terrorist who planned to blow up the concert). The tabloids have linked him romantically to numerous eligible metahumans, including everyone from Siren to Johnny Rocket. (He’s dated a few, but never answers such personal questions.)
Nobody thinks he’s boring. People either hate Stewart’s guts, or they’d follow him into Hell (which, on one occasion, was more than a figure of speech). It’s a mistake to interpret his style as a lack of respect for AEGIS, even if his excesses frequently raise Harry Powers’ blood pressure. The one thing that really annoys him is when an agent doesn’t take a mission seriously.
Stewart is a handsome man in his early 30s with light brown hair, sparkling blue eyes, and an athletic frame. Off-duty, he often wears Freedom Blades memorabilia, usually the now-retired #19 jersey of former team captain Brent Ironwood (a boyhood chum who made it to NHL stardom only to die in a car accident eight years ago).