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  1. Lettuce, tomato, pickles and cheese.
  2. I might suggest tracking down the documentary Jazz on a Summer's Day, which documents the Newport Jazz Festival of 1958. It's a fantastic snapshot of where Jazz was in the middle of the Twentieth Century, and filled with great performances.
  3. Hardball Even thieves need a strong-arm man now and again. O-Jin Hua had the build and the muscle to make threats when needed, and the skills to back them up when threats didn't suffice. He was not, however, a loose cannon - Hardball believed in the swift and precise use of force to resolve a problem, no more, no less. Hardball didn't expect to be a strong asset on the Frobisher job, it was more of a case and stealth task, so he'd probably just wind up carrying Yeggman's tools. He was the first member of the team to know something was wrong, when a stealthy police tactical team caught him on the lobby. He also didn't know that Cranham had twice attempted to have him seduced - O-Jin Hua, though seriously in the closet, is gay.
  4. Which was foolish. We will forget, eventually it will be nothing more than another event of history.
  5. Railman A middle aged guy in a classic train engineer's getup, Victor Mengsk uses the power of engineering to solve his difficulties. His only actual power is the ability to grow or shrink objects - thus, his pockets are stuffed with pulleys, frames and winches, and on occasion an actual railway engine. He doesn't tend to be overly useful in a fight (although being able to shrink Grond to 1:100 scale has proved handy) but he always hangs around for the cleanup work. In his school presentations, he shows kids the power of basic physics and technology, how levers, pulleys and other simple technology can make things so much easier for everyone.
  6. Jenny Faceless Jenny d'Aventura was the team's casing expert. She would go in days or even weeks before the mission, confirm other intelligence and gather data, like floor layouts, guard patrol schemes, internal security. Occasionally she would also get small items she could smuggle out, like key cards, but that was rare. As a result, she was almost never on scene for the actual robberies. She accomplished these with a powerful capacity to disguise herself and to take on roles with basically zero prep time. Cranham got to her with her one weakness, her cocaine addiction. He replaced her usual dealer, and slowly amped up the purity of the drug she bought - until she was flying high as a kite while trying to do the Frobisher building. She missed the clues that should have sent her running, and for the first time she gave the Council bad data. Jenny was blamed by many on the Council when things went south, particularly when she got a suspended sentence in exchange for checking into drug rehab. Once clean, she disappeared, and hasn't been seen or heard of since.
  7. Red Rain is undoubtedly the most psychotic of the ThinkBank. This is despite his motives probably being the purest - he wants to ensure sane, corporate management of the world to protect the environment and make pollution unprofitable. His methodology is to demonstrate the dangers - graphically. He sprays acid on crowds, poisons water supplies and generally acts as brutally as possible to show people the results of the current regime.
  8. Vector Rainbow VR (yes, she is well aware of the initials) is an astrophysicist by trade. She was involved in an experiment, an attempt to model the inside of a star. She was at the ground zero of a "superpower event" that empowered at least four other people as well. Her real name is Raquel Washington, and she makes no effort to hide it. She has the power to create light constructs in the form of skeletonized structures, vector lines and beams, both solid and laser in nature. Her riff is to start with a line of white light, and then slowly break it down by colour until she has a complete rainbow hanging in the air. Raquel is African-American, and she loves going to inner-city schools and less privileged areas like the one she came from. Her family is very proud of her, though she's gotten a certain pushback from extended family, who aren't sure about the whole "rainbow" thing.
  9. Silver Butterfly Silver Butterfly was born Anna Jane Coleman, and was clearly a mutant from her birth. Her glittering, silver wings didn't give her especially swift flight, but she was stable and very reliable in the air and could maintain her flight all day. Anna's family loved and supported her, but the rest of the community was caught up in the anti-mutant hysteria of the early 1970s. She and her family were hounded out of her home and burned out of the temporary housing the state reluctantly provided. Anna's life was made a living hell any time she tried to go to school. Finally, when she was twelve, a maddened mob tried to lynch her and her family. It was unfortunate for the mob that her solar energy powers manifested under the stress. Over a hundred people burned to death, hundreds more were horribly burned. Anna showed no mercy, setting the entire slum her family had been forced into ablaze and attacking anyone who tried to help, including firefighters and police. Her heat and light effects weren't all that powerful, but were very broad-beam, and thus unavoidable by normal humans. Only when local supers showed up did she finally fly away. Later that day she was contacted by the group. She stayed with them for almost five years, making sure her family was safe by staying well away from them. In the end, they parted ways amicably - Ren the Space Weasel and company found her too bloodthirsty, and she'd found a group that appreciated her for herself and provided the stability she longed for - Viper's Dragon Branch. She's been a stalwart member of the organization ever since.
  10. Platyputz Arnold K. Vossman was one of the founding members of the Battalion, though they have since done pretty much everything possible since to forget that. He was supposed to be "The Platypus", but the newspapers were somewhat more than unkind. His abilities weren't terrible. Arnold's suit gave him sonar, underwater propulsion, enhanced strength and speed and, in a slightly dark aspect for the 1960s, poison injectors (though why exactly he decided to follow the actual Platypus and put them on the backs of his ankles is an ongoing mystery). The problem was, Arnold was not built for crime. He weighed almost 250Kg, and little of it was muscle. He was capable of waddling slowly towards his targets, and he never once managed to bring his "spurs" to bear on an enemy. Twice he was caught because he literally couldn't fit through the escape route. He was only tolerated because he really was pretty smart - he planned well. But in the end, Ren the Space Weasel and She-Wolf stripped him of his suit and left his overweight, naked ass on a street corner and called the FBI - and this time they wouldn't be breaking him out. Arnold's story does not have a happy ending. He was released from prison early in 1978 for medical reasons, and within six months his heart had given out. He was buried in a pauper's grave; nobody came to the burial.
  11. 1 hex = 2m. We don't think in inches because everything's metric here, and we almost always use fifth edition anyway.
  12. Movietone Movietone loves the silver screen. Speak of a movie, chances are he's seen it, even if it's obscure - he's claimed to have viewed The Day the Clown Cried. ("Yes, it really is that bad" he says.) His knowledge of film and film history is encyclopaedic, and he's written several review books under other pseudonyms. Pity he's a complete sociopath. His powers would indicate he's some kind of low-level reality warper. He changes his appearance and gear by spinning around - including the weapons he wields. He only uses this to replicate various movie scenes. He suddenly becomes Jimmy Cagney with his classic line "Made it, ma, top of the world!" before emptying a revolver into his victim, or Crocodile Dundee saying "Nah, that ain't a knife. This is a knife." Whereupon he stabs the person with said knife. Think there's enough material here for five.
  13. Genesis James Pashone was one of the founding members of the Righteous Teens. He started out as the kid sidekick of Dynamic, a low level brick/speedster who is now almost completely forgotten - his one time protege having far outshone the older hero. Genesis' abilities to summon semi-autonomous "spirits" to fight or work lead to him being accused of satanic powers or witchcraft, a distressing turn of events for the devout, conservatively religious young man, and he sought to show his true colors by forming a team of righteous and upright young people - a goal that was ultimately fulfilled. Genesis left the team when he turned 19, choosing to concentrate on his studies, and eventually entered a fairly prestigious seminary. Last year, a large number of members and ex-members of the group got together at his home to celebrate his retirement party at the age of 69. NEW GROUP: Five people with one foot in the darkness seek to prove that dark is not evil as Pentacle.
  14. Cerberbull is exactly what his name implies - a three headed Minotaur. Myth Master wasn't entirely happy with it - he doesn't especially like mixing his myths, and it was Theseus who fought the Minotaur of Crete. But, it counts as both the Cretan Bull and Cerberus, and Myth Master was running out of options. Cerberbull's teammates aren't over happy either. The beast is stupid, brutish and likes to eat people. But it's undeniably powerful, and very little tends to remain after one of the creature's "triple charges".
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