JUPITER

Created by Barry Reese, Copyright 2022
REAL NAME: Joseph Blake
OCCUPATION: Agent of the United Nations; Actor
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Mobile
HEIGHT: 6’5″
WEIGHT: 260 pounds
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Blonde
RACE: Presumed Human
TECH LEVEL: Modern (1)

Reflexes 3D (14D): Brawling 5D (16D), climbing 4D (15D), dodge 5D (16D), driving 4D (15D), piloting (self) 6D (17D)
Coordination 3D (14D): Catch 4D (15D), marksmanship 4D (15D, +1D energy blasts)
Physique 5D (33D): Flying 6D (34D), leap 6D (34D), lifting 7D (35D), resistance 6D (34D)
Knowledge 3D: Languages 4D
Perception 2D: Artist (actor) 4D
Presence 3D: Charm 5D, command 4D, willpower 7D

ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES: Acting Ability -3D, Attractive Appearance -2D, Contact (United Nations/IHC) -6D, Courage -2D, Leadership Ability -2D, Wealth -8D; Narcissistic +3D, Public Identity +3D.

SPEED: 30
PDV: 3 (8)
UNARMED BDV: 3D (7D)
P/L BONUS: +3 (+17)
HERO POINTS: 22
VILLAIN POINTS: 3
CHARACTER POINTS: 200
BODY POINTS: 50 (175)

NATURAL ABILITIES: Jupiter ages very slowly and may be, for all intents and purposes, immortal.

POWERS: Superattributes: Reflexes, Coordination 11D each, Superattributes: Physique 28D; Flight 14D; Microwave Projection (hands, eyes) 15D; Invulnerability 11D (limit: ineffectiveness – magic).

HISTORY: Jupiter is a celebrity, recognized the world over. Arguably, he is the most powerful man alive – not just in terms of physical ability but also in terms of his ability to manipulate public opinion and trends. He transcends celebrity and has become a hero, a leader, and an archetype for the modern man.

The source of his powers is the infamous Tunguska Event of 1908. His mother was pregnant with Joe when something detonated in the air above Eastern Siberia. Almost immediately, Joe’s mother began to show unusual symptoms: her baby was larger than normal in her womb; there were bursts of radiation from within her body; and she often spoke in a tongue that no one — not even her — recognized.

An American scientist in the area brought her back to the United States with him and watched over her until she died in childbirth. He named the baby Joseph Blake, giving him his own surname and a nice, American-sounding first name. The child’s growth had been much slower than normal and it wasn’t until the late 1940s that the youth had grown to be a young teen. In fact, the United States had not quite completed work on the Atomic Bomb when word reached the higher-ups that Germany was close to success… and Jupiter’s first true mission was to guide the atomic bombs down to the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

In the wake of the war’s ending, the Allies learned through espionage that the Americans had their own version of the Übermensch… and they demanded to have access to him. In a stunning move – one that conspiracy theorists insisted was related to some sort of blackmail scheme, the President agreed to share control of Jupiter with the nascent United Nations. Eventually, other metahumans were brought into a program known as the International Heroes Corps (IHC). He has a romantic relationship with his teammate Spook, the ghost of a British woman that died in the late 1970s. Due to her inability to become corporeal, she allows him to engage in sexual relations with living women as long as Joe doesn’t begin to develop an emotional connection with them.

Jupiter’s codename is meant to be both evocative of the planet, the largest in the solar system, and the mythological god, who was king of the heavens. He is over a century old but physically appeared to be in his late twenties or early thirties. His likeness appears on action figures, trading cards, comic books, and t-shirts, and there is even a very successful live-action Netflix series based on his adventures.

In recent times, he has crossed paths with the Straw-Man several times, both as friend and foe, and the duo have battled a number of powerful threats together.

Published by Barry Reese

Professional author that has worked for publishers as diverse as Marvel Comics, Moonstone Books, Wild Cat Books, Airship 27 and Pro Se Press!

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