PHANTOM LANTERN

REAL NAME: Frank Laminski
OCCUPATION: Criminal;former Air Force Test Pilot & Security Guard
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Mobile
HEIGHT: 6’2″
WEIGHT: 215 pounds
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Blond
RACE: Human
TECH LEVEL: Modern (1)

Reflexes 3D: Brawling 5D, dodge 5D, piloting 6D (self +2D)
Coordination 3D: Marksmanship 5D (power beams +4D)
Physique 4D: Flying 6D, lifting 6D
Knowledge 2D: Criminology 4D, scholar (Lantern Lore/Emotional Spectrum) 6D
Perception 2D: Survival 5D
Presence 3D: Command 4D, willpower 13D

ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES: Courage -2D, Patron (Volthoom) -4D, Enemy (Green Lantern Corps) +6D, Mental Instability (Phantom Lantern’s personality changes whenever his power source does – thus, when tapping the Red Lantern powers, he becomes dangerously aggressive, when he taps into the Sapphire spectrum, he becomes obsessed with love, etc.) +6D, Obsessive Tendencies +2D.

SPEED: 30
PDV: 3
UNARMED BDV: 3D
P/L BONUS: +3
VILLAIN POINTS: 8
CHARACTER POINTS: 32
BODY POINTS: 40

EQUIPMENT: The Phantom power ring is able to act as conduit to the Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Star Sapphire spectrums. Effectively giving the Phantom Lantern access to the powers of all the Corps, including: Energy Constructs, Force Fields, Energy Projection and Flight. The Phantom Ring changes its Emotional Spectrum power source whenever the user feels even the slightest emotion, changing their personality entirely to match that emotion and its perspective power source. Phantom Ring [enhancement modifier : scholar + 20D, represents the ring’s database of knowledge, armor value 100, body points 1000 (when charged, 100 when not charged), Powers: Energy Manipulation 18D (limitations: Duration Change {concentration}, removable, side effect – most uses are green; enhancement : remote), Mimicry 9D (limitation : linked to Energy Manipulation, enhancement : mastery, may utilize any power in the database), ESP (other Green Lantern Corps members) 100D, Language Comprehension 9D, Healing (protection from mortal harm) 18D (limitation : Duration Change, this power only activates when wearer is in mortal danger), Self-Only, enhancement : mastery, works even if user is unconscious). limitation: Phantom Ring can change its emotion spectrum power source whenever the user feels even the slightest emotion, changing their personality entirely to match that emotion and its perspective power source. It also is not powered by a battery, but instead has direct exposure to the entire Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum, and prolonged exposure can cause the user to explode like a bomb.]

HISTORY: Frank Laminski grew up in a life where he was never noticed or appreciated as anything special, he felt unappreciated and completely average. He then decided to join the Air Force to gain a sense of purpose, but still went unnoticed. Soon after he overheard a conversation from his commanding officer’s regarding who will test drive a new concept jet, The Flaming Spear. The commanding officer agreed to let Frank test drive it, but he pushed the jet to its limits, and as a result the engines failed. As Frank was crashing, Hal Jordan (who just received his Green Lantern ring) saved him. After he reported his crash, he was grounded, and not allowed to fly ever again in the Air Force, but he did not care about his military career anymore, the only thing he wanted in life was to be a Green Lantern.

Frank soon left the Air Force and dedicated his life to training (both mental and physical) with the hope that whoever gave Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) his ring, would see his dedication and training and give him one as well. He tried this for years and years, all the while tracking every appearance of Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) and learned as much as he could about the Green Lantern Ring. As more time passed he watched as a new Green Lantern was chosen, then another, and then a third. However, Frank did not give up hope, and pushed himself even further, often times taking the most dangerous of jobs such as becoming a security guard in Arkham Asylum, and also honing in his firearm skills, learning as much as he could by reading various literature, etc.

Just about when he was going to give up all hope, a Green Lantern Ring burst through his window, speaking the words: “Frank Laminski of Earth. You have the ability to overcome great fear. You have been chosen. Welcome to the Green Lantern Co– Error. Welcome to th– Error. Malfunction detected. Recalibrating. Rescanning. Frank Laminski. You do not have the ability to overcome great fear. You have not been chosen. Correct candidate located. Charting course: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.” The ring then zoomed away and found a new host in Simon Baz.
It was then after this moment that Frank gave up all hope and fell into deep depression. But just when all hope was lost, Frank came back to his apartment after a long day to find a mysterious hooded figure in his room. The figure told him that he was watching him and tracking his movements for quite some time. This figure then tells frank of a certain ring that did not need to choose it’s wearer, but one that anybody could use, the Phantom Ring. Frank asked who the figure was, so he removed his cloak to reveal himself to be none other than Volthoom, the First Lantern.

Soon after, Frank followed the advice of Volthoom and travelled to the location of the two current Green Lanterns of Earth, Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz, who happened to be protecting the exiled Guardian of the Universe, Rami, the creator of Phantom Ring. Distracting them by setting a house on fire across the neighbourhood, he sneaked into the house, took the ring, and became the Phantom Lantern, but due to the nature of the ring it took the form of the ring that he had a strong emotional connection to, in this case willpower, and he became a pseudo Green Lantern.

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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