Invisible Kid

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Origin: Transformed
Real Name: Lyle Norg
First Appearance: Action Comics #267 [DC Comics August 1960]
                            Character created by Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney


Prowess 3 {Average}
Coordination 4 {Fair}
Strength 3 {Average}
Intellect 6 {Great}
Awareness 5 {Good}
Willpower 5 {Good}

Stamina: 8
Determination: 5


Investigation Expert
Science [Xenochemistry] Expert
Stealth Expert


Invisibility 9 {Amazing}
Sonic Control [Limits: Extra Only, Situational: Only when invisible] 9 {Amazing}
       Absorption (Sound)


. Although unseen, he can be located by means of radar, hyper-sensitive hearing or by being covered in fluorescent dust. He can't turn objects he is carrying invisible. 
. Former Earthgov special secret agent: walks his own path, sometimes.
. Boy genius. 

Points: 51


If ever there was a boy genius, Lyle Norg was it, having earned a degree in xenobiochemistry from Metropolis University at age 12. He put his talents to work in a number of laboratories while working privately on his pet project: a serum that would make a person invisible. After a few years, he succeeded in working out the bugs in his formula, and managed to perfect his solution, which would enable a person's sweat glands to produce, in mass quantities and on command, a chemical that warps light around a person, rendering him invisible to the naked eye. The formula is very closely tailored to Lyle's physiology — and produces a sometimes fatal allergic reaction in others.

He first encountered the Legion via their benefactor, R.J. Brande, who hired Lyle as his bodyguard. An invisible protector was a wise move, as Lyle was put to the test and stopped a gunman.

Although one of the youngest Legionnaires, Lyle Norg is also one of the premier inventive geniuses in the solar system.

Lyle doesn’t speak much about his past, but evidence suggests that he was originally contacted by Earthgov and the UP about his inventions. When he created the serum that gave him his invisibility power, he became an active secret agent for his governments. His competence and special power more than compensated for any reluctance officials might feel about using an operative of his age. (“When there’s no one there, it’s Norg” became a byword in the Earthgov security community.) When the Legion was forming, he was “drafted” by Earthgov for the team. Unlike some of the draftees, he took to life in the Legion immediately.

Lyle’s personal specialty is biochemistry, but his inventive genius is catholic. He is particularly adapt at taking the theoretical work of others and quickly turning it into an efficient, pragmatic application. He created the Legion Flight Rings from a discarded theoretical experiment conducted by Brainiac 5. Basically, he quickly masters any discipline that happens to catch his attention.

While others' leadership style was to rally the troops and charge in at the head of the battle, Lyle (while no less courageous) appears to be more of a tactician, evaluating the situation and striking for maximum effect. He’s content to let the founders handle the spotlight of public attention. Although an effective team member and team leader, he has a definite taste for striking out on his own to complete a mission, sometimes without backup.

His best friend in the Legion is Chameleon – the two think remarkably alike. Although his early overtures of friendship to Brainiac 5 were rebuffed (Brainy felt a bit threatened by a human of Lyle’s competence) the Legion’s two geniuses seem to be drawing a bit closer.

Lyle’s parents have never been seen or alluded to. He may be an orphan. When he joined the Legion he appeared to be living alone in some luxury — he probably has personal financial resources from his patents and royalties. 

Converted characters, most of the times, unavoidably exceeds the 45-point limitation that the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game core book recommends. Revised according to rules presented in ICONS Great Power book. The origin story is based on the pre-Zero hour version of the character. Streamlined, once again, according to ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying: The Assembled Edition.


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