Ultra Boy

© DC Comics / Used without permission
Origin: Transformed
Real Name: Jo Nah
First Appearance: Superboy # 98 [DC Comics July 1962]
                            Created by Jerry Siegel and Curt Swan


Prowess 4 {Fair}
Coordination 4 {Fair}
Strength 4 / 8 [Limit: Exclusive] {Fair / Amazing}
Intellect 3 {Average}
Awareness 5 {Good}
Willpower 5 {Good}

Stamina: 13
Determination: 6


Technology [Mechanics]


Blast ["Flash Vision" (Limit: Exclusive)] 7 {Incredible}
Damage Resistance ["Invulnerability" (Limit: Exclusive)] 9 {Fantastic}
Flight [Limit: Exclusive] 8 {Amazing}
Supersenses [Limit: Exclusive] 4 {Fair}
       Additional Sense ["Microscopic Vision"]
       Additional Sense ["Penetration Vision", Limit: Blocked (Inertron)]
       Extended Vision ["Ultra Vision"] 2
Super-Speed [Limit: Exclusive] 8 {Amazing}


Legion Flight Ring                            


. One power at a time
. Came from a crime-ridden society
. Cracking wise in combat, to detriment of easily irritated opponents 

Points: 67


Ultra Boy was born Jo Nah on the planet Rimbor. On a trip through outer space, Jo’s ship was swallowed by an energy beast and bombarded by radiation. Instead of killing Jo, this “ultra energy” granted him powers similar to those of a Kryptonian. These powers served Ultra Boy in good stead when he joined the Legion, and he is considered their most powerful member after Superboy and Mon-El. Ultra Boy was a skilled actor; this, combined with his rough background on Rimbor and social standing, helped him infiltrate criminal groups where he appeared to "go bad". This skill also made him a valuable member of the Legion Espionage Squad; he was the only member without overt "spy" powers. He's had a long-standing romance with Phantom Girl (Tinya Wazzo), but circumstances and villains continually conspired to keep them apart, even stranding them across time from each other.

Because Ultra Boy is so powerful, others often regard him as nothing more than a dim-witted powerhouse. In fact, Ultra Boy has to be quite cunning in applying his powers, since he can only use one at a time. Like most Legion members, Ultra Boy’s powers are a metaphor for his personality; Jo Nah often surprises others with his unexpected versatility.

With the advent of ICONS Great Power book, I had to rethink Ultra-Boy's powers according to the new rules. With the formidable help of Steve Kenson himself, I restructured Ultra-Boy's powers, giving limits to each one of them, hence giving a higher Determination as well. Converted characters unavoidably exceeds the 45-point limitation that the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game core book recommends. Character revised according to rules presented in ICONS Great Power book. Streamlined, once again, according to ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying: The Assembled Edition.


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