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Lantern

Origin: Unearthly
Real Name: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Eidolons! Comics #8 [Sigil Publications August 2012]

ABILITIES
Prowess 3
Coordination 5
Strength 6
Intellect 4
Awareness 8
Willpower 5

Stamina 11
Determination 1

SPECIALTIES
Investigation Expert

POWERS
Immortality 10
Life Support 4
          Breathing
          Cold
          Eating
          Sleeping
Light Control 8
          Absorption [Healing]
          Light Constructs
          Resistance [Dazzle]
Postcognition 10
Resistance 10
          Afflictions
Supersenses 1
          Additional Sense ["True Sight"]
     
QUALITIES
  • Connections: The One, Paragon, Nemesis.
  • His postcognition is linked to his light creation powers. 
  • Motivation: Lantern lives and breathes to solve the world's mysteries. His focus vary from cracking the puzzles of the natural world or the unraveling the enigmas of the human heart and mind, but whatever his obsession, ignoring a riddle requires great effort (the expression 'curiosity killed the cat' comes to mind).
    CHALLENGES
    • Enemy: Ultiman, Babel, Siobhan 6, Maiden Japan
    • Personal: He's a being of solid, cohesive light. His alternate form is permanent, and he cannot transform himself into light, only generate it. Also, he doesn't have the immunity to physical attacks associated to Energy Form characters.
     Points: 100 (monumental!)

    ORIGIN STORY
    Lantern remains a mystery to be solved: is he a man that carries a lantern implanted in his chest, or a lantern that somehow became human? Cryptic as he is, he is not telling. What is known is that, in the same day that The One appeared, an ancient lantern, kept in a small Austrian museum, came to life, taking the appearance of a male human being. The museum curators had only known that the lantern was made by a blacksmith and so-called alchemist back in the 1700s, possibly a follower of  Anton Kirchweger.

    His powers work on a principle of photo metabolism – his body’s cells work use photons as an energy source. This allows him to project a light in a given area. His body also acts as a solar battery – when he is in sunlight he has almost limitless energy reserves. He is also able to recover from fatal wounds if his body is exposed to sunlight. Fortunately this can be artificially duplicated; the sun isn’t necessary to activate his advanced metabolic processes. Light-based attacks don’t seem to affect his as much either (in fact, they heal him!). Lantern neither ages nor is affected by disease.

    He is the world most powerful postcog; by shining his light forth upon any place, he recreates, in 'hard light', the re-enacment of scenes which occured there. And he craves for solving unconcluded murders, for unravelling mysteries and enigmas. Lantern is considered the epitome of investigative detective, bordering the vindictive (although he's not as spiteful).

    (A character created based on a concept seen on Stormwatch stories from Warren Ellis and thus his monumental cost reflects his "powerhouse" status. Character revised according to rules presented in ICONS Great Power book).

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