Red Raven 2 (deceased)

F
Gd 10
A
Gd 10
S
Ty 6
E
Gd 10
R
Ty 6
I
Gd 10
P
Gd 10
Res
Ty 6
Pop
Gd +10

Health:
Karma:
36
26

Origin:

The second Red Raven is an android, an artificial construct built to resemble and replace the first hero of that same name, and to serve as a guardian of the citizens of Sky Island - who were in a cryogenic slumber at the time. This entity even believed that it was the first Red Raven, up to the point that it ended its own existence when it thought it had killed the people of Sky Island.

Known Powers:

Agelessness: as an android, the second Red Raven does not age. While it is possible that he's comprised of organic components (in part or in full), his capabilities will not degrade over time, as long as he generally takes care of himself. Thus, he has the benefit of the agelessness power, meaning that any aging he evinces over time will simply be cosmetic in nature, and not real.

Resistance to Disease and Poisons: artificial by nature, the Red Raven android may or may not be comprised of organic parts, even if all of his bits are designed to emulate an organic entity. Assuming he isn't, in fact, made from artificial tissue, the Red Raven android possesses Monstrous (75) resistance to diseases and poisons of all stripes, meaning he can primarily ignore such threats.

Limitations / Enhancements:

(none)

Equipment:

The Red Raven Suit: it is unknown whether or not his wings and such are separate from his body (since he's an artificial being, after all), but since he was modeled on the original Red Raven, it's likely that the second Raven uses a 'wing suit' separate from his body, as did his predecessor. Regardless, this suit allows its wearer the use of the following super human capabilities:

* Body Armor: the Red Raven suit is, of itself, made from a 'reinforced synthetic stretch fabric'. This fabric weave provides the Red Raven android Typical (6) protection from physical attacks (gunshots, knives, etc...). The suit offers no inherent energy resistance by itself, though its overall defense is raised to Excellent (20) if android Red successfully uses his wings as a shield.

* Gun Feathers: hidden within the long pinion 'feathers' of the Suit's wings, these twin pistols can be used to inflict Typical (6) Shooting damage to an opponent, if the Red Raven android deems it necessary. The barrels (or any other part of his wings, for that matter) can also be used to bludgeon opponents, inflicting his Strength +1 CS in Blunt Attack damage per strike.

* Hard Points: the wings of the Red Raven suit themselves are of at least Unearthly (100) m.s., as the originals withstood the direct flames of the Human Torch on at least one occasion. With a successful shield maneuver, the Red Raven android can add +2 CS to the protection his uniform already provides - which has kept him alive on more than a few occasions!

* Wings: by far the main feature of the suit, these mechanical wings allow the Red Raven android to fly at Typical (6) air speed - approximately 90 m.p.h., give or take. These wings gain lift via microscopic antigravity generators, though their actual forward momentum and maneuverability come from the flapping motion of the wings while he moves the air.

Quirks:

Alien Customs: the second Red Raven was created on Sky Island, a sort of floating city that was completely isolated from the rest of human civilization until only recently - save for one or two incidents. As such, he's possessed of a slightly alien mindset, one more practical for a person with his background and more likely to cause him to behave strangely, as compared to ordinary humans.

Talents:

Aerial Combat: having been given the skill of his predecessor, Red Raven 2 is naturally rather skilled in airborne fighting techniques. Having honed 'his' skills with the citizens of Sky Island for years and years, he can make any attack roll while in the air at a +1 CS (whether it applies to Fighting or Agility). As such, he always attacks an opponent from the air if possible, for he has a natural edge in that regard.

Contacts:

The second Red Raven, though an artificial entity, was built to resemble the first in every detail. As such, he could likely call upon the various surviving members of the Liberty Legion (and the Invaders, as a result) in a pinch. Other than that, though, he was likely known to the various people living on Sky Island, and could get help from them if their city-state was in peril.

Costume:

The second Red Raven wears a primarily red suit with red wings, boots, gloves, and a partial mask (head covered, but face exposed). It is complemented with yellow stripes on the ends of his boots and gloves, a yellow belt, and yellow 'Y' straps running from the front center of his belt to his wings. Red Raven 2 never allowed his long red hair to flow free, unlike the original.

Personality:

The second Red Raven has the personality of the first, since the former was based upon the latter - right down to his mental patterns. As such, he was a staunch guardian of Sky Island while its people were in cryogenic storage, a trait that got him into more than one fight with outsiders who happened upon the place. Of course, his solitude eventually got the better of him, and he went mad in time.

Real Name: unrevealed
Occupation: adventurer
Legal Status: a citizen of Sky Island (sort of) with no known criminal record
Marital Status: inapplicable
Alias(es), if any: none known
Group Affiliation: none

Height: 6'
Hair: red
Eyes: blue
Weight: 180 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none

Story:

Long ago, before the modern age of heroes began, the residents of Sky Island decided to invade the surface world. Usually a peaceful people, this was a decision that shocked the leader of the island, the original Red Raven. As such, he put his people in suspended animation to allow them to cool off, in more ways than one, and decided that he should join them himself - it was only fair, after all.

However, he couldn't just leave the city unprotected. As such, he used the advanced technology of Sky Island to build a special organic construct, one that was identical to himself in every way - right down to his very brain waves. Once this being was in place, and fully believed that it was in fact the original (it didn't know it was a created being), the first Raven sank the Island and then joined his brethren in slumber.

As his people slept, this new Red Raven vowed to protect them from any threat. One such threat the second Raven perceived was the high-flying Angel, a mutant member of the X-Men who happened across Sky Island when it rose from the ocean floor. After dealing with the Angel, the second Red Raven submerged Sky Island once more, though his loneliness was beginning to eat away at him.

He eventually lost it, and decided that his fellow Islanders were right - the surface world must be invaded at once! Of course, when he opened the sleeping chambers, the people of Sky Island all appeared to be dead (though they were simply in a death-like sleep). This caused him to lash out in grief, the result of which caused the island to explode - and sink yet again to the ocean floor.

While this explosion killed him, the second Red Raven's corpse was reanimated by Diablo when he was attempting to raid the remnants of Sky Island for certain technologies, and needed a distraction to keep Namor and the third Red Raven at bay. Of course, it then got demolished by Namor as he drove a steel pylon through it in an attempt to get at the villainous alchemist.

As such, it's likely that we won't be seeing this second Red Raven again - but you never know. The Bi-beast keeps coming back, after all!

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