Union Jack 2 (deceased)

Mighty Destroyer 2

Strength
10b
Agility
8a
Intellect
6x
Willpower
5x

Hand Size:
Edge:
4 (25)
2

Origin:

Brian Falsworth, the second Union Jack, is a doubly altered altered human. He first ascended to a super human status upon receiving a variant version of the Super Soldier Serum, and then acquired additional powers after exposure to the deific lightning of Thor himself!

Powers:

Electricity Generation (a): while his original 'powers' consisted of being raised to peak human capability, Brian's second brush with the fantastic gave him the ability to generate lightning! He may do so with intensity 11 ability, inflicting like stunning energy damage with each attack!

Hindrances / Augmentations:

(none)

Equipment:

.455 Caliber Webley Revolver (a): before gaining his electrical powers, Brian carried this six-shooter that could be fired to inflict his Agility +4 in piercing damage. The bullets were silver tipped, the better to hunt monstrous vampires with.

Dagger (s): made from a silvered steel, this dagger has a material strength of 12, and Brian can use it to inflict his Strength +2 in slashing damage with each strike. Like his Webley, Brian quit carrying this weapon on his person once he acquired his electrical powers.

Skills:

Acrobatics (a): nimble by nature, Brian's gymnastics training allows him to lower the difficulty of actions like dodging attacks and reducing falling damage by one difficulty level, provided he has enough room to maneuver when making such attempts.

Boxing (s): Brian has been trained how to fight by his father, the original Union Jack. As such, he has the ability to split his total action score between two unarmed melee attack, the last of which being a contingent action. This comes in real handy in a brawl!

Guns (a): while he's a devil of an unarmed combatant, Brian can wield firearms with the best of 'em. Whether he's brandishing a standard, semi-automatic or fully automatic rifle or pistol, Brian may fire such a weapon at one difficulty level lower than is usually necessary.

Martial Arts (a): In addition to his boxing skill, Brian can bring his martial arts to bear on an opponent. This allows him to attempt unarmed melee attacks at one difficulty level lower than is normally required, which stacks well with his boxing skill!

Piloting (a): Brian was also a competent pilot of World War 2 era aircraft, knowing how they handle and what they're capable of. He could conceivably apply this knowledge to more advanced aircraft and/or alien spacecraft, if necessary.

Skill / Knives (s): while he's been extensively tutored in the fine art of unarmed combat, Brian has had to fight vampires - and thus, often relies upon special bladed weapons to dispatch them. He may handle such implements at a reduced difficulty.

Wrestling (s): if he inflicts damage with a wrestling attack, Brian can make a contingent action to hold on; this is an average difficulty action. If this succeeds, he can continue to inflict similar damage each exchange, until the hold is broken or lifted.

Contacts:

Union Jack was Britain's version of Captain America, and could call upon most government officials for aid when necessary. He is a former Invader and member of the clandestine V-Battalion, and can likely consider most 'Golden Age' heroes reliable contacts.

Calling:

Guardian: upon becoming the second Union Jack, Brian determined that it was his duty to do all he could to protect his great nation from harm. To this end, he joined the Invaders, and fought alongside those heroes (or anti-heroes) whenever they worked in Britain.

Costume:

Originally, Brian wore a rather interesting 'union suit'. It consisted of a gray, long-sleeved shirt with a skull drawn on it, gray trunks, a blue belt, red boots and gloves, red and blue striped stretch pants, a red belt, and a full, red head-covering hood with a pale blue face mask.

When he adopted his father's heroic identity, however, this all changed. Navy blue in hue, his costume was adorned with a red and white Union Jack symbol across the chest and back. It also had a mask that fully covered his face, and a hip hostler and knife sheath for his weapons.

Personality:

Brian Falsworth is English patriot and bears his role as Union Jack with great pride and seriousness.

Brian loves his family and goes to incredible lengths to protect them, which sometimes leads to reckless behavior on his part. He often finds himself having difficulty justifying his role as an Invader, but lost these doubts upon acquiring his electrical powers.

Real Name: Brian Falsworth
Occupation: adventurer
Legal Status: British citizen with no criminal record, legally deceased
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: the Mighty Destroyer 2
Group Affiliation: the V-Battalion, former member of the Invaders

Height: 6'
Hair: brown
Eyes: brown
Weight: 230 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none

Story:

Not too much has been revealed about the childhood of Brian Falsworth. It is known that he grew up with his sister, Jacqueline, but other than that most of this period is a mystery. He has been a life-long compatriot and partner of Roger Aubrey, however, the two having apparently grown quite close before their fateful trip to Germany, when both men had their brush with the fantastic!

The two went there to see if Germany was as bad as everyone was saying, and found out this was quickly the case soon enough. The two were jailed and separated upon attempting to leave the country, with Brian being dumped into a cell with Eric Schmitt, who had developed a series of successful German variants on the Super-Soldier Serum, and was being held until he surrendered them.

Of course, this had happened to Schmitt before, and he had administered one to Keen Marlowe to keep it out of Nazi hands. Seeing another such opportunity, Schmitt gave his newest formula to Brian, drastically enhancing him - both physically and mentally. Escaping, Brian took on Marlowe's identity for a time, helping him to do his job behind German lines and further lower enemy morale.

Brian eventually accepted his own legacy in time, becoming the second Union Jack with his father's blessings, and quickly managed to rescue a captive team of Invaders in his new identity. Invited onto the team afterward, Brian did his best to pull his weight but felt he was a bit outclassed - at least until a chance encounter with a time-displaced Thor: God of Thunder!

Upon being struck by this immortal's lightning, Brian was further changed. Developing electrical powers of his own, Brian used them both solo and with his fellow Invaders, fighting the forces of evil with both his augmented physical prowess and lightning wherever he could find them. Now more confident in his role as a super-hero, Brian feels he is living up to his father's mighty legacy!

Eventually retiring from the Invaders at the same time his sister Jacqueline did, Brian acted domestically for a time, at least until he was asked to help form a new crime-fighting organization after the war: the V-Battalion! This group was originally tasked with rounding up escaped Nazi war criminals, but their actions grew in scope and impact as new threats arose around the world.

Brian happily fought these threats with his partner, Aubrey, sister Jacqueline, and several additional heroes he'd worked with in the War, at least until tragedy struck in 1953. While most heroes tend to fall fighting some threat to the world or another, Brian was slain in an inexplicable fashion, dying as a result of a terrible car accident before he could complete his work with the V-Battalion.

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