Longshot

History

Longshot was created in a pocket realm known as the Mojoverse. Lab-grown, he was designed to be an entertainment star, a perpetual actor in the televised programming and distraction that fulfilled so many of the gluttonous denizens of that stunted world. Handsome, athletic, daring and true, Longshot quickly became the most beloved star of Mojo's network, drawing in the highest ratings and the most money. Unfortunately for Mojo, Longshot's programmer helped install a mutant bonus inside him: free will. As Longshot began to truly understand good and bad, he began to realize that Mojo was not a very nice creature, not at all. He saw the enslavement and the cruelty and the exploitation around him. And he rebelled.

The rebellion had very mixed results. While they made inroads, Mojo's power was deeply entrenched and he was hard to overcome. Eventually, cornered, Longshot was forced to retreat through a dimensional portal, destroying it behind him and leaving himself stranded in New York City. Luck was on his side, however, as he quickly found a housesitting gig and a modelling job and a wallet full of money in the gutter. Somehow he always makes it through, one way or another. While looking over his shoulder for Mojo's agents, he's doing his best to mete out justice and fight the bad guys the same way he always did: with style.

Recent Events

Personality

Longshot is friendly, optimistic, well-intentioned and generally a darn good guy. He's fearless in most things, having been created with incredible luck and the privilege of good looks. That said, he doesn't have much in the way of ego - he likes attention and enjoys praise, but he doesn't think he's better than anyone and he's got a lot of compassion and heart (two hearts, in fact). He can be a little dopey and naive now and again, but his charisma is such that people often try to look out for him. While he's slow to anger, he can be extremely fierce and implacable if roused and will fight to the death for something he believes in.

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Character Sheet

PHYSIOLOGY: Longshot's a genetically engineered being, crafted from scratch for the explicit purpose of entertainment and athleticism. His dexterity is at least five times the human peak, enabling him to make incredible acrobatic maneuvers. His reaction times and agility are similarly enhanced, giving him great control and response times that would even let him dodge gunfire at a relatively short range. His strength is around the human peak and doesn't require exercise or diet to maintain, his efficient metabolism keeping him quite healthy. He is immune to most terrestrial diseases. He has two hearts, four fingers on each hand and a mild healing factor which can handle bumps and bruises but isn't enough to handle serious or mortal injuries. He'll heal a bit faster than a normal person, but not so fast as to make him super-durable. Thankfully, with his luck, he usually doesn't have to be.

PROBABILITY FIELD: Longshot generates a probability field that alters chances and luck to his advantage. It's not an exact science by any means, just making coincidence, timing and happenstance fall his way, enabling him to perform unlikely feats of derring-do and athletic heroism. For example, if he leaps off a building, he'll probably catch a flagpole on the way down and, if there's a truck beneath him, it will probably be full of straw. He gets lucky ricochets when he misses a throw and somehow ducks just before the blade's about to hit his neck from behind. If something is entirely impossible, even by any stretch of the odds, then he still can't do it. But if there is a chance, even a slender one, even a tenth of one percent, odds will swing in his favor and he can pull it off. Ironically, simpler things don't trigger his probability field and he's more likely to make mistakes on low-risk activities than he is doing something truly dangerous.

A side effect of his luck is that it tends to warp the luck of those around him. Equal and opposite reactions lead to others nearby growing clumsy or having unfortunate accidents. Sometimes even his friends. All of this is automatic, so he can't really do anything about it anyway. One of the telltale marks of his powers working is his left eye will begin to glow with golden light when he's on a lucky run.

PSYCHOMETRY: Longshot possesses the ability to read psychic impressions off of inanimate objects. He can know who's held or used them last, something of their origins, strong emotions tied to them or even read events that have occured around them if they've left enough of a psychic impression. Mundane traces only last for a day, but extraordinary occurences leave marks he can read weeks, months or even years later. The use of this power requires physical touch and only works on things, not people.

Miscellaneous

"LINE?!?!"

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Appearances

May 17, 2019. Convention of Covens

It's convention season and one particular magical convention accidentally opens a portal to frog-dog-demons.

Posted On: 18 May 2019 19:52 (Related Tags: domino fate-nassour gentleman-ghost longshot nico-minoru rogue)


May 09, 2019. Cartoon Characters Have Four Fingers

Longshot has arrived on Earth. Drake suspects his home dimension might be TV Land.

Posted On: 09 May 2019 21:42 (Related Tags: longshot volt)


Longshot
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Full Name: Longshot
Code Name: Longshot
Occupation: Adventurer
Aliases:
Reg. Status: Unregistered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: NYC
Affiliations: None currently
Physical Information
Gender: Male
Species: Alien
Species Detail: Native of the Mojoverse
Age: 25
Height: 5'11"
Build: Spectacular
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Ryan Gosling
Theme Song: "Breathe" by The Prodigy
Character Type: FC
Universe: Marvel
Wiki Tag: longshot
Played Since: May 2019

Last Posted Activity: 18 May 2019 19:52

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