.Character you wish to portray:
.Hero, villain, or walking the line?:
.Powers and physical attributes:
Super strength, speed, hearing, and sight; as well as flight, heat vision, Arctic breath, X-ray and thermal vision, and a high degree of invulnerability.
.Origin and backstory (as you see it):
The planet Krypton was known around the universe as being a world where technology and spiritual enlightenment went hand in hand, where its people had learned to live in harmony with the world's ecosystem. To help accomplish this achievement, eons ago Krypton's top scientists gradually introduced specifically engineered genes into the population, which allowed them to take a considerable amount of their body's needed energy from their solar system's red sun, whereas almost every other known carbon-based lifeform would usually get such nourishment from food and drink. The red wavelength of the solar energy wasn't anything truly substantial, but for countless years it was more than enough to free the Kryptonians from any concern of over-harvesting Krypton's resources in order to sustain their quality of life. Their way of life was never shaken; not through the Phantom Zone war, through the political disputes over Birthing Matrices, the abduction of the entire city of Kandor, and even through the controversial ruling that interplanetary travel would finally be forbidden.
And then came the Green Death. What Krypton's greatest minds could only call a "radioactive disturbance" arrived on the planet one day. Its physiology itself was in complete stark contrast to the Kryptonians'; where they were powered largely by solar rays taken from their red sun, this new entity's energy was drawn from Krypton's unique green planetary core. Funneled through the entity, the core's radiation swept through the population, slowly killing them via radiation poisoning while also causing immense geological damage to the planet. It wasn't long before a young scientist named Jor-El--considered a rogue by his peers--recognized that the planet did not have much longer to live. With his wife, they retrieved their unborn son's birthing matrix and placed little Kal-El on board a small illegally developed rocket. Setting the rocket's coordinates for any planet far enough away from Krypton to never risk the Green Death from ever reaching their son, and with a compatible environment to allow him to mature safely, Jor-El launched the ship mere moments before Krypton exploded.
Arriving on Earth, Kal-El grew up in a small town in Kansas called Smallville. Raised as Clark Kent by Jonathan and Martha Kent, Clark was the star of his high school football team and was accepted to study journalism abroad before almost marrying his high school sweetheart Lana Lang. Before leaving home, however, Clark's parents told him a secret--the secret of how he's not from around Smallville.
Now living in Metropolis, one of the largest and most culturally and technologically developed cities in the world, Clark Kent has earned his way into one of the top spots as a reporter for The Daily Planet. But Clark also leads another life, a life where he dons the Kryptonian uniform that was hastily thrown into his interplanetary life raft years ago, along with several other artifacts from Krypton. This is a life where he has defended the innocent from a growing rogues gallery of superpowered villains, most recently Lex Luthor and Vandal Savage's evil organizations that have threatened every life on Earth, and he will tirelessly continue to do so.
Cleared of any crimes after being manipulated by Dr. Destiny into attacking the small nation of Pokolistan months ago, Superman struggles to regain the public's trust in himself and the Justice League, although his own faith in the team has never been stronger. Clark finally believes 100% in these heroes that he has allied himself with, and the adventures continue.
.The burning question - Why this character?:
I've played him throughout the entirety of this continuity, and would love to continue working with the character and carrying him into this new frontier. I'd like to further explore his relationships with his supporting cast and expand on the villains in his corner of the UDCU.
.How will this version of your character differ from others? How will it be Ultimate?:
The entire history of Krypton has changed, giving some explanation as to why Kryptonians are able to essentially be solar powered. I've also given a new reason for Krypton's destruction (which will come back to haunt Clark, as well as being the Ultimate version of an old villain). I've kept the Ultimized version of Krypton previously dreamed up, with the societal unease over the more privileged families having their unborn offspring being engineered to have stronger immune systems while coming to term in a birthing matrix (an artificial womb); while the lower class citizens get to give birth the old fashioned way, with all the risks that come with it.
Superman himself is younger, but quickly gaining more and more experience. He's also not at planet or continent moving levels of strength, but he did grit his teeth and push Sta'rro all the way across our solar system towards the end of the first season, and I'm comfortable with that level of strength, so I'll keep it around there. Superman's costume is also a peacekeeping uniform from Krypton. The Fortress of Solitude is just a cave that can be outfitted to have infinite space within it (a combination of two of Superman's previous FOS's in the comics), but Clark really hasn't developed it any further than setting up a small workshop and a Kryptonian computer system.
You also might have noticed in my "Origin and Backstory" section that Clark almost married Lana before leaving Smallville. I didn't get around to exploring that in previous seasons, but I'd like to do so this time.
.What do you believe you can bring to the RPG?:
I can bring a dedication to the character, as I've demonstrated by sticking with him for so long now, with very minimal lags in overall posting. I think that I can also bring a creativity for putting a new spin on old concepts while staying true to the spirit of the character and what he represents.
.Provide a sample post as the character you wish to portray, in three paragraphs or more:
.Preferred roster pic? (No preference, and one will be chosen for you):
"I'm glad to hear that we count on one another after everything we've been through." I look to the other League members assembled here, not seeing any objection, and turn to see the holographic globe of the Daily Planet spinning.
The world keeps turning.
"The truth of Luthor and Brainiac will be exposed and the world will see them for what they are. Until then, however, life goes on and there are people out there that need help."
Gravity begins to lose its hold on me and I start to float above the Metropolis skyline.
"The damage will be repaired and the Justice League will be stronger than before. We can do this." I exchange looks with J'onn J'onzz, our most reliable hub of communication. "We'll have to work out a new headquarters, but for now, meeting adjourned."
The world slows to a crawl and the busy sight of the City of Tomorrow transforms into something out of an art gallery as my perceptions shift into superspeed and I will myself to rocket through the air.
So much work needs to be done, trust to be regained, and wrongs to be righted from the Society and Vandal Savage. But there's also one more thing I need to do...
...I'm going to find Batman.