: Warpfield and BlipReal Name
: Alexander "Warp" Richfield and Greg RichfieldAffiliation
Alexander was one of the best bomber pilots the US Air Force had, having received numerous citations and awards for valor and honor. One day, however, Alex was given a top secret mission to carry out. He was not told any specifics, but was told to bomb a village that supposedly held a number of high value targets. He took off and flew the mission, but when he got close to the village, as he was about to release his payload, he noticed that in the village below, children were running around and playing. He radioed back to his superiors asking about this, but his superiors ordered him to drop the payload. On his second pass over the village, though, he couldn't bring himself to destroy the village, and instead decided to head back to the carrier, knowing full well that he would get some sort of official reprimand. However, his conscience would not allow him to do something like this. Because of the top secret nature of the missions, however, he could not be court martialed, as that would have opened an investigation into a Top Secret mission, possibly divulging sensitive information to the public. Instead, Alex was given an honorary discharge from the service (because the dishonorable discharge of a highly decorated officer would have looked bad for the air force) and told to have a nice day. Upon returning to the states, he figured he would be able to find a job as a passenger airplane pilot, but he found that he'd been blacklisted by the air force. His piloting license was revoked, and no matter how much he fought the system, he was never able to get it back. He wound up spiraling into a depression, fueled by his new job as a bellhop in Metro City. The only happiness he could find was spending time with his younger brother, Greg.
Greg, Alex's younger brother, was diagnosed with acute early onset Parkinson's disease at the age of ten and had become infirm and bed-ridden. His doctors told him and his parents that he wouldn't likely live past the age of twenty, and that the last five of those years would be gruesome and painful. Greg had resigned himself to his fate, despite his father doing everything he could to find a way to help his son. It was when he was twelve when Alex came back from his service in the Air Force, and although he was sad that his brother wasn't happy, he couldn't complain about being able to see his older brother every day.
Their father, Arthur, was a scientist working for Riefland and Sutherland Innovations, a weapons contractor for the military. While there, though, Arthur was working on a power suit that would keep the men and women of the armed forces safe. He also developed an extremely advanced AI and integrated it into the suit, but the AI was not able to keep up with the users in combat situations. Finally, Arthur decided to instead house Greg's mind in the prototype suit, also freeing his son from his Parkinson's riddled body. The process turned out to be a resounding success, and Greg woke up inside a power suit modeled after a medieval suit of armor. The board of directors of RSI was extremely excited about the possible applications of the suit. However, Arthur would not allow this suit to be reproduced, as this would have caused Greg's mind to also be duplicated over and over again, the process of which would have fractured the prototype suit's AI: the original Greg. Instead, he stole the suit and ran off with it, giving it to Alexander, figuring he'd be able to keep it safe and put it to good use. The day after the suit was delivered to Alex, Arthur was found murdered in an alleyway. Alex and Greg both decided that they needed to find their father's murderer. Thus, Warpfield and Blip were born. Powers/Abilities/Skills
Alex has trained extensively in hand-to-hand combat as well as firearm training.
Greg can manipulate gravity fields around him, attracting things towards him as well as repelling things away from him. He can also create a remotely localized radius of increased or decreased gravity, at about a distance of 40 feet. He can also only affect gravity in one way at a time. Higgs fields are really hard to manipulate one at a time, let alone two or three at a time. Higgs fields are also more difficult to manipulate when wrapped up in other fields very close by, preventing Greg from manipulating the insides of people or electronics. He looks like and functions as a power suit for Alex. Greg has limited mobility, but really needs a pilot to help. As a power suit, he does have the choice to forcefully eject his user. He's made of a highly resistant metal, which gives him and Alex inside a level of invulnerability.
o Level 1: Alex and Greg have only just begun fighting together, and the two are not quite in sync. Greg can only modify gravity up to 2 Gs in both the positive and negative directions and can affect an object up to 200 kg in mass. Greg has very little control over his own motor functions. Greg's control over gravity is extremely crude, and displays of dexterity are completely beyond Greg's ability. He can affect one gravity vector at a time.
o Level 2: Alex and Greg are becoming in sync with each other, each better able to predict the other's moves, making their reaction time faster. Greg can now now modify gravity up to 3 Gs and up to 250 kg in mass. Greg's control over gravity is becoming better, making him able to use it like telekinesis, although extremely clumsily. Greg can move about, although shakily, on his own power. He can affect two gravity vectors at a time.
o Level 3: Working together has had an odd effect on Alex. Because that Greg's powers stem from manipulation of Higgs fields, all the time spent in modified and constantly changing gravity fields has given Alex himself a modicum of ability to affect gravity fields. He can do the same sort of thing that Greg can, but only up to about 15 pounds. Greg himself has become able to modify gravity up to 4 Gs, and his control has become considerably more controllable. He can also affect objects up to 300 kg in mass. This means that he can fly at extremely high speeds, but since his ability to fly replies on him flinging himself towards other objects, in essence falling towards objects at high speeds, He can now affect 5 different gravity vectors of the same object at one time. Alex and Greg limit their speed to ensure that Alex is able to react fast enough to keep them from slamming into things like buildings and trees. They can certainly safely fly upwards at very high speeds, but at a height where they would comfortable about not slamming into anything, there isn't anything useful to attract themselves towards to effectively fly. In essence they can just jump indefinitely high. Greg also able to move about on his own, though fighting is out of the question. Alex himself has been training and has become an extremely formidable hand-to-hand fighter and marksman.
o Level 4: Alex and Greg have worked together for so long they move as one, making their reaction time almost superhuman. Greg can noe modify gravity up to 5 Gs. Greg's control over gravity allows him to use it like telekinesis with dexterity equal to the average human. He can affect up to 5 different gravity vectors at a time and objects up to 350 kg in mass. Greg is also now able to move about completely without anyone inside, able to fight with fair ability for a small amount of time (about five miniutes) though he's still more effective when Alex is piloting. The bleed-through of Greg's power to Alex allows Alex to now move about 25 pounds with his gravity powers. Weaknesses
: Alex, outside the suit, is merely human. Bullets suck. Greg is immature and childish, though, and tends to get distracted easily. On top of that, Greg can cause a lot of trouble for Alex if he wants to. The suit also isn't air-tight, nor water-tight. Equipment
: Alex has Greg. Also a Desert Eagle.Appearance
o Civilian: Alex has shortly cropped light brown hair and green eyes. Greg has a chrome head that parts down the middle. Alex walks like he's been in the Air Force his whole life, with a ramrod straight back and an attitude that says "Yeah, I'm here." Greg can only walk when Alex is inside.
o Costumed: Alex wears an olive green flight suit and a flight helmet with a darkly tinted visor (Though he can't wear his helmet when working with Greg). Greg is about 7 feet tall and looks like a suit of medieval armor finished in chrome. Team (if applicable)
: When Alex isn't fighting crime with Greg, Alex makes sure that Greg is in front of the television. Alex also isn't entirely sure that Greg is actually Greg, and not just a really convincing copy of Greg.
Alex and Greg have registered themselves with CAPE mostly so that they can get some sort of legal counsel to fight off RSI's lawyers who are trying to get custody of their property (*ahem* Bari Eisenberg *ahem*)Previous Metro City Experience:
Flashpoint, El Angelo, Adaline Decker