Reed Richards Apr 30, 2015 20:58:43 GMT
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NAME: Doctor Reed Richards
ALIAS: Mr. Fantastic
OCCUPATION: Scientist, Superhero, Doctor, Inventor.
MEMBER GROUP: Superhuman
POWERS AND ABILITIES:
HYPER-INTELLIGENCE - Reed Richards holds a super genius class intelligence. Since he was but a child, he's been ahead of others of his age group. He was taking college level courses at age 14, and he was getting his first doctorate at age 18, his second doctorate in his early twenties. He has a fantastic mastery over engineering, chemistry, physics, biology and electronics, and just about every other Earthen science there is. He's a visionary theoretician, and has had numerous breakthroughs in his life time, from time and dimensional travel to holography, spectral analysis and so much more.
He is Earth's go to expert on other dimensions, and the methods by which to get there. He learns obscenely fast; to Reed, almost every person in the world is that slow kid from fifth grade. His mind just moves faster than the average person, and he often forgets to slow it down or consider that not everyone plays on the same field as he. He has the unofficial title of being the smartest man on Earth, though he isn't sure he'd actually try and claim that title for himself--but the words have been thrown around in the past.
While he was born with an accelerated ingelligence, the Cosmic Rays that gave him and the other Fantastic Four members further enhanced his intellectual capacity, such that he thinks incredibly quickly, and is capable of multi-tasking to the Nth degree. The only thing he can't seem to keep track of his is own relationships and friendships.
PLASTICITY - Due to the cosmic radiation he and his friends were subjected to, Reed is able to convert his entire mass to a elastic, highly malleable state at will. Over the years he's gained better and better control over this power; by this point it's completely natural for him, and he uses his powers in even the most casual of situations. He can alter his form to many different shapes and sizes, usually within seconds, though perhaps a very complicated form would take a moment or three longer. He can reshape his body into a stronger matter/material than his normal human form. However, the larger an object or shape he becomes, the weaker his overall strength is. His ability to transform into a malleable state is frankly instinctive, almost reflective. Even if he is shot without any warning, his body will most likely absorb the bullets' impact. His skin is practically impervious to lacerations or punctures, unless he purposefully/willfully relaxes his control over areas of his body, such that blood samples and the like can be taken if need be.
His plastic skin gives him a number of sub-abilities that he's only realized or learned about over time. His dense flesh allows him to absorb many kinds of impacts or projectiles aby deforming himself at the point of initial impact. He is also able to contain explosions to a certain degree, and thus protect those around him (and property, etc.) from missiles, grenades, and other explosions by literally wrapping himself around the weaponry before it detonates. And, sometimes he can repel such projectiles in the manner of a slingshot, once he has absorbed the kinetic energy of the object.
He can extend his limbs, neck and torso to great distances. The max he can extend them before it actually becomes painful is about 1,500 feet. He can also make himself into a very proficient rope or grapple to hold enemies in place, which he has done many times, and in general he can shape-change, such that he could look like another man if he so desired--so long as they had the same skin tone and hair, as he cannot change his coloring under any circumstances.
In the past he has also made himself into a caopy or parachute, and he can glide to a limited extent by making himself adequately into aerodynamic shapes. He can support up to about 1000 lbs while gliding through the air--enough to transport the rest of the Fantastic Four through short distances.
In general, he can change his shape into any solid shape that he can envision, of a volume no greater than 1.7 cubic feet, and 18 inches in diameter.
When fighting, his preferred method of hand-to-hand involves making his fists into large hammers, maces, and other dangerous objects. He can also flatten himself to a two-dimensional form.
PLAYBY: Jon Hamm
PLAYER NAME: Taillow
OTHER CHARACTERS: N/A.
Helping people - For all his faults, Reed has a good heart. He really loves to help others, and has a strong sense of right and wrong. He feels it is important to give back to the community, since the universe saw fit to give him and the rest of the Fantastic Four powers.
Science - All kinds of science. Reed has a hyper intelligence and his fascination since the day he came out of the womb has been with creating and discovering and learning. His curiosity cannot be sated.
Children - Children are adorable, and he loves all of them. Something about their big eyes and capacity to learn and all of that stuff. Also he loves being able to teach them things.
Outer Space, dimensionary travel - His first big project had been to create his own space ship. Of course he loves space; he loves the endlessness of it, the potential for so much unknown information out there. He wants to discover it, all of it, and wants to be able to explore as much of it as possible.
Challenges - Scientific challenges specifically, Reed loves them. So easy do they captivate his entire attention, and he can set days of his time aside to work on any kind of scientific or intellectual puzzla or quandary. Especially if finding the solution also helps somebody.
Victor Von Doom - They were friends once, but God damn does the guy never get off his case. A man of science can only handle so much hatred directed toward him before he starts hating back.
People who don't want to learn - Like, he just doesn't understand people who don't wish to learn more about the universe. It hurts his soul to know that there are people who literally don't care about the theory of Quantum Entanglement, or Copenhagen Interpretation; what do these people do with their time? Reed has no way to relate to them.
Really cold weather - Honestly? It just makes him uncomfortable. It's hard to be elastic and stretchy when you're freezing half to death.
Public School Systems - They're just pitiful. He struggled through them painfully as a child, and he's literally one of the smartest men on Earth. He doesn't understand why such an important part of Earth's culture could just be so bad. His children if/when he has them are going to be home schooled, no question.
Socializing - It's not that he hates it, he's just not that good at it. He's not exactly socially awkward, it's more like...Reed is one step away from being a sociopath who lacks empathy for humankind. He doesn't know how to people very well. His mind is all theories and equations and algorithms and people are just...so... unpredictable. Sometimes he has no idea what to do when around people he doesn't know well.
Intelligence - His smarts, no brainer, is his top strength. He is the go-to person for anything science-related. He's got a half dozen degrees, he is determined, creative, inventive and ingenuitive. He can think outside of the box and has an enormous capacity to learn, to create, and to build.
Determination - Once he sets his sights on something, he doesn't easily give up. If he believes it can be done, it will be done, whatever it is.
Heart - Okay, so sometimes this facet of him gets buried. But the truth of the matter is that he cares. He cares about the universe, about Earth as a whole, and he cares about his friends. He might be horrible at showing it 99% of the time, but those who really know him know that everything he does is to try and help those he considers closest to him. He wants them to be happy, to succeed in life, and to be healthy and strong, and he will do whatever it takes to make sure that happens--sometimes he just.. makes a mistake as to what exactly is needed to make that happen.
Single-mindedness - Reed has a tendency to get 'lost in the lab.' Once he starts working on a scientific problem or equation, or if he's on the brink of a discovery...that's sort of it for him. He sets aside his friends, his family, he pushes everything off to the side until he's figured out the answer that he's looking for. It's cost him more than a few arguments in the past, and despite efforts to 'change,' he has yet to really do so.
Arrogance - Due to his intelligence, he has a habit of...assuming that certain things are over his friends' heads. He tends to avoid telling Sue, or Johnny, or whoever about certain things because he figures...they wouldn't understand anyway. Or maybe they would, but Reed just doesn't want to worry them over it. Sometimes these things are very important things that he definitely should have shared.. And yet he makes that judgment call, anyway. He tends to believe that he knows what's best for those he cares about, without so much as consulting them. Sometimes he believes he 'knows' just about everything, and it gets on people's nerves, to say the very least.
Discomfort in the Social Arena - He's not that great at making speeches or talking to people. He's not socially awkward, he just tends to come across as.. well, arrogant, or a know-it-all. It's not on purpose; he just has a distinct inability to lower himself down to other people's level. And that's the ultimate problem--he sort of is above others, intellectually, to a certain degree. And what he holds in intellectual superiority, he sometimes lacks in common sense, normal ability to reason, and ability to familiarize himself with others. In other words, his circle of colleagues and fellow scientists is very large, but his circle of friends is very small.
Cure Ben Grimm - As his best friend, Ben Grimm is someone that Reed keeps on high priority. And given that The Thing does not particularly like his rocky form, Reed has made it a primary priority to find some sort of cure for his friend, so he can lead some sort of a normal life.
Save the planet - Literally. He wants to find a way to get rid of poverty, and misery, and disease. He wants to make the world perfect and a happy place for all, not just a happy place for those with money.
Losing Susan. He's not an idiot; he knows he's been stupid in the past, and will likely continue to do stupid things in the future.. But no matter what he does, he has always loved, and always will love, Susan. He's constantly afraid that she'll grow tired of him and leave, and he's patently aware that she's far out of his league in a number of ways.
OVERALL PERSONALITY: Reed Richards is a complicating and often frustrating man to get to know. To many he comes across as pretentious, or a know-it-all. He doesn't dumb down his speech when he talks to others, and as such for those who are less scientifically inclined, they have to listen to a lot of...technobabble when around him. He wants to help others and wants to make new discoveries, and has devoted most of his life to those two goals. He has trouble empathizing or understanding most people, and sees the world from a theoretical perspective. Sometimes he forgets that the world is more than a bunch of numbers.
He is a highly ambitious man with huge goals for his life and that of his friends. He quite literally reaches for the stars in everything that he does.
BIRTHPLACE: Near Hegeman, in New York.
RESIDENCE: Reed Richards resides in the towering Baxter Building in Manhattan, New York, alongside the rest of the Fantastic Four.
Father - Nathaniel Richards - A wealthy physicist, who encoruaged Reed's educational pursuits from the very beginning.
Mother - Evelyn Richards - A wonderful mother who died when Reed was just seven years old.
SIBLINGS: Reed is an only child.
Not a blood relative, but generally Benjamin J. Grimm is seen as one of Reed's closest friends, as they met in college together.
Susan Storm (or Storm-Richards): Susan is Reed's significant other. A patient woman who puts up with his eccentricities. I'm leaving this open as to whether they're married or not, for whoever takes Susan.
Reed Richards was born to Nathaniel and Evelyn Richards. It was clear he was a special child from early on--a prodigy, which thrilled his father to no end. When Evelyn died Reed was only seven, but Nathaniel continued to encourage Reed in his scientific pursuits. By the time Reed was fourteen he was already taking college courses. This alienated him from a lot of the children his age, but he was so taken with the higher education that he didn't let that slow him down much.
By the time he was eighteen he already had two bachelors degrees and had moved on to doctoral studies at State University in Hegeman, New York. It was there he met Susan Storm and Ben Grimm, later to become his fellow Fantastic Four members. He fell in love with Susan practically on site, and it was Ben who helped Reed to get out of his shell somewhat during their college years.
His big project for his doctorate was to create a space ship. His design held enough promise that the government actually showed some interest in it, though was too hesitant to actually start funding his ship. In any case, when he learned that Ben Grimm intended to become a pilot one day, he made his friend promise to pilot his ship once it was built.
After college, Ben and Reed both went into the military together. While he was gone, his father disappeared, presumed dead. In his will, he left Reed just under two billion dollars. When Reed returned from the military, after a proper mourning period for his missing father, it was to return to work on his spaceship. He used much of the two billion dollars to fund the building of his ship; the federal government chipped in as well. Within a few short years, he had it built, though the government had not cleared it to be test flown just yet; more frustratingly, the government had threatened to withdraw their funding. With that in mind, Reed realized they had to test fly it now, or not at all. Arrogant as ever, Reed was certain it was ready, and arranged to basically steal it with Ben's help. Susan and Johnny ended up getting roped into joining them, and together, the four stole Reed's spaceship and launched it out into space.
His intention was simple--in theory. He wanted to travel through hyperspace into another solar system in back, so he could convince the government to reconsider their withdrawal. All was going well until cosmic radiation began to leak into the ship. It was an unexpected effect--he had been positive that he had prepared for such an event, but nonetheless, some things just can't be prepared for. The four of them were exposed to deadly amounts of radiation, and they were forced to turn back. Within a day of their return, they learned that each had gained peculiar and unusual powers as a result of the radiation.
Reed found that he now had the ability to turn his body into a malleable, elastic form. Once they were certain their powers were stable and not life-threatening.. Reed suggested they use their powers for Good. With his remaining money, he built the Baxter Building, and they became the Fantastic Four, crime fighters. Before long he became known as Mister Fantastic; they helped with the attack against New York, and have become fairly established, at least on the East Coast. And when they aren't fighting crime, Reed spends his time working on creations and the like.