From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
- Supergroup: none
- Former Supergroups: U.S. Military
Captain Cloudburst is calm, cool, and collected under pressure... though he is occasionally prone to fits of rage.
Its not understood exactly how Captain Cloudburst's powers came to be. He was subjected to various procedures designed to make him a super soldier with heightened physical abilities and greater resilience to harm than ordinary humans. However, all he recieved was an ability to control the weather. Once evidence of his power was discovered, military scientists who were sent to review the data of the project determined that it might be a latent genetic mutation that Capt. Roebling could only access as a result of the implants and exposure to radiation from the shivan shard. Still, all conclusions drawn are merely speculations without the test subject to study directly.
Leading others comes more naturally to Captain Cloudburst than using his own powers. He is recruiting able-bodied mercenaries to do his dirty work. In battle, he stands side-by-side with them, relying on his military training and trusty assault rifle... occasionally manipulating the weather to give his team an edge.
Captain Cloudburst has the power to influence the weather which was accidentally gained in a "super soldier" experiment designed to create a stronger, faster, better soldier. None of the other test subjects who underwent the same procedure gained this power, and its not as strong as the Captain would like. He relies more on his soldiers and backs them up with his weather tricks.
Not merely a man who leads, Captain Cloudburst is skilled in military tactics and maneuvers, enabling him to effectively direct allies in battle to greater effect.
Captain Cloudburst carries a regulation military M-16 assault rifle with grenade launcher attachment. He has access to various high tech gear and weapons which he's cobbled together from looting his foes resources.
Part of an experimental "super soldier" program, Capt. John Roebling was selected for his average physical attributes to show how far the experiment could transform ordinary men. After recieving several cybernetic implants, chemical treatments, and controlled exposure to a shivan shard, Roebling demonstrated absolutely physical changes whatsoever. He was scrubbed from the group and re-assigned to desk duty (where he could be kept under observation for side effects).
Depressed and resigned to his fate as a pencil pusher with no hope for glory, Capt. Roebling noticed that the weather had remained unusually overcast around the base he was stationed at... even though it was sunny in the surrounding region. Somehow, the experiment gave him the power to influence local weather patterns. He returned to the project to find the other lab subjects had become superhumanly strong and fast. He tried convincing the scientists that he'd gained power over the weather, but they believed he was desparate to re-enter the program and making wild speculations. They dismissed the local weather phenomenon as a coincidence and told Roebling to return to his regular duties. The other soldiers laughed and made jokes at him. This enraged Roebling. He left briefly and returned with an M-16, shooting up the lab and killed everyone there.
Fearing the repercussions of his outburst of rage, Roebling fled to the Rogue Isles where he could seek asylum... or work in Lord Recluse's army. When he got there, he heard a lot of talk about being a "Destined One." Intrigued, he made contact with a local mercenary, a man called Burke. Burke filled him in on the details and offered to hook him up with henchmen looking for work.
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