From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Place of Birth:||Paragon City|
|Base of Operations:||Paragon City|
|Known Relatives:||'The Gargoyle', father, deceased; mother, unknown, deceased|
|Invulnerability, super strength|
|Flight, ability to form simple stone weapons|
Chogori is the son of the Gargoyle, a 1950's era hero lost during the Rikti war. He is a hero of Paragon City and member of the Galacto-Rangers.
Chogori was orphaned during the Rikti War, which claimed the lives of his hero father and unknown gargoyle mother. Soon afterward, Chogori set on his own adventure as a professional hero. Unlike his father, Chogori is super-powered. The gargoyle genes allow him to harden his skin to the strength and consistency, but not weight, of stone, rendering Chogori almost impervious to conventional attacks. As he grows, he has been able to unlock more and more of his potential, and has been able to make himself tougher and tougher.
Chogori also possesses the ability to generate stone from his body. This generated stone is extremely thick, heavy and hard, but disintegrates soon after being formed. As a result, he is only able to form simple objects, like boulders and hammers, before they fall apart. Utilizing his immense strength, Chogori uses these stone hammers to fight the crime of Paragon City.
The name 'Chogori' comes from the tribal name of K2, one of the largest mountains on the globe. He has grown into the name. Standing at eight feet, three inches, he towers over most heroes.
Chogori lives and operates humbly. He's not a glory seeker, and has time and again turned down minor endorsement deals, offers of private employment, and featurettes in magazines and local papers. He prefers his fame to be generated on the streets if anywhere at all. He's free-wheeling and generally happy-go-lucky, rarely finding himself bogged down by emotion or struggle. His approach to most problems is to punch through them, relying on his nigh invulnerability and immense strength.
Recently, Chogori has found that he can travel back in time to the age of ancient Rome. He took to Cimerora immediately, not only enjoying the 'simpler life' environment, but also the reaction he got from the locals. Unlike the somewhat desensitized and jaded Paragon City citizens, the people of Cimerora find super-powered being to be awe-inspiring. A feeling that Chogori has encouraged by telling everyone that his name is Chogorus and that he's a champion demigod sent from Olympus to fight for the benefit of mankind.
Chogori now spends the majority of his time in Cimerora, fighting against Romulus' men and rescuing captures townsfolk and reclaiming their belongings. He's become a local, street-level hero, and spends what time he isn't fighting roman soldiers in the taverns drinking wine and generally carousing.
Chogori is head recruitment officer and lieutenant of the Galacto-Rangers. He is a close friend with Miles and Ms. Mighty, and is one of the few people who can easily and routinely tolerate Galactoman. He is especially close to Human Flashbulb and Pyroflash, whom he considers to be close personal friends, inasmuch as Chogori has friends.
Friends and Allies
Chogori's relatively out- and easygoing nature has awarded him a small but loyal group of friends.
Human Flashbulb - Marcus is one of Chogori's closest friends and allies. When working together as a team, no villain can stand against them. Have in the past fought Recluse to a standstill together, when it was just the two of them. Marcus is far more sensible and in-control than Chogori, and usually checks the fractious gargoyle when he gets a little too carried away.
Pyroflash - The third Galacto Liutenant (along with Marcus and Chogori), Pyroflash has worked with Chogori since the early days and is another of his closest friends. Their relationship has never been anything other than professional and friendly, though Chogori's behavior denotes a somewhat stronger feeling, like that of a protective older brother. Not that she needs protecting, because she can set things on fire with her mind.
Psi Cicada - Chogori thinks Ci Ci is just the best, and that's all there is to it. A better bug no man could ever find.
Johnny Turbo - JT gets on Cho's nerves. But he's a great drinking buddy. Once got beaten up by Foxy Ferret and Chogori won't ever let him forget.
Foxy Ferret - Became one of Cho's fast friends after being with the Rangers for only a brief period of time.
Irish Rose - A fellow Galacto Ranger, Chogori has recently learned that Rose actually looks up to him quite a bit, which has caused him to re-evaluate how he conducts himself.
Grass Boy - His kid sidekick. Grass Boy can shoot energy blasts from his hands whenever he eats grass.
Victor E. Tomorrow
Tomorrow is over 150 years old, and his presumed birth date sits at around 1840. He was the primary villain that The Gargoyle dealt with back in the late forties. Tomorrow had, sometime around the turn of the century, discovered an artifact that prolonged his life. He began his career of crime around the 1920s, taking advantage of the depression when it hit, and involving himself in the mob scene of the prohibition. When prohibition ended, he turned to other arenas of crime, including human and drug trafficking.
After numerous defeats at the hand of the Gargoyle, Tomorrow managed to unlock more of the mysterious artifact's power, granting himself modest super strength, modest invulnerability, and the ability to channel massive amounts of strange red energy through his body. This energy causes him immense amounts of physical pain. As a result, Tomorrow is addicted to various forms of painkillers.
Shortly before the Rikti War, the Gargoyle was able to sap Tomorrow's powers enough to arrest him and have him thrown in the zig. There he remained, wracked with pain and obsessed with revenge. He broke out only to find that the Gargoyle had died in the Rikti War. However, he learned that the Gargoyle spawned a son, Chogori, and now pursues Chogori obsessively, laying the blame for the Gargoyle's deeds against him on Chogori's shoulders.
His favorite Broadway musical is 'Annie'.
A winner of the Nobel Prize and quadruple-doctorate holder, Dr. Defect is one of the world's most prominent geniuses. However, due to constant and dangerous self-experimentation with biotechnology, Defect is now almost completely insane, barely able to function and communicate. He seems to have little memory of his former life, though bits and pieces of what could be called memories occasionally find their way into his ramblings and outbursts.
Defect is now little more than a biological weapon other villains use to sow chaos. Wherever he is at any given time, he will find machinery or technology around him and reprogram or rebuild them into machines of destruction. His mechanical soldiers are usually made out of washing machines, refrigerators, and other appliances. His laser rifle is a converted television remote, and he has often been heard screaming about changing channels when he fires it, lending some to believe he is so insane, he thinks he's changing channels when he finds something he doesn't like, when in reality he's killing and destroying.
His most fiendish creation is a massive, four-ton battlemech made out of a Teddy Ruxpin doll. He seems quite attached to it and will burst into tears if it is destroyed, though he usually rebuilds it soon after.
Defect does not appear to have a goal or a mission. When he breaks loose (or is unleashed) into the world, he immediately starts building robots that set about destroying all they see, and he doesn't stop until stopped. He is physically lacking in superpowers, and once his mechanical monstrosities are dealt with, behind it all is a small, thin, wretched former scientist with a broken brain.