From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Artist: @ShenzaiBird on Twitter|
|Real Name:||Jason Keene|
|Weight:||89.4kg (197 lbs)|
|Occupation:||Freelance cybersecurity researcher|
|Place of Birth:||Paragon City, Rhode Island|
|Base of Operations:||Paragon City, Rhode Island|
|Known Relatives:||Nancy Keene (mother); Francis Keene (father); Casimir Keene (brother)|
|Electrokinesis, weather control, can assume alternate form (humanoid raven) that allows flight|
|Talented hacker, limited magical training|
|Small sorcerer's library|
|No additional information available.|
After coming across a tome of sorcery previously owned by a Circle of Thorns acolyte who picked a fight with the wrong hero, Jason Keene thought he could use it to call up a few spirits to assist him with trivial tasks.
The bad news is that smartphone translation apps really aren't capable of handling the Oranbegan script very well just yet.
The good news is that the spirits he called up weren't exceptionally malicious: an aspect of Storm, and an aspect of Raven.
While the aspect of Storm disliked Jason for his apparent lack of respect, the aspect of Raven found the circumstances of the summoning both hilarious and pleasing. The specific Circle of Thorns acolyte who had previously owned the tome, as it happened, was one that the aspect of Raven was very unhappy with. And in the end, both aspects agreed to help Jason out...in their own way, of course.
If Jason wanted to wield the power of ancient spirits, then that's exactly what was going to happen. But he was going to use that power for something worthy of those who bestowed it: fighting the forces of evil as Corax.
In the folklore of some cultures, ravens are seen as tricksters; while Corax lacks the maliciousness of some of those depictions, he nevertheless has a penchant for sarcasm and wit, eagerly tossing out one-liners given the chance. His usage of his powers reflects this, toying with his opponents and weakening them rather than outright blasting away. He's somewhat pessimistic about people in general, but not to the point where it stops him from trying to do the right thing.
The influence of the aspect of Raven means that Corax has a particular enmity for the Circle of Thorns and the 5th Column: the former due to the aspect's own antipathy for the one acolyte having turned into a hatred for the Circle as a whole, and the latter because, in the spirit's own words, "Huginn and Muninn deserve better". (Although Corax would enjoy beating the pulp out of the Fifth Column without the spirit's influence.)
Jason graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in networked & social systems engineering (and a minor in computer science). During his time at UPenn, he worked in a customer service position for Apple, and has mixed memories (at best) of both the customers and his coworkers.
When in human form, Jason has a tattoo of a raven riding a lightning bolt on his left shoulder, which he describes as a "ritual marking" to honor the spirits who gave him his powers and are now helping him learn magic.