From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Player: @Fox Lee|
|Hair Color:||Reddish orange|
|Nationality:||North American, citizen of Nation|
|Place of Birth:||Paragon City|
|Base of Operations:||Paragon City|
|Can manipulate energy into fire-based attacks and speed.|
|Probably a good dancer.|
|No additional notes.|
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Aspyre is a Fire/Fire Blaster played by Fox Lee. Designed to be an area-effect machine to prey on the synergy between some other pre-existing characters, he was also a nice chance to make a typical "fiery" design with the usual "pretty boy" twist, and to use the awesome "Stealth" chest detail introduced in I10. Speaking of which, it's supposed to essentially be braces here, the straps attaching to his belt instead of being loops. Fox is constantly surprised by how cool it looks from behind, so that's the angle of choice when viewing this particular character.
Spyre's nature is as obvious and straightforward as his powers; he is a brat. He's impatient, short-tempered, opinionated, disrespectful, selfish and vain, and those are his more endearing qualities. He's also somewhat dense and easily manipulated, as Cold Read has demonstrated many times over. Presumably Aspyre is a good person, since he wants to be a hero, but as it stands, even his allies sometimes find it hard to appreciate him.
Spyre is also somewhat oversexed, possibly due to being... well... a teenaged boy. Despite his rather camp appearance, though, he isn't gay; he isn't even bi. In fact, he has a distinct taste for older women and large endowments, and while he actively seeks partners, he has no interest in being "on top", so to speak. This fixation is probably due his lacking actual parents. He has been know to mercilessly mock people he believes to be less experienced than himself, particularly Read.
Aspyre is a member of the supergroup Priori, which is in effect a Paragon City branch of the sovereign satellite, Nation. He spends most of his patrol time teaming with Timbre and Cold Read, and has been known to (somewhat heartlessly) bemoan the lack of sexy women in the team, and in Nation at large. Nobody has introduced him to Atheos yet, but still, he has a point. Inasmuch as "sexy" means "conforming to his ideals".
Powers and Abilities
Like so many mutant powers, the core of Spyre's fire manipulation comes down to energy; in short, he moves particles quickly enough to ignite them. This is the same reason he's able to increase his movement speed so dramatically when he concentrates on it. This power has little to no application outside of his own body and the "unattended" matter around him, however, so he's limited to indirect means; he can set you on fire or cause an explosion near you, but he can't hurl you around or augment your abilities.
Weaknesses and Limitations
Like a burning flame, Aspyre relies on a constant source of fuel to power his abilities; though his mutant nature allows his body to handle this throughput, he still needs to provide a power source, and that comes in the form of tremendous amounts of food. Spyre's metabolism moves like it has designs on the speed limit, and thus he's essentially always eating. In fact, the lure of constant free food is what drew him to Nation in the first place, in spite of his contrary nature. He's looking to make close friends with the chef.
- Spyre is a big fan of dance and club music, unlike his creator. In his case, he doesn't much care what the music is like, but is very fixed on the dancing side of things.
- Spyre has a seriously short attention span. In a perfect world, his heroic idle animation would be replaced by an automatic "waiting" emote.
- ↑ To whom he refers as "Reid", because that makes it a name, and therefore would annoy Read if he had any way of knowing.