From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
Never popular with the ladies, young computer geek Bobby Fisher became even less popular when a Rikti attack on a Dungeons & Dragons convention removed his body below the waist, both arms, and most of his acne.
Fortunately, his father, the lead scientist for the government's top-secret "Omega Man Project", was able to rebuild his son using state-of-the-art nano-technology, making his son stronger, faster, and slightly less geeky.
Bobby vowed to use his powers for good -- protecting the innocent, defeating the villainous, and only occasionally liberating lunch money from high school bullies.
Friends and Family
Friends and Family
- Heat Index (Teammate and Mentor)
- Jail Bait 2 (Teammate and Girlfriend)
- Starstuff (Roommate)
- Cardiac Arrest. (Teammate)
- Doctor Psyche (Teammate)
- Kurai Musha
Shortly after awakening and discovering his scientifically enhanced body, Bobby crafted a homemade superhero costume and vowed to use his powers for good. He wasn't particularly good at sewing, so his costume comprised a t-shirt with a "P" spray-painted on it, his favorite pair of blue jeans, and his sneakers. His father also loaned him an appropriated Crey Technologies utility belt which is entirely devoid of any actual tools and is worn because it is the only cosmetically appealing piece of Bobby's outfit.
Since then, Pocket has enjoyed a long and glorious crime fighting career, despite the fact that his career began on an inauspicious note. His name was accidentally misspelled on his official registration by a state employee who was engulfed in a paroxysm of laughter upon viewing Pocket's costume. To this day, Bobby's official superhero sobriquet is "Pocket Protectr", although he prefers to refer to himself as "Pocket Protector" on all non-official documents.
Pocket originally served as a sidekick to the greatest superhero of all time, Heat Index, but after a few months blossomed into perhaps the greatest scrapper currently serving in Paragon and now works more or less independently. He occasionally teams up with teammate and roommate Starstuff, a friend since boyhood who was also injured in the attack at the convention.
Pocket recently began dating fellow teammate Jail Bait 2. The two may be engaged, although no official announcement has been made.
Sources in The People's Vanguard also report that Pocket has recently been recruited by Heat Index's new sub-group comprising the Vanguard's best and brightest, possibly for special operations missions that even the elite of the elite of the elite superheroes would not dare to undertake. The People's Vanguard will not officially comment on the matter.
Pocket's bloodstream and organ tissue contains billions of nanobots, which give him his strength, speed, and immense regenerative abilities.
Pocket is not formally trained in any hand-to-hand combat techniques, so he's not particularly competent at fighting. However, the nanobots increase his speed and strength, but more importantly they provide him the ability to suck the strength and spirit out of his opponents. When fighting, Pocket relies more on the indirect leverage his nanobots give him rather than pure fighting ability. Once his nanobots provide him enough power, Pocket's speed and strength is great enough to overwhelm most opponents' defenses.
The nanobots also provide Pocket with amazing regenerative abilities. The nanobots can almost immediately heal any non-critical injury, and they can usually heal even severe injuries in a matter of moments. Freedom Corps analysts estimate that given enough time, Pocket could completely recover from any injury caused by any attack short of a direct nuclear strike.
Pocket does not possess many actual defensive powers or abilities, and his lack of knowledge of martial arts leaves him open to many attacks. Usually he can rely on his regenerative abilities to protect him, but it is possible for some of the more powerful villains to overcome Pocket's regenerative abilities with high damaging, quick burst attacks that temporarily render Pocket unconscious.
Pocket is also not a particularly strong hero until his nanobots can steal the power out of nearby villains. Thus, while he thrives against numerous villains, against a smaller number he is not as strong and cannot do as much damage.
"Don't bully me!"
"YOU WILL RESPECT MY GODDAMN AUTHORITAH!"
To contact this character's creator
- In-game: @Heat Index
- CoH official forums: Javamancer
- Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe homepage: Javamancer
Creator Notes and Trivia
- Pocket's name is misspelled because when he was created, the correct spelling was taken. Many alternative spellings where also taken, including ones with special characters.