The Living Reactor
From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
The Living Reactor is exactly that. A walking nuclear reactor that could explode at any moment. His body can emit large amounts of Radiation to shoot. Phineas Dorp was the unfortunate byproduct of a stray power blast in Paragon. The blast came from a Nuclear Powered hero who has since been under special watch by Longbow. The blast left Phineas in critical condition but unknowingly, it also activated a dormant mutant gene. Instead of getting worse, Dorp started getting better, but those around him became ill. He was unable to control his new radioactive emissions and was taken to Terra Volta for safe keeping.
HeroCorps devised a containment suit that would trap Dorp's energy within while they could develop a cure. Weeks, months and soon years passed. Dorp was still in the containment suit, and still at Terra Volta. Angry, he tried to escape back to the real world. The guards attempted to stop him, but were killed. Phineas ran as far from Paragon as he could. He eventually made his way to The Rogue Isles where he became well-known as The Living Reactor. The Reactor hates all costumed heroes and wants nothing more than to ruin the lives of the very people who ruined his.
Dorp was admitted to Strongwall Penitentiary for therapy - but was actually part of Amon Aser's secret plan to create a prison in the dark matter zone. With Strongwall besieged, Dorp found himself battling The Challengers along with fellow villain Gatoroid. The Challengers were victorious, but sometime during the aftermath, Dorp made an escape.