The Red Peril
From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
((This article is a work in progress))
|Real Name:||Pitor Malenkov|
|Height:||Between 6 and 7 feet, though specific height is unknown.|
|Place of Birth:||Leningrad, U.S.S.R.|
|Base of Operations:||Rogue Isles, Rhode Island, U.S.A.|
|Known Relatives:||Inav Malenkov (father, deceased), Odessa Malenkov (mother, deceased)|
|Super strength, invulnerability.|
|No additional information available.|
Pitor Malenkov was born April 16th, 1962 to Ivan and Odessa Malenkov in Leningrad in the now-former U.S.S.R. Ivan was a laborer who worked in masonry and construction. Odessa was the archetypal Soviet housewife. Life behind the Iron Curtain was difficult during Nikita Khrushchev's institution as leader. His era of "de-Stalinization" was full of change the Russians had not expected. They had won the space race, sending Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into Earth's orbit that year, making him the first human being in space, followed by Valentina Tereshkova (the first woman in space) the following year. Khrushchev was ousted in 1964, but Russia was truly starting to embrace the modern age, and struggling to maintain its communist beliefs. Pitor grew up in the midst of this era, and was taught to love "Mother Russia" above all.
As Pitor grew up, he grew strong and fit, and eventually joined the Russian military. At the age of 17, he was a part of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, but the Soviet Union's economy was breaking, plunging the nation into a severe depression. Pitor still believed in his beloved homeland, though, and served well in the military, earning accolades and recognition. He also fought on the army's boxing team, and showed a great aptitude for the sport, winning several title matches.
The Soviet Super Soldier Program
As the cold war reached a sudden plateau in the early 1980's, Soviet scientists and physicians united in an attempt to create a super soldier program. Several soldiers volunteered for the experiment. All but one test subject died. The surviving subject, Pitor Malenkov, was hailed as a scientific breakthrough. He was immediately deployed for several espionage operations and was successful 99% of the time. He seemed to be the closest they could come to perfecting their plans.
This came at a cost, however. Pitor was rendered unable to reproduce sexually and was subject to extreme rage. While this was a boon in combat, his mood swings were so drastic and unpredictable that his outbursts could cause just as much damage to allies as enemies. His newly-endowed strength was sufficient to punch holes in concrete. A normal human stood no chance against it. Many people were inadvertantly killed or crippled in Pitor's fits of rage. Eventually, the scientists were able to develop a serum to innoculate him from the mood swings, but the inability to reproduce was irrepairable.
Pitor is a man very much set in his ways and beliefs. He still holds onto his belief in Russian supremacy and Communist ideals. He still believes the United States is the greatest threat to everything he stands for, and will seek to do all he can to topple it.
He is very social and likes his vodka very strong, very cheap, and very cold. He will often stand around drinking and smoking cigars, and speaks in a very loud, boisterous tone.
Powers and Abilities
Weaknesses and Limitations
In order to better achieve his goals, he has joined up with the the League of Sinister Intent. This situation may change if he feels it is no longer to his benefit. Previously, he was affiliated with the KGB, which ended after the cold war.