From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Player: @Michael Pullman|
|Threat Level:||50 (retired/deleted)|
|Real Name:||Benedict Arnold Vyle|
|Age:||32 (in 2006)|
|Occupation:||CEO of BAV Innovations, retired villain|
|Place of Birth:||Rogue Isles|
|Base of Operations:||Rogue Isles|
|Known Relatives:||Megalomaniac (father)|
|Bots, Force Field|
|Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering|
|Anti-Gravity Floatation Device, Tricorder|
|No additional information available.|
Doctor Vyle was a Technology Mastermind in the Rogue Isles. He was a member of the villaingroup, Old Money. He has been retired from villainy.
When you have a name like Benedict Arnold Vyle, people attach certain... stigmas to you.
That's what poor Doctor Vyle found out when he invented a new line of household robots, a force-field floation device, and was immediately arrested by an up-and-coming superhero for being a really Fake Nemesis. Unwittingly rescued by Arachnos and taken to the Rogue Isles, Doctor Vyle has been forced to defend himself by increasing the repel of his force fields and the intensity of his robots' laser pointers. And so, Doctor Vyle grudgingly sets upon the path to become the greatest villain in Rogue Isles history.
Doctor Vyle was immediately drafted into the ranks of Old Money and Foxtrot Company as a mercenary. While he would constantly object to the danger of his missions, he was too cowardly to refuse requests or even compensation. Unable to break the chain, he allowed the perpetuation his own condition.
Eventually, to protect himself, Doctor Vyle donned a flak jacket and a ballistics helmet (stored inside a hollow compartment of one of his Protector Bots) while in battle. Later, he employed a remote-controlled robot to take his place. Neither form of protection ever lessened the danger in Doctor Vyle's eyes, however, and he continued to whine and cower from attackers even when controlling his robots from outside the building.
In When Bots Go Crey-zy, Doctor Vyle unwittingly bought and installed refurbished parts from a company that was secretly a subsidiary of Crey Industries. His robots quickly took on a life of their own, holding their creator hostage "at the threat of threat of gunpoint," the robots forced Doctor Vyle to assist them in their scheme to gather the resources to build as many robots as possible.
During his time in the Isles, Doctor Vyle met, through Foxtrot Company, Flora Fairchild. Doctor Vyle and Flora clicked almost immediately, due to similar personalities and situations, and even began dating.
This changed, however, in Doctor Vyle and Mister Hyde, when, after his possessed robots deprived him of what they thought was his insulin, he stood up to them and forced them to kill him.
Ornery Man speaks loudly, usually refers to himself in the third person, and constantly boasts about how "Ornery Man is invincible!" He is fond of making money and is willing to perform almost any task for pay. Due to his ignorance of Earth customs, Ornery Man is easily tricked into dangerous and deadly acts, although somehow he always survives them.
Ornery Man has the following quirks:
Invincible! Self +Volume, +Third Person Reference
You are Invincible!, and boy, do you know it. Being used to taunting your foes about how invincible you are, you have taken to shouting at the top of your voice even in normal conversation, and constantly referring to yourself in the third person. This power costs no endurance and is always on.
Being a hulking brute, Ornery Man prefers to fight his foes in melee (although he is not above cheating at range). The evil that naturally emanates from his person serves to further enhance his already-formidable strength.
Invincible Fists of Evil
Ornery Man punches with the full force of his muscles-- and evil! His speed and strength are so incredible that he can simply fake a punch and still strike fear into his enemies.
Invincible Body of Evil
Whether he really is invincible or not, Ornery Man is highly resilient, and attacks do not inflict much damage to him. The evil aura that surrounds him even forces foes to cower before his might. Sometimes, even when defeated, Ornery Man is actually able to bounce back and fight anew.
Ghost Widow has taught Ornery Man to use the souls of those he accidently killed (but if only he could accidently kill more people!) to torment his enemies. She has also taught him to project his evil aura from range.
Ornery Man has the ability to fly. He uses his power for travel and for combat.
- Ornery Man is (obviously) a parody of Superman and other Golden Age heroes.
- The Dork Dent persona is based on Douglas Smith's original concept of an undercover superhero.
- Ornery Men are a species of humanoids who constantly subject themselves to life-threatening conditions for the purpose of weeding out the weak. Ornery Men, thus, do not believe in chemical or genetic improvements-- only natural ones.
- Ornery Men do not believe in killing; the dead cannot awe and fear you.