From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe

(Redirected from Fatal Harmonic)
Jump to: navigation, search
No music, no life
Player: @Talen Lee
Origin: Magic
Archetype: Dominator
Security Level: Low
Personal Data
Real Name: Harlem Foreman
Known Aliases: Harm
Species: Homo Sapiens
Age: 19
Height: 5'7
Weight: Well over two hundred million tons, and about 90 kg
Eye Color: Brown-Green
Hair Color: Brown
Biographical Data
Nationality: US resident
Occupation: Shaman
Place of Birth: Kings Row hospital
Base of Operations: Kings Row
Marital Status: Taken
Known Relatives: Father, mother, one sister, two half-brothers, a half-sister
Known Powers
City manipulation, the rhythm of the city
Known Abilities
Musical prodigy and gifted singer
None. Harlem is remarkably austere.
No additional information available.
Some will win, some will lose
Some are born to sing the blues
Oh the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on...
- Don't Stop Believing, by Journey



A poor child from a poor background, Harlem is a high-school drop-out who developed a strong spiritual connection with the essence of the city as a young man. The city that he knows has chosen him to be its shaman, a guide and a helpmeet, a man capable of changing the world one city street at a time - and he has taken this responsibility seriously, seeking to make the city a better place.

A simple, uncomplicated person, Harlem is frustrated by the world around him being complicated and tedious; he's a firm believer in Karma, but doesn't believe in gods, further believing it falls to him to make things that are unfair into things that are fair.


Harlem is in direct communion with the city; wherever he goes, the city bends to his will, throwing up slabs of concrete, deforming and shaping to aid him, before resolving itself back into the shape it 'should' have when it's no longer needed. Battering opponents with slabs of the city itself, Harlem is a terror to fight - where do you stand when the earth itself is your enemy?

Wherever he is, however, the city lends itself to Harlem. Each city offers different truths, different voices; Steel Canyon must be asked, Kings Row offers its aid without request; the Hollows must be coaxed, and Crey's Folly must be muzzled and reigned like a dog. Wherever he is, however, there is part of the city - and wherever the city is, Harlem is not alone.


RP Notes


Harlem doesn't really have a single central theme, predating most of the characters I conceived in this way, and not fitting neatly into a single category; if I had to, perhaps meanspiritedly I'd say his theme was angst, that adolescent and helpless sensation that stems from a dozen sources. Now, however, Harlem is best fitted to themes of music - of a transition from a starting note to a finishing one, a sense of a musical arc.


Personal tools

Interested in advertising?