Secret ID: Bear Fitzpatrick
Power Set: Sorcery
Weapon: Two-Handed Melee, Staff, Hand Blast, Dual Pistols, Rifles
Other game information:
IC Character Information
Apparent Age: (Local Causal Nexus: 31) (Linear Temporal Age: 51)
True Age: (Local Causal Nexus: 31) (Linear Temporal Age: 51)
Hair: Varies. When showing true appearance, steel gray. When cloaking self in illusion of younger self, brown.
Skin: Pale Caucasian.
Eyes: Glowing blue. Hides behind sunglasses and masks.
Height: 6ft 6in
Body Composition: Matter that has traversed a temporal rift thus has adapted to absorb and interact with such energies.
Mental State: Quirky good humor masking a fiery passionate core.
Place of Residence: JLA satellite.
Place of Birth: South Carolina
-Mother, Gayle Fitzpatrick.
-Zatanna and Doctor Fate: Advisers and teachers.
-Gayle Fitzpatrick: Mother
-Hammer Corp: Sub-team within the JLA which he is attached to as a field medic and arcane scholar.
-Blinky: A floating eyeball that seems to act as a familiar to him.
-Zuggotomy, an alien bounty hunter currently hiding out somewhere in Gotham.
Fnord started as your typical nerdy, overweight, fantasy/comic/anime/sci-fi geek. After a failed and childless marriage he absorbed himself in escapism and his work as a network technician for a local TV station in South Carolina. A few years of this life lead some friends to convince him to travel to Metropolis for the Metropolis 2011 Comicon. He expected to go there, ogle some pretty cosplayers, and maybe meet Booster Gold. What he didn't count on was the Brainiac invasion and waking up on a collector ship.
On awakening he found his body transformed by the exo-bytes...gone was his fat and out of shape body and in it's place was one large and well-muscled. Fighting his way out of the ship in a blind panic, he found other changes as well. He was stronger, faster, and could call on arcane powers to defend himself. He could alter his appearance and even grow wings to fly.
After a harrowing escape with a large group of other similarly powered individuals he wandered to Chinatown to see if he could find out what was going on with him. There he met Zatanna who was engaged in a battle with Felix Faust's magents. Without thinking he called on his powers and formed a weapon (at the time a nail-board) and waded in to the fray.
After a fierce running battle that ended in the Mannheim Chinese Theater, Zatanna, Fnord, and a group of other exo-byte empowered heroes defeated Faust in a fierce fight. Heady and high from his victory, Fnord took Faust's helmet as a trophy and still wears it to this day.
Some weeks passed and Zatanna spent time with Fnord and the other new arcane heroes them to harness their powers. He does not understand them fully yet and he has been told by Zatanna that his magic is special. No exo-byte gave it to him, it is something natural to him and that all the exo-byte did was grant him the greater health he now enjoys.
Confused and disturbed by being a natural sorcerer, Fnord spent time on JLA patrols in Metropolis. After a time he found himself with no taste for the extremes he had to go to in order to stop some villains. Disillusioned he began wandering the world incognito. During an incident while traveling through the UK he used magic near a previously unknown rift in time and space while trying to save the life of a car accident victim. His healing magics worked as normal but had the backlash effect of causing the rift to catapult him across the universe and twenty years in to the past.
He managed to hitch hike his way across the galaxies until he reached Oa. There he learned of the time shift as well as the fact that crossing his own timeline by returning home could cause a temporal paradox. Grimly accepting his fate he spent the next twenty years as a bounty hunter working alongside the Corp. During one such adventure where he was researching the rift that shifted him through time he encountered what he learned was called the Untempered Schism, a rift in to the heart of space/time. His curiosity getting the better of him he stared in to it and beheld all of space/time and causality. This would have driven a normal person mad. Fnord...simply gloried in the beauty he beheld and found a measure of peace from it.
His viewing of the schism has given him some greater insight in to the workings of magic, time, and space. This allows him to revert his body to earlier ages and even take on a semi-temporal form and allows limited temporal manipulation. He believes he may be effectively immortal baring illness or injury.
Once he had determined enough time had past he made he way back to Earth and rejoined his friends in the JLA, hardened and wiser from his travels among the stars.
Before his empowerment Fnord was a manic depressive geek who thought little of himself but thought the world of his friends and family. Now he is slowly gaining confidence in his abilities. Thought he does not speak of it, Fnord is deeply spiritual. His beliefs are a mix of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Animism. He is tolerant and accepting of people and their flaws. He is easily distracted and engaged in topics relating to pop culture, science fiction, anime, and gaming, almost to the point he can forget his other duties.
Fnord used to wear a mask of air-headedness, a defense mechanism from his previous life. in the decades he has spent among the stars he has learned to be calm and rational but retains his quirky nature as it tends to make people more comfortable around him and easer for him to blend in. While he may seem innocent and child-like on the surface and something of a quirky aging man, deep down is a core of passion that can assert itself in the form of righteous rage when those he calls friend are hurt or threatened. Fnord is slow to anger and quick to trust, however he is not naive. Those who betray his trust or conflict with his moral compass will find themselves with am implacable foe.
The exo-byte that empowered Fnord corrected numerous health issues he previously possessed. In it's place it left him with a body in peak physical condition (just like Captain America as he likes to say).
Further, according to testing by Zatanna and Doctor Fate Fnord is a natural sorcerer who's powers expressed due to the emotional trauma of the invasion. It is speculated he may have some inter-dimensional ancestry somewhere in his family line. Indeed he does know that he is descended from Irish Pagans. He is also starting to suspect some power may come from his father's side as all he knows of him is, in his mother's words, "He is an evil man."
Fnord has, in addition to traditional magical abilities, shown a talent for creating magical construct from the aether. These typically take the form of weapons he wields with great skill though he has no formal training. Indeed, Doctor Fate tested Fnord with practice weapons similar to the ones he creates and found that his skills were lacking to put it mildly. To date in addition to the traditional magical blasts most sorcerers can channel, he is able to form various swords and bludgeoning instruments, various staves and scythes, and additionally has recently expressed an ability to call forth a pair of alchemically powered pistols firing orichalium bullets.
"He's like the right hand of wrath. He's like the darkness of a dying sun, and the storm at the heart of a galaxy. He's merciful and unforgiving all in one. The sinner and the saint. He burns with ageless wisdom and impulsive fury. He has looked in to the untempered schism and seen the whole of time and space...and he did not blink. He terrifies me." -Unnamed Sinestro Corp member's mad ramblings while in a detention cell on Oa. Believed to reference the wizard Fnord.
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