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REAL NAME: Darin Isaac
ALIASES: Brother Isaac (Episcopal Seminary nickname); Little Prince (High School nickname).
WEIGHT: 173 lbs.
NATIONALITY/RACE: Black/Asian American (African/Vietnamese)
HAIR COLOR: Dark Brown
EYE COLOR: Grey
P.O.B.: Da Nang, Vietnam
EDUCATION: High School Graduate. Masters Degree in Child Psychology at University of Texas. Incomplete studies at the Episcopal
Theological Seminary of the Southwest (Austin).
OCCUPATION: Caseworker for Child Protective Services / Part-time on-call F.B.I. Field Agent for S.P.E.E.D. task force: STEEL
KNOWN RELATIVES: The Reverend Delvin (Del) & Sun Yip Isaac (parents).
ORIGIN OF ABILITIES: Darin began noticing his psychic abilities in his mid-teens. This began with his empathy, moving forward
to stronger powers year by year. After high school, Darin enrolled in the Episcopal Seminary with intentions of becoming a
priest. His friendship with a young boy at the orphanage his seminary worked with would change that. Darin's friend, Otis,
was a troubled youth who flew into fits of rage, directed primarily at the priests and counselors of the seminary. Taking
a risk, Darin probed the child's mind, finding a horrific series of sexual molestations performed by Otis' primary counselor,
Father Joel Chipowski. Darin waited for a moment of clarity in Otis, then asked the boy point blank if he wished Darin to
wipe out the memories of these events. Otis heartily agreed and Darin proceeded to take several sessions to rid his friend
of those memories. Otis improved, but Darin couldn't erase his own visions of the events. Darin struggled until, finally,
he felt Fr. Chipowski need not only to be stopped, but to be punished. Darin entered the priest's mind uninvited, initially
intending to attempt a healing of that psyche as well. Not only did Chipowski fight Darin mentally, the saturation of a sexual
predator's thoughts sent Darin reeling. Losing his hold, Darin made a final psychic attack, driven by feelings of protection,
revulsion and justice. Chipowski was left in a permanent vegetative state. Darin left the seminary shortly after the events,
sickened by his own violence, drawn to the mutant phenomenon, and at odds with the church upon admission of his own homosexuality.
Darin finally opted to join Jim Smithers campaign to form a Super-Physical crime task force, and became a member of Steel
Rain. He has retained the friendship with his more emotionally balanced friend, Otis.
ABNORMAL BIOLOGY/ABILITIES: Odyssey is psychic, showing a brain which makes far more use of its capacity than the average
human. He has a range of psychic abilities which break down into 3 major abilities and several minor ones as follows: Psychic
healing: This is Odyssey's primary and most used ability, having nothing to do with the fad spiritualism of the same name.
Odyssey is able to heal most any wound or disease that isn't instantly fatal or genetic by what is called "Molecular Biological
Telekinesis" combined with a form of telepathy and "psychic sight". He first links to the target's mind with telepathy, both
for purposes of understanding the symptoms and to calm the target emotionally and physically (disconnecting a great portion
of the pain or even slipping a target into unconsciousness). Odyssey then uses his psychic sight to mentally visualize the
area he will work in. Finally, he begins to affect cell growth, telekinetically move tissue and foreign objects, and control
bodily systems from the immune system to the cardiovascular using his M.B.T. Not only can Odyssey perform miracle operations
in record time, but he can accomplish what would be impossible by physical means. Odyssey can remove bullets, seal wounds,
mend limbs, control hemorrhaging, resupply blood by hypergrowth, and even regrow severed limbs. He is capable of performing
in minutes or even seconds the equivalent of 5 months of recuperation and healing. The greatest disadvantage to the use of
this ability is that, despite the high level of physical strain this kind of psychic concentration demands, Odyssey is unable
to block the sharing of the physical sensations by the target. Essentially, he experiences all the pain involved in healing
at such an accelerated rate, which is not unlike experiencing the damage in reverse. Odyssey, however, does not have the luxury
of any type of anesthesia or passing out, therefore exercising this power is almost always excruciating for him.
Empathy/Telepathy: These more common psychic abilities are very strong in Odyssey. Not only is he able to read surface thoughts
and emotions with ease (to the point of picking up stronger thoughts and emotions on accident), but with effort Odyssey is
able to dig deeper into the psyche of most targets even to the subconscious and memory. These deeper probes are always detectable,
more time consuming, and even can be fought as the subconscious and memory portions of the mind are often difficult for even
the same conscious mind to access easily. Odyssey is able to easily "speak" into the minds of his targets, even to the point
of creating a network between several minds at once. This is often used on field operations by Steel Rain for communication
and coordination, especially under conditions of stealth. By the same token, Odyssey is able to project emotions into a target's
mind, which he uses as his primary means of offense. Being a pacifist, Odyssey prefers to attack his opponents in this non-harmful
way. Odyssey can amplify any existing emotion in a target to debilitating levels, causing his opponents to fear him immensely,
trust him unquestioningly or simply be completely disinterested in the current events. Odyssey has occasionally, though seldom,
turned multiple opponents against one another (again, he avoids this since it tends to lead to violence, and some animosity
must already exist for this affect).
Telekinesis: Odyssey's primary means of defense and last resort means of offense are in his substantial telekinetic powers.
Odyssey is capable of telekinetically lifting up to 1 ton of matter, enabling him to also telekinetically strike with the
force of a high-powered rifle or shield himself from most any caliber of gunfire.
Finally, Odyssey can make limited use of other minor psychic abilities. Odyssey has a psychic "danger sense" or clairvoyance
which enables him to usually detect imminent danger upon himself or those around him. This does seem somewhat limited to his
direct area and is usually only a split-second warning. On a similar line, Odyssey appears to have a somewhat unpredictable
and uncontrollable precognitive ability, occasionally overwhelming him with images, sounds or feelings about persons, places
or events in the near future. These are usually related either to his acquaintances and friends, or events of large scale,
such as high-fatality incidents, etc. Odyssey can occasionally receive empathic waves and memories from places or objects
as well. Odyssey has also been known to repair emotional damage to a target's psyche, usually by erasing certain memories
or balancing certain chemicals. These efforts usually take many hours or even days to accomplish, however, and are seldom