"My son!" boomed a loud voice, "Welcome home." The statue had become alive, and Garth was now hearing Poseidon's voice. The god revealed that Garth Alexopoulus was a direct descendent of the hero Theseus, and therefore Poseidon himself. Garth was granted enhanced strength and endurance, the physique of a Greek hero, and the ability to fly. (Poseidon thought that a superhero in today's competitive market would need flight to stay popular.)
In an attempt to revive his worship, Poseidon instructed Garth, who had taken the name "Argonaut" after his favorite Greek myth, to go out and perform acts of heroism in Millennium City. He joined the Guild of Heroes in order to get better recognition and fame.
For a while, things went well for Argonaut. He became decently popular among the people and his fellow Guildmates. When the leader, General Union, found out about a marketing deal Argonaut was setting up for himself, though, things took an ugly turn. Union and Argonaut argued about the latter's reason for becoming a hero. Eventually this argument blew up into a full-fledged fight, and the two battled it out right there in Burning Sands, New Mexico.
After Argonaut was thoroughly trounced, Union revoked his membership. Argonaut began to realize that the General was right. He had only become a hero on Poseidon's promise of fame and glory, and he was slowly losing focus. He had seen what that had done to other heroes; becoming more and more comprimising, allowing more collateral damage and leading to heroes determining what were "acceptable losses." He wouldn't allow himself to do that, and dedicated himself to fighting for the right reasons. He cut all ties with Poseidon (who had already awoken his 'divine spark') and embarked on a new journey as a true defender of the people.
Powers, Skills, and Attributes
Demigod Body - Argonaut is blessed with extreme strength and durability. While most conventional weapons cannot cause injury, Argonaut still feels pain, and likes to avoid bullets whenever possible. Similarly, while he probably -could- lift an aircraft carrier, it requires an intensely Herculean effort, and the stress can cause severe pain and possibly injury.
Flight - Popularity means more people hear your message, and according to Poseidon, superheroes that can fly are popular superheroes.
Artifact Summoning - With a moment of concentration, Argonaut can summon to hand powerful magical artifacts. He's not exactly sure where they come from, but he's dubbed them appropriately depending on what they can do. These include the Hammer of Hephaestus, the Bolt of Zeus, the Bow of Artemis, and the Shield of Sparta.
Skill 1 - Skills are the things your character has learned to do, or has an innate talent at doing.
Skill 2 - These skills can be as mundane as painting, to more fantastical things such as enchanting items.
Skill 3 - If your character has no particular skills worth noting, feel free to follow the same directions as shown for the 'Powers' sub-header on how to remove this section.
Attribute 1 - Attributes are physical or mental traits, separate from powers in most cases, though possibly enhanced by them.
Attribute 2 - Attributes can be things such as flexibility, or being naturally acrobatic, or good eye-hand coordination perhaps.
Attribute 3 - Again, like the last two, if you have no use for it, delete this section. You can also ALTER the section if there is something missing that you would find more fitting.
Gear and Equipment
Weapon - Gear and equipment are the things your character carries around and uses. These can be things like weapons and armor.
Armor - Feel free to use this section to name and describe the gear that your character uses, if any. Be, again, as lengthy as you like.
Gadget - If this section does not apply to your character, feel free to delete it. Also feel free to add more sub-headers as they apply, such as for a vehicle, perhaps, and that vehicle's statistics.
This section is specifically for a spouse, lover, or some other form of paramour. Feel free to use any of the formatting from 'Friends/Allies' below.
Put any friends or allies your character may have in here. You may give them descriptions or simply list them. To make a numbered list, simply place a # at the beginning of each new line:
- This guy
- That guy
- Some chick
For a non-numbered list, put an asterisk instead (the lines are optional. Simply remove the HR tags if you wish to remove them):
Or, you could even use a smaller sub-header for each person, effectively creating a small section on them, like this:
That Guy I Know
Put info on the friend here.
That Chick I Met
Some Dude at the Bar
Don't forget this one.
Put any rivals or enemies here. You can give descriptions, or simply list them. Same idea as the Allies and Friends.
Put here the way your character would be perceived by the general public. This means, the things that the general public would know, how the media would portray them, things people might know without ever having met the character.