Chaplain America

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"They also will answer, "Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?" He will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me." Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."

-- Matthew 25: 44-46

Chaplain America (born May 1, 1963) is a Millennium City street preacher with superhuman speed. He works at the Union Gospel mission on Westside, looking after drug addicts and the down and out.

Out of Game Origins: Chaplain America is a reaction to two things in Champions Online. The first being that religious characters of any stripe are judgmental, crazy, and/or occult oriented. I wanted to do one which wasn't any of these things, but was a good man who had a mission. The second was the unrealistic lack of African-American supers in what was once Detroit.

He's a speedster, mostly because that's an archetype I hadn't played yet in CO, and because the Martial Arts pass that was happening at the time he was created encouraged me to take a speedster with a few of their powers. And I thought the name was a clever pun.

Chaplain America
Player: @Thundrax
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"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom. But not so much fear that you fail to realize that God is compassionate, eager to extend grace and change your life for the better in ways you can't imagine. Jesus is not just King of Kings, He's the Superhero of Superheroes."
Character Build
Class Focus: Unarmed
Power Level: 13
Research & Development: Mysticism
Biographical Data
Real Name: Arthur Winston Luther Lanz
Known Aliases: None
Gender: Male
Species: Mutant human.
Ethnicity: African-American
Place of Birth: North Detroit, Michigan
Base of Operations: Millennium City, Michigan, USA.
Relatives: William Lanz (father), Naomi Lanz (mother), Wallace (brother), Samuel (brother)
Age: 48
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Eyes: brown
Hair: brown
Complexion: dark
Physical Build: athletic
Physical Features: grey hair at the temples
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Identity: Publicly known.
Years Active: 2
Citizenship: American
Occupation: Street Preacher, Superhero.
Education: High school graduate.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Powers and Abilities
Modest Superhuman Strength, Toughness, Superspeed.
Equipment and Paraphernalia
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For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. -- Matthew 24:24

(RP, walkup friendly) A street preacher in Millennium City's Westside, Arthur Lanz works at the Union Gospel Mission where he ministers to the local homeless population, who jokingly dubbed him "Chaplain America". A low level metahuman with superspeed, the Chaplain tries to settle disputes without violence and mediate gang wars, but doesn't, by his own admission, always turn the other cheek.

Arthur's mutant powers came to the fore during his service in the Gulf War, during a firefight in Kuwait. After the war, Arthur used his powers for profit, but found religion and the gospel after the Battle of Detroit.



The Holy Roller

A former televangelist whose program at WCOC was cancelled after a sex scandal, Rob Larson made a pact with the demon lord Zorasto into an attempt to keep his ministry going, eventually taking it into dark and twisted places. He's mow the head of a Zorasto-worshiping cult in Millennium, seducing young men and women with an appeal to rebellion and dreams of power. The Roller has prayed on several people that Arthur has placed under his protection.


Gulf War vet and pyrokinetic, Shelton Slade, who served with Arthur in that conflict, who obtained the power of the phoenix after an encounter with the mythical Benu-bird in Iraq.