his father said jokingly.
These words made Charlie think, realize all he had lost by giving in to fear, and ultimately conclude that bravery is the only path to self-redemption. Inspired by this breakthrough, Charlie set up a makeshift dojo. He devised a combative fitness regimen, and started training intensely. ***Insert "Eye of the Tiger" here.***
After six months, Charlie was almost unrecognizable. He went from an average build to extremely lean and muscular. He became so quick, nimble, and fearless that he was handling the infesting snakes bare-handed. Reinvigorated with confidence, Charlie moved back to Millennium City and returned to his old job. At first he started crimefighting on his days off as an unknown vigilante, but later realized the neighborhood kids needed a persona they could root for. Modifying a costume he bought at a Halloween outlet store, Charlie Clint now patrols and protects the streets of Millennium City as The Plucky Daredevil officially known as Rooster-Man.
Abilities, Skills, and Traits
"Pun-ishment" Banter - The most notable tactic in Rooster-Man's arsenal. His one-liners are so distractingly annoying that Cosmic-level threats with no comprehension of the English language often experience a high level of irritation. When directed at a specific target, it gives the recipient an uncontrollable urge to make Rooster-Man shut up. This causes the target to completely focus on him, keeping others safe from aggression.
"Rooster-Sense" Reflexes - Using his own fear to enhance his senses, this method of defense allows Rooster-Man to anticipate and dodge his opponent's attacks without conscious thought. So effective that it can allow Rooster-Man to avoid lethal attacks even while asleep.
"Chi-Ken-Do" Martial Arts - (Way of the Chi Fist) A fighting style that consists lightning-fast kicks followed by a single punch; A punch so potent it can burn skin underneath thick layers of armor. Rooster-Man uses this fighting style to wear down his opponents' defenses and expose their weak points to more powerful attacks.
Parkour - Rooster-Man is an avid traceur. His fearlessness and conditioning has enabled him to perform amazing feats of agility. He frequently practices his daredevil stunts in Renaissance Center Plaza, where his sessions have become a popular tourist attraction.
Breakdancing - A B-boy in his youth, Rooster-Man's loves Hip-Hop. His dancing skills are so ingrained that he incorporates some of his fancy footwork in his attacks. It is not uncommon to find Rooster-Man hogging up the dancefloor after having a few drinks.
Motorcycle Racing - An obsession he inherited from his father, Rooster-Man loves to ride motorcycles as fast as he fixes them. His need for speed has earned him a bit of infamy with MCPD, and his insurance premiums are most likely through the roof.
Headstrong - Like a rooster, fierce independence is the defining trait of Rooster-Man's personality. He is so stubborn that even telepaths have trouble influencing his attitude and actions.
Reckless - Rooster-Man rarely passes up the chance to show others how brave he is. While admirable, his tendency to take risks may present a liability in more discreet operations.
Entertaining - Rooster-Man's comedic crimefighting antics made him an overnight sensation. He loves to put on a show for his fans, and is plain and simply a fun guy to watch.
Gear and Equipment
"Feather Dart" Shuriken - Rooster-Man's signature weapon. Hurts and tickles at the same time. Extremely annoying.
"Chicken Wire" Shielding - Electromagnetic reinforcement to Rooster-Man's armor that reflects attacks back to his assailants. Can be charged to use offensively. Requires two AAA batteries.
"RoostTube" Virtual Display - A holographic screen integrated into Rooster-Man's mask. Locates an opponent's weak spots instantly. You can change the color too.
Evette's Pendant - The one Evette was wearing when she died. Shaped like the number "8". A tangible promise to never give in to fear again.
- Evette Moore (deceased) - Charlie's former object of affection. Evette's death triggered a series of events that lead to the emergence of Rooster-Man.
- Fowl Play - A psychopath in a chicken suit similar to his. He claims Rooster-Man stole his style, and the world isn't big enough for both of them.
Rooster-Man gained national attention for publicizing and escalating his feud with Mayor Biselle, after the mayor called him, "some buffoon in a chicken suit littering feathers all over the city". While Rooster-Man is loathed by local authorities and more exemplary heroes, the citizens treat him as a bit of a local treasure. Because of this, MCPD pretty much lets him be, due to the political ramifications of locking him up. Celebrity status aside, Rooster-Man is a very polite, very approachable, very charming person, and has never been known to turn down a drink or selfie with a fan or friend.