Approved Obsidian



Obsidian
“I have a job opportunity for you. How would you like to be part of a revolution?”


Name: Ethan Kieran Walsh, aka James Fielding
Age: 34 (D.O.B 10/25/1989)
Gender: Male
Hair: Orange-red
Eyes: Amber gold
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 169 lbs
Occupation: CEO of Stonewall Security, Executive Director of The Crystal Charity Group, and owner of The Diamond.
Head of Slate
Ethnicity: Irish, Scottish, and mixed Northern European
Residence: Pittsburgh, PA (formerly Philadelphia, PA)
Family: Amelia Walsh (mother, 53), Terry Walsh (father, 56), Joshua Walsh (brother, 29), Samantha Walsh (sister, 25)

Abilities

Energy Transference - Obsidian’s primary ability is that he can absorb energy from the human body. He can absorb roughly 5 Watts a second. Extended contact leaves people feeling tired, and then weak. Eventually, they pass out. He can completely drain all of the energy from a sleeping body at rest over the course of 20 seconds of continuous contact. It takes longer if he has to let go and reattach multiple times, or if the human is active (a human body in action can produce up to 2,000 Watts, and people who are awake but at rest produce 300 Watts), as they output more watts, and as the human body slowly replaces energy over time. This ability works by targeting the body’s storage of energy, starting with heat, and finally absorbing the energy needed to keep the heart pumping and the brain working. This is actually what kills his victims. He can store up to two weeks worth of energy.

He can also do the reverse. He can pump his victim full of watts, artificially raising their heart rate and their brain’s functionality. This can eventually overload a human, especially if he’s recently absorbed enough watts. His favorite form of torture is to drain a body to the point of unconsciousness, then pump them full of energy so their body goes into shock.

He needs to consume energy from others, or he dies. His body produces none of its own energy. He cannot do anything with the energy, other than store it and transfer it via touch. His touch, when active, creates a deep cold in victims and has been described by many as paralyzing. This effect varies from person to person, and some people, especially metahumans, have proven to be resilient against the paralyzing effect.

Achluokinesis - Obsidian can create, shape, and manipulate absent energy, or the absence of energy, specifically heat and light. They can increase or decrease the absence of energy, and even erase energy, making it so that things simply do not have much, if any energy. This, in simple terms, means he can create areas of shadow and cold, specifically bound to his body. He uses the shadows to obscure his face and exposed skin, and the cold to cut back on excess energy usage. This is an extension of his primary ability and usually manifests as a shadowy cloud he uses to obscure his face and skin.

Enhanced Speed - While he may not have a healing factor or super strength, what Obsidian lacks in those departments, he makes up for with speed. He has above-human speed, lending to his reflexes and ability to weave in and out of combat.

Assets:

Equipment – He wears only a Level II ballistic “soft armor” vest for protection, as he avoids combat where possible. He wears a pair of black leather gloves at all times. He is typically seen in a coat that reaches roughly his mid-calf and is made of a fine black wool blend. He prefers to wear three-piece suits.

Manpower - Obsidian arrived in Pittsburgh with five meta-humans, although one is recently deceased. Most of his manpower was left back in Philadelphia, although he could call upon several more unpowered and powered individuals to come to the city.

Firepower - Obsidian is currently in the illegal arms trade, so he has a range of weapons to choose from, but he declines to use them. Instead, he prefers to use his own personal firearm. At all times, Obsidian carries a Dan Wesson DWX, chambered in 9mm. This is the only gun that he trusts, as he cares for it personally on an almost daily basis.

Vehicles - He owns a Jaguar XKSS, with a dark blue paint job (he definitely stole this). This is his personal vehicle, and when performing a job, or other illicit activities, he sources nondescript vehicles. The Pack also possesses a 2020 black Range Rover, a 2020 white Ford Fusion, and a 2022 silver Toyota Camry.

Activities

Meta-Human Recruitment - One of Obsidian’s primary goals for being in Pittsburgh and not Philadelphia is the concentration of meta-humans. Obsidian seeks to lead a meta-human uprising, after his harsh treatment at the hands of “those undeveloped and pathetic excuses for people”.

Arms Trade - Although small-scale, Obsidian makes money outside his business by selling illegal arms. They offer untraceable and scrubbed weapons at a fixed price to gangs and drug dealers and has started to make a name for himself due to the reliability of the weapons he sells. He prefers to stay in his lane, which is of course domestic terrorism and the supplying of others who are like-minded.

Stonewall Security - Obsidian's primary company, founded under the name James Fielding in 2017. They're a security contracting company, and typically provide security for high-end events, high-profile celebrities, and government officials, and are known for their impeccable services. Most of the money is funneled back into building the company, and very little actually ends up in Obsidian's pockets.

Crystals Charity Organization - In 2022, Obsidian established this charity organization born out of his guilt and ideals. Their main goal is to provide shelters for young metas forced from their homes or on the run, abused women and their children, and to operate soup kitchens in areas of the cities that are struggling. They primarily operate out of Philly but have recently opened two shelters and a kitchen in Pittsburgh.

The Diamond - Established in 2023, The Diamond is a bar that caters to both the average bargoer and a higher-end clientele. Many deals for both Stonewall Security and Slate go down in the back corner booth of this establishment, as it's where Obsidian prefers to speak to people.

The Jackals - A recently acquired gang (after the... unfortunate death of the previous head Leo Vasquez), the Jackals are a gang that primarily deals in drugs and loan sharking. Upon its acquisition, Obsidian forgave a large portion of the debts of people who had clearly had nowhere else to go, while pressuring the debts of those who had gambling debts. Additionally, he began to enforce a policy of not selling to children and made examples of those who refused to comply with the new rules.

Personality

Obsidian is a pleasant and confident man. He speaks with candor and humor, and he often gestures while he speaks. He's very easygoing and tends to be either very upbeat and energetic or more relaxed and sometimes even tired. His energy fluctuates depending on how recently he has fed. He tends to be a bit more manic and energetic when he has recently fed, as he's buzzing with energy. When he gets close to needing to feed again, he grows more calm and eventually tired.

There's a philosophy that Obsidian follows. Regardless of their place in his organization, regardless of whether they're regular humans or metahumans, everyone deserves to be treated like a person. People should be treated with compassion and care, allowing them to thrive. While his enemies might be treated like scum, his own people are never anything less than important, both in function within his business and organization and in the sense of their lives. He is also incredibly protective of those he considers family, such as the core group of Slate, The Pack.

Underneath the skin, Ethan floats in the void. Ethan, who has a guilt complex as deep as the ocean he feels he's drowning in. Ethan, who loves deeply and cares so much for his family that he doesn't know what to do with himself. Ethan, who regrets everything. Underneath the surface stirs the Walsh fire, and that anger sometimes bleeds through when he wants it the least. He is equally full of sorrow and guilt for the things he's done and the things he can't do. He makes up for this by incessantly providing for those around him. He gives gifts out like they're candy, regardless of cost or size. He doesn't know how to express his emotions well, so sometimes they bubble up, and he's left feeling overwhelmed.

He just wishes he was better.​
 
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