Age: 18 earth years
Short backstory: he fell to Earth as a baby, where he was quickly picked up by SIDA (Superpowered Intelligence and Defence Agency) and grew up as part of their system. His true form is that of a bulky, red skinned humanoid with horns and clawed feet, but SIDA gave him the ability to blend in with humans on the condition that he would not act out and endanger innocent lives. He’s taken that pretty seriously since. Orion enjoys taking orders and honing his skills, but longs for the time when he can go off on his own... which is why this hero gig is so important to get right. If he does it right, this might be his final test before he’s ready to step out into the real world.
- Orion is able to convert his original form into his human form at will, though many of his powers do not carry over into his human form
- he has the strength to lift his massive sword in one hand, even in human form. However, his human form lacks the endurance of his original form
- when he crashed to earth, he only thing he was holding was his sword, a massive thing with a blade of hardened light. In fact, he refuses to use any other weapon
In his true form: he is well over 7ft tall, with deep red skin that seems to be growing into a carapace, nubby horns growing on his brow, clawed, digitigrade feet, and intimidatingly muscular arms. He has no hair at all. His teeth are surprisingly normal, and his eyes, as always, are pure white.
Stakes: will he be able to prove he can work on a team with other people, or will he be trapped under SIDA’s watch forever?
Important connection: Lt. Hawking, essentially a mother-like figure to Orion, the one who named him.
Other important facts: he was named Orion after the constellation, obviously. He considers himself more human than not, but honestly has no idea where he comes from, and doesn’t really want or need to know. His story is more about growing up, and moving forward.