Pyrrha Nikos Lives On
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NAME: Jason Gould
CODENAME: The Leverage
BIRTHDAY: January 1st
KNOWN LANGUAGES: English, Crowbarish
PERSONALITY: He's a real rough house kind of guy. Brute forcing his way through life, obstacles and enemies; he has yet to experience a situation that can't be solved by remaining headstrong and confident. Egotisticial to some degree, he finds the humor in practically anything to liven up the mood.
This does not make him immune to frustration and anger. But, considering how brash he is when he is jubilant, making him enraged was never a good idea. Same goes for making him sad, but that seems to be a much rarer occurence for Jason.
However, all is not peachy keen for this young lad. His personality is no longer his alone. He is haunted by thoughts and ideas that come and go like the wind.
Thoughts of crowbars, urges to buy more crowbars and more; thoughts both alien and inhuman, he cannot escape these when he wakes or sleeps. He may end up going on a crowbar induced tangent. He may go silent to try catching the tail end of a fleeting thought in his mind. He may smile during these moments, but that facade is merely a cage for a part of him sealed away deep inside, tormented by what he has become.
LIKES: Savory Food, Movies, Crowbars, Swimming, Space and Space Travel, Friendships, Books, Fish, The idea of owning a 4 piece suit, Cartoons, Aliens, Crowbar aesthetics, Comfy places to nap and sleep
DISLIKES: Vermin, Negative People, anything that involves the destruction or injury of a crowbar, Mud, Abandoned Buildings, Easily irritable people, things being too loud, romance stories, hearing people talk about their dreams since he no longer has any, extreme temperatures hot or cold, sugary foods
PET PEEVES: Has a huge annoyance of people who assign nicknames to others out of nowhere. Odd considering his crowbar sort of did the same, but that is just an exception to his rule.
BRIEF HISTORY: He began his life as a lone child to his parents, who worked as tax collectors in the northeast portion of the US. Jason wasn't raised in a spoil manner, since his parents believed in humility and restraint as valuable tenants to raise they child by.
His school life was honestly pretty average. Tumultuous moments of youth, friends coming and going, insults received and thrown, important moments soon to become forgotten memories.
Once the appearance of superpowers, advanced tech and devious villains became wellknown and commonplace to the world, Jason was less than thrilled. For years he had seen films and comics on the subject and knew that this was not a good turn of events. However, it was a force no one could stop, so he put any frustrations on the backburner for years, since they would serve no real purpose wasting brain power on.
As things came to a head with events like Loki's attack on New York and Ultron's attempt to recreate an extinction event, Jason could only sit and watch them unfold on tv. Did he wish he had the power to help save people during these incidents? No. Did he wish he could personally beat up these villains for assaulting humanity? Also no.
Jason never considered himself to be hero material. As much as he hated seeing so many people get hurt, he was content with the fact he didn't have the means to do anything about it. There was plenty of superheros already, so what would be the point in him imagining himself as one more? Of course, then the snap happened and he was (un)lucky enough to be left behind on Earth. His opinion of supervillains and heros fell. Both were failures and both ran rampant and look where that got the universe. Yet, what was he to do? Stick to his job, that's what.
Thusly, Jason was simply a "humble" retail worker of a large home improvement store in his later years. He had no interest in building to speak of though; too complicated and messy.
It was all for the pay, truly. However, he was once held at gunpoint in a robbery at the store. This may have been an event that could have led to his death if not dealt with properly. Yet, his only choice to save himself was to grab a nearby crowbar off the shelf and use it as a weapon.
It was successful as a defense, keeping the fella alive, and made for a fun purchase for Jason. Little did he realize the crowbar he had just bought was special beyond what anyone could have imagined.
This smarter-than-your-average crowbar linked itself up with Jason. It was sentient, had its own thoughts and feelings, and could take to Jason. It was a mystery to both how it ended up sitting on the shelf at the store Jason worked at, but who were they to question a happy accident?
The two would now be inseparable and work together to do whatever they felt was right. This dual sense of vigilantism, however, does not fly in a legal setting. Although it sure seemed like it at the time prior to the Blip.
Jason and the crowbar work together as a superhero/team they dubbed The Leverage. Their reasoning was to signify them being the leverage the forces of good needed against the forces of evil. A bit corny and cliched, but the crowbar came up with it and Jason just found himself agreeing without question for some unknown reason.
The pair had defeated small time crooks and villains in their earlier vigilante days, with their first super powered villain being a bank robber that summoned bricks out of thin air to launch at people. It was a sight to see, since the crowbar easily knocked back each and every brick that came their way. This continued for years until the Avengers succeeded in bringing back all the life snapped away in an instant.
Now unable to be as unnoticed as before, The Leverage's spree of stopping small time crime kept roaming across the North American continent, bringing a name for themselves and piquing the interest of a certain gentleman with an eyepatch, who was quick to recruit them, though mostly out of desperation.
POWERS/ABILITIES: Jason wields a sentient, psychic crowbar. The two are able to mentally communicate with each other, as well. Additionally, the crowbar is indestructible.
The true power of the crowbar lies in its complete enhancement of its melee weapon capabilities.
The force behind the strikes and swings of the crowbar hit with 10000x that of your average, regular crowbar. Yet, Jason doesn't have to put in extra effort for these hits; its just like swinging around a normal crowbar to him.
The force works well in combination when the crowbar is used to strike from above, since the increased momentum can carry it down to the ground at high speed.
Much like Thor's Mjolnir, Jason can travel long distances by swinging the crowbar and letting the momentum carry him with it.
All of the crowbar's powers can only be used by Jason. Anyone else wielding it would find it to be just a normal crowbar, aside from it being indestructible still.
OTHER SKILLS: The amount of force applied is calculated by the crowbar itself. Maintaining a psychic link when held by Jason, it can share his senses of sight and sound, allowing it to adjust itself in real time during combat. This is beneficial for nonlethal strikes, maximizing damage, or utilizing its power for noncombat situations.
HEADCANNONS: The crowbar's name is CrowBarry. But it is called Barry for short.
It seems that after having come into contact with Barry, Jason now finds it his duty to protect crowbars from harm as much as he does innocent civilians and friends.
The crowbar speaks in the crowbar language of Crowbarish. Yet, the words are instantly translated to English in Jason's mind. For reference of what it sounds like, imagine a crowbar striking concrete at different frequencies, loudness, and slowing down or speeding up. That would be the crowbar saying words.
It iS a paRasItE.