Anole

From X-Men: rEvolution
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Introduction

xxxxxSurburbanite turned streetrat, Victor's not particularly used to the life he's living. He's adaptable, though. He's adapting. Slowly. It's tricky navigating the boundaries between survival in a rather rougher world than he grew up in and and holding tight to the values his parents instilled in him.

Description

xxxxxMiddling average height and built wiry-compact, Anole's nondescript stature might make him overlookable if not for the deep green he wears from tip to toes. In lieu of hair his head bears a spiked hard carapace atop it, green as well. His skin has no hair, either, but does bear a sprinkling of green scales, rippled down his back, arms, and legs. Save these rather glaring differences, the young man's appearance is otherwise unremarkable; wide green eyes, a lingering trace of baby fat in dimpled cheeks, a wide mouth and even symmetrical features.

Reputation

xxxxxAround the Morlocks, known to be a friendly and cheerful Sewer Squire, earnest but not very Fierce despite his Sewer Knight aspirations. Pretty nerdy. Super useful when it comes to supply-gathering, though.

History

xxxxxBorn in a small town in Illinois, Victor's early life was happy and unremarkable. His parents were comfortably middle-class, his siblings (all older) were close-knit. He excelled in school, excelled in sports, enjoyed basketball with his friends and roughhousing with his siblings and rambling explorations of the surrounding areas with the family dog.

This changed when he was thirteen, and his mutation began developing. His hair was the first thing to go, which prompted the family to bring him to a number of doctors -- dermatologists, more and more, once his skin began hardening atop his head as well. Once it started turning /green/ they realized they were not dealing with an ordinary illness. The more reptilian Victor grew in appearance, the more he encountered difficulty; in school, in town, in everywhere he went. Though his family was supportive, it became more and more a strain as mutant issues became more prominent in the news and the community shunned them. It culminated in an attack, one night, a fire started in their garage that spread to the rest of the house and landed his sister in the hospital. Though there were many witnesses to the arsonists, nobody ever stepped forward and there was no case brought against them. Fearing that the hostility would only escalate, Victor thought that the best thing for his family's safety would be to remove himself from the equation; one night he packed a bag, wrote them a note, and left, hopping on a bus to Chicago. From there he's been hitchhiking east, recently landed up in NYC at the word of a young purple-skinned woman who told him the city had a community for people like him and let him know how to find the Morlocks.

He found a warm and happy home in the sewers, but the Tunnels could not provide everything a teenage boy might need. At the encouragement of (...some, anyway) his new family, Anole enrolled in Xavier's School to finish his education. He's not entirely sure what use he'll put his diploma to, but there's still time to figure that out.

Powers

xxxxxVictor's mutation is a physical one; he has many features of physicality and physiology that are more reptilian than human. Most noticeable is his appearance, green and scaled and with a hard carapace (and very sharp spikes) atop his head, which makes it somewhat impossible for him to blend in among normal people. Ironic, since his mutation also allows him to blend in with his environment, letting his skin and clothes -- and anything he chooses that is in direct contact with him -- camouflage in perfectly with whatever is around him.

Additionally, in physical attributes he is somewhat more adept than a normal human's; not to any enormously overt levels, but his agility, speed, stamina, reflexes and balance are better-honed than they would be as a human. He is capable of clinging to solid surfaces, allowing him to crawl walls and ceilings with ease. Additionally, he has a sticky-tipped, strong prehensile tongue that can extend twice again his own body length to reach things he'd never be able to otherwise.

Though in normal circumstances his healing is not advanced, Victor has a rather extreme regenerative ability that only kicks in under extreme duress; if he gets cut it'll heal as well or badly as anyone else, but the loss of significant body parts can be regenerated; however, when regrown they grow in significantly more reptilian than before, bulkier and much stronger and much more scaled and spiked.

There are downsides to being reptilian, too. Victor is terrible at thermoregulation, which makes life difficult on the streets in either cold OR hot weather. He needs to be careful about regulating his temperature. Cold makes him more sluggish. Too much hot makes him dead. OK, too much cold will make him dead, too.

Skills

xxxxxGreat at basketball; loves Ultimate Frisbee. Pretty decent on the keyboard. Passable in Spanish, though nowhere near fluent; was studying the classics (Greek & Latin) before leaving home, though hasn't brushed up on them since then. Is a pretty talented actor; his skills at blending in don't just extend to his skin.

Connections

New York Below

  • Jim - :\ :/ :\ -_-
  • Marrow - Sewer knight. Would like to be this fierce.
  • Sharkpups - May as well be Morlocks. Look like us, fight with us.
  • Tatters - Sewer knight. Would like to be this brave.
  • Taylor - Cuddlefish.

Upworlders

  • Isra - Rock solid.
  • Jax - Warmth and food. He can stay.

Unknown Entities


XS Schedule
Fall Term, 2013
  • English: AP Literature and Composition
  • Health: Human Sexuality
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Art (Theatre): Fundamentals of Acting
  • Computer Science: Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • History: The 20th Century
  • Sport: Fencing
  • Extracurricular: Movie Club
  • Extracurricular: Tabletop Society
  • Extracurricular: Student Newspaper
Spring Term, 2014
  • Art (Visual): Color and Light
  • Computer Science: Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • English: Expository Writing
  • Health: Health & Human Development
  • Language: French I
  • Science: Introductory Astronomy
  • Sport: Ultimate Frisbee
  • Extracurricular: Xavier's Players (Anthony Hope, Sweeney Todd)
  • Extracurricular: Tabletop Society
  • Extracurricular: Student Newspaper
Fall Term, 2014
  • English: AP Literature & Composition
  • Computer Science: Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Language: French II
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • History: The Medieval Worlds
  • Phys Ed: Psionic Self Defense
  • Extracurricular: Xavier's Players (Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream)
  • Extracurricular: Tabletop Society
  • Extracurricular: Student Newspaper
  • Extracurricular: Astronomy Club
Winter Term, 2014-2015
  • Arts: Intro Drawing
  • Computer Science: Algorithms and Data Structures
  • French III
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • History: Classical Greece
  • English: AP Literature & Composition
  • Sport: Basketball
  • Extracurricular: Xavier's Players (Jack, Into the Woods)
  • Extracurricular: Tabletop Society
  • Extracurricular: Student Newspaper
  • Extracurricular: Astronomy Club
Spring Term, 2015
  • English: Gothic Literature
  • Language: French IV
  • Language: French Theatre
  • Ethics: Bioethics: Humanity in the Post-Genomic Era
  • Science: Intermediate Astronomy
  • Science: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sport: Baseball
  • Extracurricular: Xavier's Players
  • Extracurricular: Tabletop Society
  • Extracurricular: Student Newspaper
  • Extracurricular: Astronomy Club
  • Extracurricular: Rock Climbing Society
Fall Term, 2015
  • English: Journalism
  • History: Pre-Colonial Africa
  • Language: French V
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • Ethics: The Ethics of Power
  • Science: AP Biology
  • Sport: Fencing
  • Extracurricular: Xavier's Players
  • Extracurricular: Tabletop Society
  • Extracurricular: Student Newspaper
  • Extracurricular: Rock Climbing Society
  • Extracurricular: Mock Trial
Winter Term, 2015-2016
  • Religion: Judaism
  • History: Modern Africa
  • Language: French VI
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • Ethics: Power and Social Responsibility
  • Science: AP Biology
  • Sport: Basketball
  • Extracurricular: Xavier's Players
  • Extracurricular: Tabletop Society
  • Extracurricular: Student Newspaper
  • Extracurricular: Mock Trial
Spring Term, 2016
  • History: Modern Africa
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • Ethics: Law and Morality
  • Religion: Paganism Through History
  • Science: AP Biology
  • English: The Art of Protest: Revolutionary Writings
  • English: Shakespeare
  • Extracurricular: Xavier's Players
  • Extracurricular: Tabletop Society
  • Extracurricular: Student Newspaper
  • Extracurricular: Mock Trial
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Victor Borkowski
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Codename Anole
Birthdate December 24, 1998
Species Mutant
Affiliation Morlocks
Alignment Skittish
Powers Pretty lizardy
Occupation Urchin
Registration Status n/a
RP Hooks
Underground - Morlocky. Pretty plugged into New York's streets, on them and under them.
Sporty - Plays a mean game of basketball. Ultimate Frisbee, too. Is generally up for a pickup game of most anything with people who want to play.
Geek Squad - Pretty handy with computers. The Morlocks' tech infrastructure may be lacking, but he's learning at XS.
Logs
  • (2021-01-31)
S'more Friends
  • (2020-04-11)
Got It
  • (2019-07-05)
One Day In the Life
  • (2019-06-01)
Losing His Cool, Dignity, and Pants... Again.
  • (2019-06-01)
In Which A Very Fancy Frying Pan Is Repurposed, Under Some Duress
  • (2019-05-29)
Not That Terrifying
  • (2019-03-24)
In Which No Frisbees Are Thrown And No Teenagers Get Shot

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Archived Logs
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  • (2017-08-30)
In Which Some Morlock-Style Dinner Is Served, With A Side Helping Of Morlock-Style Back To School Advice
  • (2017-05-10)
Unwelcoming Party
  • (2016-12-22)
Nice, Relatively
  • (2016-12-03)
Winter Coats
  • (2016-05-05)
Proper Life Goals
  • (2016-04-19)
Rekindling
  • (2016-01-27)
In Which Students Gripe About Class But Not About Each Other
  • (2016-01-04)
Fashion Statements
  • (2015-12-28)
In Which Support Is Recruited In The Matter Of... Support
  • (2015-12-13)
The Scouring of the City
  • (2015-12-11)
In Which Some Students Return Triumphant, But Maybe Not For Long
  • (2015-12-08)
Bioterrorism and lack of Pizza
  • (2015-12-03)
In Which Some Students Make Poor Life Choices And Some Zombies Make Poor Unlife Ones
  • (2015-12-03)
In Which Some Monsters Require Aid And Some Monsters Dispense It
  • (2015-12-02)
Not All Bad
  • (2015-12-02)
In Which There Is Briefly A Welcome Home And Bad Plans Are In The Making
  • (2015-12-02)
Bringing In The Trash
  • (2015-11-04)
Downsides
  • (2015-11-02)
Mean
  • (2015-10-11)
Icebreaker
  • (2015-10-08)
Different
  • (2015-10-07)
Truancy
  • (2015-08-03)
Act Normal
  • (2015-08-02)
Just Dance
  • (2015-06-20)
Hostile Crowd
  • (2015-03-22)
Lost & Found
  • (2015-03-07)
Off Switch
  • (2015-02-09)
Sleeptime
  • (2015-01-25)
Suspended Coffee
  • (2015-01-24)
Guypersondude
  • (2015-01-14)
Pretty-Handsome
  • (2015-01-12)
Conversation
  • (2014-12-19)
Avoidant
  • (2014-12-13)
Aim to Misbehave
  • (2014-11-13)
Extracurricular
  • (2014-09-08)
Things To Be
  • (2014-08-13)
Small Measures
  • (2014-07-10)
Gimme
  • (2014-07-08)
Rooftop Visitors
  • (2014-06-24)
Swapping Spit
  • (2014-05-21)
A Little Bit Monster-y
  • (2014-04-27)
Vampire Queens
  • (2014-04-23)
Losing Home
  • (2014-04-14)
Cooked Meat
  • (2014-04-05)
Touchy Subjects
  • (2014-03-30)
Be Scientific
  • (2014-03-29)
Rainy Saturday
  • (2014-03-21)
Getting Acclimatized
  • (2014-03-17)
Cool Enough to Be a Cyborg
  • (2014-03-16)
Preying
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