Flicker

From X-Men: rEvolution
The future belongs to the brave.
Introduction

xxxxxBoy Scout.

Description

xxxxx5'11", athletic from plenty of regular training but lean rather than bulky. He wouldn't be particularly eye-catching; boy-next-door kind of looks, a neatly groomed crop of dark brown hair, bright green eyes. The wealth of scars he bears tends to stand out, though, twisted knotty and uneven down his face and the one remaining arm he has; his missing right arm tends to be noticeable as well.

Reputation

xxxxxNone among the general populace. Among X-Men and Prometheans, known to be generally quiet and friendly, with a disarming politeness that belies the fact he will hand many people their asses when it comes time to throw down.

History

xxxxxThe second-oldest (by eleven minutes) of a sprawling boisterous clan, Flicker grew up surrounded by a lot of noise and a lot of love. His parents moved the family from Idaho to Utah when he was quite young, and it was on the outskirts of Salt Lake City that he grew up. He came from a working-class family; his father was a carpenter (specializing in furniture making) and his mother was a librarian part-time. Love of books and learning was not so much /drilled/ into the children as it was just easy to /absorb/ with so much Knowledge always around for the taking. Flicker's mother took a strong interest in all their educations, and her early interest in reading to them and encouraging them to be curious gave many of his siblings a strong academic drive (for him, it didn't hurt that he was constantly in a friendly-ish rivalry with his twin sister Lily to see who could get the highest marks in school.)

xxxxxOutside of academics he was always an active child, heavily involved in sports and Scouts, fond of volunteering in a scattering of different pursuits. It was the development of his mutation the summer before high school that led his life on a starkly divergent path. His church -- the center of much of his and his family's social and support network -- was strongly outspoken about not wanting mutants in the congregation, and a combination of their own unease and the social pressure from their community led his family to kick him out of the house. He was out on the streets for a while, often targeted because his age and clear mutant status (his mutation, then, was poorly controlled) made it easy to single him out -- though his mutation also made it kind of hard to pin him /down/. He was fourteen when Prometheus picked him up and shoved him in a lab; shy of 16 when Jackson Holland's team broke him out and he joined them in their efforts.

xxxxxDespite the horror of the experience, Flicker is -- well, thankful would be the wrong word. But it was the labs that gave him the family he has today, and he wouldn't give that /up/.

xxxxxHe enrolled at Xavier's once he was back out, and after graduating (as salutatorian of his class) continued on to Columbia where he graduated in spring of 2016. He continued on into med school. He moonlights as an X-Man, with a part-time side gig working security at the Mendel Clinic. Occasionally, maybe, squeezes in sleep somewhere, but it's rare to actually catch him at it.

Powers

xxxxxIncredible reflexes, very short-range teleportation. Tends to make a lot of very short, very fast jumps in quick succession. His teleporting is hard for most human eyes to properly track; the trail of afterimages this method of transportation leaves in people's vision is what earned him his name.

Skills

xxxxxGeneral nerddom. Board games, RPGs, M:tG; used to kick ass at video games but is having to relearn this with one arm. Basketball and rock climbing, same thing. Highly adept at CQC, decent enough with firearms, highly observant/attentive to his surroundings. Very proficient at carpentry/woodworking with a particular skill and love for crafting furniture, capable when it comes to many common household repairs.

Connections

Friends

  • Shane - Your will defines your destiny
  • Matt - I'm taking back my love
  • Taylor - Taking back my pride
  • Tag - Taking back my dreams
  • Tian-shin - This is the ground I will defend
  • Jax - A rage of angels bears the end
  • Spencer - I'm taking back my hope
  • Blink - Transforming destiny
  • Steve - We brace before the fates descending
  • Melinda - There is no wisdom that we surrender
  • Hive - Breathless time can take no prisoners
  • B - I feel the wishfire burning cold
  • Dusk - Black wings to fill the sky unfold
  • Isra - And nothing takes from God his storm
  • Ryan - See the angels' eyes transform

Foes

  • Coming soon.

And everything in between

Trivia
  • Devout Mormon, his ward has extremely split feelings on having him there.
  • The second of thirteen kids, though the youngest three were born since he left home and he has never actually met.
  • Has a twin sister, Lily, eleven minutes older than him.
  • Can often be found through the city zealously doing his part to green it up. (Ingress Agent name: GhostInTheMachine)
Gallery

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Dawson Joel Allred
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Codename None
Birthdate December 29, 1993
Birthplace Boise, ID
Species Mutant
Affiliation Xavier's
Alignment Sunny
Powers Blinkdog
Occupation Mendel Clinic Security/X-Man
Registration Status n/a
Played By Jonathan Bennett
RP Hooks
With one arm tied behind his back - Is a regular participant at the twins' weekly Fight Club; will happily kick some ass (or get his kicked) and then go out for cocoa afterward.
Watchdog - Works security at the Mendel Clinic since just about their opening, likely to be familiar to other employees or patients thereof.
In lumine Tuo videbimus lumen - Columbia U graduate.
Ex- - Labrat, once upon a time; has helped on every raid since, and bears the scars and missing pieces to show for it.
In Fellowship - Heavily active in the LDS church; will probably earnestly invite friends to come with him, given the slightest opportunity.
Chimaerical - A member of Chimaera Arts co-op, frequently found around the warehouse doing odd jobs or working on a project. Teaches woodworking when his class schedule will allow it.
Logs
  • (2019-08-17)
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
  • (2019-08-14)
Take Me To Church
  • (2019-08-12)
No Arizona
  • (2019-08-12)
Making A Difference
  • (2019-08-12)
Bad Influence
  • (2019-08-08)
Theodicy
  • (2019-08-06)
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.
  • (2019-08-05)
Terrible Science
  • (2019-07-29)
Losing It
  • (2019-07-29)
Glowering Meatheads
  • (2019-07-27)
Quisling
  • (2019-07-22)
Pretty Messed Up
  • (2019-07-20)
School Spirit
  • (2019-07-19)
Getting Acquainted
  • (2019-07-18)
He rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
  • (2019-07-15)
Stockholm
  • (2019-07-11)
Name
  • (2019-07-10)
Leeroy Jenkins
  • (2019-07-09)
Radioactive Cookies
  • (2019-07-07)
Contact
  • (2019-06-30)
It’s All About Feeling, Passion and Possibility This Month
  • (2019-06-26)
Taken as Read
  • (2019-06-24)
Tangled
  • (2019-06-20)
A Start
  • (2019-06-17)
Like a Park
  • (2019-06-15)
Ally
  • (2019-06-10)
Waiting In The Rain
  • (2019-06-09)
Number One
  • (2019-06-09)
Appropriations
  • (2019-06-08)
In Case
  • (2019-06-08)
Confluence
  • (2019-06-01)
Pinch Hitting
  • (2019-06-01)
Collaboration
  • (2019-05-31)
In Which Mutants Plan A Future Episode Of The Captain America Show While Discussing Other Less Weighty Matters
  • (2019-05-30)
In Which Some Mutants Take Part In An Unfortunately Regular Community Event, And Some Humans Eagerly Join In
  • (2019-05-28)
Hammers and Nails
  • (2019-05-18)
Finding Joy
  • (2019-05-16)
Spilling the Tea
  • (2019-05-11)
Also, Coffee
  • (2019-05-05)
Midnight Oil
  • (2019-05-03)
Usual Kind of People
  • (2019-04-14)
Company
  • (2019-04-11)
Better Place
  • (2019-03-20)
Dramatic Yet Incompetent
  • (2019-03-03)
Saving Grace
  • (2019-02-27)
Hard Luck
  • (2019-02-09)
Quiet Morning
  • (2019-02-05)
Safe

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Archived Logs
1..5051..100(158 total)
  • (2018-04-18)
In the Weeds
  • (2017-12-19)
Deep Fried Miracles
  • (2017-12-18)
Timeless
  • (2017-09-20)
Aftercare
  • (2017-09-18)
Neutrality
  • (2017-09-10)
Unique Marketable Talents
  • (2017-09-08)
Back To School
  • (2017-08-28)
No Shoes
  • (2017-08-25)
Odds and Ends
  • (2017-08-22)
Incognito, Ergo Sum
  • (2017-08-21)
Pregaming
  • (2017-08-04)
Accommodating
  • (2017-07-28)
Consequences
  • (2017-07-16)
Cleaning Day
  • (2017-07-06)
The Secret Life of Students
  • (2017-06-06)
Melting
  • (2017-05-21)
Something Different
  • (2017-04-21)
Good Intentions
  • (2017-03-06)
Let's Play
  • (2017-02-21)
Teamwork
  • (2017-02-09)
Start
  • (2017-02-09)
Grounds Rules
  • (2017-02-09)
Camera Lucida
  • (2017-02-08)
(Un)Comfortable
  • (2017-01-26)
Commonsly Asked Questions
  • (2017-01-06)
In Which Some Assistance Is Given In The Matter Of Reopening Evolve, Among Other Things
  • (2017-01-02)
Sorting
  • (2016-12-30)
Frenzy
  • (2016-12-29)
Absence
  • (2016-12-27)
Quite Unique
  • (2016-12-25)
In Which Mutants Are Not Successfully Dissuaded From Their Holiday Cheer, Despite (Questionably) Valiant Attempts
  • (2016-12-24)
A Friend for Dinner
  • (2016-12-04)
Thinking Ahead
  • (2016-11-18)
Before This
  • (2016-11-08)
Civic Duty
  • (2016-10-31)
Re-volve
  • (2016-08-14)
Contrary Critters
  • (2016-06-14)
In Which Rocks Are Climbed And Fights Are Planned
  • (2016-05-12)
Sandpaper
  • (2016-04-28)
Intuition
  • (2016-04-23)
Furnishing
  • (2016-04-05)
Uncivil Disobedience
  • (2016-03-27)
Brunch Prep
  • (2016-03-22)
Plain Fare
  • (2016-03-17)
Support Staff
  • (2016-03-17)
Outgunned, Outmanned
  • (2016-03-15)
Energy
  • (2016-02-27)
Some Kind of Serendipity
  • (2016-02-25)
Fix Us
  • (2016-01-30)
Armory
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