From X-Men: rEvolution
Power, like a desolating pestilence, Pollutes whate'er it touches.

xxxxxA striking example of the social construction of crime.


xxxxx5'11", lean, with warm tan skin and a clear complexion. Leo has a thick shock of straight black hair, usually kept trimmed short. Wide deep-set dark eyes, square jaw, sharply defined cheekbones, a bright warm smile.


xxxxxIt is next to impossible not to know Leo's name if you are living in America and not under a rock. During the Covid-19 crisis his name and picture both were widely circulated -- first, among government accusations that he was a mutant terrorist who perhaps created or perhaps was working to further the pandemic. It has been equally widely circulated that he is an undocumented immigrant who escaped from ICE custody, has the power to control disease, horrifically murdered a guard in jail. After a heavy manhunt involving several different law enforcement agencies, there was a fresh wave of news about him after Captain America and NYC Mayor Elliott Carruthers publicly attested that he is not a terrorist but was, in fact, working to develop a vaccine for the virus.

Much mainstream media has not come down on one side of this rumor or the other, and in the public eye opinions are heavily split as to whether people believe him to be a dangerous terrorist or a savior. The verifiable facts of the matter, however, are that New York City, once the global hotspot for the pandemic, experienced an abrupt dropoff in cases and is well on its way to an complete end to the crisis, and that numbers have been steadily dropping, concentrated in New York but spreading outward.


xxxxxBorn in the Philippines and raised there until middle school, when he emigrated to the US with his mother and two siblings. It wasn't a great change -- at home, they'd had stability, a large and supportive extended family, a comfortable culture that they fit into. His aunt over in the States had gotten quite sick, though, and his family came over on tourist visas and never left again, as his mom struggled to support her sister and her sister's children through his aunt's lingering battle with Huntington's. His cousins were a bright spot in his new life in Los Angeles; shy by nature and struggling with English, it was hard for him to fit in at school but his home life was always vibrant, his cousins and siblings close-knit.

xxxxxStill finding his feet in a new culture, he spent a lot of time focusing on things that made more sense to him than the troubling question of How To Socialize. Schoolwork, sports, music; he spent a lot of energy practicing at things where he could see quantifiable progress. His dedication to schoolwork earned him few friends but a scholarship to Boston University, where he studied marine biology and work at the New England Aquarium, first as a volunteer and then as a science educator. His plan was to continue on to grad school back in California where he would be close to home.

xxxxxICE derailed all that -- after being picked up for what was, in fact, a case of completely mistaken identity by the BPD (they were looking for a Latino man twice his age) he nevertheless got on ICE's radar for his lack of documentation. It was the stress and trauma of the detention facility that he was put in that triggered his mutation to show itself more directly. Manifested years ago but barely noticeable (he'd always thought he just was particularly lucky when it came to not getting hit by bugs that went around), he triggered an extremely virulent strain of chickenpox in the facility he was in. It was only after transferring him to a different facility en route to deportation and the same oddly resistant strain cropping up, immediately followed by a severe measles outbreak, that a doctor sent to the facility took notice. It took a good deal of sleuthing for Prometheus to get to the bottom of what was actually going on, but once they had isolated the culprit it took very little convincing for ICE to turn him over to Prometheus rather than ship him home.


xxxxxAbsorbs, stores, mutates, and dispenses pathogens.


xxxxxHighly academically inclined and with an education to back it up, Leo excels particularly at math and biology. He's a great teacher, though sometimes has a hard time switching from Teaching Little Kids mode to Talking To Adults mode -- a large portion of his most recent job centered around education and outreach and this involved a lot of talking at school field trip groups about the sea. He's a great swimmer, a good diver, and adroit on sailboats. He loves tennis, and is quite decent at it. He plays the flute very well, although he's been out of practice since getting into Prometheus. Fluent in Tagalog and Spanish as well as English.


Smooth Sailing

  • Dawson - Irukandji. Overlook at your own risk.
  • Ion - Portuguese man o' war. Bold. Dangerous. Collectively-minded.
  • Jax - Flower Hat Jelly. Weird, bright, beautiful, a rare find.
  • Lucien - Crystal jelly. Graceful. Easy to miss. Indispensible.
  • Polaris - Lobed Comb Jelly. Striking, gorgeous, handle with care.
  • Ryan - Bloodbelly comb jelly. Transfixing, when it wants to be.
  • Steve - Cannonball jellyish. Gentler than one of his names would suggest, but a fierce protector all the same.
  • Winona - By-the-wind-sailor. Brilliant. Adaptable.

High Seas

  • Ansel - Microplastics. Toxic, pervasive, so deeply embedded it's hard to remove.
  • Mall Goth - Six-pack ring. Ugly, obvious, will choke you; easily neutralized with the right tools.

Uncharted Waters

  • Iolaus - Pufferfish. A lot of pomp but to what end?
  • Matt - Clownfish. Will add cheer to any day spent dabbling in shallow waters.
  • Rachel - Mackerel. Forgettable. Doesn't offer much in the way of substance.
  • Sam - Yellow sponge. Worth further study.
  • Sarah - Blue Tang. With so much energy into being colorful and bright, what's left for anything else?
  • Wendy - Common Cuttlefish. Fascinating, but hard to pin down.
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Leonid Valentino Aquilo Concepcion
Codename None
Birthdate April 25, 1994
Birthplace Manila, Philippines
Species Mutant
Affiliation Brotherhood of Mutants, Prometheus
Alignment None
Powers Plaguebearer
Occupation Fugitive
Played By Manny Jacinto
RP Hooks
Q Sent Me - Conspiracies and misinformation ABOUND about Leo; it's near impossible just from watching the news to sort fact from fiction, but nearly everyone has SOME kind of opinion prior to meeting him.
Anyone for tennis? - He's eager to take advantage of public courts and get back in the game!
On the Water - A skilled sailor and avid swimmer, he's happiest off of dry land.
Sea monsters - Only too happy to geek out with people about all things weird and wonderful that live under the ocean.
Family Ties - With the Brotherhood as more of a refugee than a committed co-conspirator, he's kind of an uneasy peripheral-terrorist.
  • (2020-09-07)
For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
  • (2020-08-12)
Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee.
  • (2020-08-05)
So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
  • (2020-06-18)
And you, O desolate one, what do you mean that you dress in scarlet, that you deck yourself with ornaments of gold, that you enlarge your eyes with paint? In vain you beautify yourself. Your lovers despise you; they seek your life.
  • (2020-06-17)
A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
  • (2020-05-26)
It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;
  • (2020-05-10)
Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles.
  • (2020-05-09)
And in their greed they will exploit you with false words; from of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not been asleep.
  • (2020-04-25)
Vignette - For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
  • (2020-04-22)
Unfaithful creatures! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
  • (2020-04-16)
Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death? O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your destruction? Compassion is hid from my eyes.
  • (2020-04-09)
He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
  • (2020-04-08)
Let thy face shine on thy servant; save me in thy steadfast love!
  • (2020-04-02)
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
  • (2020-03-24)
All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.
  • (2020-03-23)
I will throw filth at you and treat you with contempt, and make you a gazingstock.
  • (2020-01-12)
But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.
  • (2020-01-10)
The fear of man lays a snare, but he who trusts in the Lord is safe.
  • (2020-01-10)
Give heed to my cry; for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors; for they are too strong for me!
  • (2019-12-14)
A cheerful heart is a good medicine
  • (2019-12-09)
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers
  • (2019-12-08)
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
  • (2019-11-07)
Also that it is God’s gift to man that every one should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil.
  • (2019-10-25)
For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of the affliction we experienced
  • (2019-10-09)
On the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation, and afflict yourselves; you shall do no work
  • (2019-09-30)
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward; but the memory of them is lost.
  • (2019-09-15)
There go the ships, and Leviathan which thou didst form to sport in it.
  • (2019-09-10)
And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life?
  • (2019-09-07)
A prudent man sees danger and hides himself; but the simple go on, and suffer for it.
  • (2019-08-17)
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
  • (2019-08-13)
For by now I could have put forth my hand and struck you and your people with pestilence
  • (2019-08-06)
The plans of the mind belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
  • (2019-07-30)
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
  • (2019-07-21)
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
  • (2019-07-19)
Even in laughter the heart is sad, and the end of joy is grief.
  • (2019-07-18)
He rode on a cherub, and flew; he came swiftly upon the wings of the wind.

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