Matt

From X-Men: rEvolution
Joie de vivre
Introduction

xxxxxWho in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.

History

xxxxxThe eldest of the five Tessier siblings, Matt had a fairly unstable childhood, varying from unpleasant to truly awful depending on their mother's partner of the moment. Transplanted to New York during his teens, he did not find his circumstances much improved by the change. When Lucien's abilities manifested, the brothers fled from home and supported each other.

xxxxxThough they both graduated high school and entered college, academic and professional aspirations were put on hold when Matt was diagnosed with lymphoma. Years of grueling chemotherapy did not cure him, but Prometheus did, after kidnapping him from his hospital bed and falsifying his death. During his stay, the researchers used his CSF to develop a mutant power suppression serum. He was eventually rescued in a raid led by Jax, though it cost the lives of almost every other inmate at the same facility where he was held.

xxxxxReturned to his siblings with a new lease on life, Matt eventually became an instructor at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngers, and in time an X-Man, as well.

Powers

xxxxxMatt's powers only work on other mutants. He has the ability to detect mutants and manipulate the expression of the X-Gene, whether to suppress its expression entirely or in parts, augment it to heighten its expression, or even take control of it himself. The range of this ability extends about 30 feet in every direction around him, but it varies somewhat with the difficulty of the task: he can detect people from farther off, while isolating one mutant among many and heightening some part of their powers while suppressing others would require more proximity.

xxxxxHe does need to intentionally maintain his power manipulation (and thus cannot do it while unconscious or asleep), but it takes him very little effort to uniformly augment or suppress in a bubble around him. Singling out one mutant to augment or suppress takes more effort, and affecting several (but not all) mutants takes yet more, such that breaks in his concentration will disrupt the effect. Heightening some aspects of a mutant's powers while suppressing others is even more difficulty. Familiarity with a given set of powers may make it easier, but this kind of complex manipulation is taxing all the same.

xxxxxAlso quite difficult and potentially dangerous is outright hijacking the expression of another mutant's power. While he can automatically detect mutants, he has no automatic insight into what their abilities actually do. He must observe the power in action in order to learn how it actually works, and while he /can/ in theory control of a power blind, the consequences could be catastrophic if it turns out to be destructive. If he is working with a willing subject able to explain and demonstrate the use of their powers, however, Matt's ability to learn their use is significantly accelerated.

xxxxxIt is possible for him to overexert himself through the use of his powers, especially by fine-tuning and hijacking for extended periods of time. Milder cases may present as weariness, disorientation, or irritability. On the more severe end, it can cause nausea, seizures, and loss of consciousness.

Skills

xxxxxNatively bilingual in French and English, Matt is also fluent in a number of dead languages. He is proficient in knitting, cooking, socializing, and swing dancing. He loves tabletop games and has formidable skill in several, most notably chess and Scrabble (even if he tries to sneak in words that aren't in the dictionary). Perhaps fortunately, given he has little skill in combat, he is good at talking his way out of fights.

Connections

Family

  • Lucien - The question is, whether you can make words mean so many different things.
  • Desirée - We are but older children, dear, who fret to find our bedtime near.
  • Gaetan - If you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.
  • Sera - In a Wonderland they lie, dreaming as the days go by, dreaming as the summers die.

Friends

  • Dusk - Twinkle twinkle little bat! How I wonder what you're at!
  • Flicker - You might as well try to stop a Bandersnatch!
  • Hive - That's the effect of living backwards, it always makes one a little giddy at first — but there's one great advantage in it, that one's memory works both ways.
  • Isra - I always thought they were fabulous monsters!
  • Jax - "If I wasn't real," Alice said — half-laughing through her tears, it all seemed so ridiculous — "I shouldn't be able to cry."
  • Micah - I don't understand you. It's dreadfully confusing!
  • B - Consider what a great girl you are.
  • Shane - Consider what a long way you've come to-day.

Foes? Does he even have those?

And everything in between

  • Coming soon.
Trivia
  • He's a witch! He probably won't turn you into a newt. Probably.
  • The only obvious jewelry he wears is a plain black titanium ring.
  • His secondary superpower is knowing what you want to eat.
Gallery

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Matthieu Tessier
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Codename Tweak
Birthdate February 13, 1991
Birthplace Montreal
Species Mutant
Affiliation None
Alignment Warm-hearted
Powers Manipulation of other mutants' powers
Occupation Teacher
Registration Status Not registered
Played By Ian Harding
RP Hooks
Lots of Books! - An avid reader, Matt is rarely seen without a book, and often gravitates toward libraries and bookstores.
Game on! - He loves tabletop games, and possesses formidable skill at several. He particularly enjoys playing chess, whether tucked away at home with his siblings or out in a park with total strangers.
Big Brother - The eldest of the Tessier siblings, Matt cares deeply about his family and can often be found in their company.
Rumors of My Death - Prometheus kidnapped him and faked his death to cover it, cured him of terminal cancer (though at the cost of another subject's life), and performed a lot of experiments on him. He was rescued by Jax's team and, like quite a few ex-Prometheans, joined in subsequent raids.'
Tea Aficionado - He will talk tea with anyone who seems remotely interested, though he would still rather drink it.
Logs
  • (2019-12-04)
Rantipole
  • (2019-12-03)
Waiting Room
  • (2019-11-19)
Fresh Meat
  • (2019-10-15)
Comfort and Joy
  • (2019-10-14)
Fugue
  • (2019-09-26)
Still Learning
  • (2019-09-16)
Just Be
  • (2019-09-07)
On the Fly
  • (2019-08-18)
Animoosity
  • (2019-08-17)
Backchannel
  • (2019-08-17)
(Re)Strained
  • (2019-07-17)
LKP
  • (2019-07-12)
Meta
  • (2019-07-12)
Indisposed
  • (2019-07-10)
Static
  • (2019-07-10)
Signal Flare
  • (2019-07-08)
Inadequate Processing
  • (2019-06-30)
It’s All About Feeling, Passion and Possibility This Month
  • (2019-06-28)
Award
  • (2019-06-10)
Fade Out
  • (2019-06-09)
Number One
  • (2019-06-09)
Cue-to-Cue
  • (2019-06-08)
Unwise
  • (2019-06-01)
Pinch Hitting
  • (2019-06-01)
Collaboration
  • (2019-05-31)
On Edge
  • (2019-05-26)
Consent
  • (2019-05-16)
Spilling the Tea
  • (2019-05-09)
Tucking In
  • (2019-04-28)
Roles
  • (2019-04-25)
Go Home
  • (2019-04-15)
Of Concerns and Consequences (Or, Hypothetically Speaking)
  • (2019-04-12)
Normal High School Experiences
  • (2019-04-04)
All In A Row
  • (2019-03-20)
The Sanctity of Now
  • (2019-03-20)
Planting Seeds
  • (2019-03-13)
History
  • (2019-03-12)
Hunger
  • (2019-03-12)
A Little Encouragement
  • (2019-03-03)
Saving Grace
  • (2019-03-03)
Helping Hands
  • (2019-02-14)
Tinfoil Theories
  • (2019-02-13)
Knock Knock Jokes
  • (2019-02-13)
Agent
  • (2019-02-06)
Detangling/Debriefing
  • (2019-02-02)
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Archived Logs
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Making the Grade
  • (2018-04-09)
Hardy
  • (2018-03-15)
Innocuous Gifts
  • (2018-03-12)
Push
  • (2018-03-04)
Entertaining Trouble
  • (2018-02-21)
Armed Teachers
  • (2017-10-29)
Tis The Season
  • (2017-09-18)
Of Tea and Tutelage (Or, How To Be a Person)
  • (2017-09-16)
Ought
  • (2017-09-15)
In Which Some Mutants Look For Jobs, Some Mutants Look For Help, and Some Mutants Look For Trouble
  • (2017-09-11)
Indisposed
  • (2017-09-08)
Back To School
  • (2017-08-28)
Questionable Judgment
  • (2017-08-27)
Hardly Working
  • (2017-08-23)
Diversity of Tactics
  • (2017-08-22)
Incognito, Ergo Sum
  • (2017-08-21)
Having The Talk
  • (2017-08-19)
Of the Mundane and the Magical (Or, a Serendipitous Beginning)
  • (2017-08-08)
Wild Thing
  • (2017-08-08)
Manifest Destiny
  • (2017-08-04)
Transformative
  • (2017-08-03)
Inquiring Minds
  • (2017-07-21)
Night Fever
  • (2017-06-28)
Vignette - Delicate
  • (2017-06-27)
The Nuclear Option
  • (2017-06-26)
Better Than Here
  • (2017-06-25)
Lifesavers
  • (2017-06-20)
Imperfections
  • (2017-06-11)
Making Splashes
  • (2017-06-03)
Helicopter Parents
  • (2017-05-28)
Spread a Little Sunshine
  • (2017-05-26)
Multitasking
  • (2017-05-25)
Feedback
  • (2017-05-01)
Rites of Spring
  • (2017-04-29)
Superficial Kindness
  • (2017-04-03)
Trade
  • (2017-03-28)
Releaf
  • (2017-03-22)
Proper Witchery
  • (2017-02-27)
Fight Club
  • (2017-02-21)
Specialist Care
  • (2017-02-12)
In One Stroke
  • (2017-02-06)
Balancing Act
  • (2017-02-04)
Varying Tolerances
  • (2017-01-05)
Mixed Bag
  • (2017-01-02)
Sorting
  • (2016-11-29)
Off Cue
  • (2016-11-10)
Real People
  • (2016-10-21)
Demands
  • (2016-09-27)
Keep Struggling
  • (2016-09-06)
Not Nothing
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