The first thing you notice about Rasputin, is, well, ze is a cat. Rasputin is not just any cat, however, ze's a terrorist cat, and has been a member of the BoM since just before the Liberty Island attack. Innately loyal, Rasputin cares about all of hir brothers and sisters in the 'hood, and would do anything for them.
Four years ago, Clyde Hendrickson was a fifteen year old boy,
living in Albany, New York, with his parents, two brothers, one
older, one younger, and his older sister. His father was a
successful dentist, while his mother stayed at home, also
running a life-tips blog. Clyde's life was peaceful, in a
relatively-safe neighborhood compared to that of the big city,
and they didn't know many mutants besides the few physical ones
they'd see at the store from time to time. However, things
changed one day. Clyde was riding his bicycle down the street,
earbuds in, unable to hear for warnings. A drunk driver was
speeding, and was unable to stop as he noticed Clyde, while
Clyde was unable to hear nearby screams. The car impacted with
Clyde, but not before something spectacular happened. His mind
jumped out of his body in the stressful moment, transferring
into that of a nearby female squirrel. The entire scenario was
traumatic, causing the loss of his memories, but he quickly
realized that the body was his own, due to memories of human
experiences yet no memory of his own identity. Meanwhile, his
body died shortly after the accident, before he could figure
out his abilities, leaving him without any way to obtain a
human body. He found where he had previously lived, and learned
a little bit, but not much, just enough to fill in the blanks,
of his identity. Soon, he realized that he could also
manipulate soundwaves, including the animal's own vocal noises,
to create voices, giving him a way to communicate. From this
point on, he realized that any chance of returning to his old
life was hopeless, and decided to head to the big city to find
a new life. Taking the body of a bird, he left Albany, heading
Clyde's first action, having quickly adapted to his situation
no matter how much he disliked it, due to his need for
survival, was to find a suitable long term body. After flying
around the city, at a low height due to his fear, he found a
small alley near the Russian district, where several stray cats
lived. One of these strays was a young tom, about a year old,
named Rasputin. He was a fluffy white cat, with beautiful blue
eyes, and was one of the more dominant members of the alley
strays, though still young and immature. Clyde took his body,
suppressing his mind, but not his instincts, and took his name
as well. The new Rasputin soon learned that he could understand
the language of the cats, and could also communicate in it. He
soon, using his human intellect, was the smartest of the alley
cat gang, and though one of the youngest, became their leader.
Although he slowly became comfortable, it still dawned on him
that he would never actually be a human again. He slowly
realized that his gender identity was useless, choosing to
identify as Neutral gender solely due to this. Ze spent several
years as their leader, until 2011. Ze learned, via chatter ze
would pick up, that there was a group of mutants called the
Brotherhood, rumored to be for the rights of mutants, of any
type or ability, and would go to great, sometimes drastic
measures to show their worth. Although ze most likely
over-romanticized their true goals and power, Rasputin was
determined to find them.
Using various animals as scouts, though this obviously had
issues due to animal brains, Rasputin found a BoM recruiter
after a few months of searching. Although the recruiter did not
know that ze was not actually a cat, ze used hir sound
manipulation to communicate with the recruiter, one of the
first real times ze had communicated with humans since the
incident. The recruiter was skeptical, but after several more
months of doing various favors, Rasputin was able to prove
hirself to him and was invited onto the island as a full
member. To this day, Rasputin has strived to be as loyal as
possible to the BoM, and though ze has hir struggle, it's hard
to doubt that Rasputin is constantly trying and wouldn't even
think of betraying them. Though, after the Liberty Island
incident, ze has had more and more questions, though not
unloyal, about what exactly they are trying to achieve.
Rasputin was born with the mutant ability to possess and
dominate the minds of animals, taking their bodies for hirself.
Rasputin can stay in a body indefinitely, though cannot
suppress the animal's instinct. Weaker animals can get very
sick, and if already ill enough, die once their body is left,
due to the mind coming back all at once. However, animals that
are more use to this or are stronger can go through it with
tiny headaches. Likewise, swapping into an unfamiliar animal
type will give Rasputin large headaches and will also be
difficult to control due to Rasputin's unfamiliarity of the
animal. Animals that Rasputin possesses must be within several
feet of hir when ze tries to possess them, which takes anywhere
from 30 seconds to two minutes depending on whether or not
Rasputin has possessed this type of animal before. Rasputin can
both understand and communicate in the language of the animal,
but loses this ability once ze swaps to a different species. Ze
can only possess avians, reptilians, and mammals, but no limit
within these groups. If a body dies while Rasputin is
in it, Rasputin will also die.
Rasputin also has the ability of minor sound manipulation,
being able to create voices out of sound waves, including the
types animals make. These voices can sound like any voice
Rasputin has heard before and can recall on the top of hir
head. Ze can also throw voices by using the ability on sound
waves in a close proximity, as well. Rasputin hopes that in the
future ze will be able to make sound bursts, but this is very
- Magneto - Closest thing to a father. Needs to be busted out as soon as he can actually be found, save the day.
- Dusk - BATMAN <3. FREE AS A BIRD (AGAIN)! Or, atleast a bat.
- Ion - Mi amigo, or something, friendliest dude I know.
- Isak - Mr. Blue-Green is rather cynical. And doesn't appreciate a good horse theft. I should be able to turn him around.
- Kay - FIREBENDER. INSTANT NAP MACHINE. BIKER MAN. Knitter!
- Regan - Coolest, friendliest, but also most terrifying(?) boss ever.
- Thea - Bug lady, awesome goals though. Or, they were. Died for our cause. Will be missed.
- Micah - NERD <3. HUMANFRIEND <3.
- Jax - EPITOME OF HEROISM.
- Roach - Big, frightening, tragic. Might murder me some day. Hopefully not.
- Shane - Sharky, grumpy, knows how to appeal to the stomach, POSSIBLY TELEPATHIC (probably not).
- Sebastian - Sharky, RICH, can afford tacos, aka best person ever.
- Alicia - ...I screwed up.
- Doug - Thought he was nice! And because of him, Dusk's apartment was without security. What the fuck, dude.
- Homeless Population of NYC - Eyes and ears! Other than the birds, that is.
||Rasputin, The Cat Queen
||December 17th, 1994
||Brotherhood, Alicia Hendrickson
||Animal Possession, Minor Sound Manipulation, Animal Manipulation
|Terrorist - Rasputin's been in the Brotherhood for several years now. If you're a member or very close to them, you've probably seen hir around.
|Social - Rasputin loves meeting new people, and will talk to anyone interesting ze sees out in public. And possibly terrify them as well.
|Source of Information - If you need information, Rasputin is your cat. Ze has various information sources, and knows a lot of what goes around in the city.
|Nature - Rasputin spends most of hir off-island time at various parks and other places teeming with nature. Perhaps you'll see hir at one of them sometime.