Apex Predator

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  • Real Name: Theron King

Aliases: Apex Predator, The Predator, The Hunter, The Black Demon, The Dark Hunter, The Hunter of the Night.

Class: Vigilante

Identity: Secret

Alignment: Lawful Neutral

Occupation: Private Rich Playboy, former Police Officer

Base Of Operations: Suicide Slum in Metro City

Affiliation: None

Citizenship: United States of America

Place of Birth: Suicide Slum, Metro City

Education: College degree

Marital Status: Single

Relatives: Lucius King (Father, deceased), Martha King (Mother, deceased), Rene King (Wife, deceased), Beatrice King (Grandmother, deceased).

Gender: Male

Orientation: Straight

Height: 6‘2“

Weight: 215 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Physical Form: Muscular, tall and athletic

Race: Black (Mutant)

Universe: CVnU

Created by: Knight101

Theron King
Theron King

Personality: Apex’s personality makes him a loner who would prefer to be on his own rather than rely on others. His difficulty in trusting others is a constant issue for him to overcome and perhaps his only weakness.

Apex has occasionally been arrogant and untrusting, treating many of his allies with various degrees of disrespect. He often imposes his exacting standards on others as he does himself. He also sometimes overestimates his own abilities, allowing foes to take advantage of that.

The Theron King aspect of his character is a facade, while the particularly dark, grim vigilante known as the Apex Predator is marked as the "true" man.

Apex is often treated as a vigilante and is viewed as a dionysian figure, a force for anarchy that imposes an individual order. As a vigilante, Apex deliberately cultivates a frightening persona in order to aid him in crime fighting and missions around the world, a fear that originates from the criminals' own guilty conscience.

Apex has a set of ethics, a moral code that he lives by and follows when seeking justice:

1. Apex will not take a life, he holds life in high regard. He would do anything in his power to rescue an innocent life, including put his own life in jeopardy.

2. Apex has a strong dislike for handguns due to a traumatic event in his past, but he will use a handgun if the situation calls for it, but never for lethal force.

3. Apex believes in the ideals of the legal system, the guilty will be tried in a court of law. When the law fails, he is dedicated to bringing the guilty to justice, even if that means breaking the law to do so (the ends justify the means).

4. Apex’s dealings with other super-heroes and metahumans has been complex since he does not fully trust them. This (warranted or not) has led to him keeping files on how to defeat enemies, allies and friends in case they ever cross the line.

First Impressions

Apex Predator is a silent and imposing figure, but unlike most of his allies Apex is far more threatening. If your not a threat then it will appear as if he's ignoring you, but he will have noticed you. He's weighted you up and has already devised at least a dozen non-lethal ways of defeating you. If he speaks then there will be no trace of an accent, no clue as to who he really is. This all assumes that your meeting Apex during the day - outside of his natural habitat. However, if you encounter him on the darkened streets of Suicide Slum in Metro City, all your likely to see is the black billowing mass of his wings vanishing from view.

POWERS & ABILITIES

Accelerated Healing: Apex’s healing speed and efficiency is at the highest limits of human potential, which means he can heal faster than most humans. The white blood cells (WBCs) in his body are efficient enough to fight off any microbes, foreign material and diseases from his body keeping, him healthy and immune to all infections, diseases and disorders. Apex also cannot become intoxicated by alcohol, drugs or impurities in the air and is immune to terrestrial diseases. He is also immune to hypnosis or gases that could limit his focus. He is genetically perfect.

  • Advanced Longevity: Apex can live the maximum time a human can possibly live and will not suffer from the effects of old age.

Enhanced Durability: His bones and muscles are denser and harder and so are amplified to the highest human potential, making him very durable. He is durable enough to the point that if a person beats him with a metal bat stick, the bat would break and Apex would show little discomfort. This is how he survived other forms of extensive punishment throughout his career such as falls from several stories like when he landed on a car from 200 feet with no injury.

Enhanced Senses: Apex’s senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch are at the highest possible limits of human potential. He has limited night vision, can smell anything even within sealed containers, smell a wet cat from 30 ft away, etc.

Enhanced Mental Processing: His mental performance operates in the most efficient and rapid manner possible and able to processes the world in the most advanced and efficient manner. He possesses perfect pattern solving/recognition, limitless information storage/retrieval, perfect perception/observational skills, and logical/philosophical structuring. His mind also processes information quickly, giving him an accelerated learning aptitude. Apex can also quickly analyze multiple, limitless information streams (e.g., threat assessment) and rapidly respond to changing tactical situations. He possesses an eidetic memory (he never forgets anything and has perfect instant recall), he can read at superhuman speeds, has perfect deductive/reasoning skills and can intuitively understand what's going to happen and how to deal with it.

Enhanced Strength: Apex's physical strength is enhanced and has been seen bench pressing 544 kg/1,200 lbs on each side of the bar, which is consistent with his strength level, as benching is easier than military press lifting. This strength also extends to his legs, enabling him to leap 6m/20ft out in a single bound and 10ft/3m into the air without a running start. He can snap steel handcuffs and chains, and is capable of breaking through wooden walls and steel doors with a single kick. He can easily rip thick phone books in half, roll up steel, or iron, pans and skillets, prevent a helicopter from taking off and much more.

Enhanced Speed: Apex can move at speeds faster than even the finest human athlete. He can run at speeds of up to a mile in a minute (60 mph). His reaction and hand speed is also impressive, moving so fast that the human eye can barely register his movements.

His agility is greater than that of an Olympic gold medalist. He can coordinate his body with balance, flexibility and dexterity.

Apex’s reflexes are on the superhuman level. His reaction speed is faster than 20 kph (12.4 mph), which allows him to dodge gunfire even at point blank range from multiple gunners at the same time.

Enhanced Stamina: Apex’s body eliminates the excessive build-up of fatigue-producing chemicals in his muscles, granting him exceptional endurance and lung capacity. He can exert himself at peak capacity for an hour without any rest and before showing any signs of fatigue.

WEAKNESSES & LIMITATIONS

Although Apex is a mutant that enables him to function as an enhanced human, he is still as vulnerable to many things that ordinary humans are vulnerable to even if he is more resistant to them than most.

SKILLS & OTHER ABILITIES

Master Martial Artist: He is a master in hand-to-hand combat being very skilled in multiple martial arts through his training under various private instructors. Apex utilizes Boxing, Judo and various other disciplines with his gymnastics ability creating a style that suits his strengths and enables him to use his knowledge to the best of his ability. In extreme cases, he can also use pressure points to disable limbs and other body parts.

Master Acrobat: His years of training and experience have made him an expert acrobat, gymnast, and aerialist. He often utilizes these talents in combat for both evasive and offensive purposes.

Indomitable Will: Apex is a very strong-willed person. He is able to overcome most forms of temptation and resist the effects of extreme pain, drugs and toxins to a great extent. Apex is also capable of resisting all forms of mind control; only the strongest willed individuals have a chance of enslaving him.

Professional Sketch Artist: He has great artistic skill which he developed from childhood. Theron often worked as a freelance illustrator and sketch artist even loaning his skills to the MCPD for a time. He enjoys drawing and does so with his free time.

Expert Marksman: He can throw most projectile weaponry with great aim and is well-versed in the use of firearms, though he prefers not to use them.

Expert Swordsman: Apex is proficient with swords and staffs, but prefers not to use them.

Weapons Proficiency: He does not typically utilize weapons other than his throwing stars, but in desperate situations he wields additional weapons to ensure victory. He is proficient in wielding swords, daggers, throwing knifes, bows (along with arrows) staffs, sticks, tonfa, axes, maces and even firearms.

Multilingual: Apex is fluent in English, German, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, French, Italian, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Filipino, Korean, Arabic, Turkish, Polish, Latin, Greek, Portuguese, Hebrew, Thai and Vietnamese.

Other Skills: Acrobatics, Tumbling, Law-Enforcement, Marksman: Guns, Leadership, Psychology, Detective/Espionage, Law, Criminology, Thievery, Sleight of Hand, Escape Artist, Intimidation/Interrogation, Strategist/Tactician, Disguise/Actor, Ventriloquism, Resist Domination, Computers, Electronics, Computer Engineer, Kit Bashing, Pilot: Helicopters to Jet Fighters, Horsemanship, Driver: Motorcycle & Cars, Underwater Diving, Medicine: First-Aid, Anatomy, Physiology, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, History, Occult Lore, Archaeology/Anthropology, Survival, Tracking, Stealth, Blending, Demolitions, Engineering, Basic Math, Seduction, Computer Operation, Computer Programming, Intelligence Gathering, survival tactics, hunting, swimming, mountaineering, map making and reading, decoding cipher and other secret code messages, reading and making wood craft signs and other secret code languages, communication systems and electronic appliances used in armed forces.

EQUIPMENT

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Apex Helmet: The helmet Apex uses is made out of the same material as his armor with the addition of Aramid-fiber and exotic-metal threads for added protection. Built into the helmet in the forehead, between the eyes, and across the throat are trauma plates for extra protection, impact dissipation and edged weapon attenuation.

  • Detective Vision: This is one of Apex's most useful gadgets, as it allows him to see people through walls and detect usable and useful objects in the environment. It can also show the skeletons of any and every human. Unarmed enemies are blue, enemies with firearms are orange and enemies and weapons such as knives, bottles, pipes and body armor are highlighted in yellow. The weapon and emotional state of the enemy is also identified. The layout color was blue, but Apex could change it to help tracking chemical substances. Apex can also see through multiple layers of the human body. He can switch from scanning the skin, muscles, and skeletal systems. He can also identify victims with a DNA alalysis.
  • Crime Scene Playback: Apex can re-wind a crime scene to see how the death/crime was committed via the Apex computer at his HQ. If the people in the crime scene are not known to Apex then they will appear instead as nondescript holograms whose movements were estimated from environmental clues. However, if the assailant and victim are known to Apex then then the crime scene will fill in those details and give accurate looking holograms.

--Night Vision lenses that collects & focuses ambient light, permitting normal vision in any area.

--Multifunction Binoculars: Built right into the lenses of his eyes and controlled by mental command. Magnifies up to 60 times. Equipped with infrared and limited ultraviolet imaging, as well as frame capture, stop-motion camera and computer uplink.

--A radio receiver/transceiver.

--An audio processor with voice command equipment.

--A field of view display projector.

--An inertial GPS system with 2D/3D mapping systems.

--Nerve Agent Rated Gas Mask that is built right into the helmet. This allows for normal operation when exposed to nuclear, chemical, airborne and biological toxins, knockout gas and all forms of nerve gas.

--Rebreather that provides oxygen for 2 hrs.

--A built-in throat microphone/broadcaster unit that scrambles and augments his voice.

--Voice Synthesizer installed in the neck to enable him to hear any voice and synthesize it with 100% accuracy. By hacking into the communication systems of his enemies, Apex can even give orders to them through their headsets by changing his voice to match that of a crime boss.

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Apex Armor: The armor Apex wears is a ergonomically articulated combat armor that is electronically cooled, made of Nomex fire-resistant material. The tri-weave body armor also consists of an outer and inner layer made from an ultra-lightweight titanium-dipped tri-weave fiber mesh. Sandwiched in between is the MR-fluid based liquid armor system. The proprietary Smart MR-fluid hardens in response to impacts, specifically designed to provide superior shock absorption, as well as enabling greater force delivery behind counterattacks. The liquid body armor layer is also more flexible, allowing for greater maneuverability and faster elimination of multiple targets in quick succession (i.e. Fear Takedowns). The armor is high tech in nature and offers Apex his full mobility, making it very effective against bullets and bladed weaponry. However if shot with a highly damaging bullet the suit was designed to compress around the wound and stop the bleeding.

The suit's subsystems are symbiotically integrated with Apex’s car and provide a quick launch capability via the vehicle's electromagnetic ejection system (analogous to launch from a railgun). Designed to withstand up to 6Gs of acceleration, the suit increases navigational capability by tolerating high acceleration maneuvers without risk of injury (vis-a-vis gliding, grapnel boosting and high-speed ejection from Apex’s car).

The armor has non-reflective black coloration and internal heat baffles, which provides blending in low-light/darkness and supresses Apex's infra-red heat signature, making him hard to spot with thermal, heat and infrared scans. For added stealth, the armor is capable of bending the light around Apex to render him invisible.

It has an interior skin that monitors vital signs and produces medical care when needed. For instance, if Apex breaks his arm, the suit hardens around that area to hold the bone in place and administers a shot of painkillers.

The armor also has a taser built into it, which delivers a low-amperage electrical shock to anyone who comes into contact with it. This taser is good for one use before needing recharging.

Apex realizes he lives in a world full of technology and Precognitive Super-Humans. As an added preparation against these threats, Apex has installed insulation throughout his suit and weapons to protect himself against EMP’s, which renders EMP styled attacks useless against Apex.

When facing someone who has precognition of any kind, via tech or a super ability, Apex can produce a strobe effect to disorient his target and prevent them from concentrating enough to use their power, tech or skill. If this does not work, Apex has also installed a nullification field that stretches out in a 50ft radius around him, rendering such precognitive powers, or similar abilities to predict an opponent’s moves via powers or tech, useless so long as his opponent is inside said null field. To those opponents capable of predicting an opponent’s move using skill only, Apex makes use of a fast acting chemical pellet which he smashes on the ground which becomes a gaseous substance and when inhaled by his opponent, causes all the synapses inside their body to fire all at once every few seconds, causing their limbs to twitch uncontrollably for several minutes. Since Apex wears a full facial mask, which includes a gas mask installed inside of it, he is immune to his own chemical gas attack.

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Apex Wings: Apex has wings that are made of Nomex fire-resistant material and lined with triple-weave Kevlar which folds into a compressed compartment on his back when not in use. The wings can be made rigid with an electrical current provided by the microprocessor power source stored in his utility belt, to emulate gliding. It’s points are also weighted for use as an offensive weapon.

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Apex Gauntlets: Apex's gauntlets are reinforced along the knuckles, metacarpals, fingertips, and palms effectively making them blunt weapons which allow Apex to inflict extra damage in a slugfest while in combat. On each gauntlet are three bladed scallops which can serve as climbing spikes, sword breakers (When successfully blocking long melee weapons such as swords and staves, Apex may make a grabbing feat to disarm or break the opponent's weapon) and when unlocked they can be launched at a single target as high tension spring loaded darts (all three bladed scallops on a gauntlet launch simultaneously). Apex's gauntlets can store various small items, such as lockpicking tools or extra pellet-based weaponry.

The gauntlets also include a holographic screen projector in the left gauntlet that allows him to communicate with his allies face-to-face. In addition, the gauntlets provides the ability to remotely control Apex’s car using haptic controls that are mounted on the gauntlets. The gauntlets themselves posses retractable blades and sensors that work in conjunction with Detective Mode to analyze foreign samples and upload data to remote sites. This suit also holds a projector in the right gauntlet, which can show blue-colored holograms.

  • Batarangs: Apex makes use of self-replicating nanotechnology that is capable of producing a number of different types of Batarangs for use as offensive, non-lethal, weapons. Apex can throw up four Batarangs at the same time.
  • Folding Batarang: Good Blunt Throwing damage
  • Close-Quarters Impact Batarang: Excellent Blunt Throwing damage, half standard throwing range.
  • Hard Impact Edge Batarang: Excellent Blunt Throwing damage.
  • Cutting Edge Batarang: Remarkable Edged Throwing damage.
  • Remote Controlled Batarang: Excellent Blunt Throwing damage. Can be remote controlled by Apex. This Batarang can also be programmed to scan an entire city for electronic devices, voices, chemical and toxic agents when thrown and flown over the city. It can also be programmed to be thrown at an enemy, miss and then strike from behind.
  • Sonic Batarang: Used to disable shock collars to prevent it from alerting other henchmen with a sound of alarm.
  • Electrical Charge: Located at the end of each finger, Apex is capable of producing an electrical charge with a range of 100ft to stun, or knockout, enemies or power electrical devices.
  • Freeze Blast: Located in the palms, Apex is capable of firing a sub-zero freeze blast that is capable of temporarily imobilizing an opponent. Nanotechnology is used to reproduce this ice and insure Apex never runs out.
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Grapnel: Located in forearm and coming out close to the back of his hands is the grapnel line that allows Apex to traverse rooftops, giving him a boost to glide higher and further. The grapnel is magnetic gas-powered grapple that shoots out a claw shaped projectile on a retractable high-tensile cord which grabs onto a surface pulling Apex to his target in order to scale sheer surfaces and/or swing across gaps. A later boost upgrade launches him high into the air above the target point if he desires (so Apex can glide from there). The grapple can also pull down walls, grab enemies and pull them closer or pull weapons straight out of a opponents hands; The following items are components of the Grapnel:

--De-Cel Monofilament Jump Line: Slows Apex's fall the further he descends. Remarkable strength, supports 400 lbs. indefinitely and 800 lbs. for shorter periods.

--Launching Grappling Hook: Fires a hook that snaps open after firing and clamps shut once the button at its joint hits its target. Contains 200 ft. of de-cel cord (See Above).

--Wall Penetrating Grappel: Fires diamond-bit piercing darts that can attach up to a Remarkable material. Contains 200 ft. of thermoplastic line (Incredible strength, can support up to 600 lbs.).

  • Mini Computer: Built right into the left gauntlet, this operates as a standard personal computer in game terms; Equipped with fax modem, GPS system, minidisk rewritable drive, access to the Apex-Computer via microwave link and can be used to remote control the car or other vehicles Apex has.

Apex Boots: The soles of Apex’s boots are made from lightweight rubbers and are much more flexible to allow for full extension when kicking. The boots feature a unique "slingshot" ankle reinforcement design that acts as both armor and as reinforcement for the ankle joint when kicking or landing from high distances. The bottom is a flexible split sole design and is textured for a variety of surfaces. The boots also have steel toes, making them much more effective when on the offensive. Located in a compartment in the left heel of Apex's boot is an Ultrasonic Batcall signaling device capable of attracting live bats to it as a form of protection and cover for Apex during a getaway. The Ultrasonic Batcall function is limited to bats only and merely summons all bats within a 10 mile range to converge upon the same area as the device. The pulses emitted by the Batcall can be heard by any character with at least Excellent Abnormal Sensitivity or Hyper-Hearing. Apex's boots can store various small item, such as lockpicking tools or other based designed weaponry.

Utility Belt: As Apex, he never goes into action without his utility belt. Equipped with eight pockets of varying size. A failsafe in the belt will cause it to explode and be completely destroyed should the buckle or pouches be opened incorrectly. The utility belt contains a wide array of devices such as:

  • Explosive Gel: Making use of nanotechnology to produce more when needed, Apex can spray a vulnerable area on a wall and cause it to crumble with a small explosion. The explosive gel can also be used in the thick of combat to temperarily stun enemies either by shooting a small glob on them or by spraying the ground and letting them walk over it.
  • Smoke Pellet: An extremely fast acting smoke pellet when smashed against the floor, Apex uses this when he needs to make a quick get-away unseen. He can also use this tactically in combat by making it impossible for his opponents to see and take them down.

  • Line Launcher: This allows Apex to traverse long gaps and he can even use it as a tightrope or a perch should he desire to do so. He can even change direction by firing the line launcher again in a different direction.

  • Remote Hacking Device: This device allows Apex to hack into nearly any computer system or device that is powered by electricity and control it.

  • Disruptor: The disruptor allows Apex to shoot a vehicle and tag it with a tracking device so he can follow it using Detective Vision. But the disruptor’s main purpose is disabling guns, stun sticks, mines, detective mode jammers, turrets, un-manned tank drones, certain kinds of medic packs, camouflage armor, etc. The disruptor has an ammo clip of 4 shots before it needs time to recharge.

  • Crime Scene Investigation Kit: Contains sample bags, blood-drying bags, fingerprinting kit, odor-analyzing chromatograph and independent detachable video camera. Linked directly to Apex's uniform, his car, and the Apex computer at his HQ.

  • Hand-Cuffs: Based on police-issue Ty-Cuffs, these restraint devices are made of sapphire-impregnated nylon with a stranded metal cable center
  • First Aid Kit: Mini medical kit to treat trauma related injuries.
  • Acetylene Torch: A strong miniaturized laser used as a cutting tool.
  • Incidentals (normally always carried): Keys, money, lock picks, mini-cell phone, antitoxin assortment, signal flares, wireless listening devices, small halogen flashlight.
  • Universal Tool: Used to aid in electronics work. Tip contains various Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, wrenches, lock picking device, drill bits and other implements. Inside the base are full lineman's kit, multiline analyzers, cell phone analyzers and other electrical analysis gear. Can record and play back audio and video signals. Tool can be safely used as a hammer.

Explosives: Apex carries a number of explosive devices in his utility belt. Once he uses one or more, nanotechnology reproduces more for later use.

  • Pellet Grenades: Can be strung together with bungee-prima cord (See Below). Can be attached to surfaces with an internal contact cement reservoir or thrown for a 5-sec. delay. Remarkable EA damage, 12 ft. blast radius.
  • Concussion Grenades: Can be set for explosive or flash-bang detonation and for a delay of 3 sec. to 40 min. Can also be set off by radio remote. Remarkable EA damage, 12 ft. blast radius.
  • Bungee-Prima Cord: Rope-like explosive normally used to link larger charges. Must be set off by a separate charge. 6 ft. blast radius, Good EA damage.
  • Chaff Grenades: Each single grenade contains millions of reflective filaments designed to reflect and baffle lasers and light energy.

Aerosol Sprays: Apex carries a number of aerosol sprays in his utility belt. Once he uses one or more, nanotechnology reproduces more for later use.

  • Rapid Room-Filling Fogger: Fills an entire area with dense fog for 10 minutes. Single-use only.
  • Infrared Paint Marker: Contains 8 oz. of paint, virtually invisible unless looked at through infrared optics.
  • Foaming Explosive: Contains 8 oz., detonates when charged electrically. Incredible Edged Attack damage.
  • Electronic Device Freezer: Disables electronics for 10 minutes.
  • Quick-Acting Knockout: Renders targets unconscious for 3 hrs. and without memory of the 5 minutes preceding exposure.

Tracer Devices: In case Apex needs to track targets and follow them, he has a number of tracing devices to help him out with that. Once he uses one or more, nanotechnology reproduces more for later use.

  • Throwing Tracer: Less than an inch in diameter, 3-mile range.

Capsules: Apex likes being prepared for as many scenarios as possible, so he keeps a number of capsules in his utility belt. Once he uses one or more, nanotechnology reproduces more for later use.

  • Knockout Gas: Remarkable intensity, 25ft radius. Those in the affected area pass out for 2 hrs. and lose their memory of the 5 minutes preceding exposure.
  • Regurgitive Capsule: Excellent intensity, 25ft radius. Those in the affected area become violently ill for 10 minutes and throw up.
  • Tear Gas Capsule: Excellent intensity, 25ft area radius. Those caught up inside are unable to perform any action until one round after leaving the affected area or 15 minutes (10 minutes if outdoors or in a windy area), whichever comes first.

APEX CAR

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Apex’s primary mode of transportation is a sleek and silent supercar.

Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.7 seconds

Maximum Speed: 245 mph. 330 mph with afterburner booster engaged.

Engine: Jet Turbine

Fuel: Electrical, with a battery life of 1,000 miles before needing a recharge which takes approximately 1 hour.

Torque: 1750 lbf.ft at 98.7% ROS

Wheelbase: 141.0 in

Wheels: Cast alloy, 15 x 6.5

Tires: High aspect L60-15

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The current vehicle uses one of Theron King's sports cars as a basis and then redesigning it completely. The body, the windows, mirrors, headlights, taillights and even the tires are coated with a 'molecular bonded shell' body armor, which is invulnerable to diamond headed drills, small arms fire, the impact of thrown objects and even high speed impacts with cinder block walls. The armor could also resist close explosive blasts although a direct hit could cause severe damage.

The windows are polarized one-way glass and the tires are self-sealing in the unlikely event they are taken out. The car has an internal computer that allows for limited voice-activated controls. It also has an internal navigation system with global positioning system hookup, video and radio receivers/transceivers, scanner set to monitor police, fire, medical, and military emergency frequencies at all times, and a satellite hookup to the mainframe in the Apex HQ. Room for 1 passenger and 6 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

The headlights contain powerful lasers, useful for disabling getaway cars or for vaporizing the occasional road hazard left by criminals. The exhaust system allows for smokescreen generation. For quick maneuvers, the car has side-mounted grappling hook launchers and is capable of ‘jumping’ over cars or obsticles. A microwave-linked terminal allows Apex access to the Apex-Computer. The car is also capable of off-road movement.

Smokescreen: From the rear exaust. Causes temporary blindness for any car behind.

Portable-Lab (in trunk): Allows for excellent chemical analysis.

First Aid Kit: Mini medical emergency unit; containing medicial supplies, instruments and equipment.

On-Board Computer: Excellent information storage/analysis/retrieval with satellite linkup to the Apex computer mainframe. May be preprogrammed to follow certain actions should Apex be injuried or incapacitated.

Sealed Systems: Internal air supply provided within the cockpit of the Batmobile contains sufficient air of 1 hour, should it need to be sealed from gas based attacks.

Radio-Telephone: Excellent range, has direct link-up to Metro City PD.

Ejection Seats: Allows for Apex, or a passenger, to be ejected from the car.

Snow Tires: Allows for great traction in snow and ice.

Security Mode: May be self-sealed with bands of steel-alloy and wheel-sheaths allowing protection from outside forces. If anyone tries to break in the car, it sends out an electrical shock that acts like a taser, knocking them out instantly.

Self-Sealing/Inflating Tires: In the unlikely event that one or more of the car’s tires has a blowout, each tire can reinflate in a matter of seconds.

Voice Command: Limited voice-controlled driving either while in the car or via remote control.

GPS System: 99.95% accurate. Anti-Tracking system installed that bounces his car’s signal to 500 million locations around the world just in case someone decides to get smart and try tracking Apex’s vehicle.

Multi-Band Scanner: Full range multi-band radio and communication system (including loudspeaker), may tie in with satellite and computer networks; Range: 200 miles.

Audio and Video Transceivers: Digital video and audio recording/playback (including infrared and night vision) for live surveillance with built-in DVD recorder or the retrieval and manipulation of previously recorded footage.

Sensors: Radar/Sonar detection sensors, including the complete electromagnetic spectrum from microwaves to hard radiation. The car is equiped with a Vital signs detector which may be keyed to specific individuals in advance; Range: 10 miles.

HISTORY

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Theron King was born in the rough neighborhood known as Suicide Slum. He often got into fights with other kids and nearly got killed a few times going to or from school. At the age of ten, Theron’s parents were killed in a drive-by shooting and he moved in with his wealthy grand mother. When Theron asked why she let her own son live in Suicide Slum or at least give him some money, Granny Bea said she had raised her boy to never ask for hand outs and never rely on anyone but himself.

Through Theron’s teen years, he lived a privilaged life and he decided early on what he wanted to be and that was to be a police officer. The young teen had stars in his eyes because he thought by being a Cop he could change the world and Suicide Slum. Especially since during this time, his mutant powers had emerged, allowing him to do amazing things. When he was finally old enough, he went through police academy and passed all the tests, exams, marksmanship training, everything with flying colors. But all while hiding his secret that he was a mutant, intentionally holding himself back so no questions were asked.

During police academy, Theron met his future wife to be, Rene, and the two hit it off right away. A few years later, the two would be married. But marriage bliss was not to last when a drug bust went bad and Rene King lost her life. When Grandma Bea heard the news, she tried her best to comfort her grief stricken grandson but to no avail.

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After Rene’s funeral, Theron swore on her grave he would make every criminal resonsible for her death pay for what they have done. Setting aside his badge, he foolishly sought out those responsible and almost got killed in the process. The men who killed Theron’s wife found and killed his Grandma Bea when they could not find him. Mad with grief and loss, Mr. King will never forget Grandma Bea’s last words, “I know what you want to do, but you must be better than that. Guns kill people, they only make the problem worse not better. Do better, be better.”

Theron lost his badge and gun, but he did not care. And it was of little consolation that Grandma Bea left all her money and assets to him in her will, making him a very wealthy man. But he knew exactly what to do with the money. He became a reclusive rich playboy by day and went to work by night to enact his plan.

An experimental VR program and headset was just what Theron needed and he used it to give himself additional knowledge and abilities. But he knew that just because he downloaded what he needed in his head, did not mean his body was ready for it. And so, an intense training program was created so Theron could practice all his additional skills.

The Apex Predator is born
The Apex Predator is born

Theron found a deep underground cave a few miles from Suicide Slum and built a house there on top of it. Now he could be a reclusive rich playboy by day and a vigilante by night. Theron built all the tools and equipment he would need to help him fight crime. Being a cop did not work, so it was now time to do things his way. And thus, Theron King was no more and what stood in his place was the Apex Predator.

From that moment on, Apex prowled the streets of Suicide Slum, hunting down those responsible for killing his wife and grandma Bea and bringing them to justice. Soon, he had the entire slum fearing the night as rumors began of a terrible night demon hunting them. And thus, the urben legend of the Apex Predator began...

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