"We're all the hero of our own story"
Real Name: Alexis Pettis
Aliases: Thee Champion, Steel Samaritan, Immortal One, Herald of Hope, Man of Miracles, Blue Immortal, God of Tomorrow, Great One, Miracle Man, Red Marvel
Age: 70+ (Ageless)
Hair Color: Raven
Eye Color: Sky Blue
Species: Miracleman (Divine)
Alignment: Ideal Hero (Classically Good)
Birthplace: The Sun
Home: Villa Sol
Relationship Status: Widowed
Occupation: UN-Sanctioned Hero, Scientist, Superhero
Family: Alexa Pettis (Adoptive Mother, Deceased), Ziccarra Liafador (Wife, Deceased), Sabella Liafador (Mother-In-Law), Maya Liafador (Daughter), Catalina Liafador (Stepdaughter), Selene Liafador (Daughter), Leonel Pettis (Alternate Reality Son), Tassiana Pettis (Daughter), Alexa Isabella Pettis (Adoptive Daughter, Missing)
Affiliation: Ellie Knightfall (Friend/Ally), Mara MacDonald (Friend/Ally)
The Blue Immortal - Origin/Background
Below the Sun's smoldering sea of plasma and radiation, came a miracle. Born from the random quantum fluctuations of an improbable thermodynamic soup, Alexis walked past the glowing gates of charged particles smashing into one another, strode through bursts of apocalyptic energy screaming into existence with every second - and climbed out the Sun's stormy folds of rays gamma, ultraviolet and the like. Braving the chromosphere's electric sting as he soared free, the Blue Immortal came to be.
A divine being written into existence by randomness, Alexis - the first and only Miracleman - crashed into Earth, a child of unimaginable power, and one immediately taken into the custody of Alexa Pettis, a member of the US military. Under her guidance, Alexis was molded into an iconic standard of justice and superheroism, and has roamed the skies of Earth since the days of the WWII as Thee Champion.
The Steel Samaritan - Psychological Profile
The Red Marvel - Intellect & Knowledge
|| Super-Genius ||
Owing to his absurdly powerful brain, Alexis is blessed with what can only be deemed miraculous intelligence. While human intelligence is oftentimes restricted to specific spheres of influence, as in human geniuses typically find their genius limited to specialties in which they reign supreme, Thee Champion's genius spans beyond this human limit. His incredible ability to absorb information and his knack for creative thinking enables an outrageous command of information in a near-limitless range of fields and disciplines, including but not limited to Langlands program, Inter-universal Teichmüller theory, quantum mechanics and so on. With a brain enriched with exceptional intellectual insight into the physical world, few things are beyond Alexis' intellectual grasp. Among his greatest intellectual feats are his creation of Dark Matter Prisons (see Apparel & Inventions).
Additionally, compared to human minds, Alexis' subscribes far less to proofs. His mind understands the logical consequences of more statements than the human can - and faster - given a collection of rules deduced from his everyday life. The raw intelligence to see the extended logical consequences of things has rendered proofs, to a certain degree, trivial to him. The Miracle Man's intelligence however, can be best illustrated by the Sentience quotient (SQ)concept. SQ expresses the information-processing efficiency of a brain independent of it's internal composition. In this concept, the brain is treated as an information-processing unit. And the formula behind the concept is simple. It's comprised of the base-10 log of the ratio of the brain's information-processing rate (in bits per second) to the brain's mass (in kilograms). Humans have an SQ of 13, whereas plants have an SQ of -2, 15 points below a human's information-processing efficiency, or - with logarithms taken into account - a million billion times lower.
While Alexis is nowhere near the maximum SQ allowed by physical laws, he is significantly above man's SQ, such that any attempts at communicating with humans at his full capacity is inordinately difficult at best, and impossible at worst, similar to the communication between humans and animals.
|| Fighting System ||
A highly skilled and experienced fighter, Alexis often fights as a classic boxer-puncher, but one adapted to using a high-pressure approach to create openings for his strikes and energy attacks. By using a fearsome combination of grappling and boxing in the clinch, the Blue Immortal has transformed himself into a dangerous in-fighter. First and foremost, Alexis understands that unarmed combat is a game of distance and that the closer two fighters get, the more crucial each inch becomes. In fact, it is the Blue Immortal's opinion that even a single inch can be the difference between a glancing blow and a killing strike. As a result, his in-fighting is adapted to his tendency to constantly battle for his preferred distance. The tools Alexis uses to manipulate the gap between him and his foes (in addition to long-range energy attacks) are grips (if an opponent closes the distance).
A master of range, Alexis watches his foes closely, getting out the way of their attacks, moving seamlessly, closing off and creating distance when needed. When charging aggressively at an opponent, he creates distance, first with his lower body and then with his upper-body to avoid being struck. But he immediately follows an opponent's attacks back in, slipping into the clinch to avoid yet another attack. And as if to confuse his foe, the Steel Samaritan follows the hard work done to get inside (into clinch range) by throwing his foes right back out of the clinch, all done in an effort to find the proper range for a punch. And unlike most fighters who view fighting in terms of "phases" such as long range/outside/kicking or blasting range, mid-range/punching range, and clinch range/chest-to-chest, Alexis operates in a free-flowing continuum of distance and direction, intermittently using his long-range energy attacks to better manage distance and keep his opponents from settling into a rhythm.
The Miracleman - Powers & Abilities
|| Miraculous Physiology ||
Mirroring his visual resemblance to man, Alexis' cellular structure bears certain similarities to the human cellular structure yet remains an inimitable gem of power. Firstly, the Blue Immortal's cells are uniquely sensitive to the quantum foam of the universe, and his ribosomes (the organelles responsible for protein synthesis) act as receiving and transmitting devices for the improbably deep reservoir of energy boiling over in the quantum foam, storing massive amounts of energy. This energy is often radiated as a powerful protective field around Alexis' body, and each of his cells are held within the radius of this field, reinforcing them and shielding them from external and internal forces. And it is this depth of cellular strength and durability that enables Alexis' cells to operate on levels of efficiency that human cells would be destroyed at. Because of this, all of the Blue Immortal's bodily systems operate far beyond the limits of the human body, enabling him to perform incredible physical feats at the high ends of the metahuman spectrum e.g. shattering moons or generating powerful winds with his breath.
And as alluded to, the energy field around Alexis' cells is responsible for his amazing durability. Alexis' energy field has a set tolerance for how much stress it allows before reacting strongly in opposition to an external force. How much stress tolerance is allowed before Alexis' tissues counteract it however, varies according to tissue type. His bones for example, allow almost no compressional or tensional strain. There is little deformation. And while fleshier tissues like his skin remain supple under soft pressure, they react under significant stress to limit deformation. And because the strength of the Blue Immortal's energy field exceeds the cohesion of most Earthly substances, most objects and forces cannot damage his skin. The dangerous g-forces he exposes himself to do him no harm, bullets for example, bounce off of his skin, and he can walk through heart of powerful explosions with no discomfort. As he is durable enough to withstand temperature extremes that would prove immediately fatal to the human body, Alexis can withstand the cold and high radiation environment of outer space. Additionally, the massive wells of energy in his cells not only render him nearly tireless, but act as a form of sustenance as well, leaving Alexis without need of sleep, water or food. He requires no breathable air as well.
Alexis however, undergoes a meditative period once every month to replenish the energy wells in his cell. Among the Blue Immortal's more passive abilities is applying some internal pressure to provoke his own cells into releasing their energy and radiating his energy field beyond his body to anything he touches, allowing him to coat objects and other people in protective auras, as well as re-energize them. In addition to this, the Steel Samaritan's immune system also benefits from the highly charged nature of his body's energy reserves, neutralizing all known toxins and diseases quickly and with little ill effect. His body's healing factor also benefits from this, enabling him to recover from injuries at a faster rate. Also, because of his highly efficient cellular structure, Alexis does not age and can live in his physical prime eternally. Additionally, Alexis can harness his energy in two primary offensive ways, the first being expelling scorching and highly charged beams of electromagnetic energy from his eyes, and the second being using the energy to generate a powerful alternating current that resonates through his body at very high frequencies. This alternating current allows him to weaken the molecular bonds of anything he touches, allowing him to overcome structures and barriers too durable for even his great strength to contend with.
Finally, Alexis' incredible metabolic rate, muscular speed, and advance nervous system all combine to grant him outrageous speed. His powerful cellular structure and the energy paths that course along his neuro-physical structure allow him to react far beyond the speed of an ordinary human and even many metahumans. This level of speed sees him read entire encyclopedias in mere seconds, move faster than the human eye can perceive, dodge lightning etc. When combined with his unique time perception, the Blue Immortal is able to view reality in frames, allowing him to see the individual flaps of a hummingbird's wings or bullets fired from high-speed automatic weaponry gliding comically slow through the air. The tremendous amount of force he can exert to accelerate and move at these outrageous speeds enables him to move at relativistic speeds. At his peak, Alexis can accelerate to 99.9% of the speed of light.
|| Super Brain/Super-Genius, Super Senses & Flight ||
Like his body, Alexis' brain is home to immense power. His amazing cognitive ability is owed not only to his brain's great network density, but the thick bundle of neural materials connecting both sides of his brain and coordinating activity between them as well. It is for this reason that the Blue Immortal can memorize entire libraries of information, multitask and construct entire simulations with a speed and accuracy that far exceeds anything within the realm of human possibility. The sheer amount of information being processed so quickly in his brain is also what renders his mind fairly difficult for anything but high-level psychics to attack as the sheer volume and speed of the information processing can burn out the minds of most who peer into his mind. Furthermore, his brain's great processing power grants him uncanny mental adaptability and intellectual range. So while some geniuses are creative in that they create and envision new approaches and sciences, and others possess the mechanical or engineering inclinations to build new machinery - Alexis can do both.
The sheer power of his brain allows him to consciously perform countless simultaneous thought processes concurrently rather than sequentially. This level of brain power is why Alexis is able to conceive of sciences and concepts beyond human comprehension, many of which he is an expert of. Additionally, the enhanced structure of the Blue Immortal's sensory organs combined with the increased capacity of his nervous system gifts him with powerful senses. His range of hearing for example, extends from the subsonic to the point where signal modulation in broadcast communications can be sensed and demodulated into "sounds". His visual perception is equally as impressive, allowing him to perceive the entire electromagnetic spectrum and use the cosmic microwave background radiation leftover by the Big Bang as a means of sight even in complete darkness. His ability to change the spectrum he perceives is owed to him manipulating the chemical receptors in the rods and cones of his retinas. Furthermore, by using the gravitational fields generated by his muscle tissues when super-charged with his own energy, Alexis can produce a gravity lens with the muscles in his eyes, allowing him to focus far beyond the range of the human eye.
Combined with his sensitivity to the electromagnetic spectrum, Alexis can magnify an image, no matter how small, as many times as needed for clarity, enabling him to peer into the molecular world. And as previously mentioned, Alexis' muscle tissues can generate powerful gravitational fields when super-charged with energy. These gravitational fields when combined with his personal energy field, grant him the ability to negate the pull of gravity, thus allowing him to fly. When in flight, Alexis is fully suspended by this energy, repelling the Earth's gravimetric influence over him. In a sense, the Blue Immortal becomes his own center of gravity, no longer having to physically leverage against the gravity of any planetary body. And by instinctively using his incredible muscular control, Alexis is able to alter the pull and force of his personal gravitational field, allowing him to "fall" forward in a direction and speed of his choosing as well as manipulate other objects via this powerful gravitational field.
The Man of Miracles - Paraphernalia & Inventions
|| Samaritan Suit ||
A dark blue battlesuit featuring red highlights, red boots and a long red cape that starts from the shoulders and stops just shy of Alexis' ankles, the Samaritan Suit is the Blue Immortal's primary attire. Stylized by a large 'S' in an upside triangle on his chest, the battlesuit is usually thought of as a simple form of apparel, but it is actually defensive in purpose. It's fabric is forged from a durable regenerative nano-material, one able to withstand the rigors of the forces Alexis often exposes it to.
Primarily however, the battlesuit is known to use an unknown quantum-mechanical technology that appears to be woven into it's fabric or is actually a part of the battlesuit's armored nano-material. While much still remains a mystery, what is known is that the battlesuit replicates his own power to absorb and store energy from the quantum foam. This feature is designed not to increase the battlesuit's durability, but to offer the Blue Immortal an additional source of sustenance and power. The 'S' on the battlesuit's chest stands for 'Samaritan'. Furthermore, the Samaritan Suit features a microcircuit that emits unique resonant energy frequencies. It filters non-EM energies (magical energies, psychic energies etc.) flowing into his body, minimizing the dangers posed by magic and psychic energies by emitting neutralizing and balancing frequencies.
|| Space-Time Processor ||
Motion in the universe is a form of computation. In short, when one pours water into a glass, that action is performing a material calculation, an algorithm based on the operating system of the universe, the laws of nature e.g. gravity. In this system (the universe), the fastest 'processing' speed is the speed of light. As relative motion approaches the speed of light, reality inches closer towards breaking down. Space and time warp, and matters comes close to breaking down.
A similar effect takes place when matter nears temperatures of absolute zero which denotes no molecular motion. Matter at that point condenses into super-atoms that are essentially undifferentiated information. Potential but unused data in the processor of the universe. Alexis' space-time processor is a device, a belt designed to 'upgrade' his local environment and enable him to overcome the universal speed limit. It increases the processing speed around him so that he can approach and exceed the speed of light without exhibiting relativistic effects as well as neutralizing friction that would otherwise cause fast-moving objects to burst into flames. This strange computation creates a tight local field around his body that makes all molecular contact appear to be no faster than if he were moving at ordinary speeds.
|| Artifacts ||
Thee Champion has come into possession of the following artifacts:
|| Dark Matter Prisons ||
Kept outside the solar system's corner of the Milky Way galaxy, Alexis' dark matter prisons are enormous structures comprised of globules of dark matter that pull the imprisoned equally in all directions, therefore preventing them from moving and holding them in permanent stasis. These prisons however, are only used to contain enemies that the Blue Immortal believes will yield more value being alive instead of dead.
One of these Dark Matter Prisons currently serves as the holding cell for the Mind Lavaliere.