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: Thomas Richards
: The Crimson Hood, The Scarlet Assassin, Red Hood, The Gun Toting Businessman, The Other, Last Of The Caste, The Smooth Talking Sharpshooter, The Crimon Slaughterhouse
: 24 years old
: Blue Greyish Silver
: Midnight Black
: 200 llbs.
: Bludstone City
: The The ClocktowerBludstone City
: Bludestone City
: The The Clocktower Bludstone City
: Scott Richards (Father, Deceased) Selina Richards-(Mother, Deceased) Kylie Richards-(Twin Sister, Missing) Damian Knight (Adopted Son, Alive) Raysh Al Shaytan-(Adoptive Father)
: Chaotic Good
: Businessman, Former Assassin, Former Mercenary, Vigilante
Thomas Richards as The Outlaw can be an extremely cold and frightening man, his actions can be incredibly ruthless and lethal and he believes that there are no lines if you're willing to cross all of them. But on the completely opposite side of the spectrum, the Outlaw can be an extremely sarcastic and rude individual, usually toying with his enemies as if they are toys, whatever role he is playing Outlaw is an extremely cunning and devious individual who will go to any means to accomplish his goals, and torture and killing are not beneath his methods, he is an extremely capable and ruthless killer, training under some of the most dangerous people on the Planet Earth, including the Father Of Assassins: Raysh Al Shaytan himself.
Thomas Richards, on the other hand, is the complete opposite of his Alter Ego, Thomas is an extremely charming and nice person, and never refuses to go the extra mile to help someone. Using his vast fortune Thomas has put many projects into place that he believes will better the lives around him, Thomas believes the Outlaw is the solution to the current problem; but he hopes that's not always the case, and that the world can find a solution that ends the suffering. Some beleive that he alterations and differences in his personality is due to his Posthuman and Transhuman biology.
Born January 2nd 1995 to Scott and Selina Richards, Thomas and his sister had relatively normal childhoods for some of the richest children on the entire planet, Thomas was a happy and carefree child who loved to play with his parents and his sister. Thomas was a mostly ordinary boy, though he possessed things that made him different they never really appeared. Until one day that Thomas was caught in the aftermath of a superhuman attack that left his child body, disfigured and near death. So at the age of 3 Thomas underwent a surgery that had never been attempted. Transhumanism is something that had never been attempted on this world, something that was deemed dangerous, inhumane and disturbing. But due to Thomas still young and developing body they decided that it was worth such a risk
Refusing to let his son die he performed the operation using his vast fortune to save his son's life, and that's when Scott and Selina discovered that their child was a Posthuman, and now he was also a transhuman. The operation saved his life and restored his body to normal but it also made him incredibly different from others, even more than before. His parents stopped taking him out of the house and made him stay inside, refusing to let him play outside or with his sister.
The Night Everything Changed
While on a trip with his parents to somewhere in Asia, Their plane crashed killing Scott and Selina, and throwing Kyler somewhere else where Thomas never saw her again. Left alone and afraid on a mountain Thomas struggled for days until he was found by a monk and matial artist...
The 4-year-old boy was found and taken in by a martial artist named Chu Chin Li on Mount Qingcheng, there he trained and for several years learning how to fight and survive. The Day he turned 7, Chu Chin Li, set the matured and skilled child onto his next journey, Thomas' path took him to one of Chu Chin Li's old friend Tsunetomo, he had served under Sensei Yoru at a secret ninja training dojo and had become a renowned swordsman and martial artists. He taught Thomas Ninjutsu and swordsman techniques. For two years Thomas trained under him until eventually, he left when his master joined the Yakuza Clan.
Thomas' path took him all the way to the Himalayans where he met Shihan Matsukada who was a legendary martial artist who resided in the Himalayas, living a secular life with his wife. However, this led to an estranged relationship between himself and his great love Shira, eventually resulting in her wanting him dead. For 3 years Shihan trained Thomas as his apprentice even helping him develop his Posthuman abilities, wanting Thomas to become a God amongst men. At the end of this training, Shihan's assassination was arranged by his wife, though he managed to kill her as well, his last words were a warning to Thomas to never let anybody get close to his heart. Thomas took the money of the dead couple and made his way to Paris France
At the Ripe Age of 13 Thomas found himself in the presence of Henri Ducart who was a skilled assassin wanted in many countries for multiple assassinations. Ducart was often hired for "manhunting", in order to find and kill targets who were in hiding or have fled. This is how Ducart met Thomas in Paris, when Thomas interfered in one of his assassinations and almost killed the skilled Assassin. Seeing true potential Ducart took him inand taught him "manhunting" skills at his request, along with giving him explosive, hacking and firearm training, turning Thomas from just a skilled martial artist..into a deadly marksman. Though Thomas only trained with him for a year
And finally, on his 14th birthday, Thomas Richards found himself in the presence of the greatest Martial Artist, and the Greatest Assassin: Nay, the FirstAssassin. And Raysh Al Shaytan saw the potential that Thomas held inside of him, and finally...he unleashed the killer inside. Under the training of this master, Thomas learned the way of the League Of Shadows, becoming a lethal killer, and using the skills he had acquired under some of the most dangerous and skilled on the planet Thomas quickly rose through the ranks becoming like a son to the Devils Head. And There he stayed until he was 19 years of age.
Death And Resurrection Under The Caste
After training under Raysh, Thomas eventually formed his own assassins group titled the League Of Darkness, Titled after his Adoptive Fathers late League Of Shadows. Thomas led this group for several months until eventually there was an attack, that left them decimated, and through a sword in the chest, Thomas was killed. Six months after his death, Thomas' body wound it's way into the path of the Caste. The Caste is an ancient group of warrior monks hidden in the Chamber of Caste. Dura, their former leader, trained Thomas after he came back from the dead due to means by the All. The Caste and Dura's teaching instilled Thomas with the sense of Justice that brought him to Bludstone on his crusade. The Caste was attacked by an unknown enemy and everyone but Thomas was killed. Thomas trained for 4 and a half years under the guidance of Dura, earning the position of The "Caste." learning that the group lived within him. And Granting him the use of the Blades Of All. After the fall of The Caste, Thomas made his way to Bludstone where he made his return public, gained access to his parents' company and fortune and started his mission to honor the Caste who had fallen for his survival. Using his money and resources Thomas created his gear and strode out into Bludstone as the Outlaw. Taking the criminals of Bludstone by storm.
Posthuman and Transhuman Anatomy and Physiology
Born with the gift of power Thomas became prone to short tempers and high sense of self confidence as he grew older and developed his skills and powers. Thomas' strength, speed, agility, and muscle mass are above peak human standards. Allowing him to perform and operate at superhuman levels. After recieving the surgery as a child, his father healed and upgraded his son, naming him the worlds first Transhuman. This surgery not only saved Thomas life, but enhanced his body to higher levels. Built into every muscle is a special organ called a “Golgi Tendon Organ” When a human's muscle contracts and generates a force, the GTO fires off nerve impulses to your spinal cord, and your spinal cord responds with the inhibition reflex. This nervous system inhibition signals your muscle fibers to limit force production when the muscle has increased tension. While this mechanism can be a convenient way to keep you from, say, tearing your biceps while lifting a heavy object, it can actually inhibit your performance when you’re trying to lift a heavyweight, but the brain has overpowered the inhibition reflex, resulting in a higher threshold of the GTO. Thomas' father managed to increase the excitatory threshold of Thomas' GTO and vastly improve his power and strength while giving him other enhancements to enhance his physical output. With proper training and these enhancements, Thomas managed to trick his muscles into contracting at a higher force and speed before that muscle-protecting inhibition actually kicks in allowing him to lift extremely large objects
The MSTN gene provides instructions for making a protein called myostatin. This protein is part of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily, which is a group of proteins that help control the growth and development of tissues throughout the body. Myostatin is found almost exclusively in muscles used for movement (skeletal muscles), where it is active both before and after birth. This protein normally restrains muscle growth, ensuring that muscles do not grow too large, all while making sure the acidity in his muscles were extremely low, and preventing interference of other metabolites to allow him to keep heights of physical application for a longer period of time. His bone and muscle strength and density were also increased; making sure he doesn't crumble under his own power and letting him take quite a beating without sustaining serious injury.
Thomas has mastered several forms of combat, but the most he tends to use in an actual confrontation is usually Gun Kata, Thomas is an expert of use fluid motion with his firearms to get in close and use his firearms for sophisticated close-quarters combat. Though he also uses the fighting style of Keysi when fighting more than two opponents The key concept of Keysi -- which means 'from the heart' -- appears to be movement and protecting your head and body with your arms, in case you're attacked by multiple people. Instead of spending time on a lot of techniques, Its goal is to teach you how to react correctly yet instinctively, and use parts of your body such as elbows, hammer fists, aiming for the cranium that are durable both offensively and defensively compared to parts of your body that might be prone to breaking more easily, like the hands or sacrificing your base standing The theory makes sense in that when multiple assailants attack, most opponents crowd into you and all try to hit you and perhaps knock you down to continue the battery on the floor. But Keysi allows Thomas to be mobile and strike back at multiple opponents with minimal injury.
But Thomas is also aware that every combat situation was unique and that the best way to be prepared was to allow himself to adapt. Just like water changes and flows with the bends in a river, a Thomas must be ready to adapt to changing circumstances. Because every encounter is unique, if practiced moves and forms is all the he has to rely on, then there most certainly will be occasions where these will be insufficient for the task at hand. Thomas finds that the simplest and most direct method of delivering an attack or intercepting opponents is favorable. If you are overly concerned with form, you remove yourself from the present. Even if the moves are so well-practiced that they require no thought, the body itself is not responding immediately to its environment and so loses some efficiency. Thomas utilizes the agility in his footwork. His rapid bouncing movements allow him to easily switch his direction and speed, much like water changing direction against a rock. He is also a master of the non-telegraphed punch. This means that he avoids typical physical cues that a punch is about to be delivered. Instead of winding up, or even twitching forward, he would launch the punch immediately as the opportunity presented itself. This idea emphasizes simplicity, economy, and adaptability. The hero is simultaneously parrying and punching. It is critical to note that this is parrying and not blocking. Blocking forces Thomas to pause and absorb the blow, while parrying simply redirects it and keeps the opponent moving along that direction while completely freeing the Thomas to immediately direct a counter strike, this allows him to adapt, shift and learn other fighting styles. He is also able to use many weapons effectively, adapting to be able to properly use them.
?: Thomas' Gear
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?Helmet: Made from a mixture of Vibranium and Adamantium Thomas' defining feature is his helmet, the crimson design is based on a helmet one of his mentors used to wear before he died. Thomas wears this to honor his mentor.Bundled into the cowl are high-gain microphones and a radio antenna. The radio antenna allows Outlaw to monitor police and emergency-services radio frequencies so that he can always be first on the scene. The microphones in the ears are combined with special earpieces in the helmet that give Thomas superior hearing in the field. The microphones can also be used to amplify Thomas' voice and broadcast it through a discreet speaker in the suit. This gives Thomas' voice a distinctive, disembodied and unearthly sound. The helmet also contains shifting lenses that identify suspect's identities, as well as their weak points (through medical records), while simultaneously avoiding the possibility of eye identification. The lenses have special visions, like infrared vision (heat sensors), night vision, and ultraviolet vision that allow Thomas advantages in combat situations
1. Outlaw Armor: Based on an advanced infantry armor system constructed from Nomex, the first layer of protection is an undersuit with built-in temperature regulators designed to keep the wearer at a comfortable temperature in almost any condition. The second layer of protection consists of armor built over the chest, calves, thighs, arms, and back. This armor features a kevlar bi-weave that can stop slashing weapons and can also deflect any bullet short of a straight shot impact, and reinforced joints that allow maximum flexibility and mobility. 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 . The armor was then coated with a black latex material to dampen Thomas' heat signature, making him difficult to detect with night-vision equipment. The outfit is completed with the Leather Jacket and the Red Bat on the center of his chest.
2. Outlaw's Guns': Thomas carries around M1911 pistols .950 caliber hollow point armor piercing shells compressed in a pistol..those babies could stop a tank. But that was just his standard ammo. Thomas is always packing Adamantium rounds in case of rare emergencies with highly powered meta-humans. Along with explosive, corrosive and freezing rounds
3. The Blades Of All: A pair of mystical blades made out of copper and enchanted Uru designed to kill magic and godly-based threats, such as Amazons They are are most easily summoned in the presence of absolute evil. And the blades are powered by the soul of the Thomas Richards, and can even be empowered by spilling the Thomas' own blood. Eventually Thomas trully mastered the Caste's teachings, he gained access to the real Blades Of All, being capable of summoning them to his hands by will.
4. The Gadgets:
Grapnel Gun: Located in both forearms and coming out close to the back of his hands is the grapnel line that allows Thomas to traverse rooftops, giving him a boost to glide higher and further. The grapnel is a magnetic gas-powered grapple that shoots out a claw shaped projectile on a retractable high-tensile cord which grabs onto a surface pulling him to his target in order to scale sheer surfaces and swing across gaps.
Wrist Computer: Built right into the left gauntlet, this operates as a standard personal computer. Equipped with fax modem, GPS system, minidisk rewritable drive, access to the Computer via microwave link and can be used to remote control the car or other vehicles Tom has.
Smoke Pellet: An extremely fast acting smoke pellet when smashed against the floor, Thomas 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.
Crime Scene Investigation Kit: Contains sample bags, blood-drying bags, fingerprinting kit, odor-analyzing chromatograph and independent detachable video camera. Linked directly to Thomas' uniform, his car, and the Batcomputer at the Clocktower.
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 for victims
Acetylene Torch: A strong miniaturized laser used as a cutting tool.
Universal Tool: Used to aid in electronics work. The 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 playback audio and video signals.
Aerosol Sprays: Tom carries a number of aerosol sprays in his belt. Once He uses one or more, nanotechnology reproduces more for later use.
Knockout Gas: When smashed against the ground and enhaled, the victim goes through intense moments of delierium and nausea before being knocked out. For 4 to 5 minutes