”What does this emotion mean?” – Nikolai ZaytsevNikolai Zaytsev a.k.a. Surge===IDENTITY===Full Name:
18 (Internally 44)Classification:
===PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION===Hair Color:
Dark BrownEye Color:
Dark Burgundy (Glows Neon Blue)Height:
There is a bar code embedded into his skin on the back of his neck. This was a way for the scientists to keep track of their test subjects. Nikolai was test subject 11797; trial 117, subject 9, serum 7.
Nikolai has the ability of electrokinesis, which is the power to manipulate energies, electrical currents, and generate static electricity with the mind. His maximum capacity for energy storage is 300 megawatts, just under a third of what an average nuclear power plant produces. He doesn’t maintain an infinite well of energy. Nikolai can run out, and when he does, he is reverted back to being completely normal and is much more in danger of dying. However, whenever he runs out of energy, he is able to absorb the electrical energies around him, refueling his abilities. He can absorb electrical energy from special beings with similar powers, but they can do the same to him. It is a one-way street, and if he attempts to absorb the energies of someone else, they are able to do the same. If he does not make any attempt, then his opponents cannot make any attempt as well.
Absorption can be a dangerous thing if done uncontrollably. If he gains over fifty more megawatts than his carrying capacity, he is in danger of harming those around him. The erratic and uncontrollable nature of the electricity he harbors will have shocking consequences to those in the vicinity. If he absorbs a hundred more megawatts than the normal capacity, it will force Nikolai into a forced mental shutdown, causing him to fall unconscious and release the excess energy in the form of kinetic energy that has a blast radius that is dependent upon the amount of excess energy being released. Anything more than two-hundred megawatts over the capacity will lead to bodily failure, releasing an immense amount of kinetic energy with a mile blast radius and killing Nikolai in the process. Here is a list of tricks he could perform with this ability:-Shock Blast:
Nikolai can fire a stream of electrical energy, resembling a controlled variant of lightning, from his index and middle finger. All he has to do is charge up for three seconds, mimic a gun with his hands, and shoot. Each stream of electricity can last up to ten seconds at a time and travel a hundred feet before dissipating into weak static. This ability costs five megawatts to perform.-Shock Burst:
Much like Shock Blast, Nikolai must mimic a gun using his hands and shoot. The only difference is that there is no charge time and the electricity excreted from his fingertips shoots out in six-inch increments. Nikolai can shoot in six round bursts, traveling fifty feet before dissipating. This form of electrical energy is not as accurate as the shock blast and costs two megawatts to perform.-Shockwave:
Nikolai released an electromagnetic pulse with a blast radius of half a mile, shutting down all electronic devices in the vicinity. This takes up ten megawatts of power and must be charged for ten seconds to take proper effect. The electronic devices are then inoperable for one hour, until the static electricity in the air has completely cleared. Any and all organic organisms will not be affected in any way by the electrical energy in the air.-Overload:
Nikolai charges up for five seconds and releases an explosion of electrical energy around him. The blast radius for this ability is twenty feet and it requires ten megawatts to perform. Once the explosion has cleared, there will be trace amounts of unnoticeable, yet strong, electric currents for five seconds in the area where the electrical explosion took place. This acts as a five second delay for all electronic devices in the vicinity.-Polarize:
Nikolai is able to electrically alter the charges on any target, causing them to either have an physical attraction or rejection to an object of opposite or similar charge, respectively. He cannot change the charges of large areas and can only alter the charges of areas the size of his palm. This costs a kilowatt of energy every second the charges of his targets are altered and this cost is multiplied, depending on the amount of objects feeling the effects. -Wavelength:
Breaking the bonds between his cells at a molecular level, Nikolai is able to convert himself into electrical matter and ride currents of electricity through openings such as outlets and electricity lines. This form of travel costs a megawatt for the process of breaking down the molecules and reforming them on the other end.-Flash Step:
Charging up the neurons embedded in his muscle fibers, Nikolai is able to make a quick leap forward of up to thirty feet at lightning speed. This ability takes up a megawatt of power.Skill(s):
Nikolai is a very acrobatic character that has learned much about hand-to-hand combat and swordplay through the genetic information engineered into him at birth. Also, his genius-level intellect, which was also a miracle of genetic engineering, enables him to come up with crude, yet effective, technology, such as the Conduit, as well as make him an excellent tactician on the battlefield.Weakness(es):
Aside from a weakness to over-absorbing electrical energy, Nikolai’s abilities are completely ineffective against any forms of plastic, rubber, and glass. Although water is a good conductor and a potentially very helpful medium for his electrical attacks, heavy doses of water, such as rainfall or being dunked into a body of water, dampens his electrical abilities, causing them to be completely useless.Equipment:
Nikolai is always seen carrying his conductor weapon, which he built himself and named the Conduit. This was in an attempt to help him store excess electrical energies without uncontrollably excreting them upon people nearby. The Conduit can hold up to fifty megawatts of energy and can act as another power source for fueling his abilities. Not only does it help him store excess electrical energy, but it can be used to channel his power into a devastating blunt weapon that delivers shocking effects to its victims. Aside from the Conduit, Nikolai also wears a poly-fiber mask made out of different kinds of plastic and mesh. It’s the most sophisticated piece of technology that he has, utilizing thermal sensors and night vision to help him keep on his toes. This mask was taken from the laboratories in the weapons and armor sector of the same facility he awoke in and it requires a kilowatt of energy for every second it’s in use.
Lastly, he can always be seen with two power batteries he had created himself. Small and compact, each battery contains up to ten megawatts of power. On longer missions, he can be seen carrying up to four or more. These are used to help him refuel and recharge his electrical abilities when there are no external power sources around. When not in his combat attire, Nikolai can generally be seen wearing a fit black shirt, a pair of dark jeans, and a pair of black and white sneakers. Occasionally on cold days, he will be seen wearing a black bomber jacket. Surprisingly, no one can seem to differentiate between Surge and Nikolai, although they wear highly similar articles of clothing.
Being born inside a tube, Nikolai is very socially awkward having never really made contact with any human beings, until he met Annabelle. The scientists documented that they had genetically engineered him to have suppressed emotions to remove fear and mental pains in the event he was captured and tortured, but it turns out their calculations were wrong. He still has his feelings and opinions, but he has no idea what each feeling is exactly. Generally, he is very bland and attempts to hide his emotions in fear of succumbing to something embarrassing or wrong. Whenever Nikolai is with people he feels comfortable around, he is much more loose and open to revealing his thoughts and desires. He is very curious and always asks what emotions he is feeling and what they mean.Strength(s):
Aside from his genius-level intellect that helps him create his technological toys and devise strategic plans, Nikolai is a very athletic and versatile fighter. Able to move fluidly in combat, he describes his own movements as “those similar to lightning; always changing and sporadic,” making it harder for enemies to track and pinpoint his movements. Although this may seem somewhat dangerous to other people, Nikolai is a person who likes to prioritize, knowing when to go and help someone and when to go after the target. This usually leads to successful missions, but at costs that may seem unbearable to most. He has rarely come across situations where he wavered between which roads to take.Interest(s)/Habit(s):
During his spare time, Nikolai is generally found watching old reruns of sitcoms to better understand western culture and society. In a way, it is a way for him to learn more of what it is like to be “human.” On this show, the main character is always seen munching on jellybeans, especially the green ones. Noticing this subtle addiction throughout the series, Nikolai picked up the habit of munching on jellybeans, especially the green ones. Aside from attempting to learn more about society through sitcoms, Nikolai likes to just sit back and people watch. He likes observing other human beings and their daily interactions with each other and the world around them. This is done in the hopes to one day be “normal” for a change.
===PERSONAL BACKGROUND===Family Member(s):
Nikolai Zaytsev (“Father” – Deceased), Lucia Zaytsev (“Mother” – Mother)Place of Origin:
Chernobyl, Ukrainian S.S.R.Current City:
(This history will be written in the format of journal entries written by the scientists and then journal entries written by Nikolai himself.)Sample RP: