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Effulgence in-costume.
Notoriety Criminal
A /
Author /u/iiMaou (capes)
Alignment Hero
Affiliation Protectorate (Devilfish)
PRT ClassificationBlaster, Breaker (sub Mover/Brute)
Born (1996-01-01) January 1, 1996 (age 27)
Status NPC
Other names Ace O'Brian
Reddit Sheet

Character Sheet


Effulgence in his civilian identity.

Ace O'Brien is Tall, broad shouldered, and handsome. Standing at six feet and two inches, Ace O'Brien could probably get a modeling job. His dark brown hair is well kept, and his green eyes show a lively glow to all those who look.

His build is athletic, with mostly lean muscle. He has a small scar on his right shoulder blade, diagonally carving down towards the center of his back.

His cape costume is black and white, with reflective stars on it.


Wealth Level: 6

Effulgence has a small studio apartment, and a pretty basic car. He's by no means rich, but he lives rather comfortably with his income, saving for whatever the future might throw at him.


Other than a pretty cool looking cape costume, nothing special.

Skills and Specializations

  • Having been in track and field, he was a hurdler in high school, making him faster and more dexterous than average.
  • He also wrestled for a single year, learning basic takedown techniques.
  • He has trained with javelins in order to improve upon his power, making his throws quite a bit more accurate.


Effulgence is pretty down to earth, and an overall nice person to be around. He can get impulsive at times, but his intentions are always geared towards what he thinks would be helpful.

He's come a long way, and is mentally sound, having no major issues. He does have his demons like everyone else, though. Mainly survivor's guilt.


Trigger type: Single Natural Trigger Allows him to quickly move 10 feet as a bright glaring ball of light, bright enough to make those who are not wearing proper eye protection flinch or cover their eyes. He can reactivate this power repeatedly(although it has a 3 second cooldown between uses), and is very hard to hit while in this state(has been perceived as invulnerability although it really isn't). There is a brief moment where he is vulnerable between uses, though.

He can also create intricate looking Spears of light that can be thrown as far as 100m. These spears are weightless, but have the same physical properties as any normal javelin would. They are six feet long, and travel faster through the air than normal spears. He can only have three active Spears, and any additional spears created make the initial spear disappear in a powerful flash of light that is very disorienting to those unprotected from it. He can also make the spears disappear at will. He is immune to his own power.


Early childhood was a rollercoaster for Ace. His father had a drinking problem, but still took good care of Ace. His mother left early on, due to repeated arguments with his father and his choices. Ace was a quiet and reserved kid who wasn't great at much past gym class. He could get passing grades, but school didn't come naturally to him.

He was on his way home when he decided to stop by the local mall with a group of his friends. They wanted to check out the new sneakers and look for things to ask their parents to buy. Ace was just happy to be with them.

However, the boys began hearing distant noises reminiscent of doors slamming repeatedly. Gunshots? Just then, a villain and their goons were visible to the boys, fleeing from what they could only assume was ANOTHER villain. He and his friends hid behind the counter of the corner store, crying and shaking with fear. They were safe here.

That was what they told themselves. A boy peeked out of the cover to check what was happening, and a stray bullet clipped him in the neck. Ace pulled him back behind the counter and frantically tried to stop the blood loss, the coppery liquid slipping between his fingers as his friend looked up at him in fear. Ace then peeked out as well, and saw the large brute of a villain kick something away from himself.


A series of unfortunate events was happening to these boys, as a grenade had landed next to them. Ace stared at it in disbelief. There was no way out. He couldn't throw it away, or run away in time. Squeezing his eyes shut, he prepared for it.


Opening his eyes with a disoriented whimper, Ace was standing across the now destroyed room, by the door. He was untouched. The two villains seemed to be unconscious, and his friends- god, his friends- they were gone. That was what he told himself, as he couldn't bring himself to acknowledge what had actually happened.

Taking this chance while the goons were distracted and the villains were down, he ran out of the building, blinking in and out of this light form he had now, until he slammed into a hero by accident.

From there, things went pretty smoothly. He was taken away from the scene for questioning, and the villains were captured. They explained to him what had happened, and gave him the opportunity to join the wards. He took it.

His father died from liver failure a few years later, leaving young Effulgence by himself in this world. He was sent to live with his mother, and transferred to the wards there. He worked his ass off until he turned eighteen and joined the protectorate, where he worked his ass off even harder.