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HistoryA life for a life is how Kevin came into this world. After his Mother's death he was raised by a single Father in his home city of Atlanta Georgia. From a young age his father had him learning Martial Arts from a family friend and taught him the Private Investigative skills that he used on a daily basis for work. At first it was treated like a game when Kevin was young, but as he got older his father took the training more seriously for as long as Kevin was willing to learn. Kevin helped his Dad out on cases once he reached his teens, making several contacts as he did, but beyond training his father preferred to keep home and work separate. While Trevor felt it was important to pass on his skills to his son he also knew the boy had to find his own passion which he did by visiting an art gallery that had some of his Mom's work on display.
Kevin was five the first time his Father took him to see her work. The boy was enchanted by it and so his father contacted a friend of his Mother's about getting Kevin art lessons. The man agreed and worked with Kevin over the years to see if the boy had any talent and where. While Kevin enjoyed doing it all and was good he seemed to be most natural at bringing inanimate objects to life in Industrial Art and even his teacher's specialty, swordsmithing. Kevin won several awards for Industrial Art and was offered a scholarship to a New York Art School, but his Dad refused to let him go until he was 18.
When he was eleven he began to break out in rashes all along his body that seemed to wear out his clothes quicker than normal. His dad took him to a doctor who prescribed creams and to keep covered up and out of the sun because after ruling everything else out he figured it was an allergy to the light. They did what was said, but it didn't seem to work. While the rashes came and went his clothes continued to keep getting holes in them without any reason. Trevor began to suspect there was something different about his son.
It didn't really seem to effect anything and became just a normal everyday event in their lives. By the time he was 15 with no change his Father had forgotten his concerns. Than Kevin got sick. Nothing tasted good to him, he could barely eat, and the rash returned. His Father needed his help on a job to find some gem that had been stolen from a friend of his Fathers. Not wanting to let him down Kevin kept what was going on from the Man. In hindsight he should have said something. The events that followed may not have ever happened.
They found the gem, but what was happening was much bigger than they realized. The person who had stolen it was a henchman working for Selene Gallio. The woman had spotted them right away and somehow in the chaos that followed Kevin had gotten his hands on the gem, but that wasn't all that happened. His powers fully kicked in.
In the end Father and Son were both caught and Kevin was forced to kill his own Father. He spent a year with Selene being her protege and lover until finally he used what he had learned and escaped. Wither has kept on the move trying to stay hidden from the Woman who he knows is hunting him.
Wither is currently hiding out among the Morlocks in the sewers.
SkillsTalented in Art with a Specialty in Industrial Art, Knows how to handle handguns, swords, and knives. He had studied swordsmithing and is trained in Martial Arts and Private Investigating with a knack of finding hard to find items.
AppearancePhysical Description: Kevin's not really all that tall and is on the lean side. The training at the school keeps him in shape. He keeps his hair long in the front allowing it to sometimes grow out to where it covers his eyes, but keeps it mid neck or higher in the back. He has a few faded scars on his face neck and arms caused by accidents working on his Art that most wont notice unless they have enhanced sight or are really attentive to detail.
Kevin wears a lot of black mainly because he likes the color and always has his black gloves on. A lot of times he's seen wearing his black trench coat to help keep him covered more. On days he doesn't feel like wearing one of his synthetic body suits he has to wear polyester or other specially made synthetic clothing because of his powers. On days he wears his body suits he can wear normal clothes over the body suit. On those days he can be seen wear jeans and t-shirts with the body suit covering his neck and arms.
For shoes he prefers boots and steel toed boots over sneakers, but if he has to wear sneakers he prefers the high top ones.
Personality: Before getting his powers Kevin was a normal outgoing teenager with the occasional teenage mood swings who when he wasn't working on his art liked hanging out with friends and experiencing life. All that changed because of the nature of his mutation. He tried to hang onto it, but he has learned to be more reserved and keep his distance. He may come off as a loner, shy, or moody to those who don't know him, but those who take the chance to get to know him will see he's not really any of those things most of the time. While he's not as outgoing or willing to go out to crowded places all that much Kevin's still retained his passion Art of the things he loves even if he has to enjoy it from a far. Despite the changes he's had to make for the safety of others Kevin's come to terms with his powers and is working on trying to find out who he is now.
Likes: Art, Sculpture, Playing Video Games, Reading occasionally, a little bit of each genre of Music, Movies. Favorite foods are Pizza with Italian Sausage, Chili, and Cheese burgers, but the later is hard to eat because of his powers. Before his powers he liked going to museums, seeing live theatre, Renaissance Fairs, and going to conventions.
Dislikes: Bigots, Poseurs, Romantic Movies, sitting through long speeches, Fake friends, some classic novels, and television shows that are so stupid you don't want to watch yet it traps you in to keep watching.
Special Equipment: Kevin wears gloves and unless the clothes he is wearing are made of synthetic fibers he wears a body suit beneath them. Has a purple gem he wears as an amulet under his shirt.
PowersAnything organic that comes into contact with Kevin's skin decays away until there isn't anything, but dust left. Because of the nature of his power Kevin has to wear a body suit or clothing made of synthetic textiles. He finds it hard to be around people because the power seems to hunger to be used. The Disintegration power also has a psychological effect on him making him see any living creature as decayed as someone he casually touched. The power is pretty fast acting where even just a light touch could do some damage however it isn't instant and the bigger the object is he is touching the longer it will take for it to decay and die.
Wither's power works by something organic coming into contact with his skin. It begins to break down first by aging for example the limb he is touching and than it begins to spread until the whole organic being is aged. All the while the body is dying from the outside in. Depending on the person they can die pretty quickly from this process and if Wither holds on long enough the person will decay to the point of just being a pile of dust.
Due to his time with Selene he has some knowledge of the Dark Arts.
Weaknesses: His power cannot be turned off. He can only wear synthetic fibers or he'll be streaking and cannot touch anything organic with his skin or they will decay away. Kevin's power craves to be used causing him to be uncomfortable in places where there are a lot of people. While the process is fast acting he has to be close up to use it meaning that if his target isn't caught off guard they could easily get him before he gets them. Also healing factors could reverse the decay as it is happening if it happens at the same speed as his disintegration or faster than it.
Potential: Wither's full potential would be to learn how to control how the decay spreads, for how long it takes for it to happen, and to reverse it to a point. For example keeping it localized to just one area like an arm and keeping it from rapidly decaying to draw out the pain and keep the victim alive. He would be able to reverse the decay to a scar just as painfully as decaying process is.
Code Name: Wither
Occupation: Former PI Assistant, Student
Team: No Information
Relationship Status: Single
Nick Names: Kev
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Feb 19 2018, 06:24 PM
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