Havok Supporting Cast

Real Name: Alexander "Alex" Summers.
Occupation: High school student (entering grade 12).
Identity: Secret.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record, still a minor.
Other Aliases: None.
Place of Birth: Anchorage, Alaska.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: Christopher (father, deceased), Katherine Anne (mother, deceased), Scott (alias Cyclops, brother), Philip (grandfather), Deborah (grandmother), Hank (uncle), Joyce (aunt, deceased), Buffy, Dawn (cousins).
Group Affiliation: Student at the Xavier Institute, occasional ally of the X-Men.
Base of Operations: Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters, Salem Center, New York.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1.
Post-Reboot Origin: MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #13-15/1.
History: Alex Summers was the younger of two sons of Christopher Summers, an Air Force major and test pilot, and his wife Katherine Anne. When Alex was still a preteen, his father flew himself, Katherine, Alex, and Alex's brother Scott back from an island vacation in his vintage private plane. While flying over Nebraska, the plane apparently suffered some engine damage and was going to be destroyed. Alex's memories are unclear as to what happened next, as he woke up in an orphanage in Omaha, Nebraska.

According to the people they spoke to at the orphanage, Scott and Alex had apparently been pushed from the plane with a single parachute between them. Both brothers had suffered injuries, since their overburdened parachute had been unable to fully slow their fall. No sign of his parents' bodies were found among the wreckage of the plane. Furthermore, Scott was in a coma for almost a year, and Alex did not want to leave his brother's side. Alex suffered a case of mild amnesia regarding what had happened; the doctors theorized that he was subconsciously repressing the traumatic memory.

Scott and Alex remained at the orphanage for some time, until their grandparents, who lived in the Alaskan panhandle, arranged to gain custody over the boys; their uncle, Hank Summers, was in Spain at the time and unable to be contacted.

After his brother's powers first manifested, their grandparents had a long talk with Scott and Alex. Scott agreed to enroll at the Xavier Institute, which had recently gone public as a school for mutants. Alex at the time wondered if he was a mutant, too, but was told that two-thirds of those with what has been called the "mutant gene" never manifest powers.

Alex's life changed a few years later. While attending a "family weekend" at the Xavier Institute, Alex was kidnapped by agents who were part of a Cult of the Living Pharaoh. These cultists took him to their leader, Ahmet Abdol, the so-called Living Pharaoh, who placed Alex in a chamber designed to amplify his body's ability to absorb ambient radiation and feed it to Abdol, who became the Living Monolith. Fortunately for Alex, Scott and a veritable army of his classmates (including several who would later form the X-Men) managed to fight off the Monolith long enough to free Alex from the battery chamber. The influx of radiation triggered Alex's powers, and he was quickly enrolled at Xavier's, using the name Havok.

Since then, Alex has come to the X-Men's aid on a handful of occasions. It is unknown whether he will join the team or strike out on his own after graduation next year.
Age: 17.
Height: 5' 10".
Weight: 185 lbs.
Eyes: Blue.
Hair: Blond.
Uniform: As a student of the Xavier Institute, he trains while wearing the black bodysuit with red and black circle-X shoulder pads, yellow boots, and yellow belt with a rectangular red buckle styled with a black X that are standard issue to students. When assisting the X-Men, he wears a black bodysuit with a series of white concentric circles on the chest, metallic gold belt with a red circle-X buckle, metallic gold wristbands, black boots, black cowl with a red gem in the forehead.
Strength Level: Alex Summers possesses the normal human strength of a man his age, height, and build who engages in moderate exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: Havok's body is constantly absorbing, storing, and amplifying ambient radiation – mostly in the far ultraviolet, gamma, X-ray, and cosmic wavelengths, but also in the low infrared and radio wave frequencies. The circuitry in the bodysuit he was forced to wear by the cultists measures the amount of energy he currently has stored and permits him to direct it through his hands. With additional training at Xavier's, he no longer needs to wear the suit (but continues to do so because he likes the look).

The energy released takes the form of intense supercharged plasma which he normally shoots from his hands; most likely, he is converting his stored energy to a combination of heat and concussive force which then turns the air in the path of the energy to plasma. With training, he has been able to create a massive ball of expanding plasma with him at the center, but this severely weakens him. By firing the plasma from his legs rather than his arms, he is able to go airborne, but he has no skill at maneuvering while in flight and rarely uses his powers in this fashion.

Alex is immune to the damaging effects of his brother Scott's eye beams, instead absorbing and metabolizing the energy to temporarily boost his own raw power. As a side effect of his energy absorption powers, he is virtually immune to the effects of extremely hot temperatures.
Other Abilities: Alex is a quick thinker and natural leader, able to analyze a situation and come up with a workable plan in minutes. His main passion, however, is geophysics.

705 points

ST: 11 [10] HP: 11 [0] Speed: 6.00 [0]
DX: 12 [40] Will: 12 [0] Ground Move: 6 [0]
IQ: 12 [40] Per: 12 [0] Air Move: 12 [0]
HT: 12 [20] FP: 12 [0] SM: 0
Dmg: 1d-1/1d+1 BL: 24 lbs.  
Dodge: 8 Parry: 8 DR: 12/4* (uniform)

Languages: English (Native) (Native Language) [0].

Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) [0].

Advantages: Appearance (Attractive) [4]; Born War-Leader 2 [10]; Burning Attack 8 (Plasma Blast) (Accurate +6, +30%; Damage Modifier: Surge, +20%; Jet, +0%; Jet: Increased Range ×5, +40%; Variable, +5%; Elemental: Fire/Heat, -10%; Mutant, -10%; Alternative Attack, ×1/5) [14]; Burning Attack 8d×2 (Plasma Explosion) (Aura, +80%; Costs 6 FP, -30%; Damage Modifier: Explosion (Damage / 1×Yards), +150%; Damage Modifier: Surge, +20%; Melee Attack: Destructive Parry, +10%; Melee Attack: Reach C, -30%; Elemental: Fire/Heat, -10%; Mutant, -10%) [224]; Charisma 2 [20]; Combat Reflexes [15]; Damage Resistance 30 (Absorption: Into Plasma Blast, +80%; Limited Defense: Fire/Heat Attacks, -40%; Tough Skin, -40%; Elemental: Fire/Heat, -10%; Mutant, -10%) [120]; Damage Resistance 50 (Absorption: Into Plasma Blast, +80%; Limited Defense: Powers of Blood Relations (Rare), -80%; Tough Skin, -40%; Mutant, -10%) [125]; Fit [5]; Flight (Cannot Hover, -15%; Hard to Use (-3), -5%; Elemental: Fire/Heat, -10%; Mutant, -10%; Alternative Ability, ×1/5) [5]; Intuition [15]; Temperature Tolerance 10 (Elemental: Fire/Heat, -10%; Mutant, -10%) [8].

Perks: Acceleration Tolerance [1]; Ignition [1]; Skintight Uniform [1]; Style Familiarity: Professional Wrestling [1]; Supersuit [1].

Disadvantages: Charitable (12) [-15]; Code of Honor (Hero's) [-10]; Low Self-Image [-10]; Pacifism (Reluctant Killer) [-5]; Sense of Duty (Humanity) [-15]; Social Stigma (Minor) [-5]; Wealth (Struggling) [-10].

Quirks: Dual Identity [-1].

Skills: Boxing (A) DX+2 [8] – 14; Carousing (E) HT+0 [1] – 12; Climbing (A) DX-1 [1] – 11; Current Affairs/TL8 (Headline News) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 12; Current Affairs/TL8 (Popular Culture) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 12; Electronics Operation/TL8 (Scientific) (A) IQ-1 [1] – 11; Geology/TL8 (Earth) (H) IQ-2 [1] – 10; Hiking (A) HT-1 [1] – 11; Hobby Skill (Professional Wrestling Trivia) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 12; Innate Attack (Beam) (E) DX+4 [12] – 16; Intelligence Analysis/TL8 (H) IQ+0 [1] – 12*; Judo (H) DX+2 [12] – 14; Leadership (A) IQ+3 [1] – 15*†; Mathematics/TL8 (Applied) (H) IQ-2 [1] – 10; Meteorology/TL8 (Earth) (A) IQ-1 [1] – 11; Physics/TL8 (Geophysics) (H) IQ-2 [1] – 10; Running (A) HT+0 [2] – 12; Swimming (E) HT+0 [1] – 12; Tactics (H) IQ+1 [2] – 13*.

Starting Spending Money: $2,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).

* Includes +2 from Born War-Leader.

† Includes +2 from Charisma

Role-Playing Notes:

Alex is proud of his older brother, but isn't entirely sure he wants to join the X-Men after graduating Xavier's. He feels like he'd be constantly in Scott's shadow, accepted due to who his family is rather than on his own merits. Despite this, he is quite willing to assist the team.

Like his brother, Alex is a natural leader, quickly able to come up with working strategies and inspire others to follow them, but constantly doubts and second-guesses himself. He lacks confidence.

Design Notes:

1. While technically the Plasma Blast is his primary ability and would normally run 70 points, the Plasma Explosion costs more points. Going by the Basic Set, the ability that costs the most points is considered the "primary" ability, with other abilities that cannot be used at the same time as Alternative Abilities/Attacks.