|Alex Summers (Scenesys ID: 691)|
|Apparent Age:||23||Actual Age:||23|
|Date of Birth||24 Mar 1996||Played By|
|Hair Color:||Blonde||Eye Color:||Blue|
|Theme Song:||"Lucky One" by Celldweller|
Until recently, Alex thought he was just another graduate student, heading for a moderate rewarding academic career in geophysics and archeology. His recent discovery of his mutant power has changed all of that; now, instead of the soft and easy life he hoped for, he has been thrown into a world of mutants and their enemies, and above all, a power that is horrifically destructive he must learn to control.
* 1996: Born to Air Force officer Christopher Summers and his wife Kate in Honolulu, Hawaii as the younger of two brothers.
* 2002: While flying with his family in their private plane, their aircraft is shot down by a Shi'ar scout craft. His parents push himself and his brother Scott out the door before it explodes. Both brothers survive but his older brother Scott is in a coma for a year from a head injury.
*: 2003: Alex is separated from his brother and adopted by the Blanding family who attempt to remake Alex in the image of their biological son Todd who died in a car accident. This is done through the machinations of Dr. Nathaniel Milbury, aka Mr. Sinister, who keeps tabs on the boy but believes his older brother will carry the stronger mutant gift.
*: 2010: Alex and his adopted sister Haley are kidnapped by the boy responsible for Todd Blanding's death. When the kidnapper attacks Alex, his powers manifest and he vaporized the other boy with a blast of plasma. Sinister wipes these memories from Alex and Haley and genetically locks his powers, but begins taking a more active interest in Alex as well as his brother. Alex harbors an unconscious fear of his power regardless.
* 2011-2018: Unaware of his mutant heritage, Alex lives a normal life, as captain of his swim team, and goes on to study geology in college, then dual majoring in archeology and geophysics.
* 2019: Unbeknownst to Alex as he prepares to graduate, his archeology professor, Dr. Ahmet Abdol, is also a mutant who also derives power from absorbing cosmic radiation. During schizophrenic episode to where he believed himself to be a living Pharaoh, Abdol attacks Alex, believing he is deliberately stealing his power. The battle breaks the genetic lock placed on Alex's powers, revealing him as a mutant as his power erupts once more, drawing the attention of Professor Xavier and the X-Men.
* 2019-2020: Confronted with the reality of his mutant powers, Alex struggles to complete his masters degree and come to terms with the new life he's been pulled into, both in learning to control his destructive power and encountering his long-lost brother Scott once more.
Alex has been frustrated and depressed much of his life, and forced to bury the anger that sense of unfairness created deep down. First, he lost his parents and brother; then he was given to parents who didn't really want him, just to replace their son; then on the cusp of what should have been a promising career, he discovered he has an incredible dangerous and powerful mutant ability he must now learn to control. It can push him into black moods, and even cause him to lash out when his temper finally breaks under one too many irritations.
Alex has confidence issues he has spent much of his life trying to overcome. In particular, he struggles with an inferiority complex, the idea that he lacks value in some way. Much of this is due to his life growing up, where he knew full well he was just a replacement for his parents' biological son and felt like he himself lacked value save as a stand in. This can make him push people away out of a subconscious fear when they get close that they'll somehow reject him. In particular, his subconscious fear of his own powers causes him to sometimes hesistate in using his powers, for fear they'll go wild when he fails to maintain control.
Alex strives not to get too worked up about things, especially things he can't change, and given a choice will try not to think about his problems at all, preferring to procrastinate on facing them. This can make him seem shallow, but in truth it's a way he uses to keep his temper under control when frustrated or irritated, preferring to laugh it off with a dry humored joke than show it gets under his skin. This can go too far the other way though, where he represses his emotions rather than letting them out, especially his anger.
To those he comes to trust, Alex is a loyal and honest (if often blunt) friends to those in his close circle, who will do whatever he can to help them. However, he expects this loyalty to go both ways; if he feels he's being mistreated or worse, someone betrays him, he will lose any trust he had in that person. Part of this is a secret fear that he isn't "good enough" in some way, which makes him expect that people will discard him from friendships or relationships. But for those who win their way past those worries, he is a unyielding friend and protector.
While Alex has an extremely powerful mutant gift, he would prefer to live a soft and easy life over a heroic one, with the people he loves safe from harm. This can make him seem a bit selfish at times, or at least self-absorbed. Alas, given the recent Mutant Massacre in New York and the rise of anti-mutant feelings, fate seems determined to push him to where he cannot turn away from those in need. He knows, deep down, that he can't run from what he is, and that the perfect life he imagined is not going to happen the way he thought.
Alex strives to be a good man, though his temper doesn't always let him set the example he'd prefer. When confronted with evil, he responds with a righteous wrath to save those in danger, in particular innocents. This same tendency can get him into trouble, however, as when he believes his cause is righteous when it is not, as it can be difficult to change his mind once he's set on his path. Because of this, he can fall into an ends justify the means mentality.
While Alex normally passively absorbs ambient cosmic energies, but he can also choose to deliberately absorb, store, and re-process other types of radiant energies with concentration and willpower. This makes him virtually immune to the effecxts of most forms of radiation and heat.
Alex is capable of using his stored energy for flight by expelling plasma downward and from his hands and feet, allowing him to fly at the speeds of a civilian aircraft. This is easier when he is already at full energy, but gets progressively more difficult the less "fuel" he has available.
Alex's body constantly absorbs ambient cosmic radiation (such as starlight, x-rays, or gamma radiation) and processes it into waves of energy that heat the air into extremely powerful bolts of plasma. These are expelled in the form of directed blasts (usually along his arms or from his chest) that manifest as concentric circles, or as an area discharge when uncontrolled. While it can appear that these blasts are imbued with concussive force, any shattering of material is due to the sudden jump in temperature from when the plasma strikes an object which causes even the toughest materials to disintegrate and/or melt. At full power, his blasts are capable of shattering tanks, destroying entire city blocks, or delivering extremely powerful blows to other superbeings. However, at its lowest power level, directing a plasma blast at a human will give them no worse than a headache. The more powerful the blast, the more deeply it draws on Alex's stored power reserves. There is a maximum amount of energy Alex can contain; exceeding this limit causes him to begin emitting plasma energies at very low levels, sufficient to raise the temperature in a room but not harmful. It takes Alex roughly 17 hours to fully restore his energy reserves from nothing from ambient energy, or more quickly if he's exposed to more focused energies. In addition, controling his power to emit in anything but an omni-directional blast is physically tiring for Alex for an extended period of time due to the effort needed to refine his power emission.
Summers Power Immunity:
Alex is immune to the powers of the other members of his family, such as his brother Scott. Likewise, they are immune to his power. In either case, side effects of the power itself still affect either, such as material being exploded or disintegrated nearby.
Alex is intellectually gifted and a college graduate. He is well-educated in the geophysical sciences, with a Masters in Geophysics and a bachelor's degree in Archeology. He enjoys going on archeological digs as a hobby. He is an experienced researcher and writer when it comes to getting his ideas across. He also has a well-rounded education in a variety of subjects.
Alex possesses above average strength and endurance, and works out to maintain his musculature and flexibility. with intensive regular exercise. He could give the Rock a run for his money in an arm wrestling match, but maybe not in an actual wrestlign match.
Given recent unrest towards mutants, Alex has begun learning Akido to defend himself, though he is far from a master.
Alex is an accomplished marathon swimmer who excelled in swim club in school and still swims for exercise and pleasure.
Alex was gifted a costume that doubles as a containment suit that constantly measures his energy output, to help him learn to constain his powers. In addition to helping him control his powers, it is moderately good body armor, the equivalent of kevlar without the bulkiness, and can stop most low caliber small arms or melee weapons. It incorporates a jetpack that can channel his plasma energies to allow him to fly more easily and with less energy expended. The suit is very durable and relatively easy to repair.
While not rich, Alex is comfortably well off thanks to a trust created for him by his airplane company CEO grandfather's will. In addition to his brother Scott, aka Cyclops of the X-Men, it turns out his father Christopher survived the explosion of their aircraft and became a space pirate and the leader of the Starjammers, Corsair. Either would likely intervene if he needed help, just as he would help them if they needed it. Family is family. Even if they annoy you sometimes.
While a reluctant member, Alex has worked with the X-Men and his brother in the past, though he is still unsure if he wants to completely embrace the lifestyle of the mutant secret adventurer team. Still, they've helped him when he needed it, and Scott is family, so he's well-disposed towards them. Not to mention they've been through discovering their powers and learning to live with them, much like he's trying to do now.
While Alex projects the image of a laid back if slightly dour man, in truth the frustration and anger at the unfairness of his life is bubbling under the surface, ready to burst out as explosions of temper. This can make him act brashly or make him lash out at those around him when he loses his temper. He usually is aware that he doesn't have a good reason for losing his temper, that things that are annoying him and frustrating him are things that usually just aren't seriously enough to warrant his reactions. And he often regrets his bursts of anger after they happen, especially when they cause him to use his powers rashly. But it still happens regardless.
Alex's life has given him a sense of inadequacy, that he personally is somehow lacking. The parents who raised him made it clear by their behavior that he was just a replacement for their lost son; and having a massively destructive and dangerous power dropped on him unexpectedly isn't doing wonders for his confidence. The fact that his brother Scott is a respected leader who has had years of training in his powers only reinforces this. He desperately wants to prove himself worthy, but self-sabotages by believing he can't possibly reach those levels and not trying seriously as a result. He struggles to overcome this and push through, and to be fair when people really need him, he comes through. It's when it's not earthshattering or an emergency that he can and does fall short from time to time.
Alex is still new to controlling his energy absorption and plasma conversion ability, which can make him a danger to those around him, especially when he's not wearing his customized containment costume. While he's not likely to randomly explode like a bomb, his plasma blasts can end up being a bit more energetic than he was intending.
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|Rec Room Wrecking||December 21st, 2020||Alex, Scott, Warren and Kitty gather in the Rec Room as Warren brings presents for the students and staff.|
|Hilly Run!||November 13th, 2020||Alex and Kitty meet unknowingly out on a run. Kitty is flabbergasted at the existence of a /Second Summers/. With eyes she can see.|
|Friction||November 7th, 2020||Nori seeks out Dr. McCoy to see if he can help her with more durable sneakers. Alex wander sidebar adult talking with the multitasking Beast!|
|Where Do You Want To Be In Five Years||October 5th, 2020||Jean and Alex catch up on things|
|Pizza Parlor Parlez Vous||September 12th, 2020||Alex, Slips, and Negasonic meet randomly in a pizza parlor and discussion of what proper pizza should be is had.|
|One of the Summer's Last Barbecues||August 28th, 2020||Good news delivered! Good food? Not so much.|
|Dinner Date||August 22nd, 2020||Alex and Emma catch back up over a meal at the Strait Lace.|
|You'll Find Me In The Club||July 21st, 2020||A fun night out at the Hellfire Club's Dungeon night club!|
|Mutant Renaissance||July 18th, 2020||A group from Xavier's, along with a few guests, make a trip to the Renaissance Fair for snacks, spending, and general adorability.|
|Karaoke Night||July 16th, 2020||Songs were sang, good times were had|
|Weekend in Alaska||July 11th, 2020||It should have been a nice weekend away from the usual problems. But, of course, mutants can get nice things. And Sinister casts a long shadow.|
|A Quiet Gastropub Adventure||July 5th, 2020||Alex and Emma have a peaceful lunch where they discuss Alex's grandfather and space pirate father.|
|Xaviers: Fourth of July Pool Party||July 3rd, 2020||Happy July 4th from Xavier's School!|
|A Lazy Afternoon at the Rathskeller||July 1st, 2020||A chance meeting over a couple beers at the Rathskeller.|
|Proportionate Responses||June 24th, 2020||X-Force is discussed, and an idea of a team is formed...|
|Mutant Town: Sexy Charity Car-Wash||June 24th, 2020||Wherein there is charity and fanservice.|
|Interruptions and Bright Lights||June 20th, 2020||Bright lights outside, a chunk of city being torn up... What should have been a pleasant afternoon has been disturbed by chaos. Emma and Alex are escorted to thevHFC bunker....|
|Moving In||June 14th, 2020||Alex officially moves in!|
|Binding Wounds||June 7th, 2020||After the rescue, Emma just wants to forget, but Alex wants her to work things out right.|
|A Sinister Plot: The Left Hand Holds All The Cards: Team Two||June 6th, 2020||A hard fight, and the hostages are saved!!! But they are not whole, and it may be some time before they are...|
|A Sinister Plot: The Left Hand Holds All The Cards - Team 1||June 6th, 2020||Cyclops leads a team of X-Men into an all-out brawl with|
|Bailing out a Guthrie||June 3rd, 2020||Sam, Alex, and Alexis go to bail Paige out of jail.|
|A Sinister Plot: Julian's Tale||May 31st, 2020||Julian awakens and shares what he remembers.|
|A Sinister Plot: Interlude: Special Delivery||May 27th, 2020||Julian appears on the lawn! Scott and Jean arent clones! Rogue thinks we are all crazy!|
|A Sinister Plot: The Aftermath||May 25th, 2020||Folks check on the wounded and the former captives, beginning the process of trying to heal and make sense of it all.|
|A Sinister Plot: Interlude: The Returned||May 25th, 2020||Armed with new information, the X-Men make more plans.|
|A Sinister Plot: Mission Assignments||May 24th, 2020||Scott has Betsy scan for the missing. THere's not much to go on, but it's a start. The X-Men are on the trail.|
|Dinner with the Parents||May 20th, 2020||Alex and Emma meet at her parents place in Boston for dinner with them, and of course, the typical parental questioning.|
|Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again||May 17th, 2020||Alex and Emma meet Maxwell in a pizza joint in Brooklyn.|
|Not Exactly Training||May 12th, 2020||Discussions of training and powers and what counts as each.|
|Take Me Home Tonight||May 10th, 2020||Beers and pool at Harry's. Wagers made, and lost. Good times were had.|
|A Day in the Life||May 6th, 2020||Alex and Emma stop by the X-Mansion to let people know they're going on a trip and chat with Illyana, Marie-Ange, Warren, and James while they're there. Cookies are had.|
|Vacation Plans||May 6th, 2020||Alex and Emma make plans for a vacation.|
|A Sinister Plot: A Design Most Dire||May 3rd, 2020||The X-men know the culprit... but an interruption in their planning...|
|A Sinister Plot: Lost But Not Forgotten||May 3rd, 2020||The X-Men discover people are missing in action. Panic sets in, and groups split to start planning investigations and rescues.|
|Glimpses into the Past||April 28th, 2020||Alex and Emma use the mindscape to see each of their pasts, to somewhat eye opening results.|
|Xaviers: Grill Out and Chill Out||April 24th, 2020||A fun time by the pool at Xaviers!|
|A Dungeon Aftermath||April 23rd, 2020||After the night at the club, Alex and Emma have a honest conversation about what happened and how they feel.|
|X-Guys Night Out||April 23rd, 2020||Some of the Xavier's fellows get together to talk about life, love and vacation spots while eating and bowling.|
|Winds of Change: Savage Lands Part Three||April 22nd, 2020||Sauron has been found, and punched a lot to get the information and the data to reverse the dinoplague!|
|Taco Tuesday at Xavier's||April 22nd, 2020||Taco night! Food was had by everyone, Gabby is now a dinosaur, and Marie-Ange spoke with the cards to find out what's going on. There was also churro carnage.|
|What Might The Future Bring||April 20th, 2020||A relaxing evening out back of Xavier's turns to a lot less than relaxing with Hope learning Bishop has arrived... and a surprise cameo by Deadpool.|
|Music of Italy||April 18th, 2020||Alex Summers and Alexis Carr meet in Little Italy by chance, enjoy a meal together as friends by choice.|
|An Unlovely Night In||April 15th, 2020||Emma tries to dump Alex, but those Summers boys are stubborn!|
|HFC Oktoberfest in April||April 14th, 2020||The HFC's Oktoberfest in April is rousing success with good food, good beer, and good company.|
|HFC: The Dungeon ReOpening||April 14th, 2020||Dancing drama and drinks at the Dungeon.|
|Made of Stardust||April 11th, 2020||Emma gives Alex a thoughtful gift... and he gives her an emotional revelation.|
|Street Piano||April 10th, 2020||In Tribeca, a quartet of mutants meet and mingle.|
|A Frosty Clandestine Meeting||April 9th, 2020||Alex and Emma share secrets and family drama.|
|Home Sweet Hovel||April 6th, 2020||Alex shows Emma his hovel...er, apartment.|
|Lemonade fresh from the vine. Ice cream fresh from Iceland.||April 5th, 2020||Jubilee holds an impromptu lemonade sale in the Xavier's foyer. Lots of faces show up, some of them are wearing clothes!|
|Down-Home Double Date||April 4th, 2020||All is not well in the state of Lafayette's Beau Cherie. Emma and Janet, accompanied by Alex and Steve, find this out the hard way and finally -- FINALLY -- someone silences the singing animatronic gator.|
|A Learning Process||April 1st, 2020||Emma begins to teach Alex how to mentally shield himself from telepathic intrusion|
|Speak Easy in the Speakeasy||March 31st, 2020||Drinks and conversation turns to Lorna working out her frustration on some muggers.|
|Breakfast||March 29th, 2020||Alex attempts to make breakfast for Betsy, Emma, Laura, and Gabby, but tempers flare in an argument over suspicion of Emma's reasons for being at the mansion and closeness to Alex.|
|Brotherly Love||March 28th, 2020||Emma brings Alex back to Xaviers. Scott and Jean discuss with them what (rather, who) caused Alex's mental block; as several of the students swarm like sharks. Hope does NOT have a gun in her room, grandpa.|
|R U OK||March 27th, 2020||Alex and Emma talk after the incident at the HFC club where they experienced their greatest fears, due to the Scarcrow's fear toxin. Emma discovers an odd mental|
|Hashtag: Selfie||March 25th, 2020||Fear and terror abound in the Dungeon Nightclub at the Hellfire as Dr. Crane tests out his newest ingestible fear toxin. And the big hero of the night... is HARLEY QUINN?|
|Hellfire Club Genosha Spring Benefit Charity Gala||March 24th, 2020||Schmoozing, boozing, donations and more. The Hellfire Spring Charity Gala is a huge success, benefitting Genosha.|
|A Sweet Surprise||March 24th, 2020||Illegal cupcakes! Bickering teenagers! Frustrated adults! Sugar rushes and sage advice from a child that listens to Dr McCoy too much. Emma's surprise birthday treats for the X Mansion were well received by the kids, but the adults... something something security risk.|
|Shots Shots Shots||March 22nd, 2020||Deadpool annoys Powergirl, Tony Stark rises in the (twitter) polls, and Deadpool causes chaos. A typical night at the club.|
|The Eternal Archaeologist of the Spotless Mind||March 21st, 2020||A second date goes awry, between villains and pouring rain-- but Alex and Emma make the most of it.|
|Burn the House Down||March 19th, 2020||The house doesn't actually burn down.|
|A Historical Date||March 19th, 2020||Alex Summers and Emma Frost go on a first date to the museum, and end up discussing mutants, parents, and why exactly Emma asked Alex out in the first place.|
|Just a Little Nudge||March 18th, 2020||Discussions of the upcoming Charity Gala and socialization!|
|An Afternoon in the Rathskeller, Hellfire Club||March 15th, 2020||folks meet and mingle.|
|Just another day for Mutant girls||March 13th, 2020||More Summers reunions with a few others added in. Emotions flared, hijinx were had. Fun times for all.|
|A Very Britsh Ninja||March 9th, 2020||Alex Summers meets Betsy Braddock and get to know each other, including what it's like to deal with unexpected powers.|
|Familiar Faces||March 9th, 2020||The arrival of Grey-Summers spawn #3. There might just be a gap in the universe over Westchester.|
|X-men Episode IV: A New Hope||March 2nd, 2020||Hope Summers emerges in our timeline and finds her way to Xavier's School.|
|Kitchen Control||March 1st, 2020||Kitchen fun times with cupcakes and awkward conversations|
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